Saturday, December 29, 2012

Song of the Day: Hook, by Blues Traveler

Are you Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn? 

Songwriters: POPPER, JOHN C.
Music & Lyrics: John Popper

It doesn't matter what I say
So long as I sing with inflection
That makes you feel that I'll convey
Some inner truth of vast reflection
But I've said nothing so far
And I can keep it up for as long as it takes
And it don't matter who you are
If I'm doing my job then it's your resolve that breaks

Because the hook brings you back
I ain't tellin' you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely

There is something amiss
I am being insincere
In fact I don't mean any of this
Still my confession draws you near
To confuse the issue I refer
To familiar heroes from long ago
No matter how much Peter loved her
What made the Pan refuse to grow

Was that the hook brings you back
I ain't tellin' you no lie
The hook brings you back
On that you can rely

Suck it in suck it in suck it in
If you're Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn
Make a desperate move or else you'll win
And then begin
To see
What you're doing to me this MTV is not for free
It's so PC it's killing me
So desperately I sing to thee
Of love
Sure but also rage and hate and pain and fear of self
And I can't keep these feelings on the shelf
I've tried well no in fact I lied
Could be financial suicide but I've got too much pride inside
To hide or slide
I'll do as I'll decide and let it ride until I've died
And only then shall I abide this tide
Of catchy little tunes
Of hip three minute ditties
I wanna bust all your balloons
I wanna burn all of your cities
To the ground I've found
I will not mess around
Unless I play then hey
I will go on all day hear what I say
I have a prayer to pray
That's really all this was
And when I'm feeling stuck and need a buck
I don't rely on luck because...

The hook brings you back
I ain't tellin' you no lie
The hook...
On that you can rely

Exercise tip for computer workers

If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk you should get up once in a while and do some exercise.

Easier said than done - so set a reminder to yourself. For example, use Outlook or set the alarm on your cell phone. Good times are in the morning at around 9:30 and in the afternoon at around 3pm. At those times, force yourself to get up from your desk and go for a quick walk around the block, or several blocks if possible. About 10-15 minutes of brisk walking is ideal. Now, you won't always be free at precisely that time each day, and when that happens you need to use another hack. If that time of day isn't exactly right (maybe you are right in the middle of something) you should snooze the alarm for 15 minutes or 30 minutes and take your exercise break as soon as possible. DO NOT JUST TURN THE ALARM OFF. You are important, your need to stay healthy, so you must get your exercise for the day. Otherwise, studies show that you will become more prone to diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

I expect some will be thinking "but my boss will get upset if I take time to do that". Well - if your boss really will get upset about you taking a little time to care for yourself, you should set the boss straight. You are going to take care of your health first. If your health goes downhill your life will suck so you must make it your number one priority, which means it's ahead of your job. If this doesn't fly with your boss, you need to do whatever is needed to fix this. One option is for you to find an alternative job.

Free book "Think and Grow Rich"

The 1937 Classic "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill can be obtained for free at the following location:

The book is no longer in copyright so it's not illegal to download it or read it online.

I haven't read it all myself yet, but it gets very good reviews on Amazon and is said to be the "grand-daddy of all self-help books".

I recommend downloading the PDF because the online version looks fuzzy and hard to read.

Enjoy !