Catherine Tate

I'm not entirely sure why people keep ending up here when searching for Catherine Tate wavs - have I ever posted about that??

Well, there are none here, but if you click here you can go look at some video with Catherine Tate.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:38 PM

For your surfing pleasure I

Volkswagen's new car experience. I'd like to see that!

Captain Picard's Journal. For you trekkies.

Yoda travels to Ireland. No, really.

Star Wars deleted scene. The one with Luke and Biggs. Just because. And in case you haven't seen it already. You know. Edit: this link ain't working, because: "This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Lucas Film Ltd. because its content was used without permission". The Lucas Empire knows everything!?

How to cook rice perfectly. Where are my chop sticks??

American Pie. How a Neapolitan street food became the most successful immigrant of all.

Recipes with popcorn. So many possibilities!

Humans! by Three Legged Legs.

Alternative Da Vinci Code movie titles. Designed by the chap who designed the ambigrams from Angels and Demons.

WikiMapia. Wiki + Google Maps.

Binary clock. You know you want one.

Historical Sounds in MP3 Format.

Rocky re-enacted by bunnies. You know what it is.

click bored. You click. And that's about it.

AT-AT costume. Set on Flickr. I want one!

Official state foods. US only. I can't really say that I'm surprised that some US states have official foods. Who decides what food is official anyway??

scribbled by Wardi
9:34 PM

Shake it

The gym is not my favourite place to be - it's incredibly boring! But I find that listening to the right kind of music when I'm on the treadmill makes it a whooole lot (err) easier.

At the moment what brings an extra spring to my step is Shakira's Hips Don't Lie, Nelly Furtado's Man Eater and Sergio Mendes Feat. Black Eyed Peas: Mas que nada.

Maybe I should just take a salsa class instead...

scribbled by Wardi
9:03 PM

Easy vegetable dish

I've been doing this dish a lot recently, it's quick and easy to make and absolutely yummy.

You will need some vegetables. I've used carrots, peppers and tomatoes. Sometimes I've added a potato or two. How many vegetables you'll need depends entirely on how hungry you are, what you're having with the dish, how many you're making it for etc and so forth. Usually I've been using 3 carrots, 1 pepper and 1 or 2 tomatoes when I'm making it for myself. You know you need lots of fruit and veg every day - this is my way of squeezing in as many as I can! ;-)

Anyway, you've got your veg ready, now chop them into square-ish chunks that are sort of 3/4 of an inch each side. Put all the vegetables into an oven-proof dish. Sprinkle some thyme, basil, paprika and oregano on the vegetables. Finally, drizzle a bit of olive oil over them.

Stick it in the oven for about 30 minutes (40 mins. if you added potatoes) at 200°C and the dish is done!

Bon appetit!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
11:29 PM

Illustration Friday Cake

Illustration Friday Cake
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Whether you intend on eating your cake or having it - you gotta make it first, no?

And I think that's about as deep as this illustration goes... ;-)

Pen drawing. Colour, texture and text added in Photoshop.

I did the drawing on A2 size paper - so the actual drawing is larger than an A4 paper! It's kinda strange to draw on paper that size - somehow it changes hos I draw. Atleast it feels that way.

It's like the is more room to make mistakes, so I feel less "free" than on smaller sizes of paper, or in my sketchbook. I dunno... It's probably all in my head!

scribbled by Wardi
9:12 PM


Today is a bank holiday here in England, and all this weekend ITV has been showing hours and hours of Sherlock Holmes. The Sherlock Holmes if you ask me: Jeremy Brett. Fabulous.

PS. I made something new: fruit pincushions! Go here to read about them! ;-)

Monday, May 29, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
9:15 PM

Seems it's worth the wait!

Clerks II got an 8 minute standing ovation at the premiere in Cannes. Thus reports Kevin Smith.


Sunday, May 28, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
8:41 PM


Last night we went to a meal for T's dad's 60th birthday with the extended family, siblings of T's parents and their children and such. We rarely see them; in fact, some of them I've never met before or only once.

Well, they know I'm not working - but looking for work - and a couple of them asked me if I don't get bored??

It seems such an odd question to me. How could I be bored?? I'm doing so many things, I haven't the time to be bored.

I've always found it strange that people assume that when you aren't working, your only option must be boredom. How so?? I usually find it much more boring doing something I haven't chosen to myself, than doing nothing if that is my choice.

