Particularly Good Finder:

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


was generally in a crappy mood for much of the day and then on the way home passed by all the houses with all the lit lamps... immediate lift mood! that and happy music on the ipod. 

anthem of the moment: helplessness blues - fleet foxes (i shall karaoke it someday!)

realised i have never known why the lamps, just filled 'em up with oil and lit em up - full of glee and joy at the pretty – and the fun, sometimes arduous task of making sure the bad wind doesn't put em out. and it matters not – why the lamps. the lamps just are. the lamps must be. all is well in the world :)

was a good thing to come home to, some already lit – others waiting just for me. so much satisfaction!

Sunday, 25 November 2012


the tom hanks episode of the nerdist made me watch storage wars (so addictive). it's one of the reality shows that tom likes. and it's crazy to think that this actually happens. so the thing is, if you live in america (or maybe just california) and dont pay your storage locker rent (about $50-250 per month) for 3 months, they auction all your stuff off. and the show follows around about 4 sets of buyers who do this as a profession. buy up other people's stuff and try to make a profit on it. they can only guess on the value of what they might find inside as they have to bid based on a 5 min peek inside. but it's just crazy, who are these people who just leave their stuff in storage and lose it all? i mean sometimes they find coin collections/sports memorabilia... really valuable shit. who is the dumbass who couldnt afford to pay for his locker? wouldnt you just take your stuff out and make money off it yourself? and 3 months ago you remembered the locker, so there's no way you just forgot you had one. other option – the owner died, no one knew about the locker... which is just so sad. who were you hoarding that stuff for? it's literally losing all the stuff that you collected, put away, which was important enough for you to pay someone else to store for you. and obviously you decide not to/are unable to pay this amount...

but why? it's this huge mystery to me. what happened that made you not just take the stuff out and sell it. yard sale. ebay. anything. or even just give it away. so much to wonder about. it's a reality show that provides: thrills (exciting bidding wars), suspense (is that a genuine movado watch or is it worthless?), drama (brandi and jarrod are married and she's always right but he doesnt listen) and the big mystery – who is this person who just lost all this shit?

drives me crazy. crazy americans.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

a talkfine cover

have some eye candy, there hasnt been a video so pretty since more than words. gotta love pretty boys and falsetto.

Friday, 2 November 2012

2 things


i just got done with the history of rome: episode 90, actually episode 100 (because some of those episodes were spilt into parts over a few podcast episodes)! kind of amazed that i stuck with it this long.  as was mike duncan when he made this episode. 100 episodes over 3 years. at the time seeing no quick end in sight. think it took him like 2 more years to be fully done with it (89 episodes to go). learnings: historians sometimes (often?) become as famous as the history they write about, eg the oft mentioned - tacitus:

or pliny the younger (as remembered in this tweet by @arze):

b-list still counts i think :D for sure! 
anyway where i'm going with this is – future historians will most likely remember mike duncan. 
this is mike:

(and yes that is baby in a sling. cute overload! *squee*)


many of my friendships are long distance. which means i miss many many people much of the time. this is truly a pain. but friends are the best. i loves everybody. you make me better. even when we dont talk for ages, i think on you and i am happy.