Sunday, October 24, 2010

Get Motivated!

Last Tuesday was a motivating day - literally! I was given a free ticket to attend an all-day Get Motivated Seminar in Dallas, TX featuring such speakers as Gen. Colin Powell, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Zig Ziglar, Steve Forbes, Krish Dhanam, and ten other motivational presenters. I was fascinated to hear what they would say and took a plethora of notes. It was interesting how so many shared principles that originate from the Bible and referred to their faith. It was also interesting how it became apparent which ones had been asked to speak because of wisdom and character and which ones were their because of fame. Still, I came away with something from each one. By the end of the day, I had hit my mental saturation point (as well as my sitting saturation point!), but I was energized! I'll have to go back through my notes to really process what I took away and what actions I now need to take. So, to be continued.....
Form First Lady Laura Bush
Emmitt Smith
Troy Aikman
Rudy Giuliani

Terry Bradshaw

Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Ambitious Project on the Africa Mercy

The Africa Mercy is in dry-dock in South Africa. All the original generators
have been  removed through a hole cut in the side of the ship.
More than half the crew have moved to a location on land while a smaller team
works onboard in the shipyard. Justin is standing by the propellers under the ship. Not a view you often get to see  on a ship!
The old ones come out and the new ones go in. It's a pretty impressive process.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Texting Generation

I attended an event at the UT Tyler Cowan Center recently. I was there to see John Lithgow in Stories by Heart. On the way into the mezzanine, My friend and I got a kick out of seeing this couple texting. My how the theater crowd is changing!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

A Day at Caldwell Zoo and Tyler Rose Garden

 How amazing that on a beautiful fall day in Texas, I can look out over a
horizon filled with lions, elephants, zebras, ostrich??
 We were greeted by a very social giraffe as we climbed
the road up to the giraffe and elephant section
 "Hello down there!"

 He had quite the personality.
Okay, so it's a truck in the zoo playground, but you'd think
it was a wild ride too if you had a nine year old driver!

 Poisonous dart frogs are so bright they almost look fake.
 What a face!
 Beautiful flowers in the Idea Garden of the Tyler Rose Gardens

Cooling my feet in the fountain