Archive for September, 2009

Night of Bowling

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

I had invited my closest friends to our house on saturday evening for a little birthday party. My official bday is on monday 21st, but I decided to try and beat the odds (it’s bad luck to celebrate bday beforehand) and have my birthday bash a few days earlier than usual. After stuffing ourselves with cake, chips and some beverages we went to a bowling alley for some UV bowling. After that we continued to a club. I came home little after 2am.

bowling

So, I will be twenty two tomorrow. I have tried to remember what it was like to turn 21 and what things have changed during the past year. For one I started to exercise a lot more. During the process I also began to pay more attention to the way I look and carry myself. I bought more make up, clothes and jewelry than before. I also tried to pay more attention on saving money – and in contrast, also spending money to experiences more than to “just stuff”. I got to finally meet my long time (6-8 years now?) penpal from Japan when she came to stay with us for a week last spring.

What are my hopes and dreams for my 22th year on this planet earth? I wish to be happy, healthy and spend time with my friends and family. I already know I will have a lot of new wonderful experiences since I already have tickets to see Dream Theater, Marilyn Manson and Eddie Izzard. And that is just the beginning.

Tomorrow. On the 21st of September. On my birthday. My day will begin very early >> I have a dentist appointment at 8am. Oh well :P!

Liar, lawyer; mirror show me, what’s the difference?

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Is it fashionable to like alternative music? Yes Madonna rules, and yes Rhianna is “the bomb” – but seems like the old timers are emerging from the past and drawing even more people into their world. Lately I have been listening to a lot of Dinosaur Jr., Radiohead and Tool. Then I saw Dooce’s post about not letting their eldest daughter listen to music geared toward kids. That made me think about my own childhood.

I come from a very music oriented family. I grew up going to concerts with my family, watching my dad play the guitar and my mom the violin. I remember listening to Bruce Springsteen, U2, Deep Purple and Jethro Tull on those long car drives to our summer cottage. Then my brother got into heavy metal (Iron Maiden, Metallica) and of course I followed. My mom’s music taste is more classical, The Carpenters, The Beach Boys… which is why I probably have an addiction towards musicals and enjoy listening to Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand to name a few. My brother plays the piano beautifully, and I tried to follow – but piano wasn’t for me. These days I enjoy jammin with my bass guitar. The most recent purchase to our collection of musical instruments has been a set of Electronic drums.

What about me and my taste in music? I like my Silverchair and My Chemical Romance, and I have nothing against going to a Dream Theater or Marilyn Manson concert, but I also have nothing against listening to some Pussycat Dolls and Josh Groban from time to time. Did I really say that out loud?!

The Pot” by Tool
So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your mighty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

It’s getting chilly

Friday, September 11th, 2009

School started on monday after a long and wonderful summer. Currently I do not have any lectures on monday and friday which makes the weekends more enjoyable. Still, I do have to stop by at school on those days. If some days are easy, then some days are super hard – on tuesdays I have 4 lectures, meaning 8 hours. As far as a normal university day goes, that is a lot. The average is 2 lectures (4 hours) per day. Also throw in workdays to that mess and it’ll add up to no free time on certain days of the week. But that has been my life for the past 2 years. I had forgotten all about the stress, pressure and lack of “me” time. On the other hand it is wonderful to walk in the crispy autumn weather, come home at night, light up some candles and watch gossip girl on dvd to charge myself for the upcoming day.

September is a fun month. However, October is a boring one. Nothing happens in October! None of my friends have birthdays in October. Yes, Halloween is in October but by then it is almost November. And we all know that November and December are the true party months with all those office and school christmas parties and shopping(!)

I have already started planning on what to get for christmas (for friends and family).