faustaufsaug: (kitty)
Seriously, it's driving me crazy. And, what's even worse, it's not as if it's all that difficult. It's just tedious and, no, yes, it's kind of difficult. See, there's a kind of review about a restaurant, which is written in a deliberately dull and uninformative style so that we, poor students that we are, can spruce it up a bit.
My problem with it is as follows: They say that we should rewrite the review, "keeping the same structure, but informing the reader and making the restaurant, and your description, sound interesting." But "the same structure"? What does that mean? Keep it at four paragraphs? With the same information (only more) in the respective paragraphs? Or keep the sentence structure mostly the same, except add adjectives and stuff? Because I just want to rewrite the whole thing entirely!
So, the thing is, I don't know what the prof wants. If I leave the sentence structure as is and just put more information in there, it might not be interesting enough. It's certainly not satisfying to write. But at the same time, if I change too much, it might be a problem because I was supposed to leave the bloody structure alone.
All in all, I suspect I'm just driving myself pointlessly insane, when I should just be getting on with this thing.

On a different note. I'm bloody exhausted. I don't even know why. Yesterday I slept till 11am and, as far as I can remember, I didn't go to bed very late yesterday. I think. Maybe midnight? Or half past? Or maybe a bit later after all because I wanted to read a chapter of A Study in Scarlet. Which, btw, I shouldn't even be reading because I have to read Moll Flanders and a fuckload of other stuff (books and papers/articles) for uni. Where was I? Right, tired. Maybe it's the weather. Also, it's already getting dark and it's only 4:15pm.

I've recently watched the new-ish BBC Sherlock. I like. A lot. And even more recently, I've spent lots of time reading all the fanfic that's been written for it. I like that a lot too. Time-consuming though.
Anyway, so this whole Sherlock Holmes liking thing is why I'm giving A Study in Scarlet a try. Because I remember reading a Sherlock Holmes story at some point when I was younger. I can't remember which one, I think that it was German and I also think that maybe I didn't finish it because it was all so improbable and I didn't like Sherlock. I mean, seriously, he could devine from seeing the mud on somebody's shoe that he'd been...whereever he had been. That was just too much. I also never liked Hercule Poirot...and the only story I've ever read with him in it, was a Christmas one, I think...or, well, there was some kind of party or something and somebody played a trick on someone and pretended to be dead. I think Poirot was a co-conspirator. Maybe. Anyway, now I wonder, if maybe Holmes and Poirot are kind of similar characters, but I wouldn't know since I never really read any of their stories.
Long story short...I'm giving Doyle the benefit of the doubt. Maybe I'll like Holmes more now. I'm also reading in English now, so that might help.
I wonder if that story really was in German or not...I wish I remembered how old I was.

Okay, enough procrastination, I guess. I'll just keep the sentence structure the same for now and see how that goes. If I decide it sucks (and if I feel ambitious enough), I can always change it around again.
faustaufsaug: (kitty)
cut for excessive whining )

Actually, the day started pretty awesomely. I didn't have to run to catch my train. That hasn't happened to me often lately. In fact, it's been the exception to the rule. I blame the trains and their excessive punctuality. I'm just not used to it.

In other news, I've decided that I need to watch Community.
In other other (old) news, I don't even know what I'm trying to write here. I actually don't have anything to talk about. Other than university which is just a whine-fest, seriously. Well, have a comic, I guess.

Ooooh...and I'll continue to wait around in this wonderful café here and then I'll go buy myself some awesome sweets! Reese's Pieces and whatever else jumps out at me &hearts
faustaufsaug: (kitty)
Yesterday university really fucked me up. But apparently it was just a one day bug so to say. I'm feeling better about uni again. I think I was just seriously bored out of my mind yesterday. Like, literally.

Today I have to write up a handout for a speech that may be 2 minutes long (or longer, if we feel like it). I really don't feel like writing a handout, but well. I'll just throw something together and it'll probably be fine. I shouldn't be making myself crazy anyway because the prof in this class is giving out either 1's or 2's. And she said, you only get a 2 if you're, like, asleep all the time. XD

I think I might take a nap before I start working though. Because I have a headache (again) and I'm hoping it'll be gone by the time I wake up. So yeah, sleep. Sleep is good.
faustaufsaug: (mac_omgwtf)
Contrary to what I actually tell people when they ask me how I'm doing (which is that I'm fine or "yeah, you know"), I've been feeling a bit crappy lately. I'm absolutely tired even though I've been going to bed earlier than usual (and yesterday I had myself a nice nap in the afternoon, after which I felt even worse...) and right now I'm also feeling a bit queasy. Which I don't like at all. Makes me kinda cranky...whiny. Ugh.
I guess I could go to bed, it's already 10 after all. But I really don't want to *facepalm*

