December 20, 2009


This afternoon I had to inform a coworker of a major global historical event that took place during both our lifetimes (she’s actually older than me). I won’t mention what this event was, in case she comes across this blog and gets pissed off, but suffice it to say that it was on the news for weeks upon weeks after it happened and it’s still mentioned on occasion today. Somehow, some way, she never once heard about it.

So here’s an open message to my fellow Americans:

Folks, there’s more to life than country music, romance novels, text messaging, celebrity gossip, and reality TV. Really, there is.

And please, if you’re going to live a sheltered life, please don’t use the phrase “You don’t get out much, do you?” when the person to whom you’re speaking really does get out more than you.


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