Archive for August, 2009

Foto(2)Two days ago, I lost my favorite ankle bracelet. I’ve had it for 3 or 4 years and I really loved it! =( Well it was just a cheap, self made one, but still it’s loss really vexed me… (and it still does!)

The bracelet in the picture is of the old one. The new one I made yesterday is almost similar. Only this time I just used the light and the dark orange beads with a black background as well. Perhaps I’ll post a picture of it later on. (provided that i remember to take one ;))

Ok, enough whining about a lost bracelet now. Btw. if anybody feels like making one him/herself I’ll gladly share the secret! B-)

Yesterday I made my first attempt of doing something like a lasagna. Actually it was not a real one but more like a mixture of a lasagna and canneloni.

I’m rather sorry that I forgot to take a pic, as it did look divine and it even tasted alright. Well, I forgot the salt and the noodles were not completely done (The sauce, which I “oversalted” made up for the lack nicely). But at least this time I didn’t really burn anything! (OK, Ok the tops were slightly too dark.. )


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A song of Ice and Fire

<Sorry, everbody who hasn’t had the pleasure of reading those splendid books so far, but this blog post contains a few SPOILERS>

“A song of Ice and Fire” is a series consiting of 4 books so far and there are more to come. The author is George R. R. Martin, who is currently working on the 5. book.

The series is one of my absolute favorites. I read them for the first time last summer (and I’m currently rereading it) and was utterly enchanted. George R. R. Marin creates a whole new world on its own, with it’s own flaws and beauties. At first the story gives the strong impression of being set somewhere in the Middle Ages, but as it progresses things really turn mystic/fantastic.

The whole story is told from the different point of view of the various characters. This is what really makes the books so fascinating. Each character is carefully thought through and each single one of them plays an important role that intertwines constantly. With each of them too a different story line is started…

In spite of all this there is no clearly defined good or evil. All through the whole story one is constantly surprised. F. ex. The passionately hated villain all at once appears from a very different light… and all at once it is doubtful wether is decisions really were that cruel…

Ok, I’ll stop ranting now. I just love those books and I’m eagerly awaiting the next one. Btw. there is one small downside about those books. The author really has a knack for killing off just the characters I love most… ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I still can’t quite forgive him for killing first Lady, then Eddard Stark, followed by Rob and Catelyn…. wish he had left the Starks alone. )

I wont write a full plot. But everybody who is interested can find more information atย  Wikipedia!

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Rofl… Dave Carroll did it again. He just published his second YouTube video about how United broke his Taylor Guitar. Apparently his guitar was broken by United Airlines and he promised them 3 songs. (Think I mentioned all this already in my previous post ;))

Anyway the song is great, though I liked the other better… and I still think it’s the best way of complaining about something that I ever saw… well heard ;)!

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Bloody Fun Day!!!

Bloody Fun Day is one of my favorite games! It’s really well made and lots of fun to play. But BEWARE it’s highly addictive! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you play the game on kongregate.com you can earn badges and other funny things for achieving certain goals!

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Today the LibriVox Community Podcast 106 went online! This time it’s about the 4th LibriVox anniversary!!!

Happy birthday, LibriVox!!!

The Podcast is a tribute to the last 4 awesome years… (of which I’ve only been part for the last 4 months. ;)) It’s wonderful to listen to lots of different people sharing their thoughts, hear about the first baby steps of LV or poetry read out in different languages… and of course Neeru and my section about “The ten things we love about LV”.

So everybody, who is starting to feel curious by now, should click HERE to listen!!!


Moving on to an older Podcast now!!! LibriVox Community Podcast 104Since I’ve discontinued my old blog, due to computer troubles…. I’ll use the opportunity to talk a little about the podcast Neeru and I hosted a couple of weeks ago!

It was the LibriVox Community Podcast 104, which can be found HERE. This podcast was about:

*quoting myself from old blog* “We are talking about LibriVox Addiction and about how LibriVox is invading our lives. *note to self: must remember to write about LibriVox soon*
For this we got lots of fellow Librivoxateers to record their symptoms, which vary from weird Librivoxy dreams to imaginations that run wild. It’s great fun to listen and it was even more fun to put everything together.

At this point I want to say thanks to everybody who did contribute and especially to Neeru, who persuaded me to join, wrote most of the script and spent hours fiddling with the editing. I’m already totally looking forward to our next Librivoxy project. ๐Ÿ™‚ ” *unquoting myself*

Btw. here can you find what Neeru wrote about our Podcast!


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Handle with care

Handle with care

“Handle with Care” is a book written by Jodi Picoult, who currently is one of my favorite authors. This book is about Willow, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta also known as brittle bone disease. When her parents face finacial ruin they consider sueing for wrongful birth. But to complicate matters further, the doctor they are about to sue is the best friend of Willows mother…

The book is wonderfully written, with lots of unexpected twists and turns. What really makes it special, is that the different main characters, such as Willow’ parents and her sister but also the doctor and the lawyer are telling part of the story. (… and infusing their very personal opinions and views.)

I enjoyed reading the book immensely, in spite of the rather unexpected ending (… which I won’t give away in case somebody still hasn’t read it ;))

Anyway the picture, which I added to this post, I my version of the book cover! (In case anybody wonders how the original looks like, I linked a picture of it to my drawing!)

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