četrtek, 31. marec 2005

Braindead

Just in case you wanted to know...

My brain is 66.7% female (I'm such a guy sometimes, must be all the male bonding I'm involved in), I'm 60% normal (yeah, normal people know random phone numbers in their dreams!), my boobs' name is The Bazoombas (do they peel?), if I ever decide to quit geography and enter the porn industry my name shall be Auntie Tata (that sounds so wrong, even if it's a porn name) and my girl parts are named Little Sister (huh?).

More crap like that here.

Note to self 16/2005

Eat! (Especially if you're going to play badminton and you want to win.)

Stoo's Casty McCasterton's quotes #6

You really ought to put up more blog entries while I'm incapacitated. Since the blog is for me after all.

sreda, 30. marec 2005

gleščina*

Prevajanje iz angleščine v slovenščino ter popravljanje referata v angleščini v istem dnevu ni prav pametno. Časovno še znese, ampak v glavi se mi pa že meša.

Čeprav je kofein že popustil:
*boing* *bounce*

*rebus!

torek, 29. marec 2005

What not to say to a PMS-ing woman

You look tired. (No kidding, you try crying for absolutely no reason all the time.)

You're cranky. (Erm, thanks for letting me know, I was feeling absolutely peachy until you told me.)

Post yours in comments. Thank you.

Note to self 15/2005

When making tea, once you've boiled the water, it is a good idea to pour it over the teabag. Waiting for your tea to be ready when the cup is actually still empty is rather pointless.

ponedeljek, 28. marec 2005

Športni dan

Polna šunk in pirhov (not!) sem si za danes omislila trojni športni spored.

Najprej je bila na programu Polhograjska gora ali po domače Lovrenc. S štartom okrog 10h zjutraj smo prehiteli s šunkami in pirhi dejansko napolnjene družbe in prav lepo nas je grelo sonce (kratke hlače in kratki rokavi so bili ravno pravšnji), mene je celo malo po obrazu pobarvalo.

Sledila je regeneracija v obliki kosila in pisanja seminarske, tej pa šprint sprehod čez Grad, s katerega sem se ravnokar vrnila.

Tretja točka današnjega športnega programa sledi čez dobri dve uri, ko se ima udejaniti tretja alineja ali, kot je rekla Nina, klanje. Ne vem, kdo bo koga klal (dve nenatrenirani dvojici), ampak glede na to, da gre za prvi neuradni si.blog badminton turnir, bi bilo lepo, če bi se z njega vsi vrnili živi.

Vse to že ne more biti zdravo! :P

Ugly postcards

Late last summer I sent Kage from the travel forum a very ugly Icelandic postcard. Its ugliness prompted The Ugly Postcard Contest on the forum and Kage's now published the three ugliest postcards on her blog. (Mine's the second one from the top.)

nedelja, 27. marec 2005

Dazzling smile

I was looking for a leaflet I thought I had and found this instead - an ad from some local newspaper in Seattle. I laughed so hard when I first saw it that my host cut it out for me immediately. :)

Kaktusne novice #15

Zvezdanu se je spet zmešalo. Do zdaj je sproduciral že 20 cvetov, od tega sta najnovejša dva zrasla čez noč, eden pravzaprav zdajle zjutraj, v dveh urah.

petek, 25. marec 2005

That's it!

I'm going on a no-egg diet (Hoohoo, don't laugh!). I won't eat eggs anymore, unless they're incorporated into stuff I can't resist. Say chocolate cheesecake. But eggs by themselves are out of the picture. I won't go into details, but there's only so much BE-BE tea one blogger can drink (even if her name resembles the name of the tea).

I feel like overposting today

I found this cute photo meme thingy via Fury.com. Am thinking of giving it a go. :)

Zgodilo se je ta teden

Kaže, da imam nekakšen plan B, če ne grem na Finsko. Ampak ker morate za slednjo zaenkrat še vsi pridno držati pesti in ker tudi alternativa ni sigurna, raje ne bom še nič rekla.

