Vincula stellarum bellorum

Gingerbread AT-AT. No, really.

Chewie blogs. There are some funny pictures, so scroll down!

Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Done entirely with LEGO.

Star Wars Valentines. That's wrong on several levels...

UK poll names Star Wars men's favourite film to watch when they're sick. Aww...

FINALLY!! Star Wars in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies. Awesome!

Star Wars Last Supper. Very cool.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 8:38 PM

Different way to complain about trains...

With poetry!

For all you train buffs... ;-)

posted by Wardi @ 7:41 PM

Lagrange points

Howdy land of blog

Ok, do me a favour; Look out the window, now look up, sse all those points of light in the night sky?? If it's night time, and not cloudy you will ;)

Up there in space, there is a phenomena between any two celestial bodies large enough to have a gravitational pull, there are points of equality where the gravity from both pulls at an object and holds it in place between them, kind of like a calm spot in the chaos, they are called Lagrangian points,I find this kind of special, like there are hundreds of points of calmness out there, tiny points of mutual attraction. They occur between any two large enough objects, and each pair has five Lagrange points between them, so there are many of them spread out through the solar system and beyond.

I know it's only a feature of gravity between two large astronomical bodies but the romantic in me has always just kinda liked the idea...points of mutual attraction...

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posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 7:02 PM

T-shirt with snowdrop

T-shirt with snowdrop
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Well, what do you know, I made some more t-shirts and some of them even have pictures on them.

How about this one with a snowdrop?? In anticipation of spring...

To me, these flowers have always meant that spring was just around the corner. So delicate, yet they manage to flower despite the cold...

posted by Wardi @ 12:42 PM

Best ever??

NM has the best blonde joke ever. Apparently.

posted by Wardi @ 12:26 PM

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

People who are about to Blog i salute you...

I watched Lewis last night, well actually tonight, i taped it 'cos i was busy.
It's a spin off from the highly popular ITV detective show Inspector Morse. Featuring Kevin Whatley who played Morse's sidekick Lewis. There was a nice moment where Lewis almost got hit by a car that was identical to the car Morse used to drive... spooky!
About time Lewis got his own show...

It had a great joke about Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle.
A lecturer says to his class "A plaque on a wall in Germany says Heisenberg may have stayed here..."
And when Lewis says "Ah, the Uncertainty Principle" the lecturer says "Possibly..."
See... See...?
Anyhow... it made me laugh...

Plus: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle!! What a title!!!

(Apparently the transporters on Star Trek have a gizmo inside that is called a Heisenberg compensator, it's to compensate for the uncertainty involved in matter transfer...)

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Monday, January 30, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 9:14 PM

Notes from the Universe

A while back I signed up to receive a daily email from something called "Notes from the Universe".

Little messages meant to lift your spirits and such. Sometimes the messages seem quite silly, but at other times... They are just what I need to hear. Funny that.

Today the message was:
Some people bloom late. Some very late. And some, very, very late.
But, Carina, they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.
Quite the deal, huh?
The Universe

Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!
Rosebud Carina, the best is yet to come.

And I actually needed to 'hear' exactly that today...

posted by Wardi @ 8:20 PM

Kudos/ 'kju:dos/n.glory;renown.[Gk]

Hello blogland.

From now on this...Wardi presents guestblogger/chief tickler going to be replaced by this...
Wardi presents guestblogger/chief tickler
...on my blog entries.

The boss is intimidated by my stunning good looks and says my face appears too much on a blog with her name at the top!!
If you like my new logo please go here, where you can buy a tshirt lovingly created by the boss, with the logo on. If you look to the right you can see me expertly modelling this must have fashion item.
Buy it... wear it... i bet it's a conversation starter!!

Saturday, January 28, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 2:33 PM


I got a parcel from my mum yesterday.

I was very excited!

It felt soft and when I opened it, it contained 3 PAIRS OF SOCKS!!

I cannot for the life of me imagine what possessed her to send me socks. Like you can't buy socks here!

