Say it again: June 2006By Wade Kwon
A review of my favorite posts from June …
(Plus highlights of my other blog, Wade on Birmingham.)
The break-up | breaking up is easy to do
Weâ€™re just too different. Letâ€™s just be MySpace friends.
Mediocrity is the watchword | feeling so-so? enh …
Why excel now? Everyday life is teeming with the mediocre, from the service you get at a restaurant to the politicians who want your vote.
A wedding toast | I’m also available for bar mitzvahs and retirement parties
Getting married is easy â€” building a life together, not so much. But it is not without its charms: trips to the lake, lazy Sundays, morning jostles in the bathroom, sweet nothings at bedtime. They will have time enough to bicker and worry and cry and stare at each other in utter disbelief. I canâ€™t believe I married this person. For life.
Song of Katrina | a pop song becomes a cause for rebuilding the Gulf Coast
What can one song do, anyway?
â€œIn the Sunâ€ gave me more than a renewed excitement in music. It gave me hope.
Radio: cauldron of suck | why I hate the FM, the AM and all in-between
Birmingham has killed many a noble station that has strayed too far from the mainstream. It starts out with a fresh sound, not a copycat of other formats. It builds a big following, then gets raped by its corporate master. A program director is replaced, DJs are laid off, and soon it sounds like the other 17 stations.
These are the Jennifers I know | a common name makes for an uncommon conundrum
These are the Jennifers I know. Some of them are Jens, one is Jenny. They come from different moms.
Time enough at last | you make time for priorities
I almost never believe people who say they donâ€™t have time, especially when theyâ€™re saying it about spending time with me. We all have the same 24 hours in day.
Iâ€™ve seen the busiest people make time for their priorities, whether itâ€™s family, friends, â€œme timeâ€ whatever. And Iâ€™ve seen people with all the time in the world squander day after day into nothingness.
Do I make you proud | inspiration comes from a high school yearbook signature
K. is an old friend from high school. She doesnâ€™t likely remember what she wrote in my high school yearbook, but her eloquent words are some of the most inspiring Iâ€™ve ever had the pleasure to read.
Picky picky | only the best for me, thank you
The wife I marry should be career-oriented, with a hankering for family. She should be smart, but not overtly brainy. Height should be 5-foot-5 to 6-foot-0. Fit, but not bony. B cup or C cup, but no D cups (those are for strippers).
Conversational shortcuts and moms | mother’s just half a word …
â€œItâ€™s your mother.â€
â€œYes, I know, Mom.â€
â€œAre you coming over soon?â€
â€œNot until Saturday.â€
â€œNot until Saturday.â€
â€œOK, if you say so.â€