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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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Nov. 13th, 2008 08:35 am
tricster: (bookworm)
3 of my books have been sent off by bol.com! I'll still be missing the required book 'A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse', but at least I'll have some of the others. I hope they come quickly, and I hope someone is here to answer the door when they come. Admittedly, it might happen that no one is here.. then I hope a neighbour will be willing to take them.. maybe, and that the delivery man will remember to leave a note at our house that he's dropped them off at a neighbour's. But, yes, my books, some of them are on their way!
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Woohoo!

Nov. 13th, 2008 08:35 am
tricster: (bookworm)
3 of my books have been sent off by bol.com! I'll still be missing the required book 'A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse', but at least I'll have some of the others. I hope they come quickly, and I hope someone is here to answer the door when they come. Admittedly, it might happen that no one is here.. then I hope a neighbour will be willing to take them.. maybe, and that the delivery man will remember to leave a note at our house that he's dropped them off at a neighbour's. But, yes, my books, some of them are on their way!
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Reading meaning I have a bookmark in them and they are picked up now and again.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Here There Be Dragons by Mary Brown
Babel-17 by Samuel Delany

Want To Read
Profeet van de Duivel by Ad van Tiggelen
Pure Fantasy Magazine Jaarbundel III
Neonman by Tais Teng
Richard III by Paul Murray Kendall
England and Wales under the Tudors by Sinclair Atkins
The Tudor Parliament by R.K. Gilkes
Ridderverhalen uit de Middeleeuwen from Dr. Jozef Janssens
Second Fire by Robert C. Wilson
Prince of Darkness by Barbara Michaels
The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft
The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley
Avond over Albion by Pauline Gedge
William and Mary by Henri & Barbara van der Zee

Read
World War Z by Max Brooks
De Talen van Pao by Jack Vance
Crusades by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness book 1) by Tamora Pierce

What should I read now?


Stayed up late last night. I had started Beauty yesterday, and it sucked me in, as it always does. So I finished it around 2am. Don't really remember any dreams from last night either. Anyway, we did go out and get groceries, so we have meals for a week!

Question of the Day from LJ:
As the Northern hemisphere spins toward the shortest day of the year, it's getting dark earlier and earlier. What comforts do you fall back on when the days are short and the nights are long?

The blanket is taken down from where ever it's been stored, so I can curl up under a warm blanket on the couch. Hot chocolate starts getting made on occasion. Otherwise, my life and habits are pretty standard. Sweaters will start making an appearance as the weather gets cooler, but I don't wear jackets or coats over sweaters, too warm.
Tags:
Reading meaning I have a bookmark in them and they are picked up now and again.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Here There Be Dragons by Mary Brown
Babel-17 by Samuel Delany

Want To Read
Profeet van de Duivel by Ad van Tiggelen
Pure Fantasy Magazine Jaarbundel III
Neonman by Tais Teng
Richard III by Paul Murray Kendall
England and Wales under the Tudors by Sinclair Atkins
The Tudor Parliament by R.K. Gilkes
Ridderverhalen uit de Middeleeuwen from Dr. Jozef Janssens
Second Fire by Robert C. Wilson
Prince of Darkness by Barbara Michaels
The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft
The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley
Avond over Albion by Pauline Gedge
William and Mary by Henri & Barbara van der Zee

Read
World War Z by Max Brooks
De Talen van Pao by Jack Vance
Crusades by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness book 1) by Tamora Pierce

What should I read now?


Stayed up late last night. I had started Beauty yesterday, and it sucked me in, as it always does. So I finished it around 2am. Don't really remember any dreams from last night either. Anyway, we did go out and get groceries, so we have meals for a week!

Question of the Day from LJ:
As the Northern hemisphere spins toward the shortest day of the year, it's getting dark earlier and earlier. What comforts do you fall back on when the days are short and the nights are long?

The blanket is taken down from where ever it's been stored, so I can curl up under a warm blanket on the couch. Hot chocolate starts getting made on occasion. Otherwise, my life and habits are pretty standard. Sweaters will start making an appearance as the weather gets cooler, but I don't wear jackets or coats over sweaters, too warm.
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Today, amazingly, for a good portion of the afternoon, there was sunlight streaming in through our windows. Considering we are entering into the season of dark, grey skies and rain, it was nice while we had it. However, it has once again darkened to the level of light we can expect for the rest of the year.

