As I Live and Learn

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today's Quote

This just made me smile:

"Sometimes I'm accused of my TV shows not being educational. Well, this episode teaches the very important lesson: If a man holding a roll of duct tape asks to speak with you "somewhere privately," just say no." - Dan Schneider of iCarly



Friday, March 05, 2010

I Thought of You Today

I saw this on a family member's Facebook status today. It has me thinking of two individuals especially:
I Thought Of You Today
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake, with which I'll never part.
God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart.
- Author Unknown



Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quote I came across Today

"These are smart people [-] We call them nerds cause we just don't get it. They're not nerds, they're geniuses. Who just don't process things they way normal people do." - Kaley Cuoco (Penny from "The Big Bang Theory")



Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Right Up My Alley

I came across this quote on 11/20 (or rather, it was sent to me). Its numbers are more than I would think, but I still like the message:
"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth." - Virginia Satir

Also, here's the quote of a recent day:
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney




Thursday, November 05, 2009

Quote of the Yesterday

"Good help is hard to find" - A player during the Pontiac game

"No. Good help is hard to keep." - Me



Thursday, October 08, 2009

Quote of Yesterday

"It's like bringing a broom to a Baptist wedding." - Dave V.



Thursday, June 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

"No matter what you do in life someone's going to think you're an idiot for doing it. So you might as well do it" and be happy - Cybill Sheridan from Cybill



Thursday, January 15, 2009

Quote from last Month

"Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character" - William Arthur Ward



Saturday, December 06, 2008

Quote of Yesterday (Well, Last Tuesday)

I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.

John Adams to Abigail Adams, [post 12 May 1780]
Adams Family Correspondence, 3:342



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quote for the company

Since a month or two ago when the company asked us to put up quotes around the office I've been trying to think of a good one that represents both the goals of the company's new employee program and something personal to me. This is the one I've been trying to come up with. It's rung true to me since the first/second time I read it (however long ago that was):

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi



Monday, September 22, 2008

Quote of the Day

"What can't be done by advice can often be done by example" - Unknown



Tuesday, July 01, 2008

What Do You Think When You Read?

I have to say this is now one of my favorite not-actually-sacriligious interpretations of the Bible. From

#2. Jesus, Like a Non-Useless Aquaman

Jesus. Maybe you've heard of him. But of all the healing and feeding and returning from the dead he did, this has got to be the most awesome superpower he had, from Mark 4:35-41:

So they're out in the middle of a hurricane, tossed around like the guys on Deadliest Catch and Jesus, because he was just hardcore like that, didn't mind the drenching rain and the loud thunder and continued sleeping. His disciples woke him up and started griping with stupid complaints like "The boat is halfway under water!" and "We are going to die!"

Jesus told them they were faithless wusses and the disciples shut up. If that wasn't cool enough, he chewed out the storm, and it shut up, too. That has to be our favorite part, how he's just annoyed by the whole thing, as if being bothered to stop an entire weather systems was equivalent to getting woken up by your girlfriend to go kill a spider in the bathroom.

People just don't read the Bible with the right perspective. Obviously.



Saturday, May 10, 2008

Today's Quote of the Day

"Intellectuals go to study things that people do naturally." - Bill Cosby



Saturday, April 05, 2008


"The time is always right to do what's right." - Martin Luther King Jr.



Sunday, February 10, 2008

Quotes of the Day

"Those who are troubled by an apparent conflict between scientific and religious accounts of human origins may find it helpful to recall that different perspectives of life can be complementary. For example, the scientific account attempts to tell us when and how; religious creation stories usually aim to tell about an ultimate who and why. As Galileo explained to the Grand Duchess Christina: 'The Bible teaches how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go.'"

- David G. Myers, "Exploring Psychology, 7th Edition"

"The causes of life's history [cannot] resolve the riddle of life's meaning."

- Stephen Jay Gould, Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life, 1999



Monday, June 18, 2007

Today's Quote

"Once you become a mother, you stop being the picture and you start being the frame." - ArmyWives



Tuesday, June 12, 2007

To Think On

"Freud said there is a link between anger and wit." -Sidney Freedman, "M.A.S.H."

"Anger turned inwards (against the self) is depression" -Sigmund Freud



Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Today's Quote

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." - Captain Kirk, 'Shore Leave'

That seems to explain my mind to some extent. Though, also the need for challenge.



Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ah, Today's Quote

"The east coast just received up to 16 inches of global warming." -

As funny as that is, it is also a true statement! While global warming is that the overall average of the Earth's temperature is rising, it is also that this rise is causing more and more erratic weather. Such as snow in April! (Or October if you're in the Southern Hemisphere.)



Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Quote for Today

"If you take away space, what's left?" asked Korey.

Jennifer replied, "Time."



Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Today's Quote

"You either need to stop talking about food, or feed me." - Me



Friday, January 26, 2007

Today's Quote And Story

"It is always betetr to be safe than sorry. And better paranoid than dead." - from a safety e-mail.

Woman Saves Husband from Mountain Lion - Pay attention to what the couple are about to celebrate.



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