Thursday, August 14, 2008
Here is a short story about Chub the Purple Frog written by Michelle at work while trying fill the last hour of her day:)
Once upon a time...there was a frog...he was purple. This made all the other frogs laugh at him.
Purple was not a very "froggy" color. So, Chub (the unfortunately purple frogs name) was sadly hopping along one day...trying to avoid the other "normally green" frogs when he hopped right into a bucket. Chub looked up and there staring down at him was a HUGE pale yellow face!!
"You are a strange looking frog" said the Face.
Chub replied..."Ya well, what are ya going to do?"
"Did you just speak?"
"Ya, all frogs can talk"
"Listen Face, I don't mean to be rude but what is your plan here?"
"You are rude. A very rude, purple frog"
Chub just shrugged his little froggy shoulders. He waited and waited while the Face just did her thing.
"Ok frog, you can go. I want a NORMAL frog"
So Chub hopped away. He later met up with the other frogs and told them his story. The next day when Chub went out he noticed something very strange. ALL the frogs looked purple, or blue or yellow or orange. "What's this all about?" he asked. "Safety!!" they shouted!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
THE HEAVIEST ELEMENT
Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science: The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert, however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.
A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction normally taking less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (Am), another just-discovered element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Life plans. How we all make them. How we hope that our kids make good, smart, safe plans of their own. But if we're really honest with ourselves most of the time our plans don't work out as we hoped. So instead of asking our young people: what are your plans? What are you going to do with your life? Maybe we should tell them this: Plan to be surprised.
From "Dan In Real Life"
Something to think about. Something to take into consideration. Something you should let happen. Sometimes the best laid plans have something thrown in you aren't expecting, but, when you really look at it, see what it is, open your eyes, and are willing to take the chance, you will be surprised. And that is a good thing, a very good thing.