Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

October 22, 2007


Life feels a little surreal today. I've had a little drama of getting called for jury duty on the day I am to leave for my epic road trip. Crisis averted after a nerve-wracking weekend when there was no friendly civil servant to pour my heart out to. I wrote out a script of what to say so I would sound together and professional at 8AM after sleeping very little from worrying and distracting myself with mind-numbing statistical report writing till 3 AM. So I said my script and heard those magic words: You are excused. The end. Now I am bouncy and sleepy. A very weird combination. I keep almost starting big projects and then realizing that I'm too tired to do them.

In other surreal news, I finished Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance a few days ago and it really threw me. I was going along, getting the down to earth philosophy bits, thinking Phaedrus was the bad guy, and then bam!, Phaedrus takes over in the last two pages? And it's all OK? I thought he was insane. What does insane mean exactly? I'm so confused. But I think that was the intention. So now I feel kind of tricked and I don't know what out of that 500 pages of philosophy is 'real'. And what is real philosophy? So has anyone out there read this book? I need a forum for discussion, but my book club can't squeeze it into their schedule until February and I need to talk about it now.

Posted by Bahiyyih at October 22, 2007 01:30 PM

I read that book! Let's talk next week! I have to do a little refresher. Aside from all the philosophy, it really made me want to ride a motorcycle cross country!

Posted by: Husayn at October 23, 2007 11:16 PM

I hope you appreciate the gift of hospitality that is so apparent when you are a guest. Thank you for giving me a great time even thought I understand that Teresa got the yucky stuff from me that I so kindly brought with me to your house.The children are so beautiful and more fun all the time.

Thank you dear Bahiyyih for a fine time.
ňĚrandma Patty

Posted by: Patty at October 25, 2007 06:34 AM