Saturday, July 31, 2004

Goshdarn Tarnation

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(Explitives deleted) half my mp3's have gone up in smoke... grrr, had a 10 gig hard disk crash last night just as I was posting the blog, it mucked up IE and all my links... at least the PC is now jury rigged with a 500 meg disk in place of the fried one untill I get a new disk next week... Now where did I put those backups? Now I have to rip all those songs from my CD's again, at least I have the playlist so I can rebuild some semblance of my former digital music collection... Hey... what's that clunk clunk sound? "Confucius say... he who no backup no hair on head"
At least my
Masters of Chant remained intact... I really enjoy their interpretation of modern pop in Gregorian chant style.I have not really been a Metallica fan but their rendition of Nothing else matters has made me look at some heavy metal songs in a new light.
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
So close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

never opened myself this way
life is ours, we live it our way
all these words I don't just say
and nothing else matters

trust I seek and I find in you
every day for us something new
open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

so close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
but I know

never opened myself this way
life is ours, we live it our way
all these words I don't just say
and nothing else matters

trust I seek and I find in you
every day for us something new
open mind for a different view
and nothing else matters

never cared for what they say
never cared for games they play
never cared for what they do
never cared for what they know
and I know

so close no matter how far
couldn't be much more from the heart
forever trusting who we are
no nothing else matters
What with diffrent friends inviting me out two nights in a row it is getting hard to get the blog done on time and then old Murphy still chucks his spanners in the works, hopefully things will stabilise by tomorrow...
The quote of the day is particularly apt in the light of the fortunes of my data...
"Archaeology is the only profession where your future lies in ruins."

Friday, July 30, 2004

一真 One Reality

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Sometimes I want to post real serious stuff but they do not fit in with the theme of lightheartedness and PIP... so heceforth the more sombre stuff will go to One Reality, a place of serious thought and views of the Blue Dot ... The Japanes characters is the Zen thing... Aways wanted to do a Zen thing... In the meantime a few lines I penned today...

Salad Day - Robert Le Noury
Whipped cream, salad and ice cream
wondering what I will dream
my mind in a quandry
I find life a mistery
full of suprises and miracles
emotions and commotion
too much to handle in one mind
needing restfull devotion...

Yeah... some days are diamonds some are gold, today was a gem at the end, got a beautiful SMS from my daughter, from the heart, laced with gold and diamonds it was... As I sit here reflecting on the people that I care for my PC plays some great music... Then I listen closely to the Spice Girls and Viva Forever, somehow the song strikes a chord and tonight I will share a verse;

Viva Forever - Spice Girls
Back we're I belong now,
Was it just a dream?
Feelings unfold,
they will never be sold
And the secret's safe with me
Hasta Manana, Always be mine

Had a long chat to a friend of the female species [cancerian subgenus] this evening before going around to visit Chucky and her kittens who are all doing very well by the way... Sometimes I think us males are the dumbest creatures ever created... Yep! The secret is safe with me. Makes me want to laugh out loud. Magnetic Fields was also a subject discussed so I have dug up the links to Stephin Merritt's music just for you! 69 Love Songs is the 3CD album he produced in 1999 with the song All my little words, must try and get them. Les amis pour jamais. Once again the day draws to a close and the music plays Carly Simon and Your so vain;

I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and
You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you?
Don't you?

Some people hide their pain behind vanity and facades, I have learnt that this causes the worst pain. Oh! Got the pc fixed...

**It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.** John Burroughs (1837 - 1921

Thursday, July 29, 2004

PIG! I thought I was a Horse?

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Pig!
Nggghhaahhh!
Grrr arrr Rum and Monkey again. OK... but it was fun... Something we need to do each day, do something outrageously fun and you will stay young at heart, even if it filling in a stupid online quiz... Stress is all around us in many forms and we must find ways to destress every day. I do online quizzes... My chinese horrorscope says I am a horse, my IQ is 300 and I am a pro leftist right wing libertarian anarchist... go figure, but it makes me laugh. Just be carefull of the real life stuff... cracked 3 ribs last time I ventured out on our track on a BMX bike... jokes were a pain for six weeks! "Heard that one about the blonde?" errr no mate and not tonight Josephine!
Wow... just seen the new 407 ad on tv... I dont like the car at all but the ad was super imaginative... Playtime Over. Those guys must have had a whale of a time doing all the toy car bits, one of the best I have seen in ages. The new Castrol ad series leaves me stone cold however, I want the old crew back! CSI was very interesting as usual, I will have to wach my iron intake... don't want to turn into a livewire like the poor victim...

Been listening to Sarah Mclachlan tonight, great voice but what was amazing is that she did a song with Delerium, amazing tracks called Silence, the one remixed by Tiesto being the best to my mind also a whole eleven and a half minutes long... gets one quite out of breath if you take it for a spin on the floor. Delerium is of course a nom de musique for Ryhs Fulber and Bill Leeb also known as Front Line Assembly. Chimera is the latest CD... on my wishlist of course...
Silence - Delerium.
Give me release
Witness me, I am outside

Give me peace
Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
that I'd get caught up
when the rage in me subsides

Passion chokes the flower until she cries no more
Possessing all the beauty hungry still for more

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe that I'd get caught up

When the rage in me subsides
In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence

In this white wave ... in this silence ...
I believe I can't help this longing ...
comfort me I can't hold it all in ...
if you won't let me ...

