Robert J. Sawyer: “General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.”
Seneca: “Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.”
Solving Rubik’s Cube is one thing (and not everyone will succeed), but doing it blind-folded…in just over 21 seconds??? WTF!! Crrraaaaazzyyyy!
It has been quite a hectic week and only now did I find the time to go through the zillion of pictures I took last weekend in Hafjell, where Misha and I enjoyed a ski-weekend with friends in the Norwegian mountains!
It was his first time on real cross-country skis though one wouldn’t tell; he did an impressive 2.5km (all by himself) on his first day and a whopping 4km on the second day, mannnn did he like to ski, he could not get enough of it!!
Weather has been way better than forecasted which made the weekend even better than it already was, being with friends is a bliss and when I see Misha enjoying himself sooo much, well…that makes me a more than happy daddy!
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Sir Colin Marshall: “The customer doesn’t expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.”
*This* post is my 4000th blogpost, wow!
It took me just over 10 year (3667 days) as I posted my first blogpost on February 10 2005 (a simple check if my blogging tool at that time, Pivot, was working) and the pace has been increasing year over year. For the statisticians; blogpost #1000 took me 1219 days (post #1000 on June 13 2008), the next 1000 posts took 989 days (post #2000 on February 27th 2011), from #2000 to #3000 took only 771 days (post #3000 on April 8 2013) and the last 1000 took just 688 days, nifty!
It has become quite a valuable asset to me; going back through the archives brings back many many great moments of my life, so I don’t intend to stop anytime soon! Expect blogpost #5000 somewhere around New Year 2016/2017! Ha, I uhhh keep you posted!
J. H. Holmes: “The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent.”
Elbert Hubbard: “Never explain–your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.”
Frank Duff: “It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.”
Andre Gide: “So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.”
Irving Wallace: “To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”
Salma Hayek: “People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.”