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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fence me in

Hello, this is a..uhh.. public service sort of post. Look at that picture up there - that's my computer desktop. Doesn't it look lovely and clutter free? Especially lovely because it has an aerial photo of the first bit of Denmark you see when flying over from England. But I digress...

Looks can be deceiving and so with my desktop, because this is what it actually looks like. Quite a different story, isn't it? I love the clean look of the above image. But my desktop just cannot stay like that, because, well, I dump 'stuff' there and not in a tidy or moderate way.

So, how can I have both? Tidy and mess all at once? If you're like me, you may want to check out a little program called Fences. You can make boxes (the darker rectangles in the 'messy' shot) to group similar files or folders. And the "Fenced" boxes can be any size, so you can have 20 files in one, but only show a few - then you simply scroll in the box to the desired file.

But what abot the clean look? It's the best bit. And so simple and great: double-click to show your messy desktop, double-click to hide it. Oh how I wish such a facility was available for my home. Double-click and all the cleaning is done.

You can set files and folders manually, so if you want the folder with pictures of your pet iguana always visible, you can. So neat.

Please do yourself a favour and check (try!) out Fences, especially if you are a li'l miss messy like me, but still like the serenity of a clean desktop. I can't remember where I came across Fences, but I've been using it for about 6 months and It Is Awesome.

And the best bit is that Tony, who of course is a complete desktop clean freak, can't see all the clutter on my computer and so I avoid the "OMG what is all that crap on your desktop?!" comments. ;-)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Atleast one reason to love Twitter

The other day I came across this article on the Guardian website. It is about Ivy Bean who is on Twitter. There wouldn't be anything spectacular about someone being on Twitter, of course. Except that she is 104 years old! Isn't that awesome?

But the thing about that article that really moved me is this: ' Before [being on Twitter], Bean says, "All I used to do was sit all day and fall asleep. I'd be miserable if I didn't do it." '

Isn't that cool? And, not only is it keeping her awake, but think of all the people she connects with through Twitter. More than 50,000 people are following her. I'll bet she, like a lot of elderly people, don't get *that* many visits, so being able to have conversations (even ones that are only 140 characters long!) with all these lovely people -even some celebs- must be quite special for her.

Imagine if all old people could have this opportunity (if they felt like it)! Maybe life would feel a little less lonely and surely, keeping people awake physically and mentally would be an added bonus.

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Home + HOME

He he he. I went to the google.dk just now and looky looky! Red and white and with the map of Denmark dressed in the flag. Seeing that just made me ridiculously gleeful. It is Grundlovsdag (=Constitution Day) in Denmark today.

It's also Father's Day (in DK), which I just realised that I had forgotten all about. Oops!

Today I watched 7 episodes of (season 5 of) West Wing. Man, I love that show. Most of the time I have no idea what they are talking about with the politics and all that. But it doesn't matter, just listening to people who sound smart is really nice. Also, all that talking means it's not strictly necessary to look at the screen all the time. Which is very good for crafting. ;-)

Speaking of watching stuff - I would recommend you go and watch HOME - an incredibly beautiful and very, very thought provoking film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. But be warned, it is over an hour long. But worth it. Watch it with your kids if you've got any. We don't, but I watched it with all the softies. (not really ;-) )

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy first day of spring!

Isn't Google looking all pretty like for the occasion?

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Is lunch a boring topic?

My lunch. Leftovers from dinner last night. It's a hearty combo of onions, carrots and potatoes with a bit of fresh ginger, a couple of gloves of garlic, one chilli, juice of half a lime and a couple of handfuls of goji berries. Served with couscous and a generous dollop of sour cream. Quite nice. But if it is to have any effect on my cold (which was the intention), I think I would have to increase the amount of ginger, chilli and garlic. Just so I would be completely impossible to sleep next to! ;-)

Taken with the camera on my new phone. Which I am quite pleased with. Now that I finally have it! I ordered it at the end of January as part of an upgrade type thing from my soon-to-be former mobile provider (Orange), but after 2 weeks we'd heard nothing from them. A couple more days passed and then we contacted them and apparently they needed the 3 digit security code from the credit card (isn't that weird when you are already a customer?!) - why they hadn't contacted us about this, is a mystery to me (us) and seems like rather poor customer service. Then, nothing happened for several more days, a week perhaps. So we got in touch with them again and now it turned out that the phone was out of stock. What the f***?

