Monday, November 20, 2006

Why "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is the best book on earth...

Hello there,

Quote of the Day:
USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of four people make up 75 percent of the population.
~David Letterman

*grin*

For those of you who have seen The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as a movie, it is nice. For those of you who have read the books, fall on the floor and laugh :D!!!! I saw the movie some time ago, and i thought it was pretty funny, but not extremely, but now i've read the books (well, only parts, but i'm still reading) and it's hilarious!!! (Not the best book on earth, i mean, there is still the Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings, but these books are GREAT!)

I got some great quotes out of them:

One thing Hitchhikers always have with them is a towel, this is why:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxa has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
A towels, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini-raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal; and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit, etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have 'lost'. What the strang will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
Hence a phrase which has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in 'Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really know where his towel is'. (Sass: know, be aware of, meet; Hoopy: really together guy; Frood: really amazingly together guy).

*laugs like a lunatic* :D:D:D

Another great part, about the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation (some organization):

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy defines the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as 'a bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes', with a footnote to the effect that the editors would welcome applications from anyone interested in taking over the post of robotic correspondent.
Curiously enough, an edition of The Encyclopaedia Galactica that had the good fortune to fall through a time warp from a thousand years in the future defined the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as 'a bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came'.

Don't you love it :D.

I can highly recommend the book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" to you, as well as its sequels: "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe", "Life, Universe and Everything", "So long and thanks for all the Fish" and "Mostly Harmless".

Tomorrow something about True Duffering :D.

See you,

~Lieke

Saturday, November 18, 2006

iBlog

Hello there,

So how have you all been this week? I've been good :D. Playing in church went pretty well, not great, but definitely not bad either. The theme of that day was "Online with God" and it made you think about how much we were doing other stuff like being on the internet, talking to friends etc. and how little time we spend with God, while He should be the most important person in our lives. Well, it made me think about it.

I also read the first part of the book "The Dream Giver" written by Bruce Wilkinson. I don't know if you've read it, but if you haven't, i highly recommend it. IT'S A GREAT BOOK! (For the Dutch people that read this, in Dutch the title is "De Droomgever", surprise ha :p).

I'm currently downloading all episodes of NarniaFansCast with iTunes. I just realized i haven't even heard all of them, so i decided to download every episode. It took me a while to figure out how, but it's working:D.

Okay, as Dernhelm said on her xanga, the duffering is going pretty bad, it seems that now almost everyone lost their inner Duffer. The good thing is: it can't get worse *rolleyes*. But hey, look who's talking, i hardly duffer anymore... *sigh* well i know that it will be better someday and then we will rule the forum forever and ever and ever and ever *inside joke* :p.

So the elections are coming in 4 days, I LOVE IT! I'm really into politics, and i think that the party i would vote for if i was old enough is going to get more votes this time :D. So, i'll tell you how it ends.

Another thing, we are going to move :D It's sure now!!!

Have to go, and check if my computer downloaded episode two yet ;)

See you,

~Lieke

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Finally....

Hello there,

After working really hard this week it is finally over!!! YAYAYAYAY!!! I'm tired, but really happy about it, especially since i know that i don't have that much urgent things to do next week :D.

I have to play at a church tomorrow, and i'm nervous... Like really nervous, i hope things will go alright, but i doubt it... and i hate when that happends.

Today was nice, i went to look at the university, at the study economics, it wasn't bad, not great also. After that i did my job (getting letters to the right address), and this night i had a party. My friend's birthday was yesterday, and we (me and some other friends) gave her an "i'm with stupid" T-shirt... unfortunately it pointed to me :p.

Me and Mrs. Gil Galad Took (TDL) discussed Dutch politics yesterday and today, and it was fun, a good conversation with someone who i could talk to while not agreeing completely. That doesn't happen that often. I also got a really nice pm from a friend who left.

We should be starting Mafia (game four) again today, but i don't have the energy to do it now, so i'll do it tomorrow. I never realized it took so much time, but well... it's nice when it's set up. Maybe i will let someone else host it in game five.

