Reading null's journal

Nov 26, 2007 22:30 # 45228

null tells about...

Re: Six years later

This is a beautiful song, and performed so skillfully. I believe I am a simple kind of man. Now, how do I find a simple kind of woman...
(The first person to post the name of the song & the band without googling it wins a virtual high-five.)


Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say.
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day.
Take your time, don't live too fast,
Troubles will come and they will pass.
Go find a woman and you'll find love,
And don't forget son,
There is someone up above.

(chorus)
And be a simple kind of man.
Be something you love and understand.
Be a simple kind of man.
Won't you do this for me son,
If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul,
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

(chorus)

Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself.
Follow you heart and nothing else.
And you can do this if you try.
All I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

(chorus)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

This post was edited by null on Nov 26, 2007.

Nov 27, 2007 08:24 # 45234

andromacha *** replies...

Re: Six years later

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I think I've heard it by the Deaftones, and the title is "simple man". However, I am not sure if it was a cover or if theirs is the original version. I think it was a cover to be perfectly honest, but I would need to google to find it out. Therefore, I am not gonna google for it, and I will pray it is the right answer :P

*high me five, baby!*

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Nov 27, 2007 08:34 # 45235

null replies...

Re: Six years later

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Well, the original is by Lynyrd Skynyrd, but you get extra points for knowing the Deftones. High-five, baby! :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Dec 07, 2007 14:30 # 45268

null tells about...

So...

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So for anybody who cares to be kept up to date (i.e. me in ten years), some kind of order appears to be about to return to my life.

Last Wednesday, after living on a mattress in a friend's study for five days, I've moved into a big old house with a bunch of other people about my age and am planning to stay there for the time being. At that time I wasn't quite sure how well that'd work out, but if you never question your personal limits you'll never know where they are or whether they're changing over time, right?
Anyway, the place is not bad and the people are very friendly and easy going. There's certainly some work that needs to be done, e.g. insulating some windows and pimping the circuit lines so that my heater won't shut off the light in the next room, but we have hi-speed internet, a real and well-equipped bar, a smoker's lounge and a very effective beer supply system.
Even though I now can't raid the fridge in my undies at night anymore, a flat share does have its advantages: I'm hardly ever alone (except if I want to be), I get to know new people and their friends, we can do stuff together and when I cook it's not for me alone. And of course it's much cheaper than an own apartment.

Today my soon-to-be ex-wife has finally managed to make an appointment with the judge to file for divorce, so if all goes well I'll be officially 'free' again next Friday. Where the way leads from there, I don't know. I'll probably be a single for a while, which is a bad thing because I'm feeling a bit lonely, but which is also a good - and necessary - thing because it gives me the time I need to sort my life out as I've planned to. Besides, it seems unlikely that I'll be alone for the rest of my life.

(This is a very self-centered post, but what the hell, this is my journal, right?)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Dec 07, 2007 16:42 # 45269

andromacha *** replies...

Re: So...

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Just keep it up Bernie. Like I said before when we chatted, it is important that you stay focused on your goals, so that you don't get lost along the way. Things end, new things happen, just keep chasing your dream, and you'll find your way.

Neil's brother got divorced after 5 years of marriage (I think you and I talked about this too), and it seems that now he found the real right one for him, going to propose this Christmas if I understood it well. He's almost 33, and probably won't get married until 2009, so as you can see you're not the only one in this situation. The important thing is to go on with your life, and to pursue what you want to achieve.

In Italian there is an expression that goes "si chiude una porta, si apre un portone"; I don't really know if there is an English equivalent, but literally it would sound like "a door closes, a gate opens", and it may not be the correct idiomatic expression, but I still think it renders the idea of what I am trying to tell you.

So, keep it up, and do keep us updated (or at least me of all the Naoiees) :P

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Dec 14, 2007 11:52 # 45298

Hawkeye *** replies...

Re: So...

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"When one door closes, another opens."

Yes, we have that expression. :)

Even though I now can't raid the fridge in my undies at night anymore...

Consider yourself fortunate you didn't have my roommates in college. It was always a pleasant surprise seeing your roommates dressed in as little as conceivably possible because they were too lazy to walk to the opposite side of the room to put on pants before raiding the fridge.

And then one of my roommates was squimish when it came to nudity, so of course it meant one of my other roommates would intentionally expose himself in order to freak him out. :)
One time he asked him what time he had on his wristwatch when it wasn't a wristwatch drapped over his wrist....

Things will look up, Bernie. You've probably already noticed that things have improved. It only gets better from here on out. We all have ups and downs, and it takes a truly weak-willed person to give up when they're down, as it is always temporary. You'd probably get along well with my brother.

If the world should blow itself up,the last audible voice would be an expert saying it can't be done

Dec 15, 2007 11:06 # 45299

null replies...

Re: So...

"When one door closes, another opens."

I think around here it's a window that opens, but the core statement is probably the same.

so of course it meant one of my other roommates would intentionally expose himself in order to freak him out.

Ahahah! That's the spirit.

You'd probably get along well with my brother.

I've never met him, but if you say so :-)


But as a matter of fact, yet, things are looking up. Over the course of the last three weeks I've made a bunch of new friends, both contributed to and received a lot from the community that is our flat share, and quite probably consumed more alcohol and weed than during the entire first three quarters of the year. Long-time friends tell me I've changed for the better and am noticably more laid-back now. If I also had somebody to cuddle, all aspects of life that really count would be as close to perfection as they probably can get.

Thank y'all for your support and listening to my whining.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

This post was edited by null on Dec 15, 2007.

Dec 16, 2007 12:00 # 45302

Salvial_Ten *** replies...

Re: So...

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Pah, I don't offer support. I come here for the entertainment!

No, I'm kidding. Good to know things are looking up for you. I don't talk to you much these days but I still think of you as a good friend. Email me sometime. =D

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.

Dec 16, 2007 12:23 # 45304

null wants to know...

Re: So...

I come here for the entertainment!

I see. So are we to discuss my sex life now, or are you more of a fan of tragic romances as such?

I don't talk to you much these days but I still think of you as a good friend. Email me sometime.

So you're romantic after all. :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Dec 16, 2007 17:08 # 45305

andromacha *** replies...

Re: So...

It's good to know things are turning better for you, Bernie. Neil and I are still waiting for you to give us the okay to call you sometime so that we can chat a bit. You know I wasn't gonna do it without your permission, so that you can build yourself up psychologically to talk in English :P We could talk in German of course, but I am afraid I am even rustier than you are with your English. Plus I have never been proficient in your weird Swiss dialect ;)

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!


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