Thursday, September 10, 2015

Live from the Cake and Eat It Carousel

I passed a woman the other day while driving who was walking her Doberman Pinscher (I assume it was here; who offers to walk someone else's'?) on a leash who had on dark blue tee shirt with Shut Up Underpants printed across the back.

I have no idea what was on the front what with the large dog and all, but when I sat down to write this, her shirt just jumped out at me (which probably isn't really the way I'd like this sentence to read, but, as they say in Congress, who has time for English? (kidding, I hope)).

And my mentioning that means if you're  surfing the web today, hanging ten, grabbing some churn and getting jiggy with it (see? all of that was English and I have NO idea what any of it means) and your search engine finds that term, you will feel like you've learned something even though, upon further review, you haven't. 

I had someone send me some amazing insights the other day someone with whom I share the same biology and with whom I'm joined by the same air we breathe, but that's about all we have in common. So he's a pretty amazing guy for passing this stuff along but (of course) not as amazing as I am for sharing some of it with you. (why is there no ironic type font?)

Bernie (not the guy with the appliance store, another Bernie) tells me this comes from the mind and pen (or keyboard, I suspect) of Regina Brett of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and while I'm only going to pass along a few of her insights, the column itself is right here but before you read it, make yourself a nice cup of coffee, brew yourself some tea, or if it's late enough, maybe have a Seagrams's and soda, because you'll want to savor it, it's that good.

"Life isn't fair, but it's still good."
"Life is too short to waste time hating anyone."
"You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree."
"If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it."
"Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful."
"No one is in charge of your happiness but you."
"What other people think of you is none of your business."
"No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up," and my favorite,
"Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does."

We just finished observing Labor Day with many of us working on a day that is dedicated to thanking those who work. I don't make the rules, but that one seems to especially suck. The hustle and bustle and head-noise aren't going anywhere and you really look like you could use a break, so take it. And if anyone says anything, refer them to today's title and let them figure it out.
-bill kenny

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