The Jotbook


  Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018. Reston School graduation ceremonies will be held on Monday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reston Rec Plex. Grand March is to follow.

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Don’t Settle

 Steve Jobs: From his 2005 commencement speech to Stanford: “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. “During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the world’s first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together. “I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

5 things you will never recover in life:

  1. A stone after it’s thrown.
  2. A word after it’s said.
  3. An occasion after it’s missed.
  4. Time after it’s gone.
  5. Trust after it’s lost.

Just for Laughs

Daughter’s text to Dad:

Daddy, I’m coming home to get married soon, so get your checkbook ready. LOL! As you know, I’m in Australia and he’s in the US. We met on a dating site, became friends on Facebook, and had long chats on Whatsapp. He proposed to me on Skype and now we’ve a 2 month relationship through Viber. Dad I need your blessing, good wishes and a really big wedding. Lots of love, Lilly

Dad’s reply:

My dear Lilly, like Wow! Really? Cool! Whatever…I suggest you two get married on Twitter, have fun on Tango, register for your stuff on Amazon, and pay for it all through Paypal. And when you get fed up with this new husband, sell him on Ebay. Lots of love, Dad

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