Here we go again

October 14, 2005

More TV- you’d think I haven’t got a life.. Which I don’t really, by the way, but I did go out on Wednesday night so I suppose I’m not a complete loner.. Anyway, I discovered a new show last night – House. Now I don’t know what season it was or anything, I have never watched it before, but it was quite good. I used to watch Chicago Hope a lot when I was younger, and ER in it’s glory days, but since then I’ve kind of gone off medical dramas. So it was nice to see one that I can start to watch, seeing as I clearly don’t watch enough TV as it is… I guess it could be that it’s not really that good and I just caught one of the better episodes, but I’ll keep watching for now. and it has Billy from neighbours in it, so it can’t be all that bad – even though he is nowhere near as good looking as I remembered him from Neighbours.

Also caught last night, One Tree Hill. What is going on there? Why would Hailey even imagine leaving Nathan for that Chris guy? OK, so Nathan isn’t all that, but Chris is just repulsive. Really. But I really like Lucas’ mum’s new boyfriend. He is hot… And what is up with Lucas moving in with Dan? I missed the first 10 minutes of last nights episode, so I didn’t really get that bit. I guess it is to buy his medicines but the whole thing is a little far fetched (like the rest of the show is so realistic…). I am liking that teacher guy who is seeing Karen’s mum. He’s hot. I wish he was my teacher. Not that I have any teachers.

Do-not-miss telly tonight:

  • 8.00 Eastenders
  • 9.00 Boston Legal (I just discovered this a couple of weeks ago – love it) But I have just realised have I got news for you is back on BBC with Jack Dee as guest host. What to do, what to do…
  • 10.00 QI – it’s funny and makes me feel clever because it is hosted by Stephen Fry
  • 10.35 – Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

That’s about it. My friday routine usually involves falling asleep on the sofa somewhere near the end Jonathan Ross – you’d think I was about 40 years old or something… I think I have entered middle age somewhat early.

More TV

October 12, 2005

I’m still watching Veronica Mars, and I’m liking it more and more. I have missed out a couple of episodes due to Living TV’s ridiculous scheduling (every day is just stupid..) But yesterday’s episode was quite enjoyable – and the teacher man seemed quite familiar.. I could be wrong, but is it the boss from 21 Jump street? I used to love that show when I was younger, I remember it used to be on just after I got home from school, and I have seen every episode several times, as my best friend taped all of them.. Unfortunately she has since taped over them and I haven’t seen it for years – and that is probably a good thing, it may have lost some of it’s magic as I have gotten older. Although I wouldn’t bet on it, I still love cheesy American teen dramas. And Johnny Depp is still hot. I did see a box set in HMV the other day, perhaps I should invest..

 21 Juumpstreet

 

 

Fun with Googlism – what does google think about you?

October 10, 2005

Via Lorelles Blog, I came across a link to Googlism, where you can see what google thinks about you. Below are the highlights of what google thinks about me – my favourites in bold.

kristine is the most wonderful girl in all
kristine is a blog
kristine is getting ready for the 1999 women’s world cup
kristine is a keeper of the past
kristine is also the liaison to various united nations agencies
kristine is a superstar for this team
kristine is a sweetheart
kristine is throwing a big party to celebrate the success she has enjoyed during the year
kristine is trapped in the year 1871 and there is no sign of christina who is still missing
kristine is the best
kristine is the most wonderful girl in all the worlds
kristine is wonderful
kristine is one of the lucky few who don’t get any
kristine is such a good actress
kristine is duped by lawyer robert redford in order than he may steal some files relating to a case he’s working on
kristine is a fine energy source
kristine is going to shut the fuck up now because her site is officially full of bullshit
kristine is the webmistress of love
kristine is abducted and sealed up in an old trunk
kristine is stronger than ever
kristine is really happy now that she has collected all the moomin (what??)

 

Good luck Katie..

October 10, 2005

So Katie Holmes is having Tom Cruices baby – the “saving yourself for marriage”-thing went out of the window then. But then again, who can blame her… She is after all going out with Tom Cruice, and even though he is a bit of a freak, he is a hot freak. I certainly wouldn’t be saving myself for anything if I was going out with him (although, in my case, it might be a little late for the saving anyway).

Appearantly, because of the scientology-thing she is not allowed to have any painkillers during the birth, and she is not allowed to scream. Good luck, Katie. I speak from experience – I gave birth to my daughter without drugs (unless you count gas and air, but all that seemed to do was make me want to throw up) and being quiet was certainly not an option… In fact, I’d be surprised if anyone in the whole country failed to hear me. The silence thing is supposed to protect the baby from stress during the birth, but I reckon it’s a rule made up by scientology men who doesn’t want to be shouted at (i.e “you asshole, this is all your fault”) during the birth. Idiots. Scream your heart out, I say. It helps.

TV and stuff

October 6, 2005

I haven’t been blogging for a while – I’ve had the flu, so I really didn’t feel like it. But now I feel better, so here I am. The good thing about being ill is that you have a great excuse to just lie on the sofa and watch crap TV. So you can safely say that I’ve had my share of crappy daytime TV, which seems to mainly be about paternity tests and lie detector tests, for a while…

Anyway, Living started showing Veronica Mars this week (great timing), and I had heard quite a bit about it so I got very excited. They are showing it every day (when is that ever a good idea, once a week is enough – I have other things to do), so I have seen the first three episodes so far. I’m not sure what I think. It’s not quite what I expected – for some reason I had imagined it to be a bit more snappy… A bit like Buffy. But it’s not. The strange thing is though, I don’t really mind that it’s not. I think I like it – and I’ll keep watcing. For now. But please, one episode per week is enough!! Or maybe two.

