Welcome to this here place of introspection and extroversion (not to mention perversion) in Sunny Tokyo ;-)
Sunday, May 30, 2004
International Day at Austurbaejarskoli
Today Ragnars school (my old school) celebrated the end of a three year project focused upon the intergration of various cultures into the school. They had a parade around the centre of town led by people wearing various national costumes and the the whole horde followed dressed in colourful costumes. Post parade everyone gathered in the schoolyard for a shindig and a bit of hootenanny (just had to use these buffyverse learnt phrases ;-)
I kinda envy Ragnar growing up in this international society that exists here now. In his class there are six nationalities alone ;-) and the great part is how this encourages acceptance and tolerance. This being made obvious by the fact that none of the kids consider him handicapped in anyway but frequently ask where he's from due to his language usage :-D !!
All in all an excellent day :-) p.s. although I must admit to being totally beat now, especially seeing as I'm babysitting another four year old uber princess ;-)
Friday, May 28, 2004
Finally got around to fixing my archive page as well as updating my friends links ;-) Not much to say apart from that.. As things stand I´m working on my thesis, yes .. yet again and yes..I´m really working on it and .. YES !!! I am finishing it this summer ;-)
We´re moving to Edinburgh next autumn and no ;-) I still haven´t been accepted at edi Uni ;-) But the decision has been made ... :-D It´ll work out one way or another.. If all else fails I have my work permit ..
Oh and I´m off on my very first ever holiday beach resort holiday ;-) Only for a week mind you! Don´t think I could manage more than a week having only sun and sand... But according to various testimonials it apparently grows on one so hey here I come ;-) I´m going with a friend to Portugal which should be fun seeing as I´ve never been there...
Oh and I got, what i consider to be, great grades :-D a 9.5, 9, 8.5, 8, then a 7 and a 5.5 on a retake exam, so all in all a pretty good semester :-D
Kids are healthy and looking forward to the whole Britain experience, will however have to wean them off calling Scotland England or else they´re headed for trouble once we get there ;-P
Thursday, May 27, 2004
It´s now officially official I am Hot ;-)
Hey come on in these analogies I am said to resemble, Alyssa Milano, Sandra Bullock, Courtney Cox and Sally Fields and there´s no denying they´re hot ;-P
The first proof is here and the second here ;-)
By all means tell me if you try and whom you´re said to resemble :-D
One in... HAlldór apparently resembles Orlando Bloom, Kyle Machlahan and Tim Robbins
However I must admit my confidence in said analogy program was somewhat diminished by my dear old pal Gollum .. ;-)
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
The meaning of life
"Hey, cool. You are following a thread of associations, much like the free associations in your mind that occur when you daydream. You are engaging in a creative, non-logical, non-linear thought process. You are participating in a group consciousness through an electronically replicated version of mental operations in their purest state. And you thought you were just goofin'. Shame on you! "
If you´re looking for the meaning of life, look no firther.. The answers are all to be found here ;-)
Monday, May 24, 2004
Buying Gifts For Geeks
When in doubt - buy him a Star Wars book. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 copies of “The Wookie Cookies Cookbook” and he has yet to complain. As a geek, you can never have too many Star Wars books.
If you cannot afford a Star Wars book, buy him anything with an acronym in it. Geeks love saying those acronyms. "Hey, George! Can I borrow your PS2 to USB adapter?" "OK. By-the-way, are you through with my PC2100 DDR RAM tester yet?"
If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his game system. A crappy third-party DDR pad, a whacky looking joystick, or any game from the bargain bin. Geeks love gifts for their game systems.
Do not buy geeks cologne. Do not buy geeks ties. And never buy geeks designer shoes. If God had wanted geeks to wear decent clothes, he wouldn't have invented sweatpants.
You can buy geeks new remote controls to for their computer. If you have a lot of money, buy your geek a big-screen TV that can hook up to the computer with an ergonomic chair. Watch him go wild as he flips, and flips, and flips.
Do not buy a geek any of those fancy liqueurs. If you do, you will have to listen to the many different concoctions they did at the Microsoft Party.
Buy any geek industrial-sized canisters of after shave or deodorant. I'm told they will appreciate the efficiency and savings.
Do not buy geeks label makers. Within a couple of weeks, there will be sighs because they will be lamenting for the newest model with Ethernet and modem ports so that he can create labels remotely.
Never buy a geek anything that says "for outside use" on the box. It will ruin his Special Day and he will always stick it in the closet.
