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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."

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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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So, uhm, I'm going to put up a general schedule..

1st Quarter (September - beginning of November)
Mondays
11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh (Seminar Welsh Literature)

Tuesdays
FREE!

Wednesdays
11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh (Seminar Welsh Literature)

Thursdays
17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
(18:15 - 19:00 OudIers 3)
19:45 - 22:00 Medusa rehearsal

Fridays
FREE!

Specific events

Sept. 3
12:00 - 13:30 Celtic Feast!
14:00 - 17:00 Sword fighting!

Oct. 2 - 5
TAMLondon

Oct. 17 - 18
Fantastyval

Oct. 23 - 25
Medusa Rehearsal Weekend
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2nd Quarter (November - January)
Mondays
11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen (king of tales)

Tuesdays
FREE!

Wednesdays
11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen (king of tales)
13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek (The hand written book)

Thursdays
17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
18:15 - 19:00 OudIers 3
19:45 - 22:00 Medusa rehearsal

Fridays
10:00 - 11:45 Arthur koning van verhalen spreekuur?
13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek (The hand written book)

Specific Events

Dec. 11
Medusa winter concert
So, uhm, I'm going to put up a general schedule..

1st Quarter (September - beginning of November)
Mondays
11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh (Seminar Welsh Literature)

Tuesdays
FREE!

Wednesdays
11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh (Seminar Welsh Literature)

Thursdays
17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
(18:15 - 19:00 OudIers 3)
19:45 - 22:00 Medusa rehearsal

Fridays
FREE!

Specific events

Sept. 3
12:00 - 13:30 Celtic Feast!
14:00 - 17:00 Sword fighting!

Oct. 2 - 5
TAMLondon

Oct. 17 - 18
Fantastyval

Oct. 23 - 25
Medusa Rehearsal Weekend
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2nd Quarter (November - January)
Mondays
11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen (king of tales)

Tuesdays
FREE!

Wednesdays
11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen (king of tales)
13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek (The hand written book)

Thursdays
17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
18:15 - 19:00 OudIers 3
19:45 - 22:00 Medusa rehearsal

Fridays
10:00 - 11:45 Arthur koning van verhalen spreekuur?
13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek (The hand written book)

Specific Events

Dec. 11
Medusa winter concert
1st Quarter
Mondays: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh; 17:15 - 19:00 Hofcultuur in de middeleeuwen
Tuesdays: No class
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh
Thursdays: 11:00 - 12:45 Hofcultuur in de middeleeuwen; 17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
Fridays: No class

2nd Quarter
Mondays: 11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen
Tuesdays: No class
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen; 13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek
Thursdays: 17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:45 Arthur koning van verhalen (spreekuur?); 13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek

There was a last minute change since Middeleeuwse Wijsbegeerte is apparently not being offered in the 2009-2010 school year. It was replaced by Het handgeschreven boek (The hand written book), which will be covering medieval manuscripts. Also, the English version (Arthur King of Tales) was apparently not on offer, but the Dutch one was, and so.. I take Arthur koning van verhalen.
1st Quarter
Mondays: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh; 17:15 - 19:00 Hofcultuur in de middeleeuwen
Tuesdays: No class
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Welsh
Thursdays: 11:00 - 12:45 Hofcultuur in de middeleeuwen; 17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
Fridays: No class

2nd Quarter
Mondays: 11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen
Tuesdays: No class
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 12:45 Arthur koning van verhalen; 13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek
Thursdays: 17:15 - 18:00 Middelwelsh 3
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:45 Arthur koning van verhalen (spreekuur?); 13:15 - 15:00 Het handgeschreven boek

There was a last minute change since Middeleeuwse Wijsbegeerte is apparently not being offered in the 2009-2010 school year. It was replaced by Het handgeschreven boek (The hand written book), which will be covering medieval manuscripts. Also, the English version (Arthur King of Tales) was apparently not on offer, but the Dutch one was, and so.. I take Arthur koning van verhalen.
Okay, this is the tentative schedule for my third year (and hopefully last bachelor year) of Celtic studies at Utrecht. This is hoping that the courses I looked at are offered every year and not every other year. I think they are (so far as I can tell they are), so we'll see. I'm also not entirely sure about the Seminar Taalkunde, I'll probably end up discussing it with my mentor, if that's a good idea or not. I'll have a better idea of the work after this blok's Seminar Taalkunde Welsh.

