Saturday, November 30, 2013

Today in history

Mark Twain was born!
What a fantastic writer, thinker and humorist. One of my first book in english, given to me by my grandfather was Huckleberry  Finn. Do you know that he was born the day the Halley comet came near earth and predicted that he would die when it would return. Its exactly what happened!

A few of his sayings:

  • A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

  • Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.

  • I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

  • In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.

  • It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. 
  • Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. 

  • Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. 

  • Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

    • Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason
    • Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

    Just for a laugh!

    Friday, November 29, 2013

    Basic first aid tips

    First aid should be taught since first grade. Everyone should know this basic tips. I was lucky to b ble to follow courses and
    And dont forget that in Europe there is an  emergency number, the 112 (by cell phone) that will get you help if you don't know the country emergency numbers
    Click on this link to know more about it


    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    English vs French numbers

    As I have said before, I love maths and numbers. I found this little jewel of a video comparing the way English speaking people and French speaking people count. It funny and educational!

    Black Friday chaos

    The poorer I became, the more I'm shocked by these behaviours. Don't get me wrong, I loved shopping, and even was sort of a compulsive buyer, but more more I feel the need for a simpler life. Getting only the necessities. Stop and smell the flowers, listen to good music, read a book, and take pictures. Even if I could, I wouldn't go for the latest gadget or camera. Mine is good enough. When I look back on all the unnecessary things I bough in the past and never used, I feel sad and ashamed.

    Via bitsandpieces

    Happy Hannukah

    Happy Thanksgiving

    With an iconic painting!

    Be careful on Thanksgiving!

    Lets not forget it's Hannukah today too!

    A few things to know about Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    A little girl and her cat; Beautiful pictures

    “We Are The Cats” – Photographer Andy Prokher took this amazing picture of his daughter, Katherine (Kat), and her best friend and pet, Lilu

    More at

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    I'd love a couch like that!

    Read more about it at

    PSA of the day about happiness

    Happiness can be easier to attain than you imagine

    Via lifehack

    Being blind as a kid

    I have some blind friends, and I used to be astonished how well they managed. One of them  lives outside Paris with his wife an 2 children (and a guide dog) when he comes over, you could barely know he is blind if you did not know.
    Below is a very nice video about a blind ma recalling his childhood.

    Hilarious international meeting


    A late pardon

    It's been 80 years since nine innocent black teenagers, ranging in age from 13 to 19, were falsely accused of raping two white women. This week, the last of their convictions were finally pardoned.
    Read the rest at

    It's always fun to find a cow

    Well, maybe not "always" but this game is fun.

    Turn on the sound

    the invisible cow

    Via misscellania

    Cats are very dedicated

    (via The Chive)

    A kitty video

    Because a day without a kitty video is not a day!

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    Avry wise and funny speech about happiness by the Dalai Lama

    Simple words, funny words, this wonderful man makes the point about life

    The PSA of the day

    Because it is important to talk and important to listen