Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Oh sailing. The sweet smell off freedom by being out on the sea. So hopelessly in love with beautiful blue creature. The way you can feel the width and weight of the boat pushing the water aside like Moses did that time. He did it for freedom, he freed the slaves, lying under for whips and shouts from the slave masters. So it is with sailing. Away from the stress of the daily routine, out at sea feeling the wind in your hair, and the freedom of deciding where to go and when. No one to tell you right or wrong. You're free. Touch the water and feel the power, a strength coming to you which no one will be able to take from you. The sea, is yours.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

It's a random one

Hia. So at 15:00 I'll be off to a field trip with the rest of people who lives at this criiiiiiiiiib at boarding school. I don't know what it is with boarding school but maybe I've just been too... Too much doing something else than posting here on tha bloog.Yesterday at school there was a party, but me and some other friends ditched the party and had a movie night instead, and I did my roomie and my other friends nails :P I also did my own. I guess that'll be the picture of the day. (Picture to the right) Actually I also did some other nails that I thought were really cool! (Pictures belooooow)

Will definently buy more rhinestones, this is really cool and they stuck really well!
(The pictures kinda failed but you get the idea)

Atm I'm lisiting to "Lemon Tree" by Fool's Garden, the song is good but that is really not why I listen to it. No, it's because at the amusement park where I work we have our own songs based on the characters of the amusements etc. Well these songs they're just new lyrics on some melody and one of those melodies used is "Lemon Tree". My english teacher also introduced us (the class) to these two songs, "Bad bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce and "Island of souls" by Sting, they're really good!

All right, I'll be going. I have laundry to hang up and I roomie to bother :b juuuuuust kidding. (^^,)
xo Elk

Monday, 23 August 2010

My room!

Hia! as promised here's a blow by blow arriving at my room at boarding school, enjoy!

As I had suspected my roommate had already arrived to the school, this is the view of her door. (although it's my chair in front)

When I arrived my room was all empty and white and uncomfortable. As you might be able to see the room is kind of long-ish and has kind of a separate room where you can have your bed or desk or whatever but I have my bed in there.

It was hard to see the light when the room was filled with boxes, but magically the got unpacked! Unpacking and packing is my absolute HATE thing to do so I must admit my dad helped me alot (;

Unpacked and liveable! My room (:

xo Elk

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Books: The curious incident of the dog in the night time by Mark Haddon review

Christopher suffers from aspergers syndrom which is a lighter from of autism. He doesn't like the colours yellow and brown, he can't eat his food if it touches anything else on the plate and he loves dogs. One night he finds the neighbors dog Wellingtong dead and decides that he wants to figure out who killed him. His dad, on the other hand is not too happy about this idea but that doesn't stop Christopher. He ends up unsolving more mysteries than he thought there was.

The Plot
Christopher finds the dog Wellington dead, and he wants to write a book. Specifically a crime book. He likes crimes because there are certain leads to follow and other leads not to follow. In his book he wants to write about the investigation on Wellington's murder. Christopher's father is NOT into this idea and gives him many orders on NOT to try and solve the murder. Christopher's mind is like a recorder, he remembers every single little 100% detail, like a recorder that sees everything and he figures out ways to keep investigating without disobeying his fathers orders. Everything he figures out, he writes in his book. But one day his father finds his book and hides it away. Christopher is very keen on getting his book back since it says all the clues that he's found and starts looking. Even though he is not supposed to enter his fathers room he does it anyway and finds his book, together with alot of un-opened letters addressed to him. It turns out that the letters is from his mother who is not dead at all, even though his father told him that she was. Instead of getting angry, Christopher get's sad. He also figures out who killed Wellington and he decides to runaway from home and go live with his mother. But it's not an easy thing for Christopher to travel alone to London, not knowing here anything is located and all he's got to lead him being an address.

My opinion
The list of books that has been able to make me cry is actually very short, before I read this book it had only one title on it, but when I finished it had to titles on it. If it was because I had a headache while reading, I don't know but I know I cried. This book is amazing, it's 100& truth, 100% metaphor-free and 100% aspegers. The amazing thing about this book is that even though it's written without any sense of humor, or a big pompous language with fine words that rolls on the tongue it is written completely amazing, and even though the plot of this book might not seem so wild the book is still exciting and on top of that you get a much better view of how a brain that suffers from autism works. When I closed this book I thought "oh my God, is that really how it feels?" I myself has a friend with aspegers syndrom though he's condition is not as bad as described in the book, but if what it says in the book even comes NEAR to how a brain with autism really works, it would make the book the autistic bible for uncomprehending! I don't know how the writer managed to write a book that seems like a dull and boring book and blow light into it like Disney's Tinkerbell and her sparkly dust.

