Monday, January 31, 2011

Adventures in Gypsyland. Part 1.

Last night I returned home from a very serious studying trip with my class.
Very serious.
We went to Barcelona with math and physics. And I don't think anything about these two subject was mentioned, even by the teachers, while we were there. We went on some obligatory trips to the classical turist traps, and before the trip we were told that we must bring this folder that had some stuff about hyperbolic cosine and stuff in it, but on the entire trip (3,5 days) we weren't told to open it at all. I don't think the teachers mentioned it one single time.
Which again reminds me that I overheard them talking about how they felt refreshed after the trip, and how lovely it was to get to sleep in. Uhm... Saturday we had to be outside the hotel at 9 am. Nine, people.
Even when I don't get drunk the night before, I don't get up that early in my weekend.

This is what the students looked/felt like at 9 am...
...and the teachers seemed to think "Yay! Morning! Getupgetupgetup!"

I have never been to Barca before, and people have been yapping about all the thieves over there, and how so many people get their money and stuff stolen. I was like "yeah, right, whatever," because I know that people always overexaggerate. Which is, by the way, really annoying. However, when I woke up on the second day there, one of the girls told me that she had had her wallet with half her money stolen.
Oh shit...
From then on I was like a suspicious old lady, casting my evil eyes on all the gypsy-like people who might or might not try tried to steal my things.

Of all the things we saw, I loved La Boqueria the most. For sure. Fresh and dried fruit, meat, fish, nuts, candy, chocolate, delicious smoothies. Fantastic smells and sights. Wow. If only there had been a little fewer people, I would have spent too much so much time in there. Some of the people in the market were really angry/sour little people who should go out and party with the other gypsies, because that's just bad selling strategy. Seriously. I still enjoyed the market a lot though. It was such an experience. I want one here too! And fresh, yummy strawberries for €2/kg. Pleeeeease.

We also saw La Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Parc Güell and Montjuïc, so we did not get enough time to explore on our own. Damn.
Exciting (more or less, at least) adventures will be scattered over my blog during the next while. I'll be back!

Oh... And there's this place on the Rambla called Pita House or something like that. Don't ever eat there. It's disgusting, expensive food.

Have a nice evening :D

Sunday, January 16, 2011

You look like... who?!

Good evening folks.

Here I am, innocently trying to go to bed. I (mentally, at least) put my homework away, shut down the streaming of all those tv-series I'm addicted to, and started preparing for the sweet salvation of sleep, when I decided I had to tell my friend about this guy in my Spanish class who has the IQ of a small dog (at best) and who, a little while ago, loudly proclaimed that he looked like Lil' Wayne and someone who I'm afraid I don't exactly remember. Some famous, white movie star like George Clooney or Brad Pitt. I laughed pretty hard had a minor coughing fit, because

1) the classmate mentioned is a small, white guy with short, brown-ish hair (not anything resembling either of the mentioned celebs), and not particularly looking like either of those mentioned in any other way.
2) how can he look like a black rapper with long dreadlocks AND some tall, handsome, white moviestar at the same time??

Anywho. I presented this scenario to my friend, and then remembered that I've heard that there are pages on the internet where you put in two pictures, and then the page will give you the "baby" that these to people would create together. 
I thought of Lil' Wayne. 
Then I thought of George Clooney and Brad Pitt, and got a mental picture too entertaining to ignore.

I tracked down one of these pages, to see if perhaps the combination of Lil' Wayne and either of the two other gentlemen would make a child looking like this guy. 
It didn't. 
But what it did was entertaining.

This led to far too much spent combining random celebs and non-celebs to see the outcome. 
I say "time well spent," but somehow I doubt my math-teacher would agree.

Brad Pitt and Ian Somerhalder.
I'm sad to say, that (even though they both have way-above average looks) they would not make pretty babies (according to this site at least). It took me 10-20 tries to get this result. And it's the prettiest by far.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Belated happy new year, and congrats to our crownprince and crownprincess.

A belated happy to year, folks. I wish you all a great year to come.
My 2010 started poorly, but gained momentum and ended up being pretty awesome. I still have the best friends, got some good grades in the end of the schoolyear, got a pretty good summer job and in the end of the year I actually managed to start hitting those little, round, yellow buggers a little better. To avoid too much confusion I'll spell it out: I play tennis, to which I have a pretty extreme love/hate-relationship.

The new year started out fine, nothing much happened to me. Started school again, and my body seemed to get rather confused that I tried to convince it to sleep before 3 in the morning, and then beat it up again around 7. But I must admit - I'm with you body, I don't want to go to bed by 23 and get up at 7, but some sadistic bastard decided that school must start in the wee hours of the morning. For those lovely days where I'm in school 8-16 I don't really get to see daylight. Whatever that is...
I actually managed to get some homework done for this first week, and I think I did ok on a biology-test.
Happy new year, students. Here's a test for you.

Now I just need to get started on my two papers for next week. I'll get it done. I hope.
Nothing extremely exciting is happening in my personal life at the moment, I'm having a lot of fun, and I'm counting my blessings and enjoying the moment, but nothing out of the ordinary is currently going on.

However, this morning the crownprincess Mary gave birth to twins: a girl and a boy. The birth went great and the family is doing great. The couple now have 4 children; two boys and two girls.
So, congratulations, Mary and Frederik, with the little additions to your family, I wish you all the best.

Aren't they sweet? ;)