Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Waterfall Landscape

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post by kevin walker

Random Quote of the Day - 8/30/2010

"Winter, spring, summer or fall... All you have to do is call... And I'll be there, yes I will... You've got a friend." ~ James Taylor

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

July 1939. Gordonton, N.C.

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post by Hazpio

Random Quote of the Day - 8/28/2010

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, August 27, 2010

Really Random Number Theory

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/27/2010

"You're the cutest thing that I ever did see... I really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree." ~ Steve Miller, "The Joker"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tender Caress

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/25/2010

"A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have to let go."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunrise

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/24/2010

"Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Hope you find the one that makes you smile. :)"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Look on Down From the Bridge




Look on Down From the Bridge



Look on down from the bridge

There's still fountains down there

Look on down from the bridge

It's still raining, up here



Everybody seems so far away from me

Everybody just wants to be free

Look away from the sky

It's no different when you're leaving home



I can't be the same thing to you now

I'm just gone, just gone

How could I say goodbye

How could I say goodbye

Goodbye



Maybe I'll just place my hands over you

And close my eyes real tight

There's a light in your eyes

And you know, yeah, you know

Look on down from the bridge

I'm still waiting for you


He Went to Paris...






He went to Paris, lookin' for answers
To questions that bothered him so
He was impressive, young and aggressive
Savin' the world on his own


But the warm summer breezes
The French wines and cheeses
Put his ambition at bay
The summers and winters
Scattered like splinters
And four or five years slipped away


Then he went to England, played the piano
And married an actress named Kim
They had a fine life, she was a good wife
And bore him a young son named Jim


And all of the answers and all of the questions
He locked in his attic one day
'Cause he liked the quiet clean country livin'
And twenty more years slipped away


Well the war took his baby, the bombs killed his lady
And left him with only one eye
His body was battered, his whole world was shattered
And all he could do was just cry


While the tears were a-fallin' he was recallin'
Answers he never found
So he hopped on a freighter, skidded the ocean
And left England without a sound


Now he lives in the islands, fishes the pilin's
And drinks his Green Label each day
Writing his memoirs, losin' his hearin'
But he don't care what most people say


Through eighty-six years of perpetual motion
If he likes you he'll smile and he'll say
"Jimmy, some of it's magic, some of it's tragic
But I had a good life all the way"


And he went to Paris lookin' for answers
To questions that bothered him so


I'll Show You Who's Boss...

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/20/2010

"People cannot go wrong, if you don't let them. They cannot go right, unless you let them." ~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pride by Syntax




It's made up of lonely moments
There was always a moment there when I knew.
You always gave installments,
Always knew you concentrated and grew.

And I believe in reinvention,
Do you believe that life is holding the clue?
Take away all the lonely moments,
Give me full communication with you.

Your smile, shine a little light, alright?
Don't hide, shine a little light,
Give up on your pride.

Do you believe in reinvention,
Do you believe that life is holding the clue?
Any way to face the silence,
Any way to face the pain that kills you.

Your smile, shine a little light, alright?
Don't hide, shine a little light,
Give up on your pride.

Give up on your pride, the moment's gone;
Give up on your smile, life is long.
So, I seen a bad dream, that you were gone:
I got bitten on the soul, my blood will run.

Give up on your pride, the moment's gone;
Give up on your smile, life is long.
So I seen a bad dream, you were gone:
You're bitter and cold, my blood will run.



Otherland

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/19/2010

"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 8/18/2010

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace." ~ Victor Hugo

To Live a Creative Life,

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The 
Cab Ride


I received this as an email forward. Most "fwd's" that I get aren't worth passing on, but this one was. The title of it is The Cab Ride. I hope you enjoy.
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I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.





By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware. 'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.





She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.' 'Oh, you're such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?' 'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly. 'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice.





I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in a soft voice. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. 'What route would you like me to take?' I asked. For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.





We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl. Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying 
nothing. As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'.





We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico. Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her. I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair. 'How much do I owe you?' she asked, reaching into her purse.





'Nothing,' I said. 'You have to make a living,' she answered. 'There are other passengers,' I responded. Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.





'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.' I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life. I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk.. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away? On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.





We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.





PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID ~BUT~THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.





You won't get any big surprise in 10 days if you send this to ten people. But, you might help make the world a little kinder and more compassionate by sending it on and reminding us that often it is the random acts of kindness that most benefit all of us.




Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Random Quote of the Day - 8/17/2010

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty." ~ Frank Herbert, Dune Chronicles

Lightning1

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 8/15/2010

"Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Some people... *sigh*

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 8/14/2010

"Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life's affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion - of fun, love, or something that will outlast you - so the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the round life-giving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions." ~ Terri Guillemets

A Handfull of Sunshine

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 8/12/2010

"You do not have the right to quit trying. (The universe wobbles when you do.) You have the right to quit Toxic People. (They're contagious.)" ~ Dr. SunWolf

No More

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Humor story: Missing Cat

Shannon (the secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic designer) to help with a lost poster. This is their email correspondence...


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Poster

Hi
I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be 8½ by 11 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.


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This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
Thanks
Shan.

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From:David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
That is shocking news.
Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
Regards, David.

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Poster

yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
I never said I don't like cats. Attached poster as requested.
Regards, David.


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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small?

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
It's a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
Regards, David.

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don't come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
Regards, David.

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say Lost.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Awww

Dear Shannon,
I don't have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend's cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter. I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.
Regards, David.

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Awww

Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo of my cat.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Awww

I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says "I haven't seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?" you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
Regards, David.

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Please just use the photo I gave you.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it.

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From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

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From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Fine. That will have to do.

The Heart Always Knows

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/11/2010

"The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start. The fellow who sits still and does just what he is told will never be told to do big things." --Charles Schwab, entrepreneur

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Butterfly

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/10/2010

"I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it's something you have to choose to do."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Random Quote of the Day - 8/7/2010

"Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise." ~ Mary Kay Ash

Have you ever seen a pic...

Have you ever seen a pic that made you think of a person, not because it looked like them on the outside, but what they were like inside? This is for you, Shine. You probably don't know it, but you still hold a piece of my heart. Crazy, huh?

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©2010 ~pomhappymydog

Friday, August 6, 2010

Area Arts

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Random Quote of the Day - 8/6/2010

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you're the easiest person to fool." ~ Richard Feynman

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Classic Jeans and Tank

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©2006-2010 ~digitalkreation

Random Quote of the Day - 8/2/2010

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. ~ Unknown