Who can relate?
Sing to the tune of "Sleigh Bells Ring/Winter Wonderland":
Sleigh bells ring? It’s tinnitus
What's that pain? My arthritis.
We're both growing old - You're grey-haired, I'm bald – Using walkers in the winter once again.
When we try watching TV:
"Turn it up! Can't you hear me?"
We don't like the shows, but that's how it goes, We feel about a century too old.
In the kitchen: "What did I come here for?"
Guess I'll go ahead and make a snack.
Are you sick of making the same resolutions year after year that you never keep? Why not promise to do something you can ACTUALLY accomplish?
Here are some resolutions that you can use as a starting point:
~ Gain weight. At least 30 pounds.
~ Stop exercising. Waste of time.
~ Read less. Makes you think.
~ Watch more TV. I've been missing some good stuff.
~ Procrastinate more. Starting tomorrow.
~ Spend more time at work, surfing the web.
~ Take a vacation to someplace important, like to
First, I would like to say thanks to those whom commented on the DoW video I made for GATO.
Second, for those who are curious, here are some of the details about the video.
The video was created in Adobe After Effects CS5.
The music is a royalty free music file.
Some of the other effects include effects known as Glow, Light Sweep, & Trapcode Shine to name a couple.
The animation sequence is based off of a template that I reversed engineered, so to speak, the concepts and design to
Well it's been almost an entire year between posts. lol
RL keeps me running like crazy, so I thought I would share this fun little tidbit to get us all in Holiday Christmas mood.
'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by
TEN WAYS TO CONFUSE SANTA CLAUS
Instead of milk and cookies, leave him a salad, and a note explaining that you think he could stand to lose a few pounds.
Keep an angry bull in your living room. If you think a bull goes crazy when he sees a little red cape, wait until he sees that big, red Santa suit!
Build an army of mean-looking snowmen on the roof, holding signs that say "We hate Christmas," and "Go away Santa."
Instead of ornaments, decorate your tree with Easter eggs.
YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING TOO MUCH TV WHEN...
~ you've removed the power button from the remote.
~ you know the names of the top 10 lawn bowlers.
- you recite the lines word for word with the actors on TV Land.
~ you start recording soap operas so you don't miss any of the plot.
~ your kids grow up thinking the only thing you can say is "shh, be quiet!"
~ you don't think Bart Simpson is bad, just misunderstood.
~ commercials become more important than g
Ever wonder in your relationships, how 'the fight' started...:
1. One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift...
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked him why, he replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started...
2. My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.
Once again, I find myself slacking in keeping my blog consistently filled with the useful, random, and meh.
So to try to correct this, the following is a quote of the day that everyone should enjoy.
"Man does not live by words alone, in spite of the fact that sometimes he has to eat them." Adlai Stevenson
Can't say I'm trying to give a subtle warning.
<prepare rim shot>
What is a computer's first sign of old age?
Loss of memory
What does a baby computer call his father?
What is an astronaut's favorite key on a computer keyboard?
The space bar
What happened when the computer fell on the floor?
It slipped a disk
Why was there a bug in the computer?
It was looking for a byte to eat
What is a computer virus?
A terminal illness
Greetings and welcome to my lakehouse:
I hope you make yourself at home in the kitchen:
Also feel free to grab some BBQ:
Feel free to grab a drink and settle in at the living room:
Now that we're all comfortable, what would you like to talk about? Feel free to ask questions and I'll the best I can.
If you can't tell, this is an informal Q&A type conversation but more relaxed around a fire with good food, good drink, and good friends.
If you got it, you don't need no definition. And if you don't have it, ain't no definition gonna help.
-Duke Ellington when asked to define rhythm.
Vision is critical for effective strategic planning and implementation.
In my first post on Leadership about a month ago, I discussed the importance of influence. Today, in my second post, I want to talk practically about two areas of influence: Vision Casting & Goal Setting.
My Vision or Their Vision / My Goals or Thei
SIGNS YOU ARE BROKE
American Express calls and says: "Leave home without it!"
Your idea of a 7-course meal is taking a deep breath outside a restaurant.
You're formulating a plan to rob the food bank.
You've rolled so many pennies, you've formed a psychic bond with Abe Lincoln.
Long distance companies don't call you to switch.
You look at your roommate and see a large fried chicken in tennis shoes.
Your rob Peter...and then rob Paul.
You finally clean your house, hoping to find
First my apologies for the delay between posts. I have another post about Leadership coming soon. In the meantime, I have another funny I've received recently that's sure to get some moans, groans, lulz, and lol's. Enjoy!
What happens when you fall in love with:
A chef? (You get buttered up.)
A chauffeur? (You get taken for a ride.)
A gambler? (He cheats on you.)
A telephone operator? (He gives you a phone-y line.)
A trashman? (He dumps yo
Well I'm sitting at the house enjoying some much needed vacation time from my RL job and I thought I would post something pretty funny to fill the gap between my posts on Leadership. Enjoy!
Seems an elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.
The elderly gentleman went back to the doctor for a test a month later. The doctor said, "Y
I've seen several other blogs have listed who has visited that blog recently; however, I can't seem to add that block to my blog.
Am I missing something that obvious? lol (Yes I've tried to add Latest Visitors from the Add Blocks drop-down menu )
In a prior post, Leadership - A Series of Thoughts, I began by asking for definitions of leadership. So I want to start my series with what I believe to be the most succinct definition of leadership: influence.
Simply stated by John Maxwell inDeveloping the Leader Within You, the definition of leadership is influence. Maxwell continues with his favorite leadership proverb:
He who thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.
Leadership assumes people will fol
So I'm starting to really scan through some of the blogs out here and pondering what my next post(s) should be. So over the next few days, I'm going to be posting a bit about leadership: its characteristics, types, process of decision making, etc.
So to start with I'd like to just pose a question:
What is the definition of leadership?
Well I thought I'd try this blogging thing out and see how it goes. Contained within this blog will be thoughts and insights about CN events as well as the random stuff that will hopefully bring a smile, a lol, or a lulz to those who read.
To start things off, here's a funny and a thought for the day:
The flight attendant watched a passenger try to stuff his hopelessly overloaded bags into the overhead bin.
Finally she informed him that he would have