1. I was standing on the porch smoking what I hoped again would be my last cigarette. The outside is cold despite the mid afternoon sun. The front door was opened to the inside and I was staring at my silhouetted reflection in the screen door window. I could see reflected in the glass the yard, the road, and the street behind me, essentially a mirror image of me on the porch. What struck me was, by shifting my perception, I imagined myself being inside the house. It was an interesting perspective, being both inside and outside.
2. I ordered a pizza from Domino’s last week. It was delivered in a red, blue, and white brand marketing vehicle. I used to be a pizza delivery driver and am very sympathetic to my former drivers-in-arms. I had always used my car and it intrigues me that Domino’s provides one for them. Also, I discovered after an accident that I was to have special insurance because I was using my car for business. My own personal car. But isn’t a majority of traffic based on business? I’m talking about regular drivers commuting to and from work, effectively using their cars for business.
While I was waiting for the order to arrive, I mused on the idea of a pizza chain supplying those cars and what expenses may be shifted onto the driver, such as gas. So when I asked, the driver said that Domino’s paid for the gas. When I said that it seemed like the company took care of them, he replied pretty positively of the benefits.
So yeah, it’s interesting that Domino’s would go to such lengths of seeing some generosity in the lives of people who trade their lives for money.
3. Shelley’s Ozymandias
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear –
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!”
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch away.”
4. MS Paint is still good for something. I call this one, “Grimble.” Contemplate and respond appropriately.