Writings From the Mountains


Greetings Readers,

Well It’s been a while, and yes there has been no internet up in the mountains, not even mobile “3G”. Instead I’ve been stuck with a slow mobile net called “E” whatever that means. 🙂 

I’ve been having a great easter so far, and I’ve read almost two books. That’s amazing considering the times I’ve read this year. I suppose it’s a good thing that I’ve been up in the mountains stuck with no internet connection. I’ve also started a new series that I adore . . . I swear all you Sex & The City fans . . .

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The Carrie Diaries, yes! It’s such a great series. I downloaded all the eleven episodes that has been released and got hooked at once. It’s such a cute series, and Carrie . . . Just awesome. I was a little suspicious at first, but it quickly faded. All the characters is great . . . my favorite besides Carrie is Walter . . . I love that character. I truly recommend this series for all there is!  

I’m still up here in the mountains and writing this using my iphone “E” net . . . I really have to figure out what that “E” means when I get back home. 😀 I’ve been out skiing, and been on the board to Sweden and bought food, haha. I realize that I’m not a big fan of snow or winter in general, but it’s always good to spend time with family and going out on ski. 

I also have gotten to reading two books as I said before. I’ve tried reading my first Crime Novel in the act of easter. I read Jo Nesbø’s Flaggermusmannen (The Bat), and I’m pleasantly surprised of how much I loved that book . . . It’s a four star read and yet I’ve heard that the first book in Harry Hole is far from the best so I’ve gotten addicted to this series as well :D. The other book I’ve gotten around to reading is a book I’ve wanted to read for quite a while. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a really good book so far I’m almost halfway through it already 🙂 

This is just a short update for the readers that hopefully still sticks with me and my lousy writing. . . I’ve been really bad at this “Shame On Me” :D. I most likely will write about my trip to Stamsund, Lofoten with my theater group, and hopefully share some pictures. I hopefully will write about my workout goals, and last but not least try to write more regularly so that I don’t summon everything in one confusing post like this!

Best Wishes,
 ~ Sindre E 

 

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The Future Of Us


ImageThe Future Of Us
            Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

356 pages     2011     YA//Stand Alone

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“It’s 1996 and very few high school students have ever used the internet. Facebook will not be invented until several years in the future. Emma just got a computer and an America Online CD. She and her best friend Josh power it up and log on – and discover themselves on Facebook in 2011. Everybody wonders what they’ll be like fifteen years in the future. Josh and Emma are about to find out.”

This book was such a cute story that I fell in love with straight from the beginning. The first thing that drew me to this book was the fact that two people discovers themselves on Facebook years before it even were invented and fifthteen years in the future, that really sounds so amazing. This book is a mix of cliques, suspense, romance and a pinch of drama.

The chapters is divided between the two characters Emma & Josh, who is extremely wonderful characters I started loving straight from the beginning. The book kicked off straight from the plot really. When Josh gave Emma and her family an AOL cd, they both discover this thing called Facebook. Facebook is pretty much their get together after many years. Emma & Josh drifted apart from being best friends to barley talking. I really loved the way both authors developed the characters storyline throughout the book. Jay & Carolyn have written really realistic characters who suffer from things that teenagers normally struggles with. That’s why I love Jay Asher, he has that impact on me with his writing.

As we discover more of Facebook we quickly realize that seeing the future isn’t as awesome as It’s supposed to be. The fact that every move they make changes something in the future. That’s what makes this book so fascinating and suspenseful. When they aren’t happy with their future and try to change it, they doesn’t always make the right choices.

Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler’s story is well developed and doesn’t drown you in the facebook plot. They also write about each characters life and relations. I just adore Asher… and once again I understand why he’s one of my favorite writers! 😀 I mentioned above about cliques… and yes… it’s filled with them and some happenings in this book is really predictable. To be honest one of the reasons I really liked this book is because of the cliques. I think it’s good to read cliques sometimes 🙂

The only reason that I didn’t give this book a five star rating is the ending. Honestly I would expect that the ending would leave you out of breath like Thirteen Reasons Why did. At least regarding this book’s suspenseful development throughout. I felt like the ending was kind of rushed. I’d hoped it would have a bigger WOW-factor, but all in all I had to give it a four.

If you haven’t read this book, it’s definitely a book to read. Given in mind that easter is coming now… People who isn’t a fan of Crime Fiction… Pick this one up… You will be satisfied. 😀

~Sindre E

Getting Everything Back . . .


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Yesterday I got my mac back, and it’s such a good feeling finally writing on it once again. It actually feels like forever ago that I had to send it to reparation. You actually figure out how attached you are to a certain things. Nowadays if you don’t have a computer, you might as well run for the grave, because everything you do… normally goes through your computer. I use my computer to everything, especially school. I suppose that was the hardest part of not having any computer to use, because I had a lot of assignments due in that period of time.

