February 26, 2012
The Notebooks of Maggie A
The best distraction during a hurricane is sex. However, a hurricane lasts for hours. Men don't. Extra batteries can remedy that situation.
If you think you're a fantastic parent, that's practically a guarantee that you're not. Excluding out-and-out abuse, the worst parents I've seen always think they're the best parents they know.
All politicians have principles. It's just that most of them have the same principles as Scarlett O'Hara. If they have to lie, steal, cheat or kill to get what they want, they will. And like Scarlett, they're never sorry for what they've done; they're only sorry they've been caught.
Spewing insults like a rabid dog foaming at the mouth only convinces people to dismiss whatever you're saying. If your goal is simply to vent, then that's not a problem for you ---- you've vented (at the expense of portraying yourself as a rational human being). But if your goal is to convince someone who doesn't agree with you of the validity and/or the intelligence of what you're saying ---- you'll fail. People pay attention to rabid dogs; rabid dogs are attention grabbing and can be dangerous. But no one in their right mind is convinced by them.
On the other hand, don't think you can convince a rabid dog with facts. Rabid dogs are called "mad" for a reason. Facts don't interest them. They only want to attack.
The saying "Love conquers all" is an expression of hope, not a statement of fact. If you can't distinguish between the two, I don't care what date is on your license, you're too young to marry.
To understand all is to understand all. Sympathy may follow. But forgiveness is optional.
I've never met a cat with insomnia.
Talent isn't given only to the nice people. Keep that in mind the next time you meet someone whose works you admire.
I like my men like I like my cars: utterly trustworthy, reliable, dependable, not requiring an excessive amount of upkeep, able to handle a variety of conditions, in decent shape and clean enough. I don't give a fig about lots of accessories or fancy upgrades. DVD players, rich Corinthian leather or blinged out hubcaps don't interest me. So, to me, my requirements don't seem like too much to ask for, and apparently it isn't..............in a car.
For the original, read "The Notebooks of Maggie A -- Part One." For more of my lists read "15 Important Legal Points I've Learned from Watching "Law & Order"," "7 Scary Things You Didn't Know about Your Pet's Food" or "10 Reasons Why the Best "Boyfriend" I've Ever Had Is My Cat."
For more on topics touched upon in this Notebooks, read
Hurricane Advice -- "Let the Hurricane Roar -- 'Cause What Can I Do about It Anyway?"
Parenting -- "When You Think God's Light Shines Out of Your Kid's Asshole.........You're Raising a Brat (And Why It's Not Doing Your Kid Any Favors)"
Politics -- "Impeach Them All"
Cats -- A number of pieces in the Archive