Of passwords and pins...

Wardi presents guestblogger

Hello people of the mighty Blogworld.

I haven't made my contractually obligated two posts a week here because i lost my password...

So, they say don't use the same password for everything because then if someone steals your password they can get into everything... So i have a system: next to my computer is a book shelf and what i do is choose my passworks from the assorted books here.

So, there i sat last week, looking up at all the book titles with all the possible passwords as the computer prompted me to enter my password...

The problem is i can never remember which book title i use in which site... hence my password problem here, not that this it the first time!!

Anyhow, i solved the problem i now have a big piece of paper on the wall with all my passwords written on it next the site they gain entry to, so will never be barrred entry again, from anywhere,ever!

Now, i just hope nobody breaks into my house and steals all my passwords off the wall...

Mind you, they'd probably take the computer before they took the passwords so i reckon they're safe. :)

I know what you're thinking... He didn't mention PIN numbers and it clearly says PIN in the title!! :p

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 10:10 PM

Illustration Friday Dreams

Illustration Friday Dreams
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I sat up late one evening/night because I couldn't sleep and in the background of whatever was on telly, there was a poster which inspired this illustration.

I made a quick sketch of it and later made it in Illustrator.

Here's another version where I've layered in the original sketch.

Interpret it as you see fit.

posted by Wardi @ 11:29 AM

Attack of the Links

Forward this to all your mates!

I used to collect these Smirnoff ads from magazines, now someone has put them online. Yippie!!

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein. And here are some more quotes from Albert Einstein.

Why Americans Should Never Be Allowed To Travel. Apparently these are true stories.

How to dance properly. Then again, you might not want to dance like that. Even if you can do it properly...

Another addition to the Googlepire: Google Talk.
Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world. We can do that elsewhere already..
Google Talk is in beta and requires a Gmail username and password. I don't know that many people who use Gmail yet, so... should I be interested..??

Color Code is a full-color portrait of the English language. The artwork is an interactive map of more than 33,000 words. Each word has been assigned a color based on the average color of images found by a search engine. The words are then grouped by meaning. The resulting patterns form an atlas of our lexicon. How cool is that??

Radiohead has a blog!

Star Wars parody. It's funny. Really funny. And it has rude language. Maybe that's why it's funny...

posted by Wardi @ 10:50 AM

Lazy days...

I hope you had a nice bank holiday. We did.

Friday the Indiana Jones boxset, I ordered for T as an extra birthday present, arrived and we watched the first one. I can't even remember when I last watched that!! I'm looking forward to spending some time with all the extra material!

Saturday we were round T's parents' to fix their computer and then we had dinner (my first Indian take-away!) and we played cards. Which we won. Again. >;-)

Tomorrow they are going on a cruise in the Mediterranian and they've got a stop in Rome, I'm not the least bit jealous!!! :'-(

We went to T's sister's birthday bash and I met loads of family and other people and I can't remember more than a few names. But I'm more than likely to meet them again, so...

We haven't done much else, just a nice relaxing weekend; we didn't even go to the gym!! :-o

I am in the process of redesigning the website... a tiresome task, which I've been putting off for too long. But I think I'll be happy with the result, and I hope you'll like it too. But if you don't, then, frankly my dears, I don't give a damn!

Monday, August 29, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:00 PM

Modern, Cool Nerd

65 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 34% Dork

For The Record: A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia. A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one. A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions. You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd. Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eeked out for themselves a modicrum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)! Congratulations!

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 67% on nerdiness
You scored higher than 88% on geekosity
You scored higher than 59% on dork points

Take the quiz here: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:16 AM

Living with the English (part two)

For some reason the English find that wearing jogging tops and bottoms is entirely appropriate, even fashionable.

And it is. In two situations: you're at home, just lounging about, or you're in a gym or somewhere similar where you partake in some sort of sport.

Otherwise it's just ugly. And I don't care if it's a designer label. It's just wrong to wear that sort of clothes when you go shopping, or when you go to a restaurant.

It may be comfortable to wear, but couldn't you atleast make the effort of putting on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt?? That's just as comfortable and looks much smarter!

Now, fair is fair, it is mainly young people who wear this, but I did see a woman of my mother's age at Argos the other day, and she was wearing exactly this sort of thing!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:07 PM

Humped zebra crossing

Humped zebra crossing
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Sometimes road signs just completely baffle me. Maybe it's because I'm not English, so I notice the signs when they are..well...odd.

