Thursday, October 30, 2014

Today and Tomorrow

Today is almost over - just a few more minutes - but I really didn't want it to end. It would be ok if it would just freeze right now.  Tomorrow brings a new day and perhaps a new era. Maybe I'll just have to start writing poetry.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Friends & Family with Omaha Steaks

You know what I LOVE about Omaha Steaks? 

Yep, just about everything. But besides that I love:

  • That the company delivers delicious steaks right to my doorstep
  • That the steaks are packaged so perfectly so that they arrive ready to cook up to perfection
  • That once you are a customer of Omaha Steaks the company takes exceptionally good care of you? OR
  • That Omaha Steaks is having a Halloween Friends and Family 20% off coupon
Two years ago my brother found that his work schedule required him to travel most of the month of December and he had not finished up his holiday shopping. So, he pulled up the Omaha Steaks website and with a few clicks had sent everyone steaks for the holiday. It was fantastic. During the holidays I don't want to have to think so hard about what to fix for a special dinner. With a few Omaha Steaks on hand I don't have to think.

Back to my brother. He called last week and said that he had received an awesome email from Omaha Steak reminding him of his previous orders and asking if they could help him again this year. He loved it. It was even easier this year.  He called me up to tell me about this so that I could act surprised. Thanks to Omaha Steaks you can check it out and enjoy a 20% off coupon. Over the next couple of days use this 20% off coupon compliments of the Pirates at Omaha Steak.

I was happy to be asked to participate in this 20% off promotion. Yes it is a promotion and sponsored by Omaha Steaks but I would have put this coupon out there even if it weren't. I'm a huge fan of anyone / anything that makes my life easier and more delicious during the holidays. All of my comments on Omaha Steak are my own AND the fact that my brother is a returning customer even before this promotion is true.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath led a brilliant, short, and tragic life. Today we celebrate her birthday but also remember her tragically short life. 

In her short life and short career she had some amazingly inspiring quotes. Here are my top 10 favorite Sylvia Plath quotes:

  1. There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
  2. I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.
  3. I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.
  4. I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.
  5. Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I've taken for granted.
  6. I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.
  7. I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.
  8. Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.
  9. The hardest thing is to live richly in the present without letting it be tainted out of fear for the future or regret for the past.
  10. I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don't ask me who I am.
Actually, that is 11 including the quote at the top of the page but then again the number 11 is much more poetic than 10. It is always amazing to me that people who are so talented and so artistic often lead such tragic lives. Perhaps there is something to be said for boring and happy. For now, I'll aim for "Interesting".