Friday, May 22, 2009

Say It Forward.....Living Next Door to Alice.

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Each week we are to feature one person whose constant comments have enriched our blog. I highly recommend that you read Thomas of "Living Next Door to Alice."

Some of the great things about Thomas:
-----The Alice mentioned is Alice Cooper (no, I don't think Alice Cooper lives next door). I can remember discussing one of my fave comics...a collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper. Oops...correct that....I have spoken with Thomas about Alice Cooper the singer but this is Alice Cooper the much-loved cat. :-)
-----This point about the charitable habits of the rich and the poor
-----Lots of quotes. Poetry and various intellectual works. I appreciated this from Voltaire: "Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." I like the Voltaire quote because it is the type of thing that I discuss often....the depth of a person's responsibility (in their actions and inactions).
-----An honest an insightful opinion of the new credit card laws. I am beginning to think that I will drastically avoid credit cards...once I get them all paid off.
-----Can fold origami. I would like to see pictures. I have always been intimidated/not good at this. In case readers don't know, you can now get some pretty papers especially for folding origami at craft stores (like Hobby Lobby).
-----Feeds the birds. This year at our house, we are planning to decorate one of our trees especially for the birds. The Mary Poppins song "Feed the Birds" is now going through my head.
-----Blogs about music.
-----A good post about preconceived notions. I try to be open to experiencing anything that is safe/morally-acceptable to me....and try it a few times. I like that Thomas is open-minded....willing to talk to Bloggers from different backgrounds with contrasting opinions.
-----Gave me something interesting to think about regarding Van Gogh. Van Gogh is one of my fave artists....I have seen many of his works, including "Starry Night," in person.
-----Thinks that if Wilford Brimley shaved his moustache,he could go down the streets unrecognized. I agree.
-----Presents me with novel using cows to deter anti-social behavior and indoor kite-flying.
-----The short review of Claritin made me smile. Then there was the very valid point about the Viagra side effect warnings. :-)
-----Introduced me to the rainbow quiz. It describes me pretty well.
Your rainbow is shaded violet.

What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Other posts by Thomas:
-----42 Puddles (about Douglas Adams)
-----A few Marilyn Manson quotes
-----A thought on The Ramones

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