Otherwise, Mark is going in to the city centre tomorrow to get a haircut, a new pass photo and to renew his passport. We'll also do groceries. Yeah, I know, my life is full of unending excitement and adventure. I'm having a little bit of trouble getting my head out of thinking about writing papers. I don't actually want to write about the silver branch in Celtic mythology here. At least, not any more, so I'm going to try and come up with something else to write about this coming month. I'm sure I can think of something.

I should also be looking to start up Menu Plan Monday again, but I'm currently feeling too lazy.




I've finished Crusades by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira. As the authors warn at the beginning, this is not the most in depth study, this is an introduction to the whole thing. I found it to be a very good book, and I would absolutely suggest it if you have any interest in this time period at all. The writing, like in his other books, is informational but not dull or boring. It's almost conversational, and at times humorous, but you never get the idea that they are trying to talk down to you. It touches on both sides and goes through each cycle of crusading.

Now of course, the question is what to read next.

Some links:

A formal apology for all your apology needs.

Adorable little dog that does tricks!

Let's have some particle simulation.

Some more original translations Grimm's Fairy Tales.

And how about some Escher Legos.
Today, amazingly, for a good portion of the afternoon, there was sunlight streaming in through our windows. Considering we are entering into the season of dark, grey skies and rain, it was nice while we had it. However, it has once again darkened to the level of light we can expect for the rest of the year.

Otherwise, Mark is going in to the city centre tomorrow to get a haircut, a new pass photo and to renew his passport. We'll also do groceries. Yeah, I know, my life is full of unending excitement and adventure. I'm having a little bit of trouble getting my head out of thinking about writing papers. I don't actually want to write about the silver branch in Celtic mythology here. At least, not any more, so I'm going to try and come up with something else to write about this coming month. I'm sure I can think of something.

I should also be looking to start up Menu Plan Monday again, but I'm currently feeling too lazy.




I've finished Crusades by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira. As the authors warn at the beginning, this is not the most in depth study, this is an introduction to the whole thing. I found it to be a very good book, and I would absolutely suggest it if you have any interest in this time period at all. The writing, like in his other books, is informational but not dull or boring. It's almost conversational, and at times humorous, but you never get the idea that they are trying to talk down to you. It touches on both sides and goes through each cycle of crusading.

Now of course, the question is what to read next.

Some links:

A formal apology for all your apology needs.

Adorable little dog that does tricks!

Let's have some particle simulation.

Some more original translations Grimm's Fairy Tales.

And how about some Escher Legos.

Book lists

Oct. 7th, 2008 06:10 pm
tricster: (To Read Pile)
This will not include anything school related books. I recently got 10 books for €5 at the local book market, so it's gotten to be a reasonably long list again.

Reading meaning I have a bookmark in them and they are picked up now and again.
World War Z by Max Brooks
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
De Talen van Pao by Jack Vance
Here There Be Dragons by Mary Brown

To Read
Babel-17 by Samuel Delany
Crusades by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira
Profeet van de Duivel by Ad van Tiggelen
Pure Fantasy Magazine Jaarbundel III
Neonman by Tais Teng
Richard III by Paul Murray Kendall
England and Wales under the Tudors by Sinclair Atkins
The Tudor Parliament by R.K. Gilkes
Ridderverhalen uit de Middeleeuwen from Dr. Jozef Janssens
Second Fire by Robert C. Wilson
Prince of Darkness by Barbara Michaels
The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft
The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley
Avond over Albion by Pauline Gedge
William and Mary by Henri & Barbara van der Zee

ETA 02/11/2008 bought two more books: Beauty by Robin McKinley and Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness book 1) by Tamora Pierce

Also, never mentioned, but what I read on vacation.
Tussen Twee Werelden by David Brin (aka The Postman)
The Merchant Prince by Armin Shimerman and Michael Scott
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail by Stephen R. Bown
Medieval Lives by Terry Jones
De Onvoorziene by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny by Mike Dash
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Book lists

Oct. 7th, 2008 06:10 pm
tricster: (To Read Pile)
This will not include anything school related books. I recently got 10 books for €5 at the local book market, so it's gotten to be a reasonably long list again.

