I feel that Friday blogging gives license for wandering! Right? How about some different types of wisdom. Some real… some not so much. I blog…you decide!
First, here is some of my wisdom. It’s more of an eating strategy.
When you are at a buffet, it’s fine to start with a salad plate first. But, I think that you should also put cake on your salad plate. That way, it still counts as part of the salad. Especially if it’s carrot cake!
Next is the love of grandmothers
Anne Frank’s wisdom is something to truly ponder.
And what do you think about faith healers and psychics?
And finally, it’s not much in the way of wisdom…but it’s a good thing to appreciate beauty!
It’s NFL Football Draft weekend! And, I am hoping for some Washington Wizards winnings! Have a great weekend!!!!!
Why did the lion lose at poker? Because he was playing with a cheetah. Boom!
Because it’s Friday… how about a lion story?
A man married a woman who owned a lion. She was also a huge Johnny Cash fan.
She was a good lion owner and took good care of her lion. Her husband promised that he would now also take care of her lion. This lion was leash-trained, so part of the care including taking the lion out for a walk.
One day, the woman called and said that she was stuck in traffic and asked her husband to take the lion out for a stroll. Unfortunately, the husband was also tremendously busy and he did not want to do it. But, he loved his wife and went ahead and did it anyway.
Later, His wife thanked him for doing it and also asked him why he was so willing to take her lion for such a long walk. The man replied, “Because you’re mine, I walk the lion“!
It’s the weekend… let’s enjoy!!!! It’s going to be a great one.
No sense in staying inside for this great weather.
Because it’s Friday, and why wouldn’t a cat owner dress their cat in a costume?
Yes… I feel like I am angry blogging. Life is just crazy! Right? So let’s get positive!
Have a great weekend. Sometimes it’s good to just have no reason…much like Our Blog today.
I come to Our Friday Blog, which usually means that I feel freedom to wander. Here we are in March. In fact, March Madness basketball has me completely distracted today. I cannot wait to see what the blog is about. (Oh wait…)
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to lose 5 pounds. Only 9 more pounds to go! But I think I know why. I started a 14 day diet. I enjoyed the food on it so much that I finished it in 2 days.
I saw a funny quote on Facebook. “Welcome to Plastic Surgery Addicts Anonymous. I am seeing a lot of new faces in the crowd this week and I just have to say, I am really disappointed”.
The Law of Association: You will become the average of the people that you spend the most time with.
And here is a thought on decisions. Did you know that on February 1, 2008, Microsoft tendered an offer for close to 45 billion dollars to buy Yahoo? Yahoo rejected the offer because their CEO, Jerry Yang, said that the bid “substantially undervalues Yahoo”. In 2016, Yahoo was bought by Verizon for 4.48 billion dollars. Hmm
If someone offers you a breath mint… never turn it down.
Can you write “never odd or even” backwards?
And finally, I am still focused on my bad decision making. Not as bad a Yahoo! But, I strangely found myself eating Nachos yesterday (because I gave myself the excuse that I was watching the tournament) Now that I sit here…not so proud of my lunch selection… this pic o’ day just seemed appropriate.
Have a great weekend!
Here we are. Friday and we are in February. Yes! Because it seemed like January was 74 days long. Is that possible?
Sometimes you just need to rise above!
Just a preliminary. In case you did not receive a copy of our January newsletter… here it is (HERE) and also a way to subscribe.
So just a couple of things because I don’t want to take you on a major blog expedition. Just some thoughts.
This falls under the category of arms control. But not such a good ending. Around the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, known as the peasant ruler of Japan, ordered that all the swords in the nation be collected… and melted down. The metal was then used to construct an enormous Buddha. Does that sound like a good idea?
It took 50,000 skilled workers more than six years to build the statue. Ten years later… an earthquake brought it down. No good! I guess that’s truly living in the present because there was no future for that statue.
How about this game? “Hot Cockles” was a popular game at Christmas in medieval times. No… not Hot Pockets (which is perfect if you just feel like burning the roof of your mouth)
Here’s Hot Cockles, in case you want to play it with friends and family this weekend. Players took turns striking the designated blindfolded player. The blindfolded player had to guess the name of the person who was hitting them delivering each blow. Just a friendly game… among friends who want to be enemies? How about some friendly “slappage”.
And finally, here’s some useful information. Did you know that the Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland… because he doesn’t wear trousers. Not even pants on the ground.
