Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

Another beloved inspiration is gone, with the death of 91-year-old veteran actress/activist Ruby Dee. She truly was a star.

Another frankenfood, like the Cronut, has emerged from an eatery in New York's West Village: the ramenrrito, a burrito stuffed with ramen noodles instead of rice. While these unconventional combinations sound interesting, is it merely coincidence that they've begun popping up at the same time that marijuana is legal?

Remember those mannequins people would keep in their cars so they could drive in the car pool lane while driving alone? I think I want to get one to hold my table when I'm dining alone and go to the restroom.

The literary equivalent of rubbing it in: someone talking about Kylie and Kendall Jenner's book while you're suffering from writer's block.

Of the only two people whose approval you need... Jehovah's and yours... yours is the less important.

I am by no means a Belieber, but I have to give him his props; calling a bath a baptism to get absolution for those racist videos was a stroke of publicity genius.

We are all shaped by our own circumstances and experiences. I listened to two people debating (and getting nowhere) about the value of fathers. One was a father, the other, a great-grandmother who'd been abandoned by her father. Both spoke with passion and conviction, and neither of them would concede. For all I know, they're still arguing. I had things to do.

I know that if life gives you lemons, you're supposed to make lemonade. But life didn't give me water and sugar.

The truck driver who started the chain reaction vehicle crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed one of his fellow passengers says that reports that he'd gone 24 hours without sleep were fabricated, and the criminal charges against him for the accident are an attempt to make him a scapegoat because of Morgan's celebrity. Whether that is true or not, the issue raised is a valid one: immediate access to information, the inability to verify facts, and the court of public opinion can easily taint any investigation.

Note that may be meant for someone in particular: none of the neighbors believes that you're trying to spread holiday cheer in June, so take down all those lights, okay?

Agape' -- P

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