Sunday, August 03, 2008

Scheiss Weekly Has Moved!

All the cool kids seemed to be moving their blogs to their own domains, so I did it, too! I'm such a follower!

You can find Scheiss Weekly HERE, so please update your blogrolls and readers thusly. I don't want to lose any of you!

Posted by Mamacita (The REAL one) @ 1:35 AM | |

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Quotation Saturday

Where did last week go? Finals Week always whisks by quickly, but it seems like five minutes ago it was Monday and now it's already time for Quotation Saturday! I haven't had a moment to catch two breaths in a row yet! With almost three weeks before fall semester starts up, I'm hoping to get some sleep and do some serious cleaning.

Here we go: Quotation Saturday!

1. He who limps still walks. --Stanislaw Lee

2. Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue. --Andre Gide

3. Look at the stone cutter, hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. --Jacob A. Ris

4. You manage things; you lead people. --Grace Murray Hopper

5. No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. --Lily Tomlin

6. How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size? --Woody Allen

7. The man who has ceased to learn ought not to be allowed to wander around loose in these dangerous days. --M.M. Coady

8. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. --Harry Golden

9. Experience has taught me this: that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. --Michael de Montaigne

10. Did you hear about the dyslexic satanist? He sold his soul to Santa. --anon

11. Did you hear about the guy who lost his left arm and left leg in a car crash? He's all right now. --anon

12. Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. --Sarah Bernhardt

13. Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies. --Adrienne Gusoff

14. He who backbites an absent friend, who does not defend him when others find fault, who can pretend what he never saw, who cannot keep secrets entrusted to him, this man is a dangerous individual. Beware of him. --Horace

15. Books are. . . the symbol and presage of immortality. The dead are scattered, and none shall find them, but behold! they are here. --H.W. Beecher

16. The bigot for the most part clings to opinions adopted without investigation, and defended without argument, while he is intolerant of the opinions of others. --Charles Buck

17. Good nonsense is good sense in disguise. --Josh Billings

18. There is something in our minds like sunshine and the weather, which is not under our control. When I write, the best things come to me from I know not where. --G.C. Lichterberg

19. Of the world as it exists, one cannot be enough afraid. --T.W. Adorno

20. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. --Doris Rodriguez

21. You can't expect to win unless you know why you lose. --Benjamin Lipson

22. If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think. --Clarence Darrow

23. Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. --W. Somerset Maugham

24. You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it. --Charles Buxton

25. Nostalgia is to have a deep longing for a place you wouldn't move back to. --anon

26. One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our greeds. --Don Robinson

27. Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. --Will Durant

28. It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts. --Addison Walker

29. Never take a "no" from someone who is not empowered to say "yes." --Unknown

30. Don't let an old negative person creep into your body. ---Beverly T. Glassberg

31. Let's face the obvious. Yesterday we were nerds. Today we are the cognitive elite. Let's conquer. --Chester G. Edwards

32. To me, nature is everything that man is born to, and art is the difference he makes in it. --John Erskine

33. The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. --Stanley Kubrick

34. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. --J.F.K.

35. Jesus throws down the dividing prejudices of nationality, and teaches universal love, without distinction or race, merit, or rank. A man's neighbor is everyone that needs help. --John Cunningham Geikie

36. Help thy brother's boat across, and lo! Thine own has reached the shore. --Hindu proverb

37. When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see if he is swelling or growing. --Woodrow Wilson

38. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. --Oscar Wilde

39. He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today. --Tryon Edwards

40. One of the commonest ailments of the present day is premature formation of opinion. --Kin Hubbard

41. Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. --Theodore Roosevelt

42. There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone has been too long away from home. --Eisenhower

43. When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole. --William Makepeace Thackeray.

44. When your mind is already made up that you're being singled out for persecution, reading between the lines will only substantiate your misconception and make you look like a fool. --Anon

45. Some women grow old gracefully - others wear stretch pants. --Robert Devlin

46. He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. --M.C. Escher

47. A person who is quick to recommend a psychiatrist for others might do well to look in the mirror. --Unknown

48. The mystical thing is not HOW the world is, but THAT it is. --Ludwig Wittgenstein

49. Water which is too pure has no fish. --Ts'ai Ken T'an

50. Be not too quick to judge, lest you forget to add your own actions to the calculation, thereby rendering your first impression inaccurate. --Anon.

My mother's birthday is Tuesday, but my sisters are coming down tomorrow and we're having a little party for her then, so Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you.

I'm also looking forward to seeing my sisters. I don't always agree with them, but I will always love them, whether they like it or not.

It's nice to have my blog back again after being labeled "spam" and disabled by Blogger for two days. However, this was the last straw, and I'm in the process of moving this blog. As soon as this process is complete, I'll put the new url on this blog and then forevermore keep myself only unto the new domain. Nothing will change except the url, so be ready to update Scheiss Weekly's address in your blogrolls and readers.

I have slept most of today away. I didn't realize that I was so completely worn out. I do that all the time; you know, run on energy pulled out of nowhere, and then collapse. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Posted by Mamacita (The REAL one) @ 11:15 PM | |

Friday, August 01, 2008

Perfect Post, July 2008: Steve Spangler

I am nominating Steve Spangler's "How The Mentos Geyser Works" for a July Perfect Post Award.

All over YouTube there are videos of people dropping Mentos into big bottles of Diet Coke and running away screaming with laughter as the liquid shoots high into the sky like a, well, geyser. Old Faithful, indeed! Steve Spangler's Mentos Geyser is more fun than fireworks, and a LOT less expensive!

Item: Although there are several people claiming ownership of the Mentos Geyser concept, let it be known that the Mentos Geyser was first done by Steve Spangler.

My kids and some of their friends did the Mentos Geyser experiment in my back yard last weekend, which is why I ran Nathen's clothes through the washer and dryer, which is why I took his driver's license out of his pant's pocket and put it on top of the dryer behind the bottle of stain remover, which is why he put on his clean pants and left the license on the dryer, which is why he couldn't find his license the other day which is why he tore his apartment apart searching, which is why he and my daughter drove all the way back down here again yesterday to get it, which is why he got first dibs on being the driver for his trip down to Georgia, beginning this morning.

A lot of people like to do the Mentos Geyser experiment, but not everybody knows the reason why it works. After they read Steve Spangler's blogpost, they will!

Thank you again, Kimberley and Lindsay, for thinking up the Perfect Post Awards, and for encouraging us all to pat someone on the back each month by awarding him/her this honor.

There was one big bottle of Diet Coke left over after the bonfire/cookout/Mentos Geyser party, so I drank it.

No apologies here, and it was soooooo good.

P.S. Someone, and I'm not telling who, dug the Mentos out of the bottom of the Diet Coke bottle after the geyser and ate them, and the rumor mill tells me they were even better than before.

P.P.S. It might not have been me. There were many others at the party. Did you see me do it? Then you don't really know for sure who it was, do you.


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