Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Got one back from the director saying he knew they were working on the locks here but "this doesn't sound too good..."
Then another one saying he'd contacted someone regarding this.
Then a third one saying it would be fixed 'tomorrow morning'.
I got back Tuesday afternoon and true enough, it was fixed.
*happy with SiB right now*
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I first noticed it early Friday morning when a roommate left very early. I woke up thinking the diidiidii was the fire alarm but it wasn't quite so loud. I half expected it to start in my room any second but it never did. Besides, the fire alarm goes dooaaadoooaaadoooaaa not diidii.
The diidiidiidiidii starts whenever the door to the apartment is opened and doesn't stop until it is closed. It's a rather piercing sound and, my bed being less than 2 meters from it, it does tend to wake me up whenever someone comes backs or leaves during the night or early hours of the morning.
There's another one at the door downstairs, on the first floor (it sounds more like diiiiii), and I'm sure all the other apartments have one of these. The box the sound is coming from was put up a year ago but the sound started Friday.
I wonder what the hell this is supposed to be good for.
Need to send email to SiB tomorrow to ask if it has any functions other than as an alarm clock.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Then she called out to her friend "They've got Define!" and the friend came over too.
I was looking around, had found the shampoo I was looking for and, curious as I am, had to walk over to where the women had just been. I didn't actually see what they bought but saw something called "Hair Thickening Foam".
Thinking back to the last time I bought something for my hair and, not being able to remember when that was, I decided to try this thing.
I went to the cash register with shampoo, three plastic containers shaped like animals with shower gel inside (xmas gift for sis), hand cream and foam. I put it all on the counter and waited for the person in front of me to pay. Then I hear someone behind me.
"Look! Look, she's buying the same thing as you! And she's a youth!"
Not a woman, not a lady, I was a youth. I felt so young!
.. then again, you tend to do that when getting shopping advice from 70 year olds.
Today I remembered I don't like shopping this time of year.
I like how the shops are decorated, all the nice stuff and gifts they put out. I don't really mind all the people. Well I do, it's hard to get around when it's crowded, so I just avoid the shops on Saturdays and such.
But what I don't like, and what I remembered today is the queues. Not the queues as such, but the reason for the queues. What I don't like is when everyone needs to have everything they buy, no matter where or what it is, gift wrapped.
Is there anything more annoying than standing in a line, whether there are two people or twenty, looking forward to finally getting to pay (as if anyone likes that), when you realize it'll take four times as long (at least) because they've started wrapping gifts.
Not only are most people utterly incompetent when it comes to wrapping gifts, most of them never stop talking while they do it. Then when they've finally got all the scotch tape on they ask if you want a label, then put lots of string and whatnot around it. Or worse still - don't ask and just slap the label on. I prefer those you attach to the string, but that's just me.
I don't get Christmas gifts wrapped in stores for several reasons.
- I'm aware of how annoying it is for others, and how it makes queues appear where there should be none.
- I don't like the way they do it - they may take ten minutes doing it but they do it without caring - the gifts end up looking real bad.
- I like panicking the night before Christmas (ok, I don't like the panicking bit), wrapping everything up ready for the morning.
- I put a whole lotta love into my Christmas gifts. I love it when I find a good one, I love wrapping it, making people wonder what it is. I love giving gifts and seeing that someone likes them.
For me, wrapping something is a part of transforming it from a random thing on a shelf in a store, to an actual Christmas Gift. Call me strange but... when I do something, I do it good. I go all the way. Spending a lot of money, getting the wrapped box and all you have to do is put the names on the label... I couldn't do that.
I spend more time than money, it's not efficient, it's probably not smart, but the people who get my gifts are people I really care about. I don't mind spending that extra time, the extra effort, putting some love in there, letting others know that I've taken the time and not the easy way out.
When it's for someone I care about.. I don't mind that at all.
Let's ban gift wrapping in all shops!
It's evil I tell you, it takes the love out, it's evil!!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
As you can see, the alternatives vary for boys and girls. Why is this?
|Girls: Yes, of course! |
|Girls: Yes, but I regret it. |
|Girls: No, I'm waiting for the one. |
|Boys: Yes, several times! |
|Boys: It happens, but it's not too good. |
|Boys: No, it's not my style.|
I mean... it's just... what?!?
