I don’t have much to say today, well I do, but as it turns out, I’m too lazy to type it all out so I’m going to give you some snippets. Feel free to toss in your own two cents.
- This speech is brilliant. (It’s the commencement address about kids not being special.) I agree about 100% with the fact that although we all have things about us that are special traits that make us, well, us. Very few of us are actually all that extraordinary. Am I good at certain things? For sure. Am I even very good at some things? Yes, in fact I am. You are too, but you know what? I’m under no delusion that I’m the best at anything and I work hard at the things that make me “special”. I think this dudes message is spot on. Kids need to learn that showing up and participating doesn’t make them special. It makes them part of a group and if they want to be special, they need to work at it.
- This is ridiculous. A Coney Island principal banned Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American” from being sung at an elementary end of the year ceremony (they’re calling it “graduation” but please see above point) and replacing it with Beiber’s “Baby”. Now, I’m not even partial to the song, but her reasoning sucks (that they don’t want to offend anyone) and I have a feeling it’s her own personal beliefs that are creating issue. The one point that perhaps the lyrics in ”Proud to be an American” are too mature for 5 year olds to really grasp may be accurate, but then to replace it with “Baby”? That’s what I like to call a “shitty decision”.
- It might be time to retire my favorite work pants…or at least dry them with heat. They’re starting to fit like cozy pants and well, I’m not sure how well that’ll go over at work for much longer.
- I’m really fricken excited. I ran a mile last night in 11:46. I’m closing in on my best time ever of 11:11
That’s it. What kind of snippet do you have for today?