The Entry With No Title

Bah, I'm feeling sad today... T went home last night and it'll be another 6 weeks before I see him again. But it was a lovely weekend and that's what counts. Making every moment count...

I've only seen the first half hour or so of the first Harry Potter film, and I didn't like what I saw, so I didn't finish watching it. And I didn't watch the second, cause I didn't like the first. But I'd heard a lot of good about the third one, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, so this weekend T and I went to see it. I must say it was a surprise. I liked it. It's definitely a kids' movie, but it still has a great entertainment value. If you've got nothing better to do, I suggest you go see it. If nothing else, for Gary Oldman. ;-)

I'm sure I had more to say, but.. oh well..

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:10 PM




Screw The Comments!

Ok, those Blogger comments were just too annoying, so, I've done away with them and put the trusty old Haloscan back.

So, if you've left any comments for me in the last few days, disappeared they have! If you think I, for one reason or other, haven't seen your comment(s), please leave a new one. Thank you. :-)

Friday, June 25, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:02 PM




For The Boys (and girls)

I can't sleep. Usually I fall asleep pretty much when my head hits the pillow. Not tonight it seems. And for no particular reason.

But since I was awake, I started thinking. Along the lines of a fairly recent entry here. Friendships, and in particular with the people I know online. It really impresses me that it's possible to have very close friendship with people you've never met. And some people have made a greater impact on me than others. I hope you recognise yourself, I'm ot going to give away anybody's identity. ;-)

J - a true friend, there when I needed you the most, and never afraid to tell me things I don't want to hear: the truth.

S - my favourite darling, cheering me up with sillyness, kindness and naughtyness. Making me see things I'd never thought of before.

B - Your knowledge and creativity are incredible. Your generosity with your time is amazing. You're just that good.

D - Never shy of pulling a prank on people, with your weird sense of humour making me laugh.

K - always able to brighten my day. And helping me keep on track.

M - so wise for your age, making me laugh and making me wonder and appreciate this world.

S² - for being very good at cheering me up, and sensing that I need cheering up. For being an inspiration at a time when I needed it.

C - so very sweet and lovable.

T - In some way or other you embody all of the above qualities. I love you.

posted by Wardi @ 12:20 AM




More Of Sunshine

I absolutely loved Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. It's sorta confusing, but I was expecting that, after all, it's Charlie Kaufman who penned it. If you haven't seen it already, pop round a movie theatre close to you or rent it. I won't get into what it's about for fear Imight give something away. But if you liked Being John Malkovich and Adaptation (although I haven't seen that one..), you should enjoy this one a lot.

The title of the film comes from an Alexander Pope poem: Eloisa to Abelard.
Now, I would put up the whole poem, but it's rather long (click here to be transported to the poem and see for yourself), so I'll just give you the bit where the title is from.

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;
Labour and rest, that equal periods keep;
"Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep;"
Desires compos'd, affections ever ev'n,
Tears that delight, and sighs that waft to Heav'n.
Grace shines around her with serenest beams,
And whisp'ring angels prompt her golden dreams.
For her th' unfading rose of Eden blooms,
And wings of seraphs shed divine perfumes,
For her the Spouse prepares the bridal ring,
For her white virgins hymeneals sing,
To sounds of heav'nly harps she dies away,
And melts in visions of eternal day.


It's been raining every dat for almost 2 weeks now. It's really depressing. Hopefully it'll let up for the weekend when T comes over. Don't want to be stuck inside all weekend! ..although I suppose that can be fun too. ;-)

Thursday, June 24, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 8:20 AM




Eternal Sunshine

Wooo! I'm going to see Eternal Sunshine in The Spotless Mind with my friend Louise today.
I'm really looking forward to it, both to seeing the film, and to spending time with Louise, cause that happens too rarely!

Friends are important, I realise this more and more. And I'm grateful for each one of my friends, both the ones I know in person, and the ones I know through the internet. I'm quite in awe of some of the people I know from chatting to them online. Such friendship and kindness towards 'strangers'. That is a sort of sunshine. I hope I show the same qualities.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 12:20 PM




A splash of pink.

