Travel is escapism?

After a few drinks a friend recently told me that she thought travelling in order to find ‘ones self’ was a load of wank and just an excuse to selfishly indulge on all those things you cant do when your friends, partners or parents are around.

At first I was puzzled because I didn’t understand why you couldn’t simply do those things in your ordinary day to day life if thats what you really wanted. Then I realized, doing them away from everybody in a secret second life enabled you to return to who you were originally without any hiccups if you didn’t really like what you had become.

Kind of obvious when you realize that there is an online Many multi-player online role play game (MMPORG) game called “second life” in which you can change your life for better without leaving your desk. I guess thats the appeal, and I can see it (having been addicted to Grand Theft Auto since V1).

So, I guess the next time I go travelling I should really ask myself if I’m trying to escape my friends, family, patner etc so that when I return I can be me again?

Mothers Finest


Just like to give you a sneek peak of how cool our frisbee team is by showing you our team logo that should be, as of this moment, getting ironed onto our very sexy white wife basher/trucky singlets and will eventually be complete with nicknames as well!

Profile: Magdalena


Its profile time again! This time its Magdalena “Thumper” Petterson. Thanks Brittany for the nickname!

Hometown: Finspång. Nationality: Swedish
Favourite Colour: Green and Gold
Role Model: Margaretha (Her Mum)
Quote: “You have to love yourself to love somebody else.”
Languages: Swedish, English, Sign-Language.
Life Ambition: To determine if Love is Cognitive, Jamesian, Darwinian or Social Constructivism.

Infamous For:

  • ‘Your Momma’ Jokes – (Why aren’t you Mothers Finest Mascot?)
  • Alergies (Peanut, onion, lactose, cat… the list is endless)
  • Braids
  • Non-stop gigling once drunk
  • Frequenting the Rainbow Club
  • Man-Wiches (Its a big sandwich ok! Ingredients: Fried Egg, Grilled Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Philedelphia cheese & Occasionly turkey/ham or bacon etc)
  • Loving Ikea
  • The Advanced Rabbit
  • Yelling “This is Swedish” whenever Abba, Roxette or any Swedish artist is played.
  • “Annie, I don’t want to meet your mum, I jsut want Bang Bang Bang.” (Its a song! Sheesh!)

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Also Infamous for:

  • Giraffes
  • Popcorn
  • Getting drunk at thanksgiving at the Hockley Household and twice stumbling into the wrong bedroom and trying to sleep with Darren on the way to her own room. Apparently unsurprisingly Darren didn’t wake up once!
  • Being a munchkin!

They got me again!

Hmmm. I like to think, if it wasn’t for Beth – none of this would have ever happened, damn – I underestimated her!


The guys here got me good. To make up for the fact that I tried to keep my birthday quiet – I guess they decided it was best if I had two parties. Just a small one on my birthday to keep me happy – then a surprise party of Friday night – it was awesome! I must admit – I had no idea what they where planning, even though I had plenty of clues and almost a tip off! But I must admit – the quiet party on Tuesday lulled me into a false sense of security.

So the party – it was downstairs in the Residence Rec Room. Filled with streamers and balloons of course, with a large breast/cleavage cake (Much better then a penis cake). I got a variety of presents – a canadian shotglass, some stickers (of all the things i’ve lost – i miss my mind the most), Bulgarian Rose Oil, a dodge pong set (Note R&V: Dodge not doge), some shots, a fake mobile phone etc etc – thanks for all the presents guys!

From what I can remember – there where four early ‘fatalaties’ to the night, In no particular order: Alvin (Hospitalised), Mike (Sin binned 2X), Myself and Annie (Apparently). i’m sure many others struggled with their absinth shots but since carlos informs me i had 5 in a row I didn’t feel so bad about using the girls toilet (No point keeping things quiet – I’m sure plenty of comments will be made about this post!).


So yeah- from now on I’m going into hiding – nevermind that it is halloween this weekend? Who’s organising that halloween pub crawl?

The buggers got me!

Well, thanks to Beth knowing more about me then I thought, my cover was blown and everybody semmed to know it was my birthday on Tuesday, however in a show of how friendly they are, they didn’t embarass me too much!


My room was filled with the mandatory ballons, rude comments where written on my whiteboard and we had a few drinks. We went out for a quiet dinner and they managed to suprise me with dessert – thanks guys for a birthday just how I like it!

Shout out to Reid, Vanessa, Alex, Magda and Brittany for all making it special in their own way. Thanks to My family & beth for getting in touch as well. Missed you all.