Saturday, June 09, 2007

SiteMeter's New Look - But Is It?

SiteMeter Rolls Out New Looking Graphics

Site Meter has updated their look, and I must say that I approve.

Has anyone else noticed how, in general, graphics are changed and allowed to become "old looking", and then changed again to a "new look".

Most changes I see as an improvement, yet I've seen such changes so many times that I have come to believe that there's really nothing new about the "new" look.

If so why then do I record such a change as an improvement?

Studies show that any change is seen as an improvement, so I guess that must be why?

Anyway I like SiteMeter's "New" look

Friday, June 08, 2007

Paris Hilton in a Failure to Communicate

AP: Paris Hilton Cries While Taken to Jail

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Nerd King Protest Paris' Plight

In the last few days sources are quoting Paris as stating that she has come to the belated understanding that "the party is over".

For most of us that takes place around graduation from college. By then it's High Ho! High Ho! It's Off To Work We Go! Party time gets considerably smaller with every passing year.

Something about credit card debt, a mortgage, auto payments, just plain bills, to kill a good time.

Then comes along Mr. or Ms. Special, and party time ends up most often replaced with a dirty diaper, and candles on a toddler's birthday cake.

I'm hoping, and even praying that Paris Hilton disconnects from her previous life of non-stop partying, and finds other ways to experience life. There are other ways to enjoy life that isn't drug, and alcohol induced - really there are!

I sympathize with Paris Hilton, because the odds are she has completely surrounded herself with people who are in no way good for her. It's going to be extremely difficult for her to break away from that crowd, and it will be very difficult to make any "new" lifestyle work with that crowd.

So what are Paris Hilton's chances of changing her life?

Very small indeed, but there's a good chance if she lives long enough that she'll eventually grow tired of her current crowd, and decide that she deserves more that what she's opted for up until now.

I see a good possibility that Paris Hilton will grow. I hope she dedicates a bit of her time to the arts, and history. Like most jet setters she has both the money and the time needed to indulge herself when it comes to travel, and art appreciation. When I say art, and also mean music, and theater as well as what finds its way on canvas.

I wish that for you Paris, an opportunity to change into a person who is curious about the world in a complex way, in a way that changes you, that allows you to grow - to become the best person you can be in the time you have to be it. Peace.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Donald Sutherland Fake London Cop Dream

Is Donald Sutherland A Terrorist?

Had an odd dream.
I watched through the camera (POV) following an English cop as he worked crowd control in a very busy crowd.
He became concerned about something he had seen and followed an individual aboard a bus, or perhaps it was the underground?
The person he had spotted was dressed in uniform, and looked like the American actor Donald Sutherland. The troubling part was that he didn't have his uniform correct.

Kiefer Sutherland: Dream Plot Similar to Episode of 24

The real cop started questioning him with great suspicion thinking he was a terrorist.
But he was relieved to find that the actor was in the midst of filming a movie.
Still this was no excuse to be walking around dressed as a cop, and so the real cop insisted on following Donald Sutherland to the location of the movie shoot.
Things get a little blurry here with mention of the death of Princess Dianna, and it being the ten year anniversary, and all.
A strange dream indeed.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Dead Flowers In Spring At Sunset

Dead Flowers In Spring at Sunset

Just liked this photo. I don't rip out the flowers simply because they're not yellow, red, pink, or purple. There's a lot of beauty in dead prairie flowers that last through Winter, and Spring. A small patch of dead flowers provides insects, and birds a place to survive harsh weather.

This photo looks west at sunset sometime in March in Central Illinois.

Monday, June 04, 2007

E.T. & Peace Eye Ride Further

E.T. and the Peace Eye Take a Ride on the Further Bus

Photo of Penny Lane Mural Springfield, Illinois

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