Saturday, September 27, 2008

GBE 55 - Daydreams

Daydream. I do that a lot. I was so surprised to find all the quotes. I really hope you enjoy them.

Merriam-Webster's defines it as follows:


Daydream - 2 entries found.

1. daydream (noun)

2. daydream (intransitive verb)

Main Entry:

1. day•dream

Pronunciation: ..dā-drēm..

Function: noun

Date: 1685

: a pleasant visionary usually wishful creation of the imagination

— day•dream•like ..-līk.. adjective


Main Entry:

2. daydream

Function: intransitive verb

Date: 1820

: to have a daydream — day•dream•er noun



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"In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,

Dreaming as the summers die;


Ever drifting down the stream--

Lingering in the golden gleam--

Life, what is it but a dream?" ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Life Is But A Dream





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"He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie." ~ Anais Nin


"A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish." ~ W.H. Auden



"How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!" ~ Logan Pearsall Smith





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"To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes." ~ Antoine Rivarol


"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it." ~ John Locke





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"Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in reverie." ~ Henry David Thoreau


"All religions will pass, but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance." ~ V.V. Rozanov


"People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God." ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.





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"Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries." ~ Luis Buñuel


"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." ~ Steven Wright


"Everything starts as somebody''s daydream" ~ Larry Niven




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"Television is simply automated daydreaming" ~ Lee Loevinger


"Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose" ~ Bo Bennett


"You get ideas from daydreaming; You get ideas from being bored; You get ideas all the time; The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it" ~ Neil Gaiman





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"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music." ~ Albert Einstein


"One man's daydreaming is another man's woman." ~ Grey Livingston



"A daydream is an evasion" ~ Thomas Merton





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"What an awesome feeling. It was so great to be daydreaming about something for such a long time and actually have it come true." ~ Carol Jantsch


"Nobody comes in here not wanting to win a medal. It's definitely a daydream, coming across the line, seeing that No. 1 on the clock, feeling that excitement. Everyone thinks of that. If I win a medal, I'll have enough press. If I don't, I won't care." ~Shauna Rohbock


"We all have our 'good old days' tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs." ~ Brian Carter





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". . . daydreams, as it were . . . I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene." ~ Grandma Moses


"They [stars] are just a way to daydream." ~ Liz Smith



"who never told me to do anything realistic and who never told me to stop daydreaming." ~ Maira Kalman





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"I'm having day dreams about night things
In the middle of the after-noon

And every night you make my daydreams come true." ~
Ronnie Milsap ~ Daydreams About Night Things



"Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.

Oh, what can it mean.

To a daydream believer

And a homecoming queen."
~ John Stewart ~ Daydream Believer



"You're my daydream, you know that
I've been thinking about you... lately
And everytime I look at you
I can't explain, I feel insane, I can't get away
You're my daydream" ~ Avril Lavigne ~ Daydream






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I've just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the dream weaver train

Driver take away my worries of today

And leave tomorrow behind. ~ Gary Wright ~ Dream Weaver



"Like me, you're drowning in a daydream" ~ Corrosion Of Conformity ~ Drowning In A Daydream



"If you've never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame." ~ Adam Duritz, "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby," performed by Counting Crows





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This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is Daydreams.



The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.



If your interested just
go to Alicia's Blog and and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Outside.......... Live and acoustic.




And you
you bring me to my knees
all this time that
I could take your place
all the times
that I felt insecure
and I lay my burden out the door

I'm on the outside
I'm looking in
I can see through you
see your true colors
cuz inside your ugly
ugly like me
I can see through you
see through the real you

All this time
that i felt like this won't end
ones for you
and I'll taste
what I could never have
its from you
all those times
that I tried
my intentions
full of pride
and I waste
more time than anyone

I'm on the outside
I'm looking in
I can see through you
see your true colors
cuz inside your ugly
ugly like me
I can see through you
see through the real you

All the times
that I've cried
all this wasted
its all inside
and I feel
all this pain
stuffed it down
Its back again
and I lie
here in bed
all alone
I can't mend
and I feel
tomorrow will be ok

I'm on the outside
I'm looking in

I can see through you

see your true colors

cuz inside your ugly

ugly like me

I can see through you

see through the real you

Saturday, September 20, 2008

TEMPTATION ~ GBE 54

After a couple weeks of not writing the "quote blogs", I'm back with one. The subject this week for the GBE is Temptation. We all know what that is because we all have been "enticed to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain."

