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Yep. Jul. 18th, 2008 @ 10:48 pm
Still alive. 
Current Location: Cambridge, UK
Right now I'm: gigglygiggly

No Precious! Again! Oct. 6th, 2005 @ 08:48 pm
Ok, I might have put her down a bit roughly, but that did not warrant her to go break the plug thingie in the electrical cord contact thingie. It so did not.

So, I'm finishing off the last of the batteries to post this, just to let ya'll know that I'll be without proper internet access for a while. Again. *sigh* Good thing I have this really nice insurance, otherwise it would be really bothersome!

I'll try to keep up with the reading & commenting, and blogging, on the university computers or on the family's home computer. Feel a bit odd to do "secret" stuff on that one, though.

Just a quick news update: Yes, I dropped the Georgian class, and yes, I bought the coat. Tee-hee! Can't afford lunches now, but oh it's such a nice coat. Tee-hee.

Anyway, see ya later!
Right now I'm: aggravatedaggravated

whatever Sep. 29th, 2005 @ 10:43 pm
Just a quick update. Am seriously considering dropping the Georgian class. the cultute part is just SO BORING, and the whole thing isn't very well organised, plus I have enough to do as it is. And I don't *really* need the points, I just want them... sigh...

Also, I need a coat. But the one I've found (black leather, long) is 2000 Skr - on sale! So damnit, I don't know... But it's really very cold down here in Skåne! And I've been wanting one like this for years. If I can sell my old one, perhaps. It *is* a bit small... fallon_ash, will you buy my leather coat?
Right now I'm: sleepysleepy

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Sep. 13th, 2005 @ 09:00 pm
I went by a couple of used-bookshops (what's 'antikvariat' called in English?), and naturally did not leave empty handed. My dear fallon_ash, would you be interested in some X-Files novels? Found some real cheap (Antibodies, which you already have, and then some others), and thought of you.

Anyway. I found a few nice Sherlock Holmes, post-Doyle, novels. There was one where he was trying to solve the Ripper case, and some other. There was also The private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Bought it for fun, really. It's very humorous, and an interesting take on a more realistic, human, Holmes. Apparently Watson left a manuscript after his death, descibing some cases that "involve matters of a delicate and sometimes scandalous nature".

I opened the book, and the lines that made me decide to get it were these:

[Watson asks where the girls went]
'You don't have to pretend, Dr. Watson. Mr. Holmes has told us everything.'
'About you... and him.'

It's not a juicy as it seems, though. On the next page:

[Watson asks agitatedly how Holmes could have implied such a thing]
'My dear Watson, you have my most abject apologies. But have you ever found yourself conered by a madwoman? I could think of no other way of getting out of it without hurting her feelings.'

*happy sigh* It's like a fanfic! Though without all the pairings and stuff.
Right now I'm: happyhappy

tv Sep. 12th, 2005 @ 10:14 pm
Oh, I had meant to whine about this in my last post, but I forgot. They only have a few channels here (ie 1, 2, 4, and some Danish one), which means no new season of The 4400! Hope I can download it... Damnit. No Desperate Housewives, either, though that I can live with. And Lost I have on a DVD. And I've seen pretty much all the Simpsons that's on here. There was a new series starting here, The Closer or something like that, that I had intended to watch. But we don't have that channel. Sigh.
Right now I'm: grumpygrumpy

Yay! Update! Sep. 12th, 2005 @ 09:47 pm
I'm now living in Skåne. Yes. Their dialect is driving me crazy. All long wovels and diphtongs. And their r's. *shudder*

Anyway. My room is very nice, even though I don't want to tempt fate and climb up to the sleeping space I will occupy later (my belly is still sore). I live less than 400 m from the sea, and between me and the sea is the cutest little "village". Well, it's a part of Helsingborg, really, but it looks like a village. Many many cute, small, old stone houses. Doesn't feel like Sweden at all!

The landscape is way too flat for me. No mountains, and no real forests! There are, however, lots of really beautiful little farms and such, and lots of horses!

Malmö is quite nice, what I've seen so far at least. It takes around an hour to get there from here, by train, so I just calculated that if we start at 8.15, I have to leave here at 6.45. Ugh.

The Drama & Storytelling course seems really nice so far! It's interesting to do something so not theoretical... :) Nice people there, too. Met a really nice Australian girl, and also a girl who lives in Helsingborg too. She has a car, and I will get a ride with her tomorrow, but it'll be too expensive according to my calculations, so then it's the train for me.

I started the Cult Fiction course the other day - seems nice enough. The teacher likes LotR, at least. I also started the Georgian course. The alphabet is really interesting, but they have 28 consonant sounds, and only 5 vowel sounds. That gives us words such as Mtskheteli and Mrgvlovani. Sigh. And to make it all the more confusing, "mama" means 'dad', while "papa" and "p'ap'a" (slightly different sounds for p, though I can hardly hear the difference) means 'porridge' and 'grandfather', respecticely. Sigh again. It's fun though.

