Posted on 2009.07.09 at 13:03
Brent and I are looking for an allegory/parable/metaphor dealing with the subject of when family members throw rocks at each other it builds a wall between them till you can't see or hear the other person. Anyone got an idea what text this came from?
Posted on 2009.07.07 at 21:53
Current Mood: sad
I love you Grandpa!
I regret that I didn't live closer and I was not be there to hold your hand and let you know that I love you. I wish you could have seen me grow up and that I could have been there for you as you grew older. I hope you knew that I loved you very much and I wish I had the chance to know you better.
Passed away peacefully 12:45 PM AKST
Posted on 2008.08.24 at 14:45
Such a sweet baby! He will be missed. Somehow 8 years doesn't seem long enough.
Posted on 2008.06.05 at 15:31
This is a number to some scum-bags who are cheating old people out of money. They send a letter that looks like it's coming from Publishers Clearing House, with a "check" to cover expenses that are not covered by "PCH". This is a check that is designed to be return after they have cheated the sick & old out of $5000.00. So, Here is there number please feel free to call them and express how you feel about it!
888-290-0559 The person is going by the name of Dean, but I doubt very much that this is their real name.
Posted on 2007.12.11 at 22:33
My craw fish is dead.. RIP
Posted on 2007.11.03 at 14:01
I just caught the last half of the The Big Kahuna on IFC. I was not only reminded of what good flick it is; I found the end credits brought back some pretty good advice that is worth remembering. I would like to share it with others who might have have forgotten the advice, or have never heard it.
"Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97:
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's. Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don't follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.
Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth. But trust me on the sunscreen."
Posted on 2007.10.25 at 16:35
I passed my test!!! I got a 91%..... HAPPY DANCE!!!
Now I get to take 2 months off!!!
Today is a HAPPY DAY! I also got a bonus today, and work didn't suck!!!!
I am going to go eat SUSHI!