Thursday, November 24, 2005

Quotes on opportunity

When I was writing my thesis on a solution for the free zone lack of competitivity I looked up several quotes about opportunity to include as a cover page. Here are the ones I agreed with the most.

What about you?

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Thomas A. Edison

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
-Thomas Jefferson

"It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."
-Jean Nidetch

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind."
-Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895), lecture 1854

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters - one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."
- Saul David Alinsky

"This American system of ours . . . call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it."
- Al Capone (1899-1947), U.S. Gangster

"Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet."
- Roy D. Chapin, Jr.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A Shot at Haiku...

Thought of Star Wars, Episode III. Summed it up in haiku. Check it!

Hatred, envy, greed;
Loss of love, friend, and freedom.
All cause and effect.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Of the Ordinary...

It had been a while since I last wrote something like this. Hope you enjoy it.

Ah, to see of the ordinary that which is rare,
to feel of the rose the thorn that is there,
to love of the woman that which is hidden in pain,
is to be gifted with a heart that knows no restraint.

To steal time openly from a titan's iron grip,
to laugh at the fool who thinks writes your script,
to defy the labyrinth which hides endless bliss,
is to have a courage that knows not ever to miss.

To know of two choices that you may pick none,
to realize learning is never over and done,
to understand that differences make us all akin,
is to own wisdom that will never give in.

If heart, courage and wisdom break you away
From a path many think a path that's astray,
Follow this north, this course, this aim;
I wish it would lead you to live by your name


Monday, November 07, 2005

Wile E. Coyote, Archetype Of Perseverance

I've received one of those e-mails questioning the integrity of our most favorite and beloved cartoon characters. Among those listed is Wile E. Coyote. He was subject of a joke implying that he spends so much money on ACME products, yet is not quick-witted enough to just buy a cheeseburger, or in his case a "roadrunner-beicon-chess"*.

I choose to stand up for Wile E. I commit myself to this cause because I am a firm believer of chasing that star you've set your eye upon. In life, cartoon or not, you need determination to reach your goals. You also need creativity and inventiveness. Mr. Coyote possesses these qualities in extraordinary amounts. It is not often you encounter someone with such drive and cunning chasing a dream, or maybe just a strong craving.

For years, though unsuccessfully, Wile E. has chased his prey to such lengths as putting his life at risk many times. Miles he has traveled, canyons he has attempted to fly over and bejillions of dollars he has spent on birdfeed with no avail. He has not ever quit. He has not ever satisfied his yearning with meaningless snacks. He knows that which will satisfy him and it is the only thing he wants.

His genius has been proven time and time again as he thinks up such different ways to reach his goal. ACME Corp. owes him a debt so large, I choose to believe they sponsor his numerous attempts. Rocket cars, spring-loaded shoes, ginormous magnets (combined with metal pellets colored as birdfeed, of course), and many other devices have been subject of his "out-of-the-box" mentality, an incredible asset.

Mr. Coyote should be a role model for people worldwide to admire, not poke fun at. These qualities we can observe are rare, unique, if you will. To this date he has yet to achieve his objective, but one thing is true. He has never given up. Kudos, Wile E., my friend. We can only hope the example you continue to set lives on for a long, long time.
*¡pa' lo' tigre!

For further research, please consult the following links: Coyote v. Acme (1), Coyote v. Acme (2)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Re: Your 8 Glasses of Water a Day

I am sorry to announce that a new notice has been posted on office walls accross the world (see attached image).* They have found a loophole of some sort and going to work now involves something addressed as "work", whatever in the world this means.

Do not despair, for I have researched this "work" thing. gives the following definition: noun, Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something. Its synonyms include: donkeywork, drudgery, elbow grease, rat race, scutwork, slavery and struggle.

What sort of rubbish is this "work"? Who dares impose upon us such sacrifice of our time? How can we subject ourselves to such "donkeywork"? I say let the donkeys do it!

I say.... Err... I say... Ahhh... Nevermind; f*ck it... Its just a post for the sake of posting.

*This is, of course, Bull-sh*t

PS. Nice to hear from you

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Those Tell-tale Keyword Searches

Its very interesting to see what things people look up in the web. Anything from music, to cars, to funny pictures, to funky, weird porn. If you have been directed to my blog from any of these keyword searches, I am truly sorry. I can only hope you had a laugh as you read any of my dumb-*ss posts.

Just so you guys know, here are the top keywords through which people have accessed this blog:

PS. Bring back cool pics!