July 21, 2005

Goal I'm almost ashamed to admit.

I started to write a post with that title, but realized I was too ashamed to admit it.

17 comments:

Lars said...

Shame on you.

Gort said...

It's cruel to tease us.

Gerry said...

"Goal I'm almost ashamed to almost admit."

Ann Althouse said...

Gort: Maybe that's my shameful goal: to be cruel!

Ron said...

Meta-House vs. Althouse: which is crueller? And would you like some coffee with that crueller?

almost
tease
ashamed
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Combine as you like; lather, rinse, repeat.

Ron said...

[light bulb ding noise]

de Sade said that there was a "certain voluptuousness in cruelty." Maybe that's the tease gort mentioned!

Gerry said...

You have to be cruel to be kind, in the right measure.

(The really cruel part is that I now have that song going in my mental jukebox. Not bad for the first three minutes, but if I don't get a different one to replace it soon, I may have to gouge my eyeballs out with forks.)

MarkT said...

That's what I like about your writing, Ann. With so few words, you can present you readers with such an elaborate inkblot. As I sit and try to form a reply, I suddenly feel as if I'm taking a Rorschach® test. The replies are usually more interesting than the post, which only goes to show how good you are at getting the best out of people. Not such a bad trait for a Professor to have.

BTW, Gerry - I now officially Hate Thee. ;-) WHY did you have to mention that song? UGH! I'll send you the forks - after I'm done with 'em. Cruel, indeed!

knoxgirl said...

mmm, cruellers

Gerry said...

MarkT,

Sorry, I wasn't trying to do that to you.

I'm not above that, though. In my first job, there was a guy who made it well known that his mental jukebox would get stuck. When getting my morning coffee, I'd come up with some beauts. I only had to run for my life once though-- after walking by singing "and as she started to go, she said 'Billy, keep your head low, oh oh. Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me!'"

equipundit said...

Put your goal on a post card and send it to PostSecret.com - you'll feel better for it.

MarkT said...

Not to worry, Gerry - all in good humor.

Ron said...

[sings]

baaaabay, baaaabay, you gotta be cruel,

you gotta be cruel to be kind!

[/sings]


Christ on a cracker, hand me those forks!

Robert said...

Let's induce Ann to come clean by hypothesizing what she MIGHT be ashamed of having as a goal:

My suggestion:

She is going to break the habit of kissing the photo of Glenn Reynolds on the computer screen every night before retiring to bed.

amba said...

Gort:

Klaatu barata nikto!!!

Ann Althouse said...

I'm almost sure to reach the goal soon and I'll have a new post when I do saying "goal reached."

Ann Althouse said...

If I reveal it before I reach it, people could help me reach it, but I don't want extra help. That would impair the value of reaching it.