July 17, 2009

As life continues...

Well, nothing bad, just doing one of my highly irregular updates.
Plenty stuff happening lately. Where do I begin?

Been working on a second pond in my garden. Almost finished. Need to do some electrics but the weather turned from 35 degrees sunshine to 15 degrees rain, so bit stuffed.
Once done I'll post some piccies. It's not the only bit that's changing in my garden. Been planting some trees etc and well be dressing up the garden unit thing a bit more.

Work's been busy, always busy. Still need to think hard about what the hell these guyus say when they talk to me. They speak english, but still I don't understand a word they say most of the time. Guess Airbsu made me too straight forward. Anyway, I'm changing projects monday. Gonna do some work on 787 (been working on Gulfstream for the passed year), of which everyone says I'll never get out of, but I made a deal with my manager that this would be just to fill the next week or two. I'm supposed to do some work on another project (of which I cannot get into details just yet), but that new project takes my fancy big time, especially as it may open up some doors for me...

I'm also thinking about selling my Celica. Again? yes, no, yes, no, I know, yes, no... I mean, you know. I want something else as toy. The bird's been doing fine, but I was thinking going yankee style: hot rod! Well, though I could get a ford anglia or pop, I wa sthinking going more affordable: Beetle! Yes, there are beetle hot rods. Roof chops, lowerings, big bad rears, the lot. Seems quite popular. How about power? Well, replace the standard 1300 engine for a 2500 engine and we're in business! 200 whopping horsies under the hood, or in the case of a beetle, under the trunk! My welding skills are pretty non existend though so I might go convertible on that one.
For those who don't know hot rods, have a look at this:

and this:

Yep, quite radical.

Dad's coming next week to give me gifts heheh. Mostly will be life stock from the good 'ol N of L (=NL=Netherlands=Holland for those brain farts out there that can barely read...)

Well, Swine flu is supposed to have hit the 50k people in the UK. Guess I'll be safe though, because unlike my brother I'm not a pig. I've been accused of being a big fat cat though, and a silly rabbit. And even crazy dutchman! Since those don't fall under the term "human" or K-pork, I guess I should be safe. ANyway, with my blood consisting of Indonesian curry, alcohol, and other non-organic crap, I have no fear of infection.

Read a book recently (actually I always read books). This one a friend from work lend me: Chicken run. An autobiography kind of book from a vietnam vet, chopper pilot. Good book, can recommend it. I was gonna make a point with this and I forgot
Oh, I remember! It contained a quote from some yank who's name I forgot. the quote was taken from Time magazine in '66 and in basic terms the guy said that America does not intend, nor plan to police the world now or in the future, ever. Well, guess that's one for the books...
Speaking of Vietnam, that's a place I'd love to visit some time. Like the Top gear guys: buy a 5 quid bike and drive from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi or Halong, but I'd do the 1000 mile trip actually by bike rather than by train like those whimps from top queer.
Speaking of hols, I'm going to Taiwan again, finally. Has been a while so am looking forward to that plenty much!

Another thing related to that is camera stuff! I need a new lens. Want a short zoom range thingy. Got stupid and changed my 17-40 for a macro. Stu-pid! Now I don't have a wide angle. Asked some forums. One only gave responses "buy 24-105" which is a grand in GBP! So I went to another forum, and after explaining I do NOT want to hear "24-105" (In fact I specifically said I will NOT buy that lens, I have not got that money and do not want to even hear a hint towards that lens), guess what one brainfart said "forget anything else, you got a 5D so buy the 24-105". That idiot must be nuked. The fucker is such an illiterate moron, in fact I wonder why I still speak if him. he must die most horrid.
Some people actually answered my question though. They suggested 24-85 for that extra wide angle and to have a small light lens. Another option is the Tamron 28-75. Bit tight on the range, but optically superiour to that 24-85. Also heard about 28-105 which is similar to the 24-85, bt I heard optically its poor, so that must mean the 24-85 isn't brilliant either. Then I heard the 28-135 IS is also an option and should be better than the 24-85. Is it better than the 28-75 though?

Jump topic just a little. Wnat to share another pic with u lot:

Its a pic of one of the most picc'ed places in Bath: Bridge street. I gues sthe name says it all...

I'll leave it with that for now. Time to sleep of the ethanol I absorbed earlier.