Life update #4

This will be a short one, I think..

The surgery wound is getting smaller, it has lost 3 mm of its length, and 2 mm of it’s width so it’s getting there, leaving it at 3.2 cm and 1.3 cm! Still on sick leave though to avoid any unnecessary distress to the wound. Still can’t work out properly but I’ve added some short staircase intervals, gently running up and down a flight of stairs to get some cardio done. I guess I should do more workouts with dumbbells too since that’s the easiest thing I can do without having to use my legs. Got any ideas for workout routines that are relatively stationary?

In other health news, I’ve been referred to the neighboring town’s psychiatric center. I’ve been going through frequent episodes of panic and anxiety attacks and my doctor said it wasn’t sustainable for me to just try to deal with it all on my own, and my previous therapist wasn’t much of a help. Hopefully these people can help me.. I have my first appointment scheduled for July 2nd, looking forward to it. Hopefully my anxiety won’t prevent me from actually going, that would be terrible.. So here’s to me mustering up the courage to actually talk to someone about it. It’s way too easy to just get stuck in a bubble, isolating yourself from everyone and everything.

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Finally some rain

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I can think of at least one other nation from across the pond that behaves like us Norwegians when a heatwave hits us.. It’s awful, everything hurts, I don’t want to be outside and inside can never become cool enough to feel comfortable. We had a heatwave going for weeks and it honestly felt like hell. Norway is supposed to be on a comfortable level when it comes to temperatures, but no, we had over 30 degrees Celsius EVERY DAY. And it was so humid, it felt like the dry countryside had transformed into a rain forest. Luckily, over the last week or so it has been raining, very windy and generally feeling like autumn overall. Autumn is my favorite season in general so I’m very happy about this change. I’ve spent most of my time inside, trying to reduce my stash of Yankee candles. There was a sale going on so I went a bit crazy with it. This is about a fourth of what I have. My camera didn’t want to focus on anything so this was the best I could get. I guess I have too many things on my shelves.

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Luckily, the rain also means that the garden plot is thriving. It was suffering quite a bit from the heat too, although it loved the sun, I had to water it twice a day to keep them from getting too dry. Same for our small lawn, it was getting so yellow in the beginning. The house is right next to a forest but sadly its on the ‘wrong’ side and doesn’t provide much shade when it’s so sunny. The sun rises behind it, and settles on the other side of the house so it gets really warm inside in the evenings. I wish it was the opposite way.

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How has the weather been for you? 

“Bird Box” review

18498558.jpg“Bird box” is a dystopian novel written by Josh Malerman. I wasn’t familiar with him, but he’s apparently in the rock band “The High Strung”. In the novel we follow the story of Malorie, and eventually her two children. In the present, it’s all three of them, in the past we follow the events leading up to their birth and how they got to the situation they’re in now.

In the past it is dark, it’s creepy and no one can ever open their eyes. It begins with people mysteriously dying or committing suicide from observing something unknown. People begin boarding up their windows, wearing blindfolds.. They eventually stop going outside, growing food in their yards, gathering water from a well while still blindfolded. It’s not a great situation to be in. Malorie loses her sister to suicide, and seeks out shelter with other people after finding an offer to help. The life in that house seems normal at first but then it just gets weird. They acquire dogs, guard birds, then Gary shows up. I definitely don’t like Gary.

Gary escalates things super quick. I don’t want to say anything about him because that’ll ruin the suspense, but he’s so creepy. The action builds up more and more until you’re about 3 quarters of the way through the book and then it kinda flatlines. I’ve noticed that with most of the dystopian novels I read that they kinda end “too well”. Things sort themselves out and it feels kinda lackluster. It’s not a terrible ending, but it was not as exciting as I expected it to be, with the way it built up. It is creepy, definitely, but just not what I expected.

Bird box is not a bad novel, I read it fairly quickly because it was so thrilling that I didn’t want to put it down. So if you enjoy dystopian novels, I’d recommend this one for sure. Just don’t expect too much from the ending. If you do, you would probably end up feeling slightly disappointed. I gave it 5/5 on Goodreads because it was really engaging 95% of the time.

