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1. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
12th September 1683
THE BATTLE OF VIENNA
A combined Polish, Austrian and German army led by John III Sobieski decisively defeats a Turkish army besieging Vienna. Consequently the siege is lifted, and the Turks, suffering heavy losses, are seriously weakened. It marks the end of Turkish expansion and the beginning of a long decline and retreat of the Ottoman Empire.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 2,005 (up 1)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 2
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
As well as anxiety and distress, pleasant distractions, passions and obsessions can equally unsettle the mind from a calm footing. I can't say I regretted it, but I am conscious of the fact that distractions however pleasant cannot continue indefinitely without negative consequences. I appear to be back with it and feel the urge to get moving again, making my difference my way. I am also returning to the more wholesome bliss of a still mind.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Does your life have a clear purpose?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Wet start with heavy rain
Rain will move away by late morning and it will become increasingly clearer
Skies will clear completely in the evening and it will feel mild
A moderate south-easterly will swing south-westerly from noon and ease
Max Temp = 14 degC at noon
Min Temp = 11 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 06:34
Sunset at 19:31
Weathertrack: Once a triple weather-front has crossed the country early on, it will be followed by a weak ridge of high pressure between two depressions
Air Pressure: 1006 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Isn't a fennel really just a leek with multiple personality disorder? :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
German psychologist Karoly Maria Benkert is thought to have been the first to coin the word “homosexuality” in the late nineteenth century. Considerably ahead of his time, he agued that the Prussian sodomy laws violated the “rights of man” and that homosexuality was inborn and unchangeable.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Health is not simply the absence of illness, but rather mind body and spirit united in facing a challenge in order to achieve a clear life-purpose