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Friday, January 24, 2003

pants Last exam over!
Yay! I finished the last exam this Wednesday and now I have today and all of next week to do absolutely nothing! Nice. I do of course have a lot of things I should do like paint the ceiling in the hall, but I also just want to enjoy my freedom a little more. Today I woke up at 9 and stayed in bed till 12 reading - I like this life.

I'm reading "Other women" by Lisa Alther and it's a little funny because it is sooo lesbian, but it is still a very good book. I always liked Lisa Althers way of writing. I found a site that has pictures of covers from lesbian books from the 50's and 60's. I guess I would not be thrilled to read those books, but the covers are wonderfully funny.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003

Not a word about politics..

what an arsehole

I am not going to talk about politics. I let art speak my mind as this very fine piece does. Picture from Davezilla.

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Friday, January 17, 2003

rabbit I can't believe my luck
When I go running I always try to run as much as possible on the grass in the park instead of on the paths. I do that because I have an old injury from when I played handball that makes my shins sore as hell if I run on a hard surface. People look a little puzzled when I make my way through the mud, but hey! I don't have to worry about crashing into other runners when I avoid the paths. Anyway, today as I a fought my way over the lawn in the park I found a really cool and expensive cell phone just lying in the grass and not a soul in sight. I picked it up and brought it home. I had to pour the water out of it, but after doing that I could put my SIM-card in it and turn it on. Yay!

This could not have happened at a better time because my old phone is quickly dying (phones today must be designed to last 1 year max.). I am so lucky! Morale: travel by the path not often taken:-)

Oh, and if you lost your phone in the park today, please e-mail me at

8:44 PM | Link | Blah blahs [2]

tv Pretzel flipz? - Yuck!
January is the prime time of the year for diets. All magazines here in Denmark have some sort small booklet attached to them full of healthy recipes. I think it's a craze but on the other hand I demand my right to moan about my own figure at least 6 times daily so I guess I'm part of it how ever much I hate it.

Today I started out neatly with a strawberry-grapefruit-banana smoothie for breakfast, went on to a salmon sandwich for lunch and for supper I had steamed cod with lots of vegetables. That is good food for a diet right? The thing is I just quit smoking so I get these weird cravings (I once heard someone describe smoking as an oral fixation). So besides for my 3 meals today I had: 50g of raw marzipan, a bag of popcorn, some foul chocolate thingies, a bagel-like bread with sesame seeds, loads of sugary lemonade, and of course a lot of caf´┐Ż latte with sugar and milk.

My point in sharing my food intake today with you is that the diets in the magazines don't work! I ate some really healthy food for all my meals today but I have a sneaking suspicion that I will not have lost weight today. Just because you "fry" your chicken without fat it probably won't make your cravings for odd snacks like pretzel flipz go away. The magazines will have to do better than that. -They could start out by choosing some models that didn't have anorexia. If they did that maybe the designer would start to make clothes in sizes that fit ordinary people. And if.. OK, now I'm rambling. I just get so tired of this whole diet show every year. And I get even more annoyed that I let myself be part of it.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

tank Haha!
Maybe it's a little late for New Years-humor, but I found this wonderful best of 2002 with some very tasteful articles about September 11 and Saddam Hussein's moustache. Very funny!

I also found this serious article about involving the American children in the war against Iraq.

I guess now that I'm almost done with my exams I have more time to enjoy surfing the net for fun stuff instead of just printing semester notes from the schools site. I made sort of a New Years resolution about having more links to good and funny stuff on the net in my weblog. I know I love when people recommend something that I would never have found myself.

Oh, and go see the movie Frida.

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Wow! I wish I could write like that!
Anne at Double X Deviant just writes in such a beautiful way. Go read this post about the woman that made Anne more colorfull. You will know what I mean about beautiful writing.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

book I survived the usability exam
Today was the last exam in my "3 in a week program". It was about user friendliness in computer programs which sounds interesting, but don't be fooled - it's sooo boring. Sadly one of the gurus in usability, Jakob Nielsen, is Danish. Davezilla has made fun of him in many ways using an interface that I understand.

By the way, I think the exam today went OK. I will get my results in a month or so, but this one I don't think I flunked. The exam I took this Saturday I definitely think I flunked..

5:58 PM | Link | Blah blah [0]

Thursday, January 09, 2003

magnet OK! I sinned today!
I think I might have smoked a cigarette or 8 today... Not what I had in mind for this "I quit smoking" theme i have right now but hey! I had an exam today and then 10 hours of hardware/OS-fighting so I'm almost excused?

I did have a nice long walk in the snow today though. I always complain it never snows in Denmark but these last days have been really beautiful. I don't think my girlfriend agrees on that, she has to drive the car to work every morning and when it snows here it's always chaos.

12:50 AM | Link | Blah blahs [3]

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

poison Man am I going to be rich!
As those of you that have been reading my weblog for a while will know, I have a really bad financial situation and a tendency to get distracted. The distraction-rate climbs dramatically in a period of exam-reading (like now), so while not doing what I was supposed to do today I wrote a little function that tells me how much money I have saved since January 2nd when I quit smoking. Its right under the book section to the right.

I find it a lot easier to quit smoking if I think of the money I save and if I force myself to think of cigarettes as the most stinking poison ever invented (which it is.. - see, its working.. hehe).

I have an exam tomorrow, but I haven't really studied for it. Actually I almost never study for exams, I guess my way of getting nervous about them is to not read instead of read like crazy like most people do. The comfortable choice for someone like me that distracts easily.

2:39 PM | Link | Blah blah [0]

Monday, January 06, 2003

devilguy Long time no post and happy New Year!
It's been ages since I wrote on my weblog.. Christmas, a cold, New Years Eve, a dead computer, and a trip to Sweden to go snowboarding kept me away from the keyboard.
I had a nice Christmas with my family enjoying the quiet and reading a lot of fiction which was nice, because I normally read stuff with sexy titles like "Object Oriented Problem Solving - Java, Java, Java". My grandmother has moved in with my parents in their house, so the guest room is no longer free to use. That meant I had to sleep on the sofa in front of the fireplace - I don't know why I didn't always do that, it's wonderful to be reading all night in front of the fire. I will put some books reviews in my books section soon.
Birgitte got a CD-writer for Christmas so we spend some time getting it to work, recording music, and printing labels. It's so good to have a CD-Writer so the hard disks (only 5GB) can get cleaned up.

6:06 PM | Link | Blah blahs [2]