Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I somehow seem to need to tell my Girlfriend that it is not a smart idea to hurt herself. She somehow seems to be good at it. She broke her wrist a week ago when she fell. All these kind of things make it for me even harder to be living apart. Because I cannot be with her when she needs me.

Work is still going great. I like my job and have fun there. It's also always nice to see how certain processes in a company go. And it is really great to be able to help improving processes by improving and changing the software they are using for it.

VGA-Planets is still going nicely. I got contact with one of my new neighbours now by e-mail. While in message we seem to get close to a solution, in the game the actions seem to point towards something else. Possibly that I'll haveto ask an other neighbour to help me if things do not improve to defend my own territory. But I see things possitively still...
Still number one in the rankings but that doesn't really say so much for the real strength of my race yet.

I am looking forward to next weekend. Scout-in is coming up, a camp where scouting leaders from whole the netherlands come together to have fun and get new idea's for programs and for the kids. The group of leaders from my scouting group that is going isn't too big though.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Saturday was nice.
Had a BBQ at my grandmothers place in the big garden with the family. Was lots of fun and well... enough meat and beer around too. Somehow that seems to get back at you the day after though....

So other than the BBQ it was a very quiet weekend, which isn't too bad. Gives me some time to relax and get the batteries up for the working week.

Another turn of VGA-Planets came in and I donot seem to do too bad. Ofcourse it's only the start of the game yet but still I am having the most points of all. Oh well, only one planet more than the others but still... Built my first freighter. It's a different way of playing than normally, because normally I try to steal them at one of my neighbours. Oh well... something different for a change. I found some good planets to send a full freighter too :-)

Had to get out this evenign still to fill up my car with Diesel. There was a fuel sale this weekend so I better filled it up now. Saves me a couple of euro's. Is always good to have :-) It's more than enough to buy myself the cup of soup I have each day at work for the coming week...

Other than this all there is not so very much going on in my life. I talk each day to my girlfriend. Most of the time online but we had a couple of phonecalls this week too. I wish I could just be there with her instead of having to do with only phonecalls and messenger chats. This winter I will go visit her again, but I still haveto see when. I hope to know this soon.

I guess I better just have a cup of tea now and go to bed. Gonna be a busy week again. And with the way I am feeling today I hope to be okay again tomorrow. Being at work is much better than being ill at home.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

It's a weird world we live in.
And a lot seems to be about oil these day's.
I wonder why people still think that the oil prices will go down again.
Maybe they will a little temporary but mostly it will go up more. There is more and more demand in the world and the production can't keep up with it. Even more, somewhere within the next 10 years we will likely be at the peak of oil production and after that production will go down. Hopefully this all will lead to more investment in alternative, cleaner and healthier energy sources.

It's a weird week this week.
Sometimes you wonder what you have been doing during the day, because you seem to be more busy chasing and handling things around the normal job than the job itself. Or you are told to make something and than when you made it they want it changed. Or parts can be removed because it's not wanted anymore. The hours you can just work and get things done are good and luckilly there is a lot of fun at work too, but all those things that seem to cost so much time when it's not really needed can be frustrating.

I miss my girl at my side. I know she misses me even more.
Cause I want to be there to help her with her problems, to get her going better and all. But there is only so much I can do, especially with her being so far away.
I am already looking forward to the next time we meet. It will be somewhere this winter. Don't even know yet when. But I hope to get that settled soon.

Last week I started playing VGA-Planets again.
I play the privateers in a PHOST game. Mostly standard settings and a wrapped map. I like PHOST a lot better than the original VGA-Planets host. It has less buggs and more features.

Weekend is almost there.
It will be a quiet weekend.
A little rest, a nice BBQ and a good amount of drinks to go with it on saturday. And than mostly doing nothing on sunday I guess. Maybe I'll be going to watch some movies.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Created a new blog to add to my website.
I wonder if I will get myself to really use it though.
We will see....

See this as a first test message...