Friday, December 17, 2010

Following Your Heart

They say to follow your heart.  When you're falling in love, however, that's the worst time to abandon your mind.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Social Skill Set

Make a list of the social skills that you admire in a friend or relative.  Then make a much shorter list of those skills you might be able to replicate.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Charm

"Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind."


Kurt Vonnegut
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

First Date

Dating tip: On the first date, please avoid talking about your ex.  That includes your ex-wife, your ex-girlfriend, and especially both of them at the same time.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Introverts and Extroverts

There's anything worse than an introvert with no social skills, it's an extrovert with no social skills.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bat in the Belfry

When it comes to the end of days, I'm not sure if I'm the canary in the coal mine or the bat in the belfry.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Servitude

Nothing makes you look like a bigger jerk than being snobbish to the person who serves you in a restaurant.  If you end the meal being served by the manager, that should be your clue that you did something wrong.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cold Turkey

"Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey."

Kurt Vonnegut

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pretending to Be

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."


Kurt VonnegutMother Night

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Appearances

They say not to judge people by their appearance.  What they mean is not to judge people based on stupid criteria.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happiness Vs. Intelligence

 "One of the indictments of civilization is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person."

William Feather

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Feeling Alive

"How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive."

Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse-Five

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Being Understood

If you keep wondering why no one understands you, it might be wise to formulate a plan for making yourself understood.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010