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The other day I updated my Facebook status to this:

“IF ANYBODY KNOWS SOMEONE RICH WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET MARRIED FAST, LET ME KNOW!
I just calculated how much money I will owe after my Bachelor degree…”

And yes, ha-ha, very funny, I know…
But it did get me thinking! What if someone rich actually DID approach me?
I keep imagining the following conversation to unfold:
“Yes, hello, I’m rather rich, and I would consider marrying you…”
“Great then, as long as you agree to pay for my tuition – up to a full PhD, it’s done! :D”
“Well, I’d agree to that, but what could you offer me?”
…Obviously, I can’t expect a random rich person to marry me and pay up without getting anything in return. But what would I offer? Sexual services are not an option, simply because I’m neither experienced not attractive enough for a future husband/wife to benefit of our marriage solely based on that, especially since I’m not open to the all-too-weird stuff.
“Well, you’ve obviously got the talent and the money, and I’ve got the ehm… The education. Yes?”
…Nope, wouldn’t work.
“Extensive knowledge of serial killers and various methods of torture?”
…But now that we think about it, that’s not really qualities you look for in a future wife now, is it?
“I’m like, REALLY good at texting! Yeah?”
…Wouldn’t cut it.
“I can make you some origami decorations?”
…Aaaah, tempting! But alas, NO. -___-
“I wouldn’t be in your way?”
…Neither would a mail order bride!  Besides, I’d say getting my education funded would be ‘being in the way’, economically speaking.
“I’d tweet nice things about you and let everyone I know on Facebook know how much I love you?”
…Really? I couldn’t just… _Pay_ someone to do that?
“I’d give you more children than you can count, and guarantee you an… heir?”
…Is this really the qualities it comes down to? An heir? When is this, the 17th century??

Though I DO realise I basically just said that I WOULD whore myself out for a financially secured education, but that I lack the qualities of a common prostitute 😛 Either way, my point is that I don’t have much to bring into a relationship but myself, and though that in many ways may be a lot, that is still not all there is to a relationship.

But further more, I not only need this hypothetical persons money for my education! I also need it for a flat with a proper boiler and FUCKING HOT WATER! I mean, are you kidding me? My showering routine now consists of boiling a full kettle of water three times, pouring the boiling water into a bucket, before adding enough cold water to fill the bucket, then place it in the bathtub together with a smaller bowl and my shampoo, conditioner and body wash. When this is done, I have to lower myself into the (COLD) bathtub, and use the smaller bowl to pour the luke warm water over my head/body. Yeah, wow! Very medieval.
Why? Because not only did someone in the building turn off and on the water in the building without telling us, so that air would gather in our pipes and create an immense pressure resulting in no hot water coming out of the boiler, and a massive leak in our cupboard, which lead to water getting into our washing machine and short circuiting the whole flat for a few days, but when they fixed the leak, our hot water would not return! GAH! We’ve had people running in and out of our flat for days on end now, to get everything fixed, but it’s yet to be resolved completely. We’ve got electricity and a washing machine again though, so we’re happy about that 🙂

 

And it’s not all doom and gloom, Friday is coming up, and do we know what’ll happen then? 😀
INA WILL BE HERE! She’s visiting from Friday to Wednesday, and I’m really looking forward to it 😀
It’ll be so much fun =^___^=

Listen while reading 🙂

So, here I am again…
What is going on in my life?
Well, that’s the reason I haven’t been posting much: nothing. Nothing is going on in my life.
I quite like it, it’s not so stressful, and it allows me time to do fun stuff, to rest and to deal with my issues.
2011 has been a particularly bad year for me, with a lot of deaths and bad stuff. I’ve also been ill a lot, but this year is almost over – which gives me hope. When I look back at my life from now on, 2011 will be viewed as a black little space in my lifeline, but I want to come out of it and in later years be able to say “That year was shit, but you won’t believe all the fun I had in 2012!”

I have been a good girl and paid attention to Uni and coursework, I’ve actually showed up for all my lectures and seminars, and if I’ve missed a seminar, I’ve always arranged to go to another seminar to catch up with what I’ve lost. So I haven’t missed a thing. 🙂
I’ve also become a Departmental representative (Dep Rep), which turned out to be way more than expected.  When they pitch the position to you, they say “You’ll be representing all your fellow students in your department, and all you have to do is to go to four meetings per academic year”, which sounds simple enough, even though you learn during your first year that you’ve got about 200 fellow students. So being the Dep Rep for the Sociology department, I expected to represent 200 Sociology(Soc) students for the 2. year, and I expected there to be at least one other Rep alongside me. I was partly right in both expectations. I DO represent 200 Sociology students with at least one other Rep. But we’re four reps so far(from the 2. year Soc Students), and we represent both 2. and 3. year! Which means we’re representing about 400 students! And then there was the surprising turn of us also representing the MCS (Media and Cultural Study) students, which makes it about 800 people to represent! I find this hard to believe though, as we don’t have anything to so with these students, but the information I’ve got so far seems to point in that direction. I must admit, this whole Dep Rep job is a bit confusing, because we seem to only get information on a ‘need-to-know’-basis, except during the meetings, because then we get a lot of information on all sorts of stuff. It wasn’t until I got the first e-mail that I realised I’m in a some committee as well, and have to attend meetings with them. And then I got another e-mail about another committee, and another about yet another, and so on. Apparently, I am part of so many aspects of student/staff – student/university committees and organisations, I can’t even keep count. But I receive e-mails with details on where and when, so I manage to go to them (all except from one). And I’m still kind of liking it, even though it’s way more than expected.

