Friday, August 22, 2008

A Scorpion does what a Scorpion does...

Dialog from my favorite scene in the movie "The Crying Game".

"There are two kinds of people. Those who give those who take. ...TWO types, Fergus. The Scorpion and the Frog. Ever heard of em?...

A scorpion wants to cross the river but he can't swim. Goes to a frog who can and asks for a ride. Frog says, 'If I give you a ride, you'll go and sting me.' Scorpion replies, 'It would not be in my interest to sting you since I'll be on your back. We both will drown.'

Frog thinks about his logic for a bit and accepts the deal. Takes the scorpion on his back, braves the waters. Halfway over, feels a burning spear in his side and realizes the scorpion has stung him after all and as they both sink beneath the waves, the frog cries out, 'Why did you sting me Mr. Scorpion, for now we both will drown?!?

Scorpion replies, 'I can't help it, it's in my nature.'

"What's that supposed to mean?"
"Means what it says, a scorpion does what's in it's nature"

2 comments:

Amber said...

Great point to the story!

Thanks, we love Lily to death and she just gets cuter every day :)

Yes we finally had a day to relax with each other and it was fun.

Hope you and Dennis are well. Take care!

Trish said...

Ah ha!
Love the story. Just couldn't figure out where to apply it.
I recently figured it out. :P

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!