Tiny

Photo Friday's challenge for this week is "tiny":

četrtek, 24. marec 2005

Mystery solved!

Well, kind of. Taz has dropped by and explained the problem. The photobucket trick she mentions didn't work as photobucket resizes the images. Then I found image-hosting.ws Big Hosting and it worked like a charm from there. I have no idea why it never occurred to me to find somewhere that hosts gif's for free. One of my blonde moments, I guess. I still don't know why the old link (directly to taz) worked so selectively, but that really doesn't matter anymore.

So, with this problem solved, who wants some chocolate cheesecake?

sreda, 23. marec 2005

Gerrymandering

To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent.
definition by dict.die.net

I dreamed about this word last night. And what am I browsing today? Electoral districts in British Columbia* that seem to be different for every election. ;P

* That seems to be the only way I can get slightly more detailed population statistics that apply to spatial units, which, when combined, form Vancouver Island without other parts of BC.

%&#$*#¤

Če imaš odhod od doma ob 9:00, se ne pritožuj, ko vstaneš "sredi noči" ob 7:15. Od 120 minut potem 45 minut zajtrkuješ, 45 minut porabiš za krasotičenje ter neznano kje izgubiš še ostali čas.

Pa niti ne vem, zakaj sem presenečena. Če se človeku ne uspe preseliti v več kot sedmih mesecih, zakaj bi se pa v dveh urah spokal od doma?

torek, 22. marec 2005

Am I gonna regret this?

I've just agreed to work (= volunteer) during the busy season at "my" NGO. I start in April, about 10 hours a week, I guess. This cannot become an excuse for me not not to do my school work. Should be fine, but I must put my newly-grown spine to work and never agree to more than 2 days a week at the office.

ponedeljek, 21. marec 2005

Menda je res pomlad

Kupila sem jo. Svojo prvo obleko. V njej grem lahko na vrtno zabavo pri velikem Gatsbyju. No, ni tako strašno fina stvar, ampak vsekakor moje najbolj nobel oblačilo. Pa še nekaj prilagajanja glede spodnjega perila bo potrebnega. Poor me! ;)

Zdaj sem menda preskrbljena do naslednjega poletja.

(Jutri grem pa smučat.)

nedelja, 20. marec 2005

Stoo's quotes #4

Come on, what guy wouldn't love a fake flattering of his ego? It's what the internet is for, really.

Njuejdž #14

Že dolgo ni bilo, pa bi žihr bilo. Torej v zadnjem času dobro:

• kofetkanje s Š.
• čajčkanje z N.
• žogcanje z M.
• pomerjanje obleke, ki je sploh nisem imela namen kupiti, in potem razmišljanje, da bi si jo mogoče vseeno omislila (in še vedno razmišljam)
• sprehod čez Grad
• nove zaloge s čokolado oblitih kavnih zrn
• še ena številka manj
• presenetljivo uporabne knjige

Naslednji teden bom:

• hodila bolj zgodaj spat
• dokončala seminarsko (no ja, provizori bo)
• poklicala finsko prioriteto #1 in jih vprašala, če so sploh še živi (imajo velikonočne počitnice)
• šla smučat (vreme se je spuntalo)
• spet preuredila predal s perilom

sobota, 19. marec 2005

BeeBee goes across Canada

Zaenkrat čisto teoretično:

1. julij
Adria Airways 7:25 Ljubljana - 8:45 London Gatwick, 49,205.00 SIT (povratna)

CanadianAffair 12:45 London Gatwick - 14:10 Vancouver, 408.00 GBP (povratna, nazaj iz Halifaxa)

1. - 28. julij
VIA RailCanada Vancouver, BC - Halifax, NS, CanRailPass 687.00 CAD

28. julij
CanadianAffair 20:00 Halifax - 5:55 (29.7.) London Gatwick

29. julij
Adria Airways 9:45 London Gatwick - 12:45 Ljubljana

+ okrog 200,000 SIT za spanje in ostalo

Skupaj torej približno 500 kilositnih za 4 tedne. Prostovoljne prispevke nakažite na račun...

petek, 18. marec 2005

What a difference

a little walk makes. :)

somewhere i have never travelled

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

-- e. e. cummings

Glow

Photo Friday's challenge for this week is "glow":

Note to self 14/2005

Standing around outside in the middle of the night when it first feels like spring is not a good idea if your hair is wet.