To cheer me up.

Do you like it?

Well, I've started using the blogger coment feature... Dunno if I like that. ;-b

Monday, June 21, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 3:41 PM




Show me what you got!!

I've read or heard somewhere that life doesn't throw more at you than you can handle. By all that is good in this world, I hope that is true.

Sunday, June 20, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:10 PM




Could you please help me with these boxes??

I've been mentioning offers on flats, but I was always on a waiting list for them. Well! No more! Since I've now got a flat! Woooo! I'm ecstatic! Although I wont be moving till August 15th. But still... >>ecstatic<<

My aunt and uncle and cousins spent the night here. They're "home" in Denmark for their annual holiday here. They normally live in Greenland, so naturally, we don't see them often. My parents see them a few times whenever they're in Denmark, but I don't always see them. Consequently, I don't know them very well. And I don't really know what to say to them. Especially the cousins who're 17 and 15.

Anyway, since I'll be moving soon, I have a good excuse to go on a wee excursion to IKEA. ;-b I may even drag T with me when he comes over next weekend. Heehee. I need some dining room furniture and some storage. I really, really fancy this dining table, but it's probably somewhat out of my price range (although it does look like they lowered the price on it), so I'll probably end up with this one.

If you want to give me that dining table, please feel free to do so. ;-)

I've read somewhere that the day when people get the most junk mail, is on Thursdays, any thoughts on this? Anyone want to do some research on this? Simply jot down when you get junk mail and tell me, and I'll draw up a chart or something...

Saturday, June 19, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 12:32 PM




Apparently, Sex is like Pizza

...for men atleast.

To men, the whole idea of good or better sex is laughable. Sex for us is like pizza, okay? You put anchovies on it, you put pineapple on it—all of it's good. {quote from here}

Really? So asking you (guys) what kind of pizza you like, is obsolete, cause you'll have anything??

Friday, June 18, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:59 PM




Tit for tat

I was watching something on telly, and there was a woman who had had a boob job. And the nipples were standing out, you could just tell it was fake. She might as well have been wearing a neon sign on her head blinking "fake tits, fake tits". Why, oh why, do people do that?? It looked ridiculous!!

Do men like that?? The look of that?? Do they care whether it's real or not?? IS bigger better??

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 11:18 PM




Book me up, Scotty!

Summer's here, kinda. Usually a time where I read a lot of books. But I don't know what to read. So, if you have any suggestions, please let me know. Or do you really want me to be stuck with the same ones I've read the past two summers??

These have been on my reading list last summer:
- Jan Guillou: the Coq Rogue series (Swedish writer, I don't expect any of you to be familiar with).
- Edward Rutherfurd: London, Sarum, The Forest.
- Noah Gordon: The Physician, Shaman, Choices.
- Margareth Mitchell: Gone with the Wind.
- several books about Andy Warhol...

Suggestions, please!


posted by Wardi @ 2:45 PM




If you could see your own butt!

Why do men put their wallets in their back pockets??
I mean, it looks incredibly stupid with a big 'lump' like that on one side of the butt. And there's more risk of it being stolen when you carry it like that.


Update on the job thing: Well, I went round that place where I hope to get that job. I talked to the woman who rang me yesterday and it seemed that they had already put me in the 'wrong' pile, however, when I told her that they could count on me for a year, she promised me that she'd put me back into the 'right' pile again. She seemed rather keen to hire me yesterday, and today she also meantioned the fact that I live pretty close to the place as a good thing. And she said that it was nice of me to drop by.... So, fingers crossed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 12:05 PM




Could this be my break??

Yesterday I sent an application and today they called me about it! That's the first time that's happened! However, I may have been a bit too honest about my plans. *sigh* I probably shouldn't have said that I'm planning/hoping to move to England within the next 6 months.

The lady who called me sounded very impressed with me, but when I mentioned England, she sounded somewhat less interested and said she had to talk to her boss again. Meh. I hope she calls me back soon. I just wish I hadn't told her, cause I guess now I'll have to lie and say "oh sure, I can stay for like a year, no problem". Oh well, guess I'll just have to see what happens.

