Jan 28 2010

December 2009

Phew, time for the very last blog post in this summary of 2009. It’s been boring, probably even more boring for you. Next year I’ll do it in another format. Promise.

Life in General:

December was a month I don’t want to experience again. Some days I was frustrated and angry, some days I was sad, some days I was happy but I don’t remember those days…

Friends:

I celebrated minichristmas at Pernilla’s, Stefan’s and Alice’s house together with Anna, Andreas and Tobias. We ate good food (not Christmas food) and had a nice evening together. One week later I celebrated New Years Eve in the same house with the same people, plus Jenny. A nice evening as always with my friends in Linköping.

Family:

The 28th of December was the last time I met my grandfather Bernth on this earth. He slept while I was there but when I was about to leave and realised that I had forgot to say good bye I ran back to his bed, grabbed his hand and said “Good bye grandpa”.

My family tried to celebrate Christmas as we always do, but it wasn’t like any other year. After spending the whole day by my grandfathers bed we went home in the evening. But we were all thinking of the only one who weren’t with us when we ate the Christmas food and handed out the gifts. It was all done in about two hours.

Personal:

I wrote a blog post about how I felt about living a journalist life.

LiA:

Interviews, interviews, interviews.. and a lot of writing in vain.

Work:

I worked at Lagos Mode one day in December, or not even one days, I think I worked for about three hours. It was the first day on the sale, the 26th of December.

Social Media:

I won the autumn competition at skyltat.se and got a Nokia 5800 Xpress Music which my brother is the happy owner of today.

I had a down period in this blog and just published five blog posts. I was probably out of words…

Trips:

I made one weekend-trip to Östergötland in the beginning of the month but the day before Christmas Eve I went there and stayed for the rest of the month.

Technology:

I bought my lovely iPhone 3GS 32 GB. Probably the best thing I have ever bought.

Film:

I actually got 6 movies from Marcus and CC for Christmas. The Lord of the rings trilogy and the Beck 21-24 box.

Mobile shot:

Third Advent

Third Advent

Photo:

I forgot my camera at home when I went to Östergötland for Christmas and I hate myself for that. No photo of the month. I suck.



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Jan 25 2010

November 2009

Life in General:

November was a very hectic month. And as it wasn’t enough I got myself another internship company. But all in all I am satisfied with what November gave me.

Friends:

Sanna, Lorraine, Jenny and I gathered up in Jennys kitchen for some brainstorming about the spring which will include individual final projects for school, a collective blog and an event in may. We had lots of fun and got some really good ideas.

During a visit in Norrköping I enjoyed an evening at Världens Bar together with Pernilla, Stefan, Alice and Anna. And when Stefan visited Stockholm I had dinner with him.

In the end of the month, the first weekend in advent started with a 60’s party at Sanna’s place. The day after I took the train to Gnesta to spend the rest of the weekend at Josefin‘s and Björn‘s house for some pre-christmas-celebration or something. Nice people, nice food, nice mulled wine and nice Christmas songs.

Family:

My aunt Marianne and cousin Anna visited me again for another weekend with Millennium and gospel. We watched Flickan som lekte med elden at the cinema and went to a Kirk Franklin concert in Ericsson Globe.

I also visited my family i Norrköping for a weekend.

LiA:

In the middle of November I lost control over my internship when I worked faster than expected at Tredje Statsmakten. I solved the problem by doing the rest of the internship at Habit 50% of the time while I stayed at Tredje Statsmakten 50% of the time.

Work:

Together with my co-worker Birgitta I was at the Habit Fashion Awards in the Blue Hall in Stockholm City Hall where she was nominated as the best seller in Sweden. To bad she didn’t win but in my eyes she is the best anyway. We had a wonderful evening at the awards and atleast Birgitta will remember that for the rest of her life. I borrowed Lorraine’s camera for this evening and I am very grateful for that, but afterwards I regretted that I didn’t bring my own camera, ’cause then I would’ve had better photos now.

Maria at Modegalan

Maria at Modegalan

Social Media:

I participated in the Autumn competition at skyltat.se which I later won, I also blogged about my classmates on Twitter and ended up on Niclas Strandh‘s first list of blogging tweeps.

In the end of the month when the fashion store Urban Outfitters terminated all its staff the owner of their swedish domain name used social media in a try to help the employees. I wrote a pretty long blog post about that aswell.

Trips:

The trips I made during the month weren’t very far, one to Norrköping and one to Bondhälla (outside Gnesta).

Film:

As I wrote above I watched Flickan som lekte med elden in November. The film was good, but it shone though that it was made for TV and not for cinema.

