Thursday, July 31, 2008

Two Random Thoughts

Line of the Day:

I'm not insecure... I just want everyone else to think as highly of me as I do.

Thought for the Day:
Remember when you were little and a friend would have a birthday party? You'd watch the mother cut all the pieces of cake and hand them out to each child. Secretly you'd be inspecting each piece for consistency of size. Inevitably, somehow you ended up with the smallest piece. Or, even if it wasn't the smallest, it was definitely smaller than your brother's.

The other day I was sitting at my brother's computer, as we were looking at some ideas for some web page designs. The whole time we were there, I kept thinking to myself... 'Man, his monitor is so much bigger than mine... that stinks--I want one this big!' That night he came over and we sat at my computer and continued the same process. Finally I couldn't take it any more and blurted out something to the effect of 'How big is your monitor anyway?'

Turns out, his monitor is the exact same size as mine. And to top it all off, while he had been sitting at my computer, he had been thinking to himself that my monitor was bigger. I suppose that says something about our hearts, eh?

'Folly is bound up in the heart of a child.' Some of us just take longer to grow up, I guess.

6 comments:

Nickname unavailable said...

Actually, I was just being nice. I thought yours was a 21" screen. Turns out it was bigger than I thought.

That happens with little brothers.

Julian Freeman said...

And you had to get in the last word and try to correct me...

That happens with older brothers.

DErifter said...

How come you don't measure in cm? Ahh, you just want us to THINK you use the metric system! And I was just starting to think "Canada's system of measurement is so much better than ours. I wish we could use that system!"

Julian Freeman said...

See, what you don't realize, brother, is that we DO use the metric system in private conversations. It's just that we know in this forum there are 'weaker brothers' from the States who need to be 'accommodated.' :)

kerux said...

You guys should just get a Mac! Then you will envy no one. :-)

Julian Freeman said...

Nor would any have reason to envy us...