Just a few thoughts from the dumb, white guy.
- Happy Birthday, Pops. Today is my dad’s birthday and I just wanted to let him know that he is one cool dude. Brief history of Mr. Shife, my biological dad left me and my Mom when I was a baby, and even though that wasn’t very cool, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. My Mom met my Pops a few years later and they got married, and I was adopted. He has always treated me like his own flesh and blood and I hope I can be half the man he didn’t have to be. The song “He Didn’t Have To Be” by Brad Paisley is a fitting tribute to my Pops. I swear the song was written specifically for him. Anyway, Happy Birthday Dad, you are the best.
- I had a Yoo-Hoo for the first time ever yesterday. Not too shabby.
I had grand plans to write a funny little story about Yoo-Hoo, a few good men in my underpant’s navy, and how Mrs. Shife couldn’t handle the truth. But Mrs. Shife said it was a little too obscure so I had the trash that plan. Basically Tom Cruise’s character in “A Few Good Men” liked the Yoo-Hoo and everyone knows the line from the movie “You can’t handle the truth.” It would have been a beautiful thing but my editor said no.
- Two quotes to consider this season when you are out and about dealing with Christmas madness. (And special thanks to my friend, Swedish Nurse, for the second quote.)
“One can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who think can do nothing for them.” – I don’t know who is responsible for this gem.
“Most humans have an almost infinite capacity for takings things for granted.” – Aldous Huxley, English critic & novelist.