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29 November 2006

My Father - by Ann Landers

When I was 4 years old: My daddy can do anything.
When I was 5 years old: My daddy knows a whole lot.
When I was 6 years old: My dad is smarter than your dad.
When I was 8 years old: My dad doesn't know exactly everything.
When I was 10 years old: In the olden days, when my dad grew up, things were sure different.
When I was 12 years old: Oh, well, naturally, Dad doesn't know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
When I was 14 years old: Don't pay any attention to my dad. He is so old-fashioned.
When I was 21 years old: Him? My Lord, he's hopelessly out of date.
When I was 25 years old: Dad knows about it, but then he should, because he has been around so long.
When I was 30 years old: Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he's had a lot of experience.
When I was 35 years old: I'm not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.
When I was 40 years old: I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise.
When I was 50 years old: I'd give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him.
Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him.

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Moving Thoughts

Symmetry In Mathematics

1 x 8 + 1 = 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98

123 x 8 + 3 = 987

1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876

12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765

123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654

1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543

12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432

123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11

12 x 9 + 3 = 111

123 x 9 + 4 = 1111

1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111

12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111

123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111

1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111

12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111

123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88

98 x 9 + 6 = 888

987 x 9 + 5 = 8888

9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888

98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888

987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888

9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888

98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111=123456789 87654321

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If only.....

8th grade
I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so-called "best friend". I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that and I knew it. After class she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before. I handed them to her.
She said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
I wanna tell her. I want her to know that I don't wanna just be friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why...

10th Grade
The phone rang. On the other end it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broken her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone. I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After two hours, a Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep.
She looked at me, said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
I wanna tell her. I want her to know that I don't wanna just be friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why...

Senior Year
The day before prom she walked to my locker. "My date is sick," she said; "he's not gonna go". I didnt have a date and in 9th grade we made a promise that if neither of us had dates we would go together just as "best friends". So we did.

Prom niqht
After everything was over I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her, she smiled at me. I want her to be mine, but she doesn't think of me like that and i know it.
Then she said "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
I wanna tell her. I want her to know that I don't wanna just be friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why...

Graduation Day
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before i could blink, it was Graduation Day. i watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on staqe to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't notice me like that, and i knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her.
Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said, "you're my best friend, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
I wanna tell her. I want her to know that I don't wanna just be friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why...

A Few Years Later
Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is gettinq married now. I watched her say "I do" and drive off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and i knew it. But before she, Drove away, she came to me and said "you came!"
She said "thanks!" and kissed me on the cheek.
I wanna tell her. I want her to know that I don't wanna just be friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why...

Years passed. I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my "best friend". At the service they read a diary entry she had written in her hiqh school years. This is what it read:
I stare at him wishing he was mine, but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I wanna tell him. I want him to know that I don't wanna just be friends. I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why...
I wish he would tell me he loved me..."I wish I, did too," I thought to myself and I cried.

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10 November 2006

Job Interview Tips

Be Confident
"Your first impression is your only impression."
Nothing is worse than a limp handshake, slumped shoulders, poor eye contact or poor communication skills. A potential employer can tell immediately if you are the man or woman for this job by your body language. Although aggressiveness is a turn-off, being passive gives the indication that you are not sure of yourself or your qualifications. Keep eye contact when answering questions or when the interviewer is speaking directly to you. Smile occasionally to show your interest and enthusiasm. Keeping a steady gaze on the interviewer can be disturbing to an interviewer. Look away occasionally. Lean forward to show that you are interested in what the interviewer is saying. Speak in a concise and clear voice. If you have problems annunciating certain words, don't try to use them on an interview. If this is difficult for you, practice with a mirror and pay attention to your facial expressions.

Other interview killers:
-Slouching in a chair -Crossing your arms
-Playing with your hair or jewelry
-Leaning back in chair

Tip# 2
Act As If
"You are what you believe."
Act as if you had the job. What would you do if you had this position? How would you act? How would a person in this position act and speak? What are your responsibilities in this position? What is a typical day like for you in this job? Change your attitude towards yourself and your strengths. If you start thinking that you won't get the job, you will do small unnoticeable things to sabotage your chances.

Know The Company
"Know your business."
I once sat on a couple of interviews where the interviewees did not do any research on the company. This sends a message that you are looking for any job, not this specific job. Once you're interview is scheduled, get on the net and start finding out everything you can about the company. A good place to start is http://www.hoovers.com.,/ which gives you industry information, top competitors, names of CEO, etc. If you'd like to know what current or former employees have to say about the company, try http://www.wwetfeet.com./ Beware of disgruntled postings. Call the company headquarters and ask for the marketing department to get specific information. Weave your research into the interview by stating. "I read an article in the Wall Street Journal, which mentioned that your company is thinking about XYZ." This lets the interviewer know that you have taken the time to know more about the company. You can ask questions about something you read, but don't challenge them or you'll come across as a know-it-all

Tip# 4
Be Prepared
"Know what to say."
Most interviewers ask the same standard questions about your strengths, weaknesses, former employers, work history. If you are being interviewed by several people, this might be a good cop, bad cop situation. Pay attention to who is playing bad cop, they are looking for signs of weakness and dishonesty. To be well prepared, before the interview, write out all your accomplishments, both personal and professional. List your strengths and weaknesses. Be honest, it's easier to remember the truth than it is a lie. Extra Tip: Write out situations in which you have demonstrated: leadership skills, determination, stress management, creativity, and flexibility. Be prepared to answer the question: "Why do you want this job?" If you're not sure, reevaluate your decision. If you arrive a few minutes early, review what you wrote in the waiting room before the interview. Great list of interview questions: Tested Interview Questions.

Ask For The Job
"You get what you ask for."
The most important step in the interviewing process is one most people miss. ASK FOR THE JOB! Most interviewers are waiting for that closure. If you have done everything exceptionally well during the interviewing process, but have not asked for the job, you've just wasted an interview. Asking for the job shows the potential employer that you are assertive, confident and right for the job. It might feel uncomfortable, but this is your only chance to ask for something you really want. Make sure your voice is firm and you make eye contact. Think of it as your closing argument, you've got to win over the jury. You should also ask the interviewer if he or she thinks you are right for the job. Even if they tell you something unpleasant, think of it as a lesson learned. However, do yourself a favor and ask for the job. You deserve it!