Archive for October, 2013

Songs in Real Life 3

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

It is becoming a great series; Steve Kardynal’s Songs in Real Life; I posted Part 1 and Part 2 earlier and while Part 4 is out, it will have to wait, Part 3 is first. This one is a tad longer, watches like a short film, and…is hilarious once again!! I *love* this concept…

‘Today you need to smile. You need to smile so big it hurts your cheeks’ 😉

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QOTD October 31 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright: “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”

Making life easier

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Forget IKEA or other companies that are trying to sell you items to ‘solve’ (small) everyday challenges, just DIY! Check out the ‘99 Life Hacks That Could Make Your Life Easier‘…some are true hidden gems!

 

 

 

 

QOTD October 30 2013

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

George Eliot: “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”

QOTD October 29 2013

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Denise Levertov: “Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn, in every guise.”

QOTD October 28 2013

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Franz Kafka: “Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within.”

QOTD October 27 2013

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Eric Hoffer: “It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.”

QOTD October 26 2013

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Oprah Winfrey: “Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.”

QOTD October 25 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Edna Buchanan: “True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.”

QOTD October 24 2013

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

W. Somerset Maugham: “The important thing was to love rather than to be loved.”

Global Oneness Day

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Following World Peace Day (September 21), World Toilet Day (November 19) and of course Global Orgasm Day (December 21), today is declared Global Oneness Day!

We often see ourselves as separate, being different from others, experiencing and focusing on the differences instead of that what connects us all: love!

Global Oneness Day: “From the Since the late 1960′s, when pioneering astronauts captured the first photographs of Earth from space, there has been a growing realization that everything and everyone on our beautiful blue planet are deeply connected. A realization that we are One. And yet, the popular perspectives and dominant institutions in our society are still primarily based on a mentality of separation. The focus on “us” separate from “them”, or “me” separate from “other”, while appropriate in context, is the root cause of so many of the escalating challenges we now face. Thus, if we want to bring about a sustainable global society, nothing is more important than changing this outdated way of thinking. Global Oneness Day was created to recognize and celebrate the fundamental interconnection of all people and all of life. It is an opportunity to join thousands of participants in the exploration not only of the idea of Oneness, but ways in which this thinking can and is being applied “on the ground” so that our global society and culture increasingly reflect it.”

I am all for it; let us be and act as ONE, each with our own uniqueness and talents, making this world a better place!!

QOTD October 23 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Madeleine L’Engle: “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”

An iPad in the Air ;)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

When Apple organizes a special event, it seems that the whole world is watching, or at least the media is flooded with everything Apple. Today is no exception and Apple has once again a bunch of goodies ready for ‘us’ (to spend our money on 😉 ), it took Tim Cook 2 hours to present everything (I don’t know it for a fact, but it feels that Steve Jobs took less time to create even more media buzz 😉 ).

The highlights:

– The new iPad, named iPad Air (instead of the anticipated iPad 5)…I have been waiting for this one so iWant! 😉

– The Retina Display iPad mini, a ‘Small Wonder’ according to the ad

OS X 10.9 Mavericks, available today and an unprecedented FREE download for a major software release…Apple always has been all about hardware, having the software mainly to enable a better and more controlled user-experience of the devices

– Next Generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS

– Update of the Retina Display MacBook Pros (Haswell, Processors, Faster Graphics, More

Mac Pro showcase, a monster machine 😉 to be released in December

QOTD October 22 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt: “One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”

QOTD October 21 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Charlotte Bronte: “I try to avoid looking backward and keep looking upward.”

QOTD October 20 2013

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Lawana Blackwell: “Age is no guarantee of maturity.”

The truth about women

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The truth about women according to Bert Klunder is explained in YouTube video below, it is in dutch and unfortunately without translation, yet too good not to post it! 😉

For my dutch speaking friends; watch, learn and ROTFLYAO (oh, hatemail from woman can be sent to desperate@housewifes.com 😉 )…for the non-dutchies; you are missing out, check out this link!

 

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QOTD October 19 2013

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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

Song of the Day: Intense

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Wow!! It has been over 4 months since I last posted a Song of the Day, amaaaaazing!!!

About time to change that…so, since it is Friday today (TGIF 😉 ), the Amsterdam Dance Event is ongoing, and although I am not going to the ADE 🙁 I still feel like partying, I chose today’s Song of the Day to be ‘Intense‘ by Armin van Buuren! (the #1 DJ of the 2012 DJ Magazine’s Top 100, results for 2013 will be announced at the ADE tomorrow and Hardwell (also dutch!) is the main candidate…)

Armin van Buuren on the album ‘Intense’: “It’s about finding your own light. And living life intensely, you’re only here once.”…I love that!!

*I* can’t sit still when I hear this track (and neither can Misha btw. 😉 )…can you??

 

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QOTD October 18 2013

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Milan Kundera: “When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”