The Curmudgeonly Professor is not particularly known for having deep thoughts, or perhaps any thoughts at all, but this Sunday morning seems to be a fruitful time to share:
- April is about over boys and girls, which means 25% of the year 2012 is shot, kaput, down the drain. And what do we have to show for it? Have we cleaned out the garage? Have we dumped the rotten celery out of the fridge? Have we lost 25% of the weight we promised to lose this year? Have we stopped wasting our time watching Matlock? Have we gone for our mammogram, colonoscopy, skin cancer checkup, or whatever? So what have we been doing?
- For my own progress report, I am happy to report that my ideas are in phase I of a XII step self improvement program. Phase I is the incubation and contemplative stage. For instance, I left the vacuum cleaner in my den for about 10 days so it would serve as a reminder that I needed to vacuum the floors. That (an indefinite antecedent, I know) is what I mean by the incubation stage. Our do lists and reminders become an integral part of the scenery, of the woodwork, so we can peacefully and shamelessly ignore them.
- For a crossword answer the other day, my wife informed me that the answer was "econ", the abbreviation for economics. She informed me that she would have thought that someone with a Ph.D. and three other degrees in economics might have known that. Again, an indefinite antecedent. That what? She continues to remind me in case I forget.
- I can report that I have added several thousand photos to my hard drive, so I can enlighten my blog readers into the next century with what I have already taken. You can set the posting schedule on auto pilot by date, so never fear about lack of posts after I am gone.
- The Utah Jazz are about to take on the fearsome San Antonio Spurs. No matter they are 100 point underdogs. Just getting here was a monumental accomplishment with the Jazz Kiddie Korps and a terrific coaching staff, training staff, and others who brought the Jazz this far along. Actually, an inspiration.
- For Church, I watched the Mormon Tabernacle Choir this morning while warming up leftovers for breakfast, except for the organ solo, which I don't understand. I will have to see how religious I am in terms of how well the Jazz are doing or not doing to see if I am feeling well enough to go to regular church at 1:00 p.m. I know I can record it, but I don't have an iPhone so I can check on the game during Church like countless others are likely to be doing.
The Jazz tipoff awaits, so any further deep thoughts must be held in abeyance. Maybe some time in the next year I will share some of them (indefinite antecedent) with my readers. Have a nice day. And, whatever you do, do not cheer for the LA Lakers.