Archive for January, 2011

Art contest

Posted: January 31, 2011 in Personal Life, photos
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I judged a giraffe drawing contest today.

The winning contribution:


A couple of my old Spanish roomies came over yesterday for dinner. We made some sort of pseudo-tapas; I had suggested it some days before, but when I was in the supermarket I realized I didn’t know what counts as tapas and what doesn’t. I ended up buying some traditional stuff like shrimps and chorizo, then improvised and got some ready-made vegetarian pies and pizza that we split into mini pieces. You can see some of the dishes in the photos. I think I might have accidentally eaten a small piece of pizza with meat on it, but I can’t remember tasting any ham. Anyhow, we were just 5 people and we had a loooot of food, which meant a lot of delicious left-overs.

We had…

Stuffed peppers, mushrooms fried in garlic, Spanish omelettes, fried asparagus, vegetable sticks + dips, tiny crostini shells, vegetarian “caviar”, feta cheese sallad, chorizo, shrimps fried with garlic, cheap parma ham and my attempt at hasselback potatoes.

We had a competition afterwards to see who could take a shot of fanta while standing on their hands. Erik won, Kike came second.


Me and my flatmates went inlines skating today at the skate ramp hall. As we entered the hall, Erik told us to try and not think about the fact that we were the oldest and worst people in the hall. I haven’t used inlines in years, and I’ve never done it on ramps, so I pretty much knew what to expect. Erik tried to show off and attempted to skate down one of the highest and steepest ramps in the hall and ended up almost breaking his neck as he somehow fell somersault-style and landed on his head, which was fortunately protected by a helmet. I fell a few times as well, once somehow causing my uterus paaain and I’m not sure if I bear children now.  We were there for roughly 2 hours, and I suspect my body is going to be stiff as hell tomorrow. Not because of the falls, but because every time I felt like I was loosing balance, I threw, twisted and bended my body in unnatural ways to try to avoid hitting the ground. Most of the time, falling didn’t even hurt so in retrospect it was a stupid thing to do. Lots of the skaters were really good though and it makes me wish I had been in to that when I was younger so I’d be a pro at it now. Anyhow, it was pretty fun and totally exhausting. It’s great work-out. Since I went to the skate hall by bike I got a bonus hour of biking exercise, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to sleep well tonight. 🙂

Here’s a little look on what’s cooking in my place.

I’m making preserved oranged peels (basically you let them stand in a mix of sugar and water for several days while continuously adding sugar). I predict it they will be ready to eat next Wednesday or Thursday. After they are sugary enough, you let them dry and then dip them into melted dark chocolate.


Posted: January 22, 2011 in Personal Life

IDK what it is about gingers, but after being briefly assaulted by erotic photos of them from a photo site I’ve decided they’re not my type.

In other news, I’m tired and I have a headache. I think I deserve cookies today for not freaking the fuck out and yelling at my mom, but I don’t have a craving for them right now. There’s a few poetic things I could say as commentary to my messed up life, but I think I’ll stick to my current life philosophy: “Don’t let the assholes get you down.”

I’m not sure I’d consider it great art, but it’s entertaining and amuses my ~*inner, dark passenger*~. A decapitated Barbie made a visit to Dexter in season 1, so I think it’s a appropriate reference..

My top 10 best (or worst?) of Mariel Clayton’s Blood Barbie, in no particular order:

1. I wonder what she did with the mixer in the right corner.











2. New Barbie isn’t just a batshit insane serial killer, she’s also quite messy.

3. It’s nice to see she still has her traditional values. In this photo we can see Barbie cleaning the kitchen, just like a good woman should.

4. How do you even go about doing that to someone?

5. Once again in the kitchen, making a nice meal.

6. Raising her family.

7. Note the poster in the background and the coat hanger on the floor.

8. Carving out Halloween decorations.

9.This one is just weird and wrong.

10. Being a role-model for young women everywhere. Screw men, all you need is chocolate and a hot steaming bath.

There’s a lot more of the same stuff at her website. To be honest, I’d do the same thing if I had enough Barbie parts to spare, but the difference is that I’d get bored after arranging the first three scenes. Oh well, girls and their dolls. I’m once again jealous that someone is making money out of this and it isn’t me.

… I’d like to show you this pic, for no particular reason.