"And that, kids. Is the kind of stupid thing you say before you’ve met the person who hits the reset button on the world, who makes everything new again, who makes it seem ridiculous that you ever considered settling"
Ted Mosby (S09E08)
Awards Submission Application
Name of nominee: Leslie Knope
Government Position: City Council
Dear Award Committee Members: Where I live, there are a lot of apathetic people. People who don’t care at all about what they do, or how they do it. They let the world wash over them, and barely notice anyone else is even there.
Leslie Knope is not one of these people. She cares about everything, and everyone, in our town. I don’t know how she does it. People come to her with the pettiest, stupidest problems and she cares, like really actually cares, what happens to them.
And if you’re lucky enough to be her friend, your life gets better every day. She spends every waking moment thinking of new ways to make her friends happy.
There is something wonderful about seeing someone who has found her true purpose on Earth.
For some people I guess that’s being an astronaut, or a hot dog eating champion.
For Leslie, her true purpose on Earth, her true meaning, is making people’s lives better.
That’s what I love about her, and that’s why she deserves your award.
Director, Animal Control, City of Pawnee, Indiana
Pawnee City Hall 100 State Street
Pawnee, IN 47998
You know how sometimes you feel like something’s missing?
And you can’t quite go on as well as you normally do till you figure out what it is, but it’s just this invisible monolith.
I feel like this is a common thing. But it’s annoying that I have no idea what it actually is.
Anyone remember when I posted something like this about a year and three months ago? It must something to do with the 19 1/2 year old age.
EDIT: found it here. My archive is easy to navigate.
Some of my favourite judgments Part 1
GLEESON CJ: Mr Walker and Mr Griffin, I hold some shares in Woolworths Limited, which I assume is the holding company of the respondent.
McHUGH J: And so do I.
HAYNE J: As do I.
KIRBY J: I do not, but I do go to shop at Woolworths from time to time, quite happily.
MR WALKER: As long as your Honour does not strike hard bargains.
-Thompson v Woolworths (Qld) Pty Ltd
MR MYERS: That really has been what I have been putting to your Honour for the last hour, and I do not think that I can put the submissions any differently.
KIRBY J: Nor could you have put them better.
MR MYERS: Your Honour is flattering.
KIRBY J: That was not necessarily flattering.
-Campbells Cash and Carry Pty Ltd v Fostif Pty Ltd
COWDROY J: “To use the rather colourful imagery that internet piracy conjures up in a highly imperfect analogy, the file being shared in the swarm is the treasure, the BitTorrent client is the ship, the .torrent file is the treasure map, The Pirate Bay provides treasure maps free of charge and the tracker is the wise old man that needs to be consulted to understand the treasure map.”
-Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Limited (No. 3)
Good to see a Cathedral boy in job .. now to get him to an Old Boys dinner.
This, and when they did it to QVB; always found it amusing.
"Oh don’t mind us, we’re just busy pretending to be the real thing."
- me at every social situation: I don't know what to do
Imagine reading a book of every conversation where people have spoken about you.
"I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there."
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via tea-stained-polaroids)
Sometimes the grass you’re standing on is actually the perfect shade of green.
Don’t worry about what’s next. Enjoy what’s here.
Appreciate now. Now.