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"Dodeochadsa" for in ben "a tírib beó áit inna bí bás nó peccad na imorbus. Domelom fleda búana can rithgnom caíncomrac leind cen debaid. Síd mór I taam conid de suidib nonn ainmnighter áes síde."

"Cía a gillai" ol Cond fria mac "acailli" úair ni acca nech in mnaí acht Condla a óenur.

Ro recair in ben. Adgladadar mnaí "n-óic n-alaind soceneoil nad fresci bás na sentaid ro charus Condla Rúad cotgaraim do Maig Mell inid rí Boadag bidsuthain rí cen gol cen mairg inna thír ó gabais flaith. Tair lim a Condlai Rúaid muinbrec cainelderg barrbude fordotá óas gnúis corcorda bid ordan do rígdelbae má chotuméitís ní chrínfa do delb a hoítiu a haldi co bráth brindach."

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Saturday I had a blast at [livejournal.com profile] ankie's birthday party. I met some really nice and interesting people. I'm totally looking forward to future possibilities of hanging out with them. (Shout out to [livejournal.com profile] kees_s!)

Sunday, E came home at last! T was thrilled, as was the whole family. Afterwards, most of us went out to McDonalds. It's fun hanging out with the family.

Ugh, this whole weekend I've been eating junk food. At least [livejournal.com profile] ankie cooked up some tasty (and healthier than burgers) soup. Tonight we're ordering pizza in, because Mark had to wait out some traffic jams. (He should be home about 21:15). Pizza and garlic bread.

Next Sunday, delayed birthday parties for me and Mum. I won't be going to dinner with the family Sunday, as I'll be heading off to Utrecht to meet up with W for food and Doe Maar!
Saturday I had a blast at [livejournal.com profile] ankie's birthday party. I met some really nice and interesting people. I'm totally looking forward to future possibilities of hanging out with them. (Shout out to [livejournal.com profile] kees_s!)

Sunday, E came home at last! T was thrilled, as was the whole family. Afterwards, most of us went out to McDonalds. It's fun hanging out with the family.

Ugh, this whole weekend I've been eating junk food. At least [livejournal.com profile] ankie cooked up some tasty (and healthier than burgers) soup. Tonight we're ordering pizza in, because Mark had to wait out some traffic jams. (He should be home about 21:15). Pizza and garlic bread.

Next Sunday, delayed birthday parties for me and Mum. I won't be going to dinner with the family Sunday, as I'll be heading off to Utrecht to meet up with W for food and Doe Maar!

Birthday!

Aug. 15th, 2007 04:21 pm
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Gelukkige verjaardag [livejournal.com profile] dracothelizard!

Birthday!

Aug. 15th, 2007 04:21 pm
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Gelukkige verjaardag [livejournal.com profile] dracothelizard!
*First up, we here at this apartment of people who like our friends, particularly me, this time around, would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] ankie!
*Secondly, tomorrow is my big sister's birthday, however tonight is her party. I will be visiting it electronically, by way of webcam. Woo. I won't be able to stay too late, but two hours or so seem about right. (by the way, you should totally wish her a happy birthday too! [livejournal.com profile] ariley5997 is her lj.)
*Thirdly, I have work tomorrow. Yeah, I know.. I have a job for Monday. I'll be working in a factory. I am slightly nervous about it, but not overly so. Work begins at 7:45 (technically 8:00, but I have to be there 15 minutes early). Woo, money! We'll see if ASA will find anything else for me.

Tuesday! So many plans for Tuesday!
*09:00 - Notary meeting in Molenaarsgraaf.
*Drop by Lush in Amsterdam to pick up some conditioner. (This shouldn't be very hard, as Mark works in Amsterdam). I will try, very hard, not to give in and buy other things. I hope to save up a little and do a bigger buy in November-ish (after we move in) so that I can buy actual bath stuff, instead of just shower stuff. I'm planning on picking up some American Cream conditioner.
*Market in Enschede! Buy lots more lemons, and some veggies and who knows what else.
*Hopefully pick up something for [livejournal.com profile] ankie that day, for her birthday party. (PSST: ANKIE, LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WANT!)

