Both my grandmothers, my grandfather and my uncle arrived from northern Sweden today. They’re staying at my parents house for a couple of weeks and will be attending my sisters high school graduation. It’s great to have them here since we rarely see eachother because of the distance. It’s about 130 miles (807 american miles) between Kalix where they live and Hultsfred where we live.
My grandfather brought his ancient Nokia cell phone bought back in 1996 and when I saw his old brick of a phone I just had to take a photo of it. So you can fully understand the size of it I placed it next to my fathers cell, also a Nokia. Quite a difference, eh?
Here’s photos of my new skirts.
This one has three layers and a pattern of pink skulls.
You know what I hate about my job? People. Of course not all people because most of the custumers at the thrift store are really nice. But then there’s those who steal and switch price tags.
We have two differents kinds of price tags in the store. Those for our own stuff and those for the stuff we sell for other people. Basicly people leave their stuff at our store and we sell it for them (they get 60% and we take 40%). Each of their items get a specific item number so we can keep track on what we sell. Our own stuff have no item numbers.
Tuesday there was a woman who put two different price tags on a set of salt and pepper shakers. First of all they’re sold in a set and therfor should have only one price tag. Second of all she put different types of price tags on them. One with a item number and one without. When I saw that I immediately got suspicious. I looked up the item number in our extensive list of stuff we’re currently selling for people and that list said that the item number was for two plastic bowls. That shaker didn’t look like two plastic bowls at all! If you’re gonna switch price tags at least do it right!
Today there was a man who wanted to buy two curtain holders. They were held together by a ribbon but they both had price tags on. Well one still had a price tag and the other one the remains of a price tag ripped off. They costed 10 SEK (0,9€) (0,7$) a piece. When people try to cheat us of 10 SEK it’s getting rediculous. If you’re gonna cheat us on money at least try something expensive!
Another time a lady came with a lamp foot without a price tag. Sometimes the tags falls off so that’s not odd. She asked if she could give 20 SEK for it. The thing is, I knew that at the time we had no lamp foots without shades for sale. The woman had simply removed the shade since she figured a foot without the shade is cheaper.
These things makes me so mad! It’s a thrift store for gods sake! It’s not like the stuff is expensive to begin with!
I think my external hard drive has DIED! It’s not working and it’s a FUCKING TRAGEDY! Since my computer is unreliable and frequently crash I moved all my photos and movies to my external, not to loose them. And now THIS!
Anyone who have ANY ideas whatsoever on what might be wrong and how I can fix it? Please, please, please help me!
Seriously, OMFG it’s more than 350 fucking GIGABYTES we’re talking about!
I think I might have landed myself a job at the Hultsfred festival, the rock festival held in my home town every summer. Every year between 20 000 and 30 000 people visit the festival to see world famous bands playing. It’s great. It’s sex, booze and rock n’ roll. It’s the only time I actually enjoy living in Hultsfred.
Unfortunately the festival tickets costs a fortune so my only option is to work there to get a free ticket. I’ve done that for two years now and now it looks like I’ll be doing it again this year. The best thing is that my dad and my sister Nathalie hopefully will work with me. My dad is going to a rock festival! How cool isn’t that?!
I guess if you’re a teenager it’s not cool going to a rock festival with your dad but it’s different when you’re almost twenty-six. I’m past the parents are embarassing phase and since I’m an adult we don’t fight about what I can and can’t to since well, I’m grown up and don’t have to ask for permission to do what I want to do.
So last night was interesting. I partied with my friends at my place and then went to the pub with them. At the pub we talked to some guys who tagged along to my place after the pub closed. They seemed to be nice. Until they started talking about a bet. Apparantly one of the guys got 100 SEK (9€) if he talked to me. They sat in my kitchen talking about it. Well actually one of the guys filmed the other guy while they talked about it. It’s all pretty ironical since one of them bought me a tequila at the pub. That costed him at least 70 SEK so that leaves him with 30 SEK from the bet. Whatever the fuck that was all about I thought they were assholes. Sitting in my fucking apartment talking about a bet about me! Cunts.
