UFO Grounds Chinese Air Traffic

See. All yall say I’m crazy for believing in the existence of life elsewhere in the cosmos. Well that life got all up in the business of Chinese air traffic late Wednesday night.

According to DailyMail,

A Chinese airport was closed after this mysterious object was spotted in the sky. Arcing over Zhejiang’s provincial capital Hangzhou, the UFO appeared to glow with an eerie white light and left a bright trail in its wake. Xiaoshan Airport was closed after the UFO was detected at around 9 pm and dozens of flights had to be diverted.

Stunned witnesses reported seeing a comet-like fireball in the sky and a number of local residents took photos of the strange ball of light. A local bus driver, giving his name only as Yu, said he had seen a strange glowing object in the sky late on Wednesday afternoon. ‘The thing suddenly ran westwards fast, like it was escaping from something,’ he said.

Here are some images that eye-witnesses captured:

Our TN sinkholes are nothing compared to this giant portal to Hell

I know we’ve had our fair share of random sinkholes recently here in middle TN, but geez, look at this one that opened up in Guatemala City over the weekend!

Giant sinkhole in Guatemala City

“Satan, are you down there? This is a giant-ass sinkhole in Guatemala City that appeared over the weekend after tropical storm Agatha (whore! You're no Cristie) battered Central America with rain.

DOWNPOURS caused by tropical storm Agatha have created a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City, while throughout the country officials have reported 120 people dead and at least 53 missing.

The sinkhole, which formed in the northern part of the capital city, swallowed up a space larger than the area of a street intersection.

Residents said a three-storey building and a house fell into the hole. The residents blamed a poor sewerage system for the sinkhole.”

via Mother Nature, You Bitch: Giant Sinkhole In Guatemala City Swallows Buildings, Road – Geekologie.

Check out more pics of this portal to hell on the above Geekologie link.

What’s more enjoyable, the “coffee” or the “mug”?

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: “If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other’s cups.”

“Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it.”

So please, don’t let the cups drive you…enjoy the coffee instead.

Being happy does not mean everything is perfect.  It means you have decided to see beyond the imperfection.

(via Myriad Hues)

Chaotic Beauty

It’s been a rough night in Nashville with all the super-cell storms and tornadoes around.

Luckily, there is always beauty in the chaos…for those who have the eye to see it. This photo proves, once again, that Chris Wage sure does!

Nashville lightning — by chris wage
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Excuses, Excuses…

“Watch ’til the end…then get off your ass and quit making excuses”, he said as he looked in the mirror…

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WANT: Underwater Camera Mask


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Becoming a Quarter-Centenarian

Today is the day I become a quarter-centenarian.

This is of course not to be confused with becoming a quarter-centaurian. But then again since a centaur is a half man-half horse creature of mythology, I guess that would have made me a 1/4 horse-3/4 man or vice versa.

So welcome me to my 25th year on this planet…and sorry to all those for whom it has been a very LONG 25 years.

Oh, and if I were a centaur today, this is how it might look:

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Don’t Forget the Schwetty Balls

Don’t forget to whip out those tender Schwetty Balls at your Christmas dinner and parties this year…they’re even a tasty New Year’s Eve treat too:

Check out my post on my other blog, The Fun Times Guide to Living Green, which also includes this video and gives some ideas of what to do with all those upcoming holiday leftovers (and wasting them is NOT on the list).

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Sexify Your FireFox

Since you spend so much time in your web browser, why would you not want to enjoy looking at it?

Who wants to deal with clunky themes that break FF extensions, require multiple browser restarts, and get updated before you can even get it tweaked the way you want it?

Enter Personas for Firefox. This gem of an extension is lightweight and unintrusive, allowing you to theme your browser window with ease.

Personas is a prototype that builds upon the ideas that:

  • themes today are too hard to find, install and use
  • graphic designers should be able to style the browser without having to code
  • browsers can be more than just desktop software, they can include online components
  • people just want their computer to be a little more fun and personal

All the themes I’ve played with look VERY nice. Check out the snowman or reigndeer themes to keep you in the holiday spirit.

[HT: LifeHacker]

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From Me to My [Male] Readers

This is my Christmas gift to all of my male readers.

If you subscribe to my feed, I’ll give you two…and I won’t ask how you’re planning on using two.

If you subscribe AND leave a comment, you’ll get two of the the super duper upgraded version, which includes the “Wear This to Bed:” option.

Merry Christmas.

P.S. As my friend Rick noted to me in an email, I’d hate to see the lady’s version of this gift :-/

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