Reading meaning I have a bookmark in them and they are picked up now and again.
World War Z by Max Brooks
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
De Talen van Pao by Jack Vance
Here There Be Dragons by Mary Brown

To Read
Babel-17 by Samuel Delany
Crusades by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira
Profeet van de Duivel by Ad van Tiggelen
Pure Fantasy Magazine Jaarbundel III
Neonman by Tais Teng
Richard III by Paul Murray Kendall
England and Wales under the Tudors by Sinclair Atkins
The Tudor Parliament by R.K. Gilkes
Ridderverhalen uit de Middeleeuwen from Dr. Jozef Janssens
Second Fire by Robert C. Wilson
Prince of Darkness by Barbara Michaels
The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft
The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley
Avond over Albion by Pauline Gedge
William and Mary by Henri & Barbara van der Zee

ETA 02/11/2008 bought two more books: Beauty by Robin McKinley and Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness book 1) by Tamora Pierce

Also, never mentioned, but what I read on vacation.
Tussen Twee Werelden by David Brin (aka The Postman)
The Merchant Prince by Armin Shimerman and Michael Scott
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail by Stephen R. Bown
Medieval Lives by Terry Jones
De Onvoorziene by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny by Mike Dash
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So, this past week I have been ill, but luckily, I'm feeling much better now. Thursday, Mark dragged me out to get groceries, which meant burritos! But more importantly this week, I got some problems sorted out (with Mark's help) with the University. They had wanted a new colloquium doctum for Celtic languages and cultures, and we were afraid that I would have to jump through a million hoops again to get it. Luckily, one call to the student service desk later (and a return call) and I got a hassle free colloquium doctum, because someone actually paused and thought 'Hey! We let her into this other study in the same department, so we should have no problem letting her into this study.'

And hell probably froze over for a moment or so.

At any rate, I just have to send in one of the two copies they sent me. (They sent me the original, and two copies, so I don't even have to make my own copies, woo!) Then it should be reasonably okay. However, I did get the negative binding study advice for history, as I figured. Whatever, I have already reconciled with that.

Today, my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book arrived at around 11 or so. (I think Mark was way more anxious about it arriving than I was. We had stayed up really late last night stupidly, and I was just really tired. My main thoughts this morning? 'Mmhmm, book, right, sleep.. sleeeeep') Of course, once I was awake and it had arrived, I very much wanted to read it. I read a few pages, and then Mark forced* me out of the apartment with him to check out cars and take test drives. We stopped at the Opal dealer, and drove around for an hour, we ate lunch, then we went to the Toyota dealer, and drove around for an hour. We stopped by the Skoda dealer to see about making a test drive, but there were various things that didn't go right there, so we just went home. We got home around 15:30 or so, I believe, and I dove into Harry Potter (Mark wanted to read it too, donchaknow). I finished it around 20:30, so about 6 hours in total to read it.

In general, I thought it was a very good book. I don't have a particular favourite book, but this would be high on the list, I think, if I would try to rank them. No, it's not perfect, but what book is?

Anyway, Mark is now reading it and I'm looking forward to tomorrow and hanging out with my friends. (I almost feel sorry for Mark, surrounded by young, attractive girls...) We're all going out to catch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and eat dinner and who knows what else. It should be fantastic. I have no idea if the conversations will be in English or in Dutch. It will probably be a large mix and eventually we'll just break down to charades (and much laughter).

We have no idea when we'll celebrate my birthday with Mark's family, maybe in late August. Who knows? I also don't know what we're doing to celebrate my actual birthday.

Other plans? Urm, hopefully Mark and I will be at Castlefest, although I don't know what day (or days) we'll be going. I really want to see the Mediaeval Baebes, as well as a few other musicians. Other than that, it just looks all around awesome. I go out with another friend to see a musical in August, and we have a welcome back party for Mark's brother. After that, I will hopefully be starting classes in September. October should be the beginnings of moving/house stuff. Yes, we should be moved and everything by November, if all goes well. Which means holidays in a brand new place. I plan on baking lots and lots of cookies for Christmas, as I will finally have access to an oven.

