Archive for January, 2014

A group is better than alone…:)

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Are you traveling alone a lot? Well, that might not be the smartest thing to do as you can see in the ad below. The Belgian Bus Company De Lijn promotes why you should take the bus…I have never been a big fan of public transport (I guess it has let me down too many times 🙂 ), still a original way to get people in the bus! (though I have never seen any sharks on the road 🙂 )

 

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QOTD January 31 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Eleanor Roosevelt: “Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

This is Norway…really??

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Hahaha, check out the Youtube video below and learn why I love this country so much…’this is Norway’ uhhh, really?!? ROTFLMAO!!

I’d say; come and visit Norway and find out for yourself… 🙂

 

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QOTD January 30 2014

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Steven Wright: “My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.”

QOTD January 29 2014

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Dorothy Sarnoff: “Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.”

A car ain’t a snow plower…

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

This years ‘winter-wonderland-snow’ came silent and slow yet vicious; ‘all of a sudden’ there is a LOT of the white magical stuff! Despite plowing some of it yesterday and not having too much in front of the garage when I left home this morning, I managed to get my car stuck in the snow when I tried to enter my garage this afternoon…huh?!? (and aarrggghhhh!!)

That meant that more snow plowing was to be done…that, AND digging out my car (grrrr!)…ha, more of this snow fun can be expected; the weather forecast shows four consistent days of snow coming down this Thursday-Sunday…oh, ohhh, I might get snowed in, mommyyyy! Haha, I *LOVE* it!! 🙂

 

 

QOTD January 28 2014

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Peter McWilliams: “If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.”

QOTD January 27 2014

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ella Wheeler Wilcox: “Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.”

Sunday ping-pong day?!

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Sunday, a day to relax and play ping-pong?! That is, *if* you have a table tennis table…I don’t have one, nor is there anyone to play with, so I am stuck watching ping-pong YouTube clips. Haha, no worries, I did *not* spend my day doing that; I actually just watched one, and it is the only one I would ever recommend someone to watch! 🙂 The video is quite long (> 16 minutes) but well worth it…ROTFLMAO!! The TV commentary is kind of hard to understand (Chinese/Japanese/…?) and can get irritating at some point, but sit it out, one hell of a game, spectacular!

 

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QOTD January 26 2014

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

J.K. Rowling: “We touch other peoples lives simply by existing.”

QOTD January 25 2014

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Steve Jobs: “Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Tron Dance

Friday, January 24th, 2014

You might have seen the movie Tron…well, or not, it *is* pretty old… 🙂 What matters here are the suits used in the movie (you remember? Or not? Check ‘m out! 🙂 ).

The Japanese dance group Wrecking Crew Orchestra (Facebook) is wearing Tron-like specially-designed glow-suits with wireless, light-emitting ribbons and tapes that can be controlled remotely and they built a dance performance with those suits which makes it then uhhhh ‘Tron Dance’ 🙂 , supercool!

The technology was first introduced to the mainstream public by Team iLuminate (Facebook), a group of glow-suit dancers from Los Angeles, who competed in the sixth season of ‘America’s Got Talent’. The Wrecking Crew Orchestra is taking this dance to a whole different level though…FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC, check it out below!!

 

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Below a clip with all Team illuminate’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ performances, he he, they are not so bad either! 🙂

 

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QOTD January 24 2014

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Barack Obama: “The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what’s truly important.”

Electric car failure? Nah…

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

So, I was about to go skiing tonight, first time this season (down hill that is, as I went cross-country last Sunday)…well, that didn’t happen! 🙁 All  because of my electric car facing a battery challenge…did the car fail on me?? Really? For the first time?? Nah, not so much…human error, as always; I forgot to charge it overnight so the milage was by far not enough to make it to the slopes and back….grrrrrr. Better luck next time, or actually; better planning/thinking! 🙂

QOTD January 23 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Henry David Thoreau: “What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.”

QOTD January 22 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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.”

Ozzies are HILARIOUS!!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Check out the conversation below; David, an Ozzie, has a dispute with his neighbor Justin over the placement of a floodlight and settles it, well at least he tries to settle it, the Ozzie way…HILARIOUS!!!

ROTFLMAO! 🙂

 

QOTD January 21 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Kurt Cobain: “Wanting to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are.”

Blue Monday

Monday, January 20th, 2014

So, today is Blue Monday; the day which is declared to be the most depressing day of the year. Last year I spent it in sunny Curaçao and didn’t feel as blue as Blue is (apparently) supposed to be, this year I am surrounded by the magic white stuff and well, if *this* is the most depressing day of the year then this year will be FANTASTIC, coz I feel happy!

Just so you know, Blue Monday is calculated (pseudoscience though) according to the following formula:

frac{[W + D-d] T^Q}{M N_a}

W = weather, d=debt, T=time since Christmas, Q=time since failing our new year’s resolutions, M=low motivational levels, Na=the feeling of a need to take action and ’D’ is not defined.

(so, it ‘must’ be true?!?)

 

To counter the Blue Monday depression, bluemonday.org is suggesting to make someone happy on this day. They’ll be highlighting many of your happy moments on their site, so if you are feeling blue, check it out! 😉

QOTD January 20 2014

Monday, January 20th, 2014

J. K. Rowling: “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other.”