Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August Happiness Challenge 2010 -- Day 11

A special lunch companion. My former coworker came in for lunch and to officially say goodbye. She brought her little boy with her. Around four months old, he is just toooo cute, and very well behaved. A fine time was had by all!


I need to write three different letters promoting the same financial product. This way the client can choose the one she likes best. It's 5:00 and I don't even have the first one done.

The ideas aren't simply aren't coming.

I don't need to have them done until end of day tomorrow, so I suppose I could go home and hope some inspiration washes over me. But I'm afraid none will.

Sometimes this job is easy. At moments like this, though, it's miserably hard.

I Want Wednesday

I want THIS John Kerry to talk to THAT John Kerry. Then perhaps Senator John Kerry will show the nerve and nads and patriotism that Lt. John Kerry displayed when he asked a Senate hearing back in 1971 the question that got to the heart of the Viet Nam quagmire:

"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

I admire John Kerry enormously. I always have. (Yeah, I know about his yacht. Bite me.) He's been a hero before, and has proven he loves his country and the troops that defend it. And I hate to think that he reached his moment of personal greatness before he turned 30.

Alert and alarm us about Afghanistan the way you did about Viet Nam, Senator. Please. Only this time, you'll be on the other side of the desk, asking the questions instead of answering them.

That's what I want this Wednesday.

What about you? What do you want today?

August Happiness Challenge 2010 -- Day 10

Guilt-free chocolate. Low in fat, rich in fiber, and only 100 calories. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Chocolate Cheerios.