Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I Second That Emotion

Those of you that know me are fully aware of my accountant-like, analytical nature and my proclivity to constantly contemplate, measure and calculate between stimulus and response thus making me one not driven by emotions.

(insert your own - "yeah right" here)

Okay, so I'm an emotional guy. I'm not like a "let's watch Oprah and then go chat over chi tea" kinda guy, but I'm not your "I just chopped my hand off with a hatchet so let me duct tape it up, kick a few kittens and then have me a Marlborough" kinda guy either.

The emotions I deal with most are on the excitement end of the spectrum and not the depression end. I get way too fired up about something far more often than I get way too bummed about something. I don't get angry often and rarely (like once every 10 years) do I lose my cool. But I do get impatient, frustrated and definitely discouraged. So when I ran across the following article on emotions I just had to pass it on to you. Check it out here.

And if emotionally, you just can't handle trying to get a handle on your emotions right now, I leave you with a few classic "Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handy:

“If I could be a bird, I'd be a Flying Purple People Eater because then people would sing about me and I could fly down and eat them because I hate that song.”

“Once while walking through the mall a guy came up to me and said "Hey, how’s it going?". So I grabbed his arm and twisted it up behind his head and said "Now whose asking the questions?"

“I think a pillow should be the peace symbol, not the dove. The pillow has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have a beak to peck you with.”

1 comment:

Sam Middlebrook said...

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh no," I said, "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is, "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is, "Probably because of something you did".

If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy!

I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.

The face of a child says it all, they say - especially the mouth part of the face.

Joel... thanks for countless hours of laughters over these many years ago in your office, your 4Runner, your apartment, and at my house.