Monday, February 02, 2009

Done With Dieting: 30 Days of Soul-Full Eating

A program i'm involved in & doing myself. It's been an amazing journey, I so hope you join me.

I'm learning that it really is possible to eat what I want & still lose weight! Maureen has a truly enlightened persective on the topic that effects each and every one of us. I find it amazing that with this knowledge so much more than just a way to get trim is shown. I dont want to give anything away, this is truly something that needs to be experienced individually. I would not be surprised if it becomes a movie someday!

I highly recommend this program for anyone with weight issue, overweight, obese, anorexia, drug - alcohol - food - other addictions, abandonment issues, disease, anger, fear, or someone looking for a "higher" knowledge. so that would be pretty much everyone, this is far beyond "dieting"

Done With Dieting

There will be a free intro class coming soon!


Monday, June 09, 2008

Walmart cake

this just came across my inbox
Okay so this is how I imagine this conversation went:
Walmart Employee: 'Hello 'dis is Walmarts, how can I hep you?'
Customer: ' I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.'
Walmart Employee: 'What chu wan on da cake?'
Customer: 'Best Wishes Suzanne' and underneath that 'We will miss you'


Monday, February 11, 2008

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself;
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


Friday, January 11, 2008

A Whole New World....

We're now a week into 2008, and New Year's seems like a distant memory. Like most people, resolutions are a fleeting fancy - they are cocktail talk as we wait for the ball to drop, and little more. The Monday after New Year's Eve, we've forgotten our resolve to eat less, spend less, exercise more and be all around better people.
2008, however, is a whole new world. While we might not have that magic lamp to rub and make our problems disappear, we can take solace in the fact that things are indeed different. For one, we're older - with that, we hope we're wiser. We've endured and grown from the events of our past, and we hope that it has shaped us into a better person - more capable of facing the challenges ahead.
We are a nation on the brink; 2008 will be an election year. Whether you're political or not, this offers a great deal of change. Depending on who you listen to, we are on the cusp of a new era. Come November, we will likely see our first African American or Female president. I for one find this exhilirating. It seems like we are at the dawn of a new day - everything is fresh and dewy with opportunity.
Our world is changing with each day. Yesterday, a television manufacturer announced it's new pride and joy - a set that is 11 feet tall and boasts a screen that is 12.5 feet from corner to corner. We operate our cellphones and Ipods without a thought - as technology grows faster, smaller and more readily available. Can you imagine what is 12 months away? matter where you are in your own world, consider where we are as a whole. It's a great time to be alive. This year, I'm working on changes for myself. I hope to get a new job, doing something I love and am passionate about. I hope to blog more, putting down my thoughts and aspirations. And, I hope to continue to move forward.
Happy New Year- even if it's belated.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Maureen Whitehouse on NBC 4 News

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Conscious Living Retreat Miami - December 1, 2007


Lectures - Raw Foods - Fireside Chat - Camping - Yoga - QiQong - Music


Quote of the Day

Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable,
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy,
think about such things.

~Cynthia Segal


Robin Avery

Robin Avery, this link to her website has music samples, she has a very soothing voice, her music is beautiful.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Welcome Baby Bain

For those of you who follow this blog, you'll see that proud Aunt Shawn has talked about me being pregnant, well here is our little bundle of Joy!

Joshua Thomas
born Oct 29, 2007 12:59am
6 pounds 1 ounce
20 inches

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GasBuddy - Cheapest Gas

Now this is a great website, find the cheapest gas in your area.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Eat Your Way to Enlightenment - TODAY ONLY! Purchase Soul-Full Eating & get $4000 in free gifts!

Here's a Special Alert! Today, Nov 13th Only Maureen is doing a bestseller campaign today for her, award-winning book, Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path to Higher Consciousness.... please pass the word to anyone you know - and tell them to send it all along friend-to-friend-to-friend! If they buy Soul-Full Eating on Today, November 13th, they will get some amazing gifts from the authors/experts and conscious companies that are supporting her.

Check it With the holidays just around the corner, wouldn't you like to share more than just food with your family and friends when you gather to enjoy your feasts? What if, when sitting down to your sumptuous holiday meals, considering that tray of delightful hors d'oeuvres or decadent deserts, you realize that it is actually possible to Eat Your Way to Enlightenment?

