Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Food for thought"


Sunday, September 26, 2010


"Nails' Life" by Vlad Artazov

Its crazy how you can almost feel the emotion in these inanimate objects. Very nice.

"Earth from above"




Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.


Friday, September 24, 2010

The Smith Family...


Met Antoine Dodson in the airport haha

HILARIOUS.. Jess and I were on our way to miami and saw Antoine Dodson at Laguardia airport. I couldn't even believe it lol. So funny.. I'm gonna re-post the Bed Intruder song, just in case yall don't know who he is lol.

Jess had to get a pic with him lol.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Photography by Edson Williams

Achim for Kid's Wear Magazine

Nice concept.

INTERESTING: Excerpt from book, "Winning With People"

Before you read the excerpt, I just want to give you a background on where this text is coming from. The book teaches you how to, sort of, mold your personality in a way that you can get along with more personalities.

The chapter that this is from is called the Approachability principle and it was sectioned into 7 characteristics of an approachable person:

1. Personal warmth - Truly like people
2. Appreciation for the differences in people
3. Consistency in mood
4. Sensitivity towards people's feelings
5. Understanding of human weaknesses and exposure of their own.
6. Ability to forgive easily and quickly ask for forgiveness
7. Authenticity

Below was mention under # 7, Authenticity.

"Approachable people are real. They are who they are. As a result, they engage with others on a genuine level. They don't pretend to be someone they're not. They don't go out of their way to hide what the think and feel. And they have no hidden agenda. They say what they mean and mean what they say. You don't have to worry about where you stand with them.
One of the reasons they can be authentic is that they are secure with themselves. Secure people don't feel that they always have to win, and they don't have anything to prove. Security is the most disarming of all traits. Approachable people are at ease with themselves, and that puts others at ease.
I need to say one more thing about approachability. It is the responsibility of the one in authority! Barbara Walters is the one in authority when she does interviews, so she takes it upon herself to be approachable. Bosses must take responsibility for being approachable to their employees. Parents must make themselves approachable to their children. And spouses must be approachable to each other.
When I began to be successful as a pastor and to receive state and then national recognition for my work, I discovered that some people were intimidated by me. I think the main reason was my confidence.I certainly didn't want to put people off or make them reluctant to talk to me. So I worked on making myself more approachable. I started to learn how to "walk slowly through the crowd," meaning that whenever I'm out among people, I try to take my time talking to people, connection with hem, being sensitive to their feelings, needs, and wants.
My effort has been richly rewarded. I have experienced the friendliness of people, met many new friends, and developed many rewarding relationships. And I have been able to be myself at the same time. I highly recommend it. " ~ John C. Maxwell

That is so interesting to me because I never really paid attention to my levels of confidence and how they effect the people around me. Throughout my entire educational experience, more often than not, I was the one that hesitated to raise my hand to answer, in fear that I wouldn't get the answer right (and that everyone would laugh at me lol). It took me a lot of time to finally become confident enough to speak in front of a group of people, especially without rehearsing what I wanted to say, beforehand. I thought that was an accomplishment in itself, not realizing that this trait can actually intimidate people who may not feel as confident as you. Of course, restating it in plain english, it makes perfect sense, but its not something that people become aware of right away.

It makes me feel like I should work on becoming more approachable. What about you?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Build your vocabulary:

And easy way to remember this word: the meaning of the word NEXUS is "a connection". The English spell this word: conNEXion.

I started reading this book "How To Build A Better Vocabulary" by Maxwell Nurnberg and Morrix Rosenblum. I was thinking about it, and there are a lot of things I used to do on my blog that a lot I enjoyed and haven't done in a longed time i.e. new words and random useful knowledge. I'm gonna keep it interesting and start doing that again. Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

3D street art


Foreal?? lol

I dont know why but I think this is cool lol.... Jay, you're allowed to call me "Doris" for this post. (Doris is his "old lady" name for me) lol

(You can use a walnut to clean up scratches and dings on wood... check it out)