Scallywag

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

Archive for April, 2013

Sharing sweet moments makes life all the better.
There's more to being sweet than syrup.

Revenge Is Sweet And Sour

April 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 50 secs

Sharing sweet moments makes life all the better.

Sharing sweet moments makes life all the better.

Funny what people associate with being sweet. Some themes are sickeningly syrupy, whilst others are a ruse to be deceptively stony. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you be happy regardless?
Can you really be happy with nothing?

Happy With Nothing?

April 9th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 48 secs

Can you be happy regardless?

Can you really be happy with nothing? I don’t think so. Because happiness is always tied to something. Read the rest of this entry »

Kicking baclk with family is an important activity.
Does your family move fast?

Run Family Run

April 8th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Kicking back with family is an important activity.

How fast can your family go? It seems these days the pace of daily life is getting so quick we are starting to miss out on the basics. Read the rest of this entry »

Seriously, can a robot take your job?
Could Robbie Robot really steal your job?

Will A Robot Take Your Job?

April 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 23 secs

Seriously, can a robot take your job?

Could Robbie Robot really steal your job? It might seem farfetched… for now. But advances in computer and robotic technology are already putting the squeeze on some job markets, suggesting maybe you should keep an eye out for some younger, more eager humanoid with a cheeky grin. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you ever feel like you're being watched when you go shopping?
Shopping sometimes brings more than you bargained on.

My German Shopping Disaster

April 6th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 38 secs

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched when you go shopping?

All right, it wasn’t a shopping disaster as such. More, a kind of awkward consumer moment involving a coat, a crowd of concerned Germans, a security overlord, panicked staff, and an alarm loud enough to get the whole of Wolfsburg out on the street to see whose Volkswagen got stolen. Read the rest of this entry »

How "best" do we have to be?
Wy do we need to keep insisting we are the best?

Must We Be The Best?

April 5th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 55 secs

How “best” do we have to be?

Have you ever noticed how often people claim they’re the best? On Twitter it borders on monotony. “I am a highly acclaimed, best, most biggest, seriously the greatest, and most famousest… thingy.” Right… Read the rest of this entry »

Do you think he is going to close it?
Do you think he will be able to close it?

How To Close A Skylight

April 4th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 58 secs

Do you think he is going to close it? I’m getting cold.

Learning how to close a skylight is something I never thought about. I mean, how hard could it be, right? But like climbing onto the back of an elephant, or collecting a fresh specimen from an anxious dachshund, you’ve just got to do it. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember that last "oops" moment when you accidentally sent something you still regret?
Remember your last "oops" moment?

Oops!

April 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 4 secs

Remember that last “oops” moment when you accidentally sent something you still regret?

How many times do you find yourself saying, “Oops!”?  I cannot count the amount of times I’ve mucked up with the wrong comment, clumsy effort, or painful pratfall, partly because I stopping counting years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Marbles, once a treasure, are useless junk to many a grown up.
Without you, they are just useless junk.

Useless Junk Or Prized Possessions?

April 2nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 15 secs

Marbles, once treasured, are useless junk once we’re grown ups.

Clearing out the treasures and useless junk left behind by our friend who passed away has been a formidable experience with one repeating theme. So much that we work hard to gather up, tend, and store comes to nothing when we’re gone. Read the rest of this entry »

Everyone needs somewhere to escape (even on the Web).
The Web and street have a lot in common.

The Web Is A City Street

April 1st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 19 secs

Everyone needs somewhere to escape (even on the Web).

I used to think of the World Wide Web as a giant library, filled with information from all over the world. Even though you can’t be totally sure of its provenance, the Internet lets virtually access anything. Read the rest of this entry »