Monday, May 31, 2010

Gary Masters in Schertz, TX | Labcorp - Wal-mart Stores | Profile at PeekYou http://ping.fm/nmoGr
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. - Russell Baker
Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. - Frank Dane
Del Rio peeps: Where are they now? Holly Horton
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. - Walker Percy
I'm not rude or mean. I'm just not afraid to say what others wish they had the guts to.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

You can see the positive, motivational and sometimes thought provoking quotes from previous days here: http://ping.fm/r4h2Z Please leave a comment if you like.
"Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - Gary D. Masters
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Proust
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. - Aristotle
Happiness depends upon ourselves. - Aristotle
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. - Bertolt Brecht
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt Brecht
If you cannot convince them, confuse them. - Harry S Truman
Why be a man when you can be a success? - Bertolt Brecht
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thoughts for today:
1. Believe you can!,
2. Never give up!,
3. Have some fun! :-)
Thoughts for today:
1. Believe you can!
2. Never give up!
3. Have some Fun! :-)
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears (respects with humility and awe) the Lord is to be praised. Prov. 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears (respects with humility and awe) the Lord is to be praised. Prov. 31:30
I doubt there will be many comments on this post; however I bet it sits in the back of your mind....from time to time. * "The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell
They always talk who never think. - Matthew Prior
The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others. - Friedrich Nietzsche
"whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things" PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Friday, May 28, 2010

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.” - Maya Angelou
“Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere; safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly ...pointless.”
Actions speak louder than words. Believe what you see and forget what you heard!
Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones that don't!
The only people you need in your life are the ones that prove they need you in theirs.
"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde
The 100th Monkey

The 100th Monkey
A story about social change.

By Ken Keyes Jr.

The Japanese monkey, Macaca Fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years.

In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkey liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.

An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too.

This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists. Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable. Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes.

Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes — the exact number is not known. Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes. Let’s further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.

THEN IT HAPPENED!

By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them. The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!

But notice: A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea…Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes.

Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind.

Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these people.

But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!

From the book “The Hundredth Monkey” by Ken Keyes, Jr.
The book is not copyrighted and the material may be reproduced in whole or in part.

Read the whole book.


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Please Note:

The 100th Monkey Theory has been on the WOW site since 1996, and we occasionally receive letters claiming that it was a hoax or fake.

We contacted Penny Gillespie, who was married to Ken Keyes and participated in his work and writing. Here is her response:

I’m not sure what you mean by “fake.” The Hundredth Monkey is a real book and hundreds of thousands of copies were printed and circulated, often through university courses. People bought them by the case and gave them away.

The story of the hundredth monkey came from a writing by Rupert Sheldrake.

After our book was printed, there was some question about whether the study was authentic. Ken presented the story as a legend, or phenomenon; the concepts of morphogenetic fields and critical mass are very true and the story serves to illustrate them.

Hope that answers your question.

All the best,

Penny Gillespie
President’s Club, Platinum Wellness Consultant
www.5Pillars.com/pennygillespie
"Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him." - James Allen
I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed. - James Thurber
He who hesitates is sometimes saved. - James Thurber
All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. - James Thurber

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I need to get started on some Plans for Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday! Hmmm......
Stand for what you believe in ...even if it means standing alone.
It's Thursday, are you ready? On your marks, get set, GO! No matter what, Smile! Make it a great day.
Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning. :-)
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
You may encounter defeat, but don't be defeated!
That's what college is for - getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you're forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of 'em on the wall in my room. - Jeph Jacques
Bachelor's degrees make pretty good placemats if you get 'em laminated. - Jeph Jacques
There are two ways to pass a hurdle: leaping over or plowing through... There needs to be a monster truck option. - Jeph Jacques
'Light fuse and get away' may work for a Roman candle, but not so much for the wrath of a woman scorned. - Jeph Jacques
Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. - David M. Ogilvy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind."
Many people will miss the chance to fall madly in love with their soulmate because they spend their life mad at the mate who stole love from their soul.
It's our differences that make us interesting, and often attract us to each other.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. - Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Moral Sayings, First Century B.C.
Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - Geroge Orwell
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. - George Orwell

