Archive for March, 2012

QOTD March 31 2012

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Peter Minard: “Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.”

Friday Funday

Friday, March 30th, 2012

I personally prefer truth over lies (though that ain’t always easy), yet I realize that not all people (are able to) prevail the Truth…well, perhaps the Lie Detector as seen below could help them…hahaha, quite funny!

 

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Misha half a year old!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

‘They’ say that time flies, and that this is especially so with babies: Misha turned half a year today, can you believe that?? Checkout his 0 – 6 months in the two photos below, he has grown so big already!

The little angel’s half year anniversary is *exactly* 26 weeks which makes it extra special…182 days (and nights 😉 ), amazing how time flies!

Speaking of flying; I will fly to NL tomorrow for the weekend…looking forward for quality cuddling time!! 😉

 


 

QOTD March 28 2012

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Michael Masser and Linda Creed: “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.”

Simon’s Cat, everyone’s cat

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Simon Tofield has created some fantastic cartoons for cat lovers, and having three cats I can confirm; the animations are spot on…Simon appeared from 2008 and shows up in a couple of new cartoons every year. Find them all on simonscat.com or Simon’s Cat YouTube channel!

The ‘Cat & Mouse‘, ‘Let Me In!‘, ‘Shelf Life‘, ‘The Box‘ and ‘TV Dinner‘ are oh-so typical, while ‘Cat Man Do‘ (below) has happened to me after falling asleep on the couch… 😉

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I *feel* that you are calling me…

Monday, March 26th, 2012

BBC.co.uk: “Vibrating magnetic tattoos may one day be used to alert mobile phone users to phone calls and text messages if Nokia follows up a patent application. The Finnish company has described the idea in a filing to the US Patent and Trademark Office. It describes tattooing, stamping or spraying “ferromagnetic” material onto a user’s skin and then pairing it with a mobile device.”

The patent application suggests that a magnetic marking could be attached to a user’s arm, abdominal area, finger or fingernail…well uhhh, or perhaps somewhere else?!? This brings the touch revolution in today’s smartphones to a whole new level… 😉

Veranda Season 2012 open & Great Tits

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

It is just a lovely thing to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon; putting the sofa, chairs and table on the veranda and be able to *really* enjoy the sun! Yessss, Veranda Season 2012 is now officially open, may it be a long and warm season! 😉

 

 

 

Another seasonal thing; I saw some birds finding their way to the bird nests / bird houses at the side of the house today, such a nice thing! And these were not just ‘some’ birds…no, no, no, these are the ‘Parus major’ (in Latin) or ‘Koolmees’ (in dutch)…in other words; the ‘Great Tit’ found its way home!

Awesome name for a bird btw.! 🙂

Song of the Day: Dub Be Good To Me

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

With blue skies and temperatures well above average for this time of year, it is summer-tunes week on my Spotify and iTunes! 😉

Beats International with ‘Dub Be Good To Me‘ in particular has been playing over and over; it brings back great memories from the early 90’s…and the song *still* gives me a great vibe!

Did you know that Beats International was formed by Norman Cook a.k.a. Fatboy Slim? I saw him some years back at Pohoda festival in Slovakia, he’s still groovin’!

Sunglasses on y’all! 😉

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Look mommy, I am drinking all by myself!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Thank you iPhone, making it possible for special moments to be captured in NL and iMessage’d to me in Norway…’far’ away yet close by!

Angel Misha drinking all by himself, wow…uhh, cuteness alert! 😉

New header graphic

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Now that spring has arrived and snow is melting like crazy, it is time to change the ‘ice crystals’ header graphic for a more appropriate picture, matching the time of year.

So, girls, you can dust off and wear your favorite skirts, everyone put on your sunglasses and enjoy the vitamin D…let’s agree that sunny days are here to stay!! 😉

QOTD March 21 2012

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Eric Schmidt: “Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It’s not to have a detailed plan of everything that you’re going to do. You can’t plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.”

Spring is in the air

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Today marked the first day of spring 2012!…despite what we have been told to believe, spring does ‘normally’ not start on March 21, that happy fact only occurs 1/3 of the years!