The levels next to each course is the level of difficulty. The most difficult is a level 3, the easiest is level 1. There are requirements about how many credits of specific levels that you have to take.
The Latin is because I've never taken any Latin and I hope, if I can get into a masters study, to take the Medieval Latin courses offered, which requires some foreknowledge of Latin.

2009 - 2010
MiddelWelsh 3 lintcursus
Blok 1
Seminar Letterkunde Welsh [level 3]
Inleiding middeleeuwse cultuur: hofcultuur in de hoge en late middeleeuwen [level 2]

Blok 2
Arthur King of Tales [level 1]
Middeleeuwse Wijsbegeerte [level 2]

Blok 3
Algemene Taalwetenschap [level 1]
Latijn 1 [level 1]

Blok 4
Seminar Taalkunde Iers [level 3]
BA Thesis [level 3]

In other news, I have received my invitation to the naturalisation ceremony. On May 7, 2009 at 9am I will be attending a ceremony that will recognise I am Dutch! Mark of course will be joining me, and we'll see what happens about my first class of the day (Medieval Welsh literature), because I'll either be late or end up missing it entirely.
Okay, this is the tentative schedule for my third year (and hopefully last bachelor year) of Celtic studies at Utrecht. This is hoping that the courses I looked at are offered every year and not every other year. I think they are (so far as I can tell they are), so we'll see. I'm also not entirely sure about the Seminar Taalkunde, I'll probably end up discussing it with my mentor, if that's a good idea or not. I'll have a better idea of the work after this blok's Seminar Taalkunde Welsh.

The levels next to each course is the level of difficulty. The most difficult is a level 3, the easiest is level 1. There are requirements about how many credits of specific levels that you have to take.
The Latin is because I've never taken any Latin and I hope, if I can get into a masters study, to take the Medieval Latin courses offered, which requires some foreknowledge of Latin.

2009 - 2010
MiddelWelsh 3 lintcursus
Blok 1
Seminar Letterkunde Welsh [level 3]
Inleiding middeleeuwse cultuur: hofcultuur in de hoge en late middeleeuwen [level 2]

Blok 2
Arthur King of Tales [level 1]
Middeleeuwse Wijsbegeerte [level 2]

Blok 3
Algemene Taalwetenschap [level 1]
Latijn 1 [level 1]

Blok 4
Seminar Taalkunde Iers [level 3]
BA Thesis [level 3]

In other news, I have received my invitation to the naturalisation ceremony. On May 7, 2009 at 9am I will be attending a ceremony that will recognise I am Dutch! Mark of course will be joining me, and we'll see what happens about my first class of the day (Medieval Welsh literature), because I'll either be late or end up missing it entirely.

Ahhh

Jun. 4th, 2008 05:26 pm
tricster: (Celtic Dogs)
That is the sound of me, happy that I have completed not only my essay (so I can hand it in tomorrow, a day early, and have Friday completely free!), but figuring out what I'm going to sign up for next year.

I see no problem with me getting into the classes I want, so here is my (possible) schedule for the fall and winter quarters 2008-2009. This is open to change.

Fall (September 8 - November 6)
Monday: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Iers; 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 1
Tuesday: 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 1
Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunder Iers
Thursday: 11:00 - 12:45 Middelwelsh 1; 17:15 - 18:00 Oud-/Middeliers 3
Friday: Free

Winter (November 10 - January 23)
Monday: 11:00 - 12:45 Introduction to Medieval English; 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 2
Tuesday: 11:00 - 12:45 Geschiedenis van middeleeuws Wales; 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 2
Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:45 Introduction to Medieval English
Thursday: 11:00 - 12:45 Middelwelsh 2; 13:15 - 15:00 Geschiendenis van middeleeuws Wales; 17:15 - 18:00 Oud-/Middeliers 3
Friday: 11:00 - 12:45 Introduction to Medieval English

Ahhh

Jun. 4th, 2008 05:26 pm
tricster: (Celtic Dogs)
That is the sound of me, happy that I have completed not only my essay (so I can hand it in tomorrow, a day early, and have Friday completely free!), but figuring out what I'm going to sign up for next year.

I see no problem with me getting into the classes I want, so here is my (possible) schedule for the fall and winter quarters 2008-2009. This is open to change.

