how to truly live your life to the fullest

trees

i found this post about 39 ways to live (and not merely exist) to be very good advice, if not downright inspiring.

here are a few of my favorites:

Kiss in the rain. Seize the moment and be romantic. Raining outside? Grab your lover and give her a passionate kiss. Driving home? Stop the car and pick some wildflowers. Send her a love note. Dress sexy for him.

Face your fears. What are you most afraid of? What is holding you back? Whatever it is, recognize it, and face it. Do what you are most afraid of. Afraid of heights? Go to the tallest building and look down over the edge. Only by facing our fears can we be free of them.

Learn new skills. Constantly improve yourself instead of standing still — not because you’re so imperfect now, but because it is gratifying and satisfying. You should accept yourself as you are, and learn to love who you are, but still try to improve — if only because the process of improvement is life itself.

Take mini-retirements. Don’t leave the joy of retirement until you are too old to enjoy it. Do it now, while you’re young. It makes working that much more worth it. Find ways to take a year off every few years. Save up, sell your home, your possessions, and travel. Live simply, but live, without having to work. Enjoy life, then go back to work and save up enough money to do it again in a couple of years.

Laugh till you cry. Laughing is one of the best ways to live. Tell jokes and laugh your head off. Watch an awesome comedy. Learn to laugh at anything. Roll on the ground laughing. You’ll love it.

Be in the moment. Instead of thinking about things you need to do, or things that have happened to you, or worrying or planning or regretting, think about what you are doing, right now. What is around you? What smells and sounds and sights and feelings are you experiencing? Learn to do this as much as possible through meditation, but also through bringing your focus back to the present as much as you can in everything you do.


click here to check out the full list.

free download – bryce professional 3d rendering software

bryce bike

apparently DAZ Productions (www.daz3d.com) is so confident in their new version of Bryce (6.0). They’ve decided to give out the previous version (5.5) for free at download.com! the motorcycle pictured above was made completely in bryce 5.5, just to give you an idea of what this program is capable of.

i remember playing with bryce 2.0 back in the day and it was way more than i had time to master even back then. is this a turning point in the world of complex and powerful software? will more companies begin to release previous versions of their professional software for free?

stay tuned.

to download the mac or pc version (or both!), click here.

picture above found at: 3dlinks.com

Update: learning edition of bryce 7.0 is full featured: http://download.cnet.com/Bryce-Personal-Learning-Edition/3000-6677_4-75219820.html?tag=mncol;1

“You Kill Me”

anybody heard of this movie called “you kill me”?

well, it opens tomorrow (limited release) and i just found out about it yesterday!
i’m amazed i haven’t heard anything about it before

it stars tea leoni (bad boys, fun with dick and jane), ben kingsly (sexy beast, schindler’s list), luke wilson (the royal tenenbaums, legally blonde), and bill pullman (independence day, lost highway) and it was directed by the guy that did rounders (the best poker movie ever made).

it looks good and it’s getting good reviews.

check the preview:

overheard in new york

subway


VP, using Instant Messenger: How do I type a smiley face that means, “I’ll cut you.”

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Dumb teen: Hey, look at this! It says “Train for jobs in biotch.”
Smarter teen: Fool! That word is BioTech. Why you gotta be ignorant all your life?

this site archives random conversations people have submitted that were overheard in new york.

check ’em out

some of these are priceless.

this will sufficiently blow your mind for the day

you have to watch this video. it’s about one of the most myserious aspects of our reality. It describes one of the basic oddities found in the realm of quantum physics, and breaks it down so that even a child could understand it… yet the concept is confounding enough to boggle the mind of any adult on the planet.

what a wonderfully interesting and mysterious reality we find ourselves in…

if that leaves you craving more, here it is: