Some photos of rainbows from two different occasions this summer. Both times there were double rainbows. The photo quality is kind of crappy since I took the photos with my cell phone camera and had to increase the contrast a lot for the rainbows to be visible. It’s annoying when photos don’t capture colours like they are seen with the naked eye.
Shredded coconut cupcakes with a cream cheese and white chocolate frosting. I also made a batch of redcurrant cupcakes which I’ll make frosting for tomorrow.
The other day I bought new shoes on a store closing sale. The boots costed 200 SEK (€24 $30) and the sneakers 50 SEK (€6 $7).
My parents gave me a cupcake maker from Lagerhaus for my birthday. It’s baby pink, matching my pink kitchen. This is something I’ve been looking at for quite some time but never felt I had the money to buy. Well now I don’t have to!
It was really easy to use, heated up quickly and baked the cupcakes in about ten minutes. They would probably have been done even faster had they not contained so much bananas (more fluid). The manual says baking the cupcakes should take 8-12 minutes. All in all, great product.
Since I’ve been incredibly lazy with the treadmill training during summer I decided I should buy some real training clothes to motivate myself to start exercising again. I bought some fairly cheap stuff from Haléns.
Et voila, a new layout! I realize desk layouts are pretty old and that the professional web designers did this type of design like five years ago. Still I wanted to try my hands at it myself even though it’s a pretty old concept.
As usual, after having stared at this layout for days while working on it, I’m already sick of it. I’ve been working on it for eighteen hours straight and before that maybe another eighteen split over a couple of days. Just finding the stock images took probably five or six hours. The only photos which aren’t stock are the wallet and mouse, those are photos of my things.
Input? Also, let me know if you find any errors.
I’m working on a new layout for Whirlwind. So far it’s going well and I think it’s going to look awesome once it’s finished. As usual when I design a new layout I started with a rather vague concept which evolves through the process. In other words I’m not one of those who make a sketch of a layout and then create a layout looking exactly like the sketch. I’ve always been like this when it comes to web design. It’s a creative process and I never know where it might lead me. I considered posting a sneak peak image of the layout but since I’m not at all sure what I have now will look anything like the finished product I decided not to. You get to see the layout once it’s 100% finished. I’m not sure when that will be. Maybe in a week, maybe in a month. Depends on how much time I can spend working on it every day.
Take-away sushi. A small luxury of city life. People who have lived their entire lives in a city probably take things like that for granted but me who spent six and a half years in a small town don’t. When I think of my life in Hultsfred I think of the limitations. Of everything a small city of 5000 inhabitants didn’t have. Like sushi. Actually Hultsfred didn’t have more than three restaurants, not counting the pizza and burger joints. So for me something like a sushi restaurant is pretty amazing. I hope I’ll never start taking things like this for granted. It’s now a year and a half since I moved back to Västerås and I’m still constantly super grateful for everything a big city has to offer.
I was looking through mail order catalogue Ellos and as usual found the ideals portrayed tiresome. All of the models were of course skinny but what I found really upsetting was the plus size models. Because there’s nothing plus about them! If you look at the average woman the plus size models are normal sizes and the regular models minus sized. There’s of course nothing wrong with being skinny. It’s just rather tiresome that the beauty ideals tells us being skinny is pretty much the only option.
What’s plus size about this model?
A couple of days ago me and Andreas decided to take his relatives boat out to an island to do some fishing and camping. Like the late night people we are we didn’t get up until around 3 PM, didn’t leave the apartment until around 5 PM, didn’t arrive to the boat until around 8 PM. Then the boat didn’t start. Andreas brother took his car out to the harbour to try to help us out but the battery was dead so there was nothing to do. We gave up around 10 PM. We still wanted to go camping though so we took the car to a nearby lake. We arrived at around 11 PM at which time it was completely dark.
Then began the fun. Putting up the tent in complete darkness with nothing but cell phones for light. That took a while. When the tent was finally up we wanted wanted to start a fire. Problem was we didn’t bring any wood and it had rained the same day so all the wood in the forest was wet. We still gathered some branches and with the help of old receipts and toilet paper got some kind of fire going. It wasn’t very big nor very warm and didn’t burn well at all. We constantly had to feed it more damp branches to keep it from going out. By that tiny fire we began our barbequing at around 2 PM. With a separate grill at least. The fire was never meant for bbq, only for light and warmth. My bbqing went well but Andreas dropped half of his meat on the ground. We had our meals and by the time we were done it was 4 AM and it was getting light outside.
So much for spontaneity. This is why I prefer planning all trips for at least a week ahead.
We went camping again two days later and the level of fail was drastically decreased by not including a boat trip, being out in time, having dry wood and generally being more well prepared.