Monday, October 15, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Whether Fox, Bear, or Wolf, it always bodes ill for the RabbitGreetings My Fellow Blog-Anderthals!
I'm sorry but I do not have one cohesive thought or topic I want to discuss. I just wanted to throw a few things out there and let the world know I'm still here.
I guess I'll just let you in on a few things that I've been pondering lately.
The first question I've been thinking about is this: "For simplicity sake, Imagine a box. 3'x3'x3'. Now, Imagine that there was nothing inside this box, absolutely nothing. Lastly, Imagine that this box was the entire universe. Would time still go by? Could anything happen? Could anything come into being?
No, you say? Then how did you the universe begin?
Allow me to share another nugget with you. While working on my house this weekend (That's Sun, Mon, Tue, for me) I came across FOX sports radio. They had their resident college football expert on to dissect the past week of games. During the conversation he was asked "What can Georgia Tec do to improve their team?"
"Well" said the expert, "They need to recruit better players, and they can do this by lowering their academic requirements."
Hmmmm, Cute. That's sheer brilliance.
And finally, this little puzzle for you....Good luck.
Monday, September 24, 2007
World Wide Web Potpouri. (did i spell that right?)So, I've been tearing all over the internet today and have found a bunch of stuff I want to share with y'all.
First, check out the awesome cartoons I found...See if you can name the musical artists:If you want to see more of these check out this page
Also, You've got to check out this nasty little logic puzzle:
I spent WAY too much time trying to figure this one out. Let's see what else....Hmmm, Oh yeah, If you've got a strong stomach and like good writing, check out this blog. I've added this website to my list of links. I can't believe how eloquent these two kids are, and don't let their claims of nerdity fool you. You won't find two teenagers this cool anytime soon.
Finally, am I smoking crack? No, really, did I just read that Wal-Mart is going to request suppliers to report there carbon foot-print?!
Wow, yeah right, Like China's gonna' go for that.
Here's an idea: Let's request suppliers just start by paying employees a livable wage and stop using lead paint on kids toys!!!!!
I'm not even gonna go into the whole Machmood I'monthejohn speaking engagement.
Well, I hope you enjoy these little treasures.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
They're Leavin' Me Behind...So, the team leaves for Ghana tomorrow, without me. Wow, has it been a year already?!
Dang! I decided to take this year off and let my body work out all the meds and parasites before I get another dose. Not to mention I wanted to use my vacation time with the family. So, as a result, the team leaves without me, and I am left here broken-hearted. Man, I love Africa. I love the people, I love the climate, I love the food, I love the Kids, Man! I wanna' go back. My biggest wish is to take my Wife and kids over there to share it with them. OH, well. I know, I'm all over the place here.
O.K. here's what I'll do, I'll post this video of my last trip. This is me on guitar and camera. (Except for the pictures of myself...)
I know it's a re-run.
Just back off, I like it.
Let me have my moment.
(Don't worry Mom, I'm not moving there. yet.)
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Reality Vs Perception.
Perhaps you can help me out here.
I have a real problem with a certain, very popular, and (I believe ) over-used, philosophy.
This philosophy can be sum up thusly : "All that matters, is how you see yourself."
Now, I tend to be a real party-pooper. Any of my friends or family will attest to this. I get very upset when I hear what I believe to be shallow or meaningless encouragement. I know now, that 99 times out of 100 things like this are said with the best of intentions. I just get really agitated when I can tell, that people are trying hard to be warm and fuzzy!
Now, I know I am being cranky and petty.
So, since I am a firm believer in constant self-improvement, I am asking for your help. I really want to approach this objectively. So this is what I will do; First, let me state my views, and then I would like y'all to try to explain this load of crap to me.
Okay, Here's my side....
Let's face it, In the grand scheme of things your opinion don't amount to hill of poop.
You can believe all you want that you are a great...whatever...let's say car mechanic.
You may tell yourself you're the best thing since Mr Goodrich himself. And there is a very slim chance that you are, but more than likely you're bellow standard, mediocre at best. Despite the angry customers, the multiple lay-offs, the myriad of excuses you invent, you get up every day, look in the mirror puff out your chest, and say DANG, Hazmatt, you are just the Kittens Crapper!
You see, some of the greatest turning points in my life have been times of painful criticism. Moments when others lifted the veil from my eyes and revealed my flaws. This in turn, allowed me to make the needed changes to better my-self.
Now, before I let you talk, know this;
I know there are times when you need to have a tough skin and learn to ignore the scoffers. I'm thinking mainly of kids attacking each other, and those detractors who you know are truly idiots. So let's not get bogged down with the obvious, lets get right to the meat...
Ok, your turn....