If I prefer one of the last three, I can't pick them because I'm not a guy? What if a guy is waiting for 'the one', he can't answer that because "no, guys just don't do that"? And a girl has to choose between regretting, which you shouldn't do, being a prude (waiting for the one) or being liberated (of course!)?
And why isn't there just a "yeah, I've done that" option for girls?
I wouldn't say "yes, of course!" because it's simply not expected of someone to do that.
I wouldn't say I regret it. Well, maybe once..
I sure as hell wouldn't say I'm waiting for the one. I hope there's not a 'the one' because if there is, I've either lost him, or I've spent too long crying over someone who wasn't him.
I resent and object to this poll and the way it is presented. You know what most people have answered so far?
Girls: Yes, of course!
One fourth of the people answering this have said that. Is this representative? Do really more girls than guys think one night stands are ok? Some real research just said more men than women are willing to have sex on the first date. Surprised?
Presenting alternatives and options in this way is misleading. It makes you believe the results are quite different from what they really are.
Separating the sexes even before you start the research, not allowing men to answer something that's not expected of them, forcing women to answer something you think they will want to answer, means you've presented results before you've started the research.
That's too amateurish for me.
Both are written by the kind of guys most girls hope they'll never meet, yet we do seem to stumble across them, not realizing until it's too late.
Both guys were fired after their emails reached their bosses.
From: Luxton, Trevor
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 9:20 AM
Subject: Story time
Last night I was all geared up for a night in front of the telly watching football, having a ruby and a couple of beers while Jo's still away. Suddenly I get a text from Laura my mates ex which says I'm coming round because I need to see you.
So she comes round and we get chatting about all sorts of stuff and then we start kissing a fondling (as you do). Then I find my self sitting in the arm chair with a beer in one hand remote in the other, West ham on the box and Laura on her knees sucking my piece...
Then the phone rings and it's Jo who was bored at the airport...
So now I've got my beer, Laura sucking and Jo chatting to me on the dog…when Laura stops sucking looks up at me winks and whispers "say hello to Jo for me" and then gets back to the job in hand...
Am I the worst boyfriend in the world or what?????
From: Peter Chung
Subject: LIVING LIKE A KING
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 20:26:21 -0400
X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2653.19)
So I've been in Korea for about a week and a half now and what can I say, LIFE IS GOOD....
I've got a spanking brand new 2000 sq. foot 3 bedroom apt. with a 200 sq. foot terrace running the entire length of my apartment with a view overlooking Korea's main river and nightline......Why do I need 3 bedrooms? Good question,.... the main bedroom is for my queen size bed,...where CHUNG is going to fuck every hot chick in Korea over the next 2 years (5 down, 1,000,000,000 left to go).... the second bedroom is for my harem of chickies, and the third bedroom is for all of you fuckers when you come out to visit my ass in Korea. I go out to Korea's finest clubs, bars and lounges pretty much every other night on the weekdays and everyday on the weekends to (I think in about 2 months, after I learn a little bit of the buyside business I'll probably go out every night on the weekdays). I know I was a stud in NYC but I pretty much get about, on average, 5-8 phone numbers a night and at least 3 hot chicks that say that they want to go home with me every night I go out. I love the buyside,.... I have bankers calling me everyday with opportunties and they pretty much cater to my every whim - you know (golfing events, lavish dinners, a night out clubbing). The guys I work with are also all chilll - I live in the same apt building as my VP and he drives me around in his Porsche (1 of 3 in all of Korea) to work and when we go out. What can I say,.... live is good,... CHUNG is KING of his domain here in Seoul.....
So,.... all of you fuckers better keep in touch and start making plans to come out and visit my ass ASAP, I'll show you guys an unbelievable time....My contact info is below.... Oh, by the way,... someone's gotta start fedexing me boxes of domes,...I brought out about 40 but I think I'll run out of them by Saturday.....
The Carlyle Group
I hate guys like this Peter. I never hate anything or anyone (except Hitler), but I actually do hate people with that attitude. You can't argue with them, you can't reason with them. Whatever you do they look down on you and say you'll come around and see things their way because they're right.
A lot of people claim they're right and want you to see things their way, but there are some people, I'd like to say they're too cocky for their own good but the fact is they tend to lead rather good lives, kiss some butt, have all the right stuff and make it to the top where they make more money and feel even better about themselves.