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe that I'd get caught up

When the rage in me subsides
In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence

In this white wave ...
in this silence I believe I have seen you ...
in this white wave you are silent
You are breathing in this white wave ...
I am free
Thats the lot for today... will get around to sort out the sudden emergence of a bigger font on the sidebar... I did nuffin! I swear Doc! (Found out it was a font error on a previous post.)
"I've learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains." Kathy Kane Hansen

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

God is a DJ and Friends give U wings

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Something that has always been a source of comfort and inspiration in my life is music, listening to Faithless and God is a DJ and then Pink with her song of the same title I realised it is true... God is a DJ and has given us an amazing gift in music and song, all human emotions rolled together with a beat and instruments to soothe the troubled soul and uplift... but, and always a but... the converse is also true, there is a lot of "music" out there that is the equivalent of pigswill... it poisons and infects if one only listens to this... thank goodness the effect is wiped out by the good stuff when one loves a wide range of genres... Also amazing to see how many rock bands have done ballad style songs like Hoobastank and The Reason, Limp Bizkit and Behind Blue Eyes and the list can carry on ad infinitum, it is then that one hears the guys can really sing! Ok, I am probably committing sacrelige by that last statement... so be it. I Love it when a Rock Star can prove be a crooner...
God is a DJ - Faithless (verse 2)
This is my church
This is where I heal my hurt
It's in the world I become
Content in the hum
Between voice and drum
It's in change
The poetic justice of cause and effect
Respect, love, compassion
This is my church
This is where I heal my hurt
For tonightGod is a DJ (3x)
This is my church (3x)

God is a DJ - Pink (chorus)
If God is a DJ
Life is a dance floor
Love is the rhythm
You are the music
If God is a DJ
Life is a dance floor
You get what you're given
It's all how you use it


I changed the order a tad today, first the music then the reflection. Yes it is how you use it that counts, do you use it to fall about in a tantrum or sulking like a spoilt brat? Or do you pick it up and see the opportunity, the joy the blessing even in adversity? Got an e-mail about a l'il fish today... made me realise that God's blessings are like a great big ocean and we are fishes swimming in it, sometimes we are to blind to see the fact that we are already there! Thanks N... and all my other friends out there on this Blue Dot.
Early to bed tonight, I need my subconcious mind to work on some issues that can only be sorted by a good nights rest. Will put my notepad on the nightstand... you never know what may strike me at four in the morn...
I think today's quote is very apt.
"We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another." Luciano de Crescenzo

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

CICO and other acronyms...

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Blush... what an experience... had a coffee date with Shaz that turned into a minor farce... hope Shaz will forgive me for flipping out but Coffee In Coffee Out and the weather did not improve my capacity either... Next time rule #9 will apply and be moved to #1 when going on a date... Oh... how did the date go? GR8T! What an interesting person! Hope to have loads more...
BTW... The rules can be found here;
CODA, once again thanks!
More wows about the WWW... RfaBD is actually being read! Thanks for the positive comments folks, it is wonderful to know people out there enjoy what one has written, salut to my fellow RfaBD traveling companions! Kat (what? no blog?) and Rich @ MissingLink great hearing from you both.

Winamp played Hello she said by Mean Mr Mustard as I typed this up... quite apt for the nights events. I really am begining to think it can sense my mood! Now it is playing Baby be Brave by The Corrs ... I love this song for the flute and violin bit... it has tones of Lord of the Dance , well being an Irish group I suppose that is a given! come to think of it, Ireland has been quite prolific in the last few years when it comes to music and dance...
Baby be Brave by The Corrs
Baby be brave ‘cause what’s the point of it all
What’s the point of it all yeah?
Baby don’t blow it, tell me what’s it all for
If you’re not terrified to fail

(Confide in me, tell your story)
Are you terrified to fail?
(It’s your fear that makes you worthy)
I am terrified to fail
(Confide in me, tell your story)
Are you terrified to fail?
(It’s your fear that makes you worthy)

Winamp is signing out with Time of our lives by Paul van Dyk & Vega4... Wierd how the one song has merged perfectly with the next tonight...

No recipe today... I think that will be reserved for Monday Blogs from now on, like the result of the weekends experiment thing...

Most quotes used on this blog were mined from The Quotations Page.
"The day is coming, and it ain't going to be long, when you ain't even gonna have to leave your living room. No more schools, nor more bodegas, no more tabernacles, no more cinneplexes. You're going to snuggle up to your fiber optics baby and bliss out." Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Heal Thyself, 1993

Monday, July 26, 2004

Awesome Dude!

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Far out! Way cool... I am on Ageless! Meet my neighbours over there;
KittyKitty – Evil Brainchild, born 4/24/54 - Quite a nice person all in all. Love her Volksies...
Ramblings from a Blue Dot – Robbie, born 6/11/54 - Me? is that me?
Bev's Crazy World – Beverly, born 7/17/54 - Title says it...
Now see my head! Oh and
Google... 5 hits all in all, I have to smile here, like anyone really cares but me... but it helps me keep my head clear and my fingers keyboard fit...
Ok macho guys... don't shoot me but
Spacefem is sooo funny. If you have time to kill, pay a visit even if you are not a feminist... you may learn something.
Been watching TV this evening, canned myself at Frasier, I sometimes think I am emulating him... hmmmm, must get that analysed... I had also been watching Cold Case, another series that makes use of music that fits the genre of the episode... tonight was all seventies hippie period music, one was from the Youngbloods... Come Together, our lyrics for today and from my teens;

Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass

Funky music man... Something else that is funky is cooking, I enjoy it tremendously, except the washing up that is, so today I will add some cuisine to the scene with some recipes I have dished up from time to time.
Le saumon avec la sauce de tomate et vegtables - Salmon with tomato sauce and veggies.


