Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Post and such ;0)

what was different today is that I actually meant to write about a differnt subject... The recovering of the Password got me... Google has the Power ;0)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Public Reviews

I just watched a Michael Douglas film: "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt". I watched it for the only two reasons that it was an instant Netflix movie and that it had a description that sound like this: "Michael Douglas stars as corrupt district attorney Mark Hunter in this remake of Fritz Lang's noir classic about a reporter, C.J. Nicholas (Jesse Metcalfe), who sets himself up as the prime suspect in a murder he didn't commit in order to expose Hunter's misdeeds. Nicholas's plans go awry, however, when Hunter discovers the trap and destroys the evidence that would exonerate the cub reporter. Amber Tamblyn and Orlando Jones co-star."

Now this a movie you kind of have to see for what's to come next. Only after the fact can you truly appreciate the following: A wonderful review by a fellow Netflixer that I read AFTER I sat through the whole movie. A review that made me break out in ridiculous laughter attacks. Thank you Netflix user gkl 446015! Enjoy:

"I have never felt the need to write public reviews. My feelings, good or bad, were never strong enough to warrant one. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, however, is quite possibly the worst movie ever made. I have no idea how they got Michael Douglas to participate because ever aspect of this movie is awful: writing, acting, editing, lighting, directing... Anything that a movie can do poorly, this movie does poorly. Michael Douglas does great with his Michael Douglas-ness but the words he was given are just so dumb and terrible and awful. This movie has absolutely no redeeming qualities, I'm embarrassed for everyone involved in making it. The deep seeded hatred I have for this movie is difficult to fully convey but suffice it to say that by not renting this movie you are actively taking a step to better the overall quality of your life." - gkl 446015

OK, so maybe don't watch the movie. In case your ever made to watch it though, just come back and read this beautiful review again and you just might burst into tears from laughing so hard.

:0) Frieda Online

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Inspiration Point!

"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue." - Buddha

:0) Frieda Online

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hiking with a river crossing ;0)

This Sat we hiked 10 miles up to Mount Zion....
All of you that know I am afraid of hights (if I show it or not...). I would like to qote something a coach of mine wrote to me after this last hike:
"I was sharing with several of you that I am very afraid of edges and that was the biggest challenge of TNT Hike for me! While we won't see the same kind of edgy trails we did this week in future hikes, it is always good to have a back-up plan should you get into a fearful situation. I have a "mantra" I say in those spots. I had it on a card in my pack during my trip to Half Dome. Here it is (thanks to Frank Herbert's 'Dune' series):

The litany against fear:
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."

Thank you Tanis! :0) I did never know that Tanis was afraid of hights... I guess we both hide our fears well ;0)

Thank you so much!
:0) Frieda Online

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Temescal Canyon - The Rain!

It was raining on the way down... slippery mud... definitely a do-not slip-now challenge! Good news: Saw my first Los Angeles rabbit ever! Big, beautiful, brown rabbit, yes!

:0) Frieda Online

Sunday, February 21, 2010

7.3 Miles in Topanga = a click in my brain!

When I first signed up with "Team In Training" to go hiking and help raise money for the "Leukemia & Lymphoma Society" (LLS), I did it to get to know new people, climb on top of some great mountains for some awesome views, and to do some good for society at the same time. Or so I thought...

It was not until the hike we did yesterday in Topanga Canyon that my brain clicked into a place I had not been in a while, because I try to avoid the subject:
I wanted to bring my mom back to life... and that was the true and real reason I signed up for this all along!

I never really had made this connection before as my mom had not died of any form of blood cancer, but it still was cancer. Now, anyone that has had anyone in their family die of a cancer knows that there is always the hope in back of anyones mind, that maybe if more research had been done on this specific form of cancer, a life of a loved one could have been saved!

It really sucks loosing people, especially good friends that are family. I wish for nobody to have to go through the pain and hurt a cancer patient and their loved ones go through... Ever!!! That is why I believe strongly in the work of LLS! They have achieved major breakthroughs in the research of cancer. I have met people that would not have been able to be alive today without the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's help!

I know that it is hard to grasp things as a whole in our world. For most it is easy to not care about people dying, that they did not know. Yet, so many have loved ones that are sick or have died of this crazy disease:

If you have someone you know that had battled with cancer of any kind, please help me in my efforts to raise money for LLS. For a donation on your behalf I will embroid the name of that person you know into the shirt I will be wearing to climb Half Dome. I will honor that person with every step I take to the top of the mountain sending them strength for their recovery or in my moms case, honoring her name for the great woman that she was!

Thank you!
:0) Frieda Online

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Malibu State Park, Oh Yes!

Today was the day when I saw a herd of deer chase a coyote away.
They were about 100 feet away from the "herd" of people that we were at our first hike meeting in the Malibu State Park. At 8 am on this Saturday morning we were ready to see some amazing nature spectacles only 20 miles North-East of Hollywood. It is amazing what one can find in LA when looking for it... Nice 3 hour hike that lead us to the original film site of the TV show "Mash". Most of the filming sites props were burned down by wildfires a couple of years ago, but nature took over and it is gorgeous there!

All together it was a wonderful hike with great people all supporting the same cause of helping the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Please support me in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Even the smallest donation helps!

Thank you!
:0) Frieda Online

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Please Support Team In Training!

Please support and help me raise money for Cancer! Read my story and why I am doing this here. Thank you!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haiti Help!

Please text 9-0-9-9-9 to "Haiti" and help support the American Red Cross in their efforts in Haiti's tragedy.