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But maybe it's still Sunday somewhere. IDK.

Yesterday I had this post ready. And then LJ lost it. Well, I did. But I blame livejournal. So there.

And then Fia came over and after that we went and met up with Eliza. So I never got to it then.

I got the second season of Supernatural and a Starbucks cup for my birthday from Fia! THANK YOU AGAIN LOVELY! :D :D

I also wanted to say I am watching your posts, but I'm behind on commenting. :) It's just that, whenever I actually get to commenting, something else comes up.

At this moment, for example, my nephew is playing in the kitchen because he doesn't want to sleep so while I'm typing I'm keeping an eye on him. He supposedly has an ear infection, but he seems to be doing just fine. :/ :/

The kids have been here a lot lately. And I love them to death. But sometimes I feel like we're doing too much. Does that sound horrible?

Anyway, on to the meme.

Day 06: a song that remind you of somewhere

This song is from Tori Amos' 'American Doll Posse' album, and I was listening to that album quite a lot when it came out. Big Wheel is a song I listened to walking to and from uni during exams. Not exactly a happy time, but I remember it being sunny and I loved walking around Ghent.



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Byeeeeeeeee
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Day 05: a song that reminds you of someone

This song reminds me of my mum.




When I was little, the radio in the living room still worked. And when I came home from school earlier than usual (I am usually very slow, but sometimes I went straight home too!), sometimes mum would be listening to Queen. LOUDLY. Mum is a huge Queen fan, and when we weren't home she listened to their cd's while cleaning.

It's one of my favourite memories.

The radio still works, but the speakers suck. :(

I picked Bicycle Race because it was my favourite as a kid. Probably because of the part with the bells ringing...

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I watched the two first episodes of Leverage, on to the third! :D

<3
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Day 04: a song that makes you sad

This is a tough one. I had to think about the difference between songs that make me sad and songs that I listen to when I'm sad (which will come up in this meme as well). And songs that are sad, don't necessarily make me sad. You know what I mean?

I pick this song because when it comes up, it really draws my attention and I have to listen. It never leaves me with a happy feeling either.

This was SO HARD, because I kept changing my mind. But I used my ':(' playlist to help me out, and this song came up first, twice. SO I'M STICKING TO IT.

I really doubted between this song, Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley, Jimmy Eat World, Something Corporate and Placebo. (I had to mention them to not feel bad about picking Nine Inch Nails).

Nine Inch Nails: 'Something I Can Never Have'



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WELL THAT WAS DEPRESSING.

Goodnight!
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Day 03: a song that makes you happy

I had to pick randomly. So many songs make me happy for different reasons. I don't really have a reason for this one, other than it just puts me in a good mood. :)



Sometimes I forget I really love Garbage. It's been a while, I might even listen to an actual facts cd tomorrow.

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TOMORROW I AM GOING SWIMMING.

Like as in, I'm going to go swimming for about an hour, for health reasons. Not like 'oh it's so hot in this lovely village in Spain I'm going to jump in the pool' but 'I will pay for entrance and get dressed in a stall, put my stuff in a locker and go swim in the pool I used to go to for gym. Which is 5 years ago or something. Hehe.

Goodnight!
aghostofasmile: picture of girl sitting behind a piano (piano)
I don't think the 'it's still wednesday in some part of the world' thing applies here. XD

So with a bit of a delay:

Day 02: your least favorite song

I have a lot of songs that make me go 'D: D: NOOO' at times. But actually coming up with examples is hard! I mean of course I hated the Schnappy das Kleine Krokodil (or however it was called) song, but it didn't exactly make my skin crawl.

This one does. Not because it's epically bad. I think a lot of people love it. But next to my irrational dislike for Coldplay and U2, the song 'Safe Tonight', 'Killing me Softly' and anything Anastacia, I really don't like 'Wicked Games'. I probably don't like it because my ex-uncle used to play it loudly and sang along, so I have that memory attached to it.



I can't upload this, because I don't have it. ^_^

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Hopefully I will do day 03 a little bit later tonight. Alessandro just woke up so I'm going to take him out of bed.

