Spam can be fun!

Found this site through this link: www.spamusement.com.

Didn't know you can have so much fun with spam :) Sometimes I read a few of the ones I get (ca. 100 each day I guess) to see what ridiculous things they think I'll need :)

Well, off to the uni now...

What to do during Spring Break?

In the last week of Septhember 'Spring break' starts here. That is, it should start. But one of my courses wants to have some obligatory workshop at 27. Septhember instead. Which doesn't fit very well to the original plan for 'Spring break'.
The original plan was to travel along with some friends to Whitsundays for a week. And included is sailing for three days. But since I can't leave Sydney until Tuesday morning (the workshop is finished at 9pm/2100) I doubt that I will catch that sailboat :/. I sent a mail today to the professor asking him if the workshop could be moved or if I could complete the workshop at a different date.. I'm looking forward to read a positive answer to that mail ;) But if he the answer is negative then I need to have another plan for what to do during 'spring break'. Here is what I've come up with so long:
  • No plan at all - just see what happends from a day to day basis...
  • Invite my good old friends Johnny Walker and Jameson to my place for a week. Maybe mr. Baccardi also comes along?
  • Use the money originally planned to be spent on the Whitsunday trip to buy a surfboard and a wetsuit and go to some beach and surf for the whole week. And check out some pubs during the evenings.. would of course be a lot more fun together with more people.
  • Spend the week outside Kentucky Fried Cruelty and demonstrate against them :)

  • Currently I'm thinking about nr. 2 from the list above. But let's see what happens... Oh I'm sooo looking forward to be finished with all *explicitives removed* assignments etc now :) Just a few months left now...

Blink 182 concert

I'm a bit slow on writing here :/. But Tuesday last week (7. September to be precise) I was at a Blink 182 concert here in Sydney (at the Hordern Pavillion) :).
Wohoo! It was a fun concert. Too bad that I got the last ticket so I was alone there. There were two other bands playing first, Gyroscope and Sparta.
Gyroscope played first. I believe they're some Australian band or something like that. It was just okay, but I don't think I want to listen to them again :). I was very close to the front of the pit, and seemed like some of the other people liked them better than me...
And then Sparta played. They rocked :) very cool band, and a lot of action in the crowd too. I had the same position basicly, but it's hard to stand on the same place when the crowd is moving so much :).
Finally Blink 182 entered the stage. Call them sell-outs or whatever, but they have very funny shows anyways, and they didn't disappoint me. They always do lot's of funny stuff between the songs. For example they asked the crowd to hold their mobile phones up in the air(and with the light turned on). It looked like a little city from a distance.. quite cool. heheh and then they said something funny about it which I can't remember (should have written this last week.. it was something about that we should be ashamed of it for some reason..).
At the start of the concert I was in the middle of the pit, but during the first song I got so tired in my legs so I decided to move out (which wasn't easy with lot's of people moving from behind..). Guess I'm getting old or something :/.
Unfortunately the sound was so high at the Blink 182 concert that I started getting some problems with one of my ears, so I had to move around to find a position where that ear was a bit hidden from the sound... not easy to find, but after a while it got better happily.
In the end they said something like this: "Well, here is the plan. We will play one more song now, then go off the stage so it seems like the concert is over, before we come back and play two more songs. blah blah blah". And they did it too :) Actually after the "extra songs" Mark(I think it was.. not sure..) stayed on the stage and said he was sorry that he was the only one back on the stage. And then he asked if we wanted to listen to a guitar solo by him.. of course the crowd wanted that, so he played something.. I remember he made some really high tunes which wasn't good for my ears... and when he finished he wondered if we wanted to listen to a drum solo too, and after playing the drums for a while he left the stage too.
So, a funny evening... thanks for moshing!! :) Now I'm looking forward to attend the Frenzal Rhomb is gonna play, which I hope will be fun :)

Nice neighbours!

Bah.. stupid me went out to check the mailbox, and forgot to take with me the keys for the outside gate, so I only took with me the mailbox key.

Happily a guy living in one of the other units here in Lydia (which is the name of the house I'm living in)(check out Lene's gallery for some pictures of Lydia) was home when I rang the doorbell and opened up the gate for me :D

Strange Fruit Testing #1: Paw paw

A lot of the fruit & vegetables they sell here in Australia is also available in Norway (such as bananas, apples, etc.), but some of the fruit here I've never seen before and in this category I'll try to give a quick review about them.

Earlier this week I was shopping and was thinking about buying a half pineapple(not the canned type), but then between the pineapples and melons a different fruit attracted my attention: the paw paw!

It seems a lot like a honeydew melon in shape. But there are a lot of differences when you inspect it more closer:
  • The stones are small and black. Looks a little like lenses.

  • The consistency is similar to the mango fruit.

  • It smells quite yucky (like in: you don't really want to eat me, do you?)

And the biggest difference is that honeydew melon tastes very good (unfortunately I'm allergic to it so I can't eat much of it..) and paw paw tastes um.. yucky :/.

You can find images of it here: Google Images search for paw paw.

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