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Workers Compensation Costs? What is your company doing? http://ping.fm/zIDpD
Link_San Antonio - Tonight - Free Event!
Business Professional Networking!
Soluna on Broadway 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Tonight! Bring a Door Prize! Bring a friend! - Let's GO!
It's Tuesday, today, don't ask people how they are doing. When you see them, ask them: "tell me something good"! Ladies and Gentlemen; have a great Tuesday! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - Now, Tell me something good! :-)
It's Tuesday, today, don't folks how they are doing. When you see them, ask them: "tell me something good"! Ladies and Gentlemen; have a great Tuesday! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - Now, Tell me something good! :-)
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart."
Health Care Reform - Positive Alternatives

Senator / Congress Person / Mayor
Attn: Mr. & Mrs. Political Leader
123 Main Street
The State of Texas, U.S.A


Dear Political Leaders,

I am interested in meeting with you to discuss the FIT for WORK portfolio. FIT for WORK is focused on bottom line profitability and the well being of employees through accident prevention, reduction and implementation of safe work practices. The FIT for WORK model, is the “cutting edge” of the Health Care system! As you know Health Care Reform is a topic everyone is discussing!

The FIT for WORK portfolio including Onsite Early Intervention, Evaluation and Testing Centers, as well as Environmental Health and Safety programs which reduce the drain on Worker’s Compensation Costs. These proven concepts are forward thinking and deliver a tremendous return on investment. We provide On Site services for some of San Antonio and the state’s finest businesses such as Frito Lay, Republic National Distributing Company, KCI, Checks in the Mail, Core * Mark, and HEB Grocery to name a few.

“FIT for WORK has provided on-site occupational health services to ***** *** for over 14 years. During that time they have more than exceeded our expectations for injury reduction and cost containment for ergonomic related injuries and illness. In fact, their organization was instrumental in helping us achieve the OSHA VPP Star designation in 2*** at which time our ergonomics program received a “Best Practice” recognition. FIT for WORK provides both personable and professional services of the highest standard.”
This Person, Safety Director - A Big Company

“I was the biggest skeptic, but from the beginning they proved to be efficient and effective. Overall, during the first three years we have saved almost $750,000.00 in direct cost, reduced our incident rate by over 75 percent, and reduced our workers compensation premium costs.”
This Person – Vice President of a bunch of stuff - Call me and I'll tell you the Company Name.

I am extremely excited to represent these positive, proactive solutions that save time, money, and most importantly are focused on employee health and safety. I look forward to an opportunity to meet with you soon to discuss the FIT for WORK portfolio. You can reach me at garymasters@wellworkforce.com, 210-495-8788 or on my cell phone at 210-422-1800.

Best regards,


Gary D. Masters
Director Business Development
FIT for WORK, LLC
Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - Dorothy Bernard
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. - Czech Proverb
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. - Sir Frances Bacon
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. - Sir Frances Bacon
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many. - Sir Frances Bacon

Monday, May 24, 2010

Struggles are required in order to survive in life; because in order to stand up, you gotta know what falling down is like. (borrowed from EZ)
Safety Consultant

Company Name: FIT for WORK, LLC
Division: Environmental Health and Safety
City: San Antonio
State: Texas
Country: USA
Job Type: Consultant
Date Posted: 4/1/2010
Job Category: Manufacturing, Distribution, General and Construction Industries
Job Position: Environmental, Health, and Safety Consultant
Salary Rate: Based On Experience
Email: forrestrichardson@wellworkforce.com
Job Description: OVERVIEW:

 Responsible primarily for OSHA General and Construction industry regulatory compliance.
 Assist in development and implementation of programs ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and permits for Environmental Health and Safety.
 Develops, and coordinates educational programs and materials regarding Environmental Health and Safety compliance
 Provides instructions to management and team members, using a variety of teaching mediums.
 Compile, distribute, analyze and act on safety performance data.
 Conduct safety inspections and audits to determine site and program status and needs.
 Conduct incident and accident investigations and develop corrective and preventative action plans.
 Plan and conduct EH&S training.
 Communicate safety results, best practices and other significant information to appropriate individuals on a regular and timely basis.
 Ensure emergency response procedures are current and reflect site activities.
 Must have good interpersonal/leadership skills and be able to interface with all departments and associate levels.

MANDATORY AREAS OF COMPETENCE:

Environmental Health & Safety Compliance:
 OSHA General Industry-Primary

NON-MANDATORY EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
 OSHA Construction Industry

Environmental Compliance:
 Air Permit
 Industrial Waste Water Permit
 RCRA Waste: Solid and Hazardous Waste, UST’s
 CERCLA
 Remediation Activities

DOT Compliance: CFR Titles 23 & 29
 Motor Carrier
 Hazardous Materials

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in an Environmental, Health and Safety Field and a minimum of five (5) years related experience in management of OSHA, EPA and DOT systems, implementing policies and procedures and training.
 All skill sets as stated below.

