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So, this last week has been pretty hectic and full of stress, but I managed it. I had a re-test, a presentation and an essay to do this week. I also had a very nice dinner with Asterix afterwards. Now I am rewarded with vacation!

Monday I having another meeting with the gemeente.

Holiday wise, presents are sent out to my immediate family. I want to pick up a Christmas card and write a letter updating my Grandparents, because I think they'd like to hear from me.
I also picked up Mark's presents today as well as our new (fake) Christmas tree. This is new for me. For my entire life my family has always had a real tree, but Mark and I felt it was better for us, currently, considering limitation of space and such, to get a fake tree. We'll set it up and decorate it tonight. I'll try to take some pictures.

Also, Mark and I stopped by the pet store a few days ago, and they had a whole bunch of young rats. We got adorabled in to reserving two little girls. Cream mis-marked hooded. Absolutely adorable and really sweet. We had our eyes originally on a black masked girl, but she was already reserved, but the two girls we picked curled right up in the crook of Mark's arm and started falling asleep. How sweet is that?! They also didn't seem afraid of hands or anything, which is one of our first 'tests' for rats we might consider taking home. So, we should be able to pick them up around the 24th. These rats are our anniversary gifts to us.

So, uhm, pictures of the tree and pictures of the new rats, when we bring them home.
So, this last week has been pretty hectic and full of stress, but I managed it. I had a re-test, a presentation and an essay to do this week. I also had a very nice dinner with Asterix afterwards. Now I am rewarded with vacation!

Monday I having another meeting with the gemeente.

Holiday wise, presents are sent out to my immediate family. I want to pick up a Christmas card and write a letter updating my Grandparents, because I think they'd like to hear from me.
I also picked up Mark's presents today as well as our new (fake) Christmas tree. This is new for me. For my entire life my family has always had a real tree, but Mark and I felt it was better for us, currently, considering limitation of space and such, to get a fake tree. We'll set it up and decorate it tonight. I'll try to take some pictures.

Also, Mark and I stopped by the pet store a few days ago, and they had a whole bunch of young rats. We got adorabled in to reserving two little girls. Cream mis-marked hooded. Absolutely adorable and really sweet. We had our eyes originally on a black masked girl, but she was already reserved, but the two girls we picked curled right up in the crook of Mark's arm and started falling asleep. How sweet is that?! They also didn't seem afraid of hands or anything, which is one of our first 'tests' for rats we might consider taking home. So, we should be able to pick them up around the 24th. These rats are our anniversary gifts to us.

So, uhm, pictures of the tree and pictures of the new rats, when we bring them home.
So, I'm typing now from the very unhandy computers at the cafeteria of the Uithof. I have finished my exam, and while I was weak on some small parts, I was able to put down an answer for each question, and my answer for the question specifically about Beowulf are probably a little more than they technically asked for. But I think I've passed it.

I got up very early this morning (at least for me) and headed out into the cold to catch my train. I didn't get the train I wanted, unfortunately, so I was actually a little late for my exam, which is annoying (mostly due to the 12 bus I was on). Luckily, I had plenty of time and didn't feel the least bit rushed. I did end up forgetting my cell phone at home, which isn't nice at all, as I tend to use that as my watch.

Now I have another mid-term on Thursday, for Middle Welsh. Hopefully that won't be too horrible. I don't think it will, but we'll only know when we go in on Thursday.

Hm, otherwise, hello December! You are gray and cold, just like November. However, you don't actually seem to be cold enough for me to be wearing my winter coat but you're too cold for just a sweater, and so I wear my heavy winter coat. I am also dreadfully warm because of it, so screw you December.

To do today:
- renew pass for guarded bike storage.
- get groceries
- do homework (ah, the staple activity of my life)
So, I'm typing now from the very unhandy computers at the cafeteria of the Uithof. I have finished my exam, and while I was weak on some small parts, I was able to put down an answer for each question, and my answer for the question specifically about Beowulf are probably a little more than they technically asked for. But I think I've passed it.

I got up very early this morning (at least for me) and headed out into the cold to catch my train. I didn't get the train I wanted, unfortunately, so I was actually a little late for my exam, which is annoying (mostly due to the 12 bus I was on). Luckily, I had plenty of time and didn't feel the least bit rushed. I did end up forgetting my cell phone at home, which isn't nice at all, as I tend to use that as my watch.

Now I have another mid-term on Thursday, for Middle Welsh. Hopefully that won't be too horrible. I don't think it will, but we'll only know when we go in on Thursday.

Hm, otherwise, hello December! You are gray and cold, just like November. However, you don't actually seem to be cold enough for me to be wearing my winter coat but you're too cold for just a sweater, and so I wear my heavy winter coat. I am also dreadfully warm because of it, so screw you December.

To do today:
- renew pass for guarded bike storage.
- get groceries
- do homework (ah, the staple activity of my life)
So, this is the end of NaBloPoMo. I haven't posted the most interesting posts, I must admit, but I made it through. I would, generally, like to continue posting daily, but I think it would be nice to have a bit more content. It feels nice that I've forced myself to write at least something every day. If I ever have free time again, I'll starting work in my free time on some, possibly, longer posts. I can't just put them up on the fly, as then they become incoherent ramblings that have no point, and while I have every right to post random ramblings, as it's my blog, I'd prefer a little more coherence.

Tomorrow is my mid-term, which I'm not too concerned about, however, after this I go to bed. The exam starts at 9:00, which I think is a ridiculous time, but whatever. It's no where near as ridiculous as the exams for history which were late in the evening.

So, wish me luck, and good night!
So, this is the end of NaBloPoMo. I haven't posted the most interesting posts, I must admit, but I made it through. I would, generally, like to continue posting daily, but I think it would be nice to have a bit more content. It feels nice that I've forced myself to write at least something every day. If I ever have free time again, I'll starting work in my free time on some, possibly, longer posts. I can't just put them up on the fly, as then they become incoherent ramblings that have no point, and while I have every right to post random ramblings, as it's my blog, I'd prefer a little more coherence.

Tomorrow is my mid-term, which I'm not too concerned about, however, after this I go to bed. The exam starts at 9:00, which I think is a ridiculous time, but whatever. It's no where near as ridiculous as the exams for history which were late in the evening.

So, wish me luck, and good night!
Quickie before I pop into the show than head for Utrecht. I enjoyed having a bit more of a relaxed day, particularly after the long day that was yesterday. For whatever reason yesterday I was particularly annoyed. A lot of things annoyed me more than they usually do. So, I'm glad I didn't pick up anything very fancy for dinner. Nothing that required lots of prep on my part.

Right, anyway, today was free from class and meant lounging around a bit. I probably should have done more work than I did (I reviewed some of my Intro to Medieval English stuff) but whatever. I'll shower and head off to Utrecht soon, to pick up a few things, and then meet up with Mark in Amsterdam. Hopefully I'll be able to get to Amsterdam, because the trains have been running very poorly lately. Lots of problems, particularly around Amsterdam (mainly due to a train derailment, I think). From Amsterdam, we head over to Apeldoorn to dine with E and T and probably play Munchkins (they bought the game as well as some expansions to it.) It's fun to hang out with them, so I'm looking forward to it. A night without any homework! I won't even have books looming near me, threatening me quietly with the work I'm not doing.

Monday will be a bit of a busy day, what with my Intro to Medieval English mid-term, and meeting up with some of the group to work on our presentation for History of Medieval Wales, and, of course, a normal class of Middle Welsh 2. I'll probably want to translate some more MW before then, so I'll probably have to do homework at some point this weekend, beyond just studying up for the mid-term.

Okay, that's all I've got at the moment, I hope everyone enjoys today and I'm off for the day!
Quickie before I pop into the show than head for Utrecht. I enjoyed having a bit more of a relaxed day, particularly after the long day that was yesterday. For whatever reason yesterday I was particularly annoyed. A lot of things annoyed me more than they usually do. So, I'm glad I didn't pick up anything very fancy for dinner. Nothing that required lots of prep on my part.

Right, anyway, today was free from class and meant lounging around a bit. I probably should have done more work than I did (I reviewed some of my Intro to Medieval English stuff) but whatever. I'll shower and head off to Utrecht soon, to pick up a few things, and then meet up with Mark in Amsterdam. Hopefully I'll be able to get to Amsterdam, because the trains have been running very poorly lately. Lots of problems, particularly around Amsterdam (mainly due to a train derailment, I think). From Amsterdam, we head over to Apeldoorn to dine with E and T and probably play Munchkins (they bought the game as well as some expansions to it.) It's fun to hang out with them, so I'm looking forward to it. A night without any homework! I won't even have books looming near me, threatening me quietly with the work I'm not doing.

Monday will be a bit of a busy day, what with my Intro to Medieval English mid-term, and meeting up with some of the group to work on our presentation for History of Medieval Wales, and, of course, a normal class of Middle Welsh 2. I'll probably want to translate some more MW before then, so I'll probably have to do homework at some point this weekend, beyond just studying up for the mid-term.

Okay, that's all I've got at the moment, I hope everyone enjoys today and I'm off for the day!
  • My professor hasn't emailed me back about the edition required for her course.
  • Some of my books will take a little bit to get here, and thus may not be here in time for start of classes.
  • Because of all my classes on Thursdays, it seems unlikely I'll ever make it again to the Thursday morning market here.


Otherwise, I have my exam tomorrow, hopefully I'll do well. I've studied some more and I really hope I've got it all down. We'll see. I should also pick up at least one thing for my upcoming classes. Luckily, I'll be in the right area of Utrecht of it. Friday I'll probably meet Mark in Alphen a/d Rijn to pick up something for T. Saturday is the birthday party.

Agh, I want the exam over with and I want my new classes started so I can set a bit more of a strict studying/homework schedule, as time will be a bit tighter this quarter!

Anyway, I think it's bedtime.

  • My professor hasn't emailed me back about the edition required for her course.
  • Some of my books will take a little bit to get here, and thus may not be here in time for start of classes.
  • Because of all my classes on Thursdays, it seems unlikely I'll ever make it again to the Thursday morning market here.


Otherwise, I have my exam tomorrow, hopefully I'll do well. I've studied some more and I really hope I've got it all down. We'll see. I should also pick up at least one thing for my upcoming classes. Luckily, I'll be in the right area of Utrecht of it. Friday I'll probably meet Mark in Alphen a/d Rijn to pick up something for T. Saturday is the birthday party.

Agh, I want the exam over with and I want my new classes started so I can set a bit more of a strict studying/homework schedule, as time will be a bit tighter this quarter!

Anyway, I think it's bedtime.

Moving along.

Oct. 29th, 2008 07:22 pm
tricster: (academia)
So, I got a little over 1,000 words done on my paper today, which is nice. It was exactly what I want to get done today. Tomorrow I'll work on getting a bit more done, but I won't have as high a limit as today, I'm thinking about 500 words, as I have an exam in Middle Welsh tomorrow. However, I should be able to get it done in time, particularly if I get right down to it on Friday, or if I get more done tomorrow than I think I will. I may actually, which would be nice.

Also, I'd love it if people would suggest some topics for me to write on for November! It's a free for all, whatever you want me to write. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever.

Moving along.

Oct. 29th, 2008 07:22 pm
tricster: (academia)
So, I got a little over 1,000 words done on my paper today, which is nice. It was exactly what I want to get done today. Tomorrow I'll work on getting a bit more done, but I won't have as high a limit as today, I'm thinking about 500 words, as I have an exam in Middle Welsh tomorrow. However, I should be able to get it done in time, particularly if I get right down to it on Friday, or if I get more done tomorrow than I think I will. I may actually, which would be nice.

Also, I'd love it if people would suggest some topics for me to write on for November! It's a free for all, whatever you want me to write. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever.
So, that's the end of classes for the 2nd quarter. I still have tests (those are on the 21st and the 24th of this month), but that's it for Old Irish. Next quarter it's modern Irish and general linguistic courses.

The rats are all doing well. They're getting along pretty well, though we still have not put them all in one cage, but they have out time together and the little ones love Mel. They really want to share a cage with her and have her around all the time, Mel seems just glad to get some company, though not quite ready to share her cage with them.

Also, I have new pants. Finding pants that are comfortable and fit and reasonably affordable (more than €30 for pants? Screw you!) continues to be like some holy quest. When you pull on a pair that fits and is comfortable it's like angels sing and a holy light comes down to proclaim that you've found the holy grail of pants. Having found that pair, I did the thing I should have done the last time, and grabbed a second pair of exactly the same pants.

Next week, on the 17th, Mark ([livejournal.com profile] beowulff) turns 30. No, no great big plans have been made. It's hard to do that when you know the birthday boy in question doesn't like to be put too much on the spot. At any rate, on the 20th we will celebrate it with his family. Hopefully we'll be able to hide the boxes by then so that people can wander around and it looks a little bit less of a mess.

Also, say hello to another friend of mine from New York who has finally gotten herself a livejournal. [livejournal.com profile] amicadj is brand new to LJ and an awesome person. (Also, the recipe up in her journal now is full of delicious. Hopefully I'll be able to make it soon when I find food-grade lavender and some bread pans.)

Yeah, that's about it. I'm afraid I'm not very articulate at the moment. I'm sure there was more I wanted to say but I've forgotten it right now
So, that's the end of classes for the 2nd quarter. I still have tests (those are on the 21st and the 24th of this month), but that's it for Old Irish. Next quarter it's modern Irish and general linguistic courses.

The rats are all doing well. They're getting along pretty well, though we still have not put them all in one cage, but they have out time together and the little ones love Mel. They really want to share a cage with her and have her around all the time, Mel seems just glad to get some company, though not quite ready to share her cage with them.

Also, I have new pants. Finding pants that are comfortable and fit and reasonably affordable (more than €30 for pants? Screw you!) continues to be like some holy quest. When you pull on a pair that fits and is comfortable it's like angels sing and a holy light comes down to proclaim that you've found the holy grail of pants. Having found that pair, I did the thing I should have done the last time, and grabbed a second pair of exactly the same pants.

Next week, on the 17th, Mark ([livejournal.com profile] beowulff) turns 30. No, no great big plans have been made. It's hard to do that when you know the birthday boy in question doesn't like to be put too much on the spot. At any rate, on the 20th we will celebrate it with his family. Hopefully we'll be able to hide the boxes by then so that people can wander around and it looks a little bit less of a mess.

Also, say hello to another friend of mine from New York who has finally gotten herself a livejournal. [livejournal.com profile] amicadj is brand new to LJ and an awesome person. (Also, the recipe up in her journal now is full of delicious. Hopefully I'll be able to make it soon when I find food-grade lavender and some bread pans.)

Yeah, that's about it. I'm afraid I'm not very articulate at the moment. I'm sure there was more I wanted to say but I've forgotten it right now

So..

Oct. 12th, 2007 03:24 pm
tricster: (Celtic Dogs)
It's, erm, been awhile since I've written here. I'm afraid that life has just been really busy, and the few times I had the time to write here, I preferred to play on my brand new PS2 (we bought it last weekend, along with Final Fantasy X and Kingdom Hearts) or sleep. So, let's update this thing.

Classes:
On October 4th I had a mid-term for Introduction Celtic and on the 9th of October I had a mid-term for my Old Irish 1 course. In a change from my first tests last year I've passed both. In fact, I got an 8,3 on my Intro mid-term. I got a 6 on my mid-term for Old Irish, but I was just thrilled to pass. Otherwise, classes have kept me quite busy. Old Irish continues to prove itself as a really insane language that defies logic. No, seriously..

Old Irish Mid-term: Just the translation sections. )

In any case, I hope to spend some time translating the poetry in my Old Irish Primer and posting it in [livejournal.com profile] taalmisbruiker. I think that would be kind of neat, and would help with my vocabulary. I figure it won't be as interesting to people with no interest in language, thus the separate blog.


Social Stuff:
Haven't done a ton of social stuff, though I had a drink with the Celts last night in the Mick. Though way back on the 29th, Mark and I went to a company dinner that was themed after the American Roaring Twenties. It was fun and I got a red boa from it, as well as delicious food. Yum. However, not much of the music was actually based from the Roaring Twenties, which saddened me, and had Mark listening to me light heartedly complain about it as well as sing (just for us) some of my own music. Though, I think most of what I sang actually came from the 30s. Otherwise, I have stuff for Asterix next week (though I might not make it to the film night, because of redecorating of course) and I have a van Hamel lecture, which should be pretty cool.

Mark and I have seen Stardust, and I enjoyed it greatly. No, I haven't read the book, though I have started reading it multiple times (in both English and Dutch) in bookstores.

House:
We get the keys on Monday! We'll be 'camping' as such in the house while we fix up the main room downstairs and our bedroom. We've had some moving people come in to get some options on what it will cost to have them haul everything from Enschede to Gouda. We've got a new (temp but big) cage for the rats, so that they can enjoy the new house in Gouda as well, since we can't leave our sweet fat lumps behind. So Monday, our car already filled with stuff, we will hie ourselves off to Gouda and to the notary's office to sign things and come into official possession of our house.
I'm wondering, though, if we should name the house. Thoughts on that?


Things that I'm wanting to do: translating Old Irish poetry and writing up that review of Stars Fall Home from [livejournal.com profile] cadhla.

I will post in a separate, friends-locked entry our new address as of next week.

Also, gifts wise. I have received my birthday gift from my sister and brother-in-law. Fabulous shirts from BPAL and all of the Dark Tower comics. *love* I've enjoyed it greatly!
Ali, I know you read this. I forgot to mention that we have bought D a present and I will try to pin Mark down so that we can order your gift for you and then have that sent off. I still have to get stuff together for Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa. Just wanted you to know that some progress had been made towards the gifting thing.