Fall (September 8 - November 6)
Monday: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunde Iers; 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 1
Tuesday: 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 1
Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:45 Seminar Letterkunder Iers
Thursday: 11:00 - 12:45 Middelwelsh 1; 17:15 - 18:00 Oud-/Middeliers 3
Friday: Free

Winter (November 10 - January 23)
Monday: 11:00 - 12:45 Introduction to Medieval English; 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 2
Tuesday: 11:00 - 12:45 Geschiedenis van middeleeuws Wales; 13:15 - 15:00 Middelwelsh 2
Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:45 Introduction to Medieval English
Thursday: 11:00 - 12:45 Middelwelsh 2; 13:15 - 15:00 Geschiendenis van middeleeuws Wales; 17:15 - 18:00 Oud-/Middeliers 3
Friday: 11:00 - 12:45 Introduction to Medieval English

yeah, yeah

Jan. 30th, 2008 04:59 pm
tricster: (Witchy Apple)

So, it's been awhile. I'm enjoying a free week before classes start up again, not that I'm doing nothing this week.
Read more... )

yeah, yeah

Jan. 30th, 2008 04:59 pm
tricster: (Witchy Apple)

So, it's been awhile. I'm enjoying a free week before classes start up again, not that I'm doing nothing this week.
Read more... )

Wednesday 14, November 2007 )
Wednesday 14, November 2007 )

Daith bech buide a húaim i n-úaim,
ní súail a uide la gréin,
fó for fuluth 'sa mag már,
dag a dagchomul 'na chéir.*

Classes have been going well, if already challenging. Old Irish is apparently harder than Welsh, but it is still loads of fun. Intro to the Celts is also pretty good, though we haven't done as much in it, but I'm certainly looking forward to those classes as well.

Today I have class from 11:00 - 12:45 (Old Irish 1) and from 13:15 - 15:00 (Intro to the Celts). Tonight is the monthly pub meeting, where I believe we'll be saying good bye to one of our members (he's going off to Wales for a year).

Tuesday, Mark and I ate out and caught Hairspray in Amsterdam. It was very cute and greatly enjoyable, though it did mean getting back quite late Tuesday night (past midnight). It was just nice to go out with Mark and relax for a bit. We don't go out very often together, at least not recently. Life gets too busy.

Anyway, so people know my class schedule..

Monday- 13:15-15:00 Old Irish 1
Tuesday- 11:00-12:45 Intro to the Celts 13:15-15:00 Old Irish 1
Thursday-11:00-12:45 Old Irish 1 13:15-15:00 Intro to the Celts

Everything is set, house-wise, all we have to do now is wait until the 15th of October to sign the papers and officially own the house. Our house, which will be so much closer so that my average day won't look like..

(Say, an average Tuesday)
Bike for 10 minutes to get the 8:56 train, arrive in Utrecht at 10:40, grab the bus to get to the building, classes, try to get the 15:20 train to arrive in Enschede at 17:07 and bike for another 10 minutes.

That is a whole lot of travelling. It should also cut down on Mark's commute to Amsterdam daily, which isn't any nicer than my commute. Though, I have to say, my commute from Gouda to Utrecht will be a lot nicer than Mark's commute from Gouda to Amsterdam.
http://www.ns.nl says my commute would be about 45 minutes in total, though it might be less. 6 minutes biking to Gouda station, 19 minute train ride, 12 minute walk from Utrecht Centraal to the Drift.

Schedule from NS
10:11 - leave home
10:17 - arrive at station
10:23 - train to Utrecht
10:42 - arrive in Utrecht
10:44 - start walk to Drift
10:56 - arrive at the Drift.

Anyway, I have to run! Got to catch my train to class.

*Nimble is the yellow bee from cup to cup,
he makes a great journey in the sun,
boldly he flits into the wide plain,
then safely joins his brethren in the hive.
From An Old Irish Primer by Wim Tigges in collaboration with Feargal Ó Béarra

Daith bech buide a húaim i n-úaim,
ní súail a uide la gréin,
fó for fuluth 'sa mag már,
dag a dagchomul 'na chéir.*

Classes have been going well, if already challenging. Old Irish is apparently harder than Welsh, but it is still loads of fun. Intro to the Celts is also pretty good, though we haven't done as much in it, but I'm certainly looking forward to those classes as well.

Today I have class from 11:00 - 12:45 (Old Irish 1) and from 13:15 - 15:00 (Intro to the Celts). Tonight is the monthly pub meeting, where I believe we'll be saying good bye to one of our members (he's going off to Wales for a year).

Tuesday, Mark and I ate out and caught Hairspray in Amsterdam. It was very cute and greatly enjoyable, though it did mean getting back quite late Tuesday night (past midnight). It was just nice to go out with Mark and relax for a bit. We don't go out very often together, at least not recently. Life gets too busy.

Anyway, so people know my class schedule..

