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The Sharing of my results!

August 15th, 2012 (11:52 pm)
ecstatic

current location: My Pink Bedroom
current mood: ecstatic

Hey guys!!

To all those that saw my post earlier and commented on it, thank you all so much for your well wishes and support. You have no idea how much it means to me to see that!

Anyhow, those dreaded Leaving Certificate results are in and I must say, I couldn't be happier with my results! I really exceeded my expectations for myself today, which is seriously awesome!!
 Happy Stewie

So I do exams and they're marked and graded and returned to us. Here in Ireland, we have quite an unusual system, in which each grade is appointed a certain number of points. These points are what are used in determining your college courses. Grades go A1, A2, B1, B2, B3 and so on until D3, And then the fail marks.. It's a fairly strange system in terms of examining, but it seems to work here.

The Results, so you can skip straight to them :)Collapse )


As I said before I couldn't be any more thrilled with my results. I've hopefully gotten exactly the amount I needed, which is thrilling! I was convinced I'd failed Maths and Irish and that my exams were a shambles. But apparently the powers that be are feeling generous right now. Lets just hope they still feel generous come Monday.......

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results

August 15th, 2012 (06:00 am)
current mood: restless

Today is the big day. From here on out, life will never be the same again.
I'm getting my exam results in under ten hours and I can't sleep. I've woken at 5am with an anxious mind.

 

In less than 8 hours I will get news that will change life completely and utterly. it basically determines what I do for the next 3 to 7 years. I get my Leaving Certificate results today and I'm terrified to hear the verdict. Did I pass maths? Irish? did I get a high grade in biology and chemistry? what about English?

 

Over the last 6 years, every single day of school was directed at my Leaving Certificate exams and once they'd finished, it was like looking out over a void. A massive void of fear, of uncertainty, of ignorance. Over the summer, all I could do was get by with my blissful state of not knowing my future or anything else bar the present day. It was strange. it was... different.

 

I couldn't live with the assured certainty of a child still stuck in their school cycles. I can't fall back on the idea that come September, when I walk through the doors, I'll see faces I recognise smiling at my arrival and rushing to tell me about their summer. It's a sad thought in most ways really.

 

This evening, when I come home, I'll have some idea of what I'll be doing with the rest of my life. I might succeed and get the grades I need for psychology, or I might not do as well as hoped and only get the grades for applied biology, or applied social studies in social care. Either way, I made my course choices, I did the school work, I can only wait for the results now.

 

Whatever I get, however I did in my exams, I can't argue that it isn't all my own choice. I, and only I, was the one who picked the subjects in school, who did the work, who chose all the courses I wanted to do. So I am the person to thank if things don't turn out well for me.

 

I'm pretty sure though that whatever I get, I'll accept it... because essentially its my life and my future and that's not gonna change.

 

I'll post back with my results later on today or tomorrow morning guys.. see you soon!

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It's a something-something Life..

August 14th, 2012 (04:09 pm)
bouncy

current location: The Kitchen
current mood: bouncy
current song: Good Vibrations - the Beach Boys

Hey guys!

I had no idea what to name this post. And I'm really sorry I haven't posted in a few days, I just couldn't think of much to say :( But now I've waited off and as far as I can tell I have loads to say! I Think anyway..

First off, I could be only a few days from getting Louie (My Lovely little Renault Clio from my last few posts) on the road! Up to now all I've been missing is insurance on it, which is coming to about €1250 :/ Still though, come next week I hope to be out and about in it! I seriously can't wait! And I need the practice because I've already applied for my test and need to pass it really bad! But I'm gonna book lessons to help me along with it. I don't know when the test is, but I booked it back in late June, so as time ticks by my test date gets nearer and nearer and nearer :/ scary stuff..

Secondly, I've found yet another new game from RPG Maker. It's called Desert Nightmare and from one of the "Let's Play" videos I've seen on youtube, it seems awesome! If it works out and I get it, I think I might try play Yume Nikki after that.. I'll have to see what this one is like and whether or not I feel like it.

Thirdly, I've just finished a Maple Pecan Plait-thingy. God, I love those pastries sooooo much! They're just so sweet and gooey and yummy :D
 
If you get the chance and you like sweet pastry, try one!! :D

I actually forgot how annoying the overuse of shadow is in Supernatural season 1. I've been watching it with my boyfriend (Robert) recently. He seems pretty into it, and I'm rediscovering how awesome some of the episodes are! It just makes me sad though that even Bobby isn't in it :( I like Bobby. He's actually such an awesome character.. Hopefully we finish season one though and get to see Bobby really soon :D 

Lastly, I wanna do a photo challenge. I want you guys to give me a list of pictures you want me to take or videos you want to see and I'll do my best to take them and upload them! It'll be fun! Give me a list of pictures you wanna see, as many as you all can think of! I'll do my best to post them by Friday next week, 24th June!


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Pics of Louie..

August 7th, 2012 (06:07 pm)
contemplative

current location: The Kitchen
current mood: contemplative

Hey guys..