Whatever. I'll go put on this face mask thing, go make myself a nice cup of tea and watch some football. Even though Barcelona apparently isn't playing all that well. And then I'll upload some new icons *has a plan* (Also: I love it when a plan comes together XD)

P.S.: Christ! I really need to get myself a new mood theme. I'll get some kind of generic one right away. Anything else is too much work right now.
faustaufsaug: (face-artist)
The plan doesn't have a name (yet?). I'll just call it The Plan for now.
So, The Plan: I'll write at least one entry per week.
I think I might be able to do that. Shouldn't be too difficult. Probably. I think.
Right. So that's it for my Plan. I guess it could be improved upon, only my ability to think is kind of below average right now.

Today sucks. Thursdays generally suck. Unless we don't have classes (for whatever reason).
So classes suck. The weather sucks (it's cold and windy. And the windy occasionally borders on stormy). Class tomorrow will suck too.
I have to wait for another hour till the next class starts. I'm actually in the library trying to find books for the paper I have to write for a seminar DX I'm kind of a bit bored. Maybe even a lot. And not really kind of, but really.
I think you can probably see that I'm slowly going crazy. And have I mentioned my headache yet? Because I have one.
Ugh...I'm too something to write. Not bored. Listless? Lackadaisical? One or both. Maybe more *headdesk*
faustaufsaug: (kelso_2thumbs)
...I had a headache yesterday. We've got beautiful weather today. The sun is shining, it's warm (~28°C) and it's a bit windy (I don't think it's ever not windy here lol).
Heh, my Omi (granny) took my blood pressure today because I was so very dead on my feet. It was a tiny bit low...100. A normal BP is apparently around 120. Whoops. In my defence, I was lying down for a bit before we thought about taking it. But I guess it might have been low regardless. Ah well *shrugs*
Also, fishing all the bloody leaves out of a pool, no matter how small it is (the pool, I mean), is a major pain in the ass. Especially if the majority of the bloody leaves are small and stuck to the bloody floor. Who needs bloody gravity? I don't! At least not while trying to fish the leaves out of the pool... *grumbles*
And I had to water the garden in the morning...and I'll have to do it again in the evening. All because of the bloody weather *grumbles some more* Well, tomorrow, at least, I shouldn't have to again. Hm...where does "right as rain" come from? Does it even make sense? I'll have to look it up... Right as rain... *ponders*
Anyway, I'll go watch Robin Hood now. Or maybe I'll read some fanfic or something. Oh, no, I should write e-mails first. Aww...
faustaufsaug: (Matt-Worstdayever)
I've got a headache. Again. These last few days I've been getting one every day in the afternoon. I'm starting to get slightly paranoid again. Especially since even Parkemed (pain pills, dammit!) don't seem to be helping anymore. And don't even mention Aspirin to me...I've long since given up on them.
Last time I got a bit paranoid about my headaches, I asked my friend, who has lots of doctors in her family and who's studied medicine for one year herself, about brain tumours. She said brain tumours don't hurt. I'm inclined to believe her. For one, because of all those medically knowledgable people in her family, and for another, because she's prone to getting a bit paranoid herself XD When I talked to my mother, she said that when a brain tumour hurts, you'r at the end of your rope anyway XD That strangely makes me feel better, too. Probably because it means there's no point in going to a doctor lol
Naw, but really, it's probably just the weather. It's being crazy again and it's not even April. It's cloudy, not cold, but strangely warm, you know what I mean...rainy, windy. Headache-inducing.

In other news, I'm thinking about joining the Treat Much Right Campaign. Because, really, Robin can be quite the asshole. As can the others. They should really appreciate him more. And it was mentioned in a fanfic I've read, but Much really is like a mother to them. And he's cute. And he's always so worried! Awwww, Much, we love you!

Also, I'm hungry. *runs off to eat*
faustaufsaug: (kelso_2thumbs)
This week was and will still be brutal. But next week is going to be murder!
We're out of the EM. Bloody Germans won 1:0. They didn't actually play very well though. That goal they shot was a free kick. And is it actually "free kick"?! Leo, my beautiful little online dictionary, said that's what "Freistoß" means, but...it sounds so strange XD

So anyway, both of the hosts (Switzerland and Austria) are out of the EM, both with 1 point each, I think. Although...no, maybe Switzerland has 2...I'm not sure. But we're still better than Greece, who are out with zero points. Which is immensely funny, since Greece was the titleholder lol

And right now Germany is playing Portugal. And I'm pretty sure all us Austrians spontaneously turned into Portugal fans XD But man...3:1 for Germany. I'm pretty much speechless. It's almost ridiculous! And before Ballack shot that last goal, he fouled a Portuguese player, but the goal still counts. I don't know if the foul was even acknowledged by the referee. On the other hand, Portugal shot an offside goal and that one was discounted. I'm telling you, Germany bought all the referees!