You can feast on your favorite holiday foods without guilt, gain cutting-edge knowledge about weight loss that brings self-love along with dropped pounds, and discover foods that deepen your spiritual connection while stimulating your body's ability to rejuvenate and heal. Maureen Whitehouse invites you to the book launch for her newly released award-winning book, Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious) Path to Higher Consciousness. When you buy the book on Amazon on November 13 you'll also receive over $4000.00 in gifts from authors such as Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield (Authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul) and conscious companies such as The Spiritual Cinema Circle, Seventh Generation and more.
Pass this on to those you love!

To get the complete details, go directly to this site now :

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sunlight is good

Two new studies indicate exposure to the sun may actually be beneficial in regards to fighting cancer. Researchers from Stanford University reported their findings in the American Journal of Epidemiology last week indicating that women who had higher sun exposure had their risk of advanced breast cancer reduced by almost half. According to a second research team who studied more than four million people in 11 countries, the risk of internal cancers except for skin cancers was lower among people living in sunny countries. According to the researchers, "Vitamin D production in the skin seems to decrease the risk of several solid cancers, especially stomach, colorectal, liver and gall- bladder, pancreas, lung, female breast, prostate, bladder and kidney cancers." Although food provides some vitamin D, nearly 90 per cent comes from exposure to sunlight.
Learn more:

Monday, October 22, 2007

Is It Time?

I read a lot of blogs and I have noticed that at a certain point the inevitable happens - the blogger declares it is the end!*

So I am wondering, is it time for the end of Getting to Maybe? Honestly I feel like the blogging has been all TV recapping, quotes and an occasional link to coolness in between. Do I actually have anything to say anymore besides the regurgitation of what someone else is saying? More important, do I have time to say what I want in between the stress of work and the busy life in between?

When I started this a little over 2 years ago I knew it would be hard to keep up with it. That is why I enlisted a great team of bloggers to keep up the energy. Some of you went completely missing while others** have stuck around. But truth is, I have tried to give this blog some love everyday and thankfully we have some readers to show for it. However, most stop by through some random Google search for project runway or heroes or the office and are never to be seen again.

So maybe it is time? Maybe.

*This applies more to blogs where people don't get paid for it

**I want to give a special shout-out to Chris B, who has kept on blogging these past few weeks when I couldn't even find 5 minutes to post a quote.


Diaper Cake

The latest diaper cake creation by Shawn, Elad, Chris, Lori & Jen!

We had lots of fun making this one & Elad & Shawn truly made this one of the most amazing diaper cakes I've ever seen with there amazing floral creation - what talent. Hmmmm perhaps we have a business to get started.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007


Check out a bunch of new cards at Postsecret.


Friday, October 19, 2007

Quote of the Day

"We cannot do great things, only simple things with greatness"

~mother theresa
- as quoted by Maureen Whitehouse on The Path of the Soul CD


So the Mona Lisa did have eyebrows...

Any visit to Europe can definitely greaten ones appreciation for art, and having spent several years there I have seen quite a bit. Rome, Florence, Pisa, Paris, Gent (Belgium), Amsterdam, are just few of the places where extraordinary images of beauty have touched my heart and opened me up to other dimensions.

I'm no expert on the subject of art history and really know nothing about it other than I like it.

So... the Mona Lisa...

I don't know why it was such a big deal that the Mona Lisa didn't have eyebrows, I think its cool actually. What an incredible beautiful work of art.

Well, new imaging techniques involving infrared and ultraviolet light reveal more than our naked eyes can see about this mysterious painting.

French engineer Pascal Cotte reveals the discovery of her eyebrows and many other interesting characteristics:

read more from yahoo news and

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


MTV recently put out these ads (click on each to see bigger picture and read text). They put a picture up of someone you don't recognize but is really important next to someone you do recognize and isn't important (maybe they wouldn't put it that way). They then have text that says who the person you don't recognize is. Wouldn't we not recognize them because (1) we didn't grow up in that era and (2) we are in a TV/Visual age where we constantly get visuals of everything current and the same technology didn't exist 50 years ago.

Is my brain so damaged by MTV that I can't even understand why they are putting out these ads. What are they trying to say? Are they admitting we are all dumb because we watch MTV? My brain hurts.

(From Copyranter)

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Quote of the Day

"Some folks are wise and some are otherwise."

- Tobias Smollett


Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A film by Daniel Colvin
Music by Robert Rich


A lyrical journey through time and space into the mystery of our cosmos.
In this feature length film, musician Robert Rich and filmmaker Daniel Colvin
weave the strands of science, myth, and poetic vision into a powerful and compelling
tapestry of the human enigma.

