Saturday, January 29, 2005

Goals, Goals, Everywhere Goals, Blocking the Scenery, Breakin' My Mind

Speaking of quotes, here is another of my favorites:

"Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes." - Henry David Thoreau

We are taught that we must have goals to have a meaningful life. If you don't have a goal, you don't have a destination. If you don't have a destination, you can't take a journey. And we all know life is a journey, right? No goals = no life. That's what I hear.

Everybody I know has goals. For some they are material, for others - more ephemeral. Jackson's goal is to one day get his PhD. I have friends who want to run the various dog and pony shows they have devoted their lives to. Others are saving for retirement or getting more education or are bursting to travel.

Not to be outdone, I too have a goal. Just one. (There used to be two, but now I own a motorcycle. And it is big and will whup yer butt all over the highway! Oh, yeah!) My goal is to wear jeans. Everyday.

Yep. That's it. Blue Jeans. Someday I will be in a position that will allow me to wear jeans all day, every day. Jeans. Blue ones. It may mean I am terminally unemployed. It may mean I have taken over the world. I am working towards the day when there will be no more panty-hose, no more dress pants, no more By God Casual Friday tantalizing you with what could be but currently isn't. Just blue jeans. That's my goal.


Captainwow said...

Most places ya gotta wear a shirt too. And Shoes. You know, no shirt no shoes no service.

Seriously though, I like your goal!

reverendmother said...

I want to buy the world a Coke.

</reality bites>

A couple months ago I had this overwhelming yet totally irrational desire to start training for a marathon. Keep in mind that I don't run, I don't *like* to run, but darnit, I wanted to run a marathon. I finally diagnosed this bizarre urge--that after being in school and having semesters and graduations and job searches to motivate me, I was having a hard time finding a good goal to keep me goin', out here in the "real world." Even though I've been out here before. Anyway, it was weird. And I snapped out of it.

I too want to get a PhD someday.

Headless-in-GR said...

I never knew the history of jeans! This is so great! I'm going to sound so smart now! Haha!

In other news, if you ever take over the world, I'd like to apply for the position of Vice President...or Assistant to the Benign Dictator...or a Dutchess or something, so I can wear jeans too!

You would let your second in command wear jeans too, wouldn't you?

Hey! The whole world could wear jeans and thereby accomplishing world peace!

SpookyRach said...

World peace through denim! What a concept! I am certain the Assistant to the Denim Encased Benign Ruler job would be yours!

Janet said...

Oh woe, so many world conquerors have found that by the time they get to only blue jean status their butt is too big to fit into store boughts. Better be blocking something besides scenery and mind.