26 September 2006

Do you exceed 100% ?

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint, it goes like this:

What makes 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

How about achieving 103%?

What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z -- is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

And, look how far ass kissing will take you.
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while hard work and knowledge will get you close, and attitude will get you there, it's the bullshit and ass kissing that will put you over the top.

24 September 2006

Kate is ready for the cold

Kate is showing her new coat and is now ready
for winter, which already knocked on
Colorado's door at the end of this past
week, leaving the top of Pike's Peak white.

A Future American Idol Candidate

Friday was 'Career Dress Day' at Katee's school.
As Katee wants to be a singer when she grows up,
she got a singer's outfit to wear to school, which she
will also wear on Halloween night.

14 September 2006

Jack & Nicola's Special Day

Jack & Nicola's first day at school today...

06 September 2006

Crikey! The World Has Lost A Great Man

Not just Australia, but the World lost a great man on Monday 4th September 2006, after being stung in the chest by a Stingray, while filming a new documentary for a children's show.

Steve Irwin was a fantastic ambassador for animals and had so much enthusiasm in his work and with his family, he was a joy to watch and appealed to both adults and children in his unique way of educating us all.

To read more about Steve's life, click on the heading above.

SYDNEY, Australia - A private funeral service was held for Australian TV naturalist Steve Irwin on Saturday 9th September and he will be buried at his family's zoo in the northern state of Queensland, local media reported. Irwin's father, Bob Irwin, had declined a government offer for a state funeral for his son. Irwin, known as the "Crocodile Hunter" after his popular TV documentaries which aired around the world, was killed six days ago by a stingray barb to the chest while diving on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

04 September 2006

Raising Money with Lemonade

This past Saturday and with a top temperature of just 45f, drizzle in the morning, Zachary, Katee and her friend Rachel, held a stand selling lemonade, brownies, muffins and cookies (biscuits), to raise money for the 'Race for the Cure', which we are all taking part in next Sunday at Fort Carson, the South end of Colorado Springs.
Kate's idea really paid off, they raised $146.

Bishop's Castle

Here's a few photo's of Denise, Linda , Doug and some visiting family at Bishops Castle, which is being built single-handed.

Let's talk about being Inspired. Young Jim Bishop in 1959 at the ripe old age of 15 paid four hundred and fifty dollars for a two and a half acre parcel of land enclosed on three sides by the majestic San Isabel National Forest in southern Colorado. It was money saved from mowing lawns, throwing newspapers, and working with his father Willard in the family ornamental iron works. Jim had dropped out of high school that year over an argument from his English teacher who yelled at him "You'll never amount to anything Jim Bishop!" Ever since he was a boy, Jim was powerfully drawn up towards the mountains visable to the west from Pueblo, and having found a small 2-1/2 acre parcel one weekend on a bicycle journey with some friends, convinced his parents to buy it for him with his money. So Willard and ma Polly signed for the land deal which Jim wasn't even old enough to do himself, and the family now had a heavily forested two and a half acres at 9000 feet. Jim and his dad spent the next ten summers camping out on the land and doing the groundwork for a family cabin on the site. Setting the stage for what was to come, Jim soon learned that he really enjoyed swinging an axe and weilding a shovel or pick in building their clearing with a drive up to it, which is now the court-yard between the family cabin and the castle itself with it's driveway. It was in 1967 that Jim and Pheobe got married, a union they still enjoy to this day, and in 1969 at the age of twenty-five, Jim decided it was time to start building a cabin in the mountians they so loved. Since rocks were plentiful, everywhere, and free, he chose to start building a one room stone cottage...