Posted in About Me, Interests
on Thursday, 14 July, 2011Leave a Comment
Ocassionally, I find things in movies that relate to my life. To be honest most of the time they are disney movies. So when I had to be a cox for a boat yesterday morning, in the godawful rain that was coming down, I found myself humming the ‘rainy song’ from The Winnie The Pooh Adventures.
It really was quite appropriate, as I quite felt like poor little Piglet did!
Posted in About Me, University
on Sunday, 10 July, 20113 Comments
The last year of university has been a bit trying. A lot of stuff going on in my personal life, means being distracted whilst trying to do university work, and unfortunately university work has therefore suffered.
I am so glad it’s over though!
I can have a somewhat relaxing holiday now, and even though I have a resit in August, I actually feel good about it. Obviously it helps that I have done at least half the work for this already, and don’t have to do all of it again, but I’ve also recently joined a study support group, and they have helped me get the highest mark I’ve ever gotten (in university) on one of my exams!
Of course, I’ll be doing fun things too during the summer! Can’t have a relaxing time without fun! I’ll probably go see my little cousin who’s five (damn English language for only having one word for two genders. This one is female), we always have loads of fun together; I should really finish the bathrobe I started making in March, and I’m looking into making an infinity dress. Lots of rowing is in my future (I joined a club in the spring) and I’ll help promote the rowing club during introduction week for the University and University of Applied Sciences here in Groningen.
My summer will be awesome!
Posted in About Me, Food
on Sunday, 13 March, 20111 Comment
Religiously speaking, I’m not much of anything, and I’m definitely not Catholic. However, since my parents raised me (relatively) well, I know some about all kinds of religious holidays. Generally, I don’t observe any (by observe I just mean watch, perceive, notice, not to show regard for), except for the ones that get me free days from university.
Generally, my family only ‘celebrates’ Easter and Christmas with some really, really good food. However, this year I’m also doing Lent, my way.
In August of last year, I went to see a dietician, because I needed new eating habits, for my health as well as my weight. For a few weeks I was very vigilant about the diet, and it worked well. Then obviously, came Christmas, and it went out the window, because I love food.
Ever since Christmas I’ve been having trouble getting back into the groove. This is where Lent comes in. A few weeks ago Caitlin, said something on her facebook page about it, and that got me thinking.
Lent is a fixed period of time, with an end date, and a reward at the end, in the form of loads of Easter Eggs, chocolate or otherwise.
So, I’ve decided to stick to my diet for Lent, which is going well so far, but I’m sure it will be somewhat of a challenge!
Posted in About Me
on Monday, 21 September, 20093 Comments
This question was put to bloggers by Ann, on her blog. On an entry that had the same title. Because it’s difficult for me to decide what I should otherwise blog about, I decided to answer her question.
I suppose I still blog just to be present online. The internet knows I don’t really update all that much. Before it was since I didn’t really get out much, due to being at home for 4,5 months. These days it more because I’m not really sure what is interesting to blog about, and because I’m not sure what I’m allowed to blog about, since I had to sign a confidentiality agreement. (We’re not allowed to crack jokes in the dissection room, so I have to wonder whether we’re allowed to blog about it too..)
Coming back to the online presence however, it really is the main presence I still hang about and blog occasionally. I don’t really like it when I read comments on blogs and there’s no possibility to find out what the commenter’s like. Therefore, I still maintain my blog, and an about page.
I’ve also been toying with some ideas to make me blog more, and I’d like your opinion on them. Would you be more interested in reading:
- An entry about a question asked by someone about me every week?
- A new part of a story written by me every week?
- Or entries like I’ve been doing all this time?
I’d be interested to hear what your opinions are about all these things. Feel free to shoot them down too if you don’t like them, and of course feel free to make suggestions. Anything is welcome
Posted in About Me, Music
on Sunday, 12 July, 2009Leave a Comment
Sometimes music can send you the most conflicting messages. Take now for instance. I’m trying really hard to concentrate on looking forward first, and backwards second, and forgetting about certain things in my past. So far it’s been going okay btw.
However, then I listen to some random songs from my music collection (which is a bit thin right now, since the death of my old hard drive also murdered my carefully constructed music collection) and half of those songs are like: Don’t forget what’s in your past! Go back and find out where it can take you!
The other half is like: Oh come on, what’s in the past is in the past etc. You should really focus on yourself right now!
So now the question is, which songs will I need to keep listening to…
Posted in About Me, Family
on Friday, 26 June, 200910 Comments
I’m so happy right now! I haven’t been this happy in a long time. This happiness was caused by three things:
- Graduating! I’ve now officially graduated and it was so much fun! People were called forward in groups, and the group I was in was talked to by my amazing physics teacher. She said a LOT of nice things about me, and it just goes to show how well all the teachers know me, and I really appreciate that.
I’m also officially done with the stupid yearbook as it was handed out today, and I got a lot of compliments about it!
- Driving! My grandparents gave me an awesome graduation gift, I get to take driving lesson, and they are going to pay for them! I’ll probably be starting in September, since I believe you have to be 18 to start, though I’m going to find out if it’s possible for me to start sooner.
- This is probably the biggest reason I’m happy right now: Medical school. Remember I went to a selection day, which was the second round of the selection process? Well, based on the scores of the different things you did you were put on a list. On that list the person with the highest score is ranked number 1, and the person with the score after that number 2 etc. The higher up on the list you are the bigger the chances of getting in.
