Much ado

8 September, 2009
Rat Fink

…about too many things.

I tend to get tunnel vision when I have too much going on (teaching, musical rehearsals, orchestra stuff, writing papers at night, worrying about this and that thing going wrong, money, when am I going to see the kids, how much longer is the MFR going to hold out, etc.) that I fail to smell the roses; to see the bright side of life. (Greg, I forbid you to burst into song here.) I mean, really…

How many people really like their job? I do.

How many people actually like (as well as love) everyone in their family? I do.

How many people have all the necessities of life, and a ton of nice extras — and still complain? I do.

If you’re reading this, you have an internet connection, and likely a computer or two in your house. Or, you have the wherewithal to own a data plan on your phone, or at least get to a library or cafe to connect. That’s a good thing. Count yourself fortunate in this world.

I saw on PK’s Facebook yesterday that she had filled out a bucket list: a list of things you’ve done or want to do before you die. I challenge all Finkites today to come up with a “Roses List” — a list of a couple-three-four things that you’re amazingly grateful for, and that you might even take for granted. You just need to smell some roses today. We all do.

So, I covet your articulate and compendious replies. Kody, you can even be grateful for pro wrestling. Schmink can be thankful for pocket lint and plastic lids (cuz that’s the kinda guy you are). It’s all good.

Late for the shower — but that’s, like, totally fine.

:P

Fink the Flower Child

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Skylar
Skylar
8 September, 2009 7:11 am

Morning, Fink. :)
I’m grateful for having a school where a great majority of the teachers actually care about who they’re in charge of. It seems like so many teachers lose their passion for it over time.

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Will
Will
8 September, 2009 7:21 am

I’m grateful that I have a job in this economy, even if I have a ten hour work day and have to put up with incoming Freshmen all of it.
I’m grateful that I have a few friends that I can talk to if I have any problems since I return the favor quite a bit.
I’m grateful that I can make one kick-butt lasanga.

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mathman
mathman
8 September, 2009 9:15 am

I am grateful that everything in the BIG moved has worked out just as planned. I m thankful to have so many great friends back in Ohio and in my new home. I am grateful that I wake up everyday and look forward to going to my job (who says that) Life is good and friends are great

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Schmink
Schmink
8 September, 2009 12:37 pm

Bellybutton lint. Paper lids. The Human Condition.

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Greg
Greg
8 September, 2009 12:50 pm

I’m whistling the tune right now anyway! So there!

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Kodye
Kodye
8 September, 2009 1:19 pm

I’m thankful to be employed right now. I’m thankful that we live so close to Cedar Point, especially during Halloweekends. I’m thankful that we as Americans understand the greatest sport in the world, Football, while other countries just don’t get it. I’m thankful that I’m fortunate enough to own a television, have MTV, and will be able to enjoy Russell Brand host the MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009 (everyone should watch).

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mathman
mathman
8 September, 2009 9:46 pm
Reply to  Kodye

baseball is all I have to say

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Stoney
Stoney
8 September, 2009 2:31 pm

I am grateful for:

1. My grandson
2. My entire family-nutballs that they are!
3. I have a job I like 90% of the time.
4. All my friends-cannot imagine my life without them.
5. Brussel Sprouts
6. Kohls and Target
7. snow days and delays
8. The fink-who keeps me going when I want to quit and she also lets me throw things.

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mathman
mathman
8 September, 2009 9:48 pm
Reply to  Rat Fink

I am sad no more snow days for me but no more cold either worth the trade

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Greg
Greg
8 September, 2009 5:10 pm

Stoney-

You WOULD like Brussel Sprouts!!! Two dozen pencils are coming for “rehearsal-throwing”–will that be enough??

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Krissy
Krissy
8 September, 2009 8:50 pm

I am grateful for full-tuition scholarships and loans that cover boarding expenses. I am also grateful for having the strong support my family provides and for my strong beliefs that will keep me from getting into trouble.

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