Today is my birthday and I’m now twenty-seven years old. I like the sound of that. Twenty-seven. It sounds rather grown up don’t you think? Good thing it does because I don’t look grown up and quite often I don’t act like I am either.
It’s 1 AM and I’m at my parents house. They’re coming home today after spending eighteen days in the northern Sweden visiting relatives. I’ve been spending a lot of time here while they’ve been gone, watching their 90 channel cable TV, downloading stuff with their fast internet, enjoying berries straight from their garden, eating their food and ice cream.
I’m not sure whether we’ll celebrate me today or tomorrow. Depends on what time they’re home and how tired they are I guess. The fridge is rather empty and unless they pick up a cake on the way home there’s nothing suitable for a birthday celebration in the house.
I’ll be back with a blog post once I’ve got my presents. It’ll be another “look at my new stuff”-post which I’ve been so fond of lately.
Some of you might remember that Whirlwind used to have a art gallery. I took it down last year after major remodelling of my site and haven’t had the motivation to re-code it to fit the new code until now. For several hours this morning I’ve worked on putting together a new art gallery. It’s the same old art but I’ve also added a couple of photographies. I’m no photographer but when you take thousands of photos every year of anything and everything you’re bound to snap a few that actually looks good. Going through my photo folders I found seven… That is a pitiful number considering the total number of digital photos I have but mind you I haven’t gone through all of them and mind you again most of my pictures are taken at drunken parties and aren’t really suitable for a serious art gallery. But don’t you worry if you really wanted to see me and my friends making arses out of ourselves. My next project is to get the Photo Blog gallery up and running again. That’s where stuff like that will end up.
Anyway, have a look at the new creativity gallery which holds my art, furniture design, sewing and photography.
Last week I was feeling bored so I decided to go to Kalmar for some shopping. You probably see where this is going. Yes, this is in fact another “look what I bought” post.
It’s 2 PM and I’m at my parent house. For the first time in days I’ve woken up at a somewhat decent time. By decent time I mean 1 PM compared to the regular 4 PM. This whole having nothing to do during the entire summer sure has changed my sleeping pattern. When I don’t need to go to bed before 12 AM I simply don’t and yesterday for example I stayed up until approximately 7 AM. It’s a very bad habit that’ll have to change in about a month when school starts.
Oh yeah, I didn’t tell you. I got into several uni classes this fall so I’ll continue my studies. I’ve accepted four 7,5 point (full time studies is 30 points) courses but I’m still a back-up to a couple more which I hope I’ll get into after the second acceptance answer. Since you can apply to a maximum of twenty courses people are bound to get into more courses than they need and therefore give up their spot in some to backups like me. Even though I was stupid and forgot to apply in time and therefore only could get in at all as a backup I still got into more courses than I needed and had to turn two down. So, I’m at least hoping for the one I’m backup number two on which happen to be what I most want to study of all the twenty I applied to. Surely two people who got in will turn it down.
I’m ending this with photos of some early birthday gifts I got from my friend Milla. My birthday isn’t until the 29th but I got the gifts when Milla was in town which doesn’t happen that often since she lives some 30 (european) miles away.
Skull antislip stickers.
Time flies and I’m surprised at how fast! It’s been three weeks since I last blogged but it doesn’t feel like it. I guess it’s because it’s summer and this time of the year time moves way too fast. It’s now it should move slowly, it’s now that you should be able to feel every moment, look at the time and think “Only one hour passed since I last looked, it feels like five!”. But of course the only time when that happens is when life is boring, in the middle of the winter when we’re stuck at work or doing something else equally boring. I can’t believe July is coming to an end. How on earth is that possible?! Summer will be over in about a month and I feel like it was May yesterday! This is such a horror to me since spring and summer is the only time of the year when I’m truly happy. Like I’ve told you before I can’t cope with the darkness of fall and winter. Seasonal affective disorder is a bitch and living in a country where fall and winter takes up half the year isn’t ideal. Because of this I’ll try to make the very best out of what’s left of summer. I’ll spend more time outside, take longer walks and pay closer attention to the beauty of nature – while it lasts. And I have bigger things than that to make something out of the remainder of summer since I’m going to Stockholm to see a friend and then on a cruise with my family in early August.
Since I last blogged the big thing that has happened was “Hultsfred-ändå-festivalen” (The Hultsfred anyway festival) as I call it. You might remember that I blogged about the fact that the Hultsfred festival was cancelled but that people were coming here anyway. Well they did. I’m not sure how many but at least 200 people came to Hultsfred, stayed at the camping (which is part of what used to be the festival area), partied and had fun as if the festival had never been cancelled. Of course there was a big difference. Instead of six stages with some of the biggest bands in the world there was a travel trailer with a sound system and local bands playing in the grass in front of it. Sure, the festival was smaller than it had ever been before but the energy was the same just as the attitude of the people. No, the attitude was even better. Here were people who came to Hultsfred without the big rock festival. Not many people except for German tourist do so because this is a really small and really boring town. But here they were anyway, determined to not let the festival go without a proper goodbye. I love them for that.
Today I’m just going to show you some stuff I’ve bought lately.
New boots + a pair of socks I got for free with the boots.