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3Apr/144

.. mens jeg venter

Med torsdag 27. kom endelig dagen jeg har ventet på i omtrent ..286 dager, overtakelsen på den nye leiligheten min skulle finne sted. Dessverre ble ikke ting helt som planlagt, og selv om jeg møtte opp til avtalt tid og protokoller både ble ført og underskrevet, fikk jeg ikke nøklene mine pga. en liten 'snafu' med banken. Utrolig ergerlig, forestill deg at noen dingler en lekker godbit foran nesa di, virkelig erter deg opp, for så å fortelle deg at du ikke får smake? Jeg venter, og.. venter.

I forrige uke var jeg på IKEA - og det helt uten å få suicidale tendenser - for å finne meg et skrivebord. Valget mitt falt på en variant av GALANT, et enkelt hvitt hjørneskrivebord med plass til det jeg trenger (av rot). Jo mindre som må skrus i de nye veggene mine, jo bedre - og overraskende nok likte jeg faktisk bordet kjempegodt, jeg som normalt hater IKEA-møbler. Nå skal jeg bare få bestilt drømmeflisene mine til kjøkkenet, sånn at jeg kan sprite det opp litt (jeg er fortsatt furt fordi jeg ikke fikk bestemme hvilken kjøkkeninnredning jeg ville ha). Jeg likte dem minst like godt som jeg gjorde i vinter da jeg fant dem første gangen, bare synd sånt er så sabla kostbart. Neste steg etter det er å finne en habil flislegger som ikke skal ha betalt i form av en arm, et bein og deler av sjela mi.

Marantz Melody Media M-CR610 CD-ReceiverMarantz Melody Media M-CR610

Egentlig skulle jeg innom Bergersen Flis tidligere i uka for å dobbeltsjekke at jeg virkelig vil ha de flisene jeg forelsket meg i tidligere i vinter, men de hadde jo endret åpningstidene siden sist.. og var dermed stengt. Istedet tok jeg turen innom Elkjøp hvor jeg bestemte meg for å kjøpe en Marantz Melody Media M-CR610 Wireless CD-Receiver med tilhørende Boston Acoustics A 25-høyttalere - for å leve uten lyd og musikk funker bare ikke. Misforstå meg rett, det var ikke et impulskjøp altså, og jeg fikk dessuten en god pris. Det er delte meninger om M-CR610, men jeg tror det er et godt valg som passer til mitt bruk.

Dagene fortsetter å fly avgårde, og om bare to usle måneder skal jeg til Oslo for å se Metallica på Valle Hovin. Sonisphere! Jeg har ikke sett Metallica siden 1999 i Oslo Spektrum, og jeg ser virkelig frem til en Oslotur og vorspiel med gutta. Dessverre ligger det forbannede budsjettet alltid i bakhodet mitt, og jeg skjønner ikke helt hvordan jeg skal få det til økonomisk - langt mindre den planlagte USA-turen i 2016. Deprimerende at jeg tenker år frem i tid allerede? I know, like greit å bli vant til det med en gang.

Photo(s): Marantz

3Jul/138

Eventyret fortsetter.. på Ranheim!

Jeg har ikke lenger kontroll på dagene, og slett ikke datoene, men jeg sendte altså inn en søknad om startlån og tilskudd til bolig for kanskje to måneder siden. Jeg turte ikke håpe på hverken tilsagn eller tilstrekkelig med penger for å kunne kjøpe meg en leilighet her i Trondheim, slett ikke når boligmarkedet er som det er - men jeg måtte jo prøve. Det nytter liksom ikke grave seg ned i håpløsheten. Håpet er dessuten lysegrønt, remember?

Så kom beskjeden jeg ikke hadde turt å håpe på, den 29. mai fikk jeg vite at boliglånssøknaden min ville bli prioritert og at jeg skulle få svar i løpet av uka etter. Det var den mest slitsomme uka på veldig lenge. Tusen ting var innom tankene mine, både positive og negative, og tanken på at jeg ikke ville få lån - eller iallfall ikke nok til å kjøpe leilighet har vært tung. Mest fordi jeg føler meg fanget her, fanget i en situasjon jeg ikke vil være i. Juni kom, og den 7. ble en veldig spesiell og gledelig dag for meg. For selv om det var fredag og dermed farlig nærme fristen kommunen hadde satt for behandling av boliglånssøknaden min, fikk jeg telefonen jeg hadde ventet på. De hadde fattet et vedtak, og brått hadde jeg nok penger til å kjøpe leiligheten jeg så veldig gjerne vil ha! Jeg visste ærlig talt ikke om jeg skulle le eller gråte, om jeg skulle tro det jeg hørte, eller om jeg skulle tro at noen drev gjøn med meg - men fantasien om leiligheten ble plutselig en realitet.

