Friday, February 29, 2008

Mean People Suck

I just finished reading Ed Horrell's The Kindness Revolution. http://www.amazon.com/Kindness-Revolution-Company-wide-Inspires-Phenomenal/dp/0814473075/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204317901&sr=8-1

A quote that got my attention: "One interesting aspect of human behavior involves observing people who do not display traits of kindness. They tend to be abrasive, impatient, and even rude. They don't listen -- they don't show interest in others, and they show indifference in their communication. In short, they are simply not very nice! What you will find, however, is that these same people still prefer to be around people who are kind. They want to be listened to, they want respect, and they want to be shown regard" (italics added, 109-110).

Kindness matters. It's good for you, it's good for those around you, and it's free.

One of my favorite bumper stickers is: Practice Random Acts of Kindness.

I challenge you to practice a random act of kindness today!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bill Buckley, RIP

I'm sad to hear that William F. Buckley died.

When I was growing up, I always appreciated his big vocabulary, his wit, and his unintentionally goofy facial expressions. A true conservative blue-blood, he tends to represent the stereotypical image of a Connecticut Republican fat cat. Nevertheless, the man could think and the man could write.

I read National Review religiously in high school, and his Blackford Oakes spy novels got me through many Friday nights when most of my high school friends were out drinking and getting girls in the family way.

RIP, Bill. Hope God has a cigar and a sailboat waiting for you.

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/william-f-buckley-jr-dies-at-82/n20080227123709990105

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tina Fey Endorses Hillary on SNL

I like Tina Fey, but I hated her "Weekend Update" guest spot last night. She basically endorsed Hillary.

Hillary supporters seem angry, as though people don't vote for Hillary because she's a woman. That's my best guess as to their anger.

Suggest that Barack is the better candidate, and they will look at you like you're sexist.

Let's face it; people don't like Hillary, and it has little to do with the fact that she's a woman. It has a lot more to do with that fact that she's a Clinton.

It has little to do with the fact that she's a "strong woman"; it has a lot to do with the fact that Barack is a better candidate.

Tina Fey even went so far as to admit that Hillary is a "bitch," but it's the "bitches that get things done." What a bunch of b.s. You don't have to be mean to get things done.

She also suggested that another "co-presidency" would be a good thing; first, I honestly don't believe that Bill shared power with Hillary; and a likewise doubt that Hillary would share power with Bill. That's not the point.

Tina, if you support Hillary, more power to you. But I didn't find your skit to be funny, and isn't that what SNL is supposed to be, funny?

Sleeping Beauty


It's been a while since I've posted a Tavi pic. :)