Bye all. <3
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Fia is doing this meme at the moment, and I like it, so I'm stealing it. I'm sure she won't mind. <3 Let's see if I can manage finishing the whole thing in 20 days, eh?

OK, until August 8th I can manage, but then I am leaving for Firenze with my parents and idk if I'll have wifi. Though seeing as the guy owning the place is a bussiness man I hope so?

Anyway.

Day 01: your favourite song

Every time I have to think about my favourite song I find it hard, because I'm not good at picking favourites. But when you look at my last.fm, and iTunes it's quite obvious. I love this song for the feeling that it gives me, and all good memories attached. It's got everything I love most about music: piano, a good melody, good lyrics, and two voices that I love, and this special kind of atmosphere. This song is one of my comfort songs.

It also got covered by Taking Back Sunday, on the first show with the new very old line up. Would have loved to be there.



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day 01: your favorite song
day 02: your least favorite song
day 03: a song that makes you happy
day 04: a song that makes you sad
day 05: a song that reminds you of someone
day 06: A song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07: A song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08: A song that you know all the words to
day 09: A song that you can dance to
day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep
day 11: A song from your favorite band
day 12: A song from a band you hate
day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14: A song that no one would expect you to love
day 15: A song that describes you
day 16: A song that you used to love but now hate
day 17: A song that you hear often on the radio
day 18: A song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19: A song from your favorite album
day 20: A song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25: A song that makes you laugh
day 26: A song that you can play on an instrument
day 27: A song that you wish you could play
day 28: A song that makes you feel guilty
day 29: A song from your childhood
day 30: Your favorite song at this time last year

I went to the doctor today. He said 'Well this time it should really be better' and I was like 'I sure hope so because otherwise I'm just going to deal with it. >:|'. Of course I didn't say that out loud. :)

HAI

Jun. 29th, 2010 12:20 am
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Today something awesome happened!

Nah I'm just kidding. As far as things go, it was kind of mediocre. But I've been having back pain for the past... 2 or 3 weeks? And I have scoliosis, so I'm kind of used to back pain now and then. Especially during stressful times. It's my weak spot.

Anyhoo, usually I can fix it by doing some back exercises, using flexium gel, or taking it easy. But none of those things worked and the pain got worse. It was my lower back. So I went to the doctor I used to go to ages ago, from when I was 14 to when I was 17. He knows my back and I trust him.

He looked up my file and told me 'Hey it's been six years!' which is kind of good, really. Afterwards he told me my back/spine looks fine, considering I had a pretty severe bend in my spine when I was 14. I had to wear a brace for two years. At least I think it was 2 years... I've been keeping up with exercises now and then, and he said that definitely helps keeping things under control. I was happy to hear that.

For some reason I was fearing something like 'Dude, your spine is fucked, there is nothing I can do, it's pain management from now on, sorry.' Which may sound dramatic, but it's not like it can't happen.

I always dread going. Having your back manipulated is... not pleasant. I really had to breathe through it. I was expecting worse, though, it used to take longer. But he said it's no use to try and manipulate the scoliosis now I'm an 'adult'. I'd have to go back every week for years on end to have it take any long-lasting effect.

So nooow I feel weird, but I'm not in pain. I hear things in my back cracking when I walk around, lol, pretty creepy. But in my head everything is just falling/shifting back into place now.

You know how I can see I have scoliosis? Besides the obvious 'By looking at my back', of course. The left side of my collarbones is less pronounced than my right side. Annoys me. But if that's all it is... Some people have way more severe back issues than I do. So I'm kind of grateful. In a 'it could be worse' way. Besides... no one really has a completely normal body, right? :)

I know I always have something I want to change about myself. Not all of them unreasonable. That's just life, isn't it?

This was supposed to be a fandom related post with a bit of RL.

FAIL.

