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#10321 DG_Now

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Posted March 29, 2015 - 16:40

Picked this up at Emerald City Comic-Con today:

 

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Check out the amazing ad on the back!

 

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Posted March 29, 2015 - 18:19

Check out the amazing ad on the back!
 
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Well that's interesting... to say the least.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 07:54

I went to the local watering hole last night to watch Wrestlemania with a few friends. Our waitress was a cute blonde who I've only seen a couple times before but never really spoken to. She was flirty but I wasn't sure if that was just her schtick as a waitress. Well, when I got my check, she left me a note and her number.

I had a crappy 2015. I broke off an engagement, changed career fields, and gained plenty of excess weight. I vowed that it was up to me to make a change and make 2015 the best year possible. Since then, I've dropped 15 pounds, I've become a partner at my new job, and now this. Confidence is everything and I've learned that if you do your best and put in the work, good things will come!

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 10:28

I went to the local watering hole last night to watch Wrestlemania with a few friends. Our waitress was a cute blonde who I've only seen a couple times before but never really spoken to. She was flirty but I wasn't sure if that was just her schtick as a waitress. Well, when I got my check, she left me a note and her number.

I had a crappy 2015. I broke off an engagement, changed career fields, and gained plenty of excess weight. I vowed that it was up to me to make a change and make 2015 the best year possible. Since then, I've dropped 15 pounds, I've become a partner at my new job, and now this. Confidence is everything and I've learned that if you do your best and put in the work, good things will come!

 

The "schtick as a waitress/waiter" usually ends after you pay. If she left you her number, that (99.9% of the time) isn't part of it.

 

Getting left a number (even if you're not interested) is always a boat-floater. Sounds like you needed it. Good job!



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Posted March 30, 2015 - 13:42

Reading Matthew McConaughey's take on New Orleans, given this last Saturday.  He gets New Orleans, and he nailed it in his speech-- warts and all:

 

"First of all what a big, beautiful mess it is," he said. "Cheers to that."

 

"I said this years ago. A friend of mine asked what is New Orleans like? I said New Orleans is like a giant flashing yellow light. Proceed with caution ... but proceed. It is not an overly ambitious place, and that's being complimentary. It has a great identity, and, therefore, it doesn't look outside itself for intrigue, evolution or labels of progress. People here are proud of their home. You're proud of your Crescent City. You know your flavor. You know it's your very own. And if people want to come taste it with you, you welcome them with open arms. But you do not solicit."

 

"The hours trickle by here. Tuesday and Saturday are more similar here than any other place I've ever been. The seasons slide into one another without any status quo. Yes, it is the Big Easy, home of the shortest hangover on the planet, where libation can greet you on Monday morning with the same smile as it did on Saturday night."

 

"OK, (it's) home of the front porch. I don't know if y'all recognize this: it's home of the front porch. Not the back porch. Everyone everywhere else has back porches. The back porch is something different. The front porch is an engineering feat that lends itself to the sense of so much community around here and fellowship. Private property and lines of demarcation all land across borders. Here you relax facing the street. You do not retreat into the seclusion and privacy of your backyard. No, you engage with the goings-on of the world that is in front of you. It's a great engineering feat that you've pulled off here. It really is."

 

"What's my alarm here? My alarm here is church bells, sirens and a slow-moving, $8-an-hour carpenter nailing windowpanes two doors down. That's a good alarm. Do not honk your horn in a traffic jam here."

 

"You do not sweat the misdemeanors, and, since everybody's getting away with something, the rest of us just want to be on the side of who's getting away with it. And if you CAN get away with it, good for you. You love to gamble. Rules are made to be broken, so do not preach about abiding. And, hey, if (they) don't get away with it, you're probably gonna let them slide anyway."

 

"Where else do the dead rest eye to eye with the living? New Orleans is a right-brained city. Do not come to town wearing your morals on your sleeve unless you want to get your arm burned. Yes, it's oil and vinegar, but somehow they mix. The poverty, the humidity, they both gracefully suppress all the rationale. And if you're crossing a one-way street, it is best to look both ways."

 

"Mother Nature rules around here. We all know that. (She's) the natural law queen who reigns supreme. She's a science to the animals, yet she's an overbearing and inconsiderate bitch to us bipedal humans. But here you forgive her and you forgive her quickly. You have to. You know any disdain for her wrath is going to reap more wrath, more bad luck, more voodoo and more karma, so you roll with it, ... actually you meander rather slowly forward taking it in stride and never sweating the details."

 

"See, the art is in the overgrowth here. Mother Nature wears the crown around here. Her royalty rules. And unlike in England, she has both influence AND power. And, like the most authentic European cities, you guys don't use vacuum cleaners to give structure to anything, you use brooms. You use rakes to manicure, because everything here lends it soft edges."

 

"Where it falls is often where it lays, the swerve around the pothole, the duck beneath the branch, the poverty, the murder rate, all of it is just how it is and how it came to be. Just like a good gumbo, the medley is in the mix."

 

"Thank you, New Orleans; thank you, Louisiana. Cheers."


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 18:15

I read that whole thing in his voice. 



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Posted Yesterday, 15:22

I had to sit down with our intern here at the magazine today to give her an honest appraisal of a piece she wrote (it wasn't well done) and how she can improve. She was very receptive to the feedback and didn't take it personally, which was awesome. I am really looking forward to seeing the next piece she turns in and how she improves.



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Posted Yesterday, 18:48

Buying one of these.  (Can't wait for people to ask me why I'm wearing a Blue Jays hat.) 

 

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Posted Today, 11:42

I read that whole thing in his voice. 


While imagining him driving a Lincoln.