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iB13 Playlist

yoursign.gif1. Ipod and Ipad inventors are running out of vowels for naming their future inventions. Somehow Ipud, Ipid, and Iped don't ring a bell.

2. I can't help wondering if Apple co-founder and Ipad inventor Steve Jobs's productivity has anything to do with his last name (and the fact that it's plural).

3. Jobs, a billionaire Buddhist who's been referred to as the Edison our times, gives this business advice: "My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people."

4. Most reliable 24 hour weather report: The window.

5. Strangest weird creative thing found online this week HERE.

6. LOST: THIS purple wool beret. Email credman@swva.net if you know where it is.

7. I want to wear THIS to the Floyd Mardi Gras bash on February 20th at the Winter Sun Hall.

8. Have you heard of the Ipad for feminine protection? Apparently it's the predecessor to the Apple Ipad and boasts the ability to "download protection for up to a 1,000 periods." Watch the video HERE.

9. My husband's about to launch a new organization that will bring together all aspects of his work with teens as a counselor, meditation teacher, and martial arts practitioner. It's called iBme (Inward Bound Meditation Education).

10. Catching a cold from your partner is like the weather man predicting a snow storm but because you're in denial, you don't move your car near the road and then the storm hits and you can't get out for days because it's stuck.

11. Learning that the late J.D. Salinger fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was among the first troops to enter a liberated concentration camp, and suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome made me wonder if he knew my dad, who did (or had) "all of the above."

12. I ran into my neighbor doctor at the mailbox today and he asked me how I was. "On top of the snow, ice, frigid temperatures, and catching a cold, I now have a bad case of cabin fever," I answered. He didn't have anything for that.

13. Salinger considered publishing an invasion of his privacy. He also said this, "I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy."

More 13 play HERE.


The Beatles as a business model? I wonder what they'd say.

Your husband's upcoming launch sounds very exciting and interesting. Good luck.

Number 11...definitely an interesting fact and insight into Salinger's early life.

Love number 13 :) Funny!

Here is mine – 13 Best novel first lines!

Entertaining list. Great view from your window, but I'll skip the dead fly art.

My TT: Translatable

Very thought provoking post. Happy T13!

#8 is definitely where the world is going!!???

I really love the name of and the concept behind Joe's new organization. The best of luck to him as he launches it...

I did not know these facts about J.D. Salinger. Thanks for sharing. Happy TT!

#11 fascinating-I can see you dressed like that

Love #3...so true!

Yeah, I noticed the J.D. Salinger quote. He's right. I plot to make my readers happy.

#13 Salinger's quote reminds me of the only astrologer I read...

When you're an aspiring master of pronoia, you see the cracks in the facades as opportunities; inspiration erupts as you careen over bumps in the road; you love the enticing magic that flows from situations that other people regard as rough or crooked. "That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal," wrote poet Charles Baudelaire, "from which it follows that irregularity -- that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment -- is an essential part and characteristic of beauty." - *PRONOIA*

Rob Brezsny has a twisted respect for paranoia and calls it pronoia to distinguish it...His horoscopes read the same way and are fun to boot.

Very interesting, Gary. So curious about the word, I did a little research and found that there is a whole website devoted to the phenomena and that the word was only recently coined. I found this:

The first modern use* of the word pronoia I can trace occurred during the psychedelic 1960s and 1970s - following a charismatic smile from John Perry Barlow. The EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist, and grizzled veteran of both Millbrook and Haight-Ashbury defined pronoia as: the suspicion the Universe is a conspiracy
on your behalf.


Those things for #5 are very different. How do people think of these things?

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The dead flies things made me shudder. That was way weird!

as always a good thursday read, colleen!

Thanks, sky! I'm always encouraged to know you check in here.

The Beatles were brilliant, each in his own way. (Esp Ringo!)They created their music using antiquated equipment. I'm certain they would have embraced any creativity. In Germany, they were forced to play for hours straight, all night long, and when they returned to Liverpool, people thought they were an entirely different band. And they were.

I love pronoia!

I "studied" the I A O U pods, and there differences especially in prices just to prove that I am not an old grandma who doesn't know anything about modern technology as most of my friends !
But honnestly, why should I carry a thing with me who does if I am lucky even a phone call ?

Genius is challenging to quantify isn't it! Following the flow of your mind on always intrigues. Interestingly I've skipped ALL the 'i-gadgets' ... though my friends think I'm crazy (for this and so many more reasons ... not the least of which is the fact that I blog but don't Twitter). It's RAINING today in Southern California so I'm staying indoors ... giving myself a chance to catch up on blog visits. Hope you and yours are well and warm!
Hugs and blessings,

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