Thursday, September 9, 2010

42 Years, 42 Things

Well, I believe in the soul, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. - Crash Davis, Bull Durham

Here's what I believe:
  1. I believe all religions essentially worship the same God, only in different manners
  2. I believe eating chocolate makes you feel better
  3. I believe having pets adds to a family
  4. I believe holding a newborn is life affirming
  5. I believe human beings are capable of great things
  6. I believe there is life on other planets
  7. I believe in dancing in the kitchen
  8. I believe in education
  9. I believe in girlfriends who share the unvarnished truth
  10. I believe in good manners
  11. I believe in hard work getting you to where you want to be
  12. I believe in having a life plan
  13. I believe in healthy past times
  14. I believe in Kevin Bacon
  15. I believe in making popcorn and watching The Wizard of Oz
  16. I believe in mother's intuition
  17. I believe in multiple orgasms
  18. I believe in safe sex
  19. I believe in separation of church and state
  20. I believe in singing loudly in the car
  21. I believe in tea in the morning and wine in the evening
  22. I believe in using proper grammar and spelling at all times
  23. I believe it really pisses God off when wars are waged in His name
  24. I believe it's a choice to grow closer or to grow apart
  25. I believe mental illness is a physical illness
  26. I believe not all babies are beautiful
  27. I believe people in the public eye have a responsibility to behave better
  28. I believe political correctness has gotten way out of hand
  29. I believe professional athletes are paid way too much
  30. I believe reality TV is the lowest common denominator
  31. I believe Rome is burning and we need to find the fire extinguisher
  32. I believe sometimes people need a leg up, not a free hand
  33. I believe -strongly - in personal responsibility
  34. I believe that consenting adults have the right to marry whomever they choose
  35. I believe that the equality of women and men is a basic human right, regardless of religion
  36. I believe the Earth is warming
  37. I believe humans are largely but not entirely responsible for it
  38. I believe in respecting the position if not the person
  39. I believe the Muslim woman who rang me up at Target is just trying to make a living, like everyone else
  40. I believe the sound of my sons' laughter heals my heart
  41. I believe we are largely a nation of hypochondriacs
  42. I believe that in the end, we all do what's best for ourselves 
What do you believe?


    Mama Goose said...

    What a wonderful list.

    Happy, Happy Birthday!

    Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

    Great list. And, yes, a fire extinguisher would be handy right now.

    Happy Birthday!

    Life As I Know It said...


    Happy Happy Birthday, my blogging friend!

    Eileen said...

    Good Stuff! Happy Birthday!!

    KC said...

    I believe that laughter - in general - heals and thank you for healing me all these years. =)

    Anonymous said...

    I believe you are right ! Happy Birthday Chris :)

    Sue @ Laundry for Six said...

    I believe you are younger than me, bitch. Happy birthday!!! :-)

    Dawn said...

    I believe in carrying dental floss in my purse. Crud I just ate carrots and can't find it in the bottom of my lint filled bag.

    Lisa said...

    Love it!

    Happy Birthday.

    sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

    I believe I love your list (and the Crash Davis quote, which I recognized after six words...I love that movie). To quote Annie Savoy, "Oh my."

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    I'm coming to your neck of the woods next month for a work trip.

    Otter Thomas said...

    Sorry I am so late, but Happy Birthday nonetheless. I like a lot of things on your list. I do not however believe in Kevin Bacon.

    anymommy said...

    I love this. Happy Birthday!

    Sue said...

    Yes (42 times over)!!! Happy birthday, friend. xxxooo


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