Thursday, May 31, 2007

Can you pronounce these sentences correct the first time you read them?

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

We must polish the Polish furniture.

He could lead if he would just get the lead out.

The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

I did not object to the object.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

They were too close to the door to close it.

The buck does funny things when the does are present.

A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

To help with the planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

The wind was to strong to wind the sail.

Upon seeing the tear in the painting a shed a tear.

I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

You can't fence time

Last night my seven year old and I (I'm 44) decided we had to have a foot race to determine who's the fastest in the family. He'd been saying for a while how he knows he's faster than me (he IS the fastest kid in his class at school) and it was time to put my boy in his place and show him that Dad is still "the man". The race was to be around the house, my eight year old daughter was the official starter and we stepped to the "starting line". I let him have the "inside lane" cause this was going to be a piece of cake, right? Well, my daughter said the old "on your marks..." and we were off! He got a bit of a jump on me off the line but I was fast on his heels. Around the first corner, the second corner and I decided to make my move at the third corner of the house and just as I envisioned pulling away for an easy victory - BAM! Down I went as my foot hit a rock and I slipped only to watch HIM cruise to an easy victory. Now I'm limping around work with a bruised heal, but that's nothing compared to the bruise ego I have. He said the race didn't count and we've got a rematch as soon as I can walk normally again.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Unbelievable voice

If you're a country music fan and haven't heard or at least heard of Jennifer Nettles by now - you must have been living in the proverbial cave! She has, in my opinion, the best female voice going (along with Sara Evans). She's the lead singer for Sugarland, the multi-nomimated country music award trio from Atlanta. If you get a chance, check 'em out.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Real Person in Real Time, Really!

Don't you love it when you make a call to a company regarding a billing issue, a product or service question or even to see what their business hours are and you're connected to the frustrating labyrinth known as "interactive voice response system" or more simply the "phone tree"? You've experienced it before - you're merrily navigating your way through the electronic maze and inevitably reach the point where you hear "all of our operators are busy, your call is important to us, please hold and your call will be handled by the next available operator." You don't dare hang up because you know 150 new calls will further distance you from the "next available operator when you call back - but you know if you hang on you could probably read War and Peace before you get the priveledge of speaking to "the next available operator". At International Office Technologies (IOT) our customers ALWAYS are greeted by a real person. We believe in the old fashioned notion that folks like to speak with a living, breathing person rather than a machine. That's the way it is - that's the way it'll always be.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Visualization: The Key to Success

The most successful athletes practice it all the time. It's as much a part of their regular routine as lifting a weight or adhering to a strict diet. Many believe it's the difference between mediocrity and greatness.
According to Sports Illustrated, Tiger Woods was only six when he asked his parents for a subliminal tape. At this extremely tender age, Tiger knew his mind must be trained if he was to become the greatest golfer who ever lived. He fed his mind a steady diet of positive affirmations as well. He pasted affirmations that came with the subliminal tape on the bookshelf in his room. Such messages as "I focus and give it my all," " My will moves mountains," "I believe in me," "I smile at obstacles!" and "My strength is great" became deeply embedded in his psyche.
By the time he was in second grade, Tiger Woods was nationally known. And today he is the undisputed king of the links. He says he always pictures the ball going into the hole to the exclusion of all else when he steps up to address the ball for a putt. No other mental picture gets in the way. He only visualizes success. And what does he get? More of what he visualizes!
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Thursday, April 5, 2007