2012 in review

It’s not a every active year for me; don’t have much to post about really. But this year I will try to update this blog regularly. For now check out the automated WordPress report for this blog. :j

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The London Olympic Stadium is 53 meters high. This blog had about 550 visitors in 2012. If every visitor were a meter, this blog would be 10 times taller than the Olympic Stadium – not too shabby.

Click here to see the complete report.

A Christmas Poem

I got this from one of my mailing lists. This is what Christmas is all about. Let’s make everyday a Christmas day. :j

An Email From the Universe

It’s funny how an email (and a general, auto-forwarded email at that) would actually speak of my current situation and seem so personal. Last Saturday, I received the following email from ‘The Universe’.

-original message-
Subject: Your TUT Adventurers Birthday Wish!!!
From: The Universe
Date: 2011-12-03 16:15

Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu,
Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu,
Happy Birrrrthday Dear Joanne,
Happy Birrrrthday to Youuuu!

A few years back, not so long ago, heaven and earth erupted into a major celebration with the news of your impending adventure into this
very time and space. You see, someone like [you] doesn’t come along all that often. In fact, there’s never been a single one like you, nor is there ever ANY possibility that another will come
again. You’re an Angel among us. Someone, whose eyes see what no others will EVER see, whose ears hear what no others will EVER hear, and whose perspective and feelings will NEVER, ever be duplicated. Without YOU, the Universe, and ALL THAT IS, would be sadly less than it is.

Quite simply:

You’re the kind of person, Joanne,
Who’s hard to forget,
A one-in-a-million
To the people you’ve met.
Your friends are as varied
As the places you go,
And they all want to tell you
In case you don’t know:
That you make a big difference
In the lives that you touch,
By taking so little
And giving so much!

Joanne, you are so AWESOME! For your birthday, friends and angels from every corner of the Universe, including buddies
you didn’t know you had, will be with you to wish you the HAPPIEST of days and an exciting new year in time and space. You won’t be alone!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joanne!

Mike Dooley
Orlando, Florida, USA

PS – Joanne, this is going to be YOUR year!!

It was my 30th birthday last Saturday, although I wasn’t able to fully celebrate it (yet), because of several events that I had to attend to. Nevertheless, I got in touch with old friends and spent time with new ones. I was surrounded by a lot of people, and the greetings poured in, even if the events I attended were not actually for me.
I’m not even sure if I was able to respond to those greetings properly – I had a totally different mindset. Honestly, the weekend was a bit stressful for me because of the tight schedule. If it wasn’t for the greetings, I would have forgotten that it’s my birthday. *lol*
I am truly thankful for the greetings and grateful to all those who remembered my birthday (cheers to Facebook :p). I will always cherish these memories in my heart.
So as I continue to live within this time and space continuum, I look forward to the adventures that await me. So help me God. :j

Building Cathedrals

A man came across three masons who were working at chipping chunks of granite from large blocks. The first seemed unhappy at his job, chipping away and frequently looking at his watch. When the man asked what it was that he was doing, the first mason responded, rather curtly, “I’m hammering this stupid rock, and I can’t wait ’til 5 when I can go home.”

A second mason, seemingly more interested in his work, was hammering diligently and when asked what it was that he was doing, answered, “Well, I’m molding this block of rock so that it can be used with others to construct a wall. It’s not bad work, but I’ll sure be glad when it’s done.”

A third mason was hammering at his block fervently, taking time to stand back and admire his work. He chipped off small pieces until he was satisfied that it was the best he could do. When he was questioned about his work he stopped, gazed skyward and proudly proclaimed, “I…am building a cathedral!”

“Three men, three different attitudes, all doing the same job.”

|| I got this from a forwarded email at work. Nice inpirational story 🙂 ||

Sick Cycle Carousel by Lifehouse

If shame had a face I think it would kind of look like mine
If it had a home would it be my eyes
Would you believe me if I said I’m tired of this
Well here we go now one more time

’cause i tried to climb your steps
I tried to chase you down
I tried to see how low I can get down to the ground
I tried to earn my way
I tried to tame this mind
You better believe that I tried to beat this

So when will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around I know that it won’t stop
Till I step down from this for good

I never thought I’d end up here
Never thought I’d be standing where I am
I guess I kind of thought it would be easier than this
I guess i was wrong now one more time
Cause I tried to climb your steps
I tried to chase you down
I tried to see how low I can get down to the ground
And i tried to earn my way
I tried to change this mind
You better believe that I tried to beat this,

So when will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around I know that it won’t stop
Till I step down from this

Sick cycle carousel, this is a sick cycle, yeah
Sick cycle carousel
This is a sick cycle yeah

So when will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around I know that it won’t stop
Till I step down from this for good

When will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around I know that it won’t stop
Till I step down from this for good

Sick cycle carousel (7x)

Lyrics from LyricsFreak

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