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Maßbrille - Maßgeserviced!

Auf der Suche nach einer Maßbrille machte ich eine grandiose Erfahrung mit augenart München. Massbrille - Maßgefertigt und Maßbedient - Brille und Service nach Maß

Das erlebt man nicht oft, dass ein einfacher Suchvorgang auf dem World Wide Web in purer Freude endet. Vor allem wenn man sich untypisch riskant verhält.

Auf der Suche nach einer besser aussehenden Brille fand ich augenart München - Optik nach Maß - Ihr Optiker für Maßangefertigte Brillen. Die Suchmaschinenoptimisierung funktioniert wirklich prächtig.

Besser noch: der Service ist ebenso massgeschneidert! Nachdem mich der Webauftritt überzeugt hatte (Sie kommen wenn Sie können, wir machen genau was Sie wünschen), nahm ich Kontakt mit dem Inhaber, Herrn Fischer auf. Nach einem freundlichen Gespräch steckte ich einfach meine Brille in ein Couvert zusammen mit einem Sonnenbrillenmodell, beschrieb dass ich die beiden fusioniert haben will und nach einem weiteren kurzen Beratungsgespräch wurde das gute Stück genau so angefertigt wie ich mir das erträumt hatte.

Oft hat man solch eine Erfahrung nicht mit scheinbar flüchtigen Online Angeboten. Der Schein trügt: das Konzept die Kundschaft maximal flexibel, freundlich und individuell zu bedienen überzeugt mich. Es ist kein zufälliges Konzept sondern ein erfolgreicher Differenzierungsfaktor in der grauen Masse der Alltagsoptiker die die Zeichen der Zeit nicht verstehen.

Schauen Sie mal rein bei augenart - es ist eine Augenweide!

Vanguard by Current TV

Al Gore's Media Arm

Vanguard is an award-winning documentary series by Current TV. Led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt Vanguard currently airs once a week on several cable and satellite outlets across the globe.

For enyone who does not have direct cable or sat feed I can recommend iTunes as Vanguard offers free Podcasts of entire shows and "making-off" style clips.

Reporters Laura Ling (who recently got arrested in North Korea while on tour in Asia), Christof Putzel, Mariana van Zeller, Adam Yamaguchi and Kaj Larsen make for one of the best teams on modern television world wide.

If you want to view what's happening in the world from a more critical perspective, if you are eager to look behind the scenes of ordinary lives otherwise hidden from public view, if you want to dive into the daily issues of people without lobby or any measure of lime light: Vanguard TV is for you!

Comments welcome.

Everybody's free 2 wear sunscreen

Baz Luhrmann

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '99: Wear sunscreen. Two official versions of Australian director, screen writer and producer Baz Luhrmann.

 
 
Full caption: If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. 
 
Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don't worry about the future.
 
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. 
 
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
 
Floss.
 
Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters. 
 
Throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
 
Get plenty of calcium.
 
Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone. Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.
 
Enjoy your body.
 
Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own. Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don't follow them. Do not read beauty magazines.
 
They will only make you feel ugly.
 
Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on.
 
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths: 
 
Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund.
 
Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out. Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth. But trust me on the sunscreen.

 

Find more information on genius Baz Luhrmann and the background of the original Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen Speech essay titled "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997 at Wikipedia.

Nick Vujicic - Finish Strong!

Life Without Limbs

Nick Vujicic is an amazingly inspirational fellow, a motivational speaker and owner, director of LifeWithoutLimbs.org.

Nick's videos have impressed me and anyone I showed them to so why not sharing this amazing story here. Born with a rare disorder he made it his life's vision to support the handicapped. But much more than this he inspires millions with his attitude and self-motivation.

Are you going to finish strong?

Most important lecture

Speech of a lifetime

This one actually moved me big time. I saw it on ABC news (thanks to wonderful iTunes) on a section where they introduce people with a stunning development or situation.

Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University apparently was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer with an indication of just weeks to live.

His incredibly touching and inspirational lecture is seen here in a 9 minutes abstract. His motivation for the recording was to leave his thoughts behind for his three young kids:

Randy can be seen here with his children at his blog:
http://www.cs. cmu.edu/~ pausch/

I am still in awe and plain speechles...