Archive for June, 2008

the stories that I dreamt…

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Three short stories I dreamt of writing last night
And when I woke I was still in the midst of finishing the third
Stories which told of truths and memories all jumbled in warped twists and turns
Stories that are more twisted than the smoke and mirrors crafted by neil gaimen

But then I thought there are so many stories to tell
of friends and loved ones around me
Is there a need really to create any more fiction in this world???

Kim leaving for down under to marry the karmic healer boyfriend
Come to mambo and boogie one last before we turn thirty
I am happy that he has found love and will forever admire him for staying true to himself.

Changes to come with a switch of job, huge changes I fear,
disclipine I think, is all I need and something which I obviously lack
Unless there is a bigger consequence at hand

How easy it is for the modern man, to change their lives, their companions and their geography
How much the modern man is governed by the location of work,
It just suddenly struck me as such.

But yet there is fear, fear of the unknown and the worse off
For there is nothing worse than mistaking the current bed of roses for thorns
And embarking on the road that can never lead you back.

I wrote this down as a start to my trilogy of award winning short stories
And uncannily it has shifted by itself into
A medley of sentences all grouped in threes

LOVE this….totally love it. can’t agree more.and a good reminder once in a while

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen (Baz Lurman)??

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’99:??Wear sunscreen.??If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.??

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.??Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra problem by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.??

Do one thing everyday that scares you.??Sing.??Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.??Floss.??Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.??

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.??Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.??Stretch.??Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.??

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.??Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll do the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.??

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.??Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.??Do not read beauty magazines they will only make you feel ugly.??

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.??Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.??Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. ?Travel.??

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.??Respect your elders.??

Don’t expect anyone to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.??Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85.??

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than its worth.??But trust me on the sunscreen.

Rule of thumb for Interval runs

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Run like you have never ran before in your life
Run like you will never ever run again in your life
Run till your lungs gasp, your bowels give way, your sides split and your heart drums….
That is the first interval training for you. First in 3 years. 

We were made in heaven my friends…

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I have SIX freakin birthdays this month
and they are all my best frens…
all SIX of them…
sucking me so dry….

So the rest of you geminis out there, if you haven’t already met me, this is the time to come say hi.

Cos what better testimony to this perfect match than a real life affirmation to the six matches made in heaven
I am convinced….

Sagittarius and Geminis