However, I feel like I should be concentrating on Quenya instead! I've been invited to the language guild meeting in Lund, but then I have to go throught the first 6 chapters in Helge's Quenya course, and I don't know if I'll have time for that. It'd be real interesting, though!!! On Wednesday, I'm probably going down to Lund to celebrate Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday, with the Tolkien society there. Tee-hee, these things just can't be done in my small(ish) home town! :)

It also seems that as a student, I'll get 50 % off on theatre tickets and such in Malmö, so yay! I might be real cultured by the time I get back!

I don't know what to write now, but I'm sure it'll come to me later. I'll go answering some comments, read some of impro for Storytellers, and then go sleep. Am very tired, and have to get up early tomorrow. Ugh.

P.S. Would anyone like to tell me what the keywords are for?
Right now I'm: okayokay

The August 28th post Sep. 1st, 2005 @ 11:13 pm
Ok, so I'm trying out Firefox as an alternative to Explorer (and wow, I'm impressed!!!), and am right now using the extension Deepest Sender as a means of blogging this. Seems ok, though less advanced than Semagic (at first glance, anyway).

Ok. Now I changed back to Semagic. Deepest Sender sucks. Or maybe I should take the time to learn it properly... nah.

Anyhow. This is a long post, because I wrote most of it last Sunday (in Word, so the formatting might be way off, but eh...) Here it goes:

I’m now lying in my bed writing this in Word, since I don’t have access to the net now. Will post this when I can hook my precious up. Tomorrow I’m having a laparoscopy done (checking for endometriosis), so we’ll see how I feel the next few days.

Troy (hardly any spoilers - ya'll heard the myth, right?)Collapse )

Now, something that should have come a long time ago: The Omentielva Minya entryCollapse )

Now I’m tired and will go to sleep, but first I have to eat – it’s now a quarter to midnight, and I am not allowed to eat anything after midnight the day before surgery. I can drink water, “saft”, and tea or coffee without milk until 6 am, however, so I’ll set my clock for a few minutes to 6, and go up and drink A LOT. At 9 am, it’s time. Sigh. Oh well. By the time ya’ll read this, we’ll already know how it went. :)

Leaving again! Aug. 4th, 2005 @ 12:43 am
The moving thing is practically done, now I just have to unpack the rest of the boxes and stuff. Urg... However, tomorrow I'm leaving for Omentielva Minya , and won't be back till the 10th. No internet access during that time (unless I get lucky).

I've been having rather sporadic internet access these last weeks as well. My computer is back, but it's a hassle hooking it up to mum's connection, and I can't really download programmes and stuff on their computer.

Anyway, see ya later!

Oh, and fyca? Hope you're feeling better!!!!!
Right now I'm: exhaustedexhausted

no internet Jul. 11th, 2005 @ 12:50 pm
Just a quick note to say that I won't have internet access for the next week or so. Am sending in my computer for repairs today, and though I have borrowed an old, half-dead laptop that in theory has internet connection, it's so slow and old that it doesn't really work that well in reality. I should, however, be able to at least look in here and check my emails. I will endeavor to go to mum and use her computer, if all else fails. Of course, since I'm going camping for the next few days, I wouldn't have had internet then anyway.

For now: adieu!

Jul. 10th, 2005 @ 10:26 pm
Trias is gone and all I can feel is regret. Why did I do it? Who am I to be playing god and deciding who's to live and who's to die? Even though I logicall know (think) that I did the right thing, my heart does not agree. Damn, I miss him.

He was so angry when I took him to the clinic, and the vet ran a bit late so he had to stay in the transportation bag for over 30 mins, which did not go over well. He said, 'Stay away from me!', and looked like he wanted to eat the vet alive. We had to hold him down beneath a towel, but thankfully, after he got the shot, everything went really quickly. It didn't take more than 30 sec (probably less, but it's difficult to judge), and then he was gone. A part of me died there, too.

This was, without a doubt, the most difficult decision ever. Animals die, people die, and that's just the way it is. But to have a pet die from some illness, or be put down due to too much suffering, is somehow easier to bear. With Trias, however, it wasn't really any of these things, even though I tell myself (and know) that I did save him from a lot of suffering, because the likelihood that he'd ever be happy again was far too slim. But, this decision was mine and only mine, and now I'll have to live with it for the rest of my life.

I wish I could get a decent night's sleep without the many disturbing dreams I've had, all involving a certain iguana. At least I've kind of stopped the neverending crying.
Right now I'm: depresseddepressed
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