This first quote is a favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy.

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Find out what your temptations are, and you will find out largely what you are yourself. ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. ~ Bible Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak. ~ Bible God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. ~ Bible

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Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. ~ George Bernard Shaw
Terrible is the temptation to be good. ~ Bertolt Brecht Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart. ~ Thomas BostonThe devil tempts us not--'tis we tempt him, Reckoning his skill with opportunity. ~ George Eliot

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I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people: they go commonly together. ~ Robert Burton Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph? ~ Robert Browning So you tell yourself you are pretty find clay To have tricked temptation and turned it away, But wait, my friend, for a different day; Wait till you want to want to! ~ Edmund Vance Cooke

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Temptations are a file which rub off much of the rust of self-confidence.~ Francois de Salignac Fenelon Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours that are but skin-deep. ~ Matthew (Mathew) Henry Honest bread is very well--it's the butter that makes the temptation. ~ Douglas Jerrold
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But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor. ~ Alexander Pope But something may be done that we will not; And sometimes we are devils to ourselves When we will tempt the frailty of our powers, Presuming on their changeful potency. ~ William Shakespeare Devils soonest tempt, resembling spirits of light. ~ William Shakespeare

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The difference between those whom the world esteems as good and those whom it condemns as bad, is in many cases little else than that the former have been better sheltered from temptation.~ Augustus William Hare 'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall. ~ William Shakespeare Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength. ~ Marguerite de Valois
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Tempt not a desperate man. ~ William Shakespeare I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. ~ William Shakespeare Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure. ~ William Shakespeare

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There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. ~ Mark Twain Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare. ~ John Dryden Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a moveable body. ~ H. L. Mencken

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Things forbidden have a secret charm. ~ Tacitus As the Sandwich-Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptations we resist. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself. ~ Oscar Wilde
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Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure hours that men are made or marred. ~ W. M. Taylor He who cannot resist temptation is not a man.... Whoever yields to temptation debases himself with a debasement from which he can never arise. ~ Horace Mann I can resist anything except temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde

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I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. ~ Mae West
Do you really think ... that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to. To stake all one's life on a single moment, to risk everything on one throw, whether the stake be power or pleasure, I care not -- there is no weakness in that. ~ Oscar Wilde Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings. If one could follow it to its psychological roots, one would, I believe, find that the main motive for "non-attachment" is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work. ~ George Orwell


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A vacant mind invites dangerous inmates, as a deserted mansion tempts wandering outcasts to enter and take up their abode in its desolate apartments. ~ George Stillman Hillard It is ... no doubt, true that thought will not at once produce wisdom. It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution. ~ Anthony Trollope Temptations are as thick as the leaves of the forest, and no one can be out of the reach of temptation unless he is dead. The great thing is to make people intelligent enough and strong enough, not to keep away from temptation, but to resist it. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll


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There's a girl trying to steal my heart and I'm tempted Even though she can tear it apart, I'm tempted. ~ Marty Stuart ~ Tempted It's time to love. It's time to hate. It's comin' face to face tryin' to desecrate. No time at all, to break away. Temptation still got a hold on me. ~ Godsmack ~ Temptation Tempted by the fruit of another Tempted but the truth is discovered Whats been going on Now that you have gone Theres no other. ~ Squeeze ~ Tempted ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is "Temptation." The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you. If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday. Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

GBE 53



The man stood looking at the rock wall of the Greek mountainside. He knew what was behind it, discovering it while on his travels. Having just seen his teacher die, he was interested in investigating it now more than ever. What lay behind that rock wall was a portal to either another time or space. Where would he end up? This he did not know or care; the calling of the portal was too great.





