I needed to take an extra Lona nap, after I had my shower and Lu left. Two new people on my floor made so much cooking smoke that they set off the main fire alarm so I had to get up twice, about three hours apart, and prepare to be evacuated. If that wasn’t bad enough a car alarm under my window went off four times. Therefore I has almost no sleep. I’m running way late. I paid my biggest hospital bill yesterday. I haven’t received the other two yet. My share was $1,260. That’s pretty damn great, when you consider that the bill was $503,154.54. Weekend hugs!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:57 (average 4:43). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Upworthy: 6. Work too hard.
I see this from would-be start-up founders and artists and writers every day. They talk about hustling 18 hours a day. They tell you they’ve worked every weekend, every night. They buy into the fallacy that letting your work rule every waking moment is the only way to be successful.
“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”
“It’s all part of the hustle.”
“You can start up or rest. You can’t do both.”
This is all a complete fabrication. It’s been propagated by the insane work schedules of a small percentage of billionaire founders and visionary creatives who were able to function on a fraction of sleep every night.
They are the exception. You are the rule. If you choose to work too hard once and you burn out, that’s an awesome opportunity to learn. But you have to learn from it. You have to learn that trying to maintain that level of skewed work-life balance is rarely going to work for you. [emphasis original]
This is the sixth if six mistakes we all need to make at least once in order to learn from them and grow. Click through for the other five. Personally, I’ve made far more than these six.
From Addicting Info: The Houston Police Department and Texas Rangers are investigating after a gun nut opened fire on the office of Democratic state Senator John Whitmire a day before President Obama is scheduled to speak in Austin.
Early Thursday morning around 12:30am, a shooter fired several rounds into the two-story office. “There are bullet slugs everywhere,” Whitmire said. “One lodged in a framed picture. It’s pretty amazing.”
Whitemire, a gun control advocate, surmised that the weapon used in the attack was an AR-15 because the bullets were .223 caliber. No one was harmed in the shooting but Whitmire and his staff along with law enforcement officials are taking the incident seriously.
“We’ll take precautions. But it’s part of the job, unfortunately, in this day and time,” Whitmire said. “They are checking in this general area to see if anyone else received any gunfire. We don’t know yet. I don’t know yet.”
He had better be careful. Republican Ammosexuals are dangerous. Don’t forget that shots were fired into Gabby Gifford’s office, shortly before a Republican Ammosexual, inspired by Bloody Bullseye Barbie, critically wounded Gabby and murdered and maimed several more people.
From Alternet: The rollout for Robert Greenwald’s new documentary, "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA," is targeting pastors, politicians, domestic violence counselors, African American leaders and others angry over the high body counts and broken lives that have shaken cities and seeped across the heartland.
The film, which premieres Tuesday, will be shown for free in church basements, colleges and state capitals and later will be available on Facebook, YouTube and other outlets. The distribution campaign mixes old-school activism with the vast reach of social media, a strategy Greenwald’s Brave New Films used on previous films that skewered Fox News, the Koch brothers, Wal-Mart and President Obama’s drone program.
Releasing "Making a Killing" in an election year that is reshaping American politics is an attempt to spur audiences to protest the National Rifle Assn. and pressure lawmakers for stricter gun regulations.
I have no doubt that this film will deserve an Oscar. In case I miss it, please give me a heads up when this hits YouTube. I’ll embed it.