Happy Presidents’ Day to all here in the States! Whether you’re sick of snow and are finding the revolving door of blizzards Grounds for Violence or whether it’s just another day, I hope you all find the time to be awesome and make others feel that way too.
I was reading a survey in our paper this morning with the topic “Who’s your favorite president?” Mine is Kid President, aka Robby Novak. Robby is an 11-year-old boy who, in 2012, became a YouTube sensation with the introduction of his Kid President persona. He’s the star of several inspirational videos that are semi-scripted and which urge us to be good, kind people. No political agenda, no religious one. His “A Pep Talk” has one of my favorite lines: If life is a game, aren’t we all on the same team?
Now, while I love Kid President, I can only listen to him in small doses, which goes for anyone giving pep talks. And lest you think little Robby is just a spoiled kid with everything going for him and nothing to worry about, consider this. He has osteogenesis imperfecta, a congenital incurable disease usually called “brittle bone disease” and he’s had over seventy fractures. Does that keep him from dancing? No it does not.
He was asked, “Any desire to be president when you grow up?,” and he replied, “I want to play football, soccer, or baseball, or be a Marine. No, too much paperwork to be president.”
Kid President always wears a suit and a bright orange-red tie in his videos. Here’s a nail polish called Tamsen from Zoya to celebrate the look. I don’t wear orange-y shades much but this color is pretty cool, one of those modern-yet-retro ones. Tamsen was part of the 2011 Summertime Collection. Under indirect bright outdoor light:
The formula was great — two coats gave excellent coverage and it dries super-glossy.
Now, get out there and follow some KP advice. Dance. Be polite and say “thank you” and “please.” Treat everyone like it’s their birthday. Don’t be boring. “You’re gooder than that.”