Well, that was it i guess...

See you!

~Lieke

Monday, November 06, 2006

WORK WORK WORK

Hello there,

Not updated for a few days, i'm SOOOOOO busy, really, i'm at school for 7 hours a day, i have to travell to school and back home 1.5 hours a day, and i'm doing homework and studying for about 3 hours a day, or four. I don't get enough sleep...

But it will be over Saturday (when i have my friend's birthday, which will be so cool, 'cause i have a GREAT gift for her:D)

My computer is being REALLY weird at the moment... *goes to find out what's wrong* it's over now :D.

I just "adopted a pet" it's a panda bear, i know, it's all black, i just liked it this way.


my pet!


And i'm a bit sad, two friend of mine on TDL left, one of them was a Dutchie (someone from The Netherlands) and one of them was made a Dutchie, because she was learning it. I'm really going to miss them, they were great friends...

Have to get back to work, see y'all :)

~Lieke

P.S. sorry if this post sounds just stupid and irritating, i just felt like that :o

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Today...

Hello there,

Today was not very special. When i woke up i had to hurry because i was late. I got my bike and went to school, and it was so cold. My legs were almost frozen when i arrived...
Then we had an hour physics, my teacher is a bit dumb, and he tried to explain some things, and strange enough i even got it :D.
After that i had two hours off, in which i did some homework, not very much, some math.
Then i had an hour Math (which was cool, because i understand it :D ) and after that computer classes (which i hate!!!). Then i had chemistry (we didn't actually had a lesson, my teacher told us about something that happened before autumn break, and i won't repeat it here). Then another hour off, and after that ANW, which is something like the basics of physics and chemistry (VERY VERY BORING!). We had to give a presentation, and we held one about the creation story of the old Greeks. Not very interesting, but i liked to do it, because my friend was practicing it the hour before ANW and it was so funny (tears were all over my face from laughing :D ).

After that i went home (it was already 3.30 pm) and i knew that when i came home i had to go to the dentist. But i didn't have to, because the appointment turned out to be early, and i wasn't home yet, YAY :D.

Now i'm typing this. I just let one game of online Mafia end (on the forum of my class) and the murderers lost... very bad :p. The online Mafia game on TDL is going quite well, it is currently day five, and people have to vote, it is very interesting...

Well, time to go, i have to do some stuff ;)

See you,

Lieke

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

YAY!!!!

Hello there,

I HAVE PROBABLY FOUND A LANGUAGE SCHOOL!!!!! I'm so happy, it's in the UK, and i'm going there for 15 days, learning English.

Besides that, today i worked on some school assignments. And i've been on the forum (The Dancing Lawn) a lot. I'm the host of an online Mafia game, and i like it very much. We are currently playing game thee, and there is a lot confusion, people still don't know who to vote for, mhuahahahahaha :D . Besides that, Queen Swantwhite made me a beautifull banner with Elrond in it.

Does any of you know Garfield, the big fat orange kat? I do, and i love it, the sarcasm and cynism, really it is great! You can view some comics here: click

Don't you love it? :D

See you all,

Lieke

Day off

Hello there,

I'm lucky, today is "dankdag" which you could translate as "Thanksgiving" but it's not quite the same, the day is not such a big day, and only Christians (which i am) celebrate it. I like not going to school, but i'm working on some school assignments. I made tests recently and i made Math and Science very bad, so i'm doing those over again, hopefully they will go better this time.

Also i'm searching for an English language school. My English writing is about 10 times as good as my English pronoucation, so the pronoucation is bad. I'm looking for a junior course in the summer of 2006 in the United Kingdom. So if any of you happen to know a course, you can always give a comment ;).

Rest of the day: i'm going to church this evening, about 7.30 pm i think. I'm going to look furthur for a language school, and i'm trying to make some things for school.

Maybe i'll update tonight, if i have time :)

See you all,

Lieke