I can't talk to people like that because they don't listen. They know they're right - they've got what everyone else wants - they KNOW everyone is jealous of them. It's not true, but they still know it is.
What can you say to that?
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The hospital director can't confirm how the incident happened but says the monk did not wish to have his genitals reattached. The reason was he had liberated himself from all earthly needs and desires.
- We cleaned the wound, stitched it up, but he did not want it reattached. He said he'd given up everything, Prawing Euanontouch at the Maharaj hostpital tells news agency Reuters.
I feel a little something from Wikipedia is in its place:
In Thailand, penis attacks are reputedly more common than in any other country. In fact, in Thailand more penis reattachment surgeries are performed than in any other nation. In contrast to such battery in Western nations, the motivating factors in Eastern nations world vary and are not necessarily lovers' quarrels.
For example, in November 2004 Manit Srithammathan cut off two teenage boys' penises and threw them in a canal. When the police questioned Srithammathan, he said he had cut off and disposed of their penises because the boys refused to confess to stealing $1,250 from his ATM account after they were shown videotape evidence of their theft. Typically also, the perpetrator's disposal of severed penises is unconventional. In 1997, a Thai wife had severed her husband's penis while he was asleep and attached it to helium balloons.
I've heard of a first wife, but a first daughter?? Is her sister a first daughter too, or is she a second daughter?
If they had three sons and two daughters, would there be first sons and first daughters or first, second and third sons and first and second daughters?
Because it just goes against reason that there can be more than one 'first' something..
So I went digging..
Umm... right... really smart...
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Where do blogs fit into this picture? Easy. Write a blog, they will find you. If you write something they don't like, they will arrest you. The last in line was Rami Siyam, known on his blog as «Ayyoub».
He had, like many others the past months, focused on how women are treated in Egypt. Women abused on the streets during the evenings, without police doing anything about it. Commenting on this is apparently not a good idea if you live in Egypt.
In Egypt, blogging is much a political issue - it is one of very few ways you can express your real feelings about the government and the state. Or at least it was. According to Amnesty International, the blogs contained criticism of Islam and the governmental religious organization al-Azhar. Criticizing the religion or the government is not accepted in Egypt.
- The governments say the bloggers, among other things, disturb the peace and express religious hatred.
Now Egyptian bloggers are joining forces, criticizing the Egyptian state. Of course, demonstrations, as well as blogging, is not accepted. It's hard to change something you're not allowed to talk about. Many get arrested, thrown in jail without a trial or even a reason.
Lovely circle, ain't it?
Friday, November 17, 2006
I think most people here have realized you can write pretty much anything and I'll argue but never silence you.
Writing comments pretending to be me is taking it one step too far.
If it happens again I'll be forced to delete all comments this person makes, something I've wanted to do for a while but never had a reason to. Thanks for giving me that reason.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Maths is dumb..
Is this hot?
She's hot, I know that, but should dresses these days reveal that much? I like butts, butts are cute, but I think it's hotter to wear a dress that shows off the bottom of your butt (so to speak).
The bottom of a butt is nice, it has curves, two little halves curving up against each other. The top of a butt is just a line and, in my mind, it's just not that hot..
This is Michelle Heaton at the World Music Awards in London.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky (AP) -- One of four U.S. soldiers accused of raping an Iraqi girl last spring and killing her and her family pleaded guilty Wednesday and will testify against the others.
Spc. James P. Barker agreed to the plea deal to avoid the death penalty, said his civilian attorney, David Sheldon.
The killings in Mahmoudiya, a village about 20 miles south of Baghdad, were among the worst in a series of alleged attacks on civilians and other abuses by military personnel in Iraq.
Sgt. Paul E. Cortez and Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman, both members of the 101st Airborne Division with Barker, could face the death penalty if convicted in the case in courts-martial at Fort Campbell.
Former Army private Steve Green, 21, pleaded not guilty last week to charges including murder and sexual assault.
Green was discharged from the Army for a "personality disorder" before the allegations became known, and prosecutors have yet to say if they will pursue the death penalty against him.
The indictment accuses Green and others of raping the 14-year-old girl and burning her body to conceal their crimes. It also alleges that Green and four others stationed at a nearby checkpoint killed the girl's father, mother and 6-year-old sister.