The writerMark Haddon grew up in England where the book also takes place. He's great knowledge of how the autistic brain functions come from his work with autistic children. "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" has won prizes too. Mark Haddon has written other books as well mainly for younger people.

It's hard to tell which exact things that makes this book as good as I really think it is! It's strong, it's honest, it's understanding and it's exciting. If you see this book on display at your nearest library take my word on it and bring it with you home. I'm sure that of you want to learn a little or just read a different and exciting book you will not regret!

I hope you guys liked the review, stay tuned for more + I did not edit this translation, I'm too lazy (^^,) xo Elk

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Food, oh no!

Do you have any idea of how TERRIFYING eating can be? Well I'm back at boarding school, and here we eat together in a big dining hall so I'll have to eat with alot of other people.

Last year my friend she'd be really good at getting food on her cheeks and personally, I think she eats really disgusting and I really get all.. ICK from it, and the thing is. She doesen't notice when she has something on her cheeks which is soooooooo gross :s so now I try not to sit next to her or across her when we eat, because ICK!

There's alot of new people around the table this year and one of them is this guy called Nicklas. He's really awesome and I really wanna be friends with him. BUT! (back to the eating) I don't want him to see that I eat! And I feel like I should only eat salad, AND ALOT of salad. Do you know that? Isn't that crazy? But this is not the first time I'm doing this. Last year there was this guy called Nico (spanish and GORGEOUS!) and I would always hide behind my bangs so that eat my hair because I didn't want him to see me eat >.<''

I got the first book that is you know, a REVIEW book and I read it on the day I got it because it was very tiny and I had NOTHING else to do. I reviewed too and I've already signed up for the next one I'll be reviewing and it'll be sent over tomorrow. Yeeah. Atm I'm reading Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, can't say what I think I only read one chapter ;D I got alot of positive respone on my review of "The curious case of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon, so I'll translate that and smack up here, on this blooooooooooog so that you guys can read it, if ya wanna (^^,)
I think I should do like "picture of the day" just to spice the blog up so it won't be like all.. Text :s
But. I don't have a picture for today >.<'' it's raining .__.''

xo Elk
Fyi I'll post a post (xD) with pictures of my new room before, after and during the unpacking of boxes. LOVE YA'LL!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Books: Freelance book-reviewer

Hiaa guys. I'm a member of a danish book club/group forum thing and on this website I've been reviewing books. Now this website is hosted by Odense library in Denmark and the website is very successful, get also get alot of books send over that the authors want reviewed. Sooooo, I was asked to review some of these books which is really cool because it's what I've dreamt about!

So it's unpaid but I really don't care because I've been reviewing books already just for fun. The exciting thing about this "gig" is that some of the books haven't been published yet and you get to keep the books. I don't know what I'll do with the books afterwards, I hardly have room for them :s anyway, this first book I'm going to read and review like that has just been released, TODAY and I checked the web I couldn't find any other reviews of it. (So far) I doubt that my review will be THE first, but it's most likely that it'll be ONE of the first.

Since the books that are being send in is non-published or almost just published they are way expensive to buy, and I'll get them for free ;D
How cool is that? I'm really excited and this book I'll be reviewing next sounds REALLY good!

Btw I reviewed the book "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" but I did it in danish, BUT I will translate it to english and post it her on my blooooooog. So, look out for that.

xo Elk

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Alors on danse

By the way I am loving this song atm! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pKrVB5f2W0
(The little video thing didn't work.)
Soooo. I kind of upset my friend because we were talking about high school and college and so on. And he is going to re-do 8th grade which means, well exactly what it means. And I said to him "Isn't that going to mean that you'll have just another year of not really doing anything?"
and of course he replied "thanks for shit". That's just the situations where I think. "No dude, shit srsly." I know that what I said was cruel but it's the truth. The fact is that I know this boy VERY well and I'm worried. I'm worried because he sometimes get really depressed about not moving forward in his life, but it's only sometimes he sees this. So other times, he just takes a step back, like this thing. Is he afraid? I don't know. But if he is, damn! I sure understand how he feels. I have been, and I still am so INCREDIBLY scared because I know what happens when you move on in your life. Everything falls apart, the daily routine. And sometimes that's a good thing.

So what do you think? Was my comment over the line? Should I have stayed silent?

xo Elk

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Nails: Cutepolish's paint splatter

I did my naaaaails! So I made them after a tutorial by CutePolish (on youtube) and she is awesome! I've been following her lately. She does really easy and cool nail design tutorials and they have really inspired me to do nail art ;D I'm gonna link her Facebook and Youtube page for you to look at.

