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Better thank your lucky stars!

I’m going to start by saying I’m not a big fan of astrology, or in Sheldon Cooper’s words: “the mass cultural delusion that the sun’s apparent position relevant to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.”

I don’t really think my dad believes in astrology, but there he is every week sending me whatever the astrologist from the Village Voice says about my sign. He justifies this weekly ritual by saying that even though he doesn’t really believe in it, the way this guy predicts your future through astrology is somewhat ‘cool’… And I have to agree.

So enough introduction, this is the astrological prediction for my future according to my sign:

GEMINI [May 21–June 20] According to John Gardner, there are two kinds of stories in literature: 1) You go on a journey; and 2) A stranger arrives in your world. According to my analysis of your destiny in 2009, you will reap rich rewards by including both plotlines in your life story. So let the brainstorming begin: What’s the best journey you could choose for yourself—a journey that will educate, challenge, and delight you? And what can you do to attract the best kinds of strangers into your world—strangers who will educate, challenge, and delight you?

Now I know that this year I will have to go and finally meet with all the people I met through the years via Internet… A long journey awaits for me. And for the strangers part… I guess I’ll have to finally get off my ass and join the circus, I bet I’m going to find so many strangers there or maybe… Maybe just strange people.

Oh! It’s Christmas Eve so I wish you all a Merry Christmas and ‘one of those hangovers‘, like my friend Lindsay Lohan would say.

Now that last sentence gave me an idea…

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Are you reaching your potential?

A really close friend of mine just sent me this awesome animated short-film.

So are you reaching your potential?

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The Girl Who Swallowed Bees

This a beautiful australian short-film narrated by Hugo Weaving. It tells the story of a really depressed girl that obsesses over the idea of killing herself. So she goes around lots and lots of ideas when she finally decides to eat as many bees as needed to die.


Producer: Justine Kerrigan
Editor: Matt Bisson
Screenwriter: Paul McDermott
Cinematographer: Justine Kerrigan
Music: Adrian Van de Velde
Principal Cast: Pia Miranda
Narrated by: Hugo Weaving

I felt really related to what has happened to me during the last two months. It’s amazing how I felt the same way after going through what probably was my deepest depression.

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You give up, they give up

via fubiz

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Longboarding at 100 Km/h

I was just browsing some of my favorite blogs when I came across this post. It reminded me of my own skateboarding adventures. Since I was 13 until last year I used to skate on this long 1/2 kilometer downhill I have near my house in Bariloche, my hometown. It’s part of the main route of the city so it has a lot of traffic most of the time, but I would wake up every Saturday (or Sunday) at 6 am and just went there to skate my little heart out for 45 minutes and then I would go back to bed or just start my day early.

That's my skateboarding spot

This is my skateboarding spot

I always wanted to have a longboard, that is like a regular skateboard but all flat and (duh) longer.

So here’s the article:

Cops in Berlin are looking for a speeder, who was caught on videotape blazing down a steep stretch of a highway at 62 MPH (~100 km per hour), way above the speed limit … on a skateboard!

A video of the skateboarder, broadcast on German television networks on Wednesday, showed a helmeted figure wearing a red and white protective suit building up speed by holding onto the back of a motorcycle before letting go and freewheeling.

“We put out an all-points bulletin and have received information that gives us useful clues to who the man may be,” Stoeckle said. “We are particularly concerned about copycats who may imitate the stunt, putting their lives at risk.”

Here’s the obligatory YouTube clip:

Link – [ via Neatorama ]

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