Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Believe...


...that we have nothing to fear but fear itself. And monsters. Monsters are very frightening.

...that politicians are doing their best to put on a great show so they can keep their jobs. They owe more to P. T. Barnum than Abraham Lincoln, except Barnum was more trustworthy.

...that throwing one's heart and soul and total devotion into any organized religion is a lousy idea. The fact religions - Christianity, included - tend to lead to and foster war is pretty good evidence against them being a good idea.

...that work can be fun. We drudge through life as if "work sucks" is henna tattooed to our foreheads. You have to make a buck, sure, but it doesn't have to be a soul-sucking experience. And, if it is, get to work to change it. Either change how you are at work, or change the work. I used to wait tables. Didn't like it, but had a lot of fun and used what I didn't like to fuel my creativity and search for a better job. I don't make a ton of money, but I laugh a lot and have conversations about penguins, vampires, sand castles, unicorns with STDs and all things ridiculous.

...that you should hop on the Brown Line tonight, get off at Randolph, or on the Red Line and get off at Lake, and catch WNEP's Nighthawk Sandwich at the Storefront Theater, 66 East Randolph. 7:30PM - five bucks(!) - see some Hopper scenes that aren't in the main show but are incredibly fun and entertaining nonetheless... It also includes three 365 scenes. 40 actors, nine scenes, buttloads of talent on display and only FIVE BUCKS! Best theater deal in the city!

6 comments:

Don Hall said...

...awesome...

Joe Janes said...

As long as I have you to steal from, I will continue to do Wednesday "I Believes."

Old Ned said...

How 'bout the Cookie Monster? Are you scared of him?

Joe Janes said...

Only since he stopped eating cookies. Who knows how he's getting his fix these days?

Chris Othic said...

I hear Cookie Monster is also a religious extremist.

Aly said...

I like cookies. Hope the show went well.