Bubbles And Balloons

Don't you just hate it when other people chew gum? Well, the actual act of the chewing I don't really mind. But the fact that some people chew their gum in such an intolerably loud way, is what I absolutely loathe.

In some cases I've had to change seats on the bus because some obnoxious loud-chewer was sat right behind me, happily chewing away, and there was no way of tuning out the offending sound. It only got louder and louder!

Beiing able to see people chew gum is equally distasteful. There's a Danish rock musician who is always chewing gum. Whenever you see him on telly, he's always got a big wad of gum in his mouth; and when he talks you can see it! And I don't give a shit if he's a rock star; it's still bad manners!

Today my friends, who got married 3 weeks ago, are coming back from their honeymoon. So yesterday evening we went round their house and filled their bed with 40 heartshaped balloons. This is what it looks like.

Balloons in bed

They will also find that their cutlery has gone..errm on holiday as well. We hid it in the oven. ;-)

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:33 AM

Pictures And Words

Today's was a beautiful morning and I took my bike down to the beach; it takes less than ten minutes! I absolutely love the sound of waves. So relaxing.

Pretty clouds over the horison. Click for larger image.

Some pretty coulds which presented themselves as I was walking at the beach today; notice how some of them look almost like plumes of smoke.

A couple of the posh houses in the neighbourhood. Click for larger image.

You may not know this, but I'm currently living just on the fringe of one of the poshest places to live in my city. These are some of the houses that I can't afford to live in!

A few jewelry bits and bobs. Click for larger image.

Some of my jewelry; the colours in the large version (click image to view) are so pretty!

More R.E.M. - the cover for the upcoming album, Around the Sun:

Around the Sun cover

A bit..well.. boring, but it's boring in a pretty way. ;-)

Sunday, August 29, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:38 AM

Leaving New York...

I've been listening to the new song by R.E.M., Leaving New York, for the past half hour and well... it's great. Really, really great! It's different from most R.E.M. songs, but strangely not out of place at all. There's something very different about the way they've used Michael Stipe's vocals on this song. It's very beautiful, and could very well become one of my favourites. I can barely wait till I can get my hands on the new album.

People have the funniest names. How about the author of this blog? Frogsdong??? That's almost too funny to be true! ;-D

Isn't creating your own South Park character what you've always wanted to do??

Saturday, August 28, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:27 PM

A Wardi With A Connection.

And I'm not afraid to use it! I'm now officially online from home. Which is really cool. And what's almost cooler, is that I did it all myself. Oh the joys of not needing help with techie stuff! ;-)

It's amazing how much response a one word entry gets, and the lengthy ones get barely any. Either the long ones are really boring (which I believe they are not), or you, dear reader, respond better to a short command-type entry.






Friday, August 27, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:42 PM

Sometimes People Piss Me Off.


posted by Wardi @ 10:17 AM

The Kid And Me.

People, today I had a fantastic moment with a little kid.

Yes, a kid.

We had been down in the port of Århus, to take photographs for a project, and were on the bus back to the college. A group of kindergarten kids were on the bus too. And one of them looked at me, then looked away all shy-like. But then he looked back at me and smiled, so I smiled back. We kept doing this until I got off the bus; smiling, looking away, grinning, looking away, smiling. Oh it was awesome. What an adorable kid, I wish I could've just scooped him up and taken him with me.

I wonder if T would have objected?? ;-)

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 12:13 PM

80's Nightmare!

It feels like I'm reliving the 80's. Or rather, that other people are, people who follow fashion trends. Everywhere I go, I see pink and black striped knee-socks, legwarmers, and polkadot skirts. And the shoes. Oh the shoes. The fucking shoes! Those faux leather pumps and boots in yellows, pinks and greens, or silver and gold! were awful then, but they're absolutely horrendous now!
Have we (they) learnt nothing from the past?? Must we repeat fashion disasters from the past?
If I hadn't thrown away all my horrible plastic earrings, they'd be in fashion now. What is the world coming to??!
Please send back all those awful clothes to where they came from, I'm sure there's a highschool girl in 1989 who misses her wardrobe!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:55 AM

What Kind Of Soul Are You?

I am truly passionate.

Find your soul type
at kelly.moranweb.com.

You're excited about life and in touch with yourself and nature. Tell me, do I have this straight?

