Saturday, 28 May 2011

Studenter v.2011

Tingsholmsgymnasiets studenter sprang ut igår. Det får mig som vanligt att tänka på när jag själv tog studenten för 4(!!?) år sen och återigen funderar jag på hur de kan vara så lyckliga.

"För vi har tagit studenten..." Jaha? Och vadå? Ser de fram emot högskola/universitet så mycket att de måste påminna alla om att de har gjort grundjobbet nu? Många av dem har 4-12 års studier kvar att fylla på CV:t med så än är det inte dags att ropa hej.

"Fy fan vad vi är bra!" Nej. Man behöver inte ens ha G i alla ämnen för att få slå sig för bröstet, köpa en mössa och "ta studenten" idag. Man får vara med ändå för det är inte vad man gjort i skolan (resultaten) som räknas utan vem man var (elitism). Många av gårdagens studenter på Tingsholm är av typen som super sig fulla i Stadsparken och sprider glassplitter i sanden på lekplatsen. Andra är säkert bättre men man behöver inte en så dålig ursäkt som studenten för att ha fest och man behöver absolut inte sabotera för små barn för att man är berusad.
Kom tillbaka när du har en utbildning du får ett jobb med så kan vi fira nätterna långa.

Min studentupplevelse är ett ovanligt ointressant minne. Klassen hade visserligen en mycket trevlig champagnefrukost tillsammans och hade sen avslutningsceremoni med resten av skolan. Sen sprang vi ut från skolan och åkte runtruntruntrunt på ett lastbilsflak i Ulricehamn. Meh. Jag sa att det var ointressant men jag menar självklart att det är värt att glömmas.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Sophisticated words...

...about being in love. Not that I am. In love that is. But it's still a really funny song so I can't help myself.



Hugh Laurie was awesome long before House M.D.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Happy Towel Day 2011

You heard me people, it's that time of year again.


 You hold on to that towel now my friend. It can be the only thing between you and that carnivorous bird. Or starvation.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Book-oh-holic

Oh darn, I've gone and done it again.
I brought my American neighbour and Lucy along with me to a secondhand store (Gärdhem Secondhand, Dalsjöfors, Sweden) this morning and as always I dragged plenty of loot with me home.


I was unhealthily smug about the fact that I found the Swedish version of Douglas Adams’ Starship Titanic.


Beside books I found an old yet very well-fitting blouse, a belt and a clutch bag (size larger). But like I concluded in my last post I’m a bookworm and so even though I’ll have to stash away even more of my books to make room for the new ones I’m thrilled.

(Psst! I finally found Thomas Keneally’s Schindler’s List! Yay.)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Multitasking

I’m a bookworm.


On average, I’m reading three books at the same time. I have one by my bed, one on audio when I’m gaming by the computer and one on my mp3 for when I’m at work or walking the dogs. I’m reading a horror short story collection by the bed, listening to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods by the computer and listening to The Harper Connelly Mysteries by Charlaine Harris at work and during walks.

Harris wrote the Sookie Stackhouse series that led to the tv-series True Blood starring (among others) the very talented Canadian actress Anna Paquin (who’s not only married to her True Blood colleague Stephen Moyer but also received an Oscar at the tender age of 11 for her part in The Piano). So far, I’ve stayed away from the Stackhouse novels because I like the tv-series (who can’t like Alexander Skarsgård?) so much but figured that Harper was safe to spend some time with. Good choice. I like Harper Connelly. I’m listening to the third book now. Awesome. Recommended.


Annars då? Dagarna går sakta såhär efter en fantastiskt lyckad helg. Det kan vara så att jag blivit attackerad av en förkylning men jag föredrar det framför magsjukan som gick på jobbet när jag jobbade 12-timmarsdagar. Kan vara dags att sova men jag vill inte. När jag kollade senaste Castle-avsnittet (det sista för tredje säsongen) upptäckte jag hur trött, sliten och medelålders Nathan Fillion (också en otroligt duktig kanadensare) ser ut. Då slog det slog mig att jag aldrig kommer att få se honom i rollen som Mal Reynolds igen. ALDRIG. Då kom tårarna. Jag skyller allt på att jag är trött.

