Feb. 15th, 2008 03:28 pm
gwaevalarin: (SamSarah)
I just wanted to let you know that my Spanish course is a lot of fun but - as expected - a hell of a lot of work as well. I’ve hardly found the time to go online during the last week because I was pretty much constantly studying. I don’t think that’ll change much for the other two weeks of my course.

I’ll try to skim through my flist every few days or so but I probably won’t be able to read everything, much less comment. So if anything important happens just tell me in a comment.

¡Feliz fin de semana!


Jan. 31st, 2008 04:14 pm
gwaevalarin: (Ronja)
I got into the Spanish course! *dances around*

The application period ended yesterday so I just took a look into my university account to see if there already decided who was allowed to take part and there ist was in bold green letters: certified

It's a three week intensive course that starts right after the current semester has ended.


And a little cat story to prove once again that my girl is very cute and very intelligent: My room looks like a construction site at the moment because I finally get rid of one of my built-in cupboards. It's amazing how much larger my room looks now. Anyway, you can see the wall and some insulation and the way my grandfather - who right now is upstairs in my room working - left it yesterday there's a small spot in front of a gap that gets cold. Tonight I heard Ronja rummaging. And what did I see when I woke up this morning? Ronja had obviously hauled off some insulation from further above where it wasn't needed that much and stacked it in front of the gap. Smart girl. *g*


Oct. 11th, 2007 12:28 pm
gwaevalarin: (Sam Imtod)
I don't believe it!
The registration for my Spanish course starts tomorrow. 3 days before the semester starts which is on pretty short notice but I can live with that. Signing in of course doesn't mean that I'll get in this time. I just have to try.
But when I looked on the website today they had changed the courses dates. It was supposed to take place Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 10:00. And now it's suddenly Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30.
I already have another course Thursday at 10:00. It's computer science, my major, so I can't just drop that course for Spanish without substition. I'm trying to change courses around right now but that's not exactly easy since I already had to sign in for some weeks ago.
Of course all the VHS courses have already started. There's another Spanish course at uni in the evening but that's rather inconvenient since I live a 20 minute drive away from my uni.
I had my schedule worked out so well and now it's completely messed up again.

Thank you once more, dear university, for your nonexistant organisation.
gwaevalarin: (Chris FC)
The semester is basically over.
Yesterday was the closing event of my project management practical course. It was a public event but I think my mother and that guy from Mainpost (the local newspaper) were pretty much the only guests.
There was a short guest presentation followed by our final presentations, then a comedian - who didn't really bring up anything you haven't heard a million times before - and finaly the "Projektiade 2007 Awards". They were small greek goddess like statues our lecturer called "Projektia", the tutelary goddess of the project managers. There was one for best presentation, one for best project execution and one for most innovative product. The last one was kinda the first prize.
I had to do about 2 minutes of our presentation, a little review on how our project went, and operate the computer. So I was just a little nervous. Everthing went fine and we thought we may even win best presentation. Well, we didn't. We won most innovative product instead. o.O
It's not really important but very flattering nontheless. Our project wasn't my idea and I wasn't the driving force or anything. I can't claim that. But I was part of the team and put a lot of time and work into this. So it's really nice to see your work rewarded like that.
As the winning team we got a gift coupon from the "Netzwerk Nordbayern". Every one of us can choose one of their seminars and take part for free. We (my team) decided to go there together since that'll be a lot more fun. *g*
In the end we had some pictures taken. I'd show them to you but as far as I can see they're not online yet.

That being said, there's bad news about the spanish course I wanted to take part: I didn't get in. 25 places were available, 37 people applied. I can go there again on Thursday to ask if someone maybe didn't turn up to pay. In that case I can have their place. But the odds are not really good. :(
So I guess I just have to try again next semester and in the meantime try and learn Spanish on my own.
Meh, I really wanted to do this course. But what can I do? *sighs*

I slept in the hammock for the first time this year last night. Usually it gets quite cold in the morning just before the sun rises and I need at least two blankets wrapped around me tight. But tonight it just wouldn't. It must have had about 20°C all night. A weeks ago it was cooler in the middle of the day. Weather is weird lately. And way too hot for my taste.
When I wanted to go to bed last night first thing I had to do was shoo my cat away from the hammock. She had hade herself comfortable on my blanket leaving no room for me whatsoever. This morning she came back and coiled up on my feet. *squeee*

And don't forget about
gwaevalarin: (Chris eyes)
I haven't written about my personal life for quite a while now because there's nothing really exciting going on. But I still think it's time for an update.

