Sunday, October 31, 2010

Good morning! Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday! Be SAFE and have a Happy Halloween!
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. - Leo J. Burke
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home. - Bill Cosby
You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. - John J. Plomp
FFLSA - Fantasy Football League of San Antonio. Week 8 - Live Scoring Summary.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Have a SAFE and Happy Halloween!
It's Friday! I think most people have this "thing" inside ourselves that makes us get more excited on Friday; because it's "Friday"!
Best wishes for an Imaginative and FUN Friday! SMILE! - G. D. Masters
Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. - George Bernard Shaw
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. - Charles F. Kettering
So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. - Brenda Ueland
Memory feeds imagination. - Amy Tan
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
- Albert Einstein
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. - Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar. - Donald Foster

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Good Thursday morning! - If you're reading this, give thanks that you woke up this morning!
"Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - G. D. Masters
Random Holiday thoughts by G. D. Masters

The Holidays are here! Halloween night, our lives seem to shift into fast forward! The following Sunday, Daylight Savings Time ends. Beginning Sunday, November the 7th there are just over two weeks till Thanksgiving Day! I wonder if I can summarize that in this space? Here goes: Get the house cleaned up (better than normal, of course), buy the turkey, ham, yams, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, tamales (you have to have tamales at Thanksgiving in South Texas), and any other food items I may have missed. Don't forget, the outside must be decorated by Thanksgiving night when the Out Laws arrive! I mean In-laws! While your up in the attic, might as well get ALL the Christmas decorations down. Oh, and tidy up the garage while you're at it. Husbands, do what you wife asks you! Wives, PLEASE go easy on your husbands, it's The Holidays, you know? Most importantly, your waistline is expanding, no not yours; YOURS. This Holiday season make the extra effort to take care of your body. We all know it's not easy, however put forth that extra effort this year!
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. - Thomas Jefferson
One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests. - John Stuart Mills
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. - David Brin
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. - Stewart L. Udall
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln
If you can find something everyone agrees on, it's wrong. - Mo Udall
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. - Stewart L. Udall
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. - U. S. Declaration of Independence
There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.' - William Ralph Inge
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. - William Ralph Inge

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen; best wishes for a Great day! - It's Tuesday, near the end of the month, looks like it's going to get fast. Really fast!
"Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - G. D. Masters
Note to self: Do not to schedule two events on the same day; even if one is at lunch and the other is after 5:00 p.m. - Specifically if you are having to organize or help organize either of the events.
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing!
"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that once unleashed, can make any vision, dream or desire a reality." - Anthony Robbins
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
You shouldn't have to sacrifice you just because someone has a problem with it.
It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.
Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde
It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B. - Dorothy Parker
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. - Oscar Wilde

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fantasy Football League of San Antonio - Week 7

Bad Faith is in 1st Place
Double Vision - 2nd Place
The Robin Hoods - 3rd Place
PREDATORS - 4th Place
3 Cool Arrows - 5th Place
Team Lab - 6th Place
Malpractice - 7th Place
Westenders - Last Place
FFLSA - Week 7
Bad Faith is in 1st Place
Double Vision - 2nd Place
The Robin Hoods - 3rd Place
PREDATORS - 4th Place
3 Cool Arrows - 5th Place
Team Lab - 6th Place
Malpractice - 7th Place
Westenders - Last Place
Keep up with the Scoring!
FFLSA - fantasy Football League of San Antonio
Week 7 - Let's get this thing started!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein
I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. - Albert Einstein
What happens when the future has come and gone? - Robert Half

Thursday, October 21, 2010

You'd better believe in yourself, because when the chips are down, you are all you've got!
You may encounter defeat, but don't be defeated!
Don't be afraid to see what you see. - Ronald Reagan
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. - Ronald Reagan, Said during a radio microphone test, 1984.
I know in my heart that man is good.
That what is right will always eventually triumph.
And there's purpose and worth to each and every life. - Ronald Reagan
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. - Ronald Reagan
To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will. - Ronald Reagan
If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again. - Ronald Reagan
To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice. - Ambrose Bierce
Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. - Ambrose Bierce

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The time is NOW!
It's later than you think!
Good Wednesday morning!
Get out there and VOTE! I did yesterday morning! Early voting is still going on... GO VOTE!
Have a nice day! :-)
Life provides us with a handful of visionaries per 100,000,000 people. - If you are working with a visionary, listen and observe. If you are not sure you are working with a visionary; listen and observe! The learning will come in due time. - G. D. Masters
Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. - Robertson Davies
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past. - Robertson Davies
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. - Robertson Davies
(Don't be this person!)
A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life. - Robertson Davies
There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. - Bertrand Russell
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read "President Can't Swim". - Lyndon B. Johnson

