Halloween was always a really big thing for my family and I. My parents have been throwing a huge party for the past 14 years, and I have only ever missed one.
Last year I just couldn’t think of what to go as, and ended up throwing some crap together last second.. This year I was thinking as going as Ron Swanson. Now though, I fear that nobody would get the costume, and I would shave my wonderful beard for no reason. I think Halloween and I just don’t get along anymore.
It was always more fun in the past, but I can’t even get up the motivation to figure out a thing to be.
New book day. It came in the mail today. I forgot I pre-ordered it a while back, and was happy to see it.
So far, I have literally read the insert and the first page. There was something very thought provoking in that tiny selection actually. But I couldn’t bring myself to begin such an endeavor at this time. I need to be able to sit, and enjoy for a while.
I feel pretty terrible about the “reading books for enjoyment” part of my life. I read so much on the internet that it could fill hundreds of pages of books a week, but I barely ever even pick up a nice hardcopy.
I think I’ve been keeping myself busy lately in the wrong ways. Not good busy, but busy busy.
Nothing is getting done.
I can’t wait until Sunday. I don’t think I have anything planned after that day.
I kinda just want to walk away from my obligations, and relax for a while. I want to go for a long drive with a surprise at the end. Find out what it means to give up. Find out where I can go from there.
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” Warren told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward the following message to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term’s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
This is one of the most effective strategies I’ve seen to stop this congress from further ruining the country.
"When Johnny was coaching with the Hornets in 1995 they had a good team. Glen Rice, Mourning, Johnson. Series was tied at 2 and Hornets had a chance to win game 5 in Chicago. On the biggest possession of the game, Mugsy had the ball with the Hornets down 1. Jordan backed off of him and told him: “shoot it you fucking midget.” Mugsy shot it, didn’t come close. A year later Mugsy actually told Johnny Bach that he believes that single play ruined his career. His shot never recovered."
I wanted to get her something that she would love…. But since she is a eight year old girl that is limited to pretty dolly things.
She loves Barbies, and American Dolls. I went Barbie. Got her “Teacher” Barbie. This Barbie has a little art pallet, and stuff. Thought that was a better example than Disney slut barbie, or anything brats at all. At least this Barbie has a career. She doesn’t neeeeeeed Ken.
She blew up. She loved it. Loved it.
Nothing makes me happier than making her happy. Can’t wait for Christmas.
Last night was a blur. I watched Andrew W.K. I jumped out the window of a moving bus. I can’t remember anything that happened in Minneapolis, but was there for more than 4 hours. I found a knife and a suit jacket. I lost both of them later.
Being a zombie yesterday has made it hard for me to leave bed today at all.
Instead of dressing up as a sluttycanceled Playboy bunny, why not try your hand at Pawnee’s own Ron Swanson for Halloween.
Pure masculinity with a stern stare
A polo shirt
An assortment of meats
“Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait. I’m worried what you just heard was, “Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.” What I said was, “Give me all the bacon and eggs you have”. Do you understand?”
“You had me at meat tornado.”
“The less I know about other people’s affairs, the happier I am. I’m not interested in caring about people. I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”