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Niclas Thorsteinsson – Tunesmith and Performer

Month: January 2010

The exciting world of rock-paper-scissors!

For reasons unbeknownst to me (and I’m too scared to press Ctrl-H and realize how much time I’ve wasted today) I stumbled onto the site of the World Rock-Paper-Scissors Society. Not only does this society exist, but apparently they hold an annual world championship. This excites me to no end. I officially predict RPS to be the new craze in 2010 with scores of rock-paper-scissor strategy books flooding the market. With a little effort, anyone can be a EV+ rock-paper-scissors player.

Goodbye for now. I will continue my endeavor to provide valuable and worthwhile information.

Sixteen Tonnes and More…

Hmm, nothing much has been happening this week. Working and commuting a lot. I told my boss on Thursday that I didn’t really see a future for myself in the company and that I would start looking for other jobs. He was fine with it as I knew he would be. He’s a good guy. The problem is that my travel time has been tripled since my workplace moved to a remote location about a year ago. I’m actually quite surprised I’ve lasted this long, but hey.

Let’s see, what else? Oh yes, been watching a bit of Mad Men of late. It really is one my favorite shows and the only thing I bother to watch at the moment. Great characters, clever writing and endless drinking, smoking and tales of debauchery. Do watch this one, Martha dear.

Hey ho, showing my apartment again tomorrow. Who knows what’ll happen?

Photo Shoot

We (The Reverends) are doing a photo shoot tomorrow. The theme is rural meets urban, which is very fitting for us.

I don’t think we’re the most photogenic bunch that ever walked the earth (sorry guys), but we’ll see how it turns out.

Jokeripokeri

I think I’m becoming a little addicted to poker again, which is fine as long is it doesn’t interfere with my intentions for the new year. I shall keep a watchful eye on myself, so I don’t sink into that bottomless pit of procrastinations and evasive actions. Been there a few times in my life.

Be that as it may, right now I’m playing in some random freeroll on pokerstars and having a great time. I’m by no means a great savvy poker player, but I’m learning a bit here and there and my game has improved since I last felt the urge. I used to play by the book(s), but now my game has become much more fluent. Feels like playing an instrument, although I do hit my share of false notes here and there.

Obvious imagery, anyone? Hmm, hopefully my writing will improve a bit with this blog. I think I used to be good, but the last three years of working mindless jobs with way too little time for reading and writing has made me very rusty indeed. I need to get back to being a bum. A happy-go-lucky spiritual bum. Yes, that’s it.

Apartment, anyone?

I’ve put my apartment up for sale. So if you know anyone looking for a beautiful home in a very attractive location in Malmo, Sweden, then check this out:

2010 – The Year We Make Contact

I have two New Year’s resolutions for 2010:

  1. I intend to get to a place where I can live solely of my own creativity. This means mostly music, but I also have a few other ideas.
  2. I intend to become completely debt-free. I’m battling a rather monstrous mortgage, a student loan and one smaller loan.

I realize these intentions may seem like tall orders, but I’m with Michelangelo on this one:

The greater danger is not that your hopes are too high and you fail to reach them; it’s that they’re too low and you do.” – Michelangelo.

Frightfully good point, I think.

Personally, I think New Year’s resolutions are a bit silly (why not start any time of the year?), but nonetheless I always find myself making them come the end of december. I’m fired up about my resolutions right now, but as experience shows, the challenge is to keep that fire going as “life” happens during the year. We’ll see how it goes. There should be some motivation in keeping this public. Yes yes, I know no one will read this and the few that will, will most likely not give a rat’s ass about what I have to say.

That was a lot of wills.

In any case, Onward, Christian Soldiers.

Hello

Hey, how are you doing? I decided to create a blog, innit? Is this your first blog, precious? No. Can we se your first blog? Not in a million years. Hooray!

2010 – The Year We Make Contact

I have two New Year’s resolutions for 2010:

  1. I intend to get to a place where I can live solely of my own creativity. This means mostly music, but I also have a few other ideas.
  2. I intend to become completely debt-free. I’m battling a rather monstrous mortgage, a student loan and one smaller loan.

I realize these intentions may seem like tall orders, but I’m with Michelangelo on this one:

The greater danger is not that your hopes are too high and you fail to reach them; it’s that they’re too low and you do.” – Michelangelo.

Frightfully good point, I think.

Personally, I think New Year’s resolutions are a bit silly (why not start any time of the year?), but nonetheless I always find myself making them come the end of december. I’m fired up about my resolutions right now, but as experience shows, the challenge is to keep that fire going as “life” happens during the year. We’ll see how it goes. There should be some motivation in keeping this public. Yes yes, I know no one will read this and the few that will, will most likely not give a rat’s ass about what I have to say.

That was a lot of wills.

In any case, Onward, Christian Soldiers.

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