Things NOT Pissing Me Off! a.k.a. – The Goods:

Here are several things that have me happy, content, or – at the very least – aren’t making me too cranky…A FINAL LIST OF GOODIES.

Travel to Costa Rica!  It is arguably the most beautiful place on Earth.  Give yourself a minimum of a full week to soak in the cool people, the beaches, the volcanoes, the food, the wildlife, plantlife, and nightlife.

Go back an re-watch the original Star Wars trilogy.  Just the three from 1977 to 1983; not that cartoonish dreck that Lucas tried to fool us with more recently.  The original 3 films still have their sense of wonder and innocence.

Our veterans and the V.A.’s around our nation.  These men and women need and deserve our help.  Give it to them in the form of clothes, books, music, your time, and whatever else helps these brave Americans get through each day with a greater sense of self and of appreciation from all of us.

Go back and read Catcher in the Rye, The Old Man and the Sea, A Separate Peace, or even Franny and Zooey.  Every once in a while, it’s worth being reminded why the classics are in fact classics.

Rent the entire TV series of The Wire, Mad Men, The Hour, and The Walking Dead. 

In-n-Out and White Castle.  If you’re hungry for fast-food, head to these two.  They make tastier burgers and treat their employees better than the average fast-food corporation.

*There are a whole lot of other terrific things out there; now go seek them out for yourself…

Later.

3 Comments

  1. Bill Fulp said,

    Great site.

    • jdrourke said,

      Thanks very much, Bill. Hope you’ll keep checking in and adding your voice to the madness…

  2. Edna Buttersnaps said,

    If you haven’t already done so, you should read “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”. I saw the original movie with Obi Wan Kenobi (or was it that cracked Brit from “Bridge Over the River Kwai”?), and it was enjoyable, but the book by LeCarre is REALLY good.

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