So last Thursday we went to the Three shop at the local shopping centre. They did have it in stock, but I didn't have any ID with me, so they couldn't let me have it then and there (fair enough, it is a fairly new phone and with good specs and stuff). But on Saturday morning a postman delivered my new phone. In less than 2 days! I've not had problems with Orange before, but to be honest, the only reason I was with Orange was so we could get 2 for 1 cinema tickets. But we go to the cinema so rarely that it won't matter much.

Not sure why I told you all that, really. I guess I just wanted to have a little moan. Maybe I'm becoming English? ;-) Oh and, the new phone (which I got mainly for the onboard camera) is the Sony-Ericsson C905 in case you were wondering.

Right. I've got a green cake to bake!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Colour drop

Another blanket finished. Need to take some more pictures. ;-)

I am using this picture as my desktop wallpaper on the computer. Nothing like a splash of colour to brighten your day, eh? If you'd like it too, send me an email with your screen resolution and I'll send you... :-)

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It is soooo cold today!

Hello world!

Now this is a novel experience, I am not writing this with my keyboard but with the pen I got for Christmas. So not only is it great for drawing, but darn sorn it, I can use it to write blog posts as well! How cool is that?

Of course. it does take a bit of getting used to. And the software has to learn to recognise my hand writing. Which is no small feat! But so far it is working pretty great. Even when my writing gets a little sloppy, which it often does, haha. But if a computer can learn to recognise my handwriting, why do people then complain that it is difficult to read?

Obviously, my writing doesn't come out as handwriting in this post. Which some people would probably be thankful for. But I really like the idea of "communicating" with the computer in a move direct way. If that makes sense?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New, new, new!

Oh. My. God.

I've got a new computer! A NEW computer! Not just an upgrade to the old one, but a brand new, take it out of the box, plug it in, here we go computer! I have never had that before. My previous ones have been either my dad's old one or one I built with my dad. Which was cool too, it is nice to know exactly what is inside the thing, you know. But this is NEW! And shiny! With a very pretty monitor. Exactly the monitor that I wanted. Flat screen! There's so much room on my desk now, I barely know what to do with it*!

But now I really must stop playing with it - so many things to install and customise! -and go to bed. I'll show you before and after pictures soon. Weeeeeeee! Sorry. I'm just so excited. Giddy!



*don't worry, I'll fill it with stacks of paper and other crap in no time! ;-)

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

A blog button how-to

It has come to my attention (thanks, Liz!) that not everyone is down with how to add a button/badge type thing. So I guess I better explain it, eh!? ;-)

It is pretty easy. First you copy the button picture to your computer and then you upload it to the web somewhere. If you're using Blogger, one way of doing this is to create a new post, upload the button picture to that post, go to 'Edit HTML' mode, copy the code/text that looks like the bit I've highlighted below, yours will of course not be absolutely identical, but you get the idea..?

<.a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://www.wardi.dk/uploaded_images/buttonhowto-790733.png"><.img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer;" src="htp://www.wardi.dk/uploaded_images/buttonhowto-790725.png" alt="" border="0" />

(My example looks a little bit different to what you will actually see, because Blogger automatically reads it as code and that is not very helpful for us!)

Ok, once you've copied that bit, you can delete the code and pretend that blog post never existed. You don't need it any more.

Next, you need to go to where you can play around with your HTML code. In Blogger that is called Template (I'm sorry, but I only know about Blogger, so I'm sticking with explaining it for that. If you get completely stuck trying to add it in another blogging platform, email me and I'll try and help you as best as I can). In your template you need to find the '<.body>' (it won't have the '.' in it, I just have to add it so silly old Blogger won't make it invisible) part of the code and in that the 'sidebar' bit (at least that would be the logic name for it) you type the following
and in the bit that is highlighted you paste the code you just copied. Now save your changes and republish your template and you should be done! A wee word of advice, if you're a bit scared that you might mess up your template, copy and paste the whole template code into a Notepad or Word document and save it. That way, if you do mess it up (of course you won't, you're pretty smart, right?) you have a back up.