Music:

I created a Christmas list on Spotify and let my tweeps add their favourite to it. Here is the result.

Mobile shot:

Jakob at a party hosted by Sanna.

Jakob at a party hosted by Sanna.

Photo:

It seems like I didn’t take any pictures with my beloved camera during November. Therefore, I have no picture of the month in this post. Unbelievable.



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Jan 19 2010

October 2009

Life in General:

A lot of things happened in October, I was full booked the entire month and was barely at home. Therefore I ended the month with an All Saint’s weekend all by myself.

Friends:

The month started with a visit by Martin in the middle of the night. I hadn’t seen him for over 4 years so the day after I was really tired. The same week I was at a party hosted by a friend of Lorraine, along with her,  Sanna and some new acquaintances of mine.  One week later it was time for a cruise to Finland with my classmates which we called #knm08ombord. It was crazy, just as I had feared.

In the middle of the month I went to Linköping to have lunch with Pernilla and Alice before we joined up with Stefan and Tobias for a dinner at Doverud’s.  One week later I was back in their house when we celebrated Stefan’s and Anna’s birthdays.

Family:

It was my dad‘s birthday and even though it wasn’t an even number both me, my brother and my sister-in-law was at our parents house. During the stay we also went to the annually running competition Höstmilen and ended up in the local newspaper.

Personal:

In October I revealed my most geeky interest. Of course I also celebrated the International Teddy Bear Day ;)

School:

We finished our dementia project, had a successful pitch for an impressed customer. Later in October I had the last day in school for the year.

LiA:

I started my internship period with being sick and stayed at home for two days. But the rest of the month I only enjoyed my time at Tredje Statsmakten.

Social Media:

My internship was all about social media. I did social media research, social media strategies and used social media a lot on the behalf of Medierna.

I was also at a lunch together with Stockholm Social Media Club for the first time.

Trips:

Two trips to Östergötland was made in October and also a cruise to Finland with my classmates.

Sports:

I tried to get back on track with the training but failed because of chest pain.

Music:

Markus Krunegård released two albums and I couldn’t stop listen to the Benny song.

I also wrote a blog post about my interest in music.

Mobile shot:

Marcus, CC and I went to the newly opened waffle cafe in Norrköping. This is what I ordered:

Waffle.

Waffle.

Photo:

Two of my lovely classmates on a boat somewhere between Finland and Sweden.

Adam and Elisabeth.

Adam and Elisabeth.



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Jan 11 2010

June 2009

Life in General:

June was the month when I packed seven bags to go to Norrköping and live at my parents place for the summer, while being there I realized that I am a real stockholmer since I missed Stockholm a lot. I also turned 27  and celebrated my birthday in the garden with my family and the day after with my friends in Ljungsbro.

Friends:

At our national day 6th of June it was time for a new party at Lidingö together with Lorraine, Sanna, Susanna, Jenny and Elisabeth. Great fun but what happens on the island, stays on the island.

I celebrated the Midsummer holiday at Björn and Josefin‘s place, Bondhälla. Probably the best midsummer holiday I have ever had.

25th of June Stefan and Pernilla got a daughter. A really cute girl, called Alice. She is the closest child I know and I really like to play and cuddle with her. And since she is the first child among the closest friends, she is really spoiled.

Two days after Alice was born it was time to celebrate mine and Andreas birthday at Anna and Andreas house in Ljungsbro. It was a nice party with a lot of nice people.

Alice

Alice

Family:

My brother visited me for the first time since I moved to Stockholm at the national day. It was a really short visit though since we had separated plans for the evening.

School:

My first year at Medieinstitutet ended in the beginning of June with a really nice lecture by Teo Härén about creativity. I also received a lot of praise from my teacher in journalism which made me re-think about my future.

Work:

In June I went back to work at Lagos Mode in Norrköping. I enjoyed working again and meeting old and new customers. I also ran around with my camera and photographed my co-workers for the summer blog. In the beginning of the month I also worked as a presider at the election for the EU parliament.

Social Media:

In June I started to use social media at work for the first time when I set up the summer blog at Lagos Mode. I really enjoyed working with the blog and I learned a lot meanwhile.

Me posing for the summer blog.

Trips:

As soon as the spring term was over Elisabeth and I went to Barcelona to get some sun and nice shopping. We had really fun together in Spain. I miss you and your crazy antics Elisabeth.

After I had “moved” to Norrköping for the summer I also made a trip to Vimmerby for a meeting with the big boss, Mr S. On the way there I also visited Sandströms in Vimmerby and Kisa.