The semester is coming to an end soon - two more weeks to be exact. That's usually the time when things get crazy but since I probably won't take part in a single (written) test the semester is rather dying away this time. There's one lecture where we'll be able to write a test just to see what questions could be like at our diploma examination but that'll be very relaxed since it doesn't count for anything. And there's the presentation for my practical course which looks like a pretty big deal with being public and the press being there and stuff but I don't have to do this one on my own plus I'm fairly sure they're just trying to make it look important. Either my team thinks it really is a big deal then one of them'll probably want to do the presentation and I'll just attend for moral support. Or they think about it like I do and then I don't really have any problems with doing half of the presentation or something. I don't really like speaking in public but as long as I can figure out exactly what I want to say beforehand it's okay.

Future plans other that I'm still dreaming about owning a small house somewhere at the Irish coast - Southern England'd be fine, too: I have this idea lately that once I have my diploma I want to get my Master as a professional translater or something like that. Of course I want to finish my diploma in computer science first even if that may just be because I want to prove that I can and I already spent so much time and energy on it. Plus I need the diploma for my Master if I don't want to spent another 2 years on the Bachelor first.
But starting right with the Master means I'll need a really good basis. I don't think that'll be too big problem with English but I'll need at least one more language. I'm afraid Latin won't count. Not that I still know that much Latin. Actually I never did since I used to hate that language. Stupid me. Now I'd love to know more Latin. Why didn't anyone tell me that back in school? Anyway I'll need another living language and I have about two and a half years to learn it properly if I start now. So I did start. Yesterday. With learning Spanish. For a start I went to the local library and got a book. Funny thing I figured out today when I tried to remember the first bunch of vocabulary that consisted of short sentences: I tried to figure out the grammatical structures without even realizing it first. I guess that makes things much easier for me. I always was much better with grammar than with memorizing vocabulary.
Next step will probably be a Spanish course at university and maybe an English language course either in Galway or Cambridge. I'm thinking about next year early spring or around August/September for the latter.
I'm not saying I'll really go through with this plan. Who know's what I'll be doing and what I want in two and a half years time. So much can happen till then. But I want to keep all my options open. And fortunately learning a new language never is for nothing.

What else? I'm not even sure I ever mentioned I'm learning how to ride. So in case you don't know: [livejournal.com profile] dimturien has been giving me riding lessons for... more than half a year now. Once a week. Okay, sometimes it's only every other week because other things intevene. She's doing an awesome job, by the way. It's going... well, some things go quite well, some don't. But there's not really any pressure since I'm not planing on doing a test in dressage or anything I'm mostly doing this for fun and getting my mind off everyday life. So as long as Dim and Marietta are not annoyed with me not figuring some things out I'm fine. Of course I want to be able to go for a ride and feel safe because I know what I'm doing one day but I'm not in a hurry.

By the way: Sorry for hardly commenting lately. I'm not online that much at the moment. That seems to happen that time of the year that I suddenly lose interest in going online a little. I always thought that was with spending more time outside but obviously it happens during rainy summers as well. I'm reading all your entries though. And I'm sure there'll be times when I spent almost every waking hour in front of my computer again.
gwaevalarin: (TaylorCole)
Today uni started again. After 3 weeks of doing pretty much nothing it's actually really okay to be back. Of course the first days are pretty relaxing anyway. Some lectures haven't started yet, the ones who have are more like "What are we going to do this semester". I had my first lecture this morning: "Logik und Berechenbarkeit" (logic and calculability). It's a lot of maths - who'd have thought. Probably to much maths for me. Maybe I should choose another chair. I think I'll look through the schedule again for an alternative. After that I went to the city getting my intermediate diploma (Yeah!), spent a little time at a book store and then grab something to eat with my father. And now I'm back waiting for my practical course to start: "Professionelles Projektmanagement in der Praxis" (something like "Practical, professional project management"). I'm pretty sure that sounds worse than it is. ;-)

Still more than half an hour left. I think I'l spend that outside though it's already almost to warm and especially sunny for my taste.

