Friday, February 29, 2008

911 call

Found it on Sigmund, Carl & Alfred
I don't know what else is on that blog, I just went there today for the first time, via a link @ Pinks, i'll check out some of the rest at that blog later

auch, this one is dark ..

a bee

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The power of Wii

ok this guy has been doing some amazing things with some "everyday" materials,

In this video he creates an interactive whiteboard ... this opens some really cool teaching perspectives !!

Here's his website with all his projects, check it out!

(Via Steven)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hey ... I like oranges

but i admit, i usually use a small knife to start peeling them

but they should be next to the pineapple!

via xkcd

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lio vs. Disney: 1-0

this one has insects in it :-)

You'll find a link to Lio's comics-page in my links section,
Update: I'm also putting the picture up here because after a while they seem to be removed from the website

9 words women use

2 days ago Lotte, a good friend of mine, sent me this chain e-mail, thanx for the advice :)

1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
6. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says "Thanks a lot" - that is pure sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. Do not say "you're welcome" ... that will bring on a "whatever").
8. Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F@!k you!
9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "What's wrong?" For the woman's response refer to # 3.

* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.
* Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bodyscan ... just another way for falling asleep ??

Wednesday i think i actually fell asleep before i started .. it's all a bit unclear.
Thursday i tried it twice, didn't get past the left foot (the very beginning after the "slowing down"-intro).
Yesterday i tried it with my eyes open but again somewhere at the left foot I fell asleep ..
Today I'm going to try it in the afternoon, with my eyes open, maybe that will get me farther into the excercise.
Needless to say it's going to need a lot of practice!
Or maybe i really need to sleep more :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mindfullness session 2

yesterday I had the second mindfullness session,
the largest part of the session compromised of a bodyscan
(dutch explanation)
and this was so relaxing that somewhere halfway I felt asleep until the girl next to me nudged me because i was breathing heavily (no, NOT snoring)
as an excercise i now have to do this every day until the next session on tuesday

if you want to know more about mindfulness, just google, it's a hot topic these days

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Viva Pachelbel

There's a song that i can almost play on the piano,
it's the Canon by Johann Pachelbel.
Rob Paravonian has made a funny standup act about it,
go to
and then click on "Pachelbell Rant"

his "The Friends Theme and Sugar Ray" is also great!

october --> february

Some main points that have happened since last time.
Hopefully i'll find a time in the future to elaborate on each of them.

For now i'm still working with people in retirement homes for the University project.

When that's over i'm going to finish my teacher's ed, i still have to do the practical part, 20 hours of actual teaching.

From 3/2/2008 through 10/2/2008 i've been hiking through the French Jura.
It was great!
a report (in dutch) with some pictures can be found here

Last tuesday was the first session of a training in Mindfullness i'm following. Very interesting sofar!

And today is the first day of the rest of my life!

hi there

4 months since the last post ...
I guess the largest part that kept me away are the dark clouds of the still unfinished master's thesis, the real world. Because if i can find the time to post something here, i could also finish an urgently needed extra paragraph.

And it's not that i just didn't write anything here, i used to frequent a few blogs on almost a daily basis and that has also stopped.

A few times i've been very tempted to write something here, always at moments of an emotional crisis.
And today, with the master's thesis still unfinished (but that's not the reason), i've just hit a small emotional rock-bottom, so here i am, hoping that writing here, sending words into the great open plains of the internet, will somehow help me cope with what i'm dealing with right now. And guess what, it's already very slightly helping to put things in perspective.

So i'm goning to post a few things, an update about me and some posts that have been lingering in the draft folder.

and thanks Scary, for the christmas greetings, apparently you've laid your blog to rest ... may your stompyness continue whereverer you go!

with love,