Wednesday
*Cleaning type things.
*Dinner guest! Mark has a friend coming over for dinner. Think of something awesome to cook.

Thursday and Friday are pretty tame, I think. I can't think of anything going on then..

Saturday (The Day of Parties)
*Go and celebrate Ankie's birth! I don't know how we're doing that yet, but it will be full of awesome. Chock full of awesome. Other people will have less awesome days, because Ankie's party will suck up all the awesome!
*Welcome E, Mark's brother, home! This will probably include watching other people get drunk. Mark and I don't drink. :P It will also probably include laughing and some form of food.

So much to do! At least today is going pretty darn good so far! (And I smell fabulous.)
*First up, we here at this apartment of people who like our friends, particularly me, this time around, would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] ankie!
*Secondly, tomorrow is my big sister's birthday, however tonight is her party. I will be visiting it electronically, by way of webcam. Woo. I won't be able to stay too late, but two hours or so seem about right. (by the way, you should totally wish her a happy birthday too! [livejournal.com profile] ariley5997 is her lj.)
*Thirdly, I have work tomorrow. Yeah, I know.. I have a job for Monday. I'll be working in a factory. I am slightly nervous about it, but not overly so. Work begins at 7:45 (technically 8:00, but I have to be there 15 minutes early). Woo, money! We'll see if ASA will find anything else for me.

Tuesday! So many plans for Tuesday!
*09:00 - Notary meeting in Molenaarsgraaf.
*Drop by Lush in Amsterdam to pick up some conditioner. (This shouldn't be very hard, as Mark works in Amsterdam). I will try, very hard, not to give in and buy other things. I hope to save up a little and do a bigger buy in November-ish (after we move in) so that I can buy actual bath stuff, instead of just shower stuff. I'm planning on picking up some American Cream conditioner.
*Market in Enschede! Buy lots more lemons, and some veggies and who knows what else.
*Hopefully pick up something for [livejournal.com profile] ankie that day, for her birthday party. (PSST: ANKIE, LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WANT!)

Wednesday
*Cleaning type things.
*Dinner guest! Mark has a friend coming over for dinner. Think of something awesome to cook.

Thursday and Friday are pretty tame, I think. I can't think of anything going on then..

Saturday (The Day of Parties)
*Go and celebrate Ankie's birth! I don't know how we're doing that yet, but it will be full of awesome. Chock full of awesome. Other people will have less awesome days, because Ankie's party will suck up all the awesome!
*Welcome E, Mark's brother, home! This will probably include watching other people get drunk. Mark and I don't drink. :P It will also probably include laughing and some form of food.

So much to do! At least today is going pretty darn good so far! (And I smell fabulous.)

Castlefest!

Jul. 25th, 2007 05:00 pm
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So, Mark has ordered the tickets for us to visit Castlefest on the 4th of August. It should be awesome. The only sure show I'm aiming to see is the Mediaeval Baebes at 19:00 and the burning of the wickerman. So, if anyone has suggestions, than give me a shout-out. [livejournal.com profile] elysiancherry, I am planning to stop by and say hi at the tent. However, I have never in my life played Munchkins, so don't expect participation. :P

What I hope to see? Some re-enactments, maybe the belly dancers, lots of cool stuff, and good music.

No plans yet for tomorrow, but I am giving a big ole shout out to a fabulous person. It's her birthday today! [livejournal.com profile] ladystardust82, great friend, wonderful person (and a really skilled clothing designer and seamstress). She deserves some love today, because she's working on her birthday. She's also just really darn awesome. You couldn't ask for a better friend.

Today involved making my first batch of fresh lemonade in quite awhile (about a year). It happened because I went to the market yesterday with [livejournal.com profile] ankie and got two large bags of lemons for €1,50. Ah, cheap lemons, yum! I traded some lemons with Ankie for some paprika, as she got a large bag of paprikas for about €1. Man, I love the market. (I also got some delicious cheese, I can't remember how much I paid, and 1/2 kilo of green beans for €1).

