Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness with Mark Twain

I have a few Wednesday Wickednesses saved in drafts in my Blog that I haven't finished because Captain Pampers wasn't feeling the love that day so until those are published, you'll have to settle with today! Today they chose one of the most brilliant authors whom I dearly love --Mark Twain. Welcome to Wednesday Wickedness!

1. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Do you let yourself off the hook easily? It totally depends on what it's for. Generally speaking I'm a horrible liar and so if I need to confess about a wrong-doing, I'm the first do to so. However, I certainly don't sweat the small stuff. Life's much too short for that.

2. A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Do you think everyone lies? To quote my mom, "Does a one legged duck swim in a circle?" In other words, absolutely!

3. A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
What was the last thing that you had to learn the hard way? Some things are worth waiting for...

4. A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
What types of things do you read? I read mostly parenting books... self-help books... scrapbooking books... magazines like Family Circle and Southern Living... however, when I pick up a book it's Poe, Hawthorne, Twain, Barrett-Browning, Hemmingway. Those are my favorites.

5. A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Have you ever thought about something that did not exist and later it was invented? You know, I don't know. I had an idea for a chair like the Bumbo when Josh was about 3 months old but that was 11 years ago... Guess I'd be rich now, huh?

6. Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
How well do you think that you observe people? Very well. My mom was a police officer and taught me to look for all kinds of miscellaneous details because you never know when you may need to remember them.

7. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Have you ever used humor to diffuse a difficult situation? What are you talking about? Humor IS my defense mechanism. I am always using humor to diffuse things... along the same lines, life's too short to not laugh at almost everything.

8. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
How important is your age to you? Do you ever lie about it or refuse to reveal it? I'm 38. I don't care who knows it. I think people who lie about their age are stupid and pathetic. And, if they're a parent teaching their children not to lie -- they're hypocrites. I loathe hypocrites. A lie is a lie is a lie. You either lie or you don't lie. It's not a matter of a little lie or a big lie. A lie is a lie. The way I like to look at it is this way.... if I made a batch of cookies and I put a little dog shit in it... does it matter that it's JUST a little or would it matter that it's a lot? Same difference. Shit is shit. A lie is a lie no matter how you dress it up. So, it's only important to BE your age, no one says you have to ACT it!

9. All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
How important do you think confidence is? Are you confident? I think confidence is sexy. There is nothing sexier than a person who is confident in their word and deed. I am confident in general. I'm not confident in talking about something like astro-physics but I'd be a great listener (if I could stay awake.)

10. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Do you do everything you should to be healthy? Of course not, I have children. Ha! There must be cookies every now and then. We eat at McDonald's on occasion. I don't have a largely plant based diet but I try to do my best and live by the "everything in moderation" rule of thumb. I mean, look at it this way... even those people who are health nuts are going to die just like me... so I am not going to be so stupid strict that I don't allow myself to enjoy life a little.


Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

"You may die of a misprint." That's pretty funny. I don't think we're in risk of that either.

Happy New Year!

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