Barker has given investigators vivid accounts of the assault. An investigator testified during a hearing in August that Barker had said the soldiers drank whiskey and played cards while plotting the assault, that Barker, Cortez and Green took turns raping the girl, and that Green shot her and her family.
The U.S. military judge presiding over the case, Lt. Col. Richard Anderson, asked Barker why he participated in the attack in Mahmoudiya,
"I hated Iraqis, your honor," Barker answered. "They can smile at you, then shoot you in your face without even thinking about it."
Boy am I glad there are loyal boys like those
out there to save us from the evil terrorists..
I know, I know...
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I can't change back from Blogger Beta and of course they never told me about the "surprise! you're not able to comment anymore!".
As long as you're non-Beta and Blogger doesn't change it, I'll be unable to comment.
Which really sucks for me since some of you people write things I need to comment on. Like right now.
I don't like waiting...
Edit: It's working, it's working! For now.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Boy and girl are attracted to each other.
Boy and girl meet again.
Boy and girl have sex.
Boy and girl are no longer attracted.
Boy and girl become close friends.
...how much does it take for boy and girl to find
themselves attracted to each other again?
Saturday, November 11, 2006
"I know this was a miracle," 21-year-old housewife Patricia Goncalves Pereira told Globo TV. "Now I just want to extract the bullets and live my life."
Pereira was shot Friday in the small city of Monte Claros, about 560 miles north of Sao Paulo, after quarreling with her former husband, who was reportedly upset because she refused to get back together with him. She was also shot once in the hand.
Doctors could not explain why the .32-caliber bullets did not penetrate Pereira's skull and didn't even need to be extracted immediately.
"I can't explain how something like this happened," surgeon Adriano Teixeira said, adding that the bullets were lodged under the woman's scalp.
The ex-husband was still at large.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
He's like from a different era!
What the heck is (was) he doing controlling the national defense of the most powerful country on earth??
Sure, wisdom comes with age (or insanity if you please), and at 74 you might very well be smarter than two and a half 30 year olds put together..
..but 74 also means you grew up and learned to know the world when it was a little different from today.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I have to try walking in them a bit before I actually have to wear them for longer than two minutes.
Apparently I'm not used to wearing heels... these are heels that could easily get stuck if I walked on a cobbled street (thanks for the word, Timothy :P.
I think I better stay inside while wearing them... They dont seem to be made for walking. They seem to be made just for looking nice.
And making me wobble.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I know you can't see much but I like this picture
and there's another one at the bottom.
They're very pointy.
I don't like pointy shoes.
They're also silver coloured.
I don't have any silver coloured clothes.
I think I love them.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Now, the US is a great country - great as in big and I'm sure it's great in other ways too. I've never been there so I couldn't really say. But I do know it can be a strange country. And strange countries have strange laws.
I thought we'd dip into the laws of some of the states which makes up the US of A. Let's start with the Carolinas - they've always seemed like such cute states.
Starting with South Carolina..
It is illegal to give or receive oral sex in South Carolina.
*not a state I plan on moving to*
By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.
It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.
It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.
and my favourite...
Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.
Continuing with North Carolina..
The mere possession of a lottery ticket is illegal in North Carolina and may result in a $2,000 fine.
It's against the law to sing off key.
While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.
All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart.
*doesn't say you can't sleep in the same bed*
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.
*how convinient, saves you all that hassle with a wedding dress and all... but they should write warning signs...*
and of course, yet again,
Oral sex is considered a crime against nature.
...someone very sexually frustrated must have made these laws...
Thursday, November 02, 2006
formation, in the 2000 elections, women voted
in disproportionately large numbers for Demo-
crats, and Republicans expressed much concern
over the gender gap.
Harvey S. Rosen, "Public Finance"
"One of the stories– interesting stories I tell is about
the fellow that came here. He got kidnaped and he
was rescued pretty early by our Delta team. I said,
what's it like to be kidnaped, man? It must have been
weird – Baghdad, to be kidnaped. And he said,
yes – he said, I was in there with, like – I forgot the
number – nine other people from different nationalities.
He said, at one time I said, I'm going to get out and
you're – you're going to get out and I'm not. And all
these people said, well, that's a pretty pessimistic
thing to say. He said, well, my government won't
ransom me; yours will. And he was right. We weren't going to.
