Sunday, February 16, 2014

Epic Snow Penis; Get Off Your Ass; Rosie O'Donnell on Staying in the Closet

Epic Snow Penis

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Three talented young women from Rowen University took advantage of the recent snow storms in Glassboro, NJ, and built what can only be described as an epic penis snow sculpture. It's a very ambitious gesture, and one I wouldn't attempt on my own. I don't even know if they are fine arts majors, or just avid fans of penis structure.

You can view it here.

Everyone needs a good hobby.

The photo above is not the snow penis I'm linking to now. But it's just as authentic, if not more so. Photo attribution here.

Get Off Your Ass

I don't know anything about this book or the author, but when I saw it on social media the title caught my eye: Get Off Your Ass and Go to Work; Get a Job or Make One. I've always worked. In college I worked part time while taking 18+ credits all four years. In my own businesses I worked seven days a week for years without complaining. As an author, I work seven days a week most of the time. And when I'm not working I'm usually dealing with family issues involving health matters. But more than that, I'm never too grand to say no to any writing job unless I really feel it's not worth my time or effort...or I don't have the time. I can count those times on one hand and still have fingers left.

So this book caught me eye. The job market is dismal. No one can argue that point. Upward mobility is even more pathetic. And our politicians keep getting more money and more benefits while the rest of us are slipping down in life. But for people like me that job market has always been dismal and I've always found a way around that, and sometimes it meant creating my own positions in the world, and my own jobs. So I know first hand it can be done, without excuses. You just have to figure it out. And maybe this book might help. I can tell you one thing for certain, all that hope and change you've been hearing for about seven years is NOT going to help you get a job or a life. So you might as well scratch that right now and figure out a better plan.

You can check it out on Amazon, here. It's only $3.50.

And here's the blurb:



This is an in-your-face book telling why it's so important to get out of bed and get back to work. It tells how to economize during your job search, what your state of mind should be while hunting and what your over-all philosophy about work and life should be when you find a job. You'll also get important tips on how to get interviews and what to do when you get them. It's important to note that finding a job may not be in your best interests, either. Perhaps starting your own "small" business would be better. I reveal ways in which you can do this inexpensively and give examples of types of businesses you can start. There's much, much more of course but the over riding point behind this book is to become excited about working again. Do NOT become lazy or apathetic about work! Screw up your courage and kick your butt into overdrive. Turn off the tube or video game and go to work.


Rosie O'Donnell on Staying in the Closet
 
Years ago Rosie O'Donnell was offered advice...advice about NOT coming out of the closet because it could have harmed her career at the time. I have no doubt at all this was good advice, for that time.
 
"At that time, nobody printed it," she said. "I remember [Editor-in-Chief] Helen Gurley Brown took it out of an interview that [a reporter] had done with me in, like, 1992. He said, 'Are you gay?' and I said, 'Yes.' She took it out ... She was protecting me because at that time it would've been a huge issue, right? So, I think it's changed a lot. I think it's much more common and people are much more used to it. Being a part of a gay family was not nearly as troubling to my kids as being part of a famous family."
 
I think things have changed a lot. It's not perfect yet, and a lot of people still can't come out of the closet for important reasons that could alter their entire lives, but at least it's getting better.
 
You can read more here. It all seems to be happening so fast, and yet all this took years to realize. I hope no one ever takes that for granted. At least not in my lifetime.
 

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