Archive for May, 2005

'you do the math'

May 12th, 2005

Have you heard people say this? It comes up in arguments from time to time, as a statement meant to galvanize the argument for one side. "They had the guy's confession on tape AND they had his finger prints all over the apartment. YOU do the math". No, YOU do the math. Math is hard and it takes a lot of work, it's not fun either. Why should I do your math, do it yourself ffs!

why song in Norwegian doesn't work

May 10th, 2005

First things first. The Norwegian music industry has been incredibly lame for a very very long time. Only now is it starting to pick up. But there is a change happening when listening to the morning radio I hear a Norwegian song that I like just about every week. Hell, it used to be once in 2-3 years but now it's actually happening from time to time.

So right now I'm trying Ravi & Dj Løv - E-Ore. I have no clue what to make of that title btw. Anyhow, it just dawned on me why music in Norwegian doesn't work. Flat out, categorically rejected. Most Norwegian artists don't bother with that and go English, go mainstream. Some choose to "embrace their roots" or whatever shit excuse they have. :rolleyes: In any case, you can't sing in Norwegian, it doesn't fit. And I just realized why I will never like any song sung in Norwegian (or Polish for that matter). Because there's no way I can sing along with it. It sounds so corny. Music has to be something special, it's not just the same daily life stuff. English has been granted that status and is a legitimate language for song. But Norwegian lyrics don't sound good, they sound lame. And granted that this lyric by Ravi & Dj Løv is not particularly intellectual, it still applies widely. It has to be English or some language adequate for song.

All the same, there has come a shift, my eyes are now open to Norwegian music, who would have thought. :eek:

to be sick

May 3rd, 2005

There are these people who cope well with sickness. So well that you can't really tell they're sick unless they tell you and as far as you can see, it doesn't set them back at all. They are caring, thoughtful and personable.

I am not one of those people. When I get sick (not talking serious illness here, just your regular cold or flu), I'm in no condition to do anything. I feel sorry for myself, I don't want to talk (not because of bad mood, just because talking takes effort), I'm down, unable to communicate properly cause my mood is tainted and not personable in the least.

The last few weeks I've been working 10 hour days. I have a big project at school and it counts for 60% of my overall grade this term. I'm a little late and so it has been long days in the run-in period. The work I like and that's not a problem. The long hours are a bit tiring but I can handle them. But last Thursday I woke up with pain in my shoulder. So much that walking hurt. Out of the blue, never had it before. So that day I wasn't very productive, Friday it was much better. But although I can still feel my shoulder, over the weekend it has coupled with a nasty cold. Up until this morning my throat hurt but I didn't have a runny nose. Now I do have that too, it's only gotten worse today. Today I left the house at 9.30, stayed home 2 hours for dinner and came back home at 10. But the important work that couldn't wait I got done the past two days, I might see the doctor to get a note tomorrow and apply for an extension on my project. If I lose anymore days I'll be in trouble cause I really can't spare it.

I must have consumed obscene amounts of vitamin c but it's not helping, just stalling a bit.