Sunday, 28 February 2010

New Scripts to Write!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (28.2.40)
The Finns retreat from the Viipuri area. Meanwhile, Finns storm the entrenched camp of the starving 34th Moscow Tank Brigade near Kitelae, capturing 105 tanks, 200 trucks and field cars. In China, Communist troops retake Anding, near Yenan, from the Japanese.

Scripting March vidcast, podcast and blog post

Success is meaningless if you don't know who you are.

When my focus is on my objective, stamina, perseverence and persistence follow.

At what times do you feel most inspired, when good ideas flow easily

The 69 position really sucks : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 28: DEEP PURPLE - Woman From Tokyo: Infectious headnoddder

I told that girl that my prospects were good
She said baby it's understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine
But I can show you a better time

Everything I do brings me nearer to achieving my life's purpose.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

A chance for rest and repair

THIS DAY IN WW2 (27.2.40)
British volunteers leave to aid Finnish forces. Norway and Sweden refuse transit rights for foreign troops travelling to Finland.

Networking first thing then all-domestic.

Even the mightest Tsunami and all the devastation it wreaks quickly passes and its effects in time are limited.

I am neither what I feel nor what I do, but I do have the power to change both.

So you lost. But you can still play. What then is the next game?

Show me something vague and I'll consider an action : D

GREEN DAY - The Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Singalong classic

A broken heart knows no second Spring, resigned we must be while we're parting
(Traditional, Scottish)

Whether or not it cuts it, today I will do my very best.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Just getting through it!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (26.2.40)
After the failure of counterattacks against the Soviet penetrations, the Finnish command orders their forces to retreat to their third, final line of defence. In Paris, Anti-aircraft guns drive Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes away from the city.

Some networking follow-up then all-domestic.

Habitual smiles and kindness wins hearts and builds confidence

Like water finds every crack in rock, life exposes every issue still unresolved.

How would you advise another after a defeat, and would you follow the same advice?

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day but teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day : D

Fast n Furious sonic recreation of the effects of cocaine.

Ooh, Life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no I've said too much, I set it up. (1991)

Today I will give myself permission to be vulnerable but deny others the permission to exploit it.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Rushed off on the hoof!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (25.2.40) The Royal Navy ships Escort, Imogen and Inglefield and the submarine Narwhal sink a German U-boat off northwest Scotland. The Scandinavian foreign ministers reaffirm their countries' neutrality.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Networking first thing, domestic then Bradford Beerfest (hooray!)

TODAY'S THOUGHT: There is always enough time for what you need, but rarely for what you want.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: I am here to learn, something I know already, but never before in this way.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Which is the most important question about yourself, why, how or who?

TODAY'S ONELINER: I yoozed 2 b dizlegzic but eyem awl wite now : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 26: LIEUTENANT PIGEON - Mouldy Old Dough: Just good fun

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: When you ask for a rise it's no surprise to find that they're giving none away (1973)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I will find the time to be calm and remember who I am.

Networking follow-up

THIS DAY IN WW2 (24.2.40) In Copenhagen... A Scandinavian neutrality conference is held by the attending foreign ministers. In Rome... Germany and Italy sign a trade agreement giving the Italians an increased coal supply.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Some networking follow-up then all-domestic

TODAY'S THOUGHT: The cause of much misery is simply misplaced attention.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: Any old place is heaven if it's got Rock n Roll!

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Are you doing this because you should, you could or because it fulfils your life purpose?

TODAY'S ONELINER: Sex is not the answer, it is the question - the answer is "Yes Please" : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 25: ROLLING STONES - It's only Rock n Roll (But I Like It): I'm having this one at my funeral!

