Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 9, 2010

Good afternoon, all. I am going to try to get this done quickly today because I forgot I had training. :)

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this beautiful Texas spring weather as much as I am.

Today in History

1667 - First public art exhibition (in Palais-Royale, Paris)
1833 - First tax-supported public library (in Peterborough, NH)
1872 - Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
1965 - First game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun.


**Henry Rollins is one of my favorite authors. I had to include him at some point in this section. And a tidbit of information for those of you who missed that scene, or those with an itch saying "why do I know that name?" - he is from Black Flag. He is also an actor now.**

The first quote is my favorite quote of all time by anyone. It's amazing.

"If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you."

"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on."

"I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it. We must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and the soul."

"I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone."

Word of the Day

indefatigable - untiring


Today is National Cherish an Antique Day, Winston Churchill Day, and Jenkin's Ear Day?

My Life is Average

Today, the power went out at my house so I went out for lunch. I came home and found my mom using my hairdryer to heat leftovers for lunch. She told me that she was hungry and the power was still out. I still wonder how she got a job as a scientist. MLIA.

Last night, my roommate sat up in her sleep and screamed "Yes I AM a space pirate!" and then laid back down. To my dismay, she couldn't remember what she'd been dreaming about. MLIA.

Today, after I walked home from my friends place I texted him and told him I had forgotten my phone at his apartment. He sent me a message back asking where it was, and looked for it for half an hour before his roommate pointed out what he had done. MLIA

Today I saw two ladies, one in a power chair and the other in a wheel chair holding on to the power chair. MLIA

Today I realized that if FedEx and UPS merged, they would be called Fed Up MLIA

Customers are Fun

Not Exactly The Pick Of The Litter, Part 2
Retail | NL, Canada
(One of my regulars comes to my cash with her small child. The mother is very much pregnant.)
Me: “Oh hello, [mother] and [daughter], how are you today?”
Customer: “We’re great!” *turns to daughter* “Tell [me] what Mommy is going to have in September!”
Customer’s daughter: “A baby!”
Me: “Really? What do you hope it’ll be?”
Customer’s Daughter: “A puppy!”

Chuck Norris Factoid of the Day

"Chuck Norris' dog is trained to pick up his own poop because Chuck Norris will not take crap from anyone. "

Funny Pics
from the collection

**The caption on the last one said: "I'm pretty impressed that someone could get these stacked up so high despite the shaking hands and heart arrhythmia."

from jessi's life

Nothing too terribly funny happened to me today unless you count the fact that I am sitting here laughing at my desk while other people are probably thinking I am slowly but surely losing my marbles.

People of Chase
from everyone else's life

Yeah. I am seriously thinking of deleting this section unless someone sends me a story to put here.

Top Ten List

The Top Signs That You Have A Boring Job

You're introduced to everyone as "The Minesweeper God".

You have visited every website in the world.

You're the Spelling Bee Coordinator in rural Alabama.

You are the only one that is ready for the rush of ticket sales for that New Kids on the Block reunion tour.

You're able to pull staples out of papers with your teeth.

Your doctor says that he's never seen someone exposed to so much photocopier radiation in his life.

Your workload is so intense that you can write Top 10 lists all day long.

In your 10 years on the force as an Amish Traffic Cop, you have not had to write one single speeding ticket.

Just for Giggles

Q: What do you call a happy cowboy?

A: A Jolly Rancher!

Thank you! Thank you! I'm here for the rest of my life.

Have a fantastic Friday!