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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 24, 2002
"You cannot succeed by yourself. It's hard to find a rich hermit." - Jim Rohn
Submitted by P G Vargis,
Founder President - Indian Evangelical Team.
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have.
- As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
- Our baby cribs were painted with bright colored lead based paint. We often chewed on the crib, ingesting the paint.
- We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets.
- We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
- We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps, then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times we learned to solve the problem.
- We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day.
- We played dodge ball and sometimes the ball would really hurt.
- We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda, but we were never overweight; we were always outside playing.
- Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
- Some students weren't as smart as others or didn't work hard so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.
- That generation produced some of the greatest risk-takers and problem solvers.
- We had the freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
What You're Telling People
If you drive this TYPE of vehicle . . .
Part 1 of 2 [Oct 24, 25]
You're a CEO (or a wanna-be).You're not tied down (one passenger only). You like to push the envelope, in work and life.
You're supportive, reliable, dependable and practical . Your one of the pack: The best-selling cars of 2001 were sedans (No.1, Honda Accord; No.2, Toyota Camry; No. 3, Ford Taurus).
You like to be in control and somewhat set apart. In an SUV you're "isolated from the road, above it," says pop culture expert Michael Marsden. "And you probably have a super sound system. So you're in a cocoon, well insulated. You've arrived at a level of success in which you don't have to deal with the world."
You're independent. If you're a woman, you're busy, active, hip and athletic.
Vivacious, fun and spunky is one image; poor and just out of college is another. At any rate, you give off an aura that says youth, frugality and verve. Compacts such as the Ford Focus and Honda Civic are huge with "tuners" - young buyers who beef up their cars with powerful engines and accessories.
You're controlled by other forces in your life (most likely, kids and pets). A minivan says: "It's OK when juice boxes explode in here. We'll beat the living daylights out of this thing and have it for eight years and hope we don't need another one." says Sandra Kinsler of http://womanmotorist.com
Source: USA Weekend, October 18-20, 2002, http://usaweekend.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Deciding to eat healthier breakfasts, my brother-in-law declared that oatmeal would now be his cereal of choice. But after eating his first bowl, he told my sister, "I hope I develop a taste for the stuff. It goes down real rough."
"Well," she asked, "how long did you cook it?"
"You're supposed to cook it?" he said.
Source: Ed Peacher's "Laughter for a Saturday" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_to_Laughter_for_a_Saturday
Sort Start Menus Alphabetically
When you install a new application, it often appears at the bottom of the Start Program menu. Before long, you can't find anything. A solution?
You can rearrange the whole list by right-clicking anywhere on the menu and choose "Sort by Name." If that option doesn't appear on your PC, download the latest version of Internet Explorer, which will add it.
Source PCWorld, November 2002, http://www.pcworld.com