Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010

Hello! Wow. Another beautiful spring day. Kind of makes you wish we could all abandon ship for a day and go have a picnic out there, eh?

Today in History

1722 - Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards.
1889 - George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for first time.
1909 - First credit union forms in US.
1912 - Electric starter first appears in cars.
1917 - US declares war on Germany, enters World War I.
1930 - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar.
1954 - TV dinner was first put on sale by Swanson and Sons.


"Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing." ~William S. Burroughs

"You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal." ~William S. Burroughs

"Yeahhhh! Guacamole!" ~Chris Delgado

Word of the Day

limen - a threshhold of response: point at which a stimulus is of sufficient intensity to generate a response.

My Life is Average

Today, while on Facebook, I saw one of my friends became a fan of '"dammit im mad" backwards is "dammit im mad"!'. I yelled at the top of my lungs: NO WAY!, and clicked on it, only to remember that I became a fan of it yesterday. I'm happy that short-term memory loss can be very entertaining. MLIA

today while skiing i had a major wipeout and did a mid air somersualt. a stranger helped me retrieve one of my skis. to make sure my brain was okay he asked "how many fingers am I holding up?" he was wearing a mitten. best stranger I have ever met. MLIA

Today, I posted a status on Facebook in all capital letters. My brother commented that my "Billy Mays button" was stuck. I'm never calling it a Caps Lock button again. MLIA

Funny Pictures
from the collection


Hrrmmm...nothing funny today, yet!

Top Ten List

Excuses To Use When Caught Sleeping At Work

They told me at the blood bank that this might happen.

This is just a 15 minute power nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to.

I was working smarter - not harder.

Whew! I must have left the top off the whiteout.

I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!

This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!

I was testing the keyboard for drool resistance.

I'm in the management training program.

I'm actually doing a Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan (SLEEP). I learned at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend.

This is in exchange for the six hours last night when I dreamed about work!

I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work related stress. Do you discriminate against people who practice Yoga?

No! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem.

The coffee machine is broken....

Someone must have put decaf in the wrong pot.

Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won't wear off.

Ah, the unique and unpredictable circadian rhythms of the workaholic!

I wasn't sleeping. I was trying to pick up my contact lens without my hands.

The mail courier flipped out and pulled a gun so I was playing dead to avoid getting shot.

Geez, I thought you (the boss) were gone for the day.

I'm just resting my eyes.

Thank you! Ya'll have a terrific Tuesday! (Except Chris. It's still Monday for you, Chris!)