To friendships

My friendship with one of my oldest friends, has gone a bit..sour the past few years, and I carry a big part of the responsibility for that. And I'm deeply sorry about that. But now we seem to have 'found' each other again, and that's a wonderful thing. To rekindling friendships!

In case anybody is wondering about my absense, wherever you usually see me, well FYI, I'm in London with T. :-)

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:22 PM

I promised myself that I wouldn't be all lovey-dovey in referring to T on this blog, and so far I think I'm doing a good job at that.

But I have to say this: I love him so much and it's awful that we have to be apart. I never really believed in finding the one. But.. I guess life's like that.

Monday, May 24, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:46 PM

Laser swords?

Isn't it odd that George Lucas calls lightsabers 'laser swords'?

Sunday, May 23, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 11:07 PM

My Boss Is A Bitch

So here's the deal. My boss is a bitch and I hate her fucking guts.

I need her to fire me, cos if I quit my job, I'll lose quite an amount of money (the reasons for that is too boring to go into). So, today I talked to her, and presented my business to her. After I had said my piece, there was a long silent break, followed by a number of "yes [break] yes [break] yes" from her. The she continued on to ask when I'd thought I'd stop working there? "In three weeks I'm working again, so I figured that'd be my last time working". She didn't seem to like that a lot, and started saying stuff about I'm giving her very short notice. And this I don't understand; by telling her now that my that I want to work only one more weekend, I am actually giving her 6 weeks notice! Cos I work every third weekends. So what the fuck is that about??? And in reality, I can quit from day to day, so I think I'm giving her quite a lot of notice!!!
If she fires me, it's to our mutual benefit: I don't lose the money and she doesn't lose me from day to day.
But she told me she'd have to think about it. Yes, you go think about it, bitch! If you come back to me and tell me that you wont fire me, well then, consider yourself one staff member short!!!


Tuesday, May 18, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 1:46 PM


I'd rather stop to wonder, than stop wondering.

This is about as cute as can be.

Monday, May 17, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 1:40 PM

Perfect shade

Does the perfect shade of pink nail polish exist?

Sunday, May 16, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:16 PM

Attention all readers!

Attention all readers!!

It could be rather interesting to see just how far around the world the news of the Danish royal wedding has spread. So, if you wouldn't mind sending me a copy of the article (send me an email and I'll send you my address) and I'll put it on the blog. Alternatively, if the article is online, send me an email with the link..


Saturday, May 15, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 3:24 PM

Home Alone

So, for about 1½ month I've been living with my parents. It's not been as bad as I had feared, but still.. Tomorrow they're going with Henry when she goes back to California. They'll be away for two weeks, and I must say this: I can't wait to have the house all to myself. It'll just be me, myself and I. Bliss.

Oh can you believe it? They even mentioned the fricking wedding on MTV! Of all the places that I thought I'd not have to hear about it! Ack.

A bunch of links that are pretty cool. Thanks to Glory! xxx

The Infinite Cat Project. Now, I'm not a cat person, but I like this idea.
Ransom Note Generator. "Use for entertainment purposes only." Awwww...

Yesterday when Sara and I were out looking for all that stuff, this guy came up to us and wanted us to join Amnesty International. We declined. Mainly because those people are so annoying and in-yer-face. Which puts you off wanting to talk to them. A shame really, cause they probably "scare" a lot of people away with that pushy attitude. Anyway, I thought about it, and... now I've joined Amnesty. :-)

Thursday, May 13, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:23 AM

Loot and chocolate

One of my friends is getting married this summer, and we're having her hen night soon. One of the activities of the day wil be a photo shoot, and the pictures from that will be used for a calendar. The theme of the photo shoot, and the hen night in general, is America. Can you believe I actually agreed to that? ;-p Oh well, she likes America and it's her day.. so there we go. ;-)

Anyway. Sara and I've been getting hold of some mighty fine things for the photos today. Amazingly, the local McDonald's agreed to donate some of their cups and burger wrappings and stuff. How more American can it get?? And my sister brought a flag from the US. Lovely.

