Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Poem Tuesdays; Ecstatic

It's time to get our weekly poetry, so we can feel cultural and insightful!
I just now discovered Emily Dickinson and her beautiful poetry. I hope you will enjoy her, just as I do.

Ecstatic by Emily Dickinson

For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ratio
To the ecstasy.

For each beloved hour
Sharp pittances of years -
Bitter contested farthings -
And Coffers heaped with Tears!

Translated into danish, where it makes a whole lot more sense to me:
(Just in case anybody is interested in the danish language)

For hvert sekunds ekstase
Må vi gi' en smerte til tak
I skarp og skælvende forhold til
hvor dybt vi drak.

Og hver af de elskede timer
skal betales når vi får råd
med mange bidende bitre år
og kister fulde af gråd.

Next Poem Tuesday I think it will be a quote.

Monday, February 27, 2012

My mission and A-Z

So  have mentioned, that I a while ago joined the "Blogging from A to Z Challenge"?
Yes, no? Well i assume I have, but I will tell you about it anyways, just so I'm sure everybody knows what it is.

It is something every blogger can join. The concept is that you blog every day though all of April, except Sunday. As every day goes by, so does a new letter from the alphabet. Like the first day, the blog has to be about something that starts with an A, it can be writing, a photo or a recipe. The day after that, it has to start with something that starts with an B. Do you get the idea? Again I'm going to assume that you have. If you like to enter the challenge or read more about it, check out the website: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

The time is near, and I'm getting nervous that I'm not going to be able to do it all the way. But I have to stay optimistic and believe that I can. I prepared by finding different subjects and even writing some posts beforehand, so I sometimes can get a day off.

What worries me most is those five days, where I have to go away on a study trip with my school to Brussels. I know I won't be able to write those days and I'm having a little hard time writing those five posts. I write in the moment, not after a schedule or a certain subject (even though I want to try).

I'm feeling this is going to be a long post, because this was not what I really wanted to write.

I wanted to write about my special mission within the blogging community.

Since I myself entered A-Z I have become aware of the name of my blog. "Yet another blog about life"  isn't really a interesting name, one where you think 'That sounds exiting, lets see what it is!'.
 But it is a name I like and believe in. The title says the truth "it's just another blog, but hey you might find it interesting and want to keep reading" as my friend said, when I told her the name of the blog.
Since my blog name isn't interesting, I have made it my mission to find blogs with "bad names" on the A-Z site and as a bonus, I don't want to read a blog with a lot of followers. Not because, the well read blogs are not good, but simply because I know there is so many blogs out there waiting for their first follower, or 10'th. And I want to be that follower. Also encouraging comments,  but I won't say something just to say it. I want to say it, because I mean it. My mission is probably the way it is, because I myself go under those criteria.

I hope you readers will give a small blog such as mine a chance, and thank you for giving me a chance.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Berry Smoothie

It's time for the first blog post ever of the me trying to cook. Today we are going to make a simple berry smoothie, in only 6 very short and easy steps.

To make this delicius tasting thing you are gonna need:

1½ dl frozen blackberries
½ mixed berries (like blueberry, raspberry and blackcurrant)
1 dl vanilla ice cream
A quarter of a can of coconut milk
Normal milk
3 tablespoons of sugar.
A blender, foodprossecer or a hand blender. Anything that will make this liquid.

With this recipe you don't need to be so specific. So if you have a thought about something to add to this recipe, give that thought life!
Btw if you don't like coconut milk don't worry, if you only use the amount on the illustration you should not be able to taste it. Cooking secret; cocconut gives a creamy taste!

I know what you are thinking; Why is the can purple? The answer to that is unknown, all i can tell you is that my can is purple. Now to the cooking.

1. Take out the barries and the ice cream from the freezer to let it cool down, you don't wanna ruin your blender.

2. When your berries are a little less frozen(but still frozen) put some of them in the blender, with some of the ice cream and a little bit of milk, about 2-3 tablespoons. If your blender is giving you trouble, put some more liquid is it, like some of the coconut milk.

I just now realised that I'm clearly not use to speaking kitchen.  Me and the dictionary are becoming very close friends.

4. When your done blending, you put the rest of the berries and the coconutmilk in your blender with the sugar.

5. More blending.

Hopefully at this point, all the stuff in the blender have turned into a smootie. If not, try adding some more liquid such as coconutmilk or regular milk.

6. If you now are sitting and drinking your own homemade smoothie, then congratulations you made yourself a smoothie!

Isn't it berry-tastic?

New idea

Okay so I've been thinking about poem Tuesdays, or more accurate i have a new idea.
Nellie's Simple Cooking. I think you can guess where I'm going with this.
It's something I will do now and then. When I want to and been cooking something easy.
I already wrote the first NSC (this is a acronym to "Nellie's simple cooking" and how I will refer to it from now on) post, but it need some editing. So I will post it later.
Short note: poem Tuesdays are still gonna happen!

Finally my background is going to match the blog, just a little.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I've been reading a few blogs(actually a lot of blogs), and it seems that every blog has something. That red thread, you can see when you go through all the blog posts, that makes that blog special. For an example Gweenbrick does some reviews on toys, of course being funny about them. Given a second thought, I i don't read them. I read all the other funny stuff, even though he already got enough readers(400) I'll link to something funny, that me and my friend just laughed  really much of in our biology class. Someone was presting up on the board and we where just laughing so hard, trying to do it without a sound. They probely thought we laughed of them. That's kinda mean. But think about it, how can you find a presentation about condoms/ birth control funny? Those that sat behind me could not find an answer to that question. They could really not understand why we where laughing.

Sorry for the random ramble.

I think i want to do something like that. The red thread thing. Not the laughing of other people.

I will name it "Poem Tuesdays"
It will be a almost weekly thing, preferably every tuesday I will post a poem. Not that I read a lot of poetry, but I read shakespeare and sometimes I'm just going to post a good quote from a book.

Hmm, no last words today..

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Very proud of Romeo and Juliet

I  have always been very proud that I in  a young age read "Romeo and Juliet" and I want to share the story of my first meeting with the awesome old play "Romeo and Juliet". So here it goes:

When I was 13 I wanted to read the famous play "Romeo and Juliet", by the even more famous and well known William Shakespeare. As the 13-year old reader I was I went to my local liberty. I asked the librarian, if she would help me find the book. She asked if I was not a bit too young ,to read Romeo and Juliet?

This confused me, because even though I was smart enough to want to read Shakespeare, I didn't understand why I was to young, to read this romantic tragic story, that you must read. Essentially, she would not give me the book, which made me even more confused and a little mad.

Anyway, after a while, maybe I became 14 (I don't remember), I still wanted to read Romeo and Juliet. So I went back to the library and there was a new librarian. It was a lot more easy this time. She just gave it to me, to read, love and disappear into.

Ever since that first time I read Romeo and Juliet, I never gave that book back to the library. Because I felt in love with the story and certain lines, which was said by Romeo and Juliet. I mostly love when Romeo's friend describes Romeo's feelings for Roselin, the torment and pain. How the music  hurts in his ears and etc.

The odd thing is that in the three years I have been borrowing this book, no one else has ever wanted to borrow it! It is sad that no one else beside me, is interested in old litterateur.

BUT! For about a month ago, the library suddenly thought I learnt that book for way to long and that they  wanted it back on their shelves to collect dust (the book was doing that on my shelf to, but It is a loving shelf!). But back to the book; no one has borrowed it yet, so I just borrowed it again. It will be my book for three years again, unless another 14 year old, think (just like my self for a few years ago) that you must read Romeo and Juliet.

That would be cool