Saturday, October 21, 2006

Almost Perfect

There is a tradition among Persian rug makers that they always leave one knot in their rug untied. The theory is that Man should never create perfection, lest God be offended.

I like to think of my second game of bowling last night as my version of a Persian rug. In 12 frames, I had 11 strikes... and one frame that was less-than-perfect :-):

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mark Rebuck

(I'm kidding of course... I choked a bit on frame 9 :-))

Friday, October 06, 2006

Nice View

Apparently the hawks enjoy the view from the balcony at my new office building as much as I do.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

First Impressions

I was talking to a coworker (who sat in a different room in our old building, but now sits about 10' away) when she casually mentioned:
I was holding out hope that you weren't quite such a geek. You don't look like a geek!
Clearly, I hadn't talked to this woman enough in the past. I should start wearing a pocket protector so I can make more accurate first impressions :-).

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Hidden in plain sight

There are a few movies that I watch every year, and I never get sick of them. One of my favorites is The Third Man. During this year's viewing (earlier today) I was struck by the following quote, which I never thought about during my previous viewings:
In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” -Harry Lime (played by Orsen Wells)
Cool quote, even if from a character who was a heartless killer.