Wednesday, October 31, 2012

And the traditional...

spooky Halloween pic.

Tonight she shall rise..

Have fun folks..

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

And here I sit..

still.

Not much happened since I last.. since the last pointless offering on this blog. There are a few possibilities out there, might be promising and it'd be easier to get somewhere with that if people didn't just show up expecting to be let in to do just one thing on the computer which turns out to be a rather time consuming thing surrounded by other time consuming things and some just hanging about..

It would be less of a problem if one didn't turn up exactly when one's momentum was getting going and one wasn't someone who has so much trouble gathering such momentum in the first place inorder to get such things done.. but, you know. One did. And one is.

.. but seriously people.. show up when you say you're gonna show up, or don't fucking show up.. it's simple.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mix in a bit of white and you got late October.

It's snowing. I know that's not so unusual, it's getting near actual winter and in some places it regularly snows this early, like properly.. but not here, not usually, not that I remember. I mean.. I think I've experienced snow as early as October.. the late part before, technically, but very light, turns to rain and doesn't stay. I think.

This one is well.. light, seems very wet and has been going for over an our already. It might not stay long after that.

Interesting to see the white flakes falling on the yellow leaves and a light film of white on the roofs.. should take pictures before it all goes away I suppose.

Carry on.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's vegetarian, so it's healthy!

You, when you have a dinner of creamy cheese on foccaccia with cream.. and some veggies of course, but don't forget the creamy cheese, and the cream, and despite feeling full enough already have a desert, for once, which consists of a creamy mousse with cream.. well.. you tend to feel a bit stuffed, and possibly over lactosed. Is that a word? Well if it isn't it is now.

Had a nice dinner I have to say, all veggie, so as I said it's healthy, and I"m totally not a couple o units heavier now than I was a few hours ago and am not going to have stomach problems from too much heavy dairy consumption. As I said I enjoyed it.. well.. sometimes you gotta do it, and it's a birthday day so, if not now, when.

There was a hat involved. Tat might not mean anything to anyone, but there was.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another year, another day, another..

event, another drink, another.. I dunno, afternoon of feeling like there's plenty of time left for stuff until I realize there isn't.

Went along to a "do" last night. Sort of an intro/meeting/ er.. event or "do" if you like for some of Prague's artsy fartsy specifically to do with film and theatre people. Saw and spoke to a bunch of people I know, for about a minute, listened to some talkers, and left. Didn't change much but I thought I should go anyway.. so I did and well.. nothing much, as I already sort of communicated.

I was halfway determined to get out of this.. I dunno, place I am where I'm more than only just outside of all of this stuff going on where I'd like to be, or at least get going with my own creations, which are all up there, in my head where they've been for years now, always more being added but.. well other things got in the way. So I suppose tomorrow, the rest of my life, the next phase, the part where I finally get up and do all that I've been meaning too, everything I've always wanted and that needs to be done. After a good night's sleep.


Monday, October 22, 2012

The disappearing city.

Misty October day.

Been very foggy here.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Blank.

I'm sitting here thinking just what I've been doing lately and I come up blank.

Oh yeah, I've been out a few times, maybe once, did a lot of reading stuff and learning stuff on the comp, I've done a lot of washing, the time consuming sort and.. well, as you see it's nothing to write home about, ad certainly nothing to blog about.

So.. I write nothing. I mean I could write about.. you know, subjects, or like, stuff... but I can't thik of any stuff, or a subject. So I don't write, or alternatively write about nothing. That's what I'm doing now. The latter.

Carry on.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

They fixed it!

I'm now again living in the land of the civilized. Well relatively so, still no working washing machine and I haven't bothered to wash all the dishes that have piled up, and the usual mess but I was able to shower. The dude was a bit late, and took a long time, and talked on the phone a lot.. same dude too.. the plumber, but, in the end he was successful. Life is much better with working stuff. Other than that it's been an uneventful day, but I thought I might mention that. Carry on.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's always something.

Here I sit, in layers, layers! At home, feeling very... er stinky. Still better than yesterday.

If it's not one thing. It's something else. Often it's still that thing as well as something new. At the moment it's the hot water heater. It's not working. Hence the wearing of layers as it's decided to become cold, like, proper preparing for winter cold, as in turn on the heater during the day or at least for a bit to let things heat up cold.. and of course.. well. And I haven't showered. Not recently.

