If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
I took a shot at the swim test today - which I need to pass in order to take the surfing classes I enrolled in - but I failed. The test is 8 laps without stopping and 2 minutes of treading. At the end of lap 4, I wasn’t all that tired, but I started to panic. There was this voice in my head that said, "You’re gonna drown. You need air. You’re gonna drown if you keep going. You need to stop at the wall!" Even though I knew that I could turn over onto my back and do a backstroke if I needed to, I gave in to that fear and stopped. Now I’ll have to try again later this week. It was pretty disappointing.
"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Read by Bryan Cranston
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
**** Spoiler Alert for anyone who hasn’t watched Breaking Bad 5x13 yet ****
Hank, Gomie, and Jesse are all dead, right? Right. There’s a small possibility that the tribal police will come and provide backup, but I don’t think Hank had called them by the time White Power Jack arrived. From what I recall, he told Gomie he’d call them, but foolishly called his foolish wife instead. And he was just a few hours away from retirement, too.
My prediction is that Gomie, Hank, and Jesse (everyone who knows where Walter’s money is buried) die in the desert, White Power Jack makes Walter his captive and forces him to cook but Walter escapes, flees with his family to New Hampshire, then hatches a plan, digs up his money, and comes back all Count of Monte Cristo to seek his vengeance.
Can you believe Walt Jr’s working at the carwash now? He’d better not move those pine scents, I swear to God…
**** SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED BRBA 5X11 ****
It’s great to see Jesse finally in action again, snapped out of his apathetic slump.
I’ve been hoping and praying that SOMEONE would put an end to Heisenberg’s mad scheme to rearrange the air fresheners and now Jesse’s the only one left who can do it. The pine scents are perfectly-placed as they are, Walter! Don’t tell me to have an A-1 day, YOU have an A-1 day IN HELL!
As an aside, I am mildly worried that Holly and Jr. are in the house napping. Please don’t set fire to the kids, bitch.
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If I win, maybe I’ll send my buddy Saul to Belize. He deserves it. He’s a good man.