Saturday, June 17, 2006

Motivated to Motivate

Motivational posters are addicting.

Fortune cookies are the source of much wisdom:

Obscure kids TV reference:

I don't believe I've mention Avatar on this blog yet. You've got your basic elements: air, water, earth, and fire. Then there's boomerangs. And don't forget the angst:

July 1

A launch date has been chosen. We are at T-14 days and counting.

Quote of the Day - June 17, 2006

I used to think that it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.

- Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

Friday, June 16, 2006

Quote of the Day - June 16, 2006

Pam Davidson: I am disgusted with the both of you.
Ralph Hinkley: Why?
Bill Maxwell: About what?
Pam Davidson: I don't know yet.

- Greatest American Hero

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Motivate Yourself

Make your very own motivative (or demotivative) poster here.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Quote of the Day - June 12, 2006

When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep, and you're never really awake.

- Fight Club

Dinner Table Conversation

One of the things I miss because I live alone is dinner table conversation. When I was in college, I'd go out with my friends and we'd talk about whatever - current events, politics, history, pop culture, philosophy, childhood memories, the optimal mathematical formula for determining how many pizzas or appetizers to order for our group... You know, the usual. When I was living at home, I'd get my daily dose of dinner conversation at the family dinner table. These days, I have to settle for occassional Sunday evenings with my step-cousin-in-laws (when did I become the most conservative person in the room?), Friday lunches with my co-workers (bring out the fortune cookies!), and blogging - which is basically the whole internet having those conversations, even if most people are sitting at their own table just talking to themselves.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Tempest Watch

To spare my friends who aren't as interested in weather as I am and to spare the weather fans who wander by my personal reflections on everything else, I've started a weather blog. Hopefully, this blog won't go dark as a result. It begins.

This Home Protected by Attack Cat

This story reminded me of a cat I knew once named Sarge. Sarge was very much the "in charge" type. I once saw this Maine Coon cat stand up on his hind legs and raise his front legs in an attempt to break up a fight between the two very large dogs (each more than 50 lbs) that he shared a home with. Most cats would have just bolted from the scene. Legend also speaks of the time he ventured into the woods where some deer were eating, rubbed up against the legs of one deer, then lead the deer to the steps of my neighbor's deck. Dang. All my cats every brought home were snakes, lizards, birds, moles, voles, mice, chipmunks, squirrels, and bunnies.