Wow, I had such a wonderful weekend. I caught up on both issues of the Washington Post magazine, which had awesome articles, including these:
And her name is Debra. Extra points, dude. Awesome! #iamfoolish
For those of you who don’t read this blog all the time,
where the hell have you been I should explain that #iamfoolish is a hashtag I made up in this post. Okay?
Yes, kids, just ignore the shiny objects and go for the real value, and you’ll do fine. It’s called growing up.
There’s the cover, in case you’ve never seen it or forgotten it.
BTW, if you’d like to get a free copy of the book for any ereader in any format, just click here and follow the easy instructions. Commercial over. Thanks!
Anyway, like I was saying, I started to feel bad, but then I applied Frankl’s theory and chose not to feel bad.
And I was content.
Clara Barton was a soldier deep in the sh*t. She was awesome, but she was born long before women were recognized for their skills and their ability to eat sh*t and survive.
Now, onto the paper …
And, in community news …
Way to go, Rhonda Waller! Steve Jobs would be thrilled.
And then it hit me. OMG! Gene Weingarten’s Twitter avatar.
So … I’m thinking about this and what another writer said about my bleak sense of humor. And Gene has a bleak sense of humor, too. His best humor and writing in general is existential. That’s why I’ve always thought we have common viewpoints.
But wait! It gets even
weirder better. I figured this out on the way home from acupuncture, which usually causes me to think weird interesting thoughts.
Gene is from New York and so am I. And Gene is Jewish, but I’m agnostic/atheist or whatever.
However, Deborah is my full name. And it’s from the Old Testament. Deborah was a prophetess in The Bible. So, she was Jewish.
And, holy sh*t! According to Wikipedia, Deborah was a judge. :-O And I’m a lawyer. Weird.
So, Gene, if you’re reading this
really crazy post, I hope you’ll consider it an olive branch extended in friendship, albeit with slightly gimpy hand.
Can we be friends?
PS: RIP Joey Ramone
Video via Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar, where I discovered that the only Kosher McDonald’s outside Israel is in Buenos Aires. Wow!