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Well, I’ve had a week and a half of my summer holiday now. And time flies by too fast, I really don’t want this to end at all. 
It’s not like we’ve had excellent weather (it’s sunny but chilly and it really need to rain because the lawn is more yellow than green). 

I just really like being at home. I like getting to chose if I’m seeing anyone today, or if I’m not leaving the house. 

Besides, most of my friends are online (as in living in another country and not really someone you’d pop by to in an afternoon), or they live a 4h drive away, at least. 

I’m trying to figure out where all my childhood friends have gone to. And I realise I didn’t have that many close friends to begin with, three maybe? And they live ways away or I’ve completely lost touch with them. 

I’ve tried to reach out to the one living close by, but she’s so busy with her life that it’s almost impossible for us to find time. I guess she isn’t as interested in rekindling our friendship as I am. 

Ugh. I’ll just give up and cultivate whatever friendships I’ve made online. 


Hubs got me Mass Effect Andromeda a couple weeks back. It’s a very pretty game and so far I’m curious to see what the main story is about. What I have realised though, is that I’m absolutely terrible at FPS games. And I mean ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE

I can’t hit anything even if I threw the gun at them. But fuck that, I’m playing the game anyway and so far the only thing making me rage quit is a Remnant Architect. Mudderhumping three legged piece of robot shit! 

And I’m playing on Easy, so really, I shouldn’t have too much trouble. Why do I even play? Ugh. 

After lunch we’re off on a play date with the girls bffs, and I’ve made friends with the mum so I’ll be sat there drinking tea. 

Anyways, it’s breakfast time here and the horde needs feeding (if I can tear them away from YouTube and tv and other stuff that is). 

Take care, wear sunscreen, drink loads (of tea). 

xoxo 

i-love-my-best-friendsI’ve started out the new year by thinking a lot about love. The love I feel for my friends and how little difference I feel there is for those I’ve known for years and those I’ve recently met. Also how many different levels there is for love, and yet it’s all the same. Am I making any sense here at all?

Some might argue and say that you can’t tell if someone online is being honest about how they portray themselves, but to be frank: can you say that the people you meet face to face are completely what you see? I’ve experienced (both online and irl) how people seem one way when we first meet but then after a while show me sides of themselves that I have a difficulty accepting. And I do try to accept people for what they are, but there are things I cannot disregard (disrespecting others in any way, racism, sexism, etc…) and that leaves me no choice but to stop seeing them.

It hurts. Every time.

Luckily I’ve not had to drop anyone for quite some time (maybe I’ve stopped attracting douches?).

Inquisition_heraldry_DA2At the moment I’m fully submerged in Dragon Age Inquisition (WHAT AN AWESOME GAME!!!). If I’m not mistaken there’s only one or two main missions before it’s all over, but there are sooo many little assignments left and I WANT TO DO THEM ALL! We’ll see how this goes, I’m itching to make a new character, but I’ve promised myself to finish the game with the one I have (so many new things to explore with another character… sooooo many new things!).

This time I’ve romanced Commander Cullen (adorbs – ADORBS!), but since my next character is going to be Elven I’m going to give Solas a go. I’m ready to go wrestle hubby for the TV, right now, and switch from football to Xbox. But I’m nice (and I’ve already played some today, but that’s really of no importance… hehehe).

Anyhow, another year full of new things and old, and great things and not so great things, and life and death, and love. Always full of love.

xoxo

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I was up at 6 am this morning because Pumpkin thought it was time to meet the day (she did try at 5, but I got her to fall asleep again). I truly do not like mornings, there’s nothing good about them (except for that first cuppa tea, that’s just heavenly)!

I’m sure I’ve told you about this dieting method I’m trying out: fast two days (500 calories) and eat “normally” the other five of the week. If I haven’t, now you know.
Anyway, I’ve been doing it for five weeks now and to begin with I wasn’t very impressed… I didn’t lose a single gram (or I jojoed one kg down and then right back up again). But now, now I’ve lost 2,5 kg and I think I’ll give it a try for a little while longer.
The hardest part was knowing how many calories I’ve eaten. I got an app for my phone and Hey Presto! it became much easier. Best thing is I count calories every day and thus prevent myself from stuffing my face (something I’m very good at, especially when bored).

Anyhow, fun things happen when interacting with people on the interweb. Tonight I’m going for a walk with a new friend I’ve met via Google+. We’ve only talked online, but she lives nearby and I think it’s time we met.
I love meeting new people, online or IRL, it’s what makes life interesting!

xoxo

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The reason I haven’t been blogging is that I haven’t sat down at a computer, I’ve only used mine to watch movies on Netflix and listen to music on Spotify, and that doesn’t leave much time for blogging (the once I have published here are written on my phone, which isn’t the best device for writing blog posts). But now I’m back!

Where to start?

Well, I have a job. It’s with the church and I’ll be helping with the kids and youth groups, the choir(s) and parent-kid groups.

It’s 80%, meaning I’ll have one day off (which is good because I’m still studying for my teacher’s degree, study pace at 50%). It’s also about 30 min to drive, but that’s okay. I’m certain I’ll be very happy there. One reason might be the trip they have planned in October… to ROME and ASSISI!!! I mean: OH MY GOD (whatta you know, a little pun). I doubt they make trips like this very often, I’m just very lucky that this is the year they had money to go to Italy.