And all evening I kept saying to T "I can't believe she sent me socks!" and then I would crack up about it!

And T's kinda jealous now: he wants socks too!! ;-)

Well, atleast I wont have to buy socks for a while now...

Tak, mor!

Friday, January 27, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 12:48 PM

More t-shirts

I keep adding more t-shirts, so why not go have a look??

I have an idea for one: 'Queen of Oklahoma'. Any takers?? ;-)

posted by Wardi @ 12:47 PM

Hard hat

They are still building on the last building of where we live, and so I see a lot of guys in hard hats every day.

And it's made me wonder: do they wear the hard hats when they go to the loo as well??

I wont go and ask them. No. So stop suggesting that. ;-b

posted by Wardi @ 12:44 PM

e7even suck

Really, really suck.

We are now able to get online. However, the only things we can access are the e7even website and T's webdomain because that's hosted on their servers.

I really cannot believe how crappy these people are. How bad their service apparently is and so on and so forth!!

This has been going on for almost a month now. Surely, it can't be THAT hard to fix??

Last week, on Tuesday evening I think, T had read somewhere that if you changed back to the old username (or whatever it is called), then it would work. And it did. Till Sunday afternoon.

Since then, nothing.

What does it take to get them to fix it?? And why don't they update their Network Status more often?? Don't they know that people who have to wait, are more likely to be angry with the people who make them wait, if they get no information or information that is COMPLETELY USELESS?? The Network Status was last updated on the 20th and that update is of NO HELP TO US at all!

Update: 20th Jan 2006 03:49.
Some changes have been made to the routers connecting BBUK realm customers to the core network and customers are advised that powering off their modem/router for 5 minutes and then powering back on may improve the quality of the broadband connection.

What good does that do when you have NO CONNECTION??

After we had had this problem the first week, T requested a socalled MAC code so we can transfer to another provider, but we are STILL WAITING for that code!! Why is it so hard to send this code to people??

How can we get them to get their asses in gear and BLOODY DO SOMETHING??

It's a shame that their office is in Maidstone, or I'd suggest that people get together and go and protest in front of their building!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 11:46 AM

Go adopt an egg!

Howdy Blog World, i hope you are well...

Ever wanted your own egg?? Why not adopt an egg??
Yoy can get one here

And you can go here for an idea as to what it may hatch into! I hope mine is a dragon!!! Not a foot!

I, of course had to pick the purple one!!!
And now i'm wondering what it will hatch as in eight days :)

Whatever you do, don't try to boil it!!

This egg hatches on February 1, 2006! Adopt one today!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 8:50 PM

Illo Friday Cat in colour

Just thought you might like to see the original version of this. With a lot more colours!

That is all.

posted by Wardi @ 11:17 AM

Not a casino

Here I am, using the library computers again.

The guy at the computer next to me is using it to play one of those card games that are on every windows system. A fricking card game!!

This is an INTERNET LAB, not a fucking CASINO!! If you want to play cards, go buy a deck of cards and play it at home!

posted by Wardi @ 11:06 AM

Illustration friday Cat

I don't like cats and the topic is cat, so what to do??

Well, Wallace here is telling cats to stay away.

I hope they do too! ;-)

I made sketches for this by hand, but the actual drawing is done in Illustrator and 'effects' ar added in Photoshop.

The original is in colours, but while I was playing around with the filters in Photoshop, I thought this version was nicer.

You may click on the image to view a bigger version.

It's not on Flickr this time, because our internet isn't working once again and the library computers won't let me access Flickr. Jeez.

Monday, January 23, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 11:35 AM

You need new threads, don't you??


Well, fret not, you can go to my Spreadshirt shop and feast your eyes on some t-shirts I've designed!

For now they only have text, but I'll be adding some with images too!

If you want any of the designs in different colour combinations, just let me know.

If you buy some t-shirts you'll make me very happy. ;-)

NOTE: if you're in the UK, there's free shipping on all orders in January.