It's not that I don't want to work - I very much do! - but it just seems like people think there must be something slightly wrong with you if work isn't the primary focus in your life or something.

Or maybe that's just me.

scribbled by Wardi
10:30 AM

My flower power bag

If you want to see the bag I just made, you have to go read my crafty blog. Go on. Clicky.

Friday, May 26, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
4:52 PM

I like animation, do you??

I mean good old fashioned handdrawn animation. And I think there should be more of that handmade stuff. Not that there's anything wrong with CG animation -a lot of work goes into that too- but when something is drawn by hand it just feels more... I dunno...real??

Well, here are some lessons on animation. A cool read even if you have no intention of doing animation. But maybe we should all give it a go?? Anything that involves drawing is good in my book.

Lesson One. Construction. The head.

Lesson Two. Squash and stretch on the head.

Lesson Three. Proportion.

Lesson Four. Two legged characters-full body.

scribbled by Wardi
11:00 AM

Do you know where your towel is??

I forgot to post this earlier: May 25th is Towel Day. A day to remember Douglas Adams.

I think you're supposed to somehow wear your towel... but uhh, since I forgot about it... let's do it next year?? ;-)

Thursday, May 25, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
11:23 PM

Wardi does the Da Vinci Code

As promised, my thoughts on the Da Vinci Code. If you haven't read the book and/or seen the film already - and don't want any spoilers (like anyone could avoid hearing about it..!), this is a post you might want to skip. Here we go.

This isn't a review as such, it's more of a collection of thoughts about the film.

First of all, I want to say that I liked the film. I liked the book too. For what they are: fiction and entertainment. You may have heard/read reviews that were less than impressed with the film and in a way they are right: it's not impressive cinema by a long shot. What it is, however, is good entertainment. And what's wrong with that??

My (only) main point of criticism is the choice of Tom Hanks as the lead character. I don't exactly know why he just seems wrong in the role. Maybe it's because he's so famous and in my head Robert Langdon is a bit of a blank canvas/nobody character, and it would have suited the part better to have a lesser known actor play the role.

Other than that I pretty much agree with the cast. Ian McKellan as Teabing is brilliant and so is Jean Reno as Fache. And Audrey Tatou is just fab.

Speaking of Teabing, I thought it was cool how he has all these techie things in his house. I watched an interview with McKellan and he talked about how he had a say in how the house was decorated, specifically suggesting exactly the tech stuff.

I like the opening sequence a lot, it's in the Grande Gallerie in the Louvre at night and you see these fabulous famous paintings looking through the dark. Very eerie. How cool it must have been to be there at night doing those scenes!

They use a really nice blending of present day with more...dreamy sequences of the past. For example, outside Westminster Abbey there's this almost ghost-like medieval (?) street scene.

Similarly they "show" how Langdon's brain works when he's solving different puzzles that Sauniere has left behind. That's very interesting. If you've seen A Beautiful Mind (same director), you'll probably recognise it.

A couple of geeky things: in the beginning when Langdon is doing his lecture, he's reading from a notebook which looks suspiciously like a Moleskine!

Some of the characters speak Latin in some sequences, which is really cool if you ask me - although it sounds a bit funny, like they are reading it out loud not speaking it as such. Which is probably the case... And they speak Medieval Latin (which my Latin teacher used to berate us for!), you can recognise it by the 'c' in some words being pronounced as an 's' sound instead of a 'k' sound...

As I remember the book, the film seems to be fairly faithful to it, although obviously some bits have been left out. But none of the important parts. So, if you liked the book, I think you'll be entertained by the film. I was and so was T. If you haven't read the book, you'll probably be entertained too. But don't expect too much action, there is some, but it is a somewhat slow and "brainy" film...

scribbled by Wardi
10:23 PM

British Museum and then some

Library ceiling
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I went to London today to see my friend Sara before she goes back to Denmark. We went to the British Museum which was gorgeous as usual - one of my favourite bits there is this ceiling which is in the library at the centre of the museum.

The museum also has such incredible artifacts as the Parthenon Frieze (Yeah, yeah, yeah it should be in Greece, I know. But at the moment it's here in England, so suck it!) and the Rosetta Stone.

We also just walked around in London - between Regent's Park and the British Museum. Here are some pictures.

