Friday, October 27, 2006

Firefox 2.0

Firefox 2.0 is out.

It's great!

Get it now.

Monday, October 23, 2006

What a weekend!

Friday, me and 5 other guys boarded a BA flight to London Gatwick. We're going over to visit a friend who just moved there a couple of months ago. He only knew one was coming, not six. The look on his face when he saw all of us was just priceless.

Obviously having 7 guys in London, it became quite a weekend. The booze was flowing, the disc was flying, the music was pumping, and we had a jolly good time.

Friday: Beer before the flight, flight was delayed so more beer before the flight. Beer during the flight. Got there, train and then tube (bought beer on the train station), dropped our bags and then Nando's (and beer). Then off to Madame Jojos where they played deep funk. More booze.

Saturday: I woke up with a hangover (from the Carlsberg). A full English breakfast, orange juice and a Coke to wake me up. Headed into town, walked around Neal Street. Starts raining so ended up in a pub by Covent Garden. Beer. Fish & Chips. More beer. Went back, passed by Tesco's for more beer and juices to mix vodka with. Had some beer and some cocktails. Then off to eat curry (with beer), the 10 of us. Then it was the Great Eastern Diner for more drinks. I had a couple of vodka redbulls, some beers and a cappucino. Some of us had the mixed cocktail made by ourselves and just asked for a glass and ice cubes. We got kicked out when the bar closed and walked to Fabric. It was their birthday weekend and the queue was long. Very very long. Luckily we bought tickets before hand and we didn't have to queue. Hahahaha, losers queueing up. Fabric was great, huge, some good music, more drinks (jagermeister). We walked out of Fabric and decided to walk back home. Unfortunately nobody looked at the map to figure out the shortest distance, so we walked for an hour and a half, with stops for kebab, picking up the frisbee, drinks, pissing, more drinks, etc. Got home at 05.30 in the morning.

Sunday: Woke up at 12, some of us hungover (not me), had brunch at Miso (with beers). Then went to the pub, watched Man Utd vs Liverpool while drinking more beer. Stayed there, got back to grab our bags and then back to Gatwick.

A very memorable weekend.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Fly Away

So my friends bought me a paraponting ride for my birthday. It's one of those thigns where people jump off a cliff with their parachutes already open, and I will be hooked on to somebody.

Very nice gift.

They don't know I'm afraid of heights though.

Anyway, I did it last Saturday and the experience is amazing.

I went to the place where they land and met the guy who I was going to strap up with. He gave me some though shoes and said, "Alright, let's go". We jumped onto a minibus, who took us - and some more parapontists - up to the Saleve. It was a 20 minutes ride. Up there he opened his parachute, hooked me up, gave me a helmet, and said "run over the cliff when I say so". I looked down and couldn't really see as the view was obscured by some clouds. But once the clouds moved I could see that we were quite high up. High. Up. Damn.

He hooked me up (just two carabiners to keep me attached to him) and said to run. I ran and before I knew it we were flying in the air. Actually it wasn't flying, it was more gliding. I didn't fell like falling at all, it was really gentle. We stayed closed to the cliff for the first couple of minutes, even venturing into the clouds. And then we started heading across, over the highway to the landing spot. I kept looking down and holding to anything I can, it was a bit scary for somebody who is afraid of heights. But fun as well.

When we approached the landing spot he started to do some crazy moves which feels like I'm in a rollercoaster. The difference is that in a rollercoaster you are attached to the ground somehow. This time I'm not.

It was a really amazing experience, something I will remember my whole life.

Thanks to my friends who got me this for my birthday.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

England is a beautiful country

We went to a wedding last weekend. On Friday we took Easyjet to Liverpool, where you get to land in John Lennon International Airport (tagline: "Above Us Only Sky"). From there we rented a car at Europcar (cheap Easyjet rates), got a Fiat Punto and drove into town. It took a while to find our bearings but once we found it, we found the main shopping street. We ate and looked around a bit before heading to where we are supposed to be.

While driving towards the M6, we drove past by Goodison Park but didn't see Anfield Road even though it's just across the park. Once on the M6 we drove north (the signs says "NORTH") all the way towards Blackburn. From there we headed towards Clitheroe, taking on smaller and smaller roads. We kept going until we hit a small village called Waddington. We stayed in a B&B there, which had a very nice pub underneath.

The next day we drove to Clitheroe and walked around a bit and then drove past Waddington to see what was around. It was amazing, it was just a country road which was getting smaller and smaller. At one point there was just green hills and animals for as far as you can see. No houses, no signs of civilisation (except the road that we're on), no noise, just green nature. Very very impressive.

The wedding was in a very small village about 10 miles from Waddington. A very nice place, a very intimate venue, almost perfectly designed for weddings. We had a really good time and to our surprise we are actually thinking of going back there to enjoy the nature.

It's hard to believe that countryside like that is still easily accessible. I have lived in big cities for way way too long.