To the Toilet with Efficiency

The toilet at my workplace has a timer for the lights. It is doubtless an efficiency measure. It doesn’t take long after you have come in for you to be left in the dark.
The company gains in several ways: first because it saves energy, when there is no-one moving near the mirror the lights turn off. Other than that, you have to be twice efficient: first to do your numbers quickly and second, because of that, you have more time working.
If you take something to read you are in trouble, the lights will shut down for you. So no messing around during work time either.
I am usually quite efficient to do this, I go and do it and come back. But really I do feel a bit offended if I have an upset stomach or if I am in that time of the month and need a bit longer at the little house. I also am always prone to philosophy while during my solid issues. It is disturbing to be there thinking about the lightness of eternal beings and getting the lights turned off on you…

All the advantages go to the company in this case! 🙂

(Orble Votes: 108)

Inspired Coffee Quotes

Putting my Coffee Quotes together has made me happy and light. They remind me how I feel every morning: hopeful of a great day, then I have no other option then having an inspiring day. Here is my chosen from this series: “Coffee is the Sunrise of the Brain!”

This is a continuation of two other posts:
https://writtenlife.me/2009/04/09/my-daily-coffee-quotes/
https://writtenlife.me/2009/03/04/our-daily-coffee-nonsense-and-my-coffee-quotes/

Have Fun!Our Daily Coffee Nonsense …

Tuesday
Coffee after a long weekend is like a powerful reminder of good times, the aroma bring flashbacks of other coffees and sends you to the present and future with a light beat in your heart …

Wednesday
Drinking good Coffee is like tapping into an endless font of energy…

Thursday
Coffee in the morning is like a nice hug, it warms you up…

Friday
Tasting a good coffee is like surfing in good feelings…

Monday
Real coffee is like that: like real life…

Wednesday
Coffee makes taste buds act like little kids in a candy store, leaping and screaming YEY!!!

Thursday
Good coffee in the morning makes me laugh like a little kid being tickled.

Friday
Coffee goes well with everything, any day, any how… specially Friday morning.

Monday
A cup of coffee in the morning is like meeting a dear friend you haven’t seen for some time…

Tuesday
Coffee is that 5 min break that gets your brain into gear so you can launch into activity!

Wednesday
Coffee makes your brain go teenager and “ROTFLUTS” (roll on the floor laughing, unable to speak).

Thursday
Coffee and chocolate the stuff that dreams come from…

Friday
Coffee on a cold morning is making your taste buds feel like children in a candy store… happy happy happy!

Monday
Coffee is a good reminder that life is good.

Tuesday
Coffee is like endorphins, it can make you glow…

Wednesday
By only mentioning it I can already smell it: coffee! Can’t you?

Thursday
I believe in special days as well as special coffees…

Friday
Have a great, awesome, inspiring, delicious, full Moon Friday! Coffee makes your brain say: “I’m ALIVE!!!”

Monday
Coffee & mornings: an eternal love affair…

Tuesday
Some days you are so sleepy you don’t want to drink your coffee, you want to chew it up! Thank God for coffee every morning!

Wednesday
Coffee sends liquid energy through the veins and you feel like running 100 k or attacking the same length of mathematical problems… A bit less maybe?

Friday
Cold morning Sunshine good Coffee Friday = a perfect day… All that chocolate = Heaven!

Monday
Nothing like tasty Coffee to make you ready for the week ride!

Tuesday
Coffee makes you remember how alive you are and forget what doesn’t matter. It’s a sip into the future…

Wednesday
Coffee gives you energy to travel in body or mind and to explore new thoughts or lands…

Thursday
Coffee is like a productivity machine: it goes in, ideas and activities come out!

Monday
Coffee has the power to bring the future to you, as soon as it gets into your gut you start doing things today that were planned for tomorrow…

Tuesday
Coffee gets you ready for life’s trip, either mental or real, anywhere, anyhow…

Wednesday
Coffee is like the internet: You can connect to the world through the net, coffee connects your brain to life!

Thursday
Nothing like coffee, cream and friends to make your life good.

Monday
Coffee can help you go way beyond your limits… you feel like you can conquer the world !

