March 10, 2014

The big Ball

Saturday was the big ball at my school!

 More than 2500 people anticipated and it was soooo hot, oh gosh.
So at my school, before we merged with the other school, we had a bunch of traditions that I'm REALLY happy they kept. 
You see, at my school, you go there for 3 years and for each year there's a certain dress code and things you have to do. 

1st graders: Boys have to dress nice but not in suits. Girls must wear black dresses that are no longer than to their knees. They are being taught Les Lanciers (a very old and formal dance) and 2-3 other dances and I believe they are the first ones to dance. Most often their parents come to watch them because this is new for them.

2nd graders: Must dress up. Most people like to dress funny/sexy as in girls with shirt dresses and guys in funny cosumes. But seeing people run around as bananas is pretty normal too. They dine together somewhere else and will arrive later for the party at school. Although being taught Les Lanciers, the "Raindance" is much more important for them and is also the most funny and energetic dance. Parents are allowed at school if they work in the wardrobe, bars, or help out at the parking lot.

3rd graders: Boys dress in suits and the girls in the most formal dresses you could ever think of. My friends and former classmates were absolutely stunning to look at!
They dine at school together with their parents and their classmates and are the first ones to arrive at the school. They are being taught 5 dances and at last they have a chance to also dance with their parents. 

I believe you can compare it to an old medieval ball. The 3rd graders being the royal people, 2nd graders being the jokers, who are also supposed to keep the party going, and the 1st graders as peasants~

I think that the party Saturday was the best I had ever been to! 
My class held a pre-party before going to the halls that we were supposed to dine in.
Nanna (as Waldo) and I (as Misty the Pokémon trainer) before meeting up with the class.

Lærke also joined us for a quick picture before we went inside.

When I entered the house the first thing I heard was "Wow Lucy you look so sexy!" from a girl in class that I hadn't really talked much to (do you know the feeling of getting compliments from "strangers"? It's so much better than hearing it from your friends are they are always supposed to back you up).
From there onward the night was just absolutely great!
We went to dine with all the other 2nd graders and I got to dance with my best friend (we're usually always too busy with our own classes to talk to each other) and that made me really happy. 

We arrived at school with style and proceeded to jump around dancing and singing while the parents and 3rd grader would look at us and laugh. Great great great! I felt so free and happy! 
Sooooo many people came up to me and recognized my costume and we cracked jokes about it and all. I was even asked if some people could have pictures of me. At some point I lost Nanna and I also got to play "Where's Waldo?!" with some strangers.

At first the party at school was pretty, formal, and planned.
First we had the 1st graders dance.
Then the 3rd graders and the teachers

Then BOOM! 2nd graders arrived with our massive noise and great mood and then we real party began!

Can you find my friends and I? (hint: left side)

March 3, 2014

Shrovetide, flight tickets, and an update on my cat

'"Fastelavn" is the name for carnival in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe islands. It evolved from the Roman Catholic tradition of in the days before Lent, but after Denmark became a Protestant nation, the holiday became less specifically religious. This holiday occurs seven weeks before Easter Sunday and is sometimes described as a Nordic Halloween, with children dressing up in costumes and gathering treats for the Fastelavnfeast. The holiday is generally considered to be a time for children's fun and family games.'

Being 18 we no longer get to go from house to house singing songs and asking for buns or candy, but who says we can't still dress up and have fun?! 
Saturday I, together with my old classmates, who are also part of the charity support group at school, hosted a "fastelavnsfest" (shrovetide party) for the rest of the school and everybody else who wanted to come and hang out with us. It wasn't a huge party (I guess we were around 20 people or so?) but we had fun and I'm very satisfied that the people who showed up all followed our dress code which was to dress up! 
I went as a cat, Mette as a shepherd, Lund as a military girl, Sushi as a very formal lady (who would mistakenly look like a widow whenever she'd lose her face cigarette-pen), Emma as a tyrolean, and Niaraki as a nerd. My costume was pretty much of a last-resort idea but in the end I was really happy about it and got quite a few compliments on the make-up ^0^ 

I apologize for the picture quality though, we took them in a not-so-lit-up room
For my costume I wore THESE brown circle lenses that I reviewed HERE
If you guys are interested, I can make a quick tutorial on the make-up? It's always nice to put it up while I still remember and then maybe use it for next Halloween or something ^o^/

Sunday I went to my friend Balslev's home to order tickets for when we are going to France later this year. I don't want to say too much about it as I have decided that my travel posts will be put up on my beauty blog from now on. Instead, you can go to my beauty blog HERE where I will post about it soon.

When I came home there was a strange atmosphere. While I'd been out, my family had gone to watch the local soccer team play and only my younger sister had stayed home. 
My kitty had a surgery Monday and had been fine after that but for some reason she was acting all weird again. Only this time we could really sense the pain. My parents decided to take her to the vet and once again I went. For some reason I felt like I had to be there for her. This was the 3rd time that we had had to go to the vet within a week!
We were told that she had to have some x-ray pictures taken to make sure that her back or pelvis didn't have any cracks. Then this morning we took her to the vet to have the x-rays done. There were sooo many people and I ended up missing my entire first period. Now, I hadn't slept since 4 this morning, didn't have any breakfast, and was still in my pyjamas so I decided to go home and make myself look a bit more presentable (perhaps take a quick nap?). I didn't make it to 2nd period and as I was about to fall asleep on my desk during 3rd period, I ended up skipping 4th to go home and sleep. This whole situation with my cat has been an emotional rollercoaser and I really hope it is over soon. My mood hasn't been there for blogging either but hopefully it is over now. 
The x-rays were fine and they told us she would need a LOT of rest and that we could, by no means, touch or lift her. Now I just hope she will get better soon.