Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today's Quote

And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform. What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving…

— Marilyn Thomsen

Via Bits of Wisdom

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Wonder of Ice Caves | Scienceray

Snake Photos

Amazing photographs of snakes like you've never seen before | This Blog Rules

I posted this thinking about how my mom called me a couple of months ago and told me that she found my snake that had "ran" away while I was in high school. 11 years later she finds the petrified snake while moving a bookshelf. Gross. Just gross.

p.s. she didn't save it or take a picture. ugh

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Why men should not write advice columns advicecolumn.jpg

Fascinating take on Psychology

Damn Interesting • The Total Perspective Vortex

There is another article, recently published that asserts depressed people are typically more intelligent and have a better grasp on what sucks, basically. I will try and find article and post a follow-up.

Great site with lots of great pics to look at

The Big Picture - Boston.com

A lot of paintings to look at

Surreal and Spellbinding Paintings - An Alternate Reality

Cool bedroom interiors

Bedrooms | Design Idea & Image Galleries on Dornob
Peter Travers' 10 Best Movies of the Decade : Photos : Rolling Stone
100 Best Albums of the Decade : Rolling Stone

Festivus quiz from Mental Floss

Happy Festivus!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Today's Quote

The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.
-Frank A Clark

The 36 Rules of Life

14 of these are from Dave Berry’s “14 Things it Took Me Over 50 Years to Learn.” The rest have been gleamed from various postings on the Internet(s), and I agree with all of 'em.

Except Number 33.

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. Don’t worry about what people think, they don’t do it very often.

3. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.

4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.

6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

8. A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

12. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.

13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

1 4. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.

15. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

16. A balanced diet is a muffin in each hand.

17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

19. Junk is something you’ve kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

21. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

22. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

23. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

24. Someone who thinks logically provides nice contrast to the real world.

25. It ain’t the jeans that make your butt look fat.

26. If you had to identify in one word the reason why the human race has not achieved it’s full potential, that word would be ‘meetings’.

27. There is a very fine line between ‘hobby’ and ‘mental illness.’

28. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

29. You should not confuse your career with your life.

30. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

31. Never lick a steak knife.

32. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

33. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

34. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

35. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that deep down inside we ALL believe we are good drivers.

36. Your friends love you anyway.

(Via Skip's House of Chaos)

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