Monday, March 31, 2008

those life lessons from kindergarten were quite important

It's funny how things that are relevant at age 6 are perhaps more relevant at 26.

Whatever happened to "Two wrongs do not make a right"? Do you really feel better when you have hurt someone back the way they hurt you?

It makes me think that the simple rules of life - that we learn in kindergarten - are really some of the most important ones to live by.

Monday, March 10, 2008

playing it safe

I have typecast myself in my own life. Strange, right? because I am the writer and director of it. But I realize that I typically play it safe. I'm afraid to get in trouble, play just far enough outside the comfort zone to have some adventures but nothing too crazy.

If I continue on this path and look back in 10 years, I will be thoroughly disapointed. If someone else came to me with the adventures and outcomes I can imagine for myself - I would be insanely jealous. So, it would be a no brainer to go out and fix this, right??

st. paul

Smoking has been banned in bars in CT and MA for quite some time... I can't imagine ever going back to it! However, the rest of the country is still working on banning smoking in their restaurants and bars. . and it seems people aren't taking it well!

St. Paul, MN bar owners are finding loopholes to the new rule, by claiming that their bars are "theaters" and that patrons are "actors" in an improv show. Smoking inside is legal - if it is part of a theater production. I could credit their creative interpretations, but is smoking inside really that important? I heard this story on NPR, where they quoted a smoker/bar patron saying something to the effect of 'things are back to normal, I like that I can smoke and not be inconvenienced.' Ok buddy, what about the inconvenience you are causing non smokers? Is it really such a big deal to just go outside? If so, maybe the best thing is to stay home and smoke inside, only damaging your own lungs and affecting your own clothes!