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: In the morning, don't say you love me, because I'll only kick you out the door, I know your name is Rita, and your perfume's smelling sweeter since when I saw you lying on the floor (1971)

TODAYS AFFIRMATION: In some way, someone will receive joy because of me today.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Client That Got Away

THIS DAY IN WW2 (23.2.40) The destroyer HMS Gurkha sinks a U-boat off the Faroe Islands. In a victory parade celebrating the destruction of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee in the battle of the River Plate, 700 officers and men of the cruisers HMS Ajax and HMS Exeter march through cheering crowds to Guildhall in ...London. RAF bombers conduct a leaflet reconnaissance raid on Prague.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: One smoker client threw in towel ("not ready") but two other clients to see, some follow up and off networking this evening (Bradford Chamber Connections)

TODAY'S THOUGHT: Reality is a subjective term used to describe someone's perception.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: Now I know how to get there, the objective is to be there always, regardless of the distractions.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Are your values and beliefs working for you?

TODAY'S ONELINER: Be warned, if your partner adopts a cat, it will get fed before you, praised higher and stroked more often than you do : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 24: RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS - Under The Bridge: Beautiful but sad lament to the consequences of heroin

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: Disturb my natural emotion, you made me feel undone, and I'm hurt (1978,1987)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Everything I need is already there within me.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Back To It After a Nice Break

THIS DAY IN WW2 (22.2.40) The Soviets begin to occupy the islands in the Gulf of Finland. The Finns evacuate Koivisto after blowing up the coast-defense guns there. The Moscow Tank Brigade, encircled near Kitelae, eats the last of its packhorses and must now survive on starvation rations dropped from Soviet aircraft.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Two clients, prep, follow-up, networking and blogging.

TODAY'S THOUGHT: Everything you do to anyone, you do to yourself.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: Living to serve is much nicer than living to grab.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: If you were deeply committed to something that didn't work for three quarters of your life, would you sacrifice it to live the last quarter in peace?

TODAY'S ONELINER: Cross an atheist with a Jehovah's Witness, and you get someone knocking on your door for no reason : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 23: LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Sweet Home Alabama: Rock anthem of anthems!

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: Sometimes I look up high and then I think there might just be a better life, away from all we know, that's where I wanna go, out on the wild side (1978)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I will offer the most blessing I can to this moment.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

About time that floor got hoovered!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (21.2.40) Blizzards hamper the Soviet offensive operations in the Karelian Isthmus.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Family, domestic and writing a new blog

TODAY'S THOUGHT: The universe cannot be fooled. You will be led to your true wish, not your official target.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: Circumstances often distract me, but in every quiet moment I remember who I am.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: In terms of company, would you choose those who cared about you or those who turned you on?

TODAY'S ONELINER: A vegetarian is someone who thinks their canine teeth are there in case they get a bit part in Twilight : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 22: TRANSVISION VAMP: Tell that Girl To Shut Up: Better than the Holly & The Italians original

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: If you can give it, I can take it, 'cause if this heart is gonna break it's gonna take a lot to break it (1989)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I will trust absolutely in my own inner guidance moment by moment.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

A Rare Free Saturday

THIS DAY IN WW2 (20.2.40) Finnish forces defeat Soviet forces attacking across the frozen Taipale River. The Soviet government offers fresh peace talks.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: A very rare free Saturday. Had lots of "me" time already, hope to get some more, some family time and some contemplation.

TODAY'S THOUGHT: A big life is made of many small moments.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: I like every other have within me the potential for the most horrific evil and the most profound good. I must be careful where I walk.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: If rather than separate from everything, you worked on the assumption you were one with everything, would that change what you did?

TODAY'S ONELINER: There was a fire in London's banking district today, but it was put out before any serious good was done. : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 21: FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE - Stacy's Mom: The ultimate MILF number. Shame I'm now at least as old as one!

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: Well the kids don't eat and the dog can't sleep, there's no escape from the music in the whole damn street, 'cause she's playin' all night, and the music's alright...(1975)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I will focus all my power to bless and heal on THIS moment.