I’m number 8!!!!! Edit: 28-06-2009 (Oops.. I posted the wrong number before.. A friend of mine is actually number 7) There are 300 people on the list btw.
So yeah, today was a really, really, really good day!
Posted in About Me, Family, offline
on Tuesday, 23 June, 20091 Comment
I love the house I live in. My parents have lived here for around 20 years if I remember correctly, and I have lived here all my life. It shows in the house, for it has gotten a rather lived in feel, with all our books and non-matched furniture about the place.
It also shows in the way my parents interact with the people on our block. Most of them have been here for as long as I can remember, and only recently did some houses come on the market, and were sold to new owners.
Whilst new blood may very well be interesting, I have come to find these new families to be slightly irritating. They are easy to get along with for the most part, but they have some annoying habits.
One of the habits they all seem to share, is DIY. Which is great, I’m all for home improvement, adding value and all that jazz… It’s just that after having to listen to constant hammering and drilling and sawing (some of which can go on till 10.00 in the evening) you become rather infuriated with it. Since I live in a terraced house that is rather susceptible to noise coming from the other houses (it’s the way the houses were built), it’s almost as if all the hammering and drilling and sawing is taking place in your own house.
Another habit that gets on my nerves is the fires they start. Apparently it is a lot more fun the bun garden waste instead of driving it to a composting facility. The problem is that this burning can only occur in dry weather, and dry weather is usually only available when the wind comes from the east, and is therefore aimed directly at my window, causing the smell of burning wood to linger in my room. >.<
I’m not entirely sure I can chalk the next annoyance up to the new neighbours, but since it has only started recently I will mention it anyway: one of the families living in one of the houses closest to me has purchased what I believe to be a bread maker. It’s great that people are making their own bread, but it seems that they turn it on in the middle of the night, and since for some strange reason my hearing has become much more sensitive lately, I can actually hear it kneading the dough. This is an annoyance mainly because I’m not sure it’s a bread maker, and I don’t like unidentified noises. Especially not ones that keep me awake.
For the time being I’ll learn to deal with all of these things though. I take comfort in the knowledge that there’s only so much that can be improved with these houses, and that the DIY will soon stop hopefully, in the knowledge that there is only so much garden waste to burn before there’s nothing left of your garden, and in the knowledge that in a few weeks I’ll be on holiday in Germany, and I won’t have to deal with that particular unidentified sound any more!
Posted in About Me, Interests
on Wednesday, 10 June, 20091 Comment
Ever since I got this laptop I’ve been using an optical mini-mouse. I like it better than a normal sized mouse, and it’s handier to carry around .
My first mini-mouse broke down a few months after I first got it.
My second mini-mouse broke down a few weeks back. Luckily my dad had a back up one that I could use for a while. Ever since then I’ve been looking for the same model. However, I have not been very lucky in that department.
Today though, after schlepping halfway across the city I found something resembling the model I had. It is different in one very interesting way though. It lights up.
Yup, it lights up. If you have the light turned on, it will change into seven different colours, one colour gently fading into the next closest one. It’s very pretty, but can be a bit annoying. xD
Oh well, I’m just happy I have a mouse of my own again!
Posted in About Me, Interests, School
on Sunday, 7 June, 20096 Comments
Here are the pictures of my prom that I promised you guys! I will warn you though, I do not photograph well when I need to pose, and as such the picture of me in my dress might not look as great as I felt in it. I got a lot of compliments about it as well .
Me in my dress
This is the line for the photographer who took pictures of all of us in groups after dinner. In the middle is my awesome physics teacher!
This is the dancefloor at the dance part of the prom. It was pretty crowded but I had a lot of fun dancing. It was also where I got doused in beer. Twice.
This is my right foot after prom. I should not have worn those shoes
This is the state my left foot is in. It's actually a bit worse than my right, as my toe is also pretty blistered.
There’s a picture behind the cut that is probably not suited for everyone, so you are warned. click to read more »
Posted in About Me, Family, Rants
on Wednesday, 20 May, 20091 Comment
Yesterday I had the worst luck I have ever had in all my time of travelling with public transport. It was even worse than the time I missed the first bus I wanted to take and the one I wanted to take instead of the one I missed didn’t show up, as did the one I wanted to take to replace the second one.
So what happened? Well, I haven’t been to the city centre in quite a while, since I was on study break for my exams. Turns out they have been doing some work at several bus stops. After my bio exam I walk to the bus stop, very confident that I’ll be able to catch the bus on time, and when I get there the bus stop has been moved, and I don’t know where, because I can’t read the sign.
So I walk to my second choice bus stop. I always never take the bus from there because it’s on the other end of the city centre, and I’m not a fan of walking. Nearby is a book store and since I have some time to kill before the bus comes I wander in there. When I do eventually get to the bus stop there’s no one there. Very suspicious, so I look at the bus stop sign, and it turns out this one is also moved. This time I can read the sign, and it turns out I have to walk even further.
When I do eventually get on a bus and make it home, I’m home and hour later than I would have liked… >.<
And then there’s the icing on the cake: When I get home my sister is all: ,,Oh didn’t you know that the bus is rerouted to stop directly in front of the school?”