Thursday, May 27, 2010

Graduation


I love the reference of a tree to family.

Each person is a branch
Graduation is like the first new leaf on a limb.
An event to be celebrated.
May the journey be joyous because the person is not alone but has the support of his family.
Congratulations Seniors of 2010 may life be all you want it to be.
Tina

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hockey Heartache

I love the hockey playoffs, but it always amazes me how some teams get the prime time slots while others can only be seen on special cable channels.

I know the league lost a season, due to a players strike.

But didn't they lose enough.

Come on network executives give them another chance.

Let us see the stanley cup,

Tina

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shoe Laces Won't Stay Tied


Most of the time, I double knot my shoe laces to keep them tied, but I found a new techique that works too. If you spritz the laces with a little water before tying, when they dry, they'll hold the knot and not come undone.

It does make it easier to get them untied.

Have a great day,

Tina

Monday, May 17, 2010

High School Plays



The cast



Hi everyone,

This week I had the pleasure of attending a play at my local high school.

A hollywood story of how to get a producer to look at your ideal for a script. I found it very entertaining and a joy to watch. Way to go everyone.

Support the arts and our youth see a show produced at your local high school.

Have a great week,

Tina

PS. to see more pictures visit my website. www.tinagayle.net

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not a Poet

I'm not much of a poet, but I like to read it.

But did you know some words - just don't rhythm with any other.

Orange

Scalp

Month

Width

See words, just like people don't always play well with others.

Have an great weekend,

Tina

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Keep Moving

With all the changes going on in my life right now. I'm fighting to keep focused.

I keep asking myself why are you struggling?

You have a wonderful husband, two awesome kids, and a career you enjoy.

So what's the problem.

My sister says it's because I have too much time to think.

And who knows, maybe she's right. Or there could be a hundred other reasons.

Mainly, I guess I just need to kick myself in the butt and keep moving.

Tina

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Defeated by Life


It is easy to defeat the defeated. They’ve already decided to let you win.

So if you have lost your self-confidence and don’t think you can achieve your goals, sit down and make a list of all the things you have going for you.

"Hey, Tina, I have nothing going for me."

"Really? You have no family, or friends, or co-workers that like you?"

"Well…"

"What about your health? Your ability to learn new things? The way your smile lights up a room. Everyone has something."

This reminds me of a story I heard as a child. It was about two men. One man had died and everyone it the town was glad because he was a mean, cruel, ugly man. Everyone thought he had no redeeming qualities.

But everyone in town was going to the man’s funeral.

Why?

Because the other man, who only saw the good in people, was going to tell everyone the mean man’s one redeeming trait.

The church packed. Someone asked. "What can you say was good about Mr. Mean?"

The answer: "He could whistle like a nightingale."

Find that one thing that makes you happy and dance like a hummingbird.

Tina

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What Have You Decided

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

Hey, the man may not have achieved his ultimate goal, but everyone still remembers his name.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Which Are You

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

— Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Real Men of Genius

My son wrote the following article for his class based on the Bud Light commercials.

I enjoyed it and thought you might too.



Tonight, Bud Light salutes you, Mr. I work too hard in English class guy.

While all the other children are out playing sports, you’re reading Moby Dick, Grapes of Wrath, and War and Peace all at one time. When the other students go to bed, you’re the one that stays up writing the full eight logs, and working on your grammar.

Yes, you are the straight A, Valedictorian, fortuitous student that is always attentive and focused in class.

When Ms. McCoy asks a question, your hand is the first to reach for the sky.

That is why we salute you today, tomorrow, and maybe sometime next week for being the intelligent human being you are, Mr. I work too hard in English class guy.

Way to show everyone up and serve as an example for the way we should act in English class.

Inspiration oozes from every pore known to exist on your frail but literary gifted body. Continue in your conquest for literary achievement in the Ivy League, in your memoirs, and on your deathbed, granting us with quotes from Shakespeare long after we’ll have forgotten them. To be or not to be, that is the question; you have chosen to be, to be the sparkling diamond in a pile of coal.

Sleep well tonight Mr. I work too hard in English class guy because your night to shine, is every night. That is why you keep everyone awake because you are so bright, darkness evaporates and no one can sleep.

Turn off the light once in a while and let us shine for once, we may salute you, we may envy you, we may even cheat off of you in class, but we are not ignorant to your silly charade, we know what you’re up too, Mr. Teacher’s pet.

We may salute you now, but tomorrow, we won’t hesitate to nugget you and stuff you in a trashcan for making us look idiotic.

So enjoy our salute now, Mr. I work too hard in English class guy, because our recognition won’t last.


I only wish you could hear him read it because he does an awesome job of telling the story.

Tina