Like this one: humped zebra crossing.

First of all, not many zebras are humped.

Second, the sign is clearly NOT depicting a zebra.

Third, what are the odds that there would be sufficient humped zebras crossing that road to justify that sign??

posted by Wardi @ 4:51 PM

Wet and windy

Wardi presents guestblogger

Howdy bloglander folk.

To fulfill the stereotype it has been raining here in the north of England for 3 days, i don't mind the rain personally, but the English in general love nothing better than compaining about the weather, in the last few weeks when it was hot and sunny a lot of people I know went round moaning that it was too hot, now that it's cold and rainy they are all moaning that aboput how crappy the weather is and that all it does is rain here...

How quickly they forget the last 2 months of damn good weather and talks of hose pipe bans...

Anyhow, one good thing about rain is that it has arrived just in time for the hoard of baby frogs currently looking to move out of the pond in my back garden.

On monday, after an afternoon of rain, i was in the garden and the area around the pond was hopping (literally) with frogs, little baby frogs just a few centimeters long, it looked like baby frog schools first day out, they were all hopping in random directions as if they just wanted to test out their hopping abilities...

I found it all very amusing, and quite rewarding, i have had a fasination with frogs since being a small boy, the whole spawn to tadpole to frog thing amazed me.
So i have spent the summer checking up on them, making sure the pond had enough water in and that the foliage didn't get to tangly for them. And now they are all making their first tentative hops out into the bigger garden...

One small step for a man, one giant hop for frog kind :)

Good luck to the frogs i say, happy hopping ;)

(Flower, dear, how would you like to do a frog related painting, in honor of the frogs in my garden?? ;))

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 11:20 AM

Illustration Friday - Reflection

Illustration Friday - Reflection
Originally uploaded by wardi.
These Illustration Friday topics are funny. Atleast for me, it's sometimes difficult to come up with something that's a bit.. fresh.. it's so easy to do the obvious thing, you know. Like Reflection; how do you avoid doing something with mirrors??

I know, there are probably millions of ways, but none came to me, so! I did one with a mirror.

A photo that wasn't really any good, but I like it anyway, and then I drew a part of it in Illustrator and then poked around in Photoshop with that and the original photo.

And there's no deeper meaning to it. Except what you choose to read into it I suppose...

Click on the picture to view larger version.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:19 PM

Now with product placement

As briefly mentioned in the previous post, there was a LOT of product placement in the Island. There are in many films. But for some reason it REALLY STUCK OUT in this one.

First one is the clothes the clones wear (it seems weird to talk about clones in a non-SW context...), especially the shoes. There's a scene at the beginning where McGregor's character holds up one of his shoes, because one of them is missing from his otherwise immaculate drawer. And it VERY CLEARLY shows off the Puma logo. And there's not really any reason for that bit. In fact, it's really annoying, cause it's never explained why that shoe is missing!!!

Later on, Johansson and McGregor have a fight in a virtual fighting machine. But it's not just any fighting machine. Oh no. It's an X-box fighting machine. The audience is in no doubt about that, the logo is emblazoned in X-large in almost every frame of that scene. A scene there's no real need for (another), because at no point do they need these particular fighting skills. Now if that had been the case, it might have been excused. But as it is, it seems like that scene is there with the sole purpose of getting the logo in the film.

And one of my favourites: the phonebook/box, they use at some point, is apparently owned by Microsoft (Oh how Bill Gates wishes that were true!). The colourful butterfly logo is definitely impossible to miss! Atleast that scene had a purpose in the film.

At the end of the film, Johansson is buying icecream for a bunch of kids in a park, from a stand that is unmistakably Ben&Jerry's! This scene also has a purpose, although there's no reason for the camera to stay on the B&J logo as long as it does. Other than, obviously, for the unsuspecting audience to not notice it, but nonetheless leave the cinema craving B&J's icecream...

And Nokia makes an appearance too. But of course... you would expect people to need mobile phones, so I guess there is a perfectly good reason to stick the logo up our noses...

And my alltime favourite, which is also the only one that I found funny: the Calvin Klein commercial that Johansson's other character apparently appears in. Only that it is a real commercial. And I just found that funny. As the only one, apparently. I sure was the only one who laughed.

Contrary to what you might think, I actually liked the film.. I'm just pointing out a few things, yanno.. ;-)

Friday, August 19, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:34 PM

I'm missing a left shoe

Wardi and Glory does the Island.