High resolution motion graphics, in panoramic 3:1 aspect ratio, with letterbox.
Featuring 90 minutes of 5 channel surround mixes of these Robert Rich compositions

Trailer #1:


...And what is the story? Essentially, the film attempts to communicate the wonder and mystery of the Earth, its inhabitants, and the cosmos. Through images and music, the film explores art, biology, chaos vs. order, cosmology, human accomplishments, macrocosms and microcosms, myth, natural vs. human-made objects, science fiction, technology, and lots more. It’s all presented in a very cool, surreal, nonlinear, organic, dream-logic sort of way...

Trailer #2:

Trailer #3

Monday, October 15, 2007

Hi There!

Hey all!

Please don't hate but right now I cannot be blogging like normal. I am just swamped and really this blogging thing is just for fun when I have spare time. And right now spare time is not easy to come by. So please forgive my absence lately and once things chill out a bit over here I will be back to normal.

For now, check out the Heroes recap I did over the weekend

- Shawn



"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
- Carl Bard


Sunday, October 14, 2007


WOW this week is REALLY good. I don't know why but I found a lot of cards that are interesting. Go check out Postsecret for more.


Heroes - Season 2, Episode 3 - Kindred

Sorry for the late posting - been a busy week over here. But, better late than never, right?

Well, I don't know about you, but I feel like Heroes has been a bit repetitive lately. Did anything really new happen this week? OK there was a bit of newness between Claire and West. Oh and that whole Sylar thing, too. OK I guess there is something to talk let's get to it!

We open with Peter meeting with the Ireland thieves and they are talking about the newest plan to steal money from a bank. Peter's powers kick in (which come in and out without his control) and he reads the mind of Will, Ricky's brother, who says he is going to steal all the money. Peter calls Will out on it but nobody else heard Will's thoughts so they do not believe Peter. They have a trust of brotherhood and Peter isn't a brother.

Guess who is still on the run? That's right, Maya and Alejandro. Now they are somewhere in Mexico and they decide to steal a car to get to the border. A police officer sees them and the chase begins. Alejandro is caught and he tells Maya to keep on running.

Niki and Micah are back and Niki is breaking the bad news that they have to move again. Micah doesn't want to leave his father and Niki promises she will bring Micah to visit his father whenever he wants. We then see they are in front of a graveyard and DL is the only hero who was actually defeatable.
We are suddenly on the beach with a bikini clad gal chatting away on her cell phone. She says her name is Michelle but we soon find out it is Candice, the woman who is able to change what people see into anything she wants. Sylar is lying in a chair besides her in a Hawaiian shirt. Made me a little jealous because the scene looked so nice! Anyway, Candice explains that she created the illusion of the tropics for Sylar so he doesn't have to feel the pain that he is actually going through. Stubborn ol' Sylar raises his voice and insists to know the truth. Candice is no fool, she reveals that they are in a shack and Sylar is recovering from some major wounds from having a sword go through his chest.
Back in California suburbia, Claire and her dad have another heart to heart about her being special. Nothing new there. She heads off to school and her stalker, West, is on her tail. He saw her cut off a toe and he wants to know more. Claire insists that he has no idea what he saw and asks to be left alone.

Mohinder returns to NY and reunites with Matt and Molly. His work will now continue from NY.

Ando is slacking at work and wondering where Hiro could be. Somehow he has managed to keep the special sword (the same Hiro and Takezo Kensei are using in the past) in a cabinet in his office. Kinda strange that nobody saw him bring a huge sword in, but whatever. He is looking at the sword, thinking of Hiro, and he sees that at the bottom of the sword it tells Ando to open up a secret compartment in the handle. A tiny scroll comes out and it is a note from Hiro.
Peter and Caitlin share a lovely moment about what is going to happen at the bank robbery.

Alejandro goes to jail.

West asks obnoxious questions about regeneration to his biology teacher and pisses off Claire.

Ando is reading the scrolls and Hiro talks about his great adventure with TK and the sword maker's daughter. Hiro confesses to Ando that he has strong feelings for the girl. Meanwhile TK is freaking out over the fact that he can't die (do you think he is an ancestor of Claire?). He thinks Hiro cursed him. Hiro calms him down by showing TK that he, too, has special powers. Godsend!