If you’ve read some of my blog before, you might remember me saying that I wanted to get involved in projects where I help with and deal with children. I have been looking and looking, but apparently my searches have not been of good quality, because I’ve only just found something! But I’m way too excited about it to be sad that I couldn’t get involved at an earlier stage 😀 LUSU involve hasn’t been of any interest to me until after I became a Dep Rep, and it wasn’t until a friend of mine signed up for some of these projects, that I really started appreciating them. Hopefully, I’ll get the ever lovely Fani to join me on some of this too 🙂

But let’s move over to my more personal life, and end this whole educational rant 😛
With all my free time now, I’ve spent a whole lot of it catching up with different series and watched, and re-watched, a few films – which is one of the things I sort of need to do from time to time now, since I need to tire myself out mentally to be able to sleep or at least rest. But I’ve found a new show I’m sure a lot of you have heard of before, and I am in love – on so many levels!
American Horror Story, anyone? Heard of it? Yeah? No? Well, it is splendid! And the intro/opening alone is just… wow. If scary/horror-themed things could actually turn me on,  I’d be an open flame of sexual drives after watching it! The giddy feeling I get from it though, and the sort of… Love… I feel for the sheer fiction of it just overwhelms me when I think too hard about it.


As you can see, this video is mirrored, but it’s the best version I can find for now, so bare with it.

And one can obviously guess who I immediately fell in love with. Tate. Wow. It’s such a weird, twisted, sick thing and as if “falling in love” with a fictional character alone isn’t “bad” enough, I had to fall for the most twisted of them all. The dude is psycho, and I can’t help but think “don’t worry too much about it, you’re still allowed to like him!” As if?! If this was real life, I’d be sick even thinking about liking someone like that! But, luckily, this isn’t real life 😉

I have also re-discovered KoЯn, and how much I love them!
  

I have also re-discovered eBay! And MAN am I having fun!
I have ordered so many things by now, and I don’t know what to do with myself O_O
I have absolutely no self control when it comes to buying cheap stuff online xD
I’ve even bought the whole series of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ for £7.5 WITH SHIPPING!
I DID bid on the first edition of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’, but my friend, being the little fucker he is, OVERBID ME! FIVE SECONDS BEFORE THE END! )@=(¤¤#%&(&/)(=”¤/”=!!!! I’m happy for him and all, but I wanted that book!
I have also bought some very amazing steampunk goggles, and as soon as I get them, I promise I will post a few pictures *overly happy* ❤

And last but not least, I have developed a passion for origami!
I’ve been making butterflies since *insert* after going to a Christian summer camp(don’t ask -___-), and I’ve sort of been known for leaving little butterflies here and there for people to find 🙂 Among those people are Charlotte, my flatmate, I left here some on her bed before I went home for the summer(together with a short letter), but I haven’t thought much of it until she the other day asked me “Do you know how to make paper swans?”
“Ehh… no?”
Two minutes pass.
“Do you want me to know how to make paper swans?”
And this resulted in an army of little paper things now residing in her room 🙂
At this point, I know how to make butterflies, swans, cranes, dragons, hearts, stars, elephants, orchids, koi, rose(sort of), and I’m continuously learning new things to make! Tomorrow, Charlotte and I are planning a little Creative Christmas Workshop for ourselves, where we’ll be making our own Christmas decorations, and I’ll try out some new origami techniques – I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT FOR THIS! 😀 We’ll be going shopping early tomorrow, trying to find candles and glitter and pretty paper and all sorts of fun arts and crafts stuff – and in the evening we’ll be creating Christmas in our home! 😀 This will be so much fun! =^__^=

OrigaME

OrigaME

MOrigami

MOrigami

Origasm

Origasm

This means I have also gone on eBay and ordered a whole lot of origami paper xD
But it’s worth it – definitely!