*No, he didn't really force me out of the apartment, he just said how much nicer it would be if I were part of the decision making process. I then decided that being with Mark and doing grown-up things was more important than Harry Potter. Because I'm saner than a lot of other people on the internet.
So, this past week I have been ill, but luckily, I'm feeling much better now. Thursday, Mark dragged me out to get groceries, which meant burritos! But more importantly this week, I got some problems sorted out (with Mark's help) with the University. They had wanted a new colloquium doctum for Celtic languages and cultures, and we were afraid that I would have to jump through a million hoops again to get it. Luckily, one call to the student service desk later (and a return call) and I got a hassle free colloquium doctum, because someone actually paused and thought 'Hey! We let her into this other study in the same department, so we should have no problem letting her into this study.'

And hell probably froze over for a moment or so.

At any rate, I just have to send in one of the two copies they sent me. (They sent me the original, and two copies, so I don't even have to make my own copies, woo!) Then it should be reasonably okay. However, I did get the negative binding study advice for history, as I figured. Whatever, I have already reconciled with that.

Today, my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book arrived at around 11 or so. (I think Mark was way more anxious about it arriving than I was. We had stayed up really late last night stupidly, and I was just really tired. My main thoughts this morning? 'Mmhmm, book, right, sleep.. sleeeeep') Of course, once I was awake and it had arrived, I very much wanted to read it. I read a few pages, and then Mark forced* me out of the apartment with him to check out cars and take test drives. We stopped at the Opal dealer, and drove around for an hour, we ate lunch, then we went to the Toyota dealer, and drove around for an hour. We stopped by the Skoda dealer to see about making a test drive, but there were various things that didn't go right there, so we just went home. We got home around 15:30 or so, I believe, and I dove into Harry Potter (Mark wanted to read it too, donchaknow). I finished it around 20:30, so about 6 hours in total to read it.

In general, I thought it was a very good book. I don't have a particular favourite book, but this would be high on the list, I think, if I would try to rank them. No, it's not perfect, but what book is?

Anyway, Mark is now reading it and I'm looking forward to tomorrow and hanging out with my friends. (I almost feel sorry for Mark, surrounded by young, attractive girls...) We're all going out to catch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and eat dinner and who knows what else. It should be fantastic. I have no idea if the conversations will be in English or in Dutch. It will probably be a large mix and eventually we'll just break down to charades (and much laughter).

We have no idea when we'll celebrate my birthday with Mark's family, maybe in late August. Who knows? I also don't know what we're doing to celebrate my actual birthday.

Other plans? Urm, hopefully Mark and I will be at Castlefest, although I don't know what day (or days) we'll be going. I really want to see the Mediaeval Baebes, as well as a few other musicians. Other than that, it just looks all around awesome. I go out with another friend to see a musical in August, and we have a welcome back party for Mark's brother. After that, I will hopefully be starting classes in September. October should be the beginnings of moving/house stuff. Yes, we should be moved and everything by November, if all goes well. Which means holidays in a brand new place. I plan on baking lots and lots of cookies for Christmas, as I will finally have access to an oven.

*No, he didn't really force me out of the apartment, he just said how much nicer it would be if I were part of the decision making process. I then decided that being with Mark and doing grown-up things was more important than Harry Potter. Because I'm saner than a lot of other people on the internet.

Hahahaha..

Jun. 1st, 2007 08:08 am
tricster: (LOL)
From Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker by J.K. Rowling (duh), page 173

'Wat zit er in die doos?' vroeg hij [Ron] wijzend.
'Grappig dat je dat vraagt,' zei Hermelien, met een vuile blik op Ron. Ze haalde het deksel van de doos en liet de inhoud zien.
De doos bevatte zo'n vijftig badges, allemaal verschillend van kleur, maar met dezelfde letters: S.H.I.T.
'Shit?' zei Harry, die een badge pakte en hem bekeek. 'Wat moet dat nou weer voorstellen?'
'Niet shit,' zei Hermelien ongeduldig. 'S-H-I-T. Dat betekent Stichting Huis-elf, voor Inburgering en Tolerantie.'


I love this sort of thing. Honestly, shit in a children's book. :D

totally crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] taalmisbruiker

Hahahaha..

