Grow-ers vs Show-ers
This is not a cheap pathetic ploy to increase my site visits, but rather a philosophical treatise on the nature of friendship.
I feel like you can split your acquaintances into two camps; grow-ers, who may not strike you particularly the first few times you meet them, but subsequently you discover all kinds of wonderful hidden qualities that endear them to you more and more; and show-ers, who wow you the first time you meet them with their wit or looks or friendliness, but the more you know them, the more you realize their charms are rather limited. And occasionally you will meet a show-er and a grow-er, who both wows you at first meeting, and continues to provide an odyssey of discovery as you get to know them.
I think I'm probably a grow-er. I hope.
Well, this does lead rather nicely into the sordid tale of Ted Haggard, that Mykull first drew to my attention. Sooo - does this mean in the Christian Right list of naughty things to not get caught at, that drug abuse and a hand job from a male prostitute are less heinous than having sex with said prostitute? Also, in that article, I particularly enjoy this quote:
'Church member E.J. Cox, 25, called the claims "ridiculous." "People are always saying stuff about Pastor Ted," she said. "You just sort of blow it off. He's just like anyone else in the public eye."'
Yea, that's what he said.
It's a brave new world out there. Who 'won'? I'm going to be an optimist and say the open source kids.
Who are you going to vote for on Tuesday? Please give this poor uninformed voter some clues other than the Independant voter's guide.
Russell Simmons is doing his civic duty by persuading robots to vote. Or something like that.