Mark is hard at work today, having conquered the couch as he usually does to work on his laptop. I'm waiting to hear back from Utrecht, as I've sent off a copy of my colloquium doctum, so I should be all good for Celtic languages and culture. Maybe I'll hear back from them tomorrow.

I've paid W for the tickets for the musicals we're going to. (Three of them, and it should be awesome). So, she should be able to afford rent and things.

Fresh-squeezed lemonade is full of AWESOME. Ugh, so good!

I have no idea what to write about now, so, later.

Castlefest!

Jul. 25th, 2007 05:00 pm
tricster: (Celtic Dogs)
So, Mark has ordered the tickets for us to visit Castlefest on the 4th of August. It should be awesome. The only sure show I'm aiming to see is the Mediaeval Baebes at 19:00 and the burning of the wickerman. So, if anyone has suggestions, than give me a shout-out. [livejournal.com profile] elysiancherry, I am planning to stop by and say hi at the tent. However, I have never in my life played Munchkins, so don't expect participation. :P

What I hope to see? Some re-enactments, maybe the belly dancers, lots of cool stuff, and good music.

No plans yet for tomorrow, but I am giving a big ole shout out to a fabulous person. It's her birthday today! [livejournal.com profile] ladystardust82, great friend, wonderful person (and a really skilled clothing designer and seamstress). She deserves some love today, because she's working on her birthday. She's also just really darn awesome. You couldn't ask for a better friend.

Today involved making my first batch of fresh lemonade in quite awhile (about a year). It happened because I went to the market yesterday with [livejournal.com profile] ankie and got two large bags of lemons for €1,50. Ah, cheap lemons, yum! I traded some lemons with Ankie for some paprika, as she got a large bag of paprikas for about €1. Man, I love the market. (I also got some delicious cheese, I can't remember how much I paid, and 1/2 kilo of green beans for €1).

Mark is hard at work today, having conquered the couch as he usually does to work on his laptop. I'm waiting to hear back from Utrecht, as I've sent off a copy of my colloquium doctum, so I should be all good for Celtic languages and culture. Maybe I'll hear back from them tomorrow.

I've paid W for the tickets for the musicals we're going to. (Three of them, and it should be awesome). So, she should be able to afford rent and things.

Fresh-squeezed lemonade is full of AWESOME. Ugh, so good!

I have no idea what to write about now, so, later.
[livejournal.com profile] indnraindancer

Yay! Rainy! It's your birthday and I hope it's a magnificent one. :)
[livejournal.com profile] indnraindancer

Yay! Rainy! It's your birthday and I hope it's a magnificent one. :)
So, I have recently taken to writing in a journal when I have down time and I don't have much to do or can't concentrate. Napping on the train has proven to make me groggy, so writing it is!


08.57
The first page of this journal. Decided to use it instead of my small sketch book. Better use for it than just sitting in my night stand drawer. Don't remember any dreams from last night, but I had plenty of fun at F's party.

Ok, let me set this up a bit: several months ago I had a class (onderzoeksseminar 1) where I met a girl who shared some interests with me, such as literature, Stephen King and tv shows. It was fabulous, because before that I hadn't really gotten to know anyone. She also happened to share some of my commute. We got to know each other better and she invited me to her birthday party. I agreed because, well, duh, I wanted to go and have with someone other than Mark's family.
So, yesterday (Sunday the 3rd) I went to F's 21st birthday party. It was me, her parents, her brother, and two of her older friends, H & W. (Initials used to protect the innocent)

Anyway, I hopped the train to Deventer where F picked me up, then we went to her house and ate cake. We sat around from 15.00 until 18.00 chatting with each other (to be honest I was a bit quiet but I did participate). At 18.00 all of us (except Flora, the dog and Max (?), the cat) went to a wonderful Indian restaurant. My first time in an Indian restaurant was fabulous, the food utterly delicious. After dinner (I had mixed kebab, chicken madras (spicy!) and mango & papaya ice cream) we dropped W off at the train station to meet her brother, then went back to F's where we watched Howl's Moving Castle (in het Nederlands) until about 23.30. I finally got home at around 00.40. Mark picked me up at the station and we were both very happy to see each other again.