Saturday, January 21, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 10:40 PM

Who is this man??

Portrait in blue
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I watched an interview with him last night, and felt inspired to do this very quick sketch in oil.

Can you tell who it is?? He's had a long and illustrious career. Long may he live. ;-)

He's one of my favourite people, for several reasons. He's English. He was in something very funny on the BBC and later he travelled a lot.

Friday, January 20, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 8:59 PM

Eclectica vinculorum

The Guide Horse Foundation. Well, why the heck not?? More about guide horses.

The JCB song. The song is ok, but I mainly like it for the video. Very nice and it's done with drawings!

Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad. Apparently, honey mustard goes bad after 2 months.

Mailinator. It's like super-instant, always-ready, any-email-you-want email. Right now. It's your personal disposable email account.

Make-A-Flake. Because it's still winter and we're not getting any snow...

Film Cliches.

Fly Guy. Very meditative...

Pyramid Cam. Webcam of the pyramids in Egypt! For all you Egypt-lovers. Or Nile-lovers. ;-)

Elizabeth Galton
. Some interesting over-sized jewelry.

Good and bad procrastination. Oh so true!

If you don't know how to put on a bra, this is for you. is a quick and easy way for consumers in the UK (other countries coming soon) to log and compare the amount of time they spend on hold waiting to speak to a human when calling customer service lines and other call centres.

E-covered. That site in itself isn't particularly interesting. But if you are familiar with other languages than English, then you might find it fun. Scroll down to the bottom and pick the translated version of the site.. Fun things will happen...

The Song Tapper. How did we ever live without it???

posted by Wardi @ 8:19 PM

Mug love

I totally want these mugs! Oh so beautiful!!

Renaissance mug from

From Mojo.

posted by Wardi @ 12:10 PM

About our e7even problems

As you may have gathered, we now have an internet connection again. However, people keep ending up here when searching for "e7even bbuk" - maybe thinking I might have the answer to why it's not working.

Well, I don't really. But T did come across a suggestion that if you go back to using the thing you were using before you switched to 'bbuk', then it might work. That's how we got our connection to work again.

It's worth a try, non??

posted by Wardi @ 10:34 AM


I was wondering: what do astronauts do when they are all suited up and they get an itch??

Thursday, January 19, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 5:09 PM

Bolder in more ways

Brooch in colours
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Since January 1, I've been doing the Artist's Way, which is "a course in discovering and recovering your creative self".

It takes 12 weeks, so I'm only just starting. I'm not sure how it's progressing so far... I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

It has made me, hmmm, bolder in terms of drawing in public and showing off my thingsout cringing. And it helps me to actually get some creative stuff done.

Although, I have been a bit hard on myself recently for not getting any drawing done. But after I scanned drawings from the past 3 weeks, I can see that that's simply not true. There's almost 30 drawings (and although I could have done more), that's pretty damn good in itself!

Some of those drawings are here.

I'm doing the Artist's Way because I've decided that this year I want to be more creative, and maybe become the artist that I truely am. Because there's an artist in all of us*.

*Yes, even in you, and you know who you are. ;-)

posted by Wardi @ 3:20 PM

Ten reasons why you should never accept a diamond ring

Urgh. That's not good.

I have earrings with diamonds. Now I feel bad.

I think in future I shan't be wanting any diamonds. My conscious can't live with contributing to this state of affairs.

Are Swarowski crystals diamonds?? If not, I'll take some of those. ;-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 11:46 PM

Living with the English (part seven)

Commensality. Fancy word, huh?? Means fellowship at table; the act or practice of eating at the same table. {source}

I've been thinking about why eating with T's family seems different than eating with, say, my parents. It should be the same, right?? Eating is more or less the same function for everyone.

But then again, it's not.

What I've been missing when having dinner with T's family is exactly commensality; although I didn't know there was a word for it. I learnt that from reading Watching the English by Kate Fox.