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He rounded a corner on the trail he was following at a steep decline. He could hear the popping noises of the portal and then, there it was. It had two columns on either side with skulls carved on them. Inside, it was a purplish color. He walked up to it and placed his hand in it. It was warm; electric. Taking a deep breath, he walked through.
The landscape he walked onto was like none he'd ever seen before. Green with gold stripes, along with strategically placed silver dollops created the world he was looking at. Where was he? He strode forward. All around him was the sound of words and pictures. They flew past him at such a high rate of speed. He stepped into one of the noisiest stripes. To him, they were roads and he thought he could figure out where he was by going to the noisiest and busiest.




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On the road were thousands of boxes, all showing activity, some more than others. He came to the loudest one. Reaching inside, he was overwhelmed. He could understand the words and was trying to make sense of them. Google? What was that? He could see a crude form of his Greek language, yet he could understand all that he was immersed in. Then, he saw his name. "Plato". Then he heard the name of his teacher. "Socrates". He was so surprised he quickly pulled his hand out and moved on to another box. This one was loud yet not as loud as the one he had left. He heard the name Sophocles before he placed his hand inside. What is his name doing here? Plato thought as he reached and found it. He was getting better at finding quickly what he wanted. "I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating" ~ Sophocles. Funny, I never remember him saying that, Plato thought. He laughed, remembering the time he caught Sophocles cheating on a simple game. Interesting. Now this was unusual. There was a number by the reference of Sophocles and a name. Blogger? The numbers all seemed to be random and orderly at the same time. http:// kev461.blogspot.com/2008/07/ last-week-subject-was-independence. html. Plato kept one hand in the not so noisy box and placed his other in the one he remembered being called "google". Did it say anything about him? Suddenly an assault on his mind as information started flooding in. Quickly he grabbed hold of one of the millions of threads active in the box. It was called Wikipedia. What did it say about him? "Plato founded one of the earliest known organized schools in Western Civilization on a plot of land in the Grove of Hecademus or Academus.[25] The Academy was "a large enclosure of ground which was once the property of a citizen at Athens named Academus... some, however, say that it received its name from an ancient hero",[26] and it operated until AD 529, when it was closed by Justinian I of Byzantium, who saw it as a threat to the propagation of Christianity. Many intellectuals were schooled in the Academy, the most prominent one being Aristotle.[27]" That can't be, Plato thought. He had planned on returning to Athens and dabbling in politics as Socrates had. And who was Aristotle?




"I am" came a voice from behind Plato. "What? Who are you; where are you?" Plato stammered. On his left hand side appeared a glowing figure. "I am known as Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs, but please just call me Aristotle. You are surprised of what it says of your life? If you go back as planned, you will die as surely as your teacher, Socrates. He did not listen to me either. I warned him" Plato stared. For one of the first times in his life, he found the words hard to come by. "Socrates came here?" he finally asked. Aristotle smiled. "Do you remember Socrates' reliance on what he called his "daemonic sign", an averting inner voice only he heard when he was about to make a mistake? It was this sign that prevented him from fully entering into politics. I even heard Socrates considered this to be a form of "divine madness", the sort of insanity that is a gift from the gods. It was not a gift; It. Was. Me! It was ἀποτρεπτικός apotreptikos. Understand?" The last few sentences were said with a tint of anger. "Listen, Plato. This" spreading his arms wide to take in all "has been here since the beginning of time. Only I can alter it. What people in later years will call edit. This time I am coming back with you. I must set things right again. I know many different versions of both the past and future. I am going to start taking an active role with humans to teach them logic and syntax. You will open your Academus and teach as well. I will be your student. Maybe someday, you mortals will discover this world and harness its powers. It is ONE of the futures. Come, let us leave this place now. We will return."





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Thank you Danny for the Photoshop.

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Two terms that were part of Socrates-Plato-Aristotle philosophy are now are used in reference to computers today.
*The term syntax is used to refer to the rules governing the behavior of mathematical systems, such as computer programming languages. * A daemon (Disk And Execution MONitor) is a computer program that runs in the background, rather than under the direct control of a user; they are usually initiated as background processes.

Some of the blog came From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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This is my submission to the GBE.
The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you. If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday. Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.