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# Friday, 14 October 2005

The other day I was talking to my mother via cell phone (she lives a 1,000 miles away in FL and I call her two or three times a week), and we got to talking about quotes.

She professed to have never heard the phrase “Quotable Quotes”, now you have to know my mother, there is not much that she either doesn’t know or hasn’t learned in life, but that phrase was new to her, or at least she had forgotten she had heard it.

I told her that “quote” tag lines were all the rage on forums and blogs, it was a computer geek thing, I least that’s what I said. Yes, I know Quotable Quotes has been in the Reader’s Digest for a million years, but I didn’t think of that then.

Now my mother is pretty computer literate, she has an e-mail account, and pays her bills on line etc. but bloging or “forum use” much less something like chat is not something she’s into. I went on to tell her that my use of forums and blogs over the years had sort of crystallized what I considered to me to be some of my favorite quotes, and that I used a number of them, something she was a little amused and maybe surprised at.

So here are some of my favorites as told to my mother, and a little of why they are special to me!

    "Everything is relative"

While this is not only a truism, it fits my whole personality and sums up how I feel about just about everything. This is concrete in its own inscrutable way, I can deal with this.

    "Carpe Diem" – Seize the Day

Enough said!

    "All who wander are not lost" (JRR Tolkien)

Have you ever just Googled a random word to see where it would take you? Try it!

"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have. "

I am still working on this one…..

I could go on but having more than three or four favorite quotes is “Quote” Bad form…so says I.

Friday, 14 October 2005 03:14:04 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
# Sunday, 09 October 2005

If this wasn't so true it would be funnier!

I get these everyday in my e-mail from, I am probably jumping over the line of fair use here, my one and only Dilbert post, so go see

Sunday, 09 October 2005 03:02:19 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)

Wes is really my daughters dog, but I have never liked a dog more than Wes, he is smarter than most people, and a whole lot nicer!

Well he’s really not a mutt, he’s a Siberian Husky.


Sunday, 09 October 2005 02:55:38 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)