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Hullo Sweeties…

It’s Friday time to hop aboard the RANDOM train with the folks playing  Random 5 Fridays  with  A Rural Journal. Here’s some random goodies from my life this week.


1. I love “Quotes”

And I get one every day from Goodreads.  This was today’s

“The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.” – Michel de Montaigne

I love this idea and… I totally think it is true.  I believe that part of “wisdom” is realizing… we are so NOT in charge of most of what is happening… and we might as well enjoy the ride.

Here’s some random facts about Michel.

Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne (born February 28, 1533) pioneered the personal essay.

He was also a SKEPTIC and speaking of QUOTES…

He is most famously known for his skeptical remark, “Que sçay-je?”  which translates to….

What do I know?” in Middle French; modern French Que sais-je?)

2. It is still fr@cking cold here.

I keep waking to hear that the temperature is -27C or colder.  It was -34C this morning when I woke.  That’s -29F for those of your working in Fahrenheit.  And BLOODY COLD no matter how you measure it.

I shall not whine… I shall just provide this glorious picture of how we survive such tempts…. I am a fashion plate – no?

Working the balaclava!

Working the balaclava!

And… I know it could be “worse”…

According to this post over at Listverse

The coldest permanently inhabited places in the world are the towns of Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk in Siberia, which we’ve mentioned before. During winter, temperatures there average below minus fifty degrees Fahrenheit.


3. One of the ways I included the idea of the Sacred Random in a recent novella (still in progress)

Is with an online Fortune Cookie generator.  You can find it over here if you’d like to pull a fortune.

I used a few other methods of Randomosity in that novella – stay tuned for more fun in the weeks to come.

4. Numbers

You can roast broccoli and it tastes amazing.  I whipped up some brocolli, sweet potatoes, carrots and onions the other night for dinner and BoyZowee they tickled the ole tastebuds.

Next time I’m gonna try it with parmesan – like this.

5. Did you know…

That according to http://www.numerology.com ….

The shape of numbers reflect their nature, and just as the 4 is square and grounded, the 5 is a symbol of dynamic motion. The 4 is controlled, measured, synchronized, and static. The 5 is random energy, elastic and constantly in motion.

I dig that.

And… just for kicks I filled in the thingy to find my “number of the day” and got this…

Friday, February 28, 2014: You may feel a strong need for answers and knowledge. This could very well be a time of soul searching for you, and you might feel a bit lonely. Your head may be in the proverbial clouds, so exercise caution when dealing with mechanical items.

I shall heed it well.


Have a great weekend.

May the Sacred Random bring you much joy in the week to come. ~p