Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday's prelude to autumn

Aren’t Saturdays supposed to be part of the weekend? Isn’t the weekend supposed to be part of a 2 day break to help us rest after a hectic 5 day workweek?
So why is it I’m working today?
Ok no whining, I promise.. it’s just that I didn’t get to do my favourite Saturday morning hobby (staying in bed) and I guess I’m a little cranky considering that the weather made it ideal for such an activity as it was a true prelude to autumn.

Partly cloudy skies, a significant drop in temperature and the smell of the autumn breeze.. an ideal morning indeed.

I’m sure you’ll agree that it has been a very long and intense summer this year, although it’s still uncertain whether it’s going to let us go so easily.

For all I know we could have another heat wave waiting around the corner…

Let’s hope not, bearing in mind that we’ve had enough heat this year (heat waves, wildfires, drought) and the signs are stronger than ever.

Global warming is threatening us with no mercy and instead of doing something about it, we are making it even worse by helping it evolve in a WMD.
Yes, a weapon of massive destruction.
And in case you’ve been brainwashed by imperialistic nonsense and linked this term to war, let me just tell you that this weapon isn’t about Iraq or Kosovo or any other havocked territory, it is about earth... and its power can cause immeasurable damage to this planet.
What worries me most though, is the ignorance and lack of interest by many of us…

Anyway, I wish I had more time to write more but I will have to dedicate another post to this important subject some other time as I still need to get some work done before my day is over.
For the time being, all my best for this weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

From Germany to Australia??

Ok, i don't usually do this, but I found a couple of articles that are really worth sharing :-) I won't say more, I will let the articles do the talking...

Man hides sex toys in the wurst way...

BERLIN (Reuters) - Staff at a German butcher's shop were shocked to discover a customer had hidden two sex toys in their sausages for transport to Dubai, police said Wednesday.

"It was two latex dildos with a natural look," said a spokesman for police in the southwestern city of Mannheim.

After shopping there earlier in the day, the man, who spoke broken English, returned to the butcher's with two large "Schwartenmagen" sausages. He asked a shop assistant to wrap and cool them until he departed for Dubai the next day.

But the assistant noticed the goods had got heavier and alerted police. Officers discovered the man, who was about 50, had removed some of the meat and packed the dildos inside.

"He could have used a loaf of bread," the spokesman said. "It's not against the law here. But obviously I can't speculate on what customs in Dubai will have to say about it."
© Reuters2007All rights reserved

He used WHAT?

SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was a stick up of a different kind for one Australian burglar, who broke into a neighbor's house and played sex games in the bathroom with a bottle of toilet detergent and a vacuum cleaner.

A court in the northern city of Brisbane heard how 27 year old Jamie Lacey, high on drugs, broke into the house in September 2004, scattering pornographic magazines around the bathroom and making a sex toy from a bottle of detergent, a piece of wood and a rubber glove, the Brisbane Times reported.

Lacey was arrested in December 2006 after police matched DNA his DNA to that on the rubber glove, according to the Australian Associated Press.

A vacuum cleaner was also found in the bathroom, but the judge dismissed a defense submission that there was no proof the vacuum has been used for sexual purposes.

"I'm sure that your client didn't hoover the carpets," the newspaper and AAP quoted judge Tony Rafter as saying.

Lacey was sentenced to 12 months community service, with judge declining to send him to jail since he had held a steady job for two years and was now a father.

© Reuters2007All rights reserved

Sunday, September 16, 2007


What if we leave music do the talking? What if we leave a painting express on our behalf?

On the top

In honour of our heroes who fought with their heart and achieved one of their best games ever. Had it not been for the evident referee injustice who favoured the opponent, I’m sure we could have had this win. Nevertheless, for me as I’m sure for most of us, they are winners and for once again showed to us what determination and spirit can do.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Elections? what about them

And while many focus on the upcoming elections these days, I’m afraid I’m left indifferent and apathetic this time around. Not towards politics in general (as some earlier posts will testify) bust mostly about what results will occur tomorrow evening.
I’ll be honest and tell you that I find better interest about the results of the Euro-basket than about which of the two “ruling” parties will take the throne. And the worst part is that I feel like I’ve been forced not to be interested. Like they intentionally made me lose any interest whatsoever by making it clear that no matter what happens my voice won’t be heard, and that they’ll provocatively carry on… doing what they do best… their own thing, regardless of anyone’s objection.
So perhaps they’ve achieved influencing me not to bother, not to contribute, not to participate, not to believe.. but I still have something in hand that they cannot touch. Hope. And this is how I’ll vote tomorrow.

What were the chances??

Ok, so here it is.

- The team’s most important key players are struck with gastroenteritis.
- The game begins favorably yet a downfall begins.
- We are unlucky with the 3pointers
- We are unlucky with the easy hoops
- We are unlucky with a few foul whistles which should have been in our favor.
- We start to notice the fatigue on our players
- We end up being 16 points behind only 6 minutes before the end of the last half.

And then... out of nowhere, there’s the comeback. Yes that unbelievable comeback that I’m sure, no one, without exception, expected to see.

End of game, we Win!

Except for literally losing my voice last night, I still have a very serious medical question: what would happen had I been faint hearted or had I had a serious heart condition?
Remains to be seen… as we’ve got another killer game in only a few hours.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Just another summer day

Another glimpse of yet another summer day.. this time I’ll let the pictures & video do the talking.

Just a summer day

This may have been one of the longest and hardest and warmest summers in history…. Yet I only got a small glimpse of it..
Nevertheless, I will not be nonchalant nor ungrateful because I still got my small share…
Small but much needed.

And nothing, absolutely nothing, will ever be able to replace those precious moments of sitting on the balcony by myself, doing nothing more than just gazing at the sea, morning, noon, night.. endlessly, lost in thoughts.. lost.. and carried away..

“Drinking the Corinthian sun
Reading the marble ruins
Striding over vineyard seas
Aiming with my harpoon
At votive fish that elude me
I found those leaves which the psalm of the sun memorizes
That living land which desire opens
With joy.
I drink water, cut fruit
Plunge my hand through the wind’s foliage
Lemon trees quicken the pollen of summer days
Green birds cut through my dreams
And I leave, my eyes filled
With a boundless gaze where the world becomes
Beautiful again from the beginning according to the heart’s measure.”

Drinking the Corinthian Sun by Odysseus Elytis

Earth calling.. Red

“So when exactly will we see it? Are you sure we got the time right? Will it be really visible? Will it be as big or much smaller? Will it be red? Is it for real or just another hoax?”
And while I stood on the roof waiting.. and waiting.. and staring at the clear sky, there was no sign of it.
And so the messages begin:
“Do you see anything from your place?”
“No it’s cloudy here; I rarely see the full moon but let me check again”
“Do you think I should take pictures? Hold on I’ll try one with my mobile”
“Maybe we are too early, maybe we should wait a while longer”

"hey, wait a second, zoom on the picture! what is that on the left of the moon? it sure looks round and big and different! is my mind playing tricks on me? could it be.. it? the red one?"

And on the messages go but no affirmative response, no certainty.. and it’s definitely getting late..

We must have been one of the many who were actually expecting the rare sighting that night. But nothing there. No luck for us tonight. Mars wouldn’t attend to his rumored appearance.
Nor did he ever plan to.. in what appears to be a hoax going on since 2003 with a large amount of e-mails and articles going around..
Well done guys, you sure got me going.. but no hard feelings! One can never get enough of "summer night sky watching". Besides, it gave me something interesting to do on a nostalgic Sunday night. C u soon Red