Yep! For once I've seen a film what it was still at the cinema! Anyway, reviews can get so boring and onsided, so I thought we'd do this in a different way, so below is our conversation about the Island.

Wardi: we went to see the Island..

Glory: last night??

Glory: i saw it last night!

Wardi: in the afternoon, we went out for a meal with his parents in the evening

Wardi: Oooo

Wardi: what did you think?

Glory: what you think?

Glory: LOL

Wardi: lol

Glory: i enjoyed the first hour..

Glory: but they dropped the ball at bit after that...

Glory: it had some good parts...

Glory: a good film trying to escape car chases and gun battles...

Wardi: umm... trying to avoid car chases you say...

Glory: now the fiolm would have been better with less of that kind of mindless lets destroy the street crap...

Wardi: ah yes

Wardi: i fully agree

Wardi: and more of Ewan............

Glory: the first hour was great, i though this is interesting...

Glory: and the part with the two ewans was good...

Wardi: yes, i agree .oO{mmm.. Ewan...}

Glory: calm down dear..

Wardi: and oh my GOD!! could they have put product placement in it?????

Glory: god i know

Glory: microsoft, audi, puma...

Wardi: nokia!

Glory: yes fucking huge NOKIA!

Glory: i thought the futuristic city was well done though...

Wardi: yes

Wardi: and it wasnt that different from what we would see in San Francisco these days

Wardi: which is good, if you remember my rant about Scfi-Fi.. ;-)

Glory: yes...

Glory: it is happening all around us....

Glory: :D

Glory: we live in the future utopia :)

Glory: shit i lost my jumpsuit

Wardi: oh

Wardi: i lost my left shoe

Glory: LOL

Glory: i loved that start, the walls kept telling him off, very 1984 ish...

Wardi: yeah lol

Wardi: but also.. it really underlined that his health was being monitored closely, because they needed them to stay healthy

Glory: yes...

Glory: because he was basically an organ bag...

Wardi: and oh, it really made me cringe every time they called them 'products' how scary was that thought??

Glory: yeah...

Glory: and the way they we're actually told that they were winning a chance of a lifetime when in reality they were ending up on a table..

Glory: the part where the mother was killed as soon as the baby was delivered was grim

Wardi: yes.. very very grim

Glory: it could have been a very powerful film if they hadn't dropped the ball half way thought and gone for guns and explosions...

Wardi: yeah

Wardi: and .. what's his name.. Steve Buscemi should have had more time! he's always excellent!!

Glory: the first hour felt like a different film to me, it was more intelegent, bleaker..

Glory: and as soon as they ascaped it went abit silly...

Glory: ok, you have to have the chase sense i get that, but a group of mecenaries blowing stuff up left and right...

Wardi: yeah

Glory: not exactly subtle were they??

Wardi: that's not very subtle

Wardi: LOL!!

Glory: LOL

Wardi: cause wouldnt people start asking questions about who they were??

Wardi: even if they were dressed as police men and that

Glory: and the lead chase guy changing his mind at eh end..

Wardi: it would just drawn attention to them and the people they were working for

Wardi: yeah, we should have seen his doubts about the job earlier on

Glory: i see what they tried to do there, but it could have been more.. subtle

Glory: yes

Glory: still i enjoyed it on the whole...

Wardi : me too

Glory: one question thought...

Wardi : and do you think the doctor enjoy his role as “god”??

Wardi: or was he just trying to kid himself and strangle his guilty conscience??

Glory: at one point in the film sean bean holds up a brain scan thingy and compares it to an old one...

Glory: and says something about the clone turning into the original or something like that...

Glory: ok, fine i buy that... hes a lot like the original...

Glory: but where the fuck did he get the boat in the dream that is identical to the boat the guy in the real world is making and where did the latin word from??

Glory: come

Wardi: i know, that is odd

Glory: they implied some kind of mind meld thing going on...

Wardi: that would.. suggest that our memories aren’t only stored in the brain.. but in the DNA..

Glory: yes....

Wardi: some people think that humans have like a shared memory so that we would in theory be able to remember what happened 1000s of years ago...

Glory: ok

Glory: ok films that they borrowed from.. Logans run.. 1984... THX1138

Wardi: i dont know.. im not always so sharp that i notice that kinda thing

Wardi: but i totally laughed my butt off at the Calvin Klein commercial

Wardi: and I was the only one who laughed at that!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:34 PM

Serving suggestion

Wardi presents guestblogger

Ok, so i was in my local ASDA the other day and i bought a tin of tuna, and as i was in the queue (it was a fish type queue i think Flower ;)) to pay for my tuna i was reading the blurb on the tin.

