One of my most favorite days of the year 😀 Woke up this morning at eleven when Tim and the cat came in to wake me up, opened up my “sneak peek” present (bath and body works gift card, swedish magazine, and two swedish candy bars), and the cat fell asleep in my bed. My mom came up with some breakfast :)) Mike also came over with a gift from his parents, a hat and gloves. Soo comfortable.
On monday I went to Mike’s and he gave me a gorgeous diamond necklace, I love it. We also made dinner and watched Nightmare Before Christmas. Then yesterday I woke up at 6:30 (ugh) to go babysit, then went to Mike’s to drop his presents off. Decorated the christmas tree and stuff too.
Getting up at six definitely messed up my sleep schedule, I got 12 hours of sleep last night but I’m still exhausted. Therefore I am going to go back to bed and read my Swedish magazine 🙂 Merry Christmas!
Mm, I love cloudy and rainy winter days (though of course snow is better, but it never snows here). Just had some glögg with my parents, am about to wrap and finish up all my christmas presents. My cat is very satisfied, he has cleaned himself for like 2374287 hours and is sleeping on my blanket. Yesterday I went and saw The Day the Earth Stood Still, it was a really good movie. Was quite thought provoking as well. We humans really don’t take good care of our planet, and like a character in the movie said: “they know what will happen to them, yet they do nothing to stop it.” How incredibly true is that? We do all these things, war is an example, and we know it could easily be the end of it yet we don’t even do anything to change ourselves for the better. The alien guy from the movie finally stopped the destruction of humankind (we were being destroyed since earth is one of the few planets that supports life, and it is vital that it survives) because the main (human) character said “We can change!” Truthfully, I doubt that. Also, there was a big robot in the movie that activated when violence started, and people were just like “okay.. it activates when we use violence.. but there is nothing else we can do! violence is the answer!” sigh. After the movie, Mike and I went to Chili’s (yum) and then went to his house. I hate to admit this, but I played w.o.w >_> heh. I always make fun of him because he plays that (jokingly of course), but it’s actually pretty fun. Hadn’t played in awhile, but I’m now on level 9! xD
I got an A in abnormal behavior 😀 Sweeet. I have to babysit at seven in the morning on tuesday, it will definitely be tough to get up that early hah. Anyway, time to go wrap gifts 🙂
Signed up for classes yesterday, nr 2 on the waiting list for human development but I did get into general psych. Had to wait for about three hours just to register, agh. Went to Ikea and this Scandinavian store and bakery in oakland today with my mom, Tim, and Michael. Then went out to eat with Brenna and exchanged christmas gifts, and then we went to her house and watched the dark knight and ate some more. Good day, minus getting up really early and feeling sick on the way home. I’m sleeeepy, bye bye.
So the other day when Mike and I were driving to class, this one car completely flew by the stop sign without stopping. Mike and I were just like.. oh my god. Ironically enough, at the next stop sign there were 3 cops, and the same car did a nice, smooth stop. Tsk tsk.
Anyway, christmas break is finally here 🙂 My independent study teacher actually assigned me homework over break though D: Gah. I got a B on my social psych final, and an A on my abnormal behavior final. I’m going to miss that class, it was so interesting and the people were awesome. I studied with Michelle (brazilian exchange student), Randall, and this other woman I can NOT remember her name, it was hard to pronounce hah. We were like cracking up the entire time. Some things that were said probably shouldn’t be written here. Haha. After my class I went to Borders and some other stores, finally finished my christmas shopping. Got the kids I babysit for presents, going to give them to them today 🙂 After that I’m going to Mike’s to watch Seven.
On monday my mom and I went to a Korean market, I bought some ingredients to make miso soup and sushi, as well as some drinks and whatnot. Also went to a Mediterranean market, got some food there too. We went out to lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen (yum), and I got some clothes at Urban Outfitters. I finaaaally found some skinny jeans that are actually skinny on my tiny frame. Yes! I wanted to buy every single pair. Then went to Mike’s and had more pizza, and we studied in front of the fire. It started hailing, it was pretty sweet. Anyway.. the kitchen is calling me. I’m going to go make some miso soup 😀
in general. Seriously, I feel like all I ever do is homework, and every single week is the same. I just want to go on a loong journey. I would just say screw it and just enjoy my youth instead of focusing on school, but I’m too much of a perfectionist to do that. Blah. I don’t really see the point of doing school, college, and then working until I’m old. I don’t want to be 85 and look back on my life and regret what I did (or more like didn’t do). I have usually thought that well, I’ll get my college education and then I’ll at least have that to rely on and I can go travel the world or something. But if I want to get my Ph. D by the time I get out of college I’ll be in my mid or late twenties, and probably will want to get married and all that stuff. I’ll also owe a lot of money for my college education. I looove psychology and wouldn’t mind working on it, but it’s so typical society like. Everyone does the same thing, and I don’t like it. I just want to go live somewhere and enjoy my life.. eat really good food, meet interesting people, etc. Sigh.
I suppose I could do all that when I’m older, but what if I get stuck in my life routine? Hmm. And I kind of see myself traveling and whatnot by myself, but having someone I love with me wouldn’t be bad either.
