Monday, May 25, 2015

Quote of the Day

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Danny Kaye

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen J. Gould

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
- Franklin P. Jones

Friday, May 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
- George Santayana

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.
- Dave Barry

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

I prefer the wicked rather than the foolish. The wicked sometimes rest.
- Alexandre Dumas

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quote of the Day

Those who really deserve praise are the people who, while human enough to enjoy power, nevertheless pay more attention to justice than they are compelled to do by their situation.
- Thucyclides

My final itinerary for the US

Ok, I think I have the intinerary for my summer trip to the US ready now.

6/22 Oslo - London - Los Angeles. Flying out wth a looooong wait in London. Getting mah rental car.
6/23 Los Angeles - Victorville - Death Valley. Hooking up with friends in Victorville.
6/24 Death Valley - Mammoth Lakes. Drive through Death Valley NP, up by Lone Pines (and possibly up Mt Whitney) to Mammoth Lakes.
6/25 Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite NP - Fresno. Visit one of Americas purdiest places.
6/26 Fresno - Victorville - El Cajon. Back through King's Canyon NP and Sequoia NP, drop friends off in Victorville.
6/27 El Cajon - Yuma. Hand over some stuff to friends in San Diego, continue on with mah looooonesome part of the trip.
6/28 Yuma - Phoenix. Visit Yuma Territorial Prison and Yuma Quartermaster Park to get some history & culture. Maybe hit Phoenix early enough to visit AZ statehouse.
6/29 Phoenix - Albuquerque. Visit Barry Goldwater's gravesite. Continue on through some lovely national forest lands and Petrified Forest.
6/30 Albuquerque. Drive up to Sandia Peak, maybe a stroll around old town and Albuquerque museum.
7/1 Albuquerque - Santa Fe. Palace of the Governors, New Mexico State Museum.
7/2 Santa Fe. Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera.
7/3 Santa Fe - Farmington. Chaco Culture National Historical Place.
7/4 Farmington. Roundtrip to see Durango, Mesa Verde and Canyons of the Ancients.
7/5 Farmington - St George. See Canyon de Chelly and Horseshoe Bend.
7/6 St George - Carson City. Drive past Area 51.
7/7 Carson City. Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Capitol.
7/8 Carson City - Yreka. Some lovely scenery, including Mount Shasta.
7/9 Yreka - Crater Lake - Eureka. More lovely scenery in Oregon and Northern California.
7/10 Eureka - Red Bluff. Several purdy areas in the forests between I-5 and the Pacific Ocean.
7/11 Red Bluff - Sacramento. Old Sacramento and Sacramento History Museum.
7/12 Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort and California Museum.
7/13 Sacramento - Palo Alto.
7/14 Palo Alto.
7/15 Palo Alto - Fresno.
7/16 Fresno. Meeting up with friends.
7/17 Fresno - Three Rivers. Had in mah rental car in Fresno in the afternon. Meeting up with yet more friends.
7/18 Three Rivers. Doing Sequoia and King's Canyon again.
7/19 Three Rivers - Mammoth Lakes. Driving up to Yosemite.
7/20 Mammoth Lakes roundtrip. Doing Yosemite in depth.
7/21 Mammoth Lakes - Carson City. Doing the Lake Tahoe area.
7/22 Carson City - Klamath Falls.
7/23 Klamath Falls - Crater Lake Lodge. Doing Crater Lake. Again. Because I can.
7/24 Crater Lake Lodge - Twin Falls. Drive through rural Oregon. Should be interesting.
7/25 Twin Falls - Jackson - Gardiner. See the Shoshone Falls area and then the Tetons. Might suffer from purdiness overload.
7/26 - 7/28 Gardiner. Yellowstone ad nauseam for three days.
7/29 Gardiner - Kalispell. Up to Glacier Park through rural Montana.
7/30 Kalispell - Dillon. Glacier National Park.
7/31 Dillon - St George. Long ass trasportation day.
8/1 St George roundtrip. Bryce NP & Zion NP.
8/2 St George - Inglewood. Wave goodbye to my friends.
8/3 Inglewood - London. Fly home late in the evening.
8/4 London - Oslo. Touchdown late in the evening.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
- Cullen Hightower

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

Businesses may come and go, but religion will last forever, for in no other endeavor does the consumer blame himself for product failure.
- The Harvard Lampoon

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
- Rose Macaulay

Friday, May 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates.
- William Hazlitt

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

Among my most prized possessions are the words that I have never spoken.
- Orson Scott Card

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
- Harry S. Truman

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

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.
- Teddy Roosevelt

Monday, May 11, 2015

Quote of the Day

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

Has science ever retreated? No! It is Catholicism which has always retreated before her, and will always be forced to retreat.
- Emile Zola

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

The maxim of the British people is 'Business as Usual'.
- Winston Churchill

Friday, May 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

We in the House of Lords are never in touch with public opinion. That makes us a civilized body.
- Oscar Wilde

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quote of the Day

Take all your dukes and marquises and earls and viscounts, pack them into one chamber, call it the House of Lords to satisfy their pride and then strip it of all political power. It's a solution so perfectly elegant and preposterous that only the British could have managed it.
- Charles Krauthammer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Quote of the Day

Nor is the people’s judgement always true
The most may err as grossly as the few
- John Dryden

Monday, May 4, 2015

Quote of the Day

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

My prayer to God is a very short one: "O Lord, make mine enemies ridiculous." God has granted it.
- Voltaire

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them.
- Ed Koch

Friday, May 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

The purpose of a tax cut is to leave more money where it belongs: in the hands of the working men and working women who earned it in the first place.
- Bob Dole

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.
- Samuel Johnson

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings".
- Dave Barry

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

The book you don't read can't help.
- Jim Rohn

Monday, April 27, 2015

Quote of the Day

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

When the tyranny of the state is combined with the hypocrisy of the church, you have a modern example of the twin vultures that have devoured man, and his rights, throughout the ages.
- Joseph Lewis

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Quote of the Day

There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Steven Wright