Sweet Sassafras Saturday #021 (Cold As Life Edition)

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Michigan Central Station

When I was growing up on the mean streets of Michigan (meaning: the safe, clean streets of MI) there was a local band called Cold As Life and, although I never listened to them, I thought it was fitting. Michigan is a miserably cold place for half of the year.

BTW, the Wikipedia entry for the band states “Their shows were frequently violent, involving vicious fights that often included stabbings and beatings with various weapons.” Welcome to Detroit! Note: I get a little bit of hate every time I talk shit about Detroit or Michigan. The truth is it’s a beautiful place, but just not for me. 90% of my family/friends live there and I spent 22 years there. That’s at least 21 years 364 days too long. ;)

Poland has been getting down to mid-40s (6-8C) at night lately. Good thing I have these long underwear! (That link is to my light packing list. It will be revamped in Q1 2011 when I set off for Brazil (or Colombia or Panama?). Especially because my shirts/socks/shoes are now utterly ruined.)

I have a song stuck in my head. Guess what it is (no hints!) and you win my eternal love. (That’s not a hint.)

Liiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkssssssssssss…

Time Sensitive –> Confused! In Need of Help? You’re Not Alone! (Free Stuff Inside) by Henri Junttila

Henri rules and is giving away some 30 minute consulting packages to help you get unstuck and rocking. The deadline to enter is 6am EST on September 6.

Enough! A Mini Manifesto For Intentional Downward Mobility by Victoria Vargas

This is a great list and it fits perfectly with the theme of The American Dream Is Dead.

Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

This is exactly what I espouse here on Ridiculously Extraordinary, but straight from the mouths of people getting ready to die. Sample: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

Any time you’re sad, depressed, lonely, or bored, just read this. Also listen to Regina Spektor because she rules. (That’s also not a hint. No hints!)

The American Dream – Get Off Your Butt by Steve Thomas

Passionate video in support of my Manifesto and The Dream. Thanks Steve!

SmallTopia: A Practical Guide To Working For Yourself by Tammy Strobel

I contributed an article about using an e-mail course to automate your business growth to Tammy’s awesome new eBook. Lots of other amazing people contributed as well. And, of course, the core content of the guide, written by Tammy herself, is stellar.

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Did I use Sassafras before already? I need to think of new S words. Maybe next week will be Super-calafragalistic Saturday. And by “maybe” I mean it won’t be…ever. ;) Enjoy your weekend!