My keyboard is dead, so I'm using my mothers computer, and my dad has recently installed Win XP on it and well... I don't like XP. My good old Win98 is much nicer.

I feel like blabbering on here, but not much else to say.. I mean, of course I could go on about the weather (raining, but mild), but that's boring, and of no interest to anyone.

I suppose I could bitch about the fact that I can't log on to a website which it's actually rather important that I do log on to. *bitch bitch bitch* :-p

Is Chocolate Physiologically or Psychologically Addictive?

Researchers believe phenylethylamine causes the brain to release mesolimbic dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain, which peaks during an orgasm. This may be why women report to prefer chocolate to sex. However, tests have shown that most of the phenylethylamine in chocolate is broken down before it reaches the brain.

Theobromine is a close structural relative of caffeine, but has one-tenth the stimulating effect caffeine has. Although theobromine is a weak stimulant, it can increase pulse rate. And, withdrawal from theobromine has been found to cause migraines. The level of theobromine in commercial chocolate varies from bar to bar. Milk chocolate bars contain the lowest levels of theobromine. Thus, it is unlikely that theobromine alone is responsible for chocolate cravings.

In addition to marijuana like substances, chocolate also contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which plays a role in the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is a calming neurotransmitter that makes people feel relaxed and satisfied and is essential for a well-balanced mood.

A study comparing chocolate cravings in Spanish and American women. [It] found that Spanish women, who did not see chocolate as a forbidden food, craved chocolate less than American women did.

Neat website, about a fascinating programme series on BBC.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 3:51 PM

I watched a very interesting programme about Troy (or what is believed to be Troy) the other day. It was so interesting that I, days later, have been looking up further information about it. Not much on telly will make you do that, right? ;-p

Anyway, I first thought I had seen it on Discovery Channel, but that came up with nothing, then I turned to National Geographic, but again, nothing. So..I googled (funny how that's become a verb, huh?) various words associated with it; Illios Troy, and one of the results caught my eye. And it had the clue, Wilusa, to finding the programme I had seen, namely: The Truth of Troy on BBC2 (although, as I'm not in England, I watched it on BBCPrime).

In short:
Since 1988 Professor Manfred Korfmann has been excavating the site of Troy. He has never before spoken at this length. He has made amazing discoveries - how large the city was, how well it was defended and, crucially, that there was once a great battle there at precisely the time that experts believe the Trojan war occurred.

There's even a transcript of the programme, with loads of interesting stuff. And best of all; no commercial breaks! ;-)

I think it's absolutely fascinating to see how these archaeologists put together the pieces in this puzzle, both in the ground and in written material of the day. And make a very convincing case of showing that the site they're excavating (it has been going on for decades and decades), is indeed the place of Troy.

Has anybody read the Illiad?

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 11:47 AM

Umm..right, so Blogger has a whole new look... And err... it's a bit confusing, although the old features are still the same and all.. But the layout and colours are different and there are new features, so.. I'm a bit confuzzled at the moment..

Yesterday the whole family went on an.. outing together. We haven't done that in.. positively ages! Obviously, when Henry hasn't been in Denmark a whole lot the last three years. It was a lovely day, very, very hot. A yummy icecream was just the ticket. ;-)

Ownage... That was hilarious! Read onwards from here.

Monday, May 10, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 1:43 PM

Dear readers, can you tell me (and I guess this is mainly aimed at the male readers), what is the "thing" about the g-string? I just don't get it.

Tell me what you think.

Sunday, May 09, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 1:28 PM

Ahh, here we go. A few more photos from Scotland. I made it into a slideshow-type-thingy, so have patience while the page loads fully and the images will change. Lovely, eh? ;-) A point each for correctly guessed places. Hehe.

Pictures from Scotland

Ooo, and I got my new phone today. It's pretty jazzy. ;-)

Saturday, May 08, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 3:38 PM

I keep having these dreams just before I wake up. They're not the same, but they revolve around the same theme and they seem terribly real. Maybe they're a message to myself, as T says.

