create a videoclip!

February 25, 2007 at 7:37 am (Uncategorized)

I found this cute site – www.fliptrack.com.  My freind J used it to create a filmstrip about his trip to Egypt last year.

You can create a filmstrip and put your videos and photos to music!  They have a song library so you can legally use the music you want to put to your photos.  You can even add effects.

Once you’re done, you can embed it in most blog platforms or email the URL to your friends.

 Have a look at some of the videos other people have made here.

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upside down and inside out

February 20, 2007 at 3:19 am (career, self care, spiritual, Uncategorized)

Well it’s been an interesting week.  My whole life has been turned upside down again.  I thought the Universe was guiding me to be self-employed, but the rug has been pulled from under me in that area.  Looks like I need to go back to a full time day job.

I wonder if the lesson here is about non-attachment and letting go of my need for security?

I have a 2nd interview on Monday morning for a job I would really like to get, so please send good vibes that I get the job at the money I am asking.

 All I can really do is go with the flow and see what happens next.

I also need to move – my housemates are lovely, lovely girls but I don’t think they are good for my self-esteem.  I seem to feel worse about myself and be less motivated wrt exercise, diet etc since living with them.  I wish I could just settle in somewhere and be happy, but I just get so restless!

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sidewalk typists

February 16, 2007 at 9:07 am (Uncategorized)

This is great!  Some modern street-side writers in Bangladesh.  I’m trying to work out ‘when’ and if you take a look at the clothing, it’s probably 90’s! 

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five things about men

February 10, 2007 at 11:31 am (dating, relationships, Uncategorized)

5 things women need to know about men….

  1. Men are not like us.  They are a different species.  Your boyfriend is not your best girl friend.  Men are hard wired differently.  Women physiologically have a greater capacity for understanding and processing their emotions.  Don’t expect your guy to have the depth of emotional self-awareness that you do.  Trust that he is doing his best and being the best boyfriend he can be.  If he comes over at 2am to get rid of a scary spider, puts together your IKEA shelves and helps your dad paint the fence, he loves you.  He is probably better at showing it than saying it.  
  2. Men fall in love in the spaces.  Women fall in love when we are together.  Let him miss you, think about you.  He has a biological imperative to be the pursuer – nothing changes this.  Let him be the one to call first, to email first etc.  Let him ask YOU out.  Don’t engineer a meeting unless you want to be the one who engineers the relationship for the rest of time.  Don’t ask him on a date or send him a romantic card unless you want to be the pursuer in the relationship.  Be honest.  Which one is more gratifying – sending him a card or flowers or having him send them to you? 
  3. Men listen to your actions, not your words.  ‘Tawking’ about the relationship won’t fix it.  Change what you DO – be less available, more feminine.  Complaining that he is late home every night won’t change anything.   YOU be the one who is late home, busy with friends or at the gym.  And do it with love and happiness.  Let go of the resentment and change YOUR behaviour.   
  4. Men are visual.  Accept it.  Do what you have to do.  Lose weight, get a make over.  Be the most attractive you that you can be.  It’s good for your self-esteem, which is good for your relationship!   He is going to look at other women.  Don’t make a big deal out of it.  A good guy will do it discreetly.  If he ogles and leers at other women and compares you, he is not a good guy.  Next!
  5.  Men are not the enemy.  There is nothing your boyfriend wants more than to make you the happiest woman in the world.  Be easy to please, show gratitude and appreciation.  A wise woman once said to me ‘Don’t criticise, condemn or complain.’  If you need to tell him something, say it directly and concisely.  Tell him what the problem is and if you have a preference, tell him that too.  Instead of  “You always leave your towels on the floor and I am sick of stepping over them.  You’re such a slob!  I’m not your maid!  Why don’t you pick  up after yourself!”, try saying “Honey, can hang your towel out after you’re finished.  It makes things easier.”  If he doesn’t, let the towels sit there.  You AREN’T his maid.  He can pick them up and throw them in the laundry or suffer the consequences of not having clean towels.  Bitching at him achieves nothing.

What do YOU think women need to know about men? 

What would you like to tell your younger sister (or equivalent thereof) about guys?

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trainwreck waiting to happen

February 6, 2007 at 11:33 am (dating, relationships, Uncategorized)

So my roommate Georgia met this guy a little while ago and he was involved with someone else so she told him they couldn’t see each other until he sorted the girl situation out.   He said ok, then called her the next morning at about 7.30am.  She invited him over.  They had sex for the first time.

He then spent the weekend at his country house with this other girl and called Georgia on his way back into town.  She started to ‘tawk’ about her feelers and he got off the phone real fast.  

She turned to me and said “He was so rude just then, he has no manners.  My feelings are hurt!”. 

I said “Well you don’t really know him yet.  Maybe this is just his way and he doesn’t mean anything by it.  Just chalk it up to information about his character and see what happens next.”

She got one or two text messages from him through the week.  Friday afternoon at about 6 he calls her and says “What are you doing tonight?  Want to come over for dinner?”  

She said sure and went over to his house to have another tawk.  I’ll bet you anything they have sex again.  He’ll give her excuses about this other girl and why they can’t break up.

Is it just me or is this guy offering Georgia crumbs and she’s lapping it up?

She’s ‘rewarding’ his appalling behaviour with her rapt attention and is totally emotionally invested in this situation already.

If she kept her knickers on, she wouldn’t stand such a chance of getting her heart broken into tiny little pieces.

I don’t know what to say to her, or how to react.  I know exactly what’s going to happen.  She has expectations of him that he’s not meeting, that he doesn’t even have an obligatoin to try and meet because they’re not in a relationship!  He’s not even single!

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lettuce yodel

January 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm (Uncategorized)

Mr Kitty’s mommy is cultivating an impressive range of lettuce.  I watered them with interest before realising it had rained during the day, thus rendering the watering redundant.  Oh well.

Last night I met up with some former work colleagues for dinner.  We went to a bavarian restaurant in the city.  I am not sure why.  There was some issue with yodelling and a man with an accordian played happy birthday to Jason.  It wasn’t really his birthday but we pretended it was.

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