Friday, February 29, 2008

Book Snobbery

I am a book snob. I'll admit it. You won't catch me reading an Oprah Pick on a bus...(that's a link to a post on this subject at my Book Nook, good discussion in the comments).

Over at casa az, the lovely and literate az has points us all to Cabanon Press, a fun collection of pictures used on the Guardian Saturday Review page. Here's my favourite:

Life does not happen in a vacuum.

What about you? What do you do when you know someone could be looking?


Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Pie Chart for Procrastination

This guy is funny...if a calm nerdy guy can be funny with a flipchart...

But he is!!

Watch all the way through...fascinating stuff you've never really contemplated before!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Polish Fans

This last week, I seem to have had a few visitors from Poland -- 28% of my visitors in fact!

I don't know any Polish, but please, stop and say 'Hi!'

(Oh, and thanks to a comment somewhere by raincoaster, this blog now comes up as the third hit when someone googles "Lillian Van der Zalm headband". Kill me now.)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My 40th

Today is my birthday. (To those who live near me, be aware that this groundhog has not seen her shadow this morning, and is not likely to -- very overcast.) In preparation for my glorious 40s (to continue on from my brilliant 30s), I'm taking the Pursuit of Excellence course this weekend. Self-examination all the way...

Here is a concept lifted from Norlinda at 30-something-media-addict, who lifted it from Life Begins at 30 (both lovely lists). I've been working on this one for a couple of days, and it has been a good exercise.

So, in no particular order, some things (25) I will never get tired of:
  1. a good book
  2. the first slow gulp of cold beer slipping down my parched throat
  3. a purring cat
  4. a cool summer morning and a cup of coffee outdoors
  5. walking in a snowfall
  6. laying down a bingo in Scrabble
  7. standing in the dark nave of a gothic cathedral
  8. learning something new
  9. escaping into a delightful movie
  10. a well-played blues guitar
  11. dark chocolate
  12. comprendre quelque chose dans une autre langue
  13. a really good belly laugh
  14. crossing things off a To Do list
  15. a fresh clean sheet of paper
  16. a gathering of like-minded individuals
  17. a lovely meadow
  18. cooking in a stocked kitchen
  19. controlled retail therapy :p
  20. the great design of a book or building or object
  21. road trips, long or short
  22. words strung together in a surprisingly insightful way
  23. looking up at the stars
  24. coordinating the Big Picture
  25. logic puzzles
A surprisingly easy list to compile, and reminds me that yes, I do incorporate the things I like in my day-to-day existence...but that I could do it more!

Have a great day!