What's more important though, is that tomorrow I'll have to write an essay in Japanese and man! I really don't want to! It sucks! And I don't have the time to prepare an essay, so that I just have to copy it, but even if I had the time, I would probably be too lazy XD
And even worse, after that I have to hold a speech. And I haven't finished it yet. I'm currently working on my PowerPoint presentation. And how I mega-loath it!

Sometimes when I walk out of the house on my way to Uni or when I'm already there, I get that really strong feeling that I just want to go home. And sometimes I even get it when I'm still home. And right now? I really want to go home! Even though I actually am home and I don't have to go outside until yesterday around 9:00 a.m. But, god, how I want to go home!

Oh man and next week is the week of academic hell. Exam after exam after exam. And I mega-loath most of those as well. Why can't it just be over? I'll even have two exams the week after and vacation actually starts next Saturday...although...no, I think Monday after next. But those two exams don't matter much. I'm not very worried about them. One will probably be very easy and the other shouldn't be much trouble either. And I really just want passing grades and that's it.

Alright. Enough procrastination. I still wanna go home, though.

YES!!!! Portugal just scored another goal! Come one guys! Another one! Amoi gehts no, amoi gehts no lang!
faustaufsaug: (murdock_garbage)
Lately, I have been totally taken with the A-Team. Like I've already mentioned, I've bought myself the first season. And then, last Monday I bought the second season. And I've been reading A-Team fanfiction like it's going out of fashion. And that is a sentence I'm lol'ing at a bit, because the A-Team? At least here in Austria it's so far out of fashion my little sister doesn't even know it. Which is something I'll have to rectify.

I've even tried my hand at making icons...I guess they're okay, but I dunno...*shrugs* Maybe I'll even post some of them in that A-Team icons community XD

Oh and last Sunday I finally finished watching the third season of Supernatural. And I think I have a new favourite episode. Ghostfacers! LOL Awesome XD Poor Corbett, though...I really liked that guy. He was really cute. I wonder if there is any Corbett/Ed (it was Ed, right? Not Harry?) fanfiction out there XD

Oooh and I've found an aw-haw-hawesome source for Supernatural icons right here. Oh hey, now I can finally check out the icons for the last few episodes! Woohoo!

Also, the weather is disgusting! Well, okay...I guess it's kind of okay. But it's so hot! And it's not even summer yet! Yesterday we had 28°C at around 15:00. I don't even know how hot it was today...*runs off to check weather on nice little website* Ugh! Another probable 28° for tomorrow. And of course my first class starts right around noon...man! *whine*

Whatever. I'll go take a look at those icons now. And then...hm...I think I'll watch the next A-Team episode. Btw, once I've finished the second season I'll buy myself the third! *is excited* And after that...maybe another one. Or maybe I'll read another fanfic. Maybe another one of the Face/Murdock kind. *wanders off, pondering the F/M*

P.S.: I'm so totally on the retro-trip, I even looked for Golden Girls icons a few days ago XD But really, Sophia is awesome! She's the absolute best!
faustaufsaug: (Matt-Worstdayever)
Wow...today sucked. A lot. First of all, the weather was really freaking bad! You know, in the morning it's kind of warm. Was on my way to Uni, got out of the tram. Btw, we Austrians, maybe Viennese only?, also say "tram" to the tram. We also sometimes say tram way. Only we pronounce it differently...kind of like "Trum" (but the "r" is also a bit different) and "Trumveh" or something like that. Anyway, I got out of the tram and it was raining. Of course. At least this time it was cold...not like last time when it was warm even though it was raining >_<

During my lunch break I went looking for a book. I went to three different bookstores. And on Thursday I was in another one. But anyway, three different bookstores and nothing. Well, they had it in German, but come one... So then I went back to Uni. And I got off the tram and guess what. Yes, it was raining again XD
Oh and hey! I almost forgot...but that third bookstore today? It's not there anymore. And I was walking a loooong way and it was doubly for nothing because I'm sure that, even if the bookstore had still been there, they wouldn't have had the book I was looking for.