I guess this will be it from me for today.
I’ll see you in another life when we both are cats 🙂

– L A<3

Well, I don’t know about the ‘Wisdom’ part, but I am old now, and they keep telling me that with age comes wisdom, so I’ll just go with it.

I have decided to do some changes with my life in regards of academic and career-option opportunities, and have therefor signed up to become a Departmental Representative for Sociology. AND I MADE IT THROUGH! I am now officially a Dep Rep! WOOHOO! And I’m even planning on accepting any offer of a position within this opportunity 😀

And I’ve been looking into some charity things, as I have been doing for the last year or so, and finally found something which sounds a bit interesting! International Student Volunteering! http://www.isvolunteers.org/
It just sounds SO fun and interesting, but it’s quite expensive, and the information I’ve gathered is not fulfilling. But I’m going to a meeting tomorrow to get more information 🙂 I really wish I could combine the Volunteer projects of the Dominican Repubic, and the adventure part of Ecuador. I’d SO be there!

Looking forward to what tomorrow brings me!
– L A♥

And I’m back!
Or rather, on my way to getting back.

The last time I posted anything, my friend from upper elementary school and through secondary school had just died, and I was completely destroyed. After almost a week of being a complete mess, crying all the time and just sitting in my room, staring at the computer screen, or staring at the TV-screen in the kitchen, I went into a week of pure, plain apathy…

I stumbed upon my tutor one of the days, and we had a rather amusing conversation, even in my apathetic state of mind. After all the regular gibberish on “how are tings going?” and “If you need someone to talk to…” and we were preparing to say goodbye, this conversation unfolds:
Tutor: “So, what are you doing tonight?”
Me: “Auhhmmmm…. o_O Nothing? Staring at the wall, I guess… Cry a bit more.. You know, the usual.” (While asking myself “What the HECK is this man thinking??”)
Tutor: “I don’t know if this is too random and out of place but…” *pause to think, while my brain is starting to do the maths on what sort of promiscuous and non-promiscuous statements that could follow these lines*
Tutor: “Have you ever heard of… or do you even.. Do you know of anime?”
Me: *while thanking any higher power there might be out there* “ANIME?! Oh great God, I LOVE it! I LOVE anime!”
Tutor: “Then do you know what you’re going to do? Screw homework, screw socials, screw everything else. Nothing will be fun at all when you’re feeling like this, so what you need to do is to stare at something. I want you to go home and find films and whatever and just STARE at stuff. And I’m not really into anime, but I’ve been watching this show called “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”, and the story and everything is just SO good! It’s so complex and everything, and if you want to and have the ability to, I think you should check that out. And forget what I said about “screw homework”, this IS your homework!”

So even though I was pretty down, this brightened my mood a bit.
And I took his advice, got hold of “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” and watched the show.
And he was right, it’s was actually really good.
So if you haven’t seen it already, go check it out. NOW! 😉

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fun part was when I stumbled into him in the library, and he asked if I’d checked out the show, and when I replied that I had, and that I liked it, he asked me how far I’d come. At the time I was on episode 49, and upon hearing my answer his eyes widened and he exclaimed (rather loudly, specially since we were in the LIBRARY):
“You’re on episode 49?? You’ve watched it for what… 4 days? I’ve spent 4 MONTHS and I’m only on episode 53!”
Being nice and polite, I didn’t feel like correcting him when he said 4 days. It’d been 4 days since he told me about it, but I still had Glee, Bones and Chuck episodes to catch up on, so I’d only been watching it for 2 days xD
Well, that’s how it goes, I guess. When even the slightest thing happen, my sleep pattern fucks up. Or, just changes, rather. I usually end up going 48 hours straight, without sleep, and then I sleep for 14 hours, before I go back to 48 hours straight without, then 14 hours of sleep and so the cycle goes.

I got to go home for my friends funeral, though. But just barely. Still felt nice.
The only problem I had, was that I was supposed to land in Norway 11:55 PM on Thursday, and be in Drammen about 1-1:30 AM. I was there 11:15 PM! On Friday! And the funeral began at 12:00 PM!
BTW, I would NEVER recommend changing in a car. But if you ever do, then remember the trucks. They’re so tall, they can look right in through your window. From above. They’ll see everything. EVERYTHING. But the funeral…
It was horrible sitting there in the church, crying and crying and crying, trying to not make too much sound.
I don’t really think I succeeded on that one, though xP
It still made it easier for me to say goodbye to him. I’ll miss him.

So, anyway… Obviously, I’m far behind with my coursework (I’ve got extensions though! No worries there 😉 ), and have been trying to spend some time catching up on that. Still not done, but working on it.

OH! And I’ve also started to make my own, little Paint-made family tree!
It’s not good, but the whole family is so confusing, I need something to put them down on and to reference when I’m lost on who ‘s who 😛 If you’d like, you can see it. I’ll post it. I’ve been careful, there are no full names there or anything. Not even last names. At least you’ll be able to get the rough idea of how my family is. But remember, I’ve only just started, so it’s nowhere NEARLY finished!

