Saturday, July 31, 2010

3 Basic Types of Friends

Awesome message!!! Even if you are not religious, listen, because he really hits the nail on the head.

"Be careful, then, who you tell your dream to".

Great Minds on Respect, Tolerance & Diversity. And LOVE.

I am a lover of quotes and I came across these. I just wanted to share them with you and I hope you enjoy. And peace to you all.

Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic


Random Quote of the Day - 7/31/2010

"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." ~ Janis Joplin

Friday, July 30, 2010

Navajo Spirit Rain


©Photography By Curtis Lee

Random Quote of the Day - 7/30/2010

"Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise." ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Random Quote of the Day - 7/27/2010

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours." ~ Swedish Proverb

Monday, July 26, 2010


Random Quote of the Day - 7/26/2010

"In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority." ~ Liz Armbruster

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Where is my Mind?

Random Quote of the Day - 7/24/2010

"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 7/23/2010

"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are." ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tropical Depression Forms In Bahamas

TD 3 Forms In Bahamas, Will Soak Parts Of Fla.

A newly formed tropical depression raked the low-lying Bahamas with rain and lightening on Thursday as it headed on a course for the site of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


The storm was located in the southern Bahamas. Severe Weather Center 9 says its path will take it between Cuba and the Florida Keys, through Friday night and into Saturday morning. The current forecast calls for it to be upgraded to Tropical Storm Bonnie within 12 hours.

In Central Florida, Severe Weather Center 9 says rain will begin falling Friday with wind gusts of 20 mph and higher; the surf will be rougher and there will be a high risk for rip currents. Areas of south Florida will likely see heavy rain.

At 11:00am, TD 3 was located at 21.9N 75.0W, about 265 miles southeast of Nassau. Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph. The storm was moving west-northwest at 15 mph.Skies darkened and people stocked up on water and food in the southern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, island chains that are well-accustomed to rough weather. Many businesses remained open, but schools were already closed for the summer.

"There's definitely some lightning and thunder out there," said Johanny Lightbourne, a manager at a market in the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. "But it's still business as usual, pretty much. "Donna Musgrove, a businesswoman in Providenciales, said some streets were flooded. "It's raining from one end of the island to the other," she said. "The skies are completely dark."Residents in the southeastern Bahamas endured heavy rains and copious lightning, but no damages or injuries have been reported. Officials with the Emergency Operations Center said they would travel to the area with basic supplies as soon as the weather improves.

The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for the central and northwestern Bahamas. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Florida east coast from Golden Beach southward, including the entire Florida Keys and Florida Bay, and along the west coast of Florida northward to Bonita Beach.A tropical storm watch has been issued for the east coast of Florida from north of Golden Beach to Jupiter Inlet, including Lake Okeechobee.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Random Quote of the Day - 7/22/2010

"You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice." ~ Steven D. Woodhull

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 7/21/2010

"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be." ~ May Sarton

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 7/20/2010

“Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

This past Saturday I rented the DVD of the Swedish film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's international bestseller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It is subtitled in English, but also features an English dub track. If you aren't concentrating on the words and lips, you can't tell, it is so seamless.

The thing I loved about it was the story, something sorely missing in today's films. Tattoo grabs you from the very beginning. It is a dark mystery about a computer hacker who helps a journalist solve the decades-old disappearance of a young Swedish heiress.

*Note to parents: This film is rated R for disturbing violent content including rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language.*

Below are a few snippets from several reviews by US-based critics:

"Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev faithfully and intelligently transfers the first volume of Stieg Larsson’s hugely popular detective trilogy to the screen. … [T]he key to the film’s effectiveness is the casting of Rapace, who, while not mapping quite exactly to the book’s physical descriptions, is riveting." Andy Klein in The Christian Science Monitor.

"The Lisbeth you know from the books … has already been found. Her name is Noomi Rapace and she owns the part. If I were Portman, Knightley or Stewart, I’d be shaking in my boots. Actually, this Lisbeth could scare Jason Bourne." Mary Pols in Time.

"According to recent industry news, David Fincher is already considering directing a remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo … But it’s hard to say what the director of Seven and Zodiac could bring to a film that’s already as dark, moody, and vice-focused as Seven, and as intricately procedural as Zodiac. Niels Arden Oplev’s Dragon adaptation is already a poisonous gem, in large part thanks to fearless performances and an unwaveringly graphic sensibility that doesn’t flinch at the most horrific parts of Larsson’s story." Tasha Robinson in The A.V. Club.

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a potboiler but entertaining enough to rise above its flaws, which include a 152-minute run time. Those who stick it out will see an especially dark murder mystery that presents Swedish society as corrupt and profoundly antagonistic to women." Walter Addiego in the San Francisco Chronicle.

" It’s the rare 2 1/2 -hour film that doesn’t make you look at your watch once. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is such a film. It isn’t so much the pacing. … Rather, like a good book, the plot is so engrossing, the characters so rich and complex, the mood of gloom mixed with glimmers of hope so all-encompassing that the thought of its actually ending never occurs to you." Michael O’Sullivan in the Washington Post.


Random Quote of the Day - 7/19/2010

“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 7/18/2010

"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" ~ Bob Marley

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 7/17/2010

"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people." ~ Spencer Johnson

Friday, July 16, 2010

Groovy, but.......... I Don’t Live Today

This was recorded on 2/24/69 @ Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. Wow, talk about a subdued audience. Okay, not all. A handful were letting their freak flags fly. But if you look past the theatrics on stage and the crazy clothes... and just listen with your ears, you'll hear it. Sadly though, I think there will be some that still, to this day, can't or won't.

Random Quote of the Day - 7/16/2010

"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?" ~ Richard Bach

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 7/15/2010

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." ~ James Allen

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 7/14/2010

"Kindness shows character of who you are in the eyes of someone else." ~ Chris Castillo

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Toy Story was released in 1995 and here it is, 2010 and I'm just seeing it. I guess that happens when you don't have children. Only because I happened to see the trailer for Toy Story 3 when I was in Blockbusters did I finally rent the first one, and I'm glad I did. The humor is aimed at kids AND adults. I really enjoyed it, plus I always liked this song. Seeing how it relates to the movie (Buzz and Woody) makes the song have more meaning.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I Believe...

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything.

Thank you God for all the wonderful people who help us throughout the journey of life..

May Angels guard you and guide you

Sunday, July 4, 2010


The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry mid term, and an actual answer turned in by a student.

The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:
First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving, which is unlikely. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct, leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'