In September of this year, America lost one of the great philosophers of all-time—the irrepressible, and often quoted, Yogi Berra. In honor of his memory, I’ve included a brief list of his more famous “Yogi-isms” in my final post of 2015.
- When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
- You’d better cut the pizza in four pieces, I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
- Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
- The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
- You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.
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He felt like he’d been pummeled by a herd of reindeer. Halloween to New Year’s was a blur of parties, parades, shopping, and feasts. Aliens had failed to abduct him, world peace was elusive, and even attempts to pick up additional bad habits failed miserably. “Time to get a new bucket,” he sighed.
Lost in a depressive state of holiday lag, he sipped coffee and waited for ‘the next big thing.’
A sunbeam sneaked through the cut glass above the doorway, spraying a rainbow over his wife. “It’s time to get back on our diet,” she said.
“Yeah, I know.”
*a repeat from December 2012