Thursday, 27 March 2014
Friday, 21 March 2014
On-line Bossy had been reading about the terrible weather in Vancouver Canada. It's a funny thing, you see... the seasons are switched for Bossy & Selfish -- when it's summer in Canada it's winter in Ecuador. What this means, is that while their friends and children in Canada are sweltering in global-warming-type hot summers, Bossy & Selfish are somewhat uncomfortable, having to wear a sweater, the odd day, when they go outside. During this period, Bossy finds herself being just a tad -- just a tad that is -- resentful -- their friends & family (you know) bragging about their wonderful (!) weather.
However, come the end of September and the news feeds are advising of terrible rain storms in Vancouver and then later absolutely abominable snow storms in Toronto -- and Bossy KNOWS these storms will last until well past February, into March and then maybe April (in Vancouver at least) and sometimes even into June. She counts on her fingers (plus 5!) and smugly assures herself it's way more than the few months she had to endure wearing a sweater (sometimes) during the day in Cuenca, Ecuador.
At that point Bossy generally feels better, hanging her head a bit -- but better.
She knows it's a small thing within her, but she can't seem to help herself.
Vancouver (but only in the Spring)
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Monday, 17 March 2014
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Take off that darn fur coat!...Or maybe you'd like to have us open all the windows. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls #quote
There’s no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw. It’s like saying that as of 1932, cars didn’t have radios in them, so they should never have radios in them. ~ Bill Gates #quote
The monitor presently shows the Windows Blue Screen of Death, though this does not alarm him, as the BSoD is the universal screen saver in Hell. ~ Robert Olen Butler, Hell #quote
Windows are the eyes of the soulless ~ Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory #quote
I discovered windows one afternoon and after that, nothing was ever the same. ~ Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water #quote
The Window to the Universe Opens Inward and Outward. ~ Daniel Lee Edstrom #quote
The sun tells the best joke of a day full of them, setting so spectacularly that you can almost smell the tropical paradise lazing somewhere over this rim of endless, grey socialist towers. Miles of square windows explode orange, red, and purple, like a million TV sets broadcasting the apocalypse. Clouds unspool. The sky drains of birds. ~ Tod Wodicka, All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well #quote
He left the drapes open, watched the lights of the cars and of the fast food joints through the window glass, comforted to know there was another world out there, one he could walk to anytime he wanted. ~ Neil Gaiman, American Gods #quote
Outside, the sleet had gotten thicker. You could hear it pebbling against the large glass windows, you could see it swirling wildly through the spotlights of street lamps. It was the kind of night when you might expect to see a skeleton flying through the air, its ragged black shroud flapping in the wind. ~ Dan Chaon, Stay Awake #quote
A house without books is like a room without windows. ~ Horace Mann #quote
Bare heights of loneliness...a wilderness whose burning winds sweep over glowing sands, what are they to HIM? Even there He can refresh us, even there He can renew us. ~ Amy Carmichael #quote
Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned--in search of what? It is the same with books. What do we seek through millions of pages? ~ Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room #quote
When there's shooting in the street, don't go near the window. #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett