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It's the simple things in life you treasure

Posted on 2008.07.17 at 10:24
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Zimmer - The Dark Knight

I'm an ordinary man, who desires nothing more than an ordinary chance to live exactly as he likes, and do precisely what he wants. An average man am I, of no eccentric whim, who likes to live his life, free of strife, doing whatever he thinks is best, for him. Well...Just an ordinary man...

Hey, get a room, guys...Whoa! Hey, Fred. Hey, Fred! Hey, that’s not right! Ugh...

People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded.

Who's Barry Badrinath? Who's Barry Badrinath? Who's Barry Badrinath? Who's Barry Badrinath? Who's Barry Badrinath? Who's Barry Badrinath? Who's Barry Badrinath?


galinda822 at 2008-07-17 18:04 (UTC) (Link)
Be a simple kind of man.
Be something you love and understand.
All that you need is in your soul.

ehowton at 2008-07-18 13:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'm a very gentle man,
even tempered and good natured
who you never hear complain,
Who has the milk of human kindness
by the quart in every vein,
A patient man am I, down to my fingertips,
the sort who never could, ever would,
let an insulting remark escape his lips
Very gentle man...
galinda822 at 2008-07-19 02:26 (UTC) (Link)
Who likes to meditate, contemplate
Far for humanities mad inhuman noise
ehowton at 2008-07-19 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
But let a woman in your life...!
galinda822 at 2008-07-19 02:53 (UTC) (Link)
I've grown accustomed to her face! She almost makes the day begin! I've grown accustomed to the tune that she whistles night and noon. Her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs, are second nature to me now, like breathing out and breathing in... I was serenely independent and content before we met! Surely I could always be that way again... And yet... I've grown accustomed to her looks, accustomed to her voice, accustomed... to her... face.
glodowg at 2008-07-18 10:03 (UTC) (Link)
If I were a movie aficionado would this post make more sense to me?
ehowton at 2008-07-18 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
Its a little less, and a little more complicated than that. You see, there was a great writer, George Bernard Shaw - who has nothing to do with movies, but he is the only person to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938). These were for his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion which was loosely based on the mythological figure of the same name - so we're talking ancient Greeks, not necessarily movies. HOWEVER, the film was so popular, that it soon became a WORLD FAMOUS MUSICAL on stage - again, not film, but something which was known in every country of the world. Later, the musical was adapted into movie, but they only used THE MOST POPULAR ACTORS OF THE TIME, that is to say, actors who's names transcend the specific era in which they were most active.

In short, I don't know what would make sense to you at this point.
glodowg at 2008-07-18 13:44 (UTC) (Link)
Did you know that I am not a media buff of any kind? I am sure you are shocked to hear that!
ehowton at 2008-07-18 14:08 (UTC) (Link)
I cried like a baby when I read Pygmalion. It changed who I am today. If it changed everyone who read it to the degree it changed me, then the reason you are the way you are is because your parents and grandparents were also affected by this literature. In short, your own offspring act and react the way they do because of George Bernard Shaw. Isn't that something worth knowing?

I have not read the book since 1988, but feel now that I need to. I've never read a book more than once - even my most favorite Daphne du Maurier novels (please don't tell me if you don't know who she is, I don't want to know). But I must read this one again, if only to make up for this, your single shortcoming.

Thank you for understanding that this is something I must do.
glodowg at 2008-07-18 15:35 (UTC) (Link)
I know who she is. In the past I never read books that were made into movies. I always felt that making it into a movie meant that it was a so so book.

I have revised my opinion in the last few years and I am now reading many of the books that I skipped over. However, I am decades behind :(
ehowton at 2008-07-18 15:51 (UTC) (Link)
Your capacity for knowledge humbles me. Few people would act on their revelations. This is just another reason why you are awesome.
glodowg at 2008-07-18 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
that much ass kissing in one day can mean only one thing.

What do you want from me??????
ehowton at 2008-07-18 18:36 (UTC) (Link)
Not a thing - I was able to inhale your essence just briefly this morning - I MUST STILL BE ON THAT HIGH!
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