Monday, January 17, 2005

Enlightening quotes to get Monday going
The usefulness of poetry:
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.-- Rainer Maria Rilke
The value of I'm sorry:
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. -- Cherie Carter-Scott, "If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules"
Learning from screwing up:
When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. -- Hugh White
What we believe at work:
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.-- Alvin Toffler
Indicative of my budget:
About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. -- Herbert Hoover Just because I like it:
In one of the stars, I shall be living,
In one of them, I shall be laughing,
and so it will be as if all the stars
were laughing when you look
at the sky at night.
from The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)
Bad haiku of the day
Fragrant, brown and warm,
These rolls spice up the morning,
White icing like snow.
A full weekend; not as busy as some, but not quiet either. Saw Ocean's Twelve on Saturday afternoon with Jayme, Tony, Ted and Janet; we liked it, but I have no idea where the happy ending came from ... I will have to pay more attention to the DVD to figure it out. Ate afterward at Puccini's. Sunday full of housework and chores; went up to Ang's for the Colts game with chicken and noodle soup for dinner and various munchies; food good, game bad! Being a Colts' fan is starting to be too much like being a Cubs' fan: wait til next year. Had to laugh at Julian: he decided at the last minute he is a Patriots' fan!

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