Freitag, 24. April 2009

You need a back-up

These last days have been very busy (still, again - I don't know, it's fluid) and I am happy for all my back-ups. Happy for my generous friends that don't see me for weeks and call me instead of being disgruntled. Happy for my BF that took over my chores at home(nearly ;-)). And I am very happy for my back-ups at work which are vital in these days, when I overwrote by accident a super-important file back-up was my best friend; and when dead-lines narrowed I was very happy for every helping hand (that was new to me, on my ex-job nobody helped). What is my point? Thanks to all back-ups out there, create them, cherish them, be one!

"When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'."
— Groucho Marx

Have you seen the next Star Trek movie hype everywhere; wow, it's like a global mania. I so hope that this movie is good, being a true classic ST friend.

Wired has published a part of "Spock's ultimate Challenge" - I really liked it.

And, last but not least, again two geekeries united: movies+fonts. Yves Peters has a great eye and a cool taste (though I don't agree on everything).

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle

Freitag, 17. April 2009

Hello, again

You probably guessed it last week that I am again in time shortage due to a very important dead-line at work. Monday was holiday and I couldn't work, so practically, I am packing 5 days in 4. Basically.
I don't know if you have ever been in that situation, but it happens to me, like 3 to 4 times a year that I only work and sleep. It sounds very hard but in fact it's easy. Anything else becomes irrelevant. Keep up with friends? Make dinner? Go to pay bills? Irrelevant. I have my focus straight on the screen, I feel like a borg-drone, I am second-of-four. My cubicle is my home and I have double daily calories income on kit-kat.
Luckily this are moments that last maximum 10 days, then slowly I come back to real life. Thankfully my BF backs me up in these weeks, so I don't need to fear that the energy company switches off the light due to unpaid bills.

Anyway, I have just two gems for you.

The Different Kinds of People That There Are.
I loved it. You know these people. I know a lot of this kind:

People Who Don't Believe in Evolution but Love Antibiotics

People Who Let Their Cat Walk Across Their Kitchen Cutting-Board, Even Though Those Are the Same Fucking Paws That Have Been Tramping Around That Shit-Filled Cat Box and I Don't See a Kitty Foot-Washing Station Around Here, Do You?

And then there is this person who gets your luggage on airport auctions. And tries to find the owner. It's beautiful (and by the way - you can come up with a lot of weird stories just by looking at somebody's clothes.)!

(is this a real nurses uniform? I don't think so...)

Hope you have a good Friday and a better weekend! See you next Friday, Belle

Freitag, 10. April 2009

Easter Weekend

How fast time passes!

This Friday I don't have too much for you, so don't stay in front of the screen but go out, enjoy the sun and the weekend. Don't stay in the house!

Zapping from Aritz Aizpurua on Vimeo.

Two things that made in think this week: a man on crutches (be sure to read the comments, sometimes they are hilarious).
And four people on their run from Brooklyn to Manhattan - awesome!

Have a good Friday and a better weekend! Belle

Freitag, 3. April 2009

By the way, you look great today!

I tried it... it's true! I guess it was very funny to see while I made circles with my hand and my foot. I even tried to invert, like right foot and left hand, but I ended up only making a mirrored "6", haha! It's a funny thing to try with colleagues, they won't do any better, so after laughing do not forget make a compliment. Like these two guys.

Did you know? Paying someone a compliment can actually decrease your own level of anxiety, as Melissa points out.

I am absolutely digging architecture, funnily I rarely speak about it on the blog. I loved this, it's awesome.

Obviously you need a huge property for this kind of house, especially to keep away 'voyeurs'.

Then I have seen this on internet... it is very strange and I am not really sure what I should think about it, but I couldn't get my eyes off it, so judge by yourself.

On a positive message:

The oldest message in my cell phone memory is from 27th November 2004 - I should delete it, but every time I read it, I remember how important it is. I should frame it one day.

See here all the story.

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle