How about Monaco this May?

bloggslogo How about Monaco this May?

Tired of the same ole baseball & football sporting events? How about heading over to Monaco instead this year for the 76th annual Monaco Grand Prix May 20 to 22. This race lures racers, Celebes and European Royalty to Monte Carlo.
Begin the evening strolling the harbor checking out the yachts and Lamborghinis. Then hit the Casino de Monte Carlo for drinks and Blackjack. Then off to the Amber-lounge(cool website) to hang out with Super models and drink Cristal. Its only $10,000 for a table for 8 friends. Its a pretty good deal since its open till 5am.

Best place to see the race? Yacht in the harbor or Prince Raniers Palace (may be hard to get into)

Need a place to stay? From $775 a night at the Hotel de Paris

Or maybe I will see you at the Giants game? I will buy you a beer and a dog.

The Mayonnaise Jar and the 2 Cups of Coffee

bloggslogo The Mayonnaise Jar and the 2 Cups of Coffee

As we sit here banging out the day working on meetings, videos, proposals I got this email from a good friend Ann Wheelock who is working hard on a Veritas meeting at Moscone in San Francisco. It is always nice to stop sometimes and think about stories like this one.

The Mayonnaise Jar and the 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to
handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough,
remember
the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and
had some items in front of him. When the class
began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty
mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with
golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They
agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and
poured them into the jar.He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between
the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and
poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up
everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students
responded
with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee (or
herbal tea) from
under the table and poured the entire contents into
the jar effectively
filling the empty space between the sand. The students
laughed.

“Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided,
“I want you to recognize that this jar represents your
life.

The golf balls are the important things–God, your
family,
your children, your health, your friends and your
favorite
passions–and if everything else was lost and only
they remained,
your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that
matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything
else–the small stuff.”

If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued,
“there is no
room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small
stuff you will
never have room for the things that are important to
you.

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your
happiness.
Play with your children. Take time to get medical
checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another
18.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix
the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first–the things that
really matter.

Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired
what the coffee represented. The professor smiled.

“I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no
matter
how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a
couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

Mountain Climbing

bloggslogo Mountain Climbing
(Ken Calhoon sent me this today)
“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.”…….Harold V. Melchert

The New Popes Blog?

bloggslogo The New Popes Blog?

I read this article in Wired magazine today and found it interesting.

This man correctly guessed the new Pope and bought the domain name so pornographers would not buy the site. Which is the really interesting part, Pope porn? I don’t see the correlation.
He is giving the site to the Vatican so hopefully the new Pope will start a blog. Right now he has started a nice site called Modest Needs on Benedictxvi.com.
Read more about modest needs:

BenedictXVI.com

May is Design Month

bloggslogo May is Design Month

Check these events out–
DesignTech Connect 2005
www.pasadenaentretec.com
Los Angeles California

Institute of Design Strategy Conference
www.id.lit.edu/events/strategyconference
Chicago Illinois

Front End of Innovation
www.iirusa.com/frontend
Boston Massachusetts

Cat trained to clean your screen

bloggslogo Cat trained to clean your screen

My good friend Jason Perkins sent me this website. Jason is a great art director and a cat lover. His cat Mr. Tibbles helps him when he needs inspiration.

Would this make a good walk in video for Purinas national sales meeting?

Cat Screen Cleaner

FYI- I am allergic to cats and have three dogs and two parrots. This is how I like my cats – virtual.

Quote

bloggslogo Quote

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.”

-Arabic Proverb

Wynn Las Vegas

bloggslogo Wynn Las Vegas

I really liked this site. Mixture of graphics, audio and video. Amazing that Steve Wynn raised the bar on his messaging to his audience. An audience which is bombarded with messages constantly. Well done.

http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/

If this dancing does not make you smile…..

bloggslogo If this dancing does not make you smile.....

I have read all sorts of stuff and sometimes something really makes me smile. This website: www.wherethehellismatt.com Take a peek and download the dancing video.

Matt is a very clever guy.

His bio:

Matt is a 28-year-old itinerant deadbeat from Connecticut. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia to go walk the Earth, like Caine from Kung Fu. He made this site so he could keep his family and friends updated about where he is in his travels. He realizes that Caine from Kung Fu probably wouldn’t make a web site about walking the Earth, but he accepts that there are certain ways in which he and Caine differ.

Matt likes pirates, suspension bridges, irony, and garlic. Matt is terrified of spiders, wrists, tollbooths, chair lifts, success, and Little Richard.

Before Matt dies, he would like to walk on another planet (a moon will do), press the emergency stop button on an elevator, commandeer a vehicle, and help a friend dispose of a body (builds character).

www.zabasearch.com

bloggslogo www.zabasearch.com

Came across a site www.zabasearch.com that first intrigued me and then scared me.

It was great people search site which I first looked up my name, then my spouses name, then fiends, then old girlfriends, then old bosses, and then it hit me.
Stalker paradise. Not that I am stalking material, being a rather large hairy man. But if anyone was looking for me this would be a good place.

So it scares me. Privacy and safety are at risk here.

It was addictive looking up folks though.