Archive for July, 2007

I’ve been here before and I deserve a little more

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Roskilde (08.07.2007)


Red Hot Chilli Peppers:


Festival exit:

Tuborg Zone (VIP tents :-) ):

The main scene:

all your life is such a shame, shame, shame

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Roskilde (7.07.2007)

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Pavilon Scene – Strike Anywhere Karaoke queen



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we couldn’t all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Roskilde (6.07.2007)

Shall the destruction begin:



The main scene (Orange) – Queens of the Stone Age, Nephew:




Odeon scene – Peter Bjorn and John:




to be continued…

she’s looking at you… ah, no, no, she’s looking at me!

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

GOING TO INDIA on 10.08 – 04.09! Not planned at all. Decided today, urlaub taken, tickets bought! I love it!

Andrzej and Asia got married this weekend. Nice feeling to participate in that (and be the best man) after so many years of history together. Remembering the old times – long hair, hardcore parties at Orbital, going to concerts together, drinking one bottle of wine each straight from a backpack (to hide from the police), so many nights I slept over at their place watching movies, drinking beer, hundreds of games of pool played in Ygrek while having some hours off during the classes… And now – adult lives, working, having wives, driving cars, changing flats… Anyway, I really had so much fun on their wedding and the party afterwards. I am too modest to say that I was the king of the dance floor, but for sure Justyna (my dancing partner) was the queen! And she left me with an aching knee. Totally worth it! ;-)

Visited Tina in Fürth. And this feeling for having a person cut out of a photo and put together with a different background which doesn’t fit to an image kept in ones head.

Now – off the projects, taking a deep breath in Gdynia. Summertime. :-)

on Polish-German relationships

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

It’s been a year now I’ve been working for a German company. I’ve spent quite some time in the lovely country of beer, schnitzel and pommes frites. For the anniversary I wanted to write a serious note on Polish-German relationships, stereotypes and so on. But I won’t. I will tell you a bullshit story instead.

Last week I was out with 2 other Polish guys to a pub in Heildelberg. Sitting, drinking beer, speaking not too loud (not to scare anybody with our Slavic language). Then a group of drunk young German guys came. 15 of them. And of course they started talking to us. I was expecting troubles. So when the question “where are you from?” finally came up I thought “oho… it’s coming”. “Poland.” “Whaaaat?” “We are from Poland.” “Aaaaaa, Polen…. VODKA!” Yeah – so, finally. The best words we could hear from the young Germans. No “Polish people still cars” as we heard so many times before, but “vodka”. So we ended up drinking Polish vodka with them, buying each other a round and sharing these magnificent moments. Nice.

What does it mean to me? The new generation of Germans again starts to value and respect Polish people for the good stuff and our uncommon abilities (vodka!). Hopefully I soon will no longer have to deal with assholes calling Polish people thieves so I would not have to give them a quick history lesson about WW2, 50 years of communism and poverty. And our not-always-good relationships will become a song of the past. And the day will come when we would really forget the memories and just sit together and drink. And make a toast. Für Grünewald!

This week I am again working in the German HQ. Staying in a village close to Speyer and driving a tiny car that makes me smile. :D Sleeping a lot! Today driving to Nürnberg to meet up with Tina (German girl met in Mexico, too nice to be German ;-) ). Feels a little bit like vacation. 

changes are good

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Switched the blog application from (which was sucking) to (which looks better). Please update your bookmarks and RSS feeds. I will work on it more some time in the future to make it look nicer and have more pages. Just be patient.

Quick update: Spent last weekend in Denmark – went to Roskilde with Ania and Tomek (was officially introduced as her boyfriend’s boyfriend). Lots of mud, some beer, 110.000 people, 220.000 rubber boots. Some nice bands, some old and not-so-cool-anymore bands (RHCP). Photos from this event pending to be processed and uploaded.
Then took a Monday off and was visiting Copenhagen with Ania (Misiu went back to work and earn money for his high-life living). Easy day.
Then a week in Germany staying in Heidelberg, working in a factory, pretending to be an expert.
Then weekend in Gdynia – beer with Heldt and Lesiu.
And tomorrow back to Germany for a week.

Not much.

Have some stories – hope I will have some time to write them down.

Finished reading Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho. I was really impressed. Not another sweet pseudo-spiritual book. More to the real life than any of his books.

gierka* is my life

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Last week spent 3 days in Stockholm again. First Ignacio came to pick up his keys to Brussels apartment which I took away by an accident when I was visiting 2 weeks before. His plane arrived late, then he ran out of fuel on the to Stockholm so he finally arrived at 1:30 am. Then we had to find a place to park his car and then I had to bring him to my hotel and sleep him over illegally. Like corporate hippies. And then he took off at 6 am. The other day I met with Joanna (MCP Sweden – for some people these magic letters mean a lot :-) ). We went to a place where beer costs 25 SEK (2,5 euros) = crazy cheap for Sweden and where they bring you another one without asking if you want it or not. So we talked a lot as always about life, sharing our different points of view, etc. As always interesting experience.Weekend was all about moving out and moving in. First on Friday moving Tomek from his old apartment in Warsaw to his own new one. And then on Saturday moving me from Warsaw to Gdynia. Since I have 2 months of vacation period at my studies there is no need for me to spend time in our lovely capital. So I just moved back to my parents’ place (sic!). No plans for how long.And on Saturday night went to Opener Festival in Gdynia. Heavy rain. Lines for everything except for beer. At least met some friends. Didn’t care about the concerts at all. Went home early. Woke up tired.Aurelie had birthday on Sunday. Missed that party. Happy birthday!

Mat got married in Santa Barbara (USA) – congrats!, God bless America!, Andrzej is getting married in 3 weeks in Bydgoszcz (Poland) (and I am gonna be his best man)… Real weddings season.

Stockholm – Central Station area

*) gierka (polish) – little game