Sunday, January 14, 2007

Some Saturday

I --let me rephrase that, NY and I-- had to put up with six hours of general stupidity (or is it ignorant behavior?) and self-utilitarian remarks for the sake of accompanying some people to a family-style buffet BBQ joint down in Austin.

First: it was a thunderstorm warning day, we left at six in the afternoon when the sun already set when we were hit by somekind of a torrential rain (it wasn't really that bad) with reduced visibility. Second, it's the weekend, the joint always overflows during this time of the week. We might end up waiting in line for a while before able to secure a place in. Imagine doing that in the rainy weather where the temperature drops to the lower 40-s. Imagine doing that with people you don't particularly fond of.

An example of the former:

"Why does New Mexico snow while Texas does not? We are back-to-back neighbors afterall."

I didn't mention anything as it will definitely come up as a pompous answer. But things I should have contribute to but refrain myself from is that the combination of latitude and altitude give rise to such arctic phenomena. From the latitude point of view, the southern part of NM does not snow and some of the places in the North Texas does snow. Combined with the altitude point of view: it's 5000 ft from the sea level in Albuquerque, what do you expect. It's your basic highschool geography.

An example of the latter involves a particular stand that the purpose of one's existance is to make a living in a particular place and to be with somebody in a marriage, to the point that it's just the end of the world if one couldn't achieve any of those. Whinning, self-pitying, negative behavior to follow.

I don't feel at all good about being such a person with a less-ignorant-than-thou and holier-than- thou attitudes. But really, the whole thing forces me to reconsider where I stand in the mark between principal and practicality. What do I want from life and what can I contribute to the humanity? For the moment, it seems that Radiohead says it all:

I don't care if it hurts,
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice
when I'm not around
You're so very special
I wish I was special

In addition, the food doesn't taste as good as before. We could easily go to any local places here and almost get the same thing with a better deal. J. Cody's has nice side dishes to accompany their already top of the line BBQ.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hoahahahaha.. *teringat akan memori Chicago*

[di]ngin loh [di] dallas