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Cute vs Gorgeous.

Cute vs Gorgeous.

A lot of talk goes into how life is different fir the beautiful people. As someone not in that group I can only speculate as to the truth of those claims. I will however, admit to treating beautiful people, more specifically beautiful women, differently. However this has its limits. I fully agree that I enjoy it when I get the pretty waitress...

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Flatery or Paranoia

Flatery or Paranoia

I have mixed feelings when I see TV characters using ideas I have come up with previously. I should be proud by the validation, but envy and jealousy creep in.  It makes me sad.  Another lost opportunity.  Another idea I never followed through on. Tonight,  On The Big Bang Theory, I watched Howard a therapy technique I developed years ago...

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Waiting vs Selling

Waiting vs Selling

I’ve worked in the support industry and the retail sales industry, but never did food service and I've never been a waiter. I have a great respect for the people who work the counter at fast food places. It’s a hectic stressful job that I don’t think I’d do well at. It’s fast and furious and you’re often dealing with angry people who believe...

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People

People

There are a lot of people on this earth. I know that seems like an obvious statement to make, but every now and then, I am hit with an example that makes me stop and actually say it aloud. Somehow, saying things out loud seems to make them more real. There are a lot of different people in this world. A lot of people in this city in fact. Breaking...

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USA vs Canada

USA vs Canada

I’m a Canadian, and watch mostly Canadian TV channels. This has changed since I was a kid, when the Buffalo New York channels were a major part of my day. Today, almost everything I want to watch is available on a TV channel with Canadian commercials. With the exception of A&E and TLC, I don’t really see American TV ads anymore. I have mostly...

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Belief vs Truth

Belief vs Truth

Weather you believe in something or not, doesn’t affect whether not it is true. Things can exist, regardless of whether or not you believe they do. You could not believe in God, but still pray to one when in need. My belief isn’t the answer. My belief is personal, and irrelevant to facts. I do not believe any of the existing theories of God is...

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Accessorize for a smile

Accessorize for a smile

T Shirts are great if they fulfill three uses. Provide a smile Reflect your style or opinion without words Starts a conversation. The best T shirts start conversations. They come with a story, or they create a story. A good T Shirt allow you to break the ice with a smile and a generic “IN” to a conversation with a friend or stranger.  It shows us...

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Age

Age

I figured something out this weekend. Age isn’t about getting old. It’s more about the past getting farther away. It’s about the gap between how old you are, and how old the people around you are. If you are 16 but your friends are 12, then you are old. This weekend, I was old. I had volunteered to work a booth promoting a pop culture / science...

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Story Gifting

Story Gifting

I have written many times about the power of stories,  but today I will give an example of how they can be used to change embarrassing situations into joy. I am seated in a lunch restaurant a fair distance from my home, with my back to the dining room. As I was eating,  I dropped some crumbs on my shirt, and when I looked down, I happened to...

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American Politics

American Politics

Frequently when I think of politics, I think there are many smart people out there that do things politically, more like a performance than real politics.  Elections are shows for the masses.  The campaign trail is performance art.  With 24 hour news channels and blogs out the wazoo, people need to have something to talk about. To feel they're a...

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Moder Day Zombies

Moder Day Zombies

Sometimes life is more fun when you notice it on purpose. It’s always odd how the universe tends to show you what you’re looking for. Have you ever noticed you see more of your brand of car on the road after you start looking? When I am alone, outdoors in the sunlight under a blue sky, I like to let my mind wander to new topics, rather than the...

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Commercials

Commercials

The first one that breaks the piñata gets less than everyone else. I just saw a commercial where they implied that training in life is good, and they used an example of a girl who twirled herself at home for hours so she could handle the blindfolded twirl at her birthday party the next day. We then see her at the party, and she hit the piñata...

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Canadian Star System

Canadian Star System

Canadians have less of a celebrity star system, but we're getting there.   I can't explain it, but people seem to enjoy watching actors they know.  With some exceptions, we seem to get over stereotyping, and want to see people we've seen in new roles on new shows or in new movies.  We get as much excitement out of small stars as we do big stars. ...

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Bankrupt AT&T

Bankrupt AT&T

Could apple bankrupt AT&T ? If people have a choice, I am led to believe that a lot of people, perhaps almost every iphone owner in the USA would rather have an iPhone on a better network than AT&T.  Many non AT&T users might switch and become iPhone users if they didn't have to leave the network they are on now. It seems to be the...

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Evolution Ramble

Evolution Ramble

I would personally find it quite humorous if the future of our civilization allowed for the theory of evolution to continue, as it once did.  Society has intentionally slowed evolution, by mixing races, and coupling for life, which reduced births and population growth.  Humans don't evolve like we once did.  I think we slowed evolution on...

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Facebook Friend Flaw

Facebook Friend Flaw

Something scared me just now.  A logic flaw in facebook nobody is thinking about. Recently, an old friend of mine appeared on facebook without a profile pic. I friended here and several of my friends followed suit and added her too. Today I thought, If this wasn't my friend at all, they could now easily discover loads about me. They'd have a huge...

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Funny Ideas

Funny Ideas

I think it'd be hilarious if we discover bones and fossils expand.  Science was thinking wrong. We know the humans in the history we know have expanded from 4 foot beings to 6 foot beings in only a few hundred years. What if in 10,000 years or more, they just keep growing, even after what we call death. Dinasaurs were not gigantic... Just the...

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