Good places to shop for geeks include Electronics Boutique, Suncoast Video, Circuit City, Fry’s Electronics, Barnes and Noble, and pricewatch.com. (Online stores for “Lord of the Rings” merchandise are also excellent geek stores. It doesn't matter if he doesn't know what it is. "From “Lord of the Rings”, eh? Must be something I wanted. Hey! Isn't this genuine orc hair? Wow! Thanks.")
Geeks enjoy stupidity. That's why they never make mistakes of their own (*cough*) - but they will enjoy others’ stupidity. Get him the complete Monty Python Collection. Or point him to complaint pages by AOLers. "Oh the thrill! The challenge! Who wants to be p\/\/33n3d?"
Tickets to a cheesy kung fu movie are a smart gift. However, he will not appreciate tickets to the WWF.
Geeks love personal electronics. But never, ever, buy a geek you love a laptop. If you don't know why - please refer to Rule #8 and what happens when he gets a label maker.
It's hard to beat a really processor upgrade or an ergonomic keyboard. Never buy a real geek a regular keyboard. It must be an ergonomic keyboard.
Photoshop. Geeks love Photoshop. It takes us back to the days when pasting your face on the body of a model was funny or at least desperate. Nothing says love like Adobe Photoshop 6.0.
The luuuurve man....
The Swedish Gunther, who incidentally considers himself to be European ;-) has his stallionesque love page out and about...sorry homepage...
Allow me to demonstrate the mesmerizing sexyness by merely quoting a message left in his guestbook;
"Gunther, I bet you make all of the panties drop with that greasy mullet and dirty sanchez moustache of yours, huh? I would bet my life those hot chicks in your video never touched your ding ding dong or your damned tra la la.
I think you had your man-thong strapped on too tight when you made this video. Your song rules."
You said it my man.....
I found this at J-walk ;-)
Last big car ride: A trip to the Blue Lagoon on Thursday, before that a trip up north in February.
Last kiss: A goodnight kiss from Elena ;-)
Last movie seen: Hot Shots one.
Last beverage drank: Coke
Last food consumed: Haddock and fried rice with veggies
Last phone call: Kristín Rut for the gettogether today
Last CD played: Katze (an old japanese heavy metal band)
Last annoyance: Why remember those...?
Last pop drank: Coke again
Last ice cream eaten: After eight ice cream ;-P
Last shirt worn: My red tribal tattoo shirt..
on second thought why would anyone be intrested in this...?
Saturday, May 22, 2004
This site so so incredibly cool, they label themselves as having all the things you want but don´t need and they´re soooo right ;-)
Can you imagine having this soundactivated shuttling crawley hand around the house ;-) Imagine a first date ....muhhahhhhhahahaaahahh
They also have fantasy adventures... ;-) I´ve always dreamed of flying a double decker... and they have it !! HE he me soaring accross the skies in a loud world war one plane ;-) look out for those stink bombs ;-P
Friday, May 21, 2004
The new "must have" gadget !!!
When technology lets you down and your battery's flat, it's back to the dark ages for the perfect solution. Just plug this magic gizmo into your phone and wind it up for some power! A 3 minute wind will give you about 8 minutes of talk time.
Via I want one of those ;-)
Thursday, May 20, 2004
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Took yet another test today ;-)
This time round I found out that I´m an Old-fashioned Seeker -- Happy with my religion but searching for the right expression of it....well dahhhhh...anyone sould have known that....kinda begs the question "why does one take these quizzes"..?
Anyways, if you feel like having a go then the quiz is to be found here, and by all means share your resaults... ;-)
Sunday, May 16, 2004
A big day
Eurovison song contest blaring in front of me ... Right now Russia is lip synching her song..Probably not but the poor girl is all out of synch, really weird to watch..she moves her hips out of synch with the beat....
Managed to make an ass of myself with my usual great aplomb today...so what´s new you ask...
well this time I got a certificate in return...
The first ever Japanese speech contest was held today and scarily enough among the contestants little me could be found... ...
Unfortunately Halldór was there to document the whole thing so pictures are to be found here ;-)
My five year old is lying on the floor, up-side-down gazing longingly at the tv saying in an extremely warm affectionate voice "Jónsi"... Scary or what, Jónsi is by the way the handsome Icelandic contestant..
Friday, May 14, 2004
A wary moment .....
I´m not really fond of cats, probably in part due to me having a near lethal allergic reaction to them ;-) But they do make nice photo models don´t they ?
This one just stood in fornt of me, staring at me wondering what I was up to and what I´d do next .... I really like how the shadow makes the whole picture.
Considering I don´t like them I do however take quite a lot of pictures of them.....
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Bleahhhhhaa !! .....
