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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 6, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of. - John Maxwell

Source: Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/


A Very Bad Day
By Kiri Christina Hyatt

When things don't go smoothly it is easy to complain. We may gripe about how everything is going wrong or get angry about each new problem that surfaces. But most of the time a good night sleep puts everything into perceptive and that lousy day is quickly forgotten.

Occasionally though, a person has a really bad day that he will never forget. On December 4, 2002 Robert Mancillas of San Antonio TX had a very bad day that I am positive he will never forget.

When 20 year old Robert arrived at his downtown job, his boss fired him. Upon receiving this sad news he decided to walk over to his mother's office and inform her of what had just happened. Unfortunately he would never make it. Around 8:30 in the morning a five story historical building under renovation collapsed on him. When rescuers arrived, all they saw was his feet. He was quickly rescued and transported to a trauma hospital. Robert suffered numerous broken bones, including a broken back, concussion and other injuries. Robert does not have any life threatening injuries. In the hospital Robert told his mom not to worry about him, he is okay.

So next time you hear yourself gripping that everything is going wrong, ask yourself if you are speaking truth or exaggerating. Then be thankful that your day is not as bad as the day Robert Mancillas had.

Submitted by Kiri Christina Hyatt

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Mind Games Dogs Play With Their Humans

After your humans give you a bath, DON'T LET THEM TOWEL DRY YOU! Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry yourself off on the sheets. This is especially good if it's right before your humans' bedtime.

Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home, put your ears back, tail between your legs, chin down and act as if you have done something really bad. Then, watch as the humans frantically search the house for the damage they think you have caused. (Note: This only works when you have done absolutely nothing wrong.)

Let the humans teach you a brand new trick. Learn it perfectly. Then the humans try to demonstrate it to someone else, stare blankly back at the humans. Pretend you have no idea what they're talking about.

Make your humans be patient. When you go outside to go 'potty', sniff around the entire yard as your humans wait. Act as if the spot you choose to go potty will ultimately decide the fate of the earth.

Make your own rules. Don't always bring back the stick when playing fetch with the humans. Make them go and chase it once in a while.

Hide from your humans. When your humans come home, don't greet them at the door. Instead, hide from them, and make them think something terrible has happened to you.

When your human calls you to come back in, always take your time. Walk as slowly as possible back to the door.

Wake up twenty minutes before the alarm clock is set to go off and make the humans take you out for your morning potty. As soon as you get back inside, fall asleep. (Humans can rarely fall back asleep after going outside, this will drive them nuts!)

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2002 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/


There is the story of a person who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation:

"I have good news and bad news.

"The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program.

"The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."

Submitted Hannelore Dill

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Hardware Info Utility

Residing within Windows 98 is a nice reporting feature known as the Hardware Info Utility. Get to it with StartRun and enter "hwinfo /ui" (without the quotes, and be sure the space is entered before the /). The system summary and a list of the hardware, registry keys, and drivers are displayed. Of particular interest, errors are displayed in red, making it easy to identify and isolate any problems.

Source: Neat Net Tricks, http://www.neatnettricks.com/

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