Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I Believe...

...that if you don't work out, your body breaks down. If you don't watch what you eat, your body breaks down. If you don't work out your brain and feed it good stuff, it also breaks down and you're more likely to believe anything your TV or computer says.

...that I love working with people who are in their 20s. They are full of enthusiasm, creativity and vision and hungry to work and play. They remind me that that doesn't have to change as you get older.

...that "pride in America is like loving that kid of yours who is morbidly obese, huffs paint fumes out of a paper bag, steals Doritos from the 7-11 and beats up on the black and Mexican kids in the neighborhood for no actual reason. You have to find some sort of love for that kid because he's your kid and you made him." (This is verbatim what Don Hall wrote on his blog and I couldn't have said it better.)

...that dating at my age is sometimes fun and mostly frustrating. Part of it is that I don't look my age and women my age do. (I know, I'm going to hell). I'm also dragging around a few past relationships where I invested a lot of time, energy, emotion and commitment only to get screwed over. Relationships are hard. They have their moments of being a blast and their moments of being rough. If I get into another relationship - and I'm totally cool if I don't - it's going to be with someone who's not going to jump off the roller coaster when they discover it goes down as well as up.

...that we have way too many sources for just about everything, particularly when it comes to news and entertainment. Which is why it's hard to distinguish between the two. They're both screaming for attention. Also why most people know more about Lindsay Lohan than they do Afghanistan or the party of "No!" Clearly, every legitimate news article needs to feature an attractive woman in her underwear.