How Do You Write Like You’re Running Out of Time?

May 19, 2016 miscellaneous 12

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What’s New?

It’s easy, Burr. You just actually run out of time. I MEAN HELLO, PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET. It’s time for the monthly update I never fail to deliver, because I’m reliable like that. As you may be able to guess by my title and introductory words, I’ve been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack. And by ‘listening to’ I mean ‘it has taken over my life and my roommate has accused me of being obsessed even though she’s not even here to hear me sing along to it all day long, but my other roommate is and I’m sure he appreciates it’. PLEASE tell me someone else thinks it’s as genius as I do, because I HAVE OPINIONS.

In a stunning turn of events I find myself in an airport, I’m busy writing something for university. Only this time it’s my Bachelor thesis, so I actually have to be, like, serious about it.

So far I’ve procrastinated for a few days and looked for some literature to use. Last time I had to write something long, I spent a month watching Great British Bake Off, baking Christmas cookies and sewing a mishappen sleeve for my Kindle. I think this is the perfect time to take up some new hobbies.

Other Things That Happened:

I went to Milan! I figured I deserved a break after all that hard… travelling I did last month, so I went to Milan with a friend. Look, there are flowers in Milan. I’m very excited about it.


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The Edinburgh Project as I dubbed it (two seconds ago), is progressing. I have a conditional offer from the University of Edinburgh for my MA and one of the conditions is that I get a 7.0 on the IELTS English test. For the small fee of 220€, I was allowed to have my English abilities tested for four hours while only slightly distracting the other participants with my periodical sneezing. I’m glad I now know that I seem to be able to English, as the last three years of studying in English had me in doubt I’d be able to handle it. Okay, I’ll turn off the sarcasm now. My lowest score was in the writing part of the test, which slightly scratched my ego, but I guess it’s a good reminder to practice more.

The other condition of the offer is that I, you know, actually finish my degree before I start my MA, so I guess I should write that BA thesis at some point. After that, I only have to organize the funds, convince someone I’m a perfect and financially responsible roommate (I did clean the kitchen AND my room this week, so if you know someone who knows someone…) and cross my fingers VERY HARD so I’ll get the scholarship I applied for. Baby steps!

Lastly, I’m participating in the Fantasy Favorites Read-A-Thon again this year! I probably won’t be able to read tons of books, but it was really fun last year, so join us if you like fantasy. Or books. Or words. I’m pretty sure you just have to read something and have fun. And I hear rules are more like guidelines anyway.

The Shiny

I’m still refusing to buy more books, because I have so many unread ones, BUT obviously audiobooks don’t count. I finished The Son of Neptune recently, so I downloaded The Mark of Athena. I have to admit I wasn’t very invested in the series in the beginning, but it’s growing on me.

On the Blog

Tune of the Week

First of all, I need to mention that I just bought the new Beyoncé album and I’m digging it A LOT. Secondly, I couldn’t possibly have chosen anything but a Hamilton track for this section. My favorite song changes daily because there are so many good ones, but I’ll go with Non-Stop for today, because it fits with the title of this post. Honorary mentions go to Wait for It and Cabinet Battle #1 to which I actually semi-know the lyrics.

As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer! If I don’t forget, that is.

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12 Responses to “How Do You Write Like You’re Running Out of Time?”

  1. Inge

    I WAS THERE. At the place. In Milan. I don’t remember what it’s called but I remember being there about 3 years ago.

    I am crossing my fingers for your journey to Edinburgh! I am glad it’s finally official that you know how to English. We were all worried there for a second.
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    • Vlora


      Staaahp it, for real? I look forward to travelling to the next random place you’ve already been the next time I board a plane hahaha. It’s like a very obscure and drawn out treasure hunt with no treasure. At some point I’ll probably end up in the place where you live without realizing it only for you to tell me you’ve not only been there, you live there. :D

      Thank youuu! I am crossing every part of my body that can be crossed and some that probably shouldn’t. Yes, I am quite relieved. However would I have known without an expensive test to prove it?
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  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Ahhh EVERYONE talks about Hamilton and here i know nothing about it and have never listened to it *hides in a hole in the ground probably* BUT YAY THAT YOU’RE ENJOYING IT. :D And yay also for the Heroes of Olympus series! I found it got better as it went along too. *nods* Although Magnus Chase is possibly my most favourite of the Riordan books. Aaaaand I just ordered Trials of Apollo *shrieks happily* even though I have WAY too many unread books. But is this stopping me buying more? No. #ihaveproblems

    • Vlora


      That’s okay, we’ll get you eventually MUAHAHAHA. I mean… I’m sure you’d enjoy it too. :) :) :) I wanted to read this one before I get to Magnus Chase, but it’s on my TBR! Yes well, I only stopped buying books because I have, like, 50 unread ones and I’m running out of shelf space, but I’m sure once I have more time again, I’ll read ten books and then decide I really could need some new ones. Thanks!
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  3. Romi

    Ooh, that picture is flat out gorgeous, Vlora! Those flowers, the SKY, your happiness. I bet you had an amazing time in Milan? Were the flowers your favourite thing. WERE THEY VLORA? I’m thinking they must’ve been your favourite thing. *laughs*

    Aah! It sounds like you’ve got a lot of exciting stuff happening and I’m incredibly happy for you! Is the University of Edinburgh where you really want to go to finish studying? Oh, I really hope you get everything done and get to go where you dream of going! That’s just so exciting. And you know, even if it doesn’t work out? Still be proud of yourself. Of your work and effort and how much you’ve already clearly worked to achieving.

    To be honest, that sounds like the best kind of readathon. Just read. Words. Have fun. Do it. Those rules are THE BEST.

    • Vlora


      Thanks, Romi! Hahaha maybe they were, though the ice cream wasn’t half bad either. Yes, I’d really like to go to the University of Edinburgh! I’d love to have the chance to study in the UK. I got some offers from other unis (one of which teeeeeechnically ranks batter but rankings schmankings), but my heart is set on Edinburgh now! Thanks, Romi, that was really nice to read, I am. :) It’s a really fun readathon, you should join if you feel like it!
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  4. Greg

    Milan would be a nice place to visit. Nice pic! I’m one those people who has no idea about the Hamilton thing, but I know it’s very popular! And congrats on your MA offer. :)
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  5. Valerie

    I think it’s so awesome that you went to Milan! I am jealous! I wish you the BEST of luck on your BA thesis. AND YAY HAMILTON. Going to be honest, I was a skeptic when it came out, but now I am transformed :D

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