TK wants to use his powers to make money and other things like that. Hiro insists TK take on the Battle of the 90 Angry Ronin. He transports TK to the battle and then abandons TK.
After Claire runs out of the bio classroom, West follows her. She is really upset with him for the way he is putting her on the spot and trying to make her tell the truth. Finally she admits her powers. And then, in the most cheesy moment in Heroes' history, West reveals he can fly.

The bank robbery is underway. It is an elaborate scheme where the police officers who are coming to pick up the money at the end of the day knock on the door to get the money from the bank. They are distracted by a belligerent guy and then attacked from behind and dragged away. The police officer from the bank opens the door and he has the money. He is confronted with a gun and the robbers take the box with the money. As they leave with the money more police officers show up with guns. I guess this is where Peter was supposed to come in, but I am not exactly sure how the plan fit him in. Peter quickly moves a huge truck to block the police officers from getting close to the robbers and the robbers quickly escape.

Somehow Isaac's loft has become Mohinder's new work space. I guess they didn't want to build another set? Or is it just a convenient way to make some things happen?

The swordmaker's daughter talks to Hiro about her feelings for TK. She says there are two sides to him and she can't really figure him out. The viewers all know that the 2nd side is actually Hiro in TK's costume. TK returns victoriously from his battle and wins the sword maker's daughter's heart.
Niki drops off Micah in New Orleans at Nana Dawson's home. This woman just looks cool and I have a feeling there are some hidden powers there!

Maya shows up to the police station and insists that her brother be set free. When the police officers refuse she shows them that her and her brother are the ones in the wanted poster. Before they can lock her up she does her weird thing and kills everyone, including the other inmate. She finds Alejandro, gets him out of the cell, and he uses his powers to bring everyone back to life. The other inmate asks to come with them so he can escape. He says his car is outside and he can get them to where they want to go. (How convenient) They agree and they all run out before the police officers can get them.

In Ireland the robbers are counting their money and surprise surprise, Will pulls a gun on his brother and demands all the money. Peter intervenes and is shot. Peter's body literally spits out the bullet and heals itself (very cool!). Peter then uses his powers to push Will up against the wall and choke him. Will is barely alive and Caitlin begs for Peter to let Will go. Peter drops Will and Will lives.

After the swordmaker's daughter and TK are together, Hiro decides he is going to come back to the present time. But after he says his goodbyes he gets jealous and decides to stay and continue the adventure.

Sylar is in a really pissy mood and taking it out on Candice. He is angry because his powers won't work. Candice says he will get better with her help and his powers will work again. She shows off how great things can be with her fulfilling his fantasies with her powers. Sylar gets blood hungry and kills Candice to take her powers. Too bad that his powers don't work anymore. Now he is stranded literally in the middle of nowhere with nobody there to help him. What an idiot, he could have really had some fun with Candice and now there is nobody in the world that cares about him.

Peter is worried that he is actually evil inside because of the way he treated Will. He is given his box to reveal who he really is. Peter is actually starting to like what he has become and decides not to open the box. Peter and Caitlin make out.

Claire and West make out. Claire notices a marking on West's neck and asks what it is. He explains that one day he was riding his bike and a "guy with the horn-rimmed glasses" pulled him away. After that he lost that day of memory. And suddenly Claire has a real conflict of interest.

We find out that Niki is siding with the guys that Mohinder works for so she can get better. They have some work for her in exchange for her getting better.

Mohinder and Noah are on the phone talking about some paintings that Mohinder found left over in Isaac's studio. He has found the 8th painting out of the set of 8 that will tell of future events. It is a picture of Noah dead on the ground with Claire kissing someone in the background. The picture is emailed to Noah and Claire is home and they both look at each other with a bit of suspicion.

So where are we going with all of this? What is Niki's new job? What is up with Nana Dawson? Will Sylar be stuck in the middle of nowhere? Will Peter ever really know who he is? What is going to happen to Noah? Why did Hiro stay in the past? Will Alejandro and Maya ever stop running?

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Friday, October 12, 2007


"The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity."
- AL GORE, after being awarded a share of the Nobel Peace Prize for raising awareness of climate change


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mew, I like it

They have a cool sound, what do you think?

Outside of the Classroom

It feels like a very long time ago when I was in a high school classroom. There were no real computer classes (except learning how to type on a keyboard), no blogs, no myspace, no text messaging. We had beepers! And only the rich kids had cell phones.