In Denmark, when you sit down to have dinner, you also sit down to spend time with your co-diners. So, once you have eaten your food, you don't necessarily hurry to get up and get the table cleared of any trace of a meal having taken place.

Yes, it almost seems like eating is something of a chore and not one you take pleasure in here in England. Specifically sharing a meal with someone.

In Denmark, I am starting to realise, sharing a meal with someone has a very key ingredient called hygge (not exclusive to eating, although food is not unlikely to be present in hygge), defined as spending quality time with family and friends, in a relaxed atmosphere {source}.

It's not uncommon for Danes to remain seated at the table, just talking about this and that, long after the actual meal is over.

In England it's almost like there's something sordid about having a conversation at a table, especially one that still shows the tell-tale signs of a meal. Conversations must take place while seated in sofas or chairs, but not at the table.

And Lord have mercy on you if you don't use coasters and place mats!! What's up with that?? I don't think I know anyone in Denmark who uses either unless it's to add a splash of colour to a table. Not as a practical measure...

posted by Wardi @ 3:30 PM

Birdy in snow

Originally uploaded by Envoldsen.
My mum called and told me that it's snowing in Denmark. As you may have gathered, I love snow. So I forced her to go out and take some pictures of the whiteness. AND stick them on her Flickr album.

And here are those pictures.

Now that's what January is supposed to be like; not fricking 10°C!!

Tak, mor! :-)

posted by Wardi @ 12:56 PM


Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
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Dex made a comment about thinking the title for SFX was SEX, which is funny because those wacky people that run the magazine sometimes cover the bottom of the F on the cover, usually with some scantily clad SciFi babe, the general consensus is they do this on purpose, the SFX forum even has a chat thread about it...

Here, for Dex is my embarrasing SFX purchase moment, actually i think the shop assistant was more embarrased than me in the end...

It was way back in October of 2002, issue 122, i toddled off to get the latest issue from the local ASDA, I found the issue and took it up to the till, handed it over and the woman at the till did the bar code thing and it didn't register, so she typed it in by hand and it still didn't work, so she typed in the name of the magazine, only becasue Darth bloody Vader's head was obscuring the bottom of the "F" she typed in SEX Magazine, obviously nothing came up on her till so she said to me "Sorry love, i can't find a price for SEX magazine." When i explained her mistake she did a very good impression of a beetroot and couldn't stop appologizing for thinking i was some sort of pervert.

I mean, why would some sex magazine have Darth Vader flanked by Stormtroopers on the cover, that is gunna be some pretty weird kinky sex magazine " Take me Darth, take me!!"...

ASDA is great, SF(E)X is greater

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 12:03 PM

Wax poetic

A dare for you;
write haiku poetry,
it's a lot of fun!

First line five,
second has seven, and third
syllables five.

It's just for a laugh,
but quite contagious,
rhyme not vital!

Show me yours, you know,
it's all about being silly,
I'll show you mine.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 10:54 PM


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We are the Blog, resistance is futile!

A magazine i have read for quite a number of years, SFX, has just revamped it's website, SFX is a monthly magazine for the descerning SciFi fan, it covers everything from Film, TV, to Books and silly toys.The site is full of stories, interviews, articles and reviews of all things SciFi. Plus it has it's own Forum for chatting to like minded people, hey you may even find me in there ;)

Go check out the SFX website i recommend it, in fact if you fancy go out and buy the magazine, i recommend that too... This months has a lovely picture of the cast of Battlestar Galactica on it.

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 6:58 PM

Honda Civic choir commercial

The commercial for the new Honda Civic is really, really great. Now, I'm not a fan of Honda, but this commercial is really great.

It's basically a choir making all the sounds for the commercial.

Go check it out!

Some stuff about it here.

posted by Wardi @ 1:02 PM

The top 10 weirdest USB drives ever

And by gosh, they really are!! A Barbie USB drive?? Or how about a sushi one?