Jun. 1st, 2007 08:08 am
tricster: (Default)
From Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker by J.K. Rowling (duh), page 173

'Wat zit er in die doos?' vroeg hij [Ron] wijzend.
'Grappig dat je dat vraagt,' zei Hermelien, met een vuile blik op Ron. Ze haalde het deksel van de doos en liet de inhoud zien.
De doos bevatte zo'n vijftig badges, allemaal verschillend van kleur, maar met dezelfde letters: S.H.I.T.
'Shit?' zei Harry, die een badge pakte en hem bekeek. 'Wat moet dat nou weer voorstellen?'
'Niet shit,' zei Hermelien ongeduldig. 'S-H-I-T. Dat betekent Stichting Huis-elf, voor Inburgering en Tolerantie.'


I love this sort of thing. Honestly, shit in a children's book. :D

totally crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] taalmisbruiker
I have written my paper and will be turning it in today. I really have to be sure to get out on time, as there is still a delay (meaning a bus ride instead of trains) between Hengelo and Almelo. However, my paper looks nifty, and I think it's well done. Hopefully I'll get a good grade on it. I should, since Mark was very helpful last night in going through with his old red pen and editing it. I think, because of him, it makes my point more clearly, is easier to read and has less incorrect grammar.
After I hand in my essay today, I'm going to try and poke my head in some offices to see if any of the professors who graded the Medieval exam are in today. I hope to catch them and see if I can get some pointers for the upcoming re-test. After the re-test on Thursday I'll be completely free until about the 23rd of this month. I'm very much looking forward to that. It will give me a chance to do some stuff for me, and not feel totally guilty about it. ;) Also it will give me a chance to get some more cleaning done. Then maybe we will have a dining room table again instead of a pile of clutter, as well as some more visible floor, instead of boxes and stuff about houses.

I have also, just this morning, finally organised my school stuff. I gathered all my notes together into one big binder and have put my textbooks on a shelf, next to my various workbooks and readers for the courses. So that's taken care of and looks a bit better. Easier to find stuff as well, though there is some stuff that I wish I could print out and shove in with my notes. Like some of the notes that I got from other people via e-mail for Medieval History, that would be helpful. However, we are nearly out of ink and I don't think I should really print out 40 some odd pages of notes (the notes are about the textbook and the original sources we read).

Called my parents Sunday night to wish them a happy Easter. Of course, with the time difference it was Sunday evening for them, so it was no problem on their side. Had a good long talk, which is normal when you talk to my Dad. I wanted to call my sister, but by the time I got off the phone with my parents it was far too late and Mark and I wanted to go to sleep.
On a side note to the parents thing, I received a package from them just this past week that included an Easter card, pictures and a smuttysmutty book! I don't know if either of them read it, though I am doubting it, but I'm only 80 some odd pages into it and there has been lots of rather erotic stuff happening. (Only one case of actual sex though, the rest was all seductions.) It's not a bad book (Real Vampires Have Curves) although I am waiting for the plot to take off. Not as much with the simpering female, which is nice. So far, a good read. (I'm reading this and Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban. I know! Only two books! I'm slacking.)

Sunday, the actual day, was very nicely spent with Mark's parents and his aunt and uncle and their daughter. Mark has such a friendly family that going to these family events are quite pleasant. We had a brunch type thing with eggs and various forms of rolls and other stuff. Dinner was pork tenderloin, asparagus, salad, spinach and potatoes. I didn't touch the spinach, but the pork tenderloin was delicious with a bit of pepper sauce (specially made for me, the other sauce for the pork tenderloin was a mushroom sauce), and the asparagus was also delicious. I had two helpings of the asparagus! (This will shock my family, I'm sure.)
There was plenty of chatting and we watched Crimson Tide because it happened to be on.

Just an all around pleasant day. Monday was consumed by paper writing, though Mark got to play around with Blender for a change.

Tomorrow I hang out with W and F in Deventer, which I'm really looking forward to. I have no idea what we'll be doing, but it's sure to be fun, simply because hanging with W and F is always fun. Tomorrow and today will also be the studying thing again. I'm getting kind of tired with the studying thing, but this will be the last for at least a month or so. 