On the side of the tin was a picture; one piece of lettuce, a slice of tomato and a slice of cucumber, somebody had opened a tin of tuna and turned it out sandcaslte style onto this small selection of salad and under this picture in bold letters was the phrase "Serving suggestion"
Can you think of a crappier serving suggestion than this??

Now, i don't know if packaging in other countries has this terrible affliction that we have here in England(Flower you can go to ASDA and have a look for yourself :)) , but most food packaging has a really crappy serving suggestion picture on it which usually involves whatever's in the tin (or packet) being tipped out of the tin (or packet) on to a plate!! Inspired, eh?

There is a custard packet which has a particularly inspired "serving suggestion"...
It shows the custard poured out into...

Wait for it...


You'll never guess what... into a bowl!! How did they ever think that one up??

Why bother with the "serving suggestion" bit?? Just leave it as nice colourful picture showing whatever's inside the tin, nobody ever, in the whole history of mankind(and womankind too) will ever follow the "serving suggestions", we have way more imagination than that...

(by the way, it also said on the side of the tuna tin that it was "dolphin friendly"!! How in the hell would they know that this tuna in this tin was friendly with any dolphins??? Pure speculation if you ask me!!!))

They just write what they bloody well want on these tins don't they???

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 8:35 PM

Still looking for a job!

I almost got a job today!

But it's way over on the other side of London so it'd probably take like 1-2 hours each way. So it didn't work out. Mainly because T talked me out of it. He is the more sensible, practical person in this household, I must admit. Still, it's a real shame, as it seemed like I was perfectly suited for the job in question.

Oh and it was a job I hadn't applied for - the guy, who got in touch with me, had seen my CV on Monster. So maybe my CV isn't as bad I think it is..!

So, it's back to the looking and applying for this Flower.

posted by Wardi @ 5:25 PM

Wardi needs your help: find me a job!

I'm looking for a job. But I do not have much in the ways of a network here in England, so I'm turning to you. Some of you reading this must be in England, and there is the possibility that you might know someone who is looking for someone like me!

So, if you know of someone who needs a lovely person like me to work for them, please give them my email address. Or give me theirs!

I am looking for employment that is easily accessible by the C2C line between London's Fenchurch Street Station and Southend-on-Sea in Essex.

I am both Mac and PC compatible.

I know the Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) like the back of my hand.

I have experience with preparing for print.

I know my CMYK from my RGB, but I love them equally, because they are so colourful!

I can handcode HTML and CSS, but I am also capable of using various WYSIWYG editors for web-coding.
I know a thing or two about acessibility and I'm not afraid to use them!

Additionally, I have assembled my computer myself, so I can even tell you where your computer's motherboard is!

I speak English, Danish, Italian and some French and Swedish.

All that, and much more, is available to read in my CV, which I'd be more than happy to send to anyone who may have a job for me!

Jobs that I am looking for:
(Junior) positions in the field of graphic design, web design and multimedia design.
Since I am the artistic type, I won't mind doing something related to the arts; for example teaching drawing, or painting or other things along those sorts of lines.
Also, doing some sort of tour guiding in an art gallery/museum would also be a possibility, as I have studied history of arts and know my Renaissance from my Postmodernism.

My email address is at the top right corner on this page, but just in case, here it is:

binaryflower at gmail dot com

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:48 PM

Setting Free the Bears

T is building a bookcase, and in a little while he's gonna be watching Lost, which I wont be watching, seeing as I don't like watching scary stuff. And please! Don't tell me that it's not scary, I think I know what scary is when I see it: I had nightmares about BIG BEARS after the last one!!

Anyway, last week when we came down to the car (to go round T's parents and we were already running abit late..), there was a woman in the parking lot, on the phone, complaining about something. Before we got into the car, she had hung up and started talking to us; something about the ceiling in her flat and builders leaving cement on her carpets. And she went on about this for quite a while. Which was annoying, and she had weird eyes as well.

A few days later, when we were at the gym to sign up, who do we meet there?? CAN YOU GUESS IT?? Yes, that woman. She's the manager there, if you'll believe that!!

And it doesn't stop there, oh no! The first time we went there, for our assesments, she was just leaving the car park, and when we were there last night, we met her again!!! It's like she's bloody following us!