And here are pictures from the British Museum. They have a glorious collection of Islamic art, I especially love the ceramics: pictures of those here.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:21 PM


The kind-of nephew
Originally uploaded by wardi.
After seeing The Da Vinci Code* on Saturday, we went round T's parents'. They were babysitting T's nephew because his parents had gone to see the film too!

It took a bit of time for Nephew to start speaking, but recently he's picking it up really well. Except for my name of course, which comes out as 'Kina'. But it IS a difficult name to say, I think I called myself 'Canina' for quite a while...

Anyway, I spent some time playing with Nephew, with the toy cars, and I took a load of pictures of the cars - and of Nephew playing with them.

He's so damn cute! I know, you can't see all of him, but you know, he ain't my kid so I don't think I should post a 'complete' picture of him...

He used to be quite shy with me, but we don't see him that often, so that is only natural... But on Saturday he wanted me to sit next to him when we had dinner. Oh yeah. Me.

*My thoughts on it to follow soon. ;-)

Monday, May 22, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:06 PM

Drip Softie

Drip Softie
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
Wardi made me this softie, based on Drip, one of my childrens story characters, isn't it good, isn't she great.

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

scribbled by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos
4:04 PM


Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
Hello land of the rising Blog.

Last night me and several friends went to see Take That in concert, we went for a laugh and it turned out to be one of the best concerts i've seen in years, just goes to show, you never can tell how good somethings gunna be unless you go look for yourself.
More picture here

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

scribbled by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos
3:58 PM

Oh Lordi

I don't watch the Eurovison Song Contest on principle, cause you know, usually the music sucks beyond any kind of sense...

Well, we didn't really watch it last night, apart from the point giving - to see if the Finnish entry won. Cause our radio has been touting it to win because it was a rock song, and quite your different one at that. More like heavy metal - which if you know the Eurovision, is very very different from the usual stock of disco-pop or cringingly sweet ballads.

Well, lo and behold they actually won. And these are not your run-of-the-mill rockers, no. Oh no no no. You have to see it to believe it. So without any more chit-chat from me, click on the arrow below and watch Lordi's performance of the winning song "Hard Rock Hallelujah".

PS: the 'voice-over' is by Terry Wogan, the presenter on English telly. Taking the piss...

Sunday, May 21, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
8:32 PM

Save Joppe, dead or alive!

Originally uploaded by wardi.
We found this doggy outside on Saturday. We sawhim in the morning and when we came home in the evening he was still sitting there.

In the rain! Poor thing.

So we adopted him and gave him the name Joppe. Imaginary cookie for you if you can tell me why... ^_^

Thursday, May 18, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:13 PM

Noget for husarerne

Oh it's wonderful with all those foreign languages, eh?

Well, QT, I think you may agree with the title. If bad. ;-b

Everyone else, here's the new video with Nelly Furtado: Man Eater. That song is really great! Psst! Click the image to view it.

scribbled by Wardi
4:35 PM

Clerks 2 trailer

The film we've been waiting for (well, I have anyway) for so long is, finally, almost here.

Click to see the Clerks 2 trailer.

And of course the trailer has Star Wars references. ;-)

scribbled by Wardi
1:39 PM

I don't have issues!

Today's Note From the Universe:

Hypothetically, Carina, if you were to begin asking the world - best friends, complete strangers, or natural born psychics - why some things haven't worked out the way you wanted, how other things got so crazy, or what might be wrong with you (oh, please, no), they'd have answers. Oh, yeah.

Of course, at first they'd be taken aback, but they'd hide this so as not to hurt your feelings, quickly accept the authority you surrendered and talk their little heads off with reasons, rationale, and insight. Glad to be recognized and sincerely happy to be of service. And you'd both be further convinced that you have "issues."

So, let's not ever invent such opportunities.

Always beside you,
The Universe

Thoughts become things... choose the good ones! ®

You could always ask them about the square root of pi, or something, Carina.

Isn't that interesting?? "And you'd both be further convinced that you have "issues." "

scribbled by Wardi
9:11 AM

102 films...

Professor Yaffle did it and I wanna play too... After all, I found it in the first place.

In bold are the films I've seen. I can't be bothered to italicize the ones I own, cause it's not a lot of them... ;-b

Not completely sure how many I've bolded.. 40 or something. Whatever.