2 to 3 servings, can be squeezed or stretched to suit fish or company.
Ingrédients - Components... errr ingredients
1 fillet of salmon (canadian cos it is cheaper) big enough for your baking dish
2 cans tomato paste
1 leftover bit of tomato sauce in All Gold bottle
1 leftover bit of mayo in bottle
1 nice sized onion
1 serving spoon of peppadews

1 500/750g bag vegetables of your choice from P&P or Woolies, I used one that had carrots/sweet potato and butternut, will be trying other variations to the theme. Some olive oil, black pepper to taste, veggie seasoning and paprika. Set oven on 300 - full blast to warm it while you prep da fish and do the sauce... Get your fav saucepan as well and a baking dish big enough to hold the fish and veggies Dice & slice the onion and peppadew, seperately or together. Put the veggies in the microwave and nuke em for 5 minutes at least, rember to make a hole in the bag, it will explode if not!
La Sauce - the Sauce
A dash of olive oil in the saucepan, saute onions and add peppadew or do em in tandem, add the leftovers in the 2 bottles by swishing around the leftover with 250 ml. warm water, toss into onions that should be ready by then, add tomato paste and some Italian herbs, simmer slowly while you prep the fish... You should have around 750 ml when done, add water if needed.
Le poisson - the Fish
Wipe the fish with about a desertspoon of olive oil, sprinkle with black pepper to taste and colour the fish with some paprika, place in baking dish and put in oven... Don't forget! Turn once when the fish starts browning, this should not take longer than 6 minutes a side.
La combinaison - the Combining of it all
Now whip out the veggies and the fish, open the bag and arrange veggies around the fish in dish (rhymes), pour the sauce over the fish and veggies, return to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, put grill on for the first 5 then swich off the oven... the fish and veggies will do the final cooking in the residual heat of the oven.
Prepare your table in the meantime... Goes well with a fine tossed salad and good company or it will serve two days worth of leftover for a single dude like me, there, ain't I awesome.

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie." - Jim Davis, 'Garfield'

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Mood Indigo

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Nope the title has nothing to do with me being blue, all to do do with where I am at present and this amazing ride we call life. Speaking of rides, I went to see Hidalgo today... awesome! Will take the kids to see it as well, well worth a second viewing... Viggo Mortensens portrayal as the soft spoken hero was very good... just a pity he never gets the girl...
When one asks for something and you get it in abundance makes one realise how easily we forget to give thanks for all the small miracles we experience every day, I asked for a miracle and have got a flood... details will follow as the story unfolds... no names no pack drill. This once again confirms my PIP theory.


This was taken at the Free State National Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago, a favourite place for me to get my head cleared, all very drab at the moment except for the Varkoor and Aloes that are in bloom, they always let me know that no matter how hard or difficult things are going there is always a spark of hope and beauty.
Music snippet for the day again, Anouk is a unknown singer here but very popular in Europe, just wish I could find some of her CD's, may just ask Kloppers to see if they can do some import, they amaze me with their range of music. I have some of her music on mp3 that is stunning, her style is very much like Kim Wilde and even Anastacia, a very strong voice. She writes a lot of her own songs as well as colabborations, Golden Earing's Barry Hay being one, amazing to think they are still performing in Holland, here is Mood Indigo...

Mood Indigo - Anouk - by Barry Hay, George Kooymans (Golden Earing)
A taste of breath, a kiss sweater than honey
Your eyes in a misty dream a million miles away
And in my ear you whisper my name
Just like in some old news flash
From light years ago

Van dyke’s on the slide trombone
Through the smoke of the party room
Your teeth like the ivory coast
Start singin’ my favourite song
And it happen’ to be mood indigo

Mood indigo, I just go weak when I hear mood indigo
Could last for weeks until I decide to wake up
Take off my make up

Holding on to my heart
Smokin’ them downhill
In a room number thirteen
Tryin’ to stretch my luck again
Down the corridor your footsteps echo against the wall
My man of mystery, my date with infinity
Tonight I’m gonna sacrifice, for the first time in my life
Make it all come back to me, like an old forgotten dream

Van dyke’s on the slide trombone
Through the smoke of the party room
Your teeth like the ivory coast
Start singin’ my favourite song
And it happen’ to be mood indigo

Mood indigo, I just go weak when I hear mood indigo
It could last for weeks until I decide to wake up
Completely lost in my mood indigo
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Soyonara for the week, monday is a new day and new challenges...
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
- Carl W. Buechner

Saturday, July 24, 2004

12:37 und counting

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Time... a misconception.... a misrepresentation... so what?
Enough said... the day started with me waking up late, should have listened to my Radar...
When it comes down to the line you either have a transponder or not... yeah, you guessed Murphy had a field day at BKC... half of the transponders were flat... then I had misunderstood the system... oooh boy! After sorting out the boo boo at the second qualifying heat we had a great event... it was a learning curve in overdrive... next event should be pie! Protests took up the major part of the day... methinks the White Book is used as doorstop... In anycase today was a blast... time for bed. Will do major blog on the sabbath.


