( Jan. 29th, 2009 01:17 pm)
I know this probably only interests me, but since I had to write a short summary of the project for my masters thesis in English, I thought I´d post it so you all could finally know just what it is I´m working on. I, polite as always, place it beneath a cut so you don´t have to read it if you don´t want to.

what the monster will be working on for the next 10 months )
( Jan. 20th, 2009 11:38 am)
I feel like every time I attempt to say that something is going well, something will happen to fuck it up. Today, that something is my brain. My brain has suddenly decided to stop wanting to help me get prepared for my meeting on Thursday. I know I can´t prepare tomorrow and that my only chance not to make a fool of myself is to go through a lot of background material today, but I can´t seem to focus. Instead, my brain is making all these attempts to not only get out of re-reading the Norwegian history of development aid, but it´s also attempting to get me to skip martial arts, telling me that it would be so much more comfy just to stay home. I can even skip my first lecture this year, it tells me.

Why, brain? What do you want from me?
I slept in today and it was awesome. I don´t think I´ve realized how badly I´ve been sleeping this past week until I actually slept well. Wow, I like myself better now the bags under my eyes are gone and it doesn´t feel like I´ve got sandpaper in my eyes.

I´m done reading the sources for my chapter and will start actually writing it as soon as I´ve had some breakfast.

In other, more disturbing, news, [livejournal.com profile] mirazandar gave me this link. Seems to me we´ve all been sorted into the lovely group of "urbanites". *shudder* I hate it when people pinpoint my goals and ideals and puts me in a group of others. Aren´t we all supposed to be individuals?

Why we are the yuppies of the 21st century:
I've decided that this is the last day I'm going to attempt to work from home. I'm not sure if it's the fact that I'm totally unmotivated to do my assignment, or if I just lost the knack for it, but so far today I've had coffee, tea, read my flist, beta'ed a fanfic, taken a meme, talked excessively with [livejournal.com profile] 45hasle and most importantly not done anything productive with my actual assignment. Gah! I hate myself and my unproductiveness.

But apparently I'm a risk taker. Read more... )

My plan for the rest of the day:
- Actually do something, anything, with my assignment.
- Do the dishes
- Play squash
- Do more with my assignment

I realize my life is rather dull...but at least the test said I was a risk taker, so that must mean I'm actually exciting, I just haven't realized it yet. ;)

Well, I played the violin for the first time in a year, I did the dishes, I worked out instead of playing squash, and we sorta cleaned the living room. In addition, we got a new wireless rooter for the internet so we no longer need to fight over the internet (which will make mornings easier). I did not, however, get any work done. Will not attempt to work from home again.
I'm at school, printing out stuff for my scientific assistant job and suddenly it hit me: In less than half an hour I'll have to admit to one of the most influential people in the entire history department that I have no idea what I'm doing with my own work. I'm having a bit of trouble breathing right now.

( Dec. 9th, 2007 06:49 pm)
Since I'm completely unfocused for my exam, I'll give you this years high lights. That is, I'll do that thing that you're all doing with going through my journal and writing the first sentence of the first post of every month. It'll be fun, I'm sure!

January:This year's new year's eve party had all the ingredients for a legendary experience

the rest of the year )
I passed! I so passed! I would even go so far as to say that I almost nailed it! Wish I'd have said some things I didn't, forgot one article, but basically they gave me lots of praise and smiles. So awesome!

Then I picked up my next exam assignment and realized that if it had been a written exam I would have failed, because I really need to sit down and re-read the curriculum to answer this one. But hey, I have a week to prepare. See me preparing!
( Dec. 6th, 2007 09:20 am)
Well, here I am, sitting in my apartment, wishing I was anywhere else. Somewhere I could focus. Preferably somewhere without a computer full of stuff I would rather be doing/watching than school work. I promised myself I could work on my writing if I actually finished preparing for my two bloody exams tomorrow, but somehow I doubt that I will be that effective. After all I was up at 8 o'clock sharp, and have still managed to do nothing more than eat porridge, drunk coffee and watched Californication. Now that I've finished reading my flist, I guess I should really get to work *diving figuratively speaking down into the really dull articles on historiography and historical method*