Elisabeth at a restaurant in Barcelona.

Elisabeth at a restaurant in Barcelona.

Society:

The Pirate Party got over 7 percent of the swedish votes in the election for the EU parliament and Michael Jackson died and was mourned by a whole world.

Boardgames:

Andreas and Anna gave me Chez Goth as a birthday present. It’s a shame I haven’t played it yet but I brought it to Stockholm and I haven’t found any boardgame partners there.

Mobile shot:

The tattoo.

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Photo:

Me and my grandparents at my birthday.

Grandma, Maria, Grandpa



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Jan 7 2010

April 2009

Life in general:

April was a really good month for me when I enjoyed myself most of the time. I loved being at my internship company Mentor, I bought some new tech gadgets and I had some great times together with my wonderful friends..

Friends:

In the beginning of the month I attended the Bachelorette party for Pernilla in Linköping. We had dinner at Harry’s and went to the theater to watch Cabaret. On Easter Saturday I went to Linköping again to spend some time with Anna, Andreas, Tobias and Björn, I got to see Anna and Andreas new house and experienced Ljungsbro by night. The day after Stefan and Pernilla also joined us for some quality time together.

Sanna and her friend Sandra had a little party with “children’s party” theme, I went there with Lorraine and even though we weren’t alot of people at the party we had great fun and lots of good laughs.

In April, Stefan and Pernilla also got married and had a party for their friends in their house in Linköping which I of course attended.

Anna and Pernilla at the wedding party.

Anna and Pernilla at the wedding party.

Family:

During the Easter holiday my brother, sister-in-law and I where all at my parents house. I harassed them the whole weekend with my new camera. I also visited my grandfather at the recovery clinic this weekend.

Easter holiday picture.

Easter holiday picture.

LiA:

I was at Habit more or less the entire month. I enjoyed my time and wasn’t happy at all about going back to school in the end of the month.

Trips:

As you might have understood from what I have written above I made a lot of trips to Östergötland during April, actually I made three of them.

Technology:

In April I bought a new cellphone after I had had my Sony Ericsson K700i for 4,5 years. The Sony Ericsson C902 is already to old to fulfil all my needs though and before 2009 was over I abandoned the phone.

Sony Ericsson c902

Sony Ericsson c902

I bought a new camera which I love but don’t use often enough to become the good photographer I would like to be.

Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D

I also attended an evening class in InDesign this month which took place in the Mac classroom at Medieskolan.

Film:

The only film I watched but most of all produced in April was the film about Stefan which I gave to Stefan and Pernilla at their wedding party. The film was really appreciated.

Mobile shot:

The mobile shot of April is this.

My brother got enough of me playing with my new cellphone camera and showed me this face.

My brother got enough of me playing with my new cellphone camera and showed me this face.

Photo:

The photo of the month is from when I was at Grand Hotel for a pressbreakfast where Marianne Bernadotte gave a scholarship to the designer Helena Hörstedt. And I caught the old lady while she was drinking juice directly from the bottle.

Marianne Bernadotte and Helena Hörstedt.

Marianne Bernadotte and Helena Hörstedt.



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Jan 3 2010

February 2009

Life in general:

In February I cut and dyed my hair at Peggis Barbershop in Norrköping. Something that was really well needed.

I cut and dyed my hair.

I cut and dyed my hair.

Friends:

In the beginning of the month I visited Daniel & Emma to play some boardgames with them and Stefan & Pernilla to see their new house.

I also was at the Resumébar with some classmates to hang around with our future colleagues.

In the end of the month I visited Frida, Jimmy and their daughters but I also made a second visit at Stefan and Pernillas place where I also met Anna, Andreas, Tobias and Björn. Björn had also brought his girlfriend Josefin for the first time, a really nice girl who I’ve got to know during the year.

Family:

I visited my family in Norrköping twice this month. My parents in their house, my grandfather at the recovery clinic and my grandmother in her apartment.

Personal:

In February I published a personal poem for the first time ever.

School:

I was at Café Sturekatten to write a report for school. While I was there I ran into the Swedish pop singer Robyn.

Trips:

In the beginning of the month I went to Östergötland to visit my chiropractor, dentist, grandfather, and some friends. The month ended with another trip to Östergötland to cut my hair and visit more friends.

Social Media:

I found Nanoblogg and was in love with a new social media platform. Although I don’t use it anymore, it was a great idea but I didn’t get much use of it.

Technology:

I bought a Saitek Eclipse keyboard.

Saitek Eclipse Keyboard.

