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Your Vocabulary Score: B

You have a zealous love for the English language, and many find your vocabulary edifying.
Don't fret that you didn't get every word right, your vocabulary can be easily ameliorated!

Ok, my vocabulary needs to improve...

Snow Snow Snow!

I've been so depressed about a month because there hasn't been any snow (*cries hysterically*). But this morning the snow came! Finally! Only three days of school and one test before vacation...

Sweet Sixteen!

My birthday yesterday! And lots of people remembered! squeeeeeee! The only bad thing was that I had to have my norwegian mock exam. So I sat at school for 5 hours on my birthday and analysed a short story... Being sixteen is much cooler than being fifteen, clearly. Also, I found out that Bill Weasley has the same birthday as me. And C.S. Lewis and Louisa May Alcott and Madeleine L'Engle. Sorry, I've done a bit of research on this... ;)
I went bowling yesterday with some friends, and then we hung out at my house and watched a movie.


Yesterday was the mother of all Fridays. I started at 10 o'clock (yes, that is very late, I usually start at 8.15, but my french teacher was in Iceland so he let us skip class), and had school until 3.50, including a hour and a half dance class. After school I had 50 minutes until my flute lesson, which I spent eating dinner and relaxing. Then I had flute lesson and chamber music group until 6 o'clock. Next I dashed to the dance studio Step-by-Step and changed for my 6.10 ballet lesson, which went until 7.30. Sounds like a long day? Well, actually this is what my schedule is like every Friday. But yesterday, the ballet class wasn't the end of it!

I pulled on some clothes over my leotard and ran to make the 7.40 bus to Trondheim's University, NTNU. Then from 8 o'clock until 12 o'clock midnight I was at this Researches Night. And I had to carry around my flute, school books and dance clothes the whole time. And I'd had two dance classes that day without taking a shower. Fun.

Well, actually, it was really fun. After spending 40 minutes wandering around the stands (just a quick clarification: Researcher's Night is part of a program funded by the EU to get kids and teens more interested in science. As if I'm not already interested!), me and I friend decided to go to a lecture on DNA testing in crime. It was good, except for the fact that there was this group girls sitting directly behind me who talked the whole time. I wanted to turn around and say to them, real snotty, "If you're not hear to listen, then you should just leave!" (except in Norwegian "Hvis ikke dere har tenk å høre på, så kan dere liksågodt dra!") Thinking back, I really should have done that. But I just don't like getting people annoyed at me, you know? There was about 100 people at the lecture, and after it was over, this guy handed out 20 baseball caps to random (ok, people were clamoring for them) people. And me and my friend got hats. This meant that we were exclusive all of a sudden. The NTNU people had set up a fake crime scene in a lab, and they took us up there. Then this police guy showed us all about how they investigate crime scenes, which was really cool. Then these two ladies told us about how they analyse the DNA they find in crime scenes, and here's the kicker: we actually got to try it! We didn't get to do the whole process (it takes several days), but we got to alot of the steps, and learn why they do what they do. It was way fun.

When I heard about researches night, I did not envision it to be a crime investigation thing. I was planning to go around and drill everyone at the stands (I love drilling people! They're there to teach us things, so why not?), and I'm a bit disapointed I didn't get to do that, but evening was cool anyway. It ended with spectactular fireworks made by people at NTNU.
That was my friday. How was yours?

Today I had a book club meeting (I am the organizer of a tiny weeny fantasy book club for english speaking teens/preteens), which was quite sucessfull. I'm plotting to recruit some new members this week. It would be fun if the book club got bigger.

Ok wow, I was just scrolling up the page, and I've realized that I have in fact written quite alot. Good for me!

More later!

Life is Shiny

I just got home from a 2 hour dance class... I have another hour and a half later tonight but all that is just fun stuff. Today I ate lunch with this guy I play piano with, and we started talking about Monty Python (a shrubbery!). It turns out he can quote just about every Monty Python skit ever made. It was pretty cool.

This week I've started re-reading the Harry Potter books, so I can analyse them. Does anyone else listen to Mugglecast? It's a podcast made by the people who made mugglenet.com. I started listening to this podcast about two weeks ago, and I'm totally hooked!

On the subject of ice cream: Norwegian ice cream stinks! There is no good flavours, only boring ones like vanilla and strawberry. So if you ever come to Norway, bring your own ice cream.

I hereby declare this livejournal open!

Hi everyone and welcome to my livejournal. This is my first entry. Today is Sunday and I am mentally preparing myself for the long week. Sundays always sound so nice but they are totally ruined because tommorrow is Monday. Anyway.
Top 5 songs on my iPod right now:
1 Till it happens to you by Corinne Bailey Rae
2 Mardy Bum by the Arctic Monkeys
3 Adia by Sarah McLachlan
4 Both Sides Now by Hayley Westenra
5 Painter Song by Norah Jones

Ok, I was going to make a list of good books, but there is just too many! I have one really good book to recommend, though. I finished it about 2 weeks ago. It's called the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It's soooo good. It's a sort of history mystery mixed with fantasy books like Inkheart (by Cornelia Funke). It's about this boy named Daniel, who is a child and a teenager right after the 2nd World War in Barcelona, Spain. He finds this really rare book called the Shadow of the Wind, by Julian , and Daniel goes on to discover the tradgedy of Julian Carax. Daniel story also ends up running parallel to Julian Carax's, which is really freaky. So if you are looking for a good read, try the Shadow of the Wind.
Anyone got any good books for me?