Anyway, I’m off to watch old episodes of Buffy. Season 6, when she is rolling in the haystack with Spike. I know a lot of people thought that was stupid, but it was the best bit of the whole show. We all love a bit of a bad boy…

Directory of worldpress.com blogs?

September 30, 2005

Leita at Help I need a Snappy Title is putting together a list of all the blogs on wordpress.com – see this post if you can help.  Maybe the mighty developers will be inspired to create a directory of blogs – for all us mere mortals who probably won’t reach the “top posts” or “top up and coming blog” lists in the dashboard.. (Unless I missed something and there already is such a list..)

Lucky Sevens

September 30, 2005
As it’s Friday (Finally), I thought I’d do one of these meme things. I don’t really know any other bloggers though, so I have shamelessy stolen this from http://www.cincout.com/blog/archives/7_things.html
 
7 Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
Move back to Norway
Get a digital SLR and learn to take amazing photographs
Visit all the continents
Have another baby
Learn to drive
Do another degree, maybe a law-degree
Get a job that I really love, as opposed to a job that is merely OK
 
7 Things That I Cannot Do
Drive
Take amazing photographs
Be a domestic goddess (I hate housework)
Sing
Remember things that need to be remembered
Manage to set the video to record football/rugby/whatever for my boyfriend (however I seem to work fine when I record eastenders or similar programmes)
Run
 
7 Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex
Humour
Eyes
Shoulders
Intelligence
Interests
Caringness (is that a word?)
Bottoms

7 Things That I Say Most Often
Whatever
Can I have some chocolate please
Oh no, I forgot
Have you seen my phone/keys/money/creditcard etc
If I cook, will you wash up?
That mess will still be there tomorrow, do you want to go somewhere (that domestic goddess thing again)
Sorry, I have to watch (insert rubbish program/soap/movie), so I can’t go anywhere

7 Celebrity Crushes
Andrew Lincoln
Sean Lock (maybe not so sexy, but hilariously funny)
Seth from the OC and Lucas from One Tree Hill
Ty from Extreme Makeovers Home Edition – Yes I know he is annoying, but I love the way they find an excuse to show at least one shot of him with his shirt off in each episode)
The Rock (Can you smell what the rock is cooking???)
Mini-Den from Eastenders
Johnny Depp when he is not sporting some ridiculous look from one of his movies. I loved 21 Jumpstreet when I was younger…
 
So there you go, there is my list. Probably not very exciting reading, but it is Friday so who cares..

Handbag Heaven?

September 29, 2005

handbagI want one. Now!!

The BBC reports that a student at Brunel University in West London has invented a solar powered handbag that lights up on the inside when you open it. Brilliant. No more standing outside the front door searching through your bag for 10 minutes to try and find your key in the dark. No more “where is my change/credit card/lipstick/buss pass. So yes, I want one as soon as possible. I only have one question: Will it work after a long night in a dark pub?

What do you want to be when you grow up? Alien-hunter?

September 29, 2005

“Students can take a degree in the search for alien life in what a Welsh university claims is the first of its kind in the UK”

According to the BBC, the University of Glamorgan is to offer degrees in “alien-hunting?. The course combines astrobiology with popular culture (i.e movies about aliens). The University seems to want to increase the interest in science, but is seems a bit odd that they would base a scientific course on fiction. And what job would you get? I suppose you could get a job in movies or something, but I think it’s unlikely that you would get a call from NASA..

I’m not saying aliens don’t exist, but if they do, are they really going to be like ET?

Opera

September 28, 2005

As Opera has been free for a while, I have decided to give it a go. I have been thinking about trying it out for a while, but I was put off by the adverts – and I didn’t really want to pay for a browser. But now it’s free, so I downloaded a copy.

Obviously, being Norwegian I am patriotic by nature, so the fact that Opera is from Norway is going to be a plus in my book, and I’m very impressed so far. I love the voice thing, even though it takes up extra space on the computer. I haven’t got a microphone, so I haven’t tried out the voice commands yet, but I have had my computer read me the news while I was doing the ironing, which was quite cool… Also, getting it to read pages not in English produces hilarious results…

I’m not sure what I think about the layout yet, it seems a little messy, but it can be customised so I’m sure I’ll be able to tweak it a little. There’s loads of skins available as well, so you can really personalise it. I don’t think it has extensions like firefox, but I use both browsers, so it doesn’t really matter that much. And I find that having a lot of extensions in firefox tends to slow it down a lot anyway. 

One of the coolest things about Opera has to be sessions though. If you have a lot of pages you often visit, you can open them all in different tabs, and save it as a session. That way, you can go to open session next time you want those pages, and as if by magic – there they all are!

I haven’t tried the mail function yet (I’m too attached to my Outlook), so I can’t say anything about that, but it has a built in rss-feed reader, which is good. (Although I’m testing out searchfox rss for that as well). 

So all in all, I think Opera is great. It has all the must have functions like tabbed browsing, integrated search and pop-up blocker, and it has a few really cool extras like the voice thing, and sessions. The only problem so far has been the lack of capability with the fancy post-editor here at wordpress.com… So what are you waiting for? Download it. Now.