I’m wearing my comfortable tights and an oversized turtleneck. I reaally just want to crawl into my bed and read, but of course I have to work on homework. Sigh. Got a lot of christmas shopping done today though, I’m stoked on giving everyone everything 😀 I wish my cat was up here, but he’s lying under a blanket downstairs, and he looks waay too cute to disturb. Haha. Anyway.. I am so tired. Got home at like 2 AM last night, did not sleep in enough. Sigh.
And today is Lucia 😀 My mom made more lusse bullar, they are soo good. They’re all fluffy this time 🙂 I’m addicted. Didn’t have any glögg today, gah. Lucia without glögg? D: I feel so unpatriotic.
Wow, I was in a Lucia celebration once. I was actually the main girl (if you read that article, you’ll understand what I’m talking about xD) Only time I’ve ever sang in front of an audience.. shocking I agreed to it since my voice isn’t exactly the prettiest one ;P
Tuesday wasn’t too eventful, just the usual: social psychology class, babysitting, abnormal behavior class. Did make my mom and I some good lunch though 🙂
On wednesday I went to my regular once a week ilc meeting. Talked a lot to Madisen like usual, and this guy Brandon I hadn’t met before. He saw my “me” collage, and saw that I had fight club on it so we started talking about movies. After awhile (and after I tried to actually do my work, it’s hard to focus when I’m distracted >_<) my teacher starts talking about how she’s been to Europe and then she asked me where I was from again, to which I replied Sweden. Brandon goes “Oh yeah, you’re the Swedish girl! We were talking about you the other day.” Uhh.. okay I had never met this guy before and who is “we”? xD Then I had some delicious Quiznos, and drove and got my papers signed for Advanced Education (so I get extra credits for my college courses). Wrote my paper on the Insanity Defense as well, took foreever.
Took my social psych exam today, got an 82. Good, but lower than all my other scores Mike and I watched House ❤ then we had some more Quiznos >_> Then I went to abnormal behavior, the last class :[ sad, I loved that course. The people around me are pretty awesome too. Then went to Mike’s, we had a long discussion about religion (I loove long discussions :D), and he made me hot chocolate and a sandwich 🙂 awee. Now I’m here, I’m going to go to bed early so I can catch up on some sleep. Have two finals next week, ugh. And I have to finish a book so I can do a bookreport for my next ilc meeting, not sure which of my books to finish first (since I’ve started a few, hah). Apparently a big storm is coming in this weekend, creepy but cozy too.. might snow yay! Too bad I was going to go christmas shopping on Sunday, probably can’t now if it’s super windy and rainy since that makes driving difficult. Anyway.. my cat just gave me a weird look o_o Well, time for bed! Good night 🙂
I’m sitting here, savoring the delicious taste of my almost last.. lusse bulle. There’s only one more waiting for me in the freezer after this. I LOVE these things, I’ve been waiting 12 months since the last batch. Feel kind of bad, I ate most of them. But no one BETTER eat the very last one. Don’t they just look so delectable? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/2100711159_0526100c7c.jpg?v=0
yum. it’s hard to not go eat the last one. must.. save.. it..
Anyway. Going to the movies tonight with Michael and his friends, seeing The Punisher 2. The first movie was good, but violence isn’t really my thing First though, I have to write my essay on bullying. Found this last night when researching it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wcx2qM5C4g&eurl=http://www.bullyingstatistics.blogspot.com
Isn’t it sad? 😦
Sooo much homework. Sigh. Oh well, I finished one of my reports tonight. About to get off the computer, my thoughts are all jumbled up and I’m not sure how to sort them out into words x] I did talk to my grandma today though, always makes me homesick She’s a funny old woman. Also went to Benihana with my family, mm. Okay g’night 🙂
So.. let me update on what’s been going on this week.
Monday: Woke up, then Mike came over and brought me a rose :]] then we went out to lunch and rented a movie. I then had to babysit, and then I cooked Mike dinner and we watched a movie, then we went and saw Four Christmases. It was a great day.
Tuesday: Social psych.. then independent study meeting.. then abnormal behavior.. then I spent the night at my bestie’s. She made me some tomato soup then we watched What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, then we went to bed.
Wednesday: Woke up and drove home still half asleep. Mike came over and we watched House ❤ Can’t believe House ditched Cuddy for some random girl! Arghh they were meant to be. I then babysat, and then I went home and proceeded to write a four page paper until 2 am, then I passed out.
Today: Woke up at nine, went to social psych. Then Mike dropped me off and he went and got my christmas present ^^ Then we hung out for the rest of the day, then I went to abnormal behavior, then back to Mike’s and ate some Subway. I was soo incredibly tired all day, could not stop laughing. Seriously. Mike probably thought I was insane xD I am SO ready for bed, once I have some delicious jasmine tea and pumpkin pie.
Tomorrow is my mother’s birthday, we’re going to Benihana 🙂 I hope she likes the gifts I got her. It’s also the day of my dentist appointment *shudders*. And I have to drive my brother to school early, oh well. Good night now :]