OK..so I didn't do a lot of painting lately. But it's darn hot and I got some other stuff that needs taking care off.Driving a car:
I started my drivinglessons last week. In a simulator. But before people go all 'LOL a simulator..that's really stupid' . It is really usefull. For instance if you need to learn how corners need to be taken in a car (speed, gear etc) you can practice it on the road..but driving around in circles is somewhat idiotic so you will have less corners to practice with. Things like practicing to park & drive away again from a parking zone outside cityborders are things that can be practiced till boredom on a sim.
And a sim car won't die on you. You can't drown the engine or blow it up. It will just let you know that you are fucking up.
So I'm quite happy with the start in a sim. Of course I will drive on the road in a while. But first the short sim course.Noorderspel
(big event where all kinds of gametournaments are being held and games are sold in Groningen):
WOOOHOO!! If anyone from the Noorderspel organisation reads this: I'm VERY happy that you organise this, and I am but a bystander that will complain on the sideline. I don't have time (there is the problem) to help organise the bigger lines of the event. So there's my sad excuse for better organising ideas.
My sideline commentary:
They started far too late last year to get the next year's edition started up.
I'm talking about sponsors, keeping in touch with people who organised things in the past (either the Noorderspel itself or separate tournaments).
Next to that the website functioned badly last year and it does so now. Yes it got updated. But if nobody looks at your website for months..it is only by chance that people figure out that there will be a Noorderspel afterall.
The key words are: Spreading the news!!!
I had to read in a newsletter that I will be contacted. I haven't seen an e-mail. And it might be just me, but an e-mail with only a short notifier can be written in 5 minutes. That would be a notifier! More info can be added later. So why the hell haven't people got a notifier that Noorderspel is going to happen ! They should have loads of e-mail adresses from tournaments or otherwise. Spam them!!!! Spam them good.
Next: somehow..I'm not the only one, people lack the sense to either read or to respond to their e-mails. So if people subscribe to tournaments..I would like telephone nrs! So I can call them. Or addresses..so I can visit them (ninja style).
It's hot..real hot. They've cancelled the '4 day walk of Nijmegen (30-50 km walk each day for 4 days). Why? Because 2 people died! So that's justified. I don't know the precise circumstances, but yesterday I heard they didn't take extra precautions..even when they knew it would be DARN hot. But well..people should think about taking loads of water with them if they are going to exercise.
Ninjitsu training will go on like normal tomorrow evening, but normally with these temperatures: adepted training..and time to drink a lot (water that is!).
Next to that..I keep trying to hold my eyeballs in their sockets.
to say it with the Rolling Stones 'I see the girls walk by in their summer cloths'
Need I say more!!!
Oh btw..bought a ventilator (uber luxurous with remote control etc..ooh and it oscillates..which means it can turn.)
War (what it issa good for..absolutely nothing)
Keeping track of the war between Israel & Libanon. Darn idiots. Blasting away civilians. I'm NOT pro-hezbollah. But standing firmly behind Israel is American arrogance. Nuff said about a meaningless war.Last but not least:
I've still got my side job cleaning the lawyers office :D
And next thursday a visit to Pirates of the Caribean 2 !