Friday, August 29, 2003


"We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble without being servile or scraping. As God's people we stand on our own feet; we don't crawl before anyone."
- The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous p. 83


"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self."
- Charles Dickens

What a way to go

A man who worked at the same brewery for years was one day away from retirement. He was walking the rails above the vats as he had done so many times before, when he fell in and drowned. A local reporter asked the brewery manager about the tragedy and whether there was anything that might have been done to save him.
"It's so sad, I don't know," the manager said,"Maybe we could have stopped him when he got out three times and went to the men's room."

Thursday, August 28, 2003


"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
- Mahatma Gandhi

What do you have?

Getting ready for the happy hour rush, a bartender is filling trays of glasses with beer. A drunk walks up and starts downing them, almost faster than the bartender can pour them. He asks him, "Hey buddy, what's the hurry?" "You would drink fast too, if you had what I have," the man says." "Oh," the bartender asks, "What do you have?"
"Let's see," the drunk says, "About 75 cents."

Wednesday, August 27, 2003


"When you come to the edge of all the light you know,
and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
or you will be taught how to fly."
- Barbara J. Winter


"Music is fulfilling. The next day you feel better. Drugs, the next day you feel terrible -- unless you have more drugs."
- Neil Young

Tuesday, August 26, 2003


"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

She had to be shown

A man got tired of his wife complaining that he spent more time partying at the bar than doing things with her. So one night he took her drinking with him. After only one shot of hard liquor, she gagged: "How can you drink this stuff every night? This is horrible!"
"See how wrong you were," he corrected her, "All those times you thought I was out enjoying myself."

The Twelve Keys of Interholics:

F1: ...admit that we have no life.
F2: ...believe that a Power greater than ourselves can either restore us to sanity or provide us with unlimited, no-cost Internet dial-up.
F3: ...made a decision to turn our lives over to that Great Webmaster In The Sky ("GWITS").
F4: ...performed a searching moral inventory with the Web search engine of our choice.
F5: ...admitted to GWITS, ourselves and another human being (even if only by eMail) the exact nature of our obsession.
F6: ...were entirely ready to have GWITS remove our shortcomings and remedy our lack of knowledge about the latest IRC chat technology.
F7: ...humbly asked GWITS to allow us to FTP the file updates.
F8: ...made a list of all persons we had neglected, and posted it on our personal home page.
F9: ...made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would cut into our scheduled netsurf time.
F10: ...continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, blamed it on our outdated software.
F11: ...sought through prayer and meditation to improve our contactwith GWITS, by utilizing higher modem speeds and improved bandwidth.
F12: ...had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Keys, tried to carry the message to other Interholics, and ended up making complete pests out of ourselves.
(Post from Billy S)

Monday, August 25, 2003


“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (Post from Dave W)


"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day."
- Alexander Woollcott


If you can't laugh at yourself, you might miss the best joke of your life.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

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"The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time."
- Abraham Lincoln

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