Sorrentolens

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Do clothes make the man?

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I think integrity makes the man.  What do you think?

From The Gate House by Nelson DeMille

Cary Grant

I love dogs!

Fred Astaire

Madras Nightmare

My favorite tie and dog

J Press

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February 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm

A Depression Program by George Lawrence Parker

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To YALE, 1897

“Our 35th” – June 1932

A Depression Program

By George Lawrence Parker

  1. Don’t believe all you hear about the depression.  Carry your own courageously.  Allow for exaggeration.
  2. Dare to be unfashionable.  Don’t curse the world you live in.
  3. Don’t smile all the time, but do smile some of the time. Snarling is bad for the face and the soul.
  4. Don’t deny the depression; but don’t substitute it for eternity.
  5. Maybe you weren’t really happy before the depression.  Try it now.
  6. Keep healthy.  Most people eat too much anyhow.
  7. Look into religion a bit.  Maybe there’s something in it.
  8. Love people harder than ever.  They need it.
  9. Play with children.  They don’t know anything about the stock market.
  10. Expect a better world.  It’s on the way.  Part of it will get here if you don’t spill it.
  11. Drive out fear.  “He’s the only thing to be afraid of.”
  12. Forget prosperity.  Most of it lies right under your own coat.
  13. Be honest.  It will soon be in fashion again.

(Reprinted from The Boston Herald of April 28, 1932.  Knowing ‘97’s taste in rejecting “unsuitable portions”, I have left the thirteen points as originally published.  G.L.P)

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January 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

The Holidays are over —

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And so it’s back to work, or school, or the day-to-day routine we had prior to the festivities.

This year I have a number of goals ahead of me.  I need to get a certification before the end of 2010;
I must finish (successfully) a big project by 4/12/2010 or else!

I need to save more money, but I don’t know how I’m going to do that-given that expenses
are higher and higher.

Did you know that banks are charging your favorite suppliers, retailers, and service providers
much higher clearing charges for credit and debit charges as of 1/1/2010?  This will carry-over to
to us consumers of course.  You should see the effect this week I’m sure.

I hope to make some advance in my photography this year.  I’ve been toying around
with it for two years and now its time to either get serious or give the equipment away!

I’m not one for resolutions, so I’m not going to make any – but I’ve got to lose some weight.
The problem is – I’m always hungry!!! And I like good food!  I’m pretty proud of my self – I’ve gone
over two and a half years without a cigarette – and I know that has been part of the weight gain
issue.

Anyway, I hope your first week back goes well.

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January 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Tower at Cranes Roost Park – Altamonte Springs FL

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Took these back in March but just got around to tweaking them a bit.  I’ve been trying to find out what  the name or the theme for the tower is, but can’t seem to find any information readily available.

Cranes Roost Tower 1

Cranes Roost Tower 2

Cranes Roost Tower 3

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September 14, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Patch Mad Friday

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Had a request to show up at work with the patch mad jacket –

For better or worse – here it is —

Me and the patch mad

Me and the patch mad

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July 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Life’s Lessons

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My friend Dennis in New York sent this to me today.  I don’t know if ts true – that this woman wrote this.  But — whether its true or not, I like what I’m reading.  So much so that I thought I’d blog this.  There may be something in here that is relevant to your life.  Maybe not.   But it was to mine.


Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, and published in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.  It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August,  so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone….

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

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June 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Some days — it doesn’t pay ta—

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V and T with L and M

V and T with L and L

As long as I’m pouring, might as well make it doubles eh?

My Day…

6:10 – Hit the road

6:35 – Starbucks – Grande Komodo – Ahhhh

6:42 – Drop off 8 shirts and 1 pr slacks at Chinese Asian dudes cleaners

6:50 Pray in Thanksgiving and Forgiveness – Mass – Annunciation Catholic Church – Fr. Bill – nice homily

7:30 – Feelin’ Good

8:00 – Check blogs, email, respond as necessary and enjoy

9:00 – Write agenda for 1:00 meeting and gather material for handouts

11:00 – Lunch with Mike – fun – motivational (for him)

11:55 – Oh by the way – its a trillion degrees out with two bazillion percent humidity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:20 – Hit the road for the Eng Bldg.

1:00 – People late for meeting (me – seething – I hate LATE!)

1:15 – Meeting not going as planned despite agenda

1:45 – Alternative – yes I can adapt – make a new plan

2:15 – I can’t find my car in the employee’s garage – sweating my ass off

2:45 – Back at the office – quick call to vendor “tell” not ask; talk with the boss

3:00 – Photog/wordpress session with Mike – I’m feeling better, but not all that much

3:30 – On the road

4:00 – Liquor store – straight to the vodka aisle

4:05 – Grocery store – lemons, limes, tonic

4:45 – Home, wife,  dog, warm pool, music and V and T with L and L

6:00 – A bit woozy – grilled chicken, corn on the cob, mac salad, beer

I’ll give it another GO tomorrow

God didn’t let me down –

7:39 – Posting this –

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June 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm

My Work digs

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My corner of the world - at work

My corner of the world - at work

Golf course calendar on the wall – contracts and new employee requisition on the desk/left – contact list – headset for conference calls – phone (voice terminal) – photo of me and the MRS in Curacao – my new 22 in flat screen monitor (cool! just got it – thanks boss!) – Moroccan rug mouse pad – pic of my first grandson Andrew – assorted crap on the cube walls – bottle of ink – Elmer’s glue | sometimes I need things to stick – bottle of Zephyrhills spring water – empty Dr. Pepper can – more files and contracts – pads of paper with notes from important meetings – a real adding machine for when I need to add things up – antibacterial cleanser for all visible/touchable work surfaces|swine flu you know – files with signatures because I make everyone sign everything!!!

Now – I know where everything is in this work area.  Move anything and you’re dead!  No wives allowed!!!

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May 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Afternoon Walk

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June 9, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Photo Walk thru Winter Park

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My friend Mike and I took our Nikons onto the street today (at lunch). Got some awesome photos – the color of spring in Winter Park, FL. Hope you enjoy. (Surprise – no cars in this post 😉 )

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May 6, 2008 at 6:26 pm