Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking Back at 2008

2008 has been an awesome year for me. I feel I've learned a lot and moved my life in the right direction. I'm coming out of 2008 as a happy person on the right track.

2008 was the year when I finally started working on my thesis. Okay, so I should have started in January and it wasn't until late August I finally got around to it. But I learned a lot from that experience. Now my thesis work is coming along great and I look forward to being done.

Economically, 2008 has not been the best year. I've worked as a TA but the whole owning my own apartment is a bit expensive. I could have taken another job but I chose to focus entirely on my thesis. This is something I hope to fix in 2009. It is stressing me a bit but hopefully I'll have a job around March or April and everything will work out great.

Personally, 2008 is the first year since 2001 where I've been single the majority of the year. I liked that. It was a good experience where I learned a lot about myself. Now I have an awesome boyfriend which is even better. Not because I have a boyfriend but because I have this particular boyfriend. And it feels great to know that I am with him because I choose to be* -- not because I feel I have to or out of habit or because I can't function on my own.

So all in all 2008 worked out pretty great. I have a plan and everything is going right so far. What more can one ask for?


*And also, he wants to be with me.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cool and casual


The nephew is looking super after I dressed him. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Progress


This is sure not what this area looked like when I played there as a kid!

Christmas tree


Still a bit naked.

Monday, December 22, 2008

New pillows


Thanks, awesome boyfriend!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Winning


I'm beating Anne in "poker kabale".

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Damn you, mail man!


This is not a complete issue of Dansk Bridge! :@

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The heat is on!


Because I'm totally a handy person! Apparently. ;)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Green cheese


I didn't know such a thing actually existed.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Christmas calendar


I still get like a child when Christmas is approaching. :D

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Yeah


I've got the humor of a 12 year old.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Changing the Language of Blogger's Spell Checker

I usually write my posts on my Mac (hence the title of the blog) with the aid of the system wide spell checker build into OS X. However, right now I don't have access to my own computer so -- as a concerned speller -- I figured I would just use the spell checker that Blogger offers.

That would have been great. Except the language of the spell checker was Danish. I looked for a place to change this, but no luck. Considering everything in my account is displayed in English, I found this behaviour rather strange. I did a few Google searches but nothing useful turned up.

Finally I tried changing the browser's accept language. That did the trick. Quite a hassle just to get a spell checker in English.

As an Apple fan girl I should of course have noticed the easy solution quite a bit earlier: Just install Safari and use the spell checker as I always do ...

Mature


Nothing says "23 years old" like this hat!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Balls


Apparently, when you get older the fun balls only have 2 colors.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Being Emotional

My latest post prompted more than one guy to ask me if I was talking about him. First off, if you actually take time to write me and ask, odds are I'm not talking about you. Second, the post was more emotional* than the posts I usually write.

I like to think my posts through and write them in a calm and rational fashion. While I did think a lot about my last post, it was not all that calm and rational. I considered if I should post it at all. But I decided that it's my blog and, as much as I try, I can't be calm, rational, or even just reasonable all the time.

I'm not really fond of the emotional side of myself. If I could, I would be reasonable and rational all the time. Or at the very least reasonable and rational about being unreasonable and irrational. But that's just not the case.

When I wrote the last post, I was angry, and writing it only made me more angry. I was in no mood to make sure I was being fair and reasonable. But instead of hiding that side of me, I chose to post and expose it. Because that's also part of who I am**.


*Emotional meaning "controlled by emotions" rather than "about emotions"
**This is already way too emotional for my taste!

Tiger and the nephew