I’m working on a new layout so I probably won’t blog in a couple of days. Right now I’m having problems with IE. Man, that browser suck! If it hadn’t been for stupid IE which shows things in a totally different way than other browsers I’d be almost done by now.
The layout I’m working on is a three colour one, as usual. And two of the colours are black and white, as usual. The third colour is pink. I haven’t had a pink layout in ages so I thought it was time for that now.
Speaking of something entierly different there’s a commercial going on swedish tv right now which I hate with a passion. It’s a commercial about some razor for women. A girl tries to build a shelf of something but fails, then she’s lying in the bath shaving her legs and say “who says girls are no good with their hands”.
Isn’t it great that even if we’re totally useless when it comes to anything practical, ast least we know how to shave our legs?
Yesterday and today I’ve been doing some t-shirt surgery. Basicly I’ve made new tees out of old ones. I’ll post photos tomorrow.
I still don’t know which day of the festival I’ll work. It’s either thursday, friday or saturday. Personally I hope for thursday but we’ll see. I hope the job doesn’t mean I have to stand still in one place for twelve hours. Watching the entire area and thus being able to walk around sounds a lot better. It’ll still be pretty boring since it’s a night job and all but hey, at least it gives me a free ticket.
I hope I can get off my regular job for the festival. My attendance is really good so I hope my bosses will take that into conscideration and let me have some fun. This is the only thing ever happening in Hultsfred! I only work tuesday, thursday and half friday but working means I have to go to bed early the day before so I’m missing a lot more festival time than just those three days. That would really, really suck.
A couple of you asked about how much I get paid for the festival job. The payment I get is a free festival ticket which costs 1490 SEK (189$) (137€). So basicly I get 1490 SEK for twelve hours work. Pretty nice.
I have to admit that if I didn’t live in Hultsfred I’d never go to the festival. First of all I really wouldn’t enjoy sleeping in a tent on a muddy field among a couple of thousands of drunk people. And then of course the bands playing this year really suck.
The Killers as a headliner. Hellooo! Can I say CRAP?! It’s not like there’s usually a lot of good bands but this is really, really bad! I mean, last year at least I saw HIM and the year before that my favourite band in the world; Manic Street Preachers. Now I’m gonna see Thåström, Takida and Lars Winnerbäck, which are all swedish! And none of them are in my top ten or even twenty of bands I like.
At least somethings happening in Hultsfred. It’s party party and I will love it even though the bands suck!
I just realized I haven’t told you about what I’ll work with at the Hultsfred festival. I was offered three different jobs. One job with cleaning which sounds like hell. Just imagine cleaning up during and after a rock festival with more than 20 000 visitors! The second job was guarding one of the entrance gates to the festival. This job required me to work four five hour shifts spread over four days. The third job which I accepted is to be a guard at the sport center where the festival visitors can go to take a shower. I’ll work twelve hours from 7 PM to 7 AM and I’m done.
Last years job working backstage was so much fun but I did work one ten hour shift and one seventeen hour shift so this is a lot less hours. And I’ll be working with one of my sisters! The people I’ve worked with the past two festivals have been nice to hang with but of course I prefer hanging with my sister.
The festival is three weeks away and I’m really excited. The week after that there’s the Sonisphere festival. It’s this touring festival with Metallica as the headliner, which is coming to Hultsfred. I’ll probably try to get a work at that festival aswell because otherwise I can’t afford going. If I don’t get a job it’s not really a big deal since it’s only a one day thing and I’m not a big fan of any of the bands playing there. Of course Metallica are good but they’re not one of my favourite bands.
I’ve been shopping more than I usually do lately and since I’m too tired to actually write a blog post I’ll just share some photos of the things I’ve bought instead.
A pink sweater. In Sweden we call this a “alvtröja”, which means elf sweater.
I just thought about internet and how it has changed the world. I’m old enough to remember a time before internet which people only ten years younger than me don’t. I also grew up with the internet but I didn’t use it until I was thirteen and it wasn’t until I was fifteen we got one of those 56k modems. Back then surfing costed as much as calling on the phone and me and my parents had many fights about me surfing too much.
Now it’s hard imagining a world without internet and even harder imagining living without it. It has made so many things so much easier. Remember how it used to be?
When you worked on a essay for school you didn’t google your subject. You went to the library.
If you were wondering about something, like which movie that actor was in or which year the french revolution started you looked it up in a encyclopedia.
If you wanted to read up on the latest news you bought a magazine.
If you wanted to watch a movie you bought it or rented it. Even in the early days of internet we still didn’t download movies since we had way too crappy connections and computers with way too little space.
It was the same with music. You just had to buy a CD or make a tape recording from the radio.
We had no chat rooms or online communities. We had pen pals but mostly got to know people face to face.
If there weren’t any cool stores where you lived, though luck. Mail order catalogs or going to another town to shop were our options. And if we wanted to sell our stuff we put ads in news papers or held a garage sale.
We played computer games alone or with a couple of friends and couldn’t even imagine playing online with thousands of others at the same time.
What a different world.
Got any more examples of how internet changed our lives?