It all started back on Sunday, otherwise known as Dorks With Beer Day. Others would call it an anniversary, but ya know. We planned to do our usual yearly (except for last year when we were in Paris) visit to U Medvidku, to have beer, cheese (me anyway) and just hangin out.

Some time during the day (before I'd had a shower) I tried washing some stuff up in the kitchen which I'd let pile up cos.. I could do it later, and the water didn't get hot. I went and checked the heater and there was this red light on and I fiddled around turning stuff on and off and etc etc etc it didn't work. Erik tried the same, and it didn't work, so we knew it was time for a guy.

Our landlord was able to get a guy, a plumber (thought that was slightly odd) in that evening. Not enough time for a shower before going out, but it was just one day then, so we cleaned up as good as we could.. and off we went. It was an afternoon beer having cos the football was on you see..  by that I mean the American kind so E wanted to be back or his game..and we needed to be back for the guy so.. had a lovely time, drank some beers, I had too much cheese, we took photos and acted like dorks.

Came home, settled in. Was a bit cold, but tolerable. The fixit dude came and well.. there was a part he didn't have you see, and was almost certain this was the problem and he'd be back tomorrow (yesterday) with another one and fix it.

The night carried on, I got some more beers. There was football in the other room, and me in this one drunkenly playing youtube videos and Facebook updating. Quite a fun night, despite everything.

So yesterday I woke up with a headache, but didn't think I was feeling too unwell. I'm often fooled this way, and it turned out, after trying to be up for a while, I did feel too unwell. Fixit dude came earlier than I thought he would, didn't feel like having someone in the flat, but I figured, he'll fix it quickly and then I can take a shower, and have heat and it'll be a little more comfortable.

It wasn't quick. What he thought was the problem wasn't the problem, so he fiddled around more, spoke to some guy on the phone. Then he went to get something from his car. Came back and fiddled around more, talking on the phone and such. Finally.. he told me he couldn't do it and call a proper expert (a not plumber) and they'd get back to me. Well.. I'd resigned myself to the fact that it wasn't going to happen, but I just wanted him to leave so I could lie down. Or rush to the toilet and puke in peace. he asked to use the toilet just before going, so he goes in, fiddles around with something, speaks to someone on the phone again and takes FUCKING AGES!!!!

Then he went and I was able to lie down, at least.

Now it's today and the proper dude is coming tomorrow. It's cold in here, I may havementioned that, I'm wearing layers in my own home and I feel very grimy. I might have mentioned that already too. As well as that someone upstairs is working on their flat, very noisily. I do feel much better though.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Speaking of swallowing the canary..

Just posting to say tomorrow I will be doing something. This something may lead to some thing, a thing that isn't such a big deal but a kind of deal it is, and most likely won't anyway but nevertheless i should do it. I as of yet have not organized the doing of this or prepared in any more than a half assed way but I will regardless be doing it. I expect some time tomorrow or later, to be asked, "what about that thing" in which case I wil answer "it went well", or "it didn't go so good but who knows?" or "I think I did ok but that doesn't necessarily mean it led to anything" or, "yes I got it" or "well, didn't go so well but I'm glad I did it" etc etc etc.

I will not be answering "er.. didn't actually do the thing". No I will not be giving you that answer.

*goes off to organize said thing and prepare in a more substantial manner for thing*

*doesn't actually but will, promises*

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The end is nowhere in sight.

They seem to have decided it's winter. Or at least, autumn proper with winter closely nipping on it's heels. It's cold. May not be that cold, but cold enough, and being only autumn,and earlyish autumn at that.. it's just the beginning, months and months of this but colder, and probably with a lot more weather.. I see no end in sight, I mean, the end of the world comes before the end of this no light, heavy jacket season.. yes, we're hunkering down for the winter, the weather gods have spoken!

Speakin of the elohim* I've finished Genesis and now I'm on to Exodus. Veru entertaining, and quite eye opening, if a little er.. well not so much surprising as.. well, troubling. Might do a review at some point, we'll see.

*see what I did there? see what I did? seriously did you, I hope someone saw cos I did something there.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

*note to self*

DO STUFF!

Seriously. Do stuff. All the stuff not just some of it, or if in fact you don't have time to do all the stuff and it is a fact that you don't, organize your time sensibly and choose a combination of the most important things along with those things which are the easiest and least time consuming, without a huge whack of wasting time in between, before and after and instead of. You will get it all or most of it or enough of it so that some of the other things are no longer necessary.