I hope you have a great weekend. These are the good days!!! And I hope your weekend includes some sit-down time! (I know what you are thinking. Apparently pictures that require magnifying glasses are really relaxing)
I am currently out of town, but I still wanted to post a few pictures. Plus, I have to mention that story about camels having botox and ear reductions. Right? A story about cheating camels. Who knew there were camel beauty contests? (Story here)
And camels just make me laugh anyway!
So I guess I might as well throw in more animal pictures, since animals seem to be taking the blog over today.
This is what happens when I decide to quickly throw a blog of pictures together with no theme, and somehow a recurring theme occurs. Like Pete and RePete were in a boat. Pete fell out and who was left? RePete. Pete and RePete were in a boat. Pete fell out and who was left?
And we might as well finish with more nonsense! I hope you have a great weekend!
I just decided to start out the Friday blog with some furry pups, because how can you be angry!
And now on to our words. This one could be categorized as “What is in a name?”. Because the Dodgers lost to the Astros in the World Series, how about some thoughts on the words of Los Angeles? The original name of Los Angeles was El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles del rio Porciuncula. That translates into The Village of our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciuncula River. I think Dodgers is a much easier name for a team.
The most used words in a movie? “Let’s get out of here.” (Yes, the Honeymoon Salad is Lettuce Alone)
How about the word Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?. It is the fear of big words. Scares me!
The longest name of a place? Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipuakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. It is a name of a hill in New Zealand. The name literally means “The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed, and swallowed mountains, known as land-eater, played on the flute to his loved one. It seems to me that it would just be easier to say that I live over that hill… or turn left where you hear the flute.
Those are words, just words for our Friday blog.
I hope you have a great weekend. And don’t forget to turn back your clock(s) on Saturday night. You deserve an extra hour of sleep!
And for pic o’ day, I have seen this Kermit picture with many different captions, but this one goes with our theme of words! Not fun size!
Here’s some positivity for Our Friday blog, because how can you be angry at wanting to be a Unicorn?
I really liked this story about Einstein! (Washington Post) His theory on happiness sold for over a million dollars.
It was around November of 1922. Einstein was traveling from Europe to Japan for a series of lectures that he was giving. During his tour, the 43-year-old learned that he was being awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, for his contributions to theoretical physics.
As Einstein sat in his hotel room at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, he tried to write down his thoughts and feelings. That’s when he heard a knock at the door. A messenger arrived with a delivery. Then, the messenger either “refused to accept a tip, in line with local practice, or Einstein had no change to give him”..
Instead, Einstein quickly wrote two short notes and handed them to the messenger. “If you are lucky, the notes themselves will someday be worth more than some spare change”, Einstein said.
According to the attached article, those autographed notes where Einstein offered his thoughts on how to live a happy and fulfilling life, recently sold at a Jerusalem auction house for a combined $1.8 million. Here is what the notes read:
“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” reads one of the notes, written in German on the hotel’s stationery. It sold for $1.56 million.
The other note said, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”. That note sold at auction for $240,000.
That is still good advice!
I hope you have a great weekend… and that you get lots of sleep!
Today our Richmond office is headed to Busch Gardens Amusement Park for a Friday afternoon of “legal research”. There are many reasons that I am excited for everyone to go. I look forward to seeing all the pictures they post on social media.
It caused me to blog on Work, Exercise and Health. Just some thoughts in picture:
Work! I have attached the source. It’s a reminder that if you don’t sometimes take the time to stop and enjoy, that work can feel like just pushing the rock up the hill. Staying positive and productive!
Exercise! Right? This seems so real.
Health! I believe in the power of apples. And this makes me laugh.
I hope you have a great Friday and a meaningful weekend. These are the good days. I am headed back up to Washington, D.C. for a Wizards basketball game. Yes… I can consider that “legal research” as well, but I suspect that I won’t be able to use my indoor library voice when I get riled up during the game!
I haven’t been able to blog the last two days… and in reality, this isn’t much of a blog. But, it is Friday…. which demands that I at least give it the Friday blog effort! Right? So first, we have the “ole” spell correct reminder. I have noticed this while blogging.
And I know that this is a bit random, but there is something about this last “self portrait” that made me want to do more research. I had been saving it for a blog. So I am posting what grabbed me, without the follow-up research.
And finally, here’s a little history about Short Pump, Virginia. Stories behind city names are sometimes fascinating. Although, was there a man name Charles who weighed a ton. Hence… Charleston? Probably not so much.
I hope you have a great weekend! I promise to do better next week!!!