Snap back to reality

Back in Norway after my ah-mazing vacation in Spain.

I definitely was’t ready to leave, because now I’m back to reality where I have to semester projects to finish by next friday, and exams after that.

But none of that will put a damper on my memories. We had a few drunken nights playing secret asian man, paying 1,5 € for a beer and 2 € for tequila shots, trespassing on golf courses and of course laughing at the stupid things people say when they are a little passed tipsy:

“South africa? Are you sure of that? I thought she was from a specific country.”

“Im an excellent breeder assistent…. Even ask your aunt debbie!”

“It was like pure wissshhkey.”

“Glow dance? What the hell does that have to do with a sobriety test?”

We also had ice cream everyday, went shopping, found swapmeets and hung out at the beach. All in all, it was very relaxing.

I will definitely miss the sunshine and being able to wear shorts and t-shirts with no jacket.

Recognition

Ever been standing in an elevator with two people you’re almost positive you’ve met before, but can’t be sure?

And as you are trying to figure out where you could have seen them, one of them smiles at you.

But you can’t decide if its because he recognizes you too, or if he is smiling because you are kind of staring.

So when the elevator opens, you get right off because everything got a little awkward, only to realize you got off two floors too early and both guys are getting out with you.

Then you walk into the cafeteria on that floor to buy an orange juice so it looks like you had something to do there. And when you finally get away and can walk up the next two floors you realize that you will never be a ninja, because that was totally the opposite of inconspicuous.

That was my morning this morning. Now I’m sad because my back up plan if college fell through was totally to become a ninja.

Watch Me Smile

You might recall in an earlier post that I claimed the best feeling was when you accomplished something that someone told you was impossible for you.

Well, I would like to amend that statement. Now, the best feeling is when you dread looking at your bank account because you know that you have almost no money and will have to skip a few meals in the next couple weeks before you get paid because you can’t afford groceries, but when you finally look at your account you find out that you have a lot more than you thought, and not only can you afford dinner, you can even buy dessert.

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The only sad part is, apparently I suck at math since I was so off on my calculations, which could be problematic considering I work as a math tutor.

Morning Mood Boosters?

I despise mornings. I am the total opposite of a morning person. I guess I would call myself an anti-morning person.

You know that phrase ‘woke up on the wrong-side of the bed’? Well, that applies for me no matter what bed, or what side of the bed.

So naturally, when I came across an article about morning mood boosters, I was interested. Maybe then I wouldn’t feel like such a bitch right? Wrong. Most of the things on the list would put me into an even worse mood. Just look at them and see if you would want to do those right when you wake up.

  1. Pick one “spoil-me” task to do: When you wake up, give yourself 30 seconds to think of at least one nice thing you can do for yourself that day…and then do it.

    Now this I could do. Spoiling myself sounds like the perfect thing to do in the morning.

  2. Eat a well-balanced meal: Start your morning with a nutritious mix of complex carbohydrates and proteins.

    Breakfast makes me sick to my stomach if I eat something heavy, so no thanks.

  3. Get some fresh air: Head out for some “green exercise”.

    Really? I hate the outside. The outside has bugs. Bugs make me feel dirty. Not a good feeling in the morning.

  4. Listen to the sounds of nature: Capture the benefits of the great outdoors

    We don’t have nature sounds where I live. We hear the cars and our neighbors shouting, while their dog barks.

  5. Focus on feeling good: Right after waking up, take five deep breaths and make the decision to feel good for the day.

    I am not big on the power of positive thinking cause then I feel suckier if things go wrong. What is that saying? If you’re a pessimist at least you won’t be let down?

  6. Drink hot chocolate: A recent study found that sipping a drink containing cocoa flavonols improved participants’ moods and levels of alertness.

    Now this I am totally down with. Anything to do with chocolate, especially in the morning, is a mood booster.

  7. Take a moment to assess yourself: Take five minutes to pay attention to your body and notice if you feel any stiffness, then do some light stretching while breathing deeply.

    Another thing I totally agree with. I’m almost always stiff when I wake up, so this is a must for me.

  8. Envision the negative: Think about a positive event from your life, and then imagine what your life would be like if the event hadn’t happened.

    This sounds more like a thanksgiving thing than a morning thing if you ask me.

  9. Breathe in some mint: Researchers found that sniffing peppermint enhanced mood and attention while also fighting fatigue.

    Yes, please! Peppermint smells amazing!

  10. Smile.

    The best and easiest thing on the list. I love smiling. I’m an automatic smiler even when I’m in a bad mood. So this one is a piece of cake.

