Hello world!

I frankly don’t know for how long I will keep this blog running anymore…

Summer is upon us! I passed my finals, which is good, and the weather is sucky, which is… Norway, I guess.

I have been busy with friends lately. My best friend, Mia, came home from the States in May, which was so great. Things are finally getting back to normal, which, I guess, is why I decided to provide you with an update, after all.

A few pictures have been taken, but none that are worth showing. I sound indifferent, which I’m not, really. As a matter of fact, I am quite satisfied with my life right now. I have a lot of time on my hands, which I spend reading, mostly. I know, boring, right? For those who don’t think so: Check out my book blog. I update that one frequently, and it’s a lot more interesting than this one.

Well… I guess that’s it for now. Wow! This was an interesting update, but like I said, I’m not sure how long I am gonna keep this one running.

Week in review!

Hello!

This week has been all over the place. On Monday, I went to an exhibition of varying beauty products from Forever Living. Not that these products are of particular great interest to me personally, but as a few friends of mine were attending, I figured “why not?”.

On Tuesday, Anna came for a visit. We had a few snacks, before becoming so tired we nearly fell asleep. Oh well.
On Wednesday, I went to Cathrine’s place, as I tend to do on Wednesdays.

Thursday wasn’t all that eventful, whereas yesterday, the sun was shining! For real! As it is today as well. I couldn’t be happier. So I went for a walk yesterday, had to deliver a few books back to the library, before I hit McDonald’s, and I even ate outside! In March. Then I walked home. So lovely. I hope the sun stays for a while *knock on wood*.

Today I am going to a celebration my grandparents’ 50th anniversary. 50. Wow. Then tomorrow, I hope the weather stays nice, so that I can go outside. That’d be great.

Picture from when I was out walking yesterday.

Picture from when I was out walking yesterday.

Update!

Hey! You still there?

It has been forever since last time, and the reason why is that I have been busy doing nothing. At least, for the most part.

Last Friday, a week ago, I went to town with a few girlfriends of mine. We had a great time. Obviously, being the people we are, when Anna, Cathrine and I were located at the train station, we almost – still – managed to miss the train, so we had to practically run after it. Lucky us, it stopped so that we could get on, and the staff didn’t appear irritated with us.

The day after, I went to Oslo with my mother. Initially, it was only supposed to be me and her, but my brother and father went on their own little trip to Oslo as well, although we didn’t spend time with them. Turns out, the restaurant at which my brother apprentices, went bankrupt, so he is between jobs at the moment, therefore he needed a little pick-me-up.

Saturday consisted in shopping on me and my mom’s part. I bought some make-up, a pink crocheted sweater, a light blue skirt, a light blue shirt and a white t-shirt with flowers in gold. I wore said t-shirt with a black skirt to dinner later that evening. Having checked in to what is arguably the finest hotel in town, we also went to the town’s finest restaurant, in which we had a delicious three-meal dinner, and went for a couple of cocktails later, in which case we had a run-in with my father and brother, who were on their way back to the hotel at which they were staying, from dinner and drinks at an Irish pub of sorts.

On Sunday morning, my mom and I had an exquisite hotel breakfast, where the only downer was me managing to spill tea on my brand new skirt, so I had to toss it into the laundry basket the minute I got home. Typical.

This week has been pretty uneventful, except I have gotten some more shopping done. I bought a blue and white striped skirt, a similar jacket, and similar t-shirt (sue me, I love that pattern, leave me alone). Then I have also bought a couple of dresses, one being a retro dress, ’50s style, light green with red flowers on it. It fit me perfectly, and I adored it, even though it doesn’t appear like something I would usually buy. It’s fun breaking patterns, and springtime is a great season for just that.
The other dress that I bought, is a casual sundress, champagne pink with flowers.

As far as college goes, we had a book exhibition the other day. We were divided in groups, and the theme of our group was “Pride and Prejudice with adaptions”, as no less than two people in our group are vehement Austen-fans. I think it turned out pretty neat, if I dare say so myself. Wish I had some pictures to show for it, to be honest. Our major is such a theoretical one, it’s fun when we get to do something practical for once.

I don’t actually have any plans for this weekend, so I guess I will just be staying at home, drinking wine and watching TV. And hey, there are far worse ways to spend it!

See you around, hopefully sooner than later.

My week in review!

This week has been pretty damn uneventful, to be honest. I was back at school, bought a bunch of curriculum and this past Friday, I had to walk from the train station to my home with a backpack filled with heavy books alongside my computer, a bag filled with two soda bottles, chocolate and a bag of snacks, and an umbrella, because it was raining. The distance between the train station and my home? More than two kilometers. Not that far in sunny weather, very far in rainy weather.

On Friday I met with Cathrine, and we watched the Texan Chainsaw Massacre from 1974. Fucking disturbing, yet awesome movie.

I was in Sweden yesterday, bought a new robe, some eyeshadow, eyeliner and a concealer. Little things a girl like me needs in order not to fucking collapse. I am a cosmetics addict, and it is not fun anymore.

Otherwise, I got out of bed today and stretched, my fist hit my lamp and now it is positively not working anymore. Not really that strange, given how it is twenty-tree fucking years old and should have been replaced a long time ago.

We have a new subject in school this year, which I have discovered a liking to, which is good, at the very least.

Hope you had a good one.

Pretty libraries.

As you all know by now, I study library and information science. So the other day, after having been on internship at a significantly small library, I started dreaming away for a moment. So I looked up some exclusive and beautiful libraries. Take a look!

rio de janeiroReal Gabinete Português de Leitura РRio de Janeiro, Brazil.

weimar
Anna Amalia Library – Weimar, Germany

klementinum
Library of Klementinum – Klementinum, Czech Republic

prague
Strahov Monastery Library – Prague, Czech Republic

admont
Abbey Library – Admont, Austria

coimbra
The University of Coimbra General Library – Coimbra, Portugal

belle's library
Belle’s Library from Beauty and The Beast, because I felt like including it

 

Back to school!

Back on the railways again.

It felt good being back at college, as a matter of fact. I could obviously do well without the train rides, but seeing my friends again and hearing about their vacations and internships was wonderful. I feel like I understand so much more of the theory we are learning now that I have been on internship, and seen the actual practice of the subjects I am taking.

I was dead tired when I got home, even though the day itself only consisted in a lesson of just about two hours – not even that. I got so used to an easier every day-life, but I will get back on track eventually.

Here is a picture of me, taken on the train today, because I am an obnoxious idiot, who has no other way to kill time but to take selfies.

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Catching up!

It takes too long between each time I decide on blogging, I’m sorry.

Anyway, my internship is over and done with, and it has truly been an enlightening and refreshing experience. It’s funny how the library studies are so theoretical when the profession itself is a very much practical one, so I believe it is a good idea to sign us all up for an internship already before the second semester begins. I know a lot of people are contemplating dropping out at the moment, due to the fact that they have no idea what they have signed up for, and I can understand that, because the theoretical aspect is so different from the actual practical one we will be served with once we have gotten our diplomas. Of course, there is a chance we have so much theory now just to get on to the practical part later, but there is no way for me to be sure, of course.

I go back to school tomorrow, and on Tuesday I will be presented with a new class that is very much based on literature, which I am looking forward to. Cataloging is getting tiring after a while, to put it lightly.

Anyway, considering I have some hours to kill each day, as I travel by train to Oslo, chances are I will be blogging more frequently again now that my every day life is back to normal.

Wish me luck, and take care!

- Ida

 

(a picture of me from today, turned out a lot bigger than I thought, but given how I posted it on the Internet, I may as well be honest and say I wasn’t that unhappy about it)

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