I'll try again tomorrow. <3
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Hmmm. Everytime a song from the (500) Days of Summer OST comes up, I feel like watching it. I'm not going to. Not today. Maybe tomorrow. :)

Preparing for exams has officially begun. I took the week off last week, and only went to class and copied notes. And then on Wednesday I went home, and read books and was on the internet a lot. And then on Friday I watched the season five finale of Supernatural. And then I rewatched it on Saturday. I am quite pleased with the finale. There were things that could have been better. Things we wanted (like the amulet) didn't happen, etc. But it was OK. I hope season six will be good. For now it's good to read fic, and meta.

I've never been this kind of involved with a series. I was obsessed with Buffy when it aired, but I never really went out of my way to see what other people thought about this or that developement. I just watched and waited for a week for a new episode. I never read Buffy fanfic. But Supernatural, it's fun.

Yes I know the fans are crazy. Or the crazies are the ones getting most attention. But it's a nice fandom to be in. I like it here. I might just delurk a little bit. (D:)

SO preparing for exams is going...fine. I have no plan. Some people follow a schedule I just think when I go to sleep 'Hmmm cognitive therapy tomorrow?'. Idk, I like lists and schedules, but for exams they never quite work out.

I'm glad I took some days to recover and relax. I think at the end of my higher education my body was like, "You know what? Fuck it. You do this every year, you tire me out, you eat crappy unhealthy food, don't drink enough water, and sit on your ass all day. I'm so done with that attitude!"

I'll try to be better, body, I promise. Bottle of water next to me, healthy snacks, and better eating habits.

I'm even taking vitamins.

So, not much going on, but I wanted to update anyway. =)

X
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Life would be easier if I would get in my super-focussed mode at a reasonable hour.

I don't actually mind staying up this late and often do this for exams, but I have a whole week of classes, and my sleeping schedule is fucked. :P

Ah well. C'est la vie.

I especially like how we have 12 hours of the same class this week, because for God knows what reason this class is starting this week, instead of the beginning of the semester. Messes with my Tuesday and Wednesday.

We have some hours to catch up! Exam study period starts May 12th. :P

Good news is that I am FINALLY done - ish with my literature part of my dissertation. I need to do the practical part right now, which is basically me saying where I did my internship, what I did, give the results and interpret them, make a conclusion, write my introduction, and write an English abstract. and I have 5 days left. (well, I have till May 10th to hand it in, but I want to be done earlier, obv).

So yeah. Yay school. and such.

I am going to read some chicklit (shut up, I need some sappy implausible romance in my life :p ) and go get some sleep.

Love you all, darlings. Hope you are all well. <3
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I am in a real bitchy mood, everything sets me off. It started this morning with a case of morning moodiness. It wasn't fun, bc I kept bitching myself out in my head. :P

Whatever, though. Bad days happen, right? :) Just feeling all graaah cause nothing seems to be going my way today. BUT at least I can focus on school stuff, which, sorry, that is the most important thing right now.

I started using the hype machine, to have random new music when I get bored. All I listen to right now is Britney Spears and Glee songs. :P So far I've heard a cover of 'Electric Feel' by Katy Perry. Not bad! And there's a song called Airplanes by B.o.B. ft Hayley Williams which I really like.

I forgot how much I like her voice. She's good. :)

I could really use a wish right now...

In other news, I'm not as mopy and dwelling-like as I was a few days ago. A conversation with Alaine helped me realise that I was back to setting my priorities in life wrong. I want to be free and at the same time I wanted the perfect relationship RIGHT NOW, and that's not a good thing. I always want more, and sometimes I just have to sit the fuck down and enjoy what's going on around me. Like the beautiful weather. <3

Until next time, dearies. :)

Airplanes (Ft. Hayley Williams
Electric Feel
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Hello hello,

I finally have a title for my dissertation. I am way too lazy to translate it, but I promise you it's very interesting. :P My back aches from stress and because I've been sitting in an uncomfortable position for too long.

By this time Fia probably left already, and I have no way of letting her know I don't have my phone with me. Ugh, I guess the fact that her messages won't arrive (battery dead) will tip her off?

