Am I Your Bloody Maid??

I am a selfish..bitch. Let me tell you why.

At this course that I'm currently attending, people take turns getting the coffee and tea from the other building, and making sure that there's a plenty supply throughout the day.

My turn is coming up in a few weeks. I don't drink coffee or tea. So I think it's pretty damn annoying that I have to do something that does in no way whatesoever benefit me. I'm especially annoyed because of how it's just assumed that everyone drinks coffee and tea. Noone even thought to ask if there were non-coffee or tea drinkers in the class.

I know, it's just for a week, and there's always 2 who do it together. So I should just do it, huh? But it just pisses me off. And it pisses me off that I can't get out of it without sounding like a whining, selfish muppet. Which I am, I admit it. But there's no need for them to know that, eh?

Screw you coffee and tea drinkers who take it for granted that everyone else drinks coffee and tea!


On another note, since February there's been more than 3000 visits to this site. Thank you for stopping by! :-)
Come back another time, but don't expect any coffee or tea!

Thursday, September 30, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:51 AM




Wardi's Block!

I feel like a mute. It's like my brain has shut down and I don't notice anything or anybody worth commenting on. Well, I do, but only things that I'd rather keep to myself.

This weekend we're celebrating my (maternal) grandad's bday. This means going away for the weekend with my mum's family. Which is always a lot of fun! All of us kids have a lot of laughs and beers, beers and laughs, and it's really cool. And as we've got older, our 'significant others' have also participated. Which is great fun too. Only this year it will sorta suck, cause T wont be here...

I miss him. Thankfully I see him the weekend after. It's no fun being away from your sweetheart for most of the time. It really sucks, I tell you.

A piece of advice: if your hands are really dry, don't put lime or lemon juice on them. It hurts. A lot.



Wednesday, September 29, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 8:05 PM




Questions.

Am I the only one who's worried that a lot of powerful politicians are good golfers? It can't be good that they've got time to work on their handicap. How can they avoid that handicapping them in doing their (socalled) job??

Guys, a quickie. Poll, that is. ;-b
Skin and bones, or some curves to hold on to, what do you prefer?

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 6:18 PM




I Can't Cook A Steak

I own exactly one pair of jeans. This is of no interest to you at all, I'm sure. But I find it rather fascinating. You see, I can't remember when I last owned a pair of jeans.

I just never liked wearing them; they seemed so..coarse.. And not comfortable at all. But now I have a pair of jeans; have had them for a couple of months now. And for the past 2 weeks I've been wearing them pretty much every day. I love my jeans!

I may have to get myself another pair even!

I'm thinking of taking up knitting. I often find myself watching telly, wishing I had something to keep my hands busy. I sometimes paint while watching telly, but well, I don't always have a painting with me, so..

That's it. I feel utterly uninspired. :-|

Monday, September 27, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:56 PM




That's Not Art, That's A Piece Of Shit!

I was going to post a long rant about how a friend of mine is a stupid, skanky bitch, who's been showing her real character of late. But then, I simply wont let that get to me. I'm above that. *lets it go*

Instead I shall rant about something else. On Monday I met with this artist that I'm doing a website for (this has been an ongoing project for the past 2 years, not because of my procrastinating, I'll have you note!). She's very difficult to work with as everything has to feel good to her. Some colours will almost make her feel physically sick. Very sensitive. And she's the kind of person who at first seem very frail, but who's also very pushy. To have her make a decision is difficult. Especially when it comes to her website, cause she doesn't like computers and all that a lot. It seems to make her nervous. So, we spent an hour (!!) trying to find some colours that wouldn't make her have nightmares, and which would also be pleasing to look at from a webdesign point of view. Cause, believe you me, those things aren't the same. Yes, a bright purple is very nice, but you know, it's not very nice to look at on a computer screen for very long. Sheesh. She admitted herself not to know much about colours (you're telling me!?), so I was thinking to myself "well, why the fuck don't you listen to me, instead of the voices in your head, or whatever??!".

