The world did not end in 2012!

An hourglass with sand running out.Hey! If you can read this, the world did not end in 2012! (However, if you cannot read this there may be a bunch of different reasons… like did I pay my ISP? Is my ISP still there? Are your browser working? Is the cable in the … hey… why bother… if you cannot read  this then that’s it…) 😀

Anyway:

Congratulations. The different theories about the world ending was wrong!

Read more about them here.

So, unless the calendar calculations are off (guess what: of course they are… it’s gonna happen 2013, or 2021, or 2102 or 2031, or 1202, uh I mean… 2201…) we’re looking at a whole new year of new possibilities and opportunities. Have at it, knock yourself out, and remember… just because the world did not end in 2012, doesn’t mean you have infinite time. Do something meaningful before your world ends!

It’s been said, probably many times, but I’ll say it again:

There are two things in this world you have to do – everything else is voluntary:

  1. There will come a day, hopefully in the far future, when your days on this earth are over and you will die. This is something you can rest assured you must do.
  2. However you twist and turn in this world you must make choices. Even refusing to make a choice… is a choice.

Of course there are exceptions to the above two “musts”. Both of the pure biological nature – you must breathe, it’s not a choice. And there’s a bunch of other biological needs you wont be able to control with your will, or even strong drugs. Sleep is another one you won’t really be able to control with your will power.

Then of course theres the socioeconomical… you must pay taxes. I’d like to see you trying no to… or in fact, let’s not go there… just do it… 😀

Everything else (besides dying, making choices, breathing, sleeping and paying taxes) is purely up to you. As long as you know every choice made also implicitly means the consequences have been chosen as well.

 

Google translate is safe…

It seems Google Translate has little to fear from the competition. The site HowtoSayin.com poses the following question on one page:

How to say “hon wisperd säger ord i mitt öra att förbaskat nära made my toes curl” in…

The short answer: you certainly do not… at least not in Swedish, or English, who both seems to be parents of the above monster child of a sentence…

A full “translation” to English would be something along:

How to say “she whispered says word in my ear that damn near made my toes curl” in…

So, yes… Google Translate is still pretty safe in the translation business…

Fear of the Dark piano tribute

In celebration of the Winter Solstice (the shortest day and longest night of the year – in the northern hemisphere), I’ve come across a youtube vid to get you through… and maybe even make mom and pop dig Maiden! 😀

Although, I’m not certain a Chopin or Mozart aficionado will find this overly impressive. Maybe it’s just as well to keep it hard rock and add some strings instead, like Metallica…

Or how about a … country/classical orchestra/”Celine Dionish”/”Mariah Careyian” version?

Those who think they’re not communicating….

I came across a quote some years ago. I wasn’t able to find it now but it went something along the line:

Anyone wanting to send a message in film should go to the telegraph office instead.

My spontaneous thought is:

Those who think they can open their mouth – or even stick their head out the door – without communicating something, are fooling no one but themselves… And the likelihood of these people communicating anything of interest is probably purely coincidental.

The last special date in 89 years is right now…

As I said around three years ago (September 9, 2009) there have been some special dates since 2001.

Basically moments in time when year (ah well at least the last two digits of the year), month, day, hour, minute (well I guess seconds and milliseconds and so on as well) have been the same. E.g. 01-01-01 01:01:01… for first of January, 2001, one minute and one-second past one.

However, this moment… the 12th of December, 2012, is the last such moment in 89 years… When there will be 2101-01-01 to have… (January 1st, 2101) So why not do some partying! 😀

Okay, to be infernally strict about it, the party should probably have started say the first of January, year 101 A.D. Or how about years before then? But on the other hand, nobody knew it was 100 B.C. Because if they did, they’d been time traveling. Imagine then… some archeologist finds an inscription saying:

He died a hero in the … lords? unlordly? … year 189 B.C.

Then we’d know… time travel! 😀

Anyway, so then there’d be another party on February 2, 202… all the way to December 12, 1212…. Then I’m guessing if you’d be strict about it, the next big date should be January 1, year 10101 (10101-01-01).

Hey, how about U.S. dates… They’re typed as month-day-year, right? So …um doesn’t matter much, there would still be the same logic. If you really get off on dates, have a look here for a more thorough discussion of the topic!

Okay, anyhow… let’s go have a party! (I’m fearing not many girls will find the specialty of the date that appealing though hahaha!)


Header image: by Setaou_ on Flickr

Aspies have to think, all the time…

I feel I have to spend so much time thinking in social situations (and many others). Is there a reason why Aspies have to think all the time? Perhaps even an evolutionary one?

I had a really interesting thought a couple of weeks ago: Whenever I’m in a social situation I always have to “figure things out”. I have to think, analyze and make almost calculated guesses about what’s going on – and I still fail to catch some things anyway (and I actually hate guessing as well). As far as I have understood, when you are an NT (Neurotypical – normal, I think I have used and explained that term before…) you don’t have to analyze and intellectualize so much, you just “have a feeling” and go on your “gut instincts”.

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