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squirrel thinks your call is important
She'll definitely talk to
you !! :)
What has the
world come to?? now they want us to talk to
stuffed animals?? :) I find it weird
although many of you techies probably will love
cutie pie called "cellular
squirrel" picks up your phone calls via
bluetooth and talks to your
Its still at MIT
Media Labs. Would be pretty darn
amusing to watch these little fellas in action
eggs at office and getting healthier?
I have been suffering from a
lower back ache which sometimes is completely
debilitating.. so much so that its difficult
to get out of bed some mornings! So my boss
had been asking me to research some good ergonomic
chair for the office! I kinda ignored
it at first... but JR is really been pushing
me to do this 'cuz he says he can't bear to see me
in so much pain! there i go trying to
find THE BEST for my back! and here is
the result of my research!
The most modern ergo chair
out there claiming it'll help me relieve pressure
in my back AND also strengthen my abdomen
muscles.. who could ask for more?
Although I am afraid they might start
calling me a chicken..
I have often wondered if men wear
their hearts on their sleeves too just like women
Do men cry when their feelings are
hurt? Are their emotions as raw
Why females of the species find it so
easy to talk about their ‘feelings’ amongst
friends, acquaintances and even blog about
them for the unknown, unrelated people all over
the world to read?
And why is it that you hardly ever
come across a guy’s blog displaying their soft
side? And if they do feel the
emotions just as deeply as women do, why is it
that they find it so hard to talk about
But the real confusing of them all is
this: that although women want guys to be open
with their feelings, gals don’t necessarily find
these traits very attractive
a guy crying because a book was so
emotional or at the end of a movie... does men's
behavior have anything to do with how women raised
them? Or what women expect of them?
So these are the questions I would
really like to ask:
How many of you have
seen your fathers
When was the last time
you cried? And what made
you shed those tears?
Did you feel emotional
when you left your parents’ home the first time –
say to move to college?
Did you cry when your
kids left you to go off to college
or move out of the house first time?
Did someone see you
crying? Especially if you are a man, do you feel
uncomfortable if you end up shedding tears in
front of someone?
|How stressed are you?|
These pictures are used to test the
level of stress a person can handle.
One teacher said, "I felt like they
were all moving...but slowly. Kind of like,
they were breathing."
The slower the pictures move, the
better your ability of handling stress.
Alleged criminals that were tested see them
spinning around madly; however,senior
citizens and kids see them standing
Reading informative sites - to get
inspired, to learn what others have to say about
similar issues i might be struggling with - may
they be relationships, my own analyses about
different life situations - puts
perspectives in order (sometimes), and this
morning i read an article
written by Steven J. Rosen where
he presents striking parallels between Bhagvad-Gita and Star-Wars.. really neat perspective he has given
And like so many of us struggling on a
daily basis with different issues, i am struggling
too! One thats been the most difficult
for me and i continue to try to attain is the
emotional detachment, a state where i am
completely unaffected by 'letting go'.....
letting go of everything i fear to
Yoda: Careful you must be
when sensing the future, Anakin. The fear of loss
is a path to the dark side.
I won't let these visions come true, Master Yoda.
Yoda: Death is a natural part of
life. Rejoice for those around you who transform
into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do
not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of
greed, that is.
What must I do, Master Yoda?
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to
Action without expecting results - has been
emphasized in Gita! Beautiful concepts that we
come across very often but never stop and really
contemplate what wonder they can bring to our
lives if and only if we tried to live by
here are some of yoda's
quotes that i often read to bring my ever so
scattered mind to some level of restful
state: Ofcourse my all time favorite of them
is 'Size matters not...."
"Do or do not... there is no
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear
leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads
"Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice
for those around you who transform into the
Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not.
Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of
greed, that is."
"Named must your fear be before banish it
"You will find only what you bring
"[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That
is why you fail."
"Yes. a Jedi's strength flows from the
Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger,
fear, aggression: the dark side of the Force are
they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a
fight. If once you start down the dark
path, forever will it dominate your destiny,
consume you it will"
"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me
by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you
should not. For my ally is the Force. and a
powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it
grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds
us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude
matter. You must feel the Force around
you: here. Between you, me, the tree, the rock,
everywhere, yes. Even between the land and
"Powerful you have become, the dark side
I sense in you."
"The dark side clouds everything.
Impossible to see the future is."
"Happens to every guy sometimes this
"Feel the force!"
"May the Force be with
have a happy
begins at home |
F A M I L Y
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger,
courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you
seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the
you never saw the tears that filled
his little eyes"
By this time, I felt very small,
now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I
I shouldn't have yelled at you
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do
like the flowers, especially the blue."
you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace
us in a matter of days.
But the family we left
behind will feel the loss
for the rest of
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?