And then Uni was boring. And then I had to go to the technical(?) university for another course. And then I went to aNOTHER bookstore because I was goddamn desperate. And while I was walking there? Yeah, it started raining again. And I pinched my finger opening my umbrella. And it bled. And it hurt *pouts*
And then they didn't have the book either ;_;

So now I'll order it online. Amazon is my friend. Still...goddamn freaking bookstores!!! Gschissane Sei, olle mitanand! (Yes, bad, bad words in austrian German)

And the book I want? ...I'm almost ashamed, but not really. Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz. 6th, I think, in the Alex Rider series. And yeah, it's about a 14 year old boy, who occasionally works for MI6 XD But come on, if all those people can read about an 11 year old wizard, who repeatedly vanquishes the Evilest and Powerfullest Dark Wizard since, like, Forever, then I can read about a 14 year old, who continually saves England/the World or also USA. You know, Everything. So there XD Hm...could it be I'm feeling a bit bitter from today's ordeal? Possibly.

In other "news". I really like Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fortunate Son. And AC/DC's Hell's Bells, Bad Boy Boogie and some others, but right now I really like those.
I think I rambled enough. And it kind of calmed me down a bit. Although...I was pretty calm to begin with. Well, after I came home and lazed around for a bit XD
faustaufsaug: (Animated-Killedacar)
I feel like I just jumped out of a moving car to kill a helicopter with it. Well...not really, but my head hurts and my back hurts and, just, ow! (My neck hurts too, btw)

BUT. Bu-hu-hut...(are you curious yet?) I finished my term paper and it's finished and done and ovar! YES!!! And me? I'm finished too. Done. And ovar. I'm practically an ex-faustaufsaug.

I'll just go fall off my chair now and then I'll go to sleep right there on the floor. See ya *slide-thud*
faustaufsaug: (Animated-Chicksright)
Yes...I still have exactly zero pages written...zero of at least fifteen. That's not good. Not good at all...but I just can't bring myself to do anything academically productive.

BUT! I have a new mood theme! It's by [livejournal.com profile] enginedriven and it's awesome! Boondock Saints...because last night I watched the film on youtube. And needless to say, I really liked it.

And I've got a few more icons by [livejournal.com profile] atellix. Actually, I got those yesterday...or something, but I can be quite lazy when it comes to posting ...posts. Right. Here, look:

I like the one in the middle best. Because, just...Brucey's look is scary-awesome :)

Hey, you know what's really beautiful? The opening song to the Boondock Saints. It's called "The Blood of Cu Chulainn". There's a video on youtube of the song with a slideshow of lots of beautiful pictures. Why don't you just take a look :)

Oh! Funny stuff, but I stretched my arms today...you know, like you do sometimes. And so I'm stretching my arms, then I finished stretching my arms, sat back up (I leaned back while stretching) and noticed that my neck hurt. You know, side of my neck down to my shoulder. No idea what it's called in English, but it kind of...pulls(?) sometimes. Yeah, stretching's a menace.

Now I'm really kind of tired. Guess I should go to sleep now...maybe get up earlier tomorrow...try to do some actual work...aw man...I'm depressing myself *sighs*

P.S.: Today was the beginning of spring, yeah? So it follows that it snowed, right? Totally normal weather-ly behaviour. Especially seeing as we only had two days of actual snow all winter. Weather's fucked up, man. But whatever...G'night.
faustaufsaug: (Default)
Yeah...apparently I can't tell the time when it's the middle of the night (sometimes not even when it's the middle of the day...if I hadn't written down the train schedule in the morning I probably would have been late to my exam today).

So. In actual fact, it was half past fucking three in the middle of the fucking night. Which doesn't make it better at all.
Had to get up to sign up for a date for the ...speech about my bachelor's thesis (or whatever...Bakkalaureatsarbeit). You know, the one for which I didn't even have a theme yet until late night yesterday.

Also, Chinese classes kind of suck...Thursdays kind of suck, actually. 1 and a half hours of Chinese, three hours of waiting and then another one and a half hours of Chinese and I come home (when I'm lucky) half past 8 in the evening (of course). And if I'm unlucky a whole hour later (fucking train...). And getting up in the middle of the night for a fucking speech sign-up? When I have an exam at 10 in the morning the next day? Yeah...that doesn't make me happy at all. I was in the worst mood...you might have noticed if you've seen the middle-of-the-night-post.

And what's even better, is that I still have to write the paper for the seminar from last semester and I only have two weeks to do it...and I have to learning all those fucking kanji (and for those who don't know, those are the chinese characters used in japanese language).

Right. I'mma go now. Hungry.
faustaufsaug: (grail1)
Don't actually have anything to say, but...well, it's been kind of a long while, huh?

