Wednesday, June 15, 2005

How about a real post for once? um. That would require me to find something to talk about.

I'm reading this book, Greatest Stories Never Told, by Rick Beyer. It's got some pretty cool stories. Like Dr. Guilotine, he made the Guilotine the popular choice for decapitation, when he died, his kids all changed their names. And Dracula was fashioned after Vlad the Impaler, son of Dracul, (which means Devil). The most successful pirate was a Chinese woman, Hsi Kai. Kilts were actually a British invention, and Bagpipes come from the Middle east somewhere.

Last year when I was in Armenia, we went to a concert. An old man played a sheepskin, it was an awful lot like a bagpipe. It's a dying art there, it seems. They said he was the only one in the area who could play it.

Do you know how many times in Proverbs it talks about a fool and his mouth? A lot. How many times do we talk of absolutely empty things? And all the times we say things just to fill space? Oh my gosh, it means nothing and we say it when we have nothing to say. And on IM, lol is a plague. How many times are you actually laughing? Not many in my case. If I took a whole day and said nothing, writing down all the times I wanted to say something that was nothing. I'd have about ten minutes of decent conversation left. And then there are all the times I speak, and say something that is not the least bit edifying. It says somewhere "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth." Or something like that. Probably half of what I say is to put someone down or to laugh at them. Anyway. just something to think about.

Later Folks.


At 12:32 AM, June 17, 2005, Blogger Mouth2big said...

Marguerite, you definitely need to start playing a sheepskin. it would certainly be something to put on your resume:-)


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