A good dose of Buffett, in my opinion, is always a good thing now and then. Even if you’re not a Buffett fan, his words, music and story usually puts things into perspective…especially with what’s happening in the world these days.
USA Weekend had a feature story this summer, “Jimmy Buffett: No trouble in paradise”. I particularly enjoyed this quote:
“If it all went away tomorrow, I’d be happy living on an island fishing. And there are times I thought it would be that — in the ’70s and ’80s. I had enough money to buy a boat and play in a bar. That wouldn’t have been bad.”
USA Weekend also held a Margaritaville lyric contest. They asked readers to add a verse to the Jimmy Buffett classic “Margaritaville,” and more than 14,000 people responded.
The winner was Jack Honey, from Salem, Oregon, and here are his winning lyrics:
A glass of perfection
Headed my direction
Givin’ my mind a chance to be free
Head’s still reelin’
Sunburn’s still peelin’
Finding sand where sand shouldn’t be
I also dug this one:
I threw my agenda
Into the blender
Got nothin’ to work on except for my tan
The only job hazard
Is gettin’ too hammered
But, then again, that’s kinda the plan
— Tracy McCarthy, Mount Sinai, N.Y.
“I had enough money to buy a boat and play in a bar”. He’s right, that’s not too bad.