Friday, 19 February 2010

A Night Out With The Lads!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (19.2.40) The Finnish intermediate defence line is broken in some places by Soviet tank attacks.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Some "me" time, contemplation, housework, missus time and a very rare night out with the lads.

TODAY'S THOUGHT: Each of us is an emergent property of the Universe, a completely new creation that is more than a sum of the parts.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: I will never experience anything new by obtaining more of what I already have.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: At what point does your influence end?

TODAY'S ONELINER: Arthur the Chameleon was found dead from exhaustion today, lying on a tartan rug : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 20: CHRIS SPEDDING - Motorbikin': A common male (and the odd female) fantasy!

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: I've been drivin' all night long my hands wet on the wheel, there's a voice in my head that drives my heel. (1973)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I will let my aversions come up to me, pass right through me and then only I will remain.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Shopping and Contemplation!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (18.2.40) The German battle cruisers Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and the pocket battleship Admiral Hipper make an unsuccessful sortie against the "HN" convoy route between Britain and Scandinavia as part of Operation Nordmark. German U-boats providing escort for the capital ships, however, sink 12 merchant ships and the British destroyer HMS Daring. A German infantry detachment, with heavy mortar support, makes an unsuccessful raid on a French outpost near the Moselle River. Japanese forces engaged in the city of Nanning are compelled withdraw after heavy fighting.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Slept in until 0930 GMT - very unusual for me, I must have needed it. A mixture of domestic, shopping, and contemplation follows. May start on another blog article.

TODAY'S THOUGHT: The only antidote to fear is faith.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: All my greatest blessings have simply turned up rather than being pulled in.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: What is the greatest gift you can offer?

TODAY'S ONELINER: Toyota have discovered that their recent problems have been caused by one of their employees Quasimodo trying to create the Hatchback of Notre Dame : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 19: FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE - Little Red Light: Driving power-pop

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: Now we live a life of ease, every one of us has all we need, sky of blue and see of green (1966)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: When I feel any anxiety I will trust completely in my Deepest Self to do what is right.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Getting the Fusebox Replaced!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (17.2.40): The Soviet advance has completely cleared the Mannerheim Line. All the Finnish defenders are now established in their second line of defence.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Having fuse box replaced. A rare opportunity for contemplation and stillness.

TODAY'S THOUGHT: Awareness, beyond your control, should be declared an open forum. Your focus, subject to your will, should be on a leash in every conscious moment.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: Waking is like rebirth, another opportunity to avoid being reinfected with the same dark thoughts.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Can you honestly say that there is nothing you can do?

TODAY'S ONELINER: The great advantage of driving a Sherman Tank is that you can park in places that are already parked on. : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 18: XENTRIX - Ghostbusters: Far superior to Ray Parker Junior!

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: Just sixteen in my pickup truck, out of money, out of luck, got nowhere to call my own, hit the gas and here I go (1980)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today every word I speak will have uplifting value.

extra entry YESTERDAY: I agreed to be referred to a counsellor for carers of psychotics. Went to Leeds foe retail therapy - purchased wall lights and two DVDs (LIFE ON EARTH and SMACK THE PONY)

Monday, 15 February 2010

All day with missus

THIS DAY IN WW2 (16.2.40): In Norwegian waters the destroyer HMS Cossack rescues 299 British POWs from the German supply ship ALTMARK. The Norwegians do not interfere.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: All day with wife. Seeing her psychiatrist first then off to Leeds

TODAY'S THOUGHT: Being honest means not having to remember what you said last time!

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: My reaction is not me.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Which feeling is the best feeling?

TODAY'S ONELINER: I nearly had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 17: MAMAS AND PAPAS - Monday Monday: Glorious harmonies

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE And when the broken-hearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer (1970)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today I will find time to become so calm that I can hear my True Self speaking.

Half-Term Begins!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (15.2.40): The Soviets capture Summa. Finnish forces are ordered to retire from the Mannerheim Line to their intermediate position.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: Barter client in the morning. Paying client in the evening. Family time inbetween as its' half-term.

