Sappy, yeah, just deal with it.

Posted: January 31st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

I saw this quote on Micillo’s blog recently and thought I’d borrow it.

The part that strikes me is where it says “is not self-seeking… keeps no record of wrongs”.  This is clearly something I didn’t have the first time around.  I was programmed to always try to have the advantage, to always be hostile, to be defensive lest I “get played”.  Tic for tac, battles won and lost, and in the end, I wasted 4 years of my life.

If I can do one thing to contribute to my future happiness, it should be to never again worry about tallying wrongs.  If I feel that is something I have to do, I’m better off alone.

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I know a lot of people use this quote, and it has become a sort of generic filler for love.

To my mind, however, I remember this quote as the one Marshall Ericson knew he wanted to have read at his wedding. 

I really have no concept of what I’d want at a wedding.  I’ve always imagined it was a day for the bride to be special and celebrated, and then we move on.  Maybe, however, there’s a crack in my cynicism now, and I’d imagine it as a day to exalt in the joy of having found “the one”.  (I guess you can’t literally “na na boo boo” everyone and expect to get gifts for it)

To be continued….


Never thought I'd quote this person

Posted: January 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off on Never thought I'd quote this person

but I read this quote somewhere else and it struck me as 100% true.

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ”
— Marilyn Monroe

I have always thought that everything happens for a reason.  I don’t know if you’d attribute that to deep-rooted Catholicism, or a poor-boys wish for there to be something better in the works. 

In my mid-twenties I started truly living on my own for the first time, and while dating people, making easy friends, moving from one circle to another, I questioned why things seemed so right with some people, but in the end I wasn’t really interested.  I came up with the theory that I was just supposed to come into that person’s life to have some affect on them, then we were always supposed to move along. 

In the end, maybe we are all just swimming around in the big ocean, and you may follow my route for a while, or my wave may push to towards or away from your goals, but in the end, maybe all this random floating and sailing will let us both end up in the best places possible.

Like Blackthought said “we knew from the start that things fall apart, and tend to shatter”. 


Roger Ebert: Proof Chicago isn't ALL wrong.

Posted: January 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off on Roger Ebert: Proof Chicago isn't ALL wrong.

“All hail Avatar, yes, but the year’s best picture? Give me a f–king break.” —Roger Ebert


Quote from a blog I like

Posted: January 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off on Quote from a blog I like

“I will not dream the dreams of other men.”  — WorldsStrongestLibrarian.com

He’s right.  While we should each draw inspiration from others, my road is my own.  Our roads may cross, they may run parallel, but nobody has walked every step of the way but me, so in the end, the adventures and the destination are wholly mine alone.

I’m reminded of a story I read in a biography of Julius Caesar.  Even Caesar, they say, once wept at a statue of Alexander the Great, feeling that he’d achieved so little in comparison.  Of course, Caesar went on to trigger an empire that far surpassed anything anyone before had achieved, and did it in a way that nobody else had done. 

I don’t really know how to end this, guess I’m still pondering…..

We all look up to greatness


Quote from a blog I like

Posted: January 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off on Quote from a blog I like

It’s impossible to explain a wave to someone standing on the shore.” — GwenBell.com

This summarizes some of the problems I had when first trying to understand why the company I work for would want to engage with people on/via Twitter, and now, come full circle, clearly illustrates the problem I have expressing to people above me why we should do more than try to engage via one medium only.

I’m certain that my situation is unique because I’m not in PR, not a PIO, or web-designer, or in any field that is commonly thought of as one that spreads the message, but I am one of the many people with the authority & accountability to solve problems for our Customers, and have a decade of experience in that field.  Now my labor is to try to convince others, who are completely foreign to the concepts of Social Media, to work step-by-step, instead of just focusing on scouting for the One Big Wave.

So far, I have only suceedly slightly, but I have seen that I’m not alone, as multiple discussions and new programs have shot up, triggered by the vaules of direct relationships with each of our Customer, and user-generated content. 

Maybe they’re not on the shore anymore, maybe they’re just boogie-boarding.


I stole this from someone else's linkedin page

Posted: January 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off on I stole this from someone else's linkedin page

A highly organized – tech savvy – business minded – forward thinking – creative problem solver, with a proven ability to influence partners, processes, and procedures to ensure operational success. With a combination of direct communication, humor, and technical expertise, as well as an eye for operational consistency, I have had significant impact on the companies and people I have worked with. I value relationships as well as results.

Ooooh, you had me until that last part.  Everything else sounds like a much better-looking version of what I call “making it happen”.  

@dustpar (Dusty Parsons), hope you don’t mind me borrowing your words.  Maybe link back will make it even.


Random Quotes from Blogs I read tonight

Posted: January 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off on Random Quotes from Blogs I read tonight

“although I’m sassy in text, I am ridiculously timid about making requests. My askus requestus muscle is highly underdeveloped.”  — ProBlogger

“It is juju love and cupcakes or nothing, baby.” — ProBlogger

“I’ve itemized and analyzed what I did differently in the last two months just so I could whisper sexy blog secrets in your ear.”  — ProBlogger

Yeah, I was pretty limited in scope tonight.  Hopefully all this reading about writing will yield some improvement.  Then again, the main reason I write is to get down on paper the winds that are blowing through my mind as is, so… any investment must be a good investment.


Random tweets from other people

Posted: December 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off on Random tweets from other people

cupcake could be a euphemism for brains. From now on, when yelling at stupid people, I will say “use your cupcake!”
                                                                    – @bossypally




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Epic! overheard in the office: I’d rather load a shotgun full of ninja stars and shoot myself in the vagina then do this
                                                                    – @baybdoli


Random Quote from a Blog I like

Posted: December 29th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Random Quote from a Blog I like

“Also, I would just like to give a quick geography lesson.  “Across the pond” was defined as an award for non-North Americans.  Almost half of the people nominated were Canadians!  Canada is not non-North America.  Canada is very much North America.  Canada shares a very large border with the US. Canada is America’s Hat.

                                                                                                                       — From 20SB’s blog.


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"pain is temporary; pride is forever" – random Texan dude.