Showing posts from April, 2008

"Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words any moment." - Sara Gassen

This is one my favorites and it is SO true. I am sure that we all know people that have a mouth that gets ahead of their thought process.

The excision of training wheels to deadly dunking tanks and losing Sandy...

As is a continuation of my life. However, last night I had realized that I had merged in some previously entered posts from LiveJournal so there is much more of my history contained within my little piece of the blog world than I thought. Blah, blah, though any of you Well when I last left you in such great suspense I was rambling on about scuffed knees, impatient drivers, and dead-end street...exciting I know! LOL Soon afterward I was allowed to ride to school which was a very "cool" thing to do. It was the most expeditious way to get to school with exception of my parents taking me. I lived too close (just inside the five mile radius) to have a bus stop near my house. Whereas I truly enjoyed this new found independence it came at a price. It did not take long before some high school kids realized that I would be riding along one of the major streets everyday around the same time. They found it amusing to harass me by speeding by as clos

FLDS cult...breeding pedophilia?

I have previously avoided anything othe than having to do something directly related to my personal life but... I read today about the FLDS cult and the 53 children taken from their mothers. Yes the mothers that are trying to get sympathy from the world that their children were taken from them! Well, it turns out that 31 of the 53 (for those mathematically challenged that is almost 60%) are pregnant or already have children! WTF?!?! Are you kidding me? I realize that these people are not exposed to the outside world...but they know the laws. This is all crazy! OK that is all!

"The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work extremely well." - Sir William Osler


is what my life is to most in blog land. I promise that a continuation is coming soon so that any of you on the edge of your seats (ROFLMAO) can see where my life went beyond removing my training wheels. I am having to begin to refocus on an actual life now that I will be working again. being unemployed can kind of throw your life out of whack a bit. I now have five more days to finish up some loose ends that need to be taken care of before rejoining the work force.


Many of you know since I moved back to Texas that I have been quite active. But, now I lie here in bed this evening happy to have finally got a job I am in an immense amount of pain. In my attempt to get my life going back in the direction I was headed two to three years ago I have gotten highly involved in cardio (at the gym in the morning), yoga several times a week, my new found love of rock climbing, volleyball, tennis, etc. Oh! But the comes from my new found Sunday game of football. Four Sundays in a row now....and every Monday I am I strained my left quadriceps three weeks ago. It is always feeling better by the following Sunday so of course I go back out and play again. Dumb move. Then last Sunday (not yesterday) we played at the local college. Well the campus does not have a field; not a football field (or even sports field for that matter) but a barren field of hard packed clay and random prickly weeds. So with me thinking I am some super athlete

Moratorium ...

may I blame my lack of posting as of late on the title of this post? I did not think so but, it was worth a try. Anyway I finally got a job after negotiating with a couple of different companies. I was offered the position last Friday and officially received the offer letter today and accepted! What a relief... I had been diligently searching since my arrival back here in Texas and has maintained a positive outlook on it all exuding confidence throughout every interview. Then my interview last Wednesday arrived. It was going quite well and I thought for sure I had the job. Then right at the end my confidence was shot and discouraging thoughts began to flood my mind. I left that interview wondering what I had done to deserve the consistent uphill climb that I have been facing in life the last few months. I was REALLY being negative...out of character for me since getting my life back on track recently. Good thing I had remained so positive for weeks previously I think I had some good en


that is not what is involved in the NFL draft as many seem to think. No "secret science" just evaluate the players that fit into your system and then pick the player highest on your board when your turn comes around. Just look at what Bill Parcells and Company did with my Miami Dolphins this last weekend. Excellent work! Then the signing of eight great undrafted free agent acquisitions. I am quite happy. But enough on football whereas I bet most that visit this blog could not care less about the sport (and especially my

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - - William James

Draft Day!

Yes I know...not exciting to all but for anyone that knows me I am quite the football FANatic. In fact a friend called me today and when I told her what I was doing she compared what I was doing to "watching paint dry"...LOL I would have to disagree it was quite different. Especially since I had the Sirius NFL radio feed, NFL Network, and ESPN all on. The day went well and overall I was happy with the picks that my team (Miami Dolphins) took. Anyway I just realized that I had not posted on here in a while and I am going to try to make it a habit to do so on a more regular basis.