*happy dance!*

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One thing I like about Summer is that you can go weeks without make-up (I guess others go weeks during other parts of the year, I don’t). I’ve only been using make-up maybe five times during the last two months, and only when I’ve ventured out and about among people. It’s not that I HAVE TO put stuff on my face to feel pretty, it’s because I LIKE to put stuff on my face.

Make-up is so much fun and I love looking at tutorials on YouTube, trying to figure out how I can make that work with the stuff I have at home (I’m not going out to buy gunk just because that’s what they’re using).

And make-up’s the best, if you’re feeling like crap and think you look like crap – a little spit and polish and gunk on your face and you’re as good as new! If you don’t say anything about your bad mood people will think you’re fine, if that’s what you want them to think. Brilliant!

All I have to sort out now is my hair… mum helped me with the fringe. It was a wee bit too long (she on the other hand cut it too short, good thing hair grows out again…) and now it’s just right. The rest of my hair is a complete mess. I desperately need to cut a few cm off and I really don’t know when I’ll have the time for it.

I’m not going to colour it this time, I’m actually thinking of letting my real colour grow back out again, but still. It’ll take 30 min or more to get it done, and the salons where we live are IMPOSSIBLE to get appointments at. I have to try though, I want my hair to be nice when my job starts in two weeks. Hair’s important!

I’ve also started playing through Mass Effect again! I’m now blasting my way through abominations in 3, and I really don’t want it all to end (again). I love love love that game!

Another game I’m really looking forward to is Dragon Age Inquisition! It seems so awesome! I love 1 and 2 (don’t care what people say about any of those two games,  THEY’RE EPIC!). It can’t come soon enough!

The short story for James that I stared to write in the beginning of summer hasn’t really gone anywhere… I got stuck and the mad at it. I might look at it again in a few days. On the other hand I have another story I’m really liking. Not sure what it is… but what I have is great! Maybe this can be another shot at the genre hopping short story I want to write.

Anyhow, it’s getting late and I really need to get some sleep tonight (Pumpkin was awake almost two hours last night… gah!).

xoxo

But you won’t find one, because I can’t be bothered with wasting energy on that.

As you may know I’ve been sacked (too few students – too many teachers) and I’m fine with that. This workplace SUCKS. And don’t get me started on the headmaster… a bigger fother mucker (yeah, I switched the letter around a bit) is hard to find. This is all the rant you’re going to get about that. They aren’t worth my time.

friendMy bestie decided we’re going out the weekend before my surgery, I really need that. Just have fun with people I love and forget about all crappy things going on at the moment. Now I’m going to start planning hair and makeup and clothes (because that’s what I do every time). And I’ll spend many night walking about my bedroom in high heels to see which shoes I like the best. Hard decisions because I love all my shoes so very much (shoes, you cannot have too many shoes!).

I’m going to Gothenburg on Saturday, to work with my study buddy and our essay. I don’t know if we’re going to be able to finish this on time… it needs to be done by next week Friday (shitty shitty phukk phukk). I’m thinking that IF we get it all done and IF I feel like I deserve it, I’m going to treat myself to something in town… don’t know what yet though.

Last lesson of the day looming ahead of me (or, nah, we’re going to start working on comedies, so it’ll be a blast).

xoxo

I’ve always been a geek and I’ve always embraced my nerdiness. Since I’m such an attention wh— seeker, being “odd” has given me enough attention to believe I’m unique and special (and off course, we are all very unique and special, each and every one of us, but try telling a pre-teen/teen that!)

ImageGrowing up I had a bff who played the accordion, liked classical music and loved horses. She was even more odd than me, and with her I embraced my geekdom even more. It was she who took me to my first pen and paper RPG (roll playing game for you n00bs). A guy in her high school science class had asked her if she’d like to tag along and she decided to bring me with her – in case it blew and she wanted to leave (or the guys were all super wierdos and she needed to fight her way out of there, I was a tad more violent than her). The guys turned out to be super nice, geeky and (even if I didn’t know it then) my husband was among them. Bless her! That’s all I have to say about that.

It’s funny though, not counting my husband (we’ve been together for 13 years come August) I haven’t really met that many geeky men. Not that I’ve been looking mind you, just that I kinda thought they’d be all over the place (since I knew 8 of them in high school and they couldn’t have been the only ones around). But no, I’ve only met people that aren’t geeks och nerds, they’ve been super serious and haven’t understood my love of science fiction, fantasy, games and things weird.

ImageUntil last year that is! Now I have interweb conversations with quite a few people (men and women alike) about all the things that I love and the wonderful thing that is geekdom. I’ve discussed the characters in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, the importance of alien tech in sci-fi, co-written fantasy short stories and I can’t even remember everything!

Lovely lovely interweb, you bring us all together!

Something that isn’t as lovely is my hair (which I’ve bitched about for some time now, and you’ll get more bitching coming), I don’t know when I’ll get it sorted… it HAS to be nice before Friday next week: that’s when my office buddy/bff is having her party. Don’t know how I’ll get into party mode with THIS mop of ugly sitting on the top of my head (sobbing).

Well now, I’ve done it again… spent my correction time blogging. Yay me! Back to the giant pile of papers then.

xoxo

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