I hope this rather convoluted post makes sense and helps you in some way. If not, feel free to email me. Oh and, this doesn't only apply to adding my button, it's the same for any button.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

No foundation + Moebius

I made this bracelet last night. It is special in two ways: it has no foundation chain (!) and it is a Moebius strip. The no foundation chain business is quite handy because it means that the first row has the same tension as the rest of it. Whenever I've made a ripple blanket, the foundation chain is always tighter than the rest, which is quite annoying! And now that I've learnt to do the no foundation chain I'm considering frogging my blanket and redoing it. I must be mad! And the question I have to ask myself: am I that much of a perfectionist? Perhaps not. Heh.

Moebius strip, what the heck is that? It's a surface which only has one side and one edge. What? Yes, that is entirely possible! I've been seeing people making knit versions of it as a shrug, but only the other day did I stumble upon an explanation on how to do it with crochet. I probably could have twigged it myself if I had studied the knit patterns, but since I only have a very rudimentary knowledge of knitting, I might not. But the science geek in me is very happy to have found out how to do this. I might actually make a moebius shrug for myself for the wedding.

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I sometimes wonder exactly how young I look to other people. Rarely do people think I'm the age I am (32). Always younger. Which I suppose I should be happy about! But then again. This morning I was a bit early for work, so I sat in the lunch room and I was drawing in my sketchbook. As you do. And one of my colleagues asked me "are you just doodling?" I said yes and smiled and then she said "oh, I thought it might have been homework". I just smiled. Homework. Huh. I just couldn't get myself to say to her that I might be a wee bit old to be doing homework. She is really nice and she might get embarrassed in that very English way. You know what I mean. ;-)

Right-o, I'm off to cook dinner for my man when he comes home from his very taxing office job! And then we're off to Sainsbury's to buy a fan so we can feel a bit cooler in the flat. Cheerio!

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Quite Interesting

Ok, here's the short version of our outing to be in the QI audience yesterday: we stood in line for ages, but it was totally worth, because it was fricking amazingly funny! Stephen Fry wore a lovely green suit with a pink shirt (I think) shirt and tie. The panel was: Allan Davies (duh), Sean Lock (*swoon*), Ben Miller and Rob Brydon. This is for the F series so the topic was the future.

Here's the longer version:
As if standing in line for ages wasn't enough, at some point they separated the queue into two and the second queue was mostly people who got there later than us, they were let in before us. It seemed pretty arbitrary and was pretty annoying as well! But in we got, after having our bags searched for sharp objects etc. The security guy was trying to be Mr Funny. He wasn't so much...

I found it quite interesting (snort) that there were people of all ages and all walks of life in the audience. There was some rather posh looking people right in front of us in the queue, expensive handbags, shades and jeans - you know the type. Strangely, most people were white. I think I saw one Asian looking woman, but that's it. I wonder why that is. Is QI "white" humour?

While waiting for the 'show' to go on, we were looking at the crew (or whatever they are called on a tv set) preparing. There were also some telly screens which showed quite interesting facts about a 16 foot long carrot and how the hippo's sweat works as a sunblock. Then the warm-up guy came on and made people laugh. He asked if there was anyone from overseas in the audience and he then spoke to a few of those and most of his 'material' was stereotypes about their particular countries. Which I found not so cool. But maybe that's just me. And if you happen to watch this particular episode of QI and you see shots of the audience laughing, that is filmed during this warm up, not during the actual taping. I know this, because there were no cameras pointed at the audience while the chaps were on stage.

So Stephen Fry comes out, sits down and chats a bit to the audience and then he introduces the others one at a time: Sean Lock *swoon*, Rob Brydon, Ben Miller and Alan Davies. It was Ben Miller's first time on QI, but he seemed to fit straight in. And he's REALLY smart, he was explaining all these things about physics and whether 'nothing' can actually be.

