Friday, May 25th 2012
Happy Towel Day!
Today is Towel Day! I actually did not wear a towel today, but that was not because I forgot about Douglas Adams' day, no. It was because Norway's been struck by an awful heat wave, and Elvis (the dog) completely shut down on our walks, so I can't be carrying both a towel AND a sun struck dog in five thousand degrees Fahrenheit. Or whatever 30° Celsius is over there. Anyway, there is photographic evidence:
Chillin' Out in the heat wave
Elvis cooling off his genitals on the cold cold ground..
In addition to a crazy dog, I am reading German post-war history like crazy. Deutsche Geschichte in Schlaglichtern. I need to get ahead of the curve. From 4th to 7th of June I'll have my Tysk 1504 German history exam at home, so by then I should already have an overview of the Cold War and be familiar with the literature.
In addition to crazy dog AND Deutsche Geschichte in Schlaglichtern, the heat wave has of course struck me ill too. I have a runny nose, sinusitis, and can only hear with my right ear. Since I'm working all weekend I must try to remain calm. DON'T PANIC. Alas, no time for hitchhiking my way across the galaxy... maybe next year!
Monday, May 21st 2012
German Exams: 1 down, 2 to go
I handed in my Tysk 1104 exam twenty minutes before the deadline, and we're having the rest of the day off. Met some friends of C's from South Africa, had a walk in the sunny park with Elvis, and as I'm writing this C's getting a BBQ going in the garden.
Tomorrow I will have to start looking at the next hand-in..
The template for the exam came in a .odt format, but it was clearly made in MS Office using the Calibri fonts and some whacky settings that chopped every word at the end of the line instead of breaking a new line. Took me 2 hours just to get the template to look alright. Good thing I didn't do that one hour before the deadline. Yes, I'm excellent. Time for dinner!
Saturday, May 19th 2012
I'm poor again! I've got 45,02 NOK that must last until Thursday. Yay. Staying at home with beer from the cellar this weekend, listening to music on Compact Disc that I've already paid for. Just as well. Must hand in written exam by noon on Monday. Meh.
Wednesday, May 16th 2012
Last five pics
That's what I forgot! To post the last five pics! Here they are:
Part of a series called Elvis in the Sun
Flicking through my podcasts, I hear a POOOOF! sound
Guy was alright. Chased by secret police (car on the right). Almost got killed by debris. What can I say? BeyondPod is a killer app!
Fuck everything and rum!
Nuff said. Genuine pirate graffiti!
Sun-Powered Super Villain!
Lady C got this rain coat for Elvis, that makes him look like a super villain:)
Bonus photo: The New Couch ®™
We invested in this "new used" couch for a saner living condition. Totally worth it!
Whoops, gotta go. Elvis is trying to hump my leg here. You have to nip it in the bud, else you'll find him outside my German classes wholesaling crack cocaine before long.. Or eying Poland. Never can tell what this dog is thinking.
Teach a monkey to write...
I stumbled onto a link on a blog I read which said: "Top 10 Most Influential People to Follow on Twitter", and I immediately thought: «It will be a list of douchebags, compiled by a - or more douchebags, for the sake of douchebaggery.» And believe me when I say, that I was right. A Top 10 Most Influental people to follow on Twitter would be Obama (actually present in the article), Putin, Jesus (his account is rather dead, but his followers make a lot of noise) and the Prophet Muhammad, those guys in charge of US foreign policy, the World Bank, G20 and allies, South-East Asia, and some more. No actors, no television faces, no cruft. Not even me. But then I'm not on Twitter. I'm on identi.ca! Yay!
.. I just realized my thoughts are apparently so important that I put them in quotes. «No, you didn't.» Oh, shut it.
So, yesterday I began working on my first exam, which is just great because: a) Deadline is noon, Monday b) I have a fever and c) tomorrow's the national holiday of Norway. I should have started Sunday, but I wasn't feeling well. Monday I was even worse. Yesterday I was dead, but reading curriculum, and today I actually started writing.
German. Meta. Grammar.
That's right. Meta grammar. Of German grammar. As if the regular kind was not enough. You can just hear Xzibit coming in his pants: "Yo dawg! I heard you like grammar, so I put some grammar on yo grammar so you can boggle while you struggle dawg!" (Xzibit) As if I didn't have enough to do, I decided now would be a great time to move my T61 from regular Debian to pimped-up #! Linux (also Debian), using a worn-out NTFS formatted external USB 2.0 drive to move my 70 gigs of pr0n. Can you say Click-of-death?
I've got my German Thesaurus (heh, I wrote Theosaurus, which would be like a religious dinosaur -- from Germany) for LibreOffice up, so I'm good to go. I should be reading right now, I've got some unperzönlichen Passivs to tackle, but I thought about blogging something about something that I can't remember any longer. Like my aunt recently said: "There is no such thing as multitasking." I'm half-asleep, drooling, and my thoughts keep interrupting me. Here's a good time to log off, dial down, or whatever you hip kids say these days. GET OFF MY LAWN! I'm a sick man. Sick man.