Note to self 13/2005

Do not eat eggs in the morning if you're gonna be playing badminton in the evening.

sreda, 16. marec 2005

Pomladna

Trenutek je. Kar naenkrat se zgodi. Skoraj slišiš, kot bi se nekaj drobnega prelomilo. Vse misli, ki si jih premleval tedne in tedne, se same od sebe uskladijo in dosežejo cilj, za katerega si vedel, da nekoč pride, ampak ga nisi videl pred seboj. Kot bi bil za ovinkom. Nimaš vseh odgovorov, mogoče jih nikoli ne boš imel. Pa vseeno je vse prav.

Ne upaš si verjeti, da je res.

Prihod pomladi je negotov.

torek, 15. marec 2005

I wanna go!

R's just invited me to visit her here:



I really really want to go, but of course it all depends on Mission: Finland. Although a week or two in July wouldn't hurt anyone... :D

ponedeljek, 14. marec 2005

And more topics from the forum

On the menu today:

Toilets in India (a very interesting thread, I might add)
Man Hands
Inspired by Toilets in India thread
(another interesting one)
Someone slap me...

Yet another toilet post
(there's more!)
Spring spring spriiiiing!!!
Smelly Feet

You can tell it's a travel forum, can't you?

Delovno

Zle misli prav učinkovito prežene - delo!

Na mizi ob sebi imam odprte štiri knjige, na postelji sta razgrnjena dva zemljevida, na mizici pred mano nekaj konceptu naloge podobnega, v brskalniku pa odprti štirje tabi na temo seminarske naloge. Napisala sicer še nisem prav veliko, vseeno pa se počutim kar učinkovito.

Aja, za tiste, ki še niso opazili: moj sidebar se ponaša z nekaj novimi stickerji, vsi pa so seveda Domnovo delo.

Stoo's quotes #3

men + alcohol = maturity

nedelja, 13. marec 2005

Sunday afternoon

Spring is here and I'm exhausted. As in I don't remember the last time I was this tired after anything, let alone badminton. Sheesh!

And now I get to proofread an English article written by some Greek guy. Dare I even open it?

UPDATE at 6:06: Oh dear, how do I fix this without completely rewriting the whole article?

6:16: What the hell is "anker" supposed to mean? And if it helps, a Serbian train conductor would have that in his hands.

6:41: This is turning into some kind of an American college spring break debauchery description. Including the word striping (sic).

6:44: why use punctuation screw capital letters txt speak rulz

7:23: Finished. 83 lines of text and only 8 7 lines that were okay without my editing. Red Pen needs more ink.

Šoping

Bogatejša za dva para hlač (za shujšano rit), eno prilično globoko izrezano majčko (za neshujšane stvari ;), en komplet perila (za dušo), en solo modrc (za pod že omenjeno majčko), in masko za lase.

Revnejša za 22472 SIT.

I *heart* MasterCard. :P

Not quite it, huh?

sobota, 12. marec 2005

Hoohoo's quotes© #6 - The Bachelorette Edition

Paul is a MODEL? Maybe a hand model or something...

Hoohoo - crazy AND a bitch! :P

Kaj sem se naučila ta teden

• 'političnogeografski' se lepo prevede kot 'politico-geographical' (hvala za pomoč!)
• pri badmintonu se namerno motenje nasprotnika (kretnje, zvoki in podobno) kaznuje
• še ena badmintonska (za dvojice): "Either player of the winning side may serve first in the next game and either player of the losing side may receive." (pobrano tu)
• "našemu" društvu so ostale samo še velike majice
• korale ne živijo samo v tropskih morjih
• v torek, 29. marca, ob 17h bo v Cankarjevem domu predavanje Noama Chomskega (beri tu)
• v gimnaziji sem nosila prekratke hlače ali pa sem od takrat zrasla

Kaktusne novice #13

Zvezdan je od konca januarja sproduciral 15 cvetov. V vsakem cvetu je kakih šest semen in če kdo čuti neustavljivo željo po vzgoji kaktusov iz semena, naj mi javi. :)


Proof

As if we needed it - here's more proof that Blogger's gone wonky, BloggerNews from Blogger Dashboard (note the dates!):
Blogger News
New Help, Better Support.