Monday- 13:15-15:00 Old Irish 1
Tuesday- 11:00-12:45 Intro to the Celts 13:15-15:00 Old Irish 1
Thursday-11:00-12:45 Old Irish 1 13:15-15:00 Intro to the Celts

Everything is set, house-wise, all we have to do now is wait until the 15th of October to sign the papers and officially own the house. Our house, which will be so much closer so that my average day won't look like..

(Say, an average Tuesday)
Bike for 10 minutes to get the 8:56 train, arrive in Utrecht at 10:40, grab the bus to get to the building, classes, try to get the 15:20 train to arrive in Enschede at 17:07 and bike for another 10 minutes.

That is a whole lot of travelling. It should also cut down on Mark's commute to Amsterdam daily, which isn't any nicer than my commute. Though, I have to say, my commute from Gouda to Utrecht will be a lot nicer than Mark's commute from Gouda to Amsterdam.
http://www.ns.nl says my commute would be about 45 minutes in total, though it might be less. 6 minutes biking to Gouda station, 19 minute train ride, 12 minute walk from Utrecht Centraal to the Drift.

Schedule from NS
10:11 - leave home
10:17 - arrive at station
10:23 - train to Utrecht
10:42 - arrive in Utrecht
10:44 - start walk to Drift
10:56 - arrive at the Drift.

Anyway, I have to run! Got to catch my train to class.

*Nimble is the yellow bee from cup to cup,
he makes a great journey in the sun,
boldly he flits into the wide plain,
then safely joins his brethren in the hive.
From An Old Irish Primer by Wim Tigges in collaboration with Feargal Ó Béarra
My schedule for the introduction week for Celtic languages and culture.

Monday 3 September
*10.00-10.30: Meet and greet with teachers and study organisation Asterix
*10.45-12.00: Meet and greet each other
*12.00-13.30: Lunch
*13.30-15.00: Interactive reading: "Celts in stories" led by Ranke de Vries
*15.00-17.00: Dance workshop

Tuesday 4 September
*10.00-12.00: Historical tour through the inner city
*12.00-13.30: Lunch
*13.30-16.30: Celtic stories

Wednesday 5 September
*10.00-12.00: Fidchell workshop
*12.00-13.00: Lunch
*13.15-15.00: tour of CIM (centrum voor informatisering en mediagebruik) (laymen's translation: computer center)
*15.00-16.00: tour of other important University buildings.
*16.00-16.30: tour of the Letters library
*16.45-17.15: tour of Study point Letters (studiepunt letteren)
*17.15-         : Drinks in the Irish pub and getting to know older students.

Thursday 6 September
*10.00-12.00: Introduction to the major.
*12.00-13.30: 'Celtic' buffet
*14.00-17.00: Sword fighting workshop.

It sounds so awesome! I'm really looking forward to doing this. :D
My schedule for the introduction week for Celtic languages and culture.

Monday 3 September
*10.00-10.30: Meet and greet with teachers and study organisation Asterix
*10.45-12.00: Meet and greet each other
*12.00-13.30: Lunch
*13.30-15.00: Interactive reading: "Celts in stories" led by Ranke de Vries
*15.00-17.00: Dance workshop

Tuesday 4 September
*10.00-12.00: Historical tour through the inner city
*12.00-13.30: Lunch
*13.30-16.30: Celtic stories

Wednesday 5 September
*10.00-12.00: Fidchell workshop
*12.00-13.00: Lunch
*13.15-15.00: tour of CIM (centrum voor informatisering en mediagebruik) (laymen's translation: computer center)
*15.00-16.00: tour of other important University buildings.
*16.00-16.30: tour of the Letters library
*16.45-17.15: tour of Study point Letters (studiepunt letteren)
*17.15-         : Drinks in the Irish pub and getting to know older students.

Thursday 6 September
*10.00-12.00: Introduction to the major.
*12.00-13.30: 'Celtic' buffet
*14.00-17.00: Sword fighting workshop.

It sounds so awesome! I'm really looking forward to doing this. :D
Meme first )

Yeah, the meme is fulfilled by a school text. Ah, land van kleine gebaren, how you have travelled with me these many weeks.

