Inner Gremlins

Inner Gremlins – Things we believe and think that can wreak havoc in our lives.

Examples of Inner Gremlins:

  1. Procrastination
  2. Low Self Esteem
  3. Negative Thoughts
  4. Dwelling on the Past
  5. Rejecting the Positive
  6. Unfavorable Comparisons
  7. View Negative Events as Catastrophes
  8. Self Blaming

Slaying the inner gremlins in your life, will allow you to live a happier and more successful life.

Nothing’s Sacred by Lewis Black

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I just finished reading “Nothing’s Sacred” by Lewis Black.  The book is a basically a memoir.  It also has a few political/religious rants.

Lewis Black discusses his childhood, college years, and how he became a comedian.  I was impressed by how many times he failed as a stand up comic, but refused to stop trying.  That tenacity is what made him a great success.

I recommend this book, if you would like to know more about the early years of Lewis Black.

I give the book a B-

 

Dr Pepper Museum

I am a huge soda lover, but my favorite soda of all time is Dr Pepper.  I even went to the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas.

The museum has old soda fountains, an exhibit showing all the bottle styles and wrappers, Dr Pepper merchandise, and TV screens showing Dr Pepper commercials.

The museum is a lot of fun and I highly recommend it.

Cockroach Trama

In 1979, I was 6 years old and lived in Columbus, Georgia.  The house we lived in was infested with huge flying roaches.

One day I was watching TV and eating corn chips out of a bag.  I was not paying attention to the chips, so I didn’t notice when a roach crawled into the bag.

I reached in and grabbed another chip, but I ended up with a roach in my hand.  I screamed loudly and wanted to vomit.

I was traumatized by this event, and I still refuse to eat corn chips.

Raccoon Experience

One day I was sitting and watching a raccoon in the woods.  I was very still and breathing slowly, so I would not scare it.

The raccoon saw me and took a few steps in my direction.  I continued to be as still as possible.

The raccoon looked at me and decided to get closer.  This continued until the it was right next to me.  The raccoon grabbed my finger with his paw.  Then he let go of my finger and ran off into the woods.

Every since that day I have been fascinated by these animals.  They are adaptable, intelligent, and curious;  I am too.

I even got a raccoon tattoo on my shoulder to commemorate the event.