Click to have a look. {via}

And while we're at it, there's the plate of spaghetti bolognese with a USB cable sticking out of it.

Why, people, WHY??

posted by Wardi @ 12:48 PM

Royally delicious!

I was eating a Cadbury's Dairy Milk the other day and I noticed that it had "By appointment to H.M. the Queen" written on it (not the chocolate, the wrapper, you know!).

Can you imagine the Queen sitting in the royal sofa eating a Dairy Milk??

You know, I think I just about can.

Monday, January 16, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 4:20 PM

Painter's ass

Not mine, I assure you. But I have been wondering about this word. Well, here's the explanation:

“A painter's ass” is not a phrase that immediately brings to mind an accessory to the artist's profession. But easel comes to us from the Dutch word ezel, meaning “ass, donkey.” The Dutch word was eventually extended to mean “an upright frame for displaying or supporting something,” in the same way that the English word horse has come to mean “a piece of gymnastic equipment with an upholstered body.” Developments such as these illustrate the playfulness or wit sometimes introduced into language when speakers use perceived similarities between two objects to name one of them. {source}

posted by Wardi @ 4:16 PM


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Raxacoricofallapatorius is the name of a planet featured in the new Doctor Who series, it's where the Slitheen come from i think the writers were having a laugh, just trying to get the actors to say really long difficult words...

And when the word once again turned up in the in the Christmas special in the middle of a long rant by Rose Tyler, played by the lovely Billie Piper, i was sure.

Go on, try saying it three times real fast! :)

(One strange thing i did find out while finding links for this blog was that Billie Piper's middle name is Paul! How odd!)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:54 PM

Detail with monkey

Detail with monkey
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I put some pictures from the Natural History Museum on flikr.

Apart from the interesting collections, the museum itself is well worth a visit. The architecture is fantastic and full of all kinds of details.

Like this monkey climbing up the corner of a pillar.

posted by Wardi @ 2:44 PM

Happy Old New Year!

No... I haven't gone off my rocker completely...

When we were at the gym yesterday there was something on telly about a town, Cwm Gwaun (no idea how you pronounce that...), in Wales that doesn't celebrate new years at the end of December, but 2 weeks later instead.

Quite interesting, that... Apparently they follow the old Julian calendar for that. Anyway, go have a read about it.

posted by Wardi @ 1:55 PM


Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
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Howdy, me again:)

Look at this fantastic invention i found in the book shop today...

It's a Thumbthing, it's to help you read one handed, isn't i a great idea!!!

Plus: the fact that it's lovely and purple,
i just had to buy it.

Thumbthing in action
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.

Friday, January 13, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 10:03 PM


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Howdy Girls and boys.

How do you like the very topical title?

Can you say it??

Here, let me explain...

The fear of the number thirteen is called Triskaidekaphobia and the fear of Friday the thirteenth amazingly enough has two names, the first is Paraskevidekatriaphobiaand the second, which i think is the one i i prefer of the two (for the friggat bit ;)) is friggatriskaidekaphobia.

Wardi.DK: Providing answers to the questions you didn't know you had :)

As for saying the the title to this blog entry, God alone knows how you pronounce the bloody word...

As a possible side topic: I got my car valeted today, clean as a brand new penny, it was all lovely and sparkly and literally ten minutes later a bird shit on it!

You reckon that had anything to do with friday the bloody thirteenth?

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:42 PM


This is a new sci-fi series on BBC. I've only seen one episode so far, but I like what I'm seeing so far.

To describe it, I'd say it's a mix between Red Dwarf, Spaced and a bit of (ok, a lot) Star Trek spoofing.

Watch it. We can argue about its merits later.

posted by Wardi @ 11:50 AM

What? At what the price??

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Hello folkeses,

Today, whilst shopping, i found myself behind an older gent in the checkout queue.
The young lady behind the till told him how much his purchases totalled and the gent said "Cheap at half the price!"

Now i've heard this phrase many times before and always thought it sounded wrong, i mean: "Cheap at half the price!" Well... obviously!!