There's an addition to the links. Kalos, you'll know when I say it's a pretty pathetic addition. ;-)

Friday, May 07, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:34 AM

I'm an awful mess,
you make everything
bright and orderly.

Thursday, May 06, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 5:59 PM

I love spring. Everything is so lush and green.

I've been thinking of getting a new phone for quite some time now. I may finally get around to getting one soon, this one. I like it. Especially the fact that it has a radio. And it has a camera, but I'm not too hyper about that. :-p

And speaking of cameras, here's a picture from the trip to Scotland. The view from our hotel room looking towards the university.

Pretty evening time view towards the Western part of Glasgow

More pics to come (maybe ;-) ) if T sends me some more. Mine wont get online cos I don't have a fancy smancy digital camera, and I take forever to finish a roll of film. :-p

Wednesday, May 05, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:17 PM

First of, let me just say this: men are scum. Not all of them, and not all of the time. But some men are, and they should have certain parts of their anatomy cut off, cooked and then be forced to eat them. Bastards!

Alright then, the week in Scotland.
It was great. The weather was nice (Wyld, told ya I'd booked nice weather, didn't I?) - I really don't understand why Scotland has got such a bad rep when it comes to the weather; when I was there in the fall, only once did it rain so much that we got soaked.

Anyway, back to last week. We were in a nice hotel just off Sauchiehall Street and a relatively short walk from Buchanan Street, the bus station and Central Station. So shopping and ways out of Glasgow were all easily accessible. ;-)

Sunday we just had a wander around, but on Monday we went to Edinburgh for my birthday. We bought a return ticket for the bus which included a free ticket for the sightseeing bus around Edinburgh, a good deal for just £11. Was lovely to be back in Edinburgh. But I'm glad T insisted that we stay in Glasgow, cause I think I might have gotten a bit bored if we had stayed in Edinburgh. Although Edinburgh is absolutely beautiful and has a lot of atmosphere, Glasgow just seems a much more ..cosmopolitan and 'happening' place..

As we were walking down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, we came to a place where there were policemen, a lorry with film equipment, and some people looking like film crew. We got a look down a close (a bit like an alley) and we could see people wearing sort of Victorian age clothes; tall hats and big cloaks. So, either they were filming some period piece, or, they were filming something for Harry Potter (either this or this). Which is what T thinks, and I'll go along with that... ;-) We weren't allowed to hang around though, a policeman told us to move along. :-|

Spent the next couple of days doing some sightseeing in Glasgow - and doing a bit of shopping: a necklace and a pair of earrings inspired by Mackintosh.
We also had our breakfast at a tea room one day, which was very lovely. It felt rather oldfashioned, but definitely not a thing of the past. There were a couple of students there and a bunch of pin-striped business men, and also a couple of ladies which the waitress addressed with "hello girls! a change of plans?" - apparently regulars there.

One evening we had dinner at a restaurant called Kama Sutra, which had lovely Indian food, although a bit too hot - even for me. It was decorated with images from the book from which it takes its name, but in a very subtle way. ;-)

Friday was a day for gorgeous views, lots of sheep and a wee bit of getting lost scenic detours. We hired a car and drove to Loch Lomond, on to Ben Lomond and through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park - which was beautiful. Driving up and down hills, each turn of the road offering a new breathtaking view. That's what I think of when I think of Scotland.

In short; an absolutely lovely week in Glasgow. A very special time too, because we were together, and for the longest time in one go..

Tonight marks the 59th anniversary of the message that the German troups in Denmark, and a number of other places, had surrendered, and thereby ending the occupation of Denmark. On this evening 59 years ago, people tore down their black-out curtains, that they'd had to use all through the war, and took them to the streets and burned them. And they lit candles in their windows, to celebrate being free and to celebrate that they'd had the light back, so to speak. Ever since then people in Denmark have lit candles and put them in the windows on this evening.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:47 AM