Oh, I almost forgot! Just before Stephen Fry came on stage, they showed an extra that will be on the DVD for series 4. It has got something to do with the song about Peter Cushing that Alan Davies talked about in one of those episodes. REALLY funny stuff!

They were talking about how Rob gets mistaken for Ben and that sort of became the running joke though out the thing. There was a hilarious moment when they put their heads together like they were Siamese twins and then they looked at each other straight in the eye and kissed. To much whooping from the audience as you can imagine!

Oh jeez, I knew I should have written this all down last night, I feel like I'm already forgetting a lot of funny moments. Maybe I'll come back to it and add stuff!

Anyway, more that I still remember: Fry compared a 'sports' bottle to 'your mummy's teat', it transpired that Fry's cousin (a woman) used to date David Furnish (!), Sean Lock stopped the whole thing because he needed the loo! Fry showed Alan Davies some of the answers and he also spoke in Klingon and esperanto. Although those two incidents were not related. One thing he said in Esperanto was 'my hover craft is full of eels' to which Sean Lock *swoon* said, 'hey, I can say that in Danish'. Which he did! But it sounded like he said 'my hover craft is full of beer'*.

Ok, my brain is dying, must be the heat... But this was really great, if you get the chance you should definitely go. We just requested tickets for another episode!!


*Danish for eel = ål, beer = øl.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Let's hope it's not hypergolic

Some more favourite words from Wordsmith.org

Acidulous. Somewhat sour in taste or in manner.
Caustic. 1. Capable of burning or corroding. 2. Highly critical; sarcastic.
Vitriolic. Extremely caustic; bitterly scathing.
Senectitude. Old age.
Transpontine. 1. Across the bridge. 2. Situated on the south side of the Thames River in London. 3. Melodramatic (alluding to the type of dramas once performed in theaters south of the Thames).
Facetiae. Witty or humorous remarks or writings.
Hypergolic. Igniting on contact.
Nonce. 1. The present or immediate occasion. 2. The time being.
Fustian. Bombastic: marked by pretentiousness or pomposity.
Abderian. Given to excessive or incessant laughter.
Nosism. The use of 'we' in referring to oneself.
Aliterate. One who is capable of reading but not interested in it.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

UmBaRella

Hey, how you doin'? Did you get through yesterday's storm alright? For non-UK readers, we had one heck of a storm here yesterday. Oh it was cold! It was windy-windy-windy! It rained! One thing I don't get about the the very windy + rain combination is that people use umbrellas when they go out. I just don't get it. If it's really windy, the umbrella is hardly going to keep you terribly dry and more importantly, the wind is likely to blow your umbrella out of shape and then it's definitely no use to you. The amount of discarded umbrellas I saw yesterday was.. well, lots!

Speaking of umbrellas, isn't it weird that it's called an umbrella? Because wouldn't that mean something like 'little shade'? So it's raining and, logically,you think to yourself I think I will get out my umbrella so I can get in the shade. Right? In Danish it's called 'paraply' which I do believe comes from French 'para pluie', 'against rain', which, as metaphors go, is a much better description. Of course, thinking about the oddity of umbrella, I had to look it up and it turns out that the word doesn't, as such, have anything to do with shade. It comes from the Latin word 'umbel' and is simply influenced by 'ombra', also from latin. I'm sorry if this is getting very strange and boring, but I love this sort of stuff. If you do too, I really (REALLY) ecommend reading the book The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher. It's awesome and very enlightening.

I've been looking on eBay for some stuff for our invitations and earlier I came across a couple of listings where I wouldn't buy from the seller even if I really needed the item. The first one is not too bad, I guess, it's just rather silly. The picture is not very good and in the description it says "If you want a clearer picture please e-mail me and I shall see what I can do". Isn't that bizarre? The picture is people's only proper way to judge a product online, so why not make it clear to begin with? So lazy!

The second one must be written by someone who doesn't know how to switch off Caps Lock because it's all caps and THAT'S JUST LIKE SHOUTING AT PEOPLE, especially when you use the largest available font size. But the weirdest thing about is the returns policy which says: IF YOU AINT HAPPY YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK. Wow, that sounds really rather aggressive, doesn't it?