Sjoe...
Don Fransisco long time no listen... appropriate for the time... Sunday early morning coming down, I have always loved his songs... . Ja ok I am a closet Christian! Having been involved with the weird part of Christianity during my life I can truly say that I know for a fact that He has my life in His hands, if it were not so I would have literally perished. Some call it chance... I call it miracle and it happens every hour of every day. We just do not always see it as such. I just don't see the need to draw attention to the fact, I believe one's life actions should rather attest.
**If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!**

Friday, July 23, 2004

5 seconds

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Whew... too much to do and running out of time...
Gotten roped in for BKC's regional tomorrow.... errr actually today... Hope I don't fluff it... may just get a pic or two...
Talking fluff... was helping fix up some TV antenna wiring this evening, one reason for the late blog amongst others, answering a pile of mail was another, and Chucky and kittens are doing fine... One of the proudest momma cats I have ever seen. Remember... we need to find homes in seven and a half weeks time!
Alanah Myles! That's the singer... had an argument at the karting as to who sings Black Velvet...
Jewel (the singer not the crush) is singing me out for the night with Foolish game... will fix links in the morrow...

As there is going to be racing tomorrow:
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!" Mario Andretti

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Chucky and chucking

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I feel like chucking in the towel... another comitee menber has resigned... will have to have a re-election or something if this carries on... but then again I am a survivor!
Talking about chucking... I truly believe it is time to chuck out this notion that murderers have a right to life... Time for us to clear out the dead wood in our jails so to speak. The recent kidnapping and murder of Leigh Matthews is a case in point. No point in us living in a humane society when we still have sub humans running riot and doing well nigh as they please.
Back to life... Here is Chucky



and her kittens. (previous pics deleted to save space on the server)
They will all be needing homes in eight weeks time!
Forgotten how cool Soul used to be... chilling at the moment with Chicken Shack and I'd rather go blind, way cool dude! Aha! I swear this Winamp is psychic... now its playing Rodriques Only good for conversation... now I am really in a chilling mood. Funny how people though he had passed... I am sorry I missed his last show here in good ole ZA. Nooo! way... now playing Viking? Towards the light - This is a wierd chick from Italy with some cool songs, some not so cool, she has some downloads too, her Behind blue eyes is rather evocative, wonder how many know that was a The Who song from 1971? I like LimpBizkit's version as well by the way. Some will call her not very PC but maybe Eugene T will, browse the site and you will follow my allusion. In any case all I care for is the music... Go Winamp! wonder what is next tonight...


Towards the light - Viking
Dark, cold, that is
some fog around me
I can feel the smells
hear the last bells
And icy wind wraps me up
and gently like the waves rocks my arms
everything disappears
here comes the time of the fears

And all my thoughts line up like soldiers

but in my mind there is no disorder
I'm looking for the might in my hidden life
this is the way towards the light

Dark, stout, that is
some leaves on my feet
I can feel the cold seeping off the stones
the deep cracking of my bones
I hear the noise of my steps
and I think that this trip will never end
every night I'll live it again
inside the forest of my head

The moon is shining on the frozen stream
I touch the ice, it's so keen
the pain and the joy are revealed
I reached the light, I'm able to see

I want to scream and hurl away all the pain
I want to kill
I never saw my life before
no, I won't trick it anymore
Revenge and hate are what I store
the light is dying, I'm waiting for the new dawn

Sjoe... Heavy... but at the same time very haunting...

**Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand ­ and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.** Marie Beyon Ray

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Jawellnofine

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Looks like some people are "De Moer In" with Telkom, not that I blame 'em... Had my own run in's with these okes from time to time myself, getting billed for 2 grand's worth of "future" calls was one of them, fortunately the man in charge spotted the error and had it fixed, funny how a zero can look like 8 sometimes... Go check Hellkom for a good chuckle...

My last blog quote reffered to Northern Exposure,a show I rarely missed, probably because Janine Turner starred as the bush pilot Maggie O'Connell, she actually looked the part too! She also apeared in Cliff Hanger with Sylvester Stallone as well. It must have been the short hairstyle and the mole on her face... Must try and get the DVD. Funny how one sometimes has this "crush" on certain actors/performers, some more recent ones on my crushlist are Angelina Jolie and Shakira... awww come on ladies... its a man thing! Sarah Briteman and Belinda Carlisle also spring to mind... Oh and don't forget Shania Twain, no I am not talking about singing ability here, this is that something in the eyes... I have this thing about eyes... errrr and belly dancing and action women a la Lara Croft.

Well I got the flat track scores sorted, it would have helped if the riders notified the COC of number changes... must mention that next briefing...
Superman, Five For Fighting now playing on Winamp... cool lyrics;
It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream It's not easy to be me
Makes one realise that even heroes (not superhuman ones) are human, let's consider all our leaders tomorrow, realising that they are also fallible and need our support.
I am so sorry I missed the shows here on Campus, would have liked to have gone to see Theuns Jordaan, I love his songs, reminds me a lot of late Koos Du Plessis, our own Leonard Cohen.

"Marry someone you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other."

