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Posted 4 days ago
Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.
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Posted 4 days ago

I woke up today and discover that my shaving cream exploded. No clue what caused it lol. #life #is #weird

Posted 1 week ago







An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. 
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me 
with a smile that lit up her entire being. 

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze. 

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the 
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” 
as she shared her wisdom and experience with me. 

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and 
she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up. 

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was 
introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell 
you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop 
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. 

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing 
older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. 

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. 
Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those 
with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died 
peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s 
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.


We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

this is the best thing I have ever read in my life

This is truly inspirational

Bless that woman.

When I was in college, I had a classmate that was 60 years old, she is still my friend.

Posted 1 week ago

Drink of the Week Review: Conde de Velázquez Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2013

Hello guys! I was at a networking event and I got to talking mixed drinks with this guy for along time (what can I say, its a big hobby of mine).  We got to realizing that I could pretty easily post a blog every week about drink stuff.  So I’m going to star doing a post about the favorite thing I had to drink that week.  It could be anything drink related but will most likely be a beer, wine or mixed drinks.

So today the drink of the week is the the Conde de Velázquez Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2013.  Here are the tasting notes from last night:

lemon, tropical fruit, butter with an acidic finish, simple but good, don’t serve too cold because the flavors are subtle

I gave it 4/5 stars and I was really impressed with for a couple reasons.  First one is that it’s made well enough to be served with food but is also refreshing enough to work with pool side type situations as well.  The second one is that it is unoaked and this gives the chardonnary grape room to breath.  It’s possible to accomplish this even with some oak treatment, but the oaking process is commonly overdone in my opinion.  The last one is that there is a good acidic finish and there is a good balance to the sweetness of the front palate - something else I see missing a lot on chardonnays.

Let me know your opinions if you’ve tried  this before.  And I would also be curious to hear your opinions on oaking and flavor balance for chardonnays.  Like this post and share it if you enjoyed it.  Thanks for reading!

Posted 1 week ago

#Late #Night #Coffee

Posted 1 week ago

One #selfie before I go to the #winebar tonight. :-)

Posted 2 weeks ago

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I’ve always thought Japanese style plant life is pretty.


trouble (by ditao)

I’ve always thought Japanese style plant life is pretty.

Posted 2 weeks ago

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."  - Robin Williams [July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."
Robin Williams
[July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

(Source: peterhale)