So like I was saying, everyone around here was watching it. Everyone within 100 miles of KC was watching it. 27 other people were watching it. If you are one of the aforementioned individuals, this post is not for you. If you are one of the chosen from the last post, then this post is not for you (but you will appreciate it).
Music is the only field, other than sports, where 50,000 people will go out of their minds crazy just to watch you do your job. But here is why sports is better. In music there is no chance of losing. NKOTB never goes out on stage and has to worry about 98◦ out playing them. There is no agony in watching Green Day work all year long, playing concert after concert only to lose out to JayZ. That is not to say that music is in any way bad. In fact anytime 50K peeps will act like maniacs because you walk around, it is cool, but still, sports wins. Go find your sport and start playing.
I just started the Slow Regard of Silent Things. I highly recommend that you read this, but you must follow Pat’s advice and neither buy it nor read it unless you are supposed to, and unless it is right. His first two books are awesome and fantastic and super cool. This one is simply beautiful
Do you like this new format?
I just had a great idea. Chemo Christmas. This is a new holiday that will be celebrated in February. Here is how it works. On Chemo Christmas, you celebrate the magic of western medicine’s ability to figure out that they can make stuff that will kill the bad parts faster than the good parts. You celebrate this by giving a gift to someone who’s life has been affected by chemotherapy. The gift does not need to be, and should not be, big or expensive. It should just be something to say, “I am glad that because of chemotherapy you are here to receive this gift.” The gift is not really for the patient, but for the collective intelligence and spirit of every doctor, scientist, nurse, and patient who has ever been involved in cancer research. This new holiday will be celebrated on the first day after the tenth day of the second month of the year.
I have been working on a train of thought regarding the difference between excellence and greatness. That will be in a future post.
Tonight pour a drink and raise your glasses for Cole, the first of the three most awesome dudes ever.