Tuesday
Coffee can get your mind out of the rain, into the sun, sailing the vast world.

Wednesday
Coffee can always remind you of good moments with friends, it doesn’t matter if they are close or far…

Thursday
Coffee can make you feel like a pagan god… full of power!

Friday
Coffee can make you travel around the world in a thought!

Tuesday
Coffee is the answer for a productive day after a productive weekend!

Wednesday
Quick coffee is like quick thinking: pure energy!

Thursday
Enjoying your morning coffee is living in the present, taking the most from the moment, benefiting profoundly from an opportunity; therefore coffee is like spirituality and business strategies in a cup!

Friday
Coffee is great to warm up the heart and the brain!

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Monday
Outdoors coffee on a sunny day is the perfect way to start a week. Enjoy the sun on your face, close your eyes, breathe deeply and feel the goodness spreading to your whole body!

Tuesday
Strong black coffee is like having a loud voice in your brain screaming: WAKE UP! : – ) it works!!!

Wednesday
A good morning should always start with good coffee and maybe a chocolate or two

Thursday
After a lovely cup of coffee there is no other option: you have to have a great day!

Tuesday
Coffee can transform your day as you can transform you life with a thought!

Wednesday
Coffee is the paradise of the senses!

Thursday
Black coffee is the food for extraordinary thoughts in a powerful mind.

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(Orble Votes: 71)

Radar Magazine and me: A Love Affair

If you don’t know Radar you have to see it. It is a magazine about the Brazilian culture for the Australian market. It is special. It has an amazing quality in all senses, good printing in a glossy paper, with a layout that is almost sexy, the pictures are artistically chosen and distributed, the writing is not only journalistic, it is almost literary, like chronicles of life’s best. All done in two languages: English and Portuguese.

I have great news! Radar Magazine is opening a new Latin Dance Section from the August edition. I’m very excited as I’m the writer and reporter. http://www.radarmagazine.com.au
I fell in love with the magazine when I first read it and contacted them saying: I want in. That is how I ended up writing for them about the Sydney Salsa Congress and a few tourism pieces.
The Latin Dance Section will have one or two pages full of pictures and information from the scenes in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
The intention is to draw the attention of the Latin scene to the magazine so we are doing this as a trial. I intend to make this section so good people will salivate looking at it.
To know more about my writing check all my blogs.

(Orble Votes: 52)

“Don’t Dis my Ability” – “Disabled” people are Super-Humans!

How many times have you heard: “don’t complain, there are lots of people worse than you”. I hate this phrase because it can make people not try for better things or a better life. But I have to agree that not being able to use my left arm for a few days (I’m a rightie) is a ridiculously small problem.
I feel like an idiot because things that were so easy and quick are turned into a drama. Fixing my long hair for example, I look like a mess with a tiara but it’s the only thing I manage to put on. Even though, I put it right inside my eye once…
I’m eating on paper dishes just so I don’t have to clean them and I got really envious of my sister just by seeing her wash a knife with both hands.
I’m in a constant state of alert, looking everyone around so they don’t accidentally strike my arm; children specially and people not holding themselves in the bus. I’m avoiding crowds and I cross the street if I see a drunk on my way.
Because of all that and a few days of a fractured arm I got to the conclusion that people “worse” than me are actually much better. Someone that manages to live with one arm is actually a super-human as you can say this person has an “extra-human” ability, wouldn’t you say so?
Now I really got what that amazingly intelligent advertisement campaign was saying… even calling it a “disability” is inexact. Whatever a person has to compensate for, it means he or she has something more than the rest of us.

… From someone that is typing ridiculously slowly with one hand and feeling the meaning of this on her skin.

Read later today the story about this amazing guy dancing at the Sydney Salsa Congress last night… super-human for sure!

(Orble Votes: 54)

Welcome to 2009 Written Life! New Author, New Ideas!

This is my new Blog and my idea is to use the name of the site as its theme: writing about life. Mine and in general.
This is the best time to start something new: beginning of the year, just after vacations, writing about life now will be even easier…

(Orble Votes: 44)