Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kirstie Alley's in a Snit; Routines and Success; Dogs Make You Happy

Kirstie Alley's in a Snit

And the reason she's so upset is because Leah Remini (the wife on King of Queens sitcom) broke away from the church/worship of Kirstie Alley's particular choice: Scientology. You can check out this link to see how Kirstie Alley responded on twitter. I follow her on my twitter feed, and compared to other tweets this is the least of her rants, on all topics. She's very entertaining.

Last week, news first broke that Remini quit Scientology following years of interrogations and thought modifications. The probing came after she allegedly questioned Scientology leader David Miscavige, the church's practices and the disappearance of Miscavige's wife, Shelly. The 43-year-old CBS star was one of Scientology's most famous members, having been involved with the group for some three decades and having defended it publicly on previous occasions.

I have always believed everyone in the US has the right to worship whomever and whatever they want...or...not to follow whomever and whatever they don't want to follow. I like Leah Remini; she makes me laugh late at night when I can't sleep with reruns of King of Queens.

Routines and Success

The things that successful people do every morning vary from person to person, according to this article. But the one common thread I've found is that whatever it is they do they stick to it on a regular basis.

This is what Michelle Obama Does:

Like her husband, Mrs. Obama puts exercise at the top of her morning to-do list. The First Lady told Oprah that she wants her daughters to see her as a woman who takes care of herself, even if it means waking up at 4:30 a.m. to do it.

Frank Lloyd Wright woke early to think and to get ideas, Robert Eiger wakes early to find quiet time, and Margaret Thatcher used to wake up early to listen to a radio show.

I don't know how much of this has to do with success as much as personality. There are many successful people who never do anything like this. I rarely need more than three or four hours of sleep and I get up to run every morning, all year long, to run anywhere between 3 and 5 miles. I think it's more about being driven to accomplish things, and take control of your life, more than it is about the need for success. I've been doing it for over twenty years and the thing I love about running is that you get complete control and it's not an event you have to share with anyone.

Dogs Make You Happy

I know that sounds like I'm preaching to the proverbial choir, because most of my followers are pet lovers and pet owners of all kinds, not just dogs. I've always remembered something from a Fannie Flagg novel that said you can't be depressed with a kitten around the house. But this next link is really kind of nice. I saw it tweeted by one of the Scott brothers, J.D. Scott.

It's a series of photos I can't post here for copyright reasons, but if you are so inclined you can check them out here.



That's actually a photo of me with my dog...after he had a very bad haircut by a very bad groomer who lived to regret that particular day. I felt so bad for him, and I wanted to cheer him up so much, I made Tony take a photo and I kept telling him he looked beautiful. But I think his expression says it all.














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