Apparently her art has healing qualities. Which, well, is bunk. And the art itself is also bunk. Utter boring shite. And it looks like some 5 year old could have made it. She's never had any formal training (which you don't have to, I know, some artists were great and they never had an art lesson in their life), which I think you can tell when you see her art. It's all a bunch of coloured swirls and curls or white clay bent into swirling shapes as well. It's not that I don't like non-figurative art, I do very much, but even to do that, I think you need to know something about art in theory. About colours, shapes, sizes, perspective etc. The foundations. And she doesn't. All her paintings look exactly the same, and all her sculptures look exactly the same. Because she knows nothing of the theory, so she has no way of experimenting. Consequently, there's no evolution. And, IMHO, proper art needs to be experimetning, it needs to inspire you, provoke you! But hers doesn't. It's just a bland mixture of swirly colours. A tub of starwberry icecream has more spunk!

I'm still waiting for my R.E.M. tickets to arrive. Should I be worried? *crosses fingers*

I have, however, received the OT boxset, and boy! They've cleaned it up something good! The colours look fabulous! So far I've only watched ANH and a couple of the featurettes...but it's looking really good. I can almost forgive Mr. Lucas for not putting out the original OT. ;-)

Do you realise that there's only 3 months till Christmas?? You better start saving for all the gifts you're obliged to get your relatives and friends! Or better yet, make them yourselves! I think I'll knit a tie for T. If I could knit...dang, I knew that plan was flawed somehow... ;-)

Saturday, September 25, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:21 AM




Forums.Starwars.Com Are Not A Dating Agency

If you frequent that place, you should know this. However, just now, when I cruised by there, I saw a big banner advertisement for Passion.com. This is what it said:
"Sexy personals for passionate people. Find sexy singles near you. Join now."

Is it just me, or isn't it outrageously hypocritical to have this kind of advert there?? Yeah, I know, the advert doesn't say that people should find the sexy singles on forums.sw.com...

But apparently it's ok to click on a link on sw.com that takes you to where you can find sexy singles (maybe the love of your life even, or just someone to casually fuck on Wednesdays, eh!), but lord have mercy on you if you meet someone via sw.com itself! Bending your own moral rules is obviously a question of accumulating cash.

Thursday, September 23, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 12:20 PM




Un-Politically Speaking

It occurred to me today that some may wonder why I rarely comment on politics (you may not be wondering about this, in which case you can skip this entry. Or keep reading as, as you please...), either specific or in general. There are, of course, reasons for this:
Politics are boring. Politicians are even more boring; dimwits who think they know the answers to everything.
I don't know much about politics (because I think it's boring.).
You, dear reader, might find it boring; I don't want to chase you away.
Would you want to hear about politics in an obscure little country in the North of Europe? I didn't think so. It's boring.
There are others outthere, who are much more knowledgeable about politics, and a lot funnier when commenting on it; I know my limitations.
What I'd have to say about international politics can be said much better by other people. Because they know more and are funnier.
Though, the main reason that I don't comment on politics: You may not agree with my political views, and although I believe that you're entitled to your opinion, it'd really annoy me if you'd dare disagree with me! And that would put me in a grumpy mood and create all sorts of bad vibes.

And we don't want that, now do we??


PS. That said, I'd like to voice my opinion in regards to the upcoming US presidential election. However, it's getting late, and I have to get up early, so that'll have to wait. How's that for a cliffhanger??

PPS. How do you hang a cliff anyway?? ;-S

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:19 PM




Soundtrack??

So that concert sold out in 4 hours. I guess I was pretty lucky to get those tickets, huh? ;-)

And very, very happy!


Do you have a personal soundtrack? A list of songs/albums/artists that you associate with a certain year in your life? I thought I did. I probably do. But I can't pinpoint all of the years... Only a few..
1990 - Depeche Mode: Violator
1992 - Sting: Mad About You
1993 - U2: Zooropa
1998 - Madonna: Ray of Light
2002 - Vanessa Carlton: A Thousand Miles
2003 - REM: Bad Day

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 6:36 PM




I GOT THE GOLDEN TICKETS!!!

