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I’ve been in Cougar Bay for 13 days now and have successfully done nothing. I’ve been playing tourist and meeting the town locals and not so locals. Today was yet another impossibly perfect day. I woke up to dog snot licks at about 8:30 steamrollered Chloe, made a piping hot brew of locally roasted coffee and meandered into town.
Its not easy avoiding work and repsonsability the way I do but boy it sure is worth the effort. Exhausted from doing nothing all week I fell asleep in the cool of the saloon curled up and dreamed of palm frawns dancing in the wind. I was woken by admirers of Sookie and chatted the afternoon away. I excused myself cracked an almost cold beer from the bilge, grabbed my bamboo ukulele and sang songs like Big Rock Candy Mountain and Don’t Think Twice Its Alright to dock passerbyers; I know thats not a real word but here in utopia there are no rules so I’m goin with it. I have a huge Birthday bash to go to on some mega yacht and Chloe has been made guest of honor so we will stop by but I’m planning on slipping out early so I can go for a midnight swim out on the point. To any of my friends or family who are worried about me and think I have lost my mind all I can say is I will survive. Happy Friday
“The Paradoxical Commandments
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”