Tag Archives: Random Jottings

Random Jottings ~ Sucess

start each day badly, and you wave success goodbye

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to be fulfilled, turn work into play

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Expert:  a complete drip under pressure

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never trust an expert who has never done a proper hard day’s work

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emotional intelligence is an essential ingredient of a balanced successful life

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to be successful, to stand out from the crowd, do the exact opposite of what most people are doing

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

getting drunk only turns you into an overnight success in your own eyes

Random Jottings #19

you will have a much better life if you live your dreams

life is a long road to your dreams

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behind every successful person is a dream fulfilled

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real success takes hard work, persistence, and sacrifice

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if you aim to be perfect, you will only end up disappointed

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every piece of good fortune is usually the result of taking risks

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life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you react to it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

you only live twice,

so make the most of it

Random Jottings #18

the fire inside isn’t something to share lightly

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but who knows what he’s thinking about?

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nothing makes a log fire so good as a storm outside

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there is something about really bad weather that makes inside a good place to be

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the worst thing about very bad weather in England is that we insist on talking about it

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life as a cat is mostly about things that go squeek crunch in the night

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a storm outside, a wood burner, a rug, and a lover

Random Jottings #17

yesterday, WTF was yesterday?  and who am I anyway?

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yesterday? I can’t change yesterday, but I can change tomorrow

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yesterday, all my troubles hit me like a ton of bricks

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reach for the stars, come up with a handful of mud

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yesterday, all her troubles put me in hospital

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chaos theory, the story of my life really

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

love your husband

love his evil twin

Ancient Roman Sayings Every Man Should Know

cogito, ergo sum

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a healthy mind in a healthy body

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do not burn your bridges behind you

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don’t let the bastards grind you down

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there is no such thing as pure pleasure

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lightning most often strikes the highest tower

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you are never less alone than when you are alone

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lustfulness and fear are the proofs of a degenerate mind

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every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

plenam lunam dura est domina

the full moon is a harsh mistress

Random Jottings #16

if I agreed with you, then we would both be wrong

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you may be right, but I don’t agree

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rather than face a pack of wolves in the depths of  winter than contradict a woman

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the temperature was up to 95 outside, but there was an icy look in her eyes

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love is a journey of adventures, so sit back and enjoy the ride

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she would always do the right thing after trying everything else first

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

please don’t leave me

I can’t unless you give me the key

Random Jottings #15

if you are going to do something, do it with all your heart

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meaningful relationships happen in circles and spirals

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cherish your friends 

stay true to your principles

live passionately and well

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thoughts, words, and deeds have implications far beyond the moment

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if it scares you, then you should definitely try it

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you can do the impossible

just be more careful when it comes to miracles

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

there is an impossible harmony in a spiral

 

Random Jottings #14

in the beginning there was an infinity of choices

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don’t worry it could get infinitely worse

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there are a million reasons to be depressed by an infinity in lockdown 

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little do they know,

but you’re never alone with paranoia 

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infinity welcomes careful physicists

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Jack Collier 

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

you might think it’s a long way down the street to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to infinity 

Random Jottings #12

good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere

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he reached for the stars

and came up with a fallen woman

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if you would to like to know an angel

then give me your wallet

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the promises she made during sex are meaningless

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when he asked her to sleep with him

he expected her to stay awake

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‘what do you want from me?’ he asked

‘everything’ she answered

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

she liked men

she liked younger men better

she liked boys best of all

 

Random Jottings ~ Motoring Nostalgia

she’s not just four wheels and an engine ~ she’s a friend

Caterham 7 and one-time friend

Sitting at home in this government-imposed lockdown I’ve had lots of time to think and to remember.  I found myself remembering all the cars and motorcycles I’ve ever owned, the good, the bad, and the just damn ugly.  As I have an almost perfect memory I believe this is a pretty good list of my motoring history.

Bikes;  BSA Bantam, Honda CB 175, Honda 400 Four, Norton Commando, Ariel Square 4.

I was never a particularly keen motorcyclist.  England is just  far too cold, wet, windy, and icy to be a fun place tor ride a ‘bike.  However for one memorable year I did commute on a Honda CB175 like the one opposite.  The upside was I could weave through traffic, the downside was that weaving through traffic is damn dangerous.

 

The very first car I ever owned, the one I learned to drive in was a Vauxhall Viva HA in dark blue.  Since then I’ve liked navy blue cars.  Following that I owned a Mini 850, Austin-Healey Sprite, Mini Cooper, another Austin-Healey Sprite, Lotus Elan, (which I wrote off in a bird-strike at 100+mph on the road from Durham to Edinburgh), MG Midget, (which is the same as an AH Sprite except for the badge), Jaguar E-Type Coupe, Mini 1275.

Then I bought a house and swapped the mini for a Reliant Robin van.  As series of vans followed; Ford Escort Van, Bedford, and another Reliant.

Then I went upmarket again; Austin-Healey Sprite, VW Scirocco, Triumph TR6, Ford Escort as a second car, MG Montego, (that shit heap was really bad), Rover Vitesse, Vauxhall Astra, Rover Coupe, (in dark blue with the removable glass roof, great little car).  Then a stealth black Vaxhall Calibra 2.5, which was a genuine 140mph car, Nissan 200SX, Caterham 7, (and that Caterham was the fucking fastest point to point little car ever on anything other than a freeway). And finally a Light Weight Landrover, which had to be the most brutally ugly car ever built.

Of all the myriad of cars I rented after that, three stand out.  The Ford Mustangs, always a convertible.  The Dodge Charger, and a few Nissan SUVs, which I liked a lot.

If ever I get out of this lockdown I’m buying a Volvo, a C30 sports coupe, which if you have to ask is a very cool car.

I won’t ever tell which of the above list I made out in.  A gentleman never tells.  I will say that you can’t make out in a Lotus or a Caterham.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I owned one of these weird 3-wheeler vans

eventually it just fell apart.

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