Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In and Out of Time

In and Out of time

The sun has come
the mists have gone
we see in the distance
our long way home

I was always yours to have
you were always mine
we have loved each other
in and out of time

When the first stone looked up at the blazing sun
and the first tree struggled up from the forest floor
I have always loved you more

You freed your braids
gave your hair to the breeze
it hung like a hive of honey bees

I reached in the mass
for the sweet honeycomb there
God how I loved your hair

You saw me bludgened by circumstance
lost, injured, hurt by chance

I screamed to the Heavens
loudly screamed
trying to change our nightmares
into dreams

The sun has come
the mists have gone
we see in the distance
our long way home

I was yours to have
and you were always mine
we loved each other
in and out, in and out, in and out of time

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Strangest Wal Mart Customer

Dear Mrs. Denner,
Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behaviour and may be forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Denner are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.
June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.
July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in House-wares to go off at 5-minute intervals
July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.
July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, "Code 3 in House-wares. Get on it right away."
August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.
September 14: Moved a "CAUTION - WET FLOOR" sign to a carpeted area.
September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.
September 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"
October 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.
November 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.
December 6: In the auto department, he practiced his "Madonna look" by using different sizes of funnels.
December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled "PICK ME! PICK ME!"
December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fatal position and screamed "OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!"
December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, "Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!"
Once again we cannot tolerate this behaviour in our store.
Regards, Wal-Mart

Alligators in the Pool

A CEO throwing a party takes his executives on a tour of his opulent mansion. In the back of the property, the CEO has the largest swimming pool any of them has ever seen.
The huge pool, however, is filled with hungry alligators.
The CEO says to his executives "I think an executive should be measured by courage. Courage is what made me CEO. So this is my challenge to each of you: if anyone has enough courage to dive into the pool, swim through those alligators, and make it to the other side, I will give that person anything they desire. My job, my money, my house, anything!"
Everyone laughs at the outrageous offer and proceeds to follow the CEO on the tour of the estate. Suddenly, they hear a loud splash. Everyone turns around and sees the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) in the pool, swimming for his life. He dodges the alligators left and right and makes it to the edge of the pool with seconds to spare. He pulls himself out just as a huge alligator snaps at his shoes.
The flabbergasted CEO approaches the CFO and says, "You are amazing. I've never seen anything like it in my life. You are brave beyond measure and anything I own is yours. Tell me what I can do for you.
The CFO, panting for breath, looks up and says, "You can tell me who the hell pushed me in the pool!"

Best Known Man In the World!

Well Sulio's boss thinks for a minute and then comes up with a name. "Tom Selleck! I bet you don't know Tom Selleck!" Sulio says "Tom Selleck! Tom and I were in boy scouts together when we were kids!" but Sulio's boss says "No you weren't!" then Sulio says "Yes we were!" so they fly to Hollywood and drive up to Tom Selleck's house. Sulio knocks on the door and Tom Selleck answers and Sulio goes "Tom!!!" and Tom goes "Sulio!" and they hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Sulio's boss can't believe it. But then he thinks "Well that could happen, it's just one person," so he tells Sulio and Sulio says "OK, pick somebody else!"
This time Sulio's boss has someone in mind! "The president, Bill Clinton! You don't know Bill Clinton!" but Sulio says "Oh yes I do! Bill and I were on debate team together in college!" Sulio's boss says "No you weren't!" and Sulio says "Yes we were!" so they fly to Washington and they catch up with the President at a press conference. They work their way through the crowd until Sulio get's close enough to catch Clinton's eye and waves "Bill!" and the President waves "Sulio!" and after the press conference they hug and catch up for 30 minutes and Sulio's boss is stunned-- he can't believe it. But then he thinks "Well that's just two people in one country-- that doesn't mean he knows everyone in the whole world!" so he tells Sulio and Sulio says "OK, pick someone out of the world spectrum and I know them!"
And Sulio's boss knows just who to pick so he says "The Pope! You do not know the Pope!" and Sulio says "The Pope! The Pope BAPTIZED me!" and Sulio's boss says "No he didn't!" and Sulio says "Yes he did!" so they fly to Rome where the Pope is giving Mass in front of hundreds of thousands of people. They work their way through the crowd-- without much luck-- so Sulio says "Boss, we're never gonna get there together through all these people so I tell you what--I'll work my way up there and when I do, I'll give you a sign that shows you I know the Pope!" and he leaves. Well Sulio's boss waits and waits and waits and just when he's about to give up, he sees the Pope come out onto the balcony and right there beside him is Sulio!
Shortly afterwards, Sulio's boss passes out. Sulio comes back and finds his boss passed out and he fans him and says "Boss! Boss! Wake up!" and when his boss comes to, he asks "Boss what happened?" Sulio's boss looks at Sulio and says "OK, I can see Tom Selleck. I can see Bill Clinton...hell, I can even take the Pope! But when somebody standing next to me asks 'Who's that up there with Sulio?' that's a little more than I can take!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


US Navy!
This is the actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. Radio conversation released by the chief of naval operations, 10-10-95. CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision. AMERICANS: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision. CANADIANS: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision. AMERICANS: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course. CANADIANS: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course. AMERICANS: This is the Aircraft Carrier USS LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship. CANADIANS: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

The White Wolf's Legend!

