This is how my heart is feeling.
Anonymous asked: I think you're incredible.
Thank you very much!! I wish I knew who you were…I don’t bite, but regardless, I think you are incredible also! :)
I got a new tattoo today. I got it with my best friend in the world! I am very pleased.
When All Is Fired by Passion’s Kiss, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 40x40 in
Here are some interesting facts about him, though:
- He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”
- “Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”
- According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”
- Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.
Hope was a letter I never could send, and love was a country I couldn’t defend.
(Photo: Anthony Quintano / NBC News)
Right now my Google Glass is sitting next to my laptop. It’s resting … er, charging. From the moment I picked it up this morning, my first hours with it have been a whirlwind.
There is a goddamn pigeon that lives outside of my bedroom window. DAY AND BLOODY NIGHT it is clucking or cooing or whatever the hell you want to call it. I can’t take it. It would be one thing if the cooing was just heralding the morning or the evening…but this goddamn devil-beast DOES NOT SLEEP!! For the love of cats, I swear I am going to find and kill every pigeon that I come across until the incessant cooing halts! Consider my marbles lost.
This song makes my heart hurt and that’s why I love it so much.