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Can My Friend Sleep Over While the Nazis Are In Town
The other day, I attended a forty-day memorial of a lady that lived to be 92 years old. She was a sweet lady who never said an unkind word about anyone. She never gossiped behind anyone's back. Instead, she would welcome friends and strangers to her home with a warm smile and a tray full of cookies and sweets. She was my hero. She wasn't an athlete or a stellar student. Nor was she a talented singer or musician. Instead, she excelled by being a friend, to the point of risking her own life.
Photo by Elena de Soto on UnsplashWe all want to be Great. We dream of it and thirst for it. But are we committed to it? Is Greatness worth the sacrifice.…. Greatness is not a word; it's a mindset. We daydream about the accolades, the smiles, and the applause. Surrounded by friends and admirers, We dream of exchanging smiles and High-fives. And if the moment is truly remarkable, we are whisked from our feet and carried by well-wishes high above their shoulders. Crowds cheer for you. And we stand there relishing that magical moment. And we freeze that moment in our mind's eye, willfully cherishing every moment in an attempt to freeze time. The best moment of our lives is suspended in time and space.
The Day My Surrogate Mother Crashed My Wedding
I always hear about these 'horror wedding stories' that young singles circulate among their friends. It usually involves the bridesmaids sleeping with the groom or the best man fathering the bride's honeymoon baby. My fiance and I were level-headed, we weren't alcoholics or wild partiers. We both made sure that everyone in our wedding party would have scruples and not be crazy enough to do anything stupid. They all passed the normalcy test. So we felt that we would have a memorable wedding but not too memorable for our wedding guests to gossip about our wedding for years to come. But what happened at my wedding, I could never imagine happening anywhere to anyone. Guess what? It happened to me.
Her Mother Walked Her Down the Aisle
Katherine was three years old when her father left everyone. He left without warning; without a trace. Katherine’s mother at the time was a stay-at-home mom. Katherine was the youngest of three. She didn’t understand why her father left. Frankly, no one understood why he left.
Two Things To Know Before Ordering A Tesla
On a fluke, I placed my order for a Tesla. I followed Tesla closely, and it was announced that the full self-driving mode would increase in price. I love Tesla. I think all-electric vehicles are where the automotive industry is heading in the next ten years. However, I also heard that the long-range Model 3 was ‘unavailable’ until 2023. I panicked and placed my order. Now I am awaiting the Performance Model 3 by November. I also bought the complete self-driving package.
The Darker Side of Owning A Tesla
I can read your mind. You are saying, “What are you trying to say, Are you Mad?”. But hear me out. For some, Tesla may be Ace lurking up the sleeve of a nefarious card player. Pulling the string or gaming the system. I don’t like it either. I’ll be brief and I’ll get to the point.
Grandparents and Grandchildren Conspire
I am still investigating this story. Who is uprooting the authority of the parents in their own household? Who would be so brazen and bold to uproot the natural order of the parental units? Many mothers and fathers have sought asylums in neighboring countries like Mexico and France. Under the pretense of second honeymoons and anniversaries, parents have tried to escape to all-inclusive resorts. Without children without grandparents. Parents seem eager to get away and leave everything. After one week, the parents' request for parental asylum was rejected by the host nation and begrudgingly parents returned to their native country with long faces and regrets. Details are incomplete. My sources have become tight-lip and have recanted their statements. I am still trying to figure out who is the mastermind behind the coup to unseat the parents.
Tesla: Why Buy One?
Tesla is the darling of Wall Street. It inevitably comes out in casual conversation at work and among friends. Many people love Tesla, to the point that it has become a religion. Many who have one brag about it. And don’t get me wrong, I love the car too. But after several conversations among my circle of friends, I learned two reasons that haven’t been talked about. I see these two reasons that will help make Tesla, the largest number of vehicles sold in the world.
Just when you think it couldn't get worse. Well, guess again, it has. I don't know what is going on. The airlines' upper management slashed jobs and t was blindsided by the pent-up demand for air travel by the Covid entrapped populace. The airlines are now struggling to refill positions that they laid off two years ago. As a result, the airline staff is putting in extra hours. As a result, summer travel in 2022 has already beaten 2019's record.