Em, at times slightly fearsome.
Believe it or not!
I'm not sure LJ has a future anymore, I do think it's way better than, say, Facebook and the likes, but people have just fled to The Next Big Thing as one always does.
LJ doesn't have the exciting new features of the Blog Du Jour, but it does have just what you need. Somewhere to write, and a tool to do it with. All the extras is just padding to make ity extra shiny, and while I normally love the extra shiny part, I think it's not necessary when it comes to blogging, I really don't. I kinda miss the old "reading someone's journal", big wall of text, instead of only the ADD-version or it with lots of pictures, colors and about 2 sentences.
I want to hear about you, I want to hear about what's happening in the life of my friends, and I think I can keep the attention span up for more than 10 seconds oh look a squirrel!
"On March 12, 2009, an unidentified 45-year-old female scientist from Germany accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject Ebola into lab mice"
Then you know you're having a bad day. I mean, as bad days go, I've had a few really bad ones, but I've never accidentally given myself Ebola at least. (though the coffee at work might work as as an internal disinfectant, killing pretty much everything)
Why I start my day by googling Ebola? Uhm. Well, when else?
Pretty fucking horrible disease when it comes to that. Interesting, but horrible. Once again I'm convinced monkeys are evil.
Also, if you decide to read about it like I just did, don't look at the pictures. Just a hint.
No really, don't.
Oh yeah, and guinea pigs can contract scurvy.
What would we do without the web eh?
Sun, Jan. 3rd, 2010, 03:26 am
A long absense
And a lot of things have happened.
Most recently, a few days ago I got a ring on my finger, and I'm now engaged to be married :)
So fuck all that other crap that went on in 2009, I'm marrying the love of my life, and it doesn't get any better than that. Awesome.
Autumn. Bring it.
You know you have a bad sense of humor, when you start giggling when looking at a Cisco firewall log and options.
Persist all attempts
Capture sensitive info
Tue, Feb. 10th, 2009, 07:38 am
Gothenburg is covered by snow again, which explains my headsplitting headache last night, (Like an old crone I get a headache when the weather changes)
We got 'the horizontal' snow today. As opposed to the vertical snow that falls according to the laws of physics, there are times here when the snow almost goes upwards, I guess it's something with the winds. That, or the weathergod really hates Gothenburg.
People move with their heads bowed down, strafing sideways to avoid getting a face-full of wet snow. People talk longingly about spring, about warm days and light. They get a faraway look in their eyes when thinking about bright mornings and clear skies, unconsciously looking up into the ceiling as if the sunbeams would somehow magically come through it and shine on them.
One would think our summers are beyond fantastic since we go through an autumn/winter full of this crap, but come summer, people will speak about the rain, clouds and how it's either too warm, or too cold, and go buy themselves a week at Majorca instead.
The best way to cope with snowy days like this is to get a huge cup of tea, bring it to the desk, wrap a long (why not red?) scarf about 5 wraps around your neck and put on some good music while working. I'll go do just that. See, better already!
Books I never knew existed... The Menstruating Mallwww.amazon.com/Menstruating-Mall-Carlton-Mellick-III/dp/0976631008/ref=pd_sim_b_3
Because, uhm, when a mall reaches a certain age... or actually no, I have -no- fucking idea. The Haunted Vaginawww.amazon.com/Haunted-Vagina-Avant-Punk-Book/dp/097624988X/ref=pd_sim_b_2
...hahahaha! Ah yes, waking up next to "that" girl. The Baby Jesus Butt Plug
(which is now also available as paperback apparently...) http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Jesus-Butt-Plug/dp/0972959823/ref=pd_sim_b_5/177-6918438-1981422
You know you want to see one. Adolf in Wonderland
, a homage to Lewis Carroll and Franz Kafka. Yeah, I bet they (would) feel really honored.
"It's the greatest sausage-spewing, elf-raping, zombie-killing, Transformer-fucking, reindeer-exploding, snowman-battling, adventure-rocking, bizarro Christmas story OF ALL TIME!!!"
I can has?!
Otherwise, the "new" fad seems to be vampires in love with mortal women, or the other way around, screwing at night, hiding by day. Heard it before? Yeah, me too. Bored now.
Wed, Jan. 14th, 2009, 08:14 pm
Yeah... so, 2009 don't seem all that much better from 2008. Meh.
And so somehow Christmas began, with a slight twitch of the eyebrow and a nervous glance at the computer.
Changes are coming once again, only this time without my doing. I'm following with interest what all this will do to my career. Either I will fail horribly in my new tasks, or I will manage to rise to the occasion and make something good out of the impending chaos.
I have been counting the days, wishing Thursday nearer, and further away at the same time. So much to do, so little time.
But I'm happy now that my beautiful V is coming in just a matter of hours, with her beau, carrying with her the spirit of x-mas and the little piece of me she always carries with her. Some of my friends are close to me, almost closer than family, and she is one of the few I trust implicitly.
There aren't that many people around, you know?
I probably won't write much before New Years, so I will think of a resolution right away.
I'm thinking I should try something new, losing weight and "remembering to not work too much" feels so 2000. My resolution will be... To learn how to sing opera.
Not a lot, just you know, grasping the fundamentals. You ever heard me sing? Yeah. You know you're in for a treat next time then. Bring earplugs.
So what is your resolution this year? Come on, surprise me! Inspire me!
I have bought all the x-mas gifts for this year. I am very proud of myself, usually I come to this point the last day before Christmas.
I thought buying things for my niece and nephew would be difficult, but the girl wants fantasy/sci-fi books, and when I called my nephew yesterday (he's 5 y.o) and asked what he wanted, he started hummin the Star Wars theme. The Star Wars theme!
The kid has taste, I give him that. My brother giggled and said his son had discovered YouTube.
He's seen the movies, and now he's seen clips, extra material, Lego star wars, and anything remotely resembling Star Wars on YouTube.
Do you think it's time for his first lightsaber? I think it definately is. May the force be with you young padawan!