Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Random Pics from Date Night

The cat is away (well, in this case, the 3 kittens), so the mice have been at play - while the kiddos are with their grandparents this week, the other half and I have actually been getting in some grownup hang out time. Part of that was hanging at a mediocre chain bookstore after a movie. While da Man was checking out the Ubuntu, Unix and Debian books, I (of course) gravitated over to the anaemically stocked Buddhist selections. Here's part of what I saw - hoped y'all might find these two pics amusing:


Nothing big here - just thought it was funny to be told that the sitting on the floor I was doing wasn't necessary....

I sure hope someone out there understands why I find this one amusing - that magazine you see peeking out (the only "Buddhist brand" magazine this store carries, behind the title Nudes) is Shambhala Sun:

14 comments:

Gregor said...

I guess, we don't HAVE TO . . . sit on the floor. But why not, lol.

Great pics, both pretty amusing.


take care,

Greg

EdaMommy said...

^_^ Thanks - not very deep, but I enjoyed taking them....

And I have to say I love sitting on the floor.

Wade M | The Middle Way said...

Poor Shambala Sun :( I wonder if there's any order to the shop's arrangement of magazines.

Very funny picture :) On the + Side, at least they carry Shambala Sun...Doesn't make it down to Australian book shops :(

Peace,

Wade
http://themiddleway.net

Tor Hershman said...

No past lives, no future lives, just guaranteed oblivion
(0=T=0),
who could ask for less?

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor

EdaMommy said...

^_^ Iconoclasts. =D I should totally introduce you to my 13 yo...

Gregor said...

Sitting on the floor is good stuff. I imagine Buddha, Master Dogen, and the like did it for a reason, right?

EdaMommy said...

Yeah, makes sense, Gregor. Sitting still and unflinchingly dealing with the noise in our own heads -- definitely a lot of good stuff there...

EdaMommy said...

You know, I've been thinking about this - it's all about living the reality of the moment, with both clarity and compassion. At least for me, my dear Tor, the endgame is not consequential. I honestly feel no need at this point to grasp at end game solutions - or from your perspective a lack thereof. ^_^

Wade M | The Middle Way said...

Eda Mommy,

In the same vein "The ride is not the destination, it’s the journey"

(http://themiddleway.net/2007/01/28/modification-of-old-saying/)

:)

Peace,

Wade
http://themiddleway.net

Tim said...

I wished you guys lived closer....You and your husband sound like me & The Lady!

EdaMommy said...

That would be delightful! ^_^

They call him James Ure said...

I'm not sure WHAT that means to have the Shambhala next to the Nudes magazine!! It sure is amusing though.

Buddhism does have a good sense of humor!!

mind said...

can i add your blog in my list?

EdaMommy said...

Sure! ^_^