January 13th, 2006


Buffett, choices, oracles, and friends. . .

"You know all the rules by now, and the fire from the ice."

Damn straight, I do.

But damnit, I need to get a copy of Hot Water, one of the few Buffett albums I never bought. There's a particular song that, reading the lyrics, I realize I need to buy. This is one of two albums I have been told never to purchase (the other being Floridays) because they fall into the category of "Mitty doesn't like these," which is enough reason for me, in general. I already have most of the good songs off those albums (Buffett has a tendency to fill albums with songs from previous albums as "filler", so you might buy an album and get one or two songs that you don't already have), but the song that's standing out is one I've never heard.

It goes with the quote above, from "Uncle John's Band", which Buffett covered on the album Fruitcakes.

Over the past couple of days, I've come to some realizations that have made me very happy. I'm just not ready to talk about them outside of the normal verbal arguments I occasionally have with myself in the shower or in the car. They may make me happy, but they're also pretty scary.

Btw, that Jimmy Buffett Oracle some have requested? It's nearly finished.

Gods, I'm looking forward to tomorrow all of a sudden. I expect to eat cereal, watch cartoons, putz around on the computer, and wait for someone to ring my phone.

And I just got an e-mail address from an old friend. Today is good.

More on the Oracle, and lyrics

I'm a huge fan of the song, "Distantly in Love."

There are various reasons for this, of course, but most of them have to do with the amount of love conveyed by the song, the type of love, and the heartache and optimism it brings to my mind.

As I was researching this forthcoming "Buffett Oracle," though, I came across a song, "When the Wild Life Betrays Me," and this song worried me. Deeply. It's one that makes me wonder: when will the wild life betray me? Will it? Or is it not the life that betrays you at all?

As an exerpt of the potential answers from the Buffett Oracle, though:
  • It's still a mystery to me.
  • Scales and clocks just can't be trusted.
  • Take a holiday, you need a holiday.
  • Ride the winds of fortune.
  • Time ain't for savin', no, Time's not for that.
  • You have to keep your head.
  • You can spin it again and again.
  • There's no one to deceive, it's just all make believe.
  • No, you can't steal the Orange Bowl Queen.
  • Grab a pack and hit the trail.
  • Holy Sweet Jesus, he's got no clue.
  • I think I hear a hammock calling me.
  • Chasin' illusions can get quite confusin'.
  • It's time to think of simpler options, it's time to formulate a big plan B.
  • Put in a quarter, turn out the light. Magic fingers makes you feel all right.