It's very stupid, I left my phone in the car, and noticed like a half an hour after my sisters left. Then I was like, all panicky and omgomg my phone, like this crazy person who cannot live without her cellphone. Which is you know... I can, I just would rather not. What if there is an emergency? What if the internet disappears? No one will be able to reach me. :P

So I'm going back to Bruges by train, I'll sleep at home, since I only have class at 4 pm on Tuesday.

The ceiling is making creepy creaky noises, ew.

I met up with Simon and Biene on Friday. It left me feeling somewhat discontent. Not because I didn't have fun, but because I felt so good, hanging out with the both of them. I guess mum isn't entirely wrong when she says I still have a 'thing' for Simon. But the 'thing' is really tiny and it's a 'if this were another world or life' kind of thing, you know? Like there is definitely some chemistry, I am SURE I am not making that up, but it's like... I think we both know it's there, but no one actually talks about it. Like a potential, that will never be more than just a thought.

Hum.

Anyways. We get along so well, it's sad these meet ups only happen like... twice a year. :P At least I still have Biene. :D And I'll try my hardest to meet up with her regularly once I graduate.

Speaking of graduating... Whereas I was all 'D: no but I love school!!!' I am more 'meh' about it now. I really do love school, it's not that. I love the fact that I'm not quite grown up enough to do everything on my own, and there's no need for me to be a 100% adult person yet. But I'm also getting sick of my life being all about school. I want work. I want to drive a car. I want to meet someone and fall in love. I want my own place, in a couple of years. I want to learn how to cook. I want to bake cookies with Matteo. I want to write, and learn how to write better. I want to take three more years of piano, so I can graduate at music school as well. I want to learn jazz dance. I want so many things right now, and I feel like I'm just waiting for everything to happen, and it's all in the future, after I graduate, and I'm sick of thinking like that.

It's not that studying means not really living, because it is, I'm learning and the student life is awesome. But I think I'm finally ready to start that other kind of living. The scary kind, I guess. The kind where I'll have to look for a job, and pay my own clothes.

I'd love to write more, because I'm on a roll, but my back is really really hurting so I'm going to go to sleep.

Take care everyone. ♥

feet

Apr. 8th, 2010 01:56 pm
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My mum just made an appointment for a pedicure, for me and my little sister. When I protested that there was nothing wrong with my feet, mum said, 'You'll never attract a man, with your calloused feet.'

Yeah mum, my feet are really the reason why I'm still single.

I don't like it when people touch my feet. :( Actually, I hate it. :(

BUT ok, whatever, I'll play along. I hope I don't actually kick the lady in her face or something, because I am so ticklish it's embarrassing.

Alessandro just woke up crying, and as I was holding him, he burped right into my face, it smelled horrible. Oh days where all you had was milk and your breath smelled like newborn baby. *wistful sigh*

Speaking of wistful sighs, May 19th it'll be exactly 6 years ago that I first posted on SOFAA (on FictionAlley Park)... It's insane. 6 years is a really long time. August 2004 was when I created my first livejournal. Also 6 years. Where did time go, you guys?

It's fun to see everyone get all nostalgic. I keep thinking I just want to go back, instead of graduating and finding a job. That sounds so... grown up.

Well... I better face RL and continue working on my dissertation!

Hello?

Mar. 8th, 2010 02:50 am
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*pokes*

Hm, trying new things is always exciting and fun. I am too sleepy to post something more than this though.

Goodnight, world.
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Hi guys,

I know I post a lot lately, haha, but this is a more serious post. I would like if you could take a moment to go to this facebook page for charity. The cause is The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. A foundation to raise awareness and fund research for SMA.

Go here: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/710566 to find out more about SMA, and please vote.

One of my best friend's nieces has SMA. I know how much she cares for this little girl, and how much she'd appreciate you voting for them. I would too.

Thank you for your time. :)
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Hi guys,

I know I post a lot lately, haha, but this is a more serious post. I would like if you could take a moment to go to this facebook page for charity. The cause is The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. A foundation to raise awareness and fund research for SMA.

Go here: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/710566 to find out more about SMA, and please vote.

One of my best friend's nieces has SMA. I know how much she cares for this little girl, and how much she'd appreciate you voting for them. I would too.

