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Feb. 26th, 2011 02:40 am
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Haven't posted in ages, but I'm still around :-D

Hope you all are alright...



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Photo Meme

Sep. 14th, 2010 05:07 pm
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IMAG0351, originally uploaded by sskroeder.

It seems that almost my entire LJ Friends list have chosen to participate in this meme... Here's my contribution...

Preemtive excuse: I didn't have time to take a picture at work, when I noticed the meme, so this is taken after I got home...
It'll probably invalidate the meme, I guess --- If so: here's a picture of me *LOL*

--[ The Rules ]---------------
When you read this, you're tagged. Take a picture of you in your current state. No changing your clothes, or putting on makeup. NO Photoshop. Show your friends list the real you.

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I'm currently in London on a much needed vacation and yesterday I attended the ever popular XXL party.

I went there with some guys I met earlier at Kings Arms and whilst we were having a beer, I saw this amazing, stocky fur ball of a man... He was short, tight, with big firm belly and ass... And he kept checking me out as much as I kept checking him out.
After a short pause, overcoming my inherent shyness, I went over and introduced myself... He was a bloke from Glasgow with thick, almost incomprehensible, Scottish accent, only in town for this party, and made a point out being "off the grid" - as in "no profiles, no facebook, no email, no nothing."
He preferred that strangers met without anyone having the advantage of knowing the other person's likes, dislikes and kinks beforehand... A viewpoint I actually find very charming, albeit a bit impractical...
He did however flag a red hanky in left pocket (fisting) and that was his way of showing his preferences.
Long story short, while we both thought the other one to be very handsome, there was no spark - and after some light conversation I returned to my previous companions.

Then one of the guys also noticed the red hanky and commented that wearing them was "sooo 80'ies" - he even had to have another friend explain him the meaning of the colour and placement...
Meanwhile he apparently hadn't noticed that I was sporting some as well (grey and hunters green, both right) and I began wondering if he had a point... I don't see many people flagging colours - whether by hankie, armbands or piping - any more .... only exception is people into fisting and the occasional yellow stripes on rubber gear....

So my questions are these: is flagging colours passé ... And am I in vain when wearing mine?
Anybody here flagging colours - and if so, care to share which ones?
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GST - Green Shirt Thursday, originally uploaded by sskroeder.

It so happened (by chance) that today's shirt was green - so here's a contribution to the meme that is GST ;-D

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Hi LJ'ers...

The great folks at Mozilla has invited me back to participate in the 2010 Mozilla Summit, which will be held in Whistler, BC from July 6th to July 10th, and like last time I'll be arriving a couple of days before in order to re-experience the sights, sounds and gentle folk of Vancouver.

I expect to be arriving in Vancouver in the afternoon on Friday, July 2nd and leave Vancouver for Whistler on the 6th.

Anyone wanna meet up / have suggestions as to what to see ;-D

*HUGS*
/Søren
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(via [info]hantsbear )
Facts parade of a lengthy nature... )
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Today [livejournal.com profile] rob_nickel  posted a David Bowie video in an entry named "VD"

I guess it tells sums of me when I reveal that I read the "VD" as "Venereal Disease" and not Valentine's Day...

Of course the concept of Valentine's Day is also marketed quite heavily here in Denmark, but I simply refuse to partake in what has now become a commercial happening that require you to profess your love for the sake of it being Feb. 14th...   As if the love on all other days of the year had some lesser value...

Also the guilt trip of not having made said exclamation to someone - or the sadness of apparently not being anybody's Valentine...

It just seems so absurd....

This is the only thing that has brighten my mood re: Valentine's Day :
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I've spent most of the evening tidying up and getting rid of old printouts, newspapers and magazines that were taking up valuable desk real estate.
My desk usually gets loaded with all kinds of things, useful things of course, and does so pretty fast; but the usefulness of these items soon expire.
It's something I really dislike, but I'm never good at remembering to throw things out when I'm done with them, and so they pile up to, well, stacks.
I really would like to be more organized -- living in a state of untidy just adds a lot of unnecessary mental baggage.

The following was written on a sheet of paper last year - and I'm writing it here so that I will be able to throw said sheet out.
Consider this post part "time capsule", part Orwellian "memory hole".

It's unfinished (and a bit naïve) lyrics to the tune of "Let it snow":

"I like beards of all shapes and sizes
and when the temperature rises
there's one thing to do that I know
'Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow...'

So think of all the love, you'll be gettin':
kisses 'n groping 'n sweatin'
let all your bear friends let you know
(how to) let it grow, let it grow, let it grow

...
because with beards there's just one thing to know
let it grow, let it grow, let it grow..."

