You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon'. - Chris Rock
... yep, that pretty much sums up the business meeting tonight. Since FireDrake made a comment about men talking over-much, or at least talking instead of thinking, I had to look up a quote I wanted to post as a comment to him. Here's the website that I found that quote on, as well as a few quotes I just HAD to post here, in case you don't want to go read the whole list. Most of these are about fools or ignorance, but there's a couple others in there just for fun. Enjoy!! :-D
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt" – Voltaire
"Those who speak do not know; those who know do not speak." -- Lao-Tse
"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines." – Unknown
"Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either; just leave me the hell alone."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -- Albert Einstein
"The sum intelligence of the universe is a constant. Unfortunately, the population is increasing." – Unknown
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." -- Douglas Adams
"An educated fool is more foolish than an ignorant one." -- Moliere (1622-73)
"[University] is the fountain of knowledges, while everyone goes drinking." -- Unknown
"There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are well-dressed fools." -- Nicolas Chamfort (c. 1740-94)
"Either a man does something, or he just talks about doing it." -- Unknown
I'm afraid the last 45 minutes of tonight's meeting would fall under the last quote. :-/
*EDIT* Well, OK. The meeting itself wasn't that bad (as far as new & current business went) but the topic of the building fund/building committee came up & made for some long "open discussion" as the meeting was otherwise over. I have a long rant (and actually made a speech) but I'll spare you the pain of reading it just now. Maybe later! heh heh heh *grins evilly*
P.S. If you want a few more quotes about intellect...or lack thereof, check out this site.
Things have been approaching the dusty side of quiet on Xanga, so I thought I'd post an update that nobody would care about anyway, just to say I contributed to the solution..... so here goes!
My poison ivy is entering it's third week... from wrists & arms to face & neck to torso & legs, I've had it pretty much everywhere & yes, I really do look like a freak escapee from the circus. But no, I don't look as bad as I did last week! The burns from the salt compress are healing nicely (don't ask), & rashes gradually seem to be subsiding--finally. It's not over til the fat lady sings.... right now she's thinking about warming up. Heh.
The pregnancy is progressing nicely. Am somewhere almost 22 weeks in--over halfway!! Yeah!! Thinking this one is going to like karate, gymnastics, or both. Today I'd have to say both. Whate'er the wee one is, wee one wants OUT. Best to wait though, and speaking of waiting or putting things off until later....
Finally saw my "real OB" physician today for one of two state-mandated "regular OB checkup" visits. Apparently DHEC thinks the midwives are incapable of fully managing prenatal care (but they're OK for delivery?!) Anyway, he says I'm fine, agrees with the midwives assessment of my due date at October 19th, and of course laughed at me for waiting halfway through the pregnancy before seeing any kind of medical professional at all. I didn't bother trying to tell him I had been busy with moving, acquiring new vehicles, chasing Samsbane, etc., etc.
Well, supper is ready, so any other things related to "p" will just have to wait. This mama is hungry!!
Hubby got a good swift kick in the hand for his end-of-May present a few evenings ago. 'Tis always cool when Daddy first gets to feel the little one doing the Highland Fling.
Speaking of things related to baby.... spoke with the midwife of choice the other day. While we don't have our first meeting with her until tomorrow evening (sort-of a two way interview.. see if she's comfortable working with us & vice-versa), she did tell me that my due date is more like October 19th!! *Gulp* Guess we'll be retrieving that single bed from Chez Ramey sooner than I had thought 'cause Samsbane is going to need a place to sleep when the little one gets here!!!
Another cool thing about this midwife of choice.... my old OB just recommended her!!! I had kinda lost track of him after Samsbane was born because he left the practice I was with to open his own office. Well anyway, in the decision making process (home vs. hospital) for Baby Dragon #2, I had told hubby IF we were going the hospital route, I was going to change Dr's & go see my old OB at his new office. He's already been there & done that... and he's the Dr that called the hospital and told them "No, she doesn't *have* to have the "routine fluid IV." So there! -]
So yea anyway, I finally looked up his office online this afternoon & e-mailed him just to see if he knew of any midwives that he'd be willing to recommend. I figured he'd give me a hard time (or not answer the question at all) b/c I was asking for info on his "competition," but I just got an e-mail back from him like 15 minutes ago, listing the name of the midwife that we're meeting with tomorrow; says she's an excellent midwife, and that I "would be a very good candidate for a home birth, though with your record your husband might still be the one delivering." Funny guy!!
So cool!! The Lord works in mysterious ways to confirm His will.......
And as an extra treat, here's a new pic of the aforementioned Samsbane (aka Baby Dragon #1)
As a SAHM of 5 baby dragons (term of endearment, btw) there are days I crave adult interaction, days the thoughts rattling around amidst the cobwebs need to be let out, and days I simply on lurk on everyone elses' sites!
This blog is just my way to interact with a larger slice of Christendom than I am afforded "IRL." Please, if you have time, hit up my "Questions" label and share your wisdom with me. I don't do "Answers." LOL .... Maybe in another 50 years...