Shin
2004-05-27

Crete vacation

2004-05-25

Back from Crete

[ mood | rawr! ]
[ music | DJ Tiesto featuring BT – Love come again ]

Quite a while since the last update so here we go;

In the beginning, there was darkness…. mehe, no.
Well, let’s see.
The whole CWI thingie has been taken care of, although I have a few envelopes from them that have arrived during my awayness… but seeing as I did report my vacation and got a confirmation on that, can’t be all bad.
Tomorrow it’s boldly onwards to active job seeking, got some good vibes on that… on a lot of things as a matter of fact.

The day before we went off to Crete I went to the Crogster’s wedding. They looked great in their Scottish wedding attire and the whole day was well organized and allround great fun and beautiful. Ofcourse we managed to break protocol a few times by being in the wrong place at the wrong time… with the worst example being called back because the bride asked where we were for the official wedding piccy. My head must have been redder than red walking back to a huge group of people all lined up nicely and just waiting for us.
Not so nice moment of the day was driving there when some jackass backed his car into mine at a traffic stop and then drove off, stupid fucker. I’m still waiting for the police report, luckily we managed to get the plate number.

And then there was Crete…
Travelling there was horrible, next time I’m taking the car. Longest wait, ever.
The hotel, was okayish, we were just royally spoiled in Portugal so I guess that made us expect more, but Crete itself was great.
We did everything we didn’t plan and didn’t do a lot of things we did plan for (well me anyway, managed to get a sunburn on my shoulders and day on the first day so no lazying on the beach for meh for example).
Met some interesting people, Anna being the absolute highlight of them all.
Weirdest people we saw was on our first night of all out drinking (it’s very easy to get drunk beyond belief in a place where you get free shots everywhere and it’s not tourist season yet. After our first night there the subsequent days all the bartenders and peeps standing outside to lure you in seemed to remember us *grins*).
And may I take this moment to offically announce that yes, CommS _does_ dance.

We rented some scooters because Chersonissos itself was quite bigger than expected plus we wanted to do some touring, and touring we did. I have no idea how many kilometers we covered but it was hundreds. For those familiar with Crete, we covered just about everything from west of Heraklion to way east of Mahlia and as far south as the Dikti cave, which was quite a ride by itself. We decided to drive there, so we literally went through the clouds over the mountains to get there. It got so cold that I couldn’t stop myself from shaking. But what a ride D
We still managed to do lots of walking, visited Knossos (impressive palace) and just about every town in the square area described above.
Seeing as we didn’t like the hotel food much we went out to eat most of the times. If you ever go there, visit Cheers. Great food, good prices.
Meh, maybe I’ll post some more about the trip later, just so much we’ve done and seen.
All in all a great week with a great friend.

We’ll add some piccies to the Gallery later, still catching up on all things internet.
It was good to be away from everything for a bit, gave me a bit of time to reflect on life, the universe and everything and as a result my already increasinly more at ease person is even more so at ease. Time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I even have bubblegum.

It’s a bit weird to be back after you’ve stayed somewhere long enough to build up some new daily habits, and I miss some things already, but it’s good to be back at the same time.
So much to look forward to, time to get things going…

2004-04-26

Eins, zwei, drei, vier. Meine Freunde tanz mit mir!

http://www.rathergood.com/laibach/

For some reason I think that’s the funniest Flash movie ever and I’ve had it on repeat for at least half an hour.

Last day at work today, mixed feelings. On the one hand I feel a bit bleh about how things turned out and my career there going down the shitter, on the other hand I’ve been walking around with a big grin all day because I know things are gonna change. New opportunities, new environment, new people, new chances. Good things. And the sun’s shining, everything’s already green outside.
Yeah, I can live with this.
Tomorrow it’s onward to the CWI to make sure I get my unemployment benefits stuff taken care of and then it’s vacation/jobhunt time.

Things could be worse. Granted, they could be a lot better as well but right now I’ll settle for ‘they could be a lot worse’.

Still some unfinished personal stuffies to take care of… although I’m getting more and more the impression that’s a one way thing and I’m the one not moving on…
Live and learn.

Vacation time.

2004-04-25

Naruto’s Kakashi

2004-04-22

Eh… help!

My cellphone just decided to crash, and delete each and every number in the process.
So can everyone who ever gave me their number please pm/mail/sms/call/im/whatever it to me again?

And a little update on Mission Job: there seems to be a shortage of librarians, something I’m oddly enough qualified for and which I think I’d enjoy :)
To be continued…

2004-04-19

Wheee

And for those up to date on my job endeavours, today I was informed of the joyous news that they’re going to approach Croga to get him to come for a day in the week.
Which’ll cost them more than it costs them to employ me full time, but seeing as temps aren’t added to the headcount it’s all good according to the beancounters, so yay.
So now I’m even more fucked than before. Luverly. So… the countdown to rockbottom begins, drumroll please, 5 more workdays til unemployment.
What a lovely year thusfar.

2004-04-17

X111.com – layout 2


Finally, thanks to the wayback machine, one of the missing pieces: layout 2.
This one was made with Corvo and was up at the start of 2002.

2004-04-15

Quizziness ‘n stuff

Been playing around with some graphics again, the text is from Seabound’s Avalost:
Avalost

Quizzy, nicked from Raven as usual.

1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
Borric wierp een blik op Erland en zag zijn eigen niewsgierigheid weerspiegeld in het gezicht van zijn tweelingbroer.
(Raymond E. Feist – Prins van den bloede)

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?:
Stereo

3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?:
Pfffft, no idea, haven’t watched tv in months, only checked to see if the thing worked again when I had it fixed.

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is:
7

5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?:
7:11 pm

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?:
N.E.R.D. – She likes to move

7: When did you last step outside? what were you doing?:
This morning to go to work.

8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?:
D’s site.

9: What are you wearing?:
Black boxers.

10: Did you dream last night?:
No idea, don’t think so.

11: When did you last laugh?:
Few hours ago

12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?:
Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust wallscroll.

13: Seen anything weird lately?:
All the time, it’s a weird world these days.

14: What do you think of this quiz?:
*shrugs*

15: What is the last film you saw?:
Oooh, as in a movie theatre? Eh…. Once upon a time in mexico was the last one I think.

16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?:
A planeticket P

17: Tell me something about you that we don’t know:
*grins* Naaaaah

18: Do you like to dance?:
Depends on if I’ve got a beer buzz and/or who I’m dancing with.

19: George Bush: is he a power-crazy nut case or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?:
Politics… it’s all crap. Who cares if you get fucked over by person a or b, they’re just handpuppets anyway.

20(a): Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?:
Hmmm….. prolly one of the mother in question’s names, or something exotic out a good fantasy book.

20(b): Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?:
X ofcourse ;P

2004-04-09

and so…

I typed this huge entry a couple of days ago, and reading it after I finished decided it was a bit too private.
So if you saw it on the forum in the list of recent blogentries and wondered why it didn’t show up when clicking on it, that’s why, I saved it as a private entry.
Currently I’m working on finishing up some bits and pieces around the site I never took the time to finish and which would piss me off knowing that I hadn’t finished them (which would include fixing that private entry showing up, my personal blogskin and other stuff, as well as some tweaks which will make managing the site easier…).

Currently listening to:
Frank Boeijen – Waar kom jij vandaan?

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.