Quote of the Day:

You know, as a writer, I’m more of a listener than a writer, because if I hear something I will write it down.”     –Jimmy Buffett

TB had an hour to burn this morning between meetings so I found myself wandering aimlessly through a bookstore. I love bookstores and could spend a fortune in them if I only had the time to read everything I’d like to buy. Instead of buying I self consciously steal peaks into books and magazines and let my mind subconsciously travel wherever it likes. In bookstores I find deep truths, develop infallible business ideas and compose meaningful, complex novels–well blog posts anyway–in my head. Unfortunately the outside air and the corresponding return to full awareness transforms all these brilliant bookstore walking thoughts to rapidly dissipating wisps of smoke, like a dream at 3 am that’s existence can be recalled at dawn, but its details elude. C’est la vie. What remains from today’s visit is the Q&A with Jimmy Buffett I read on the back page of this month’s Men’s Journal. The result, an ordinary blog post, worth a read I hope, and worth forgetting by the time you click over to Drudge or Raising Stink or wherever else your travels may lead. But know that you were THIS CLOSE to something truly enlightening. Dang.

When I posted the PhilosoJimmy title, I didn’t intend to go off on the above tangent, but I find I’m glad I did. At any rate, here’s where I was heading before we took that left turn in Albuquerque: lines from Buffett tunes to live by and deep truths to ponder. Maybe one of these days I’ll wax poetic on where these lines send TB off to, but neither you nor I have time for that right now.

  • “There’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday mornin”     Fruitcakes
  • Throw all my cares away; its a ragtop day”     Ragtop Day
  • I’m God’s own drunk and a fearless man”     God’s Own Drunk
  • “Twenty-four hours, maybe sixty good years; Its still not that long a stay”     —Cowboy in the Jungle
  • “Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum and we wound up drinkin all night”     —Changes in Latitudes
  • “I’m just tryin to get by, being quiet and shy, in a world full of pushin and shovin”     —The Wino and I Know
  • Don’t try to describe the ocean if you’ve never seen it. Don’t ever forget that you just may end up being wrong.”     “Manana”
  • And I know, it’s my own damn fault.”     —Margaritaville

About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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6 Responses to PhilosoJimmy

  1. Jessie Lou says:

    The weather is here I wish you were beautiful
    My thoughts aren’t too clear but don’t run away
    – The Weather is Here….

    I sat there on the Coast of Marseilles
    My thoughts came by like wind through my hand
    – Coast of Marseilles

  2. Samsmama says:

    I like big butts and I cannot lie.

  3. quail09 says:


  4. I was about to leave a comment about my going away party when I left for Germany during college, which ended with closing down 2 bars and lots of Buffett.

    But reading SM’s comment has me laughing so hard that it just doesn’t matter what I have to say. I love the juxtaposition of Buffett’s fun-loving reflections with Sir Mix-A-Lot’s lust for big booties.

  5. Jessie Lou says:


  6. Zeek says:

    I would just like to juxtaposition a booty!!!!

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