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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

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To make up for the serious lack of posts in quite some time, I’ll present you with this.
But first, a short update:

I lost a friend on February 27th. RIP Joachim Pedersen Ommundsen †
I lost another friend on April 5th. RIP Steffen Strømsbråten †
I went to Norway over the Easter holidays, and I even had some fun.
While in Norway, me and my friend Jeanette, hosted a great party, with about 40 people present. *likes this*

Now, for the real post:

And to finish it all off, two new songs for ya!

Do you sometimes miss your childhood? I sure as hell does. So here’s to that!

Make sure you hit play before you scroll down any further!

And if you want a double treat:

And just to finish this whole thing off


(Take notice of his footwork… OMG! O_O)

Believe In Yourself

Posted: December 16, 2010 in Internet, L A, Movies, Music
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O hai!
Remember that DailyBooth-secret I was talking about?
Here it is:

10 points if you know what it is ;)

10 points if you know what it is 😉

Why did I title this “Believe In Yourself”?
Because of Sons of Admirals, obviously!

Merry Christmas
– L A ❤

Yo yo yo yo, ma homies!
No? Okay, fine. Haha xD

Anyways, I figured that since I’m done with all my work for now, I might as well update you guys a bit.
So, the last week has been spent catching up on sleep ❤
And, since I haven’t been to a chiropractor for quite some time now, my body is really working against me nowadays.
And my headaches has come back. Hellish headaches. Plus, I don’t think my sleeping habits have been to nice to my head, so those two added… Let’s just say: I’ve skipped a few lectures. But at least my sleeping habits have started to normalize a little. I go to bed around 12 or 1, and fall asleep between 3-4. Which is way better than “Can’t sleep. Shit. All-nighter!!” anyway, so.

But I really need my chiropractor now 😦
Luckily, mum is awesome nowadays, she has been especially since I left home and moved to friggin’ England!
So she’s ordered an appointment for me. Luff<3

She has also ordered an appointment with the hairdresser for me!
But, don’t I cut my own hair? Yes sir, yes I do. Well observed.
I’ll post a picture of the result when I can 😉

For those of you who know me, DailyBooth holds a secret.
Go find it! 😉

Oh, guess what?
I spoke to Bjørn Erik’s girlfriend yesterday. Turns out, she’s NOT his girlfriend.
She’s his FIANCÉ! OMFGWHAT? o_O
So, he has once again gone down on one knee. Haha!
Oh well, we’ll see how long this lasts 😛

Hey, guess what? Today is happy times!
My lecture was cancelled! Hooray! 😀
AND! I’m going to see the latest “Chronicles of Narnia” movie 😀
HAPPY TIMES, I tell you.

What else have I been doing lately? Hmmm…
Oh right, I’ve been YouGeeking! A lot more!
I’ve watched all of Nerimon’s videos, and all of Hexachordal’s videos.
Almost all of Charlieissocoollike’s, but… when he was younger… Oh God.
I get easily embarrassed on the behalf of others. I really can’t stand to watch some of the earlier things he did xD
Next up is Eddplant. And when I’m done with his videos, I’ll re-watch some of LittleRadge’s.

Oh! And Adel and I went to see “Fred – the movie”. Which was fun… kind of.
Not the most well spent 83 minutes of my life, I’ll admit that. But hey! The lady I ordered tickets from did something  wrong and was too lazy to make a do-over, so Adel and I got to pretend we we’re 18 and young again. Not much difference for me, but I think it made A’s day. She’s 23 now, so. I keep mocking her, saying how old she is, but she’s really not ^^ And on the bus station, we fund this:

What's your destionation? xD

What's your destionation? xD

And I’ve even been brave enough to do something on my own! :O
How on earth I managed to do that, I do not know.
I’ve never been so nervous my whole life!!
I hate having these anxieties. You know, going somewhere on my own.
Not having people I can child-like ask if they can ask for things for me.
Which again means that I do NOT ask for things, I just seemingly mindlessly wander around until I find what I want.
Time taking, but indeed much better than having to talk xD
You know what? I should stop being called L A and rather go for Issues-Girl xD
I’m not joking, I’m damaged goods, we all know it, we all pretend it’s not there, but I’m too darn stupid and egocentric to be able to stop it from leaking out. Oh well.

The other day O C complained about my tone.
It made me a little sad, because I though she wound understand me well enough by now, to know that whatever ‘tone’ I had, it was just me asking her about something. I never mean for there to be a tone in my voice.
And, for instance… When I’m wrong about something, people say I look disgusted, arrogant, know-it-all and angry, but really I just feel confused. Specially if it’s something I was really sure I knew.
I guess it’s the same with my voice. I sound different than how I feel.
Almost like mum, then. She usually sounds a bit angry when she’s happy 🙂 Rather confusing, but you know.
As soon as you get to know a person, you learn to read their emotions in every way, not just what it looks or seems like.
I think big sis has learned that much about me about now. She’s probably still ticked sometimes, but I think she know what I really mean.

3 DAYS! There’s only 3 day’s until I leave England for the holidays! :O
And on Thursday I’ll meet Keeler! Yay! Finally! ^^

To end this all, music:

Lately, I’ve been listening a lot to Massive Attack. Why I haven’t done so before now is beyond me.
Fav’s:

And for the title, my favourite Christmas song:

(And just ignore the video xD)

Have a happy holiday!
Merry Christmas to you all!
– L A ❤

So, WHOA!
It’s been over a month since I last updated. Lazy bum.
What’s been keeping me? Mostly essays, dinner parties and other fun stuff 😛

Have I done anything special?
Nope, not really. I’ve basically just hung around, listening to music and getting more in-depth with my YouTube-obsession. OH! And I’ve downloaded fun I-can-now-pretend-to-make-music software! How awesome is that? 😀 Haha!

