10 Truths you can count on

1) The true test of whether a pizza is a good pizza is that it tastes even better cold the next day.
2) When you need your sleep it will elude you.
3) On you're most blissful days there will a substantial increase in the amount of people who will want to disturb you.
4) America likes their beer cold and coming fast so finding a perfect pint of Guinness is similar to chasing rainbows.
5) The harder you seek the further away you are from that which you seek.
6) The older you get the quicker the seasons appear to pass you by. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall....here we go again.
7) The more you pay in taxes the less you receive in services.
8) The more that you make friends with the present moment the more the present moment will be friendly. Surprising things happen when you are more a reed and less a towering oak.
9) There will always be war: there will always be conflict. And there will always be those that seek to beat plowshares into swords.
10) Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; while loving someone deeply gives you courage.


Shubhajit said…
All of them are too good!!!

Though I can't understand the number 4.

My favorites are 5, 8 and 10.
Tao1776 said…
Ha! Thanks, Shubhajit....Here's the solution to #4 in a nutshell from one of my earlier blog posts:
The Perfect Pint
Here, for your consideration, is one method to attain the perfect pint of Guinness...
The first requirement is an imperial pint (20oz) glass. The glass should be clean, dry, and room temperature. In no circumstances use a chilled glass, or one that has not been cleaned properly. NOTE: a properly prepared glass will exhibit excellent ring-sustaining features.
Next, make sure the dispensing equipment is in proper working order. Taps and lines should be cleaned once per week at a minimum. The 50 liter (13.2 gallons) keg of Guinness should be stored between 38 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit, and served between 42 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Guinness should be dispensed by a gas mixture of 75% nitrogen and 25% carbon dioxide at a pressure of 30 pounds per square inch, so as to produce the creamy head. Finally, in preparation, one must have the proper Guinness tap and spout. You are now ready to pull the perfect pint.
Herein is explained the legendary "two-part pour."
Hold the glass at a 45 degree angle close to the spout to prevent large bubbles from forming in the head. Pull the tap fully open and fill the glass 75 percent full.
Allow the stout to settle completely before filling the rest of the glass. The creamy head will separate from the dark body.
To top off the pint, push the tap forward slightly until the head rises just proud of the rim. Never allow the stout to overflow or run down the glass.
Now that you have pulled the perfect pint, enjoy it. Examine the rich, ruby black color of the body. Smell the creamy white head. Now take a large mouthful. Do not, under any circumstances, sip, as sipping ruins the majestic nature of the stout. When you have finished, notice the rings left on the inside of the glass. Also, notice it is empty. Enjoy another glass as you ponder the meaning of life.
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baroness radon said…
The Wizard gets a pretty good pint in one of our two Irish pubs, Murphy's. One bartender can ever do the shamrock in the head.

And re: #9...there wil always be hope that there are some who beat their swords into plowshares. Or at least just reserve the swords for Korean Drama!
baroness radon said…
I mean "even create a shamrock in the foam on top"; sounds like I meant something weird in the toilet.