Friday, May 19, 2006

John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #112: Things You Have Other People Probably Don't

"Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lost your sense of balance, humility, and commitment."

-Ross Perot

Weekend Assignment: Show off a personal possession of yours that you are reasonably certain other people don't have. Note this is limited to possessions: Don't haul up the spouse and go 'neener-neener." Pets are also off limits unless it's a truly bizarre pet: We're talking like a hyena or an ocelot or something like that. Otherwise it's best to stick to physical objects. Also, as I've done a similar Photo Shoot in the past: don't recycle. Come on, you've got more than one thing in your house..

Extra Credit: Pictures! I mean, obviously.

-John Scalzi

I can't remember if I have shared with you before, that I have a fondness for political campaign buttons. Well... I do. I know that having political buttons is not really all that unique as a rule, but I ask you, "do you know anyone with a genuine Perot/Choate button? That's probably something most folks don't have. LOL. I enjoy my buttons very much. I have been collecting them for years, but this one is my favorite. I keep it on my desk, although it is almost always pinned on the sweater that my stuffed moose, Ross, wears. Yes, I did indeed name Ross after Ross Perot. There was a lot I liked about that man, there was a lot there to admire and appreciate. More then anything, I liked the little extra choice his candidacy brought to politics in America. While the ballot is open to many different parties for each presidential election, we rarely have strong contenders to challenge the Democrats and Republicans. He did that, and while he isn't who I ultimately voted for, having another viable choice was a very good feeling. Here's to Ross Perot, and others like him.

Extra Credit: See above.

"Perot & Choate"
May 18, 2006
Berkeley, California
Late Evening


Karen Funk Blocher said...

I have buttons (somewhere) for two other unusual presidential candidates: John Anderson (1980) and Howard the Duck (1976). :) - Karen

DesLily said...

hmmmm, I think your button, Carly, is a bit better choice then HOWARD THE DUCK lol (even if George Lucas was firmly behind him! hehe)

Cosette said...

I'd say that's a bit unusual. Out of curiosity, do you only collect political buttons? Any other themes?

Pamela said...

I absolutely agree with you. Although, I DID vote for him! LOL!