Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Coffee Cup Analogy

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: “If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other’s cups.”
“Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it.”
So please, don’t let the cups drive you…enjoy the coffee instead.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Walking Dead Trailer

Here is the trailer for the upcoming AMC series The Walking Dead:

Looks pretty good. And the fact that AMC is close to giving the green light to a second season - before the first season even airs - gives me encouragement that it will be worth my while to tune in.

The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Halloween night.

Official Site here (trailer via Boing Boing)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Okay, so I had never watched one episode of the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" before. The show premiered in 1997, and I was pretty much a newlywed with two kids. Just didn't take the time to get into it and felt like I had missed to much once it had run a few years (and I added another kid to the brood). I always meant to watch, since I heard good things about it, but kept putting it off.

Until yesterday, that is. Hulu has the first season available for free, but only until Sept. 30th. Then they will be airing season two. I took that as incentive to dive in and give it a try.

And I like what I have seen so far. Granted, I am only one episode in, and that episode is to be continued, but I like the dialogue between Buffy and her new friends, and even with her and the baddies she has encountered thus far. Seems like it will be a fun show to discover.

Here is the first episode of the series, "Welcome to the Hellmouth".

I am going to go check out part two!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spike TV - Scream 2010

The nominees are up & the voting has begun!

30 categories, so head on over to Scream 2010 to cast your votes!

They will tape on October 16th and the two-hour show will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19th (9:00ET/11:00PT).