Familytree

Familytree

Oh! And this Sunday, I had much fun with the LGBTQ Society!
It was Bond-night and we dressed accordingly. But as I wanted to get into character, I asked my flatmate, Dave, if he had a watch that was more Bond-like than the one I have. As he responded that he had, I added that it was for a fancy dress party at a night out, so as long as it wasn’t expensive, then could I borrow it? Well, it was a little expensive, but it had some scratches and all, so I could still borrow it. No longer worried about getting a suitable watch, I came to pick it up Sunday evening, and as I’m putting it on, I notice a familiar symbol on the metal bar. So I turn my wrist to look at the watch, and HOLY FUCK ME WITH A CHAINSAW! It’s a fucking Armani! Who the fuck borrows out an Armani for a night out?? O_O But in the end, I decided I could wear it anyway, and I was VERY careful not to break it or anything.

Some People Are Gay - Get Over It!

Some People Are Gay - Get Over It!

And I think that is it from me for now.
I’ll see ya around!
– L A ❤

Okay, so I’ll admit it.
I am a bit of a geek.
…and I love school.
Seriously, the lectures and seminars I’ve been through so far this week is highly intriguing, and I am baffled by the overwhelming “OMFG.I.LUFF.DIS!” feeling I get every time! I am so glad I came her, and I’m extremely excited about what this year will bring me. Can hardly wait until lecture 25 in Criminology, though. We’ll be going over Serial Killing that day ❤

I’ve met great people in my classes, and both my Norwegian friends and my flatmates are still amazing.
Btw, I promised you photos in the last post, so here they are:

This is Adel enjoying her chinese food ^^

This is Adel enjoying her chinese food ^^

Every time I see Adel, I get the crazy urge to call her Jane. It’s not very visible in this photo, but she looks so much like Jane from the Disney movie “Tarzan”!
(Oh, and if I get her permission, I’ll try and post some of her digital paintings. They’re amazing!)

The lovely O C doing her genes justice ;)

The lovely O C doing her genes justice 😉

I’ll be having dinner at her flat today 🙂 Lovely lady ^^

And last, but not least, Pia! Who is not too happy with being photographed :P

And last, but not least, Pia! Who is not too happy with being photographed 😛

Specially since she is eating while I suddenly snap a picture. She’ll surely hate me for this xP

Oh, oh, oh!
I even got hold of a picture of me cutting Simons hair!
Wanna see?
Alright, have a look then:

Cutting hair in the kitchen :)

Cutting hair in the kitchen 🙂

Not entirely sure what is going on with me here, for that is ONE AWKWARD POSE!
But anyways, I cut his hair. And now you know how Simon looks like. ENJOY! 😛

I don’t think there is much else to mention.
I’m slowly recovering from fever and coughingfits.
…and the rest of my school is occupied with fighting off freshers flu. Hah! *smirks*

Well then, if not before, I’ll be seeing you within a week!
Love ya!
– L A ❤

So, finally! I am here. I am at my university.
And I’m having a hell of a time! 😀
My college is among the best(if not THE best), and my flatmates are amazing!

And I actually like my room. o_O
Probably because it’s so close to the European standard I’m used to, which is great.
I can’t help it, but even though I love the british houses and all, the interior is usually… a set-back. For me.
So, anyway, things are going great! I mean, LOOK:

My room ♥

My room ♥

The picture is of course after being here for 30 minutes after unpacking, so it’s not exactly the way my room looks like now, but still.

I live on the top floor of one of the Grizedale College houses, and there are two flats at each floor.
My overall impression is that not too many people around at the colleges know everyone or get along with everyone at their flat, but because of our amazing freshers reps, Dubar and Connor (not sure how either name is written though), both my flat and the one next to us are getting along abso-friggin’-lutely awesomely well!

I actually got to England last thursday, but me and four other Norwegians stayed in Manchester for a few days.
Our thursday evening was wicked! After walking around for hours through the whole day, part of it with seriously heavy luggage, we went out clubbing in the evening. Of course, we were all nice and tipsy when we left our (friggin genius) apartment, which I sadly enough don’t have any pictures of, and wounded up at 5th Avenue, and we had the time of our lives. There were a lot of alcohol in the picture, and a heck of a lot more dancing! The music was great as well 🙂
Friday was spent mainly at the apartment, for the pure joy of recovery. Oh, and did I mention we brought a guy home with us? Yeah, we let some guy called Michael or something crash on one of our couches. We never introduced ourselves to him, and we hadn’t known him for more than 20 minutes before we left the club, but still. There were a whole lot of drama going on, so we brough him home. Friday was a relaxing day, and saturday was a bit more stressful. My vicious friend O C woke me up with the words “IT’S 20 MINUTES TIL WE’RE LEAVING, GET UP!” knowing fully well that I had not packed any of my stuff, and that there were still and hour and 20 minutes left til we had to leave. Stupid bitch♥

