Random Sunday Thoughts

Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006 by Travis Cody in

So, it's time for another round of random thoughts. . .

Today is the first day of my countdown to a new computer!!!! Yesterday I found myself at the Dell website, and right on the homepage was a great offer for the very laptop I wanted. So I clicked on the More Details button, and kept clicking until I was entering my credit card and clicking on the Complete Purchase button. The laptop is due to ship on Dec 4. YAY ME!!!!

Over at http://fuzzybunnybelly.com/cblog/index.php I posted a tribute to Bobby Darin today. He was an immense talent. Does that kind of talent consume you? There have been so many artists that have died young. Why? Why is it that they burst upon us, burn with such intense heat, and flame out so quickly? They leave us with just glimpses of what they could have given. I'm grateful that I can find the music, books, paintings, and films of artists that have been taken from us too soon.

My teams are letting me down. Notre Dame bombed big time at USC. Honestly, they had a chance to avenge a game that was stolen from them last season. And instead they get blown out. And my 49ers today - they had won 3 in a row and given me hope, but gave up a TD to the Rams late and ended up losing. We won't discuss my Raiders, who are playing as I write this.

Well now - it seems that not all my teams are letting me down. My Lakers are off to a promising start at 8-4. They lead the Pacific Division now. Of course, now that I've noticed they'll probably go on a 12 game losing streak. Sheesh!

I'm so damn tired of rain. I've said that the Seattle area gets a bad rap when it comes to perception about the weather. We really do only average about 38 inches of rain per year. Feels like we've gotten that this month. The advance forecast calls for the possibility of snow this week. Check out this link if you're curious about our weather history: http://www.cityrating.com/cityweather.asp?city=Seattle.

I read that Peter Jackson may not direct a live action adaptation of Tolkien's classic "The Hobbit". I can't imagine anyone else doing justice to the project. Read about it here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15821905/

July 13 2007 has been marked down on my calendar. That's the date when Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix is scheduled to hit theaters. This is my favorite book in the series. I just checked out the teaser trailer.

I found an interesting few lines today. This, like the rest of the work I've been sharing lately, was written 12-15 years ago. I don't recall the circumstances surrounding this particular piece.

I know some useful things
And I am at times confused by them
Knowledge is ideal
Comprehension is bred of study
I take time to seek
I spend little time to ponder
I can name the fear to make it meaningless
I can douse the fire only to drown
He who makes a light can see tomorrow

I guess that's enough Sunday randomness. I'm off to continue decorating my apartment.


  1. Anonymous says:

    1. Congrats on the new computer. 2. Historically, great musicians and artists tend to burn out like a shooting star. For example, both Mozart and Chopin were in their mid-thirties.
    3. Sorry about your teams - sometimes all you can do is chalk it up to luck. On the other hand, my alma mater's hockey team is at the top of the heap in Canada right now ... but that is due to skill ...
    4. Gentle smile. We have been enjoying sunny, warm weather for the past month. I guess I should be sympathetic, but this is so rare for us, I only feel like gloating ...
    5. *Marks the date on the calendar* I loved that book, too, Trav - thought I was the only adult who enjoyed the series.

    Great post today.

  1. julie says:

    Good for you for FINALLY getting yourself a new computer. Hopefully that will eliminate some of the reasons for washing your mouth out with soap!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the concise randomness of it Trav! LOL

    new computer - congrats!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don't know why the Greats tend to burn out so soon. Perhaps the fire of creativity that burns in their souls is so hot that their mortal shells cannot contain it?
    Oh, and congrats on the new 'puter!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not all greats burn out young.. we just notice when they do...

    Ray Charles
    George Burns
    Audrey hepburn

    Guess we just weep for what they'll never get a chance to accomplish, those young ones...

    And um.. new puter eh? You know what that means.......