Virtues: You appreciate humor like none other. Puns might even spark laughter in you (TEHY R FUNNI). You seek adventure and connection with your surroundings. You seek friends who will not only share laughs with you but actually form a deep bond of trust and empathy beneath the surface. You look for adventure and courage in people, and variation is necessary to keep you under control. You see yourself as multi-faceted, so you need people who can see you in your many lights. You're constantly trying to figure yourself out while analyzing the people around you. Silly, silly people.

Aspirations: You can't decide what you want to be yet, but you know you want it to be adventures and interesting, with constant changes. You don't know what love will do for you yet, but it's competing with adventure for a place in your heart. An internal conflict has begun: can you be a successful worker, lover, and parent all at once?

Quirks: Noise of any sort is irritating when you're in the mood. Smacking gum, loud chewing, humming- it's about as pleasing as bodily noises. You dislike emaciated people because of jealousy and just plain disgust. You're a procrastinator but a hard worker, too.

Factors: You need constant attention and support. You're high-maintnence, but a great, reliable friend. Nature needs you and you need nature; it's helped thus far, so keep in touch with the outside world.

Future: Who knows! You absolutely need constant change, so vacationing is surely in the cards. Will you settle down or not? Love will find you eventually, as it does to everyone. Will you choose the sweet home life or the rewarding busy-bee life?

Hey, that sounds like me.. atleast some of it.. ;-)

Sunday, August 22, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 12:05 PM

Resuming Service

I should be back now. For keeps! ;-) As I can post from school and I should be getting my internet connection next week. Yay!

So, I visited T for his birthday; and as you can imagine, going to England every so often, involves a fair amount of air travel. This, in turn, involves showing my passport to various airport staff/police. I've noticed that whenever I have to show my passport in these situations, I invariably will show it to them while smiling very politely.
I don't think they care if I smile or not. But just in case! See my passport, and consequently the photo, is 8 years old (actually, come to think of it, the photo is 9 years old...), so I don't look completely the same anymore. My cheeks are chubbier, my hair is longer and my glasses are different too! I guess that by smiling I want to reassure them that it is indeed I, "just look at my lovely smile! How could you even think it's not me?! I'm just a bit older! But I'm still me!"

Maybe it's a form of paranoia??

PS: Why do Asian teenage girls seem to have a very strong liking for anything cute, curly, pink and fluffy?? Every so often I stumble upon a blog that's just full of bright colours, cutesy little Hello Kitty illustrations; usually the mouse cursor is in the same theme, and more often than not, it has a 'tail', also brightly coloured, preferably with little stars or flowers. Here's an example. Notice the URL? Notice the cursor? Notice the cutesy image?? And why is it that these same teenage girlz spell like thiz?
Is this only an Asian thing? Or is it simply because more Asian teenage girls are online and maintain a blog? And thus, if more European/American teenage girls were online and maintained a blog, it would look like that too??

Name the era, and you can name every artist from
it. You've got an eye for design and a knack
for feng shui. Color schemes, architecture, and
objt d'art - these are all your forts.
What people love: You're the perfect person to shop
What people hate: They have to clean their house
whenever you come over.

What Kind of Elitist Are You?
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Saturday, August 21, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:19 PM

I Tried To Post Yesterday...

...but my blog wouldn't play! So there's a somewhat fresh post from yesterday along with this one. More stuff to read for y'all! ;-)

This course I'm doing at the moment is really ace. I'm learning so much new stuff that I go home with a headache every day! But it's all the stuff I've been wanting to learn, so it's all good. :-D

So far I've gotten to know InDesign somewhat. So I'm a happy Wardi. Except for having to use a Mac... Macs are weird! :-b

But... it's alright.. I'll master it soon enough. Or rather..mistress it.. ;-)

Friday, August 20, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:13 AM

I'm Back!

Kinda! I do not have an internet connection at home yet, but I will have one soon!
Right now I'm at college - or whatever to call it. And this is my first post made on a Mac! Macs are strange, keys that I'm not used to and such! Not to mention the whole interface of the damn thing, and the monitor is waaaaay smaller than my own!

People say that Macs don't need rebooting in the same way, and with the same frequency, as PCs, but I'm proud to say that when using this Mac for the very first time on Monday, I made it require a rebooting! Muwahahahaha!! ;-b

Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning I was in London, for T's birthday. We saw Shrek 2 - I like it! If you've already seen it: did you stay till the credits were over? If you haven't seen it yet: stay till the credits are over!!