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Contacts from far afield

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The internet is great, just been writing a E-letter to my niece in Umtentweni, her e-mail made me feel as if we were sitting on the porch watching the sea and having a great chat... damn I miss them... Must make a plan to get together this year. At least we have not lost all contact like some families do that spread out around the country or world.
Bingo... got my first contact from that online meeting place thingamabob... S sounds cool, quite a lady to raise 4 kids, I take my hat off to single parents, especially those that lost their partner to death. It is true, one never get's tested above one's ability, but then again one never knows one's ability until tested.
Tonight has been one of sorting out entries etc. for the drop off on Thursday, just hope we don't get grief about those two OE's that have done more than 3... I just cannot understand people that cannot read, will have to do a serious sms message next time.
This is the low side of the web. Got this by e-mail, now this pisses me off, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest each orifice of this sorry excuse for an example of homo sapiens.
Dear Belove In Christ,
It is by the grace of God that I received Christ, knowing the truth and the truth have set me free. Having known the truth, I had no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God's mercy and glory upon my life. I have the pleasure to share my testimony with you, having seen your contact from the Internet. I am Barrister mary ann the legal adviser to late Mr.and Mrs. Bright Williams, a British couple that lived in my Country Cote D'Ivoire for 25 years before they both died in the plane crash late last year. These couples were good Christians, they so dedicated to God but they had no child daneil till they died. Throughout their stay in my country, they acquired a lot of properties like lands, house properties, etc.
As their legal adviser, before their death, the husband Mr. Bright Williams instructed me to write his WILL. Because they had no child daneil, they dedicated their wealth to God. According to the WILL, the properties have to be sold
and the money be given out to a ministry for the work of God. As their legal adviser, give all the documents for the properties, were in my care. He gave me the authority to sell the properties and give out the fund to the Ministries for the work of God.
In short, after their death, I sold all the properties as instructed and I was able to realized $10,000,000.00 (TEN million US dollars). Instead of giving the fund out for the work of God as instructed by the owner before his death, I converted the fund to myself with the intention of investing the fund abroad for my personal use. I was afraid of putting the fund in the Bank, because I have to give account to the bank on how I got the money. I then packaged the fund inconsignments and deposited the consignments with a security company.
I did not want the management of the Security Company to know the content of the consignments; therefore Iregistered the content of the consignments as Gold Bars. Now, the security company believes that what I deposited with them was Gold Bars.

I had encounter with Christ when Pastor Benny Hinn was preaching on television concerning Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5:1-11. After hearing the word of God, I gave my life to Christ and became a born again Christian. As a born again Christian, I started reading my bible and one day, the Lord opened my eyes to Ezekiel 33: 18 and 19 where the word of God says:
Yadda Yadda for another 10 paragraphs! What a waste of bandwith...
So if you know that you will use this fund honestly for things that will glorify God's name, then do urgently contact me back and the details will be given to you on how you will be able to receive the fund in your country through the security company. You should also forward to me your telephone and fax number for easy communication and to fax you the documents concerning the consignments. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.

Yours in Christ.
Barrister mary ann.

I think you're a scum sucking, bottom dwelling algae eater! mary ann (sic).One type of contact I can do without thanks. I think these 419 scammers should be sentenced to listening to non stop Rap music for life.

Talking of music, Thomas Anders has had new hit here on OFM, Independent girl is still being played a lot. I have always been a fan of his as well as Modern Talking, so sorry to hear they have decided to go solo. Summer sunshine of The Corrs is moving up to the top, great to hear a song from this Irish group again. One song I love listening to is 8th World Wonder by Kimberly Locke, a very upbeat love song. Checking out the lyrics makes for a familiar feeling...

"Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity." Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991

Monday, July 19, 2004

Gleetings flom Kurokawa, aah so sefeflika, wonaaful countlee... Anyone want kittens?

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Sometimes I spend waaay to much time on the WWW, how about this! (did an update and got 2 versions)

My japanese name is 黒川 Kurokawa (black river) 一真 Kazuma (one reality). Done on my 2 names and surname. This fits in more with the Blue Dot theme.
Then I get: 黒川 Kurokawa (black river) 涼 Ryou (cool). Done on my first name and surname.
Take your real japanese name generator! today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

Way cool in any case! But then again when you find a South African gem like JoBlog it makes it all worthwile, some great SA humour and views on our Rainbow Nation to be had here. Please dont go there if a word or two offends you.
Working, Blogging, writing up a website and being head honcho at our local MX club would make me a busy boy...Not! I even went and signed up on one of those matchmaker sites... My last human machmaker is hereby terminated... two disasters (ok not quite as bad as that!) down and I think I should trust my instincts and tools at hand... Between 37 matches I should find one who will be prepared to join me on this taboggan ride...
What impressed me was how easy it was to pay the service and get registered before I had even finished my coffee. So all you seekers out there try
Love2Meet I am always game to try anything new.


Just got the funniest SMS ever:
Chucky popped. Babies galore. Nightmare continues!
This is from one of my mates, they have had this tortoiseshell cat for about 5 odd months and shortly after being brought home as a stray, she started the baloon thing... this evening we were talking about it and I had wondered if he cat had some tumour, I have never known one of my cats ever looking like this Chucky did or carrying so long! I am so glad to hear that it was a perfectly natural event... I have been promoted to godfather of a bunch of kittens... will hear the exact tally tomorrow. I suppose I will have to do the adoption thing or otherwise find homes in 8 weeks time. Will snap a pic of the proud mum and brood too. I am still chuckling about it all and wiping tears of laughter as I type this up.
Coming back to matters local... something wierd has happened over the weekend in our Dorp, a motorcyclist gets killed and the driver of the car involved is found drowned in LochLogan. Sometimes I forget that Bloemfontein is a city with a dark side as well.
Local music again, a group that has made a name for themselves is Tree63, some of the best Rock/Gospel I have ever heard. The reason I say Rock/Gospel and not Gospel/Rock or Christian/Rock is because the music is great and catches your attention first, it is only after listening to it for a while that the words start surfacing. All hands has a great beat and great lyrics;

All hands

Well I burned my past
I sent it up in flames
I threw away my keys
I got my name changed

Don't you remember me:
always on the run?
I got the sunshine on
And I'm growing fast
You will never see me crawl again

Chorus:
All hands up: who has had enough?
Come on make your mind up
All hands all hands up

All hands up: anyone strong enough?
The world needs someone tough
All hands all hands up

Where's the Truth?
Something Absolute?
I'd give everything I have
For something I don't have to prove

Who's going to stand with me?
Who's it going to be?
This is just to die for
It takes a fool to see
You will never ever crawl again


Continuing the recent Supernova Theme:
Supernova - Robert le Noury
It came without warning in the dawning
feelings so strong, feelings hidden all along
Bright as a Supernova our love shone
Fast and furious it grew, expanding
Blinded by the light
I never saw the night
Fading as all the energy is expended
How quick it ended...