I just want a job.. :-|

Monday, June 14, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:12 PM




Paint and such

Been offered another flat, but I'm #8 on the waiting list for it. Still... *fingers crossed*

Yesterday I sat outside all afternoon, painting. I swear, my easel is probably my most prized possession. :-)
It was a lovely sunny day, and a very happy one. How can you be glum when you're outside in the sun, wearing a silly red hat, doing one of the things you love the most?? ;-)

Today, however, a biiiig thunderstorm broke loose in the morning. Everything went dark and the thunder started rolling, ligthening flared and the was absolutely pouring! I love nature. :-)

So, yesterday when I was riding on the bus, it suddenly occured to me that I'm glad I'm not 20 or something anymore. When I was that age, I had no clue about who I was and what was important to me. Now I know myself so much better and I know that.. I don't know anything at all. And it's all good, cos the less we think we know it all, the less we take things for granted. I guess one of the best things about getting older is that I take myself far less serious and I don't really care what other people think of me...

Thursday, June 10, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 4:31 PM




New Dress

So, there's a new look. I like it. I hope you do too. The watercolour at the top is made by moi. :-)

Wednesday, June 09, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:38 PM




The Shape of England

Whenever I see the map of England (the UK), my heart skips a beat. And anything about England on telly sucks me right in. I wonder..why that is..? ;-)

Today is the day of the transit of Venus. As per usual when there's some sort of celestial phenomenon taking place, all I can see is clouds. Thanks very much.
But thankfully, there are a few places where you can watch it online. And that's in a way a better option, safer atleast, cause it prevents you from looking straight into the sun. Wont leave a link for that here, cause it's only on while the transit takes place, and it only lasts for some 6 hours. ;-)

I've started a new painting, and I have ideas for two more, and in the end they'll form a series..or atleast..go together.

I was watching CNN just now and they were showing people passing by Reagan's coffin, and some of them were crying hard. Well, I just don't understand that. They didn't know him in person, so... *shrug*

I don't particularly like CNN, actually, but I do like one of their presenters: Richard Quest. He's hilarious!

As you may notice, the blog looks very different, all the links have 'disappeared', but fear not. I'm simply working on a new look for it, but thought I'd use this one whil construction is taking place.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:53 AM




I can't help but think that Americans project some sort of..I dunno, on former presidents (and other people of note), to such a degree that they put them on a pedestal and idolize them without questioning their actions. Cp. this thread on sw.com.

It's like, (some part of) Americans are just so parochial in their views of the world. And I don't mean in the sense of their "we could care less abou the rest of the world" attitude, but also in their behaviour towards people with different vies than them.

Yesterday I was watching an interview with Richard Sennett (bio from the Guardian), a professor of the London School of Economics, and he was talking about how American patriotism is linked with a certain type of religiosity. And also how the working class and the lower middle-class see them selves as the true patiots, and true Americans. While they look upon the middle-class and the higher midle-class as not so patriotic. Why such a divide, I wonder? Yet there don't seem to be a class-divide in politics. Or maybe I'm wrong about that, but it sure seems like it.

The fact that America 'seems' to be a two-party system (I know, there are other parties, but how much power do they have??), is downright scary, to be honest. It doesn't seem very democratic to me. How can two parties cover the opinions of 2-300 million people? I highly doubt it. As a consequence of that there must be a large minority (majority??), whose voice isn't heard, because they have noone to represent them. And if they do, they are drowned out by the cacophony of the Repubican and the Democrat parties. I suppose that means that those people then have to choose, according to their 'beliefs', between the lesser of two "evils".

What spawned this huge entry?, you might ask. Well, this thread on sw.com, dedicated to the memory of Ronald Reagan. I don't agree with his politics, at all. The only good thing I have to say about him is that he was one of the moving forces in ending the Cold War. However, I didn't see any purpose in saying so in that place, out of respect for people who will mourn his loss. (Which I don't. Cause he was old and barely a shadow of the man he once was, and I didn't know him. Can you really be saddened when someone you don't know, dies??) Although I must say that my respect for some people have dwindled somewhat, considering how they've carried on when faced with other people not agreeing with their views about Ronald Reagan.

