Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneiness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.
Hvis alle er blitt god og mett Vi sier velbekomme Så vil vi røre på oss litt Menyen er nå omme Vi takker alle for god mat Den samkte oss så herlig om "linjen" måtte lide litt Så var det ei besværlig Takk for maten, Velbekomme Også vandrer vi fra bord Velbekomme, velbekomme Synger alle vi kor.
An award should go to the Ansett Airlines gate attendant in Sydney for being smart and funny, while making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo.
A crowded Ansett flight was cancelled after Ansett's 767s had been withdrawn from service. A single attendant was re-booking a longline of inconvenienced travellers. Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket down on the counter and said, "I HAVE to be on this flight and it HAS to be FIRST CLASS." The attendant replied, "I'm sorry sir. I'll be happy to try to help you, but I've got to help these people first, and I'm sure we'll be able to work something out. " The passenger was unimpressed.
He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?"
Without hesitating, the attendant smiled and grabbed her public address microphone:
"May I have your attention please," she began - her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal.
"We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Gate 14."
With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the Ansett attendant, gritted his teeth and said "F*** You!"
Without flinching, she smiled and said, "I'm sorry, sir, but you'll have to get in line for that, too".
Hockey players need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a brain surgeon. They need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill.
Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else's bed. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swin in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn't make you happy. Grow.
Begynnelsen på slutten av den siste istiden var for 18-20000 år siden (dvs 16-18000 f.Kr).
Isen dekket hele det som idag er skandinavia, nordsjøen, Storbritania og Irland. Iskanten gikk i sør ved det som i dag er Belgia tvers over nord-europa og Russland.
For 10-11000 år siden hadde isen smeltet tilbake og ble værende i en lengre periode. Isen dekket da stort sett hele Norge, Sverige og Finland. Det som idag er Norges kyst var akkurat ved iskanten men ikke slik at havet gikk helt til isen - det var en landstripe helt nord og rundt til Kola halvøyen. Det som idag er Storbritania, Irland og Danmark var sør for iskanten men et sammenhengende landområde. Det var en kystlinje mot havet som gikk omtrent fra dagens Newcastle tvers over til vestlandet ved Stad. Dette fordi landet reiste seg etter at isen hadde trukket seg tilbake. Dagens Østersjø var på dette tidspunkt en (inn)sjø.
For 8800-9000 år siden var det nesten ikke is igjen etter den siste istiden - kun noen i dagens nord-Sverige langs Østersjøen. Landområdene Irland, Storbritania, Danmark var fremdeles knyttet sammen, og nordsjøens sjøkant gikk fra midtre England til sørlige Norge. Dette skjedde da ettersom havet steg i tiden etter at isen trakk seg tilbake.
For 7000 år siden er isen helt smeltet og klimaet er varmere i norden og Europa enn det er i dag. De Britiske øyer er da blitt øyer ettersom havet har steget ytterligere, og den engelske kanal finnes. Østersjøen har enda ikke åpning mot Nordsjøen, og Danmark og Sør-Sverige henger fortsatt sammen. Norges kyst er omtrent slik den er idag, mens kysten ved dagens Nederland og Belgia gikk lenger nord enn i dag.
De isbreer vi har i Norge og Skandinavia idag er ikke rester av den siste istid, ettersom alt is har blitt smeltet i perioder som har hatt vesentlig høyere temperaturer enn vi har idag. De isbreer vi har i Norge er resultat av kjølige perioder etter den siste istid.
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead, Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public doves, Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good.
This is the poem used by Matthew (John Hannah) in Four weddings and a funeral when he speaks at the funeral of his gay friend Gareth (Simon Callow). Agreat movie and a great poem for someone missed dearly.
Once upon a time there was a Red rowing team. This Red team agreed to hold an annual rowing race with a Green team. Each team would contain 8 men. Both teams worked really hard to get in the best shape. On the day of the first race, both teams were ready to win. The Green team won by 1 mile!
The Red team was crushed in their defeat, but they were determined to win the race next year. So they established a panel of auditors to observe the situation and ascertain if there were any differences between the teams. After several weeks of detailed intelligence gathering, the auditors could find only one difference; the Green team had 7 rowers and 1 captain... … and the Red team had 7 captains and 1 rower! Un-perplexed by the raw data, upper management showed unexpected wisdom: they hired a consulting company to analyze the data and suggest a solution that would enable the Red team to win next year. After several months the consultants came to the conclusion that the ratio of captains to rowers was the problem in the Red team. Based on this analysis a solution was proposed: the structure of the Red team has to be changed! Like sharks getting the scent of reorganization blood, upper management wasted no time in restructuring the Red team into 4 Captains, led by 2 Managers, reporting to 1 Senior Director with a dotted line to the rower. Besides that, in a blaze of unrestricted inspiration, they suggested they might be inclined to improve the rower’s working environment by a non-monetary reward and recognition scheme if there was improved performance by the rower. The next year, the Green team won by 2 miles....... The Red team upper management immediately fired the rower based on his unsatisfactory performance.
A bonus was paid to the Captains, Directors, and Managers for the strong leadership and motivation they showed during the preparation phase and as an incentive for them to find a better rower for the next race. The consulting company prepared a new analysis of the restructuring activity, which showed that the strategy was good, the motivation was great, the restructuring was executed correctly, but the tool used (which was not included in the original data) was sub-standard and had to be improved. Currently the Red team management is having a new boat designed; and to demostrate fiscal and HR dexterity for stockholders they also contracted a placement agency to advertise in other countries for a new (temporary, non-direct employee) rower.