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I like caffeine...

.. or more specifically : beverages containing caffeine. Coffee and cola mostly. Tea? No thanks. Tea is secreted from the scrotal area of old donkeys, and contrary to popular beliefs NOT from plants in china.
Anyways - I drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning, and usually about 1 liter cola during the day - give or take. If I don't, I get splitting headaches. Like today. I had no cola yesterday, and today I'm paying the price. I really need to cut back, but it just tastes so much better than water, and I like hot coffee as much as the next guy (yes, I'm eagerly awaiting GTA4...)


Back to the treadmill

It had to happen. I just wish it happened following a nice, warm, sunny vacation. But I guess the transition is easier this way.
- with my luck, the sun will come now.

I'm gonna have to install LUX lamps everywhere in the appartment. The upcoming vinter depression will go down in history...


Minor poop changes

I've changed the layout a little bit, and made a new header as well. I really like the homemade font - I should make a complete font set.
I've always been a bit annoyed about the label listing thingy on blogspot only sorting alphabetically or by frequency, so I've made my own menu hack instead. You should now have easy access to all categories on the site, from the top menu. The history is still in the right side menu.

*edit* and another little update. Integrated the menu a little bit better.
*edit 2 & 3* now there's visual representation (with link) of the most recent graphics uploaded, as well as a random graphics thingy.


Don't be a square

- yes it IS addictive...

Viking Moot 2007 (Aarhus)

At roughly 9am today, an sms from Thomas "morfar" ticked in. He wanted to know if we should take a trip to Moesgaard. I was a bit puzzled at first by this request, but I quickly came to the conclusion that it was about time for the annual local Viking Moot. So after a bit of sms-debating, we agreed to head out there for the first battle of the day - and some mead and meat. Me, Liv, Thomas and his daughter, Nanna (with her trusty sword and cape).

There was ominous clouds approaching, and it did rain now and then, and it was muddy - but we came prepared. And with Sammy in Berlin, and not able to laugh at my rain boots like he did at the Metallica concert (so much that I decided to be cool and not wear them, despite the chances of a muddy experience), I got to test them finally.

It looked like rain - and it was. But the blacksmith didn't care.

Food was prepared - and food was eaten.

We were knee-deep in poop, but we were happy still.

And the warriors we're preparing for battle...

... and lining up and... well - battling.

All in all an enjoyable event, all things considered. Even if I got in the wrong queue for food, and ended up getting pork and not lamb. And even if Thomas was not as good with the bow and arrows as last year.
But we did loot a bit, so if you're in the neighbourhood - pop in for a glass of mead.


Death of the ear drum...

What better than the good old classics like AC/DC's "Highway to hell", or "It's now or never" by Elvis? Perhaps you're more of a Beatles fan or maybe you fancy the grand musical themes like "The phantom of the opera"?
So what better? Well - all of the above (and then some) in the hands (or should I say vocal chord) of a middle-aged, chinese woman called Wing.
But don't take my word for it - judge for yourself...

Wing - coming to a rest home or hospital near you. And if you're lucky, you'll have passed away before that happens.


- and just as you think it can't get any better : Ladies and germs - Wing, live

* image courtesy of www.wingmusic.co.nz
* "thanks" to Anders for the heads-up


Call me Mr. fix-it

I managed to assemble and adjust Liv's new bike in about 1½ hours, give or take - so she's buying me sushi tonight - yum-yum.
I've also installed my parents' new laptop - my first Vista experience. Next on the agenda is a header for Mike's new website.
Unfortunately the vacation is rapidly nearing the end. I think the weekend is reserved for absolutely nothing - except perhaps breathing... and maybe eating... and a shower or two.


Shitty food? Perhaps, but why advertise it?

I found this in Copenhagen :

Kaku Toast.
When I visited Niels in Lithuania in 2001, there was only two lithuanian words that stuck - Alus and Kaku. Alus means beer, and Kaku means something like shit or poop - you get the picture... but would you want to eat a toast with that name?

Oh - and we're back, by the way

- from Copenhagen, where we visited Kamila & Carsten. It was nice to get away for a few days, and the weather did behave for the most part, except for sunday where it was more or less pouring down.
But there was room for many activities. Thursday I had my first slush ice and soft ice combo - it was sweet, creamy and cold. Man was it cold. Friday we went shopping in copenhagen, and I ended up catering to my watch fetish with this lovely Dolce & Gabbana wrist watch :

- looks even better when it lights up. Very flourescent and authentic.

Friday evening, we went to see my friend and old Frozen Sun band mate, Michael, play live with his (relatively) new band, "Chainfist". A cool experience, although it was weird seeing him play live with another band. I'm used to him standing in the other side of the scene next to me. Weird, I say!
They played pretty well in front of a small, but dedicated crowd, and the sound was surprisingly good, considered the small setup - unfortunately the soloes drowned a bit and Paul's Danzig-ish vocals were also a bit low.
Hopefully they'll be playing bigger venues soon. In the meantime, here's a few shots from the show :

Michael - Guitars

Braca - Bass

Tim - Guitars

Jesper (yes he is in there somewhere) - Drums

Paul (telling stories) - Vocals

Chainfist - with Paul about to rip out an eye??

