Monday, January 31, 2011

To all Tolkien-based movies' fans

Breaking news to all Tolkien-based movies' fans: Legolas is for real!

This is Andrej Pejic, (by Thomas Lohr, from here). I saw the picture at a fashion blog some days ago and thought this is the quintessential Tolkien elf. Not a very productive thought, but quite honest though.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My two cents

1. Visit your own town as if you were a tourist. Go to restaurants, music venues or museums that might not be your cup of tea, as you would if you were in another place.

2. Clean your drawers as if you were moving. Get rid of all the things you don't use: free samples, items with wear marks or that don't have value; don't be afraid of non-clutter.

3. Follow your own advice.


Monday, January 17, 2011

I chose not to own a tv...

This post of the notable blog 1001 rules for my unborn son got me thinking. I chose not to own a tv when I left my parents' home and never changed my mind, mostly because I never really romanced the box and because only recently did I have the money to buy one.

I'm not very sure what Lamond had in mind when he wrote his "rule", but it's been my mantra just because I don't want to sound that granola. Appearances, appearances.

Ten years later, I've lived under the same roof with a tv more than once but I simply don't watch it. The box schedules are tyrannical and I'm more of an on-demand person, so internet is my cup of tea. I rather feel the master than the slave.

That's when it comes to scheduling, that is. Otherwise it's not that different.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Rides of goodbye

During the ride from the apartment I had lived in for almost 10 years to the new one I thought the same city I've lived most of my life looked different. The buildings were more meaningful and at the same time more distant, as if I was seeing them from the first time.

It struck me that the ride out of a home you loved but you can't live in anymore is pretty much like the rides to the airport or from the cemetery. A goodbye and the start of something you don't know quite what to expect of.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New year's resolution

When I started this blog I thought I had many interesting things to say. I needed a creative outlet, because I was feeling extremely creative back then and even if I knew it always boils down to the same cycles, I thought it would last a long time.

But now I find myself proofreading my posts and thinking, man is this boring! And then releasing a deep sigh.

Probably nobody can argue that with me, however, I found a new challenge in this writing a blog endeavor. If I've always blamed myself on inconstancy, why not setting a goal of posting every week? No matter how uninspired, as long as it is readable, I'll be writing something that crosses my mind and shuttling it up to this little corner of the cyberspace.

So here we go, that's my new year's resolution. And I won't take a stumble for a fall, if I don't post one week I'll still have the next one to pick up.

Sounds interesting. Beats flossing every night, I think.