Random Act Of Kindness

Contributed By Kim

Earlier today a random stranger came by my bedside and made small talk with me. He noticed I didn’t have many visitors and he was kind enough to inquire and keep me company for the afternoon. It was rather unexpected but appreciated nonetheless. I’m not sure if this would fit your description of “kindness” since small talk can be interpreted in many other ways but I suppose anything to break the mundane routine of the hospital is a little bit of “excitement” for me.

( Thanks for sharing Kim…*Bear Hugs*) 

DVD Weekend Playlist

  • Heartbreakers – Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, Jeffrey Jones, Gene Hackman, Nora Dunn, and Anne Bancroft. Plot Outline -A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men. Hmmm….Entertaining.
  • Keeping Up With The Steins – Starring Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz, Garry Marshall, Doris Roberts, Darly Hannah, Larry Miller, Darly Sabara. Plot Outline-Story of a 13-year-old boy who uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather. In my opinion Jeremy Piven is an underrated actor/comedian. Great entertainment for the whole family.
  • Catch & Release – Starring Jennifer Garner,Timothy Olyphant,Sam Jaeger, Juliette Lewis. Plot Outline – A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life. A bit slow moving, but otherwise a good storyline. Perhaps it comes across more of a made for television movie.
  • Smoking Aces – Star studded casts starring Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Ben Affleck, Peter Berg, Ryan Reynolds,Joseph Rushkin, Alicia Keys. Plot Outline – When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel (Piven) decides to turn state’s evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he’s no longer breathing. To me this story has just as many holes as those created by the number of bullets. And it makes the FBI look like a bunch of fools. The stars too were not given enough room in the story to show just how great they really are. Only Jeremy Piven had it and did a great job.
  • The Nativity Story – Starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Alexander Siddig. Plot Outline – A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph’s life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. I think the film gives depth to the story. In which it portrays the feelings, initial uncertainty and the challenges in which Mary and Joseph had to face during that period.
  • The Importance Of Being Earnest – Starring Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Frances O’connor. Plot Outline – Two young gentlemen (Rupert Everett & Colin Firth) living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym (“Ernest”) on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities.  I must say Reese is a very versatile actress and Judi Dench plays her role to perfection.  Colin and Rupert are a great pair and if you are a fan of British humour this one is not too shabby and has a unique storyline to go with it.
  • Four Brothers – Starring Mark Wahlberg,Tyrese Gibson,Andre Benjamin, Terence Howard,Garrett Hedlund, Josh Charles. Plot outline – Four brothers look to avenge their mother’s death. Some movies are just worth watching twice and this is one of them!

Dreams

“How often have you sailed in my dreams. And now you come in my awakening, which is my deeper dream. ”  The Prophet

Paul Gauguin - The Little Dreamer, 1881

Have you dreamt of someone whom you’ve not met in a while? And you awoke feeling warm and wonderful, because you manage to catch up a little and parted with a nice hug? Then in that very morning you bump into him/her on the train or  the coffee shop! Coincidence or a prophetic dream? Such ‘prophetic’ dreams are a rare occurence, but when it does occur or when the the dream becomes a reality.  You are guaranteed a whopper of mixed emotions usually leaning towards the positive.

I very much like lucid dreams, they are the ones I rely on to make big and somewhat difficult decisions.  Often I get to go through the various scenarios in such a dream before committing to any one course of action.  These dreams encompass just about anything, from asking for a raise, practising for a speech, overcome phobias, writer’s block, going on a first date or improving a sports game.  In our dream state we have conditioned our neuronal patterns hence in reality we are already more prepared.

Creative Dreams are another form for me, in which I am able to write stories, poetry etc. some are so Epic-like that I awake with some sort of profound discovery either about myself, others or even the environment.  Again these ones are rare, but they are life changing or even lasting ones that stay with you throughout the years.

Dreaming about the death of oneself or loved ones are not uncommon.  I  do not see such dreams as self fullfilling prophecies.  I view them as a reminder to appreciate the people in these dreams, stay in touch, to forgive or to seek forgiveness.  Dreaming of my own death could be a transitional phase of my life or it could just be an escape from the trials of life.  An indicator for me to start taking a break. 

Our bodies I believe, have ways of communicating to us in dreams. That is even before phyiscal syptoms occur, we might awake the next morning with an urge to see a doctor or dentist.  Such dreams help us avoid potential health problems and perhaps even help us to heal when we are ill.

Everybody dreams, whether you remember or not you do! So sleep tight and pleasant dreams!