Why do people say it? It's a bloody stupid phrase! Surely "Cheap at twice the price" makes more sense... thus implying that even double the cost would still seem cheap, as opposed to saying that if it was half the price it would be cheaper, which is really advertising to the world you've spent money on a crash course in the bleeding obvious!

Oh well, as the old phrase says:" Too many eggs in one basket saves time" or some such waffle.

Thursday, January 12, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 7:03 PM


To all our customers,
First and foremost we would like to
unreservedly apologise for the ongoing broadband network problems that some of
our customers are experiencing.
As you know we have been working on moving
customers to the new networks and this has been a much more challenging task
then we had hoped, however, we are making progress and hope to have all the
reshuffling finished during the course of next week.
Obviously Customer
Services and Technical support are much busier than usual responding to emails
and phone calls to get customers back online and we appreciate that it is very
frustrating not being able to get a quick response, but again we are working on
this and drafting in extra resources to try and ease the situation.
Once all
the network changes and upgrades are complete we will be making a formal offer
of compensation to all users affected and simply ask that you be patient a
little longer so that we may concentrate on resolving the problems at hand.
Finally, it has not helped that customers on the BBUK realm have been
further affected by a router interface problem which we have engineers working
on today and we hope to have a resolution to this shortly.
This is an
information note only and we will not enter into communication about it's
contents we feel at this stage, as we are sure you agree, that our resources are
better spent resolving the network issues.

In other words: they don't know what's happened, they don't know how to fix or when it will be fixed. Sheez.

Yeah, just wanted to let you know, though my lovely assistant has already done so; I don't know when I'll be back, cause our ISP don't know when they will have the problem fixed.

This has been going on for a week now...why can't they bloody fix it?? It's getting annoying. especially the fact that we just DON'T KNOW ANYTHING. if they could atleast give us some sort of time frame, right??

So, until such a time when I do return, leave lots of comments for the assistant.

That IS all.

posted by Wardi @ 12:08 PM

People from the past

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Howdy Bloglanders.

So here we are post Christmas, the New Year well and truly started, the dust has all settled.

Do you reflect on your Christmas, was it all you hoped it would be, did you get the prezzies you wanted, see the people who mean the most to you?

The real turn up for the books was bumping into someone on Christmas eve, Sarah, a girl who i care about very much and who i haven't seen in nearly two years, i spent a few days with her over the festive period and we had a great time together.

Now that we have both gone back to our respective lives i find myself thinking about her a heck of a lot, odd the way someone can just show up out of the blue and turn everything upside down, funny how before Christmas i didn't expect to hear from or see this girl, and now here i am a few weeks after Christmas and it turns out she was the high point of Christmas for me, i find myself thinking about her, and i know she thinks about me...

Strange how a chance meeting can stay in the head long after it has passed and have so many knock on effects, how things long buried can come back to the surface so easily...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:47 PM

Yoda painting

Yoda painting
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
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Last week i received a large package in the post, i wasn't expecting anything and when i opened it i got a shock, it was a painting somebody had done just for me, Sam, who is one of those arty types like our very own Flower, had gotten some new paints or pens or somesuch over Christmas and decided to try them out by making a big picture of Yoda for me.

Check it out, it's bloody fantastic, isn't she a star?? Click on it, go on, it looks fantastic full screen...

I really am impressed with it, I haven't seen much of her lately, we have an odd kind of relationship Sam and me, she described it as a fling that didn't know when to run out of steam.... Anyhow, i wasn't expecting anything like this.
It's way better than i deserve, so i'd like to take a moment to thank her again for it CHEERS SAM :) It's on the wall already.

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:34 PM

Service announcement Part 2

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Flower is unable to access the internet at the moment because her ISP done fucked up!*
Normal services will be resumed as soon as.. ahh, who am i kidding?? Normal services ?? Here?? Never happen!!