That's kind of it for the moment. I'm sure there is stuff I'm forgetting, but the comment function still works, so if people have questions....

So..

Oct. 12th, 2007 03:24 pm
tricster: (Celtic Dogs)
It's, erm, been awhile since I've written here. I'm afraid that life has just been really busy, and the few times I had the time to write here, I preferred to play on my brand new PS2 (we bought it last weekend, along with Final Fantasy X and Kingdom Hearts) or sleep. So, let's update this thing.

Classes:
On October 4th I had a mid-term for Introduction Celtic and on the 9th of October I had a mid-term for my Old Irish 1 course. In a change from my first tests last year I've passed both. In fact, I got an 8,3 on my Intro mid-term. I got a 6 on my mid-term for Old Irish, but I was just thrilled to pass. Otherwise, classes have kept me quite busy. Old Irish continues to prove itself as a really insane language that defies logic. No, seriously..

Old Irish Mid-term: Just the translation sections. )

In any case, I hope to spend some time translating the poetry in my Old Irish Primer and posting it in [livejournal.com profile] taalmisbruiker. I think that would be kind of neat, and would help with my vocabulary. I figure it won't be as interesting to people with no interest in language, thus the separate blog.


Social Stuff:
Haven't done a ton of social stuff, though I had a drink with the Celts last night in the Mick. Though way back on the 29th, Mark and I went to a company dinner that was themed after the American Roaring Twenties. It was fun and I got a red boa from it, as well as delicious food. Yum. However, not much of the music was actually based from the Roaring Twenties, which saddened me, and had Mark listening to me light heartedly complain about it as well as sing (just for us) some of my own music. Though, I think most of what I sang actually came from the 30s. Otherwise, I have stuff for Asterix next week (though I might not make it to the film night, because of redecorating of course) and I have a van Hamel lecture, which should be pretty cool.

Mark and I have seen Stardust, and I enjoyed it greatly. No, I haven't read the book, though I have started reading it multiple times (in both English and Dutch) in bookstores.

House:
We get the keys on Monday! We'll be 'camping' as such in the house while we fix up the main room downstairs and our bedroom. We've had some moving people come in to get some options on what it will cost to have them haul everything from Enschede to Gouda. We've got a new (temp but big) cage for the rats, so that they can enjoy the new house in Gouda as well, since we can't leave our sweet fat lumps behind. So Monday, our car already filled with stuff, we will hie ourselves off to Gouda and to the notary's office to sign things and come into official possession of our house.
I'm wondering, though, if we should name the house. Thoughts on that?


Things that I'm wanting to do: translating Old Irish poetry and writing up that review of Stars Fall Home from [livejournal.com profile] cadhla.

I will post in a separate, friends-locked entry our new address as of next week.

Also, gifts wise. I have received my birthday gift from my sister and brother-in-law. Fabulous shirts from BPAL and all of the Dark Tower comics. *love* I've enjoyed it greatly!
Ali, I know you read this. I forgot to mention that we have bought D a present and I will try to pin Mark down so that we can order your gift for you and then have that sent off. I still have to get stuff together for Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa. Just wanted you to know that some progress had been made towards the gifting thing.

That's kind of it for the moment. I'm sure there is stuff I'm forgetting, but the comment function still works, so if people have questions....
I have finally passed my first re-test ever! I have passed a Dutch exam, for once! Yay! (Dude, I can finally say that I did not fail all my exams)

Eigentijdse Geschiedenis - 6,1 on the retest!

I am full of the yay and the wow and the squee!

Today = Bizarre, weird, fabulous day!

I will write a fuller report on this day tomorrow. With it's yay! And it's wow! and it's OMG!

People, this makes me very happy, because it means that, yes, I can actually take Dutch courses and -pass-.. (well, other courses proved that. This just proves I can also get through the damn exams!)

I AM FILLED WITH THE YAY
I have finally passed my first re-test ever! I have passed a Dutch exam, for once! Yay! (Dude, I can finally say that I did not fail all my exams)

Eigentijdse Geschiedenis - 6,1 on the retest!

I am full of the yay and the wow and the squee!

Today = Bizarre, weird, fabulous day!

I will write a fuller report on this day tomorrow. With it's yay! And it's wow! and it's OMG!

People, this makes me very happy, because it means that, yes, I can actually take Dutch courses and -pass-.. (well, other courses proved that. This just proves I can also get through the damn exams!)

I AM FILLED WITH THE YAY
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.