November 28, 2007

Randomness

Earlier today I was following a Manchester United vs. Sporting Lisbon game on ESPN2. United were down a goal at the half. Carlos Tevez and Ryan Giggs came in as second half substitutes which was enough to change the face of things at Old Trafford. Tevez equalised on the 61st minute and a late goal by Crisitano Ronaldo gave United the win.

Given enough thought, I find it safe to say that if you ever find yourself facing a United squad in attack mode, you better brace yourselves and tighten your butts — some serious ass whipping is on your way! Merry Christmas!

On another note, I was flipping through some pages on Alan Fletcher's book, "The Art of Looking Sideways", and came across this interesting quote reiterating the idea that our life gets boring on a daily basis:

“The life of the creative man is led, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. It is also one of the most difficult, because the amusement always has to be newer and on a higher level. So we are on a kind of spiral. The higher you go, the narrower the circle. As you go ahead the field of choice becomes more meager…” – Saul Steinberg.

This reminds me of a piece I wrote once upon a time.

I also finished a mock-up design for a project I’m taking on called Belize Chess. It’s an informative site with news, events, interviews and other chess related business. It's currently out for review by the chess community. More on this after the Christmas break.

Enough about me, what about you? What have you been up to?

Belize Chess scheduled to launch by 2008.

7 comments:

Domanick Fabro said...

is belize pretty good at the chess abroad?

hmn, so you think manchester will win the cup this year then?

who will you be rooting for next year European cup? England i presume...

priscie said...

piece about boredom is interesting

Beth said...

That was a weird read. I was such a different person back then... I wasn't even a blogger yet.

I still have one of your white shirts that I washed. I claimed it though. You can't have it.

I agree and disagree with the quote though. I don't think it is a universal truth although some people are boredom driven.

Tracy Tillett said...

@ Fabro: tsk tsk, (tracy shakes head)

The image of the spiral is growing before my eyes, and I think of you... "amusement always has to be newer and on a higher level." Very intriguing quote, nice share.
You're always up to something; I hope you are getting rested as well.

Its the first time I'm reading your Making The Most Out of Boring Moments & Life post. I had missed out on some of them(you know why). It is true, we most often find something to do in boring moments, and it sticks; I usually never have a dull moment alone.

As for me, I'm wrapping up final projects and finals, in 2 weeks time I'll be born free from school, for a month at least. I'll have more time to spend with my sketchpad and those sketching/drawing books. (Someone has been walking away wid my pencils and pens, though, hmm.)

I was thinking of getting a Christmas break job, but I don't know how that will work out, more than likely it wont.

I remember the other day, you told me you thought we might get bored/tired of your writing, so not true, and I'm sure others will agree with me. Its great having you as a friend, and having you share these stimulating thoughts. I love having you around, in more ways than one.

Everything has a reason why said...

Gooo Manchester...i always admired
Christian Ronaldo's skill...

Beth said...

Oh yes, congrats on the victory. I know how you labour over those games

Caleb Ortega said...

Interesting about computer the computer viruses. I have learn the hard way... iam using nod32 one of my friends recommended it. I use have norton but it was too much resources. There is one called kaspersky and Bitdefender i did a study in which were better... they are tons of protection out there just need to get one that is good for your needs and scan and update a lot as LEO sayed.
Hey i like the chess picture BELIZE flag and Panama and both playing cool... BIG UP PANAMA
hey Leo i have been playing chess to kill that boaring time... there is webpage call http://chessok.com/flash/rolik/rolik.html
there are tons of ppl from all over the world. I had to register... guys there are good... shox one day i will get like them... good for the logic thinking... Hey LEO Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR...