What’s The Point?
It’s a cold rainy day in the Bay Area today and the ubiquitous “they” seem to think we’re going to have snow today, maybe even in the middle of San Francisco.
Snow? Here? Gah! The Bay Area will lose its ever loving mind.
But that’s not the point.
Today I’m angry, pissy, hostile and downright grumpy. My right wrist still hurts so much it wakes me up at night. I took my gimp to the doctor lady and she fitted me into a wrist brace. This @$%#ing thing limits my movement (doing its job, I suppose) and it is frustrating!
When I rip the thing off then my wrist hurts double. And I get angrier.
I don’t like being weak and showing my weakness. I’m the gazelle that the lions will go for first! The limping one!
But really, neither my gimpy wrist nor my offbeat psychosis are the point.
Apparently I’m a brute when I write. I love using felt tip pens but mush them to nothingness within a week or two. All of my Sharpies are not a bit sharp. I just threw out a whole handful.
I am anal about only using pencils that have a very sharp point, but they either break or go nubby within a few sentences. And mechanical pencils! Sheesh. Anything less than a sturdy .5 size and I’m snapping the lead off left and right!
My kingdom for a good sturdy point!
But the point isn’t really the point either.
I’ve been watching the complete Boston Legal series lately. The Good Man got the set for Christmas and we both adore the show.
I love when Alan Shore goes on a riff and a judge cuts him off with a “you’ve made your point, counselor.”
Once, in the middle of a somewhat terse discussion with The Good Man, when he was Alan Shore-ing me, I dropped that phrase on him. In a snotty tone.
Needless to say, that didn’t go well.
I’ve not used it since.
My “you’ve made your point” isn’t really the point, either.
“It’s rude to point” you hear, ad nauseum, when you are a kid. I mean, when you are pre-verbal isn’t pointing sort of the only way you can get your meaning across?
Besides, is there anything cuter than a little baby exploring the world and pointing one chubby hand at something fascinating and looking to you for your response?
I think not. So I think it should be amended to “it’s rude to point, unless you are under two and awfully adorable, then it’s all good.”
Rules: made to be flexed!
But talking about pointing isn’t really the point.
So, what exactly IS the point?
Today’s Theme Thursday is point, and while I’ve got a lot of quick thoughts, none of them are very coherent.
I guess my point is…this is an entire blog post that doesn’t really have a point.
Cheers to my pointlessness! For the vague shall inherit the Earth.
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