Archive for July, 2011

Ahh I Didn’t Know

Pomology is the science of growing an apple.

Dr. Pepper came into being from Waco, Texas in 1885.  Our oldest major soft drink.

Castor oil-a lubricant used in jet planes.  A lubricant used in ‘olden times’ to cure all ills.

Be careful 4,000 people are injured by tea pots every year.

 


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Hmm I Wonder

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.  Sir Winston Churchill

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.  One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.  Sandra Carey

What did you ask at school today?  Richard Fenyman

 


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Evidenced In Today’s World

Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster    Robert M. Pirsig

Once we see the picture that is bigger than us we can contribute to the peace of our world.


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New Experiences

I believe everybody is doing the best they can in their lives.  Two recent experiences have caused me to realize that some just aren’t going to fly above mediocrity.

I had to use the taxi service in two different towns recently.  Neither driver was from the A team.   English was the first language for both of these guys so the communication should have been primo.  Driver #1 asks me, “Is the place you wanted to be????”   How do I know.  I live 1500 miles away and I gave you the address!!

The second driver (who was taking me to my home) asks me, after he takes a wrong turn out of the airport–Do you have a GPS???  Why do I need a GPS?  I know how to get to my place.

I could have been nicer instead of loudly expressing my displeasure at their ignorance.  Please people.  Be dilligent in knowing more than your job/profession requires.  Go beyond what is necessary and excel in the land of ho-hum mediocrity.

I thought I had put plenty of Stress Away on but evidently not enough

 



I Have Never Thought of This

Euphemism:  less offensive synonym: a word or phrase used in place of a term that might be considered too direct, harsh, unpleasant, or offensive

THE GOOD BOOK –one of the most remarkable euphemisms ever coined.  ASHLEY MONTAGUE


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Bumper Sticker Time

Another word to refer to old age is senectitude.

1971  Ray Tomlinson sent out the first e-mail.  (Let’s get him)  I have a love hate relationship going on with mine.  [I loved it when my son was living in Japan.]

Death by no sleep takes about 10 days  Death by starvation takes a few weeks   No stats on death by e-mail

Chickens can’t swallow upside down.  Can we?  Let me know please.

1976 gave us the first 8 Jelly Belly flavors.

And for those of a certain age  Kemo Sabe means ‘soggy shrub’ in Navajo.  [Once again the public finds out that a favorite TV character was given bad dialogue.  Hollywood, even in the 50’s you went for glitter over substance.]

 

 


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Real Tragedy

The tragedy of life is not that we die, but is rather, what dies inside a man while he lves.  ALBERT SCHWEITZER



Real Deal

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.  LADY NANCY ASTOR

 



Easy Does It

Is there anyone who loves to fly these days?  OK It is easy, it is ridiculous, it is what it is.

An Wang said that success is more a function of consistent common sense that it is of genius.

My success is keeping my mouth shut and getting through security easily.  I am having a wonderfully easy smooth security check.  (Now if I can only remember that the TSA employee can’t help that he can’t get a real job.)

Stress Away and a lot of it today.



It’s Been Good

To reconnect with people you spent hours and hours with when you were growing into an adult.  To get reacquainted with the kid cousins who are now adults.  To be glad that you schlepped a long way to spend time with these people-that is a vacation thoroughly enjoyed.

Tranquil is the oil that comes to mind.




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