So don’t be gay, don’t get pregnant, and if you do get pregnant, don’t have an abortion (since, you know, that’s most likely against company policy too), and you just may have a promising career at Chick-Fil-A. Oh, also be a guy.
Now that I’ve finished all 30 days, I figure I should post them all together since it’s one continuous story. So here they are, all 30 of the 100-word chapters, for anyone who missed parts or who wanted to wait until they were all finished.
And since on Day 1, I didn’t have a story yet and wrote a drabble about writing these drabbles, I’ll re-do that one and make it part of the story instead. To be honest, it’s been bothering me since about day 4 that it wasn’t part of the story.
oh LORD who keeps putting these NBC announcers on the air
fire all of them and start again NBC
fire all of them and start again
I think NBC needs to be fired for their handling of this. But we’re stuck with them again for the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 games before there’s even a chance that another network can get the rights instead.
On the plus side, they keep talking about “the social media aspect of these games.” Maybe that means they won’t ignore the social media firestorm over their coverage.
Bob Costas may be taking a lot of crap for his insipid commentary last night, but I don’t care. Sure, it was insipid. It was also written and collected by a team of staffers and, who cares? The commentary provided excellent Twitter feed fodder.
However, Costas did something very decent and good…
Well said. When we fail to remember the tragedies that have come before our time, we do a terrible disservice to not only the memory of a moment, but also to the spirit of a hope for humankind.
It hadn’t been complicated like Kyle had expected. When he walked into the bank, he had expected to have to convince a skeptical clerk to even look into the situation. He was sure that some technicality that would prevent the whole thing.
Instead, they were expecting him. He sat down at a desk, signed a few forms, and was the owner of a bank account worth $42,000,000. Mr. Carothers had never acted like a snobby rich guy; Kyle would have never guessed that he had anything like this much.
Kyle withdrew $1,000 and went to tell Aunt Betty the news.
“England is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn’t been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler’s ambitions.”
Mitt Romney in 2010 • Saying something that probably isn’t going over too well right now in England. The quote is from his book “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness,” and resurfaced today amidst his visit to London. For the record, England isn’t a island. source (via • follow)
Kyle sat in stunned silence. He had noticed that Mr. Carothers hadn’t been around at work much, but he figured that it was just a business trip or something. He hadn’t asked about it.
Finally, he was able to stammer out the words “Why me?”
"He saw something in you. He said that somewhere, just below the surface, is someone who can change the world more than even he could. He said your worry stands in your way. He wanted to take away the worry. That’s why he left you the money."
Returning to their seats with the hot dogs, Kyle decided he was glad they’d come to the game. Like Aunt Betty had said, sometimes you need to take a little time to enjoy yourself, because otherwise the stress would become overpowering.
He wished his aunt would let him give her more money. He knew that he needed it, but she needed it too. He hoped that she could find a place where he could convince her to let him stay and at least pay some of the rent, now that he was working.