After nearly 2 hours of "standing in line" online and repeatedly dialling the number to the ticket seller, I now have TICKETS FOR R.E.M.

I'm so happy I could scream!! And I'm sure I will do when I get home! Oh man! Oh baby! R.E.M. here we come! Woooooo!!!!

For once I feel like I literally am vibrating at the speed of light! ;-D

Monday, September 20, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:52 AM




Did You Have A Nice Weekend?

I did. It was very relaxing. But there was still time to do some redesign on the ol' blog. I hope you like it. If not, well.. tough. ;-b
This will also be the new design for wardi.dk. Which will have a change of 'clothes' as soon as I tweak the blogger code behind the front page. For some reason it's not too happy about playing with me! :-|

Tomorrow the tickets for the REM concert in CPH in february go on sale, and I'm hoping I'll be able to get a couple of those, so T and I can go see them! :-)

If anybody reading this happens to know anything about getting into teaching, without a teaching degree, I'd love to hear from you. The thing is I more and more realise that not only do I love to paint and draw, but I'd love to teach others to do the same. Being able to express myself creatively gives me so much, and well... if I could sorta pass on that joy.. That would be fantastic. :-)
It can't possibly be a coincidence that when read backwards, "Wardi" becomes "I draw", can it??

Talk to me, I want to hear your thoughts. :-)



Sunday, September 19, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 8:40 PM




One Day I'm Gonna...

grab that mobile from your hand and bang it against your head! Maybe that will teach you to lower your voice when talking to your daughter/mother/son/best friend/colleague on your mobile while using public transportation.

I don't want to hear every word you say to your goddamn daughter/mother/son/best friend/colleague!

Do you think the person on the other end is deaf?? Why else would you be yelling at them?? If daughter/mother/son/best friend/colleague is deaf why the fuck are you talking to them on the phone??

Send them a text message! But God have mercy on you if you're making annoying clicking noises when typing the message!

Friday, September 17, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 10:08 PM




When Royalty Split Up

It becomes news. And not just any kind of news. No, it becomes the kind of news that completely overshadows everything else.

Today the Danish Court announced the separation* of the youngest Prince and his wife. This is sad. It's always sad when people split up (ok, maybe not everybody..). And of course it is newsworthy, after all, we pay for their upkeep. So we should know something about what they do. Although the things they do, are rarely very interesting, or more interesting than what other people do.

So, the news are full of this..news. Commentators of all sorts commentating on this event, the common people making their common view known, politicians offering their sympathy and understanding, while letting their political views known too. They're whores for the journalists, after all.

Atleast the Danish royals have got enough sense to keep this very down to Earth, and not copy the behaviour of their English cousins (yeah, yeah, so they're not real cousins, so what? Stop picking on me!)

Other news are being neglected. Even the coverage of the results of the Caribbean hurricanes is forgotten!

Heck, this news has even gotten me to comment on it. At length! Holy fuck!
So, what do I think? It's sad. For them. But life will go on. For them. And certainly for the rest of us. It's not that newsworthy!

Move along.


*It may be of interest to know that I made a quite lovely typo with this word; originally I had written preparation. *chuckle*

Thursday, September 16, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 5:33 PM




Happiness.

A moment ago I experienced a moment of complete serenity.

For a brief instance the world was absolutely peaceful and perfect.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 5:12 PM




Famous People Are People You Don't Know.

But sometimes you feel like you do know them. Or, atleast they become part of your lives, because of what they do. Like Ove Sprogøe, a great Danish actor. And one of the last great ones.
I've grown up with his movies, my parents have grown up with his movies. We can still watch the movies, but he is gone.


Ove Sprogøe 1919-2004
Ove Sprogøe
Dec. 21 1919 - Sep. 14 2004

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 5:34 PM




Pity Me, For I Have The Cold

I hate being sick. I rarely am sick, so when I am, it feels like I'm going to die. Yes, that is correct, I feel so terribly sorry for myself. I would love it if someone could just pop round and make me some soup and stroke my chin. Wrap me up in a blanket and turn the volume on the telly down low while I sleep.

