Wednesday, February 28, 2007


I find sometimes it's easy to be myself
...sometimes I find it's better to be somebody else.
~ Dave Matthews

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Algebra Tutor

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
~ Fran Lebowitz

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Geniuses

Can anyone guess where I was today? Hopefully my computer will be back soon...

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
~ Steve Jobs

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Oscars

The only way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet and let the best man win.
~ Humphrey Bogart

Saturday, February 24, 2007

30 Hour Famine

E did the 30 Hour Famine with his youth group last night and today. They spent 30 hours fasting, doing yardwork, and collecting food for the local foodbank.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
~ Mother Teresa

Friday, February 23, 2007


I guess this is a big racing weekend at the California Speedway. Of course, I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't driven past today.

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.
~ Dave Barry

Thursday, February 22, 2007


There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
~ Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house... let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness.
~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


I had no motivation for any photos today so this is as creative as I could get.

Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.
~ Mark Twain

Monday, February 19, 2007


This is just to prove that we got a little bit of winter this year. I'm sure it will be gone tomorrow, but for now it is a beautiful sight out my back window. I wish it was in color ...

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
~ Bill Watterson

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bath Time

Lego ...

... and Scout

They walk on the Lord's Path, and inspire others to walk on the Lord's Path as well. Bathing in a pool of holy water, they are washed clean of filth. But, by bathing in a stagnant pond, they are contaminated with even more filth.
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Saturday, February 17, 2007


The wind brought in a heat wave today. It definitely felt like summer is on the way.

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
~ Annie Dillard

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers

Todd was able to play Tigger today as a part of some training this week...

"Er, eeee-jump?! Tiggers don't jump, they bounce!"
- Tigger

Thursday, February 15, 2007


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
~ e.e. cummings

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Katharine Hepburn has always been an idol of mine...

What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.
~ Katharine Hepburn

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Day for Love

When love is not madness, it is not love.
~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Monday, February 12, 2007


There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
~ Sylvia Plath

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Valentine's Dinner

The annual Valentine's dinner prepared by the men of the family for the women of the family. Tonight was pork tenderloin, green beans, stuffed mushrooms, salad, and cheesecake and truffles. Yummy.

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
~ Oscar Wilde

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Todd ran a local 5K this morning and won 1st place in his division with a PR of 20:49. Very exciting!

People ask why I run. I say, "If you have to ask, you will never understand". It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels.
~ Erin Leonard

Friday, February 9, 2007

The Price of Beauty

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.
~ Sophia Loren

Thursday, February 8, 2007

money, money, money

One of my most frustrating jobs is paying the bills and balancing the checkbook. Some days it's easier than others... this was not one of them!

It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
~ Groucho Marx

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


I can't even tell you how much I hate to shop. Especially on days when the store is supposed to be empty, but it turns out there is a huge sale that no one warned you about.

There was a time when Patience ceased to be a virtue. It was long ago.
~Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Hot Bread!

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday, February 5, 2007

Tired Day

It's possible to forget how alive we really are. We can become dry and tired, just existing, instead of really living. We need to remind ourselves of the juice of life, and make that a habit. Find those places inside that jump for joy, and do things.
~ Anonymous

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

We saw Pan's Labyrinth today and, no, I don't think it was completely pointless (read the quote). . . actually it was well worth it. I highly recommend this movie. It was very well-done.

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
~ Bill Watterson

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Calvin Street

Saw a fantastic band tonight. . . Calvin Street. Check out their myspace and listen. The lead singer and songwriter is a friend. One day when he's rich and famous we'll be able to say we knew him when...

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
~ Victor Hugo

Friday, February 2, 2007

Family Night

Family night at our house consists of pizza and a movie. Tonight was Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant - one of my favorites.

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
~ Gail Lumet Buckley

Thursday, February 1, 2007


The challenge is a month of black and white photos. I'm not sure I can do it, but I'll give it a shot. These were taken in vineyards near my house.

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.
- Medieval German saying