Seriously, last night? Wow. I cut my bangs before I went to my friends' birthday party and it turned out really well. When I got there, so many people were overwhelmed at how good I looked. I have never gotten this many compliments in one day ever before. It was so much fun. I felt like I got to know for a few hours what it's like to be really pretty, haha.
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Now I'm on the sofa watching the cricket world championship final between India and Sri Lanka, but I don't really understand the rules. Still fun, though!
I've just dyed my hair (a wonderful shade of pitch black), and tonight I'm going over to my friends to drink beer and watch the Norway-Denmark game. Really important one... Awesome.
I'm reading Charles Portis' "True Grit". Haven't seen the movie, but I assume it's got the same plot as the book - a young girl in the late 1800s who sets out to find her father's killer. So, this is a book about a 14 year old girl. What's the Norwegian title of the film? Et ekte mannfolk. Which translates to A real man. How did they even come up with that? The special thing about this story is that a young girl is the protagonist, and what's the only thing they mention in the title? A man. I don't even know which male character they're referring to. And also, when the original True Grit movie came out in 1969, the Norwegian title was Jente med mannsmot - which means something like Girl with a man's courage. It's like , wow, you've decided to mention the girl in the title, good, but what is the one characteristic about her worth emphasizing? That she is almost as good as a man. Courage belongs to the male population, and her courage must therefore be male. I just don't...
Late as always, but anyway;
MCR last Wednesday was fucking awesome. I just.. love them to bits. The played way more old stuff than I'd expected, and everything was perfect. Gerard was wearing super tight pants. Fucking sexy. There's something so satisfactory about going to a concert and just knowing that whatever they play, be it their entire 2002 album or a demo or a cover or a B-side - I'm gonna know the lyrics. Wonderful night.
But the pre-party was with a bunch of 18-year-olds - friends of my cousin's friend - and WOAH, was that a culture shock. I felt like 20, not 4 years were separating us. All they talked about was sex. Constantly. I was nowhere near that experienced when I was 18, neither am I today. I love discussing sexuality on a general, societal and academic level, but an uninterrupted stream of personal sexual experiences was... special. My awesome story of how I got lost alone in San Francisco on New Years Eve and had to pretend I was pregnant to get a taxi was nothing compared to who they had fucked in someone's parents' bed that night. I obviously need more sex. Or not.
I spent the weekend at my parents' house, as my sister was home to participate in a big skiing race over a mountains. She did really well. I spent my days visiting grandmothers. And the Norwegian football league, tippeligaen, started this weekend, so most of sunday was watching that. Glad it's on again.
I've had the most effective day of reading at the library today, the same level of concentration for 11 hours. Maybe because I worked out this morning and drank a lot of water throughout the day. Normally, I have no problem going a full day without anything to drink (I just don't get thirsty), but when I decide to really focus on it, I drink a lot. Swear I've been to the toilet at least 15 times today.
My swiss roommate is moving out in june or something, and she has found a new one for us, a classmate of hers. A guy! Which is great, since I've never lived with a guy, and I've been really annoyed by the fact that this apartment always has said "girls only" in the ad when someone new is moving in, as if it's some kind of law that girls want to live with girls. Anyway, he's half Croatian and half Austrian or something (I'm pretty sure I've heard Italian too) and for some weird reason has an old, traditional Norwegian name. Without his parents having any connections to Norway... Cool. And he's gay. Not that being gay makes you automatically cool, but... Well, it often does. All the gay people I know are awesome, including myself. This sounds great! I've met him once, but I was too drunk then to be able to distinguish him now from all the other guys that were here.
Also, I recommend David Vann's Legend of a Suicide to everyone. That's it.
I wrote an entry last night, but I am completely unable to remember my password when I'm drunk. Would be very interesting to know what I wrote, because I was very very drunk. We had the pre-party at my place, and the unlimited access to booze is not good for me. But I had a lot of fun. Also, I ended up making out with my very cute and shy friend Erik, which is, like, something I've never thought of before. It was really nice, though. We were sitting next to each other in the bar and I just said "So, Erik. Should we make out?" and so we did. I'm such a cute drunk!
Then Sunday night we stayed up to watch the Oscars. My only expectation for the show was to see James Franco in a dress, and it happened! Very satisfied, though I wish they would have done it more in the beautiful-direction than the haha-a-man-in-a-dress-how-comical-direct
Wasn't tired at all yesterday despite sleeping for two hours! While a 5- og 6-hour night wears me out and makes me super tired all day, shorter nights feel like 8-hour nights. Sure I can't do it for more than a few days, though.
So.. I'm flying to Berlin so early in the morning on Thursday that it almost feels like I'm leaving tomorrow. The bus to the airport takes a while, so we're leaving Oslo at 3 am or something. To avoid having to get up at this hour, we're just having a party on Wednesday, drinking until we leave... Good plan.
I'm very excited, but I haven't really had the time to think about the fact that we're going to one of the coolest cities in the world. Hope there's possibilities to watch the rest of the championship somewhere there...