Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Delightfully Excellent

I no longer remember where i heard this phrase but I thought it was a delightfully excellent one, so i am sharing it with you.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I loathe the expression "what makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometime stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
-James Thurber
I don't wholly agree with this quote, I just like the way it acknowledges the complexities involved in being a person.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Let me tell you what I've been learning

Translation: "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave"
This is the name of a Welsh town - it contains 51 letters (Welsh double l counts as one). The name of the town was much much shorter prior to the 1800s, when the town council extended the name as a way to encourage trains, travellers and tourists to stop en route to Chester or Holyhead. However, this is not the longest place name around.

Translation from Maori:"The brow of the hill where Tamatea, with the bony knees, who slid and climbed mountains, the great traveller, sat and played on the flute to his beloved."
This is a town in New Zealand and is the current holder of the Guiness World Record for longest place name (92 characters I think), although apparently there's a place in Thailand which isn't counted.....

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Just a Thought

For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
- 1 Corinthians 10:33

Wouldn't it be fantastic for this to be 100% true about every aspect of our lives?