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How to Change the World- According to Gandhi

30 Nov

I find that winter and the holidays, despite all of their “cheer,” can be a very depressing time… We lose motivation, determination, and drive when the skies turn grey and the birds head south. I found this article ages ago and re-read it when I need a pick me up. Now I’m sharing these motivating tidbits for all to enjoy!

1. Change Yourself

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

2. You are in control.  

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

3. Forgive and Let Go

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

4. Without Action you aren’t going Anywhere

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

5. Take Care of This Moment

“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”

6. Everyone is Human

“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

7. Persist

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

8. See the Good in People and Help Them

“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”

“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.”

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

9. Be Congruent, Be Authentic, Be Your True Self

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

10. Continue to Grow and Evolve

”Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”

 

And here are some bonus quotes just for funzies:

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”

Las Vegas: Viva Las Vegas

10 Nov

Considered to be one of Elvis’ best performances on the silver screen, Viva Las Vegas was released in 1964 and paired the hip swiveling heart throb with the famous Ann-Margaret. The King plays Lucky Jackson, a race car driver who goes to city of sin to participate in the Grand Prix. Unfortunately, his sweet ride breaks down. He manages to raise the money to fix it gambling, but then loses when he gets distracted by the harlot Miss Rusty Martin (Ann-Margaret). Lucky also has to deal with Count Elmo Mancini, a rival both on the track AND for Miss Martin’s affections! (Insert dramatic music).

It’s a musical, so I’m sure all ends well. Look for lots more of these Vegas themed posts over the next couple of days by the way!

I’m in Platteville!

4 Nov

Well techinically by the time this post publishes, I’ll be on my way home already, but whatever. I’ve been sent to this western Wisconsin gem for a work thing, and so I thought I’d throw a little Platteville trivia your way while I’m here!

1) Population 11,224

2)  It is in the Hollow Region of Wisconsin, as named by early southern miners.

3) Named for the Platte River

4) In the 1820’s, a mining boom caused the area  and surrounding communities to flourish. Main products: lead ore and Galena

5) The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has only been around since 1971. Before that the school was known as the Wisconsin State College and Institute of Technology and before that it was actually two schools: The Normal School and the Wisconsin Mining Trade School. This explains why UWP is covered in M’s. (Their mascot is the Pioneers, so the M’s are confusing to visitors). Nowadays UWP is known for its Engineering program.

6) From 1984 until 2001 the Chicago Bears held training camp on the campus of University of Wisconsin–Platteville.

7) Platteville has the world’s largest M, a claim that its Chamber of Commerce states is unchallenged. (See image above)

I’ll be back soon Milwaukee!

Wanna See Spider Man Swing?

2 Nov

No I don’t mean from buildings… Nor do I mean above the audience in a disastrous Broadway show… I mean swing dance!!!

 

Yay! Finally checked in!

3 Apr

An In Flight Video You Actually Want to Watch

3 Apr

I’m sure that while I sat on my plane today, I got to experience the standard show-and-tell that flight attendants do on Frontier Airlines. Too bad I didn’t get to watch this instead!:

3 April, 2011 10:04

3 Apr

Safely landed in fort lauderdale! I’ll be sending updates and pictures for a few more hours before i’ll be out of contact

Let’s Just Pretend the Last Month Didn’t Happen Okay?

23 Mar

Posts will be returning shortly. Sorry for my hiatus… Not really sure how or why it happened, but I miss writing and so hopefully I’ll be back for good now…

Optimus Prime Gets A Parking Ticket

16 Feb

Just because you’re an Autobot doesn’t mean you’re exempt from parking restrictions!

This life-sized Optimus Prime replica was illegally parked in New York City during Toy Fair 2011, and some ballsy parking attendant gave him a ticket (do you think he/she thought twice about it though? lol).

Personally, I’ve always hated the meter maids and have always suspected that those stupid little jeep things were really of the Decepticon race, but that’s just me and one of my crazy theories (nerd alert).