OR

 Seven (7) years' related experience in management of OSHA, EPA or DOT systems, implementing policies and procedures and training.
 MUST be able to convey OSHA, EPA, or DOT regulatory information to all levels of management, union and non-union employees.
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation and organizational skills, strong computer skills required in Microsoft Office Suite.
 Demonstrated ability to apply and understand basic to advanced mathematical concepts.
 MUST be able to pass minimum required standard on all competency tests.

DESIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
 ASP/CSP
 OHST/CHST
 CSHO
 ARM/CRM

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those one encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

 Exposed to mobile work locations, air travel, driving in unfamiliar locations with directions provided, may occasionally stay in temporary lodgings such as hotels.
 Will occasionally work within a classroom setting from conference rooms to maintenance shops to conduct requested services.
 May also be required to be outdoors exposed to weather conditions of all types in the application of his/her duties based on client needs and requirements for hands-on training.
 The noise level in the work environment will vary based on location.
 Must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
 Willing to be able to occasionally work irregular hours to meet needs of client production schedules.
 Potential to work from Client and/or Home Office based on needs of the business.
 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 Regularly required to sit and stand for long periods; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear, climb or balance, taste and smell.
 Frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
 Frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

SEND RESUME TO:

 sheyjewett@wellworkforce.com

WEBSITE:

http://ping.fm/RYRMT
Good morning! I hope your weekend was good! Strap on your harness! Let's kick the tires and light the fires into this week! - Make it a good one! Smile! :-)
You'd better believe in yourself, because when the chips are down, you are all you've got!!!
You live and learn. At any rate, you live. - Douglas Adams
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. - Douglas Adams
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. - Douglas Adams
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. - Douglas Adams
Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art. - Charles McCabe

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Duty is ours, results are God's. - John Quincy Adams
Never believe anything until it has been officially denied. - Claud Cockburn
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka
There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - Franz Kafka
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. - William Somerset Maugham
When did it become acceptable to allow a foreign president to come to our soil and lecture us? - Forget the fact that he doesn't even have his poop in a pile! - America did not used to be this way!

Friday, May 21, 2010

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. - Foster’s Law
Don't let your memories of yesterday, nor your dreams of tomorrow, steal away from your today. The problem with life is not that it ends so soon, but that we take so long to begin it.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Recently I was posed with the question if my daily posts were a front. As a human being I become frustrated, upset and I am not as positive as I should be sometimes. For the most part, I guess that's normal. We live in an ever changing and difficult world. The challenges we face as Americans, regardless of a person’s Nationality, Race or Political affiliation are frightening. – If someone wants negativity, doom and gloom, then they can watch the morning, evening or nightly news. – ME, I work every day to stay positive (it’s not as easy as it used to be). I personally feel if God allows me to wake up; then I am thankful! If time permits, I’m going to post a song or two and then dig up a few quotes. I hope it will make someone think, or smile, or share that with someone else.

I guess some people know why they are here on this planet and what they are supposed to do. Sadly, I’m still trying to figure that out. I know that I’ve always been positive; today I have to work at staying positive…that’s OK, I don’t mind that task. I truly hope you enjoy seeing my quotes from time to time and I sincerely thank you for reading them. Recently someone reached out to me privately and said they read my posts daily, they just never comment on them. That meant so much to me.

What I am trying to say is this is ME! I hope you like the posts and quotes! Thank you! God bless you!

In His grip!

Gary D. Masters
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SUCCESS is getting what you want. HAPPINESS is wanting what you get!

You only live once ...LETS DO THIS!!!
Good Thursday morning! Gotta crank out a report...the boss keeps asking...early morning meeting...some stuff, then some other stuff, the website, some calls, the report....hopefully, and a Mixer. Hey, I'm not complaining! I'm blessed to wake up and enjoy the Human Experience for another day! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" Gary D. Masters :-)
http://ping.fm/NLmqk

" ... pop down, jack me up, shoot me down the highway..."
http://ping.fm/J8QD3

Do you remember the "Good Old Days" - When we were respected/feared as a Nation and we could laugh and know that Lt. Frank Drebon of Police Squad had it under control.
Good Thursday morning! Gotta crank out a report...the boss keeps asking...early morning meeting...some stuff, then some other stuff, the website, some calls, the report....hopefully, and a Mixer. Hey, I'm not complaining! I'm blessed to wake up and enjoy the Human Experience for another day! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" Gary D. Masters :-)
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches. - Alice Roosevelt Longsworth
If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me. - Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Ladies and Gentlemen; here is another article by Alexa Person that I enjoyed. Included is the link as well. Enjoy! :-)

Train Wrecks aren't all bad! - by Alexa Person

http://alexaperson.com/

How many times have you tested the waters (i.e.: “I’m just having a drink”) of a potential relationship only to suddenly find yourself neck-deep and being dragged down swiftly by the fiercely addictive undercurrent of Man/Woman-Crack (i.e.: that drink progressed to: “wtf, where are my clothes?”)?