I'm missing last week, she's missing this week, normal services??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Thing will be as random as ever again as soon as they are and not a moment before! You mark my words!!

*Done fucked up is a technical term used only by computer geeks, it means they broked it!!!

-*-(If anybody spots any normality breaking out anywhere within please notify a supervisor as soon as possible, don't try to tackle it yourself, thank you.)-*-

Hmmm, you think maybe the boss isn't really internetless?? Maybe she's on a secret mission for the dreaded Denmarkian invasion force....check under your beds people...

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:20 PM

It's working, it's working...

Bop it!
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
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*whisper* "ok, is that it?"

"No, no, no, that one goes there, this one goes here..."

"Ah, Ok, is that better?"

"I think so..."

"right, try it, turn it on..."

*click* *whirrr...*

"Is that it? Are we on??"


"Ok, ok, that's good, right, hello Blogland, i have finally got my computer fixed: bloody hard drive went kapput, and i'm back and good to go!

Isn't it great the way that when you can't do something you suddenly find lots of things you need to do that thing, i missed my internet access, if it hadn't been for Bop-it i may have gone mad!!

In the twilight zone between Christmas and New Year it came in handy for those long not much happeneing days, but was most useful last week for distracting me from the many internet related things i'd rather be doing.

My new high score is 209, is this good??"

"Hang on..."

"Somethings wrong... Dammit!!"

"Shut it down, shut it down..."

*click... gurgle... fizzzpop*

(Can you spot the two movie references?? Can you?? Actually, there are more than two ...)

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:19 PM

Service announcement

If you come here because Steven has given you a link to this place, I may have a message for you.

That is, if you're awaiting an email from him; his computer has gone and crashed in a big time way, so you must have patience with him. Expected time of recovery: Tuesday next week.

That is all.

Friday, January 06, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 10:28 PM

Illustration Friday Flavour

Illustration Friday Flavour
Originally uploaded by wardi.
A flavour doesn't have to be a nice one, eh??

I can't stand bananas. Where I got the idea for a banana falvoured lager, i have no idea. I'd rather not know!

I wouldn't be surprised if it existed...

The drawing is done in Illustrator, from an initial pencil sketch. Texture and "effects" are added in Photoshop.

Previous illustrations are this way.

posted by Wardi @ 1:44 AM

To whom it may concern

"Every year I want to accomplish things that will make me a better person, and every year I struggle and fail."
You know who you are. ;-)

This bit just struck a chord with me. Isn't it odd that we're always trying to do things to be better people??

Does it make you a better person to be tidy (I think T would love me to have that as a resolution...), or lose weight or eat more healthily (my resolution, ha!) or read the paper every day??

I don't think so.

Being a good person has nothing to do with the things you do, but more perhaps why you do them. If you do them to live up to your own or other people's expectations, then I don't believe it makes you a better person. Cause you're not really doing it for you, are you??

For example, I am a pretty messy person, and I seem to thrive with a certain amount of chaos. T is the exact opposite, so I try to be more tidy, so it doesn't annoy him. But I don't think I'm a better person because of it.

I know, doing something to be nice to other people, make them happy, will make you look better in their eyes (and your own?). But does it make you a better person??

I'm not questioning your 'motives' or your sincerity in the things you want to do, to be a better person. It's more of a philosophical wondering about what makes you a better person. And it might just be that you will be a better person for it.

Being good has an infinite number of definitions, doesn't it??

Thursday, January 05, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 3:11 PM

Excursion with dinosaurs

NHM - Entrance hall
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Yesterday I went to London to draw the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.

Unfortunately the dinosaur gallery is not very drawing friendly. The light is appaling, there's nowhere to sit down and look at the dinos.

And worst of all, most of them are suspended in the air, so it is hard to get close to them. Except for the narrow platform that leads you through the beginning of the exhibition. But there you are constantly faced with people going by, being in the way and/or bumping into you.

So, I only have some dino heads and this drawing of the BIG Diplodocus at the entrance hall.

