Archive for February, 2012

My first leap year post

February 29, 2012

My first leap year post since the beginning of my blogging adventure. Odd day, occurring only once in 4 years. In a life span of 80 it would have occurred a total of 20 times. Knowing a person whose birthday is today. Every year faced with the dilemma when to celebrate it – the day before or the day after on non-leap years. As they say:

-> To the right there is nothing left.
<- To the left there is nothing right.

Leaping from year to year, many happy returns of the day!

Fun: how fast are you?

February 26, 2012

How fast can you guess these words?
1. BOO_S
2. _ _ NDOM
3. P_N_S
4. F_ _ K
5. PU_S_
6. S_X

Scroll down for the answers:
1. BOOKS
2. RANDOM
3. PANTS
4. FORK
5. PULSE
6. SIX

Ceilings

February 21, 2012

Interesting ceilings – This one with long-playing records – do you remember them 🙂
The place is BAR CODE in Sofia.

Ruini [Ruins] Bar & Dinner in Sofia is located close to remnants of a Roman wall. The interior attempts to take you back in time, but the cuisine keeps you in the present – a variety of choices.

The ceiling does look in ruins with all these bottles with broken bottoms from which the light comes from.

Perceived vs Intrinsic Value

February 20, 2012

Metro station. Washington DC. Rush hour (12/01/07). A musician played for over 45 minutes. Only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money. He collected $32. When he finished no one applauded.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theatre in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. Washington Post Video

In(difference)

February 18, 2012

Substances. Substantiality.
Nonchalant. Chalant.
An often-quoted friend of mine here says:
‘You treat others the way you have already been treated.’
Being indifferent. Or. Making a difference.

Unforgettable Whitney

February 12, 2012

Some people’s life is short. Their art is for ever.
RIP, Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)