Ok, I hope you were somewhat entertained by this post. I'm sorry I haven't got anything crafty to post, but you know how it is, right? However, tomorrow I'm hoping I can be arsed to show you pictures of some more crochet brooches, a blanket I'm making for Tony, some new earrings I got and maybe some other stuff. So tomorrow will be jam-packed, I hope you're up for it! ;-)

Oh, btw, I almost forgot, on Saturday morning I did something I've only done once before here in England: I drove the car! That's a big thing for me, because I really hate not being able to drive here, I don't want to always be a passenger! But it's baby steps before I'll be driving alone, I think. Getting used to the car and roads being opposite is one thing, but there's also a lot more traffic here than in Denmark. Still, I'm proud of myself.

Finally, would you like to test something for me? Tony and I are making a website thing with information for the English guests to our wedding, and it would be great if someone would give us some input about it before we send off our invitations. So you must be able to pretend like you are English (if you are something else, naturally. If you are English, please don't imagine that you are Italian, for example!) and going to our wedding in Denmark. Email me if you want to be our guinea pig! Thank you.

The End.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Pretty flags

Isn't the interweb wonderful? It connects us all in a way that was never possible before. I'm always surprised when someone from far-away places like Sri Lanka and Ecuador visit my tiny little website. It blows my mind! And look at the colours of the flags all together, isn't it pretty? Would you be surprised to know that when I was little I used to know the majority of the flags by heart? ...probably not, eh? ;-)

I just wanted to say to those who're waiting for email replies from me: it's coming! And I'm sorry to make you think I'm ignoring you.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Swarm + spray

We're bringing over a couple of English (rectangular) pillows to Denmark. It's a bit weird, I suppose; but it's because Tony is weird, he just can't seem to sleep properly with a Danish (square) pillow. So recently we got ourselves some new pillows anyway, and the old ones will go to stay in Denmark.

But you can't have pillows without covers, so we bought some cheap ones in IKEA and yesterday I decorated them. A swarm of Daleks for Tony and a gentle spray of ginkgo leaves for me. Did you know: I love stamping things?!

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Today's word and then some!

I subscribe to Wordsmith's Word of the Day. Because I like words and I like to know weird words and what they mean. Most of them would probably never find their way into my active vocabulary, but it's all good. Here are some that I especially like or find interesting/amusing:

hypnopompic: Pertaining to the semiconscious state before waking.
purple prose: An overly ornate piece of writing.
chav: A youth whose behavior is marked by ignorance, aggression, and a fondness for jewelry and clothing.
adultescent: An adult whose activities and interests are typically associated with youth culture.
excursive: Tending to wander off; rambling.
adscititious: Derived from outside; external; additional.
vilipend: 1. To treat someone with contempt. 2. To disparage.
lagniappe: An unexpected benefit, especially a small gift a customer receives with a purchase.
bunbury: An imaginary person whose name is used as an excuse to some purpose, especially to visit a place.
macroscian: 1. One casting a long shadow. 2. One who inhabits polar regions.
platitudinarian: One who utters platitudes or trite remarks.
riant: Smiling, cheerful.
jentacular: Relating to breakfast.

And speaking of that last word, I think it's time I have some breakfast. :-)

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Æbleskiver

These are æbleskiver (literally 'apple slices') which is a Danish Christmas staple. They are a bit like pancakes, but balls cooked in a special pan. They are oh-so very lovely and yummy. We had them on Saturday, but I forgot to take a picture of them. So of course I was forced (I mean, the sacrifices I have to make for you lot!) to have some today so I could take a picture. There are no actual apple slices in them, unless you make them the old-fashioned way. There is a tiny bit of cardamom in them, but they are pretty flavour-less. Which is why you dip them in sugar, icing sugar or jam. And to be honest, it's best with all three at the same time! ;-)

If you would like to try making æbleskiver yourself, here's a website which will sell you all you need. Well, really you only need the special pan; I'm happy to share my recipe with anyone who wants it. You just have to promise me two things: you will only make æbleskiver during December and you will not eat it for breakfast (I really don't understand why you would do that anyway.) ;-)

