Monday, April 7, 2014

Mom and I, Looking for the Hookers in the Windows

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"...One night at dinner my mother, my aunt, my aunt’s friend and I were talking about tomorrow’s activities in Amsterdam. My aunt and mother were discussing how they heard that the prostitutes in Amsterdam stood in glass storefronts. The three of them, I thought, were joking when they decided it would be fun to find these ‘hookers in the windows.’ My mother scheduling this activity would not have been too shocking, but it was unexpected from my aunt and her friend as I thought it was a well known fact that hookers are rarely kept in the nice part of town.

Anyway, that afternoon after seeing the sights, my mother, aunt, her friend, and I went out looking for hookers. The belief was that hookers wouldn’t go on duty until the afternoon, so as it got dark we started trying to find the red light district. As it became clear that they were not joking, I started to protest.

“Is this really a good idea?” … “I doubt the hookers live in the nice part of town.” … “Seriously, are we really looking for the hookers in the windows?...”

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quotes from Leonardo da Vinci

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

Water is the driving force of all nature.

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.

Learning never exhausts the mind.

He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Funny Pets and Mirrors

Some pretty cute animals trying to figure out what's going on in the mirror.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Quirky Ostriches Badger Live Reporter

Poor guy, not too may reporters doing live shots have to deal with a flock of Ostriches badgering them. However, it makes for a delightful animal blooper video.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quotes from Plato

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

He was a wise man who invented beer.

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

Necessity... the mother of invention.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Adorable - Kitten Meets Hedgehog

A dose of over-the-top cuteness, these two meet to the music 'You've Got A Friend in Me.'

Monday, March 24, 2014

Soothing Nature Video Set to Music

Interesting contrast of light and dark used to feature some beautiful nature photography set to music.