In a couple of weeks the thrift store I work at shuts down. It’s done. Finito. Over. I don’t get my paycheck from the store since this is kind of like a “praktikplats”. I guess the closest translation for that would be internship but it’s less pretentious than that. I’m gonna try to find a new internship now but I’m sad to leave my current job. I’ve pretty much been able to do what I want with the store and I don’t think I’ll get that kind of responsibility somewhere else.
Obviously this has made me think a lot about my future and sometimes I feel like I’ve blown it. I could have got so much better grades in high school but I didn’t study hard enough and now I can’t get into any school. It’s not like I want to be a doctor but whatever I want to do there will be people with better grades than mine. It’s just such a shame because I’m so much smarter than what those grades tell you. I just didn’t care enough about school to do my best.
I’d probably still get into a lot of schools because my grades aren’t terrible. Just average. Unfortunately nothing but the best have ever been good enough for me. It’s probably not a good characteristic of mine but I’m very competative and I really, really hate people doing better than me.
I’m thinking about perhaps going back to school. Probably some kind of distance education but it’s too late to apply to the courses starting this fall. Perhaps next year I could try to get into some distance education course in web design. It’s been a hobby of mine for ten years now and of all the things I can imagine working with web design is what I’d prefer.
Of course what I really want to do is travel the world for a year or so. Unfortunately that’s impossible since what I could save up to in a year would be no more than perhaps a month of really low budget traveling. And that’s a huge perhaps seeing I’m terrible with money. Relisticly three days at the medieval week in Visby is what I get.
I don’t think money is the most important things in life but right now I really wish I was rich. Even though money per se wouldn’t make me happy at least it would give me the opportunty to pursue things that could make me happy.
My future is very unclear right now. I have no idea where I’m going. I feel like I’m jumping a springboard into the unknown.
Dagens ord (äntligen!): Gåslever!
Have you ever thought about how many beauty and health product you use every day? These are the products I use on a normal day.
1. Dove Deodorant
2. Colgate Sensation White Toothpaste
3. Lush Tea Tree Water Toner
4. Schwarzkopf Gliss Total Repair Schampoo
5. Yves Rocher peach perfume
6. Colgate Total floss
7. Isadore Build-up Extra Volume Mascara
8. Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eyeliner
9. Isadora Hair And Body Glitter
10. Schwartzkopf Gliss Total Repair. The swedish word for this product is “inpackning” but I have no idea what the english word is. This is like a conditioner which you leave in your hair for a couple of minutes to make it softer.
11. Lush Hevenly Bodies Buttercream
12. Barnängen Soap
13. Lush Mud Flats Soap
14. Lush Fresh Farmacy Cleanser
How many products like these do you use every day?
Oh and by the way fellow swedes, what’s up with the tv3 commerical which ends with one kid saying “come on let’s go swimming” and the other replies “no, let’s watch tv”. Horrible! I certainly hope kids go swimming instead of watching tv. This generation of kids spend way too much time in front of the tv and computer. When I was a kid I spent the entire summer playing outside, if it wasn’t raining of course.
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This is a blog of randomness.
1. Have you thought about all the scientific mumbo jumbo in beauty product commercials? It’s ceramide complex here and nano definition there. Because everyone knows that the more advanced description the better product. Or? It’s not like we understand what they’re actually talking about so how the hell do we know it’s a good product?
2. It’s interesting seeing which keywords people google to end up on my site. Different sentences about Dita Von Teese’s skin seems to be the most popular ones. Things like “Dita Von Teese bleached skin” and “Dita Von Teese skin colour”. Sorry folks, I don’t know why she’s so pale. I think she just avoids the sun.
3. Speaking of pale. I’ve bought a factor 50 sun screen to avoid getting a tan. I think I’m pretty alone wanting skin like a 18th century noble lady. Man am I glad I’m natrually pale! Unfortunately even I get a bit of a tan in the summer if I don’t use sun screen.
4. Today I voted in the election to the EU parliement. I voted for the swedish left party, like I do in all elections. They’re anti EU and so am I so they’re the perfect people to vote for in this election. To change EU you need people with power inside EU. It’s not like there are many people from the left party in the EU parliement but they’re part of a left alliance with similar goals and together they can change things.
You know which movie villain(s) I think is the scariest ever? Terminators! Watching the future scenes of the robot war in Terminator 1 and 2 makes my skin crawl.
Human villains with knives and guns doesn’t scare me at all. Ghosts scare me a lot. Terminators scares me even more. I mean, what do you think would be worst being chased by? Some guy with a knife, a ghost or a nearly indestructable robot with red eyes?
Terminator 2 is in my top three of the best movies I’ve ever seen and has been so since I was thirteen. Like you know, I love everything post-apocalyptic and in Terminator 2 I love the sadness the people in the movie feel about the destructiveness of mankind.
My favourite scene is when they’re getting weapons at Sarah’s friends place and two kids run around chasing eachother with guns arguing about who shot who. John looks at them and then say “We’re not gonna make it, are we? People I mean” and the terminator answears “It’s in your nature to destroy yourself”.
That’s very true. Just look at the world. Sooner or later we will destroy ourselves and the world we’ve built around us. I’m certain of it. Somehow despite all of our achievements I feel like we’re on our last breath. Our intelligence and technology will be our downfall.