Also present at the concert was of course Liv, Kamila & Carsten, Anders (my former RGD-collegue) and Reno Kiilerich (former drummer in Frozen Sun, Dimmu Borgir, Panzerchrist, Vile - and others). It was fun seeing Reno again, as it's been more than a few years I think.
I also went to visit Anders on sunday, where we discussed anything from kung-fu vampire porn to the current world situation (maybe the current world situation just needs more of said kung-fu vampire porn?)

Rewind to Saturday, where we went to Malmö, Sweden for a little bit of shopping. Though all I got was a cool tee with a Pontiac GTO on it. And I bought Disney's "The Wild" on DVD because it was really cheap. And thank god it was. We started watching it sunday evening, and took it off after less than 15 minutes. It was horrible. No wonder they bought Pixar.
Anyways - Saturday night we went to the movies and saw "Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix", which was pretty good. Darker and with some really cool magic battles (finally). However I think certain characters were not present enough - like Malfoy for instance. And some characters were introduced in haste, only to play a small but important part, and then be phased out again. It didn't feel as well put together as Chamber of Secrets, but it was definetely darker - which is good in my book.

Monday we went to Retrobikes to get Liv a new bike. She opted for a nice Nirve Lanai Mauve :

It'll arrive in a day or two and then I'll have to do some minor assembly on it.
- I think it goes well with my Rockabilly Boogy.

I also bought some fab (non-computer) games. "Set", which we've tried before, and "Guillotine" which we played for the first time with Kamila and Carsten on the train to Copenhagen. Easy to learn, short rounds and great fun. Cheap too - both of them.

All in all a really pleasant trip.

* Nirve bike picture courtesy of retrobikes.dk

I've been robbed...

...of the summer I was promised. It's been raining for what, 6 weeks now? Only a few days of reasonable weather here and there and a week or two of nice weather back in the beginning of June.

- this is what the forecast has been like for the entire summer more or less. Notice the lack of rain on wednesday (Onsdag) on the chart? Well - that doesn't mean it won't drip now and then. And it'll still be rather windy.
COME ON!!! This is autumn weather. Where's my summer?!?

- back when I was a kid, it was scorching hot, and the water was clean, and the ice creams were bigger.

I blame it all on China and Russia for tampering with the weather just so it won't rain on their parades - literally. Stop fucking around with natural forces, you morons.

*screendump of chart from tv2.dk


Green hell, green fairy, green delirium...

My parents got me this as a little surprise gift, for helping them with the purchase and installation of their new laptop :

- limited edition absinthe. And I already have the absinthe spoon that Liv gave me, so all I need now, is a set of absinthe glasses (yes they're special).


Open air vintage car show

Yesterday me, Anders and Liv's dad drove to Kalø where each tuesday a bunch of vintage cars and bikes gather and show off. It's not limited to a specific brand or age, but rather mixed. This means you'll see anything from american muscle cars of the 60's to VW's and real old 30's/40's cars.

Here's a few shots done with the compact Ixus, so you'll have to forgive me the quality.

This AC Cobra (or the red one that was there) is believed to have about 600 BHP's. Massive!

- but this old VW has a 2.1 litre engine, and about 180 BHP's, and when it left the scene, I was sure it was gonna take off. It was SO fast.

Pretty red Chevy.

And an amazing Cadillac. So classy.

A VW based buggy.

Chevy Bel Air detail.

Jaguar E-type details.

Gorgeous Chevy Biscayne.

Cute and well kept Ford Anglia.

Corvette. Awesome!

- a slightly "ratty" buick. Shot it mostly for Liv - she likes matte painted cars.

Reliant Robin. I actually spotted it two days ago, when we were going back home from Fjellerup.

Mean machine. Great looking scoop.

I ran into my old childhood friend, Henrik who own's this lovely VW, which used to be his parents. The black license plates were traditional in the 70's (I believe).
It used to be red, but he had it painted and styled a bit. It holds a 1.9 litre T2 engine as well. Lovely beetle.

Mustangs - with and without top.

Cool VW beetle, with a heavy Speedster mod. Love the windshield detail.

Absolutely stunning VW T1 "Samba".

And almost as stunning - a VW T1 "Barndoor".

- I could've shot a hundred images, and these cars are only a few of my favourites. There were many, many more. Unfortunately the sun was setting, and the good light was fading, so we decided to call it a day. But we'll return in August, provided the weather improves.

Phillipe's cacodemon kite

Based on my cgsphere Caco Demon entry, Phillipe Thibault from Canada has built a real, human eating caco-kite.

- original caco demon entry.

- Phillipe's template.

- more template.

- spikes.

- teeth.

- more teeth.

- first puny human falls victim to the caco kite.

- don't mock the caco demon

- big project?

- getting there.

- caco... snake?

- home invasion.

- *growl* *urrggh*

Good job, Phillipe. You should put it into production.

*all images except 3D-caco demon courtesy of Phillipe Thibault.