My schedule for the coming two weeks.
 Monday (2 april) Thursday evening (5 april) Tuesday (10 april)Wednesday (11 april) Thursday (12 april) 
 *studying for moderne geschiedenis
*work on essay for wereld geschiedenis
 *Modern history exam; 19.00 - 22.00, Jaarbeurs Hal 5 *hand in essay for world history, before 17.00 at Drift 10
 *study for retest
 *study for re-test
 *meet W and F in Deventer to hang for a little bit
 *study for re-test
 *Re-test for Medieval History; 19.00 - 22.00,
Educatorium

(Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 (during the day), rinse and repeat for the studying). Sometime, either Sunday 8 or Monday 9, we're going to Mark's Mum's place to celebrate Easter.
Also, at some point, doing some cleaning and picking up my books for the next quarter. Really with the cleaning, as we're going to have to find a new spot for the boxes of books behind the couch, so that things can be moved around and [livejournal.com profile] thearcher777 can have a spot to sleep. Also the other, normal things like hanging with Mark, enjoying some of the nice weather, getting groceries and so forth.
I'm personally hoping that I'll see my schedule for the next quarter and it won't look like the way it looks now. which is..

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
 9.00 - 10.45: Eigentijdse geschiedenis hoorcollege (MU)  9.00 - 10.45: Eigentijdse geschiedenis werkcollege (KNG 29)

15.15 - 17.00: Who's Who in De Mythologie (CATH 1)
 No classes 15.15 - 17.00: Who's Who in De Bijbel (THETA) No classes

Doesn't that just look horrendous? Not the two free days, clearly, but the fact that I either have extra early morning classes or evening classes.

Though, looking at my schedule now, I should have from the 13th of this month until the 22nd completely free, which is good. Gives me plenty of time to get cleaning done and all sorts of stuff. I hadn't even realised that I had that time off. Kind of awesome. :)

Anyway, time to get to lots of reading and studying and, hopefully, writing. Also, breakfast.. or brunch, or whatever it is by now.
Meme first )

Yeah, the meme is fulfilled by a school text. Ah, land van kleine gebaren, how you have travelled with me these many weeks.

My schedule for the coming two weeks.
 Monday (2 april) Thursday evening (5 april) Tuesday (10 april)Wednesday (11 april) Thursday (12 april) 
 *studying for moderne geschiedenis
*work on essay for wereld geschiedenis
 *Modern history exam; 19.00 - 22.00, Jaarbeurs Hal 5 *hand in essay for world history, before 17.00 at Drift 10
 *study for retest
 *study for re-test
 *meet W and F in Deventer to hang for a little bit
 *study for re-test
 *Re-test for Medieval History; 19.00 - 22.00,
Educatorium

(Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 (during the day), rinse and repeat for the studying). Sometime, either Sunday 8 or Monday 9, we're going to Mark's Mum's place to celebrate Easter.
Also, at some point, doing some cleaning and picking up my books for the next quarter. Really with the cleaning, as we're going to have to find a new spot for the boxes of books behind the couch, so that things can be moved around and [livejournal.com profile] thearcher777 can have a spot to sleep. Also the other, normal things like hanging with Mark, enjoying some of the nice weather, getting groceries and so forth.
I'm personally hoping that I'll see my schedule for the next quarter and it won't look like the way it looks now. which is..

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
 9.00 - 10.45: Eigentijdse geschiedenis hoorcollege (MU)  9.00 - 10.45: Eigentijdse geschiedenis werkcollege (KNG 29)

15.15 - 17.00: Who's Who in De Mythologie (CATH 1)
 No classes 15.15 - 17.00: Who's Who in De Bijbel (THETA) No classes

Doesn't that just look horrendous? Not the two free days, clearly, but the fact that I either have extra early morning classes or evening classes.

Though, looking at my schedule now, I should have from the 13th of this month until the 22nd completely free, which is good. Gives me plenty of time to get cleaning done and all sorts of stuff. I hadn't even realised that I had that time off. Kind of awesome. :)

Anyway, time to get to lots of reading and studying and, hopefully, writing. Also, breakfast.. or brunch, or whatever it is by now.

Updating

Mar. 7th, 2007 09:38 pm
tricster: (zombie)
I know, my subjects are really not amusing lately, I'll try to work on that. I've been vaguely busy recently. Last week Mark ordered for me a dance mat for the computer, so I can play Stepmania. I greatly enjoy stepmania, and I can play ddr songs on it, so it's all good. I can also convert my songs to stepmania files so I can dance to my own music. It's also really great about getting me to do some moving around and bouncing when the weather outside is frightful and I'm a lazy bum. Winter has made me very lazy and I think I've gained a little bit of weight. I hate that, so, must exercise more. Tonight I did a little over an hour of dancing around on a mat in front of my computer. I've also upped my walking to and from places.
Also trying to cut down on the snacks. Which, luckily, isn't too hard. I don't really eat that many snacks to begin with.

