( published 25th March 2002 )
I was very disappointed yesterday when I saw that Amelie, nominated for 5 Oscars, didn't win any. The prize went to a Bosnian movie filled with soldiers and helicopters. Well it's the trend in today's American film industry: Black Hawk Down, Behind Enemy Lines, etc who cares about a feel good movie?
On the other hand I was very impressed with the Hilton Hotel, where I stayed last week during my business trip in Antwerp. I tested their wireless internet access, so I could walk with my laptop online through the whole hotel without one single cable. It allowed me to make a few impressive presentations of Trezone, our web based treasury application. Shame though that in my room ( located at the far end of the building ), the connection worked only in the bathroom. Imagine me writing my mails from the toilet, hahaha.
Have a nice day
A fire fighter is working on the engine outside the station when he notices a little girl next door in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the side and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle. The girl is wearing
a fire fighter's helmet and has the wagon tied to a dog and cat.
The fire fighter walks over to take a closer look.
"That sure is a nice fire truck," the fire fighter says with admiration.
"Thanks," the girl says. The fire fighter looks a little closer and notices the girl has tied the wagon to the dog's collar and to the cat's
"Little Partner," the fire fighter says, "I don't want to tell you how to run your fire truck, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat's
collar, I think you could go faster."
The little girl replied, "You're probably right, but then I wouldn't have a siren."