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Archive: April, 2007
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During his 24 hours in lockup, his bike was inspected and praised by bomb-squad technicians, while detectives traded Polaroids of his creation and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force questioned whether he knew violent protesters. Kinberg's charges were later dropped, on the condition he not get arrested again for six months.
The famous mens club from the Sopranos is actually a real go-go bar in New Jersey, and it's attracting more and more female clientÃ¨le than ever...
In my earliest years I grew up in a house where the weather was the most important thing the TV had to say, while the news only got to burble in the background as we dressed the cats up in bibs and bonnets and stuffed them into the doll bed. It was the only time my dad would ever tell us to "SHHHHH!!!!" and for 5 minutes the whole family's attention would be on one single thing - the weatherman's pointy stick. I guess if you spend every day, all day strangled by a suit and tie, knowing exactly which layers and fabrics to wear can make a huge difference in comfort.
Over the years weather reports have evolved from hokey little drawings with stuck on clouds to 3D generated plains that swoop and globes that spin and mesmerise, but nothing beats an accurate 5-day weather report.
I discovered AccuWeather.com through a nifty plugin for Firefox: Forecastfox shows you the temperature for now, today and tomorrow in your toolbar or statusbar. If you travel a lot you can switch between custom-made profiles with a right-click. And what I love the most about AccuWeather's reports is the RealFeelÂ® temperature, which takes into account chilly winds, humidity and levels of sunshine. I use it every day and so far its been 100% accurate. Maybe you'll like it too.
My colleague Ryan pointed me to Fundable.org - a really easy way to raise funds amongst friends and peers for that group trip overseas, an expensive family gift, fundraise for a family member in hospital, kick start your business before making the product... and the best part is how simple they've kept things:
- One person creates a Fundable page to collect $1000 from a group of people.
- Each person in the group enters credit card or PayPal information as a pledge (but does NOT pay money).
- Once all pledges add up to $1000, Fundable turns them into real payments.
If the collection expires before reaching $1000, Fundable deletes all pledges.
- Fundable sends $1000 to the group leader, who makes sure that everyone receives what was paid for.
A few months ago I read this page after a tipoff from my good friend Beverley. While I don't agree 100% with everything he wrote or how he wrote it, he is definitely onto something big and I do agree with most of the things he has to say. I've been carrying around these ideas for some time now and in many ways I've noticed profound transformations happening in my life from taking on board his suggestions. I spotted the link in my favourites today and thought it might also help a few people who come here...
An excerpt from
Are Resentments Justified
You hear people say this all the time: "I have a right to be upset because of the way I've been treated. I have a right to be angry, hurt, depressed, sad, and resentful." Learning to avoid this kind of thinking is one of my top ten secrets for living a life of inner peace, success, and happiness. Anytime you're filled with resentment, you're turning the controls of your emotional life over to others to manipulate.
I became aware of how powerful this lesson was many years ago while sitting in on a meeting of 12 people who were in a recovery group for alcoholism and drug addiction. All 12 of those people were accustomed to blaming others for their weaknesses, using almost any excuse as a rationale for returning to their self-defeating ways. On a poster hanging in the room were these words: "In this group, there are no justified resentments."
Regardless of what anyone would say to another group member, no matter how confrontational or ugly the accusations, each person was reminded that there are no justified resentments. You may need to consider whom you resent before you can make your own choice about whether this is useful for you. Resentments give you an excuse to return to your old ways. This is what got you there in the first place!
You can read the rest of the article here...
HAHAHAHAMAN!!! This brings back the memory of that time Ken was snuggling his pet rat and it bit his left eyeball...
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