Long time, no update. Again. Oh, well, at least this time, I can honestly say that isn’t (all) my fault.
You see, last Friday I was abruptly awoken at about 10:10. Not that the time mattered much — I was going to get up around then anyway. No, the problem was the incessant banging going on outside. Me thinking, ‘Is it really necessary to be making such a fucking noise?!‘ It was. As my mind started to clear up, my nostrils filled with a burnt smell. Smoke. Fire! So, getting dressed as fast as I could, I rushed to the door before the firefighters could knock it down. Outside stood two policemen telling me to get out. A fire had broken out in the house right next to my apartment. Okay. Fuck. Shoes, cap, scarf, jacket. Getting the fuck out of there. No tobacco or cigarettes or lighter or wallet. That decision came to haunt me when I stood outside, watching the column of smoke. I could kill for a cigarette.
Breaking news: BBC has just announced who will succeed David Tennant and portray the 11th incarnation of The Doctor. And this must be a huge surprise for everyone that’s followed the rumour mill surrounding the casting. Young actor Matt Smith was today named as the next in a long line of immensely talented actors. At 26, Matt Smith is the youngest ever actor to be cast as The Doctor, three years younger than Peter Davison was when he first portrayed The Fifth Doctor.
BBC has recently announced that the identity of the 11th Doctor will be revealed tomorrow! This is exciting news for Doctor Who fans around the world, and one that has been eagerly anticipated since David Tennant announced that he will be leaving the show ahead of Series 5. Rumours has circulated ever since, naming actors such as James Nesbitt, Jamie Bamber, Sean Pertwee, and Paterson Joseph to name a few.
So, it’s been all too long since my last update, even though I promised to post an essay on Steven Moffat. Oh well, at least I’ve got one hell of an excuse. No, actually I don’t have one. The draft for my essay has been lingering in blogging oblivion since I last updated. The annoying thing is, it’s looking promising. Still, I just can’t seem to get myself to finish the damn thing and click the Publish-button.
Has it really been nearly three months already? At this rate you can expect the next update around mid-January next year, I guess. In my previous update I mentioned something about a major overhaul. It’s not here quite yet, but work is finally underway. The first step will be to tweak the theme. At the moment it’s really not utilizing the real estate of most monitors, and this is something I want to adress. Also, I will integrate Gravatar into the comments.
Long ago, when sailing ships ruled the sea, this captain and his crew were always in danger of being boarded by pirates from a pirate ship. One day while they were sailing, they saw that a pirate ship had sent a boarding party to try and board their ship. The crew became worried, but the Captain was calm. He bellowed to his First Mate, “Bring me my red shirt!” The First Mate quickly got the Captain’s red shirt, which the captain put on. Then he led his crew into battle against the mean pirates. Although there were some casualties among the crew, the pirates were defeated.
Just dropping by to inform that I am currently without Internet access for I don’t know how long…
Chuck Palahniuk’s excellent essays on writing are back, after an all too long hiatus. In his January essay, he closes by saying: “And welcome to 2008, if you do nothing else in January — please — make a list of the goals you’ll accomplish in the next 12 months. Then, share those goals with as many people as possible. Please, expect more from yourself than you think will be possible. Use this year to become someone bigger, smarter, happier than you ever imagined.” Which I intend to.
Just wanted to take some time out to wish you all the best. May your Christmas be abundant with fatty food, lots of beverages, and presents galore!
How will you spend your Christmas eve?
I will be spending the evening with my dad —
eating, eating, eating, enjoying a few beers, eating some more, and unwrapping presents. Then falling asleep infront of the TV, before dragging my stuffed stomach to bed.
So, again, I wish you all a merry, merry, very very oh so merry Christmas.
PS: I am aware that the Christmas celebration won’t be starting until tomorrow morning for many parts of the world. But since I live in Norway, where it’s only yesterday we abandoned clay huts, invented the paper clip, got colour television, discarded bank cheques, and discovered the wonders of fire, we are actually sufficiently technologically retarded enough to think it’s a brilliant idea to celebrate Christmas today. Yes, we do. Now, where did I leave my ice tablet?
Just wanted to make a quick note to you readers about the comments system.
If you click register (under Meta in the right menu), your contact information will be saved, for making comments. Also, I only have to approve your first comment, so in the future your comments will be up immidately after posting. (No more waiting for an admin to moderate.)
I also have a few ideas for further use (and a few extras) for registered readers. These might include forum access, community workshops, and even contributing articles and posts to the site. Keep your eyes peeled!