Archive | January 2008

Gone boardin’

Gone boardin' !

After a 2 year hiatus I’m off to Austria once again for a week of snowboarding. Even though it’ll be a rough week without my girl geek (those f’in Austrians better have some wifi), I still think it’ll do me good. Waking up early, taking the first lift to the top, being the first to go off some fresh slopes and enjoying nature at it’s finest. I might take my camera along for some shots in the valley, but my love was so kind to lend me a Nokia cell phone with a 3 megapixel camera for on the slopes (no way in hell I’m talking my iPhone up there).

So what does a geek take boarding ?

  • a macbook (duh … connection to where my heart belongs)
  • Nokia N73 (including precious lucky charms + see above)
  • Nikon D70s (*click*)
  • an iPod shuffle (for when I need to block out assholes on the slopes)
  • a nintendo DS + Mariokart DS (for wifi-gaming on the bus. It’s a long trip !)
  • a book (Couperus – Van oude mensen, de dingen die voorbijgaan; for school, when I’m really desperate)

Ok … I guess I’m all packed up and ready to go (hey ho!) (oh and of course thermal shirts (thermische marcellekes), fleeces, gore-tex millet jacket, snow-pants, boots, board, HELMET !, snow goggles, lip balm (trust me … lifesaver !) and a buff)
If there’s wifi … I’ll do some short blurbs … so make sure you check back soon.

Later dudes !

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Life according to Jerry

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I’m a big fan of Seinfeld … period. I watched 7 seasons in 1-2 months and will probably splurge on the final 2 seasons soon. For those of you who have never seen the show: “Seinfeld” started as “The Seinfeld Chronicles” in a pilot back in 1989, it showed the day-to-day life of the popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The show ran for 9 seasons and is considered one of the most successful series of the nineties. It featureD such great characters as George Costanza (Jason Alexander) Elaine Bennes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kosmo Kramer (Michael Richards).

Over the years, many parts of the show have become part of popular culture: like the soup nazi, “regifting”, “these pretzels are making me thirsty“, “festivus“, “not that there’s anything wrong with that“, “you’re using the it’s not you it’s me routine ? That’s my routine !” and many many more.

The show was co-written by Larry David (director of the more recent “Curb your enthousiasm”) and Jerry himself and featured real-life experiences from both their lives.

Moblog (5) – Poor HD-DVD

Poor HD-DVD

HD-DVD players on sale @ mediamarkt in Antwerp … I’m afraid they’ll never find a home.

Vlog (1) – I love my record player

I love my record player … I really do. 

 Song: Love is the drug – Grace Jones (Island Life)

Moblog (3) – Gimme a break …

Moblog – Gimme a break …, originally uploaded by ApplefanBE.

Get an education … I know …

Moblog (2) – the new “old” amp

 

My akai amp’s left channel died last week, so now I’ve installed my dad’s old Setton RS220. My dad gave it to my grandfather a long time ago, I remember playing records on it at my grandparents when I was little. Just hearing the clicks, seeing the lights pop on and feeling those nice solid steel knobs … it takes me back. Don’t think they make amps quite like this anymore.