Archive for March, 2013

QOTD March 31 2013

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Epictetus: “Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.”

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

This one keeps putting a smile on my face 😉 …Happy Easter everrrrrybody!!

 

10 Ways To Raise Your Consciousness

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

1. Truth – Truth raises your consciousness. Falsehood lowers it.

2. Courage – Courage raises your consciousness. Cowardice lowers it.

3. Compassion – Compassion raises your consciousness. Cruelty lowers it.

4. Desire – Desire raises your consciousness. Apathy lowers it.

5. Attention – Attention raises your consciousness. Distraction lowers it.

6. Knowledge – Knowledge raises your consciousness. Ignorance lowers it.

7. Reason – Reason raises your consciousness. Irrationality lowers it.

8. Conscious people – Conscious people raise your consciousness. Unconscious people lower it.

9. Energy – Energy raises your consciousness. Disease lowers it.

10. Intention – The intention to raise your consciousness raises it. The intention to lower your consciousness lowers it.

 

(via Social Consciousness – Information Insemination for Self Improvement

QOTD March 30 2013

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Whoopi Goldberg: “When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.”

Misha 1.5 year!!

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Misha and I are having a blast these days; sun all over, hours of playing together and…a small celebration as my angel turned 1.5 year today, that is 547 days, wow! It is still amazing how fast he develops, there is something new everyday and nothing is forgotten.

His newest thing is calling; unlocking my iPhone is no problem, luckily he doesn’t know my passcode! 😉 The telephone in the photo below might seem a bit old-skool, well it actually is…it used to be mine when I was young! (yeeeears ago 😉 )

Yeah, this is a Good Friday…so sweet!

 

QOTD March 29 2013

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Erica Eisdorfer: “Having a baby’s sweet face so close to your own, for so long a time as it takes to nurse ’em, is a great tonic for a sad soul.”

Easter ‘vacation’

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

This (Easter) week used to be a slow week at work, or even a full week off; Easter is celebrated big in Norway. 😉 Cottage owners (half of the country it seems 😉 ) are spending the week in the mountains and all stores are closed this Maundy Thursday, tomorrow’s Good Friday and coming (Easter) Monday. Though everything, work-wise, is different for me this year, Easter week is quite similar; the full week off, fantastic weather as a bonus, and Misha to cheer me up even more!

Joy! 😉

QOTD March 28 2013

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Rene Descartes: “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”

Misha’s Easter bunny drawing

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

My big little angel turns out to be a groovy post-modern artist! 😉

Just check out the drawing he made on his last day before Easter vacation yesterday; clearly you can see the blue skies, a green garden and red painted easter eggs hidden in it…eh? 😉

He calls this drawing ‘Look, the Easter Bunny…ow, now he’s gone already’. 😉

 

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QOTD March 27 2013

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Real Live Preacher: “See things as they are and write about them. Don’t waste your creative energy trying to make things up. Even if you are writing fiction, write the things you see and know.”

The joy that one coin can ‘buy’

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

It is no secret that I *love* music; listening to it, going to concerts, discovering new artists and genres, playing the piano or guitar (or various other instruments 😉 ). Great respect for those who create music magic and bring joy in the hearts of people. It is one of the reasons that I will always drop some money in a street musicians hat…the little girl in the video below does the same, watch what happens…JOY!!

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QOTD March 26 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Colette: “I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer.”

QOTD March 25 2013

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Steve Jobs: “It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much.”

The 50 most perfectly timed photos ever

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

A perfectly timed photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met:

1. Perfect Place
2. Perfect Time
3. Perfect Angle

(this by Internet standards…though I am not sure who defined these standards, I tend to agree 😉 )

When all three conditions are met, a classic is the result. twistedsifter.com selected the ‘50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever‘…be sure to check ‘m out, all 50 are pretty awesome!!

Below is nr. 50, sweet eh? I picked this one coz it was the last one and mostly as the cats look like twins to my cat Kwibus! 😉

 

QOTD March 24 2013

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Noela Evans: “Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth…Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

The iPad act part II

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Do you remember last years blogpost ‘The iPad act’? Magicians Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales performed an iPad magic show to promote Stockholm at the 2012 MIPIM trade show in Cannes. Well, they did it again this year; check out ‘Whiteboard Technology’, the second act of their iPad magic show! Cool to see what one can do with a bunch of iPads!

 

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QOTD March 23 2013

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Hugh Elliott: “If there’s one thing I know it’s God does love a good joke.”

QOTD March 22 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Norman Vincent Peale: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy”

Spring is in the air?! ;)

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Ha, this seems somewhat a-typical; the start of spring actually coincides with matching weather! 😉 Though a tad cold, the sun is out and here to stay for at least a week (‘they’ say 😉 ), I love blue skies!!

‘They’ also say that spring starts on March 21…well, ‘they’ say a lot 😉 : as explained in this blogpost some years ago, we are better of changing the start of spring to March 20 as this will be Vernal equinox day, marking the beginning of spring, for decades to come. Also, the first ‘March 21 spring start’ will be in 2102 (!), hehe, I hope you enjoyed this first day of spring!

QOTD March 21 2013

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Sylvia Robinson: “Some think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.”