Wednesday, September 5

Baby, it's cold outside...

Whenever summer starts to fade, when I feel the smell of winter for the first time, this misterious warm and happy feeling overcomes me. Misterious, since I cannot account for it, there is no rational reason for it and there is no denying it. I feel somewhat nostalgic, but at the same time like I am coming home from a long journey. Today was one of those days. It's 11 degrees centigrade outside, so it's not very cold, but the smell was there... the feeling was, definitely, there. I was on my bike, and enjoying the short ride immensely. I will dare to say that I prefer riding in the cold... maybe all the freaks go away then (or, at least, the most of them), and only those who actually need to be out, are out. And me. Enjoying the cold. Call me crazy.

I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
well Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

C'mon baby

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm -- Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips look delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your comb - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - Your eyes are like starlight now
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that old out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

Baby it's cold outside

Brr its cold….
It's cold out there
Cant you stay awhile longer baby
Well…..I really shouldn't...alright

Make it worth your while baby
Ahh, do that again…

Tuesday, July 24

For fuck's sake!

Temperature in the 40's (centigrade).

Monday, July 2

Weekend camping

This weekend I went to Fruška Gora, a nearby mountain to meet up with some fellow bikers. It was the classic picnic plan - tents, barbecue, some football and a ride around the mountain... For some of us, the ride was through the forest, and it was a whole lot of fun! To the left is a photo of me getting stuck in a rut :).

Thursday, June 28


Summer has officially started. Temperatures in Belgrade are around 30°C these days. It is unbearably hot.
It is so hot that it seems my blood is slowing down, bringing me to a state of semi-hibernation. Bah. To top it all of, we have frequent summer showers, which means that if you are out at the wrong time, you'll be soaking wet in a matter of seconds, and just when you find a place to get away, it'll stop, leaving the streets wet and evaporating, and the air humid, heavy and smelly.
Fucking outrageous.
I waited some time for the showers to go away, so I could get my bike washed. The day after I did, they started again. AAAAARRRGHHH!!

Aaanyway.... As of August 4th, D. and me will be in Istanbul, spending a week with John... a long due reunion of uni roommates... Looking forward to it!

Helena and I celebrated our first anniversary by spending a weekend at a nearby lake... It was lovely, and in spite of my lack of preparation (reservations, trip planning and whatnot) went smoothly (understatement of the year). It was f'ing awesome :). Maybe I'll post pics later, can't be arsed right now.

What else....

Don't know....

Guess that's it for now....


Friday, April 20


Ok, picture this: last Tuesday (some 10 days ago) I had left my bike at the customs office to be inspected and whatnot... The guy had told me it will be ready next week. I decided not to bug them on Monday, and come Tuesday I was on the phone.
They told me that it would probably be ready tomorrow or the day after. Oh well, I got sorta used to waiting by then, so I didn't get too upset... Some 45 minutes later, the fella calls me back to say that I can pick my bike up tomorrow at 11 o'clock, or, if I could make it, that day (Tuesday) by 1530hrs. Needless to say, I made it by said time. Payed all the dues and then some, went on to my mate's to do the registration and associated paperwork, and by 1930hrs that day, I was on the road, license plates and all.

All that evening I was... euphoric, for the lack of a better word. Words really can't describe what combination of feelings came over me. Sort of like a child that got that long anticipated toy.

All that happiness aside, now I'm in the process of sorting the bike out, looking for what needs to be done and planning the expenses associated with it.

Oh, almost forgot... John, if you're reading this, Aussie Mark said hi....

Thursday, April 5

Bike woes

This just in...
Yesterday I looked into the option of transporting my new bike from Slovenia to Serbia by train, after talking to my bro for the gazzilionth time... All nice and everything, until a few minutes ago, when we spoke on the phone and told me that the Slovene railway wouldn't be able to ship the bike for another 7 days. Shitshitshit. So, he's going to take a van and haul the bike on Saturday. Then, I have to deal with the customs bureaucracy here. Another week, at least. Shitfuckdamn.

Yesterday was also the first time in the past month that my ass was on a bike. Carlos took me to the train station to check out the procedure on this side of the border... (all for naught, apart from the aforementioned butt on bike thing...).

Friday, March 30

Next week.... what I've been hearing from my brother for the past three weeks. He is supposed to come to Belgrade from Ljubljana and bring my new bike with him... Ever since we agreed on the purchase, he's been giving me the proverbial carrot on a stick... "in a few days...", "end of following week, for sure", "next Friday, that is certain"... Yesterday he told me that he won't be coming this weekend, and that next weekend (easter) is when he will most definitely be here. Bah. If I had known that this was going to be the case, I'd have packed and gone there to ride the bike to Belgrade myself. Fuck.

Sunday, March 11

Lost a good friend today

Kiwi has left the building... I sold my bike today. I feel confused [(c) Mali].

Tuesday, February 27

New job

As of recently, I am employed at Roadstar Radio, a national radio station... My job is to deal with the station's website, and any and all computer related questions that the employees might have. A glorified IT support geek, my formal title is "Internet Marketing Manager". Go figure.

Anyways, I am currently in the process of selling my Keeway, and buying a '97 xt660z Tenere from my brother.... Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

Monday, January 15

New Year

Yeah... New Year! WooHooo! Happy Happy Joy Joy!Right. Another year has passed, a fresh one is ahead, same old shit. I just cant grasp what all the fuss is about.

Anyways, the weather is fucking gorgeous for this time of year. I mean, its in the teens, and it's bloody January, for fuck's sake!!! Can't say it bothers me, au contraire, I'm very happy its relatively warm and dry, it's like the 2wheel season didn't end.... We'll see what nature (or what is left of it) has in store for us in the weeks to come, but so far it's just fine :)
Here's a pic from a week or so ago... It was not so warm then but who cares... enough padding and on we go :)