Dear Diary– Two Things You Might Want to Know About Me

checker board1) “My past may be checkered, but my future is spotless.”  This is not an original thought, but it sure fits me like a well tailored coat…although don’t worry, nothing too serious in the rear-view mirror.  But it is an idea I suspect many can relate too.  Certainly I intend to give it a try in my next job interview.  By the way Diary, I know I read this idea in a book, but I haven’t been able to find the source of this phrase, so please let me know if you find out.

2) As Leo Cullum wrote in a New Yorker cartoon, “I’d rather be a huge part of the problem than a tiny part of the solution.”  It’s a much easier way to live, and I commend it.  (You know I’m kidding Diary… don’t you?…Diary?)

  • TheBigMilkshake

    It just occurred to me that given I’d rather be a big part of the problem, then my future past is also likely to be checkered. Does that make my future checkered as well?

  • Justin

    So if I’m following along correctly-your past is checkered, your future is spotless, and your present is a huge part of the problem??!

  • Call Me Hecky

    The 2nd one is so true. You don’t know how much sin (1 or 1 million?) you’ll have to commit to be sent to hell. If ever you’re bound to hell then it’s better to come down a legend.

    • TheBigMilkshake

      I always said I’d rather be a big part of the problem than a small aprt of the solution

      • Call Me Hecky

        You are so me!

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