Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

You can't wait for inspiration.
You have to go after it with a club.

John Griffith "Jack" London

Friday, February 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

Communism doesn't work
because people like to own stuff.

Frank Vincent Zappa

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Quote of the Day

Winter is on my head, but
eternal spring is in my heart.

Victor-Marie Hugo

Monday, February 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

If you make every game a life and death
proposition, you're going to have problems.
For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.

Dean Edwards Smith

Saturday, February 21, 2009

2009 4A Call-Up Numbers by Region

Okay, I broke down and totalled up the 4A numbers myself.

The 5A post has generated plenty of comments. Read it (and them) here.

By the way, this will be the tenth 4A state meet. See results of the first (2000) here.

Region # - Girls/Boys/Total

I - 1/2/3
II - 1/2/3
III - 29/36/65
IV - 7/10/17
V - 23/10/33
VI - 13/5/18
VII - 12/22/34
VIII - 2/1/3

The three weakest regions had a combined total of nine (9) call-ups out of 176.

Quote of the Day

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or
the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

2009 5A Call-Up Numbers by Region

Region # - Girls/Boys/Total

I - 1/2/3
II - 16/20/36
III - 0/0/0
IV - 30/32/62
V - 15/27/42
VI - 1/0/1
VII - 25/7/32
VIII - 0/0/0

Four weakest regions had a combined total of four (4) call-ups out of the 176 headed for Austin.

The rule change* produced results proponents said it would.

Thanks to ML for putting this together!

Now, who's going to do the 4A?

*The old UIL rule placed strict limits on the number of call-ups from each region

Quote of the Day

There is only one thing a philosopher can
be relied upon to do, and that is to
contradict other philosophers.

William James

Sunday, February 15, 2009

After a disaster, investigators use data from the "black box" to piece together what might have led up to the incident. Sometimes the data's incomplete.

Experts have been studying a stopwatch for clues. Here's what's on it:

Split 1:


Split 2:




Investigators are puzzled by the lack of data after the 1:57.57 mark.

They agree that something catastrophic must have occurred in the 0:14.07 following Split 2.

They're asking anyone with video evidence to come forward in hopes of finding the missing piece of the puzzle.

Region II-4A

Quote of the Day

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, February 13, 2009

Quote of the Day

If all else fails, immortality can always
be assured by spectacular error.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

Anger is never without a reason,
but seldom with a good one.

Benjamin Franklin

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Quote of the Day

Reality is the leading cause of stress
amongst those in touch with it.

Jane Wagner

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Quote of the Day

Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have
come to believe, the essence of civilization...
Without it, the imagination is but the echo of
the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber,
reverberating upon itself until it
is spent in exhaustion or futility.

Billy Don "Bill" Moyers

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Quote of the Day

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to
look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy;
you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.

Katherine Mansfield Murry

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Quote of the Day

To someone seeking power, the
poorest man is the most useful.

Gaius Sallustius Crispus (a.k.a. Sallust)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Quote of the Day

You are what you are because of the conscious
and subconscious choices you have made.

Barbara Hall

Monday, February 02, 2009

Quote of the Day

While I don't condone his conduct, I am a
teammate and fan. Unlike many fair-
weather people, I am sticking by him.
If my wife and I can help him in any way,
we will. I believe he will grow from this and
be a better person, role model and teammate.

Jason Lezak

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Thanks, Dad

Via e-mail:

After the market gutted my 401k retirement, I bought this tractor. It seems like the perfect match. Great for today's investors.

Quote of the Day

It is said that power corrupts, but
actually it's more true that power
attracts the corruptible. The sane are
usually attracted by other things than power.

Glen David Brin