Welcome to this here place of introspection and extroversion (not to mention perversion) in Sunny Tokyo ;-)
Sunday, November 30, 2003
Friday, November 28, 2003
Have nothing to do? ..why not download the internet..? No..? Then I could regale you with my immense sense of accomplishement after attacking my fathers livingroom, or rather what used to be called a livingroom before the boxes moved in...
And managing, in just one day mind you ! To make it into a proper livingroom, with a sofa, a cofee table and the telltale ;-) desk for me to study at (always the self preservation there somewhere ;-). So we have actual floor visible up there and to top it all I´ve actually spent all day up there studying !! Yup, not kidding you, even though exams are more than two weeks away I still went of my own free will and studyed ;-).. Cheers from madville all ;-)
Thursday, November 27, 2003
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
As winter is now properly upon us and it is good to see that the Icelandic police are ever vigilant and prepaired to take on any tasks needed ;-) Snowmen are popping up wherever and last I heard Ragnar had something to do with the largest snowman built on Austurbæjarskóli school grounds ;-)
Talking about him (I know, I know, over proud mum syndrom, wait it gets worse!) Last night there was a class evening and Ragnar insisted, much to my surprice that both me and Elena come along as well. I wasn´t overly thrilled to say the least, had planned a nice quiet evening with Elena and foresaw a load of screaming kids playing whilst I tried to keep up polite (and infinitely boring) conversation with other equally tired parents. But alas no, as soon as we got there we were ushered into the auditorium and told that all the kids would now stand up on the stage and read for us...
HORROOR GASP me and the mum next to me felt awful knowing our sons can´t read for the life of them... But of course they turned out to be great! :-D
Ragnar read a (very) short story written by himself and he did it with such pinache! Instead of mumbling and staring at the floor he´d obviously learnt it off by heart, he looked out into the audience, smiled and recited the story loud and clear! And at the end everone laughed at the funny ending!! I was SOOOO proud! Not a hint of shyness, not a hint of any worries, just him being there proudly enjoying himself!
The other kid :-) was also amazing, instead of reading he sang a very intricate and difficult song perfectly :-)
It is intresting to note that the kids that have problems, or rather aren´t exactly on that irritating line called the norm, always seem to make up for it with other talents. Sindri, the other boy, had stage presence, held his microphone and danced and Ragnar, by far, had the best theatrical talent... Neither of them stage-shy at all !
I love the zebra, think the flowers are pretty, the pirates awesome and and the rack inviting...... But I found the bum sticking out thing with the eyes on page two absolutely ghastly!!!! What do you think..? Oh by the way..due warning ! .. loads of homo sapiens sapiens mammaries on display! (breasts or tits tits you nincompoop!)
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Please give me thoughts and comments on this layout and the layout I designed for Svava.... please....
And finally ; I can so relate to him here ;-) Who invented peas anyway..I love vegetables but Beans and peas??? Those sadists up there !!!
Are you in touch with your inner metrosexuality??? No? If you´re not sure you might always take the test.
With so many buzzwords making their way onto, across, and off the scene before you can say "supercalleyfragilisticespi" -- okay, before you can say "boo" -- you've probably already noticed that you need help keeping up with today's hippest terms. One of the latest to confuse me is metrosexual.
The ESPN minimalist definition of a Metrosexual is;
metrosexual (MET.roh.sek.shoo.ul) n. A dandyish narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban lifestyle; a straight man who is in touch with his feminine side. ?metrosexuality n.
The newly popular media and marketing buzzword seems to mean different things to different people, but in general, a metrosexual:
- is a modern, usually single man in touch with himself and his feminine side;
- grooms and buffs his head and body, which he drapes in fashionable clothing both at work or before hitting an evening hotspot;
- has discretionary income to stay up to date with the latest hairstyles, the newest threads, and the right shaped shoes;
- confuses some guys when it comes to his sexuality;
- makes these same guys jealous of his success with the ladies -- for many metros, to interact with women is to flirt;
- impresses the women who enjoy his company with the details that make the man;
- his appreciation for literature, cinema, or other arts
- his flair for cooking
- his savoir faire in choosing the perfect wine and music
- his eye for interior design
- is a city boy or, if living a commute away from downtown, is still urbane, if not rightly urban;
- enjoys reading men's magazines...
Now how´s that for useless information of the day thanks to Gunnella and her procrastinating ponderings ;-P
Here is a horoscope meme. You pick your birth month, and then cross out everything that's not applicable.
Active and dynamic. Decisive and haste but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people's problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring.
Humm intresting ......only crossed out one....? I´m not too sure about dynamic and don´t know exactly what a strong mentality entails. Leave your opinions on the matter willya ;-)
You are Brian the Brain. You are smart and feel
pressured to keep getting A's. What would you be doing if you weren't out making yourself a better citizen?!
Which member of The Breakfast Club are you?
brought to you by Quizilla
Considering he´s now the schizoid, clinically depressed and extremely sexually attractive main caracter of "dead End" I´m actually quite chuffed ;-)
Monday, November 24, 2003
I think the obsessive compulse bit should have been higher, by far !! Because since I first took this test (intresting how the resaults keep changing ;-) I have been miffed / irritated / aggravated !! As I see it these resaults don´t say anything..... What does 34% Schizoid mean?