It’s not an easy thing to lose hope. There’s no button to pound now Wash. No miracle.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pretend friend

I found the following picture on Live For Films.


Mixing the much loved Calvin & Hobbes with Fight Club? The mere thought of comparing Hobbes with Tyler Durden makes me chuckle. Pretend friends galore. I think it's genius.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Neo-medieval workshop

In short it's been a really good weekend. Saturday was supposed to be some sort of workshop day together with some friends and family and it turned out great (even though we might have talked away most of the time and as hostess I might have run around a tad bit too much to be creative). We shared thoughts, laughed loudly, did some sewing and eventually ate together. I embroidered (a pattern not at all inspired by something I've seen on Boromir's suit of armour in Lord of the Rings) a wool tunic I've been working on for those cold evenings when I'm attending Medieval Festivals/Renaissance Faires...


...and today I'm trying out making sirwal (Turkish trousers from an awesome tutorial I found on Multiculturalism for Steampunk). They are nothing less than fantastic.


I've just finished them and I have a feeling that I will wear them with all the love you can give a pair of trousers as comfortable as these. I had to make mine with drawstring at the waist because of strongly fluctuating waist measures but drawstring's so very simple.


So in the end, it might have been quite a creative weekend after all. One white dress, one wool tunic, one pair of sirwal and repairs on some old garments I had stuffed away in a pile in a dusty corner.


Yeah, good weekend.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

10 years of being a legend


R.I.P. Douglas Noel Adams

Now ten years passed from us, a legend then as he is still. A decade since he was ripped away from us but always a frood who knew where his towel was. In our hearts, in our minds. We love you.

Don't Panic.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Hello sun

I just noticed myself having this (not so flattering) pink colour to my skin. Somehow I feel that it's not so bad. Sunburns are kind of nerdy. Right?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Marvel movies

I've already seen the thundering god Thor in his very own movie and it was an OK experience.



...and I'm waiting for X-Men: First Class but am also seriously dreading it. I can feel a substantial amount of scepticism toward the group of mutants assembled in this movie. On the other hand, I'm a fan of the original comics aka the original X-Men are NOT the ones in this movie. Marvel are well known to explore parallel universes and realities though. I’ll live with it.




But all things considered I think I'm looking forward to Captain America the most of the three. I think it has something to do with me not having any sort of expectations since I've always thought of the dear old Captain as something of a bastard. I am after all a Wolverine fan.




That's no less than three Marvel productions in theatres in 2011.
Energetic little buggers, ey?

Zebu Palpitation

It's like Zero Punctuation. But with better artwork.
Jolly Jack aka Mr. Jackson reviews Portal 2. Have a laugh.


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Barbie v2.0

Alltså, även om jag inte fått det bästa av intryck utav trubaduren själv de gånger jag träffat på honom så kan jag inte säga annat än att han är jävligt duktig på låttexter. Påhittig över alla gränser är väl det minsta man kan beskriva honom som.
I give you; Loke Nyberg.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Scream 4

I did hope that things would get better fourth time around with the Scream franchise. I adore the first movie (lets admit, it’s quite inventive) but then along came Scream 2 and Scream 3, both of them ridiculously awful. Wes Craven has proved himself previously and of course, I expected him to repeat just that. Scream 4 had its moments – like when the characters watched Shaun of the Dead or when it turns out Robert Rodriguez is the director of the Stab movies (the movies based on Gale Weather’s story about what happened to Sidney Prescott – 7 in all) but I can’t say much for the movie itself. It’s a story we’ve seen before. Envy, greed and wrath. Not an ending I’d choose to see again. Actually, not a movie I’d choose to see again.

Now, Shaun of the Dead on the other hand…