TODAY'S THOUGHT: You will not find the open door if you're still banging on a closed one.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: It is my desire to fulfil my mission that protects me from my own self-destruction.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Whose life will you bless today?

TODAY'S ONELINER: Today the Irish fencing team anounced that they have run out of wood. : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 16: JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - White Rabbit: The ultimate hippy psychedelic number.

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: Radio/Video, boogie in a suitcase, you're living in a disco, forget about the rat-race (1980,1990)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I will now return my focus to my task and also the positive and uplifting.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Chill-out day!

THIS DAY IN WW2 (14.2.40): A Hudson of Coastal Command locates the German supply ship Altmark in Norwegian waters.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: All-domestic

TODAY'S THOUGHT: It's a dog-eat-dog world only if you believe you're a dog.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: I still get defeated, but progressively less badly!

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: What contribution are you making during your temporary stay?

TODAY'S ONELINER: Say it with flowers..give your ex a Triffid : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 14: MAMAS AND PAPAS - California Dreamin': Now THAT'S harmony!

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE I'm not content to be with you in the daytime, girl I want to be with you all of the time (1965)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today is a NEW day, not an old day re-lived.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

A day that starts with "me" time

THIS DAY IN WW2 (13.2.40): The British cruiser HMS Dorsetshire intercepts the German blockade runner Wakama which is scuttled near Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian government formally protests the British action. A Labour Party motion to nationalize the railway is defeated in Parliament.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: I may make a start on a new blog article, otherwise all-domestic

TODAY'S THOUGHT: Even the most spiritual and disciplined are unbroken and uncorrupted purely by grace.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: As I develop, the wind still makes me bend, but I am less easily uprooted.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Is your ego an enemy or a distressed child in need of guidance?

TODAY'S ONELINER: If you can keep your head when all others lose theirs, YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T UNDERSTAND!! : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 13: KURT NILSEN - She's So High: Soaring passionate pop/rock

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: The phone rings in the middle of the night, my father yells "what you gonna do with your life!?" (1983)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I will calm my mind and my feelings in order to experience my true self.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

A Brief Intro To This Blog

Nine a day evolved from my Twitter page, where I wanted to share my interest and insights, and I decided to copy the same idea to my Facebook Page. The disadvantage of both these forums is that you have to sign up then find me amidst all the other contributors who are constantly posting new stuff. With currently just 300 or so followers on Twitter and 70 or so on Facebook, I wanted to expand my reach. I needed a place that was easy to access and I wasn't competing for attention, so here it is!

I have decided to just carry on rather than start again, but if you really want to see the back-catalogue, you can subscribe to me on Facebook!/profile.php?id=1030577104

Today: Expanding My Reach

THIS DAY IN WW2 (12.2.40): The sloop HMS Gleaner sinks a U-boat (U-33) in the Firth of Clyde. German naval Enigma cipher machine rotors are recovered. As part of an operation to intercept 6 German merchant vessels, the destroyer HMS Hasty captures the Morea in the Atlantic and the cruiser HMS Glasgow captures a trawler... off Tromso, Norway. The Soviets repulse a Finnish counter-attack around Summa.

TODAY IN MY LIFE: All-domestic but I may launch a new blog. Oh look, I have!

TODAY'S THOUGHT: Evolution is driven forward by the imminent threat of extinction.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION: It was my children who forced me to mature.

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU: Do you feel part of that from which you came, or have you become lost?

TODAY'S ONELINER: This is Gary's mobile phone. I'm at home at the moment, so leave me a message and I'll call you when I'm out : D

GARY'S DESERT ISLAND 100 Day 12: THE LA'S - There She Goes: A beautiful haunting lament

TODAY'S NAME THAT TUNE: if every man says all he can, If every man is true, do I believe the sky above is... (1991)

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: I release all my fears about money, career, safety and protection to the care of the Universe.