Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Web Page Designer Extraordinaire

I spent the last few days reading, researching and trying my hand at new online design stuff. I actually designed my own web page. It's really basic and done totally on the cheap (free!). But it's mine. I joined Peapod as an affiliate so for every person that signs up thru my site, I make some money. Check it out on the left hand margin here (check out Peapod). Will I get rich off this? No. However, I learned a lot more about website design and all that techie stuff. I plan on hiring a web designer to create a site for my online Proofreading company. I want that to look professional.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


There's nothing more beautiful than words arranged in a colorful way or spoken with passion. These are but a few favorite poems of mine.

My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends
It gives a lovely light.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Nothing Gold Can Stay - Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Collection of quotes

Do the right thing. As opposed to doing the next thing right. - Bill Murray

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. - Goethe; also spoken in the movie "Almost Famous"

Give in to desire and see only the illusion. Free yourself of desire and see the greatness within. - Lao Ma on Xena

You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Karma is the eternal assertion of human freedom - our thoughts, our words and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw around ourselves. - Swami Vivekananda

An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing. - Lao Tzu

Nature is the perfect teacher. It reveals the order in chaos.

Do not place importance on unimportant things.

Some people have money, others are rich.

To conquer others is to have power. To conquer yourself is to know the way.

Everyday we have is one day more than we deserve. - Robert Redford’s character in Up Close & Personal

From Tuesdays With Morrie

Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent. - Buddhist proverb
Love each other, or perish. - Auden
Love is the only rational act. - Levine
What we take we must replenish. - Morrie Schwartz
Death ends a life, not a relationship. - Morrie Schwartz

My Thoughts, My Views, My Stuff

I created this blog as a place to house my....stuff. You know, a place for everything and everything in it's place. Recently, at night while I lay in bed waiting for sleep to come I have begun to make lists in my head. I have a list of my favorite movies. These are movies that I watch over and over when they are on TV and can quote random lines from. List subject to additions or changes at author's whim.

A League of Their Own
Back To the Future Trilogy
Christmas Vacation
Disney’s The Kid
Doc Hollywood
Father of the Bride (remake)
Godfather Trilogy
Gone With the Wind
It’s A Wonderful Life
Little Women
Meet Joe Black
Miracle on 34th Street
Monsters Inc.
Ocean’s 11
Ocean’s 13
Point Break
That Night
When Harry Met Sally
Wizard of Oz