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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #40 on: Thursday January 10, 2008, 10:00:38 PM »
A big bowl of raspberries and blackberries. ;D

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #41 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 08:09:08 AM »
Oh poodles - it's raining again
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #42 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 11:02:25 AM »
For the first time in *ages,* I have a purring Tamyra on my lap. It makes using the laptop tricky (at the moment I'm holding the computer so the keyboard is nearly vertical and pecking this message out one-handed), but it's worth it. ;D
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #43 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 06:08:45 PM »
« Last Edit: Friday January 11, 2008, 06:11:15 PM by Blue Sky »
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #44 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 06:20:32 PM »
Just got back from holidays and trying to get the washing and unpacking done   :D

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« Reply #45 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 08:39:04 PM »
Lord Gordon tae his lady said
"My honey and my succour,
O shall we dae the thing ye ken,
Or shall we tak oor supper?"

Wi' modest face, and comely grace
Replied the bonny lady,
"My noble lord, dae as ye please,
But yer supper isna ready!"

Ancient Scottish Song (more correctly, Sang)

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #46 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 11:03:20 PM »
Joy, health, love and peace
Be all here in this place.
By your leave, we we will sing
Concerning our king.
Our kind is well dressed
With silks of the best.
With riches so rare
No king can compare.

We have traveled many miles
Over hedges and styles
In search of our king
to you we bring
Old Christmas is past:
Tweveth Night is the last
And we bid you adeu...
Great joy to the new!

Ok, now hopefully that song won't get stuck in my head every time I read Bunnie's sig file... ;D I love that one!
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #47 on: Saturday January 12, 2008, 07:06:05 AM »
I was able to use ECZEMA with a triple word score last night in Scrabble - woohoo!  ;D
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #48 on: Saturday January 12, 2008, 04:58:03 PM »
Q:   What is purple and concord the world?
A:   Alexander the Grape.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #49 on: Saturday January 12, 2008, 11:13:59 PM »
Despite the hype surrounding it, and my respect for the low-budget involved in its production, I find Shaun Of The Dead about the worst and least funny film I have ever witnessed.

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #50 on: Sunday January 13, 2008, 09:26:11 AM »
The Black Eyed Peas and Where is the Love? was playing in the background just now - and this verse struck a chord... and brought a tear - had to share...

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm getting older y'all people get colder
Most of us only care about money makin
Selfishness got us followin the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting their young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what the see in the cinema
Whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love, we're spreading anomosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling down
It's no wonder why sometimes I'm feeling under
I gotta keep my faith alive, until love is found


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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #51 on: Sunday January 13, 2008, 07:48:07 PM »
I have just finished cleaning my house.  I can't say it's a great job (it never is) because it's a lot of house and my weekends are just too short for a good job, but it's close enough.

The whole house-cleaning thing just annoys me.  Once I've done it, it should stay done for a while!  Sheesh!

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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #52 on: Monday January 14, 2008, 08:51:41 PM »
Yeeesh :-\ :P

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« Reply #53 on: Monday January 14, 2008, 10:24:24 PM »
Two, of my many favourite bits of Shakespeare, from my favourite of his plays.... A Misummer Night's Dream
Oberon to Puck....
" I know a bank whereon the Wild Thyme blows,
  Where Oxlips and the nodding Violet grows,
  Quite over-canopied with lush Woodbine,
  With sweet Musk Roses, and with Eglantine:
  There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
  Lulled in these flowers, with dances and delight.
  And there the snake throws her enamelled skin,
  Weed wide, enough to wrap a fairy in."

Nightfall in the palace of the duke, after his  wedding......
Oberon....  to the band of fairies ...
"Through this house give glimmering light,
By the dead and drowsy fire:
Every elf and fairy sprite, hop as light as bird from briar;
And this ditty after me, sing and dance it trippingly.
Titania....to the fairies
First rehearse your song by rote,
To each word a warbling note,
Hand in hand , with fairy grace,
Will we sing and bless this place."
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #54 on: Sunday January 20, 2008, 06:17:33 AM »
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues;
it means taking pleasure in them
                      - Jacob Bronowski

Jacob Bronowski (January 18, 1908 - August 22, 1974) was a British mathematician of Polish-Jewish origin, best remembered as the presenter and writer of the BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man.


