August 2nd, 2005

Self-Portrait 3

Plucked at random from the Daily Tao

"There is a saying among soldiers:
I dare not make the first move but would rather play the guest;
I dare not advance an inch but would rather withdraw a foot.

"This is called marching without appearing to move,
Rolling up your sleves without showing your arm,
Capturing the enemy without attacking,
Being armed without weapons.

"There is no greater catastrophe than underestimating the enemy.
By underestimating the enemy, I almost lose what I value.

"Therefore when the battle is joined,
The underdog will win."
Self-Portrait 3

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-- I need a new toaster. I also need a replacement for my George Foreman grill, but I'm reluctant to replace it with yet another GF grill, since that would be my third one.

-- I need to buy a curtain for my apartment. Hopefully I'll be taking care of that tonight. On a related note, noren are damn expensive.

-- Oh look, it's time to go home.