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I'm feeling really proud of myself lately. I've been really good and unsubscribed from quite a few blogs and I'm also in the process of deleting some of the posts I've kept new. Because, honestly, when am I ever going to read all of it? Never, that's when. So many have already succumbed and more still will follow. It actually feels pretty good. All this digital pack-rattery can't be good for ya. ;-)

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scribbled by Carina 12/04/2007 06:56:00 PM


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Thursday, November 08, 2007

The cinnamon buns in your hair start to grow mold

I put this image on the wardi.dk page yesterday. It was in need of some decoration. :-)

I'm absolutely knackered, so my intentions of getting some emails written tonight will lead nowhere. If you're expecting an email from me, I must ask for your patience a little longer.

Instead you can have a read of this geeky Star Wars thing sent to me in an email from one of my friends. It's long, I must confess; and I even shortened it to get rid of the not so funny bits. If you want, I'd happy to send the whole thing to you. ;-)

Right, I'm off to snuggle under a blanket in front of the telly.

You can recite *all* the dialogue from the trilogy.
You watch the entire trilogy at least once a month.
You wonder why the SW theme never makes it into those "clasical collections."
Whenever you went to the beach with your friends, you always walked single file, to hide your numbers.
You've written several letters to the Prime Minister recommending that he dissolve the council, put power in the hands of the regional governors, and let fear keep the local systems in line.
When trying unsuccessfully to snare that last Cheerio floating in your cereal bowl, you remarked, "The Force is strong with this one."
On Halloween, you would never dress as: Luke, Han Solo, Leia, Vader, Chewie, Threepio, Artoo.
However, you would dress as: Wedge, Porkins, Crix Madine, that spider droid from Jabba's palace that fat dancer from Jabba's palace, Sy Snootles, the Cantina bartender. The monster in the trash compactor, Boba Fett, An Imperial probe droid.
You've been pulled over by a policeman, and when asked to see your driver's license you replied, "You don't need to see my identification." And when he asks about your two friends in the back "They're for sale, if you want them."
You have held up an onion ring and said, "Look sir...droids!"
While sitting on the couch with your girlfriend, she comments about being cold. So, naturally, you slice open the side of the cushion and stuff her in.
You answer the phone "Die wanna wanga?"
Whenever you buy a new appliance, you make sure to get one that speaks Bocce.
When someone apologizes to you, you choke him and tell him that you accept his apology.
You ride your motorbike through the forest at top speed, and survive after throwing yourself off just before it hits a tree.
You've 'wielded' a flashlight and made humming sounds.
You wave your hand purposefully and 'use the force' to open and close automatic doors or elevator doors.
When accelerating your car to enter the motorway, you tell your passengers to strap in and prepare for light speed.
Your significant other dumps you because every time she/he says, "I love you" you always respond, "I know."
When leaving a restaurant, you can't resist signing Boba Fett or Darth Vader in the guestbook.
You went through a state of depression when Chewie died (EU).
You look at "big hairy carpets" with more respect than before.
You speak Huttese.
You could have sworn you saw bantha tracks during your trip to the grand canyon.
Every time somebody sneezes, you say, "May the force be with you."
The cinnamon buns in your hair start to grow mold.
You refer to money as credits without trying to.
You respond to any mention of the legality of something with "I will make it legal."
You start reliving the speeder bike chase on your motorbike.
Someone tells you your car is old and beat-up, you reply "She'll do .5 past light speed..."
You refer to getting off the motorway as coming out of hyperspace.
Someone says they will try to do something you automatically respond "Do or do not. There is no try."
The last time a cute guy tried to hug you, your hands were dirty.
When your mom asks you to clean your room, you say "Leave that to me."
You have a long braid in you hair like Obi-Wan in E1.You call your boss/teacher "Master"
You went to the nearest recruiting centre and asked to be assigned to the 121st TIE squadron
While listening to the soundtrack without knowing the name of the song you are listening to, you know exactly what's happening while it’s playing.
In foreign language class, you tell the teacher, "Hey! If I'm fluent in over six million forms of communication, then how come I'm getting such a bad grade in this class?"
When your friends confide in you and tell you their deepest, darkest secrets, you say, "You are far too trusting."
When your dad says, "You will do as I tell you, I am your father," you begin to scream uncontrollably and shout, "NOOOO! It's not true! That's impossible!!" at the top of your lungs.
You now want to become an astronaut to see if there really is a Lando system.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda come to you in your dreams and give you advice about tough situations you're dealing with.
Yoda's little sayings have had a profound impact on your life and you abide by them religiously.
You've created lyrics to the songs in Star Wars.
Instead of saving for college, you save up for Star Wars stuff you plan to buy.
Anyone who doesn't like Star Wars you proclaim is an Imperial.
As a child, whenever you had broken something, your response was always, "It must've had a self-destruct mechanism. I didn't hit it that hard."
You've refused to enter a cave/cavern/tunnel without a handgun and a large stick.
When you waited for a friend to catch up with you, you told him to hurry up or he'd be a permanent resident.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to Star Wars.

