Category Archives: Personal

“Anything you can do, I can do better”

Leatherman OHT

Because you can never have too many tools. . .

Multi-tools can sure be handy — but with most of them, you’d best have both hands available for operation. The Leatherman OHT Multi-Tool ($70) is the company’s first full-size tool to be designed with one-hand operation in mind, meaning you can get to the pliers, cutters, knives, screwdrivers, saw, can and bottle openers, and wrench without taking your other hand away from the steering wheel the bad guy’s throat your materials.

Check it out.

Christmas can never come too early. . .

Jac Zagoory staple removers

I want one of these, I really do.

Add a touch of wild animal to your desk with one of these Jac Zagoory Staple Removers ($80-$100). Made from heavy, durable pewter, these unique office helpers feature the visages of a number of animals, including a bear, t-rex, elephant, shark, donkey, lion, hippo, snake, gator, and gorilla, each intricately detailed and properly proportioned so the “teeth” of the tool match the teeth of the animal.

But which to choose? Check them all out.

What type of Facebook user are you?

There are two main types of Facebook users, as far as I’ve been able to figure. And with this being an election year and most of us unable to resist posting our political preferences on our Facebook pages, we’re going to reveal ourselves not as Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Greens, etc, but as either displayers or engagers.

Displayers are those people who love to show what they think or feel or believe, but don’t want to respond to any comments about their posting. Now some actually just really don’t want to get into it—they post what they find supporting or interesting or funny, and they don’t really care to discuss it.

But then you have the passive-aggressive displayers. They post the most partisan articles, slogans, photos, etc. and while they may respond to those who agree with them (kind of an online group hug), they rarely respond to those who disagree.

At the extreme end of the passive-aggressive displayer mode, you have those who actually delete any negative or less than positive comments under their politically charged posts, yet leave up all of the adulatory comments. So you have friends who may post pictures or stories from places like One Million Strong Against Mitt Romney in 2012 or Too Informed to Vote Republican and, if you’re conservative and write something to counter the post, even though you’re a “friend” and haven’t said anything “mean” or “derogatory,” down the rabbit hole your comment goes.

The other kind of Facebook user is the engager, someone who wants others to comment on his post and wants to respond back. I find this type of user much more interesting because you can have an actual debate or discussion with them. Others join in and sometimes you actually learn something.

But at the extreme end here is the belligerent engager, someone who posts the most partisan articles and slogans seemingly just to provoke a reaction he can then berate you about. Usually various forms of vulgar language are involved and it soon becomes obvious to all of his “friends” that this type of Facebook user is just trying to make himself feel bigger and better than he really is. And it quickly becomes boring as well–how many times can you respond to “You’re just a big, fat f**k” before you decide the “conversation” is over?

Sunday resurrection: 4 March 2012

Blue sky (Copyright 2012 Anne Guerard Coletta)

13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

Psalm 51: 13-14 (King James Version of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 26 February 2012

Snow on the lake (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 51: 10-12 (King James Version of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 19 February 2012

By the Lake
7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Psalm 51: 7-9 (King James Version of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 12 February 2012

Christmas tree (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Psalm 51: 4-6 (King James Version of the Bible)

Question

Can one have too many links in a blog post?

Monday, Monday…

Happy New Year!

Sunday resurrection: 30 October 2011

Fall pumpkin (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)

For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.

(Exodus 20:11, from the New Living Translation of the Bible)

What a week. . .

Sunday resurrection: 23 October 2011

Trees (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

(Exodus 20:11, from the English Standard Version of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 16 October 2011

Red leaves (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
For in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
(Exodus 20:11, from the American Standard Version of the Bible)

Fall is in the air…

Manolo Blahnik suede point toe buckle ankle boots
Ahhh, the Manolo is at it again

Sunday resurrection: 9 October 2011

Winter lake (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

(Exodus 20:11, from the King James Version of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 2 October 2011

Fall leaves (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

(Exodus 20:11, from the New International Version of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 25 September 2011

Fall on the Parkway (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
(Exodus 20:8, from the New King James Version of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 18 September 2011

Autumn leaves (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
(Exodus 20:8, from The Message paraphrase of the Bible)

Sunday resurrection: 11 September 2011

Ground Zero 2011 (Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)
Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
(Exodus 20:8, from the New Jerusalem Bible)

Ground Zero 2011
(Copyright © 2011 Anne Guérard Coletta)