While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.”
He addressed the man, “Can you describe your wife’s favourite flower?”
Tom leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, “It’s self-rising, isn’t it?”
The rest of the story gets rather ugly, so I’ll stop right here.
I feel like I need to post this RIDICULOUS email thread somewhere. A pre-party pre-party followed by pre-party for a boat party which will be followed by an after party? All starting at 10am with glitter and champagne and being discussed on a Wednesday morning.
Sometimes you’re afraid to become a couple because you’re afraid of losing what you already have with that person. But life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don’t be a person who has to look back and wonder what they could have had. No one waits forever.”—
“If you’re someone who only reads the editorial page of The New York Times, try glancing at the page of The Wall Street Journal once in awhile. If you’re a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website. It may make your blood boil; your mind may not often be changed. But the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. So too is the practice of engaging in different experiences with different kinds of people… If you grew up in a big city, spend some time with some who grew up in a rural town. If you find yourself only hanging around with people of your race or your ethnicity or your religion, broaden your circle to include people who’ve had different backgrounds and life experiences. You’ll learn what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, and in the process, you’ll help make this democracy work.”—President Obama (via southpol) (via soupsoup)