Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Napoleon Bonaparte vs. Napoleon Dynamite

September 11, 2012

    Raining on and off all morning. A gang of javelinas broke into our yard this morning and ate all the chicken food I had stored in a trash can ($14.95 worth!). When I went out to shoo them out of the yard (must have been a dozen of them—The Dirty Dozen?) one of them didn't even budge. Kept yelling at him. Only when I kicked the can did he move and then only a couple feet. So I named him Bieber, because he is pesky and wouldn't leave no matter what I said or did.

The suckers ate an entire bag ($14.95!). Crazy.

On my way into work I spotted low hanging clouds over Black Mountain and had to pull over to take a photo of it.

This is close to Grapevine Wash, looking south. Mad Coyote Joe lives just to the east (left) of here.

My daughter is getting married in a couple weeks and she wanted some family quotes from me for the ceremony. I sent her these off the top of my head:

 "Be silly. Be honest. Be kind."

 —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "If you can't say something nice about someone, come sit next to me."

 —Teddy Roosevelt's daughter (can't think of her name, but she was a pistol)

 "For everything you lose, you will gain something and for everything you gain you will lose something."

 —I've been saying this so long I can't remember who said it


 "Creativity is remembering what was said, but forgetting who said it."

 —Old Vaquero Saying

 "When in doubt, turn towards each other."

 —Great advice from a sociologist Kathy knows, John Gottman?

 "Too many cooks may spoil the broth, but it only takes one to burn it."

 —Julia Child

 "By all means pray, but keep rowing for shore."

 —Old Vaquero Saying

 Sometimes we learn from others what NOT to do:

 "I wanted too much. I strung the bow too tightly, and trusted too much in my good fortune."

 —Napoleon Bonaparte

 "What the flip was Grandma doing at the sand dunes?"

 —Napoleon Dynamite