By the way: I'm fine with the whole Asylum deal again. After I scaled down my expectiations - the things you learn when watching formula 1 - I'm really looking forward to it again.
gwaevalarin: (Mary)
Erm... I admit I didn't listen to the radio but how bad exactly do people think that this storm is going to be?
My mother just called to ask if I had to go to my seminar today or if it had been canceled because of the storm. Well, it hasn't (as far as I know) and I have to go because we have our finals there today and if I miss them all the work - seminar paper, presentation, two weeks of taking part in the seminar every day from 6p.m. to 8:30p.m. - would have been for nothing. So my mother told me in that case my father'd drive me to university and back home tonight. WTF?

It was pretty windy when I drove to the uni this morning but it was fine. Actually I completely enjoyed walking from my car to the building feeling the strong wind and during the lecture I spent about half of the time looking out the window, watching the trees move and listening to the sound of the wind and I really had to resist the urge to squeee.

So, at about 3 p.m, right? *sits at the window and waits*
Yeah, I just love wind and storms. Maybe a little too much.

Edit: Huh, looks like the seminar is getting canceled:
"Orkanwarnung: Aus Sicherheitsgründen bittet die Hochschulleitung darum, alle Veranstaltungen an der Universität heute ab 15.00 Uhr abzusagen. Dadurch soll es den Beschäftigten und Studierenden ermöglicht werden, vor dem für den späten Nachmittag erwarteten Orkan sicher nach Hause zu kommen."

So I pretty much studied for nothing all morning. *sighs*


Nov. 21st, 2006 04:12 pm
gwaevalarin: (TaylorCole)
Is there a greater place than libraries? Well, except for green hills or the coast when the wind is blowing and there's no one else around. Or my sofa/bed with a hot cup of tea when it's cold outside.
Being in the library definately is my favourite part of being a student. I love it there. It's the best place to concentrate. There are all those books - naturally - and the atmosphere is amazing. I usually rather walk along the shelves to find books on a topic than use the computer so I can enjoy the atmosphere. I just easily lose track of time there.

I went to university earlier today to do some research for the next demon hunt my seminar paper in Tendenzen der deutschen Gegenwartssprache (The trends of present-day german). I was there at about 10a.m. so I had enough time before my first (and only) lecture for the day started at 1:30p.m. I thought. I did some research, looked for some books, made copies, read, took notes... and when I looked at the clock it was past 2p.m. It doesn't matter too much that I missed the lecture though. I have a script and it's one of the advanced studies lectures I take but don't really need yet anyway.

When I was done with my work for the seminar paper for today I spent about another 45 minutes in the folklore section. I found a book about ghosts and the belief in them in the 19th and 20th century. I can't wait to read it.
gwaevalarin: (TaylorCole)
Just a quick update on my life since I haven't written about it much lately:
University started again yesterday with a test I had to write to be allowed to take part in a course. It's not that important, I don't really need to do it but the description sounded interesting. The test was about a book I had to read and it was okay though I don't know if my answers were specific enough. I'll find out if I passed it in a few days I guess and then hopefully they'll also finally tell us when the course will take place exactly. It'll be two blocks but I don't know when yet.
I still have to do 2 more oral exams for my intermediate diploma probably somewhen between january and march and that's what I'll focus on this semester. I don't need any courses for that any more so my schedule looks pretty empty even though I'm already taking some advanced study lectures. Today it was "logistics" and so far I quite like it.

On the way home I drove by Spillner and Lehrmann and spent way too much money there. But now I have some new decoration for autumn, season 4 of Gilmore Girls because I lend [livejournal.com profile] dimturien my season 2 and 3 box sets and when I gave them to her I told her I'd probably miss my dose of squeee!Jared and then I'd have to buy season 4. and some movie about the Amityville Horrors. I think it's not even really about the legend but just someting connected to it and it's probably the worst movie ever - on the other hand it can't be much worse than "House of Wax" - but it was just 4 euro so I thought I'd give it a try.

