March 4, 2011

Artoooo

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March 4, 2011

Nerd Explosion!

Yesterday was the first day that I left the house this week (except for a short walk to the post office to pick up my shirts on Monday), and it has involved a lot of public transport. First I took the train to Flemingsberg and walked to the school where the teachers from a course I took during the winter work. My friends Arvid, Jonas and I were visiting them and it was all nice. We got to see the servers and the we had food. Omnomnom food. After some coffee it was time for me to take the bus to Fruängen.

It was about a 45 minute bus ride, then I took the subway and after that a bus again.

I really like taking the bus where I haven’t gone before, I like seeing where I’m going. Which is why I love it when the subway goes above ground. But just listening to music, looking out the window and it’s so sunny and relaxing. It’s so beautiful.

The reason I did all of this travelling by bus was that I was going to visit Sarah and Ingvild. We’re all on Nerdmumbles and it was seriously fun times to hang out with them. I’ve met them before – Sarah at one or more Swedish nerdfightergathering(s), and Ingvild (very) briefly at the HatP concert in Oslo, but this was more of a hangout and it was awesome.

(by the way, the Nerdmumbles video that I posted yesterday was the 42nd video posted on that channel. Yay!)

But now I’m home and enjoying the last weekday of this break with my cat in my lap.

He says hi.

March 3, 2011

Video Response Thursday!

March 2, 2011

Frustrated SQUEEEE

March 2, 2011

Thinking about the future

This whole future thing really scares me. I don’t know what to do with my life.

I know, who does, really, when they’re seventeen and don’t have to choose what they want to study at University for at least a year?

But I do. I keep thinking I’m sure, that I want to be a teacher, that I want to study computer science, that I want to be an awesomer. But I also keep changing my mind. It’s frustrating. What if I choose something to study and then change my mind half way through?

Gah. I don’t know, I just want to be there already. I get so jealous of my friends who are a year ahead of me and I want to be there with them choosing and moving away from home. I can’t wait to move away from home.

March 1, 2011

VEDM is not something I can pronounce.

March 1, 2011

Must…blog…spring?

Whenever I start to write on a blog again after a few months of hiding in the sand I feel like I need to write lots of posts right away to sort of hide the older posts from the home page of the blog. It just feels weird to have those old posts there right where everyone can see them. They’re not an accurate representation of my life and who I am anymore. I don’t want to delete them, because they were all that once, but I also don’t want to be right up in a visitor’s face. Also, people can easily see I suck at keeping up a blog when they notice that most of the posts on the home page are from July/August.

Last night, I reread my older posts and it made me miss Canada and my friends from there. I have odd feelings about the place because I really miss that time, but I don’t really dare to go back because I know it will be extremely different and that might just be too hard.

I also miss the feeling of spring and the hope that it always gives me. I always get really down and unmotivated during the first few months of the year, especially if the winter lasts long, but as soon as the sun starts shining and the snow starts melting I’m just bursting with energy and happiness and everything is fabulous. I can’t wait.

February 28, 2011

Broom People

Last Friday I decided to play Broom People, by the Mountain Goats. And also play with kdenlive’s Composite transition.

I’ve had a lot of issues with kdenlive and other video editing software for Linux. Back when I used Windows I used Windows Movie Maker, which isn’t very filled with useful features, but it worked with for editing vlogs. I thought that kdenlive would be awesome for all that jazz, but it’s not as stable as non-open source and non-in development software usually is, and I didn’t really have time to get used to how it worked when I tried it. I would be wanting to upload a video on the same and wanted to edit quickly, but then kdenlive wouldn’t do what I wanted and I’d give up and start Windows.

But then I found the patience to do it a few weeks ago. And now I used it to make something more than just cuts. The only issue right now is that it messes up the sound on a few clips, so I had to edit out a talking bit out of this video. But overall, I’m happy with trying really hard and getting a decent video out of it. Next up I’ll try to record another Tegan and Sara cover with more than one video/sound track. Yay.

February 28, 2011

Oh, I am back

So I haven’t blogged here in a while. Mostly because I didn’t have time and energy for blogging for a while there, and now I mostly blog over on my Swedish blog. And now I saw a link to this blog on my Dailybooth profile, which made me feel guilty about not blogging here.

During the fall, I didn’t blog or vlog or do much on the internet at all. I guess I was still getting used to school and the Swedish life and all that. But then when 2011 came I started blogging in Swedish and it felt good, and I also joined a collab channel.

I’ve really missed vlogging, and I love how being on a collab channel motivates me to make videos. I don’t want to fail at uploading, so I upload. I can never find the same motivation with my personal channel, because there’s not that commitment of I Shall Make Videos On This Day Every Week. Even if Nerdmumbles don’t have punishments I still don’t want to fail at uploading. On my personal channel I can upload videos whenever I want to, and whenever I want to becomes almost never when I’m in charge.

But I’m on a break from school and it’s making me feel strangely motivated. Tomorrow’s March and I will be trying to vlog every weekday of March. Maybe not, like all officially, but I will try. And it will be fun.

August 1, 2010

Beautiful things.

Maria, Kelly and I at the Pride Parade yesterday.

(Kärlek means Love.)