So, last week uni started up again. I'm weirdly motivated for some stuff...like my Japanese language courses...a little bit for Chinese...even the japanese history stuff. Kind of. I even took notes the last time! On the other hand, I'm not at all motivated for the term paper that I have to write...or the one that I'll have to write for this semester. But, man! After this semester I could have my Bachelor's degree all finished. That would be soooo beautiful! I'll just have to think positive thoughts, yeah? That way I'll hopefully make it through this semester intact. :)

Also, I've got an exam next Friday that I should probably study for a bit. At least look through the script...or even just the PowerPoint slides...I think they should be online.

Aww shit...I wanted to prepare for class on Tuesday, but now it's so late...well, not really. It's just 18:00...but, well, it's dark! And I really don't wanna. I'll just do it tomorrow.

Oh and you know what? I need more Holy Grail icons. Might just do something about that now...or later. ^^
faustaufsaug: (grail1)
And now for something completely different...

So, I think the exam on Monday went well enough. Even though I didn't study a lot for it. The one on Tuesday on the other hand, didn't go well at all. In fact, I didn't even hand it in because I put my math knowledge to good use and deducted that I would have too many mistakes for a passing mark. So, therefore, I will have to take the exam again. And study for it this time. Oh! Also, we did not have to translate the text about stereotypes. But the stuff we did have to translate was even worse. Buuuut, well. If it had been just the texts it would have been okay. Oh by the way, I'm studying Japanese Studies. Just to clarif...y(?) stuff. But the kanji (Chinese characters that the Japanese also use) did me in. Of course. I'm not really surprised. But Psych was cool, anyway.

And then, on Wednesday I had the written Chinese exam. To which I was an hour late. Because, yes, wrote down that it started at 13:30, buuuut on Wednesday I was convinced that it didn't start until 14:30. But that's okay. Some other people didn't have time on Wednesday, so the professor allowed us to take the exam on Thursday after the oral exam. Also, one more day to study. Because I'm not sure how well I would have done had I had the exam on Wednesday.

So, the first oral exam on Thursday went great! And the second oral exam, too, even though I had to 2 and a half hours and I had the worst headache (I didn't even try out an aspirin because those never help. Parkemed is usually the way to go, but this headache just. would no. go!). And then there was the written exam and I think I did well enough.

And on Friday I went to the hairdresser's and now I'm happy and my holiday started today. And now I'm going to take a nap and it's beautiful!
faustaufsaug: (Default)
You know, it would be kind of bad, if I watched the next episode of Psych now. I should really learn a bit for tomorrow. Really. Kind of. You know? But I really, really don't want to. And, I mean, there's going to be another time for this exam, you know, for those people, who didn't pass the first time or didn't think they'd pass so they didn't try? And I'm going to try, of course and as long as he doesn't give us the text about stereotypes to translate, everything should be kind of fine, I hope. I should really look up all the words I don't know...but, but, I want to watch Psych, dammit!

Okay. Here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to find out what those words I don't know mean. And then I'm going to watch Psych. Even though I should go to bed kind of early. But that's okay. I can function on 6 or 5 1/2 or even 5 hours of sleep. Not happily, but I can. Also, I had a nap this afternoon (should've studied instead, dammit, then I could've been watching Psych without many regrets now).

Good. So I'mma go do that now. (God I don't wanna *whine*)
faustaufsaug: (schwarz-weiß)
I fail at lj.

I thought I'd try to make my lj seem a little more "lived-in" or whatever and "customize the theme" a little bit, since lj is telling me that's a nice thing to do. Only problem is that I really and truly fail at it. And I'm too impatient and/or lazy to work out what I'm doing wrong and how to do it right. I've given up twice now. Do people still use the term "noob" (or n00b or whatever)? Guess there could be an idiot's guide to customizing your lj around somewhere...might take a look later.

On the other hand, I've got three new ...icon things. Damnit...I start writing a post and forget all my English. How pathetic is that? Well...they're all angry-looking wolves. In fact, they're all angry, homicidal-looking wolves. But they're cool. I'm telling you...I'm getting dumber by the minute. I can practically feel my brain cells laughing at me whie they're turning their backs on me. Bastards.

Anyway. As a continuation to the last post. I finally did do my uni work three days late. It took not even a full day, so I was really disappointed in me for doing it so late. Even worse, it was a group thing, so I was worrying my teammates something awful and that made me feel really bad, but I couldn't bring myself to do something earlier anway. What kind of effing asshole does that make me? There were no repercussions from the prof as far as we can tell, so I guess it wasn't that much of a problem. Still...I would have felt better about me being an idiot, if it had been a one-person assignement. Anyway, it's over now.

So I'll stop now with this. Maybe I'll take another shot at the customizing thing...but I'll probably just read another fic or something. Supernatural is love. Truly.