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scribbled by Carina 11/08/2007 07:41:00 PM


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Friday, October 05, 2007

Wiiiiiii!

We finally got our Wii today. We've only been waiting for it for a couple of months - since I signed up for a new mobile contract. Otherwise we would not have got it; it was free (frii!) with that contract - can you believe it?! Trust Tony to know about ways of getting it for free.

So, once We've (Tony) got it all set up, we'll have some fun playing with it. Wiii!!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Arrr, me smilies!


It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

And it's the 25th birthday of the smiley!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

He's mistaken

...if he thinks he can beat me. ;-b

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My sweetie in print!

Well... sort of! See, he posts on the SFX magazine online forums and posters could ask questions for an interview with Freema Agyeman (Martha from Doctor Who) and Tony's question was picked! :-)

Also on those forums, they have a weekly picture challenge and they had some pictures from that in the magazine this month. And one of them is of my friend Steven! How cool is that!

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Hey Kate, this one's for you

As some might know, I subscribe to a mind boggling amount of blogs in Bloglines, so the fact that a few minutes ago I didn't have a single unread post is quite astonishing. And will undoubtedly change very soon! It has taken quite a bit of effort to whittle down this huge amount of inspiration and information. I started before we went to Denmark and got the 8000+ (!!!!!) unreads down to about 1500 (I think). Of course, that went up again while we were away, but in the last couple of days I've had another go at it!

So from now on I'm going to try and keep it more manageable, maybe even get rid of some of the feeds (gasp!). And I'm certainly going to try to not keep everything new. That is a really bad habit. "Oh that looks interesting, I'll read it properly when I have time". Yeah, right. I usually don't come back and read it. In fact, I usually forget all about it.

It is some kind of digital pack rat-ism. I'm not sure exactly what is supposed to happen if I don't save every interesting little morsel. I think I sometimes justify it with "but it's for inspiration!" (try saying that with a Luke "but I was going into Tosche Station.." Skywalker kind of voice and I think you know what I mean!), but that's pretty stupid, because I shouldn't take inspiration from others, I should come up with it myself. Of course, there's nothing wrong with getting inspired by others, it's just the excessive-ness of all these links and posts and such...

Sometimes I keep a post new because it has a pretty picture, and that is really the silliest reason at all. Especially considering that I have a "Borrowed pictures" folder on my computer with several sub-folders for different kinds of pictures: colour inspiration, interiors, projects, flowers and research material for things I'm working on. That's where those pretty pictures should go, if anywhere.

So, next I'll be trying to* get rid of a good portion of those posts I've kept new so far. I mean, almost 10,000 (!), that's kinda embarrassing! Of course, the ultimate goal would be getting those down to zero as well, but that's probably not going to happen!


*Do or do not, there is no try!

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Cause for celebration!

Today is the 30th anniversary of Star Wars (the first film, anyway!). I love these films, on so many levels. Not least because they are the reason I'm together with my sweet Tony. But that's a different story.

I think I'll wear a wee SW pin to work today. Just because...

And I can't wait 'till July when we're going to the SW Celebration in London - my birthday present from Tony! Oi, his girlfriend is such a geek. ;-)

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scribbled by Carina 5/25/2007 09:31:00 AM


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