Face Mask Friday – June 15th 2018

So, this is a series that has been dead for a while, like a year and a half to be exact. The originals don’t exist on my blog anymore but I recently acquired quite a few face masks and I thought it could be fun to review them. The series might take a break now and then, as I don’t want to buy things purely for a review, I would rather just review things if I have them on hand. This will be posted bi-weekly for now, so I can spend some time truly testing these out and not have to rush it.. So without further ado, here’s the first mask of this revival.

Sencebeauty FACIAL SELFHEATING MASK DETOX GOLD 5-PACK

( Costs 19 NOK at Lyko.no, roughly equals to $2 )

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Here’s three things I need to say straight away:

  1. Its VERY golden. And very thick, it was really difficult to apply it to the face.
  2. It does not heat up so not sure why the website claimed it was self heating.
  3. it WILL hurt like a bitch, this is one of those painful peel off masks. It will rip out the hairs on your face.

DSC_0632I love the color of this mask, and from reading the package it does sound really good. It took some time to apply it, it’s very thick and rubbery, kind of reminds me of the texture of chewing gum.. Not that I have ever rubbed chewing gum on my face but you know what I mean. (I hope you do at least). On the packaging it said to apply it rather thin on the face, but thicker towards the edges to make it easier to peel. Then leave it on for 15-20 minutes, or until it dries completely. From experience, the longer you keep it on, the better because it’s barely possible to get it off if it’s still kinda wet.

I was not prepared for how it would feel to peel this one off once it had dried. You can see on my cheeks that it was applied in a very thin layer but it still hurt like heck. It did remove most of the blackheads on my nose but honestly, with how painful it was, it’s not even worth it, and I still have 4 single use packs left that I have no idea what to do with. Not only did this hurt, it left my face looking so incredibly red that it looked sunburned. I had to apply some cooling Aloe Vera to help my skin but it still took hours before it was back to “normal”. It was still red and hurt quite a bit the day after.

So.. Would I recommend this one? Not really. Unless you enjoy the pain that comes with these peel off masks.. If you do, then go for it, it does cleanse your skin and remove blackheads but for me it was not worth it.. at all.

Have you tried this mask before?

Real Neat Blog Award Tag

Thank you so much to Halsdoll for nominating me for this one! If you want to read rants about video games I’d recommend checking out her blog. Now, onto the questions.. I’ll leave a list of them at the bottom so that you can answer them too if you want to. I don’t really know who I would nominate for this so if you want to do it, feel free to do so.

  1. What is your earliest gaming memory?
    I remember playing on my brother’s Nintendo 64, playing Super Mario 64 and Beetle Adventure Racing. It was really fun, and I was the first of us to finish Super Mario too.
  2. When did you start blogging and why?
    I started blogging on this platform in May of 2016, I just wanted a place where I could share my thoughts and reviews on things. I never imagined my blog would grow to nearly 800 followers. It might not be much to most people but it is a lot to me.
  3. What feature did you wish any of your consoles had that they currently dont?
    Hmm, maybe like a holographic/hologram interface? Kinda like Jarvis in the Iron Man movies.
  4. Name a movie that you wish had a video game made after it and what  developer would you want to make it and why?
    I don’t watch a lot of movies so I’m not really sure. But there are a few games I would have loved to see as movies, like the dragon age games or elder scrolls, for example.
  5. Do you have a games room/corner? If so, let us see it and show your favorite thing in there?
    I don’t, sadly. I totally will have when I have my own place to live though.
  6. Do you have a child or a pet? Which character do you name it after?
    I have two cats but neither are named after video game characters. I used to have a betta fish that was named after Vincent Valentine.
  7. What keeps you going when gaming?
    My wish to escape reality for a while. And if I’m playing scary games it’s just the adrenaline fueling me, to be honest.

Here’s the questions so you can copy them too.

  1. What is your earliest gaming memory?
  2. When did you start blogging and why?
  3. What feature did you wish any of your consoles had that they currently dont?
  4. Name a movie that you wish had a video game made after it and what  developer would you want to make it and why?
  5. Do you have a games room/corner? If so, let us see it and show your favorite thing in there?
  6. Do you have a child or a pet? Which character do you name it after?
  7. What keeps you going when gaming?