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One of My Favorite Quotes...

“The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.”

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Crazy Yo-Yo Skills!

Check this kid out! He's got some crazy yo-yo skills! Makes you think, how many times he's hit his head to get that good! Check the background as well. It looks like a pretty good collection too. It brings back some child hood memories, but just not being that good.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Toronto Raptors Unveil Third Jersey

On Thursday, September 25th of 2008, the Toronto Raptors released the team’s new alternate road uniform for the upcoming 2008-09 season. They even came up with a new slogan, “Black is the New Red”. With that in mind, you can never go wrong with black. According to the team, the new uniform will be worn a minimum of six times on the road. I have got to say that it looks pretty damn cool and look forward to seeing them play in them. RaptorsHQ has more info on this.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Four Translucent Business Cards

Found some business cards on Flickr...

There’s something about translucent business cards that intrigues me. Maybe it’s the design limitations that one has to look into when designing one. Maybe it’s the challenge of creating a simple design that works not only from the front, but needs to also work from the back. Whatever it is, it grabs my attention and I’m sure it’ll grab whoever receives them for the first time as well.

It’s not everyday you see business cards like these. I think it has a lot to do with business cards being printed for cheap these days. For the amount you would pay for a full tank of gas would get you well over a thousand cards. So, it’s kind of refreshing to see these cards, even though it isn’t new.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bruce Lee’s Top 7 Fundamentals for Getting Your Life in Shape

Here are Bruce Lee’s top 7 fundamentals for getting your life in shape. I came across this list a few times in a course of a few months. I feel that this is something that needs to be shared with others. The list is both immensely inquisitive and engagingly positive. It’s truly an inspiration to say the least.

I have listed only the quotes, since it’s a great way to open the mind. I didn’t want to add the commentary that came along with it after each quote. I feel it’s more impacting to discover the quotes true meaning yourself, instead of someone spoon feeding their thoughts on it.

To view original post with all the added commentary from The Positivity Blog...

Bruce Lee’s Top 7 Fundamentals for Getting Your Life in Shape

1. What are you really thinking about today?
“As you think, so shall you become.”

2. Simplify.
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”

3. Learn about yourself in interactions.
“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”

4. Do not divide.
“Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”

5. Avoid a dependency on validation from others.
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”

6. Be proactive.
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

7. Be you.
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another Business Card Recycling Idea

Business Card Recycling, originally uploaded by System One Gang.

Now here’s a great idea to put MORE outdated business cards to great use. I know I have ton of them and I’m sure there are others in the same boat as I. Heck, now I have to give this a shot and make my own. Keep an eye on this blog to see my version of this business card ball, star, thing...

Here’s a link to learn how to create your own business card polyhedra. Click here.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

POTD: San Diego Chargers Fans! It's not over!

The “Photo of the Day” shows the San Diego Chargers navy blue towel. I don’t know what it is about rally towels, but I like them. Only two weeks into the 2008 regular football season and I’m pulling my hair. It’s been a tough two weeks, but we got to remember. It’s not how you start, its how you finish. We were in the same position early last season, with a 1-3 record, but made it to the AFC Championship Game. Have faith, GO BOLTS!!!

San Diego Navy Blue Chargers Towel

San Diego Navy Blue Chargers Towel

Feel free to use the photos for personal use only. And yes, the photo and design is done by yours truly. Visit Lapada Gallery for other available sizes of the images for your personal use. I only ask to be given credit and that you host the photo on your side if you want to use it as a background for your sites. Thanks...

CommunicatingIdeas.com now on Squidoo

I have just created an account for the blog, CommunicatingIdeas.com, on Squidoo, another social networking site. It’s just one of those things one needs to do in order to make somewhat of an impact in the internet world. Not a large one, but it does help a bit. At least that's what I say to myself. Besides, it’s free and another way to waste my time when I have nothing else to do.

One of the best ways to gain more traffic to your site is to join sites like these. I’m no traffic master, but again, it’s just another social networking site that helps bring exposure in this vast space we call the internet. It only makes sense to do it.

Now, I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to use Squidoo. When I first created the account, I wasn’t exactly sure what it is and what it does. I knew of this site for awhile and that was when it was still in beta form. But I knew it only by name, not function... So far, so good.

Long live cross-promoting!

Check it out!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Lapada Solution's Domain Name Portfolio

Welcome to CommunicatingIdeas.com, a by-product of Lapada Solutions.

This page was created to help us manage and share our domain name portfolio to those interested. These domain names are currently not for sale. But then again, it doesn’t hurt to shoot us an email with an offer to visualnewbie (at) gmail (dot) com.

Here is a list of our domain names that we’d like to share. I won’t list other domain names that we hold. Some of those will remain private for the time being. Check back every now and then because we plan on adding more to the list. Something I’m sure you'd want to check out in the near future.

Black Friday Super Sale --- BlackFridaySuperSale.com
Driving on Twisties --- DrivingOnTwisties.com
Got Canyons --- GotCanyons.com
Islander Festival --- IslanderFestival.com
Pandesalwich --- Pandesalwich.com
The Filipino Festival --- TheFilipinoFestival.com


Here's a list of domain names currently being used or pointed to current active sites...

Chris Lapada --- ChrisLapada.com
Communicating Ideas (The Blog) --- CommunicatingIdeas.com
Lapada Industries --- LapadaIndustries.com
Lapada Network --- LapadaNetwork.com
Lapada Solution --- LapadaSolution.com
Lapada Solutions (Graphic Design) --- LapadaSolutions.com
Lapada Gallery (Photos) --- LapadaGallery.com
Spotees (Location Apparel) --- Spotees.com
Visualnewbie (Urban Apparel) --- Visualnewbie.com
Visualnewbie, The Collection --- VisualnewbieTheCollection.com
Weekend at San Diego --- WeekendAtSanDiego.com

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

POTD: Showing some San Diego Chargers love!

The regular 2008 football season just started and what better way to show it than to show some San Diego Chargers love! So, the POTD (Photo of the Day) is a worn yellow Chargers Power Towel that I’ve been bringing to the games and will continue to do so. With a tough loss this early in the season, I’m sure we’ll bounce right back up! GO BOLTS!!!

San Diego Chargers Power Towel

San Diego Chargers Power Towel

Feel free to use the photos for personal use only. And yes, the photo and design is done by yours truly. Visit Lapada Gallery for other available sizes of the images for your personal use. I only ask to be given credit and that you host the photo on your side if you want to use it as a background for your sites. Thanks...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chargers Home Opener Against Panthers!

Can't wait for the game to begin. About 45min until kickoff and the real excitement starts. GO BOLTS!!!

By the way, I LOVE my seats!

Photo and post straight from my phone.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I Heart California Counties Shirts Available

I’ve just added a bunch of I Heart/Love California Counties on Spotees.com and are available as of now. Counties such as San Diego, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Alameda are among them. All counties that reside in the state of California are being represented and what better way to show some love than wear it.

I Heart/Love California Counties

Here’s a direct link to Spotees to see what else Spotees has to offer. New locations and designs are in the works, so be on the lookout for those.

For news and updates for Spotees.com and Visualnewbie.com, continue to visit this blog, CommunicatingIdeas.com.

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