The S.W.E.A.T Pledge

I saw this on a friends Facebook post and wanted to share it.

I think adults and students should read this and sign it for themselves.

The S.W.E.A.T Pledge

“Skill and Work Ethic are not Taboo.”

Loving this pledge!

Here’s the pledge via Rowe’s website,

1. I believe that I have won the greatest lottery of all time. I am alive. I walk the Earth. I live in America. Above all things, I am grateful.

2. I believe that I am entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nothing more. I also understand that “happiness” and the “pursuit of happiness” are not the same thing.

3. I believe there is no such thing as a “bad job.” I believe that all jobs are opportunities, and it’s up to me to make the best of them.

4. I do not “follow my passion.” I bring it with me. I believe that any job can be done with passion and enthusiasm.

5. I deplore debt, and do all I can to avoid it. I would rather live in a tent and eat beans than borrow money to pay for a lifestyle I can’t afford.

6. I believe that my safety is my responsibility. I understand that being in “compliance” does not necessarily mean I’m out of danger.

7. I believe the best way to distinguish myself at work is to show up early, stay late, and cheerfully volunteer for every crappy task there is.

8. I believe the most annoying sounds in the world are whining and complaining. I will never make them. If I am unhappy in my work, I will either find a new job, or find a way to be happy.

9. I believe that my education is my responsibility, and absolutely critical to my success. I am resolved to learn as much as I can from whatever source is available to me. I will never stop learning, and understand that library cards are free.

10. I believe that I am a product of my choices – not my circumstances. I will never blame anyone for my shortcomings or the challenges I face. And I will never accept the credit for something I didn’t do.

11. I understand the world is not fair, and I’m OK with that. I do not resent the success of others.

12. I believe that all people are created equal. I also believe that all people make choices. Some choose to be lazy. Some choose to sleep in. I choose to work my butt off.

On my honor, I hereby affirm the above statements to be an accurate summation of my personal worldview. I promise to live by them.

Signed ____________________________________

Dated _____________________________________

Now, we understand many of you might want to sign the pledge just on principle alone — but remember, you have to be a high school senior to be eligible for the scholarship program.

I got this post from Under the Liberty Tree

Here he is talking about the program on The Blaze.

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Stars from our Youth

Well, over the past two days, two stars in their own rights have past away 

Marcia Wallace, 79, and Lou Reed, 71.


(CNN) — Marcia Wallace, whose four-decade television career included playing the receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show” and Bart’s fourth-grade teacher on “The Simpsons,” has died, her agent said Saturday.

I will remember her for all if the game shows she such as Hollywood Squares, Password Plus and its 1980s spin-off Super Password, Whew!, Hot Potato, Body Language, The $25,000 Pyramid, Double Talk, Win, Lose or Draw, To Tell the Truth and Match Game.

Then, today, Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71. New York legend, who helped shape nearly fifty rock music,

I wasn’t really a fan of The Velvet Underground, but there were sone songs by Lou Reed that I liked 


One was the 1972 hit “Walk on the Wild Side”.

She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
Said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
And the colored girls go
“Doo do doo do doo do do doo …”

I’ve said it before, the stars of our youth are passing away. But wecare lucky they left their footprints here for us to watch and hear

Spot On

I saw this and I laughed out loud.


Hocus Pocus

Oh, Lord, I’m feeling old!!

I saw this article on the US Magazine app.

Do you remember watching this movie?

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Hocus Pocus Stars Reunite at 20th Anniversary Screening

OCTOBER 22, 2013 6:30 PM

Max, Allison and Dani together again! The stars of the 1993 beloved Halloween chestnut Hocus Pocus reunited at D23’s 20th Anniversary Screening at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Hocus Pocus tells the tale of three sister witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) who are resurrected after 300 years on Halloween night by teenage boy Max (Omri Katz). To stop the witches from reigning terror of Salem, Massachusetts, he teams up with little sister Dani (Thora Birch), crush Allison (Vinessa Shaw) and immortal talking cat Thackery Binx (Jason Marsden).

All grown up, Katz, 37, Shaw, 37, and Birch, 31, attended the screening to celebrate the classic Disney film together. Birch played dress up in her trick-or-treater costume in the Walt Disney Archives display, while Katz and Shaw signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.

Also in attendance was Najimy, 56, who played the goofy middle sister witch, Mary. The actress proudly posed for a photo next to her movie costume, but sadly sister witches Parker and Midler did not attend. Doug Jones, who played zombie Billy Butcherson, however, also made an appearance and posed for a photo with Shaw.

After the event, Najimy tweeted, “Halla to all the fabu people at the D23 screening and panel today. We all had a blast!”

Monday Saying

It’s been a crazy week! Work has been keeping me really busy, which is good. But u haven’t had any time to post on my blog.

Here is my Monday Saying.


Monday Saying

Wanted to start the week with a saying that I have found posted by friends.

I try, everyday, to send a text to my nephew, Brad and niece, Pam to let them know I am thinking about them and love them!


S’mores Maker

I found the next thing I want to buy (after a tambourine), a S’mores Maker.


That is one thing I miss not having a gas stove, roasting marshmallows. And I haven’t had a s’more since my friend, Patrick and I used a candle to roast marshmallows in his office.

So, I’ll be saving my lunch money to buy me a s’more maker.

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