I don't know who exactly saw my post from earlier today when I asked for help. Don't worry, its not a life or death situation but still. 

Okay. Here Goes Nothing. I want to personalize my car. I want to give it the small flairs that are only subtle. Basically, I want to add a little bit of colour. I want to colour the calipers (the clampy thing to make you brake that's in behind the wheels, visible when you have alloys) and another bit or two. My problem is that because of the colour of the car, I don't know what will and won't go with it. I really want some description of blue but I dunno will it clash or not. Without further ado, the car...


Under the cut for neatness' sake..Collapse )

Any and all comments on the matter are appreciated guys, even pictures if you have an idea and are that way inclined! The one thing I'll say is please no pinks or neons. My room is pink enough to last a lifetime and I just don't like neon..

Thanks!! 

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*facepalm*

August 7th, 2012 (01:05 pm)
hopeful

current location: My pink bedroom
current mood: hopeful
current song: In My Life - The Beatles

That moment when you open Google to search something, then see the doodle for today, then get so distracted playing hurdles on it that you forget what you wanted to search for. Having a short attention span kinda sucks.

But anyway. I feel like posting again. and right now, I wish I could post something profound and insightful, but I'm just not wired to think that way. I feel like when I post something like that, I seriously  sound like an amazing douchebag. Seriously. Or else when I try I'm just left thinking something along the lines of this.

 will wtf

So profound just doesn't suit me.

Oh well. I was watching Stephen King's "It" recently. You know, the one with the killer clown and the kids who try to kill it? Yeah, that one. Well, myself and my bf watched It ages ago. Or at least, we thought we did. I found it on one of the many movie channels available on satellite and put it on for the lullz. And it was a part that neither of us even remembered having seen. and obviously we were both extremely confused. So I Looked it up on Wiki and apparently it was on a double-sided dvd. That explained the epic cliffy at the end of part one. But now I feel pretty stupid. Oh well.. Good enough film though :)

Today, I plan on cleaning up my car. My little sexy not-silver-but-not-exactly-grey-either Renault Clio :) I'm not a big modifying person, but I wanna give it that little bit of flair that says "I'm Cliona's car and I'm damn proud of that!". So I've decided I wanna paint a small piece or two of that. The only problem is, I suck with colours and I don't know what'll go with the grey. Bottom line, I need help! Badly!! I'll post a few pics later so people can have a looksee :)

Oh yeah, my car is also named Louie, as a nod to the epic Casablanca. it's a Renault. Called Louie. as in Louie Renault. Geddit? Geddit?



Never mind. Apparently, Louis is also the name of one of the founders of Renault.

I don't care. If anyone asks, my car is named after the Casablanca guy.  M'Kay?

Anyways. Pictures will be posted later on guys!

I'll see you later on!!! :D

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Getting lost in the Park.

August 6th, 2012 (12:59 am)
confused

current location: My Pink Bedroom
current mood: confused

Today (Well, yesterday, or August 5th) is mine and my boyfriend's first anniversary. Not exactly momentous I know, but still. I feel so happy and just like I've achieved something here :) We didn't exactly do anything to celebrate. Unless you count getting lost in the local park a way of celebrating. I'm not sure how to describe it.

Doneraile Park is fairly big, and is used as a conservation site for sika and red deer I think. It's a lovely park and has almost everything you'd want in such a place. There's a car park and a children's play area and a picnic area, which set the scene for a perfect family day out. There's rolling green hills and greens where you could play anything like soccer if you wanted. Rivers wind their way around the park so that no matter where you go, eventually you'll come across the water. And like any good park, there's tons of paths to walk for anyone interested in their exercise. It's perfect in my eyes. A haven of peace and nature, bar the car park. We go there a lot and usually take the same two or three paths around (there's tons you can take around the entire park). But today, we were daring. We decided to deviate from the routes we normally take and wandered off in the complete opposite direction. 

Needless to say, we got lost. In fact, we hadn't a clue where we were going, but we must have taken the longest damn road to go there.

When we arrived in Doneraile park, it was 6.30 pm. By the time we'd wandered off, gotten lost and found the car again, it was 8.20 pm.  We must have walked about three miles altogether, but we're not entirely sure. The only thing that worried us was that the park closes to cars at 8 sharp. The "warden" was sitting by our car waiting for us when we got back, so he could close the gate behind us. We had to explain (pretty sheepishly) that we'd gotten lost, and he was kind enough to give us a map of the place. It's not exactly a useful map though, I can't figure out what route we took. Maybe I'll figure it out soon enough.

Anyhow, it's late and its bedtime. Good night, LJ :)

cliclir [userpic]

I found a new game!!!

