Freitag, 26. Juni 2009

This site is down contemporary

My dear FiF readers! As my closest followers know, technologically I am almost amish. I am connected 9h to pc and internet at work, often more, so I never felt the need to install any lines at my home. I don’t even have cable tv. For private matters I used my office pc – correctly outside of paid hours.
Anyway, my company installed sever filters, which means that I am cut out to the wwworld until I don’t find another way to enter. And thus, FiF is down – contemporary.
I created this side over a year ago while I was in another company. We were a bunch of expat students and my inbox was loaded with the usual “see this on youtube” and “forward this funny pictures” – you get the picture. I found this really annoying but I thought, too, that in some way I had to return all these mails, because in the end, these guys tried to make me laugh during the day and hey, I needed it! So I saved the best I came across in internet during the week and prepared a Finally-its-Friday-email every Friday that shortly after became a blog. The spirit was always the same: make people feel better.
I hope you enjoyed it and come back when I’ll make my comeback. Thanks for everybody who dropped me a line – it always made my day when somebody appreciated my efforts. So, please, if you liked this blog, write an email to someone else’s blog you enjoy (you can send me something, too – but I won’t be able to read it until, well yes, until I have internet access again).
I think I’ll leave you here, now.

Have a good Friday and a better weekend. Belle
p.s. honestly? I will miss you! :* Belle

Freitag, 19. Juni 2009

No air condition at home

I didn’t go swimming last weekend – which was my first option in the heat. Instead I chose the second option: cinema.
In Italy cinemas often close during summer and the first already do so. Yet some are still open, so it’s the best place to go (after the pool) in the hottest hours of the day. If I really want to indulge I get ice cream – which I did. Hey life is short.

Now, guess the movie. Ha ha! ;-)

The news-stand man makes his ideal woman.

Gumbley's News from Louise Lockhart on Vimeo.

Very interesting turn, ahahahah!

If you have some time to play, try Freerice. It's an on-line knowledge game that claims to donate 10grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program for every right answer. Is this cynical? I am not sure, but I know that I loved the art section. You can freshen up your grammar or foreign language knowledge and many other subjects, too.

And to finish this week: I loved this preview about modern architecture. I am sure all these homes have air condition!

Coast Modern Film Trailer from Coast Modern on Vimeo.

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle

Montag, 15. Juni 2009

Exceptional Monday post

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.
- Kurt Vonnegut

I just couldn't wait to pass you this.
(Amazing. The Beatles are big.)

Have a good monday - see you on friday! Belle

Freitag, 12. Juni 2009

Did you know? FiF readers enjoy their Fridays.

TGIF! I hope I'll get some time to go to the local swimming pool. I cannot wait to crawl some lines, really!

Bob Hyland is curing the "Black Thumb Syndrome". I really liked a lot his bottle planter.

Could this be a good idea to get my plants ready for the holidays? Last winter holidays my plants nearly died by freezing, in summer they risk to die of thirst. It's not very kind, I know. Who said life's easy?

I so much liked the "I can teach you"-idea from the creative-mornings people.

I thought all the week over what I could teach. This is what came into my mind.

What could you teach?

It means to enjoy a work-free weekend! If you pass a flower, take two minutes to look at it very close! ;-)

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle

Freitag, 5. Juni 2009

Short post due to tecnical problems

Today I am late with my Fridaypost, please forgive me. Yesterday night my internet connection broke down and there was no way to make it work again. But now I am back and I typing quickly these lines before starting to work.

Ha! It's Friday again! Isn't that great? Summer is coming nearer and nearer, last week I bought a new Bikini and got some real sunscreen, because you know:
"Put on your sunblock, because it's rays today, raisins tomorrow."
—Fran Drescher in The Beautician and the Beast

I said last week that it's hot, now it's raining, seems as if I always have to complain about the weather right? Weather, like it or not. :-)
But, the taste of summer is here: ice cream, mosquitoes, open windows, barbecues,rice-salads - yes, I made my first rice-salad of this summer last weekend after insistent request. This spring I decided to eat strawberries as much as I could until I got nausea, but even if I tried really hard I didn't have enough. I must repeat this experiment in the next strawberry season.

This little short film is very 'summer' - don't worry, you will understand french.

Gary from Gary on Vimeo.

I have to leave you now, duty is calling - but be sure to get some summer this weekend!

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle

Freitag, 29. Mai 2009

I had a hot week. You?

This week there was a heatwave in Italy and we had up to 36° Celsius. I had a hard time to adapt to this temperature and was struggling with headaches. Fortunately after 8 hot days, temperatures are adjusting to normal and some wind is blowing.

I am so happy it is friday and I just hope that every one can start relaxing now. I found this music is soothing.

So nice. This makes me feel better every time I hear it.

This here is geek font humour. I absolutely love the end.

You think you have a good eye? Try the hue test!

And finally - something for next week: Here is how to have more energy.

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle

Freitag, 22. Mai 2009

Gone fishing! See you next week!

Thanks for dropping by. I am away for some days, taking the time to relax and enjoy the sun.

Wish you all a great weekend! Belle