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The song isn't that great of a number all on it's own, but the jumpstyle (description in English or in Dutch) in it is very interesting. I like to watch it on occasion because it makes me smile, so I though I would share it with y'all.
I have written my paper and will be turning it in today. I really have to be sure to get out on time, as there is still a delay (meaning a bus ride instead of trains) between Hengelo and Almelo. However, my paper looks nifty, and I think it's well done. Hopefully I'll get a good grade on it. I should, since Mark was very helpful last night in going through with his old red pen and editing it. I think, because of him, it makes my point more clearly, is easier to read and has less incorrect grammar.
After I hand in my essay today, I'm going to try and poke my head in some offices to see if any of the professors who graded the Medieval exam are in today. I hope to catch them and see if I can get some pointers for the upcoming re-test. After the re-test on Thursday I'll be completely free until about the 23rd of this month. I'm very much looking forward to that. It will give me a chance to do some stuff for me, and not feel totally guilty about it. ;) Also it will give me a chance to get some more cleaning done. Then maybe we will have a dining room table again instead of a pile of clutter, as well as some more visible floor, instead of boxes and stuff about houses.

I have also, just this morning, finally organised my school stuff. I gathered all my notes together into one big binder and have put my textbooks on a shelf, next to my various workbooks and readers for the courses. So that's taken care of and looks a bit better. Easier to find stuff as well, though there is some stuff that I wish I could print out and shove in with my notes. Like some of the notes that I got from other people via e-mail for Medieval History, that would be helpful. However, we are nearly out of ink and I don't think I should really print out 40 some odd pages of notes (the notes are about the textbook and the original sources we read).

Called my parents Sunday night to wish them a happy Easter. Of course, with the time difference it was Sunday evening for them, so it was no problem on their side. Had a good long talk, which is normal when you talk to my Dad. I wanted to call my sister, but by the time I got off the phone with my parents it was far too late and Mark and I wanted to go to sleep.
On a side note to the parents thing, I received a package from them just this past week that included an Easter card, pictures and a smuttysmutty book! I don't know if either of them read it, though I am doubting it, but I'm only 80 some odd pages into it and there has been lots of rather erotic stuff happening. (Only one case of actual sex though, the rest was all seductions.) It's not a bad book (Real Vampires Have Curves) although I am waiting for the plot to take off. Not as much with the simpering female, which is nice. So far, a good read. (I'm reading this and Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban. I know! Only two books! I'm slacking.)

Sunday, the actual day, was very nicely spent with Mark's parents and his aunt and uncle and their daughter. Mark has such a friendly family that going to these family events are quite pleasant. We had a brunch type thing with eggs and various forms of rolls and other stuff. Dinner was pork tenderloin, asparagus, salad, spinach and potatoes. I didn't touch the spinach, but the pork tenderloin was delicious with a bit of pepper sauce (specially made for me, the other sauce for the pork tenderloin was a mushroom sauce), and the asparagus was also delicious. I had two helpings of the asparagus! (This will shock my family, I'm sure.)
There was plenty of chatting and we watched Crimson Tide because it happened to be on.

Just an all around pleasant day. Monday was consumed by paper writing, though Mark got to play around with Blender for a change.

Tomorrow I hang out with W and F in Deventer, which I'm really looking forward to. I have no idea what we'll be doing, but it's sure to be fun, simply because hanging with W and F is always fun. Tomorrow and today will also be the studying thing again. I'm getting kind of tired with the studying thing, but this will be the last for at least a month or so. 

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The song isn't that great of a number all on it's own, but the jumpstyle (description in English or in Dutch) in it is very interesting. I like to watch it on occasion because it makes me smile, so I though I would share it with y'all.

Tuesday..

Nov. 14th, 2006 10:16 am
tricster: (Witchy Apple)
It used to be on Tuesday that I had to get up far too early so that I could catch a train and get in for a 9am class. It now feels very weird that I don't have to get up that early. I got up with Mark around 8 am and have been enjoying my morning free-time. Which consisted of actually eating breakfast (I ate breakfast yesterday too, 3 minute eggs, yum!).
Today was Brinta (a sort of porridge type deal) and packed my lunch. Today's lunch consists of a chicken and cheese sandwich (cut into quarters, yay!), two mandarins, some kroepoek and a sour hard candy, with a bottle of light lemon & lime soda from the local Albert Heijn. I'll probably be eating it on the train (my class is at 13.00, so lunch time takes place on the train), but it's so nice to have a little packed lunch again. Ahh, what I wouldn't give to bento on occasion at least. So cute!