« Last Edit: Sunday January 20, 2008, 06:19:42 AM by Blue Sky »
When we understand that there is no up without a down,no over without an under, no good without a bad, no light without dark, no hot without cold, no yes without a no, we understand wholeness, and we cease to be disturbed, distressed, or perplexed by the illusion of anything less than wholeness.

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« Reply #55 on: Sunday January 20, 2008, 01:49:19 PM »
Code Poem for The French Resistance

The life that I have is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours.
The love that I have of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have,
Yet death will be but a pause,
For the peace of my years in the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks 1920-2001
Leo Marks describes how this most beautiful poem came to be written in his book, "Between Silk and Cyanide". This book is a "must read' and amplifies what little knowledge we have of those incredibly brave people who fought the
war as secret agents.
Leo Marks composed this in 1943, for his fiancee who was killed just before Christmas 1943 in a plane crash while training in Canada. She was a God-daughter of Charles Hambro, one of his superiors. At age 22  Leo Marks began working for the SOE and created secret codes for the agents dropped into Europe.
His father owned 84 Charing Cross Road, and Freud visited several times, researching his book on Moses.The bookshop was featured in the exchange of letters between the bookshop and Helene Hanff. This became a book and latterly a play and film.
This poem featured was *only* given to Violet Szabo (the heroine depicted in the film Carve Her Name With Pride )Violet Szabo was a half french working class girl from Brixton in England. She was a young widow of a Capt. in the French Foreign Legion, killed at the Battle El-Alemain. They had a daughter Tania. Sadly her father was killed, so he never actually got to see her.
Agents were not allowed to use the same poem or text as any other agent had ever used. Violet Szabo couldn't memorise the poem she had already been given, try as she might, and asked to be given another one. Marks then gave her this very personal one, which she loved and memorised quickly.
By altering words and their place in the lines when she transmitted home, they knew certain things about her
mission. They knew by the last transmission that she was about to be arrested.
Ultimately Violette Szabo was executed, together with fellow SOE agents Lillian Rolfe and Denise Bloch, at the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp on an unknown date in January 1945. She was 23-years old.
On December 12th, 1946, Tania Szabo, then aged four, received her mother's posthumous George Cross from King George VIth; she was wearing the dress that Violette brought back from her first sortie into enemy occupied France. The citation in part reads: -
Madame Szabo volunteered to undertake a particularly dangerous mission in France…. In her execution of the delicate researches entailed she showed great presence of mind and astuteness. She was twice arrested…., but each time managed to get away.
She was arrested and had to undergo solitary confinement. She was then continuously and atrociously tortured, but never by word or deed gave away any of her acquaintances or told the enemy anything of value. She was ultimately executed. Mme Szabo gave a magnificent example of courage and steadfastness.



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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #56 on: Monday January 21, 2008, 02:50:51 AM »
"There is no use trying," said Alice, "I cannot believe impossible things."

"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.
 "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."


Lewis Carroll, from Alice in Wonderland
"...You have to BE grateful to KNOW joy...."


Carlos Santana, from an interview on CBS' "Sunday Morning"

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« Reply #57 on: Monday January 21, 2008, 05:20:11 PM »
Marie-Jeanne Bécu,who became Countess du Barry,was the royal mistress of King Louis XV. Upon King Louis XV's death in 1774, she was banished from court.

In 1792 she was arrested by the Revolutionary Tribunal in Paris and charged with treason. Found guilty of counter-revolutionary activities, she faced the scaffold on Dec. 8, 1793. Reportedly she did not die with dignity, but rather screamed and pleaded for mercy from the jeering crowd and had to be dragged to the guillotine.

http://www.headlesshistoricals.com/DollGallery/MarieBecu.htm
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Re: Non Sequitur
« Reply #58 on: Monday January 21, 2008, 07:41:26 PM »
I have a scar on my eyebrow. It's from a bicycle accident: I skidded on some gravel. I kinda like it; Mama's mortified about it for some reason.

The funniest part was what a friend of mine told me later: his mama saw the accident (I knew that part) and for some reason thought he had pushed me over! I always did wonder why she didn't run out to help me... she was busy giving poor John a spanking. I don't even think he was outside...
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« Reply #59 on: Monday January 21, 2008, 10:21:00 PM »
Apparently, the new liner Queen Mary 2 uses the same amount of fuel on a single transatlantic crossing as an average family car would consume driving to the moon and back 77 times!  :o
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