Does it mean that I am the same as 34% of the people that took the test?...
Does it mean that 34% of my character is Schizoid?....
Does it mean that I am 34% above the "norm" ?...
They explain it as ;
Test Note: Read the descriptions below to avoid misinterpreting test results (for example, the Antisocial classification does not mean you don't like to talk to people). This test is constructed so that if you selected the middle answer on every question of a particular type, you would get a 50% rating.
Am I merely dense? even if I answer every question by clicking the middle answer that would still mean I am over conformist or secretive and a fifty persent OF WHAT..?
Personality Disorder Test Results
O.k. So I went slightly overboard, after a whole evening spent making a classy blog for Svava I decided to just plunge ahead and get something wacky for my self. I´d say it worked .. What do you think :-D ?
You love having a good time! And alcohol just
makes everything WAY more fun! But for
goodness sake, keep your CLOTHES ON!
Sorry about the complete "no show" here this weekend. Spent all evening working on my friends Svavas blogg page, please have a look and tell me what you think !!
Apart from that all´s mostly quiet on this front... Ragnar went up north to visit his grandmother on Friday. His great grandmother picked him up and away he went to milk cows, feed sheep and have a great time with his aunt :-) (p.s. this aunt is the exact same age as he)
Me and Elena on the other hand, had a quiet girls night, eating sweets and making Christmas Cards :-)
Then on Saturday I did one of those silly, stupid things I tend to do once or twice a year.. :-( I attended a double birthday party in Eyrarbakki. It was my cousins daughter birthday as well as her husbands birthday and showing up for that is in no way out of the ordinary, but alas, when one enjoys a really bad case of allergy and the houshold in question has six cats and a dog...well then you start to see the dilemma....
I did stay for four hours but by then I was wheezing, caughing, bright red and my face had blown up to double it´s normal size..And that´s something I can´t really afford ;-)
So today I am suffering the rpercussions of my annual stupidity, wheezing away and generally just feeling sorry for myself ;-P
Hey if I don´t who will !!!
Saturday, November 22, 2003
Friday, November 21, 2003
Alas, searching for pics to go with the Depp news I came accross some recent photos of Jennifer Grey of "Red Dawn", "Ferris Bueller" and "Dirty Dancing" fame and to blatantly oversimplify a varied collection of repulsed emotions ....... "YIKeS"!!!!!
Plastic can indeed be a horrendous thing, how is it that this person bears the same name, hopefully the same voice but looks perfectly different....no obvious similarities and (blushing slightly) I´d like to point out that I knew her lines off by heart many years ago....So I should know...
For the new look check out this, this and this pic.... :-(
p.s. just noticed a connection... Fiancé: Johnny Depp, actor; engaged in 1990
It´s official.....(well official according to a slanderous magazine that focuses on disclosing the private life of few to the many) "Depp Is the Sexiest Man Alive"
Johnny Depp has topped People magazine's coveted Sexiest Man Alive list. The title was claimed by Ben Affleck a year ago. Others in the new People hot hunks list include Nelly, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe and George Clooney.
This is not the first time he apparently recieves such "honorific" titles though ;
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#1). 
- Ranked #67 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world 
- Voted EMPIRE's (UK) "sexiest male movie star of all time" 
- Chosen #2 on E!'s 25 sexiest entertainers list
- Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2001.
Now for some trivial info on Depp ;-)
His birth name is John Christopher Depp II, but his self chosen nickname is "Mr.Stench"
Johnny's two children with Paradis, have the same names of the 2 main characters in "Legend" (1985) - Lily (b. 1999) and Jack (b.2002).
(On his character in the film Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)): Captain Jack Sparrow is like a cross between Keith Richards and Pepe Le Pew.
When engaged to Winona Ryder, he had 'Winona forever' tattooed on his arm. After the broke up he had the n and a surgically removed to simply say 'Wino forever'!.
On recent events in the states ;-) "I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots."
And now .... Finally .. ;-) A connection to Angel...oh hadn´t you realized yet.. blink blink.. The universe revolves around Buffy and Angel.. honest !!!! More innocent batting of eyelids...
This quote is from episode two, series five of Angel ..enjoy;
LORNE (to Wesley) Honey of a story.
WESLEY Story ?
LORNE Yeah, the Vampire Slayer both men loved, both men lost. Oh, I could sell that to any studio in a heartbeat. I see Depp and Bloom. But then I see them a lot. (off his look) Sorry. Hazard of running the Entertainment Division. Gotta get out more.
Anyone have one million dollars to spare....? I think this might just bee my dream house !!!
Found it on this site that advertises... "If you´re gonna wish big then do it in Style" !!! ;-) Well actually it just says if you´re going to wish wish big...but I think mine sounds better....
So how inane and useless are my posts today ;-P
Nice view ;-) Fancy eggs??
