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[Part of this was originally posted private on July 21, 2009.
Updated 12/2/2009 to honor helping hands and making mistakes.]


Bob Uecker, who does play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers,
said something the other day that I'm still thinking about.
He was talking about power hitters, and what makes a really
excellent one, and what he said was, "They hit mistakes really hard."
The key here is, he's not talking about the PITCHER's mistakes,
because of course they slug the bejesus out of those. He's talking about
THEIR mistakes. Even when they get ahead of the ball and they're not
going to be able to pull it, they still hit it with everything they've got.
And sometimes, that ball goes out of the park just the same as if
they'd done what they wanted.

-truepenny, in a comment on a post about a post about a post about writing
    Tao is about ten thousand things,
    and the one.

    Try to deal with ten items a day. Move them around,
    use them up, throw them out, whatever works.

    Whenever eating anything with tomato sauce, remember to
    wear a black shirt and also have the laundry hamper handy.

    There must be at least a hundred ways to game a system.
    When in doubt, consider that anything can be solved
    given enough time or willingness to break things.
    Which one would you choose?

    That's a minimum of ten items, by the way.
    You can always go to eleven if you want to.

    Do things you enjoy.
    Do things you can.
    Do things.

    A picture can be worth a thousand words. Though sometimes
    one word is "Aww..." and it just gets repeated a thousand times.

    Thanks Bill, Berry, Cait, cats, and Wolfie.
If we do not fear to commit mistakes, if we take the omens
as a warning, as a help to cross that particular day, then
we start to get deeper and deeper into the soul of the world.

-Paulo Coehlo
(seem to be a) verb: rubbing my eyes
Soundtrack: Pat Benatar - Out-A-Touch + Patty Larkin - 24/7/365
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From:technoshaman
Date:December 2nd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
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"A picture can be worth a thousand words. Though sometimes
one word is "Aww..." and it just gets repeated a thousand times."

Awwww...

Reminds me of the time at the Georgia Renaissance Festival where they had the cougar out onstage at the big cat exhibit. Now, the thing about cougars is technically, genetically, they're *small cats*. Which have something in common, which they don't share with big cats. The trainer started scratching him between his ears... and stuck the wireless mike under his chin.

PURRRRRRRRR!!!

The audience reaction was predictable... and universal.
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From:dcseain
Date:December 2nd, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
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From:whuffle
Date:December 3rd, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
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Do things you enjoy.
Do things you can.
Do things.


Yes. Absolutely this!

And btw, awwww cute photo! *pets soft and downy cheetah head*
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