Saitek Eclipse Keyboard.

Boardgames:

A boardgame evening with my neighbours was announced so I brought Ticket to ride and went there, even though I usually don’t go to places where I don’t know anyone. They weren’t boardgame geeks like me but I had pretty fun anyway. I played against three guys and won :)

Music:

I listened to my old friend Gustaf Spetz at Mosebacke and bought his new album. I really like to listen to it from time to time, not only because he is my friend, he is also a great musician.

Photo

In February my camera died so I can’t say that I have any photo of the month :(



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Sep 13 2009

My decade in music

Inspired by Nollnolltalet.se a lot of bloggers have started to list their 100 best tunes from this decade during the past weeks. When I first saw this I thought I would never manage to list 100 tunes I like and on top of that rank them. But I couldn’t get the thought out of my mind so last night I thought that I might as well should give it a try. And as soon as I got started I couldn’t leave it behind. And to be honest it was far from as hard as I thought it would be.

What I realised though is that I listen mostly to the same artists and over and over again instead of trying to find musicians I never heard of before. In my younger years I was more influenced by my friends and what they listened to. And it’s not that I’m not sensitive to what my friends want to tell me, but nowadays I rarely get any music tips from friends to be honest. It just Stefan who once in a while tells me he’s found some good music he likes, and looking at my list below there are some bands there that from the beginning were tips from him. I don’t listen to the radio either more than when I drive a car, which isn’t that often. The conclusion of this is that there are probably lots of good music out there who would qualify for a position on my list if I had heard it, but I haven’t. So if you miss something that you think I might like, please tell me, I could use some more variation in my Spotify lists.

Talking about Spotify, there are five tracks on my list who aren’t found on Spotify but here are the 95 other tunes. To compensate the five lost tunes I have made them bold in the list below.

  1. Coldplay – Fix you
  2. 12 stones – Photograph
  3. U2 – Beautiful Day
  4. Earshot – Fall apart
  5. Sigur Rós – Glósóli
  6. Coldplay – Viva la vida
  7. Gavin Degraw – Just friends
  8. Coldplay – Green eyes
  9. Melody Club – Electric
  10. Jason Mraz – Love for a child
  11. Eskju Divine – Struck by the halo
  12. Coldplay – In my place
  13. The Hives – Hate to say I told you so
  14. Marit Bergman – This is the year
  15. Pillar – Bring me down
  16. Coldplay – Don’t panic
  17. Jack’s Mannequin – Miss Delaney
  18. Coldplay – What if
  19. Eskju Divine – Darkness all around
  20. Gavin Degraw – In love with a girl
  21. Raymond & Maria – Ingen vill veta var du har köpt din tröja
  22. Kleerup & Titiyo – Longing for lullabies
  23. Coldplay – The scientist
  24. 12 stones – The way I feel
  25. Laleh – Live tomorrow
  26. Coldplay – Lost
  27. Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla
  28. Coldplay – Talk
  29. Marit Bergman – I will always be your soldier
  30. Hoobastank – The reason
  31. Takida – Curly Sue
  32. Gavin Degraw – Chariot
  33. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  34. Gustaf Spetz – You and me
  35. Coldplay – Yellow
  36. Håkan Hellström – En vän med en bil
  37. Bad Cash Quartet – Big day coming
  38. Green Day – Boulevard of broken dreams
  39. Marit Bergman – Julia
  40. Gavin DeGraw – More than anyone
  41. Coldplay – Trouble
  42. Melody Club – Destiny calling
  43. Blink 182 – Anthem, Part 2
  44. Laleh – Call on me
  45. Ceasars Palace – Jerk it out
  46. Kent – Dom andra
  47. Lars Winnerbäck – Jag vill gå hem med dig
  48. Håkan Hellström – Det är så jag säger det
  49. Melody Club – Cats in the dark
  50. Snow Patrol – Shut your eyes
  51. Salem Al Fakir – Good song
  52. Bon Jovi – It’s my life
  53. Paolo Nutini – New shoes
  54. Melody Club – Play me in stereo
  55. Hoobastank – Same direction
  56. Amanda Jenssen – Our last goodbye
  57. Raymond & Maria – Min pappa
  58. The Hives – A little more for little you
  59. Avril Lavigne – Complicated
  60. Hello Saferide – If I don’t write this song someone I love will die
  61. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
  62. Green Day – Warning
  63. Blink 182 – First date
  64. Gustaf Spetz – Every word I know
  65. MxPx – Prove it to the world
  66. Laakso – Norrköping
  67. Miss Li, Lars Winnerbäck – Om du lämnade mig nu
  68. The Ark – Calleth you, Cometh I
  69. Håkan Hellström – Den fulaste flickan i världen
  70. Múm – Green grass of the tunnel
  71. Staind – It’s been a while
  72. Jack’s Mannequin – Mixed Tape
  73. Kent – Kärleken väntar
  74. Carola – Genom allt
  75. Salem Al Fakir – This is who I am
  76. Christian Walz – Wonderchild
  77. Sugarplum Fairy – Love’s turning to boredom
  78. Lars Winnerbäck – Dunkla rum
  79. Erik Hassle – Hurtful
  80. Lene Marlin – Sorry
  81. Jack’s Mannequin – I’m ready
  82. The Ark – It takes a fool to remain sane
  83. Christian Walz – Never be afraid again
  84. Lars Winnerbäck – En tätort på en slätt
  85. Avril Lavigne – Sk8er boi
  86. Evanescence – Going under
  87. Titiyo – Come Along
  88. Timbuktu – Alla vill till himmelen men ingen vill dö
  89. Dido – Don’t leave home
  90. NoFX – What’s the matter with parents today?
  91. Jason Mraz – I’m yours
  92. Kleerup & Robyn – With every Heartbeat
  93. Martin Stenmarck – Nästa dans
  94. Lisa Miskovsky – Driving one of your cars
  95. Sophie Zelmani – To know you
  96. Lilleman – Vart tog pappa vägen?
  97. Anna Ternheim – Such a lonely soul
  98. Markus Fagerwall – Close but no cigar
  99. Oh Laura – Release me
  100. Bob Hund – Ska du hänga med? Nä!!

