Then and now
November 10, 2004
I used to be frightened of flying.
Now I'm not.
Instead I'm scared of crossing the streets.
I liked breast,
I like thighs now, chicken that is.
I liked girls a lot.
I don't like them as madly now.
I loved cars, but I prefer to walk now.
I still like my bicycle though.
I used to cheat at some exams and get caught.
Now, I get my accountant to cheat on my tax and never get caught.
I watched very little television
I still watch very little television.
I went to lot of movies.
I still love movies but don't see as many.
I loved rock, and despised folk.
I love jazz and listen to folk now.
I was frightened of bullies at school.
Now I'm horrified at some of my thoughts.
I used to spend all of my pocket money on junk food.
Now I save most of my salary for a dream holiday.
I used to smoke and drink.
Now I only drink wine.
I used to move a lot.
Now I sit a lot.
I had many friends.
Now I have a few and a dog.
I used to give advice to people.
Now I laugh at my wisdom.
Book of the day
Three volume box set of the Persian Book of Kings
Translated by Dick Davis