Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday's Child

Overall, I love blog rolls, aggregators and the like, but if I have something very brief to say it kind of saddens me that the entire post is visible before anyone even gets to my blog. Steals my thunder a bit, if you know what I mean. So now that I have thwarted thunder-stealing forces of the universe, I shall proceed to today's little post.

So...is the glass half full or half empty? The classic question to determine one's level of optimism or pessimism is missing one little detail: what is in the glass? It seems to me that if you have a glass filled (or emptied) to the halfway mark, much would depend what is in it. For a nice yummy glass of juice, milk or soda, the optimistic response is half full. But what if it contained something vile like maggots, hemlock or brussel sprouts? Would it be more optimistic to say it was half full? I think not. The cheery souls among us would say the vile glass is half empty. Whereas the realistic dour among us would certainly write an entire post about the challenges of our half full glass of woe.

8 comments:

Sue said...

Pssssstttt.... Did ya know you can change that setting? In Blogger, go to Settings, Site Feed, Full and change it to Short. Then people will just get a little teaser, if you want. They get their glass half-full of blog. (See how I did that, with the half-full thing? I'M A GENIUS.)

Jo said...

Being an incurable optimist, I like your style!

Jami said...

Ooo! I'm going to have to try that Sue. A blogging genius, indeed!

Thank you Jo. My optimism depends what's in my glass. Pretty wimpy optimism, I know.

*MARY* said...

this blog is way to deep and thinkingful 4 me.
but I'll keep reading sos I can be more edgukated.
this blog will be my own personal henry higgans.

Jami said...

OK, Mary, repeat after me, "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain." (BTW Liar, liar, pants on fire. I've read your blog. yer no dumie)

6k9s said...

oh woe. life is slow. hey joe. way to go. got no dough. feeling low. even so. don't have a half glass of maggots. gotta go.

Jami said...

6k9s, ma mere, I guess if you pronounce maggots magoh that would work. And who am I to complain about odd rhymes after writing a disgusting post about brussel sprouts?

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

All my glasses are actually made of plastic.....and they're unsightly vessels of fug. I wouldn't notice the contents first. I'd notice the ugly glass.