And sure enough, the Norwegian went for – I don't know
what the numbers are – but they made a nice little living,
because there was no – no push-back. There was no kind
of structure. And so these weren't necessarily political
people. These were people that just found a pretty good
niche for a while. Made a couple of million dollars, nobody
got hurt. And fortunately, our Delta teams found the guy,
and got him out of there. But it was just an interesting story.
Now.. the Norwegian government, the Norwegian Army and the Norwegian Foreign Secretary have never heard of a Norwegian having been kidnapped and have never paid any ransom.
No one has heard of this, and no one wish to comment on the American Presidents statements. It could simply be that he mixed up the nationalities or that the information he received wasn't accurate.
The point here wasn't the soldier who may or may not have existed. The point was the way President Bush tells stories - you gotta read r e a l s l o w if you want to understand even half of it..
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why:
Christmas snow is coming to town!
It's coming, it's coming!
It's freezing cold outside, there's ice on the roads and snow on at least one mountain!
The sky is a gorgeous blue with not one cloud in sight ... no snow without clouds so for once I hope they'll come soon. We've got a city to freeze.
Apparently someone found a suspicious object attached to the maroon car in the picture. All the students have been evacuated to one room in the building while police are checking it out.
Police says it could be someone put the 'bomb' there to be funny but they take these things seriously and if there's a chance it's real, they will check it out.
Yeah right, they're just jealous because of all the attention we got after the fire they decided to do their own thing...
[Edit] The car the 'bomb' was attached to was owned by a student living in the building. He saw the article on the net and called the police, explaining he had dressed up as a suicide bomber for Halloween and had forgot to remove the box from his car.
Police then removed it and the problem was solved.
Told you it was only for the attention...
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
than she wanted this evening.
At 6:27pm the police recieved a call saying a penis had been illegally displayed. [the article seriously said that]
- We have units in the area and they've been looking for the man.
The woman wants to report this, police officer Arve Samsonsen says.
The man who exposed himself has not yet been arrested.
Hey, I live there!
Why didn't I get to see?
I was even outside at 6:27!
And I wouldn't even tell the police!
Police storms two buildings. Eight were arrested, several others brought in for questioning. Several are women originally from Asia, working in Norway as prostitutes on the indoor market. Those arrested are charged with human trafficking.
Tuesday 9:00am, Oslo, Norway
Police hit eleven addresses and brought in several persons, two of them charged for human trafficking in Bergen. Oslo's prostitution market is currently dominated by women from Nigeria.
Tuesday 9:00am, Gothenburg, Sweden
Police arrests two women. These have connections to the prostitution network in Bergen.
Police have for a long time had these locations under observation.
One of the buildings was one block away from the cinema, above the restaurant Thai Away.
The other location was Wat Po, a therapy centre. The owner, a 53 year old woman, has been charged with human trafficking but has not been arrested. Police suspects she might be abroad.
Another woman from Thailand charged with human trafficking is suspected of having found women in Thailand, promised them a better life and a good job in Scandinavia. They were brought from Thailand, via Sweden to Norway and Bergen, where they were forced to work as prostitutes.
She was arrested in the appartment above the restaurant she runs. Her Norwegian partner says there must be a mistake, he cannot believe she is involved in any such business. The partner himself owns one of the buildings the police stormed.
Police says this kind of activity can be classified as organized criminal activity, something which can add 5 years to a prison sentence.
No one yet knows how many victims are involved but police says it reaches far and involves many.
In a strange way this makes me feel... happy inside. They've taken it seriously after the former police chief claimed only two years ago "There are no foreign prostitutes in Bergen!".
A reorganization of Norwegian police and renewed focus lead to these arrests which will hopefully only be the beginning of the joined Scandinavian focus on human trafficking. It also makes me realize we can't criticize the police too much - they have strict rules to follow and can't defend themselves - they simply can't say they're investigating certain individuals - if they do, they will risk ruining the whole investigation.
However... it is kinda scary. I've walked past the restaurant Thai Away three or four times just the past week. The first time I noticed it was when walking there with The Guy, he commented on the name (Thai Away - Take Away). I noticed two 50-60 year old rather creepy men standing in the door, leering at a young guy when he approached, saying "it's closed".
There were also