Friday, September 30, 2005

More quotes from my collection:

26. We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.

27. If cats are so afraid of getting wet, why are they always licking themselves?

28. Some drink at the fountain of knowledge...others just gargle.

29. Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.

30. My ambition is to live forever - so far, so good!

31. If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you'll have trouble putting on your pants.

32. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?

33. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse. Murphy’s Laws

34. What if this weren’t a hypothetical question?

35. Always imitate the behavior of winners when you lose.

36. I considered atheism but there weren't enough holidays.

37. I took an IQ test and the results were negative.

38. Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions.

39. ”No, ‘Eureka’ is Greek for ‘This bath is too hot.’” Dr. Who

40. Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home.

41. The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets.

42. Never wrestle with a pig: You both get all dirty, and the pig likes it.

43. Reality is an illusion created by alcoholic deficiency.

44. If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?

45. If you cannot get what you like, why not try to like what you get?

46. If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan?

47. If there is no God, who pops up the next tissue in the Kleenex box?

48. Hard work never killed anybody...but why take chances?

49. I say no to drugs, They just don't listen...

50. If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

Happy Friday to you all! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Trip To Lake Bled

We had some really nice warm days - finally! In Saturday we went to lake Bled, which is very nice place (on the left side of the picture is a castle on the rocks and the lake has a small island in the middle with the church on it - you can go there with the boat or even swim in the summer time). Unfortunately the battery on my camera died; and of course the spare battery I have was also empty - so this is the only picture I was able to take there.

The girls on the picture are Nina and the twins Sindi and Mendi (they don't look like twins at all, do they?). Their mother, Dajana, is my really good friend. A kind of a friend that is hard to find. She doesn't work at the moment and her twins started first grade this year. She picks them up in school every day at about 2pm - and she picks up Nina as well! So my kid stays with them till about 4pm when I come to their place. Nina makes her homework while I'm still at work and since Dajana knows I will not cook, there is a lunch waiting for me every day (though this will have to stop, I need to loose weight!!!). She even cleans my apartment every now and then and I always have to argue with her about the payment. Not to mention that she's always there when I need someone to talk to, always full of good advices and all kind of wisdom.

Dajana, I love you. Thanks for being my friend!

My Latest Creations (2) - Beads

My daughter Nina - my most beautiful creation of all times... and also my best model!

I bought an orange arabic shirt the other day and needed some jewelry to match. My friends like the colors and few of them want to have exactly the same things! We'll see about that though...

Crochet wire with beads. This was my first try of crocheting wire and I just love the way it looks. Yeah, that's my style! :) I have to figure out how to make better clamps on the bracelets, though. And the necklace looks much better around the neck, it's not so twisted at all when you put it on. And by the way, beads on this one are dark red on light olive green wire, the picture is not really good.

Another try... with red beads again but on silver wire this time. I used new clamps here and they work fine. I made this one today and my fingers still hurt!!!

Nothing special, but I needed a green necklace... so I made this one in a hurry.

My Latest Creations (2) - Napkins

This one was made on plain glass plate with decoupage technique - napkin, craquelle and acrylic paint. My second try on glass plate - I guess I need some more practice.

Tin cans with glued napkins looks much nicer... and they are very useful for keeping all kind of stuff.

Wooden cutting board (I don't know the right word for this!), made for my grandmother. She doesn't like too much color, so I left the wood the way it was. Hope she likes it!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

My latest creations (1)

Here's what I've created this weekend. I had lots of free time and was in the right mood for doing such things. Besides, I managed to organize things in kitchen cabinets and my storage room - finally! Yeppie!!

I've made the box for my friend who has a birthday today (Happy birthay Dajana, and thanks for being such a good friend!!). It's a cardboard box, painted with acyrilic paints, craquelle medium and glued napkin motif with few layers of varnish.

T-shirts are for my friend's little daughters. Since Nina doesn't want to wear such hand painted T-shirts any more (she's a big girl now and wants to have only modern clothes, her mother's hand painted things are not good enough any more :)) ), I make them for other kids when I am in a mood for creating such stuff.