But the world has changed and so has the classroom. I got an email from a friend today pointing me in the direction of a blog that is written by a class of sophomore high school students in Connecticut. They have been given the assignment to write a blog post about a current event. It seems like both a writing assignment and an experiment at the same time. Will random people find their site? Will they get comments? Will they spark interest? Will they be linked to? (Yes!)

So far they have touched on Darfur, the war in Iraq, global warming, the death penalty, obesity, college drinking, Jena 6, abortion and religion. It really represents all the issues that this country (and world) discusses and thinks about every single day.

Check out Olmstead/Wasserman 212 and leave a comment showing them some love!

I wish them the best of luck and welcome them to the blogosphere!



"I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time."
- Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in "Peanuts"


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Sessions Revisited

Wow, very special! The Cowboys and Natalie sound great together. A beautiful recording in High Definition!

For the best viewing and listening experience watch the video here or the YouTube version:


Radiohead Chase Rainbows

So unless you've been sleeping for the last two weeks, you might have heard Radiohead were releasing their new album, In Rainbows, on October 10th in a completely new fashion. They are offering the album as a digital download (a leak, if you will) for the price of "whatever." Basically, they bundled their announcement of a new album with the promise of a early leak and the moral ambiguity of allowing users to pay whatever they feel is appropriate for a download.

But there's a catch. As many found out this morning, the quality of the leak (like the old days) was going to be lesser than a real release, 160 kbps as opposed to the more traditional 192 or the way better 256 or 320. Sacrilege to the audiophile set, myself included, and a little underhanded since this wasn't announced up front, but to most, (*cough, myself included) it doesn't matter. We'll still download it.

I'm listening to it right now and it is, of course, impressive. It's Radiohead. It's electro-funky and kinda weird and a little scattered, but haven't they always been a little over the place?

It's been out less than a couple hours, but some people are not impressed. Dude, give it a day.

Further reading (and staring amazingly at crazy Radiohead fans) here: Pitchfork's Guide to In Rainbows.


Quote of the Day

In Honor of In Rainbows,

"I follow to the edge of the earth
And fall off"

- Radiohead - "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi"

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Slow Down

Hey Readers!

Time is not on my side right now so expect limited posting over the next few days. Hopefully some of the other contributors will step in and fill the void.

- Shawn



"The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it."
- Doug Larson


Monday, October 08, 2007

The Office - Season 4, Episode 2 - Dunder-Mifflin Infinity

Last week the camera crew "outed" Jim and Pam to the audience and this week Toby outed them to the Office. He caught them sneaking some "PDA's" and issued a memorandum reminding the office that this type of behavior isn't allowed.

Michael gets on the defensive thinking it was about him and Jan. Toby is put on the spot and admits he saw Jim and Pam. And the office reacts:

Michael: My heart soars with the eagle’s nest.

Dwight: I don’t see it. I think they both could do better.

Angela: It’s not a surprise to me. Pam is the office mattress.

Andy: Guess who just became the best-looking single guy in the office?

The office is getting ready for the return of Ryan, the new "boss". Michael still sees himself as Ryan's mentor and the power struggle begins.

Meanwhile, Dwight is trying to make up to Angela what he did to Sprinkles. He offers her another cat that isn't up to Angela's standards.

Angela: I don’t want Garbage! I want Sprinkles!

Jim and Pam talk to Toby about the need to fill out any paperwork to disclose their relationship to the company. Toby is obviously a bit jealous and doesn't take their relationship seriously.

There is serious tension between Ryan and Michael. Ryan is trying really hard to assert his status as corporate.

Michael: Yeah, Ryan snapped at me. But there was this twinkle in his eye that I picked up on which said, “Dude, we’re friends. I’m doing this for appearances. I am the big boss now. And I have to seem like an ogre. But you know me and you trust me. And we like each other. And we’ll always be friends. And I would never take you for granted in a million years. And I miss you, man. And I love you.” His words.

Ryan calls a meeting to present to the office Dunder Mifflin Infinity which are new changes coming to the work place to bring in a younger technology vibe.

Creed is getting the feeling that the older people in the office are getting pushed out.

Creed: I’m telling you, this kid is the Grim Reaper.

Pam and Jim finally admit that they should have gotten together a long time ago. Oh, and that they both know about Dwight and Angela's relationship. And it seems now that the news is out about Pam and Jim, the entire office is worried they are about to walk in on some naughty moment between the two of them.

Phyllis: I couldn’t see your hands.

Also, it seems like the co-workers are worried Pam will play favorites with her man.

