Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Drunk, drunker, me!


Since I'm not drinking alcohol at the moment, here is an old school picture from when Thomas got back from Australia. I saw it earlier today for the first time and haven't stopped laughing yet! ;)

I'll take the hint!


Apparently I shouldn't bring eggs for lunch!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Our door sign


Thomas and I found the standard door signs boring so we made our own. It looks cool! It looks even cooler in color but we didn't have a nearby printer with colors.

Start voting!

After enjoying my new single life I've discovered that certain people I know are sort of prudish have different views on picking up people than I do. However, now this can be settled! I've added a nice poll in the sidebar so you can cast your vote.

Naturally I expect myself to be right given that this is my blog but only time will show!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thomas the bunny



Nice!


Jesper has been good! :)

Private driver


I like this! :D

The world is beautiful



Dirty


And not in the good way! ;) I seriously need to do something about my dirty dishes. Luckily I can now since I washed all my dishcloths yesterday. Go me! ;)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

More fun than work


I'm creative. I call it "taking a break end recharging my brain". ;)

Today's bad sexual joke

I bought two hot dogs for lunch today. For some reason they always put a ridiculous amount of dressing in. So I haven't been walking very far next to Thomas and eating before I get ketchup on my hand and my jacket (and my pants but I didn't discover that until later).

Me: Argh! [start licking ketchup of my hand]
Thomas: Eww! You're licking!
Me: Funny. That's not the reaction I usually get.
Thomas: I expected you to make a joke about my mom.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I can't believe this!

I'm ill again! :( That's just ridiculous! I took a day home today so I'm hoping I'll be well tomorrow. I doubt it, though.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Candy


It looks old. However, I just think part of the date has been erased. I hope so. ;)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Who's badass?


That's right! Me! ;) And not only because I sort of cleaned a bit up today and found an old pair of sunglasses that make me look totally cool! Nope, the real reason is that I'm going to play badminton with my brother in an hour. That's badass! ;)

Fire


My apartment smells nice now! ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Yet another bet

If you have seen a few of my recent posts on my picture blog like one about me being wrapped in tin foil or me going to bed very late both sans alcohol, you might be wondering what is going on. I usually get drunk and do silly stuff, not stay sober. So what's the deal?

I've made a bet with Thomas. We're both laying off alcohol in February. An exception, though, is any function with open bar. Not exploiting an open bar leads to bad karma and nobody wants that! If we succeed, we are going to Bryggeriet and eating Australian/South American roast of rump. It is ridiculously delicious! However, the price is also a bit more than you can usually justify spending on a meal as a student. But we'll have the money because of all the money we haven't spend on alcohol. Clever, eh?

So what happens if we fail? Well, if just one fails, it's easy. That person picks up the tab when we go out for the celebration dinner. And will have to stand being mocked the entire dinner! If we both fail, we'll try again in March.

The most fun in this bet so far for me has been peoples reactions. Many have been shocked and asked why in the world I/we would do that!* Well, because we felt like it. It's fun to see how addicted to alcohol one is. Not in a physical way -- there's no addiction there -- but in a social way. Others have been quite impressed that I'm able to decide that I wont have any alcohol among other drinking people and then sticking to it.

It's really not been hard so far. Thomas has often been present as a partner in crime. But even without him it's easy to see some of the upsides of drinking:

  • No hangovers.

  • A lot of money saved.

  • No hangovers. Yeah, I really enjoy that one.

  • When everybody else is drunk and acting all silly, I wont be drunk.

  • No hangovers.

  • I wont pass out early from too much alcohol. I don't know if this is just something I've been experiencing -- I'll have to check with Thomas -- but when everyone else wants to go home, I'm still game! I'm simply just up for more partying! I guess this can be a downside as well because eventually people leave and I'll go home too but with my unfulfilled party lust still lurking.

  • No hangovers. I really can't stress that enough.


So all in all I think it's worth it. I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I might even try this a few times when February is over. I know my mom will think that it's a fantastic idea!


