Sunday, December 31, 2006

Rate My Life Quiz Results

This Is My Life, Rated
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Your Life Analysis:

Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score leaves room for improvement. You can make changes to improve your trouble areas, and this will bring you greater satisfaction. Focus on your weakest points and set about to change them. Do not delay your happiness and success. (Read more on improving your life)

Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is not bad, but could be improved upon. Your mental health is not weak, but you are not achieving full mental clarity and function. Learn how to unclutter your mind. Keep learning, keep improving, continue moving forward. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the mind.

Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. You have an excellent body score, which means you are incredibly focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Continue in that focus, and your body will remain healthy and strong. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the body.

Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. You seem to be lacking in spirit. Improve your score by refining your beliefs and searching for answers to philosophical questions. Consider new belief systems if your current beliefs are not rewarding you. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the spirit.

Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. Your friends and family score suffers, yet it does not need to be this way. Strengthen your social network by reaffirming old bonds. Seek out new friendships, and they will provide you the reward you need. Try using to find people near you who share your interests.

Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. Your love score is in good shape, meaning that things are going well. Do all you can to maintain it, and continue to grow and move ahead. Read advice from other quiz-takers on finding and maintaining love.

Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your finances are somewhat in the middle, neither bad or exceptional. Keep doing what works for you, and improve what doesn't. Focus on long-term financial stability as your goal. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving your finances.

it seems i am ready to go to the mountain for snowsurfing!!! yeah!
however, recently Sofia had a score of 7.0.... i still have to improve ;)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

The visit of "the terribles" from the family

Once upon a time there was some people having some holidays to take just before christmas. They came to grenoble to spend some time in the city and in the surrounding mountains. the time spent in the city was nice but cold...
The mountain was something else since some of the people had to learn how to surf/ski.
First "une mise en jambes" climbing to the bastille of Grenoble to check the view. Then we choose Les 2 alpes and Alpes d'Huez to train the beginners in ski/surf since the snow was not present in lower ski stations. (end december!!!)
Good thing to know: in L'alpe d'huez, there are a lot of dark tracks!!!!

Here are some of the adventures of L-P, Pat, Clai and Max.

Just a little warm-up before the huge ascention to the Bastille!

I feel so much better now that Pat has found another victim!

The 8 km long "cours Jean-Jaurès" in Grenoble seen from the Bastille... according to a friend it would be longer than the champs Elysées in Paris if half the road was not renamed... must be a french story somewhere....

The mood in the Chistmas market in Place victor hugo....

We finished the night in a Moules frittes restaurant... (see the blog of Sofia for the nice piccies:



the thing is that the snow was not really on time at the appointment.... they had to bring it with a truck.... oops it does not seem good for the quality of the "pistes"

WAAAAH we are so pro! heuu well Louis-P was still beginner so lets not mention some of his little problems: (right picture) on the right top corner: L-P and on the bottom left corner of the picture: his ski!!!!!! ;)

the break: snow battle... with a pre-defined target... hehe

1, 2 and 3 inches???

Some of the survivors:

On the 23rd december, we learned that the airport of Charleroi (which does not enter the right category to work when heavy low clouds are present!) was closed... Indeed, we almost choose to go back to belgium by plane.... it would have been funny not to be able to come back home for Christmas! I still believe in my little star in the sky ;)

Monday, October 30, 2006

views from the sky - Seyssins

Long time ago (2000) i built a support for a chromatic trashable camera. The heavy device worker well on my 1.4 m, 1.5kg wide methanol powered plane but was limited to 1 picture a flight because it it not possible to re-arm the camera. i have a nice picture of the fields from the sky but without me on it unfortunately. So i decided to make myself busy with a system where more than one pictures can be taken during a flight.

The second version is an ultra light(15 g) trigger for a digital spycam (40 g). The purpose is to place it on the 290 g electric airplane and take pictures from the sky.
the first problem i faced was the need for power to allow the plane to actually take off with its extra weight on the shoulders and additionnal air flow disturbances close to the wings. So i installed a brushless motor on the plane with a huge propeller. Utch!
now it flies!

thank you Sarah for the nice pictures ;)

Below are the first pictures taken with the fantastic device.

The small grey dot on the left top is me!
Nice views of the swimming pool. (I feel better to fly when it is covered for winter)

The house in Seyssins....... and the cars close to the swimming pool

the trees ...

Some artistic views

Monday, October 23, 2006

La dent de Crolles (massif de Chartreuse) 21-10-06

This is a map of the path we followed. We climbed through "pas de l'oreille" to reach the panoramic view with the cross and after some rest (for me) of contemplation we went down by the "trou du glas".
Note the yellow "mousquetons" on the picture are not there for is really steep... but not enough to make us give up!

here is a link with the pictures from Sarah:
i recommend to skip fast over some of the photos where i appear .... ;)
just copy paste the following to your browser to see the pictures.
(clicking on it leads to a login page for some magic reason)

here some of the pictures taken with "mon appareil photo casse cou incassable"

"Ricerdo" just got rid of the scary steps!

waw! we already climbed all that!

Interesting view of the consequences of erosion on Ca(Mg...) CO3 rocks. The aperture of the crevasse is +/- 10 cm wide. Ups lets go away from behind it!!!

A view of grenoble from the top:

"les retardataires" & "the cave" we just got out from. Where is Maxime???

ach! crazy peoples!!!

Sometimes you meet strange animals with ugly tongues in the mountains...

I am a lonesome cowboy...far away from home...
The end.