Now, of course, I'm on the train to Utrecht for my Medieval History lecture. But, last week I had been feeling so defeated, lacking energy. It was horrible. Now I feel far more confident. I can do this! However, now I should do some reading.

11.13
In my lecture, I've never seen it so empty. Apparently people just read the stuff in the workbook, which this professor just reiterates. Came a little late, as usual. Dammit. Don't seem to have missed much though. Lots of people are whispering to each other, which is annoying. Why come to the lecture if you're just going to chitchat through it? (We're currently covering the "family" of a cloister - klooster in het Nederlands).

I felt ill on the train, someone had some strong perfume on, damn near had me gagging. Yuck! I feel much better now, though I still feel vaguely ill, but I think that's more hunger than actual illness. Today I have to really start on my essay for Vroeg-Moderne Tijd (Early Modern times). Also have to do more reading for both classes. Almost everything is read for Geschiedenis van de Middeleeuwen (Medieval History), still have a few things to read for Vroeg-Moderne tijd. Ugh, so much to do! I wish my commute wasn't so long, then I would have more time to do some of my work. Reading is easy enough on the train if everything is on paper, but it takes too much time to try and get things written while on the train. There isn't enough space to write and do anything except small things. Homework requires books open, these journal entries only require me, a pen and this little book. Big difference! We should be getting a break soon, as it's now 11.45 -> class is only from 11.00 until 12.45.

(So hungry, must wait until end of lecture. Argh!)

Later this week I will, hopefully, have another outing with F, H, and W. Maybe also F's brother, J. In Utrecht, I mean. That would be nice.

14.45
Just pulling into Deventer. I ate lunch in the cafeteria at the Uithof. Broodje worst, goulash soep, grapefruit sap and een koekje. Also hopped onto one of the computers there and managed to catch Mark to say hello. I just caught the 13:53 train to Enschede (which I'm glad about) and I did more reading. I have finished all the reading for Medieval History tomorrow, and I only have one article left to read for Early Modern times. Old Dutch is kind of hard and tire me out a bit more than other reading does, so I'm taking a break. I still have 45 minutes until we reach Enschede (maybe a little less than). Once I reach Enschede, I'll grab the bus and stop by the post office to pick up my new OV kaart. Need to do that before Dec. 9. Then I'll grab the bus again to Wooldrik, where I get off and walk a few blocks back to the apartment. At home I'll try to get an outline started for my essay, read the articles I have to read (they're bookmarked on for me to read on the 'net). I'll want to go over Plakkaat van Verlaatinghe with Mark, to make sure I'm understanding it correctly. I wish it was Old English, I understand that far better. At least Old Dutch has similarities, makes it easier for me.

Eww, I have goulash soup burps!

Keep thinking about phoning the family on my cellphone, but I think that it's too expensive to really do. Besides, I have more money on my Skype account, I can always use that. Admittedly, I have more to do at home than here on the train. I'll ask Mark about it, he probably knows. At least he'll have some sort of an answer.

Our holiday plans are still unsure. We need to use the certificates for Bilderberg (a string of luxury hotels) before Feb. 2007. We hope to use it for the Christmas break (mine starts the 22nd!) and so we have to pick something from them to do. Otherwise on the 9th we celebrate Sinterklaas with Mark's family and on the 25th we're going to celebrate Christmas with his family as well. It seems unlikely that we'll set up our own Christmas stuff, because the apartment is a mess. We might as well unpack the books, because now the boxes are in the way. So frustrating.

Coming with the New Year will be our 3rd anniversary. 3 years! Unbelievable, huh? And I still am madly in love with my tall Dutch man. How he deals with my unending silliness, I don't know, but I'm glad he still likes it. I'm still amazed it will be 3 years coming up. Doesn't feel like it has been that long.

