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The Girl With the Ironman Tattoo....

tattooBy Trent Theroux (for xtri.com)

I'm getting old and crotchety. I read somewhere that there are two types of people in the world - those that come in for bed at 11:00pm and those that are just heading out at 11:00pm. Somewhere in my thirties I passed from the latter to the former without even knowing it. Something else that has passed me by is the body art rave. Growing up, the only people I knew with tattoos were sailors and felons. Popeye and Bluto.

As a teenage busboy, I served a man wearing a muscle shirt sporting a heart-shaped tattoo on his left shoulder. The tattoo covered his entire shoulder and was black against his very red skin. The inscription inside the heart read Danielle & Tommy. Except that Danielle's name was scribbled out (in ink) and replaced with Mindy. I sarcastically told their waitress that I guess ink lasts longer than love. She told me that his first wife died and that I was an idiot. Until now, I've kept me tattoo opinions to myself....

Moving the Wall...

pushBy Bonnie Lessonlearner

If you want to succeed, set yourself up for failure. That just got added to my list of personal mantras. It wasn

Sleep is a Good Thing...

homerBy Margaret Heffernan (for inc.com)

Arianna Huffington talks often about how the key to her productivity is sleep.

It's a smart suggestion, not least because so many of us still imagine that the more we work, the more productive we are. For over a hundred years or more, this has been deemed nonsense.

The first productivity studies were conducted by Ernst Abbe at the Zeiss lens laboratories in the 1880s. They indicated what every other productivity study has shown since: that, up to around 40 hours a week, we're all pretty productive but, after that, we become less able to deliver reliable, cost-effective work. Why? Because when we get tired, we make mistakes

Chicked? Get Over It!

chickedBy Chuckie V (chuckiev.blogspot.com)

Guys: I'm not sure if you've received the memo concerning "getting chicked," but if the phrase "you got chicked!" (or any variant thereof) is something you've uttered or even thought about before, well, perhaps it is high-time you have...

1. Don't be so small-minded and chauvinistic; women are athletes too.

2. Swim enough and you'll be fully accustomed to being chicked.

3. Run against Chrissie or Caitlin or Mirinda or Melissa and trust me, you'll get chicked.

4. Play tennis against the Williams sisters and you'll be chicked, times two.

5. Ski against Lindsey Vonn and you'll end up chicked, if not in the emergency room....

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