Headway.

Once again it’s Saturday, another week of trying to manage in the rat race is over and I’m home alone relaxing like only a nerd can relax. I’ve made myself half a glass of virgin Tia Maria on the rocks, I’ve got Soma FM‘s Groove Salad on the radio and the Hulk parked in a belt, mining Kernite that I plan to sell in Amarr at a ridiculously high price.

I know I’m not much of a praying man, but if you can hear this, please let it stay like this for the rest of the night, Superman.

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Glow Job.

I’m still going to the gym at semi-regular intervals. Of course I’ve had no real progression in terms of getting in better shape, but at least I’m not in worse shape than when I started exercising there last year. I’m not sure if that spells “well-spent money”, though. Anyway. Since I stated going I’ve made a couple of more or less (probably mostly less) interesting observations:

I known that it’s important to breathe correctly when working out, in particular if you’re in the monkey room lifting scrap metal about. I can also understand that you are probably exhausted when you’re done working out since you were able to move a lot of heavy weights around in spite of gravity – and when you’re exhausted it feels really good to fill your lungs with air and then slowly let it all out again. But, please, for the love of all things holy, when you’ve been in the shower for ten minutes, it’s about time to stop. I’m in the shower booth next to you and it really sounds like you’re getting a blow job. I can only assume that you’re not, since we’re both in the men’s locker room and I didn’t see any women entering. Continue reading "Glow Job."

Freakonomics.

As I guess you already know, the world is going bankrupt. Banks all over the world have been living the good life over the past 10 years, lending money to everyone who wanted some without really thinking ahead. The issue now is that the people they gave money to is unable to pay it back. That, combined with high commodity prices and an increasing unemployment rate, made the US economy start to crumble and it was only a matter of time before it would spread to Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. The US has already fallen and both Europe and Asia are not far behind with banks either going down with man and mice or being put under gouvernement administration.

One of the worst set European countries is Iceland and the Icelandic króna (ISK) has lost 40% of its value compared to the Euro in 2008. The three major banks on the island had a total debt several times higher than the country’s GDP, making it impossible for the government to find the money to save them all. Among those who have now lost all their savings are 300 000 Britons and this has resulted in the UK gouvernement taking legal actions against Iceland to make sure that the tea-drinkers will get their money back. Continue reading "Freakonomics."

Jingle Bells.

Yes, it’s Christmas Eve, people. If you haven’t bought your Christmas gifts yet, you’re seriously running out of time! Personally, I bought all of them in early December.

The last few days I’ve mainly been doing three things; sleeping, working and playing EVE Online. The game is challenging but without a too steep learning curve and it feels very rewarding every time you learn a new skill or when you finally get enough money for that Badger. The social aspect of EVE is also very appealing and most of the people playing it is behaving and helpful. Of course you find the occasional troll or encounter a rat who nicks the content of your jetcan while your mining.

When I eventually get a large enough ship and is capable of actually hitting stuff when firing, I’ll of course hunt them down and kill them all, so it’s all good. Continue reading "Jingle Bells."

Water of Life.

Yesterday night me and Gine went to Terje and Inger’s annual stick meat Christmas dinner. Good food, good company and good drinks. Akvavit is what Norwegians traditionally drink with their Christmas meals, it’s served at room temperature but it still burns in your throat. Neither does it take long before you realize you’ve had enough for the evening. I recommend drinking about twice the volume of water as Akvavit as it seems it prevents you from being sick the next day. At least it works very well for me.

We got back home at around two in the morning and I might accidently have stayed up playing EVE Online until half past six or so. I’m really not sure what time it was when I finally got to bed nor what kind of missions I completed, if any, but at least I have proven that it’s possible to fly a large space ship without smashing it into anything while drunk. Continue reading "Water of Life."