29.12.04

Ponderables

I found this sig file on one of the listservs I frequent:

An optimist is a person who does crossword puzzles with a ballpoint pen.

Now, most of the people that know me would say that I am not an optimist. Yet I do crossword puzzles (NYT, WSJ, G&M) with a pen - sometimes ballpoint, sometimes fountain, sometimes whatever comes to hand. Do I now have to reconsider my outlook on life?

2 comments:

Alice in Infoland said...

Depends on the kind of pen, color of ink, and general attitude at the moment. Of course, it's possible (maybe even preferable) to be a pessimistic optimist:
you want things to work out, but you KNOW something will go wrong along the way.

Anonymous said...

This might help: http://despair.com/