yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)
Through Twitter, one of my oldest online friends contacted me today, a bloke with whom I used to run Star Trek games on Compuserve back in the mid to late nineties. I'd googled his name some time ago and found that twitter account and sent him a tweet going 'I might know you -- does the name Baroonuk ring a bell with you?' (that was our most successful ship, manned by Federation and Cardassians far away in a galaxy full of insectoids and other interesting aliens), and today, he pinged me back there, and yep, it's him.

Back in the day, when my rather naive younger cousin went to the US to see some family and then insisted on going to New York all by herself, I asked him to meet her just so somebody would keep an eye on her from far away; they went to the top of the World Trade Center, if I recall correctly. That's how long ago it was.


Also, it reminded me of how my main character on that ship, a Cardassian doctor names Sekla, actually specialised in psychological damage, so I do sense a pattern here...
yakalskovich: (Canoodling kitties)
Look at the lovely pictures [livejournal.com profile] wiebke took of my cats when she was here!
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OMG we at so much food!

I did Thanksgiving again, with [livejournal.com profile] wiebke and [livejournal.com profile] cracicotus and [livejournal.com profile] brickling. Now we are having pumpkin pie and watching 'Krabat'.-
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] essayel !!
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I know I meant to make you new 'Everybody' icons today, but life seriously conspired to distract me from my purposes. First, there was Project Rant -- getting stuck in that was entirely my own fault, of course.

Then, a friend who is doing a project for the company I work for pinged me with work related things. Apparently, he had just had a brilliant idea and managed to push it through with my bosses in one fell swoop. I think that is excellent. However, I am not Don Draper who is still working even when he's in bed with a woman who is not his wife. I was meaning to do entirely non-work-related things with that time. Like making icons for somebody...

So instead, I talked about work by IM and read proposals and looked at Powerpoint presentations and asked pertinent questions to show I had paid attention.

And now I have to get ready to go to an anniversary party of the Nazgul's kendo club. From which I will be back, hopefully un-cloudbursted-on, before eleven at night my time. Hopefully.

Sorry for the general fail at doing what I really meant to today.-
yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)
Hey, Nazgul, [livejournal.com profile] cracicotus took pirate pictures for me at the Dragon*Con parade -- I'm sure you'll like them as well!
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You know, it's getting close to five years that I've been RPing with [livejournal.com profile] essayel; I think it was early December 2004 that a certain purple god first chatted to a certain faun who had baked pain au chocolat...

Her tags haven't got any less amusing, and her way of putting thing is undiminishedly priceless: just now did she make me giggle real heard.

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Isn't technology amazing?

[livejournal.com profile] essayel is in Cardiff for the day, and she sent me a picture of a big old sailing ship (= replica of such?) she saw there, mentioning there was pirates and filming. She sent it from her cameraphone to mine as an MMS, and I saved it separately on my fancy phone and then got if off with the USB cable, turned the contrast waaaaaaay up (grey and cloudy day there, and I wanted to see the ship regardless), and here it is:

Picture wot Sal took in Cardiff just a little while ago, already on the intarwebz thanks to l33t mobile tech!

And here, you can have a song about tall ships (and other naval things) which is long and nice to listen to.

I'm still not sure the internet, all these modern inventions, and civilisation as a whole aren't going away again in some Interesting Times soon to come, but while we have them, why not enjoy them?

P.S.: [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane, how do I embed the box.net player? I have been poking around box.net and its help functions, but found nothing.-
yakalskovich: The Nazgul and I in nun costumes at Kaltenberg posing with a bloke dressed as Jack Sparrow (Jack Sparrow makes nuns happy!)

This very nice bloke just brought me a new 'old' phone, a very nice Nokia with Symbian as an OS, with which I took this picture. It's good enough for online. I'll be taking it tomorrow, loaded with a bit of music, and no other electronics. The Nazgul has her Nikon in her wolpertinger fur bag. We shall be fine. My belt pouch will love me for it.

Also, when he went, Alice came back. The last post still applies, though, for planned absences, but (Alice still willing), while I'm not gone, I'll be there.

And the world is ending now, thunderstorm-wise. By tomorrow noon, we will hopefully have a brand-new world in which we will go to Kaltenberg and be Ostrogothic.-
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Alice, my DSL carrier has some serious problems for some of her nodes in Munich. It's a known problem, so very known that the hotline turns me away saying internet problems for some customers in my area code are known and being worked on. Her friendly recorded voice says something about 'one or two hours', but I fear the dear lady is lying through her teeth. The problem started at one AM last night on the dot; so I suspect some scheduled maintenance of whatever gone horribly wrong -- as that is the traditional time for admins to schedule automatic maintenance.

