Sunday, March 30, 2008

My First Fun Monday!

Anyone with a blog can participate in a Fun Monday, so if you’re a blogger, please feel free to join the group. Each week a host blogger picks a topic, and all the participants post their response on Monday. This week’s Fun Monday is hosted by Robin @ Pensieve, and the topic is…

Quotable quotes and words that inspire

I love quotes. I can actually sit and read books of just quotes. Of course, I also *taught* myself French when I was eight years old by going through the dictionary and picking out all the words that were derived from that language. I think I made it through "D". Here are a few of my favorites:

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
Winston Churchill – I really want to email this every morning to most of the people I work with.

“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”
Eleanor Roosevelt – A great writer with a delightful sense of humor

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.”
Eleanor Roosevelt again – Words to live by.

“Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it.”
Amelia Earhart – First on my list of ten people to invite to dinner if I could invite anyone in history. I was pleased to find this quote from her because it is exactly how I feel every time I get on an airplane, which I have to do tomorrow.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams– Nobody else puts it quite so well.

“Tuesday – Same &%^$ as Monday, without the reputation”
KJAQ FM - From my commute last week.

Now go and check out the rest of the Fun Monday entries from the following participants:

Janet, From the Planet of Janet
Swampwitch, Anecdotes, Antidotes & Anodes
Lisa, Lisa's Chaos
Jo, This is Jo Beaufoix...
Patience, Patience-Please
ChrisB, Ms Cellania
Ellen, The Happy Wonderer
Kaytabug, Lady K
Swampangel65, A Florida Journal
Mariposa, Mariposa's TalesAOJ & The Lurchers
Carrie, Carrie & the Koehmstedts
Lisa, The Food Snob
Janjanmom, All in a Day's Work
Jan, The Prytz Family
Karina, Candid Karina
Celeste, Ragracers
Sandy, Myanderings
Alison, RDH Mom
Jenn, Simply Jenn
Pamela, The Dust Will Wait
Alix, DC Days
Deb, Deb's Buzz (One Crazy Stitcher)
Molly, Return of the White Robin
Junebug, God Put a Smile on My Face
Kim, Rainy Day Diamonds
Peculiar, How Do We Get There From Here ** FIRST FUN MONDAY! :)
Jenn V., Jenn's Inklings
Joy T., A Spot of T
Nikki, My Husband Calls Me Weird
Rotten Correspondent, Confessions of a Rotten Correspondent
Sauntering Soul
Jientje, Heaven in Belgium
Tiggerlane, The Neophyte Blogger
Beth, The First of Six
Rose, Rose's Garden ** FIRST FUN MONDAY, new blogger & Karina's mom! :)
Hootin' Anni, Hootin' Anni's
Melanie, Our Happy Happenings
Sayre, SayreSmiles
Jenn, Jenn and the City (FIRST FUN MONDAY!!)
Nutso, House of the Purple Worms

26 comments:

Joy T. said...

Welcome to Fun Monday! All excellent quotes and a couple I haven't read before.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love the Douglas Adams one, and Churchill is always good for a few wise words, but I ever knew much about Eleanor Roosevelt. She sounds like she was a very wise lady.

Welcome to Fun Monday. :D

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Oh, the Douglas Adams one is my favorite, too. Hope your first Fun Monday is a fun one!!

Hootin' Anni said...

“Tuesday – Same &%^$ as Monday, without the reputation”

Love this!!!!

Pamela said...

Welcome --
I love the Tuesday quote.

I would like to have dinner with Amelia, too. Especially to find out what happened to her (:

kitten said...

Welcome! Very well done!

lisa marie said...

It seems Eleanor hada great sense of humor. I hadn't heard that one. :) Too funny!

Faye said...

Welcome to Fun Mondays Jenn. You'll meet a lot of great bloggers from all over. ER's concerns about the description of the rose named for her was priceless--and quite edgy for her time. not surprising though.

storyteller said...

Like you, I love quotes … and this is my first Fun Monday as well. I enjoyed all your quotes, but I'm not sure I'd want to think of Amelia Earhart when I was getting on a plane to fly somewhere. I might be tempted to just stay home ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Jenn And The City said...

I don't mind thinking about Amelia when I get on a plane. She had CONTROL over her plane, and a lot of confidence in her ability to get safely to her destination. Who I really want to be thinking about Amelia is my pilot... :-)

Rose said...

I love your quotes.
Hope you had fun with your first Fun Monday, I did.

Stephanie mama drama said...

That's it!! You ROCK!! You're the first I've seen who has quoted Douglas Adams!

My cell phone screen has a very important message: "Don't Panic!"

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

OMG! That Eleanor Roosevelt one made me chuckle!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

I wanted to include an ER quote, but figured I'd see a lot of 'em; I haven't. AND...your two aren't ones I was going to include, but shazaam, they're good ones!

I gotta say, the KJAQ one made me snort a little. In case you're wondering, that's a GOOD thing :).

Glad you decided to join in today--home run with your first FM post!

jennifer said...

Welcome to Fun Monday! Great quotes.

Jennifer

Alison said...

those are all wonderful, my favorite is the rose one from Eleanor Roosevelt..

Alison said...

Oh..I forgot...welcome to Fun Monday

IamwhoIam said...

The Tuesday Quote Great

Rima said...

That Eleanor Roosevelt! What a tart!

nikki said...

“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”

Ha! Brilliant quote! Great first Fun Monday entry!

Peculiar said...

Jenn,
Welcome, Welcome!! This was my first too, and I've really enjoyed today. I like the Douglas Adams quote. I'll look around your blog today too. I've found some really interesting blogs today while looking at different quotes.

the planet of janet said...

excellent choices.

and welcome to the fun monday madness!!

Celeste said...

Welcome to Fun Monday! The Winston Churchill quote is my favorite.

Sayre said...

**gasp***clutching sides***
That Eleanor!!!! Somehow I never thought of her as a comedienne...

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Welcome to Fun Monday! I hope you're having a good time with it.

Your quotes are great, especially Eleanor Roosevelt. I just love the things that came out of her mouth. The one about facing your fears is one of my own personal mantras. Some days it's easier than others.

Have a great time at your conference.

ellen b said...

you found some goodies! Welcome to fun Monday...

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