Monday, January 29, 2007

My semester

I'm doing three courses this year; Administration and organization, Geography and Anthropology.

A&O started in January, Geo will start in February and Anthropology in March, a nice spread. Even exam dates are spread out with one week in between each.

My only problem is that I find Geo interesting and I like the books. Doesn't sound like much of a problem, I know, but add Anthropology which I also like, then A&O which I seem to detest. Not the subject as such, but the books. Actually, I'd probably hate the subject if I understood what I was reading...

Instead of doing as the professor said at the end of my last A&O lecture: "For next time, read the book by Scott, will you?" Yes, sure, I'll read a book I don't understand when I've got plenty of books I do like that I have to read. That's my excuse, I have to read all the books anyway so I might as well read the ones I like first. But that way, which has been my way the past four semesters, I end up being behind the rest of the class from the second lecture on.

Reading itself isn't the problem, taking notes is. I could read all the books just fine, but that way I wouldn't remember anything when it was time for exams. Which is why taking notes is the way to go. Taking notes takes forever, especially when we have to translate terms from English, terms which seem to exist only in that field of study and not in an ordinary dictionary. Language tends to complicate things, because;

1) All books and articles are in English.
2) Lectures are in English because there are foreign students.
3) Lecture notes by professors are in English
4) Exams are in Norwegian.

I clearly don't mind English. If I did, this would all be in another language. It's when we're learning something in a different language than the exam and have to find the correct terms with which to translate all English terms, by ourselves.

We had that in Psychology a few years ago too - going to seminar groups or even the exams, finding questions about something we'd never heard of before, only to realize afterwards we knew what it was, we'd just never heard of it in Norwegian before. Especially annoying since a lot of words cannot be found in an ordinary dictionary, some not even in the dictionaries made especially for that field of study. Which is why the lectures are usually the way to learn the terms in Norwegian, now that's impossible since also lectures are in English.


Maybe I should tell someone at the Uni instead of just complaining...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Someone new moved in.

Actually, I think six someones moved in.

There were four of us in the appartment, we never saw the one guy who moved in last summer. Now he's moving to Denmark for a semester and another guy moved in for a while.

The place is a mess. There's pasta, beer bottles and coats all over the place. And my stuff has apparently been adopted by them. It's kinda... I mean... what's going on?!?

Maybe it's a good thing though, maybe it means there will finally be some life in this apartment - it's been quiet and dark since... forever. It would be nice to see someone not just run to their room and lock the door. Although all the mess and all the people might be a little annoying in the long run...

- kinda fun to spy on the neighbours though...

Blown away

I was talking to a guy I met last summer who said

" gave me the blow job of the century"

Although, yes, I do realize he only said that to make me feel hot and want to see him again, it did feel like a nice compliment now that, after four months with the same guy (without freaking out) I am starting to lose my inspiration.

Have you discovered a new technique?
Found a revolutionary way to please your guy?
Got any brand new blow job tips you want to share?

Or is the old "wet, lick, suck and wank routine" still good enough?

How much do you think this bag costs?



Actually, it's $38,470. For a bag.
A Norwegian bag, nonetheless.

It's been made by Hilde Palladino and the brand is Gadino.
It's decorated with white gold and 39 diamonds.

Few Norwegians would consider spending money on this but, fortunately for designers, people around the world tend to be a little less inhibited than we are when it comes to spending money.

Even if it is 38 grand for a handbag.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Paris Fashion Week

Jean-Paul Gaultier

I don't know about you but.... eww!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I've made a new saying..

One glass of wine is better than a bottle on the floor.

Especially when the bottle is broken and all over the white carpet it took me a year to find.

I hate early mornings...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Help, I killed my feet!

I got two pairs of black, high heeled, pointy toed shoes for Christmas. One pair almost reaches my knee, the other ends not too far above the ankle.

But, like anything that is pretty, or delicious, these shoes are not good for my body. After walking around for a while they start hurting and when I get home my feet are red, swollen and full of blisters.

I don't like wearing something that hurts. I don't see the point in it. I wanted nice, waterproof boots and, well, at least they're pretty. They're great for walking to my lectures and back but I tend to walk a lot more when I'm out. And then they hurt. A lot.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Do I want to meet my boyfriend's good friend and ex bed-buddy?

Thursday, January 04, 2007


I'm bored.

That happens about three times a year.

For (almost) the first time I actually want to go back to Bergen.

I hope it won't rain too much...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy alarm

How about making Jimmy Soul's If You Want To Be Happy my new alarm sound?

I love the song but how would it be to wake up to this every morning?

If you wanna be happy
For the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife,
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you.

A pretty woman makes her husband look small
And very often causes his downfall.
As soon as he marries her
Then she starts to do
The things that will break his heart.
But if you make an ugly woman your wife,
You'll be happy for the rest of your life,
An ugly woman cooks her meals on time,
She'll always give you peace of mind.