Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympics' Top Stories

Ryan Lochte dethrones Michael Phelps?
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/swimming/highlights-lochte-wins-gold-in-400-im-phelps-4th.html?chrcontext=golden-moments

Is Michael Phelps human after all?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/olympics/michael-phelps-proves-human-after-all/article4447123/

What made the difference between these 2 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London OLYMPICS?
I heard that Phelps didn't even really start to prepare until about 9 months ago, is that true?? It's not all talent, man. It's attitude! Attitude gives you the fire, determination, the discipline to work hard and prepare. Winning starts with the preparation. There's no end without a beginning. It starts with you... inside you! Attitude, Man, Attitude!

See the math. It's all mathematics. Read my post down below. What a timely post, I should say!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 LONDON OLYMPICS


The SUMMER OLYMPICS is back and you won't hear from me for a while. Watching the OLYMPICS on tv is like watching the NFL SUPER BOWL for Americans - you can't miss them! Neither can you miss the commercials. More so with the Olympic Games, that goes without saying! Yes, there are games that are long so you can take a break here and there, but the commercials are great. You don't want to miss them. True, they run repeatedly during these 2-week event, so you see them again and again, unlike the Super Bowl, which is a one-game event, football, that's it, and the commercials are a one-time, one-day event. But, the big difference is, the Super Bowl ads are mainly about the products, whereas the Olympics' go beyond their products. They tell stories of people, the athletes - their determination, desire, their dreams!

And, without comparison, no comparison at all, simply, the OLYMPICS is larger than life! It is electrifying, thunderous, ever so exciting, so inspiring, so motivating, it's glorious - everything I need these days!

Have to go!

Watch This... It' s Amazing!

The Beauty of Mathematics

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=h60r2HPsiuM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Indeed!

ONE EARTH, ONE CHANCE

Think Again...

ONE EARTH, ONE CHANCE

Ponder... Wonder... Yonder...

Thought for the Day

A tote bag I saw read -
ONE EARTH, ONE CHANCE

Look and read again...
Doesn't it hit you like... it should?

ONE EARTH, ONE CHANCE


Wow!......... WOW!!

Precious Gifts


  A birthday drink from Starbucks 









A spur of the moment walk to the Marina for fresh sea air, a good sit on the bench














And a good read of Your True Home, by Thich Nhat Hanh 







And a sauna and a schvitz at JCC to relax and restore

My personal birthday treat to myself for starters...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME??

This has been the worst respiratory allergies I've ever had, on my birthday, at that - I hate it!
I think I'm allergic to something in the bedroom - dust, dust mites? I don't know but I hate it!
I've been sleeping on the couch in the living room for awhile now and I hate it!
I've been awake and coughing the whole night, on my birthday? God, I hate it!
Health is wealth, but not for me right now, and I just hate it!

On the other hand, this new couch, (I actually opened up the sleeper), is so very comfortable and cozy, I like it!
I slowly open my eyes and I see my living room, so spacious, so beautiful, I like it! I love it!
I look out the window and see that I live in one of the finest neighborhoods in town and I love it! I'm very proud of it!

So what am I complaining about? What I'm going through right now is temporary, nothing serious, and it will go away.
So what am I complaining about? I'm depressed. But, yup, there are a lot more people more depressed than me and for a lot more serious reasons. 
So what am I complaining about?

I have so much to be grateful for, really! - So shut up!!

I'm not coughing so much now...
I'm getting quieter now...
I'm getting sleepy now...
Happy Birthday?? - YEAH!!
"Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to me."
I'm really falling asleep now... Oops! Just got a birthday text from my brother at 2:36 after midnight. Lemme reply to this first.
All right, I'm slowly falling asleep now... Another birthday message from another brother at 2:55. I'll reply tomorrow...

Goodnight... Happy birthdzzzz...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Like Summer Now

Just changed this template the other day to something green and bright like summer, but with my allergies at present and the dandelions here, (look up to your right), I think my allergies have gotten worse, the worst respiratory allergies I've ever had! Hope this is it. Can't get 'badder' than this. It's the worst already. Will talk more. Gotta rest... see you later.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

(by photobucket)

We went to a friend's condo at the EMBARCADERO overlooking the Marina on the North, Coit Tower on the West, the Ferry Building, the Bay Bridge on the East, Transamerica Building and the Financial District on the South. Spectacular view 360 degrees! Not the typical high rise condos but separate homes like townhouses - just magnificent! A gathering of friends, old and new, great food, great music, (of course, I provided the music!), bright colors of the American flag everywhere, (of course, I wore my red, white, and blue jacket!). And, of course, we all watched and enjoyed the spectacular fireworks running simultaneously here in SF and across the bay from her roof deck. WHAT-A-VIEW!!

Great, fun celebration of the signing of the Declaration of our country's Independence on July 4, 1776, the "official" birthday of USA!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USA! HAPPY 4TH, EVERYONE!!