A Faux Pas Is A Mistake In A Tuxedo

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

Everyone who is anybody has a hobby or at least entertainsrepparttar idea. Hobbies range from sports to crafts to reading and even traveling. Some hobbies don't make sense to me like collecting dead insects.

My long established hobby has earned me a membership inrepparttar 118089 POP (People Observing People) Culture. The rules specify that each member must swear not to divulge anything observed.

Being a minister, I'm not allowed to swear, so I am exempted from this rule.

I love to get a nice hot cup of coffee, a local newspaper and situate myself where I can seerepparttar 118090 most people in their natural environment. Nothing is more hilarious than observing people who don't realize they are being watched.

Don't get me wrong here, I love people. All sorts of people. I would never unduly make fun of anyone — well almost anyone. Everybody has something about him or her interesting and worth observing.

One of my favorite authors, F. W. Boreham, made this observation: Leave your house early inrepparttar 118091 morning andrepparttar 118092 first person you meet take him or her aside and write their biography. Of course,repparttar 118093 person will not conceive anything interesting about his or her life, and that'srepparttar 118094 way most people are. We think everybody else is more interesting than our life.

The average person, in my opinion, leads a more interesting life than almost all celebrities, except for Elvis who is more popular dead than alive.

As an expert inrepparttar 118095 POP Culture,repparttar 118096 most interesting thing about people can be summed up in one word: mistakes.

Mistakes arerepparttar 118097 common characteristics of all those addicted to oxygen. Other similarities exist among people, but this one thing supercedes culture, time, age and gender. Everybody at some time to some degree makes mistakes.

Two kinds of people populate our planet: those who admit their mistakes and those who don't.

Now, a mistake is not just a mistake. There are categories and degrees of mistakes. Let me list a few categories and see which one fits into your lifestyle.

The first category would be, inaccuracies. It is easy to get something wrong when dealing with numbers, especially dialing telephone numbers. Not long ago my wife, who works as my secretary, dialed a number for me. I can't remember now who we were trying to call, but I do remember who we really got.

My wife dialedrepparttar 118098 number and as soon as it started to ring, she handedrepparttar 118099 phone to me. When I putrepparttar 118100 receiver to my ear, I heard a sultry voice invite me to do things I had never considered before in my life.

Her words sent shockwaves down torepparttar 118101 soles of my feet and back torepparttar 118102 top of my head, only to repeatrepparttar 118103 procedure several times. I had heard of such things but I never heard it personally.


Written by Theolonius McTavish

Copyright Theolonius McTavish 2005.


-- Or, where to find a romantic rendez-vous to reconnoiter? -

By Theolonius McTavish, currently a ribald roving reporter (with an abiding interest in arcane topics like curious, odd, or downright postively playful placenames), and part-time errant carpet knight, (a left-over piece of Karma from a previous lifetime)

Valentine’s Day is rolling around again. What would February 14th be without all those wretched little red, cinnamon-flavored candy hearts and calorie-laden chocolate candy kisses?

Well, if you’re not into any of these sumptuous “sweet nothings”, maybe a Valentine vacation might dorepparttar trick. If so, you’ve got plenty of "hot" spots to choose from in North America.

Forrepparttar 118088 benefit of mapless folk, North America includesrepparttar 118089 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and that cold comfort country (onrepparttar 118090 other side ofrepparttar 118091 49th parallel, just a tad due south of Santa's hangout atrepparttar 118092 North Pole lies an off-the-beaten track place) called, "Canada".

Forrepparttar 118093 digitally-inclined, a quick peek at any road atlas or an on-line GPS geo-locator service will certaintly whet one's appetite for a romp inrepparttar 118094 hay with a sizzling “Voluptuous Vixen” or a secret rendez-vous with a “Rudolph Valentino”, far away fromrepparttar 118095 madding crowds.

Let’s see, my list of romantic reconnoitering retreats includes these humdingers and doozies. They may look a tad over-the-top, but I’ll have you know these little gems actually exist.

So Don Juan, Casanova and Romeo, not to mentionrepparttar 118096 damsels-in-distress like Juliet and allrepparttar 118097 other divas ...what are your waiting for? Just grab your gear, step onrepparttar 118098 gas and hitrepparttar 118099 highway of life. And don't forget to stop off at these delightful destinations to get inrepparttar 118100 mood and set hearts a flutter!

On second thought, perhaps you'd like to think twice about your last-minute libidinal travel plans. After all you, may have to blow some serious coin in all these pleasure palaces filled with all manner of decadent indulgences or atrepparttar 118101 very least how to cope withrepparttar 118102 red heart-shaped balloon-filled events.

Hmmmm...let's see where to begin...

Bella Bella (British Columbia – Canada) Bigger (Saskatchewan – Canada) Bird-In-Hand (Pennsylvania) Bliss Landing (British Columbia – Canada) Blue Ball (Pennsylvania) Bummerville (California) Camelot (Texas); Camelot Beach (Ontario – Canada) Climax (Colorado, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Saskatchewan - Canada) Clo-oose (British Columbia – Canada) Cockeysville (Maryland)

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