Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Looking out the window, watching the world do its thing

Well, so the planned trip to Amsterdam didn't happen, but it wasn't a complete loss, this weekend. Went running a bit, which was nice, as it's been a while since I've run on land :). Makes for a welcome change from the x-trainer or the treadmill, and the fact that there's no need to allow for vessel movement, which can make it resemble what I can only think of as running through an earthquake. But I digress.
The 'picnic' down at the lake was fun. If only we hadn't lost the football in the lake :P. Then again, that did provide some excitement. It's actually quite nice around here in summer. Once you have a bunch of people up for a bit of outdoor activity that is.Even managed to find our way to the fjord. Unfortunately we were trying to find the part closest to us. Turned out it isn't that close, takes about an hour walking at a relatively brisk pace!Plus there was the 4 year milestone. Funny how my life can be quite neatly segmented into approximately-four-year-long pieces. Thus far. And surely enough, I'm getting a wee bit desperate for a change once again. I'm a little afraid though, that the reasons are all the wrong ones this time around :-<.
Good thing is, whether I want it or not, things are bound to get shuffled a little. For better or for worse? Who knows, a bit of both perhaps...
Woke up and wished that I was dead
With an aching in my head
I lay motionless in bed
I thought of you and where you'd gone
and let the world spin madly on

Everything that I said I'd do
Like make the world brand new
And take the time for you
I just got lost and slept right through the dawn
And the world spins madly on

I let the day go by
I always say goodbye
I watch the stars from my window sill
The whole world is moving and I'm standing still

Woke up and wished that I was dead
With an aching in my head
I lay motionless in bed
The night is here and the day is gone
And the world spins madly on

I thought of you and where you'd gone
And the world spins madly on.
Currently: watching the world spin by
Listening to: The Weepies - World spins madly on

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Who's your daddy now?!!

Okay, so you've gotto check the part of your brain looking for a plot in at the door, but with so much of stunning visuals, who cares?!!! :D This Transformers kicks so much ass, it's beyond awesome >:D.

Yes, first day, first show here, and I think I'll have to go back. Now that I know what little there is to know about the plot, I can concentrate fully on the mind boggling amount of detail they've packed into the fights and transformations! :)And finally Optimus gets to beat the crap out of some proper Decepticon big boys, without resorting to blind luck, and a kid. Okay, that's not entirely true, but at least in this one he's doing the ass-kicking himself :P. Plus, imagine this, Optimus + Jetfire (a SR-17 Blackbird transformer, of all things) = the really, really badass Optimus Prime pictured above :D.

As I said, I've gotto go see this thing again :D.

Currently: hyper :D :D :D
Listening to: Overseer - Supermoves

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Lily says get Chinese and watch TV, I say let's go get shot!

It's good to have a quiet weekend :). A lot of lost sleep caught up with :D. Plus the usual, went for the free concert in Oslo, got wet, waited a bit for the rain to stop in random restaurant with décor almost entirely in orange and a pale slightly sickly green. Got wet some more, beat a hasty retreat.

Slept. Decided to agree to an invitation to play volleyball. Realised we didn't have a volleyball. Went looking for one. Eventually ended up going for The Hangover instead. Realised that a lot of people didn't realise that this thing actually has a restricted viewing rating. Left the hall wondering what all those pre-teen kids thought about the film :P.

Got surprised by random kid very thoughtfully asking me out to some party. It was 1am. I decided to sleep instead.Watched Pirates at home, between a late breakfast and an early lunch. Managed to find the paint-ball shooting place we were supposed to go to in the middle of nowhere! Well, more like in the middle of a lot of woods and desolate rolling hills covered with farms and the occasional barn.
Had totally awesome, awesome fun playing UT style death-match rounds :D. Okay, it hurts :|. And I got taken out by accidental (yes, there's no way those two could possibly have actually aimed :D) headshots a couple of times. But it was a lot of fun :D. Also figured that we should not be given free reign on paint-balls. Total players: 8. Total ammo used: 2800.

Right. So I guess it wasn't really the usual then :P. Good weekend. What should we do next weekend?

