Thursday, June 18, 2009

Let me eat cake, plenty of cake.

The day marking one's transition from x years to x + 1 years tends to spew forth a smattering of interesting musings... some related to ageing and maturing, and some related to nothing at all.

1. "It is better to be over the hill than under it..." - B.A.

2. "But once you are over the hill, you will begin to pick up speed." - Isaac Newton

3. Growing old; you can't help. Growing up; you sometimes don't want to.

4. "At 25, you are closer to 30 than you are to 20. Or something like that."

5. Birthdays are excellent at keeping geographically impaired friends in as close touch as possible.

6. Those older than you will almost certainly always feel the need to impart their version of 'words of wisdom'.

7. The older one gets, the more apt it gets to rephrase 'words of wisdom' to 'ways to land a great husband'.

8. Twenty-five, it seems, is the age when one must endeavor to locate an adequate spouse.

9. 'But it's my birthday!' is the best way to get what you want. Beware of frequent usage.

10. No matter how old you get, a surprise on your birthday never gets old.

11. Applicable to more than just birthday celebrations, "It doesn't matter what you do, it matters who you do it with."

12. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

13. It has come to my attention that no birthday celebration is complete without cupcakes.

14."A good friend is a mirror." - S.D.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tutte le strade portano a Roma

Geographic, emotional and phychological roller-coaster.
"A little bit of heaven, but a little bit of hell..."

1. The best way to see how much someone cares about you is not to see them at all.

2. "Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves." - D.P.

3. There is nothing Americans love or cherish more than the ritual of forming a queue and waiting.

4. There is no tried-and-true way to get upgraded on a flight.

5. Champagne cocktails at 11am do not denote a love for alcohol, they denote a love for mornings.

6. There are some things in life, too delicious not to share.

7. When in doubt, take the bus over the subway. At least you can see where you're going.

8. "If there are more than 3 Turks, don't go." - A.H.

9. "You know you're in a big city if you can't tell if it's a man or a woman." - D.T.

10. "White is always the solution." - L.B.

11. House-hunting is most successful when practised in the close vicinity of one's existing house.

12. When on vacation, no matter how long, underpacking is always better than overpacking.

13. A missed flight often leads to the knowledge of how to solve a Rubick's cube.

14. There is nothing more influential on one's mood than the way one is woken up in the morning.

15. When asked a difficult question in an interview, start your sentence with "To be honest..." It rarely matters what you finish it with.

16. When it comes to homework, procrastinating does not disappear with age.

17. The best way to enjoy a museum is on your own.

18. When in the American South, it is considered a sin to invite people over without at least one (or six) meat-based dishes.

19. Passive-aggressive communication will never be admired nor respected.

20. The more the number of family members in the same location, the higher the need for a nicotine fix and a strong alcoholic beverage.