The Paper Napkin Chronicles 7

Aaron Rodgers – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers

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The secret of happiness, you
see, is not found in seeking
more, but in developing the
capacity to enjoy less.



“It’s healthier to look out at the
world through a window than through
a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is
yourself and whatever is behind you.”

Bill Withers

Just A Typical Guy

A husband went to police station to report his missing wife:
Husband : I’ve lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday and has still not come home.
Sergeant : What is her height ?
Husband : Oh, 5 something . . .
Sergeant : Build?
Husband : Not slim, not really fat.
Sergeant : Color of eyes?
Husband : Hard to say, dark.
Sergeant : Color of hair?
Husband : Changes according to season.
Sergeant : What was she wearing?
Husband : Dress/suit/blue jeans — I don’t remember exactly.
Sergeant : Did she go in a car?
Husband : yes.
Sergeant : What kind of car was it?
Husband : 2015 Corvette Stingray 3LT with the Z51 Performance Package,
shark gray metallic paint, with the 6.2 litre V8 engine with direct
injection generating 460 HP. 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission,
and GT bucket seats, and has a very thin scratch on the front left
door. At this point the husband started crying.
Sergeant : Don’t worry sir. We’ll find your car.
From the email archive.


“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

–Stephen Covey


We need more light
about each other. Light
creates understanding,
understanding creates
love, love creates
patience, and patience
creates unity.

Malcolm X


Life is like a library owned by
the author. In it are a few
books which he wrote
himself, but most of them
were written for him.

Harry Fosdick


An intelligent hell would be
better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Hugo


“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”

Napoleon Hill


“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

Concerning Two Things That Piss Me Off

I would like to say that I am an Independent, which I should have noted in the post about political ads. I have been an Independent for the 40 plus years. Never wanted to be labeled a Democrat or Republican.

I don’t like anyone telling me who I should vote for, nor what issues I should agree/disagree with. No Fox News. No MSNBC, and/or anything else. I can form my own opinion. Some may like it, some not, and I won’t lose sleep over it.

Two Things That Piss Me Off

First one is political ads on TV. They actually don’t say much of anything meaningful, as in what they really stand for. What we get is mostly bullshit and attacking their opponents. It seems to get worse, as the election cycle comes and goes.  No wonder politics sucks. Democrats & Republicans are both guilty of slinging the smears, lies, and whatever horse shit they can say.

Two, It’s the beginning of November, already the Xmas ads are starting. Though a couple have started a few days before Halloween, it seems it starts earlier and earlier every year. I see no need for it.

I ask, what is worse: political ads or early Xmas ads?