Но потом оказалось что у меня это не счастливый день((( и зуб сломала и обожглась 2 раза. )
Yeah, I know, this question is for yesterday but I really want to answer this one (not because I will post something so ~deep~ and oh-so inspirational~ XD I mean, noooo; I just need to fangirl over "Bara no nai Hanaya" and wait I will get out of the parenthesis--)
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No, seriously. It's a long story but he tells it better than I do
Although he was not a veteran, one of my heroes is Oskar Schindler.He was a great humanitarian, but not a very typical one. He had more in common with an Ayn Rand character than he did with Albert Schweitzer or Mother Teresa.
One of my favorite scenes in the film Schindler's List is when Schindler's jewish accountant nearly gets sent to a concentration camp by mistake. Schindler's reaction is to yell at him and complain about how hard it would have been to get along without him.
That seems cold at first. And it also appears to lack perspective. Most folks would agree that being sent to a Nazi death camp is a lot worse than losing a good accountant. But if you think further, you can see that Schindler truly valued this man.And he was glad there was one less Jew sent to a death camp.Who cares what his reasons were?
Schindler didn't care about being thought of as a hero, or even about actually being one. He just wanted to run his businesses, make some money, and have some fun. But he had enough of a moral compass to do the right thing when push came to shove. That's how he ended up being a hero. That's actually classier and more humble than setting out to be a hero.
I'd mentioned Ayn Rand earlier. I thought about Schindler some time back while reading an article in National Review about Ayn Rand. The author writes the following about Howard Roark, the protagonist of The Fountainhead:
Roark is egoless...“I don’t make comparisons,” Roark says. “I don’t want to be the symbol of anything.” He does not want to be a great architect; he wants to build his buildings. That’s egolessness.
Substitute "great humanitarian" for "great architect" and "run his business and take care of his employees" for "build his buildings" and you've got Oskar Schindler.
Oskar Schindler was a man who managed to be a humanitarian without being a pain in the ass about it. I can think of very few other people who have accomplished that. That's why he is one of my heroes.
сегодня вечером: картофель в духовке, котлеты по-киевски с начинкой из брынзы )))
Но надо было быть внимательнее и надумать фонду богатых и щедрых спонсоров. Или можно даже бедных, но только ооочень много)))))
Ну и здоровья нам всем.
Неа. Очканула я - хрен его знает, что потом будет. Чет боюсь я всяких таких загадываний желаний. (закон баланса никто ж не отменял) Да и занята была в этот момент.
Но особо не переживаю т.к.Бог (для ченнелеров будет наверно уместно слово Высшая сила или Вселенная)))) и так знает мои желания, и дает мне все желаемое по мере моей готовности принять и по степени необходимости, безопасности, полезности, рациональности и т.д. для меня))
Танечка, а какой Новый Год Вы имели в виду?
11 сентября я отметила Новый Год по ... Растаманскому календарю! Мы вот уже несколько лет устраиваем реггей-парти RASTA NEW YEAR.
Для создания настроения ... растаманского и реггерского - "Укуренные" (Up In Smoke) и Rockers, а для русской души в этом году был фтльм "Ирония судьбы... и все такое)))"
А ведь есть еще и восточный Новый год. А там какие фильмы кто смотрит, интересно?
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr (1922-2007)
'The first World war was sold to the American public as "the war to end all wars". But twenty-one years later came World War II, in which fifty million people were killed. The United Nations was formed, as its Charter says, "to end the scourge of war which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind".But no, it's been war after war for the United States: Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Yugoslavia. All accompanied by claims that we were at war for some good cause, all resulting in the loss of human life, all demanding acceptance of the government's reasons for war, most of which turned out to be lies. We should have learned from Vietnam that true patriotism does not mean marching off to war just because the government tells you to. Those 58,000 names on the Washington memorial should make that clear.
As a veteran of World War II, as a student of the history of our wars, and contemplating still another war, I suggest we keep certain things in mind. First, that we must be extremely skeptical of whatever government officials tell us about the reasons for going to war. Second, that what is certain about war is that large numbers of innocent people will die, including many children, and what is uncertain about war is that any good will come of it.
Finally, that when you go to war, you assume that the lives of people in another country are not as valuable as the lives of your own countrymen. If we really believe, as our most fundamental moral principles demand we believe, that the children in other countries have as much right to live as our children, then we must refuse the call to war. It is time, by public demand, by general outcry, to end "the scourge of war" .
The best thing we can do for Veterans Day is to pledge: "No more war veterans". '
- Howard Zinn (1922-2010)
November 10 is Indonesian Veterans Day..
Salut to all brave Indonesian heroes who weren't honoured by the government..
The unknown bravery Surabaya people during the war against Holland in November 10, 1945..
My hero is my mother who was struggle with her life when she gave birth on me..
I love you mom..
Ну и как обычно встал все тот же вечный вопрос -
В общем... в результате я загадала такое желание - чтобы знать всегда точно, чего ты хочешь и что тебе нужно, и чтобы это желание исполнялось.
Как-то так незамысловато. =
I wrote a book!
