Thursday, September 17, 2009

More from the notecard archives

The obscure we eventually see.

The obvious takes much longer.

source unknown

Discussion question:

What do you think?

Moderator's take:

My friend drove a beat-up car with a stick shift. We called it the Batmobile, but this is just an aside and not pertinent to the point, though just the name conjures up a lackadaisical delicious distraction of tumbling years of memories, thanks, Jenne, oops, back to the point. One day she took me to the pipeline site parking lot out by Baxter Labs to teach me to shift. After bucking the car across the lot, a door flew open, our school books fell out, and somehow I ran right over them.

"Why do you always do things the hard way?" she said.

I didn't know then and I don't know now. Could today's quote have some relationship to this?

Hint: "always do things the hard way?"

5 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

My take is another notecard: "You can't see the forest for the trees."

india said...

i take my little blanket of fog with me wherever i go...

Keetha said...

Do you do the things the hard way? I don't see that.

I think it's funny that you ran over the school books. Take that, school!

That's just me and my juvenile sense of humor.

But I do like the quote about how the obvious takes much longer to see. Very true.

Pamela said...

I want to work in a joke here about how I can never find my glasses. Sometimes even when I'm wearing them.

racheld said...

I find this hilarious, for it's strangely reminiscent of the days I TRIED to learn to drive a stick between Junior and Senior years in High School.

I was tutoring a hometown boy in English that summer. He was one year ahead of me in school, and back for the Summer at MD, after going off to a fancy college and flunking the subject.

He reciprocated by "teaching me to drive" his old car. I lurched and wheezed and clunked that blue car through every gravel road and deserted blacktop for miles.

I never did learn, still don't have the touch, and he did pass his Summer School course (since I wrote his term paper, doing all the research and footnotes and all). I DID gain a lot from that, as I used the same subject for my first term paper in English at college, and had all that research and work already done; it just needed some polishing up.

He did teach me to do a lot of the newest dances, and THAT WAS FUN. I had several very good dance partners at college, and we won contests.

And where was I going with this?