You get an imaginary girlfriend goldstar if you can tell me where I stole the title for this entry. ;-)

posted by Wardi @ 9:55 PM

Today is T's birthday.

Happy Birthday!
Originally uploaded by wardi.

Love you.

posted by Wardi @ 6:27 PM

Company car??

Wardi presents guestblogger

Hello Bloglanders :)

Becasue she likes my random musings, Flower has asked me to continue contributing here in her wonderful blog, she has asked me if i'd like to post entries twice a week here(days to be negotiated)and as many times as i like in the Toast Marketing Board, i don't have my own office here at Wardi Central Towers, but do i get a lovely big desk with a lamp and a plaque with my name on and Flower says i can have as many coffee breaks and bacon sandwiches as i can stand.

But i only get 10 Jaffa cakes a day, which is harsh!

If i'm witty and interesting do you think she'll offer me a company car and a key to the executive bathroom... ;)

Hmmmm, one question remains: does this mean i'm collaborating with the fiendish Denmarkian invasion??

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 10:59 AM

Unexpected shopping amusement

Originally uploaded by wardi.
We were at the shop the other day when T spotted the image on these bags of crisps.

Look at it. With a bit of (dirty) imagination, it looks like something entirely else than what it is!

If you play around with the name of the crips... oh it's too rude to not be funny! :-b

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:05 AM

Mmmmm... Breeze...

When we were flying to the US, the only interesting thing on the crappy little telly was this commercial for the Peugeot 1007. I never listened to the music in it while on the plane. So it wasn't till I got back, and it was on telly there too, that I heard the music as well. And the music is really great!

It's a song, by the band Simian, called LA Breeze. Here you can see the original music video for the song.

Take a look here for some great cover and sleeve art from Simian. There are some really cool pictures there, so don't skip them!!

Simian single cover

Simian sleeve art

Monday, August 15, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:11 PM

Wardi of the Dead

Last night T and I finally watched Shaun of the Dead. I was looking forward to that because it's made by the people behind the loverly tv series Spaced.

And in many ways, it is exactly like Spaced. Only with zombies. The main characters are played by most of the main characters from Spaced. Even Jessica stevenson has a minor part, Yvonne. And it's only slightly less ditzy than the Daisy character.
Simon Pegg's character is every bit as silly as the one he plays in Spaced, but he has a more grown-up job (some kind of manager), which he's rather fed up with.
Nick Frost's character, Ed, seems also to be a slightly more grown-up of his Spaced character Mike. There's the same thing for weapons (although a bit less, he's not dressed in army kit at any time).
Even the relationship between Ed and Shaun is the same; with Shaun being the one who kinda looks after Ed.
And how neat that Julia Deakin plays Yvonne's mum. Though one might not notice it...

Anyway, there's no point in analysing the film, or describing it as such, most people have seen it already. So.

I liked the film. Except for one thing. The zombies. Not even when it's "just for fun", I don't like scary stuff.

Don't. Like. Scary. Stuff. Period.

You may taunt me about that now. I do not care one bit.

posted by Wardi @ 5:54 PM

Living with the English (part one)

So. I've been in England for almost 2 weeks. And now...I'm actually living here. It's werd and wonderous to be here, not having to leave in a few days.

I'm slowly getting used to the fact that this is now my home. Although England and Denmark are both in the north of Europe, and seemingly similar, they are not.

Of course there're the obvious things like people driving on the other side of the road, another language and remembering to look to the right before crossing the road. But there's more to it than that.

On a mental level, the fact that I don't have a mental map, of the area, in my head. I know where a few towns are, but beyond those, I'm completely lost. In Denmark, I had all the landmarks down, I knew what was around the next corner; here I'm continually puzzled, even if it's in places where I've been several times before.

Same thing goes for architecture. Buildings still look odd. The windows are strange, as are the doors. And instead of the hedges that separate most gardens in Denmark, here it's walls. It feels kinda unwelcoming. Like people are saying "Keep Out".

Queuing in England is a different matter too. Although I got kinda used to it while I was in Scotland, and also on other occasions when visiting T, I still sometimes have to remind myself that here they use they 'snake-queue' system.

And the tea. It's true, the English do like their tea. According to T, the workmen, still working on one of the other buildings here, don't have coffee breaks (as they would've had in Denmark), no, they have tea breaks.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:58 PM

Wardi goes to the gym

I spent my Sunday at the gym. That's right, ME at the GYM!