I can't wait till my finals are over and I can be social again. Right now, it feels like I'm trapped in a gold fish bowl: No way out and with people watching me.
( Dec. 4th, 2007 01:45 am)
Okay, I have to dump some stuff on you guys now. I've recently managed to get something close to insomnia, something that happens quite often close to exams. Also, I just spent my last 5 dollars on a packet of cigarettes, even though I quit smoking and my fridge is basically empty (but hey, who doesn't love salmon fillets with salmon fillet for breakfast), and spent about 2 hours reading 10 pages from one of my books. Then, I panicked and decided I'd probably be one of those people who fail that exam (then I took another cigarette, and the feeling subsided).

All this was expected though, since it is the last two weeks of finals.

What was not expected however, was that we get our lecture assignments on Friday the 7th and not Monday the 10th. And I already told my family that I'd take the bus down to Arendal to visit them for my dad and brother's birthday. I mean, it's one thing to blow off reading the last two days before and exam, but to take a two day break during it is something quite different. I already bought my brother a great gift, and I really wanted to be there for the m since I haven't seen them in ages.

Then, to top it all off, it turns out that our application for money for the larp might be fucked for so many very boring reasons and I'll probably have to spend tomorrow, when I should have been studying for my other exam on Friday 7th, calling people and fixing things.

The world is winning this war, and I'm resenting it.
( Nov. 22nd, 2007 01:59 pm)
A few days ago me and [livejournal.com profile] aj_stalin had a conversation about the different months, because aj was reminded of the song of all the months. It's an old Norwegian song where every month has it's own nice thing happening. May has the national day, august has berries, december has christmas and so forth and so on. But nobody had found anything nice to say about November. And that's really sad. So it got me thinking. What does November have that none of the other months have, and I realized that there's a very special November-mist which is absolutely awesome. But that's mostly awesome if you like mist. So, do you guys know something good that happens in November?

So far I have mist, and exams. And you can't really say that exam pressure is a good thing...It's kinda comfortable to read my flist and see that other people are stressed out too though. and look at me. Here I am, procrastrinating again to keep from staring at my blank page where there should have been awesome writing. And every time I think of it, I panic slightly, so instead I watch half episodes of pushing daisies or read my flist. I'm a bad bad student.

So how do you guys focus on stuff? I need help and advice. I used to either chain smoke while writing while drinking coffee and eating chocolate, or get drunk while writing (or do both of them together), but since I've started a new and healthier life it means I can't get drunk on week days, I gave up on chocolate and I quit smoking. And only drinking coffee does not relax me to tell you the truth. So tell me people, how do you keep focusing until you actually get something good out of your brains?
( Nov. 19th, 2007 10:47 am)
Finally. After what I would describe as no less than blood sweat and tears, I've gotten my hands on, and copied, the last article on my curriculum: "Post-Cold War Histiography in Norway". After a month of waiting, I finally gave up and went to the National Library to look for it. Turns out they only had one copy and it had to be special ordered for me, which would take an extra day. But now, I have it! I only have one thing to say, and that is: This article better be bloody brilliant! After a month of trying to get my hands on it, I definitely have high expectations.

Oh, and in other news, I no longer have a voice. I can't talk to people, my throat is so sore. The lady at the doctor's office this morning had to ask me 4 times to repeat my name because she couldn't understand what I was hissing. People stare at me when I cough. I think I'll go home to my tea and blankets.
I'm soon to be going home. Sad, since my last two weeks here in the US have been absolutely amazing. Good, because I think this school year is going to be really exciting. I've decided to try and live off the student loan alone when I get home. It'll be tight, but I will have a lot of time to catch up with all the schoolwork I haven't been doing while here in the US. I think it'll be good.

In other news, I think there's a couple of months since I've had the pleasure of doing one of these meme's and posting the results here. interesting, neh? )

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