Friday, 28 October 2005

Lucky me...

I like my job but it's still good to be Friday. We've just received a bunch of money that we were expecting (a little more than we expected) from the NYS retirement system and so we're going to go out and spend it all! Woohoo! It's good to have the money to buy the things we have to get anyway: bed that's not broken, couch that's not mouse infested, computer that actually works, paying back people so they don't hate us... little things like that.

My daughter's getting pretty popular at school. Apparently, all the kids know her name and approach her like a celebrity sometimes, she's just been invited for a sleepover... She's only been in this school for a few weeks and she's turning into the senior kindergarten prom queen! Ironically, I had this pseudo flash of ESP, my son being interested in football or hockey or baseball or something... I certainly hope that my children don't become "popular kids". I would really hate that. *shiver*

I don't really believe in luck. It seems to me to be simply a creation of ours to describe an aspect of another concept I don't really think exists: probability. Now, I don't mean to say that everything has the same probability or something like that. What I mean is that the science community pretty much starts with the concept that things are predetermined. With that as an assumption, there can be no room for a phenomenon like probability. What probability is (and is still important in this role) is a tool related to measuring how much we know about an event's predetermination. The only problem in this paradise is quantum theory and it's quite specific inclusion of probability as a real and influential property of events and situations. I don't know enough to figure out whether this affects things or not. Anybody?

Reading: Not sure right now. I've got that "Road Less Travelled" book my mother has asked me to read. It's taking me a little to get into it, but I'm trying. There's a couple other books I've found here a Bracken that I might take out. Ooooo... temptation!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope that you remembered to breathe when thinking/writing this...cause that was a mouthful....albeit a quite interesting mouthful. What does it taste like?

~Jenn W. friend extrodinaire

Anonymous said...

Have fun shopping for things needed. Make sure you look for the sales though. :)

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Go Zoey!!

stark said...

It tasted very wordy... Hmmm...

Sales? No, I much prefer to pay more than I have to! *laugh* Actually, I've been looking on overstock.com for the computer. For the furniture, we actually want to spend some good money. No more cheap crap for us. Even if we have to wait and budget, we're getting top of the line (or kinda high up anyway).

andie said...

I certainly hope that my children don't become "popular kids". I would really hate that.

That bit just cracked me up! :)