David Shore: “You’re supposed to trust friends. You have no reason to be his friend? That is part of the pleasure of friendship: trusting without absolute evidence and then being rewarded for that trust.”
The last night of my 5 days carnival experience is about to start which ‘naturally’ means that we are running in survival mode.
A last check revealed that most of the gladiators and gold-digger/pirate/mail(wo)man sidekicks can use a boost of energy and music is always a great source for energy. Our motto for tonight is SURVIVE so it should be no surprise that todays Song of the Day is ‘I will Survive‘ by Cake!
Personally I like this version much better than the original by Gloria Gaynor; way too much disco/dancing/swinging/upbeat/high pitched voices for me at this very moment! :) (click this link though if you dare and/or prefer Gloria)
Henry George: “Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.”
Sharon Salzberg: “Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.”
The yearly tradition of carnival kicked off yesterday when a not so random bunch of gold diggers and gladiators united! Also today we are o-so ready to reign and dominate the bar, with only four days left…!!
Wish us luck!
Jennifer Hudson: “We can’t let our insecurities own or destroy us. We have to face them head-on. That was part of the challenge that motivated me to take this journey. I wanted to see what I could do and, more important, I wanted to understand everything that was holding me back.”
Ann Richards: “The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.”
After being home in Norway for two consecutive months (!), it was about time to get my ass in an airplane again…helloooo NL! Bringing Misha to his mommy and five days of carnaval festivities from this weekend where the main reason, though I will stay for two full weeks to catch up with friends.
Similar to Norway, NL experiences an extremely mild winter; no snow and spring-like weather…being back in cycling-land brings me to the following YouTube video; amazing what this guy can do on a bicycle! His name: Danny MacAskill, a cycling artist…amaaaaazingggg!!
Socrates: “Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.”
Aristotle: “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
Jeffrey Rowland: “We’ve always been here and we’ll always be here. We are a specific arrangement of particles and this instant is infinite. Did we luck out, or didn’t we? The odds against this sentence having ever being typed, much less the odds against you reading it were inconceivable. Smile, because the fact that you’re able to is almost impossible to comprehend.”
Jane Austen: “One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.”
Lawana Blackwell: “He had learned over the years that poor people did not feel so poor when allowed to give occasionally.”
Real Live Preacher: “Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world.”
Brittany Murphy: “Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld: “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
I don’t know where my head is these days; some days ago I saw this very cool video called ‘MOVE’ by Rick Mereki and was halfway blogging about it just now, and then something started to itch…..yeah, I had seen the video before, AND blogged it…uhhh over 3.5 years ago!! Anyway, it is cool enough to put it up once more…check this link to my original blogpost to see the other two related videos called EAT, LEARN, trust me; worth it!
Larry Page: “The moments that we have with friends and family, the chances that we have to make a big difference in the world or even to make a small difference to the ones we love, all those wonderful chances that life gives us, life also takes away. It can happen fast and a whole lot sooner than you think.”