Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Overheard at the Coffee House

sub·lime adj.
1. Characterized by nobility; majestic.
a. Of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth.
b. Not to be excelled; supreme.
3. Inspiring awe; impressive.

coversation between the barista and a young woman who has just been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and has been given a very short time to live:

Barista: "Paula, you don't want whipped cream on that latte, do you?"
Paula: "I do NOW!!"

1. Utterly stupid or silly: asinine behavior.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling an ass.

an unsolicited statement made by an ex Marine Helicopter Pilot and Vietnam Veteran, for whom I had previously held a lot of respect:

"yeah, I voted for him. Maybe a little socialism is just what this country needs."

May God continue to Bless this country with the Freedoms for which so many fought and died, and with the ability to continue to find the SUBLIME in spite of the ASININE.