Still not a morning person, I'm just better at waking up than Mark. Lately I've been waking up around 7.30 or so and then trying to sleep for another half hour. It doesn't really work. I mean, I do sleep a little, but it's really restless and I can't find a very comfortable position. It sucks, because I'm often still tired I just can't do anything about it.

Yesterday, had no free-reading book for the train, so played Sudoku and napped on the way back. I should probably grab a book to read on the way back today, but I have no idea what. Since my texts are in English I've been thinking that my free-read should be in Dutch, just to keep things even. (I hate when the languages start feeling neglected. They whine at me and make me feel terribly guilty.)

Anyways, I should go do that, then pull shoes on and be off!

Tuesday..

Nov. 14th, 2006 10:16 am
tricster: (Witchy Apple)
It used to be on Tuesday that I had to get up far too early so that I could catch a train and get in for a 9am class. It now feels very weird that I don't have to get up that early. I got up with Mark around 8 am and have been enjoying my morning free-time. Which consisted of actually eating breakfast (I ate breakfast yesterday too, 3 minute eggs, yum!).
Today was Brinta (a sort of porridge type deal) and packed my lunch. Today's lunch consists of a chicken and cheese sandwich (cut into quarters, yay!), two mandarins, some kroepoek and a sour hard candy, with a bottle of light lemon & lime soda from the local Albert Heijn. I'll probably be eating it on the train (my class is at 13.00, so lunch time takes place on the train), but it's so nice to have a little packed lunch again. Ahh, what I wouldn't give to bento on occasion at least. So cute!

Still not a morning person, I'm just better at waking up than Mark. Lately I've been waking up around 7.30 or so and then trying to sleep for another half hour. It doesn't really work. I mean, I do sleep a little, but it's really restless and I can't find a very comfortable position. It sucks, because I'm often still tired I just can't do anything about it.

Yesterday, had no free-reading book for the train, so played Sudoku and napped on the way back. I should probably grab a book to read on the way back today, but I have no idea what. Since my texts are in English I've been thinking that my free-read should be in Dutch, just to keep things even. (I hate when the languages start feeling neglected. They whine at me and make me feel terribly guilty.)

Anyways, I should go do that, then pull shoes on and be off!

I am teh smrt!

Oct. 3rd, 2006 06:16 pm
tricster: (Happy)
So, this morning I woke up very early (5:40am) to catch the 6:57 am train. I ride for the two hours to get to my 9 am class, rush up the stairs, thinking "Oh Noes! I am late!" and... no one was there. Well, blimey, apparently there was no class today. How.. very interesting. Did they mention that last week? They must have mentioned it somewhere, right?

So I ride another two hours back on the train and get home in time for lunch.

Well, at least I did some vacuuming (very necessary) and did some re-reading from the textbook on the way home. Also, finished Chronicles of Narnia. I nearly broke into tears on the train. I didn't know it ended like that.

Snakes on a Plane? AWESOME. Pure, unadulterated awesome. I loved it. I will have it when it comes out on DVD. Groceries tonight, which means Mexican. Yay!

Sadness: Veronica Mars starts again tonight, but not in the NL. I keep wishing they'll just bring over all the series I like (Supernatural, Veronica Mars, please Dutch television!) Ah well, will have to wait until I can download it.

I am teh smrt!

Oct. 3rd, 2006 06:16 pm
tricster: (Default)
So, this morning I woke up very early (5:40am) to catch the 6:57 am train. I ride for the two hours to get to my 9 am class, rush up the stairs, thinking "Oh Noes! I am late!" and... no one was there. Well, blimey, apparently there was no class today. How.. very interesting. Did they mention that last week? They must have mentioned it somewhere, right?

So I ride another two hours back on the train and get home in time for lunch.

Well, at least I did some vacuuming (very necessary) and did some re-reading from the textbook on the way home. Also, finished Chronicles of Narnia. I nearly broke into tears on the train. I didn't know it ended like that.

Snakes on a Plane? AWESOME. Pure, unadulterated awesome. I loved it. I will have it when it comes out on DVD. Groceries tonight, which means Mexican. Yay!

Sadness: Veronica Mars starts again tonight, but not in the NL. I keep wishing they'll just bring over all the series I like (Supernatural, Veronica Mars, please Dutch television!) Ah well, will have to wait until I can download it.