But I drew some other things instead; a whale, a mammut and some of the architectural details. The building the NHM is located in is just fantastic!!

After eating my lunch outside (a bit freezing!), I went next door to the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is full to brim with all kinds of art and design, past and present. I drew some dresses and some stuff in the Japanese section.

I had a very good day, but very tiring. Who'd've thunk art could be so exhausting?? ;-)

Some of my drawings from yesterday are in my Flickr Drawing set. Go have a look!

posted by Wardi @ 1:50 PM

The many names theory.

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Hello mighty people of the interwebnetsuperworldhighwaything.

Somebody asked my about the Doctor? writen on the back if the tour Tshirt thing, is that another nickname??? How many bloody nicknames do you have? Was more or less how the question was phrased :)

So, here goes, Kudos is me, Glory is me, Chewbackudos is me, Little lost Tie Fighter is me (unig bach)Ysblander is me, Doctor is me and i think that's it...

But hey, just shout "Oi!" I'll probably turn up :) (as long as you have hot food)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 6:09 PM

The return of the undead Lime!!

the lime
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
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Regular visitor should have heard of the night of the lime... (how odd, i wrote the original Lime entry on my Birthday, i never realised that...)

Anyhow, i'm here to tell you the lime lives on... (even though he's still undead!!)

I didn't throw him away, i didn't even bury him in the garden and hope for a tree, i dropped him in a box and he appears to have just stayed there...
He wants you all to know he's fine and the missing eye dosen't bother him much. Although he would rather like a pair of sunglasses so rude people can't stare at his embarrasing lack of one eyeness.
(Hmm, i seem to be spelling embarrased in many new and interesting different ways lately)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 10:35 PM

Australian Princess

New show on ITV2. I wonder where they got the idea for that one from...

posted by Wardi @ 8:37 PM

The Doctor!

The Doctor!
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
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Howdy again Bloglanders.

In case anyone is interested more of my lovely Vegas picture have made it into the Flickr pages if anyone wants to go look... Look see there's me in my Doctor Who tour T-shirt :) Cool, eh ??

And by the way there's a picture of my sister in the Family and friends set that caused one of my friends to start flirting with her!!

Can you imagine it?? Shocking!!

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 8:17 PM

A new year...

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Howdy Bloglanders.

Bloody hell! Look, we have a new year!! 2006!! Aren't we all supposed to have flying cars and all wear shiny sliver suits by now?? Shouldn't we all live on the moon??

Anyway, i hope the year is kind to each and every one of you, may all your wishes come true! Oh, and by the way, don't you just know you haven't got a hope of sticking with the new years resolution you made... give it up now... it'll save later embassasment... trust me, i know about these things ;)

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 8:02 PM

Catalogue request

I don't know why I even remembered that from Jan. 1 it would be possible to request the Harrods Catalogue.

Even less do I remember why I want it. Certainly I won't have the money to buy ANYTHING from there! I suppose I'm hoping to see a nicely put together catalogue with pretty typography and stuff like that.

And I don't know why I'm even telling you this. It's almost as random as the fork post, isn't it??

Monday, January 02, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 12:08 AM

Working title: 2006

It's a new year. 365 brand new days. Like a book, all the pages are blank and now we set about to fill them in. What will you fill your pages with??

I want to be more healthy: not skip the gym too much; eat healthy, more vegs and fruits, less junk.

But I also want to do more art. I want to draw every day, and do watercolours and paintings as well. It's about bloody time.

I hope that when I write 'The End' in this book, I can look back over 365 pages that have been meaningful to me and to others. That is my resolution.

Sunday, January 01, 2006 posted by Wardi @ 7:30 PM

Funny that

T is watching Batman Begins and I just can't watch/listen to Liam Neeson without picturing him as Qui-gon. Especially because in this film his character is a teacher/master to Christian Bale's character.

Although it seems like he's more on the dark side than on the light side. If you know what I mean.

posted by Wardi @ 6:37 PM