I have no idea how things are going with Mark's family, to be honest. Things are going well, I guess. We haven't seen them since E & T's party in October. So, over a month. Of course, it's Mark's responsibility to keep up with his family while I keep track of mine. I think I have the easier part of the arrangement, really, because my family is so far away.

Very much looking forward to the upcoming break. I hope we get snow for Christmas, but I doubt we will.

Agh! Forgot to buy a highlighter -again-. Maybe when I get to Enschede I'll remember. Either at the Ako at the station, or in the Post Office. I'm pretty sure they sell a small amount of office/school supplies.

Other things to do:
- grocery shopping; tonight
- send another e-mail to my mentor about writing things in English
- start more laundry. Clean laundry = good
Hmm, station Hengelo, so another... 10 minutes or so until we reach Enschede.


Could not get OV kaart, didn't have pasfoto with me, will have to do it tomorrow. Did buy a highlighter, however, so at least one thing was done!
So, I have recently taken to writing in a journal when I have down time and I don't have much to do or can't concentrate. Napping on the train has proven to make me groggy, so writing it is!


08.57
The first page of this journal. Decided to use it instead of my small sketch book. Better use for it than just sitting in my night stand drawer. Don't remember any dreams from last night, but I had plenty of fun at F's party.

Ok, let me set this up a bit: several months ago I had a class (onderzoeksseminar 1) where I met a girl who shared some interests with me, such as literature, Stephen King and tv shows. It was fabulous, because before that I hadn't really gotten to know anyone. She also happened to share some of my commute. We got to know each other better and she invited me to her birthday party. I agreed because, well, duh, I wanted to go and have with someone other than Mark's family.
So, yesterday (Sunday the 3rd) I went to F's 21st birthday party. It was me, her parents, her brother, and two of her older friends, H & W. (Initials used to protect the innocent)

Anyway, I hopped the train to Deventer where F picked me up, then we went to her house and ate cake. We sat around from 15.00 until 18.00 chatting with each other (to be honest I was a bit quiet but I did participate). At 18.00 all of us (except Flora, the dog and Max (?), the cat) went to a wonderful Indian restaurant. My first time in an Indian restaurant was fabulous, the food utterly delicious. After dinner (I had mixed kebab, chicken madras (spicy!) and mango & papaya ice cream) we dropped W off at the train station to meet her brother, then went back to F's where we watched Howl's Moving Castle (in het Nederlands) until about 23.30. I finally got home at around 00.40. Mark picked me up at the station and we were both very happy to see each other again.

Now, of course, I'm on the train to Utrecht for my Medieval History lecture. But, last week I had been feeling so defeated, lacking energy. It was horrible. Now I feel far more confident. I can do this! However, now I should do some reading.

11.13
In my lecture, I've never seen it so empty. Apparently people just read the stuff in the workbook, which this professor just reiterates. Came a little late, as usual. Dammit. Don't seem to have missed much though. Lots of people are whispering to each other, which is annoying. Why come to the lecture if you're just going to chitchat through it? (We're currently covering the "family" of a cloister - klooster in het Nederlands).

I felt ill on the train, someone had some strong perfume on, damn near had me gagging. Yuck! I feel much better now, though I still feel vaguely ill, but I think that's more hunger than actual illness. Today I have to really start on my essay for Vroeg-Moderne Tijd (Early Modern times). Also have to do more reading for both classes. Almost everything is read for Geschiedenis van de Middeleeuwen (Medieval History), still have a few things to read for Vroeg-Moderne tijd. Ugh, so much to do! I wish my commute wasn't so long, then I would have more time to do some of my work. Reading is easy enough on the train if everything is on paper, but it takes too much time to try and get things written while on the train. There isn't enough space to write and do anything except small things. Homework requires books open, these journal entries only require me, a pen and this little book. Big difference! We should be getting a break soon, as it's now 11.45 -> class is only from 11.00 until 12.45.