July 31st, 2012 (11:05 am)
amused

current mood: amused
current song: Elena Siegman - 115

as you can guess from the title I found a new game to play on my laptop. It's called "Ib" (apparently pronounced "Eeb" or "Eve", but I'll be damned if I'm going to say it that way :P) and it's a stroy driven horror game. While it has one or two jumpscares, for me the creepiest thing is just the sinister nature of your surroundings. You never know what might come to life and chase you, and you just don't know what to expect. There's more than one ending to the game too, and the ending you get is determined by the choices you make along the way, which is awesome!! :D You can download it (and don't worry, it's a free game) here: 

http://www.mediafire.com/?g32xzro2hzua5o3

Imo it's well worth it If you've been looking for a new game to play :) 
So go play it!! :D

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TDKR

July 29th, 2012 (11:45 pm)
frustrated

current location: My Pink Bedroom
current mood: frustrated

The Dark Knight Rises. What can I say without spoiling it? Well, how does Bane eat with that mask in the way for one :P In all fairness it is pretty good. I lol'd at how many Inception actors were in it :) and yes, I know it's Chris Nolan too.. Still, every time Batman spoke myself and my BF couldn't help it. We just had to laugh like idiots :)Spongebob Laughing

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Car trouble.. :(

July 28th, 2012 (12:43 pm)
busy

current location: My Pink bedroom
current mood: busy

Hey guys :)

So right now, once again, I don't really have much to say but once I start with the writing I start with the rambling. So here goes :)

Right now I'm just chillaxing and waiting for a mechanic to come over. Because since I got my car it's been leaking some power steering fluid. I'm only just getting the hang of cars so I can only just make out that that's a bad thing. No power steering fluid in a car means that steering is a lot more difficult. So he fixed that problem and I thought all was well, but turning it on yesterday after its "transplant" (we'll call it that..) showed up another problem - something in the new part is causing extremely high revs, which is not very good :( but he has an idea of the problem so we're gonna fix it today in hopefully less than an hour :D Once that's done I just need insurance and I'm free to hit the road :D YAY!!
Happy Stewie

That's the main thing I wanted to post. But I have a few more things to say so I may as well keep typing while I'm on a roll :)

Tonight will see me taking a fateful trip to the cinema to see the film that everyone, even the neighbour's dog, is talking about - The Dark Knight Rises. I'm kinda excited to go but to be honest I'm not really sure what to expect. I only saw the Dark Knight last week while on holidays and yeah, it was good, but it wasn't the best film since sliced bread like. While I did like Heath Ledger in it (because Heath Ledger in anything is just plain awesome!) I found I just could not take Batman seriously. I'll post you a link as to why that is :)
But yeah. It's still batman so it should be good. And Chris Nolan is pretty... proficient I suppose. I love Inception to bits cause it is pretty awesome :)

Right now, I'm reading Game of Thrones and I have to admit it's actually really good. tends to be kinda slow in some places if I don't particularly like the characters especially, but I'm just working my way through it. I like the fact that Catelyn, who I thought would kinda be a typical subservient woman, is actually turning out to be a strong and efficient leader. I tend to like books that do empower women, just because I might be a tiny little bit of a feminist, or just because it makes it that bit more interesting to read about. I really like Jon Snow and Arya too, cause maybe I feel that they're proper outcasts in Winterfell, and I love the Direwolves too!  All in all it's seriously a book I'd recommend, even if I'm only like... not even two hundred pages in :P but yeah, it's still awesome! 

There's less than three weeks until I get my leaving certificate results and I have to admit I'm scared as shit :( I really don't know what I'm going to get in them, but they'll practically determine what I do for the next five years of my life. It's actually really daunting to think about :( My first two choices for college are psychology, and most of the ones that follow after are science related. I know I'll get the science ones because the points (leaving cert is judged by assigning points to certain grades ie A1=100 points) aren't too high, but I really really seriously hope I get the points I need for one of my first  two choices. If not then I might be a little upset. And I'm terrified that my mum might decide to tell me off for it :( August the 15th is going to be one of the most terifying days of my life so far. :( But for now, I digress. I'm just going to work away until then, blissfully unaware of what future os ahead of me, in fact right now I can pretend that things will always stay the same :)


I'm not sure what else to say, and I've spent so long thinking about it that it's nearly lunchtime.. So I suppose I'll go now :)

See y'all soon!!

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Just something to keep my LJ bubbling over..

July 3rd, 2012 (11:36 am)
blah

current location: my pink bedroom
current mood: blah
current song: Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

Uploading gifs worked for me!!!! :D now I must fill my scrapbook with a respectable repertoire of them..

For a month in July, my god is the weather sh*t. It actually hasn't stopped raining in days. It's beginning to get quite depressing.

I'm finding my way back into the world of gaming. With pokemon yellow, Black Ops Zombies, Assassin's Creed and other games. and not to even mention the fact that I busted out my nintendo 64 again for some good ol' fashioned partially 3D, partially good graphics, hours of endless fun!

I can't wait!!
 
:D


I also really want to get back into fanfiction but the thought of sitting down and actually typing a story again is killing me. I hope it's a case of I read back over things I've previously written and the urge comes back to me, but I think you'll know if that happens because it'll eventually find its way to my LJ...

Anyhow, I'll talk again later on guys :)