@ 5th Avenue ♥

@ 5th Avenue ♥

The arrival at Lancaster went pretty easy, my taxi driver was kind enough to take almost all of my luggage to the reception thingy for my college, and when I got there, two guys were assigned to take all my luggage to my room and show me where I live. Poor bastards, carrying about 4-5 stones of luggage? Hahaha! Sorry mates! But it worked out smoothly and I got settled within an hour. I stumbled upon a few people in the hallway, and got all the information I needed. In the afternoon my flatmates and I went over to the other flat, and spent a lot of time getting to know each other, before going to some meeting at another place. After that, we got back, and basically started drinking ^^

I’m not going to go on and on about the evening (mainly because I can’t remember all of it), but we had so much fun!
So much fun actually, that I wounded up waking up on my bathroom floor in the middle of the night 😀
Stupid Norwegian alcohol habits.

The really spacious bathroom

The really spacious bathroom

It’s crowded with one person, for Christs sake!
I got some sleep, but not too much… woke up at 5:30 AM, and when my flatmate got out at 6:30, I got up and went to the kitchen with her. Had a slow, nice day, with little to do. O C and I decided to have dinner together, but when we got to the store, we weren’t really sure what we wanted: something light and microwave-ably, or something a bit more… filling. So, while standing there, contemplating loudly in Norwegian some one behind us goes “You’re from Norway?!!” in Norwegian. Now, this bit here is where we did something weird. We turned around and replied that “Yes, we are”, but we didn’t stop at that. We continued on with “want to have dinner with us?”. Come on, who replies “Yes we are, want to have dinner with us?” when asked if we are from Norway? But the girl, Karina, said she’d love to, so we bought some minced meat, pasta and Dolmio Bolognese original, and went back to my college to eat. Now, see… this is where we did the second weird thing:
inviting someone to dinner isn’t half as weird as inviting them to dinner, buying groceries, and NOT having pots and pans, plates and glass, forks or knives, or anything to prepare, make and eat the dinner WITH. Thankfully, my flatmates are alright people, so we got to borrow pots and pans from David, knives and forks from Matthew, glasses, plates and spice from Kat, and even some sort of spatula-like-thingy(I have no idea what it’s actually called in English) from Nikki. Oh, and yeah, since Nikki is chinese, she hadn’t really been socializing much with us, seeing as she is very unsure of her English(which she has no need to -___-), but when I brought O C over, they could speak in Chinese together, and so she got to talk to us. She’s really nice! 😀 And she joined us for dinner =^__^= Wish I had pictures of it, but the whole thing was absurdly, comfortably nice. I really enjoyed having dinner with them!

Yeah, well… I guess this is about it for now.
I hope things continue like this for at least a while more.
I’m still dead scared that I’m going to wound up alone like before.
I’m constantly worried they’ll bring up a subject where they don’t like my opinion or answer, and they’ll avoid me from then on. I mean, I can’t even start to stress how much I appreciate these people, or how much I want them to be, and stay, my friends. I have so high hopes, I’m wishing so strongly we’ll continue like this. But I know that no matter how we develop, and how things change between us later on, I’ve been extremely lucky to get to know them, and truly blessed with the company for at least the time being. I’m scared shitless they’ll think poorly of me and stop talking to me. And my stupid, insecure self is so sure it’ll happen. I just need to watch what I say. I hope I haven’t said anything that’s a bit… too much… just yet. I can’t help it, but I’m obviously a poor friend in the long run. I’m too much for a lot of people, I get that. I suppose I just don’t really know where to stop. I’m being me, no doubt of that, but I should start easing down on it. I guess I just want people to like me so much, I need to talk about all the sides of me(all the time, apparently), to show them that I’ve got so many sides of me, and that even though they don’t like *this or that*, there are other things they might or could appreciate. Oh well, enough emo-sappy-desperat-anxious rambling. I am all fine and well, and the others seem really cool.

I wish things that are good could stay forever♥
– L A =^__^=

So, a new post every day is officcialy over xD But how about this: at least one each week?
Yeah, let’s keep it at that 😉

So, what’s new?
Well, I’ve been in Parga, Greece over this summer, which was fun.
A bit boring, of course, as this was the fourt year in a row I went there.

Mommy and me having fun <3

Mommy and me having fun ❤

And Ariana and I have been having fun on pilo! (Which is actually my phones way of writing “picnic” xD):

Pilo

Pilo

Can you tell we’re having fun? And look at how lovely the weather was! Dang, I’m gonna miss that girl!