I must say that I'm feeling rather net deprived - so many practical things that I don't have access to; like looking up timetables and such. And being unable to keep up with the people I usually keep up with. I miss you too!! But the worst is probably not being able to talk to T via the computer every day. The phone bill isn't exactly getting smaller! ;-)

So, you have Wardi back. Are ya happy now??

Thursday, August 19, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:57 AM

I Sold A Piece!

Hi, it's me again. See, I borrowed my parents' car to go home last night, of course that means returning it, so here you have me back again.

I have sold a painting. This painting. For 1,000 Danish kroner! Which is like.... 1/4 of a month's rent!

Back Turned
Back Turned

There's more news on the painting front, but I still have to see where that's going, so I'm gonna hold on to that news for a wee while yet. Sorry. ;-b But it's very exhiting!

And now for something completely different. I've received a rather strange email from Hotmail today; it goes as follows:

Dear MSN Hotmail Member,

We understand that junk mail is a growing problem. We, at MSN Hotmail, are committed to putting a stop to junk mail for you and the rest of our MSN Hotmail users. But, we need your help in categorizing mail that you want versus mail that is junk.

With your permission, we will begin to send you enclosed mails that were addressed to your account. This mail was always addressed to you and you may have already received it. You'll be asked to click on a button to categorize the mail either as mail that you want (including mail that you may have signed up to receive) or as mail that is junk. These mails that we want you to categorize can be easily identified by this special icon ().

It's that simple! And you can quit at any time. So what are you waiting for? Everyone complains about junk mail, here is your chance to do something about it!

What the fuck does that mean?? With your permission, we will begin to send you enclosed mails that were addressed to your account. This mail was always addressed to you and you may have already received it. So they'll send me mail that I have already got? Or are they going to withhold mail, unless I sign up for this thing?? Apparently it's to help the junk filter, but it does worry me somewhat that they sorta intercept my emails! :-| Has anybody else received such an email?

I don't know when I'll be back, could be tomorrow, could be next week, who knows? The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind.

Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, August 13, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 11:50 AM

Now You See Me...

Ahhh....internet conection...mmmmmm.. Shame it isn't mine! :-(
I'm round my parents', as it's my father's birthday. Hip hip!!

I think I forgot to mention what titles I decided on, for the cat paintings, the green one became "Kit & Kat", the red one "Cattitude", and the blue one.."Blue Cat". I could think of nothing better, and it is blue, so... ;-)

It was a really nice wedding too, the bride looked absolutely beautiful and the speeches were moving and from the heart. I even held a sort-of-speech. The girl friends had a 'present' for the groom, and it needed a few words of presentation for the rest of the party. And that job fell on me. Well, I volunteered. That way I could make sure that the right things were said. I'm such a control freak. ;-b

And I almost cried at the church. ;-)

The new look on the sw.com message boards deserve a comment: I hate it. It looks absolutely horrible.

Dear Mr. Lucas,
Please fire your webdesigners, as the work they have displayed in the new design for the message boards look terrible and not very inventive. Now, I know how important it is that your entire website has the same design, so it is a visual whole. But! When the design is awful... *sigh* It's not even very Star Wars-y. Atleast not in my opinion. Surely, your employees should be able to do better than this? Aren't you all about 'pushing the envelope'? Or maybe that was in the good old days, before it was all about making money?



Thursday, August 12, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 5:19 PM

Just A Quickie...

Howdy people.

The move went well, although it was probably the hottest day of the year! Sweat was the scent of the day!
Unpacking is going at its own pace. Most things that aren't awaiting some form of shelf to be attached to the wall, are unpacked and/or waiting to be washed before being put in their proper places.

T left last night. Being able to pretend we're both living in the new flat lasted about a day. *sigh* Thankfully I see him again on Tuesday, for his birthday. :-)

On Monday I start a course which will teach me how to use InDesign and Illustrator. YAY! And we'll be working on Macs. Which I've never done before. Yikes!
Except for like 15 years ago, when I used to visit my cousin who had one. But, I guess there must have been some development in the Macs of 1990 and the Macs of today...

I still do not have an internet connection at my flat. Heck, my computer isn't even there yet! ;-b So, I don't know when I'll update this again. But when I do, would you like to see pictures of the flat? ;-)

Not much else that I want to impart with at this time, so untill next time, I bid you a fond farewell.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 3:08 PM


T is arriving tomorrow morning and in the afternoon we're going to a wedding. We'll spend Sunday in each other's company, i.e. away from computers, so no updates this weekend.