I have been driving from NL to Brussels for a meeting today, and as I didn’t have my sunglasses with me I now have a terrible headache, from staring in the bright sun…yes, spring really started, yayyyy!! I’ll fly back to Norway tomorrow and look forward for a sunny spring weekend!! (fingers crossed 😉 )

The Power of your Now

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The present is not the result of the past…and the future is not the result of the present…all things exist NOW and the present changes past and future…be ready for some heavy stuff! (only a 4 minute clip though! 😉 )

Come and prepare to take the 13th step, a step into the multidimensional reality and realization that we are multidimensional beings, ever shifting, ever changing: ‘Whatever past you want is what you get…whatever future you want is what you get…with *that* person you are being right now!’

your Power is in the NOW, the Power is in your NOW (and your past, and your future)!

 

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Growing and growing

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

It is each time amazing to see how Misha changes in a short time…I haven’t seen him for little over a week time, and man did he GROW! Great to be with him this weekend, and interestingly enough he apparently developed ‘typical’ male behavior; he woke me up just in time for the start of the Formula 1 race in Australia this morning, which he also liked to watch!

Quality time with my son at 7am… 😉

 

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QOTD March 17 2012

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Ellen DeGeneres: “Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.”

TGIF – Blonde Joke

Friday, March 16th, 2012

TGIF y’all!! Man, do I look forward to this weekend; I will fly to NL tomorrow and be able to hold my little angel after a week without cuddling, yayyy!

Here’s a blonde joke for you to lighten up the moment (no worries, a blonde sent it to me so all should be fine! 😉 )…as usual, click to enlarge.

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Phony KONY Rap

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Anyone who missed last Saturday’s ‘Phoney KONY 2012…a SCAM!‘ post (or if you didn’t take 20 minutes to watch the YouTube clip in the post), check out the ‘Yes We KONY! (Kony Parody)‘ clip below…the same message in only 3m37s! 😉

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Steak & Blow Job Day

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Just in case anyone ‘forgot’ about it (here you go guys, uhh sorry girls 😉 ): it is Steak & Blow Job Day today! A holiday celebrated every year on March 14, indeed one month after Valentine’s Day, for a reason.

Uncyclopedia: “The idea is simple; there are no cards, flowers, candy or other overpriced fluff. Partners need only to bestow their man with a steak and a blow job. But not necessarily in that order. And not necessarily only once that day. And it doesn’t even have to be them who does it.”

(PS. Uncyclopedia is a is a satirical website that parodies Wikipedia)

I love the Ghandi quote: “If only there were more Steaks and Blow Jobs in the world, we would have no War…” (~ Ghandhi on Steak & Blow Job day, before he turned vegetarian.) 😉

This will unfortunately not be ‘my’ day of days though: I don’t eat meat, and am ‘home alone’ this week…what a missed opportunity!! 🙁

Oh, and for all you girls out there: don’t get too upset, your turn comes soon enough: April 14 is Cake and Cunnilingus Day! 😉

QOTD March 13 2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Mary Tyler Moore: “Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges make life worth living.”

Song of the Day: I Follow Rivers

Monday, March 12th, 2012

I already loved the original version of ‘I Follow Rivers‘ as recorded by Lykke Li (YouTube clip here), but what the Belgian band Triggerfinger did with it is truly amazing: SO fragile, SO honest and SO vulnerable.

There are many ways to interpret the song (find some interesting viewpoints in the comments of the song lyrics here), I suggest you listen and decide for yourself: “what is it that this song tells and means to ME!”

A pure love song as well as a song about life…symbolic for life as you (choose to) live it: you are wading through the river of life, water flowing around you, you feel the current and you realize: it is MY choice to go with or fight against it. You might want to go somewhere else than where the river intends to take you, hold on to a branch perhaps, avoid to change your safe environment, yet you feel the water moving around you, whispering what your direction is, though there are various currents that bring you exactly were you need to be, it is your choice…the awareness that it doesn’t really matter in the end, as you will end up in the same sea anyway, and at the same time; you know that you are in the river to experience it to the fullest, the experience of *your* river-flow and choice of current defines and gives meaning to your life…and in this life, you will go through it, follow the river all the way to the sea, the sea which is filled with love.

Enjoy life…peace…LOVE!

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