Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state. Don't follow thoughts of "This is a problem, that is a problem!" Without labeling difficulties as problems, leave your mind in its natural state. In this way, you will stop seeing miserable conditions as problems.
--Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Now that Monkey is in on the action, we usually have a little wager about the exact amount in the change bucket. Whoever's closer without going over wins.
This story isn't leading up to anything, it's not a metaphor, it is my life. I love the feeling of pushing the coins into the slot, the rainforest sound of them dropping, the dopey little remarks on the screen ("my you have a lot of coins!"), and then the satisfying pay-out which is generally used on groceries.
Meanwhile, I am all a-wuzzle cuz I just finished a song that will be the cornerstone of my next album--lyrically, it launches the main theme of the record, which is that shaky trip from disbelief to faith. I know it sounds totally gay, but it'll be good.
In gorilla masturbation news (let's see how many Google hits this page'll get now) here's an exciting story.
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