Right now we have three cats: Sam, Melody, and Amanda.
We haven’t found our fourth cat yet, but we know its name will be Abbie- after Abbie Hoffman.
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"What’s the hardest part about loving yourself?"
"Self-hatred. Which I have a lot of."
"Why do you hate yourself?"
"It started with an over possessive mother making me feel guilty. Then growing up in Flint, Michigan, I was made to feel guilty for being gay. So it all started with other people making me feel guilty. But then I grew up, and I took over their job for them."
These are the people I have the most empathy for: the ones who know what they need to do,but are struggling to do it.
Gospel isn’t usually my thing, but when I hear George Younce sing I can’t help but smile. I think this is one of the happiest songs about Impending Death that you’ll ever hear!
Bruce Dern is one of my favorite actors. I hope this movie shows locally.
I know he meant it literally, but it also works metaphorically. Life is going to punch you in the face, and you can’t let that throw you.
J.R.R. Tolkein had the same thought, but put it a little more poetically: “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
You don’t often get to talk about Tolkein and Tyson in the same post. I’m pretty pleased.
(And if you’ve got a spare 2:37, you might enjoy The Mike Tyson Song.)
The CEO at one place I worked literally went around handing out cookies. It was obvious what he really thought of us- the heat was turned off in our noisy, filthy work area, and he cut our hours so he wouldn’t have to offer health benefits- but he liked to think that we all liked and admired him. After all, he gave us cookies.
I think I preferred the CEO at a different company I worked at who refused to talk to us. We’d say good-morning, and he’d turn his back to us and walk away with his nose in the air.
At least he was honest in his contempt.
When I was in Hasting’s today I overheard an employee telling the manager that the security cameras were down, and instead of saying nothing (like I should have) I piped up with, “Well, that’s good to know!”
Then the manager followed me around for twenty minutes until I left.