Now that sheet of paper goes in the bin, and I'll be one step closer that elusive Zen state of mind. Hooray!
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Hmmm...

Is it not going offline after all ?

It's Tuesday, Dec. 29th here (GMT+1) and I'm still able to log on -- plus, the message about shutting down has been removed...

Odd...
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OK!... I'll admit it.. I still have a profile on that Bear profile website... You know - the one dictated by "A Bear Named Sue"...

I got a mail from the site today, titled "EUROWOOF.COM Profile Recall" !

Yikes, I thought but continued to read the mail itself,

Hello Søren!

I contact you because you didn't check your messages sent to your profile on EUROWOOF.COM for more than a week. We miss you. I join your login informations again and I hope to see you online very soon :
http://www.EUROWOOF.COM/bearhugx

My Profile Name : bearhugx
My Password : [my password in cleartext] (so last century!)

If you have a personal web site thank you to support EUROWOOF.COM

EUROWOOF.COM profile gallery is updated every day. So please, visit often.

Big Hugs!

Greg, webmaster. http://www.EUROWOOF.COM
I did visit the site last weekend, so I wondered what message that had been stored there for more than a week, that I hadn't noticed...
Apparently somebody wrote a "Grrr!" in my guest book on Dec 8th (which is 4 days ago) - and that was apparently the message that Greg wanted me to remember...

Basically I'm not there very often, and I've been thinking about removing the profile all together... But - what site would you guys then recommend I use?...
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Hi LJ'ers

Although not visible in most of my user pics, I'm a wearer of glasses, and have been so for about 12 years now...

I'm slightly myopic, meaning that I'm able to function without binocular assistance, but I tend to get a headache if I'm without glasses for a longer period of time...

Some say, and this includes Ulrik, that I simply do not have that "shopping gene/urge" that most gays seem to be blessed with... I don't get a kick out of browsing through the aisles... I'd rather just go in, get what I need, and get out again...
But one place I really dislike shopping at is the optician.... Getting the eyesight checked is OK, but having to choose between myriads of frames is so exhausting... Of course, some frames can be dismissed immediately - but for the rest of the lot, it's a whole different game

All frames adds something new, and in my humble opinion, something intrinsicly foreign to your appearance... And having to decide what that new thing should be is not something that I find easy...

And why do I share these little tidbits, you might ask? ...

Well - It so happens to be that my glasses by accident fell onto my mother-in-law's tiled bathroom floor earlier today -- and although I've dropped them many times before, this surface proved to be their end...

Now - this pair of glasses have been with me for almost 11 years and were, to say the least, quite worn... Ulrik had also been pestering me about getting some new ones for quite a while, but for the reasons explained above, I've been putting that off ...

Not anymore, I'm afraid...

So I hope that some time during next week, I'm able to get an appointment at an optician for a scan (as my strength most likely have changed during the years)

And then also re-live the horror that is to choose new glasses... ;-(


Les lunettes sont morts, Vive les lunettes!
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I decided to go out for a pizza today, as Ulrik is at work, doing a night shift, and I hate making "dinner for one"...

Heading out the front door, I noticed that my trusty credit card holder wasn't in my pants - so back into in apartment to look for that little silvery case...

After much searching, checking all the usual places, I started to worry... "When did I last see it?  Oh yes, at the bar last night, ordering drinks".. could I have been pick-pocketed?

Then it dawned on me, and I skipped down the stairs to the basement and our washing machine... In the pile of wet, clean clothes waiting to be put into the dryer was the 501's I'd been wearing last night - and in the side pocket was my credit card holder, surprisingly clean and sparkly...

Fortunately I didn't have any notes (or coins) in the pocket - Good thing I seldom carry any cash as you can pay most places here in Denmark with credit and debit cards like the ubiquitous "Dankort" (a very popular Danish debit card due to it being rates- and fee-free)...

So - my worry now is whether the chip on the cards (Dankort/VISA and Mastercard, respectively) have been damaged in any way...

I'll probably find out in just a minute as I head out for the pizza that crossed my mind about an hour ago!

Just to be on the safe side, I'm going to try the cards at an ATM first - It's so embarrassing to get your order and then not being able to pay ;-//

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Today, the Earth has completed yet another trip around the Sun... Even more so, the number of trips taken is divisible by 10, which (apparently) is cause for extra attention...

In plain English, it's my birthday.... So at work, we had an informal get-together to celebrate...

IMAG0191

IMAG0193

The string of peppers may seem odd to some, but it's customary here in Denmark that if you reach the age of 30 without being/having been married (thus technically being a bachelor) you get "pepper".... Usually it's given by sprinkling the victim with pepper (the spice; grounded dry pepper seeds) - but I must say I'm much more pleased with my inventive colleagues interpretation...