Simply said, if you have been in a relationship train wreck and survived the aftermath (clearly you didn’t “off” yourself because you’re reading this), only to learn a little f***’n something, then you’re not helplessly standing at the train depot with the other sheep.

The brave, the strong and the willing, find the tenacity to drag their asses out of the murky, sticky pool (cuz yeah, who wants to kick a delicious habit) and sit reflectively on the shore (this can be really lonely and not much fun). Are you sitting on the beach bravely trying to figure your sh*t out or are you being a chicken sh*t and diving right back into the depths of your crack? All right, enough with the metaphors.

No, I lied; one more: A South Texas friend of mine recently reminded me of a great saying, “that’s the difference between chicken sh*t and chicken salad.” Love this! (Note: If you don’t have a straight-talkin’ Texas friend, get one. Someone you trust has to occasionally kick your ass into reality.)

Wake up and look around! Is the roof falling in on your relationships? Pay attention to the type of people you surround yourself with, their behavior and your own. Do you like what you see? Is there a pattern-hello?! Be brave and tell my about it. This is our blog. Your comments make my posts better.

My advice: when your relationships are crashing and burning around you, look for the light (not the afterlife kind; that’s a movie). Realize that your “picker” (not “pecker”, a big difference) is broken, and you need help choosing a healthier partner. The train wreck is all-good; it’s a landmark from which you measure your progress.

Don’t be a chicken sh*t, make badass chicken salad.
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Baby, It's you - Sammy Hagar

When I'm starin' into space
You wonder what I'm thinking of
No one's ever crossed my mind
When I'm thinking about you, my love
All my memories
My special fantasies
There's someone I owe them to
Baby, it's you
When I'm dreaming in my sleep
Many worlds I travel to
My soul is yours to keep
I always will return to you
Until we can fly away
Go where the angels play
Become a kiss from the sun to the day
Baby
Chorus:
Ooh baby, it's you
Oh yea
Ooh baby, it's true
Ooh baby, it's you
Oh yea
Baby it's you
When I'm beaming of light
So sure of myself and this place I'm in
It's always fresh and new
That something, I'm in touch again
And it's no mystery
How it happens to me
You're the one I owe it to
Yea baby
[Chorus]
God determines who walks into your life ... it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

*I found this article by Alexa Pearson; to be very interesting (it brought a smile to my face too). Attached is the script and the web link to the article. I am hopeful you will enjoy the reading. - Gary D. Masters*

Till Death do us Part - Really? by Alexa Pearson

“Not so much” is my wounded response…and I’ll say it twice (divorced twice, remember?).

Am I bitter and cynical? No, I am pathologically optimistic that a “Master of the Universe” will be brave enough to be my companion (the kind of bravery it takes to drop a rhino at 20 paces with a dart gun, I’m certain). The kicker for me: be brave enough to f*@k my own fear around being vulnerable and walk this wizard into my shadows. (Note: I’m not talking about magical thinking-that’s dangerous sh*t for women; it can easily create an engagement out of a casual dating situation-scary.)

Both times I headed down matrimonial paths, I failed and failed miserably. I wonder if getting married in Vegas had anything to do with it?

*Note to all the cute (it helps), sweaty (cuz you’re probably overdressed messes), nervous boys about to propose to the object of their affection: don’t get married in Sin City. Unassuming guests and family (including the bride) will get way too drunk, hung over, broke and pissed (also in the English sense of the word); that’s merely in the first few hours.

But I digress. So… what the hell? Is marriage a natural state? Are we genetically coded to jump from relationship to relationship, seeking in vain, the ever-elusive, dynamic trifecta: intimacy, love/attraction and companionship, ultimately resulting in marriage, a committed, monogamous relationship or heartbreak? That was a f*@k’n mouthful.

