I recently came across a copy of an old book from the early 80s that had, in its day, been one of my favorites. Titled Minims, by Tom Weller, it gives the reader a few dozen little bits of truth that don't quite rise to the level of being called 'maxims'. Quite to the contrary, in fact; as the title of the book might imply. If I had found it a couple weeks ago, it might have been included in my last book post, down with Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. So, because I like you all so much, I offer you a small selection of my favorite Minims (which is probably as close as I'm likely to get to a meme post). . .
Two heads are more numerous than one. . .
The way to a man's stomach is through his esophagus. . .
The bigger they are, the harder they hit. . .
You have to take off your shoes
Before you take off your stockings. . .
You can fool all of the people some of the time;
You can fool some of the people all of the time;
And that should be sufficient for most purposes. . .
Equality is the great leveler. . .
You'll catch more flies with honey than you care to. . .
An apple a day makes 365 apples a year. . .
No one achieves immortality in his own lifetime. . .
Twelve is as good as a dozen. . .
Time heals all non-fatal wounds. . .
Almost any misfortune is preferable to a worse one. . .
The road to Hell is paved
By the same contractors as all the other roads. . .
Fortune favors the lucky. . .
There are more things in Heaven and Earth
Than anyplace else. . .
and my own personal favorite (which, when you think about it, is actually decently pithy, fer realz) -
He who would achieve great things must first be born. . .
Alas, my Spartans suffered their first defeat of the season this weekend. But it's still a pretty amazing season, the likes of which we have not been accustomed to around these parts, when a second loss would be a disappointment. . .
But I still got a decent bike ride in, even though the wind (23 mph, and gusting higher) made it more, um, arduous than I might have preferred. I'm now at 1452 miles for the year, which is a new high for me, since my weight loss. And I've basically got the month of November (weather permitting) to push my total above 1500, and beyond. . .