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Dec29

New Year Resolution

Came across this on GoodReads.com recently…

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
Neil Gaiman

…gave me pause for thought.

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Sep18

A dream come true

Excellent story in yesterday’s Metro – a kiwi bloke with a great set of mates got the surprise of his life…when he returned home and discovered that in his absence, his mates had plumbed his house, replacing the water supply…with beer!

A 7-minute YouTube video posted by “LittleJohnnyNZ” is what I call a practical joke wink

Kegs of the amber nectar were rolled into position under the house and plumbed into all the water taps. The network even including a cooling system to keep the pints at the perfect temperature. The pranksters also placed a series of hidden cameras throughout the house, which they connected to a series of monitors they had set up in the garage.

The stunned look on the victim’s face when he dons overalls and looks under the house is priceless. When he returns to the front of his house, he’s met by his cheering pals out front. In true kiwi style, the victim simply said:

“Party at mine boys”

lol2 Excellent! lol3

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Jun01

An Irish view on the Global Recession

This is by far the most accurate, frank and honest appraisal of the Global recession you are ever likely to see

…gotta love the Irish!

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May26

Now THAT’S what I call advertising

The Rijksmuseum Holland recently came up with this interesting twist on the current Flash Mob trend, to draw attention to their re-opening after 10 years. The video was produced by JWT Amsterdam and sponsored by ING.

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May19

Idiot Sightings

A friend of mine sent me the following recently. What can you say but … weep for the PRESENT (especially in St Albans!)

Idiot Sighting 1

… more »

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Apr15

Sticks and stones

…another life lesson.

Sticks and stones...?

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Mar20

Memo to self…

Came across this great 7-point life philosophy during a web search for something entirely different.

Sometimes I really love the holes in the matrix.

…must try and pay more attention to this stuff rolleyes

Presenting…

7 Life Suggestions (with minor amendments)

  1. Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present.
  2. What others think of you is none of your business.
  3. Time heals almost everything…if you give Time, some time.
  4. No-one is the reason for your happiness except YOU.
  5. Don’t compare your life journey with others; you have no idea what THEIR journey is about.
  6. It’s all right not to always know all the answers – just don’t stop looking for them.
  7. Smile. You don’t own all the problems in the world.
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