So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I)
speaks of love|
sometime ago i came across
this poem and i didnt notice who wrote it... and
today, (how they say?) its stuck on me... or
Im stuck on it? thot i'd write it here to
come back and enjoy!
Upon the gentle crest of
While the eagle flies with the dove
angel shall appear to you
Whispering of the
Power of Love
Love can move the majestic
And part the waters of the deep blue
It fires the coals for each sacrifice
the heart and soul bleed
"I shall write My Law
heart of every woman and man,"
'Tis what He
said to an errant child
While gazing upon the
Hither and yon with furtive
Some seek justice for other worldly
Yet, deep within the echoing
You'll hear the just cause of
Many search for purpose without
To fill the void of their empty
While life's soulful tear trails the
Look to the Law of Love ... He did
God is Love as most will
So, where is the reality in the enigma
It will not be found over here and
For the Law is deep within ... not even
Oft times a Higher purpose is found
And in the throws of loss we can tend to
Silently, the greater wisdom of Love
As it dismisses the remnants of
the guilt & shame.
Look where Love reigns within the
Quietly awaiting to break free.
openly & freely give Love to others
loving You & Me ... Those with eyes can
Were I to place a little silent
To imply "I'll continue loving you,
but only if..."
Then, Love becomes what it
Only a trade & not the truest
If I keep Love ever close to my
I will never have enough for me
other would ever know the joy & beauty
my Love flying pure &
passing has made me think about all the people in
my life -friends and family - who i love and who
smoke! Thinking about all the famous and no
so famous people who have died of lung cancer,
especially when it was related to their smoking,
makes me wonder why the sale of cigarettes hasn't
been made illegal yet!!
I wonder why we even appoint
the Surgeon General in this country!
Some Forty years ago US Surgeon General's report
had 'revealed' that smoking cigarettes was
dangerous.. yet tobacco companies have
continued to flourish!! In year 2003
alone, the cigarette companies spent over $2
billion in MARKETTING.... marketting that is
targetting the kids... kids who will get addicted
and thereby sustain the damn tobacco companies for
a long long time, until they die BEFORE they were
Why then the governments continue
to allow tobacco companies to continue to
manufacture cigarettes and sell
them??? Answers may not surprise
many... In year 2004, tobacco
industry made more than $2 million in political
contributions directly to federal candidates in
the 2003-2004 election cycle.
The most outrageous of all is
this. Now the newest tactic of these
companies is they are selling
and coconut-flavored cigarette called "Kauai
Kolada" , citrus-flavored cigarette called
"Twista Lime" .. Not only
that, kids are lured by the popular music
theme images on the cartons!! This is
taken away some of my dear friends and
family causing them lung cancer!!
These were smart people and did just
about everything in their life with logic and
reasoning. They were not bad, they were just
addicted! Addicted to let tobacco companies
make millions at the expense of their
I have never smoked in my life so i
dont have the slightest clue what it is like
to be addicted and the difficulties in
quitting. Therefore it would be
unjustified to comment on the addictions someone
might have... but i know this much - and after
some age and experience, every adult knows
this, that they are held responsible for
every action and every choice they make in
life. We are the byproduct of the
choices we made along the way. So
continuing to blame some outside factors does not
really solve the problem. Ultimately, we
have to make choices to have positive healthy
happy and harmonious consequences.
What Peace REALLY Looks
"Peace does not rest in the charters
and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and
minds of all people. So let us not rest all our
hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to
build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to
work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of
our people. I believe that we can. I believe the
problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach
"If there is light in
the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If
there is beauty in the person, there will be
harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the
house, there will be order in the nation. If there
is order in the nation, there will be peace in the
Today we mourn
the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common
Sense. Mr. Sense had been with us for many
years. No one knows for sure
how old he was since his birth records were long
ago lost in bureaucratic red
He will be remembered as having cultivated
such value lessons as knowing when to come in out
of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and
that life isn't always
Common Sense lived by simple, sound
financial policies (don't spend more than you
earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults,
not kids, are in charge). His
health began to rapidly deteriorate when well
intentioned but overbearing regulations were set
in place. Reports of a
six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment
for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from
school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a
teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student,
only worsened his
Mr. Sense declined even further when
schools were required to get parental consent to
administer aspirin to a student; but, could not
inform the parents when a student became pregnant
and wanted to have an abortion.
Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live
as the Ten Commandments became contraband;
churches became businesses; and criminals received
better treatment than their
Common Sense finally gave up the ghost
after a woman failed to realize that a steaming
cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her
lap, and was awarded a huge financial
Common Sense was preceded in death
by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife,
Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his
son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers:
My Rights and I’m a Whiner.
Not many attended
his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, write your cherished
memories here; if not, join the majority and do
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