Perlemond

This is a collection of the things I think about, the beauty I see, and the modern-era possibility to connect with light-points around the world.

breathebeautifuleveryday:

This is absolutely one of the best talks on creativity I have ever seen! I watch it about 4 times a year…. a great video to return to. John Cleese is spot on. Enjoy and be inspired! Love.

I love this video… have to repost!

germanwordoftheday:

ANGLIZISMUS WOCHE!




SHOPPEN (EINKAUFEN) / TO SHOP

Anglicized German word of the day: v. 'SHOPPEN' pronounced ‘shaw-pen’ (actual German word: 'EINKAUFEN' pronounced ‘ain-kow-fen’); DEFINITION: to shop
You might be noticing a pattern here… the anglicized words tend to be verbs! Although, SHOPPEN is also a noun: das SHOPPEN!
And there’s nothing more cool and ‘English language’ than taking your hard (or not so hard) earned cash to the mall for some SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP fun! Luckily for Germans, the whole credit card thing isn’t quite so insidious as it is in the USA, so while the Germans love ‘SHOPPEN GEHEN’ (to go shopping), on average they aren’t in nearly as much spending debt as their ‘Ami’ (nick name for American) counterparts!
(image: http://themonarchhouse.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Sale-Shopping.jpg)

germanwordoftheday:

ANGLIZISMUS WOCHE!

SHOPPEN (EINKAUFEN) / TO SHOP

Anglicized German word of the day: v. 'SHOPPEN' pronounced ‘shaw-pen’ (actual German word: 'EINKAUFEN' pronounced ‘ain-kow-fen’); DEFINITION: to shop

You might be noticing a pattern here… the anglicized words tend to be verbs! Although, SHOPPEN is also a noun: das SHOPPEN!

And there’s nothing more cool and ‘English language’ than taking your hard (or not so hard) earned cash to the mall for some SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP fun! Luckily for Germans, the whole credit card thing isn’t quite so insidious as it is in the USA, so while the Germans love ‘SHOPPEN GEHEN’ (to go shopping), on average they aren’t in nearly as much spending debt as their ‘Ami’ (nick name for American) counterparts!

(image: http://themonarchhouse.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Sale-Shopping.jpg)

A little reincarnated mega singer, anyone? This little one’s got it!

She’s clearly been here doing this at least once before. Pure pro.

Aging in Place Technology Startup Featured on Bay Area's ABC TV News

akapearlofagirl:

"While seniors prefer to live at home longer but nearly 80 percent over age 75 depend exclusively on unpaid family members for their care. Actual costs of in-home care also add up. In addition to medical expenses and the cost of maintaining the home, private duty care can run as high as $50,000 a year out of pocket for part-time help."

Jeff Langner of Lafayette, CA, purchased SafeinHome to help care for his mother who lives alone in Oakland.  “SafeinHome is simple, elegant and well thought out.  We have sensors in the main rooms my mother occupies, but they are not intrusive.  If I see there’s been no activity for some period of time I’ll get an alert on my smartphone. I’ll know her pattern has been broken and get in touch with her. And my mom likes the concept and that her sons can check on her remotely.”