To start this thing off right, we'll begin with my mum's room mate. She's from peurto rico, and speaks very little english. We were afraid that she was going to along with my mum like her last similar roomate had. (she was on another floor, and the woman also didn't know english, and tried to beat her with her cane, amongst other things.) However, this lady turned out to be different. I think i'd mentioned about this a few weeks back. I am not latino, i am indian, and know very little spanish, but we have fun trying to interpret each other, and she tells us she loves us both. when she's in pain i give her a hug and she's so grateful. it makes me feel so good. her family is also very nice, and her one son is cute. :) oi...anyway.....the whole point of this was that she has on the univision station all day long. the first couple days she was with us it was unnervingly annoying, but i got used to it, and can even enjoy it a bit....even though i have no idea what they are saying. I found that you can see it online, so here's the link for that -http://tv-online-channels.com/online-tv/Mexico-tv-channels/Univision-TV_4899.html
you can see all kinds of telly from around the world on this site, which makes it cooler yet.
Here's the good old desi stuff -http://tv-online-channels.com/online-tv/India-tv-channels-56.html
and here's another goodie i found....
watch inspector gadget online -
i forget if i had posted this before, but
thunder cats -
he man and she ra (for those who want to remeber the 80's, or who wanted to know about tv show from back then...which is eeries because i remember living through the 80's!~)
this was always an odd sort of show, but kind of a fascinating as well...i guess cuz of the spy aspect (danger mouse) -
and here's a christmas special that was oddly entertaining -http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/animation/watch/v1499707EDGKyrgB
ok so enough from the realms of tv.
now onto art...
Dale Chihuly the amazing glass maker -
his work is tantalisingly fascinating and incredibly beautiful at the same time. it's a form of abstract glass art, and amazing.
and check this out - http://www.my-fractals.com/scripts
and funky action figures http://intuitionkitchenproductions.com/actionfigures/http://www.allthatscool.com/category/art/
and what some people will do to their bodieshttp://news.bme.com/2007/07/26/best-windows-tattoo-ever/
it snowed last night. it's a shame, every year, i forget to get one of these (snow tube)http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=snow%20tube&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf
because my backyard is a hill. not a real steep one, but there's one of those nearby as well. it would be fun to go sledding with mr. cat face! :)
thankfully i can order more than just pizza online when i'm snowed in and stoves/ovens/etc. are not working (long story) -http://www.allmenus.com/
also, i was looking up something and found out the backstory on why purity rings became popular. some celebrities such as the jonas brothers have been wearing them. they're a christian based fashion concept...
but you know, i must admit...i like the idea. even we sikhs are supposed to abstain till marraige and stay loyal to one partner for life. Some sikhs argue that it's acceptable for us to marry or have relations again after our spouse dies, but it's not. truly respectful sikhs will agree that if we lose our spouse, we devote the remaining of our time to helping the community and doing seva. i think the whole purity ring idea would be cool for all faiths, though you can't just wear the ring, you have to follow thru with the abstaining from the get go.
finally, last but not least -
this site has all kinds of cool freeware such as gimp, paint.net (if you are not aware, both are open source image programs similar to paintshop and photoshop and the like), audacity (open source audio editor) and jahshaka (open source video editors)http://www.opensourcewindows.org/http://www.opensourcewindows.org/page2.php
and all kinds of goodies for paint.net -http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=16http://www.ebtaccount.jpmorgan.com/
I'm a big fan of open source stuff, though I cobfess to using a mix of commercial and open source. Open source helps free commercial restrictions and develop stuff that are not only free, but often help the user do more than what commercial softwares do. open source also helps those who make the programs and such learn more by experimenting and studying their projects. it's of great benifit to all...
oh and here's a snack tip -http://mycookingexperiments.blogspot.com/2009/10/chakali.html
i recommend checking how her entire blog, it's rather entertaining. i was nibbling some chakali i hasd purchased washing them down with some coconut water as i was posting this entry.