The White Wolf's legend !
The history which I´m to tell you goes back up in the mists of time.
In this period, the earth was covered with vast unlimited forests, certain were inextricable and the misled travelers rarely found their road.
In these time there, wolves lived numerous, they formed very treated on a hierarchical basis clans, strong and brave, they had the other enemies only the men.
The men when to them fed a deep hatred to wolves and when they were face to face, it was rare that both survive this meeting.
Hardly the child of the men walked, that he had learnt to hate the wolf.
Every sold decade, wolves, only the chieftains and some elected representatives began the last great journey. Of all the regions of the North of the hemisphere, they convergaient in the same place, the vast clearing in the center of a deep and black forest, somewhere in a country which we shall call later FRANCE.
Some came from a great distance, it was the big gathering during which male wolves and female still solitary were going to seal a new wedding alliance, they came there to find the companion of a life.
The leaders shared their knowledge and the young people built their descent.
This year there, WHITE WOLF , still solitary chieftain came to find a partner there, making road he thought of the heavy secret which was his.
Some months earlier, during a hunting, he had discovered a young lady fainted in the fresh snow. He had approached her slowly, suspiciously as we had always taught him, long minutes had so passed by, when suddenly the young lady moved, she half-opened eyes and far from being terrified by the sight of the wolf, she smiles to him.
She held out a hand and caressed the fur of the animal, that-this welcomed this mark of affection at first in astonishment then soon with pleasure. Without knowing that he could understand her, she explained him her fear when she had seen itself misled in the forest, by listening of the noise, she had begun running without seeing a big branch which blocked the road, she had stumbled heavily and had fainted.
While speaking to him she had not stopped caressing him. She looked him straight in the eyes and asked him to take him up to the village, only she says, I shall never find my road.
WHITE WOLF ran, it saw out her up to the entry of the village and for a long time it stayed there, to watch at her leaving, even when he could not see her any more.
Of return in the taniere of the clan, he understood that he would never be the same, never he would see the men in the same way.
He began even to mean watching for the entry of the village in the hope of the see.
In numerous kilometres from there, a she-wolf and her brother walked to the side of a chieftain, they made they too route towards the big gathering.
The she-wolf CALYPSONE came to make it wedding alliance, she hoped for it for a long time but since the last summer, she was lived by the fear, her road had crossed that of an injured gentleman, instead of denouncing him to the pack as it is necessary, she had hidden him, covered with leaves and with boughs and had fed him until he can manage only.
The man had never shown the slightest fear in front of the she-wolf, on the contrary he liked speaking to him, to caress her, he made him confidences as he would have made him to one of his fellow men. He dreamed about a world or the men and wolves would make the peace, a world or the hatred of the other one shall not exist any more.
One evening while CALYPSONE came to find him, he had left by leaving on the ground his scarf, a little of his smell that she Took pleasure to sniff.
Often, since then, she came to lengthen at feet of the tree which had been the witness of their friendship.
The sacred clearing was ready, all the participants had gathered in several circles, in the middle were the solitary persons, it was necessary of custom to observe and when a male wolf found a she-wolf at her/his convenience, he advanced in the middle of the circle, then from there by crawling he went to the elected representative.
This sacred evening, when perceived CALYPSONE WHITE WOLF, she recognized immediatement the companion who lived in its dreams, the one that she had always waited for.
So, pushing aside all the rules, she advanced on him, without fear, looking at him at the bottom of her golden pupils. WHITE WOLF, as if it had always known what was going to arrive, accepted CALYPSONE as copmpagne without taking offence in a cavalier way that it had used to achieve the aim.
Same night their union is sealed. The big wise person gave his agreement having verified that they did not belong to the same clan and that their two statures harmonized between them.
The she-wolf said its farewells to the clan which had seen him growing and got ready for the journey of return. Their trip is without history.
Unconsciously or step, WHITE WOLF built their shelter not far from the place oû it had discovered the young lady last winter.
In the spring of the year which followed, CALYPSONE gave birth to two wolf cubs, a male and a female. Before putting packsaddle, she had admitted to WHITE WOLF the traitor whom she had made for her race, by hiding and by feeding a. WHITE WOLF human being had confided him in his turn his secret and since then they did not form more than one.
One night, they were wake by one of the shouts which made them go out of their den, they perceived far off a thick smoke, a fire fired the sky .Les shouts lasted for a long time and at the crack of dawn a smell bitter reached until them.
The magic of wolves in these time there was big and their even bigger hatred of the human beings, several clans had united to destroy a village which had killed some of theirs .Ceux which had not died in the fire, were destroyed by wolves.
WHITE WOLF collected his partner and its youngs and decida to go away for ever from these barbaric wolves, he wanted a different world for his descent.
At the same moment, a man and a woman, only surviving of the massacre avoided too the night horror.
The legend says that the road of wolves crossed that of the human beings.
That WHITE WOLF recognized the woman which he had helped as well as recognized CALYPSONE the man as were the one that she had hidden in wood.
We also say that they made road together up to a big clearing. Only with their courage, they built a new world or all those who lived without hatreds were welcome. The human beings as the wolves...
" WHITE WOLF is at the origin of a new race of wolves, closer to the man and which many years later will give birth to this race of civilized wolf which we shall call THE DOG.
Duterte source

