Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
LT Smash has a succinct and historically accurate letter to French President Chirac here.
Thanks to Susanna at Cut On the Bias for the link.
Here's a lovely French travel advisory for American tourists. Thanks to Acidman for link. And also for this link to Right We Are - where he is stalking. I have warned the lovely ladies.
Moon Maiden from Wallace, NC, sent this progressive growth piece from Pearls of Light, a new site. They are taking introductory FREE subscriptions here for a limited time.
I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night" ~~ Age 6
I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either ~~ Age 7
I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back ~~ Age 9
I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again ~~ Age 12
I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up ~~ Age 14
I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me ~~ Age 15
I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice ~~ Age 24
I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures ~~ Age 26
I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there ~~Age 29
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it ~~ Age 30
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it ~~ Age 42
I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note ~~ Age 44
I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others ~~ Age 46
I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies ~~ Age 47
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow ~~ Age 48
I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours ~~ Age 49
I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone ~~ Age 50
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights ~~ Age 52
I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills ~~ Age 52
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die ~~ Age 53
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life ~~ Age 58
I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage ~~ Age 61
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance ~~ Age 62
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back ~~ Age 64
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you ~~ Age 65
I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision ~~ Age 66
I've learned that everyone can use a prayer ~~ Age 72
I've learned that it pays to believe in miracles. And to tell the truth, I've seen several ~~ Age 75
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one ~~ Age 82
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back ~~ Age 85
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn ~~ Age 92
I've learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.
PS: Which age do you feel like?
Looking for the Perfect Job?
My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned... couldn't concentrate.
Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax.
After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it, mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
Next I tried working in a muffler factory, but that was too exhausting.
Then I tried to be a chef. I figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme.
I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.
My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy.
I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn't have any patience.
Next was a job in a shoe factory. I tried, but I just didn't fit in.
I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.
I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, ! but the work was just too draining.
So then I got a job in a workout center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a historian; but there was no future in it.
My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit, because it was always the same old grind.
SO I RETIRED AND FOUND I AM PERFECT FOR THE JOB.
(You don't stop laughing because you've grown old. You grow old because you stop laughing!)