Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Good tips to follow through life

-Always try to help a friend in need
-Believe in yourself.
-BE BRAVE!....but remember... it's ok to be afraid sometimes.
-Meet new people, even if they look different to you.
-Have a good sense of humor and laugh often.
-Love your friends, no matter who they are.
-Take an occasional risk.
-Every path has some puddles and it's okay to get a little dirty
-If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it
-Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

“Evil prevails where laughter is not known.” - Iglulik Eskimo saying

Let's see, interesting and random facts

1. Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?
2. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
3. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
4. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
5. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
6. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.


Yes, I am finally moving to my own place out on my own. Gone are the days of roommates. I'm moving to this cute little one bedroom place in Durham. It's quiet (oh what a blessing) so I won't miss the racing boat starting up at midnight setting off all the car alarms, or the caravan of modified fourwheelers roaring by my window. I will enjoy the birds, setting on my patio and strolling down the rural roads. I also live in an orchard so I get tons of citrus fruits. As a bonus, it's closer to my job at the ranch! And I live right down the street from a park. It will be so nice to get out of noisy Chico. The draw back you ask? Well I won't be able to zip down the street and get Cold Stone ice cream :( I think I'll manage though.

My mom and me

Monday, May 24, 2004


This was sent to me and it was just to good to pass up posting it.

10. "They told me at the blood bank this might happen."

9. "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in that
time management course you sent me to."

8. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the White-Out. You probably got
here just in time!"

7. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and
envisioning a new paradigm."

6. "I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance."

5. "I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve
work-related stress. Are you discriminatory toward people who practice Yoga?"

4. "Damn! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a
solution to our biggest problem."

3. "The coffee machine is broken..."

2. "Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot..."

And the #1 best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at work...
".....in Jesus' name. Amen"

Pains of War

A bullet flies
a child dies
another mother's broken
But they don't stop fighting
and they turn their backs.
She cradles her child
that left her life
and screams
"Why, why,
Does this make you satisfied
My child is dead"
Greif sweeps over the weeping mother
as she kneals in a pool of blood,
and she screams and sobs
for the life of her child

The Forgotten Firefighter

At 12 o’clock on everyday
She lights a candle,
With nothing to say
A single tear, shed for one
A single tear, shed from love

A wall of names
She searches his out
She touches the stone
The fire’s gone out
A sea of names
So many lives
Too many shames
But not one fight
The stories are the same
But in every fashion
It came from a love
It was done out of passion

She hikes to the spot
Where the white cross stands
Back to his, true resting ground
She touches the same dirt, he did that day
Her tears fall, where he lay
She places the flowers, on the ground
Turning away, from so empty a sound
She picks herself up
Blowing a kiss
It floats on the wind
Like smoke on a drift
Back down the mountain
That took his life
Never to come home to his kid and wife.