This will surprise you, but Sparrow washes his pen and chapstick in the latest Diary of a Nobody. It should not surprise anybody that Sparrow’s life parallels my own and I wash my pen and chapstick seemingly every hour on the hour. It gets expensive, too, because the pens are Parker Jotter pens, a pretty famous ballpoint that runs anywhere between $7 and $15, depending on where you find them online. Be careful, too, because there are some knockoff imposters out there.
Also, today’s Diary features as funny a couple of paragraphs as I’ve written. My opinion. I’ve learned over the years that things I think are hilarious few others think are all that funny and the reverse is true, too: some think something I threw in at the last minute is the funniest thing they’ve ever read. So it goes in the humor racket, so I am not going to tell the paragraphs I think are very funny. If you want to guess, put them in the comments below.
Also hot off the press is this week’s Sunday Bottom Ten. Today it’s Harvey Weinstein, the NFL and the called of US/North Korean summit occupying the medal stand. Honestly – and this might surprise some of you – the rankings are more or less random, with most ranked where I happened to put them when I thought of the subject. Sometimes a serious and a light-hearted subjected might be moved up or down, but this is rare. Now you know, so please don’t bother analyzing where items are ranked.
Today’s Thought for the Day is from one year back. Professional golfer Martin Kaymer talks about being brave and believing in yourself. This is important because if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will, either.
On This Date:
In 1930: The Chrysler Building in New York City opens. AT 77 floors and 1,046 feet it is the tallest building in the world, a title it would hold until replaced by the Empire State Building eleven months later.
See you tomorrow. Many thanks for reading.