Archive for February, 2015

QOTD February 28 2015

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Erica Jong: “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.”


Misha’s first cross-country ski trip

Friday, February 27th, 2015

It has been quite a hectic week and only now did I find the time to go through the zillion of pictures I took last weekend in Hafjell, where Misha and I enjoyed a ski-weekend with friends in the Norwegian mountains!

It was his first time on real cross-country skis though one wouldn’t tell; he did an impressive 2.5km (all by himself) on his first day and a whopping 4km on the second day, mannnn did he like to ski, he could not get enough of it!!

Weather has been way better than forecasted which made the weekend even better than it already was, being with friends is a bliss and when I see Misha enjoying himself sooo much, well…that makes me a more than happy daddy! 🙂


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QOTD February 27 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Sir Colin Marshall: “The customer doesn’t expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.”


QOTD February 26 2015

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Jacques Deval: “God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.”


4000 blogposts!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

*This* post is my 4000th blogpost, wow!

It took me just over 10 year (3667 days) as I posted my first blogpost on February 10 2005 (a simple check if my blogging tool at that time, Pivot, was working) and the pace has been increasing year over year. For the statisticians; blogpost #1000 took me 1219 days (post #1000 on June 13 2008), the next 1000 posts took 989 days (post #2000 on February 27th 2011), from #2000 to #3000 took only 771 days (post #3000 on April 8 2013) and the last 1000 took just 688 days, nifty! 🙂

It has become quite a valuable asset to me; going back through the archives brings back many many great moments of my life, so I don’t intend to stop anytime soon! Expect blogpost #5000 somewhere around New Year 2016/2017! Ha, I uhhh keep you posted! 🙂

QOTD February 25 2015

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

J. H. Holmes: “The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent.”


QOTD February 24 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Elbert Hubbard: “Never explain–your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.”


QOTD February 23 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Frank Duff: “It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.”

QOTD February 22 2015

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Florence Shinn: “The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.”

QOTD February 21 2015

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Andre Gide: “So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.”

QOTD February 20 2015

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Irving Wallace: “To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”

QOTD February 19 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Eric Wald: “Every pilot needs a co-pilot, and let me tell you, it is awful nice to have someone sitting there beside you, especially when you hit some bumpy air.”

QOTD February 18 2015

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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.”

QOTD February 17 2015

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”


QOTD February 16 2015

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Irma Kurtz: “Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”

QOTD February 15 2015

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Henry Winkler: “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”


Carnival 2015

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Well, well, it is that time of year again; Carnival, so 5 days/nights of party ’til you drop! A fantastic new outfit yesterday (indians, ughh) and tonight once again as a random bunch of gold diggers and gladiators! Heaps of fun as always, and…still four nights to go woohoooo!! 🙂

QOTD February 14 2015

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

W. Somerset Maugham: “You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers. You waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you.”


QOTD February 13 2015

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Will Rogers: “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”


QOTD February 12 2015

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Helen Keller: “The highest result of education is tolerance.”