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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

January 6th, I sat down to write a blog post, but I ran out of battery, and I couldn’t find the post after I’d plugged in the charger. Today I found it. So I’ll post it today instead. Almost 2 months later xD

Hey guys! I’ve been gone for a while, but I have the excuse everyone at this time of year has: Christmas and New Years 🙂

But first; The last time I updated you guys on anything, all I mentioned was my new tattoo. I failed to mention the fact that I was going to go home for the holidays December 17nth! Luckily, I didn’t, because that would have ended up a blatant lie. Due to the lack of NIGHT TRAINS in England’s more “rural” areas, O C, Charlotte and I had to leave for Manchester Airport on Thursday the 16nth. The PLAN was that I was going to bring my luggage up to O C’s place at 6PM, and the same would Charlotte, so that we could eat some pizza and have a good time together before we got in a taxi at about ten to 9PM and take the direct train to Manchester Airport. But when I arrived, ON TIME for once, O C popped her head out of the door and said “Hey, just go to the kitchen, I still have coursework”.

My first thought was “WHAT??”. I mean, come on? We’d known for so long that we were going to leave that day, so I find just the thought of this to be ridiculous. But, I should not judge, as I myself has procrastinated way too much, and have just barely been able to hand in my essays on time. Eventually she decides that she will finish her coursework at the airport, seeing as we would be spending quite a lot of time there, waiting for our flight at 6:04AM. O C and I had missed the 9 o’clock train, but luckily, there was a 10 o’clock connection-train. Not so luckily: it was very delayed. Which resulted in the two of us running for our lives across the platform and just missed our connection by a short staircase. Fuck. But, we felt our luck turn as we found another train, which would be the last train, and realized we had some time on our hands before it would arrive at Preston. It was really cold outside, so we found a little waiting room, and sat down. We took our time, and got up with a good 10 minutes to go before the train would arrive. Wrong. The timetable stated the wrong time, and again, we found ourselves abandoned by our connection at the bottom of the exact same staircase. Stop! Taxi-time! With little money and lot’s of luggage, things were getting pretty annoying, and the trip in the taxi was in no way fun. Bloody £90, for Christ’s sake!

Airport View

Airport View

In the end, we arrived at the airport, and waited for our check-in to open. I kid you not, our luck was worse than Darth Vader pick-up lines! Because now, our flight was delayed and cancelled. Hooray! We had to get in line for customer service, which was a painful, life-killing thing at about three hours in length. From our point at least. But, I am now officially getting tired of writing about the trip, so I’ll try and make the rest short:
Queues, lines, waiting, sleeping, cancellations, delays, queuing, waiting, delays, lines, cancellations, sleeping and so 3-4 days passed. Oh yes. At around half 4, Sunday 19nth, I was finally back in Norway. Oh, what glorious feeling ❤ And because of all the trouble I had with getting home, my mum has been extremely nice to me all this time. She hasn’t even asked me to do any chores or anything! Awesome. And she got me this:

ZOMG - RED HAIR!

ZOMG - RED HAIR!

Introducing: Mrs. Weasley ❤ Haha ^^  I could always wish 😛
I’ve been wearing my Gryffindor scarf so much more lately.

And she’s been really awesome about Christmas presents!
I’ve got new p-jays, a new dress, money to buy myself a ticket for the L8 convention(!!!), and a whole lot of fun stuff.
I love my mum, I really do. I haven’t said it much, but I actually love her. Over these holidays, I’ve been talking a whole lot with big sis, and we’ve discussed our childhoods. That’s one of the things that brings her and I together, because we had very similar lives and lifestyles when we were younger, and I think the conversations opened our eyes quite a bit. I appreciate my mother so much more after these conversations, and when I got home, the first thing I did was to thank mum and tell her I love her. The way she’s really pulled through for me even though I was too young to understand. And my situation has never been easy, specially after we moved to the village we live in now, but mum has done so much for me to make sure I don’t feel completely left out. She’s really amazing. And so is Ariana’s mum. I love them both 🙂 And I think big sis also have a new-found appreciation for her mother now.

I’m not going to be any more sentimental, and move on now.

New Years Eve was okay, not what I had expected. I actually had a date, but she got sick, which is okay, because I was really nervous about the whole thing. I’m not sure I want to go on a date with her. But I figured I could give it a try ^_^
Anyway, I had a few friends over for dinner, and mum served turkey<3 YUM! 😀 Haha ^^ But I didn’t drink any alcohol, which gave me the opportunity to use the car afterwards, which was very fun 🙂 I’m not too fond of fireworks, and since the really big and pretty ones have been banned in Norway, I decided to have myself a little Tim Burton-marathon in stead of going outside over midnight, and believe me… It was so much more fun! I seriously love Tim Burton! ❤ I sort of wish he had done the last Harry Potter film, but I’m quite satisfied with Yates work ^^

I love being home in Norway, because that means I can DOWNLOAD SO MUCH!!! Hooray! I’m going a bit crazy, and I’m pretty sure I’m not capable of downloading everything I want to before I have to go back, but even so… Happy! 😀

Now, I better end this post, and get something to eat before I put on a film, and head for bed.
– L A out<3

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 ❤

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 ❤