What inspired me? Actually, a few things. First of all: I’ve always had this secret little dream of becoming a DJ – not ever going to happen, but you know. Factor. Secondly, I have this YouTube-obsession/addiction, which makes me compulsively watching videos from different YouTube contributors. The YouTube community is very widespread, but as I have discovered, you’ll find a few of them “bundled” together, and I’ve been paying much attention to one specific… eh… circle? Yeah, anyways, they’re all fairly well known, but here goes:

LittleRadge, (Liam Dryden) the David Tennant look-a-like I’ve mentioned a GAZILLION times before (why it never struck me to mention the others, I don’t really know.)
Nerimon, (Alex Day) who I didn’t really care too much about, I was just subscribed to him, until quite recently, when he mentioned some random, highly interesting facts, and now I’m more interested.
Hexachordal,  (Tom Milsom) the cutest, quirkiest of them, with his charming smile and amusing/comforting songs which never fails to make me smile. Oh, and he has BLUE HAIR! Love<3
Eddplant, (Ed something-I-don’t-even-know-if-I’ve-ever-known) the amazing musician with a voice that impress me a little more than the others, and with albumtitles which are long and funny 🙂
Charlieissocoollike, (Charlie McDonnell) the most famous of them all, seeing as he is England’s most subscribed of all time or something, and he’s got a heck of a lot of subscribers! He is also talented! (I suppose that explains the subscribers.)

In any case, these are the ‘main’ people I follow on YouTube (I actually follow 25 people in total, but you get my drift), and it is intriguing. Beside their fun skits and meaningful everyday-life talks, they’re all packed with talent. Which sort of annoys me, as I still haven’t found what I am good at. But in any case, I will highly recommend that you check these people out, because they are amazingly talented and funny. And all of them have musical talent! Which leads me to the next part: iTunes!

I will have to admit, since insomnia has struck me, I’ve gone a bit crazy in the music-buying-apartment. Goodbye budget! But the thing is: the internet is so filled with talented people! All but littleradge has released their own albums and EPs, which I want you to check out. And by ‘check out’ I mean BUY GODDAMMIT!  🙂
Also, we have Sons of Admirals, which consists of Charlie McDonnell, Alex Day, Tom Milsom and… Ed. Eddplant. Whatever. What’s his last name again? Anybody? No? Okay. Ed, then. Anywho, they’ve got a single/EP out, and I want you to buy it. iTunes: two songs. Well, three, but two really.

I’m seriously going crazy over this song. My flat mates will be driven MAD by my repeated singing/playing xP

And for the more geeky of us, Liam Dryden, Charlie McDonnell, Alex Day and some other YouTuber called Chris (and I can’t be bothered to look up a last name) has formed a band called Chameleon Circuit. Get the reference? No? DOCTOR WHO, PEOPLE! Oh… I didn’t mention I’m a fan of the Doctor? Who-ps! (Ahaha, I kill me!) Well, I am. Not as hardcore as these guys, but I am SO VERY MUCH A FAN! ❤ And after christmas I will hopefully have enough money to buy the rest of the seasons I lack 😀 Hah! Anywho, I was talking about Chameleon Circuit, who I love and adore for inventing Trock ^^ I’ve already updated you guys on Wrock, so this one should be easy. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, or even just a geek in general, Chameleon Circuit is a must-have; GO FOR IT!

I also want to mention that Kaleb Nation, iJustine and Dave Days are also thoroughly followed by me 😉

Other songs I can’t stop hearing in my head:

I even got a few friends hooked. Been getting angry “thanks a fucking bunch for that, L A!” texts the last few days. Love it ❤

GIRL POWER:

Finally, a few sexy songs:

Last one takes almost 30 seconds before starts. In case you didn’t know.

 

Whoa! So many songs! I don’t think I’ve ever posted this many videos. Ever. xD
At least it makes up for the lack of pictures.

Oh! I have also spent a lot of my time watching “Misfits” from Channel 4 online, and I have to admit. It’s fucking brilliant! And, as always, the dorky outsider is the one that catches my eye first, which in this case would be Simon (“Barry”). Yup, I even googled him. Me, the one who limits herself to only googling birthdays if I have to google them, now follows Iwan Rheon on Twitter. Iwan Rheon being the actor behind the character “Simon”. Did you know he could sing? He can! And he’s good! Bloody, fucking bastard. It’s because of people like him, stealing all the talent, that people like me can’t do anything xD And how do you pronounce his name anyway? In any case, his music is also available for download on iTunes. *encourages*

(I’ve tried not to laugh at this. I can’t.)

(Oh, and the reason I deliberately made sure you would understand that I don’t really care for that Chris guy from Chameleon Circuit is that he has been involved in drugs. I hate being narrow-minded, but when it comes to drugs, I just can’t help it. Pretty much the only label I associate with something horrible. Drug addict. Anything from Marijuana and “up” is more than enough for me to dislike a person. Personally, I hardly even take painkillers. Unless I’ve got a migraine. I’m careful, not stupid.)

Now, be a good boy/girl and run over to iTunes and buy loads of  music!

Looking forward to Christmas!
– 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. 😀