For the first tme ever. And I didn't hate it. But then, today we only had an assesment and then we did a bit of weight-lifting on some machines that look more like some kind of advanced torture instrument. But that wasn't horrible either, I must admit.

My favourite thing, though, I guess, was the cross trainer. It seems odd to me to say I had a "favourite" thing. Well, the "favourite" bit is to be taken with a grain of salt. ;-)

But all in all, it was nice, and I look forward to getting started properly. Which will be when I've had a meet with a trainer to tell me what things I need to do. All the classes at the gym are included in the membership, so there are a few of those I might try. I especially got my eye on the Boxercise. Sounds FUN! Ha.

T is quite proud of me, and to tell the truth, so am I. :-D

Anyway, that's it for me for now.

posted by Wardi @ 7:26 PM

Does size matter??

Wardi presents guestblogger

Howdy Bloglanders :)

As you all know, i've been helping out here for the last week or so and Flower has been so impressed (And i hope you have too :)) by my random thoughts and wanderings that she has asked me to keep contributing regularly, which i am more than happy to do because i do have a knack of wondering about odd things and i have really enjoyed doing this, so i can combine the two....

The only thing she commented on is the size of my entries. (Snigger! Can you hear the euphemism alarms going off all over the southern hemisphere)
She says they are a little on the long side, which is not new to me as a few people i know have in the past accused me of waffling and rambling at times...

So, not wanting to alienate anyone, i put the question to you, the very smart and discerning reading audience, what in your opinion is the best length to have a blog entry?? At what point do you lose interest?? Are longer entries ok if they keep you interested?

Please let me know in the comment box below :)

Help me improve my efforts!

Thank you very, very kind people :)

Friday, August 12, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 6:28 PM


Wardi presents guestblogger

Ok, hi Bloglanders, me again...just a thought...well, a question actually.

Anybody know why this is called blowing a raspberry??

Wardi presents guestblogger


posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 3:40 PM

Peanut the Squirrel

I was walking to the High Street today, and as I was passing the church, I saw a squirrel in the church grounds. As I proceeded towards the High Street, the squirrel came closer to the wall around the church grounds, and suddenly it jumped onto a tree and on to the wall.

Where it sat still as I slowly walked closer. Oh why didn't I have my camera ready right then!!! It was so CUTE! Those big eyes and it was just sat there, looking at me with a peanut in its mouth!

When I was a couple of feet from it, it jumped down again, but it kept following along with me as I kept walking. If I see it again, I may have to find a name for it.

I think I'll call it Peanut. :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:07 PM

Illustration Friday Empty

Illustration Friday Empty
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Sometimes they go up.
Sometimes they go down.
Sometimes they carry people.
Sometimes they carry furniture, groceries, aquariums, band equipment, candy...
Most times they are empty.

This week's entry for Illustration Friday. And here's a draft for it. Not completely sure which one I like best...

Here's the one from last week, which I didn't submit, because I was too busy moving to England and such...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:40 PM


Wardi presents guestblogger

Howdy Blog space travelers,

{well, it was when i started writing this...}

Some famous band years ago wrote a song about not being too fond of Mondays...
That lanky Irish guy with the straggly hair and a real need to save the world...
{While finding this link i found out his middle name was Xenon, i guess that goes some way to explain the silly names he gave his children, must be genetic...}

Do you think that people hated Mondays before the song??
Or was the song responsible for some sort of anti Monday movement??

It's kind of like the chicken and the egg question isn't it??

Most Mondays, for no reason other than the fact that the song has the day in the title, i find myself singing it at some point, now, i don't hate Mondays, i don't mind them one way or the other, some are good, some are bad, but on the whole they are just like any other day.

I wonder if people hate Mondays because it's the first day back at work after the weekend?? You see i work Sundays quite a lot so i don't have that same "bloody first day back at work" feeling about the day that some of my friends complain about...
I still reckon every week should have 8 days in it and the 8th day should be called second Sunday.

Anyhow, i say starting right, here right now, we all give Mondays a second chance no more of this i hate Mondays malarkey and start treating Monday a bit better, just think if we didn't have Monday we'd never start the week and never get to the weekend at the end if it...

Mondays are for life, not just for after Sunday!

-*Thank you for your attention, this has been a partly political ramble on behalf of the Monday Party :) *-

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 12:20 PM

Sign o' the shop

Sign of a signs shop
Originally uploaded by wardi.

I've been in England a week now and I still don't know what to think about living in another country.

I actually never imagined myself up and leaving Denmark. But there you go. Clouded the future is.