I should so be studying and I so can´t keep my names, wars, whatsoever periods straight!! I´m going to waltz in the tomorrow morning and claim that the meji resoration involved a Wa seal from the emperor of the setting sun having been stolen by tea ceremony practising samurai, and placed in a kofun instead of a daiwa... Amatareasu would never have come out of her cave if she´d have known what was to befall me ;-P Ahh if only the peace of the Edo still prevailed...
Alas one exam to go and then the one speach contest and it´ll all be over.... yes.. ;-) stop that grinning....the gaijin is partaking in a Japanese speach contest on Saturday and NO Svava you may not come watch!!!!
As for other news... I survived the invasion of the body... nope sorry the preschoolers on Saturday. Photographic evidence of said event are to be found here ... Wished I could have held her a proper birthday party inviting family and friends as well, but given that there are about 10 square metres of floorspace in the whole of my apartment I decided to rather keep what little was left of my sanity ;-) And ended up taking over poor dads livingroom for the event...
Blehh...stop wasting time Gunnella and get back to work!!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Four All Who Reed and Right
We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.
Let's face it,
English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant,
nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England.
We take English for granted.
But if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea, nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends,
but not one amend?
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them,
what do you call it?
If teachers taught,
why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes, I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.
In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?
Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down;
in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on.
Friday, May 07, 2004
You're just the happy go-lucky type. You might have your pet peeves, but other than that, you're mainly calm. Blending in with your surroundings, you're the type of person who everyone likes. Usually it's you who cracks jokes at social gatherings - after all, laughter is the best medicine. Sometimes you pretend to be stupid, but in all actuality, you could be the next Einstein.
What Type of Soul Do You Have ?
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My major exams are over ;-) .....!
I´ve already gotten one grade which was excellent, if I do say so myself (9.5) but that was the easy one, the comprehension one.. I´ve still got to get the grammar :-(, writing and then the literature resaults....
Elenas birthday was yesterday.....ooooops the day before yesterday ;-) The one, the one half of the most amazing things to happen to me in the last decade!!!!! Isn´t it amazing that I be entrusted with such an amazing being.. such a being of talents and remarkably good humour (especially remarkable seeing as she´s stuck with me)
And how big has she become... *wrinkled forehead* met a friend in Kringlan (the mall (note the quasi singular)) with her baby daughter who´s only one and boy! is mine big... no longer a baby at all .... ... ...
The scene that never made it to jay and silent Bob strike back...!
Apparently this scene never made it to the "Jay and silent Bob strike back" movie ..... Come on .. a piza delivery guy ....? oh and what´s that...? a ... no .. this is supposed to be a child proof site. .. ... so .. ;-P nO SEX.....DES SHO ;-p
Thursday, May 06, 2004
I thought error messages couldn´t get any more bizzarre than the are here... alas it seems I was wrong..
And finally o.k. ...? the answer that I guess clears it all up
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Leifur Eiríksson on a cold day ;-)
As always click on the pics for a larger version and these and more pictures to be found on my fotopage :-D
I likes !! Serves him/her right !
Then o.k. this pic is scary at so many levels... Don´t want to scare off visitors by posting it here so you´ll have to follow the link. Is it female or male, that´s it´s lightsabre on the trash can and finally one can be a fan and then one can be a FAN ... Shudder
Funniest video ever!!
Here´s a perfect example of a kid who has WAY too much time on his hand.... :-o
(notice though the similarities with a certain actore of elvin fame ;-)
Monday, May 03, 2004
The naked cowboy rides again
Only this time in Japan ;-) Remember my posts on the naked cowboy back in April (and the previous Sungod ones ;-P) Well it seems he´s still at it. He has left his native New York city and is currently conquering the japanese :-D He´s even advertising his trip on his state of the art homepage (I apologise for the sarcasm ;-)
And lest you forget... the souveneers are still available (note skidmarks not included)
p.s. if you do look my old posting then notice the sungod chapter and then the streakers below ;-) Just a thought *devilish grin ala Gunnella*
Saturday, May 01, 2004
Cue sappy yamaha music maker melody .....
I am a man who will fight for your honour.. I´ll be the...scraaatch..
The theme song thing below got me browsing ;-) And it got me downloading these movie clips here all night ;-) They sure do bring back memories ;-P Even found the one for "The last star fighter" was trying to remember the name of that one the other day but couldn´t. Now I want to find Zapped, I just loved Scott Baio ;-) hey I was 11!! And note..! I didn´t include Dirty Dancing ;-)
And how unbelievable is it that the geeky nerd from the breakfast club fame should grow up to be Anthony Michael Hall of The dead Zone fame..... ;-) O.k. I´m babbling ;-) a definite sign for me to hit the sack :-D