Saturday, February 10, 2007

Merci! Danka! Grazi!

Behold - the most important part of anyones identity system or personal stationery.

The only thing better than recieving one is sending one.

The Thank You card. Not an email.

The above is a working sketch of the first in a series of six cards I'm getting ready to print to aknowledge everyone I can think of for helping me get to where I am today and to those for just simply believing in me.

There's no substitute for what's sadly becoming a rarity:
A heartfelt, simple, real deal handwritten thank you note of sincere appreciation, acknowledgement or just some good old fashioned, humble Gratitude.

Thanks to Robert Fulgham's "All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.

These are the things I learned..

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life.

Thanks for reading!

That's Right,


Poor Bird!

I was sitting with my coffee this morning and looking out the window and a huge flock of these little birds, I'd guess a few hundred of them, loudly swooped down in the yard and then suddenly off and on their way.

A few seconds later, smack! This little thing hit one of our windows and faceplanted right on the bench.

What really made this kind of weird was the fact that just moments earlier we were listening to a piece on NPR about Bernard Herrmann's work as the sound designer on Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds - which we had just watched a few nights before.

According to eHow, it's estimated that more than 90 million birds are killed each year as a result of hitting windows.


I waited a bit to see if our little guy was just stunned but I'm sorry to say that this one didn't make it.

That's a bummer,