Mark has a new job, he'll be starting June 1st. It's in Rotterdam and the plan is for us to move, hopefully, to Gouda. It may not be the greatest place, as we will have to rush things a little and find some place, but I'm still hoping for a little upgrade in size, so that people can stay over. But this is all good news for us, as Mark should be happier at this new job (it gets him a lease car, amongst other benefits) and it's closer to Utrecht (about 18-20 minutes by train, maybe 40 minutes in total?), as well as Amsterdam and other major cities in the west. (Which means, [livejournal.com profile] thearcher777, that getting to our place would be a lot faster. Schiphol to Enschede is a little over 2 hours by public transport. Schiphol to Gouda is about an hour and 11 minutes or so by public transport. An hour shorter!)

Changes have been made in Utrecht. We had, previously, a response class that had well over 100 people in it. They have split those down into smaller groups of about 60. However, that means that my schedule has changed. I used to have this class from 15.15 until 17.00 on Tuesdays, now I have it at the same time on Fridays. It's bizarre to have a free Tuesday, and annoying to have Friday afternoons vanish due to class and travel. Also, I think a lot of my fellow students aren't bothering to show up for it because it's on Friday.

Mark has been working late a lot this week. We had dinner together on Monday (tacos), and that was the last meal we had together. He isn't home yet, though he should be heading home now. He hopes he won't be working too late tomorrow, but doesn't know.

I miss singing, and having a piano. Really, very badly lately. I haven't seen anything for choirs that are asking for any singers. The only thing I've seen for a choir is asking for, of course, more male voices. BAH. Just rub it in my face, why don't you? (I've always had a strong belief that many of the best vocal parts are the male parts. I did, in fact, sing tenor for a bit when I was much younger. Far more interesting than singing the alto sections.)

Anyway, Mark is home, time for House!

Updating

Mar. 7th, 2007 09:38 pm
tricster: (zombie)
I know, my subjects are really not amusing lately, I'll try to work on that. I've been vaguely busy recently. Last week Mark ordered for me a dance mat for the computer, so I can play Stepmania. I greatly enjoy stepmania, and I can play ddr songs on it, so it's all good. I can also convert my songs to stepmania files so I can dance to my own music. It's also really great about getting me to do some moving around and bouncing when the weather outside is frightful and I'm a lazy bum. Winter has made me very lazy and I think I've gained a little bit of weight. I hate that, so, must exercise more. Tonight I did a little over an hour of dancing around on a mat in front of my computer. I've also upped my walking to and from places.
Also trying to cut down on the snacks. Which, luckily, isn't too hard. I don't really eat that many snacks to begin with.

Mark has a new job, he'll be starting June 1st. It's in Rotterdam and the plan is for us to move, hopefully, to Gouda. It may not be the greatest place, as we will have to rush things a little and find some place, but I'm still hoping for a little upgrade in size, so that people can stay over. But this is all good news for us, as Mark should be happier at this new job (it gets him a lease car, amongst other benefits) and it's closer to Utrecht (about 18-20 minutes by train, maybe 40 minutes in total?), as well as Amsterdam and other major cities in the west. (Which means, [livejournal.com profile] thearcher777, that getting to our place would be a lot faster. Schiphol to Enschede is a little over 2 hours by public transport. Schiphol to Gouda is about an hour and 11 minutes or so by public transport. An hour shorter!)

Changes have been made in Utrecht. We had, previously, a response class that had well over 100 people in it. They have split those down into smaller groups of about 60. However, that means that my schedule has changed. I used to have this class from 15.15 until 17.00 on Tuesdays, now I have it at the same time on Fridays. It's bizarre to have a free Tuesday, and annoying to have Friday afternoons vanish due to class and travel. Also, I think a lot of my fellow students aren't bothering to show up for it because it's on Friday.

Mark has been working late a lot this week. We had dinner together on Monday (tacos), and that was the last meal we had together. He isn't home yet, though he should be heading home now. He hopes he won't be working too late tomorrow, but doesn't know.

I miss singing, and having a piano. Really, very badly lately. I haven't seen anything for choirs that are asking for any singers. The only thing I've seen for a choir is asking for, of course, more male voices. BAH. Just rub it in my face, why don't you? (I've always had a strong belief that many of the best vocal parts are the male parts. I did, in fact, sing tenor for a bit when I was much younger. Far more interesting than singing the alto sections.)

Anyway, Mark is home, time for House!