The afterglow is gentle
Friendship from the chaos of my heart
arose like an all enveloping cloud
Marks the spot in my soul that will never fade
Supernova's must be the starseed
for the making of the friendships we need
Never thought I would witness bare
creation of friendship so rare.


Well, let Kurokawa Ryou now say adeu for the day, further kitten updates to follow in the morrow. I will leave you with another test/quiz to complete... What was wierd about this one is that I am Gemini but seem to have Aries tendencies... Heck! now I am confused! Tickle dot com... has some interesting test for the testfreaks out there.
"The time we shared was like a shooting star... the time was short but filled with beautiful moments.... Forever engraved in our hearts.... Friends forever!"

Sunday, July 18, 2004

The whole ten yards and some

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Went to see The whole ten yards today, great fun having the kids along and we enjoyed the film immensly, comedy drama at it's best, Bruce Willis was brilliant in the part of the mass murderer Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski. Remarkably little foul language used and when used as in the part where the mobster (hungerian accent) saying "FU" was hillariously funny.
Sitting around at home later I discovered that a favourite song of mine in a previous posting (
friday ) was in an Austen Powers movie... Funny I have not been attracted to that particular type of humor, must be the silly faces used... Got a funny look from my daughter when I said I had not seen any... they love them. Suppose I will have to make a point and rent em to get up to sped with Mr Powers and his antics. .
Don't you just like these online quizzes... Found this one and had a good laugh...

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Tarzan!
What movie Do you Belong in?(many different outcomes!)
brought to you by
Quizilla
Very amusing...

Music is a salve to the wounded heart, dunno who said that but it makes sense, lately I have not been in the mood for any mushy music but last night after posting and getting ready for bed I get a call... Well so much for my mood... We had a blast, some of the folks at the MX club had decided on an "afterparty" spent the best part of 3 hours there until I was tottering around from exaustion... two late nights had merged into a blur. Hopefully can get to bed early tonight. The music was mostly Thechno/Rave/Rock and it got my spirits up... had great fun dancing. Now all I need is a kindred spirit...
**Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them.**

Saturday, July 17, 2004

10 seconds

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Today has been a tiring day, started racing late today due to late delivery of tables and other things. The rest of the day went well and all in all a good event, some problems with 2 classes scoring though... will fix tomorrow. So without further ado it's time for some well earned rest.
**To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.** Madonna (1958 - ), O Magazine, January 2004

Friday, July 16, 2004

Certain change is certain

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WOW a new editor app... this is gonna be fun... and I had just gotten used to the old one... Cool Blogspot.com!
Now to get some work done... I am itching to get behind the keyboard this weekend... But first things first I suppose.

Girl like you - Edwyn Collins

I've never known a girl like you before
Now just like in a song from days of yore
Here you come a knockin', knockin' at my door
And I've never met a girl like you before
You give me just a taste so I want more and more
Now my hands are bleeding and my knees are raw
Now you've got me crawlin', crawlin' on the floor
And I've never met a girl like you before
You've made me acknowledge the devil in me
I hope to God I'm talkin' metaphorically
Hope that I'm talkin' allegorically
Know that I'm talkin' about the way I feel
And I've never known a girl like you before
Never, never, never, never Never known a girl like you before
This old town's changed so much
Don't feel like I belong
Too many protest singers
Not enough protest songs
And now you've come along
Yes you've come along And
I've never met a girl like you before

That sums it up in one song and so ends a chapter, verse, sentence and word.
"I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them."

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Supernova

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Supernova: a Brief but brilliant... stellar explosion caused by a implosion brought on by the forces of gravity on a expanding stellar mass.
Somehow I saw this coming three days ago... Strike one item off my wishlist. Sometimes wishes do have a way of coming true but not always the way one expects. Here is a poem that expresses my feelings today.
Dull Dead - Robert Le Noury
There is no angst...
There is no pain...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.

Try to be nonchalant...
Try to be flippant...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.

Lauging my head off...
Crying in my beer...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.

I see as clear as crystal...
It stared me in the face...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.

Trying to make sense...
Wishing for your presence...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.

Nothing happens without a plan...
Sometimes Cupid is a scam...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.

Next time his wings are history...
Next time ignorance is bliss...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.

Now where did I put that gun...
I need to have some fun...
Just this dull dead feeling in my brain.


I may sound a tad blue but I really had a great time Jewel... You will always have a special place in my heart. I am so glad we parted as friends. As crushes go this was a blast... Listening to '70's music and drinking coffee will always remind me of this special time we had. Les amis pour à jamais.
I was going to publish something much diffrent but fate stepped in and changed the cards... One thing I have learned is that one must meet life head on with throttle wide open... that is the only way to get over life's jumps and hoops... just make sure the suspension is up to scratch... (There... now my
MotoX folks will be happy.)
Blogging is one thing, a very private affair in a public place... sort of reverse voyuerism I suppose...
Publishing a website is another kettle of fish altogether, if the site sucks it sucks...
I need to do a lot more to polish my presence in cyberspace. The link is on the sidebar, hopefully up by the weekend, thanks to
Hertzner. Great work guys... Your service is waaaaay beyond exccelent!
Time for some mood music, as this evening is a sort of bittersweet melancholy mood for me I thought some Black would be suitable. (shuffle off)
Colin Vearncombe is his real name and I really enjoy his music, Everything coming up roses has some fantastic guitar playing but tonight I just grew tired suits my mood better.
The Magnetic Fields song All my little words also suits the mood...

