The 6 Phases of Working

 Phase 1 

You are listening to jazz -- Your first day at work is great.. 
Your co-workers are wonderful, your office is cute, 
you love your boss.
Phase 2

You are listening to pop music -- After a while you are 
so busy that you are not sure if you're coming or going anymore. 

Phase 3

You are listening to heavy metal -- 
This is what happens after about SIX Months! 

Phase 4

You are listening to hip hop -- You become bloated due to stress, 
you're gaining weight due to lack of exercise because you are so 
tired and have so much work to do and when you get home you have more work to do. 
You feel sluggish and suffer from constipation. 
Your fellow co-workers are too cheerful for your liking and the walls of your cubicle are closing in. 

Phase 5

You are listening to GANGSTA RAP -- 
After more time passes, your eyes start to twitch, 
you forget what a 'good hair day' feels like as you 
just fall out of bed and load up on caffeine.

Phase 6

You are listening to the voices in your head -- 
You have locked the office door to keep people out, 
You wonder WHY you are even here in the first 
place and WHY did I come to work today! 

My Mother

Peggy Keefer Gillis

PEGGY KEEFER GILLIS, 71, passed away April 15, 2009 after a brave battle with colon cancer. Peggy was born March 26, 1938 to Ina and Ferrell Keefer. She attended W.B. Ray High School (class of 1956) in Corpus Christi, Texas. After High School, Peggy attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, and The University of Texas in Austin. After raising 4 children, she became an entrepreneur. Peggy spent the next 17 years as a Hospice caregiver, while continuing to help others. Peggy is preceded in death by her father, Ferrell Keefer. She is survived by her mother, Ina Keefer; sons, Jeffrey V. Gillis (Sandy) and Gregory T. Gillis (Linda); daughters Shelley P. DeLuna (Louis), Kimberley G. Minchich (Matt); Grandsons, Nicholas, Joseph and Michael. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 2:00 P.M., Brookside Funeral Home Cypress Creek, 9149 Hwy 6 North, Houston, TX. Peggy's family would like to thank the staff at Houston Hospice and ask that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe, Houston ,TX 77030.

Fourth of July

Thanks to Kim, Matt, Nick and Mike for the great time over the Fourth of July !


Nick and Max

Nick and Max

Nick and Mike

Nick and Mike

Matt pulling Nick

Nick Tubing

Nick Tubing

Nick Tubing

Nick Tubing

Nick Tubing

Mike Tubing

Mike Tubing

Kim Tubing

Kim Tubing

Kim Tubing


The Election

Why are we even bothering to hold an election? On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer running against a lawyer who is married to a bitch who is a lawyer. On the other side, you have a war hero married to a good looking woman with big boobs who owns a beer distributorship. Is there even a contest here America?

Barbara Sue Daniel (Barbie) Fojtasek

BARBARA SUE (BARBIE) DANIEL FOJTASEK, age 43, of the Woodlands, Texas, passed away March 19, 2008 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras as a result of injuries incurred while on a Spring Break Cruise with her husband and two children. Barbie was born September 1, 1964 in Wharton, Texas. She graduated from Klein High School and Texas A&M University. Barbie was Treasurer of Daniel Resource Development where she worked with her two brothers, Bruce Daniel and William B. Daniel, IV and her father, William B. Daniel III. Barbie gave tirelessly of her time to her church, was an active parent and supporter of The John Cooper School, served as a counselor and camp director for The Pioneer and Discovery Conferences of The Hus Encampment and was an avid fan and faithful supporter of the Texas A&M family. The role Barbie loved and excelled at above all was that of Mother and Wife, constantly being involved with her children's activities and enrichment. It was uplifting just to see her enjoying her children! This rare, sweet person, in her too short time, brought joy and happiness to the many lives she touched. Barbie leaves to mourn her passing her devoted husband Glenn L. Fojtasek, and loving children, Zachary and Pamela. She is also survived by her parents William and Barbara Lee Daniel, her brother William and his children Robyn, William V, Alex, Sean and Rayne; brother Bruce, his wife Shonnie and their children Benjamin, Katie and Mitchell; sister Lee Ann McComas, her husband Wayne; and Natasha Lee Daniel. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. William R. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. William B. Daniel, Jr. "She was the sunshine that brightened our lives!" Friends are cordially invited to a visitation from five until eight o'clock in the evening on Friday, March 28, 2008 in the chapel of Forest Park-The Woodlands, 18000 I45 South, The Woodlands, Texas. A celebration of Barbie's life will be held at eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Faith Bible Church, 5505 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas. Barbie will be laid to rest in Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to The John Cooper School, One John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381 or The Barbie Memorial at The Hus Encampment of The Unity of The Brethren c/o Marvin Chlapek, 11026 Elm Ridge Court, Houston, TX 77065-3226. 281-469-7630. If you wish to leave a tribute in memory of Barbie, please visit As seen on

20th Wedding Anniversary


I have been married to Linda for 20 years. It seems like only yesterday...

She surprised me the weekend before we took vacation. She was leaving to run some errands while I was cutting the yard. A few minutes after she left she pulled back in the driveway and said for me to hurry up and get in. I thought something must be wrong until she started her little whisper laugh "he he he he" over and over. A minute later we pulled up to the marquee in the front of our subdivision and there it was...

Health Q & A


Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?

A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it.. don't waste
them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually Speeding up your heart
will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life
of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and
corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an
efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain?
Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy
vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily
allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that
means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the
goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If
you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise

A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil.
In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad
for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should
only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best
feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about
food and diets.

And remember:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride!!!

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