Auto Envy

No, that title does not mean I’m talking about automatic envy, but automobile envy, although I do automatically envy my wife’s auto. I admit that I covet my wife’s car, despite it being the same model as mine and just 1 year newer.  I even did the work to find the best deal so we could afford it for her. Can you guess which is my wife’s?

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Give up? Her car is the pretty blue one on the left. By the way, we don’t own them. We lease. We haven’t been able to afford to buy a new vehicle ever since the Yugo ceased production.

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I could deal with my wife having a nice color car. I want nice things for her. I want her to have a nice color car, a nice comfortable life, a nice husband. I’m still working on those last two, but at least I got the car color one right. So there was no coveting until I looked inside. Because of this, I want her car …

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The Butterfly Effect

I’m not sure if I believe in the Butterfly Effect. If you are unfamiliar with the term, in chaos theory, the Butterfly Effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. Not only am I not sure I believe it, but I also may not understand it. Let’s try that again. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it is a scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever. If you still don’t understand, just watch the 2004 movie with Ashton Kutcher. I grow weary of trying to explain it to anyone who would read this blog.

As I returned from my business trip this week, I got a bit worried when I saw this …

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