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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

HAVE YOU GOT A FAVOURITE MOTTO?

Just came upon this one - and I love it:

"Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely,
in an attractive and well preserved body ..
but rather
To skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand ..
Diet Coke in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming ...
WOO HOO
WHAT A RIDE!!!

Now, that sounds like a life well lived,
with no regrets!!!
Let's hear some great philosophical words of wisdom!!!

58 Comments:

Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Words of Wisdom

"A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."
(Victor Frankl)

That quote together with chocolate ;-)
or better a male in chocolate sauce :-p

Happy Easter

(( ))

3:50 AM, April 04, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

It’s better to live one day as a Lion than one year as a Lam *_^

4:49 AM, April 04, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

MMCA...That is really deep words. I think it can be Dalai Lama is it?

And you know me chocolate most be with a little piri-piri. Then we take a tango...Happy Easter.

10:30 AM, April 04, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

GREAT COMMENTS;
aNNA-LYS -that is an excellent choice - and so true - right down to the 'male in chocolate sauce'!!

GRASSHOPPER;
To live one year as the King, how exciting is that?

FANCY;
If your'e not too busy, could you send me once again, the receipe for the chocolate in piri piri - this time I promise to make it.

I just heard that the Catholic church is up in arms, protesting the creation of a chocolate sculpture of Jesus, minus a loin cloth. Can't imagine the reason for creating such a piece, but there is the latest!

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL
AND pray that my Ham Loaf turns out OK.
mmca

1:43 PM, April 04, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

Hallo, MMCA. This is a delicate subject. I have lots of mottos, but no one seems proper enough...so I just want to wish you:
GLAD PÅSK! (Happy passover!)

6:46 PM, April 04, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

One day mmca, one day. And let me tell you it could be very exciting. It’s like Easter or X - mas, just once a year :-)

11:57 AM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Nicole said...

Happy Easter MMCA!
Hope the Easter Bunny brings you something yummy to nibble on.

If I had to pick a favourite motto, I think it'd be
Live and Let Live. Perhaps if everyone used that motto, we would have a kinder, more accepting existence.... :)

12:13 PM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

"AND THE TROUBLE IS, IF YOU DON'T
RISK ANYTHING ...
YOU RISK EVEN MORE...."
erica jong

"KNOWLEDGE COMES,
BUT WISDOM LINGERS...."
alfred lord tennyson

12:14 AM, April 06, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Sorry Grasshopper - I got lost in
translation - one day it is!!!

"LIVE AND LET LIVE" is a classic - why didn't I think of it??
Happy Easter Nicole-hope the 'bunny' is good to you!!!

Thanks for the Passover wishes NB -I'll take good wishes for any and all celebrations -
Is everybody eating FISH on Good
Friday ?? It has come to my attention that many religions share this tradition - I had thought it was strictly a Catholic policy. I learn something every day!!!
mca

12:23 AM, April 06, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

I went to the museum "Skansen" today. It seems fish has been customary on good friday for centuries. Tomorrow I will look at Jewish pesach celebration. Jews have no reason celebrating this friday, but the escape from Egypt is something to celebrate! The blood from the sacrifice lamb on the doorpost kept the tenth plague out of their houses. This is what 'pesach' means: pass!

4:56 PM, April 06, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Thanks for that information NB - my history lesson for the day.
My cohorts tell me that the tradition started while Christ was on earth -in order to boost the fishing industry which was faltering, the word went out that it was mandatory to abstain from Meat on Friday, necessitating the consumption of Fish. Guess I'll believe that until something better comes along.
mca

6:36 PM, April 06, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

MMCA...
Of cource I will give you the receipe of the chocolate, maybe the Catholic church can change there mind if they get a taste of it...*LOL*...
Here is the link to it.


http://fancysweden.blogspot.com/2006/12/hottie-ones.html

11:12 AM, April 07, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

You are right about the fishing industry MMCA. There is a fish called "hali-but", meaning "holy-".The church allowed eating this fish during fasting. Why the butchers did not produce "holy pig", I can't tell. ;-)

6:09 PM, April 07, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

I am very worried ....

You have Erica The Zipless Fucker" Jong here ;-) What will the next step be ?????

8:50 AM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

I think I just write or more specific turn it to a question...I think...I am not really shure... :)?

11:10 AM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

ANNA-LYS -----
Oh..oh..
Did I open a wound?
Have never quite heard of
'Erica the Zipless Fucker
Jong' in quite those words, and you gave me the laugh of my day!! I just thought her words were worthy of notice. Somewhat. A bit. Little bit. A smidge. An iota.
No???
OK - I'll do better!!!

HI FANCY -
I think-therefore I am.
How's that?

mca

2:59 PM, April 10, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

LOL :-))))

"Fear of Flying" is the name of the book by Erica Jong where she writes about "the zipless fucker" ... I recommend it!