For men, you're then called a Pebersvend (Pepper Jack) -- For women, the term is Pebermø (Pepper Maid)...

A lesser known custom is to apply the same with turning 25 - but with cinnamon instead of pepper...

At least now I look as old as people tend to think I am - Thirty-something ;-D


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Waiting for the car pool, originally uploaded by sskroeder.

This is how I look at 5 to 7 a.m. each morning (more or less ;-D)

Me, waiting for the car pool to pick me up for work...

Working in Fredericia, about 50 km. from Odense where I live, the ride takes about 40 minutes with normal traffic, which gives plenty of time to start the morning with jokes, gossip and the unavoidable geek-chatter...

For whom it may interest, this is the route, we drive each morning: http://tinyurl.com/sskroeder-work-route

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I was on Facebook the other day where I stumbled upon pictures from my twin brother and his girlfriend's recent trip to New York, and out of the blue I was experiencing a deep profound pride in and love for him.

We've always been on good terms but we're clearly different people...

Physically, he's tall and slender, while I'm shorter and stockier (fatter, if you ask some)... Fur-wise, he wouldn't fall into any bear-type classification. He's always been very extrovert and physical, while I'm more introvert-ish and bookish...

For many years, he had jobs that didn't need an education (although he later had training to become a polymer technician), while I've did the scholarly thing and got myself a degree in Computer Science at the University...

By the time we were 7 or 8, I was already understanding the English programmes on TV and found solace in reading novels and encyclopedias - he was struggleing even to read Danish (it turned out that he had a dyslexic disabillity, but that was not discovered for some years)... In fact, at night, before going to bed, I'd read the speech bubbles from Donald Duck comics for him...
Yet he has always been good at setting goals for himself and following through on these, even if he had to work twice as hard as the competition.  A quality, I've always admirered (even envied)...

In short, I am emensely proud of him, his accomplishments and the almost care-free way he lives his life...
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Hi LJ ...

It's not that I've been away from LJ entirely ... I've been reading all (or at least most) of the entries on my ever expanding friends list...And each time I think to myself that I should make an effort of trying to post something of my own...

It's not like my life is empty and without incident (as the lack of content on my journal could be subscribed) - but I've yet to find the knack, so to speak - getting into the rhythm of sharing a little bit of my own thoughts and experiences ;-D

But to quote ye olde F.R. David earworm: "Words, don't come easy to me...."  (especially putting things into writing)

None the less, I've prepared something today that I put forward for your collective enjoyment (otherwise there's always the Mute button)
I noticed that all questions asked to me during the "ask me anything" month of march (yes, It's that old) had something to do with my skills as a singer/chorist...
So I offer you a rendition of  John Barleycorn Must Die by Traffic (the Steve Winwood vehicle of the early 70's)... It's a bit off-key in some places but I hope you can bear with me...
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There has been moments in my life where I've run away from trouble - times where I chose the easy way out. Times where I balked out...

And in idle moments and sometimes when i dream I'm reminded of these, wishing I'd chosen differently - that I'd been stronger, wiser or just less lazy.

But I need to realize that these moments are in the past. And that I did what at that time felt was right or even possible.

I'm stronger now but that cannot change the past - and it shouldn't... And I need to come to terms with that.

Just saying... :-)

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

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It seems that March is the month for setting all those interesting facts straight -- or just another way to boot-strap an interesting and somewhat egocentric conversation....

.... any-who..... ;-D

Ask me anything you'd like to know about me....

Comments screened to protect the innocent (as it was in the begining, is, and forever shall be.....  ;-D)

If you do not want your name to be mentioned when answering, please let me know...

So please - do indulge....

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So good to know .....Last time I was the Heirophant though...

You are The Fool

The Fool is the card of infinite possibilities. The bag on the staff indicates that he has all he need to do or be anything he wants, he has only to stop and unpack. He is on his way to a brand new beginning. But the card carries a little bark of warning as well. Stop daydreaming and fantasising and watch your step, lest you fall and end up looking the fool.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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The YouTubes are again a-buzzing here in Denmark...

Some guy from Viborg got his father and some of the other dads in the neighbourhood to partake in this remake of "Satisfaction" by Benny Benassi...

It's been on the news and mentioned in several TV-shows already...

So ... Does this give you "Satisfaction" ? ;-D

(If you would like to see how they look sans baby oil, there's an interview here (in danish, of course) : http://www.tvmidtvest.dk/indhold/viborg-m%C3%A6nd-hitter-p%C3%A5-youtube-0 )

Also - for reference - the original Benny Benassi Satisfaction video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdLmyMUjXAM

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