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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♥

The New, Old Me

Posted: October 28, 2011 in L A
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This post was originally drafted right after my birthday, but I never had time to finish it, and by now I’ve forgotten what I was on about, what I wanted to say. But since I hate having drafts hanging around, and I remember putting a lot of effort into this post, I will post it anyway. Just about a month too late 😛
So, I almost can’t believe it. I’m 20. I’m fucking 20 years old!
I didn’t really celebrate my birthday, because I didn’t think much of it. Besides, my friends all have school and work to think about, so I didn’t want to bother them with anything. But I wasn’t prepared for this uncanny feeling of actually becoming old. The realization of “I’m no longer a teenager. I’m an adult.” was harsher than I’d expected. I can still remember my last day as 12, and couldn’t wait to become a teenager, because that would give me the official title of “no longer a child”. I STILL HAVE THAT FEELING!! So how the hell can it be that I am past my teens already? :O

It really is remarkable how quickly time passes. I mean, while you’re in the middle of a year, it seems to take forever until it ends, and forever since it began, but then when you look back a year later, you can’t really feel how slowly it went by, and you sort of wish you were back to that day where you sat down and thought about how slowly time passed in the present.
And it scares me in a way, that I will probably ten years from now, sit down and look back to the year and day I became 20 and think “Hah! I though time passed quickly THEN. How fucking foolish the young me was!” I might even search out this old post and re-read it. It’s weird, really.

I have to admit, I wasn’t really prepared for this feeling at all. I knew I was getting older, but that happens every day: we grow a day older, and it doesn’t affect us much at the time, but this one day in our lives, when we celebrate, sort of stands out. It’s on that one day that we can pin-point our history and say “it has been this long since I was born”. I becomes so much more obvious. I sort of resent the feeling I’m having right now, the feeling of inability to deny the fact that I’m no longer a child, nor am I a teenager, I’m an actual adult, in every way possible. I work, I pay taxes, I pay my bills, I have my own apartment, I go to school, I go grocery shopping, I have my drivers license, and I have responsibility. Lot’s of it.

Why do we even celebrate this anymore? I mean… I have this idea in my head, that celebrating birthdays is somehow related to actually CELEBRATING that we have made it through a whole year, that we’re still alive. I know we used to count our age in falls, springs, winters and summers, but now we count in years, months, weeks, days and even hours and minutes. I know EXACTLY the time I was born. 12:51. Which means I can calculate my age down to the minute. It would be easier if I could say that I’m 20 falls of age. And by Christmas, I will be 20 falls and a winter old, if I want to be more precise. They didn’t pin-point the age by the day before. So, in my head, the tradition of celebrating our age by years, is related to surviving a whole other year. Back then, when we measured age by seasons, that wasn’t a given, and would be reason to celebrate. But not now. There is no reason to believe that I, with my genes, generation, contemporary lifestyle and almost total lack of fatal risks, should not live to be a 100! And yet, we find time to celebrate it.
I know celebrating birthdays are somewhat related to  the sense of accomplishment of finishing another year, and it’s connected to the way into adulthood. “Congratulations, kid – you are now one step closer to becoming as miserable as I am. Have fun with that.”

…Now, you must excuse the mess. We still don’t have any furniture(except the beds), so everything we own goes right on the floor. And all of the stuff in the lounge belongs to two friends of ours. We’re just letting them store their stuff at our place over summer, since they’re Norwegian too, and can’t bring it all back home with them. 🙂

The kitchen

The kitchen

Just our cup of tea! (: 

Just our cup of tea! (:

The lounge

The lounge

The cupboard (with complimentary dryer/washing machine)

The cupboard (with complimentary dryer/washing machine) 😀

The main bathroom/my bathroom

The main bathroom/my bathroom

 

The second bathroom (Charlotte's en-suite)

The second bathroom (Charlotte's en-suite)

Charlotte's room (bathroom angle)

Charlotte's room (bathroom angle)

Charlotte's room (window angle)

Charlotte's room (window angle)

My door!

My door!

My room! :D

My room! 😀

Still my room! :D

Still my room! 😀

And the hallway! (Which I took the liberty to decorate)

And the hallway! (Which I took the liberty to decorate)

More decorated hallway....

More decorated hallway....

...And a tad bit more (unfinished) hallway.

...And a tad bit more (unfinished) hallway.

Welcomez!

Welcomez!

We still haven’t really decided on a name for the apartment yet, but I’ve thrown “The Moment” in there, and I guess this decorating campaign really is selling it. If you have any comments on my “creative skills” and what I’ve done with the hallway, please do leave me a comment. I don’t know if Charlotte likes it(She’s already gone home for the summer, and haven’t seen this. Nor does she know I even planned it.), and I’m not sure what I think. I’m pleased with my work and all, but I don’t know if it really looks good or not. But a whole lot of effort (and loads of commercial mail, black paper and pink paper), and it doesn’t look BAD. (It looks even better in real life.) But I’m still not sure it looks that GOOD either…
And the colours are darker in real life! So it’s hot pink, (close to) neon yellow and black, not magenta, egg-shell white and grey 😛  I went for a “Sex Pistols” inspired(!!) decoration, to go with the stupid fugly yellow colour on the walls.

If it’s difficult to read, the text says:
“You’re in the moment we live in. ♥ LA & Chalten”

Laters!
– L A ❤

I look like a whore freshly out of a blowjob, but nevermind that! LOOKIT!
I’m not the focus of this ^^

OMG YAY!<3
– L A

I have no words to describe how I’m feeling today, so instead, I’ll just say this:

WE SIGNED THE CONTRACT FOR THE NEW APARTMENT YESTERDAY!
And the whole day was a roller-coaster-ride. Things worked out, then there were problems, then they were solves, then there were other problems, then they were also resolved, and then new problems arrived, but then they were figured out as well, and so on. Things literally fucked up and then worked themselves out, pretty much all on its own!

So now the apartment is finally ours, and they keys are in my hands as we speak.
We even got to spend some time and eat lunch in the apartment yesterday! 😀
Oh, wow! I’m just so incredibly happy!
We even celebrated with pancakes in the evening.
I MADE PANCAKES! AND THEY WERE VERY, VERY EDIBLE!

And later today, after I’ve finished my essay, I will have some more pancakes, before I’ll head down to the apartment and have some fun. Maybe I’ll bring my camera? That would be nice ^^

Oh, happy days! =^__^=
– L A ❤