It never ceases to amaze me how much spending time with little kids can improve my mood. I don't have children myself yet, but I've spent a lot of time with them my whole life. They never cease to bring a smile to my face. To those friends and family that trust me enough to let me spend time with their children, thank you. I love them, and you.
Vimes had never got on with any game much more complex than darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks around, the whole board could've been a republic in a dozen moves. -- Terry Pratchett, Thud!
"Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul..." -- Mark Twain