Friday, May 20, 2011

Today's Food for Thought

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Madagascar - I like to move it

considering I wasted the better part of a Saturday waiting for my illustrious movers to show up (and they never did) I needed a tune to get me excited about the "unpacking" part of the program when they finally "move it" in today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Homey!

That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! 

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.

Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.' 


37 - We must be the change we want to see. - Mahatma Gandhi
36 – When you settle for less than you deserve you often times end up with less than you settled for…
35 - Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  - Theodore Roosevelt
34 - If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. - Meister Eckhart.
33 - “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember.  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.” – Winne the Pooh
32 - Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King, Jr.
31 -
Life wouldn’t be the same without you and all the memories you have given me.
30 – Money can’t buy happiness but it can provide a better kind of miserable.
29 - I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule. – Randal Graves
28 -  Not all those who wander are lost. – J. R. R. Tolkien
27 - Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
26 - A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.  ~Humphrey Bogart
25 - This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.  ~ Dalai Lama
24 - Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.
23 - Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. -Fred Brooks
22 – Some of the worst choices we make make the best stories later in life.
21 – People in Hell want ice water too.
20 – Say what you mean and mean what you say.
19 – I like to move it move it! – King Julian
18 - While we're living…The dreams we have as children…Fade away  - Oasis, "Fade Away"
17 -  Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see. – Mark Twain
16 - When you're chewing on life's gristle
                Don't grumble, give a whistle
                And this'll help things turn out for the best...
                And...always look on the bright side of life...
                Always look on the light side of life.  - Monty Python's Life of Brian
15 – We bring her along because she’s funny – Jordan Bayles
14 – Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. -  Tom Krause
13 - We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are. -
                Calvin & Hobbes
12 - Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew, When I bit off more than I could chew, 
                But through it all, when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out. I faced it all and I stood tall 
                And did it my way. – Frank Sinatra
11 - Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means moving on. – Anonymous
10 - You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –  C. S. Lewis
9 – Freedom of speech doesn’t mean anyone needs to actually listen to what you say.
8 – They say God doesn’t give you more than you can handle…but sometimes I wish He didn’t trust me so  much.
7 - Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. – Anonymous
6 - Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.  ~ Jane Howard
5 - If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now –  Clark W. Griswold, JR.
4 - Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.  - Franklin P. Jones
3 - Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends. - Yates
2 - There's no crying in baseball - Jimmy Dugan  (that is unless you're an Orioles fan)
1 – In a World where you can be anything it’s most important to be yourself - Me

Monday, May 9, 2011

Someday I'll expand on this...

but for today this says it all.....

Monday, May 2, 2011

"We are Family..." - The Pointer Sisters

The Human Family

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.

The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I've sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I've seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I've not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

We love and lose in China,
we weep on England's moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we're the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

by Maya Angelo