Hard to believe this is the fourth installment of listy, round-up goodness. However, time cares not what we believe, continuing to march the hell on, regardless.
And so, without further ado...
- Money might spend itself, but it does not reconcile itself in the QuickBooks.
- Goals, on the other hand, neither make nor complete themselves.
- No matter how public you go with them.
- There is life after land lines.
- CFLs do not suck nearly as hard as they did five years ago.
- But they still kinda-sorta suck.
- Bread + beer - activity = belly.
- Fortunately, underwear stretches.
- For someone who claims an ambivalence towards blood relatives, I feel awfully proud that five of my boy-cousins made hanging out with me a priority.
- There is still no family like family of choice.
- Even if they happen to be related by blood.
- Nerds rule.
- No, seriously, they rule.
- Whoever said "Life sucks and then you die" was only half-right.
- Thank christ.
- Or whomever.
- Information designers are hot.
- Portland kicks L.A.'s ass.
- Seattle doesn't, but Seattle coffee kicks all coffee's ass.
- The real cost of acquiring stuff is the time spent divesting oneself of it.
- That thing I tell myself, about being able to go back to copywriting? Total lie.
- When in doubt, do a salute.
- Or rearrange the furniture.
- Cheese can tell you a lot about a person.
- Telling stories is my favorite thing.
- Helping other people tell stories runs a close second.
- There is no such thing as too much music.
- Or books.
- Facebook is the AOL of social media.
- Twitter, on the other hand, is the tits.
- Perimenopause is a lot like having PMS 365 days a year.
- Atheism makes an excellent hillbilly repellent in a pinch.
- This design business thing isn't for everyone.
- And by "everyone," I mean me.
- The Wall Street Journal publishes an entire newspaper every day.
- And by "every day," I mean every fucking day.
- I miss SxSW when I don't go.
- Mid-century L.A. apartments were not built for global warming.
- Neither were mid-century women.
- The Marines are the second-toughest job you'll ever love.
- President of your Toastmasters club being first.
- We all have a type.
- Rick's hamburgers are as good as they say.
- If you build it, they will come.
- Dental insurance in 2007 is but a walking shadow.
- Not to mention a walking shadow, a poor player strutting & fretting and a tale told by an idjit.
- There really and truly are no shortcuts.
- There is nothing like fan mail.
- I can live without everything but truth.
- Even the lamb sandwich at Cafe du Village.
Can't wait for Part II? Have I got your number, brother: