Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wear Sunscreen

Found this great video that is based on a column by Mary Schmich from the 1980's:
(Well, the column is, I believe, from the 1980's, but the video is from 1990's)

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen
would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved
by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more
reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this
advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You
will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until
they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at
photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much
possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You
are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying
is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things
that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you
at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with
people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead,
sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's
only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you
succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with
your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22
what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most
interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them
when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children,
maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the
funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do,
don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it
or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument
you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone
for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your
past and the people most likely to stick with you in the

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people
who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you
soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians
will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll
fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable,
politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust
fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when
either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it
will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over
the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Abortion survivor

Hello everyone.

Just wanted to tell the world about this girl, whose speech truly touched my heart.
She survived an abortion, and is truly thankful to the Lord.
May she be a role model to us all.

Gianna Jessen Abortion Survivor in Australia Part 1

Gianna Jessen Abortion Survivor in Australia Part 2

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday fun

Well, it's Sunday today, now isn't it?
The Lord's day. The day for rest. Of course you should have some fun then!
Here are some fun things:
Gamer PALs
South Park Episode Player
Some Mall Monkeys
That Catholic Show
How to give the perfect man hug
Conservative Eye for the Liberal Guy

...and if nothings else works, there's always the "Office Attachments"
(I know that many people might not like these links at all, I guess I have a special kind of humour..)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Hello y'all

Hello everyone,
I am fully aware that I haven't written anything on my blog for quite a while now actually, and there is actually quite a lot I actually would like to tell y'all about. For example my visit to Australia bercause of World Youth Day. I'll probably don't have that much time to write things since I'm very busy with my school stuff now, especially since I'm a bit behind my schedule, or where I should be in my studies. All the best though! /minutz3

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Catholic at last

Well, I know it has been quite a long while since I wrote something.
Anyway, there doesn't seem to be so much to write about, since most days seem to be all the same. I go up in the morning, take a shower, eats my breakfast and then studies.
(I do eat lunch and dinner, and a few times a week I do go away to go swimming as well)

The studies are now going a bit better, although I find a lot of it quite boring.
The real "big" thing that has happened is that I am now a catholic.
I've had my first communion and everything and is now part of the Church.
It feels great.

The Eucharist was much better than I could ever have imagined and the confession wasn't that scary as I had feared.

I don't think I have so much more to write now, for the time being.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Fan photos and studies and so forth

What's up, eh?
Not much, eh.
Well, first things first, I'd say, last wednesday I went to a place called "proxxi" that is in central Stockholm, and saw (and discussed..) the third Star Wars film. What I was wondering mostly about what the (other) geeks/nerds called "negative armour" which they said that the Stormtroopers wore. The thing is that the (Imperial) Stormtroopers die just by being hit by a rock or having a stick poked at them, so their armour is probably negative and instead of protecting them, they're hurt even more than they would be without the armour. Anyway we also did go to my cousin (Martin) this weekend to congratulate him on his 17th birthday, and he got a punching bag and boxing gloves.

About my studies then?
They are going just fine, it seems.
We've got some new members for our "group" that are working with projects and so forth, and they are very friendly, so I'll probably join them to the student's pub this week, to socialise and so. Actually the studies are going much easier now, since I've started this new subject (Human-Computer Interaction) which is much more exciting than any of the previous subjects.

About my salvation and so forth then?
It's going alright with that as well, I think, since I'm feeling that the (Roman-Catholic) Church is right for me, and I know that they are preaching the Truth, and I want to be a part of it.
I'm probably going to be "in" the Church "for real" sometimes during Easter.
I'm still not sure what my calling in this life is though, but I am hoping and praying that I will find out.

Here's the promised "fan photos" by the way (yes, my sister insisted in taking these photographs, not my idea..);

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Studies, cream bun, chihuahua and computer solution

Well, hello everyone,
so, yes, I know, I haven't been writing in quite a while, but I'm also been quite busy you see, mostly with studies, and also, I have had trouble finding fun things or queer things or whatever you'd like to call it, to write about. Anyway, I still have things to study, actually I have so much to study so I can't stop thinking about BMM (Business Motivation Model) for a second.

Oh well, what's up then?
My studies are going alright, I hope.
Today I ate a cream bun, with the necessary bowl of warm milk, and it was de-li-cious!

This thursday we also had another rottweiler and a cute chihuahua from a friend of my grandmother here, and the chihuahua explored my desk;

Also, by request from viking, here's the computer solution that grandma came up with;