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Aug 31 2009

Before I go to bed…

…I want to thank Tobias and everyone else who were on this weekends crayfish party. It was great!

And here is where I should have posted a picture, maybe I will update with one if Stefan is friendly and let me use one of his.



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Aug 17 2009

Catching up

So.. I have been a lazy blogger lately and it’s time to catch up by summing last weeks up in a blog post.  Worth mentioning from the last two weeks are that I officially had a whole week off work (but I was there for two of those days anyway). Susanna came to visit me in Norrköping one and a half week ago, we visited Makkarakauppa (a Finnish grocers), Kolmården (the biggest zoo in Scandinavia) and ate Greek food at Poseidon.

Susanna watching animals in Kolmården.

Susanna watching animals in Kolmården.

The dolphin Pichi jumping to hit the ball with his tail.

The dolphin Pichi jumping to hit the ball with his tail.

Last weekend I visited Linköping. First I did a little photo job at Sandströms for my blog at work. After that I met up with my friends to spend the rest of the Saturday with them. We had breakfast/lunch at Espresso House, chilled at the beach, tried to solve Rubik’s cube and ate grilled meat in Ljungsbro.

Stefan concentrated on solving Rubik's cube.

Stefan concentrated on solving Rubik's cube.

Thursday this week I went to Bränntorp with my co-workers to eat good food and play miniature golf together. I just ran around with my camera instead of playing golf though. You can read more about that (in swedish) and see some pictures in the last post I made in the work-blog.

Friday this week was the very last day at work for me this summer. And since I have been a good girl and not bought anything at all from work during the summer I rewarded myself with a skirt, two tops and a pullover. In the evening my mothers cousin from Canada visited us and stayed over the night before she carried on to visit more Swedish cousins.

Yesterday I packed all the bags I brought to Östergötland in the beginning of the summer and this morning my dad and I drove to Stockholm where I am now trying to unpack all the stuff (boring). Even though it means that the summer is over it feels good to be back in Stockholm and I will have one week off before school starts. A week which will be started with a haircut by Elie.



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Aug 2 2009

Bored blogger

I haven’t been blogging for a week now and my last post contained sort of a promise. The fact is that I had no energy to blog the day after my Örebro trip since an awful headache destroyed the day for me. This week has been my last official week at work for this summer. It’s been ok but I have been tired and have had headache from time to time, probably I have been suffering from last weeks stress now when I’ve had the opportunity to relax more. I had also left my computer at work which is probably the biggest reason for the silence in the blog.

Tuesday this week I got visitors at work when the Doverud family came to visit me and to buy some clothes.

Stefan bought a shirt.

Stefan bought a shirt.

Alice was sleeping all the time.

Alice was sleeping all the time.

Today and tomorrow I have the house for myself since my parents are on a little trip. I am supposed to enjoy this time but I started with sleeping until 10.30 and then surf the web for useless things for another two hours. Waste of time, huh?



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