Saturday, 4 December 2010

Ding 75!

Glömsk and I celebrate by flying to the nearest capital and do some training.
It is no longer necessary to portal all the way back to the now completely changed old orchish capital Orgrimmar. A lot of interesting new things are going on over there so I'm tempted to roll a new character to have a taste. But the expansion is due next week (three days) so I suppose I can wait for then when the new races will be available. On the other hand, mother in law is visiting then so it'll have to wait, after Christmas is a more likely time to upgrade and go exploring. :-D

Monday, 18 October 2010


Wee! I just found five new episodes of The Guild. :-D And Blizzard released a nice new patch for World of Warcraft last Wednesday that made life SO easy in-game.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The Guild. :-D They manage to keep me (very) entertained despite me not spending any, zip, zero, gaming time the past months.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

New episode

<a href="" target="_new" title="Season 4 - Episode 1 - Epic Guilt">Video: Season 4 - Episode 1 - Epic Guilt</a>

Wohoo! :-D The Guild released first new episode of season 4, I'm so happy. :-D And now that I've watched it I better get going with the cleaning of the house... 8-)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Beach 2010

My sister just reminded me of one sunny day at Surfer's Paradise on the Gold Coast of Queensland Australia (that's a mouthful! :-D).

For the first time in a long long LONG time a memory from my time in Australia didn't bring me automatically back there. :-D Thank you, three weeks of +30C!
It has gotten to the point where I have removed the "check the forecast" as the last (and first) thing I do every day. There's no need to check the weather, it is going to be warm enough for sandals, skirts and no need for a jacket. :-D Exactly like in Sydney.
No need to be obsessing about the weather when it is reliably good all year through.

Just because of that I betcha this is probably the last day of that kind of weather... 8-)

Friday, 2 July 2010


I tell you, perhaps I have to realise this is just another phobia of mine? Definitely one of the downsides to summer - naked feet.

I love babies feet (I could eat them!).
I don't mind a pair of reasonably clean, neat feet.
I don't mind a pair of tanned feet with painted toenails.

Problem is, not all feet fall into the categories above. Far from! Blech. I really really think calloused feet furnishing long yellow toenails with brown/green edges of dirt is just too much to stomach. What's worse is that when the owner of these feet are seated on a "high seat" in the bus and you're stuck slightly below them watching over your toddler and stroller you get just a little too much time to look at them. I hate it! Blech!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Congratulations mate!

We started out as neighbors, became friends. Our friendship survived working together and living in different countries, on different continents. Funny, silly, intelligent, dangerously childish at times - I never thought he'd get married - but he did. And to a fantastic, intelligent, beautiful woman to that. Congratulations Séa, all the best to you and your beautiful new life partner and a light and full future, full of all of life's delights. :-)

We really wish we could've been there to celebrate with you, hope to see you soon anyway!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Archibald Fountain

Dad did it again, emailed me some news snippet out of SMH which triggered a memory of days past... In Hyde Park, Sydney, lies my favorite fountain. Of all fountains I've visited this is 'the one'. :-) The Archibald Fountain.

I always took visitors there, on one of the various walks I preferred when introducing Sydney to friends. Night time walks in Hyde Park was quite "adventurous" at times, when you had to dodge the droppings of the big fruit bats invading the trees in large segments of the park. 8-)

I like the fountain because of its setting and its shape, but most of all for the fan of water spouting up/outwards at the center statue.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Diving horses

Amazing, the things you find on the internet - and on YouTube in particular. This one caught me and I had to watch a couple of related videos as the context and pure madness of the whole thing was hard to come to terms with... In a way it is beautiful, in another way it's pure and utter madness and horses should never be trained to do this type of thing. 8-)

Monday, 7 June 2010

Warcraft für alles

This just made me smile (as always). 8-)

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Ding 74

Well... it took a while longer to ding this time around. Haven't played as much as earlier this year now that the sun's started to reach all the way up to us here in the northern hemisphere. :-) Glömsk turned 74 tonight, it's getting closer...

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Nice pad

Just stumbled over a nice Furbolg home. Must say it's one of the nicer ones around. :-D Constructed out of a hollowed out tree trunk, with windows. Pot of stew simmering away, colourful pot plants, magic lantern to light up the place, nice furs to sleep on... life's comforts.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Fourteen takes

I just recorded a new message for the voicemail on my work mobile. I've had the same message since 2002 and I've received a fair amount of flak over it being a little "one time, at bandcamp.." and very Swedish/Australian sounding.