Today we're launching our new support system. It features a completely rewritten knowledge base and a new email-based system for answering your requests. If you find something not covered in the new documentation or need technical support, simply follow the link at the bottom of any knowledge base page.

– Jason G. (August 7, 2003 - 4:32 PM)


And in the Darkness Blog Them.

Now there's One BlogThis! to support nearly every browser regardless of OS. This includes IE 5 or greater on both the PC and Mac, Mozilla 1.0+, Safari, Camino, Firebird, Opera ... pretty much everything greater than Netscape 4. This modern wonder is available online.

– Jason G. (July 24, 2003 - 3:42 PM)


This has happened before, mind you.

petek, 11. marec 2005

I must be getting old

I just had the strangest MSN conversation with a non-stranger. Well, at least the name said I was talking to my Reykjavik hostel room-mate. But she either had severe amnesia (we're talking the most basic questions, she even asked me, "How would you describe yourself?") or it wasn't her at all. Anyway, they, whoever they were, then gave me a weird email address to send them my picture. At which point I finally realised I probably wasn't talking to J. and immediately ended the conversation.

So, am I getting old and paranoid or old and wise? Or am I, as it has already been suggested by some, insane?

It's official

I get high on other people's happiness. :D

Faces

Photo Friday's challenge for this week is "faces":

sreda, 09. marec 2005

Njuejdž #13

Za te dni dobro:

• sreča drugih
• sprehod čez mesto, sploh tista prva polovica, ko sem bila kar high od tuje sreče :)
• da me v samem flisu ni zeblo
• nore A. ideje
• dobra gledališka predstava
• badminton
• trenutki pomladi
• deljenje nasvetov :P

They're here!

Just in case anyone might want to have a look, I've already mentioned that I might post them, so here are my Greenland pictures. Pure fluff, mostly.

ponedeljek, 07. marec 2005

Norwegian ski jumpers leap into trees for contest

Hoohoo pointed me to this article:

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Unlike most ski jumpers, entrants in a Norwegian competition this weekend will lose points for any smooth and graceful landings on the snow.

These jumpers will be aiming for the trees. And the higher they land, the better their scores may be.

[...]

The idea is to take flight from a mound of snow, fly through the air and land in a tree. To qualify as a completed jump, the skier has to hang onto the tree without falling to the ground.

Read the whole article here.

Note to self 11/2005

When a bra is six years old, don't be surprised if the adjuster* is broken and it's sharp edge drawing blood causing considerable pain.

* I looked that one up!

Hoohoo's quotes© #5

Kids grow dumber as they age.

nedelja, 06. marec 2005

Word of the week

NORDICITY

Nordicity is a quantitative measure of the degree of "northernness" of a place based on ten natural and social variables. Each variable is assigned a range of values called polar units. [...]

(p. 10, R. M. Bone, The Regional Geography of Canada, Oxford University Press, 2000.)

sobota, 05. marec 2005

To do on Sunday

• napisati slovenski povzetek angleškega članka, s katerim se je pred dnevi igralo rdeče pero
• pordečeperesiti neko poročilo za N. (v angleščini)
• badminton
• pisati seminarsko (v slovenščini)

Najbrž ni prav, da že zdaj pričakujem samo 75% realizacijo.