Writer’s Block 2

9 Feb

I thought it went away, but then I relapsed… Is there some kind of OJ and chicken noodle soup to get your writer muscles back it gear?

Writers Block

1 Feb

I haven’t posted for like three days because it appears I have some kind of blockage preventing my writing muscles from working. Maybe the pending snowtastrophe, snowpocalypse snowmaggedon! will force me to sit around and do nothing but write all day!!!

Or I’ll just snuggle with my babies 🙂

T T F N- Ta Ta For Now!!!

Love Always-

Miss Jennee

Facebook Issues?

25 Jan

Half of my posts didn’t make it to Facebook today due to technical difficulties- One about cute curtains and another new Real Estate Porn. Not sure what happened but follow the links to check out what you missed…

GO PACK GO! GO PACK GO! GO PACK GO! part 2

23 Jan

More fun Packer pics!!!

GO PACK GO! GO PACK GO! GO PACK GO!

23 Jan

Let’s hope my good luck blog post streak continues! But for now here is my collection of Packer art and my favorite coverage of the game for the week:

This article breaks down the Bears/Packers rivalry, one of the oldest in the league-

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/sports/football/19rivalry.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&hp


Im 23!

22 Jan

Real Estate Porn: Austin Edition Part 2

20 Jan

Here’s another beautiful home in Austin, Texas (which I recently visited!). The nice water features are what caught my eye with this one.

From the architects:

The challenge was to develop a sensitive and inventive result out of a pre-existing condition. Through the use of glass, steel, detailing and light the home has been adaptively reinvented. Reflection, translucency, color and geometry conspire to bring natural light deep into the house. A new solarium, pool, and vegetative roof are tuned to interact with the natural context. Exterior materials and refined detailing of the roof structure give the volume clean lines and a bold presence, while abstracting the form of the original dormers and gable roof.

GO PACK GO! GO PACK GO!

15 Jan

Let’s keep it up boys!!!

Are you not in Wisconsin, but still want to root for the green and gold??? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has put together two sources where you can find your local Packer bar anywhere in the world… Cheeseheads are all over the place!!!

Hopefully we can check out one of the Austin Packer bars while we’re here. GO PACK GO!

I’m in Austin!!!

14 Jan

Well theoretically if all my flights worked out and were on time, I’m in Austin! If they didn’t I may not be in Austin until like 11pm tonight. But eventually I’ll be in Austin!!!

So while I’m in the actually city, y’all can educate yourselves a little bit:

*Austin is the state capital of Texas

*People who live there are called “Austinites”

*Population of about 786,386

*It’s nickname is the “Live Music Capital of the World”

*The city slogan is “Keep Austin Weird” and it refers to the city’s eclectic and liberal reputation (how very un-Texan!)

*It is the home of North America’s largest urban bat population

*The Colorado River runs through the city

*It has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year (whooohoooo sign me up!)

*The average home price is $188,600

*Is one of the only cities to still run a system of moonlight towers (towers designed to light the city at night). Moon Towers? You may be asking yourself why that sounds familiar…

Austin’s Moon Towers were one of the main settings for the amazing movie Dazed and Confused, that’s why!

To My Husband

12 Jan

I found this through my good friend Anna Donatelle on Facebook. It’s a tumblog (tumblr blog) where a young woman leaves notes for her future husband (hence the name “To My Husband”). This is not your mother’s marriage wishlist, let me tell you! These posts are from independent ladies who make it clear that they wear the pants in their relationship, babies are not exactly a priority at the moment, Valentine’s Day isn’t that big of a deal, and that if she’s the one who brings home the bacon, that’s a-ok! A new generation means new standards, some of which our future husbands will love and appreciate, and others which will have them cowering in their boots. Girl Power!

 

Real Estate Porn: Ferris Bueller Edition

12 Jan

Remember the awesome house that Ferris’ best friend Cameron lived in? It’s for sale! If you have $1.65 million laying around, you can own a very pretty piece of Hollywood history! The house is where Cameron finally had his famous meltdown:

“I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to defend it. Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it.”

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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