Monday, December 19, 2005

The Freedom Toaster

Empowered by The Shuttleworth Foundation, The Freedom Toaster is a conveniently located, self-contained ‘Bring 'n Burn' facility, where users bring their own blank discs and make copies of the open source software they require.

Now aint that nifty?

"Burn free, as free as the source flows..."

'Tis the season to be jolly

And I can't seem to feel the festive vibe.

I guess it's because I've spent all my money. I've created new debt for myself after I've just paid it all off. I'm away from my friends and family over Christmas for the first time. I'm not too sure how to handle it just yet. Not too sure how I'm feeling about it either.

I've been feeling kinda vulnerable and sad and a whole bunch of other mixed emotions.

I wish I could find time.

I'm hoping to make the most of next year. A new job, new salary (yay), hopefully I would have the design for the site Wa and I are working on, and I can make things happen for the both of us!

Perhaps a late Christmas gift to myself.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

'Cause I can!

Seven Things I Want To Do Before I Die
1. Travel.
2. Learn a new language.
3. Perform for a live audience.
4. Be in a magazine.
5. Fly a bi-plane/helicopter
6. Sail on fancy yacht.
7. Get married and have kids.

Seven Things I Cannot Do
1. Park.
2. Hold my breath underwater for longer than about 30 seconds.
3. Tell good jokes (Or atleast I don't think so).
4. Speak in public.
5. A somersault.
6. Eat insects, internal organs of animals, mince pies or rice cakes.
7. I struggle to cross roads (don't ask).

Seven Things That Attract Me To My (romantic interest, best friend, whatever applies to you)
1. Intelligence.
2. Communication.
3. Awesome laugh.
4. Sense of humour.
5. Creativity.
6. Playfulness.
7. Ambition.

Seven Things I Say Most Often
1. Snuggly!
2. Goood goood good!
3. Yummy.
4. My Wa-wa.
5. Fuuuuck!!!
6. I use the word "excited" a lot.
7. *slirp* (More Onomatopoeia though).

Seven Books, Or Series (I presume on T.V.), That I Love
1. C.S.I.
2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
3. South Park.
4. The Amazing Race.
5. The Simpsons.
6. Tell Me Your Dreams by Sydney Sheldon.
7. 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter.

Seven Movies I Would Watch Over and Over Again
1. The Crow.
2. Charlie's Angels.
3. Empire Records.
4. Austin Powers.
5. Honey.
6. Saving Private Ryan.
7. Centre Stage.

Seven People I Want To Join In Too
1. Warrenski.
2. Darren.
3. Shannyn.
4. Chris (for entertainment value ---> Agreed)
5. Nicky.
6. Acidman.
7. Anyone else really.

Flash them bling bling y'all

Human beings are funny things really.

Now I've always been fascinated by humans. I'm fascinated by their behaviour, their actions, interactions and reactions to the world around them.

This is not a dig on my own kind or anything, but merely an observation.

Assuming the person is right-handed, have you ever noticed how a woman’s left hand suddenly becomes the most functional part of her body when she gets engaged?

She'll answer the phone with her left hand, pick things up, hand things to other people, wave at her friends, and play with her hair. Hell, she'll even write with her left hand! She'll do anything just to show it off!

Okay fine. So I'm a woman and I'd do it too! I mean, if my boyfriend proposed to me with a rock, sure I'd also show it off at every moment I can, 'cause yes, I would be proud to be engaged. Nothing wrong with that.

It's natural.

Friday, December 02, 2005

I hate the fact that I've neglected my drawing skills

I miss art.

I loved my art classes at school. Both of them. My art teacher was a short little old lady who brought her seven year-old Boxer named Maks to school everyday (without fail people) in her, what once was, a teal and orange Suzuki Jeep, which is now, an Opel Corsa. The dog would slobber all over our school bags in the class as he tried to sniff out what we had for lunch. He would occasionally let out a nasty for all to smell. I still wonder what the hell she fed him.

I spent most of my time in art class and I must admit I learnt a lot. From nature and people, to religion and... well... dogs. I learnt to appreciate art for what it really was, and I fell in love with art.

I loved the day trips out to galleries around town and saw just how awesome local art is. And it really is THAT amazing!

Since leaving school, I've really felt that I have neglected my art skills. I don't draw anymore. I don't paint anymore. I'm scared that I may lose the skills that I have developed since I started drawing at the age of seven. It makes me sad that I have almost forgotten about one of the things I love most. All this time and effort I have put into my work to improve it and to improve myself, will all be gone. I get frustrated when I try get back into it, and my work is not as good as it used to be. I've taken an interest in photography lately and sometimes I feel like it's an excuse because I've just become too lazy to draw it, so instead I'll just take a picture.

I'm not sure if it's because I've become lazy, or if it's sheer interest. I just need to make time for art.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

It's once again time for the stupid Thursday joke..... this time with a festive twist

What do you get when you cross a pickle with a reindeer?



A dill doe.