Quotes and Thoughts

Outside the box.

Creative thinking and hard work will always take you far:

Laugh Up My Sleeve


Some may call it cheating – I call it a creative mind! (Ha ha)

Thinking outside the box enables us to be more creative – to breakdown and overcome the norm. Thinking outside the box is what allows entrepreneurs and businessmen to succeed. It’s finding a different way to handle things, it’s trying to find a better way. Thinking outside the box helped grow huge corporations like Apple and Microsoft. It allows people who yearn for freedom to escape the unwritten societal rules about how life ‘should’ be lived, and hell – backpack across Europe for two years.

For example – society wants me to eat eggs or cereal for breakfast, but nope – not for this outoftheboxthinker…

I ate the leftover half of my turkey burger, AND a bite of pasta salad. Take that, society and diet.

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Random Newness

Road Trip- The Theatre Company, Upland California

Three moms met at the High School, loaded a couple hundred costumes into their SUVs, then blew out of San Diego for the 100+ mile trek to Upland. A couple hours later, they were unloading, chatting as they worked quickly. Speeding through the costumes, maternal instincts motivated these women, for they all had either children… Continue reading Road Trip- The Theatre Company, Upland California

Food and Drink

Best By, Use By, Science Fair Project By…

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Food and Drink

Loquats from Richard (if that is his real name)

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