Desert Island Dream (better late than never)

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Desert Island Dream (better late than never)

gazman70k
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 9:33 pm

November 7th, 2008, 1:09 pm #1

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
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For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



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SergioNazzaro
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Joined: May 24th, 2007, 12:45 pm

November 7th, 2008, 1:16 pm #2

cheers.

Sergio
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Joined: April 8th, 2006, 1:23 pm

November 7th, 2008, 1:37 pm #3

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



That was funny ))
Now I didn't take you for a metal head )) Gee I had to turn the volume down

Ok whats the famous line in TESB ? (which one ?) ))

Great DID, made me smile and laugh

Best
Jp




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Joined: August 17th, 2005, 10:02 am

November 7th, 2008, 2:11 pm #4

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



Love the choice of book and movie, among my all time favourites.
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JCatacchio
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Joined: April 14th, 2008, 3:39 pm

November 7th, 2008, 2:26 pm #5

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



Very creative intro!

Best,
-James

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There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count, and those who can't. -Warren Buffett
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November 7th, 2008, 2:45 pm #6

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



great shots there...
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November 7th, 2008, 2:47 pm #7

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



I have reaaly gotten into Scandinavian Metal the past few years, in particular Opeth and Dimmu Borgir. A lot of people don't get it, but there is some serious musicianship behind that music.
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November 7th, 2008, 2:52 pm #8

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



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November 7th, 2008, 2:54 pm #9

I have reaaly gotten into Scandinavian Metal the past few years, in particular Opeth and Dimmu Borgir. A lot of people don't get it, but there is some serious musicianship behind that music.
Dimmu is also one of my favourites. I also listen to operatic metal such as Nightwish.

Check out Stratovarius too. Melodic Iron Maiden

Arch Enemy and Carcass are also brilliant.

I once described Heavy Metal to be like a very good vindaloo curry. For the uninitiated, its all heat but for the connoussier there are subtle flavours of the spice. Like a hot curry, metal to the uninitiated is just noise.

As for In Flames, the Clayman album is a good start.

Gaz

Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



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November 7th, 2008, 2:54 pm #10

great shots there...
G

Cheers
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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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November 7th, 2008, 2:56 pm #11

That was funny ))
Now I didn't take you for a metal head )) Gee I had to turn the volume down

Ok whats the famous line in TESB ? (which one ?) ))

Great DID, made me smile and laugh

Best
Jp




There are just so many great lines in TESB. I love it when Luke is taking off in his X-Wing, a voice over of Obi One says that he's our only hope. Yoda says "No there is another" while the bloom of the X-wing's truster lights up the scene.

Gaz

Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



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November 7th, 2008, 2:56 pm #12

cheers.

Sergio
Rome (Italy) adopted by
g

Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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November 7th, 2008, 2:58 pm #13

Love the choice of book and movie, among my all time favourites.
.

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Gaz

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Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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November 7th, 2008, 5:25 pm #14

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



It's never to late
BTW Beauty full wife

Greetings
Polleke

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November 7th, 2008, 5:34 pm #15

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



Great D.I.D. post!

Panerai...
"It's like children. You can't understand until you've had one."

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November 7th, 2008, 5:51 pm #16

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================






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November 7th, 2008, 9:15 pm #17

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



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November 7th, 2008, 9:36 pm #18

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



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javierleon
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javierleon
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Joined: December 9th, 2006, 11:42 am

November 7th, 2008, 11:40 pm #19

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



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As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
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For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
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The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

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The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
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dmasanda
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dmasanda
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Joined: June 21st, 2005, 1:24 am

November 8th, 2008, 5:46 am #20

I wake up coughing up a pound of sand, my mouth a washed with seawater. The sun was beating down on me, and I am not sure how long I had been baking in this heat. My neck is going to peel big time tonight. Picking myself up, I realized I am wearing a suit, now stained with sand.

How did I get to this Desert? Or am I on an Island? Is this a Dream?

Dazed and confused, I wonder: Why am I talking to myself as if I am Mike Hammer in a Mickey Spillane novel? It dawned onto me that Eric S. nominated me to do a DID.

2 watches
Would it be rude NOT to include a Panerai? Of course it is. If I were stuck on a desert island dreaming, Id have my PAM124. It is a brute and sucks up abuse like a trooper.



Now if I were stuck on a desert island, Id like something pretty robust, reliable and truly functional. And for that, you cant go past the Casio Protek. Its the kitchen sink and more. I am sure the digital compass would come in useful, as would the altimeter and barometer. Lets not forget the 26 time zones (two spare ones), six alarms, altitude recorder, chronograph and countdown timer.



2 songs
As for music, I am a huge fan of melodic death metal or better known as Gothenburg metal, which references the city in Sweden where it originated. For the uninitiated, melodic death metal contains melodic guitar riffs, solos and keyboards, with many of the artists having had classical music backgrounds.

My two favourite melodic death metal bands are In Flames and Children of Bodom.

For In Flames, it would have to be "Only For The Weak". Here is the live version with of the song (along with another great In Flames song Clayman.
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

For Children of Bodom, it would have to be Trashed, Lost & Strungout
<object width="425" height="350" data=""><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object>

The guitar riffs by Alexi Laiho are just out of this world as is Janne Wirmans keyboarding.
\m/ METAL \m/

1 book

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis



I know how controversial this book is considered but I read it as a satirical look as the excesses of American high society of the 80s. The prose is witty as are the situations that Bret puts Patrick Bateman in. The chapter on business cards is an absolute classic as is the pretention it embodies.

1 movie

The Empire Strikes Back, a film I consider the pinnacle of Hollywood magic.



While Star Wars created the basis of the space opera, it is TESB that took the franchise to a whole new level and we have two amazing people to thank for this: it's director Irving Kershner and writer Lawrence Kasdan. And of course, the all time best movie line ever that immortalizes James Earl Jones voice.

1 photograph



I would have this photo of my wife Alex, who puts up with all my idiosyncrasies, and my son, Vincent, who is developing idiosyncrasies of his own.

1 memory

DU Paneristi GTG in 2006







Boy was it a rowdy night. Passion is when a bunch of guys brew their own beer for a watch GTG. A world first and it has never been repeated.

1 meal

I love ramen, or Japanese egg noodles. The one I am particularly fond of is Hakata ramen, which has a rich, creamy tonkatsu (pork bone) soup. The noodles are thin but not curly like normal ramen noodles.



This is what I had while in Kyoto. Look at all that roast pork and the perfectly cooked egg. This is comfort food at its best.

1 person

This isn't a person but my dog, Gypsy. She is a tenterfield terrier and a little pocket rocket with a cheeky personality.



Her favourite trick at the park would be to provoke the biggest dog she can find into chasing her. Most of the time, shed out run them or perform her signature stunt of changing direction in a flash, which normally throws off her pursuer. It once resulted in a large poodle dislocating its hip trying to keep up.

Sorry for being late with the post.

Gaz


Cheers
Gaz

========================================

The grass is greener on the otherside because its growing on a big pile of $h!t.

Some say the glass is half empty.
Others say the glass is half full.
I say the glass isn't bloody big enough!
========================================



Love the pics and stories!! These are all so much fun to read!

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