Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Almost T(HERE)

Just wanted you guys to know I'm thrilled to have you here. I can't wait for us to be together! :-)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

This isn't Art

An "artist" from Costa Rica - Guillermo Habacuc Vargas - as an installation piece took a dog from the street and caused it to suffer and starve to death in the name of Art.

He paid local children to catch a dog on the street and then confined, starved and publicly displayed the dog as an "art" exhibit until the innocent animal died of starvation.

I, along with many people worldwide, am outraged that Guillermo Habacuc Vargas has been selected to represent Costa Rica in "Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008.” This man is by no definition of the word an artist.

To allow Guillermo Habacuc Vargas to represent Costa Rica in Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008 will in no way benefit Costa Rica. The world is watching, and the actions of this so-called artist have brought many negative assumptions as to the humanity of the people of Costa Rica. The fact that many witnesses of this animal’s suffering did nothing, and that the organizers of this event allowed this to happen, rather than taking action to see that Guillermo Vargas be criminally charged with animal abuse, is sending the world a message that Costa Rica is a cruel, uncivilized society that has no regard for life, but enjoys viewing and contributing to the loss of life.

He should be jailed and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for this animal’s death, and should not be allowed to represent Costa Rica as an artist, for to refer to him as such is an insult to all true artists.



What he says on his blog (translated):

I knew the dog died on the following day from lack of food. During the inauguration, I knew that the dog was persecuted in the evening between the houses of aluminum and cardboard in a district of Managua. 5 children who helped to capture the dog received 10 bonds of córdobas for their assistance. During the exhibition some people requested the freedom of the small dog, which the artist refused. The name of the dog was Natividad, and I let him die of hunger in the sight of everyone, as if the death of a poor dog was a shameless media show in which nobody does anything but to applaud or to watch disturbed. In the place that the dog was exposed remain a metal cable and a cord. The dog was extremely ill and did not want to eat, so in natural surroundings it would have died anyway; thus they are all poor dogs: sooner or later they die or are killed.

His myspace page (Guillermo Habacuc Vargas)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Amaretti cookies

As this is the place to write whatever we want :D

Amaretti cookies recipe (not yet tested)

2 1/2 cups of almond flour -or- 3 cups of blanched slivered almonds, finely ground up

1 1/4 cup of baker's sugar (superfine sugar)

3 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of almond extract

Extra sugar for dusting

1 Preheat oven to 300 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2 In a food processor mill together the almond flour and sugar. Add the vanilla and almond extract and pulse for a few seconds. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to process until the dough is smooth.

3 Place teaspoons of the dough on the parchment paper and dust with sugar. Bake for 24-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before serving. They will be slightly chewy at first, but they will be nicely crispy as a day or two goes by. Store in a cool, dry place. (Note: I usually underbake mine since I like them chewy. If that's your preference, bake them for about 20-24 minutes.) Makes about 30 cookies.


Hi everyone,

Finally decided to give it a try and find my way around all those links that Rita so helpfully created... Not particularly inspired right now, though there is something slowly growing in my mind about seeing Lisbon as a turist... "Lisbon, the city of restaurants" as Gi has put it on Sunday - and he is Italian, so he knows what he is talking about when it comes to food... I just want to get hold of those pictures he took ;-) being lazy me, my camera just enjoyed the trip without being used and without having the brand new 1gb card used!

Other than that, I remain a sort of Humpty Dumpty... :-P But I'll let you know more about that one of these days :-D



It just occurred to me that the Euromillions is in fact the only "competion" where the European people can participate on equal terms.

How democratic is that? :-)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Marilyn Monroe

"A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left."

Eu não sou destas!!!


Significado: Alguém que demora demasiado tempo a arranjar-se.

Origem: A lenda que dá origem a esta expressão conta que uma donzela cristã que vivia na vila de Arraiolos teve de esperar muito tempo pelo seu noivo que foi combater os mouros. Passados vários anos, preparou-se novamente o casamento tendo a noiva feito esperar durante longo tempo o noivo. Apareceu então coberta com uma albarda, numa tentativa de recuperar a beleza e juventude de outros tempos.

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On the latest edition of Cafe Babel a new dossier was published on the new feminism (a femi-fascism?) and the role of men in society, sort of having to be re-defined as women "conquer" more space in today's living structure. Also, men are changing as well, adding more variables to the apparent confusion everyone seems to be experiencing.

The truth is life isn't anymore like we remember it from our days of childhood but didn't we, in our young 30's, see this change happen in our parents? Or can we claim for ourselves this radical change in society? I think we can. Our parents did the revolution that now allows us to change the rest. Two phases of the revolution: first freedom to women, now a complete role "mix".

Nevertheless I ask myself (and you, the reader) if things will come to a new point of stability during our lifetime. What do you think the final ground will be?

For me, I'm still riding the wind of change...

Euro English

The European Commission has just announced an
agreement whereby English will be the official
language of the European Union rather than German,
which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government
conceded that English spelling had some room for
improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan
that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".
Sertainly, this will make
the sivil servants jump with joy.

The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This
should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one
less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the
sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be
replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf
20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new
spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where
more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double
letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent
"e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such
as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd
from vords containing "ou" and after ziz fifz yer,
ve vil hav a reil sensi bl rite n styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun
vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a
united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German
like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Opiniões? Mais ciao amici que isto não consigo ;)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tb já ca estou!

Meninas!!! Cheguei :D

Estamos em Web 2.0!

Agora ninguem nos pára ;-)