The disease of Minimalism


A minimalist walks in to an empty room…….

– Are they happy/comfortable?
– Are they disappointed there’s nothing left to get rid of?
– Do they think “Is that door really necessary?” or “This place has at least one too-many rooms”


Does minimalist see other peoples areas/homes as having unnecessary stuff/clutter?:

– Their living areas have STUFF (why do they have STUFF?). Do they use this stuff? What if the stuff wasn’t there would they miss it?

– Kids toys all over the floor or crammed in to plastic boxes….and LEGO!!

– Three different floor surfaces in a recently renovated home: Hardwood, Tiles and Carpet – did they really need the carpet?

– TV: Tens (or 100s of channels) and all of it crap – and the TV area takes up an entire wall and housed in an entrainment unit with DVDs and more stuff

– Ornaments, decorations, books, gadgets…….when will the madness end?

Does the minimalist think: “Maybe I can help this poor soul by helping them get rid of this crap?” “Or get me out of this crazy place”

I could go on, but this post is starting to look too ‘busy’…………..


Door to Door Religion – Sex Sells?


A knock at my door this morning:

I guessed it was a someone selling me their religion – so of cause I go to the door just wearing shorts.

I open the door I see this stunning brunette (25+ y/o) – on the scale of 1 to 10, she would have been 9.5+ maybe 10.

There was some older man with her – which I totally ignored.

She looks me up and down, smiles and I return the gesture – it’s only polite 🙂

Then comes her rehearsed talk about leaving some pamphlets to read blah, blah, blah – to which I smiled and politely declined.

She seemed surprised I declined the offer of pamphlets (I think that’s all that was offered……). They leave.

Her looks were used to sell their product – So I looked, but didn’t buy 🙂

Is this a new sales tactic they’re using (actually quite old tactic to sell stuff), or I have I been asleep?  …..zzz…….

Note: Picture displayed is not actual pic of woman at my door (I should have told her to wait and then got my camera) – the actual woman was better looking.

Dive, Dive, Dive


Might go diving this weekend – Its been over a year!

It will be good practice for the next O.S. trip to a tropical destination…..

Cold water dive :        lead weight-belt : 35 Lbs (~16kg) – Full/thick wet suit

Tropical water dive :  lead weight-belt : 5 Lbs (~2kg)  – Short/thin wet suit