You are a splendid butterfly
It is your wings that make you beautiful
And I could make you fly away
But I could never make you stay
You said you were in love with me
Both of us know that that's impossible
And I could make you rue the day
But I could never make you stay

Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn't matter what I'll do
Not for all my little words

Now that you've made me want to die
You tell me that you're unboyfriendable
And I could make you pay and pay
But I could never make you stay


More upbeat but continuing the theme is a
Roy Orbison song done by Nazareth, Love hurts as well as This flight tonight a Joni Mitchell composition. Then we can go way back to I never promised you a rosegarden by Lyn Anderson... go Winamp, you seem to be in the same mood tonight... Oy vey this computer has the blues... Adicted to you by Simple Plan signs me out for today... Sayonara till we meet again...
"Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster." Quentin Crisp

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

POEtry in motion and other esoteric thoughts

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Jewel is back from the mountain kingdom, I am so glad because it is not my favourite road, especially at night... One less thing to worry about. Might just get a coffee break and a visit to the Volksblad Art Festival slotted in before the weekend, campus is a hive of activity with all sorts of stalls and of course all the diffrent artists performing all over the place... parking is non existent. Not that it worries me, after almost 3 months being Carlos (read Car Less) my fitness has escalated, my BP was 120/78 last week when I donated blood... I am glad that it has normalized with just a bit of exercise and the right diet.
Must get that sister's name, she is magic with a needle, less than a pinprick. I just wish they could make the finger prick less painfull! At least the great cookies make up for the discomfort.

Been contemplating commenting about a singer that has facinated me for a while now. Annie Decatur Danielewski otherwise known as
POE.
Named for a halloween costume based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story, Poe gained a contract with Atlantic during the boom of female singer/songwriters during the mid-'90s. Originally from New York City, she moved around frequently with her parents -- a director and an actress -- but returned to New York at the age of 16 when they divorced. Poe enrolled at Princeton, and played in a band during her time there. Signed to Atlantic in 1994, she recorded an album with several producers and co-writers and released Hello the following year. The single "Angry Johnny" pushed Hello into the album charts, and during 1996 Poe supported Lenny Kravitz with a band including guitarist Darius Adkins, drummer Dan Jones, bassist Toby Skard and cellist Cameron Stone and headlined several tours of her own. Five years after her critical debut, Poe returned with Haunted, an album rhythmically adjacent to her brother, Mark Z. Danielewski's novel House of Leaves. - John Bush
Discogs
As I only posess two of her songs at present I cannot do a proper assesment but this is all based on the lyrics of Hello and Haunted, the latter being a very poinaint peice.

Haunted - Poe

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...
Come here
Pretty please
Can you tell me where I am
You won't you say something
I need to get my bearings
I'm lost
And the shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Don't cry,
There's always a way
Here in November in this house of leaves
We'll pray
Please, I know it's hard to believe
To see a perfect forest
Through so many splintered trees
You and me
And these shadows keep on changing

And I'm haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I'm haunted
By the promises I've made
And others I have broken
I'm haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

Hallways... always

I'll always want you
I'll always need you
I'll always love you

And I will always miss you

Ba da pa pa ba da pa pa...

Come here
No I won't say please
One more look at the ghost
Before I'm gonna make it leave
Come here
I've got the pieces here
Time to gather up the splinters
Build a casket for my tears

I'm haunted
(By the lives that I have loved)
I'm haun
I'm haunted
By the hallways in this tiny room
The echos there of me and you
The voices that are carrying this tune

Ba da pa pa...

Father :
What is it Annie?

Daughter :
You think I'll cry? I won't cry!
My heart will break before I cry!
I will go mad.

I placed the whole song because one has to take it in as a whole. Stunning. Another singer on my to buy list.

Staying with singers, one of my all time fav's is
Belinda Carlisle and the rest of the gang the Go-Go's, they make great music, just a pity that most music shops do not have a clue about them. My favourite Belinda songs must be Little black book and Leave a light on, both have great rythm.

Something that facinates me is the universe and all its beauty, we are living in a wonderful age when one considers that we are discovering new facts almost daily. My daily fix on matters astrophysics can be found on
APOD, the Saturn rings picture of 12/07 is particularly beautifull. Facinating to see the wave motions caused by the small moons inside the ring zone, poetry in motion.

To end off, I found some excelent advice on life at
CODA... Thanks! Herewith #2.
**You need only two tools. WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape.**

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Resurfacing, sound the claxon!

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Revelation is sometimes so subtle.

Some things work... Sent in my income tax assesments a month ago and what do I see when I logged in this afternoon? Payola! and more than I had worked out as well. Part will be used to pay off that budget account for the Blue Bus/Ou TieR aka my classic (read old) Leyland Mini 1275 circa 1981, most of my mates agree I seem to have picked up a bargain, the car is in good nick rustwise, redone motor and the brakes work... what else does one need? It gives 13k/L wich is pretty good considering I was pushing her a bit too see what would pop... Clocks 130k on the freeway... probably 120k groundspeed, feels like 180 being so close to the tarmac, I forgot how close to a go-kart a mini feels... Great stuff...

This comes back to yesterdays thoughts on PIP = positive image projection, I made it up! Henceforth to be used in place of Positivity... Yeeeugh... My PIP must be working because a lot of things are just working in my life. Even the boss is not pissed because my buget projection has not been completed yet, not my fault the vendor was in Nippon on a trip? Better not push it though... the report has to be done by Wednesday afternoon...