So, like any classy lady would do I took my marguerata mix bottle and poured it over the guy with the camera. Then I poured a bowl of popcorn over him. After that they decided they’d leave so I followed them into the hallway, grabbed a bottle of soap from the bathroom and poured that over both of them. When they were walking down the stairs I stood lurking above. They looked up and saw me with the soap bottle but there was nowhere to go but down so they had to walk down under my rain of soap. Then I laughed. Oh man, did I laugh! This is the funniest thing I’ve done in months! Of course I was the one cleaning up the popcorn, marguerita mix and soap later but it was so worth it! OMG, the soap in their hair and on their clothes! That’s a image which will make me ROFLMFAO for a long time! I’m not even mad. My revenge was so sweet that I just can’t stop laughing. XD Funny, funny, funny! Oh and they were in such a hurry to escape that one of them left his sweater. Too bad for him because I’m throwing it away! Ha! XD
www.coolstuff.se is the coolest shop ever and I want to buy so many things from there. Just look at these!
This Armageddon USB hub is the coolest thing ever. Gimme!
I think that I’d enjoy cooking a lot more if I had a voodoo knife block.
Today I cooked a proper meal. A dish I’ve never tried before. I followed a recipe and even used the owen! That doesn’t sound too impressing but it is when it comes to me. Perhaps you remember my new years “wish to do list”. A list of not resolutions but things I’d try – not promise myself – to do. Well cooking a dish I’ve never tried before once a week didn’t work out too well. Cooking in general haven’t worked out too well lately. I actually didn’t cook a meal for a month back in march. Not one! I lived on tv-dinners and sandwiches.
I’m gonna try to do better and before I went grocery shopping this tuesday I picked out a few recipes I’m gonna try and bought ingredients. My fridge is full of vegetables. Vegetables! Usually the only thing even remotely similar to a vegetable in my fridge is the bottle of lemon juice shaped like a lemon. And that lemon juice is barely ever used for actual cooking. Mosty I just use it for my tequila wannabe drinks.
Speaking of which, I shared my drink recipe for finnish summer soup a while ago and now I’m gonna share with you yet another classy drink. The Tequila Wannabe!
This is what you need:
Bottled lemon juice
And this is how you do it:
Drink the vodka from one shot glass and then the lemon juice from another shot glass. Repeat until drunk.
The story behind this is that I hate drinking vodka straight but sometimes I run out of soda or whatever I’m mixing it with. So to wash away the taste of alcohol I drink a shot of lemon juice right after the shot of vodka.
I’m bored and don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve spent four days working on the site and now there’s nothing more to do. I’ve changed the entire code, made a new layout and finally put my ego and photo blog galleries up again. Now what? Well I have no idea.
Any of you have any ideas of things I could change or add to my site? I like keeping it pretty simple content wise but perhaps there’s something I could add. Oh, and what should I put in the footer? It looks so empty with nothing but the Copyright info.
What happened to blogging every day? Well I’ve been busy working on this new layout but now it’s finished so here I am. What do you think? Don’t say it’s soooo great if you don’t think it is. Constructive criticism won’t kill me. Personally I’m not sure wether I like it or not. You see I’ve been staring at this layout for three days now so I’m already kinda sick of it.
This layout was tricky since I changed the entire structure of the code. It took me quite a while to get it the way I wanted it, espescially since I was working with two CSS documents. The only part of my site powered by WordPress is the blog. The rest of the site is all my own coding ran by a separate CSS file. This means I first have to make a WP theme and then a layout for the rest of the site, looking exactly like the theme. That doesn’t sound too complicated but it is since the WP code and my own code are totally different. And then it was of course this changing the entire structure thing.
Another tricky thing is that I want the site to look the same in Opera, Firefox and Explorer. One might think that if the markup is valid the site should look the same in all browsers but that’s not the case. Oh no, there are small differences which are hard to fix since well, the code is valid. This means you have to experiment until you find a code working in all three browsers. After a lot of work the only remaining problem was that the header menu was located 4px higher up in Opera than it should be. If I moved it down it ended up being 4px too low in IE and Firefox. After staring myself blind at that problem for three hours I came to the conclusion that there was no other solution than a hack for Opera. Sometimes browsers just displays things differently.
Yes, I’m a perfectionist but really, is there anything more annoying than a site not working correctly in your browser of choice? I do realize that 4px isn’t a lot but those pixels bugged me. Whenever I looked at the header I saw that the menu was off.
Anyway, let me know if you run into any errors.