So, I am at the Metropolitans' -- Alice is giving them no probs, as apparently they are not just 'some customers' -- catching up on stuff and writing an article until about six today (Friday), then I'll do stuff in RL and be about, and unless Alice has whipped her nodes into shape until then, I'll be offline tonight, watching crime series and/or reading 'The Harlequin'*.

Now you see me, now you don't )


Mar. 4th, 2009 12:36 pm
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Hey, [livejournal.com profile] wiebke? Seems the poeple you're working for are really working on the bleeding edge of research, so much that even Telepolis reports their findings.

Link is in German -- sorry to everybody else!
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For reference -- the pictures from 2006 and 2007. The pictures have been taken by both the Nazgul and me; I mixed them randomly. One of the pictures is Not Safe For Work!!

1 -- Our costumes, and the market )

2 -- The parade )

3 -- The rainstorm, and the show )

4 -- The forge )

5 -- Random things from the other days the ladies were here )

Fun stuff!

Sep. 30th, 2005 11:19 pm
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We went into the second back courtyard today, the Nazgul and I, to take pictures of the wonderful datura suaveolens thornapple tree the Metropolitans have, and of the Nazgul's Quidditch type sports wear.

More proof here )

Then, we went down to the Metropolitans to talk logistics, and admire their renovations. Suddenly, Falk the Metropolitan looked at the Nazgul strangely and asked, seriously, "I say, have you always been that short?"

I snerked mightily.-

In other news: I really do find fresh figs strangely sensual, not to say obscene, soft, velvety and gently rounded. The Nazgul protests they are perfectly chaste fruit. But then, the Nazgul swears Tibetan butter tea isn't salty...
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The Little Lady is something less of a trouper today; she chafes, screamed blue murder all afternoon, and terrorized everybody. The plaster cast is getting on her nerves. The result: endless kiddie TV, on the tube or on video. Tomorrow, my mother is going to drag her to doctors and rent a wheelchair to push her around. At least, that is activity, and Phia will be too afraid to be much of a pest.

In other news: [livejournal.com profile] essayel , that little violet-blue stone with the smile has been identified. There was a little mineral shop at the place where we stopped for a break yesterday, on our way back from the Baltic, and they sold things made of that material. It is  blue goldstone, the one traditional artificial material that does equal a natural gemstone in hardness and workability. That reminds me of silima, the stuff Feanor made his gems from, in the Silmarillion. Hey, you gave me - not only a pretty stone that reminds one of [livejournal.com profile] asar_suti  (the colour) and [livejournal.com profile] gil_whimple  (the little smile), but that might be made of the same stuff as a palantír.

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Also, esoteric lore ascribes various healing properties. Strong ones. That stone is magic.

And the Little Lady always wants to see the smile when I wear it...
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Whee, [livejournal.com profile] _inbetween_  has a very indiscreet poll ---
yakalskovich: (Blacherniotissa)
The Nazgul and I were drinking strawberry punch with Falk the Metropolitan in my room, when Falk suddenly asked, "Is that a Greek or a Russian priest on that picture?"

We didn't know which picture he meant right away, and then found he meant the one directly above my computer.

And then we died laughing, because the person in the picture with me is neither.

It is Rasputin - or rather, a waxwork depicting him, from Belosedski-Belosersky palace in St. Petersburg!

We took about five minutes, the Nazgul and I, and then we were ded from howling laughter.
yakalskovich: (The Princess' typist in RW)
Bunny rabbits may be the new kittens - but still, kittens are kittens.

Even if they're quite normal tabbies, not small, black, and really transfigured knights...

May I introduce all of you to:

Svava the kitten!

More kitten pics )

[[Links up there from Milliways plot that made me squee yesterday, but none of mine - mine was the demonic espresso machine.]]
yakalskovich: (The Princess' typist in RW)
If there is at least one person in your life whom you consider a close friend, and whom you would not have met without the Internet, post this sentence in your journal.

- a meme gacked from [livejournal.com profile] polaris_starz

The person I mean is, in fact, [livejournal.com profile] nazgul_nr_5 whom I met by the fountain in WorldAway sometime in 1999...
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] polaris_starz
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[livejournal.com profile] japanologist has decided to post some of the music he's recently been making, and it streams from his server and everything.

So go, listen to it, it's here:


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