Posts about Randomness

Silent visitors

July 23rd, 2007

This blog has been working nicely for me so far. The only thing that still worries me a bit is what my readers may think on the fact that comments aren’t allowed here (yet).

My entries are personal (and pretty silly most times), so I don’t see why one would want to comment on them. Therefore I intentionally make my visitors remain silent. On the other hand, I know many people who criticise blog owners that don’t allow comments.

Maybe the lack of a comment form makes this blog less appealing than it could be. Nonetheless, it seems to be already appealing in some way, otherwise I’d never have gotten a single visitor.

Laughing

June 30th, 2007

Some people seem to think that I laugh too much. I could say they should laugh more. Or I might just laugh at them, but I won’t do that.

Laughing is good, is healthy, is relaxing. So… why not? I’m glad that I’m able to often find reasons to laugh. It makes my life easier in several senses. Not that I’m criticising the ones who don’t laugh as often as I do. I just want them to respect me as I respect them.

Valentine’s Day

June 12th, 2007

Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day in my country. I don’t remember exactly how and when it was decided that we would celebrate it on June 12th. But I vaguelly recall having read that this celebration was introduced in our calendar as a way to encourage people to spend more money. And it worked: very few celebrations are so good for our commerce as this one.

September

June 1st, 2007

I was rereading my old posts on this blog, and among them I found one where I mentioned a sort of temporary addiction to the song “July, July, July”. The current month back then was July (quite previsibly). However, I don’t recall having listened to the song “September” when that month came. Not even once. I certainly listened to it sometimes during 2006, but not during that month.

Journalists

May 10th, 2007

When I was younger, I wanted to become a journalist. Many of my schoolmates were aware of my plans and some would even call me “The Journalist”. I’d eventually change my mind though. I might have succeeded in this type of job, but it just didn’t seem to be the best choice for a shy girl. Nowadays, people often congratulate me for having given up. Most times it’s due to the fact that they have a pretty negative opinion about the press. I don’t totally agree with them, but I can understand what they mean.

Say what you want

April 29th, 2007

Why don’t people always say what they want? It would spare them from so much distress… All right, I confess I myself don’t always say what I want from other people. Mainly because I am very shy. However, the reason why extroverted people also hide their real wishes away remains a mystery to me.

Sixth sense

April 3rd, 2007

“The Sixth Sense” is the name of a well-known, very good film.

Some people seem to have a quite strong and well-developed sixth sense. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be my case. For unknown reasons, my sixth sense only works when it comes to unimportant stuff, such as TV programs. It’s ridiculous.

A steal

March 13th, 2007

When someone says the sentence “It’s a steal” in Portuguese, he or she means that something is very expensive, that an item’s price is absurd (in a negative sense). I got very surprised when I found out that this expression means the opposite in English. The first time I saw it in a text I got confused, so I had to reread the whole thing some times to get its real meaning.

Many birthdays

March 6th, 2007

Why do so many people celebrate their birthday today? I’m not joking: I know several people to whom I should send a card today. Needless to say this is being a very busy day for me. I should be already sending all those cards instead of being here, updating this blog. I also must be very careful, in order I send each card to the right email address.

Miracles

February 14th, 2007

Some people say miracles do exist. Others say they don’t. Some change their mind about it. And in most cases, the ones most suitable to a change of views are the skeptical. For a simple reason: if a miracle ever happens to them, they’ll either try to explain it in a rational manner or eventually accept it as a kind of “supernatural” event. On the other hand, those who already believe in miracles seem to be highly unlikely to become skeptical. They tend to keep their faith.