"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) Stanley Kubrick
"The 400 Blows" (1959) Francois Truffaut
"8 1/2" (1963) Federico Fellini
"Aguirre, the Wrath of God" (1972) Werner Herzog
"Alien" (1979) Ridley Scott
"All About Eve" (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
"Annie Hall" (1977) Woody Allen
"Apocalypse Now" (1979) Francis Ford Coppola
"Bambi" (1942) Disney
"The Battleship Potemkin" (1925) Sergei Eisenstein
"The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) William Wyler
"The Big Red One" (1980) Samuel Fuller
"The Bicycle Thief" (1949) Vittorio De Sica
"The Big Sleep" (1946) Howard Hawks
"Blade Runner" (1982) Ridley Scott
"Blowup" (1966) Michelangelo Antonioni
"Blue Velvet" (1986) David Lynch
"Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) Arthur Penn
"Breathless" (1959) Jean-Luc Godard
"Bringing Up Baby" (1938) Howard Hawks
"Carrie" (1975) Brian DePalma
"Casablanca" (1942) Michael Curtiz
"Un Chien Andalou" (1928) Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali
"Children of Paradise" / "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945) Marcel Carne
"Chinatown" (1974) Roman Polanski
"Citizen Kane" (1941) Orson Welles
"A Clockwork Orange" (1971) Stanley Kubrick
"The Crying Game" (1992) Neil Jordan
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) Robert Wise
"Days of Heaven" (1978) Terence Malick
"Dirty Harry" (1971) Don Siegel
"The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972) Luis Bunuel
"Do the Right Thing" (1989) Spike Lee
"La Dolce Vita" (1960) Federico Fellini
"Double Indemnity" (1944) Billy Wilder
"Dr. Strangelove" (1964) Stanley Kubrick
"Duck Soup" (1933) Leo McCarey
"E.T. -- The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) Steven Spielberg
"Easy Rider" (1969) Dennis Hopper
"The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) Irvin Kershner
"The Exorcist" (1973) William Friedkin
"Fargo" (1995) Joel & Ethan Coen
"Fight Club" (1999) David Fincher
"Frankenstein" (1931) James Whale
"The General" (1927) Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman
"The Godfather," "The Godfather, Part II" (1972, 1974) Francis Ford Coppola
"Gone With the Wind" (1939) Victor Fleming
"GoodFellas" (1990) Martin Scorsese
"The Graduate" (1967) Mike Nichols
"Halloween" (1978) John Carpenter
"A Hard Day's Night" (1964) Richard Lester
"Intolerance" (1916) D.W. Griffith
"It's a Gift" (1934) Norman Z. McLeod
"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) Frank Capra
"Jaws" (1975) Steven Spielberg
"The Lady Eve" (1941) Preston Sturges
"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) David Lean
"M" (1931) Fritz Lang
"Mad Max 2" / "The Road Warrior" (1981) George Miller
"The Maltese Falcon" (1941) John Huston
"The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) John Frankenheimer
"Metropolis" (1926) Fritz Lang
"Modern Times" (1936) Charles Chaplin
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975) Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
"Nashville" (1975) Robert Altman
"The Night of the Hunter" (1955) Charles Laughton
"Night of the Living Dead" (1968) George Romero
"North by Northwest" (1959) Alfred Hitchcock
"Nosferatu" (1922) F.W. Murnau
"On the Waterfront" (1954) Elia Kazan
"Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) Sergio Leone
"Out of the Past" (1947) Jacques Tournier
"Persona" (1966) Ingmar Bergman
"Pink Flamingos" (1972) John Waters
"Psycho" (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
"Pulp Fiction" (1994) Quentin Tarantino
"Rashomon" (1950) Akira Kurosawa
"Rear Window" (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
"Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) Nicholas Ray
"Red River" (1948) Howard Hawks
"Repulsion" (1965) Roman Polanski
"The Rules of the Game" (1939) Jean Renoir
"Scarface" (1932) Howard Hawks
"The Scarlet Empress" (1934) Josef von Sternberg
"Schindler's List" (1993) Steven Spielberg
"The Searchers" (1956) John Ford
"The Seven Samurai" (1954) Akira Kurosawa
"Singin' in the Rain" (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
"Some Like It Hot" (1959) Billy Wilder
"A Star Is Born" (1954) George Cukor
"A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) Elia Kazan
"Sunset Boulevard" (1950) Billy Wilder
"Taxi Driver" (1976) Martin Scorsese
"The Third Man" (1949) Carol Reed
"Tokyo Story" (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
"Touch of Evil" (1958) Orson Welles
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) John Huston
"Trouble in Paradise" (1932) Ernst Lubitsch
"Vertigo" (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
"West Side Story" (1961) Jerome Robbins/Robert Wise
"The Wild Bunch" (1969) Sam Peckinpah
"The Wizard of Oz" (1939) Victor Fleming