* In the first attempt I typed "bed" instead of "bet". That made those two sentences that much more fun!

My office partner


Thomas at his place in our new office. All the books are mine, though.

My new office


This is me at my new office! Wearing a cap I found among my stuff because I'm having a bad hair day. ;)

Goodnight


It's definitely been a while since I went to bed this late (early ;)) completely sober! I like it now. Tomorrow I'll love it! ;) Sleep well.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

This is actually worse!


At least I haven't had any z or x. ;)

This is ridiculous!


How can you get letters this bad in Scrabble? Vowels where are you? *whine* ;)

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Candy bar wrapping


Who can resist a candy bar that has a sexual innuendo printed on the wrapping!? ;)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

My idea of romance

A few weeks ago I found an article about being more romantic. I'm currently very single* so I don't get exposed to romance that much. Reading an article like that does not make me feel like I'm missing out. On the contrary. I laughed out loud or shuddered with repugnance** muttering "Eww!" to myself at most of the suggestions.

I'm not really the romantic type. At least not in a classical way. I typically find sappy romance stuff cheesy and most of all vomit inducing. I can think of 3 factors in this.

First of all personal preference. I'm not really that into poetry or fluffy stuffed animals with hearts attached. They just don't do anything for me. So giving me stuff like that would be giving me stuff I find pointless and let's face it: That really isn't romantic. I feel almost the same way about flowers. While they're initially pretty, they'll wither and I'll have to throw them away. And I feel bad throwing away something that other people made an effort to get me. An exception is wild flowers that people pick from their own garden. I can appreciate them knowing that they would wither in the garden as well.

The second factor is money. It is closely related to the first. I think a lot of the "romantic" stuff is just a waste of money. So on top of giving me something I find useless, you also waste money on it. Call me a materialistic geek but I can't help but think of all the gadgets the same money could have bought! I mean, bouquets of flowers are expensive. It doesn't take take that many before you could have bought a Wi-Fi base station instead! And I know what I prefer given the choice between the two.

The third is my idea of relationships. This is mostly in connection with disgusting poems. To me a relationship is about two*** independent equals deciding to partner up because it seems better than just being one. The whole "You complete me" or "You're my other half" is a bit too codependent for my taste. It implies that you only make sense in connection with the other person. When you're by yourself, you apparently have a huge void that makes you less of a person and prevents you from living fully. That's bullshit! I'm fully capable and functional by myself. As Alanis Morissette put it "I don't wanna be your other half, I believe that 1 and 1 make 2".

I also loathe the dependent "I need you", "You're my life", or "I cannot live without you". Get a life. Really. Saying stuff like that is not romantic. It is just creepy. You shouldn't be dependent on somebody else for your happiness. See above about being fully capable and functional by yourself. Further it's a pretty huge burden to put on somebody else. You're just shifting the entire responsibility for your life onto another person. That's hardly a sensible thing to do.

So what do I find romantic? It's not that complicated. I enjoy stuff that shows that you know me, care about me, and try to make me happy. Let me give an example. It takes place back when the MacBook was first launched. Ever since the launch of the MacBook Pro I had been waiting impatiently for the Intel version of the iBook. My (then) boyfriend naturally knew this. The MacBook was finally launched while I was at a lecture. My boyfriend sent my a text message telling me they had arrived. I was super excited! When I got back to my office, he had printed out the comparison sheet with both the black and the white MacBook. Next to them he
had written the price if I chose to upgrade them to the largest possible model. That is romantic to me.


* If you thought that being single is binary, think again!
** Yeah, I totally found that word in a dictionary!
*** Or more, I guess, if you're into that stuff.

I'm going to be smart!


Just got a new book today. :)

Monday, February 04, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

TWSS


Now I don't even have to say it anymore! Actually I don't already as it is. I just have to laugh. Or smile a bit. Or have a certain look on my face. Or maybe just be present. ;)