Now, fourteen attempts later I have an updated version sounding EXACTLY the same... *sigh* I suppose that's just how I sound.

Monday, 26 April 2010


This is just too funny. And cute. :-D I so wish we had captured some of our oldest son's booty shakes on cam.

Sunday, 25 April 2010


"How Genetics Works"

Got stuck on this site, looking at an unusually pleasant mix of photos and images. :-)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Mystery beach

I don't remember the name of the beach we visited when my sister visited me in Sydney. She reminded me of it, dammit, and now I can't stop thinking about it... *sigh*

Love you sis!

I think it's this one - Google map link.

Or perhaps this one - Google map link.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Saab 92

NOW I know what I'm going to start saving for... :-)

Apparently the CEO of Saab, Victor Muller has stated that it's a fond idea, even a prioritized idea of his to start manufacturing a new "retro model" Saab based on the old favorite Saab 92. Much like the "new Beetle" by Volkswagen and the "new Mini" by Mini. :-)

However - this piece of delicious news happened to appear in media just exactly on the 1st of April so I'm not going to put away a whole bundle of money. But then again... if it DOES happen, I will want to have one. I will. I really really will. ;-)

More info in English:

More info in Swedish:

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ding 73

Oops, less than a month passed since last ding - just under 24 hours played. Very well. It's time for a healthy Easter break now anyway, it'll be good for me no doubt! :-)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Ding 72

One month later, Glömsk turned 72. Got to go see if she gets to learn any new fandangled skills now. Adding time played, for the record.


A friend sent me this link and I have to issue a warning to go with it: it's dangerous!
If you let your imagination loose you may never actually feel the need to stop using it! ;-)

Neru'bar sounds

I am easily amused - the Neru'bar skitterers makes a couple of noises which are just hilarious.
On attack: "REGARDE!" (in a very truly sourly French way)

On dying: Sounds just like something the singer of ACDC could muster, just like him screeching away passionately.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


Dad does me no favors by sending me Google Earth links to where I used to live in Sydney...
111 Carabella Street, that's where I spent three wonderful years 'living la vida loca' (in many aspects doing just the same as here, only not with children). :-)

Google Earth link:
This shows the front of the building, best mate and neighbor's windows visible (the two rightmost on the top floor).

Google Earth link:
This is where you'll spot a glimpse of my apartment windows facing Careening Cove (the bedroom and so-called sun-room), the red brick building behind the left building at the front (the one you're facing when standing on the street looking up towards "my" street).

A backpacker's and a catholic girl's school are the nearest neighboring buildings, both offering their own special spice to life on Carabella Street... There was quite often parties going on at the backpacker's and my mate had the sometimes quite shocking view of people taking a shower right across his kitchen window... :-D The girl's school was generally quiet apart from on the rare occasion when I was stuck at home in bed with a cold, MY GOD the noise level 200 little girls achieve when they are out in the back yard playing!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Ding 71!

Glömsk facing her "inner turmoil" in a quest...

Slowly slowly, but surely...

At this rate I might reach level 80 before the end of next year. I must say it's dead easy playing shadow priest. Almost so much that it's not as much fun any longer. But it feels good to be able to face two-three mobs at the same time without also facing death with certainty... 8-)

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Greetings from the cleaners?

Found this word on our kitchen benchtop this afternoon.

Oh, the letters were there before, only they used to say "HEM" as in home in Swedish. :-) Planning to put them up on the wall somewhere in the kitchen.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Avatar theme

Since I seem to not be able to get enough of the film (Avatar) - the theme is now on repeat in my headphones... *dreaming away* I recommend it with my whole heart!

Avatar OST (original soundtrack) by James Horner contains the following imagination infusing songs:
  1. You don't dream in cryo...
  2. Jake Enters His Avatar World
  3. Pure Spirits of the Forest
  4. The Bioluminescence of the Night
  5. Becoming one of 'The People' Becoming one with Neytiri
  6. Climbing up 'Iknimaya - The Stairway to Heaven
  7. Jake's First Flight
  8. Scorched Earth
  9. Quaritch
  10. The Destruction of 'Hometree'
  11. Shutting Down Grace's Lab
  12. Gathering All the Na'vi Clans for Battle
  13. War
  14. Leona Lewis - I See You (Theme from Avatar)

Another avatar...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Ohh... Avatar!

I can not get enough of this film! :-)

Avatar, closest I've ever got to being 'inside' Warcraft, I've got nothing bad to say about the film except maybe that it's too short... :-D