I'll go to work again on thursday for the first time in about 4 weeks or something. And then - during our lunch break of course - my Mum and I'll go to some shop that has horseback riding stuff. So, Dim, I guess we can talk about when I'm going to visit you and Metta again. *g*


Sep. 9th, 2006 04:20 pm
gwaevalarin: (Michelle)
I had the 3rd of 5 exams for my intermediate diploma yesteday and it was hell. First of all it started about 20 minutes late so I already was a picture of misery then. And to make things worse the questions were nothing similar to what I had expected. But it's over and the result was good nevertheless so I'll enjoy 5 weeks till the next semester starts. I still have to read a book for a seminar but it's for linguistics so it'll probably be more fun than anything else and other than that I can just sit back and relax which is great cause I really, really need that now.

My intermediate diploma so far
Linguistik (linguistics): passed (don't know the grade though)
Theoretische Informatik (theoretical computer sciences): 1.0 (A)
Praktische Informatik (practical computer sciences): 1.7 (B+)
Technische Informatik (computer engineering): still ahead
Mathe (math): still ahead

The bad news of the week: Our favourite Italian restaurant will close down somewhen in October. I'm really sad about that. It's just about 10 minutes to walk from our house, they have the best Italian food in the whole region and I'll so miss talking to him about formula 1. It was always fun though or maybe because we had a completely different opinion about drivers and teams.
Everytime we went there after Juancho had won he told us that he already had waited for us and the first time we went there after the Hungarian GP this year the first thing he said to me was "So he finally did win. It was about time."
Did I mention that I'll miss going there?
gwaevalarin: (Michelle)
On a normal day it takes me about 20 minutes to drive to university. 25 minutes if the traffic is really bad. Today it was 2 hours.
There was some accident on the autobahn so everyone had to leave it and take the road I take. It was horrible. I admit, part of it was just me being stupid cause there's one possibility to leave the road at Rottendorf about 5 km away fom where I leave it anyway and I thought about driving there and trying to figure out another way to get to university. But then the traffic got much better till about 50 meters ahead of the slip road everything stopped again. But it was great how calm everybody stayed despite the heat and everything.
And there was this guy walking down the side-strip. I guess he just wanted to see what was going on - or he wanted to find out if he could reach Wuerzburg faster walking than we could driving. Probably'd have won that one. - but something about him just freaked me out and somehow made me realize that I really couldn't drive anywhere neither forward nor backward.

Where is Chris when I really need him to orb me somewhere?

Anyway: I wanted to attend a lecture at 9a.m. and had a rather important meeing for a project at 10a.m. I was 20 minutes late for the meeting.
So I rushed into the building and met my professor there who told me that our client just had left. I really thought I had driven there for nothing. But the prof managed to get our client's daughter on the phone and she promised she'd try to reach her father and after about 5 minutes I saw him walking back into the builing. When I told him about the traffic jam and about how sorry I was he was so nice and like "Oh my gosh! 2 hours? Poor girl." And in the end when we were done he insisted on giving me money for the fuel even after I told him that I didn't drive there just for the meeting but also for the lecture even though I had missed that.
I guess we were really lucky with this project and our client being friendly and really excited about it.
I'll still be happy when this is over after our presentation next wednesday.


Apr. 27th, 2006 12:51 pm
gwaevalarin: (Michelle)
Ich habe es tatsächlich geschafft. Ich habe meine erste mündliche Vordiplomsprüfung überlebt. Und im Nachhinein - ich warte jetzt auf die ganzen "Ich hab's dir ja gesagt." Ich hab's dir ja gesagt. Danke, Stimme. :smirk: - war es gar nicht so schlimm.
Heute früh sah das allerdings noch anders aus. Ich musste mich schon wirklich zwingen, überhaupt das Gebäude zu betreten.
Genaugenommen musste ich dich zwingen.
Das ist wahr. Ich werde es vermutlich noch bereuen, dass ich das jetzt schreibe, aber ihr glaubt gar nicht, wie hilfreich es manchmal sein kann, Stimme zu haben. Und wenn es nur für solche Gespräche ist:
"Ich werde jetzt umdrehen, ganz schnell wegrennen und mich irgendwo verstecken."
"Nein, du wirst jetzt da reingehen. Ich habe mir das ganze Drama die letzten Tage und Wochen doch nicht umsonst angetan."
Sehr hilfreich war auch, als der Beisitzer aufgetaucht ist und mich fröhlich gefragt hat, ob denn der Prof schon da ist. Vielen Dank! Diese Freundlichkeit und Gute Laune kann in so einer Situation viel wert sein.
Meiner Meinung nach lief die Prüfung zwar ganz okay, aber nicht großartig. Bei ein oder zwei Fragen war mir nicht ganz klar, worauf er hinauswill und hin und wieder habe ich mich etwas verhaspelt. Prüfungssituation halt. Deswegen habe ich so mit einer 2,irgendwas gerechnet, aber bestimmt nicht mit:
"Naja, ein paar Kleinigkeiten und Unsicherheiten waren dabei, aber wir haben uns entschieden, Ihnen noch ein Sehr Gut zu geben."
Erste Reaktion:

Zweite (gedankliche) Reaktion: Wheeeeeee!

Vielen Dank an alle, die mir Glück gewünscht, die Daumen gedrückt und mich in den letzten Tagen oder Wochen ertragen haben. *knuddel*

Stand des Vordiploms: 2 von 5 Prüfungen bestanden

Weitere Erkenntis des Tages: Wenn es regnet, man den Mantel im Auto hat liegen lassen und einmal quer über das Unigelände muss, dann ist das Unigelände plötzlich sehr viel größer als sonst. *haare und Klamotten auswring*

Kennt ihr eigentlich alle schon Supernatural?
gwaevalarin: (Chris)
Ich hatte heute meine erste Vordiplomsprüfung. Eine zwei Stunden lange Klausur in Linguistik. Und es ist richtig gut gelaufen. Wer mich kennt, weiß vermutlich, dass ich normalerweise sehr vorsichtig bin, wenn es darum geht Aussagen über Klausuren zu treffen, solange ich das Ergebnis noch nicht habe. Aber heute war ich ich einfach rundum zufrieden als ich - nach nicht viel mehr als einer Stunde - abgegeben habe.
Stand des Vordiploms: 1 von 5 Prüfungen hinter mich gebracht.

Und um meine gute Laune gleich noch mehr zu verbessern, habe ich auf IMDB gesehen, dass Chris in der letzten Folge von Charmed dabei ist. Wheeee! *freu* Ich habe zwar keine Ahnung, wieviel wir in der Folge von ihm zu sehen bekommen, aber ich freue mich über jede Szene mit ihm, die ich bekommen kann. Ich habe noch nach ein paar anderen Quellen gesucht um sicher zu gehen, dass das auch wirklich stimmt. IMDB vertraue ich nämlich nicht mehr, seit es mich bei 24 so verwirrt.

24 Day 5 Spoiler )

Anyway: Bei Chris könnte man fast meinen es war Absicht, dass ich ausgerechnet heute erfahre, dass er nochmal in einer Folge dabei ist. Immerhin saß ich heute Nachmittag bei einer Szene von Supernatural zum ersten Mal wirklich mit einem "Hach! *herzchenaugen*" vor dem Bildschirm.
Deswegen: Keine Sorge, Chris, du hast nach wie vor meine volle Aufmerksamkeit.

*HAAs=HochAktuelle Amouren. Genaueres nachzulesen auf der Misfits-Homepage die [livejournal.com profile] pfefferminzchen so toll gebastelt hat.

Uni live

Mar. 7th, 2006 06:14 pm
gwaevalarin: (Default)
Man sollte ja meinen, dass das Schwierige am Studium die Prüfungen sind, und nicht, die Zulassung für selbige zu bekommen, wenn man alle Vorraussetzungen erfüllt. Wer das denkt, hat vermutlich noch nie studiert. Oder zumindest nicht an meiner Uni.

Der lange Weg zur Zulassung )

Da habe ich sie nun also tatsächlich, meine Zulassung (und meine Prüfugnstermine). Damit dürfte wohl das Schwerste geschafft sein. :p Jetzt muss ich nur noch die Prüfungen bestehen. ... Falls mich jemand sucht, ich bin irgendwo hinter oder unter dem Stapel aus Büchern und Vorlesungsmitschriften.

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