I’m re-reading the LOtR for the first time since middle school, and I’m loving it. I’m about 20 pgs away from finishing the Fellowship of the Ring. At this point, everyone is just now talking about how they suspect Gollum has been following them since Moria. Aragorn knew all along, but didn’t say anything.
Call me sexist, but if the fellowship was made up of females, this probably would have been talked about much sooner.
Or more of the characters could be like Sam, who is sensitive and immediately shared his concerns when he first noticed Gollum. I love Sam.
I started my internship this past Monday. I made a promise to myself to not overwork myself. That means doing my work while I am at work, and any time outside of work is my time.
There’s been just one catch:
By the time I get home, I am too tired to do anything.
A lot of the times, the stuff that I dream makes me say “I could never think of this stuff while I was awake”.
Over the past few weeks, I have been getting familiar with dungeons and dragons (DnD). It’s been a lot of fun, but boy is there a lot to learn! Today, I created my new character with the help of my friend.
Introducing Flower! The male Dwarf who was raised by gypsies! Although he was drafted into the military, he is a lover, not a fighter. Due to his upbringing, he is a pacifist and a vegetarian; thus he feels really really really bad about hurting anything, let alone killing. He could have dodged the draft, but he believes strongly in being an upstanding citizen and fulfilling his duties. He joins a group of adventurers as a fighter specializing in melee combat, although he hopes to never have to use deadly force.
I’m still working on polishing my character, but I predict a lot of internal struggle for poor Flower, hahaha
Goin on a picniiiic! Hey o!
17 July 2014 - Adventures in minecraft
Hazmat suit :)
I had all sorts of cool dreams last night. I would say the coolest was the one where I was browsing clothes to buy. The clothes I see in my dreams are always so awesome looking. And I mean, literally everything is looking amazing. There is not an ugly pair of anything in sight.
If you are still taking pictures of yourself posing with booze bottles, you may have never left high school. Bonus high school points if you are posing in the bathroom mirror.
This is really getting exhausting. I am finally on summer break, and it is my first real vacation all year (10 months). Sure, we have two weeks off at Christmas and several days off in spring, but those weren’t really breaks at all. It has to do with the way the Dutch school system works.
In the American system, all of our classes, exams, and projects are completed by the end of the term. That means everything school related ends before your holiday starts and you have nothing to worry about until classes start up again. This is absolutely not what I have experienced since studying in the Netherlands. Yes, I had those days and weeks off during the school year, but I had to use that time to complete projects, write reports, and study my ass off for exams. THERE WERE NO BREAKS. Not for me.
Part of the problem is me and the fact that I am an over-achiever. Plenty of students do the exact same thing I do and find time to have fun on weekends, socialise, travel, and do whatever it is they do for fun. I just can’t though. If I have something to do for school, I feel compelled to put my entire focus on that. And in the weeks approaching deadlines, I cannot even bring myself to complete basic tasks like cleaning my room, feeding myself, or washing my hair.
And in that way, my education has begun to feel like a sickness, a disease, like something I need to go to rehab for. I thought my third year would be less stressful than the last. Unfortunately, It was way more stressful, especially the second semester. I would never choose to relive any of it, ever again. I have one more year to go. I only have to complete two internships and then I am done. I won’t even start thinking that it is going to be less stressful - I don’t want to be disappointed again.
4 July, 2014
I sat in my chair and I can’t get out! I hope you’re comfy, little minecraft dude.