Monday, 9 August 2010

17 and blindness

Hiiia guys. So what you might not know, is that I'm secretly planning on publishing a short story collection. (Which first of all mean I need to write one ^^,) which is actually going very well.. Writing it anyway. Today I printed it so I can keep in my folder, so that I can read the stories and edit them whenever, wherever I feel like it or I see something that I want to be changed. So I just printed it, and it's 17 pages so far. Considering that my stories actually are very short, that is alot. ^^

I've been getting alot of comments on my facebook statuses lately, which presumeably is a good thing (; *wink*, but one of them was from, I guess you'd call it "and old friend", and frankly I wasn't too happy about it. It's not that we had a fight, or something like that. I'm just disappointed. We are, and have always been really, incredibly great friends. Like sisters who understood each other. But when she went away (change of school) we would never meet up anymore. I have a picture of her hanging on my door. She's a poster child (; and we've once mixed blood. Not that is was very successful, but we did it and I guess that it's always meant something to me. It's probably a combination of going down memory lane, and listing to this soul-y track that my heart skips a beat and I can feel my tear ducts vibrating. Holding the tears back, tipping my head and smiling a crooked smile. I really miss her, yes. I've always looked up to her. But not seeing her makes me lose respect. I simply can't respect that we've both not found the time to get together. I wish we could see each other every day as we used to do. But that's the consequence of time. Time makes us grow older and then it tares us apart and lead us away from each other. Yeah sure, I have other great friends. But you know.

So now. Well yeah I'm mad at her. I choose to be, after all it's easier to be mad at her than crying over not seeing her. And she doesn't know, is she blind? Nah. I didn't show. Then it's easier for her too (: I know she keeps an eye on me. She always did and I really like that. It makes me feel that she never really forgot me. Maybe she'll know I didn't forget her either <3

xo Elk, by the way finished reading "Leda". (Greek mythology is crazy as f**k!) and "The curious case of the dog in the night", damn I'm such a book eater!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Books: Dyrekredsen by Kim Fupz Aakeson review (Danish)

Hiaaa. Just finished off reading "Dyrekredsen" (in danish). Psssssh, junk. *Hmpfh*
Here's the review, in danish. Sorryyyy. xo

Kim Fupz Aakesons roman "Dyrekredsen" er en bog uden genre, kedelig handling og fladt sprog.

"Dyrekredsen" tager udgang fra de 12 stjernetegn. Det er tolv fortællinger om 12 forskellige hovedpersoner med 12 forskellige stjernetegn. Hvert stjernetegn har fået tilegnet sig en kort beskrivelse af deres stjernetegn, og derefter lille novelle om en periode i sit liv der afspejler deres stjernetegn.

FortolkningDet er formodentlig første og sidste gang at jeg læser noget af Kim Fupz Aakeson. Jeg kan ikke engang bruge undskyldningen at "det er et af hans tidlige værker", for så tidligt er det ikke. "Dyrekredsen" er udgivet i 1996, og jeg har regnet mig frem til at være hans 21ende bog (børnebøger talt med). Forfatteren formår at få hvad ellers lyder som et spændende tema om stjernetegn til at blive utrolig kedsommeligt, og indholdsløst. Handlingerne i fortællingerne er kedelige, sproget er passivt, negativt og flat, moralen i historierne er svære at finde og beskrivelserne af stjernetegnene i fortællingerne er ikke pakket særlig godt ind. Har jeg overhovedet noget godt at sige? Ja da. Bogen er sat fint op, det danske navn på stjernetegnet som titel på novellen, derunder det engelske navn på stjernetegnet, derunder fra hvilken dato start til hvilken dato stop og sidst men ikke mindst en kort beskrivelse af stjernetegnets kvaliteter. Desuden er bogen kun 129 sider lang.

Kim Fupz Aakeson har bevæget sig meget rundt inden for den kunstneriske genre. Han har skrevet flere filmmanuskripter, heriblandt "Okay", "Den Eneste Ene" mfl. Han har udgivet tegneserialbums, børnebøger og romaner. Han har vundet flere priser både i Danmark og i udlandet.

Jeg ved ikke om det er mig eller ham den er gal med. Hvis du har læst denne bog så læg endelig din mening, men for mit vedkommende var at læse "Dyrekredsen" kun spild af tid. Nå jo, og så undskyldningen for at skrive min første dårlige anmeldelse.

Nails: Naiiiiiiilz!

Made the orange/purple this morning and the blue one I made a couple of days ago. The blue one is really gorgeous with long nails (and when I made it I had long nails) but my nails cracked MASSIVE so I had to cut them. R.I.P. nails :(