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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 17, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Lean too much upon the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns." - Tehyi Hsieh

Source: Awesome Quotes, www.coolnewsletters.com


By: Angela Rowe

To have someone to love, that's my dream,
Someone upon whom I can lean;

Someone who understands my fears,
Someone who will hold me and wipe away my tears;

Someone who sees my struggle and cares,
Someone who will always be there;

Someone to cherish and hold,
Someone with whom I can grow old;

Someone whose touch sends tingles down my spine,
Someone who I can always call mine;

Someone whose smile brightens my day,
Someone who helps me in every way;

Someone who prays for me when I'm down,
Someone who can make a smile out of my frown;

Someone whose pain I can share,
Someone whose burdens I can help bear;

Someone who lights up my life,
Someone who would be honored to call me his wife.

My dream came true on Jan. 30, 1999 . . . when I married my best friend. . . . He is a wonderful husband and I thank God for him every day . . . .

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The Latin term, "Carpe Diem" means "Seize the day"...
Here are some other translations:
(Perhaps not quite as accurate.)

"Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum."
(A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.)

"Domino vobiscum."
(The pizza guy's here.)

"Bodicus mutilatimus, unemploymi forevercus."
(Better take the nose ring out before the job interview.)

"Nunc Tutus Exitus Computarus."
(It's Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer.)

"Tempo Waturim."
(I drove my Ford off a bridge.)

"Litigata Ergo Sum."
(I sue, therefore I am.)

"Cavett Emptor."
(Beware, Dick Cavett could still make a comeback.)

Source: Clean Laffs www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html


My husband was bending over to tie my three-year-old's shoes. That's when I noticed my son Ben staring at my husband's head. He gently touched the slightly thinning spot of hair and said in a concerned voice, "Daddy, you have a hole in your head. Does it hurt?"

After a pause, I heard my husband's murmured reply, "Not physically."

From: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c), www.readersdigest.com

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, mailto:kittysubs@katscratch.com?subject=Sub_KDM

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why are there 60 minutes in an hour rather than 10 or 100?

Sometimes you don't even get 60. Still, why is 60 our reference point? How come our days never went decimal? Because the people of ancient Sumeria, the first to keep time, hated fractions. They used a numbering system based on 60 rather than 10 because 60 could be divided by 10 different whole numbers (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30), whereas 10 can only be divided by 2 and 5 without using fractions. We've kept their 60-minute hour, maybe because there's just never been enough hours in the day to change the faces of every clock in the world.

From: DO FISH DRINK WATER? by Bill McLain

Source: MailBits.com Copyright (c) 1998-2000. All rights reserved. Trivia-subscribe@mailbits.com

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