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt. - Rene Descartes 1637

Rene Descartes said this in 1637; that was 373 years before facebook... yet today, people believe what others post on facebook; without any research...
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well. - Rene Descartes
In the county where I reside, there are two candidates in a certain race; one has a criminal record, the other does not. - I will be voting for the Honest one! Yes, of course, it's the guy with the criminal record. I figure the Honest candidate has a more experience under his belt than the other guy. (Although this sounds funny, it's the honest truth.)
I am a Change Agent! I am an Agent of Change!
I always have been; I always will be. - G. D. Masters
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. - Jay Leno
Jay Leno may be right on this one; however I would ask you to do the right thing and go vote. - G. D. Masters
It takes too much energy to be against something unless it's really important. - Madeleine L'Engle
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. - Rene Descartes

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Monday! Make the Best of it!
Ready? - Let's do this!
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it. - Alfred North Whitehead
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. - Abraham Lincoln
SUCCESS is getting what you want.
HAPPINESS is wanting what you get.
I love the people who keep a smile when they have every right to break down.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Best wishes for a blessed and peaceful Sunday! Enjoy your surroundings, relax and Smile!
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. - Kurt Vonnegut
There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president. - Kurt Vonnegut
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind. - Kurt Vonnegut
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. - Kurt Vonnegut
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. - Anton Chekhov

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves. - Carl Sagan
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. - Cyril Connolly
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. - Cyril Connolly
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly

Friday, October 15, 2010

It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence. Seneca
Dear Lord, it's Friday, Thank you! I'm blessed to see another day. Best wishes to my facebook friends for a Safe and Peaceful day!
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence. - Seneca
Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order. - Seneca
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. - Seneca
A friend is a gift you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. - Michael Crichton

Thursday, October 14, 2010

God blessed me with Vision to see things before they are; and to organize chaos into a small a resemblence of order.
Most people rust out due to lack of challenge. Few people rust out due to overuse.
I have not lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere.
Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top .
A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body.
About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. - Herbert Hoover
Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier. - Blore's Razor

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sometimes in life... You kick somebody's but! Over and over and over... then a time will arise when they can no longer "roll with the punches" ... and they open up a can of surprise, and you realize you messed with the wrong person, for the wrong reason, at the wrong time... Think. Pray. God bless you!
Never confuse movement with action. - Ernest Hemingway
It's Wednesday do something nice for that mean and rude person at work. Nevermind. - Go out there and make it a great day! Forget about the rude person. Forget about it!
I'm looking for a few good folks to join me on a Scavenger Hunt this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. or so. - We have two returning Team members; when we did this in the Spring, we placed 3rd.
I'm looking for a few good folks to join me on a Scavenger Hunt this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - about 6:00 or so. - I have one returning Team member; when we did this in the Spring, we placed 3rd.
Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.
My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August. - Ronnie Shakes
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. - Unknown
Never confuse movement with action. - Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We need to breathe to live; although each breath brings us one step closer to the end of our life here... don't waste a single breath, go out there and live life to the MAX! - G. D. Masters (I sure hope I got all the spelling right.)
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. - George Bernard Shaw
A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. - Louis L'Amour (That sure puts things into perspective.)
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. - Pablo Picasso
Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content. - Louis L'Amour
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it. - George Bernard Shaw
Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. - Mark Twain

Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm thankful for a blessed weekend! I was productive around the house, I got to shake hands with Governor Rick Perry Sunday morning after Church Service, and then had an unexpected and pleasant phone call from a beautiful and wise friend.
A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika. - Dorothy Parker
I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true. -Dorothy Parker
I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it. - Dorothy Parker
Let's get Connected on LinkedIn.
Americans never quit. - General Douglas MacArthur
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity. - General Douglas MacArthur
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller
Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security. - Edmund Burke
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities. - Walt Kelly
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. - James F. Byrnes

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Alright... what's up with LinkedIn?
It's Football Sunday! I've got to have my team Mascot for my profile picture... only temporary...
FFLSA - Fantasy Footbal League of San Antonio.
"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." Oscar Wilde
The only people you need in your life are the ones that prove they need you in theirs
Opportunity NEVER comes at an opportune time... that crossroad is where YOU have to dig down deeper and reach up higher!
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The greatest challenge in lifeis to find someone that knows all your flaws, differences, and mistakes and yet still sees the best in you!
"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn. - Gore Vidal
The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. - Marshall McLuhan
There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening. - Marshall McLuhan
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. - Ian Fleming
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friendship is the most important thing in a relationship, earn the friendship to gain the relationship.
The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker.
You may encounter defeat, but don't be defeated!
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. - Christopher Morley
You'd better believe in yourself, because when the chips are down, you are all you've got!!!
Sometimes we have to do something painful in order to make our lives better.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. - David Russell
It's our differences that make us interesting, and often attract us to each other.
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. - Isaac Asimov
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov
The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums. - G. K. Chesterton

