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  • Nothing is real, so cheer up!

    ” So if you really go the whole way and see how you feel at the prospect of vanishing forever. Have all your efforts, and all your achievements, and all your attainments turning into dust and nothingness. What is the feeling? What happens to you?

    So in this way, by seeing that nothingness is the fundamental reality, and you see it’s your reality. Then how can anything contaminate you? All the idea of you being scared, and put out and worried, and so on, this is nothing, it’s a dream. Because you’re really nothing.

    So cheer up. ”

    Something byAzedia

    courtesy of Metrolyrics

    posted by MixHound


  • To Live In The Now

    This chap really understands life; he understands living in the moment, the present moment.

     ” To live in the mystery, to live in the now. “

    ” This is an adventure, this is the memory. “

    ” Live in the moment. “

    ” Love now. “

    The man’s wisdom, his message, is one attuned with the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, words we would all benefit hearing. This combined with the very fitting use of the Inception theme creates a masterpiece.


  • Cool Scoops Diner

    Cool Scoops Diner and Lounge – Kettering

    1950’s style American Diner serving amazing 50’s style grub including foot long chilidogs, twinkies, burgers, sundaes, and amazing milkshakes to name a few. Great jukebox and live music plus upcoming entertainment and movie marathons for the summer. Friendly staff with a quirky atmosphere – great for a quick coffee and chat or food with friends – check’em out – Kettering town – 5 Gold Street, NN16 8JA (01536 517446)

    chilidog

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  • Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre

    To mark the new Millennium Michael Spitteler set out to establish a locally hosted vintage steam show following his life-long passion, and thanks to the support of family, exhibitors and traders the Kettering Vintage Rally was born. Now in its 14th year the show boasts a huge arrangement of exhibits including: Classic Busses and Coaches, Military Vehicles, Vintage Motorcycles, Steam engines, Classic Campers, Classic Commercial Vehicles and a host of craft and trade stalls, not forgetting a cracking bar with a delicious range of real ales and entertainment.
    The 2014 show will be on the 20th and 21st September at Cranford (Nr Kettering) Northamptonshire, NN14 4AW. Enquiries can be made to michael@ketteringvintagerally.co.uk – trade forms, craft and public camping forms and further details can be found at Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre.


  • e-cig by ecigwizard

    Ok so your one of the following:

    You’re a smoker actually looking for an alternative to patches and inhalers, or gums and tablets.

    You’re a smoker looking to cut down and need something to help

    Perhaps you have no intention of quitting but would like to get into “vaping” because your friends do it.

    Myself, I have been down the quitting route, quite for six months using a trusted and very effective combination of patches and inhalers – and yes my life “was” transformed, however my battle against the cravings was not over and before I knew my ass from my elbow I found myself smoking again. Then in November 2013 I began to see people using a strange electronic contraption that looked like a compact bong, an e-cig (from ecigwizard) not to be confused with those shitty electronic cigarettes that look like cigarettes but taste fowl and run of AA batteries.

    Today I was bought my first e-cig, a starter pack consisting of the following:

    • A battery (rechargeable via branded USB cable)
    • An atomizer component using a Clearomizer unit (unlike those preposterous cigarette form factor things these utilise a solid non-foam method consisting of a glass tank to store the liquid and a coil system to absorb and vaporize the liquid) – this essentially is the main component of the e-cig and is responsible for providing the artificial smoke (vapour).
    • 10ml “melon magic” e-liquid

    The principle behind the e-cig is fairly simple, (assuming the unit is charged) one simply fills the atomizer (ensuring liquid does not enter the central heating element – achieved by filling from the edges), connect atomizer to battery and then activate unit (typically by pressing button 5 times) then press button once while inhaling – this will produce the vapour.

    OK now for the facts:

    • My e-cig tastes great
    • It gives me the right balance between throat hit and vapour production (if you want the science of PG vs VG – propylene glycol vs vegetable glycerine and nicotine then check out the many youtube vids on “vaping”)
    • Of course the above two facts are based on the liquid you use, but already I am finding it much easier to control my cravings, and the e-cig has now become an alternative to smoking
    • E-cigs are NOT yet regulated – there is NO medical evidence of their efficiency or short-term and long-term effects.
    • From my experience e-cigs are very much a personal taste thing, like patches they either work for you or don’t, and like the process of quitting it relies on your own will power and chemical needs as an addict and consumer.

    Recommendations then: well as far as electronic devices go the e-cig is certainly an affordable and effective device, and used sensibly it is an efficient way of quitting, however I have observed a culture change where e-cigs are being over-used and “vaping” is the new smoking – and without proper medical evidence I am a little concerned about its long-term effects on the lungs.

    ecigwizard


  • on being 31

    Thirty-one divided by twice is 15 and a half which inexorably means I am quadruple the mental age of many wannabe adults. I have discovered the power of NO, and have learned the importance of silence in a stressful situation. My ignorance of how I look and what I wear is now something of beauty and I still laugh inside when observing those dull conformists and mindless fashion followers.

    My love of coffee has finally outgrown that of tea.

    My new obsession is that of polishing and waxing wood.

    I still loath clutter with absolute integrity.

    Sleep is something welcomed and no longer a chore, though my waking hours are more.

    I hate rudeness in any form and am quick to develop an inherent animosity for those who exercise it towards others.

    I find even more things and people funny, and only joke about the serious things in life.