Friday, September 30, 2005

In this technologically advanced day and age...

... it seems that England has not quite caught up with technology yet.
Or how else would you explain the poor soul on the left pretending to be a human stop light???



Saturday, September 24, 2005

Ten and a half years ago...

...I must've been bored to death in one of the classes I was taking (it was my last high school year). I was on a creative high back then, I remember writing like there was no tomorrow. This must've been the pathetic result of my attempt to get creative by drawing!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Seeing old friends

After working on Sunday I met up with Caroline and we went off to London (Greenwich, to be precise) to meet up with Eric. He was over from Australia for a few days. I've never been in Greenwich before but I can now see what Ally means when she says it's lovely. It really IS. Beautifully green and so quiet (though we were there during some street festival so not so quiet at first). Not like London at all.

Eric, it was so good to see you. I truly, truly miss you!!!!!! Life here would be so much better if you'd stuck around and hadn't taken off to Oz two years ago! See ya in Cape Cod!

Caroline - chick, thanks for giving into my obession for Krispy Kreme. Thank heavens for them at Canary Wharf, huh? ;-) We need to meet up MORE OFTEN!!!

Here's the pic Ron took of the three of us (thanks Ron!!!)



Thanks you guys - it was so much fun! Shame Kaj wasn't there for our ABBA Revival ;-)

Saturday, September 17, 2005

My first poll!!!

Here ya go guys... I found these mini polls and thought it would be fun to try them out! So please vote!




It's strange...

...when I think about leaving Woking (because for some reason I believe that this time the move to the US WILL happen) nothing breaks my heart more than the thought of leaving Woking Choir.

Maybe it's a reflection of the struggle I've been going through on a daily basis for the past two months but singing with the choir makes me so damn happy.
It's a different kind of happy - not the delirious kind I felt whilst working at Expo, where it seemed like I was walking on air every day. This is a content happy. A real, very clear and easy happy. Something that brings a smile to my face everytime I think about it.

And with just two weeks into rehearsing the Missa Solemnis, I want nothing more than the move to the US to take a really long time. Because I am desperate to stay around for the concert on the 29th of November.
Here I am, 13 years into my dream of getting to the US, so CLOSE to it and yet all I want at this very moment is to stay here. Long enough to finish the performance with the choir. No need to call me crazy - I'm doing plenty of that every day.

But maybe there is something good coming out of this - because if the US won't work out, I will have something incredible to continue here. Until the next chance rolls around...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Introducing "Solemnis"

Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to the Maky household - Solemnis!



One choir member brought some of her plants for us to buy yesterday - thus raising money for the choir. I saw Solemnis and thought "why not, I've killed all other plants before - time for a new one!". At 50p she was a beautiful bargain.
Her name was obviously inspired by the Missa Solemnis, which we are currently rehearsing at choir (I swear, the squeaks we emit when trying to hit a high B could serve as rape alarm!).
I vow to try and take care of her though really - I haven't much hope...

Monday, September 12, 2005

45 minutes...

... into my first work day after 10 days off and my blood pressure must've already gone through the roof. And I'm having heart palpitations.
I need to get out. Fast. Before I'm seriously endangering my health.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Calculate your life expectancy!

If you want to know how old you are likely to get - take this test!

Life expectancy test

My results say that I will get to be 82 years old! YIKES!!! That's too long!

I particularly like the explanation they found for choosing that I am single:

"Interestingly, New England Centenarian Study data suggests that marriage or having a partner in your life has different effects upon your life expectancy depending upon whether you are a man or woman. An unusual proportion of the female centenarians never married (about 15%). Perhaps personality features that lead to perseverance, independence, and assertiveness provide a survival advantage. Such women may also be particularly good at managing stress. On the other hand, nearly 100% of the male centenarians are married or were only recently widowed."

Because the truth is - men can't live without us... they're hopeless ;-)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The worst book EVER!!!!

Star by Pamela Anderson.
Yes, THE Pamela Anderson who clearly has NOTHING in her brains (now SHE'd need fake brains, not fake boobs!!!!!!!)
This is the most pathetic attempt at an autobiography disguised as a novel that I've ever come across.
I kept reading on hoping it would get better but it was quite the opposite. Nothing belonged together and it was all about was a string of affairs this "Star" had on her way up to the top.

Seriously - I am warning you NOT to read it as you will have wasted a very precious part of your life on trash. Stupid, straw-head, idiotic trash. Very much like the author, I imagine.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Things that make me happy

Here's a list of the things that have made me happy today :-)

- washing dishes (NO COMMENT!)
- orange juice with bits
- vanilla ice cream with fruit cocktail - YUMMY
- Beethoven's Missa Solemnis (especially singing the high B - my poor neighbors!!!!!)
- imagining what it will be like once I'm rich
- talking on the phone to my Mom

So there - I'm not miserable 100% of the time (only 99.9%) ;-)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Spammers

Bloody stupid spam assholes!!!
I had barely finished my last entry when I received this "nice" comment below!!!
Sorry to say, I had to enable the "word verification" on the comments so that they can't just post their stupid stuff easily. Hope this won't deter you guys from commenting :-)

" Military to bloggers: Watch your postings
Courtesy to S&S World War II posters such as this one pushed the idea of being 'tight lipped' with sensitive military information.
My boss doesn't want me to surf on company time, but I had to check out your blog and leave my comment. I think you've done a good job on it. I hope you don't mine if I use some of your ideas on my own blog about Life Insurance Quote."


HOW DARE THEY? Bloody lowlife!

Hungry...

"The Winner Takes It All" started everything. WHOOOAAAA... suddenly it's there again, this overwhelming hunger to want to MAKE music.

I've desperately tried to ignore the fact that whilst listening non-stop to either ABBA or Chopin during the last week (I know, what a combination!) all I wanna do is play and sing that stuff myself. The melodies are absolutely incredible, in both cases and it physically makes me ache to want to play/sing them.

I swear - when this uni thing is over and I know more precisely where my life is going, I will go back to taking piano lessons. I wish I'd never stopped. The skill it takes to play Chopin is almost beyond reach, especially now when I can barely remember the first few bars of "Für Elise". But I need to believe that I can get there. And I will. Once this nightmare is over. Last famous words at age 28 ;-)