Feeling: re-charged :)
Listening to: Lily Allen - Chinese

Thursday, 18 June 2009


This is no disclaimer. This is no reason, nor any excuse. This is what it is. Pride. Responsibility. =)) Yes, I am about to say "Who am I kidding?!"
And I am wrong. Yes, I feel good about this, and I ought to.

Feeling: good
Listening to: T.I. - Live your life

Monday, 15 June 2009

Red is the colour, as it seeps through these clouds at night

I've been meaning to put this down, just keeps skipping off my mind. Ever notice those times when the conversation suddenly spawns too many threads. And just the way I always hate it, the threads that never get finished, are the ones that end up gnawing at my mind. Always the more interesting. Or is it just 'cos I never found out where they were going? If I were to get to the ends, would I find them as enticing? Okay, I hadn't really thought this out that far...
Everybody wants you to be special
And everybody wants you to be high.
Does such a thing as too many contradictions exist? A lot of emotions nullifying each other in curiously inexplicable ways. Or are they merely draining your heart out? Leaving it feeling a little bit empty.
And everybody wants to see you fall
That's why they always love to get you high
It never does really all add up. That one's a fact :). Good thing too.
Back to Asker in summer. Quite a full circle. Or not. I'm better at some things now, that I'm not too sure it's good to be good at...

Currently: horizontally inclined
Listening to: Ryan Adams - The rescue blues

Friday, 12 June 2009

A pitch black blue sky

This is a new one :|. Today is crew change day. And I was supposed to leave. It's just that I didn't know for sure till a few minutes ago!! Good thing is, I am leaving :). Today. Still don't know any more than that.I am packed and ready to go, of course :D. There's a saying around these parts, if you aren't ready to leave the boat in a maximum of 10 minutes' notice, at any time, you like offshore too much. And that is not a good thing :).To think that there were times when the crew-x schedule had some sanctity to it. Would make sense wouldn't it? Seeing how it's something we practically live our lives by...
Oh well, at least it looks like it'll be nice and sunny in Asker when I land up Sunday afternoon. Plus, I'm staying at the same apartment as last time. Hopefully there will also be the usual bunch of people, all of whom I missed meeting last time, thanks to the spectacular fiasco that was the last crew change!

Currently: packed and ready :)
Listening to: Explosions in the sky - Six days at the bottom of the ocean

Edit: WOW! Just survived a massive scare!!!! I guess I'm not off of here till I'm actually off!! Not long now, one way or another...

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The day is the day, and I look for another sunrise.

The anatomy of a plan. Faint outlines morphing ever so subtly into more substantial strands. It's all just part of the misty (mistifying?) happiness inside your head though. And the moment you forget that, you tempt fate. Which is where all the trouble begins :-<.

I am, warily, merely thinking of adding a couple of thoroughly insubstantial props to the strands that are threatening to form out of some wispy outlines in my head... Where will I be? A couple of months, an eternity of invisible twists and turns into the future :-<.

Currently: tempting fate?
Listening to: Audioslave - Dandelion

Thursday, 4 June 2009


It's been a while since I've had to have this conversation, but when I was starting out it was pretty frequent.

x: What do you do?
me: I work offshore.
x: Oh! Like on an oil rig?
me: No, on a ship.
x: Oh okay. You must know how to swim then?


And then I'd launch into the long and arduous discussion as to how pointless the question was. That it was completely beside the point that I can actually swim. That it meant squat and wouldn't do me the slightest bit of good if I were to find myself in the middle of the ocean, without some sort of flotation device /:). That, as a matter of fact, the first thing they teach you in sea-survival 101 is to not try to swim or thrash about too much in case you do find yourself over-board!!
Okay, so I may have been over-simplifying things somewhat, but that is essentially true. (It's a waste of energy and only hastens the onset of hypothermia, in case you were wondering, even in 'warm' waters.) But fact is, most would agree, if you're in the water without a life jacket, you're already in very very deep trouble. Irrespective of the actual water depth :). But now, in typically hypocritical fashion, all that's gone out the window.

Not that it's a big deal, but while I'm quite happy now that I can, in fact, actually swim :), some people are equally happy that they can't! :))

Currently: amused
Listening to: David Archuleta - Crush