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The life of a university student

Being a university students has it’s advantages. I don’t have any classes on Thursdays and Fridays and yesterday I decided to get out of town and head “home”, give myself a long weekend. So I am skipping school as we speak. Love it!

And I think I’m getting old. On Monday I went to bed before 11 pm. BEFORE 11 PM. Yup. That hasn’t happened since… ehh.. Can’t even remember. And as a result I was up around 7.30 am and I didn’t even have a class until 11.30.

And from one thing to another…. I am currently reading the third book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Ehm.. I don’t know what it’s called in English. “Luftkastellet der blev sprængt” it’s called in Danish. I wanted to read it in Swedish but I couldn’t find a copy. (My friend google has informed that it’s called The girl who kicked the Hornet’s nest – wtf!)
Anyway… I’ve found myself laughing outloud more than once reading the book because of the endless details Larsson describes. “the man had coffee and one slice of bread, with cheese and a little bit of orange marmalade”. Completely useless information! The characters drink a lot of coffee and eat a lot of bread with it. These details are maybe the reason why the books look like a good piece of brick.

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I’ve got some reading to do

I finally got round to buying the rest of the textbooks for this semester.

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I have to get through this stack this semester. Actually there’s one book missing, the syntax book I need to buy is sold out. Yeah seriously, sold out…
And as you might guess I’m studying English – but that does not mean my English is perfect, so bear with me 😉 This stack doesn’t look so bad to me, I’m still very enthusiastic about my classes and determined to study hard and so on. Let’s see how I feel in a few weeks time!

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Pleasures

I went for a drive around a part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula (where I come from) last weekend with my best friend and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend had never been there (shocking!) so I was in the role of a guide. And An overly enthusiastic one. “This is so beautiful!” “Don’t you love this?” “Don’t look at your iPod, look out of the window!”. I showed them some of the most beautiful places in Iceland. In my completely un-biased opinion…
A few photos:
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See that cute little house to the left? It’s a cafe at Hellnar.  The most beautifully located coffee house I’ve ever been too (Again, in my totally un-biased opinion)
The view from the porch where we had coffee and cake:
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And we found snow! By the roots of Snaefellsjokull glacier.
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The book I’m listening to, Eat, pray love, has been a pleasant surprise. In fact I love it. I’ve finished the first part of the book, the “eat part” which takes place in Italy and I loved every word and just didn’t want it to stop. The way she describes the food, the language, Rome, the people, everything. Beautiful. And I can relate to her so much. I feel I know exactly what she’s talking about. This healing process.
And she makes me want to go to Rome again. I went to Rome four years ago and only stayed a week.That wasn’t nearly enough! I fell in love with the city, such an incredible place.

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Scatterbrain

My brain is jumping from one thing to another, there’s a lot going on in my head right now. Sometimes I’m like that. Scatterbrain indeed.
I’m for example thinking about the book I’m currently reading (or listening to – I’m still in love with audiobooks). Eat, pray, love. I just started it and I think it might be interesting. I’m also thinking about the books I read this weekend, before I die by Jenny Downham and the deeply disturbing Konur (women) by Steinar Bragi. That’s one book you will think about a lot. And I’m also thinking about knitting, as always. I’m suffering from decision making anxiety, can’t decide weather to continue the sweater I’m knitting or start Baby Surprise Jacket for Anna’s baby. As you can see I face many tough decisions in my life…
And schools around the corner, and I’m of course thinking about that. And my “new” sewing machine, what to wear tomorrow, what to eat tomorrow, stuff I want to paint, read, see, hear…
And there’s a fly somewhere in my appartment that is annoying the hell out of me!

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Harry and Stephen

I’ve recently discovered audiobooks and I find them very very clever. It’s so great to have someone read for me while I walk/bike to work or do chores or knit. Really cool to be able to “read” while doing something else! Currently Stephen Fry is reading Harry Potter and the Halfblood prince to me. I wanted to re”read” it before I go and see the movie. Stephen is almost finished reading so I guess I’ll be going to see the movie sometime next week. By the way, I love Stephen Fry!  I saw him on Top Gear a few weeks ago and he’s so funny. That might have started some Stephen Fry crazyness with me because last week I also watched his documentary about bipolarity. I’ve wanted to see that for some time now and finally got around to it last week. I found it quite interesting and I admire his honesty about his disease.

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