I have more thoughts on living in another country, but I just need to sort them out first.

My own blogging should pick up properly within the next couple of days, until then Glory does the job very well.

So well, in fact, that I hope he'll keep posting with some frequency, if I can't persuade him to run his own blog. ;-)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 12:11 PM

No comment!

Wardi presents guestblogger

Hello?? Is anyone out there??

Everyday i come in here wondering if anyone has commented...

I never posted in a blog before and never realised how much i'd want people to comment.
Flower always asks me read and comment for her on things she writes here and i often do, with or without her egging me on. I like reading what she writes, she has a very good view of the world and i mainly agree with her and Flower always finds links just for ME, plus she pretty much always makes me laugh :)

But since i've been writing this for Flower while she's off invading my homeland, i really, really want people to comment, to tell me what they think, but very few people have, i didn't realise how much it would bother me that nobody has anything to say, if in fact more than the 3 people who have commented have even read anything i've had to say.

Does this mean i'm shallow??? That other peoples opinions really matter to me??
I never thought so before, i never was one of the "go with the crowd" kind of people.
At least i never thought i was!

Anyhow, the up-shot is, help me people, i'm having a personality crisis here, please speak to me!!


A few interesting links:

Feel like destroying the planet? Here's how...

An entertaining crazy rabbit...

Nice relaxing online bubble wrap poppage...

-*-Kudos would like it known that as he wrote this entry his tongue was planted firmly in his cheek ;) -*-

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 12:00 AM

Absent friends...

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Today i'm going to tell you about something my friend Andrew did yesterday, he went to a funeral. A friend of his, Greg Hulse, someone from school who Andrew hadn't seen in several years had died recently in a car accident, this is sad, too short a life, a young man taken away too early, someone younger than me...

Now, Andrew is a lazy student on summer holidays, so when his mother told him that she'd heard the funeral was set for early on Thursday morning Andrew knew he'd have to make the effort to get out of bed earlier than his usual lunch time.
So he got up early, donned his suit and with his mother in tow headed off to pay his respects, they arrived at the church and found a place to sit, but something didn't seem right to Andrew, he hadn't seem anyone he knew...

The service got under way and the priest started to talk about the deceased : one Greg Howse!!! Andrew and his mother were in the wrong funeral!
Now it turns out that this school friend of Andrew's moved to Canada with his family several years ago so you would assume that is where the funeral actually took place, Andrew knew this but still thought it may be a funeral for the same person.

So i asked "W!hat did you do??"
"What could we do? Get up and say sorry wrong funeral in the middle of the service??"
So not only did they sit through the wrong funeral, to add insult Andrew's mum made him go up and take communion as well, having to stand in line feeling a bit stupid and foolish with a bunch of people who were at the right funeral!!

But imagine misshearing a name like that? Greg Hulse for Greg Howse!!
And imagine turning up at the wrong funeral??
Having a sick sense of humour i, along with Andrew himself and his brother found this story all very funny, and you know i will just have to say something to his mother when i see her next...

I know death is a serious thing, but hey, none of us get out alive and you just have to find the funny side in everything...

But can you think of anything you'd rather do with your Thursday morning than sit uncomfortably in a cold church on those hard wooden benches they have, taking part in the wrong funeral??

They didn't even get to go to the wake and there is always free food and drink at those, which would have a least got them a slight return on the day!!

Friday, August 05, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 8:52 PM

The lime of your life...

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Well, stencil me happy!

Flower told me to tell you all about my Lime adventure...

So.. it was about two weeks ago and i was in the wonderful metropolitan city of Manchester having a few social drinks with some friends when along came a man in a Bacardi Tshirt with a big backpack on, he smiled at us and asked if we liked Bacardi, "Not really" we said, but he continued... saying that we could get a free drink, "Oh, yes we love Bacardi", said we, quickly changing our minds in the face of a free drink!
The nice Bacardi bloke then gave us each a lime,"Take this lime to the bar and you can exchange it for a drink" he told us. We each took a lime and saw that they had a little Bacardi sticker on them, all except mine, mine had two little Bacardi stickers!! (Actually i swopped Limes to get the one with two stickers, but i WANTED it!!)And they looked like eyes, in my hand i held a little Bacardi lime man, i looked down at him, he stared vacantly up at me, we bonded!!

