Posts Tagged ‘Random’

Procrastination for Radiohead Fans

If you are a fan of Radiohead here is something to occupy your time:

Hypertextual Archaeology has great links to some old and random Radiohead goodness… even some poetry/lyrics if you look in the right spots.


Creativity in Life

Have you ever had a sentence jump off the page and smack you across the head??

I experienced that tonight when I encountered a quotation from George Bernard Shaw.  I have probably heard or read this quote before but today it struck me.  Hard.  With a brick.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  It is about creating yourself.”

This resonates with me right now.  I’m on the “Journey” and I have no idea where I’m going.  I think for the past little while I’ve been coasting through life in a haze and I had gotten a little lost.  It is time to start getting more creative with my life.

Open Road


If you enjoy comics with some flair you should check out Kukuburi.

The detailed and stunning art work will draw you into an amazing fantasy world!


Auld Lang Syne???

Happy 2008!!!

I have often wondered what the phrase “Auld Lang Syne” meant… but I never bothered looking it up until now. I’d imagine that most people don’t even think of the phrase outside of a New Year’s Eve party.

I took a quick look for the term on Wikipedia hoping to educate myself… what on earth did we do for random bits of info before the internet???

“Auld lang syne” is literally “Old long since” which is more loosely translated as “Days gone by”. Here are the original lyrics by Robert Burns (the text in italics has been modernized; e.g. old was originally auld):

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
And surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.


We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.