Taxi Ride!

Taxi ride !
Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. It was a cowboy's life, a life for someone who wanted no boss. What I didn't realize was that it was also a ministry. Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a moving confessional. Passengers climbed in, sat behind me in total anonymity, and told me about their lives. I encountered people whose lives amazed me, ennobled me, made me laugh and weep.
But none touched me more than a woman I picked up late one August night. I was responding to a call from a small brick four-plex in a quiet part of town. I assumed I was being sent to pick up some party people, or someone who had just had a fight with a lover, or a worker heading to an early shift at some factory in the industrial part of town.
When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under such circumstances, many drivers just honk once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away. But I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself. So I walked to the door and knocked.
"Just a minute," answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 80's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie. By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
"Would you carry my bag out to the car?" she asked.
I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb. She kept thanking me for my kindness.
"It's nothing," I told her. "I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated."
"Oh, you're such a good boy," she said.
When we got in the cab, she gave me an address, then asked, "Can you drive through downtown?"
"It's not the shortest way," I answered quickly.
"Oh, I don't mind," she said. "I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice."
I looked in the rearview mirror. Her eyes were glistening. "I don't have any family left," she continued. "The doctor says I don't have very long."
I quietly reached over and shut off the meter. "What route would you like me to take?" I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator. We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl. Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, "I'm tired. Let's go now."
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico. Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
"How much do I owe you?" she asked, reaching into her purse.
"Nothing," I said.
"You have to make a living," she answered.
"There are other passengers," I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly. "You gave an old woman a little moment of joy," she said. "Thank you."
I squeezed her hand, then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly, lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life. We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware . . . beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

The Farmer Riddle!

The Farmer Riddle!
A farmer send his son to the market with $100 cash.
The son has to buy exactly 100 animals.
There are cows, pigs and chickens for sale.
A cow costs $10, a pig is $5 and a chicken costs $0.50.
The son has to buy at least one of each animal and has to spend all his money.
What does the son buy?
Try not to look at the answer until you have worked out the math first!
Now see your results below:

The answer:
The farmer's son buys:
1 cow for a total of $10
9 pigs for a total of $45
90 chickens for a total of $45

Five More Minutes

Five More Minutes !
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. "That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.
"He's a fine looking boy" the man said. "That's my son on the swing in the blue sweater." Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son. "What do you say we go, Todd?" Todd pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes."
The man nodded and Todd continued to swing to his heart's content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. "Time to go now?" Again Todd pleaded, "Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes." The man smiled and said, "O.K."
"My, you certainly are a patient father," the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, "My older son Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I'd give anything for just five more minutes with him. I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Todd. He thinks he has five more minutes to swing. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch him play."
Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities? Give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today.
Author unknown


Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air.
You name them--work, family, health, friends, and spirit, and you're keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
But the other four balls--family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL the days of your life.
Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us together.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.
Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.
This was written by the President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Brian G. Dyson. It was used at Georgia Tech's 172nd Commencement Address Sept. 6, 1991.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a gift: that's why we call it "The Present."

Simple Friends vs. Real Friends

Simple Friends vs. Real Friends
A simple friend has never seen you cry. A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names. A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party. A real friend comes early to help you cook and clean.
A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed. A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.
A simple friend seeks to talk with you about their problems. A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history. A real friend could blackmail you with it.
A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest. A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after u've had a fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them. A real friend expects to always be there for you!
A simple friend will read and throw this letter away. A real friend will keep sending it until he's sure it's been Received.
Pass this on to anyone you care about... if you get it back you have found your true friends.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I am upset with a family member I don't want to say who or why. I am also tired of having no friends with the same intrests as I have and that I have no one to truely talk 2 about the things that intrest me. I am so upset I feel like crying. I hope tomorrow is better but I am still at present ready to scream!!!!!