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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

…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

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 ❤

So, the past week has been somewhat stressful, and the coming 5-7 days will not be any better on me, I can assure you.

I have been busy trying to find a place for me and Charlotte to live for the next year, but I’m not really sure I can find one. Great. We NEED a place to live, or else we’re severely screwed. But we’ll figure something out eventually. I hope.

Other than that, I have essays. Essays, essays, essays… Holy crap, those essays!
Now, I must admit, my procrastination habits have ruined my chances of really good grades quite a bit, seeing as I have spent a lot of my time catching up on “Glee”, watched two seasons of  “Chuck” and am currently watching “Wall-E” and “Potion Master’s Corner”. Simultaneously. Sort of. And I am also headed for the kitchen in a minute or so, to make myself some… *drumroll*… BREAKFAST! 😀 Hahaha! I have been awake for the most of the day, I just haven’t gotten around to the ‘eating’ part yet xD

Oh, more procrastinating news: www.fuckyeahvoldemort.wordpress.com! I have spent a few nights in a row, giving in to my OCD and gone through ALL of her enjoyable posts. Problem is: there’s a lot of them. Dear God, there is a LOT of them! But I’ve been through them all, so ta-fucking-da! My OCD wins. Anyway, when I say her posts are enjoyable, I really mean it though – you should head over and check them out! ^^ (Opens in a new tab/window.)

Now, there has been some fun, recent additions at this university. A Harry Potter society has been established! OMG!
And guess what? I’M IN IT! We had out first meeting this Wednesday, when we had our Sorting Ceremony, which was quite fun. I showed up wearing my Gryffindor sweater and tie, and my amazing Time Turner necklace ^^ Which I sould have spared my self, as I got sorted in to Slytherin… But I’m not complaining, as I am quite prepared for that as well. I DO have Draco Malfoy’s wand after all *smirks* So as soon as they get it in stock, I suppose I should have to order myself the Slytherin sweater and tie, but again… Very happy to do so. I had planned on buying both sets anyway. Now I’m only contemplating buying the robes as well… 🙂 Anyway, I was severely sleep deprived that day, so I couldn’t really stay for too long, I had accidentally ended up pulling an all-nighter. Stupid interwebz and the fabulously interesting secrets it holds! ❤

I suppose this will be the shortest update in a while, as I have to focus on my essays now.
But I should mention that I will probably start using a few pictures from Fuck Yeah Voldemort in the future, just so you’re aware. I’ll just make her a tag whenever there is credit to be given =^___^=

Have a lovely weekend, precious little people.
And I’ll see you some time in the future.
– L A ❤

The barman says: “We don’t serve time travellers here…”
A time traveller walks in to a bar.

So, it’s been a long time since I last spoke to you guys, hasn’t it?
Well, I have my reasons. Las time, I mentioned that I’ve entered NaNoWriMo, so here’s a teaser of my story.

Helium Mind:

The story of a girl trapped inside her sisters body.
Unable to reach out for anyone, she is forced to live her life seeing,
hearing and feeling what her sister sees, hears and feels. Only one slight problem:
They live at Longfords “hidden corridor”, England’s most famous asylum.

The story as I have begun to form it, will be something like “Alice in Wonderland” meets “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” meets “Inception”. And I’m planning on bringing in a bit of Japanese culture, and maybe some hints of Murakami Ryu’s thrillers? 😀

I hope it goes well, but I’m afraid I won’t reach the 50.000 words within the month of November. This will not mean I’m planning on abruptly ending the story, if I actually like what I end up with, I’ll probably try to continue it ^^
Thing is: I’ve got all my course work now, and I realised I’ll be quite busy this month.

Now, what else is new?
Oh yeah, I’ve come out to my family! And I chose quite the modern approach. I updated my Facebook profile to say “likes men and women” xD Haha! So far, no one has commented, but seriously… I still count it as coming out. So that’ll be a milestone: Tuesday 9th of November!
What changed my mind to do this, you ask? Well, I’ve joined the University’s LGBTQ society (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer), and I’ve been well accepted here. And my friends don’t mind it, not even my new friends! (Well, as it turns out, quite a few of them are queer themselves xP) And I’ve made good friends within the society, and I just didn’t see the point in keeping it “hidden”. Besides, I live far away from home now, so they won’t be bothered by my sexuality even if I find myself a girl I fancy. Oh, and even one of the Norwegian girls is lesbian, and here and I have sort of connected and bonded over this common thing. We even went together to the Canal Street Trip with the LGBTQ Society! Canal Street is the main street of the “Gay Village” of Manchester. And we had HEAPS of fun!

Funz<3

Funz<3

Awsumz! :D

Awsumz! 😀

OMG Roofz! :O

OMG Roofz! :O

Seriously loved that ceiling! ❤

What else can I mention?

Oh yeah, there was a huge ruckus in town the day Adel and I went shopping!

Whoa!

Whoa!

All the people you see in this picture… They’re either in a line in or out of the bookstore.
Why? Katie Price =____=
Seriously…. seriously?! Come one?
1) Why would all these people want to see that woman? (Not to mention that most of them were women, and there was NO limits as to age. 10-100, not kidding!)
2) What the hell could Jordan write a book about? (Specially something THAT interesting..?)
3) Why the FUCK would she chose to come to Lancaster??? Off all the godforsaken places on earth, she wanted to come here… WTF? o_O

But, I suppose it was a good thing for me, though. As her apparance seemed to keep people out of the stores I wanted to go to, and I ended up finding an amazing outfit for the Canal Street Trip! :O

Heartz

Heartz

Thing is: it’s a dress. So that would mean me… in a dress…
O_O But…

Oh well, it went fine. I actually got a whole lot of compliments, which was nice.
I still have a love/hate relationship with it. I mean: there is SO MUCH DRESS! When sitting down, I had to pull the whole thing up and rest it in my lap. ONE COULD SEE NO LAP! :O Yet, it’s übercute and it’s from Hell Bunny<3

Hmmm… What else should I mention?

Did I say mum sent me a parcel? If not, SHE DID!
I don’t have too many pictures of what it contained, but here’s the parcel itself!

I <3z mum

I <3z mum

And some of the things I got was:

Bed sheets, covers and pillowcases
FREIA MELKESJOKOLADE (Norwegian chocolate)
Utensils
My pencil cases
My “Nightmare On Elm Street” box set ❤
Stationary
Oh, and these awesome boxes to store things in:

HELLO KITTY! <3

HELLO KITTY! ❤

They were sort of… folded. So I had to… unfold… them. Well, anyways, it didn’t take long, and they’re completely AWESOME! 😀 Mum’s cool.

But she did something a bit… uncool.
You know those advents calendars for kids? Usually you get those chocolate ones, right?
Well, mum gives me small presents for each day instead. Which is nice, except… SHE SENT THEM I OCTOBER!
Come on? How the hell am I supposed to wait one month and a week before I open my SEVENTEEN AWESOME PRESENTS?? :O The minute I spotted them, I had to force myself to hastily put them all in a bag, run into the hallway and ask the first person I could see it they could keep them. Which was David. And he could. And now I find myself constantly wanting to be nice to him! Hahaha ^^ Seriously, whenever I see him, my head goes “PRESENTS! Ask if he wants chocolate!” xD

Now, I don’t have much else to say, I think. So I’ll end with a badly taken picture of Adel, where she portrays her feelings for the people who waited in line to have their book signed by Katie “Jordan” Price:

*faints of frustration*

*faints of frustration*

She cries *sob*

Haha! Alright, see you all later, then!
Love and respect,

– L A ❤