Thursday, May 21, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
True, This! — Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!
My favorite part is that it is thru words that great things can happen, not by violence. 9 years before this play was written, Joseph Smith Jr. commented to EB Grandin : "the word had a greater tendency to lead the people to do that which was just; yea, it had more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword.” Obviously, Bulwer-Lytton was paraphrasing the Prophet, but I digress...
Well done to the mischievous reader who sent in this letter. They have left it up to me to guess who they are. From my review of the delivery, here is what I know...
1) The Democrat and Chronicle was used in the making of this letter. The particular one they used was from Sunday, April 19, 2009
2) They live on the East Side, most likely East Rochester.
3) They are right handed.
4) They used a black ink, Bic pen. Probably a click style since the writing was smoother than the classic crystal style.
5) No animals were harmed in the making of this letter.
So, that's what I know about this letter I received. After careful review and thought on the matter, I have decided I think I know who the magic sender was...
But, would it be better for me to reveal him/her here? No...
I'll leave it up to imagination... till next week!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Up, I'm still alive! Sorry I haven't written in a while!
Not much news... Finishing my BS in Accounting this week and getting ready for MBA this fall.
Had some Paychex internal trainings, and vacation next week, yea!
That's the news, hope all is well with everyone!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Hello, my name is Brian, so is my son, and we are addicted to the Blackberry.
Last night, after we watched the final episode of Innovation Movers on the Disney Channel (aka TIVO), it was time for Brian Jr to go to sleep. As I was laying in bed next to him, we thought it would be fun to watch one more quick Movers song, so I whipped out my handy dandy - wait, wrong show... I got out my BB and we loaded up YouTube for one more hit. It lasted 90 seconds. Afterwards, I turned off the BB and got screams a plenty! Kicking, screaming, pulling, pushing! With the BB turned off, it could do no more fun!
And you should have seen little Brian's reaction! Anyway, needless to say, this went on for about five minutes until I simply let him hold the BB. That was enough, and he feel asleep, with visions of BB, dancing in his head...!
So, I know they make toy ones out there... Guess its time to find junior his very own Blackberry...
In other news, I have been accepted to the Bittner School of Business (St John Fischer) for my MBA program. I start in the fall, and it should take two years to complete.
Hope all is well with you guys!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This week, in review, I think the only big news is that I purchased my first ever football! There's not much to comment on it... Wilson, brown, laces...a lot of people are just amazed that I lived this long and never owned a football... So, now I do!
Brian jr likes it a lot! We've been playing catch, in the house of course, and its been real fun!
That's pretty much it! Shout out to Mike Simmons!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
GREAT NEWS!!! I have learned that people are actually reading my blog! A a little while, I wasn't sure if anyone was... But it really didn't matter, it still gave me something to do.
This week we purchased a new laptop! To prepare for my graduate degree, I purchased a new Macbook. It has a beautiful LCD Backlit display and all the fancy Apple bells and whistles.
It was also announced yesterday at Paychex that all merit raises and 401k matches would be suspended for a one year time period as a result of the sluggish economy. Overall, I think the news was taken well as it meant that we were keeping our jobs. Also, the Senior VPs, who made the decision, did actually walk around all day and were available to all Rochester employees to discuss what happened and did not hide in their offices. That was nice and I think instilled that this was still a great team enviroment.
Well, got to go!