You know what really grinds my gears? No, not people quoting sophomoric cartoons they watch on a daily basis like they’re a 14 year-old boy.
Senator Tom Coburn really grinds my gears. And not in any good or dirty way you might want to take that.
He really pisses me off.
I’ve had the sick, sadistic pleasure of watching college-aged kids learn how to swim. It’s very similar to watching little kids learn how to swim, but for me the flailing and wailing of a six-foot-two, 20 year-old man faced with three feet of water is much more entertaining than the same ruckus coming from a diminutive 5 year-old girl. Hence: sick. Sadistic. But you knew that.
After a few lessons, though, the swimmer, be he or she 20 or 5, will eventually take those first tentative strokes towards the deep end. Spend enough hours in the water and a person who first came to a pool more likely to sink than swim will end up jumping off the high-dive.
But everyone starts in the shallow end, their toes reaching for purchase on the pool floor, their noses firmly set above the water.
Thematic post titles are thematic. (Let me Google that for you.)
Today, I’m letting other people say things I wish I’d said first. By quoting them liberally. Welcome to the Friday “link dump.”
Before we get started, though, I’d like to give credit where credit is due. I can no longer say Misha Collins‘ Random Acts isn’t taking what I say to heart. Check out their page highlighting the “random” acts they’ve undertaken: “The C-List.” Sure, maybe it’s short for “charity,” or maybe it’s named after that one time I called Misha a C-lister. If the latter, good on you, Random Acts! Now about those orphanages… (Aside: I say it with love, Misha! Can we still be frenemies?)
Now to our regularly scheduled programming.
Things I intended to blog here about before I ever blogged about Misha Collins:
a) Advocacy: ur doin it wrong
b) Where Have All the USAID Administrators Gone?
zzzzz.) Cats: Good Aid Spokesanimals or the Best Aid Spokesanimals?