Just do the stuff.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I may become a biblical scholar after all..

you know, I've tried once or twice to read the bible..  you know that book that's supposed to be the central whatsit of that big religion thing that so many people in the world, and specifically any part of the world I've ever lived in (at least culturally if not very much in the following it properly way of things, not here where I live now anyway, but whatev) make such a big deal about but.. I got as far as genesis.. something something, very early. They start going on about someone begat someone and I start to snooze.

I mean it's not that I have the most honorable intentions for reading the thing. I've already decided it's rubbish, and the whole religion it (well partly, along with the whole institution of the or various churches which is/are not necessarily entirely true to the bible, if random stuff I read has any truth to it) er.. yeah the religion that follows it is at best something that has no value for me, and at worst an oppressive, murderous, regime which wants to control everyone.. and mostly somewhere in between, but I don't care to follow it, or indeed believe in the basic premise of a magic guy up there who controls everything who is simultaneously super nice but also a total dick. My main reason for wanting to know what's actually in the thing, apart from the best known stories that most people know is.. well, just knowing stuff. It's a load of rubbish but it's an important load of rubbish to the western world, and it's good to know something about what people believe, if most of the time it's filtered through various writings by preachers over the ages but anyway. And it can tell us something about the people and the culture of the time it was written.

Just what am I bleeding raving on about already! Well it's this. The Brick Testament. The bible told with lego people. It's awesome.


Monday, October 08, 2012

I can feel the silliness coming on..

this is probably not news to most people and has probably been going on for a week, weeks, more than week by now? but I have "literally" not been outside this flat since, forever, like, when I got back from Israel.. well not exactly but I haven't been anywhere to civilization during opening hours for anything that isn't a bar for.. some time, and if I have I haven't been paying attention but anyway I went out today to a supermarket to do the usual getting stuff one needs for one's abode, and yep.. it's started...

oh I saw chocolate santas.. christmas, that's what I'm talking about.. they're starting the stuff for that already.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Another avenue of pleasure closed off for me.

Regular readers of this blog will know, and recognize me as an artist, they may suspect that I am quite brilliant in more than one creative capacity, and if they saw, heard or experience much if any of my accomplishments they would know so.. or possibly they would, hard to tell, as I've done little as of yet, but it's all in there..

well.. recently I've been in a bit of a slump, no acting jobs, nothing to write about, not much going on with "the project" (you know the one where I'm supposed to do tons of videos and stuff yeah that one, if you recall I used to write a lot about it and promise a whole lot).. it's not that different than it is usually, but it is vexing all the same.

I always had photography though. There's always something to photograph, I can do it on my own, in my own time, and present it to the world via this web thingy with no need for input from another living soul.

You do need a camera for that though, and one that works, and for good photography you need a camera that isn't necessarily an excellent super expensive one, but one that works quite well, which doesn't wear  your batteries out after a few shots, or that doesn't work at all if you haven't charged the batteries at least in the last half hour or so, whether you've used it or not. I don't have one of those.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

I guess I used up all my doing stuff quotient..

for this year..

that is, my doing things, being involved in stuff with people, going places, working at all.. being on the map o people in this city who act and do things related to film and whatnot... I mean, I have done a lot this year, for me, hardly anything for a properly involved person but you know. for me it's a lot..

now I got nothing. I got nothin!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Just a pic

Not here folks..

Cos I don't have anything to say.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I think I need a holiday..

or at least a journey somewhere, a movie, something interesting to do. Something to take pictures of. Otherwise I'll just stay here and.. oh whatever.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Normalcy has been restored.

We have like, normal life going on here. Yeah, what does that mean even, but it does seem that the breaks between me doing something of note, that takes up a lot of my time and energy, and/or keeps me away from the computer, has been going on a lot of late, more specifically since the beginning part of late summer, ie August.

I know this because today I finally uploaded a photo that is not from one of these big month long employments, or traveling far(ish) away for a significant amount of time, or traveling not very far at all for a short time things...

I realize normal people probably don't base things on criteria like this, but those people probably always have normalcy. I only have normalcy sometimes, ok relative normalcy most of the time, but some kind of normalcy is it.

Yeah I have had a few beers this very early October Monday evening. Why would you ask such a thing?