As I'm moving on Monday and don't know exactly when I'll have internet access from the new flat, the blog will be on a bit of a hiatus... But posting will resume within a week, I should think. So y'all make sure you miss me a heck of a lot! Orrr..not. ;-)

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, August 06, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:24 PM

Sun Is Shining, It's A Good Day.

Hello. I'm happy to say that things are sorta clicking for me at the moment. On August 16 I'm starting a 4 month course which deals mainly with graphic design and the production of things like cd covers, posters, and desktop publishing. So I'll get stuck in on Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. I'm really excited about this! :-D

Now, on the coming Monday, I get the keys for my flat. YAY! Which is really good timing; I'll be somewhat sorted there before I start the course, and T gets to see the flat, and he'll be here to help move. Poor man.
I'm really ecstatic about this. I can't wait till I move. Luckily, most of my things are already packed, but I do have a couple of boxes worth of stuff to pack - I want to pack them now!!

And there's the whole decorating aspect of moving... Oooo.... ;-)
Ah yes, I've been talking about some furniture that I've been painting and such, here is some of it: stools that will serve as nightstands in the bedroom, and a shelved-has-wheels-piece-of-furniture-that-I-don't-know-what-to-call. Notice the stencils, if you please, I'm very proud of 'em. ;-)

X-Wing wins Portland Oregon Flugtag!

Thursday, August 05, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 1:46 PM

Stats And Cats

I have a sitemeter thingy counting how many visitors I have on this here blog, but it doesn't just count that. It also gives me information where people are coming from. For example, I can see that someone found their way to my blog by searching for carcoon and denmark on Google. Now why on earth would you search for that combination?? The blog comes up as result #6 in that search, btw.

Some statistics:
  • most of my visitors are from the US
  • 81% use a version of Internet Explorer 6.
  • 75% use Windows XP
  • but 2% use Linux
  • 60% of my visitors are using an internet provider of the .net or .com kind
  • there are approximately 450 visits per month
  • quite a few of those visits take place while I'm asleep
Now if it could just tell me your age, gender and interests, I'd be able to do stuff that you'd be really interested in! Orrr not...

We're going to a wedding on Saturday, and I've done some paintings as a present. They are finished but for one thing, they have no titles yet. I'm completely stumped for ideas, so suggestions are very welcome! "Pink cat", "Blue cat" and "Green cats" is out of the question. ;-p

Click on image to see larger, and separate, version of the cats
Click on the image to see larger versions of the cats.

A very happy birthday to Ysblander! xxx!

Wednesday, August 04, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 8:25 AM

Sorry, But I Just Can't Hear That Clock Ticking Yet!

Internet, I think my dad secretly wishes he had grandchildren.

Let me explain why I think so. The other evening some of the neighbours came over in the evening and they sat outside. They had their little son (all of 7 years old!) with them; and my dad took it upon himself to entertain the little fellow. Started up a game for him on the computer, got him a drink. Made sure it was the right drink, even exchanged the soda so it was the exact one the kid had asked for.

Yesterday the kid came over to tell my parents that he had learnt to ride his bicycle. But they weren't in, and he looked very disappinted. Today he came back, and very proudly told my dad that he had learnt to ride the bike. And my dad was very nice to him, chatting when the kid showed off his bike. And the kid kept leaving and coming back.

My dad was also copying a film for the kid, showing him how it worked and such. Being very patient with him.

I dunno. I don't think I'm ready for anybody calling my parents grandma and grandad.

A few links to share with y'all.

Crazy Rabbit. Watch out! It'll grab your cursor!!

Error Messages as Poetry. All error messages should be like that!

How to Be Annoying Online The name says it all. WATDYT?

NASA Online VLF receiver. I'm not completely sure what to make of this. Sounds cool though.

NaDa A piece of software that does absolutely nothing. Sounds good to me. ;-)

Monday, August 02, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 8:10 PM

Celebrate August 1 With A Bunch Of Links

Do you live in Malaysia? Are you a non-Christian? Then you can't watch The Passion of the Christ.

Internet, I've found the best dictionary online ever! You can double click on any word (not just links!) and be transported to the entry for that word. I give you: TheFreeDictionary.com.

Interesting article about Federico Fellini, and his influence on later film makers.

Use the Force, dude! Animated versions of the Star Wars saga. Excellent work.

Images is for people who don't just passively watch movies.

DVD easter eggs, anyone?

Sunday, August 01, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:23 AM