Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Cheap laughs

I was browsing around blog land and saw this
It made me laugh so much, I had to post it.
And there was me thinking that I had a lot of time on my hands.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Non stick

After seeing these in my christmas issue of pcformat (cue geek jokes), I wanted some. As any gamer knows, the feet on optical mice wear out quick. And when they are gone, it can cause extreme amounts of stress. Does this make me sad? Maybe. Not as much as what follows though. After making me want to buy them, I find out that the eeeevil pcworld will only sell them over the intenet. Bearing in mind that I don't want anything more from them (their prices are some what excessive for most things), I found the £5 post and packaging to be a bit steep. I write a nice email to their customer services asking why it was not possible to buy them from a pcworld store (which all have a big section called component centre just to rub salt in to my wounds), and they basically tell me that it's like that (huh) because that's the way it is. Anyway, I then got a bit bitter and went to many shops and received many funny looks asking for them or teflon tape. In true blue peter style, it was time for the double sided sticky tape.....
Starting materials:
stuff
Upgraded mouse:
mousey
And for good measure, a mouse mat:
mat
Genius.
Well, after a full and productive day doing that, I only had tme for three hours of training. Here is a picture:
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If I was a yang stylist, this would be snake creeps down. Since I do chen, but don't know the real name, I will call it... snake creeps down. Genius.
Quote time:
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think
- Socrates

Monday, February 07, 2005

Pressure

Well, I made the sad mistake of actually telling someone that I had a blog. Now the pressure is on to write something once again. Damn you Kropotkin!
And, apparently, I am now south east asian.
Anyway, on to matters of life. Today I saw a young lady that I used to have a bit of a thing for but, thankfully, have long since got over. Until today. When I find out she is a nurse. Damn. Some days you just know that the world is out to get you.
One of the joys of being older is that you can play with your food as much as you like. True, you may get a few strange looks, but in general people will just mind their own business. Especially if you ask them for some of their food to play with as well.
Next time you get some opal fruits (or starburst for any of the younger people) try this. I am convinced it improves the flavour, but would like a second opinion.
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Great fun.
For you martial artists out there, get your cheap laugh of the day.
Fear the real deal super secret kung fu style. Indeed.
Time for a quote....

"Do not worry if others do not understand you. Worry if you do not understand them"
- Conficius
"Do not trivialize small acts of peace and harmony, thinking 'I will never reap what I have sown'. A pitcher is filled one drop of water at a time and a person centred in oneness who proceeds in peace and harmony will soon manifest the peace and harmony in his life."
- sayings of the Buddha

Hmmm... I often prefer eatern sayings over western. I think it is down to the fact that eastern languages are often far more artistic and their sayings are slightly abstract.
A quick word on kung fu. I hav recently discovered an extra strike in the hidden punch. It is very sneaky and i like it. I can also now project force through my pi quan (metal or splitting fist) so that I can put out a candle from about a foot away.
For anyone interested, a few points on generating power. Always keep your back straight. You can lean as long as the back is not curved. The six harmonies - one of the keys to internal kung fu: When your shoulders move, your hips move the same way and the same amount (ie. the body never becomes twisted). Hand and foot move together, and elbow and knee moves together (they move together but maybe on opposite sides unlike shoulders and hips). Use them and practice them. Ignore them and forget them. Your choice. They are genius though. Oh, and remember, the hips lead all movement. I have a distinct feeling that people reading this are going to associate it with hippies and kung fu. To explain, when practising tai chi chuan, the hips should always be moving (as the hips lead all movement). I only watched the girl at the front, and she sucked ass. What hope do the rest of them have?
Anyway, before I get too annoyed about hippies ruining the name of kung fu, I will go.
A nice lengthy post to make up for my recent apathy. And to end with, one more quote. Brace yourself, this one is deep.

"Waking I knew a dream, and the sadness like a pouring flood"

*Edit*
I just remembered another quote that I liked:
"Fortis cadere, cedere non potest"
"The brave may fall, but can not give in"