Archive for February, 2014

QOTD February 28 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014

William Butler Yeats: “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.”

QOTD February 27 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Ann Richards: “The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.”

Back in Cycling-land

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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!!

 

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QOTD February 26 2014

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Socrates: “Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.”

QOTD February 25 2014

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Aristotle: “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

QOTD February 24 2014

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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.”

QOTD February 23 2014

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Jane Austen: “One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.”

QOTD February 22 2014

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Lawana Blackwell: “He had learned over the years that poor people did not feel so poor when allowed to give occasionally.”

QOTD February 21 2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Real Live Preacher: “Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world.”

QOTD February 20 2014

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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.”

QOTD February 19 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Francois de La Rochefoucauld: “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”

MOVE?!? Well…done that!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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! 🙂

 

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QOTD February 18 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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.”

QOTD February 17 2014

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Ice T: “Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.”

New header graphic

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Though part of my heart is still in Peru&Bolivia, I experienced yet another ‘bucket list’ highlight in my life last weekend: the magical Northern Lights in Lofoten!

As there is only room for one header graphic on my blog, the header graphic of the amazing Lost City of Machu Picchu is replaced by one of the many photos I took of the spectacular Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights!

He he, the ‘disadvantage’ of seeing the Northern Lights so sky-wide (the aurora appeared as a “corona”) is that it is hard to find a photo that can serve as a header graphic (one that is wide enough and does not have too much of the goodies in the picture’s height)…oh well, there are harder things to swallow!! LoL 🙂

In one word: MAGICAL!!

 

 

QOTD February 16 2014

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

George Washington: “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

The West Wing

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

TV series are ON again…time for something new though, as Sherlock Season 3 and White Collar Season 5 are in the ‘watched those’ bag, Person of Interest Season 3 is nearly done, and I haven’t been able to ‘find’ a high quality version of House of Cards Season 2 yet 😉 (which only released yesterday…he he, Season 1 went super fast a couple of weeks ago).

…and the winner is…The West Wing! A tad old though pretty good as I have been told, and…a whopping 156 episodes in 7 Seasons! Now, THAT will keep me occupied for some time eh? (uhhh, Season 1 is in the bag, and so is half of Season 2 🙂 )

 

QOTD February 15 2014

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Elizabeth Moon: “People are people, messy and mutable, combining differently with one another from day to day – even hour to hour.”

QOTD February 14 2014

Friday, February 14th, 2014

H. L. Mencken: “Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

A 1-room apartment not big enough for ya? Think again!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Ha, if I ever get ‘stuck’ in a 1-room apartment of about 40 m2 I know what I will do with it; (re)build it similar to what Graham Hill did as shown in the YouTube below…an impressive optimization of a tiny space following the “One Size Fits All” design!

The full version of the project can be found here.

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