Let me see… What else has been going on?
Oh yeah! School! I can’t remember what I last said about school, but now everything seems to be in order. Well, most of it.
I still need to get my student loan, but I have checked, and I know it’s been granted.
And I still haven’t applied for a Purple Card, but that’s because I still don’t have my address in England.
And I need to talk to my insurancecompany, to see what sort of insurance for students abroad they can provide me with.

But I have made a new friend! And she is so much like me! For instance, one of her nicknames is O C, she also loves serial killers, we both love art, we both put DNA in our own art, we are very alike when it comes to political views and of course, we share the interest in manga/anime/manhwa 🙂 Met her in real life for the first time last friday, but since it’s my birthday this friday(tomorrow), we can’t meet up untill next friday. I’m actually really looking forward to it, specially since she insist on us eating at her familys diner. Oh, did I mention she’s chinese? And I LOVE chinese food! A little worried though, she mentioned her mother coming from the Seichuan(??) province, and that this is where they supposedly eat the hottest meals in China. And I mean hot as in chili. Ouch, me and hot food… But I’ll work it out somehow 😉
It’ll be nice to come to her house and have fun together no matter the food. I love the company.
…How did we meet, you ask? Oooh, I forgot to mention this, did I not? Of course, O C and I will be attending the same school from this fall on. We’ll be studying at Lancaster University, where she will study “Peace studies and international relations” and I will be busy with my “Criminology with sociology”. We will stay at different colleges, but I really couldn’t care less. We’ll meet up anyways!

I will be leaving on September 30th, me and O C will take the 6:30 AM flight from Gardermoen in Oslo. And we and three others will stay in Manchester for a couple of days, before we head up north 🙂 GOD, I’m exited!
I’ll try to update a little more often from now on. Hopefully, it’ll be a new post up at least once a week from now on! 😀

– L A ❤

I am contemplating becoming a vlogger, something I believe I have previously mentioned.
I DO think it is fun to record different scenes and editing really isn’t too bad. Except from, you know… the cost of the software :p I downloaded a trial of Corel VideoStudio Pro X3, and it made me realize two things:
1) there is no way I can settle for anything LESS than Adobe Premier Pro (C3/C4)
and
2) making shorts with the only purpose of posting them on Youtube is sort of fun 🙂

Anyone remembering me mentioning this from earlier? xD

Oh well. Now, I’ve been offered conditional offers at 4 out of 5 schools, and the last one has yet to reply.

Lancaster
–  Sounds like a really nice school, but they’re bad at giving out information. My grades are good enough to be accepted at this school, but it’s sort of… pricy. I have yet to search out all the information the internet can provide me with, so I’m still not sure whether this will be a “yes I think so” or “nah, not so sure” school.
Essex
–  Really excellent when it comes to the information bit; both in the mail, and on the internet. The only hindrance in my understanding of their offer, school and various other information, is my own lack of knowledge and understanding of terminology. I should probably have done some more research before applying. xP Campus looks great, school seems awesome, love their courses and offers, the way they genuinely strive for making things the most convenient for the students and it’s not too expensive. I did some basic math, and it seems I could actually afford going here, without loaning too much from the bank. But we’ll see.
York
–  The first school to receive my application, reply to it, give me information and accepting me. But the information they’ve been giving me is only half-hearted. Is almost as if they’re trying to say “Yeah, we’ve got room for you and all, and we’d REALLY like you over here, since you’d be studying abroad. But just don’t get your hopes up. You won’t be fully accepted here.” Driving me bitching crazy! …because I’m actually a tad bit curious about this Uni, and the area it’s located in. Yet, it really doesn’t matter; I am quite certain my grades are not good enough.
Swansea
–  Now, this was initially going to be my first choise, since two of my friends from the school I’ve been attending for the last three years have been accepted there. And this is also why I ran in to my mothers room at 3 in the morning +1 GMT, jumping up and down on her bed singing “I might have a chance there, I might have a chance there!”. Of course, this is a good school, so they would really like to see good grades. I am sorry to inform you that I simply cannot do that. Unless they want to see my friends results. Honestly, I feel a bit disappointed though. I think it might be a bit easier for me to have someone I already know somewhere around me, but not having to be with them ALL. THE. TIME. I am really anxious about the whole “moving-to-the-UK-and-go-study-with-new-people”-thing, and I am deadly afraid of once again becoming the outcast I have been over here. Knowing SOMEBODY, even if they don’t like me so well, would calm me a little. The ones I know who has been accepted there doesn’t seem to _hate_ me, and conversations with them is easy. You know, common grounds and all that. Which would be strengthened in the UK. But shit happens, and I’ll always manage to go by with 2-4 more years of being the one people never recognize as another fellow human being. =^___^=
…and no. The information they have provided me is not really enough for me to even want to apply to their school. xD