The introduction of limes to our evening opened up a whole new direction, after a little bit of juggling the game became let's see if we can get the word lime into every sentence {"Quite limey tonight isn't it?","I can't believe you just said that, you really crossed the lime"}, let's see if we can change the lyrics of a song to feature the word lime {"A walk on the Lime side", " The walk of Lime", " I should be so Limey"}, let's change the title of all the films we can think of {"!War of the Limes", Star Fruit:Revenge of the Lime"," the Fantastic Lime"} hours of fun, i know, but one by one my friends succumbed to the lure of a free drink and traded their limes in.

Maybe it was because their limes only had one sticker and didn't stare accusingly back up at them when they looked at them or maybe it's just because my friends are all secret alcoholics but eventually i was the only one who still possessed his lime, i just couldn't bring my self to trade him in, i made him do little dances on the table, i made him stare at people on other tables...
And probably freaked out my friendsa little...

The little lime brought out the child in me {admittedly he isn't buried very deeply} and i couldn't bring my self to part with him, so i kept him, time has not been good to him, he isn't the fresh faced happy lime of that night anymore, in fact i think he may have turned into an evil undead lime
I suppose i'll have to throw him away soon, or maybe bury him in the garden and hope for a lime tree.

Anyhow, that's the story of the night the limes came out to play, it should be filmed and shown on TV at Christmas don't you think??

Thursday, August 04, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 6:03 PM

No return ticket!!

Howdy folks.

I'm now..home. In England!! That is thoroughly strange, yet feels quite exactly-the-way-it's-supposed-to-be!

Right, hundreds of things to do, getting a dining table and chairs among other things. It's gonna be fun getting them up the stairs, cause the lift hasn't been working for the past week. What's the point of a lift when it's not bloody working??

Well, that's all for me for now. Glory will keep you entertained for a few more days.

Oh yes, one more thing:

Happy Birthday, Glory!

posted by Wardi @ 11:52 AM

Yoda sings...

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Hello, me again.:)

I saw this, it's a funny Yoda film, he sings, he dances, go, look at him, go...

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:32 PM

Baby on board

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Howdy people.

The other day i was driving home from work and i noticed that the car in front of me had one of those we've got a baby in the car sticker signs hanging in the back window and as we were stuck at some traffic lights (and i wasn't involved in attempting to not be hit by all the mad people in control of cars on the roads) i pondered this sign, the structure of the writing confused me. The signs layout was this:


Now call me pedantic but to me this says that somewhere they have a baby on a board that they want everyone to know about! Not that they are carrying a baby in the car. If you wanted to tell people you had a baby in the car surely the sign should read:


So this little bit of confusion rattled around in my head until i got home and i decided to look up the word Onboard.
In my 2003 Collins dictionary the word "Onboard" does not appear, but i have found the word in several online dictionaries.

So, some dictionaries recognise it as a word and others as two seperate words, i have always thought of the word "Onboard" as a single word and splitting it into "On" and "Board" just seems confusing.

Ahh, the English language it is because of it's confusing nature that i love it so... :)

Unless.... Maybe they really did have a baby on a board somewhere and they sell tickets to view this...

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 3:37 PM

Hello people!

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[“ok, I think that’s got….”]

Wardi presents guestblogger
Well, stencil me happy!

Hello, greetings to [“No Igor, don’t turn that dial,it's ok, I think they can hear us….”] Sorry, where was I?
Oh, yes, introductions… Hello Greetings one and all.
My name is...well, Hmm, what should you all call me? My given name is Steven, online i normally go by some variation of the name Kudos, Flower calls me Glory or Ysblander, you lot can pick whichever name you're more comfortable with. Here are some pictures of me and mine, go laugh at them...

As regular readers amongst you probably already know, Flower is currently making her big move…. She has mentioned her plans here, I personnally believe she is actually the scout for a fiendish Denmarkian plot to take over the world and is in England to fill our bacon with sleeping pills or somesuch, Flower will of course furiously deny this and claim it's because of someone called T.

Anyhow, she has asked me to take care of her blog for her while she is unavailable, so instead of her insane rabblings you have to suffer mine.

Hang on, it may get bumpy :)

(well, probably not actually bumpy as such, but i hope i make you laugh or maybe raise an eyebrow in ponderment, heck, even a dry smile will do...)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 7:16 PM

Cheerio chaps!

Right, chaps. I'm off to the Land of Eng!

My dear friend Glory will be looking after this place for me for a week or so while I get settled in overthere.

Be nice and leave lovely comments for him.

flag of England

posted by Wardi @ 1:38 PM