I came across some of the Bart Simpson chalkboard quotes and decided to analyze some of them and see how relevant they could be to my day-to-day life. So here we go.

I will finish what I sta
Coming up with blog entries each week is challenging. I also want to be a professional photographer, write a novel, lose 80 pounds, fix my ceiling, etc., etc., etc. I’m usually pretty good at finishing things, with some exceptions, but I think it’s a good lesson for all of us.

I will not celebrate meaningless milestones.
I can’t say I agree with Bart’s teacher on this one. Sometimes it’s good to take little steps toward a goal or even to remember and celebrate what’s good in your life. Obviously taking it too far—like celebrating the loss of 8 oz. of weight with an ice cream cone may be a bit much. Balance people, balance.

“Bagman” is not a legitimate career choice.
I think in this economy, to each his own. Everyone needs to make a living right? In any case, I did some background checking, and I’m pretty sure Bart was referring to a person designated to collect money in a protection racket. There are several other definitions though, including a traveling salesman (hmmm, same thing?), a company out in the Midwest that sells farm equipment, and Tiger Woods’ caddie, Steve Williams. This last guy’s job doesn’t sound so bad. Evidently he’s such a good guy that Queen Elizabeth II made him a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Bart’s teacher should be a bit more careful about busting on people’s choice of work.

I am not deliciously saucy.
Yes, I am. Everyone is special. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not.

I will not aim for the head.
Unless you’re Jack Sanderson playing dodgeball against the Sioux campers at Camp Tockwogh.

Nobody likes sunburn slappers.
I must agree. Good advice as we go into the summer and you’re all pale from the long winter.

Hope these were good lessons for you. Thank you Bart—you boy genius, you philosopher and observer of life.