The last school I applied to, was Stirling. They were the second school to receive my application, and yet: no reply. Probably not a good sign, eh? xD Oh well. Now, I have ALWAYS been fascinated by Scotland, and my interest in this school is fairly high. (AND, I do believe the famous David Tennant look-a-like vlogger Liam Dryden a.k.á. Littleradge is from around the area. Or study there. Or HAVE studied there.) At any rate, this school is supposed to be good, and they started off with light, necessary information. But unfortunately, it all stopped here. We’ll just have to see what the Internet can tell, me, then! 😀

And thank you so much to Mari from AtP for all her help!

And thank you so much to Mari from AtP for all her help!

Oh, and someone just made my day.
I received a text from an old friend, explaining that he only tried to get a hold of me last night so that he could tell me he’s soon going to be single again. This sort of gave me the distinctive feeling that this certain someone has missed me a bit xD haha ^^

Oh well, I explained to him that he is late with this information. I’ll soon be moving anyway. (And I don’t need old baggage in my closet.)
…maybe I should tell him that since the last time we met, I’ve gotten fat, blonde(!!) and developed an interest in social outcast that kill? xD Hahaha, oh, am I not hilarious? *dies* xD

Music:
Try out both Ke$has album “Animal” and 3OH!3s album “Streets of Gold”.
Actually lot’s of good summertunes there. 😀

…fuck it! I had planned to give you a loooooong post giving you detailed descriptions of the events that has kept me away from my blog, but I just realized that I’m far to lazy to do so, and you are far to uninteresed. In short: there was a huge, Norwegian graduation-class tradition that kept me busy. And after that, I’ve just procrastinated writing the previous mentioned entry. Anyways…

Things are going great nowadays! 😀
I’m done with applying for schools, and besides the Norwegian ones (which I don’t really want to attend), I applyed at the University of York, of Lancaster, of Essex, of Stirling, and Swansea University. Fun part is: only two days after York got my application, they gave me a conditional offer! 😀 Which means I’ll probably have a place there! So, unless some of the other schools says they want me, and York doesn’t change their minds, I’LL BE ATTENDIG UNIVERSITY IN ENGLAND SOON! *really happy*

AND, I’ve seen my grades now, and they’ve actually improved! My score has gone up, and as a “‘atta good girl” and “well done finishing 13 years of school with good grades”, the mother bought me A BRAND NEW LAPTOP! Hallelujah! ❤

And it haz got webcamz

Webcam 4 meh <3

Webcam 4 meh ❤

My precious little Acer Aspire 5551G ❤

Last, but not least, I have got a new addiction.
Dailybooth! It’s kinda cute, a little nerdy, and very social!
Have fun!

Bye ❤

Procrastination

Posted: April 30, 2010 in Education, Humor, L A, Uncategorized

If you were a reasonable age, would you prefer a baby boy or girl?
I don’t care, I just want the baby ^^

Do you think anyone’s lying to you right now?
Absolutely :p

Do you know anyone with the same middle name as you?

Plenty of people have my middle name… Seeing as I have none, that is :p

Would you ever sky dive?
I would really like to, but I am afraid of heights.

If you could change one thing would you?
Definitely

Does lemonade sound good right about now?
Hmmm… I wouldn’t mind it, but I have my iced tea for now :p

If you had a choice between tall and skinny or short with curves?
Not sure :p

How many months until your birthday?
5?

Do you remember the first time you kissed the last person you kissed?
The first time I kissed the last person I kissed, is when I kissed that last person.

Do you have a hard time trusting people?
Yup! :p

Who made you cry last?
Unsure… My family, I think?

Are you mad at anyone right now?
Most definitely

How many people are you IM’ing right now?
No one, I am at school, and I am procrastinating by answering these questions. Oh and yeah, this is my exam xD

Would you date someone who was addicted to drugs?
Already have. May her soul rest in peace.

What are you listening to?
A whole lot of students frenetically typing to get through their exam

Would you consider adoption?
Since I am bisexual, at some point I might have to. So yes ^^

What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Actually, I sleep over the whole bed.

Have you ever had to pull over on the side of the road to puke?
No? o_O

Have you ever taken your clothes off for money?
No -___-

Shower or bath?
Shower 😀

Love or money?
Can’t decide…

Has there ever been anyone in your family you wish was not?
Haha, yeah! The whole lot, actually! :p

Would you rather go camping or to a 5 star hotel?
Depends on why, where and with who…

Would you shave your entire body -including your head- for money?
Probably not… I like my hair. (You know… the hair on my head)

Ever been so drunk you had to be carried out of somewhere?
I’ve been so drunk I SHOULD have been carried?

