Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Time for an update from the journal of SN to you...
What's with older guys and funny facial hair? Handlebar mustaches, enormous beards. What's up with that?
In Rarotonga one night I headed out with the family to a bar/restaurant overlooking Avarua harbour. As we sat enjoying good food and a great view, a guy, with not a hair on his head, walked in. Nothing wrong with a bald guy. How ever there is something wrong with a bald guy with a mullet... This guy had a shiny dome but hair cascading down from the back and side of his head. Can't people balding just do it gracefully? To make things worse, his friend walked in and had the exact same haircut! It was like I had fallen through a hole in the space time continuim and had entered bald mullet world. It was a truly horrifying experience!
Everyday I make myself a sandwich for lunch. Well, one day I don't that day is KEBAB DAY! But I digress... Two things came to my mind this morning as the sandwich progressed. The first was regarding sprouts. We have a container holding something called a 'spicy sprout mix'. Not sure what that is, but it fulfills my daily green requirement and therefore Mrs SN gets off my case. I have been removing sprouts from this container for what seems like weeks but it still seems to be full. I wonder whether we have, by some freak of chance, bought a magical container which will give us a never ending supply of sprouts forever? Do I even want sprouts forever? Could I make money from this device? Hmmmm...
The second thing I was thinking was that a sandwith is a great analogy for life. I couldn't really give you anything more than that statement. It is still an analogy in the making....
Finally I was thinking about the film Death Becomes Her. Has anyone seen it? I know it has that awful Goldie Hawn in it, but that is compensated by the appearance of Bruce Willis. However he doesn't shoot anyone which is quite annoying.
But that's beside the point! What I was thinking was the final scene when Bruce has died and the priest is giving a speech about what he accomplished. The priest says that he will live forever through that which he has left behind. Do you think this is true? Most people in this world don't want to snuff it, but unfortunately this is inevitable. Can we therefore continue on after our demise through things that we have accomplished? I used to think that I would need to continue my DNA to have eternal life, but now I am not so sure... What say you?
San Nakji for President!