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
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Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Saturday, November 15, 2003
Friday, November 14, 2003
Heyja guys, sorry been kinda occupied doing...well.. doing nothing lately ;-) But now, at long long awaited last it seems fame and fortune has finally knocked on my door..
Today I am "on the cover of the rolling st..." (humming yet?) well not quite, page six of The main Icelandic newspaper...hey it´s got a big pic!!! Me in Japanese garb looking as if I were the main event of the international day hosted at the University of Iceland... (so extremely far from it!!)
On name giving exercises, again, came accross this article in Aftonbladet via Thordis
What´s up with people naming their children Timberland, Espn and Denim??? Picture this twenty years from now,
"Hello, my name is IKEA I´d like to apply for an internship at your solicitors office..." ????? No? How about Canon, Xerox, Chanel or Camry?? All true names....
The parents have to see the wrongness in this !
The problem is that I have very conflicting emotions regarding this.. When I wanted to name my son Ragnar Raymond or Raymond Ragnar I was denied by the Icelandic board of names due to Raymond not being of Icelandic origin. I was given (or rather allowed to buy) a complete list of all names one is allowed to name ones child. Browsing through it thouroghly irritated I came up with intresting concoctions like "Loðmundur Lútur Ljótur", which would be allowed due to being age old Icelandic names from the sagas. The minor fact that it has a meaning akin to " hairyguy base ugly" was ignored... In the end I rebelled a little, chose two foreign names that were "allowed" and we had him Christened "Ragnar Thor Christian" which, when the English names are pronounced correctly sounds nice, to me at least.. but alas tends to become very hard when pronounced by Icelanders :-( So normally I skip the Thor and call him Ragnar Christian... :-D
Final words via Sugarmama;
The 2000 social security records reveal that 24 children were named Unique. Curses! Foiled again! I bet if you named your child "Idiot" or "Retard", then that would TRULY be unique
p.s. if you doubt the name committee part check this out, verdicts on various names people have applied for for their children, for clarification Hafnað means denied.
O.k. so how pink can two kids get ;-P They sure don´t get it from me ... "not"
Saturday, November 08, 2003
Alas it would seem I´m going to miss the belated Halloween party I´ve so been looking forward to for two years now :-(
Why you ask... well ;0) I´m going to attend the annual dinner and ball at my old work place... mos of the village will be there and seeing everyone should be a blast ......
Friday, November 07, 2003
Thursday, November 06, 2003
A really cool Spike pic from the newest episode !!
Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Irish at their best, with beer at a match ;-) The fever hits in ...... Fever pitch
Monday, November 03, 2003
This is just unbeliavble... could you imagine.......??? Ewwwwwwww
Sunday, November 02, 2003
NEW YORK - Just in time for Halloween, a vampire-killing kit complete with a wooden stake and 10 silver bullets sold for $12,000 at auction Thursday.
The kit, a walnut box that also contained a crucifix, a pistol, a rosary and vessels for garlic powder and various serums, was bought by an anonymous phone bidder.
According to Sotheby's, some experts believe that such kits were commonly available to travelers in Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, while others think the kits were made in the early 20th century, possibly to cash in on interest in vampires sparked by the 1897 publication of Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
A label on the kit says: "This box contains the items considered necessary for persons who travel into certain little known countries of Eastern Europe where the populace are plagued with a particular manifestation of evil known as Vampires."
Föstudagssvör Háskóla Íslands rokka feitt !!
Hver er hornasumma einhyrnings?
Hvernig er hægt að veiða eitthvað með þráðlausu neti?
"Aðferðin til að veiða tölvunörda felur í sér að egna gildru með því að nefna orð á borð við háhraðatengingu, gagnaflutning og gígabæti. Síðan er nördinum hreinlega sagt frá netinu en tölvunördar þyrpast að þráðlausu neti eins og flugur að sykurmola (eða skítaskán, eftir atvikum). Þetta er mjög heiðarleg og hreinskilnisleg veiðiaðferð þar sem engin tilraun er gerð til að fela veiðitækið fyrir fórnarlambinu. Hafi fólk ekki yfir þráðlausu neti að ráða má reyna önnur og ófullkomnari veiðitæki eins og sælgæti eða kaffi, sem margir tölvunördar eru sólgnir í."
Til hvers eru undirskálar?
"Án undirskála hefðu enskumælandi þjóðir ekki getað fundið hentugt nafn á fljúgandi diska sem nefnast auðvitað flying saucers. Fólk sem dundar sér við að safna undirskálum hefði ekkert að gera og mundi kannski leiðast út í afbrot. Postulínssalar byggju við bágari kjör þar sem þeir gætu aðeins selt fólki bolla, diska og sósuskálar."
Hvar finnur maður helgan stein og hvernig sest maður í hann?
"Maður byrjar á því að fá her manns til að stela öllu steini léttara. Þá eru aðeins eftir steinar og það sem er þaðan af þyngra en þó gæti legið fiskur undir steini á stöku stað. Helga eða heilaga steininn má síðan finna með því að berja höfðinu við steininn, það er að segja alla steinana þar til sá rétti finnst. Rétt er að gæta þess að ekki standi steinn yfir steini á því svæði sem búið er að leita á."