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July, 2008

  1. Meh

    July 22, 2008 by admin

    Since we came back from our honeymoon I seem to be getting headaches of and on. Now it is very ON. Has been since friday, no painkillers seem to be helping. I am thinking of giving up coffee. Now I know that will just makes it worse for awhile, but maybe it is the way to go? Slowly give up caffeine. Starting with the coffee move on to the diet coke, and then stop completely? Brrr. I know I can I have done it before. And drinking the crap doesn’t do anything good for the body. I was like a junkie in Sweden trying to get her next coffee fix.

    Maybe when I come back from Finland I should try to do a detox? Anybody done any good ones? I did one about 2 years ago, where for 4 weeks, I more or less just ate Vegan food, and no sugar or white bread or pasta. I did feel really good when I did that, but I got a bit bored with the food. But maybe I should try that, to see if it would help, at the moment I seem to just eat absolute rubbish and it is not doing me any favours at all. Headache is probably just one of the things trying to tell me to stop!


  2. Dirty Songs and Weddings

    July 21, 2008 by admin

    Came back last night (almost this morning) from a lovely weekend in Sweden. It was one of my best friends wedding, and it was so nice seeing her so happy. We met 15 years ago and stuck together like glue. We were almost like family members as her mum died and she ended up living on her own. But she spent so much time at my house, my mum more or less saw her as an extra daughter. My last year at University we lost contact, I didn’t get on at all with her then boyfriend, and I guess I behaved a bit like an asshat. But he was a nasty goat :P about 4 years later we got back in touch again. This time she had given the nasty goat the boot, and since that day we have have been emailing and calling like idiots. It is so nice to know that she has found a nice guy and is finally happy, if anyone deserves it she does!

    I did a speech at the reception, it was a bit scary. I used to quite like talking in public, I guess I used to be in love with my own voice a bit or something ;) . But I hardly ever do these days, so it was a bit strange. Also it was in Swedish, ok yes it is my mother tongue but I don’t really speak a lot of it these days. So I go a bit rusty. Basically I am turning into one of those actor-dicks that move to Hollywood and start speaking Swedish with an American accent. A friend of mine recently pointed out I speak Swedish, like it was English, use English sayings translated to Swedish etc etc. It is really bad, but maybe my tiny mind can’t handle it. Could also have something to do with some cognitive hoo-hah brought on by MS, but I can’t really blame all my errors on that ;) .

    Speaking of languages, I would love to learn a new one. I was toying with the idea of Japanese, but got a bit put off by the whole non-western script. My friend Susie is learning Mandarin, and I am quite jealous how easy it is for her. She is doing fantasticly well, and it does inspire me. I have been thinking of Finnish too. But it also seem very difficult, maybe I should just settle for learning to say some phrases when I go over there. Me and Susie are going for a long Weekend next week. Should be fun. But so far I can only say hello, goodday, excuse me and swear a lot. But maybe that is all I need ;)

    Susie and Steve were amused by the Swedish tradtions at the wedding, such as clinking glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss. The rush to kiss the groom if the bride leaves her seat, and most of all, all the singing. There were some extreemly rude songs there, which some people helped them translate. Can’t say we had anything like that at our wedding. Get your dictionaries out and try to translate this one…I can start you off and tell you that Blottare is a Flasher.


  3. Re-runs from 2003

    July 16, 2008 by admin

    I was just looking through my old livejournal when I came across my fav meme of all times. I did it and got Steve to do one too..his was..interesting…

    *pastes*

    [04 May 2003|12:11am] stolen from..well everywhere..

