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changing mind

It's a pitty I rented the video 3, 4 days ago and waited until today to actualy view it.

I can't even watch it entirely, it's almost bed time… So I bookmarded what seemed to be the real start (what? a good ten minutes after first credits… weird).

I think I'll like it. I need to change my mind so this one peculiar movie came at the right time.

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Posted by on February 28, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

shortcuts

I guess it is rather symptomatic of nowadays society: most if not all companies direct any caller to a machine…

It is also characteristic of the human species to find shortcuts and go round such obstacles. For what it may be worth (and because I'm also using this journal as a database to record anything useful) here's a link to get through to a human being whenever one calls American express, Wal Mart credit card or Bank of America to name a few… http://gethuman.com/us/

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Posted by on February 28, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

Mardi Gras

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Posted by on February 28, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

brother

The more I talk with my brother the more I have the feeling I'm talking to a stranger.

I'm not 'family' oriented but in this case, between my brother and me, the relationship is getting so thin I have the feeling when Mum dies (if she ever does before any of us that is) my … obligations (can't think of any better word) will die too.

He called me up the other day, yesterday as a matter of fact, just to know how things were regarding my application for a job in Finland. I felt Mum and he had a discussion over me probably minutes before (It's Finland people not the Moon. Besides it's far from done yet).

Any discussion I have with brother always turns into a I'm-right-you're-wrong game (me being wrong of course). This time, after the 'Finnish episode' (2 minutes) we ended up discussing ripping CDs and DVDs and downloading like crazy which he does a lot and me, maybe ten singles last year.

We couldn't disagree more. Knowing how this discussion would unfold I didn't let him move one bit from the main subject. I know his technics: finding the one weak argument no matter how remote from the main subject it can be and use it as a reason to question the relevance of the whole discussion structure.

It's so happened this PC crashed and so did my Skype connection. After, what, 1 good hour chat I didn't feel like calling back. He did (always does, I never call) just to let me know I didn't offer any alternatives blablablablabla.

Does he love me?

Seriously! I can't say whether he loves me as I'm said all brothers love their siblings.

Honestly, I don't love him, I barely like him. I don't care about him.

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Posted by on February 27, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

Fun fair


No accident of any kind… *sigh* THAT would have been fun.

So, I spotted a potential victim and remarked this plumpy one.

I giggled all the time she rode that … thing. I one point I think she even called her mama LOL

But she didn't fall or fly or attempt to do anything silly.

Much to my disappointment. ^_^

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Posted by on February 26, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

Address unknown

I was somehow apprehensive about reading the book JPB had advised us to read: address unknown. I was wrong… and right at the same time.

I literally 'swallowed' it in less than one hour; couldn't actually let it go before going to bed.

It took me two, three letters (the book consists of about twenty of them) to understand what ceased to be a mere correspondence to become a plot. It's rather disturbing and riveting and cold and calculated.

My turn to warmly recommend the book.

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Posted by on February 26, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

Asian backstreet boys

It's going to be really tough for the backstreet boys. Another competitor from Asia.

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Posted by on February 25, 2006 in Uncategorized