Amigos Para Siempre

Sarah Brightman & Jose Carreras

(Friends for life)
Sarah
I don’t have to say A word to you
You seem to know Whatever mood
I’m going through Feels as though
I’ve known you forever

José
You Can look into my eyes and see
The way I feel And howThe world is treating me
Maybe I have known you forever

both
Amigos para siempre
Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world Can warm my heart
Friends for life Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

Sarah
We share memories I won’t forget
And we’ll share more, My friend,
We haven’t started yet Something happens When we’re together

José
When I look at you I wonder why
There has to come A time when we must say goodbye
I’m alive when we are together

both
Amigos para siempre
Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world Can warm my heart
Friends for life Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

José
When I look at you I wonder why
There has to come A time when we must say goodbye

both
I’m alive when we are together

Amigos para siempre Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world Can warm my heart
Friends for life Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

Amigos para siempre Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre
Amigos para siempre

WD-40 & Autosol

Hey I wonder how many of you had received the Email ‘Uses For WD-40′ ? I have been using it for a number of years but never realised what the name stood for or that it had other uses other than lubricating machinery and tools. The email contained an impressive list of 43 uses however not all are recommended by the company. I will be listing only those which were checked with the company and recommended. Not to say that all the other listed ones wouldn’t work, it just may or may not work effectively nor can it be recommended by them.

Here’s a little WD-40 History first…

In 1953, a fledgling company called Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of three set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry, in a small lab in San Diego, California.

It took them 40 attempts to get the water displacing formula worked out. But they must have been really good, because the original secret formula for WD-40—which stands for Water Displacement perfected on the 40th try—is still in use today.

Convair, an aerospace contractor, first used WD-40 to protect the outer skin of the Atlas Missile from rust and corrosion. The product actually worked so well that several employees snuck some WD-40 cans out of the plant to use at home.

A few years following WD-40’s first industrial use, Rocket Chemical Company founder Norm Larsen experimented with putting WD-40 into aerosol cans, reasoning that consumers might find a use for the product at home as some of the employees had. The product made its first appearance on store shelves in San Diego in 1958.

In 1961 the first full truckload order for WD-40 was filled when employees came in on a Saturday to produce additional concentrate to meet the disaster needs of the victims of hurricane Carla along the U.S. Gulf coast. WD-40 was used to recondition flood and rain damaged vehicles and equipment.

Over the years, thousands of WD-40 users have written testimonial letters to the company sharing their often unique, if sometimes just plain weird, uses for the product—many of which are shared in other parts of this Web site. Some of the most interesting stories include the bus driver in Asia who used WD-40 to remove a python snake which had coiled itself around the undercarriage of his bus. Or when police officers used WD-40 to remove a naked burglar trapped in an air conditioning vent.

Here are the uses:-

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Loosens stubborn zippers.
4) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
5) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
6) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
7) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
8.) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
9) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
10)Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
11)Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
12)Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
13)Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
14)Restores and clean s roof racks on vehicles.
15)Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
16)Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
17)Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
18)Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
19)Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
20)Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
21)Removes all traces of duct tape.
22)Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’
23)If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

In 1929 Otto Durst invented Autosol metal polish, now used throughout the world. Many years later the original classic metal polish achieved gold medal status from Mondiale Selection, an independent product testing panel in Europe, for its ability not only to shine metals to a high gloss but also to protect them from corrosion and oxidation. Since then Autosol has become one of the most widely used and respected metal polishes in the world.

Autosol was created to polish all metals. Strong enough to remove stubborn rust stains, yet gentle enough to use on even highly polished metal pieces, it also contains inhibitors for superior protection from the environmental factors that cause tarnishing and corrosion.

Well a great tip shared by a friend at Sony is that it is used by the technicians and dealers to remove the oxidized build up on the jack contacts such as earphone, speaker connections, basically any electrical metal connectors. It even improves sound quality as a result.

M.E.H.

Musical Egg Hunt

Can you find 4 musical eggs on this blog? Well if you can find 0ne, you’ll find the other two but the elusive fourth?*Winks*This is just for fun, so no prizes except that you get to hear the songs. Songs of the three easily found ones will be changed from time to time.

So happy hunting!

Giggly Google

 Original Beta Header

Various Google Search pages

Google Elmer Fudd
Google l33t
Google Loco
Google Klingon
Google Pig Latin
Google Mirror
Google X
Google Sveedish Bork
Cute… BSD, Linux, Easter Eggs

Funny…

Go to google.com and type ‘asshole’ and press I’m feeling lucky

Try an “I’m feeling lucky” search for ‘French military victories’.

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