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L’Aquatique!

December 9, 2009
By Asmodeane in Posts

Another couple of weeks have creeped by unnoticed, another couple of weeks of growing flab and encroaching male pattern baldness. Another ton of cash (it’s not even the middle of the month yet and already I’ve “invested” 165€ in alcohol alone) deposited at the bar and another series of hellish hangovers the following day. So yeah, everything is normal and all systems are more or less go.

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Yes, things were smoked.

Birthday funs!

So I guess it’s the dull re-cap time. The only thing I can think of is that Daimer’s 30th birhtday party has gone down well, even though my present was the second of its kind. We ate some good food, drank some vodka, a lot of herbal supplements were smoked, and games were played. I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, partake of da herb (mon), due to my issues with depersonalization and derealization and things like that, but I sure did hit that bottle fairly hard. And then we played that guessing game made recently famous by the decidedly mediocre Inglorious Basterds, you know, gluing bits of paper to every players forehead and trying to guess what was on your own with aid of simple hints. Funs were certainly had.  We then took a minivan cab to town, and that’s where I parted ways with the guys, going to Kallio instead, where I promptly lost all contact with myself and reality, only tenuously regaining it on the couch next morning. And that’s how it went for the following two weeks, work work work work work booze hangover. Repeat ad nauseam.

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Le puul!

Le puul!

Except with a single addition: in a desperate bid to reduce the growth of my personal gravity well as well as my circumference I started going to the pool. This new endeavor reached its zenith this Monday, when I actually went swimming before work, at 7am. I don’t think I’ll be doing that ever again, but hey, I proved to myself that I can. Still, it was fairly creepy being the youngset person at the pool. The amount of living dead floating about in various stages of decomposition was shocking. Swimming behind the old floaters was scary, you sort of expect bits to fall off and fluids to leak. Brr. I just grossed myself the fuck out. Anyway, I’ve already managed to drop 1.5kg down to a still staggering but slowly declining 80kg. My goal is to get down to a healthy 74kg, but that might prove to be a bit impossible difficult. I mean, it might mean giving up candy, ffs!

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In other news, I am going to Moscow today. Well, with 90% probability. A while ago I was supposed to go for a week, then that was canceled, then was supposed to go for a few days, that was canceled as well, and now am going for a day, not even staying the night. Which still means 2 nights on a train, so I am as happy as a boy can be. It will mean watching movies on my netbook, reading books, drinking beer while the glum country side of Motherland rushes past, worrying about surprises left by Islamists on the rails ahead… In other words, total relaxation. Will honestly try to update the blog from Moscow, fo’ reals.

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Now boy oh boy, the year is almost over, and so, it seems, is the decade. And that means a ton of links to the tune of “Best of decade” and “Top [insert number][insert noun] of the decade”! As a compulsive maker of lists, I thoroughly aprove, although I mostly disagree with their contents.

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  • 20 best graphic novels of the decade. And when they say graphic novels they are just trying not to sound dorky and childlish. They are Comics, people. Comics!
  • Here is a less pretentious link on more or less the same subject. Ten best webcomics of the decade! I must say that Achewood is the best webcomic ever. It makes me laugh, and it sure as hell makes me think sometimes.
  • Then hey, 50 best inventions of 2009 according to Time. Hmm, lemme see. Yes, yes, yes… Fuck, you know, they’re all pretty damn good at least from some perspective.
  • And what would the year be without year’s best science images? Yay for science! And a smaller yay for images!
  • Aaand to conclude out “best of” and “Top this or that” lineup, here are some millenium predictions that got things right - and some that didn’t!
  • To even things out a bit (and to beef this post up) , I present you with… *drumroll* 40 awesome and useful infographics! Ooh, esthetic nerdgasm… I even printed out a few for my office wall.
  • Then to spice things up a little, here’s a drop of girly eye candy, namely the 10 hottest American Apparel models. What a brilliant idea, using porn stars for models!
  • And since we all like Top 10 lists, here’s a list of ten watches more expensive than a Ferrari. Some even have a semblance of a good reason for an outrageous price tag. Were I a billionaire, I might consider one of these watches, starving Marvins and charity be damned.

As for videos, well, I have a small selection of clips.First off, Bohemian Rhapsody as sung by The Muppets. Shudder. For some reason it is also availanble in HD…

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To soothe your insulted eardrums and pour honey on your nerves, watch this damnedly beautiful creation, this incredible piece of art called Going West, a visualisation of a novel by the same name written by Maurice Gee. Too bad it’s not in HD…

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