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:18 PM


I hope you like the new look. Green and fresh. It's spring after all - almost summer!

scribbled by Wardi
9:45 PM

Take a holiday

One of the best things I know to make a blue day feel a bit better, or a happy one feel even more glorious, is to put on Madonna's song Holiday. It's so happy and makes me want to dance a silly dance.

Which I do. Luckily noone's here to see me. ;-)

scribbled by Wardi
1:43 PM

Eclectica vinculorum

Marina Bychkova's Enchanted Doll. Bloody gorgeous.

Bill Murray Soundboard.

Davis-Monthan AFB "Boneyard" - a photoset on Flickr of old planes rusting in the desert.

102 Movies You Must See. For all you film geeks. So how many have you seen??

10 Ways to Add Variety to Your Digital Photography. We can always use more ideas, no?

Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Lists. I forget why this is cool, but I guess it muse be since it's here...

Animation Podcast. This should be interesting if you're interested in animation. Among others they talk to: Eamonn Butler, Andreas Deja and Glen Keane.

Finger. You have to see it to believe it.

The Newspaper Clipping Generator. Get your own headline!

DIY MagLite Photolamp. That's kinda cool.

Bokstavskex - get your name in biscuit!

Darth Vader calls the Emperor.

scribbled by Wardi
10:32 AM

Do you know that?

Suddenly having a big smile on your face for no reason and feeling really happy for the same non-existing reason??

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:37 PM

Gone crafty

I've been working on it for a while and at first I had it as a Wordpress blog - because I wanted categories. Oh nifty categories! But it was too annoying in the end. I prefer Blogger.

So, without further ado, my crafty blog: crafty flower. I hope you will stop by once in a while, because I intend to have some ideas for crafty projects that everyone can make. Even if you think you're not crafty or creative. ;-)

And if you are one of those, poor, delusioned, monkeys go listen to this podcast (just download it and play it with Windows Media Player): "Just Because You Think You're Not Creative, Doesn't Mean You Aren't.". Really, really go listen to it.

scribbled by Wardi
10:06 PM

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day card 2006
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Card for my mum.

She liked it a lot. Yay!

The flowers are cut from fabric and glued on some felt that is glued to a card and I finished it off with some ribbons tied around the card.

Sunday, May 14, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
9:23 PM


West Ham flag
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Yesterday we spent with T's family. First we went to Grays Beach with T's sister and the nephew. Grays Beach is a sort of play area for kids with different things to climb on and slides and stuff.

The nephew absolutely loved it! His mother had to buy some chips to prise him away from the slides!

In the afternoon we went round T's parents to watch the FA Cup final between West Ham United and Liverpool.

Or rather, everyone else watched it. I played with the nephew when he woke up after his afternoon in a grumpy mood.

Good day, but very tiring. Keeping up with an almost 3-year-old is hard work! ;-)

*The title refers to West Ham losing. It had to go all the way to penalties so atleast it was an interesting match. Apparently.

scribbled by Wardi
8:18 PM

Walking, drawing

Originally uploaded by wardi.
I've started going for a walk a couple of times a day. In the mornings and in the afternoon.

In the mornings I usually go with T and he then drops me off somewhere and I have about a half hours walk home. It's very refreshing. And now the weather is nice, it is quite...inspiring as well.

And I do think it makes me happier as well. It certainly gives me more energy and helps me overcome my procrastinating somewhat. ;-)

In the afternoon I usually go down to the river do a drawing or a couple. That also makes me happier.

And although our piece of the river isn't particularly inspiring, I find it fascinating nonetheless. And it can be quite beautiful too!

Thursday, May 11, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
8:14 PM

Illustration Friday Fat

Illustration Friday Fat
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Ooh, I actually made it this week.

Fairly straightforward this illustration. I hope, anyway. It has a bit of text and you probably have to click on the image to read it.

Drawing done with Illustrator. Background and effects added in Photoshop.

I dunno why I feel this need to add some kind of texture to the Illustrator drawings. I think sometimes they can seem a bit a "cold"...

