Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Travel links

( nomad is yet to join)
Accommodation?
Partners in crime?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Sensation of the day


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They opened a chocolate café a street away.

* heaven *
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At 11.8.05, Anonymous Pussy Dolby Digital said...

Yeah, but that thing doesn't look anything like angels drink. I don't even think you going to get NEAR heaven for the amount of chocolate you consume.

We been dIpped.

 
At 11.8.05, Blogger nomad said...

Who needs heaven when we've got chocolate? *sins*
Besides, what DO angels drink? ;)

 

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Monday, July 25, 2005

Frog

Brown, no taller than 5 cm, I almost missed him.
Sitting still with his eyes closed made me wonder if he was alive,
or someones plastic practicle joke,
slowly his chin vibrated.
Beautiful that one.
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Beauty is on loan.
People are on loan.
Beautiful, beautiful people.
What a pleasure!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Satellite

¨ Quintessence ¨
"In Aristotle, the fifth element, distinct from earth, fire, air and water, exempt from change and decay, and found only in celestial bodies." - Oxford dictionary of philosophy

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

leap of faith

What for one man is transgression may not be so by his brethren,
and vice versa.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Frida

It's a movie...

Tina Modotti:
I don't believe in marriage.
[crowd laughs]

No, I really don't. Let me be clear about that. I think at worst it's a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it's a happy delusion - these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional. I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic. To Diego and Frida.

At 19.7.05, Blogger Angela said...

marriage is a scam. a joke. an outdated phenomena that no longer serves it's original purpose. it's something that any sane person should avoid (foreign nationalities is attainable in other ways!). don't even try to convince me that it's something good. it's not!

 
At 20.7.05, Anonymous Marianna said...

Ha, I love the idea of GETTING married can't get enough of that.

 
At 20.7.05, Blogger nomad said...

Why certainly, to quote the same movie:
"I had two big accidents in my life Diego, the trolley and You... You are by far the worst "

 
At 21.7.05, Blogger Angela said...

Marianna I hope you're being cynical - I too enjoy masquerades, parties, good food, having a lot of friends around but the paperwork and expectations that come with marriage not to mention the sensitive subject of leaving it.... na thanks!

 
At 25.7.05, Anonymous johnny said...

no no,, marianna really does love getting married

 
At 25.7.05, Blogger nomad said...

can't WAIT to hear the stories...

Johnny, do you keep a blog?

 

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Future PhD?

At 20.7.05, Anonymous Marianna Is REACHING said...

I think this is much more serious. LIVEJOURNAL is a parodi. Spending your life on livejournal is a parodi of life.
People do anything for that tiny bit of attention. But that doesn't make them less human. At least not until we killed the rest of the animals.

Oh, and by the way? You gave me one star. Do you mean to say I SUCK!
can't wait to see you.

 

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

? : !

In attempts to turn two monologues on "opposing" sides of a feminst debate into a dialogue I was accused of the "feminist trick" of trying to gain power by asking questions.

Made me realise that one difference between male and female language might be just that blatant:

Women tend to ask more questions.

Ending statements with a rising tone, overloading the use of hypothetical questions...Sometimes due to insecurity, but mostly to ensure the collaborative aspect of communication. E.g. "Are we talking about the same thing?", "Does this make sense to you?"

Henceforth - keep all ears open (testimonies welcome!), and be neither afraid of the great question mark or exclamation point.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Heard on the street....

"I don't understand. Why do people build huge windows to let the light in, and then buy huge curtains just to cover them up again?" - Blinds may not be sexy, but they let in light without appeasing peeping-toms or marias.

"What a strange concept to keep and impregnate an animal so you can milk it." - referring to cows of course.. Think about it, an image of a woman made me realize the absurdity of the situation. Kidnapp a woman, get her a hot mate, make sure she's under decent conditions, she can even go for walks (shopping) when she likes, but the milk is yours. Absurd, but I remain a devote milk drinker and cheese eater.

At 17.7.05, Anonymous marianna said...

AH human cheese cake, you are starting to make me drool!

I WAS A HOLE of an ASS yesterday. I bet you noticed how I always bite heads off when I am sad. I do that so to illuminate all reasons for getting out of bed the next day... or something equally dramatic.
If you would rather come on friday I will make you best. m-cocktail. ever.

Love

M

 
At 17.7.05, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so THAT I COULD illuminate all reasons for getting out of bed the next day*
Literaty

 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Thought of the week (in progress?)

In conversation in relation to dogmas a fellow traveller told me:
An idea is not strong enough if you cannot define a way to falsify it.
(null hypothesis anyone?)

Or perhaps, somewhat simplified... if you cannot find an exception, or moreso a hypothetical set of circumstances in which an exception can occur.

Therefore, perhaps there is a reason behind occaisonal (supposed) breaks against the unity claimed in a naturalistic and/or pantheistic view. Generically: we are one, because we can imagine/sense that/when we are not (and then disprove the sense of displacement?). Then again, it's back to square one with subjective perception and life choices, aye? Still, each one to their own "flow".

Still applicable

She sees shooting stars and comet tails
She's got heaven in her eyes
She says I don't need to be an angel
But I'm nothing if Im not this high

-recovering the satellites, counting crows

At 15.7.05, Anonymous Marianna said...

she is devious

 

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Monday, July 11, 2005

Two souls playing peek-a-boo

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Illumination brings us closer to the object of observation showing it in greater detail and clarity than before.

Respect

Realizing the muck goes in the river makes one ever so much concious of the manner and extent we dispose of waste/water/excrement. Proximity to nature would inevitably generate the respect required for sustainable living. (It seems the earth is at least as forgiving and nuturing as the ideal big sister.)

Mother nature calling

Some first pictures can be found here.

Scene: Cabin right on the water. A small lake, lots of pine trees. No electricity, no running water. A well, an outhouse and some gas for the stove and fridge(!) ... and oil lamps. Built by a friends grandparents, back in the day when it was legal to build so close to water. The beds are made in the style of centuries past, also size-wise, but compensated by the roaring fire beside.

^^ Highlights ^^

* Railbus - a slow train, that needed stopping. Text explicitly describing the procedure of turning the stop sign in the direction of the approaching vehicle. Surprisingly train stations in the Swedish countryside look scarily similar to the ones in Czech. Europe is all the same?

* House mouse - a totally nervous mouse living under our cabin, only time we really saw him was through the kitchen window when he didn't think we were watching.

* Stringing apple rings on fishing lines ... they still weren't dry (apple chips!) in the car on the way back.

* A dishwashing "room" with a hand pump in front of the sink for water access. High tech!

* A half-tame bird eating crumbs ON my hand. How can those things be so light and still be alive?! Beautiful creatures they are.

* Rowing and paddling (I've been waiting for this one all year)

* (more ) Animals - 2 elk, a bunch of redish foxies, and Candian geese

* Magic sunsets and mid-night mists on the lake, despite the fact that it hardly ever got properly dark. Pictures taken with disposable camera, may be scanned some time in the future.

* Reading the most part of a C# and .Net reference, totalling no less than 1100 pages, and getting a tan in the process.

At 6.7.05, Anonymous ken said...

How I would have loved to join you. It sounds like the perfect place to vacation. Maybe next time?

 
At 7.7.05, Anonymous M said...

ah, I see what I am up against in three weeks.

 

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