(( ))

7:14 AM, April 11, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Anna-lys ---
One of the nasty elements of getting older is the annoying habit of forgetfullness - and now that you have awakened a small portion of my brain, I do recall this book by Erica Jong = "Fear of Flying", however, I did not read it, thus being ignorant of the Fuckless Zipper!! I think it (the book-not the zipper) lays hidden somewhere in the bowels of one of my many bookcases - I shall resurrect it if possible, subsequently learning something of value!!!
And hopefully my computer will be fixed by our next contact date - or is there a problem with the printing being extremely large at your end? Somebody (think it was my sweet grandaughter)made a change and left me feeling most inadequate, blind, 'special' - Crabby is working on it, but thus far, with no success. Can you help?

mmca

12:22 PM, April 11, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

MMCA
B12 mmca b12 trust me:-))

12:48 PM, April 11, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

THANKS GRASSHOPPER -
B 12?
Is that a mega bite, or a Vitamin? This damn machine is driving me insane - I need a vacation!
The STANLEY CUP SEMI FINALS start tonight - maybe that will help!!!
mca :-)

6:07 PM, April 11, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

***LOL*** I think the F-Word is writing so many times now...that Erica Jong most feel that she is left behind... ;-)))

5:28 AM, April 12, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

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3:15 PM, April 12, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Hi Fancy -
Definitely the most used word in the English language,as a noun, verb, adverb, adjective - It just covers everything!!I have to be very careful, however, as I am penalized one dollar if my grandson catches me using it, so I must exert extreme caution.
I haven't found Erica's book, but I know I have it - that will be my next Blog subject - favorite books - so many - how does one zero in on just one?
Start thinking!!!
mca

3:23 PM, April 12, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

Hello! These are some mottos:

"Life is like a sewer - what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."

"Honi qui mal pense"

"navigare necesse est - vivere non est necesse".

Fucking good, aren't they?

6:44 AM, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

BRAVO NB;
GOOD ADJECTIVE!!!
AND GREAT MOTTOS!!

mca

12:47 PM, April 13, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

Isaac Asimov


This is not a motto, but not far from...at least much closer than "fucking zippers" and nasty things. ;-)

10:27 PM, April 13, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

YES NB...I would agree ....
That nasty word has got to
go...
It has been removed at of this date and shall not appear again (?) on this blog!!!
Regarding your quote .....
Has society, in fact, gathered any knowledge that has helped the world's people progress in a humantarian manner...
have we accomplished anything at all? I think not!!!
Very depressing!!
mca

2:08 PM, April 14, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

I can understand your doubt. Some claim, people are healthier now, than people were a century ago. On the other hand, technology has yielded more terrible weapons, than ever before. The good statistics may vanish over night. Today I have walked in the forest, where I find my solace.

3:19 PM, April 14, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

Hello MMCA...

Thanks for your comments in my place... ;-) "To do nothing at all,is the most difficult thing in the world, The most hard thing and the most intellectuals"
(Oscar Wilde)

10:00 AM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

NB
Today I worked in my garden, trying to imagine how beautiful it will look in a short time-my lawn exists with 6 trees,all mature and healthy - a gift! Lots of shade, moss grows freely everywhere, and I love the seclusion it affords me as I sit on my porch in my new wicker chairs, sipping Merlot, watching the world as I know it. That is my solace!
mca

3:46 PM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

"TO DO NOTHING AT ALL,
IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING IN THE WORLD...."
now that is a meaningful quote, and how true it is for those of us who care about justice.
A good one FANCY!!
Thanks ..
mca

3:57 PM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

Hej! Talar du svenska?

That 'Kurt Bleke' was to get abolished. He just made an attack on christian fundamentalism (in swedish). All this creationism crap
emanates from USA. I don't see, why they bother to translate it into swedish. A wrong thought is equally wrong in all laguages. Well, his work is done, and I might liquidate dear old Kurt. This Nicholas Bourbaki is my favourite. A group of of authors wrote in this name.
Have a nice time in the garden! Hope that the winds In the east won't reach your neighborhood. But you should be prepared for snow. A wollen blanket may be needed.

11:37 PM, April 16, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Hello My Friend!
How are You, busy at school You little pupil?

Did You visit me today? I Thought I say Your "footprints" :-)
And You did not even say "Hello" ?

(( hugs ))

5:31 PM, April 17, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

saw ... or is that something You cut trees with?

5:33 PM, April 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymouse said...

If everyone on this earth would shake hands with every other fellowman, that is 6,525,170,264 individuals, how many shaking hands would there be?

From all of us to all of you: Hallo!

8:16 PM, April 17, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Aha Anna-lys....
Yes,you did see my footprints outside your door-almost leaving a trail of comments regarding Peas,Peace ...
but in the end, I found the subject deep after having viewed the movie Blood Diamond,and realizing we have never had Peace on Earth, ever, ever, and never will! I am extremely aggitated,and wasting energy on something totally out of my control-so I crept quietly home and I apologize for not at least saying Hello. Shant do that again.
Thanks for coming to get me!!
mca - hugs

11:49 PM, April 17, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

OK Anonymouse -
How many shaking hands?
Is this a trick question?
I would imagine there would be 6,525,170,264
shaking hands.....
Am I correct?
And thank you for visiting my humble blog...
mca

11:52 PM, April 17, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

I beg you pardon! It was me playing the rôle of "Anonymouse". This possibility of commenting as "Other" or "Anonymous" is a danger.

