Friday, January 29, 2010

Excellence--100 Words


I’ll admit it. My nature is to strive for excellence.

Excellence sounds better than perfection.

Excellence sounds better than saying I have a Type A personality and I have to get things right. The first time.

Excellence sounds honest.

Sounds honorable.

Almost noble.

After all, what’s wrong with excellence? What’s wrong with striving for it in everything you do?

I’ll admit I take it a little too far. However, I grow weary seeing so many who have no desire to do things right. It’s as if they don’t care.

Excellence or not caring? I know the answer for me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Stupid--100 Words


Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Someone said, “Stupid is a boundless concept.”

Bill Cosby wrote, “A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.”

Mr. Cosby must have known about an electronic company I’m dealing with. I bought a DVD player with the company’s name plastered on the player. And the box. And the instructions.

When a problem developed with the player, I called the company. They said, “We don’t make the product. You have to call ______. They make the product.”

________ won’t return my calls.

Yes. It’s boundless!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Technology--100 Words


Normally, I like technology.

I’m not afraid of it.

I don’t worry that it will overwhelm me.

Why be afraid?

Just plow through what needs to be learned. Don’t let it disrupt the task at hand.

But, when technology goes wrong, it REALLY goes wrong. The bottom falls out and you quickly reach the point of no return.

Then what?

You grin and bear it. You put your best smile on and pretend as if everything is okay.

It’s either that or grab the nearest sledgehammer and smack the fool out of it.

Today, I’m leaning toward the sledgehammer.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vomit--100 Words


There’s a disgusting word.

The thought of it brings terrible smells to the brain.

Who, in their right mind, wants to clean up after someone has hurled, puked, tossed their cookies.

I’m not going to volunteer.

It takes love to clean up someone’s vomit.

The love of a mother for her infant. Or, a spouse for their spouse.

It’s a dedicated love. It’s a committed love.

Vomit is a biblical word. God caused the giant fish to vomit Jonah onto shore.

Read the story in Jonah 2. That time around, it was a committed love that caused the vomit.