Saturday afternoon

I got the 8 films I had from Greenland scanned today. Not the cheapest entertainment, but me is very happy and excited and I apologise in advance for tacky midnight sun photos that might be posted here. :)

petek, 04. marec 2005

Call for help to all Firefox gurus

As I mentioned the other day, my switch from Netscape 7.1 to Firefox 1.0.1. went smoothly but for one unresolved issue: it won't display some gif's. For example the background image of this blog. I know other Firefox users can see it, so it's not a huge deal, but I'd still love to be able to see my blog as it's supposed to be. And I have Options > Web Features > Load Images checked. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Just as I was waiting for a screenshot to be uploaded I seem to have solved the problem by viewing the background image and then going back one page, which seemed to remind the browser to show that gif. Great, but if I reload the page it goes back to this:



when it's really supposed to look like this:


Yet another dream post

A friend of mine who's in Finland at the moment dreamed about me last night. I was some kind of a pop diva, Celine Dion-like. I am doomed!

Top outside noises to wake you up in the morning

In no particular order:

• Church bells (those of you who know where I live will know what I mean).
• A car parked just outside the bedroom window that won't start.
• One of those street cleaning vehicles speeding along the street.
• Delivery trucks manoeuvring the narrow streets to the shop, trying to avoid one another.
• The sound of snow shovels scraping the pavement.

Njuejdž #12

• badminton
• nasmejani psi
• 85% čokolada *drools* (hvala!)
• plača (in že sem za nekaj mesecev spet revna) :)
• slike z Grenlandije, nekatere sem bila že pozabila
• napisanega pol uvoda za seminarsko
• hiter internet

Another SloBlog dream!

I'm doomed! But the message of the dream was nice. Better not say anything, though, I don't want to jinx things. :)

Obsession

Photo Friday's challenge for this week is "obsession":



This photo is from Greenland Open 2002. Disciplines are based on traditional qajaq skills that an Inuit hunter would need in the old days, such as this one, where competitors tip in their kayaks and turn with different obstacles etc. All this in 5°C weather in water just above freezing. Without wet suits, only traditional seal skin clothes. It must be an obsession.

The Hoohoo and Stoo Show!

Hoohoo: Now you remind me of Yosemite Sam.

Stoo: I once had a stuffed toy of him. I chewed on the red moustache and then pooed it out.

sreda, 02. marec 2005

Dad-proofing the computer

In the last four days I have:

• switched from Netscape to Firefox with only one glitch that remains unsolved
• made sure it is now impossible to start IE by accident
• even got the Hotmail link in MSN messenger to open in Firefox
• finally got rid of an annoying LOP toolbar (was so easy in the end, and no, SpyBot wasn't the answer)

I hereby pronounce this computer dad-proof!*

*I'm gonna regret saying that, I'm sure.

Zanč tko slišm

Prej enim tednom samo ideja, danes resničnost!

Ideja: jaz :)
Izvedba: Cookie (tehnična podpora) in vsi voljni prisluškovalci

Izdelek: Zanč tko slišm

Early bird catches the worm

Ali po naše: v knjižnici sem nabrala 10 kg knjig in ravno ko sem se še odločala, katere bom vzela domov, se je izkazalo, da sem eno nekomu speljala pred nosom. No, zdaj sem za en mesec bogatejša za 5 kg knjig. Samo še pisanja seminarske se moram lotiti...

torek, 01. marec 2005

Verjetnostni račun

Če zdajle zapečem članek in slike na CD, ki ga nameravam oddati jutri dopoldne, kolikšna je verjetnost, da bom hotela še kaj spremeniti?

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Had a look through the links in my sidebar and I think I really should make this some time soon: Decadent Chocolate Mousse.

*stocks up on dark non-Belgian (I'm cheap) chocolate*

Kaktusne novice #12

Zvezdanu se je zmešalo. V nekaj urah jutra je največji cvet na sliki zrasel za več kot centimeter. Sploh pa je zdaj števec cvetov na 12, vendar tri vidi le oko poznavalca.

Test time!

This time from the man: Dr. Phil. :P

Here's me:

Your total score is 35
Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

Hoohoo's quotes© #3

BeeBee: You procrastinator!

Hoohoo: It's called being EFFICIENT.