I know, it's just the cold. Heck, I don't even have a fever. At the moment! But I do feel like crap. And as I've already said elsewhere; it feels like someone ripped my face off, and then reattached it with a staplegun.

A sneeze feels like it's a 5 on the Fujita scale, everytime I move my head, I'm sure it's registered as atleast a 7 on the Richter scale... Ohh...woe is me..

Monday, September 13, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:50 PM




Lengthy Rant Ahead, Ye Be Warned.

I woke up thinking about a certain Danish women's/ladies' magazine which, some years ago, I'd habitually buy. Not because I really, really liked it. I actually, eventually, realised that I rather disliked it. This magazine has the content typical for a magazine of this type: a bit of "current cultural events", i.e. reviews of books, films, theatre. It also sports several fashion articles, usually there's also an interview with some famous person. And if you're lucky that article includes pictures of said famous person's house. If that's not the case, then you can be sure that there's an article about some hip young woman who has transformed a milk carton into a beautiful palace just by painting it and throwing in a blanket she found at the back of her grandparents loft!

The magazine will also feature pages of 'reviews' of new makeup products, recipes for some delicious dish, which is usually an example of the socalled fusion kitchen (which means that you blend ingredients from for example Italy and Thailand; and naturally the ingredients of Italy and Thailand aren't alike in any way. So of course this needs to have a name, however stupid it is.), or "cooking like grandma did it", cause it's become hip again to spend a whole Sunday roasting a roast on a spit over a fireplace.
Speaking of food, of course there's always a new diet to follow in the magazine, every week. The carrot soup diet, anyone? Or how about the citrus fruit diet?

Are you wondering why I stopped buying this magazine? I want the magazines I read, to be uplifting and inspiring. This magazine did none of that. More of the contrary. It wants to tell it's readers how great they are (they read the magazine, right?), but at the same time it does the opposite. By showing the readers how uncool they are, cause they don't live in a milk carton that they've turned into a place by paintng it and throwing in a blanket they've found at the back of their grandparents' loft. They're unhip because they've got too wide hips, and therefore need to go on a diet, preferably a new one each week.

Yes, they do have some articles which you think might be interesting. Like a couple of years ago, when I actually did buy the magazine once, because there was an interview with John Irving (my favourite author), and I thought "Yay! an interview with John Irving, my favourite author. This is great!" But it wasn't. The journalist spent most of the article writing about how excited she was about meeting him and how she was also a little nervous. Throw in her lengthy description of his backstory, the house he lives in etc, and you have an article which is supposed to be an interviwe, but where the interview part only takes up about 1/4 of the article.

So that was the last straw, and I have never bought it again. Nor will I.

Instead I occasionally buy another magazine, which isn't patronizing. There are no diets. Not because the readers of this magazine don't need diets, but because the magazine knows that we're cool enough to do something about ourselves; we don't need someone to tell us. In fact this magazine knows that its readers are so cool in their own right, that it doesn't feel the need to tell the readers that they are cool by association when they read the magazine. Therefore the magazine can concentrate on writing proper, well-researched articles with content that's relevant; not just this week, but in the future as well.

Cause I mean, would you rather read a magazine that treats you like a fucking retard, or one that treats you like the intelligent human being you are??

Saturday, September 11, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:38 AM




To Sleep Alone...

It always takes a couple of days (or nights, as it were) for me to get used to sleeping next to T whenever we see each other. But then, when we part again, it takes quite a lot longer to get used to not sleeping next to him. And I have nightmares even, sometimes. I just feel more..I dunno..when he's here. Even if he does snore and steal the whole quilt.

But then, that's an excellent excuse for snuggling up very close to him. ;-)

Friday, September 10, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:36 PM




Where Can I Buy Some Extra Hours??

If you are in on such information, please let me know. I have so many projects I want to work on at the moment, and I also have to get some serious work done on my painting. But I need my sleep, so I have to go to bed at 11pm ish so as not to be too knackered... and..I just don't have enough time for everything...

Yeah, yeah, it's probably a luxury problem, and I should try having kids and blah blah blah. But I still need to have more hours in my day!

