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quarta-feira, janeiro 04, 2012

 

Hoje é um dia destes.

quinta-feira, janeiro 01, 2009

 

Sempre que olho para trás, algo se perdeu.
Não sei mais escrever. Nem vou tentar trocar palavras simples por palavras eruditas. Ou inverter a ordem das palavras dentro da frase, para soar mais intelectual. Já não sou um ser literário.

Um dia destes eu continuo.

Que se lixe.

sexta-feira, agosto 01, 2008

 

Friday Five

Did I really think I would regularly post these friday five questions? Silly me.
These are last from last week..

1. If you could change one life-changing event in the life of someone important to you, would you?
I think I wouldn't dare. I'm not a powerfull enough calculator to predict how things would be would I change anything.

2. Which do you think is easier to do, being friends for many years, or being life partners for many years?
Clearly, friends. Statistics can show you it's not a matter of opinion at all.

3. Have you ever walked away from someone you considered a friend?
Glad that verb (consider) is in the past tense. Yes, right when I noticed they wheren't the friends I thought they were.

4. If you had to choose between telling the truth and hurting a friend or lying and making them happy, which would you choose?
Depends on the lie, obviously.

5. Which would you rather hear--the truth which will hurt, or the comforting lie?
Again, depends on the lie. Again, obviously.


This week's five are about hair.
I'm not posting questions I can answer completetly with a word.

terça-feira, julho 15, 2008

 

iTunes meme

Open up your iTunes and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be.

How many songs total: 1035
How many hours or days of music: 3 days
Most recently played: "Paralyzed" by The Cardigans
Most played: "Yawny At The Apocalypse" by Andrew Bird
Most recently added: Every song in the album "Grand Turismo" by the Cardigans

Sort by song title:
First Song: "Across the Universe" performed by Rufus Wainwright
Last Song: "2113" by Coheed and Cambria

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: "One Last Woo-Hoo For The Pullman" by Sufjan Stevens, lasting 7 seconds. Although Radiopepito.com radio stream comes first because it's time is "continuous".
Longest Song: "Piano sonata in B flat major, D 960 I Molto moderato" by Wilhelm Kempff

Sort by album:
First album: "Agætis Byrjun" by Sigur Ros
Last album: "29" by Ryan Adams

First song that comes up on Shuffle: "Country Yard" by The Vines

Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death - 24
Life - 16
Love - 46
Hate - 0
You - 72
Sex - 1

 

friday five

Out of having nothing to write about (or more precisely, out being laze and never writing things while I remember them), the Friday Five seemed worth the try. Not that there's a reason to try to keep this up. This site is what now, 4 years?

Here we go, last Friday's:


1. Do you have a favorite cause that you support?
No... I'm thinking of something though, for some time near (when I stabilize my bank account). I think I would support the expression of atheist beliefs if I ever felt it threatened (not in Portugal, though).
2. If so, how do you support it?
Probably through founding/leading/being active in discussion groups that go beyond the "internet forum" kind of activity. Maybe through writing.
3. Have you been an active member of an organization (attending meetings, volunteering etc)?
I helped some people work on a shelter of stray dogs. Just a few times. No meetings involved.
4. Have you ever led any group?
No... I did led one or two debates in my life. In one or two particular meetings. Always somewhat discretely.
5. If so, how was your experience with it?
Unexpectedly pleasant.



Yes E., I'm stealing your moves here. 

segunda-feira, julho 07, 2008

 

The Big Read

From Erin's LJ, I got this neat thing:



"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you really love (and strikethroughthe ones you hate!).
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ!


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [is it worth reading after seeing the movie?]
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible [argh, urge to strike, must fight...]
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (I've read quite a few but I doubt all.)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden [Saw the movie!]
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown [false alarm kind of book]
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel [Own this, too]
52 Dune - Frank Herbert [forever favorite]
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez [Own this.]
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo



So, I'm one of those guys that would italicize every line because I'd love to read every single book on the planet except maybe The Secret (if I truly wish, believe and act like so, I won't). So I did it for those I've heard good things about.
Same thing for the underlined ones - only life lasting top favorites.

domingo, julho 06, 2008

 

I love that song by Amy Winehouse:

You got me begging you for mercy
But I said no, no, no.


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terça-feira, junho 03, 2008

 

I'm sorry but

I don't think Jorge Palma is absolutely fantastic and the best living being that ever existed and will ever exist.

In fact, I don't think it's cool that he drinks a lot. Unlike every fan, I think the sight of Jorge Palma dragging himself drunk through the streets is just deplorable.

sexta-feira, abril 04, 2008

 

Newton

Macs have always had better looking everything.
They even have better looking virus now.

Take a look:
www.troika.uk.com/virus.htm

terça-feira, março 04, 2008

 

"Life makes the wonders of technology seem commonplace"

Richard Dawkins
in the documentary Growing Up In The Universe

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