(So hungry, must wait until end of lecture. Argh!)

Later this week I will, hopefully, have another outing with F, H, and W. Maybe also F's brother, J. In Utrecht, I mean. That would be nice.

14.45
Just pulling into Deventer. I ate lunch in the cafeteria at the Uithof. Broodje worst, goulash soep, grapefruit sap and een koekje. Also hopped onto one of the computers there and managed to catch Mark to say hello. I just caught the 13:53 train to Enschede (which I'm glad about) and I did more reading. I have finished all the reading for Medieval History tomorrow, and I only have one article left to read for Early Modern times. Old Dutch is kind of hard and tire me out a bit more than other reading does, so I'm taking a break. I still have 45 minutes until we reach Enschede (maybe a little less than). Once I reach Enschede, I'll grab the bus and stop by the post office to pick up my new OV kaart. Need to do that before Dec. 9. Then I'll grab the bus again to Wooldrik, where I get off and walk a few blocks back to the apartment. At home I'll try to get an outline started for my essay, read the articles I have to read (they're bookmarked on for me to read on the 'net). I'll want to go over Plakkaat van Verlaatinghe with Mark, to make sure I'm understanding it correctly. I wish it was Old English, I understand that far better. At least Old Dutch has similarities, makes it easier for me.

Eww, I have goulash soup burps!

Keep thinking about phoning the family on my cellphone, but I think that it's too expensive to really do. Besides, I have more money on my Skype account, I can always use that. Admittedly, I have more to do at home than here on the train. I'll ask Mark about it, he probably knows. At least he'll have some sort of an answer.

Our holiday plans are still unsure. We need to use the certificates for Bilderberg (a string of luxury hotels) before Feb. 2007. We hope to use it for the Christmas break (mine starts the 22nd!) and so we have to pick something from them to do. Otherwise on the 9th we celebrate Sinterklaas with Mark's family and on the 25th we're going to celebrate Christmas with his family as well. It seems unlikely that we'll set up our own Christmas stuff, because the apartment is a mess. We might as well unpack the books, because now the boxes are in the way. So frustrating.

Coming with the New Year will be our 3rd anniversary. 3 years! Unbelievable, huh? And I still am madly in love with my tall Dutch man. How he deals with my unending silliness, I don't know, but I'm glad he still likes it. I'm still amazed it will be 3 years coming up. Doesn't feel like it has been that long.

I have no idea how things are going with Mark's family, to be honest. Things are going well, I guess. We haven't seen them since E & T's party in October. So, over a month. Of course, it's Mark's responsibility to keep up with his family while I keep track of mine. I think I have the easier part of the arrangement, really, because my family is so far away.

Very much looking forward to the upcoming break. I hope we get snow for Christmas, but I doubt we will.

Agh! Forgot to buy a highlighter -again-. Maybe when I get to Enschede I'll remember. Either at the Ako at the station, or in the Post Office. I'm pretty sure they sell a small amount of office/school supplies.

Other things to do:
- grocery shopping; tonight
- send another e-mail to my mentor about writing things in English
- start more laundry. Clean laundry = good
Hmm, station Hengelo, so another... 10 minutes or so until we reach Enschede.


Could not get OV kaart, didn't have pasfoto with me, will have to do it tomorrow. Did buy a highlighter, however, so at least one thing was done!
[livejournal.com profile] kokopellinelli

Yay! Happy Birthday!
[livejournal.com profile] kokopellinelli

Yay! Happy Birthday!

Yay!

Mar. 23rd, 2006 08:47 am
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Happy birthday, Penny!

o/`Happy birthday, it's your birthday, Happy birthday, give a great big cheer!o/`

Yay!

Mar. 23rd, 2006 08:47 am
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Happy birthday, Penny!

o/`Happy birthday, it's your birthday, Happy birthday, give a great big cheer!o/`
[livejournal.com profile] redwaltz
YAY! Happy Birthday!
[livejournal.com profile] redwaltz
YAY! Happy Birthday!