Kim
25 August 2010 @ 09:33 pm
»Stole this from [livejournal.com profile] chosenfire28

+ Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper on their LiveJournal.
+ Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
+ Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on.


Made this my desktop about two months ago. I love it so much. Usually I go for the clean and pretty wallpapers and this is one I wouldn't normally go for. But LOLed when I saw this and it had Speirs in in and he's my FAVORITE, so. BADASSSSS. ♥___♥ I don't think I will change it anytime soon, unless I find something that is even more awesome.



» Going to change my layout in the weekend. I miss the sidebar and this one, while very pretty, is a little too small for my liking. I just want something new. And since Photoshop and I are getting along pretty well again (we had a cold relationship for a while) - it gives me an excuse to make a new header and graphics :P

» Work is going well. Kids are still the most awesome ever after almost two weeks. I've met my trainee for the first time today (is that the right word? IDEK. She will be with me every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the whole year and I'll coach her). She's young, 17 years old, but seemed very enthusiastic. I love coaching students and got to admit that I'm always lucky when it comes to them. I've never had a 'bad' one, so to speak.
 
 
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Kim
13 August 2010 @ 11:19 pm
Quick update before I'm going to bed.

» Whew. After almost two weeks of plotting, collecting, making lists, cropping and photoshopping, my Band of Brothers mood theme is finally finished. 132 moods with not a single repeat. I'M SO HAPPY and feel so accomplished! However, this will be my first and last animated mood theme, cause JFC, soooo much work. D: But I'm content with the result. I think it's a pretty varied mood theme, I tried to include everyone at least twice. I had to watch out though, because it almost turned into a George Luz mood theme. The boy has too many funny faces :'D

» Only one weekend to go before school starts again. \o/ <<-- look at me being excited. Going back tomorrow to prepare the last couple of things. And then on Monday I'll be welcoming my new kiddos. Will post some pictures of my brand new classroom tomorrow. :D
 
 
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Kim
01 August 2010 @ 01:33 am


» I'm going to Bastogne next weekend! Going with my mom and we will be visiting all the WWII places, including the foxholes in Bois Jacques. So looking forward to that.

Also, I kind of want a Band of Brothers moodtheme now, but the ones I've found I either don't really like or the images are too big. I guess I'll have to make one myself. Maybe an animated one this time.

» Bought an iPod Touch today. I loooooooove it! Gave my iPod Classic to my brother who's very happy with it. Helped him today with installing everything and his computer was soooo slow. Ended up staying with him for the whole day, but I had a great time. My brother and I never talk that much, but when we do see each other it's always fun.

» Went to see my physiotherapist yesterday. Since everything is alright with my back, I won't have to come back \o/. He said it would be kind of pointless and a waste of money and I of course agreed. I'm happy, cause since he was very nice, those sessions with him were not much fun. I just can't handle pain very well :P
 
 
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Kim
17 July 2010 @ 12:41 am
^^ Ain't that the truth.

» a story about sport heroes who didn't bring the cup home, but did come home as winners. )

» Everybody go and join [livejournal.com profile] claire_kay's awesome new graphics community [livejournal.com profile] palejewels. She's a wonderful iconmaker and I'm so happy I can call her my friend ♥

» Watching Band of Brothers again, with my mom this time. She's just as taken with it as I am. I love the characters and actors more and more each time I watch an episode. Lipton (who is really Donnie Wahlberg (NKOTB) and omg did I squeeee and facepalm when I discovered that. I thought he had a familiar face when I first watched the series, but did not really recognize him as one of my childhood heroes, lol) is one of my favorites. Along with Speirs, who's such a BAMF (and omg the actor who plays him is so gorgeous ♥) but a real good leader. And Doc Roe with his sexy voice. And I could go on and on. Did I mention I just really love the series? I hate that there's not really a fandom for it, though. It seems to have died down. That's what you get, for being 10 years late. fghklhglwg;gq;.

» Going to school tomorrow to get my classroom ready for the new schoolyear. There's a lot to do, since I moved with all my stuff to another classroom and I don't think I'll get everything done tomorrow. But I wanted to make a start, cause I KNOW that I'll be bitching and moaning about the new schoolyear starting in my last week of vacation :P

» Off to bed now. Have a good evening, bb's. <3
 
 
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Kim
10 July 2010 @ 11:12 pm
» The last couple of days I've been doing nothing except reading. Reading and educating myself; first with Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers book, which gave me a lot of more insight about Easy Company. The book, as it's mostly the case when making movies of books, has a lot more information that wasn't covered in the series. It was both a delightful and heartbreaking read. Whenever I'm interested in something, I want to get to the bottom of it. I want to know everything about the subject. So I ordered Dick Winters' book and all of the other avalaible books of the Easy Company veterans ('Wind' Bill Guarnere, Lynn 'Buck' Compton, Don Malarkey and the 'We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers'). I finished Ambrose's book yesterday and immediately started on Winters' memoirs. It's very interesting to read it from his point of view. Winters' very detailed story about the training in Camp Toccoa is fascinating. I can't wait to read the other books.

» My dad is at a music festival in the south of the Netherlands and will be away all weekend. My mom and I took this opportunity to have dinner at a restaurant with just the two of us. As it was still early (4pm) and there weren't a lot of customers, most of the waiters and waitresses sat outside, next to our table. At one point, a smoking hot waiter comes to the table and smiled and winked at me. Rawr. But it wasn't meant to be. As I had sort of guessed he was gay. Or in his words, 'a homosexual'. He told us a story of a female customer who'd kept hitting on him. When he told her he was 'a homosexual' she'd cursed, called him a vieze flikker (dirty faggot), paid and left. He raged about homophobia and showed me a picture of his adorable boyfriend. Then he noticed my bracelet and gave me a high-five. I've been wearing this bracelet for almost 3 years now and have never taken it off. Not even when I'm sweaty, like I am now.

» Speaking off sweaty, it is almost unbearably hot here. I've been complaining about the cold the whole winter and spring, but now that summer is finally here, I wish it WAS cold. It is the hottest I've ever expierenced. We've had days when it was 35C (Celsius, which is 95 degrees in Fahrenheit). That is very, very unusual for our little country.

» Tomorrow is the world cup finale. I'm not sure I'm gonna make it to the end of it. I'm already so damn nervous. I'm about to puke. Whenever I think of it, my heart beats faster and I get even more sweaty than I already am. It's torture, really. The only thing I'm asking for is PLEASE don't let there be any penalties. GOD NO. I can't take that. D:

HUP HOLLAND HUP. GO GET THEM, TIGERS (or in our case, lions). Make me proud, please?

If Spain wins tomorrow, I'm gonna cry my eyes out. No doubt I'm gonna be sick, too (like I was in '98, I seriously puked my guts out after the lost match against Brazil). But then at least we were beat by an excellent team with awesome players.
 
 
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