Greetings most noble readers of the blog,

What is going through this intelligent and caring woman's mind?

What is going through this intelligent and caring woman’s mind?

Today we are celebrating the birthday of Angelina Jolie. Unbeknownst to Angelina, her name goes on those silly medical forms I fill out as my secondary Emergency contact.

Interestingly enough I’m rarely questioned on this entry. I did have an anesthesiologist ask me if she would come if something were to happen to me. The question made me a little uncomfortable, but once I started counting backward from 99, reaching 98 the feeling passed.

I know what you’re all thinking, “celebrity crush.”


While it is true enough I have no chance of ever meeting her. I must tell you it is not a nefarious crush. It is her mischievous smile that undermines my normally realistic view of my place in the world.

imagesHer work with children and her body of professional work are wonderful. Not to mention U.N. ambassador. But that smile. It says all things are possible. Live as if. No one can take your joy.

You may think that’s a lot to get from smile. I tell you it does not begin to scratch the surface.

So today we celebrate a most talented, intelligent, and compassionate woman, who just happens to be beautiful. Angelina is all that and bag of chips.



However should you find yourself in her sites. Back away, do not make eye contact. If you are the unfortunate recipient of this look, I’m Pretty sure you will turn into a toad, or something equally repugnant.







Happy Birthday Angelina.

Todays quotes come from who else,

“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.”

“When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.”

“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become.”

That’s it for today.

Be kind to one another.

Dave Benneman

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