The Universe and Me

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Keep it clean

The gang over at Mingle Squared give you the chance to rate your blog according to movie standards. And this blog is rated:

Friday, June 29, 2007

and a time to every purpose

Movie: Peaceful Warrior. I haven’t ready any of Dan Millman’s books, so I didn’t know what to expect from this movie but I found it to concern something that’s been increasingly on my mind. Or something I’ve been trying more to focus on: living in the present. If there’s someone who’s stuck in the past, it’s me, that’s for sure. Think I’ve been that way since I was ten. Lately I’ve been hearing more about and trying to learn how to live in the present. Not easy to do when the present is a painful place and somewhere you’d like to get out of. But, it’s the everyday, ordinary things that we need to remind ourselves to enjoy. Stop focusing on the desired outcome and focus on the process. The goal shouldn’t be the finished project because after you’ve finished, then what? The goal needs to be the doing of something, whatever it might be. Some quotes:

  • A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.
  • The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.
  • The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.
  • There is no starting or stopping - only doing.
  • It's the journey, not the destination.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I went downstairs at work the other day to deliver some paperbacks & thegals were practising the "royal wave" and talking about Lizard People wholive in Cassadaga. I said what? Apparently there's some connection betweenthe Lizard People and the British royal family. So I did a search on lizard people & here's what I discovered:

According to David Icke reptilian humanoids are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy directed at manipulation and control of humanity. He contends that most of the world's leaders, from George W. Bush to members of the British royal family, are in fact related to the 7-foot tall, blood-drinking reptilians from the star system Alpha Draconis.

According to an interview with Icke, a confidante of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, claims that Diana told her that the Royal Family were reptilian aliens, and that they could shapeshift.

The reptilian group includes many prominent people and practically every world leader from Britain's late Queen Mother to George H.W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Harold Wilson, and Tony Blair. These people are either themselves reptilian, or work for the reptiles as what Icke calls slave-like victims of multiple personality disorder: "The Rothschilds, Rockefellers, the British royal family, and the ruling political and economic families of the U.S. and the rest of the world come from these SAME bloodlines. It is not because of snobbery, it is to hold as best they can a genetic structure — the reptilian-mammalian DNA combination which allows them to 'shape-shift'.

I don't know how you can argue with that.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Quote for the season

Me every summer:

"Summer is definitely better, isn't it?"

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hello my lovely

Towards the end of May, the Icelandic group Hraun (still pronounced similar to Rain) released their first CD, I Can't Believe It's Not Happiness, as far as I know, only in Iceland. If I worked for any record company in the US, I'd be at Mr Knutur's door with a contract, a pen and a lot of begging. The CD's title seems to be a take off on the margarine commercial and the fact that lead singer Svabbi is, in his words, "full of melancholy to spray over the earth and all its merry inhabitants." What could be better? The "most radiant drummer in Iceland" perhaps.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Quote for the day

"Hey, who let this psycho in?
He's messing up everything.
Doesn't anyone see him but me?"

-T. Donelly

Friday, June 08, 2007

Me today:

"I feel like a human barometer!"

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Lost : Through the looking glass Part 2

Lost. 3.23. In the flashforward, Jack drops by the funeral parlor for whoever. No one else showed up. When asked if he was friend or family, it sounded like he said “either” which wouldn’t make sense. So I guess it was “neither.” Does that mean it was an enemy? Would he jump off a bridge for just an acquaintance? Or was that because his life is totally messed up? He arranges to meet Kate and explains he flies every weekend with the golden pass they were given. How considerate of the airline. You nearly died in a horrific crash but here’s a free pass to fly anywhere, anytime. All season long Kate’s been the one with the “we have to go back” mantra. Now it’s Jack’s turn. But Kate no longer wants to go back. Jack says they weren’t supposed to leave which sounded to me like it was only the two of them, and maybe Kate’s “him,” who got away and they needed to return for the rest of the gang.

On the island, the walkers meet up with Ben and Alex. Ben tries to explain to Jack that Naomi isn’t who she says she is. In fact, she’s a representative of people trying to find the island. They’re the bad guys. If he phones her boat, these bad guys will come in and kill everyone. Besides, why does Jack want to leave the island? It’s not like he has anything to go back to. Ben walkies Tom and has him shoot the three captives whereupon Jack pummels him. All Ben can do is introduce Alex to her mother, Rousseau.

Patch asks Greta and Bonnie to switch off the equipment. They refuse because they’re following orders and trust Ben and Jacob. So Patch shoots them. Desmond comes out of hiding and harpoon guns Patch. Before Bonnie dies, she has time to say the code was programmed by a musician who was a fan of the Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations.” The numbers are notes. How convenient for Charlie who figures out the right buttons to push. The light goes off and a transmission comes in. It’s Penny. Charlie recognizes her name and tells her Desmond is with him and they’re on an island. Penny has time to say she’s not on a rescue boat and doesn’t know Naomi before Patch appears outside the window with a grenade. Charlie locks the door so Desmond can’t save him, believing he must die for Claire to be saved. Before dying, he writes to Desmond that it’s “not Penny’s boat.”

At the beach, Tom laments following Ben’s orders and only staging the execution. Juliet and Sawyer sneak up, but they’re unarmed. From out of nowhere, Hurley drives the hippy van into camp, mowing down one Other. Sayid takes a page out of the Jack Bauer Manual and breaks the neck of another Other with his legs. Sawyer picks up a stray gun. Though Tom surrenders, Sawyer shoots him because he didn’t believe him. Yeah, I didn’t either. Hurley walkies Jack that everyone’s fine. Rousseau’s message is switched off. Naomi gets a signal on her phone and a knife in the back from Locke who up until now has not been a murderer. He orders Jack to hand over the phone or he’ll kill him but he can’t do it. Jack calls the boat. Whoever answers promises to be right there. Uh oh.