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I love TUESDAY!  Just saying it sounds hip and healthy.  Say it out loud … Tuesday!

It’s so INDEPENDENT.

It’s not all depressed because it’s Monday.  It’s not Hump Day.  It’s not Beginning-of-the-Weekend Thursday (Have I taught college too long?)  And it ain’t Finally-here-Friday.

It’s itself.  Sort of like Ozzy Osborne.  Or Cher.  (But very unlike the Kardashians.)

I’m sitting here wasting a lil time before heading off to my 5:00 Tuesday ESL 680 Research class at SCAD (all grad students), drinking some Pineapple-Orange-Banana juice and trying to decide whether to wear my new very light blue pants.

I just asked myself this question:  “Is it better to be for or against”?

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Here’s my answer to myself:

For the rest of this day (and hopefully for the rest of my life) …

“I SET FORTH AN INTENTION TO REVEL IN PEACEFUL JOY BY FOCUSING ON, THINKING ABOUT, FEELING THAT WHICH I AM FOR RATHER THAN THAT WHICH I AM AGAINST.”

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I ENCOURAGE YOU (AND MYSELF) TO BE MORE FOR AND LESS AGAINST.

 

Ten Things I Just Cannot Understand

Some things in life I simply Do Not Get.  Here are ten.

1.  How heavy airplanes fly.  I don’t buy all that fluid mechanics stuff.  Have you ever tried to LIFT or DRAG an airplane?!  Or stand behind one … and THRUST it forward?!  Come on.  That’s a lotta WEIGHT!

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2.  How very pretty I think lard is.

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3.  The Kardashians

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4.  The big embarrassing fact that throughout my life, when I hear the song, “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More with No Big Fat Woman,” I cannot get it off my mind for days, weeks, sometimes months.  I feel like a politically incorrect sizist (that word looks funny), but I keep humming “Ain’t Gonna” anyway, often turning beet red for fear of being overheard.  And I have this insane desire to bump with every overweight woman I encounter at Big Lots.

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(Confession: I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding.)

5.  The periodic table of the elements.

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6.  Mincemeat, or more specifically, mincemeat apple pie.

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7.  Men’s neck ties.  Why?

8.  The unfathomable (to me) discrepancy between our society’s overall abhorrence of violence and the blockbuster popularity of gratuitously and graphically over-the-top depiction of violence in so many movies and in popular entertainment.

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9.  Why teachers don’t earn more money.

(According to SI.com’s Fortunate 50, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is projected to be the highest-paid athlete in American sports for the second straight year, potentially earning between $90 million and $128 million.)

(Robert Downey Jr is set to become Hollywood’s first $100 million man.  From ET.)

(Hillary Clinton has wasted no time cashing in on the lecture circuit as it was revealed today that she will be charging $200,000  per speech.  From MailOnline.)

10.  My obsessive, immature love of Red Hots.   

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P.S.  I’m available to give speeches anywhere in the continental United States for a fee of $19.99 plus dinner at Applebees and a bag of Red Hots.

First Bite of Meat & the Kardashians

This afternoon, my Grandtwins took their FIRST bite of baby food meat, chicken to be exact.

Here’s Matthew‘s reaction:

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And Madison‘s:

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Uncannily similar to the response I had when it hit me that Keeping Up with the Kardashians is about to enter its 8th season.

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