January 01, 2012 Filed in: Personal | Life
“Every day in a life fills the whole life with expectations and memory.”
December 31, 2011 Filed in: Personal | Life
December 30, 2011 Filed in: CrossFit
"In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
--Official Medal of Honor Citation for Lt. Michael P. Murphy
December 29, 2011 Filed in: San Francisco
"Goodbye to all that, to part of our youth, and like that youth, we expected Playland to last forever. It is an odd, sad feeling to have outlived it."
December 28, 2011 Filed in: Personal
"I was homeless, but I wasn’t hopeless. I knew a better day was coming."
December 27, 2011 Filed in: 7x7 | Food | Eating
"Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France."
--Chef Paul Prudhomme
December 26, 2011 Filed in: Music
"[Jaw harp], n. An unmusical instrument, played by holding it fast with the teeth and trying to brush it away with the finger."
December 25, 2011 Filed in: Movies | Christmas
"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to."
--Fred Gailey as played by John Payne in Miracle on 34th Street
December 24, 2011 Filed in: Food | Christmas
"There are certain things Germans do better than everyone else. Not incurring massive amounts of public debt is one of them. Christmas baking is another."
--L.V. Anderson, You're Doing It Wrong: Christmas Bread
December 23, 2011 Filed in: Christmas | Crafts
“Had I but a penny in the world, thou shouldst have it for gingerbread.” --William Shakespeare
December 22, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist | Food | Eating
"I'll have what she's having."
--Katz's Deli patron played by Estelle Reiner in When Harry Met Sally...
December 21, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist
"This book will change your life!"
--from the song "Hello!", The Book of Mormon
December 20, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist
"The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city."
--Terry McKay as played by Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember Read More...
December 19, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist
"Colossal statuary does not consist simply in making an enormous statue. It ought to produce an emotion in the breast of the spectator, not because of its volume, but because its size is in keeping with the idea it represents and with the place which it ought to occupy."
--Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty
December 18, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist
"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11."
--President Barack Obama
December 17, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist | Food | Eating
"...But then, in New York, I discovered pizza. It blew my mind wide f---ing open. I would buy ten or twenty slices a day. And then, when I realized you could buy a great big pizza all for yourself, I started ordering them wherever we went."
--Ozzy Osbourne talking about food in the 70's
December 16, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist
"As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed."
--Vincent Van Gogh
December 15, 2011 Filed in: New York | Tourist
"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
December 14, 2011 Filed in: Washington DC | Tourist | Museums
"All warfare is based on deception."
December 13, 2011 Filed in: Washington DC | Tourist
"The White House is the finest prison in the world."
--Harry S. Truman
December 12, 2011 Filed in: Washington DC | Tourist
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."
December 11, 2011 Filed in: Chicago | Tourist | Museums
"The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better."
December 10, 2011 Filed in: Chicago | Tourist | Art
"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization."
--Frank Lloyd Wright
December 09, 2011 Filed in: Chicago | Tourist
"The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man."
December 08, 2011 Filed in: Chicago | Tourist
"It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease."
December 07, 2011 Filed in: Tourist
"In fact, just about all the major natural attractions you find in the West- the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, the Goodlands, the Mediocrelands, the Rocky Mountains and Robert Redford- were caused by erosion."
December 06, 2011 Filed in: Tourist
"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."
December 05, 2011 Filed in: AFI100 | Movies
"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"
--Gold Hat (as played by Alfonso Bedoya)
December 04, 2011 Filed in: Running
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually, it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
December 03, 2011 Filed in: Sacramento
"...I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I'm going to ram it into your stomach..."
--California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger asBen Richards in Running Man
December 02, 2011 Filed in: Food | Cooking
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
--Hamilton Wright Mabi