Friday, October 8, 2010

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. -T. S. Eliot
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow - T. S. Eliot
Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel. - T. S. Elliot
Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone. - Hodding Carter
Humankind cannot stand very much reality. - T. S. Eliot
My marriage had its ups and downs like anyone's, but when it came down to it, I knew it was solid. I miss that sort of security, and that sort of connection with someone. - John Scalzi
Sometimes in life... sooner or later, people get tired of the negative energy that others put out. There is a percentage of people that always seem to be putting someone else down. They do not confront people in private according to the bible, they go online and say things that are not nice and are not true. - I think back to the ABC's of achieving your dreams... "Avoid Negative Sources, People, Places, and Habits." - Do yourself a favor; cut those folks loose! A little facebook maintenance, and you've tken the first step!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Good Thursday morning!
1. Never give up!
2. Believe you can!
3. Have some fun!
Sometimes in life... You feel you're done. You can't go on... Take your tears, take your low moments, bundle them together with your sad and negative emotions... Now, get up off your butt and get moving! This could be your defining moment that propels you too NEW HEIGHTS! GO! Go faster and farther than you have ever gone! Don't stop, just GO! - G. D. Masters
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. - Kin Hubbard
Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation. - Kin Hubbard
The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. - David M. Ogilvy
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman. - David M. Ogilvy
There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it? - Kin Hubbard
Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left. - David M. Ogilvy
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen; make it a great day! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - G. D. Masters
Being friendless taught me how to be a friend. Funny how that works. - Colleen Wainwright
Genius is born--not paid. - Oscar Wilde
I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones. - Oscar Wilde
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. - Sir Barnett Cocks
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. - Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

When You Really Want Something, Simply Ask For It! Ask For The Business, Ask For The Promotion, Ask For The Friendship, Ask For The Love, Ask For Forgiveness, Ask For An Eternity... And You Would Be Truly Surprised At The Possibilities Of What You Will Receive! - (Borrowed and shared.)
Life is about trusting our feelings and taking chances. Losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories and learning from the past. (Borrowed and shared.)
Good Tuesday morning! Make it worth the price we pay. Today, just be you! If somebody doesn't like it __________. (Fill in the blank.) Make it a good day! - G. D. Masters
The wisest men follow their own direction. - Euripides (dreams)
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. - Euripides (balance)
When you have to tolerate an awkward situation. - "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - G. D. Masters
Fortune favors the brave. - Virgil
Take more chances than you dare... (Borrowed and shared)
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain
An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before. - Mark Twain
When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday. - Stephen Colbert
We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in 'reality.' And reality has a well known liberal bias. - Stephen Colbert
"You already possess everything necessary to become great." - Native American Crow Proverb

Monday, October 4, 2010

I love the people who keep a smile when they have every right to break down!
It's Monday...time to take a deep breath, then go hit it and get it! - G. D. Masters
It's Monday... take a deep breath, then go hit it and get it! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - G. D. Masters
It's Monday...time to take a deep breath, then go hit it and get it! "Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - G. D. Masters
Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. - Evan Esar (This one is really good.)
Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose. - Evan Esar
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. - Evan Esar
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. - Evan Esar

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Best wishes for a safe, fun and peaceful Sunday! It feels great outside this morning... and I woke up! Thanks be to God!
Best wishes for a safe, fun and peaceful Sunday!
It feels great outside this morning... and I woke up! Thanks be to God!
Sex with love is the greatest thing in life. But sex without love - that's not so bad either. - Mae West
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. - Aldus Huxley
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley
Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them. - Charles Caleb Colton
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. - Aldous Huxley
Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Friday! Yeah!
1. Never give up.
2. Believe you can!
3. Have some fun!
"Be COOL, Be LOOSE!" - G.D. Masters
Do something nice for that rude person at work, it will piss them off, and you will feel better... either way you did something nice! - G. D. Masters
"Sometimes in life... you go through tough times, this is when you must prepare. - When the wave of success comes in, you can't pick which part of the wave you will ride; you must stay focused, and Ride. Giving all thanks to Him, that allowed the wave to arrive!" - G. D. Masters
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing. - Gertrude Stein
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. - Hermann Hesse
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. - Hermann Hesse