About I, Robot. I would like to add a few words about why I like it.
First of all, it takes place in Chicago, not in New York/Los Angeles/Washington as such films usually do.
Secondly, the problem with the robots seems to be only an American one. Atleast they don't show how it affects the whole world, as Hollywood is otherwise fond of doing (cp. Independence Day, Armageddon et al.). It's very nice of Hollywood to show that [whatever disaster] doesn't only effect the U.S., but please, we know you don't really give a shit about the rest of us; we're only backdrops for your holiday pictures.
Thirdly, there's no romance!! There's a single possibly sexual moment, or it's an awkward moment with sexual undertones. You take your pick.
The hero isn't haunted by a lost relationship/family. He is haunted, though, but by other memories, more believable than the above mentioned.
There are surprises in the film, not many, but they are there.
I'm not a fan of product placement, but atlest here it's so obvious that it's alright. Especially because it's for a car, although it's not my favourite car...
Will Smith does an alright job with..a somewhat limited material...
And his character has a cd player just like my parents'. ;-)
Speaking of gadgets...the character called Robertson has coffee pots and cups in steel which were designed by a Danish designer, Arne Jakobsen, way back in the 60's. He was also the man behind the design of the cutlery used in A Space Odessey, and AOTC.

The female character in the film is crap though. And the saving of the cat? Silly, stupid and unnnecessary. Yes, there's an extra 'n' in unnnecessary, just to underline my point. ;-)

Thursday, September 09, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 3:49 PM




I Like To Watch West Wing On A Tuesday Evening

Internet, I see pregnant people everywhere! On the bus, on the street, in the shops! What does this mean??

Anyway, as I've hoped I'm getting along very well with Illustrator. It's an ace programme and I wish I had learnt to use it long before! Here's a bite of what I did today. Clicl on it to see the fullsize image. It's a really nice picture, but unfortunately on it's way from the Illustrator format (vectors) to .gif (pixels), it's become, well, pixelated. Which is fucking annoying.


This sugarcane it tasted good


Have I mentioned that I absolutely adore R.E.M.?? Their website should be announcing the rest of the dates for the European leg of the tour supporting their new album in the very near future and I can't wait! I really, Really, REALLY hope there'll be a concert here in Denmark! Atleast there must be one in London!! And then i can go see them with T. What better combination??? :-D

Speaking of T, he made a painting for the bedroom. Ok, I forced him to do it, but it's very nice. And I would have showed y'all a picture of it. Although he might have objected to that! But he shouldn't, cause it's a very nice painting. It has a red bird on it!! But my digital camera is crap and all it did was take a picture of the flash going off in the picture. The only redeeming factor about my fucking digital camera is that it does a decent job at doubling as a webcam.

I miss T. I miss giving him a kiss in the morning. I miss falling asleep next to him at night (even if he does snore!). I miss when he cooks for me. I miss how he can make me smile just by looking at me.

I could go on and on about all the cute things about T, but West Wing is on telly and I'd probably bore you to even more tears than i already have, by going on and on about all the cute things about T, so...

Tuesday, September 07, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 7:53 PM




If I Were A Robot, Everything Would Be Easier...?

Just came back from taking T to the airport. Every time we part is like being hit in the face. Even when we know when we'll see each other again. (in 33 days ;-) )

It just totally sucks, and I feel like a very sad Wardi. Bah. :-(

Atleast it's been a very lovely long weekend; spending time with some of my friends, playing Cluedo, and today we went to see I, Robot. Which I liked. And liked better than I thought I would. If you like Minority report, you'd probably like I, Robot.



Monday, September 06, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 9:47 PM




Ceci n'est pas une pipe...

I don't understand why people smoke in the first place, but smoking a pipe seems even weirder... Or just as weird. Or just plain weird.

Anyway, there's this guy in my class who smokes a pipe. But he doesn't just smoke one pipe. He has two with him. Why would he need two?? In case one of them breaks down?? Can a pipe break down??

My new mousepad. Isn't lovely?? ;-)


Sheepy mousepad

Thursday, September 02, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 2:52 PM