You’re smiling; what’s probably the cause?
Alcohol, my little sister, or a TH concert.

So, what’s going on with the last person you kissed?
Oh gosh, please don’t mention it -___-

Single or taken?
Single xP

how long do you hope it will last?
Don’t know, really.

Do you know what love is?
Yes, music 😀

Do you like to go out in the rain?
Usually, if it is summer, then yes. But I tend to get weather sick(?) so I get really mopy and down when it rains.

Do you ever wish you could just go to sleep & never wake up?
Sometimes x_X

Is there someone you just CANNOT stand?
Yes 😦

Did you watch the MTV VMA’S this year?
Nope :p

How often do you lose your voice?
Uhm, what?

Ever thrown up in a car?
Nope :p

Is anyone over protective of you?
Can’t really say I have a clear ‘yes or no’ answer to that.

Do you think anybody is thinking about you right now?
No?

When you take a drink of something, do you hold your pinky up?
Unfortunately, yes. But I DO NOT have syffilis!

Where were you last night at 10 PM?
At Arianas ^^

What are you doing right now?
This. And procrastinating. Avoiding doing my exam xD

As of this minute, what is going through your mind?
Loads of stuff…

Was last night terrible?
It was rather nice, actually.

Whose car did you ride in last?
The mothers.

Where was your default picture taken?
Uhm, can’t remember which one I am using here…

What woke you up this morning?
The mother.

What time did you wake up this morning?
6:25 AM

Who do you get along with more your mom or dad?
Used to be the mother. Nowadays it’s none.

Are you happy?
A little?

How do you feel about your hair?
I want to dye it, but other than that, I am quite content with the way it is right now.

Do you have a favorite number?
8

Do you have a best friend?
A couple

What’s the last movie you saw?
Can’t remember… “P.S. I love you” maybe?

Do you love your parents?

If you could go back in time, knowing what you know now, would you do it?
Not sure…

If you could pack up and leave your life now to move away, would you?
ABSOLUTELY!

Can you tell who’s fake and who’s real anymore?
It’s getting harder…

What is the last thing you drank today?
Iced tea

Do you care what people think of you?
Both yes and no.

This is going to be REALLY personal, can you handle it?
Guess so…

Name one person you wish you could fix things with, and why haven’t you?
Usure… there are lots of people I wish I could fix things with, but since they are broken right now, maybe they’re supposed to be?

What’s something you’re not looking forward to?
Telling my little sister goodbye. 😦

Have you seen someone recently you used to talk to, but don’t anymore?
Yeah, we attend the same school, so :p

Do you think it’s a bunch of lies when people say “I have no regrets.”?
I think they don’t want to remember what they regret. After all, there is probably a reason to why they regret it.

There’s a serial killer inside your house. What do you do?
Tie him/her down and question him. I am a serial killer freak xD

Would you be the dumb person who gets killed first in a movie?
Nope, but I wouldn’t be the one who survived either :p

Do you get scared during scary movies?
I feel the adrenalin, if that’s what you mean?

Where do you want to live when you’re older?
England

Are you the same person as you were at the beginning of 2010?
Pretty close to it…

Your phone is ringing. It’s your ex. What do you say?
Hey! What’s the sitch?

Have you ever kissed anyone you weren’t dating?
Yeah! xD

Was there something that “made your day”?
Today? …not yet :p

Is there something you’re looking forward to?
The weekend. We’re going to get drunk! xD

Who are you more like, your mom or your dad?
Very much both!

Is there someone who you could spend every minute with and be happy?
My little sister ^^

Can you get over people easily?
It takes a long time for me to want someone else, but other than that, I get over them rather quickly.

Meet any new people this year?
Yes 🙂

Are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants?
Not sure what to call them… They are Russebukse. Pants seniors at high schools in Norway wear when they celebrate from the middle of April, and till 17th of May. An yes, we were them every day from the beginning to the end of this celebration. And no, we are NOT allowed to wash them. O_O xD

What did you do today?
Woke up – got dressed – went to school – now this :p

Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
This week… I think so?

What’s the last compliment you received?
Compliment? …I rarely get those :p

Ever had a boy best friend?
Haha, totally!

What was the last thing you and your mom talked about?
Grandchildren? No, school. And England.

Who is the first person you would call if you REALLY needed help?
Ariana, Ina or Karoline ^^

Do you curse in front of your parents?
Yes xD

When was the last time you snuck out?
I don’t think I ever have…

Myspace or facebook?
Twitter! xD

If your best friend was kicked out, would your parents let him/her live with you?
Without a doubt!

Think back in April, how was your life then?
It’s still April.

Has anything upset you in the past week?
Yes.

…Yes, this is legit. This is what I did instead of beginning my writing Norwegian exam xD