Thursday, February 07, 2008


I recently began watching Smallville, the first season, on DVD.  I bought it over a year ago and am just now getting around to watching it.  

I'm really enjoying it, and I have formed a bit of a crush on the guy who plays Lex Luthor.

I think the show is in it's 6th, maybe 7th season currently.

Anyone else seen it?

Oh, and I still need more quotes!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Gimme a Quote

One of my 'assignments' for my new role at work is to submit a quote, proverb, or saying that describes me as a leader or that inspires me.  I am limited to 20 words.  

I have never spent time drilling down through various quotes to see which ones inspire me.  I don't have any words of wisdom adorning my office or home walls.  In short, I haven't the slightest clue what to send in.

I am thinking the team at the home office is going to use these quotes to some end at our upcoming trainers conference, so it needs to be something that actually fits the bill.  I've asked my staff, and one of them responded with a very cheeky "Never give up, never surrender!" from Galaxy Quest.  And that made me think of "There's no crying in baseball!" from A League of Their Own.  But neither is very inspiring, though both describe me as a leader and a person.

The quotes can be from just about any source, so I'm asking for your help.  Gimme everything you can think of that would fit the bill.


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Pacemaker Keeps on Ticking

Grandma's funeral was Thursday.  She would be delighted to know that a few hundred people attended.  She was extremely active in her church for decades.  The pastor shared some great stories and did an overall wonderful job.  The procession to the cemetery was duly honored by people pulling over to the side of the road, and the brief words at the grave site were indeed, brief, which was good considering the fierce wind made the temperature quite low and I neglected to bring a coat.

Today I had my usual Sunday dinner at my parents house, and Dad shared with us something that happened at the viewing.  I wasn't able to attend the viewing as it was Wednesday evening and I was working, and to be honest, I had no desire to view another dead body.  

Dad said an older gentleman approached him during the viewing and said that he could see Grandma's chest moving up and down.  Later, the man's wife told my Dad the same thing.  At this point in the telling of the story, my older sister said she thought she had seen Grandma breathing when she looked at the body that evening, but didn't say anything because she thought she was just imagining it.  We all knew she was definitely dead.  Then Dad said that the only thing he could think of was that her pacemaker was still working, and that it was still somehow pumping the embalming fluid through her body, or even just making that area of her body move.  She died of natural causes, so no autopsy was done, thusly the pacemaker would not have been removed.

I did a google search, and I cannot find any information on this type of event, but it is definitely creepy.