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Stupid Is . . . As Stupid Does June 8, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Less IS More, Travel & Leisure.
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170px-alice_par_john_tenniel_30Today’s WordPress prompt asked:  What’s the stupidest thing you’ve heard this week?

Yesterday, on House Hunters International, an oncologist and his trophy wife who live in a 5,000+ square foot home on 5 acres with 500 feet of waterfront and a 50 foot long dock in Beaufort South Carolina went shopping for a vacation home in Curaçao.

They reasoned that caring for their McMansion  was so “time consuming” that they needed to “get away” so they could “re-connect” as a family.

Their plan?

“Simplify” their life . . . by buying another  house to care for and maintain.

To quote Granny, “They appear to have eaten huge bowls of stupid for breakfast.”

While looking at the available options, they kept commenting on the small living spaces, the minimalist kitchens, the micro-sized baths, and the tiny bedrooms.

Wait!  Wasn’t that the point?

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Wikipedia ~ Alice in Wonderland (in Public Domain)

To get something small . . . and easy to care for?

After a few minutes, BFF and I grinned at each other (like the evil TV commentators we are) and started whining, “Ooh . . . they’re so tiny.  That’s why we’re so whiny.”

That’s the stupidest thing I’ve heard all week . . . but it’s only Wednesday and Anthony Weiner may still be Twittering about his wiener.

Related postsOM: Vacation Homes * Granny’s Tiresome Tuesday

Don’t Just Do Something . . . Sit There June 8, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness, Poetry.
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Breathing in and out
Seated meditative pose
Mindfulness restored

Content to just be
Revel in simplicity
Let your life unfold

Let the past recede
Stay attentive and mindful
The future will wait

Live in the moment
Embrace all that it offers
Now is all we have

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