Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Today's headlines

Sunday, August 27, 2006

At 29.8.06, Blogger onespring said...

By the way, did I tell you that this is awesome? It is!

At 30.8.06, Blogger zenBen said...

I like mmm
flancakes, dancakes
they do takes me, um yum
can makes milkshakes
no fast branflakes, eh
breaks on wakes?
but pancakes, pancakes
pancakes breaks.


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- a work in progress, but a nice idea for book recommendations.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

What I'm learning...

  • Every moment is precious. Every single one. Regardless. If you're alive, gratitude is in place.

  • Every moment is irreplaceable. If nothing else, consider the rotation of our planet, our galaxy, and the fact that you never even return to the same "spot".

  • And this one is at once more personal and practical (albeit warranted) : Never, let a doctor convince you that you should get off antibiotics if you're still not 100%. Insist to get another perscription, and another...till the damnable illness is battled into oblivion.

  • It's important to have time alone.
  • Loved ones are precious beyond expression

Monday, August 21, 2006


Dearest spiritual friends,

I intend to manifest my full health back into being.
If and only if any of you can spare it, I ask for your assistance in whatever form (be it thought, prayer or reiki) you can render.


Understanding Engineers (Excerpt)

To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

An engineer was crossing a road one-day when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said,
"If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week." The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want." Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.

Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"

The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's cool."

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More the rule than the exception?

body lotion and lipchap make lips drier
hair products make hair greasy or incredibly brittle
face tonic - creates new spots and pimples
face creams - make you temporarily swell, then increase wrinkels

Studyhood, spam of the day

Another way to buy your degree?

The art of possibility, the gift of compassion, and the luxury of love

What assumptions am I making,
that I'm not aware I'm making,
that give me what I see?

What might I now invent,
that I have not yet invented,
that would give me other choices?
-- The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life:
Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander

Thank's kel!

Moreover, general gratitude for the beauty of life,
kindred spirits,
and for a universe that always, ALWAYS keeps it interesting.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Eeeeek, ziplocks on a plane!

Passengers are not allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK, the department said.

Only the barest essentials -

including passports and wallets -

will be allowed to be carried on board in transparent plastic bags. BBC

At 10.8.06, Blogger Jimmyroq said...

No snakes?

At 11.8.06, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...only if they're in plastic bags ;)


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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Want to become a travel writer?

Where the ear meets the head

"A catalyst was DarAles for his time, a changer of hearts and lives. He came not to be hero, but to enable the hero in others. He came, not to fulfill prophecies, but to open the doors to new futures. Such is ever the task of the catalyst."
~ Assasin's Quest Robin Hobb

At 10.8.06, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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Monday, August 07, 2006

ostensively serendipitous?

At 7.8.06, Blogger onespring said...

I had to use the dictionary... "seeming to make a discovery" is what I dervied from this... care to explain?

At 8.8.06, Blogger nomad said...

yes it seems that I stumbled into good fortune with the last turn of events, but more than not, this is just me teaching myself a new word....


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Dancing with a dream in Budapest

What makes left so different from right, REALLY?

Man meets animal in Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy:
Animal: Now, focused, and alert.
Man: Sense of time, strategy.

Are we destined always to go from one form to the other?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

I think a flavor of this might will be the future of the movie industry.

At 6.8.06, Blogger onespring said...

Ever heard of Netflix? I used them for a year or more when I was with P. If you have the time to watch 3+ movies a month, it is really great... but these days, I hardly turn the TV on at all.

At 7.8.06, Blogger nomad said...

Looks like the US version of the same type of service? Doubt we'll watch more than 3 movies a month either, but the selection and ease of rental is tempting. Starts to compete with independant cinema and tv alike...


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Thursday, August 03, 2006

nothing bad that doesn't bring some good with it

(i didn't take the flight, for somewhat unexpected reasons)