    Pick a band and answer only using that band’s song titles:

    Sparks

    1. Are you male or female?: Something For the Girl With Everything
    2. Describe yourself: Angst in my Pants
    3. How do some people feel about you?: Frankly, Scarlett I don’t give a damn
    4. How do you feel about yourself?: When do I get to Sing My Way
    5. Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend/interest: The No 1 Song in Heaven
    6. Where would you rather be?: This Town Ain’t Big Enough For the both Of Us
    7. Describe what you want to be: Sherlock Holmes
    8. Describe how you live: Pulling Rabbits Out of A Hat
    9. Describe how you love: Love-O-Rama
    10. Share a few words of wisdom: Never Turn You Back on Mother Earth

    Steve also wanted to make one…hrmmm

    Pick a band and answer only using that band’s song titles:

    mu-ziq

    1. Are you male or female?: gruber’s mandolin
    2. Describe yourself: organic tomato yoghurt
    3. How do some people feel about you?: xenith filigree anus
    4. How do you feel about yourself?: 4 time egg
    5. Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend/interest: jiggery panky
    6. Where would you rather be?: twangle frent
    7. Describe what you want to be: funky pipecleaner
    8. Describe how you live: mushroom compost
    9. Describe how you love: hasty boom alert
    10. Share a few words of wisdom: phi*1700[u/v]


  4. The joy of se..music

    July 16, 2008 by admin

    In two separate conversations today I ended up talking about music and the effect it has on people. A few weeks ago I went to a Therapy centre for a work thing, and the director of that centre was talking about some new things they would like to try out if they would get funding, one of the things they were looking into was music therapy. I believe that music really can enhance your mood, but also make it worse. Try playing me Drum and Bass, and you will see what I mean, my first reaction will be to up and leave the room, if I can’t do this I will get stressed and agitated and eventually in a bad mood. That kind of music just stresses the hell out of me. Other music have other effects on me, German angry ebm makes me get mental images like the ones Alex get at the end of Clockwork orange when he says “I was cured alright”. If i really really enjoy a song you can tell my looking at my arms as the little hairs will stand on end.

    Some times it is just enough with sounds and blipps for my hairs to look like I am standing out in the cold. I love sounds, back in the day when I used to be on IRC on #industrial there used to be a Jets vs Sharks type struggle between the metallers and the ones branded with synthfags. I belonged to the latter, and I still do. I just can’t get enough of blipps. Try this song and see what you feel, if anything.

    Trademark – Burn


  5. Whatever – The Musical

    July 15, 2008 by admin

    When you tell people you have never met before you are Swedish you get some standard reactions and questions. Of course this varies a bit on how you look or what gender you are. In my case it tend to go a bit like this, if a woman; “oh Swedish, I thought all swedes were tall and blond? ” if a man; *dirty look and sly smile* “don’t you have the wrong hair colour?”. Then this is often filled with general musings about Ikea, meatballs, Bjorn Borg or ABBA. Oh ABBA, lovely ABBA, all of the world loves ABBA. I don’t love ABBA, I don’t dislike ABBA, but I don’t really feel much either way. I own one good thing ABBA related, and that is the Erasure EP with Covers. Lay all your love on me is beautiful.

    Anyway, there is a lot of ABBA everywhere because of the Mamma Mia film coming out. I was reading an article about how that musical was made, a woman begged Bjorn and Benny for years to make it, she got a another woman to write the story that ties together the music. I have never seen it so maybe I shouldn’t say anything about it. But for me it seem like a easy way to do a musical. The hard bit would be to write the music. Let’s face it a lot of musicals have crap stories, like Cats. So if the music is already written putting it together with a story around it shouldn’t be all that hard. Oh btw I haven’t seen Queen, we will rock you either, for this reason.

    This was how I wanted to make a musical when I was 11 years old. I was really bossy and made my friends do dances that I thought out in my head(no not the polka ;P), and I was working out some story line to stick the very random songs together. I don’t remember any of it now sadly. But I used to spend hours planing this. I was very obsessed with musicals after seeing fame.

    But what is next after ABBA and Queen?

    Ace of Base? All that she wants – the musical – a story about a desperate woman’s search for a baby, will she get one before she turns into a womb raider?

    Roxette, It must have been love- the musical, a story about hairspray, bad hair and joyriding.

    Depeche Mode? Blasphemous Rumors – The Musical, Martin Gores fights with his own personal Jesus and tries to overcome his issues with God?

    nah I don’t know. I think what they really should do is Angst in my Pants – The musical, THAT I would go and watch!