Phyllis: It’s great that you’re dating. But when a new client calls, you just have to randomly assign them to a salesperson. You can’t base who gets new clients on who you’re sleeping with that week. Okay?

And it seems like Kelly has a plan to get back Ryan.

Kelly: I hope you’re still committed, because I’m pregnant. And guess what, buddy. I am keeping it.

Is it true?
No! But at least she got a date out if it.

Angela and Dwight make a date for that evening. But Angela insists it is "in public." What could this be about?

Jan shows up to the office to have lunch with Michael. She runs into Ryan....awkward!

Ryan: Scranton suits you.
Jan: Best decision I ever made.
Ryan: You were let go.
Jan: You know what? Love the beard. Keep it forever.

Ryan pisses off Jan just enough for her to get annoyed and run her mouth off to Michael. She tunes him into the idea that Ryan might be pulling some age discrimination with his new "Infinity" plans.

Michael takes this to a whole other level so he can put Ryan in his place (and keep his job). Michael calls a meeting to talk about elderly people.

Michael: New ideas are fine. But they are also illegal. Because they are a form of ageism. What? Yes, I am right.

Michael brings in Robert Dunder to talk to the office. After quickly getting tired of Dunder's ramblings, Michael pushes him out and ends the meeting.

Michael: We have learned that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Because it’s illegal. And you will go to jail.

Angela and Dwight have their "date" and Angela breaks the bad news.

Angela: Every time I look in your eyes, I see Sprinkles’ stiff, lifeless body.
Dwight: Then don’t look in my eyes. Look right here. It’s an old sales trick.

Angela breaks up with Dwight. Is it really over?!?!?! But I feel like it was just beginning!

The next day at work Michael feels like Ryan's new way of running business won't match up with the old ways of doing this. Michael takes on a project to win back ex-clients with gift baskets.

Michael: I think he is forgetting about the original instant message. Letters attached to baskets of food.

Michael: Gift baskets are the essence of class and fanciness. They are the ultimate present that a person can receive.

Michael thinks he has a lot to prove but nobody is on board, except Dwight.

Michael: Ever since I was a kid, people have been telling me I can’t do things. You can’t be on the team. You can’t move on to second grade. Well, now they’re telling me I can’t win back clients using old-fashioned business methods. We’ll see about that. And FYI, I eventually aced second grade. And I was the biggest kid in class.

And Creed is totally worried he is out because he is getting too old. He changes his look and attitude to blend in with the younger crowd.

Creed: Sometimes a guy’s gotta ride the bull. Am I right? Later, skater.

Dwight and Michael head off to give away some baskets and aren't doing too well trying to get back those customers. The rest of the office stays behind. Andy and Kevin gossip about how cool Ryan is. Jim doesn't get it.

Andy: He has a killer job. He’s rich. He smells like what I think Pierce Brosnan probably smells like. He wears really cool rich guy clothes.
Kevin: And he can get any girl that he wants.
Andy: So sorry, Tuna, but if you don’t know why that’s awesome, then you need awesome lessons.

Ryan talks Pam into drawing some new logos for Dunder Mifflin Infinity. He uses all these corporate type words and Pam doesn't know what he is saying but she is excited to do something artsy.

Pam: Yeah, I’m going to do some mock-ups, and then turn those into thumbnails, maybe do some splash frames? I don’t know what I’m talking about. But I’m excited.

Michael is driving around all day in a rental car with a GPS system. He first loves it and relies on every move it tells him to make. But the GPS tells him to make a right turn into a lake and he listens...

Michael: A machine told me to drive into a lake.

Michael gets very angry and heads back to one of the offices of an ex-client and insists to get the gift basket returned. This isn't Michael's day.

Back at the office, Ryan is checking out Pam and the logo she made for Infinity. Ryan asks Pam out on a date and she is shocked. She declines and tells him about Jim. Turns out this is the 3rd girl Ryan has wanted to date that Jim got first. You know I used to think Jim wasn't much of a ladies man but his dating record looks much differently on paper.

Jim: I guess he can’t get any girl he wants.

In the end, Michael's gift basket idea wasn't a success. Creed wasn't fired for being old. Ryan's plans still look to be going forward. Angela and Dwight are over. Jim and Pam are just getting started. And poor Kelly had to reveal the truth about being pregnant.

Michael: Everyone always wants new things. Everybody likes new inventions, new technology. People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me, the choice is easy.

Pictures from Office-Caps. Quotes from Office Tally.

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"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."
- Charles Bukowski


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