Monthly Archives: May 2013

Please, people!!!

A MELODY is a linear succession of MUSICAL TUNES that the listener perceives as a single entity. In its most literal sense, a melody is a combination of pitch and rhythm, while more figuratively, the term can include successions of other musical elements such as tonal color. It may be considered the foreground to the background accompaniment. A line or part need not be a foreground melody.

A SONG is a composition for voice or voices, performed by SINGING. A choral or VOCAL song may be accompanied by musical instruments, or it may be unaccompanied, as in the case of a cappella songs. The lyrics (WORDS) of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, though they may be religious verses or free prose.

I don’t know why it bugs me so when people get it wrong, but it does…

Exciting news!

Mood: =D *jaw dislocation from happiness*
Listening to: ABBA – Super Trouper

We were out earlier to pick up some stuff and we went to the place where the Jan knows work… so I talked to him. MY PLAYSTATION 3 WILL BE HERE ON TUESDAY!!!! *squeeee*
And I’ve ordered some games on too. I got Just Dance 4 (to get fit and have fun doing it) and Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls. I know it’s dated, somewhat, but I really want to try it. I’m going to have such fun making Xanthe, the cat person. I’m happyyyyy <3
I’m going to spend a year just leveling up and then do all the quests.. hee.. I know that’s like “why the hell…” but why not. I finally got Skyrim, and I’ll play it how I want to play it.
I can’t wait for cdon to get Dark Souls into the store.. I’m going to get it and play the hell out of it. And later on… Dead Space.. and never dare to play it ever!
*sighs happily*

Be utterly excellent to each other.


So, what’s really going on in your life, Lene?

Mood: Pretty good. I’m at the tail end of a small cold.
Listening to: EpicNameBro playing Demon’s Souls.

Things have happened. I’m not going to lie. Jan turned 50 years old on May 17th and we went on a mini cruise with his kids to celebrate. Camilla also brought Hiep along, and it was all very lovely. We left on the 16th and came home on the 18th. When we got to Kiel on the 17th the weather was just fantastic. We got a little shopping done and among it I found Captain Morgan Spiced Gold. I bought 4 bottles. We did the math and figured out that buying those 4 bottles I would pay about 100 kr more than I would for ONE bottle in Norway. Roughly.
I was talking with my dad about it last night and we agreed that the politicians who decide what we’re allowed to pay for alcohol in Norway, they aren’t FOR the people. They are for themselves. They get payed the big bucks so they don’t have to worry about the things that us, the little people have to.
And this again makes it very hard to know what to vote for since whatever party says they want cheaper alcohol will get railroaded by Kristelig Folkeparty (Christian Peopleparty) who seem to think that we are mindless cheep who cannot be let lose in the ways of alcohol. So then, arguably, since state and church has been separated in Norway, they should stay away from politics.
Honestly, I have no idea what I need to vote for. I could give a blank vote to show my disagreement with the united politics of all parties. It is tempting.
Enough of that crap!
I think I wrote earlier, a few months back, that I started knitting a sweater.

No, that is not me… but it is the sweater I was knitting. I picked dark grey and lighter gray for the heart.
I finished knitting the back piece and came to the neck. I had no idea what to do, so I waited till we visited the family at Easter when I handed it to my mum so that she could help me. She did, of course, cause she rocks. I then started the front piece and got to the heart. My mum said I had to do something strange with the heart so I just handed it back to her and said she could have the honors or finishing it till they come to visit this summer.  I cannot wait to see how the end result is.
What else….
I started reading “World War Z” after having heard about it on the Rooster Teeth podcast. They keep talking about it, especially since the movie is coming out soon. I started reading it the other day, but since I only read after I’ve got to bed I haven’t gotten that far… and it’s in English, so I don’t have to worry about getting annoyed at bad translations. So far the book is great! That said I should also mention that I’m only about 20 pages in or so 😛
I’m also still trying to find The Thing (prequel to the 1980 something one) on TV. Yeah, yeah, I know.. Netflix blah blah blah. I don’t have Netflix. We pay enough money already for a handful of movie channels and it should be there! I’ve already seen them show it once, but WTF! Why not one more time for those who missed it the first time around. I’ll wait. I also want to watch Prometheus. I haven’t heard good things about it, but it’s an Alien prequel, damn it!
I’m also trying to get myself a Playstation 3 500G. I’m waiting for Jan to talk to a friend of his who was going to check out some prices for me. It seems like he either forgot or something… It’s starting to frustrate me. I want to play Dark Souls!!! Jan is also pretty good at procrastinating when it comes to asking people about things. I have no patience when it comes to things I really want. I think it’ll end with me going “Fuck it!” and getting it online somewhere.
I know I’ve been talking about it for a long time, but it’s taken me some time to save up money… and I was also waiting to see how much of the saved money I had to use for back-taxes. So I’ll get my Ps3 and then start saving again. I’m pretty sure I have to pay next year too.
Next year I could use the leftover money for tattoos. That’s a great idea =D
I really can’t think of more. I’m sure I’ve forgotten loads, but there will be other days.

Take care.


The Godfather Book vs. Movie

The Godfather is one of my all time favorite movies, so I decided to read the book to see if there were a lot of changes made.  I’m pleased to say that most of the movie is exactly how it was written in 1969 by Mario Puzo.  There are some things left out and honestly I don’t see these things as important.
Ex. At the beginning of the movie, at the wedding, Sonny Corleone retreats to the house for some hot nookie with one of the bridesmaids. You get to know more about her story in the book, and after *SPOILER* Sonny dies, we learn of how she’s sent to Las Vegas by the Don and Hagen to keep an eye on Fredo, of how she gets a boyfriend and how she doesn’t want to sleep with him because her vag is as big as a cathedral. Needless to say, her boyfriend, a doctor, finally gets her in the sack and figures out why she was so unwilling. He tells her she can get her “problem” fixed…and she does. To me it just seems like filler.
The same goes for Johnny Fontane and how the Godfather helps him make it in Hollywood. Filler.  I can see why they didn’t put it in the movie, because unless she hid Michael Corleone up her vag for the fie years he was in hiding, I don’t see the relevance at all.
While reading the book I also figured out some things about myself. One being that I think I need to stop reading books translated into Norwegian. Especially when the translation is sucky. I lose the will to read when I see crappy translations.
I was reading Hugh Laurie’s “The Gun Seller”, which was funny and entertaining, but crappy translations made me want to claw my eyes out. It is clear that the main character is an all English chap, an old bean – eh whot? and all that…but about in the middle of the book, Norwegian translation, he’s at a strip club and a woman in tight leather skirt is at the door and he gives her a smile that shows her that he is from Norway, and that The Shala (strip club) is the right place to relax after a hard day of being Norwegian.
That just ruined it for me. It’s so sloppy! I thought that when you were a translator, you translate, not rewrite the bloody book.
I’ll stick to English books. At least then I’ll get the whole story as it’s supposed to be and not how the person translated it read it.
But yeah, The Godfather.
Both book and movie is great. If you have the time, read the book. It’s worth it.