The number is bigger than you imagine, but not half the way to infinity.

Good day!
/NB

7:40 AM, April 18, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Ok ANONYMOUSE ---The answer would be....
6,525,170,264 times itself!!!
Right? God, I'm a genius!!!
Wrong? I'm an idiot!!
I never promised you an Einstein!!!

6:01 PM, April 18, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

Why not ask Grabgrass? I believe this number is much bigger than 6,525,170,264 squared. And if you visit my site: I haven't got a tracking device. I don't see your footprints. If you make a comment, I will try to answer politely, but otherwise I do not notice your presence. It is too many people. I can't keep record of them all.
Greetings from Stockholm, where the cherries are blooming

7:52 AM, April 19, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

There would be 6,525,170,263, to take care of all shakes involving a single chosen person. Then someone else would have to shake 6,525,170,262 hands, and hat person would be done. Then a third person would have to shake only 6,525,170,261 hands, and would be finished, and so on, so the number of hadshakes would be 6,525,170,263 + 6,525,170,262 + 6,525,170,261 + 6,525,170,260 + ... +3+2+1.

The sum (number of handshakes) is 21,288,924,142,874,500,000.

How did I do?

Here's a question - would we then have world peace?

For one person to shake all the other hands would take about 207 years, if they really hurried (about 1 second per shake). Some of the people would be getting pretty old already, by the end of it.

1:45 PM, April 19, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

THANKS CRABGRASS -
You never cease to amaze me...
Your analytical mind is beyond comphrension...
Guess that's why you're in the line of work that you embrace.....
I shall bring all my problems to you.......
mca

3:27 PM, April 19, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

Thanks, Crabgrass, you're brilliant! (only, when half the population has done it, the other half has done it, too, but that doesn't matter, really) The conclusion is, as I understand, there is not enough time. So, why not just enjoy the footprints of our fellowman?
:-)

4:59 PM, April 19, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

oops! I was wrong. Crabgrass is right.
//NB

9:07 PM, April 19, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Ohhh am I happy or am I happy?

I could not get into your blog for several days I just got "404" ... maybe I had the wrong link ... because I found You again through CrabGrass site :-D

(( 1000 hugs ))

5:45 PM, April 22, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

MMCA...
We have spring here...for the moment I'm laying back on a sun chair...This is life on a stick...;-)))

10:17 AM, April 24, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Likewise FANCY ...Sunday found me lounging around my yard, enjoying the cleaned up fish pond,(did I mention that my fish did survive the ravages of Winter), reading my book, sipping a Rum and Coca Cola, and feeling the warmth of the sun on my almost bare skin. How great was that!!!???
Yessssssssss - this I can handle very well,thanks....

2:15 PM, April 24, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

Miss you MMCA...Have you falling in sleep in the sun... ;-)))

4:00 AM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

"The natur have giving humans one tounge, and two ears...that is, because, we shall hear twice as much as we talk"

2:37 AM, April 26, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Hi Carol,
How are my little schoolgirl doing? :-p

Have A Lovely Weekend on the porch with a good drink and a book about an other Rom :-)

(( Love ))

AnnA

5:16 AM, April 27, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

Hi, girls :-) Hope you get along well with your history lessons, MMCA.
About your comment:
This is not a mouse - it is an elk. "Alces alces" in latin. He might have escaped from a zoo, and then somehow swimmed across the ocean. His name is Conrad Johansson. He stays in the forest, most of the time. But every now and then he seeks a mate, and turns up in unexpected sites. Alces alces kill lots of people in swedish traffic. They are very heavy and walk in the middle of the road, like they owned it.Some people sell elk shit to german tourists. Even bigger than the elk, is the visent, or european buffalo, but it is almost extinct.

1:21 AM, April 28, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

MMCA...This weekend we are celebrate spring, we do it with song and bonfire all over our country. That is walpurgis night here in Sweden...:)

4:55 AM, April 28, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Hello Overthere
Do You have Summertime, as well?
How are You doing at school? little pupil ;-)

(( Kram ))

7:55 AM, May 03, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Good morning Anna-lys-
I am out for the summer -
not a pupil at the moment -
thoroughly enjoying the
Rights of Spring, Canadian style - no bonfires, or beaches - I'm watching the grass grow!!! I know I need a new subject matter, on this blog, I'm working on it!!!
Thanks for thinking of me!!

9:38 AM, May 03, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

You are always on my mind my friend!

Looking forward to a blog of Yours about blogging and it's consequences. And it's opposite when real life goes into blog "relations".

(("I"))

5:02 PM, May 03, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

When, when ... ;-)

3:37 AM, May 06, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

"Good judgement comes from experience, but experience comes from bad judgement" - John Fullbright

3:40 PM, May 07, 2007  
Blogger Alien David Sousa said...

No regrets its one and also the nick i use on my mensagers ;)

NEVER DOUBT OF YOURSELF.

Its another


Poor is the man, who's pleasures depend on the premision of another.

kisses

12:41 PM, October 14, 2007  

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