Thank you for your time. :)
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Melanzane and uh. French fries.

I would grow fat, but what person can go without fries for a long period of time? I CAN'T! I am Belgian, after all, and no one makes fries like we do. That whole French thing is all a misunderstanding, really.

And Melanzane, well, that is just too delicious. Mmmm. Damn, I'm really hungry now. But anyway! Google it if you don't know what it is! It's eggplant, and tomatoes, and mozarella and parmigano and ungh.

I would get sick of both after a week and start craving healthy things.
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Melanzane and uh. French fries.

I would grow fat, but what person can go without fries for a long period of time? I CAN'T! I am Belgian, after all, and no one makes fries like we do. That whole French thing is all a misunderstanding, really.

And Melanzane, well, that is just too delicious. Mmmm. Damn, I'm really hungry now. But anyway! Google it if you don't know what it is! It's eggplant, and tomatoes, and mozarella and parmigano and ungh.

I would get sick of both after a week and start craving healthy things.
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So for the past few months I have been noticing my stomach acting up. The days were I wouldn't feel slightly sick to the stomach were rare. It was bad when I had milk though, that really sucked. At first it was just an unsettled stomach, but now it has progressed to cramps. So I went to get tested for food allergies, and they figured I am now: caffeine, cacao, cow milk, soy and citrus intolerant.

Doctor said it should go away after a while, because this intolerance only started now, when I'm 22.

The really annoying part is not being able to switch to soy. I like soy milk and desserts and all that, and I'd ditch the cow milk and just eat and drink that, but I can't.

I am not giving up on coffee though. Coffee gives me cramps for a couple of hours, as long as it's not espresso (which does end up making me feel sick). I can deal with that.

And I'm studying and I'm hungry and I want to have a snack and everything has milk, chocolate or butter in it and it SUCKS. And I thought croissants didn't have milk in 'em, but they do and I feel sick. And it just really really sucks. And I think I have eaten all the greasy salty stuff, or mum put them somewhere I can't find 'em. She's not home so I can't ask.

Not fun at all. :(
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So for the past few months I have been noticing my stomach acting up. The days were I wouldn't feel slightly sick to the stomach were rare. It was bad when I had milk though, that really sucked. At first it was just an unsettled stomach, but now it has progressed to cramps. So I went to get tested for food allergies, and they figured I am now: caffeine, cacao, cow milk, soy and citrus intolerant.

Doctor said it should go away after a while, because this intolerance only started now, when I'm 22.

The really annoying part is not being able to switch to soy. I like soy milk and desserts and all that, and I'd ditch the cow milk and just eat and drink that, but I can't.

I am not giving up on coffee though. Coffee gives me cramps for a couple of hours, as long as it's not espresso (which does end up making me feel sick). I can deal with that.

And I'm studying and I'm hungry and I want to have a snack and everything has milk, chocolate or butter in it and it SUCKS. And I thought croissants didn't have milk in 'em, but they do and I feel sick. And it just really really sucks. And I think I have eaten all the greasy salty stuff, or mum put them somewhere I can't find 'em. She's not home so I can't ask.

Not fun at all. :(
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So... my life is so boring and routine-ish that I don't really know what to write about. XD

I'm still working at Food Lion. Two weeks left! They give me extra hours, which means I get more money, which is ok in my book! I hope I won't sleep as badly as I did last week though, because I was pissed and tired by the end of teh week. I mostly work in the morning so if I can't sleep well and have to get up at 6 am, that kind of sucks.

Anyway.

HP6 & Supernatural )

I can't believe we're the 20th already! Time moves way too fast. I still haven't studied for my theoretical exam enough to actually take the exam, and in ten days I have to start studying the four courses I have to take again.

One day my life will not be all about studying, and living from exam period to exam period.

No, one day my life will be all about working.

Sometimes that thought depresses me and I want to keep studying just to avoid 'Real Life' (as if life now is any less real).

Time for dinner!

Take care, lovelies.

(Still quite a long post for such a boring life, I suppose... :) )
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