Thursday, November 14, 2013

★ November 14, 2013 ★

Good morning! Yesterday was a short day. I got the mail, made a cheese omelet for breakfast, cleaned the house, explored Food & Drink on Win8, took the dogs out, & then my PC crashed so I spent the rest of the day crocheting my Star Trek Braided Mile-A-Minute Afghan. I still love how it's coming out. Yesterday's Sims game, although a short one due to the PC crash was Beechwood Victorian & my Sim Liz is just hanging out & enjoying life, waiting for her future rich husband to appear. :) This morning I took the dogs out & had to run an errand, then it was back home & I loaded up Centennial. My Sim Renesmee joined the culinary career & then learned the gardening skill which goes well w/ cooking. I'm still loving these temperatures! I had a fire in the fireplace again last night. :)

Casablanca's classic line, "Here's looking at you, kid," by Humphrey Bogart wasn't in the original script. Bogart said it to co-star Ingrid Bergman as he taught her poker between takes.

Establish a routine to signal your mind & body that it's time to rest. Try a cup of chamomile tea or a warm bath scented w/ lavender.

It's depressing & gloomy out there. Very depressing day. It's so depressing today I saw a robin in a singles bar trying to pick up a cat. -Johnny Carson 1982

Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, & learning promotes mental clarity, exactness, & context. Writing good letters - communication on the deeper level of thoughts, feelings, & ideas rather than on the shallow, superficial level of events - also affects our ability to think clearly, to reason accurately, & to be understood effectively.

More than 100 million people need glasses worldwide. Donate your old eyeglasses to the Lions Club.

Most difficult languages to learn top 10:
  1. Chinese (Mandarin)
  2. Arabic
  3. Tuyuca, Amazon (not the .com one!)
  4. Hungarian
  5. Japanese
  6. Navajo
  7. Estonian
  8. Basque
  9. Polish
  10. Icelandic
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Your foresight will now pay off! Family could be arriving at any moment so bust out that collection of hotel soaps you've been hording for the past 15 years. Leave them everywhere as a subtle hint to the hygiene-challenged.

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