27Nov/122

The Heffalump and the Fragrance Cabinet

My goodness, time flies! The past two weeks I think my brain has experienced a minor meltdown. I have a million things to do, yes, because I haven't learned how to say no to people, so I kinda feel like I did when I was on Atarax (mush for brains). Not a good thing. I most certainly work best under pressure, but at the moment I feel disconnected. I have no idea where to start, how to start, or even what to do. The main thing on my agenda is the 2012 Christmas issue of a magazine, for which I'm the chief editor. Can you believe that? The second thing on that very same agenda is a translation job, and in between there's a couple of smaller tasks waiting to be done. I'm aching to start blogging again, even though I don't have that much to blog about.

At the moment I'm trying to work out how I want my office/makeup room, and how to make it as functional as possible. I need most my things within reach, which isn't really that simple from a wheelchair. We have installed a cabinet where I've chosen to display all my fragrances and I really love how it turned out. Now it's really easy to see what I have, and chose which scent to wear. Up until last week I've kept all my fragrances in their boxes in a closed cabinet, but some of them are so decorative it's a shame to hide them away like that. Now they're all sitting on glass shelves, lit up by LED lights (no UV rays, no heat).

The Cabinet of Fragrances«The Heffalump and the Fragrance Cabinet»

We also went to IKEA, something I hate with all the fibers in my body, but for the very first time I came out of there filled to the brim with.. inspiration? Weird feeling. Suddenly I had this marvelous idea about how to make my office/makeup room even better, and I can hardly wait to see how my vision turns out! I think I've found a way to construct the perfect vanity area for myself, with excellent lighting and a way to store my makeup where I can reach everything without having to ask for help. My brain suddenly went into overdrive, and I started picturing myself uploading tutorials to YouTube! Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.. but this might just kindle my passion for makeup again, making it both easier and a lot more fun to do looks.

I also had a moment of having that feeling a little earlier tonight. I found a bunch of posts in my drafts folder that I thought I had already posted, but somehow I seem to have forgotten all about them. What a waste! Oh well, I guess I have a lot to chose from the next time I'm all out of inspiration.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

5Nov/124

Mama’s got a brand new..

Jack Frost decided it was time to leave after about a week, and now we're back to autumn again. At the most we measured 30 centimeters, or almost 12 inches of snow on our balcony! Insane. I have finally managed to dig out a fair amount of my makeup collection and photo equipment, so expect there to be some makeup related posts with pictures in the near future. I have been working on a few reviews, testing products, as well. Exciting! And you know how pleased I've been with Mr. DHL? I received the 'saddest' news last week; the new house isn't on his route, so I have no idea if the new Mr. DHL is nearly as fantastic as the old one. Thank you for the excellent service during the last four years, Mr. DHL! He did however bring me a last package; a brand new toy, but more about that later.

Let's see, what have I been up to the last week? Apart from cursing the snow, obviously, we've been trying to move into our house. It takes time. A lot of time. We're not anywhere near being finished, but we're getting there. At least I have a good feeling about moving here now, and I like living here. I like our house. The Internet isn't perfect, but as it turns out it's OK. It could always had been worse. Oh, and we have curtains! Theo seems to think this place is a little scary, I have no idea why. He looks a little timid, but I'm hoping it's just a phase. Cuda and Felix are enjoying themselves, although I think Cuda would have preferred it if we returned Felix to his breeder. He just won't live him alone!

I have also been shopping a little.. yes, shopping, with an empty account. Thankfully I have a very nice fiancé who has figured out that my mood improves several notches if I'm allowed to shop a little from time to time. No, seriously, I loaned a little money to have some fun; a trip to Make Up Store to check out their newest collection BonBon. Did I splurge? Of course. I'll tell you more about it in one of my next posts. I also received an eyeshadow from Sugarpill, a #wonderfulwednesday prize from IsaDora and I picked up five nail polishes from their new Jewels of the Orient collection. Am I happy? Indeed! Material happiness is totally underrated.

Oh, by the way.. do you see this text in handwriting?