I guess a bit of rosy paper adds a certain je-ne-sais-quois. ;-)

Apropos Fat, when you submit the illustration over at Illustration Friday you can upload a thumbnail for it as well. But somehow I can't get the 50x50 px thumbnail under 22K and it has to 15K. Dagnabbit! Anyone reading this who can give me any pointers?? Much appreciate it!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:41 PM

Shameless plug

I hinted at it before, and now it is a reality.

I have a shop. An Etsy shop where I'll be putting my creations - especially the softies - for sale.

At the moment there's only a couple of things (one of the Beelabels!), but more will be added soon.

So go have a look at!

scribbled by Wardi
2:25 PM

Bloom postcard

Bloom postcard
Originally uploaded by wardi.
When we came home from Denmark there was a note from the post office to come down and collect a parcel.

It was my postcards! Postcards I designed myself, a whole box! They turned out really, really good and they arrived quicker than it said on the website of the printing people, vistaprint.

They are so pretty and I totally *heart* them.

And I hope you do too. Cause they are available for your buying pleasure: 25p a piece or 5 for £1.00.

They are blank on the reverse so they can be used for other purposes than just postcards.

Email me for details. :-)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
8:34 PM

Dolphins call each other by name

Scientists have long known that dolphins' whistling calls include repeated information thought to be their names, but a new study indicates dolphins recognize these names even when voice cues are removed from the sound.

For example, a dolphin might be expected to recognize its name if called by its mother, but the new study found most dolphins recognized names -- their signature whistles -- even when emitted without inflection or other vocal cues.

More than that, two dolphins may refer to a third by the third animal's name, said Laela Sayigh, one of three authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Link to Oddly Enough news article.

scribbled by Wardi
5:51 PM

This one's for the Queen of Oklahoma

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take the "Which Superhero am I?" quiz...

scribbled by Wardi
5:12 PM

Don't stand so close the lift*!

There's this guy who's just moved into the flat above ours. Twice today I've gone down with the lift and when the lift doors opened on the ground floor there he was!

The first time he was standing so close to the lift door that I had to almost push my way out. The second time it happened I literally jumped when the lift doors opened and he was standing there. Atleast he apologised for making me jump.

But what is up with that standing so close to the lift doors??? Is he afraid it'll suddenly take of without him??

Whatever the reason, it's bloody rude, cause people inside the lift have no chance of knowing that there's some idiot standing there! Sheesh!

*Elevator to you Americans. ;-)

scribbled by Wardi
5:02 PM

Missing friend

The other night I had a very weird and confused dream (although of course it made sense at the time I was dreaming it) about an old friend of mine. Lots of strange things happened in the dream, but we got separated and later in the dream I was searching for her.

Maybe I should email her. I haven't spoken to her in several years, and I don't even know if her email address still works. And I don't know what to write either.

But I can feel in my bones that I miss my dear friend; we used to be best friends... and now we have no contact. Not because we drifted apart or anything. She moved to Lebanon and it was hard to maintain the friendship because sending and receiving snail mail was quite unreliable and they didn't have internet access then...

I think the dream means that I should try and contact her. If dreams mean anything at all...

Monday, May 08, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:30 PM

April drawing project

Round 26
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Through April I have been doing drawings of round things. Or things that have round elements. Because I wanted to improve on my ability to draw this particular shape which I find incredibly challenging!

I can't really tell if I've improved or not - I hope it! But I'll let you be the judge of that.

The plan was to do a drawing each day, but it didn't happen like that. Of course... I didn't even start doing the drawings till a few days into April, so I guess it's fitting that I didn't finish till a few days into May.

It's very satisfactory to browse through my sketchbook - I made all those drawings! I made a conscious effort to draw almost every day. And I actually did it!

Why did I stop drawing for so long?! It's so enjoyable!

Have a look at the resulting 30 drawings.

Saturday, May 06, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
9:30 PM

Tusken cover

Juxtapoz cover
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Look people! I was browsing the magazines in Borders today and look what was on the cover of Juxtapoz magazine!!

I almost bought the magazine just because of that!

scribbled by Wardi
8:04 PM

Walking in the air!

walking in the air!
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
I Abseiled off the side of the Printworks in Manchester today in aid of the Macmillan nurses,they have provided amazing help to my mother in her fight against cancer this last 18 months and i wanted to give something back.Jumping off a building seemed like a good idea.
It was loads of fun, although as you can see from the picture i did have one fill your pants moment half way down.