Now I need to get my PIP working on my lovelife...

To be continued after the Flat Track comitee meeting...
Meeting over, 2 hours flat and then a walk down memory lane... I must say it is going much better than last year, the team all know their jobs and get down and do it... Next one will be more difficult as we have to get a MotoX team off the ground to organise the next regional but I see no real problems as most of the guys want to be involved... especially if it involves a few six packs after the sweat...

Tea Freaks... where do they come up with the names sometimes? Music is good though, Arms of Orion has a great rythym. I keep getting weird looks when I play this stuff? Techno, Trance, House... all cool stuff with great beats, then they wonder why I love dancing... Well so what... they don't know what they are missing, although a nice close dance with a loved one takes some beating too... Yeah you got it, I am a beatfreak! Never used to move ma body but these days I would much rather be out on the floor than next to the bar... Can't wait for the end of the month when we are planning a dirt bash at the track... should be fun dancing in the dirt... Although it is still technically winter we should keep everyone warm with the right music plenty to eat and some bonfires and OBS...
I think I will start seting up a cool playlist so as to give me some time on the floor/dirt.

Happy grateful by Ephemera is the reverse of the coin, I last heard that style in the '70's, almost like the
Yardbirds or Mama's and Papa's even like The Beach Boys. Cools song and downloadable on the website. I notice they played on David Bowie's gig last month in Bergen. The latest song Hey is Trip-Hop... Just downloaded it, so diffrent from earlier stuff, cool... real cool... I love it. I am glad they put some song on the site, I get funny looks when I ask for cd's of them here...
Bowie has always been a fav of mine although to date I have not bought any cd's exept one or two compilation's that had some of his songs included. Will have to rectify...
Ground control to major tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, major tom?
Can you hear me, major tom?
Can you hear me, major tom?
Can you....

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do.


Space Oddity - One of my favourites from this gifted artist. That and a few other songs is where the idea of the name of this Blog originated... Will put them up when they come up on my playlist...
Boogie wonderland - Earth Wind and Fire has just popped up... What a great show that was, we went to see Boogie Nights a few weeks ago, great music from the Seventies, had us dancing in the isles by the end of the show. Great fun for all who love music from that era, hope they do one again next year.

Oh, the revelation thing? I have once again realised that one is on this dot to LIVE and not crawl away into a hole, hence the resurface thing, I want to be out there,
Loud and Proud and living life to the edge. The past is done and the future is now.
"I want to be a hunter again, want to see the world alone again, to take a chance on life again, so let me go. " Dido

Monday, July 12, 2004

I hate mondays

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First day back at work after a week off... why did I do it? Should have done as one old wag that used to work here... Always came back on a thursday just to take the friday and would be back the next wednesday. He said the looong weekend was a way to gradualy ease back into the daily grind... Sometimes I think that is the way to go... gently and gradually. But what the heck that does not get the adrenalin pumping!

I am all for progress but sometimes it does not make sense to chuck a system out that works for one that has more unknowns than a swiss cheese has holes... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is one of my standard axioms. I am ranting about our changeover to a certain new system that shall remain nameless, hope the bastards get bought out by Oracle... or even better by Bill himself!(Big evil grin)Then I can say "I told you so!"

Talk about bringing home the washing, enough shop talk... Lets talk about fun...

Spidey 2 is showing and I may just take an afternoon off this week and take in some arachnoid mayhem and madness. I have looked at the playlist and may just buy the soundtrack, love the lyrics of Hoobastank's Did you;

Did you say everything you could?
Do the things that you thought you would?
Did it ever occur to you that this could be your final day?

Did you go where you wanted to go?
Learn about what you wanted to know?
Did you ever really give something back instead of always taking it?

Did you find what your looking for?
Did you get your foot in the door?
Can you look at yourself and feel proud of all the things you've done?

Did you inspire the ones that you knew?
Make a difference to those who knew you?
Did you finally figure out what it is that makes us who we are today?

(Chorus)
Don't waste another day
You know I know where you get one
Don't waste another day
To do anything you haven't done


Great words that are very inspiring, makes one want to get up and bungeeeeee!

Picked up 2 more cd's yesterday as well, Maroon5 Songs about Jane and Placebo Without you I am nothing, Maroon is one of my daughter's fav bands and I love their music as well, two quess's where this cd will end up? Placebo has always facinated me with their style and lyrics, not a very popular band on the airwaves here but I dig them... Every you every me is one of my favourites as well as The bitter end wich has one of the best driving beats ever.

If I carry on like this I will HAVE to build that Industrial look entertainment centre just to store all the cd's. Polished steel shelves and rough wood with 12v open wiring lighting... Should look stunning...
Mmm that reminds me... I have 80 certificates to finish before Thursday.

Oh, one good thing about mondays... You can phone a work number and find out the mobile was out of airtime and Mom is much better!
Positivity works... What a crap word! I hate some of these newenglish speakeasy type words... sheesh why can't we use plain old fashioned words? Oh, dont make me go to txtspk! However having a consise txtspk dictionary does help and communicating in txtspk on a mobile makes a lot of sense but hey, don't use it in mail or reports... very unkewl. If you do run across this perloin it, purchase it or do whatever you have do to get your grubby hands on it so as to enable you to understand the person texting you; TXTmaniacs - published by Geddes & Grosset - ISBN 1 84205 178 4, well worth the £2.3 or R13.95 I paid at PaperWeight.

**If you could have another shot at it all would you do it just the same?** Hoobastank - Did you.