*phew* All done now.

PS. Today was my last day at work, as you may know, and the bunch of people I usually work with, had got me a card and a bottle of wine and some chocolates. That was very nice of them. :-)

Don't worry, Stroupee, I wont eat the chocolate. ;-b

PPS. Congratulations! You made it all the way to the end! Please leave a comment below. :-)

Sunday, June 06, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:14 PM




Alrighty. ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow is the last day at my job that I hate so much. Did I mention that mym boss is a bitch? Oh I did? Well, she'd left a Post-It note for me, wishing me all the best. Nice. But, c'mon! On a POST-IT??? ::)
That's almost like that episode of SATC where that guy breaks up with Carrie on a Post-It! ;-)

I'm quite enamoured with the sour cream and chive Snack'a'Jacks. They are just yummy! :-D

I want to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; I've seen some great reviews of it and, well, it has Jim Carrey in it. In a non-'goofy' role, which are his best, IMHO. And Kate Winslet is n excellent actor. :-)

Looks like T and I might see each other at the end of June. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, June 05, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 4:02 PM




This weekend is my last one at work. And my gawd, it's going to be sooooo good not having to go there anymore. It's boring, and there's no challenge to it whatsoever, plus I have less than kind feelings towards my boss. >:( But thankfully, it's all over soon.

A friend of mine is travelling through Europe at the moment. Or he would have done so, but since he's frrom Mexico, it's not something you just do - because of the Schengen Agreement. Fun. But he has made tracks through Eastern Europe and some of the other countries, and Morocco. It's great to read about his travels, almost like being there yourself. Hopefully he makes his way to Denmark, before he goes back to Mexico. :-)

My grandad is alright, btw. He had a stroke (?) in the brain which effected his legs, so he'll need to go through a period of 'training' so he can move around by himself.

Do you ever feel like a friend is more friends than you are yourself? Or that you are more friends with that person than he/she is with you?

Friday, June 04, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:19 PM




Transit of Venus

Proof that I'm turning into an English person: one evening while in London, I asked T "do you want me to put the kettle on?" How about that! ;-)

On Monday June 8th Venus passes in front of the Sun. This is a very rare occurance, which noone currently alive (except some millennia old trees, naturally) has seen before. I think this is fascinating and exciting. More info can be found here and here.

The sw.com forums used to be a good laugh and good conversation, but I dunno. I find myself being more bored than entertained. Maybe I should find something else to waste time on. Drugs? Alcohol?

Wednesday, June 02, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 6:56 PM




To move or not to move

I'm back from London, which sucks, cause now I miss T terribly and at the moment I don't know when I'll see him again. But at least we've had a beautiful week together. Mostly doing nothing, but we did go see The Day After Tomorrow. It was decent and I liked the FX, but the wolves freaked me out! ;-O
We also went to Tate Modern to see an Edward Hopper exhibition. Funny how... I've got some books about Hopper and I've always loved his work and then.. to see it in real life.. Amazing, it's like meeting old friends..
Anyway, the exhibition is on till September 5th, and I highly recommend it.

My mum's got a new job and that is absolutely fabulous!

I've been offered 2 flats, but I'm on a waiting list for them, #4 and #8 respectively, so there's no guarantee I'll get either of them. Still it's good. Although I was hoping to go to England soon, but right now, that's put on hold for a bit. Curse circumstances over which I have no control!!!

Speaking of such, this morning a friend of the family, who lives close to my grandad, called and said that he wasn't feeling good and that he couldn't walk properly. And they hadn't been able to get hold of a doctor. Turns out that both of the doctors, in my grandad's little town, were on holiday. Great huh? So, now he's in hospital so they can find out what's wrong. He thinks it may be like an aneurysm in the leg.. or something like that. The family lives about a 2 hours drive from my grandad, so we aren't able to just pop over there. But my mum's gone to be with him for a few days. Hopefully it's nothing serious.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 3:20 PM