All Stuffed Up with Virtue

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Suge Knight looked exactly as you might expect:  ill-fitting golf shirt, chains, and jeans with mysterious bulges that didn’t look anatomical.

Nailed it.

And Gloria Vanderbilt on the secret of youth:

“Curiosity. If you’re always curious, that’s the fountain of youth. You will never feel old.”

Actually *two* quotes.

In describing his time as a war correspondent in the Middle East:

We used to repeat to one another bastardized versions of an apt old quote from Winston Churchill:  “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”

And in discussing televangelist Ted Haggard on whom he’d reported on frequently before his downfall:

For all of Ted’s hypocrisy and deception, there was one issue on which he did not waver:  his faith.  “I never fell away from God,” he told me.  When I pointed out that it was his religious beliefs that forced him to live a lie for so many years, he countered that it was the “culture of hatefulness” in the modern church that did that, not the core teachings of Jesus himself.  In his darkest moments, when he was living in that apartment in Arizona, crying every day for a year and a half and actively contemplating suicide, his faith was his main source of comfort.  It gave him the sense that his travails were part of a larger plan, that even if everyone on earth hated him, his creator did not.  “I knew with assurance,” he said, “that God cared for me.”

Jim Gaffigan discussing parenthood:

When my son Jack was four, he pointed to a car antenna and said, “Look Daddy, stick.”  I clarified: “Actually, that is an antenna.”  Jack then asked, “What’s an antenna?”  After realizing I had no idea how an antenna worked, I emplained, “It’s a stick…A metal stick.  You nailed it, buddy.”

Jen Lancaster discussing how she discovered the key to happiness through her pit bull, Maisy:

I’ve discovered the Tao of Maisy, which entails three steps:

Be awesome.
Give awesome.
Get awesome.

I think I’ll try it myself.

After the high bar set with the first two Bridget books, this was sadly, a very disappointing read.  There were no laughs to be found, and only the following line in the book made me smirk.

Says Bridget, of twitter:

Cannot figure out how to put up photo.  Is just empty egg-shaped graphic.  Is fine!  Can be photo of self before was conceived.

And it’s not even her quote:

As Woody Allen once said, “Nothing worth knowing can be understood with the mind.  Everything really valuable has to enter you through a different opening.”

Frozen Bananas

Ingredients:  1 banana, 1 freezer

Put a banana in the freezer—it tastes just like vanilla ice-cream.  I prefer to peel them first and store them in a sandwich bag, but you could throw one in there with the peel and wait for it to thaw before peeling.  Whatever works.

I love the advice to peel the banana first.  You know, just in case you forget…