I've written several actually. There are people out there who don't even have the discipline to actually read an entire book from cover-to-cover, and I wrote one! :D
Sometimes, people say they are proud of certain actions done by them or by others, and it's not so bad. Even when generalized, it's about something they do, and is therefore non-permanent. They are expressing that warm pleasure of some positive accomplishment. Doing good makes a person feel good.
How can one find accomplishment in stroking some innate characteristic? To say that one is proud to be Polish slips into vanity. Poles have their good points and their bad points, but is it proper to be proud? Ethnic pride has led to wars. What about racial pride, gay pride, union pride, etc? What about pride relating to ability? All this is self-aggrandizement and therefore becomes 'deadly'.
"Proud to be Christian" is wrong on so many levels, I don't know where to begin! ( Collapse )
My dad, US Army 1944-46, Infantryman, 317th IR, 80th ID, 3rd US Army ETO then 1950-1976 USAF Mst Sgt. POL Quality Control Lab Supervisor. My Mom who was a correspondent and housewife and mother. And any veteran of honorable service and esp. those who didn't come back.
В это время я работала не покладая рук))) Надеюсь только на свои силы и не загадывала ни о чем.И что все помешались на этом дне.Единственное чем отличался от других лично для меня. Это тем, что проснулась рано в 4 утра, выпила кофе и за работу, потом проснулся муж, завтрак и его проводила на работу...Обычные будни...
Definitely writing my five Geren novels, between 1998 and 2011. Nothing else I've done or shall do is likely to surpass that huge endeavor!
But for runner-up, it would be the number of blood donations I've made to the Red Cross. Unfortunately, my chapter doesn't seem to send out gallon pins anymore, so I can only guess I'm somewhere in the 4-5 gallon range since I first started donating in college, and since platelet donations are not included in that total.
One song? That would drive me nuts.
However, the folk musicians of the world know that a tune and a song aren't the same thing, so if we go with the literal version of this, I would refuse to pick a song, and listen to all the tunes I want!
(For the uninitiated: Songs have words, tunes are just the melodies.)
не загадывала... даже не знала про него пока не пришлось писать рукописно дату на бланке "досрочного погашения кредита"
видать это судьба - нумерология работает тогда, когда ее не дергаешь за рукав и не орёшь ей в ухо "HELP" hmm... how unforfunatly for some of us, i guess...
Well, let's see, getting an album done before my 28th birthday, getting three awards from one festival 3 years in a row, and having one win three categories in another. Also, getting my tour in Nevada out of the way, and having a show made before my 23rd birthday, and getting a paid gig before my 30th birthday, and getting a sitcom pilot completed. Also, having my first Nevada experience with a XXX star, and having a script get placed in a film festival. I look forward to more accomplishments in the future.
The greatest accomplishment I can achieve is to simply get up each day and do the tasks God has laid before me with all my might unto His glory – no matter how simple or mundane they may seem.
This week, the task before me was to lay out mulch. Lots of mulch. Bags and bags and bags and bags of it.
Not very grand. Not very glorious. In fact, rather messy and dirty and tiring.
But, it was the task before me, and one day that task will bring a harvest.
Tinavie, Plumbum Dreams, Linda, TeufelsTanz, Guy Gross, Shania Twain, James Horner, E-type, Murray Gold, Tintal, Саша, Amr Diab, Counting Crows, AC/DC, Greg Edmonson, Tatu & etc
"31 июня", "Мулен Руж", "Любовь и другие катастрофы", "AvataR", "Peecekeepers War", " Hamlet" (David Tennant), "Equilibrium", "Дом Солнца", "Sanctum", "Dead Man", "Mission Serenity", and etc
"Torchwood", "Doctor Who", "Charmed", "Lexx", "Supernatural", "Farscape", "X-Files", "Psi-Factor", "Sliders", "Secret Diary of the Call Gerl", "Being Human", "NCIS", "FireFly" and rest Sci-fi collection
P.s.: они же - друзья и reason of waking in the .. hmmm.. evening usualy)) lol
Charles Darwin, Terry Pratchett and my maternal grandmother.
Darwin is my science hero. He spent years collecting and weighing the evidence, and the put forward a theory that changed biology forever. And not just biology - it's my belief that without the theory of evolution being published, the world would be a different place now. And I think that Darwin knew that, which is why he spent years agonizing over if he should publish or not.
Terry Pratchett is my writing hero. His books are funny and profound, and although they started out as parody fantasy (and in a way, they still are), they tackle subjects that so-called "real literature" often only dares to talk about in a side story. Honestly, if you want to read philosophical musings about what it means to be human, don't read Goethe or Hemingway. Read Pratchett.
My maternal grandmother is my life hero. She survived a lot of hardship, and she refused to let circumstances keep her down. I wish I could be as strong as she was. ♥
I worked as a volunteer at a no-kill shelter up in Seattle for a while. Originally I was hoping I'd meet girls, but I wound up helping a lot of cats and a few dogs, anyway. Another volunteer gig I had for a while, I read and taped classroom materials for visually impaired students at U Michigan. It's probably one of those two.
For myself, I'm proud that I went back to college nights in my 40's, with three little ones still at home, and graduated near the top of my class!