I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. ~Thomas W. Higginson

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. ~Max Eastman

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. ~Frank A. Clark

Above all else: go out with a sense of humor. It is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. ~Hugh Sidey

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~William James

After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor. ~Bill Kelly, "Mordillo"

Shadow Shot Sunday and Pet Pride -- This Week

Shadow Shot is hosted each week by Tracy at Hey Harriet and it is both terrific fun and quite addictive! Click on her icon to sign up and get addicted with the rest of us!

With the busy Holiday weekend I'm combining Shadow Shot and Pet Pride this week. Shadows have been a bit scarce these days, but the dogs seem to be able to find them better than I do!!!

AND Pet Pride has the host with the most, Bozo from Mumbai! And you can click on his icon and let your pets show their stuff!

Mojo meditating in preparation for the Christmas feast! If you embiggen you can see why he's called Max the Tongue!

Max the Tongue is spending the Christmas holidays with us as his human friends are out of town and here are the three buddies enjoying some sunshine yesterday!

It was brilliantly sunny Christmas day and I couldn't resist a trip to beach below the harbor where I found this one.

This was kind of an interesting shot -- it was raining very hard and yet there were some shadowy reflections through the curtains and I loved being able to see the big raindrops!

And some color, of course!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

First of all this evening I want to tell all of you how much I appreciate your visiting my blog and for the wonderful comments that you leave for me. The friendships I have found over the past year here online have been the very best gift of all!

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~Author Unknown

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions. ~Mark Twain

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions. ~Joey Adams

Merry Christmas!

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! ~Author Unknown

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sky Watch Friday!

Sky Watch Friday is hosted each week by Klaus and the Sky Watch Team of Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louis and myself. Each week hundreds of people from all over the world share the beauty of their skies! Won't you join us and share yours?
Click on the icon, sign up and show us the beauty of the skies in your part of the world. PLEASE do read and follow the instructions on the home page before you sign in. Thank you and enjoy!

First of all I'd like to wish each and everyone of you a very Wonderful Holiday Season for the year! And my shots for the day were taken last evening at the harbor and one from my deck. Beautiful skies have been enjoyed, written about, painted, photographed, these are just a few samples of why that is so!

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.
Author: Alfred Kreymborg

All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.
Richard Brautigan

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~Harlan Miller

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. ~John Andrew Holmes

People can't concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December. ~Ogden Nash

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus

Gratitude is the best attitude. ~Author Unknown

Your Laugh for the Day!


A co-worker got a pen stuck inside our printer. He started to try and remove the pen, but I told him we didn't have time for that now, and to just put a note on the printer telling folks not to use it. Then report it to the Help Desk. So he grabbed a piece of paper and scribbled on it. I left before he finished the note.
About 20 minutes later, one of my techs came in laughing and said he was just in the lobby, saw a piece of paper on a printer and went to investigate.
Attached is what he found. Sometimes things don't always come out the way you want them to...


And just so you know .....

there were probably many, many times this year when I may have disturbed you, troubled you, pestered you, irritated you, bugged you, or got on your nerves with all the e-mails I send.

So today I just wanted to tell you..........

Suck it up,"Cupcake" !!!
Cause there are NO changes planned for 2010 !!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
~Soren Kierkegaard

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
~Jean de Boufflers

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers? ~Maurice Maeterlinck

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Ward Elliot Hour

ABC Wednesday -- W!

Time for ABC Wednesday hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt, so join the fun and test your skill with the alphabet! Click on the icon, sign up and show us what comes to your mind with the letter W!

As I was getting ready to put this post together I realized I was hungry so that will explain a couple of my entries for the day. W is for Waffles!

And W is for Waldorf Salad!

W is for Wharf

W is for Winter!

And, of course, W is for Water Fall!

W is for West where you look to find the sunsets! W is Wet! A Well known W
in the northwest! And W is for Wonderful! And life is!! If you are Willing to see it that Way!!! And now that I have played a serious Goody Two Shoes, I Will Wish you a Wonderful Week!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald. ~Proverb

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. ~Auguste Rodin

We have two lives - the one we learn with and the life we live after that. ~Bernard Malamud, The Natural

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~Andre Gide, Le traite du Narcisse, 1891

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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