Friday, September 30, 2005

Tutti frutti summerlove


My man Günther is back!!
The guy never stops to amaze me. Ok, still nothing compares to the Ding Dong Song, but I gotta say that hot girls in motorcicles are cool as hell, (and sexy too).

So, praise for the Sunshine Girls and cheers to Günther. They even added a shop to the now (in)famous www.gunthernet.com. The T-Shirts are quite expensive though, so they might wait 'till I get a better pay.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

'ello Mate

Since things are a bit slow to get started (without my student ID card and proper network accounts I can do nothing), I set out to get to know Southampton, which is going to be my home for the next 3-4 years.



First thing of note today: I love Brit lesbians! I mean, in my country most gay women are so manly and unsexy (if there's such a word). In here I saw two cute little blonde broads kissing in the street. How cool is that, uh!?!? Too bad it took me too long to grab my camera and capture that. I was so mesmerized just looking at it, that when I noticed the bus was already moving on.



Second relevant fact (at least for me): went to visit the local century-old church in towne, the one you see on the pictures around this post. St. Mary's church. Built in the 12th century, if I'm not mistaken, that is. Very nice architecture. I really enjoy photographing that kind of building.

Third and final happening of the day, took two wrong buses on purpose. In the second one, the driver was a really friendly chap, very interesting conversation. Nice to get to know some of the local people once you are settling in.

Home, sweet home.


Ok, now I tell you that mommy would be proud. Tidied the bedclothes nicely (for my skill-level, that is), and generally organized my stuff on my new living environment.

That's good, now the only missing thing is a computer at home. God, how I miss having my own machine...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Good memories are hard to find

So, here I am, still trying to get settled, becoming aware that shopping in the supermarket is a pain when you are devoid of a car, as my feet are sore and killing me. All of a sudden, something good strikes me.

And that is particularly nice because what triggered that were the lyrics of a song I really appreciate.

So let me break some copyrights and risk being corny by pasting a piece of a song that I have thought out in return for the trigger, as well as an associated photograph:



Friends and liars
Don’t wait for me
Cause I’ll get on
All by myself
Put millions of miles
Under my heels
And still too close to you
I feel

Hail to the Tea Drinkers


So I'm a tea drinker, and proud of that. Today I have become a happy tea drinker, because, thank god, the Brits are THE tea drinkers. And I happily bought a shitload of tea for my own personal pleasure.
Check out the box.

Monday, September 19, 2005

The stereotypes, there must be more to life.


So today I was able to walk in Britain while listening to Blur on my MP3 player, now that is something. Incredibly stereotypical for the average Brazilian fan of Brit pop. But hey, I don't care.

BTW check out the place I'm living in right now!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Charles de Gaulle


Very nice airport, nice food. The French should be proud.

I'm Arthur, king of the Britons

So, here I am, finally in the United Kingdom, finally having a bed to rest my skeleton. After a 30 something-hour journey passing through two French airports and waiting over five hours in each one, I'm finally in Southampton.
First night was terribly shitty, no bed linens, no Pillow, had to improvise, and it seemed to work alright. Okay nothing beats a real pillow, so tonight I believe I will have some actual sleep, thank the Celt gods.



So, in the meantime enjoy a link that a friend of mine just sent me, encouraging me about the Exact Sciences....


http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~kovar/hall.html

Also, check out my totally destroyed face for the day...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Human again!

Well this post is supposed to be cryptic, but then again who cares?

So today I have exercised my humanity in such a way that I have not done in years, and it felt great. Life has a way of being ironic and play jokes upon you, and this one is no exception.

And now for a randomly placed piece of a book I enjoy immensely, and kinda translates what I feel today.

"I understand that it is possible to gaze into somebody's eyes and suddenly know that life will no longer be possible without them. Know that the person's voice can make your heart stop, and that this person's company is all that your happiness can wish for, and her absence will leave your soul lonely, desolate and lost."

Damn choices I have to make to keep on going.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

And now for some more useless testing

Survivor
Your survival rate is 80% and your "certain death" rate is 0%.

There are likely only a couple extreme scenarios that you don't know how to handle. You have made very few, if any, fatal choices. Any group of travellers should be very glad to have someone like you along for a trip.


If you are wondering how you can find out answers to most of the questions from this test, you can find them online if you search for them.



My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 89% on SurvivalRate
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 0% on DeathRate
Link: The Worst Case Scenarios Test written by Renegade_Master on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Friday, September 02, 2005

Brazilian Sub-Zero

Ok, now I am going to break the language uniformity here and post a link to a page in portuguese. If you understand that, then by all means go to the site and try to download the video if you can.

http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/fabio_ssx/

Thursday, September 01, 2005