Sunday, August 28, 2005

When I was a teacher...

That photo was taken, in my classroom, just a few weeks before I retired from teaching. I was an ESL teacher and I used drawing a lot as you can see on the board. What you partially see are 'stretcher-bearers'. What am I going to miss the most? My students.

More from The Frictionary

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

266. When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. (Edward Abbey)

267. I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets - That's how I lost my mind. (Steve Allen)

268. The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense. (Tom Clancy)

269. If it is beautifully arranged on the plate, you know someone's fingers have been all over it. (Julia Child)

270. Life is a snowstorm full of apparitions. (Philippe Haeck)

271. Victory has many fathers, but defeat is an orphan. (Brereton Greenhous)

272. Truth is seldom pure and never simple. (Oscar Wilde)

273. Revenge is sweet and non fattening. (Alfred Hitchcock)

274. Hitch [Hitchcock] is a gentleman farmer who raises gooseflesh. (Ingrid Bergman)

275. Hope is a loan from happiness. (Joseph Joubert)

That's all for now. Until next time, be happy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Word add-in tested

Blogger has a new free add-in that allows you to write, edit, and post (publish) from your Word program.
I have tested the add-in. I tried using colored fonts, inserted pictures, and different fonts. It works, but you cannot include inserted pictures or fonts like "windings". The colored fonts you used in Word will come out as black in your published post.

This is test 2

This is test # 2:

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This is a test:  working in a MS Word environment.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Another page from The Frictionary

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

256. The meek shall inherit the earth but not the mineral rights. (J.Paul Getty)

257. A historian is a prophet in reverse. (Friedrich von Schlegel)

258. Progress is a comfortable disease. (e.e. cummings)

259. Every love is the love before in a duller dress. (Dorothy Parker)

260. I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years. (F.M. Knowles)

261. Sex is not the question. Sex is the answer. (?)

262. Isn't it strange that we're [humans] the only species that suckles from another species [cows]. (T. Colin Campbell)

263. The best cure for insomnia is plenty of sleep. (W.C. Fields)

264. Empty wine bottles have a bad opinion of women. (Ambrose Bierce)

265. Prejudice is the dog that barks at the unknown to protect his master. (Réjean Lévesque)

That's all for now. Until next time, be happy. Your comments and favorite quotations are always welcome.

Monday, August 15, 2005

The Frictionary (more quotations)

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

246. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? (Leroy "Satchel" Paige)

247. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. (Leonardo da Vinci)

248. Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. (Jerry Garcia)

249. A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. (Alexander Hamilton)

250. The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions. (Robert Lynd)

251. Nothing is so impenetrable as laughter in a language you don't understand. (William G. Golding)

252. "Nothing Lasts...But Nothing Is Lost" (Album title by Shpongle)

253. When wine flows, words swim. (Italian proverb)

254. Photons have mass. I didn't even know they were Catholic. (?)

255. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne. (Quentin Crisp)

That's all for now. Until next time, be happy!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Frictionary Is Back!

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

236. I doubt, therefore I might be. (?)

237. The worst enemy of spiritual leaders is the question mark. (Richard Martineau)

238. Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it. (Irving Berlin)

239. Don't be humble. You're not that great. (Golda Meir)

240. Judge: a law student who marks his own papers. (H.L. Mencken)

241. Our emotions are in our words like stuffed birds. (Henri de Montherlant)

242. One bliss for which
There is no match
Is when you itch
To up and scratch. (Ogden Nash)

243. Politicians are interested in people. (...) Fleas are interested in dogs. (P.J. O'Rourke)

244. A fur coat takes 14 trees for the protest sign. (Emo Phillips)

245. When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. (African proverb)

That's all for now. Until next time, be happy!