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Croatian Update!

Sounds like your adventure is just what the doctor ordered d…have fun…keep posting the details please. hug, jen at 2003-10-13 19:24:18

2nd Day @ Work


Zagreb looks nutty and old-world! LuvLuvG. at 2003-10-16 14:58:11

mom said: Ok! I have to ask, were the orange curtains there, or did you put them up? Love the pics, lets see more, love ya at 2003-10-16 22:54:07

My Fat Hairy Hero

Gallery Time!

The people in my office are super-left, and super-nice :) we get along well. I’d say 1/2 of the people here have had dealings with the law. The guy who sits beside me got one of those notices from the RIAA. Our server admin got a cease & desist letter from the MPAA. I didn’t tell them about me & the media… Another guy had an “interview” with the local authorities last year when the pope visited. They warned him that they’d be watching him when the pope was around, so he shouldn’t try anything??? Darko took me to the crazy underground anarchist club “Attack”, in an abandoned warehouse. And my boss is ultra-left, ultra-techie, and very nice to me :) wheeeeeeeeee yes, you could say i’m loving it :) this is everything that i think ‘work’ should be, and then some :)

If you want to talk with me using your voice, email me and we can arrange a time for a Skype call. It’s easy to use, good quality, and free. A girl in my office (Sandra) is a total pimp. I thought she had something stuck in her teeth for a few days, then I noticed that IT IS A DIAMOND!!! Bling bling! The streetcars here are more comfortable than in Toronto. Something about the shape of the seats. “… lost… in the middle of the wilderness… he thought to himself ‘I am sooo lucky to have this lighter with me. If I flick it inside my pockets every few minutes, it should keep my hands from freezing, at least long enough for me to find some shelter, or source of heat.” aaaand, just in case you missed the above part about the Galleries, here is a link directly to them.

Comments from my old blog:

Maya said: Derek! Yippee! Glad you are loving it. I am trying to imagine everything you are saying…I’m sure my thoughts are distorted into some surreal picture of the place and its people. That girl with the dimond tooth… ya she looks pretty funky in my head. Hugs, Maya at 2003-10-21 21:43:37


Weekend Warrior!

Derek Martin Care of Jasminka Kociper 10,000 Zagreb, Naumovac 5d, Croatia at 2003-10-27 18:28:52

breslin said: hey derkface! i still think its fucked how youre all the way in Croatia… its cool tho. glad youre havin a good time. try not to get into too many accidents. dont like sink a car or anything… cause you know… who does that? lol oh yeah we’re buildin’ a party shack back in the bush… its halarious dude, we got a generator and everything. its gonna be kick ass for sure! peace out at 2003-10-28 04:44:38

mark said: You know, my father is fond of saying that Nichola Testla once loved a pigeon as a man loves a woman. I don’t know exactly what that’s supposed to mean. at 2003-10-28 18:54:34


They are highly egalitarian, unlike gorillas & baboons, although when it comes right down to it, the female bonobos make the decisions.

Bonobos will beg by stretching out an open hand (or, sometimes, a foot) to a possessor of food and will pout their lips and make whimpering sounds if the effort is unsuccessful.

I got this bonobo info here, but there’s lots more i didn’t mention. at 2003-10-29 11:11:34

mom said: I quickly looked over their website and couldn’t find a contact number, mind you I hadn’t much time this morning. My point is, that I think the least they could do is put your name down as a sponsor, in light of all the great work that you did for them. Another option is for them to write you a receipt for the amt. of money you would have been paid, so that you can claim it as a charitable deduction. Good idea! it bites that they are not hiring you!From now on, it might help to get their promises in writing. love mom at 2003-10-29 11:57:20

derek said: one last note for today —- the guy playing Jesus in Mel Gibson’s upcoming film “The Passion” has been struck by lighting TWICE during the filming. Also, another member of the crew has been hit. Something tells me that someone said “God, please just give me a sign”, and it went horribly horribly wrong. Note that miraculously neither guy was injured. at 2003-10-29 12:28:04

derek said: okay, THIS is the last one. apparently Leo Laporte and TMBG are friends at 2003-10-29 14:14:11

Jeff said: (teacher mode initiated)

Regarding the Bear Paw:

NOT, in fact, like we call spicy chicken wings buffalo wings. Unless it was invented in a place called Bear. Buffalo wings are named after the city of their origin. Namely Buffalo, NY.

(teacher mode concluded)

Dammit, did I lose control again? Why does that keep happening? ;) at 2003-10-30 12:05:07

Beige said: Jeff’s wrong. Buffalo wings were originally made from the wings of buffalos, and were eaten as a tasty snack by cowboys and saloon gals for decades. As a result, buffalo were hunted almost to extinction in the 20th century, until a field of wingless buffalos was discovered in New Hampshire. All current bison stock descends from this hyperevolved and freakish natural anomoly. at 2003-10-30 14:32:15

derek said: I LOVE it. As you can see, Winged Buffalo Hunnters required various sorts of long and/or throwable weapons in order to reach the low flying buffalo. We can tell that they did in fact once exist by examining modern day artifacts. From the halo, we can tell that they were revered, as Mark said, for their tasty wing meat. So, I’m afraid Jeff is totally wrong. PLUS, as this recipe clearly shows, buffalo wings are still made of buffalo, even today. at 2003-10-30 16:14:21

derek said: that modern day artifacts link was supposed to go here at 2003-10-30 18:01:37

mom said: I won’t pretend to be as informative about wings, but I can shed light on your interest of the mauve flowers in your Green Room photos . These flowers were the same type that you absolutely loved when you were about 3 or 4 months old. They were one of the few flowers that I knew how to grow, and you loved it when I put your face up to them. That was at our house in Toronto. Oh the memories!!!!love, Mom at 2003-10-30 20:10:25

Jeff said: (Refraining from teacher mode)

It seems that my earlier theory has been denounced. I stand corrected, while herds (or is that hordes?) of the ghosts of extinct winged buffalo fly through the air above me…

I should have started that post with ‘As everyone knows…’ at 2003-10-31 05:28:49

Good Day, Eh

Keep posting man, ill email soon! at 2003-11-02 22:41:42

dad said: derek…glad to see you’re enjoying yourself and particularly encouraged to see the light of day dawning…and just think…from now on you can proudly flash your pass every time you see your friendly tram cop in the knowlege that his “letting you off lightly”worked.Who knows ,he may even break into a smile!!!! at 2003-11-03 18:13:42