Ever since reading Ishmael, things have really changed for me, as far as the way I see the world…changed for the better, I think.
Recently, I’ve been thinking a great deal about how the Universe likes balance, and when something really shitty happens, I’m feeling better about it, knowing that the really great thing will happen to balance it out.
Life’s been pretty tough the last couple of years: strikes, threatened strikes, always coming in second, another recession…they all add up to not a whole lot of work for your old pal Uncle Willy…and, when you’ve got a family to support, you take some jobs that, in retrospect weren’t exactly…well…yeah.
So the way I see it, the good stuff that should balance out the shitty stuff is on the way. It started when I did the old, lame website, and has continued to build, when I saw Ben at ComicCon (good balance, there…seeing Ben and meeting Loren really balanced out how shitty that whole thing was), when I built and launched this here website, when I did the whole Win Ben Stein’s Money thing, and recently had the meeting with Buena Vista…
Is this going somewhere? I don’t want to miss The Simpsons.
Yes. Yes it is.
I’ve recently been thinking about The Balance, and I’ve been expecting good things to happen to me, and, not surprisingly, that’s mostly what I’m getting…sometime, I’ll tell you my philosophy of the Nature of Life, The Universe and Everything (hint: a big part of it is the last chapter of The Dilbert Future, by some strange coincidence.)
I got a fortune recently, at a Chinese restaurant. It said, “You will receive help from an unexpected source”. Nice and nebulous, right? Like a good fortune, it’s easy to apply it to your life in a meaningful way, right? Well, the good thing I got out of that was to be open to help from people I wouldn’t expect it from…like Levar Burton, for example. See where I’m going with this? Nah, me neither. But I think there’s a good point hidden in there, somplace, and you’ll apply it to your own life in a meaningful way.
Here’s the “Holy Crap” thing: I was reading the comments in the last entry, and someone pointed out that I’m in the top ten, for entertainer of the year at EW. I took this screen shot, because I am totally ahead of *Nsync!! YES! I thought it was really cool, in a totally lame, sitting-in-the-quad-with-the-cool-kids sort of way.