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scribbled by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos
6:35 PM

Et cetera

I keep hearing people - even on the news on telly! - pronouncing this as 'ek setera'.

That is so annoying! There is no 'k' sound in that word! Except if you're old skool Roman. They pronounced "c" as 'k'. But then the 'k' would be in the second word 'et ketera'.

When I hear, otherwise well educated, people saying 'ek setera' I just feel like throwing a hissy fit and claw their eyes out!!

scribbled by Wardi
12:01 PM

Despite my best effort...

I'm voting
Originally uploaded by wardi.
Labour didn't do so well yesterday.

But I guess one vote isn't going to do that much of a difference...

- I was actually quite a bit surprised when I received the poll card: I'm allowed to vote in England??

But apparently, it's because I'm from a country that's part of the EU, so I can vote in the local elecetions here in England.

So now I can be a good citizen in two countries!

Friday, May 05, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:18 AM

Time for some celebratory dancing

Fans can look forward to a September filled with classic Star Wars nostalgia, [blah blah blah] the long-awaited DVD release of the original theatrical incarnations of the classic Star Wars trilogy.

In response to overwhelming demand, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release attractively priced individual two-disc releases of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each release includes the 2004 digitally remastered version of the movie and, as bonus material, the theatrical edition of the film. That means you'll be able to enjoy Star Wars as it first appeared in 1977, Empire in 1980, and Jedi in 1983.

Best news in a long time! Read all of it here.

I suppose all those signatures made a difference after all?!

Thanks for the heads up, QT! :-D

Thursday, May 04, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
8:14 PM

Tabloid I

Tabloid I
Originally uploaded by wardi.
This gouache is my first! I got some gouache colours for my birthday and I thought I'd try them out.

The painting is for the Flickr group Every Day in May - a challenge to create something every day in May (obviously). I probably wont get something done for every day, but I'm sure going to try!

I had the idea for this painting on the flight home from Denmark. The passenger next to us left behind a Danish tabloid. I took it home with me. Although I don't read this kind of magazine - and that is no lie - not even at the dentist!

I thought I'd use it for some kind of project - like this one. I think the idea behind this is about the meaninglessness of these magazines. Most of what is in them is taken out of context and is of no interest or worth at all.

And so this painting is taken out of context as well and could be from any given such magazine. It makes no difference. They are pointless.

But maybe that's the whole point...

scribbled by Wardi
3:29 PM

CloneTrooper T

CloneTrooper T
Originally uploaded by KudosGlory.
The lovely Tshirt Wardi made for me. :)
Ain't it Grand!

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

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 scribbled by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos
6:46 PM

Remember me?

Hello all,
Wardi said if i didn't start posting again soon she was gunna sack me...
So i'm pulling my finger out and getting back into the habit :)

So, i'm off to make some lovely pictures of the lovely things Flower has made for me to show you all.

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

scribbled by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos
6:36 PM

Lost little doggy

Lost little doggy
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I spotted this little fella in the undercroft parking here when I passed it on my way to do some shopping.

I don't really like this kind of "sculpture" it just seems so fake.

But it looked so lost and it's missing a leg and it was just begging to be photographed. So there you go: one porcelaine doggy with a missing leg.

...actually isn't it weird that it's called 'with' a missing leg?? Cause quite obviously the leg isn't there!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:18 PM

Ace meets Star Wars

I know most of you guys probably couldn't give a flying damn about embroidery, but just look at that! Embroidered Star Wars! Très cool! Follow this link to find out more. {viaPosted by Picasa

Monday, May 01, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
10:29 PM


I think I've mentioned these frog cakes before. I've never seen them anywhere else but in Denmark. They are very sickly sweet and not really that nice.

But they are very popular nonetheless. Especially with students who use them for socalled Kaj-cake throwing. (the cake is nicknamed 'Kaj' from a character -a green frog- in a Danish childrens programme).

When we were in Denmark, I had a chance to play around a bit with Picasa on my mum's computer. It's brilliant! Especially when you have absolutely LOADS of pictures on your computer!

I dunno why I haven't started using it sooner, seeing as it is so brilliant. Well, I can only recommend it. Also because you can use it to blog pictures or email them... and lots of other things I haven't played around with yet. ;-) Posted by Picasa

scribbled by Wardi
8:57 PM