Is it actually possible to find a “soul mate”? A person we are so wild about that we would eagerly share both a bathroom and a bank account (actually, I can’t share either, so based on my own criteria, I will never have a soul mate. Note: I need new criteria).

Conversely, is it separate houses with a “hoochie hut” in the middle that keeps you together? You know, a hoochie hut: bedroom or house between your distinct living spaces where you meet for naked, hot, sticky throw-downs fueled by kahlua-based moonshine (helps with the sticky part).

So what is it? What keeps you together as a couple? As long as you are real and unafraid to speak your truth, I want to hear from you-anonymously, if you can’t stomach it.

My advice: Love and love big! Buy and wear great jewelry (I’m talkin’ gaudy engagement rings), but just don’t walk down the aisle, unless you’ve seen a kick-ass therapist, done the work and then done it again. And don’t forget to get a “Power of Attorney” signed, giving your best friend permission to take you to an undisclosed location and beat you senseless.

On the other hand, you could just forget it all and fly to Vegas. I hear Treasure Island has a great chapel… ask for the Diamond Package.

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"Be Daring, be Different, be impractical, be ANYTHING that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the Slaves of the Ordinary" - Cecil Beaton
Menal toughness is essential to success! - Vince Lombardi
We must overcome the idea that we should be "normal", it robs you of the opportunity to become "extraordinary" and only allows you to be "average".
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you." - Erich Fromm
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. - Robert Orben

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen: I'm tasked with building a website. Inexpensive, yet one that looks good, easy to manage and one that will end up getting ranked (SEO) on Google, Yahoo, etc. Please share postive experiences that you have had. Thank you! GM
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.” - James A. Michener
"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field." - Niels Bohr
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents. - Sir Winston Churchill
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. - Ferdinand Foch
"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing it's best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting." - E.E. Cummings

Monday, May 17, 2010

Good Monday morning! I'm thankful for a healthy and active weekend this morning. Now, it's time to "hit it and get it". Have a good Monday! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" GM
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes! - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Only by going too far can you possibly find out how far you could go." - this is a repeat, however I really like this one. GM
Best wishes for a blessed Sunday! - The Human Experience doesn't last forever. - Enjoy the day! Enjoy it even more if you're with your children or a family member. :-)
I borrowed this from a friend: Whatever you give a woman, she will make it greater. Give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. Give her a house, she'll give you a home. Give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. Give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies & enlarges what she is given. So give her crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit!
They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program. - George W. Bush, St. Charles, Missouri, November 2, 2000
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment. - George W. Bush
I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. - Harry S Truman
1. Never tell everything at once. - Ken Venturi

Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement." - C. S. Lewis
Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God. - Heywood Broun

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen; have a blast this weekend! Enjoy the Human Experience while your here! Smile!
You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or months over analyizing a situation. Trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened. Or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on...
Rain or Shine, best wishes for a Fun and Safe day! I'm pumped, I woke up this morning! Have a blessed day! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" :-)
Rain or Shine, best wishes for a Fun and Safe down! I'm pumped, I woke up this morning! Have a blessed day! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" :-)
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin
At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment. - Benjamin Franklin
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse. - Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are
fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us." - John Steinbeck
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD), Meditations, 200 A.D.
The future ain't what it used to be. - Yogi Berra
The future will be better tomorrow. - Dan Quayle
The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet. - William Gibson :-)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Don't let your memories of yesterday, nor your dreams of tomorrow, steal away from your today. The problem with life is not that it ends so soon, but that we take so long to begin it. - borrowed
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. - Isaac Asimov
A waist is a terrible thing to mind. - Jane Caminos
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. - Richard Feynman
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"Sweeeeeet ... "

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Whataburger bringing back its barbecue chicken sandwich - San Antonio Business Journal: http://ping.fm/hvsl1
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
The laborer is worthy of his reward. 1 Tim 5:18
Buy the ticket and take the ride. - Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. - Hunter S. Thompson
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. - George Santayana
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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"Here come the Jesters, one, two, three ..."
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" ...have you seen Jr's grades? ..."

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen; Good Monday morning! Best wishes for a good week! Smile. "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!"
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. 1 John 4:18
"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." - Franz Kafka
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. - James F. Byrnes
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"...I'm coming to get you ..."
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hubiera deseado que el cielo tuviera un teléfono para escuchar tu voz. He pensado en ti hoy, pero no es nada nuevo. Pensé en ti ayer, todos los días de antes. Pienso en ti en silencio. Lo que queda son recuerdos y una foto enmarcada... y aunque no exista el teléfono en donde estás, se que me escucharas. Te recordaré siempre. Te tengo en mi corazón... I love you, Mom!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain. I'm gonna dance baby! - (borrowed and modified)
Dear Mom,

HAPPY MOTHER’s Day!

