Posts Tagged ‘Sir Walter Scott’

Day 167 – Being Random

The photo for day 167 is probably typical of the random weekend I had. It was a photo I never expected to take or use for the blog but in it goes! I suppose without randomness life would be very boring!

Quote of the day: “O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that’s broken!” – Sir Walter Scott

Day 139 – Beer O’Clock

Well I think this photo is fairly self-explanatory! Today was the first day in over 2 and a hald months that I went out and had a few beers (and other alcoholic beverages!). The time off it has definitely given me a good perspective on the role of alcohol in life and it’s been interesting soberly observing the antics that go on around drink and the culture it influences.

Quotes of the day:

“The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol”   – Mignon McLaughlin

“If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim” – Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Irish Toast: “May you be in heaven fifteen minutes before the devil knows you are dead”

I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to
celebrate a major event such as the fall of communism
or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.
— Dave Barry

“Of all the vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness” – Sir Walter Scott

“If you need an excuse for why you don’t drink alcohol, you could say that addiction runs in your family and you don’t want to try it even once because you may not stop until you are dead in a puddle of your own vomit or smashed into the side of a mini-van with children’s body parts scattered around your corpse” – Duane Alan Hahn

Day 50 – A Technicality

How apt that I had just been reading in a book by John Berger a debate into the value of original paintings in the age of photography, specifically the notion that photography has both destroyed the idea that images were timeless and that the viewer was the centre of the universe in relation to seeing the image (painting, particularly around the time of perspective in Renaissance art).

I mean under normal circumstances anyone standing on the above street in Dublin would think they are quite unique, being able see all that is happening from the place they physically are. However now one can see down the same street through a webcam from as far away as Australia! Does this take away from the validity of the experience of the person who is physically there?

Anyway I’m quite impressed with the way I’ve turned today’s blog around for myself from what threatened to be! I’ll know you have a brain if you figure out what I’ve done!!

Quote of the day: “Time rolls his ceaseless course” – Sir Walter Scott