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You know you're from California if: 1. Your coworker has 8 body piercing's and none are visible. 2.

You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house. 3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English. 4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower. 5. You can't remember . . . . is pot illegal? 6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor/ 7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian. 8. You can't remember is pot illegal? 9. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears. 10. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S. 11. Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney really IS George Clooney. 12. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment. 13.You can't remember . . . .is pot illegal? 14. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: “STORM WATCH." 15. You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cells or pagers. 16. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents. 17.HEY!!!! Is pot illegal???? 18.Both you AND your dog have therapists. 19.The Terminator is your governor. 20. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they want to give you one "Me, I still believe in paradise, but now I know that it's not someplace you can find. Because it's not where you go, it's how you feel for a moment when you're a part of something. And if you find that moment, it lasts forever." -- The Beach "Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes “Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk—and to act.” –Maxwell Maltz

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality” –Otto Rank “Permanance, perserverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discoauragements, and impossinbilties: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” –Thomas Carlyle “Courage is the price what Life exacts for granting peace, the soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.” –Amelia Earhart “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” –Lyndon B. Johnson “Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are not wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowsed with grand possibilities.” –Orison Sweet Marden “You should not suff the past. You shold be able to wear it like a loose garment, takeit off and let it drop.” –Eva Jessye “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness…never put off til tomorrow what you can do today.” – Lord Chesterfield “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiement.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” -Robert Collier “To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything be more fun?” – Katharine Graham “We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” – George Bernard Shaw “If fear is cultivated it well become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.” – John Paul Jones “Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues.” – Hugh Prather “Ability without honor is useless.” –Marcus T. Cicero “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” –Frederick Douglass

“Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction and you will not have to worry about your feet.” –Unknown “The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtunous he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.” –Confucius “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” – Sid Caesar “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Tryu to be better than yourself.” –William Faulkner “Put off for one day and ten days will pass.” –Korean proverb “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” –Seneca “No pessimist ever discovered the secretes of the stars, or sialed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” –Helen Keller “How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.” –Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt “Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, anthat you will achieve every aim.” –Eileen Caddy “Choose well: your choice is brief and yet endless.” –Ella Winter “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decidew what you want.” –Ben Stein “Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on, and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.” - George R. Kirkpatrick “God doesn’t require us ot succeed, He only rquires that you try.” – Mother Teresa “God looks at the clean hands, not the full ones” – Pubilius Syrus

“The person who tries to live aloen will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.” –Pearl S. Buck “He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson “The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your ask may be.” –Of Mandino “Climb high, Climb far, Your goal the sky, Your aim the star.” -Anonymous