I wanted to send up a note to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day and of course say Hi! It’s almost been seven years since we last had an opportunity to speak and look at each other face to face. I will remember that conversation and the look on your face forever! Yes, I’m sure you remember the conversation too. The look on your face was one that showed great pride and true joy!

I could stop and tell you about all the ups, downs, challenges and adversity I have been through during that time, but I’m sure you have the inside scoop. The important part is that I get down on my knees each morning and thank God for letting me wake up and I ask for forgiveness for all the bad stuff too. I still smile a lot, that’s what everybody says; of course if you would spend a few days around me, you would notice that I don’t smile as much as I used too. (Don’t worry, no one down here picks up on it, I stay on the move most of the time and I still smile enough for people to wonder what’s going on and what I’m up to.) I work hard to make each day worth the price I pay. I strive to keep it positive and focus on surrounding myself with positive people and try to avoid negative people and negative situations. It’s just a different day and time around here. Hard to explain, but it’s different…not bad, just different.

Yes, as you know … happened, It has been tough on all involved. There were so many things going on at many levels. Most importantly I am focused and moving forward.

You want me to tell you a HUGE mistake I made? I forgot the recipe for the Iced Tea! Yeah, every now and then I’ll find a restaurant that comes close. What’s wild is that I still have some of my High School and College buddies that remember your Iced Tea. Yeah I thought that would bring a smile to your face.

Mom, I hope you have a HAPPY MOTHER’s Day. Feliz Dia de las Madres, Te quiero mucho!

I love you, Mom!
Gary

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Only by going too far can you possibly find out how far you could go."
Good Saturday morning! Here in SA, the breeze is cool and pleasant. Today, I go into "kiddo mode" - Yes, I'm doing a scavenger hunt. I just want to have some fun! Best wishes to each of you for a pleasant Mother's Day weekend! Gent's take care of your Mom's out there! "Be Cool Be Loose!"

*Note: I have a special Mother's Day letter I will be releasing tonight or tomorrow.*
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Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working. - Anonymous
God says all first things belong to me (the principle of first fruits) Prioritize his presence and all the other things will be added on to you.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. - Mark Twain
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
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God says all first things belong to me (the principle of first fruits) Prioritize his presence and all the other things will be added on to you.
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Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Mark 10:27
Good Saturday Morning! :-)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010
The Wooden Bowl
The Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, A year from now.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and Failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. 'We must do something about father,' said the son. 'I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.' So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.
One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, 'What are you making?' Just as sweetly, the boy responded, 'Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up. ' The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table.

For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, Neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
A rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life..'
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.You need to be able to throw something back sometimes.
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you
But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others,
Your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn!

I've learned that you should pass this on to everyone you care about I just did.
FRIENDSHIP CANDLE - NOTICE AT THE END, THE DATE THE CANDLE WAS STARTED. GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS.
I am not going to be the one who lets it die. I found it believable --
Angels have walked beside me all my life--and they still do.

*********************

This is to all of you who Mean something to me, I pray for your happiness.
The Candle Of Love, Hope & Friendship
This candle was lit on the 15th of September, 1998. Someone who loves you has helped Keep it alive by sending it to you.
Don't let The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die

Pass It On To All Of Your Friends
And Everyone You Love!

May God richly bless you!

The Wooden Bowl

The Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, A year from now.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and Failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. 'We must do something about father,' said the son. 'I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.' So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.
One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, 'What are you making?' Just as sweetly, the boy responded, 'Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up. ' The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table.

For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, Neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
A rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life..'
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.You need to be able to throw something back sometimes.
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you
But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others,
Your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn!

I've learned that you should pass this on to everyone you care about I just did.
FRIENDSHIP CANDLE - NOTICE AT THE END, THE DATE THE CANDLE WAS STARTED. GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS.
I am not going to be the one who lets it die. I found it believable --
Angels have walked beside me all my life--and they still do.

*********************

This is to all of you who Mean something to me, I pray for your happiness.
The Candle Of Love, Hope & Friendship
This candle was lit on the 15th of September, 1998. Someone who loves you has helped Keep it alive by sending it to you.
Don't let The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die

Pass It On To All Of Your Friends
And Everyone You Love!

May God richly bless you!