Thursday, February 23, 2006

Damn! I forgot the cake.

I've just realised.

Today is the Retreat's first birthday.

Friday, February 17, 2006

"Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?"

I looked out the window this morning and noticed the clouds to the west were tinged with a beautiful series of pinks. Naturally, I thought they would make a great photo. Lately, though, I've been somewhat reluctant to post photos in the Retreat because, for some reason, they sometimes don't like to share the post with any text. However, I figured you deserved to see the same beauty I was looking at, and decided to risk it.

Imagine my pleasant surprise when these three balloons drifted across the sky.

Now, I ask you, could there be a better start to the day?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

End of a nervous week.

Much to my relief, I still don't know any psychopaths. Although, there is this bloke I work with ...

Anyway, no-one answered the question in the previous post with the response that would indicate they have psychopathic urges. But I do suspect there may be some issues with their sisters :-)

In a study carried out in the United States, diagnosed psychopaths were asked what they thought the woman's motive was for killing her sister. They all gave the same answer;

She was hoping the man would turn up to her sister's funeral, like he had for her mother's.

So now you know what to look for, if there's someone you're not sure about, you can perform this simple test. Of course, if it turns out that they do think like a psychopath, you might have to seriously consider moving to another town.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Are you a psychopath?

This is an actual test devised by an American psychologist, aimed at discovering whether an arrested murder suspect is a psychopath. The subject is asked a simple question, and there is only one correct answer if they have psychopathic tendencies.

For a bit of amusement, I thought I'd post the question here for you to ponder, and reply with what you think might be the answer. I'll leave it for a week or so before telling you what the correct answer is, and whether you're a psychopath or not (cheeky grin). So far, no-one I know has come up with the correct response.

But there's always a first time ...

A woman, while at the funeral of her mother, meets a man whom she has never met before.

She thinks this man is amazing. She starts to believe that this is the man of her dreams; so much so that she falls in love with him right there and then. However, she forgets to ask the man for his phone number, and after the funeral cannot find him.

A few days later she kills her sister.

What is the woman's motive for killing her sister?

Looking forward to your responses.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sunrise, February 3, 2006.

One of those days when you look up at the sky, and go "Wow!"

And, somehow, it makes you feel really kind of small.