Now that I’ve got my computer back, it’s easier to start where I left off, and I do actually have a book review coming now. I actually got back to reading when I didn’t have my computer always taking my time. I’ve also been working out a lot, so I should actually get around to actually write that post. 😀

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Summer is coming. I feel it coming slowly… I don’t know what your weather has been like where you are, but here it’s been snowing a lot. Today I actually feel like the summer is closing in because the sun is up, and the weather is finally running above minus-degrees Celsius. Another thing I feel is closing in is the date I leave for LA . . . It’s only 95 days 😀 ❤

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Tell Me What More You’d Like Me To Write About?

~Sindre E

The Week Of Hell…


This week has been a very bad week… One thing led to another, and when one thing got wrong everything went along. I have finally, hopefully gotten my luck back. Let’s just hope so.

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I can kick off by saying that the preformance with Five Impossible Minutes went really really well. I got many good feedbacks, and that’s always fun. That’s when I feel like I’ve done a great job. 🙂

I decided to take a day off on Monday, because I was really exhausted, and had been sick all weekend. I got a little bit better, and was ready to go to school the next day. We were going to have two tests one in English (where we had gotten all the pages we were supposed to read, and I did), and one in science that was exposed from last friday to this tuesday. When I were going to go on my mac it decided to click, and start erroring. Which meant that I had to get to my Apple Retail Store to get it fixed.

When I got to the first test in english, the questions we’re so open that I found it extremely hard to answer. There were two questions I couldn’t answer at all. It makes me really mad that a class that is all about language, has tests about facts. How is the democracy in England, and how does the UK work within politics and other incredibly impossible facts I can’t learn in one day! The science test went well, the only down side thing is that we were supposed to have an ItsLearning test (somewhat easy test), but the internet was down so we got a written test which is more difficult test. I got my Mac delivered at the Apple Store, but sadly he had to have it so he could try more the next day.

Wednesday came, and I got a day off from the theater. I got time to exercise and do things I normally don’t have time for. I felt changes in my friend that I talked about earlier in some posts. She’s changed, but I’m not yet sure if it’s in a good way or a bad way 😦 All I know is that she has replaced me with everyone else, and still she spends some time with me… I’ll just let time show what god has planned within that part of my life.

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That day was the last rehearsal day for my ensamble group before we were going to preform at our houseconcert. It went well, but I hadn’t managed to learn the lyrics. Another Mac update. They weren’t able to fix it, but they think that it’s the harddisk that has failed, and I need to send it away for a month to get it fixed… FUCK…

I’m really happy that I got the oportunity to get all my pictures which is every event from two years back… Which would be tragic if I lost them.

Thursday, Freaking out day… It’s the day that I got to preform with my ensamble group… Nervous… During my spanish class, which is getting better I understood that I were having a paper due to next tuesday. I have no computer available, and have exams coming next month and so on… I dialed Apple Store, asking if they lended any macs for me during repairing time. They had, but sadly they didnt have any avaivable at the moment. It’s so typical right? But he was nice and told me that I would get the next one that becomes available.

After school my grandparent kindly bought me an extern harddisk where I could restore my pictures, and it was really pricy. I really don’t know what I’d do without them. I basicly owe them my life.

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Later that evening the concert took place, and I had to sing two songs. It went well, not the best I’ve done, but it’s ok. I got to hear many awesome songs that made me thankfull for studying with these people.

On Friday, school went well. Besides that I was a bit exhausted from everything this week. After school I had a zumba lesson at my local Gym, I were supposed to go with that friend. But she fell asleep so she couldn’t make it. I went home to start spending my relaxing weekend. Since that I’ve been lucky enough to not have anything cray cray happen.

There have of course been good parts of this week. For instance I’m getting my harddisk for my mac for free, because I have insurance. 😀

This will be the end of my complaining 😀 Now I’m off to being my happy self 😀

I actually is using my mothers work computer now so I can do this and my homework. 🙂 Once again OHANA! What would I do without it!

~Sindre

“It’s Not Much of A Life You’re Living”


Busy, busy, busy and busy… I can’t tell you how sorry I am, but time has slipped and I’ve forgotten all about my new blog! Silly me, only thinking of myself! 😦

So it’s only two days away from the premiere of Five Impossible Minutes, I’m so nervously happy and looking forward to it. It’s going well at this moment, and I feel like I’m not far from premiere ready. 😀

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I’m working hard towards my summer body goal, and believe me… so far this journey has been hard, but good! I’m starting to see some results 😉 I’m saving the details for another post I talked about some blogposts back.

Today I went training, and I totally gave it all! I went with my friend Amanda, and we went on two group trainings, Shape & Core Bar. We’re both wrecked now! Can’t wait for tomorrow when I feel stiff and sore after a hard workout…

There’s been a lot at school after the vacation, there has already been two tests this first week, and the third one is tomorrow. Science is actually fun. I’ve learnt to like it, and my grades are going up… That’s really good considering that it’s a final subject at my school this year!

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I’m so looking forward to summer! I’m going to LA in just three months and some days… I feel the excitement and fear coming! There’s so much I’m gonna do while I’m there! I’ve paid the for the school already, and I got my plane tickets booked last week!

Well that’s all I have to share for today… So what are your summer plans?