Monthly Archives: February 2010

happy birthday, peter!

happy year to you!

you make the world a better place to be.


“May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.”
 Frank Sinatra 

meeting update

february 26 at 7:30 am


here is my back yard 24 hours prior to the start of my meeting.  snow is forcasted to end sunday eve.  it’s friday morning.

the meeting has been cancelled.

i now have 45 t-shirts,  150 + books,  aproximately 400 atkins bars, 60 boxes of no carb cookies,  45 bars of  bacon soap,  45 gift bags and folders,  and a bag filled with miscellaneous items such as water pitchers and room decorations, taking up every available inch of space in my kitchen for an undetermined length of time.  and i’m concerned about being able to reschedule the meeting prior to the weather getting too warm to be able to wear my new suit.


“Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball”
 Mitzi Chandler


hard to believe february is almost over.  i’ve pretty much spent the entire month preparing for the first big  meeting for nutrition & metabolism society members.  during the month of january i feared no one would show up. by yesterday i was actually 3 people over booked.   people are flying in from all over the country and even one person from england to attend my meeting. i was not expecting this at all but it made me very happy.  i told richard we may have to stand during the entire meeting and asked him not to eat too much – if he has to eat at all.  i ordered lunch for 40 – not 43.

here is the weather forcast:

Snow will develop this morning and pick up intensity through this
afternoon. There will be a period this afternoon into early this
evening when the snow mixes with or changes to rain. The precipitation
is expected to change back to all snow tonight.

For now expect accumulations to range from 7 to 12 inches… with
locally higher amounts possible.  In addition… if no mixing of
rain occurs… amounts will end up towards the higher end of the
range… if not a bit more.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow…
sleet… and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible.
This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Stay tuned to NOAA all hazards weather radio or visit our web
site at weather.Gov/NYC for further details and updates.

is this really happening?



“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
 Leo F. Buscaglia


“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.  It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear.  You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.”
Albert Schweitzer – (1875 – 1965)
German missionary, theologian, organist, surgeon, humanitarian

An opportunity to Pause and remember your Real Nature.

biker birthday boy

may it be the best one so far –  with many more to follow.

happy birthday steve!



“We are born to inquire into truth; it belongs to a greater to possess it”
 Michel de Montaigne

be very careful!



“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.”
 - Buddha

for sale



“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
 Robert McCloskey

nyc cab driver returns $21,000 to passenger

i stole this story from my new favorite blog: seeing good, the bright side of life.

Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a story on msnbc that warmed my heart. Felicia Lettieri, a 72-year old woman from Italy, visited NYC with her family this holiday season. On Christmas Eve, she left her purse in a taxi. That accessory held $21,000 to finance her trip with 6 relatives. Police told her not to hold out hope of getting that money back. Call it cynicism or realism in a troubled economy, but for one reason or another they assumed whoever found that purse would take the money and run. They were wrong. The cabbie, Mukul Asaduzzaman, drove about 50 miles to a Long Island address he’d found in the purse. No one was home, so he left his phone number and a note that read: “Don’t worry Felicia…I’ll keep it safe.” Mukul told the N.Y. Post, “When I was 5 years old, my mother told me, ‘Be honest, work hard and you will raise your station.” It seems to me his “station” is a lot higher than he realizes. Just a simple reminder people are good. All you need to do to see it is stay open: open heart, open mind, open eyes.

Tales from the Bright Side on January 12th, 2010 by Lori Deschene


i love this town!


“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can”
 John Wesley

many pennies

just yesterday i asked for pennies.  usually i just ask for one, but yesterday i was feeling doubtful & so i specifically asked for lots of shiny ones – all together.  right on the corner of 73rd & 1st in a puddle in the street – - 7 shiny pennies.

and 7 is my lucky number.  thanks, pop!


“I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifest”
 Albert Einstein


if you can’t improve upon the silence, then do not speak.
 - by one wise person