Monday, August 8, 2011

Why is the fear of long words called hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

If a man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Emails I Receive #3 - Inspiring Quote

It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Softball Team is Not That Great...

Bless their hearts, everybody tries so hard.  Well, most everybody. 

I started playing softball with my sister and her team and I mean this this all the love in the world... We suck.

It isn't for a lack of trying.  We just need some practice.  We have great moments, we just need to harness those moments so they aren't so few and far between. 

At least it's entertaining to watch.  We are a bunch of no hitting, ball missing, hole in gloves, no base running fools out there.  But we have a good time and are pretty good at drinkin beer.

I choked pretty bad yesterday and normally am a decent player.  My fielding was atrocious yesterday.  My hitting made up for it, but my defense was all off. 

I really need to practice, but find I have sprained my ankle.  Practice tomorrow, Seaworld this weekend and a game on Monday.

Guess I will be missing practice.  Maybe next time...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Do Nice People Really Exist Anymore?

So, I tend to be a crafty person when I want to be.  It happens on a good occasion.  I get in my moods. 

I started this project for my sister and I, creating covers for our dog's kennels.  We took a trip to the fabric store to get the necessary materials.  I needed some help doing the math to figure out how much fabric I needed based on the size of the kennel.

I asked the lady at the fabric counter for help and she quickly got on the phone and called her husband.  Apparently he is a math wiz and a problem solver.  She asked if I would mind waiting a few minutes and he would have the answer.  Not a problem, we needed to get a few other items as well.

She called me to the counter about 10 minutes later and passed me the phone to talk with her husband myself.  No here is where it gets good because I have never known anyone to offer this much help to a complete stranger who walked into his wife's store.

He asked me some questions about my project -- the way I was cutting the fabric, sewing the project, etc.  He then offered to come up to the store and show me some ideas.  I didn't have enough time then, so instead he offered to email me the amount of fabric I needed. 

But it gets better...  He then asked me to give him a little more time and he would also email me some dimensions for a pattern to help me have as little wasted fabric as possible.  Wow!  Does that ever happen anymore?  I couldn't thank the lady at the counter anymore for the wonderful help her and her husband gave me yesterday.

So I ask, does anyone really know what its like to help people out like that just for the heck of it?  Has anyone had that kind of help given to them?  I want so much to pay it forward and I have been thinking of ways to help other, I just need to execute them.

So I guess the answer to my title question is yes.  Genuinely nice people still exist in this world.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Emails I Receive #2 - Why She's Divorced

Last week was my birthday and I didn't feel very well waking up on that morning.  I went downstairs for breakfast hoping my husband would be pleasant and say, 'Happy Birthday!', and possibly have a small present for me.  As it turned out, he barely said good morning, let alone ' Happy Birthday.'

I thought.... Well, that's marriage for you, but the kids.... they will remember.  My kids came bouncing down stairs to breakfast and didn't say a word. So when I left for the office, I felt pretty low and somewhat despondent.

As I walked into my office, my handsome Boss Rick, said, 'Good Morning, lady, and by the way Happy Birthday! '

It felt a little better that at least someone had remembered. I worked until one o'clock, when Rick knocked on my door and said, 'You know, It's such a beautiful day outside, and it is your Birthday, what do you say we go out to lunch, just you and me..'

I said, 'Thanks, Rick, that's the greatest thing I've heard all day. Let's go!'

We went to lunch.  But we didn't go where we normally would go.  He chose instead a quiet bistro with a private table.  We had two martinis each and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.

On the way back to the office, Rick said, 'You know, It's such a beautiful day... We don't need to go straight back to the office, Do We?'

I responded, 'I guess not.  What do you have in mind?'

He said, 'Let's drop by my place, it's just around the corner.'

After arriving at his house, Rick turned to me and said,  'If you don't mind, I'm going to step into the bedroom for just a moment. I'll be right back.'

'Ok.' I nervously replied.

He went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, he came out carrying a huge birthday cake ...  Followed by my husband my kids, and dozens of my friends and co-workers, all singing 'Happy Birthday'.

And I just sat there....

On the couch....