Both "paintings" at the bottom are made with napkin technique (somehow I can't avoid making folds!) on plaster frame, made from the mold.

And two more things I made this evening. Painted glass and little candle holders made of CD's.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Mondergreens - Misheard Lyrics

I was listening to "The Essential Bob Dylan" earlier today. When I heard "Blowin' in the wind" it kept coming to my mind the wrong line with "the ants are my friends" instead of "the answer my friend". I always knew how the lyrics goes, so this is not my own interpretation (though I could think of few probably) of it. I just read about how many people misheard it that way.

I found quite few mondergreens on the Internet later and I think they are hilarious. It was kind of stupid - I sat in front of the computer and laughing my ass off. Luckily I was home alone... just Lin (our black panther) was staring at me with that "This human is a lunatic!!" look on his face. I suspect he's kind of avoiding me since then. I guess I will have to give him some cheese balls to become "Kind Human" in his eyes again.

Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
Wrong lyrics: The ants are my friend, they're blowin' in the wind
Right lyrics: The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Wrong lyrics: There's a bathroom on the right
Right lyrics: There's a bad moon on the rise

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Wrong lyrics: I see a Renoir and I want to paint it black
Right lyrics: I see a red door and I want to paint it black

Elton John - Bennie and the Jets
Wrong lyrics: She's got electric boobs, her mom has two
Right lyrics: She's got electric boots and mohair shoes

Europe – The Final Countdown
Wrong lyrics: There's a fire downtown
Right lyrics: It's the final countdown

The Beatles - She's Got A Ticket To Ride
Wrong lyrics: She's got a chicken to hide
Right lyrics: She's got a ticket to ride

Abba - Chiquitita
Wrong lyrics: Kick her teeth out, tell me what's wrong...
Right lyrics: Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong...

Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now
Wrong lyrics: I can see Claire now Lorraine has gone
Right lyrics: I can see clearly now the rain is gone

In še ena, ki je zrasla na zeljniku moje hčerke. Takrat je bila stara kakšnih 5 let in je nadvse rada prepevala. Romana Kranjčan v pesmici "Gosenica" poje:

Primigala je k meni, v lonček sem jo dal,
nikar mi ne pobegni, zažugal sem, dejal.

Nina je to pela v svoji izvedbi:

Primigala je k meni, v lonček sem jo dal,
nikar mi ne pobegni, za žogo sem jo dal.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Beads, beads, beads....

Quotes (1)

I was going through some files today and found a really huge collection of "deep" thoughts in almost forgotten directory at the far end of my computer's brain. You see, I am collecting all kind of clever and witty thoughts/sayings/ quotes.

When I was younger and haven't used a computer yet I used to write them in a notebook and always knew where to find them. Now when I am grown up (!?) and have to deal with all modern technology inventions... well, I don't really know where I have all the stuff. Maybe it has something to do with me getting older and slowly loosing my memory... though I prefer to think I am just not organised enough.

Anyway, here are some of those I was able to locate today:

  1. Nobody's perfect and since I'm nobody...

  2. I'm not myself today. Maybe I'm you.

  3. On the other hand... you have different fingers.

  4. Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

  5. He who laughs last thinks slowest!

  6. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

  7. Do files get embarrassed when they get unzipped?

  8. Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat. Jim Davis (Garfield the Cat)

  9. All true wisdom is found on T-shirts.

  10. 90% of all statistics are made up.

  11. My parents made me what I am today. I’m thinking of suing.

  12. You can’t have everything...where would you put it?

  13. Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.

  14. In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

  15. Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film.

  16. A chicken is an egg’s way of producing more eggs.

  17. e-i-e-i-o is actually a gross misspelling of the word ”farm”.

  18. I think therefore I am... I think .

  19. Deja moo = ”I swear that’s the exact same cow we passed about six miles ago.”

  20. I am in shape. Round is a shape.

  21. Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.

  22. I bought some powdered water, but I don’t know what to add.

  23. Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.

  24. Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.

  25. An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys.

Oh, yeah... more will follow - if you like it or not, because I like them :)!