 

After all this, if you still feel like an anti-morning person… Don’t worry I do too.

British > American?

Has anyone ever noticed how much better the british Cosmo is compared to the american?

In my opinion, its like 30 times better.

Is it even possible to get the british one is the U.S.?
Probably not. They wouldn’t want the competition I guess.

I’m lucky enough to be able to choose between 5 Cosmos each month: american, british, danish, norwegian and swedish.

The britsh is definitely number one though. In the january issue, they had this article where they compared friends to shoes. Could the american version even come up with that? I don’t think soooo.

Its totally true too. Everyone has different friends that they go to for different situations and different types of support. Its the same with shoes! Everyone has different shoes that they wear on different occasions, right?

Well, I do at least.

Don’t you just hate…

This is how school makes me feel:


Don’t you just hate the day, hell even the week, before an exam.

You know you should be reading but you just can’t find the willpower to pick up your book and start.

Eveything else looks so much funner: your computer, cooking, cleaning, sleeping, partying, blogging.

Today is St. Patrick’s day and I don’t even get to celebrate because of my exam tomorrow.

Fuck whoever thought March 18 was a good day to have a database exam.

Ølbriller = beer goggles

 

This song is hilarious.

It’s a shame that its in norwegian so most of you won’t understand it, but I’ve taken the liberty of translating the parts of the lyrics that made me smile. It doesn’t flow as well in english as in norwegian, so if you really want to capture the essence, just learn norwegian. Hehe.

Btw, Princess Madaleine is the princess of Sweden.

She was the chick that only every got shit,
The chick that never could get Brad Pitt.
An ugly duckling, no prince charming,
No happy-ever-after, this ain’t a fairytale.

Not so fast, she only got pretty
After the wine made her 90 kilos skinnier
She looked like a man-girl half an hour ago
Now she looks like Britney, can it be the wine?

You scared me at first, but I was thirsty
So I drank you as pretty as Princess Madaleine
Yeah, I have my beer goggles on, my beer goggles on

Shots make her fancy, wine makes her classy
She’s swinging like babe in Dirty Dancing.

She’s an ex-witch, now she wants to have sex,
Beer goggles on? Check. Ready, set…

She was tight, kinda alright but
Later she got hotter than fire
Before she was anything but hot,
Now she’s fucking great, like Cinderella

Pop-tarts in Norway!

That’s right. You heard me. Pop-tarts in Norway!

I even have evidence. [see below]

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I was ecstatic, well until I realized 3 things

  1. See the price, the 69,90. Yeah, that’s about about 12 USD. I’ll say it again 12 USD for 4 pop-tarts. What is this world coming to?
  2. I don’t think you can see the flavors, but I’ll tell you: chocolate and strawberry. Now, I’m not going to hate on pop-tarts, but if I’m going to pay 12 buckaroos at least give me some cinnamon.
  3. Lastly, the real mood killer: I gave up snacks/candy/sweets for Lent. That means no pop-tarts. What was I thinking?!

I love how Norway is slowly but surely starting to import American goodness. We are even getting Starbucks!

Granted, they will only be at airports, but it’s a major step in the right direction!

Do frappuccinos count as snacks/candy/sweets?

I’m Stylin’!

Would of thought that in my time of absence I would be crowmed with not just one, but two stylish awards!

I’ll say it was a pleasure to receive both of them. One was from Nikki at WomenAreFromMars And the other was from BeneathTheSpinLight.

As a receiver of the Stylish Blogger Award, I have to do the following:

  • Present seven facts about myself.
  • Name half dozen bloggers I think deserve the award. Contact those people.
  • Create a link back to the person who gave you the honor.

10 7 Things to Hate Know About Me:

I adore the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, but How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is my favorite (10 seems to be a special number)

I have 5 and a half nieces/nephews (one is still in the tummy)

Although I love a good party, most days I would rather stay home with a good book.

If I didn’t have my iPod I’m pretty sure I would be in an insane asylum

One of my life mottos is ‘Its only funny until someone gets hurt. Then, its hilarious’

For Lent this year, I’m giving up my one true love, candy (not the eye candy though)

My dream is to one day move to Glascow in Scotland.

When I’m drunk I tell everyone I meet to shut their eyes and ‘just feel life’

6 Stylish Bloggers:

ThoughtsAppear

WomenAreFromMars

live.laugh.love

36525 days to live

missannakay

Cognito Ergo Blog

Check them out! I promise they’re awesomenesss 😀