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Aug. 30th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
I saw that earlier. It is so true - yet there will always be people who think the sun won't come up in the morning if they don't get out of bed and start producing.
Aug. 30th, 2013 10:41 am (UTC)
Sad to say, I'm one of them. If I'm not working my ass off, I feel guilty.
Aug. 30th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
There are no words for how much i love this. Calvin and Hobbes is so great, and this wonderful cartoon is even better.
Aug. 30th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
I thought it spoke to journalists, given what we do, and go through, for reasons other than money, promotions, prestige, status, etc.—things non-journalists can't understand.
Aug. 30th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
I was sitting with guys I had known since Junior High…we play poker once a month. I announced that the store I managed was being closed…I told them they offered me another store in the Buffalo area or I could become an assistant here…I let my friends know I was dropping out of the work world to stay home with my kids, 3 and 1 ½…the silence was deafening…then it cane…Are you nuts?...You’re killing your career…etc…as my kids got older and I put them in day care for socialization for part of the day, I went back to college for a master’s degree…it was stimulating to be back in a classroom…the young ideas were insightful and myopic…the professors became friends due to the similarity in age…I guess I was finally mature enough for college…one of the really great things about being a stay at home dad is you get to relive your childhood in a way…trips to Mickey D’s…swinging in the park…teaching the kids to ride a bike…learning about dinosaurs from a child’s perspective…taking a sheet of old newsprint from a roll and laying it out on the floor and drawing an outline of the kids…standing behind SBU on the trail and watching fish jump in the river…AND being there when they needed me the most…when they got older and started school I substitute taught…it was perfect a place for me to go for the day while they were gone and the ability to be home when they were…my friends called me Hazel after the TV show in the 60’s about a housemaid…while they all bitched about work as we sat around the poker table I just smiled…my bosses were my sons and they only asked for one simple thing…for me to love them
Aug. 30th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Aug. 31st, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
We have every Calvin and Hobbes book ever printed, every treasury, compilation, and special edition. I was so sad when he stopped creating that comic.
Aug. 31st, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
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