Difference of opinions...

WHAT DO YOU CALL: 1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.     Creek (or here in Texas...a 2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.     Grocery cart. 3. A metal container to carry a meal in.     A lunch pail 4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.     Skillet or pan 5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.     Couch or sofa are the most common 6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.     Shingles 7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.     Depends...porch, patio, covered deck? 8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.     Coke (They are all called Coke in the south as opposed to pop or soda) 9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.     Pancakes or griddle cakes 10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.        A "sub" or a "poor boy" here in the sou

Listening skills...

"The art of listening is indispensable for the right use of the mind. It is also the most gracious, the most open, and the most generous of human habits." - Unknown

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

"If you really know what you want out of life, it's amazing how opportunities will come to enable you to carry them out." - John M. Goddard

An tomorrow I have an opportunity to interview with a prestigious company and attempt to get my foot in the door!

The Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!' This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.' He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to


many of you may think that without the resources of Oprah that you are not capable of consistently committing acts of beneficence. Well i am here to tell you about how you can! I will preface this by stating that it will seem awkward to many of you in the beginning; but once it becomes habit it will seem natural. A simple smile, picking something up that has been dropped by that individual, complimenting someone on their smile, allowing someone to get in line in front of you at the grocery store...I could go on and on; but I think you get the idea. These little things could help someones day become much brighter with little or no effort on your part. For example, last Saturday I went to go play Putt Putt golf. When I arrived I saw a large number of individuals turning around and leaving. Well, it turns out that the storm we had three nights prior to this had knocked out their electricity and it was still out. Now sure you can still play Putt Putt with out power; but the arcade, go kart

Too long to place here in the title...

"Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. Men see clearer at such times. Storms purify atmosphere." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time." - Dalai Lama

"Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow." - Swedish Proverb

I really like this goes to show how positive things can exponentially over power the bad.

"Never allow someone to be your Priority while allowing yourself to be their option." - unknown

This is important for us to always be aware of. Allowing what is suggested in this quote to become reality could potentially be detrimental to our lives.

"It's never too late to be what you might have become." - George Eliot

I realize that this one may be difficult to believe; but I assure you that it holds truth. For those of us that live in the United States of America...well, we even have a more distinct advantage.

"Many will twist the truth for their own benefit." - Jesus Christ

Self explanatory...and I am sure that we have all witnessed this one to be true.

70 years!

Today is the 70th anniversary of the discovery of something we oftentimes take for granted...Teflon, otherwise known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). It was discovered by accident! It has molecular weight that has been known to transcend 30,000,000. For those of you unbeknownst of what this means; it happens to be one of the most capacious molecules known to man! What this all means is what most all of us already know; just try to get something to stick to it! The best part is that just like the post-it note it was discovered by accident. Sorry about that....the nerd in me made me post

"You may not know which actions and events are the making of a memory." - Jeremy Martin

I was so proud of myself when I was inspired to write this quote a few years back. lol

Focus on the positive...

I am a firm believer that our actions, words, thoughts, etc. can all influence the occurrences that we deal with throughout each and every day. I have decided to begin this blog and I will do my best to post a new quote daily. These quotes will be some that I have personally found inspiring at one time or another in life. I hope that if you are having a bad day or going through some rough times in life that maybe one of the quotes here can help to turn that frown upside down! Also if you ever need anyone to talk to feel free to contact me.

Escaping nonage...

Having been raised in church and having that good foundation to fall back on in times of need was truly helpful to me throughout life. Many that know me would never know that I was raised in church and at one point in my life was very actively involved and those that I did tell this too likely found it to be spurious. Years of introspection have led me to want to return to church and get more involved. Well, that time has finally arrived. As stated in previous posts I moved back to TX on March 1st of this year. On March 8th my mother invited me to her church. It was incredible...whereas I have been to church a few times in the last decade I never truly felt at "home" when I went...until now. Less than a month later I have since joined the church and a "home group" for singles. Tonight was the first meeting of the "home group" and I am very glad that I will now be a part of it. I was able to meet and associate with some great people that I know will lead to