Feb 14 2010

To the ones I love

Hey, it’s Valentines day. A day I usually don’t celebrate. But I thought that I for once could write a blog post to the ones I love. So…

To my family

Grandmother – I love you grandma, thanks for everything you and grandpa gave to me when I grew up. /mormors lilla prinsessa
Mum – Thanks for always caring about me. Thanks for calling me just to ask how I feel or if I have had a nice day.
Dad – Thank you for everything you have taught me. I am glad I can ask you about anything. Thanks for all your expressions that makes me laugh.
Marcus – Thanks for being my big brother, for always being there when we grew up. Thank you for all the shit chats on msn.
CC – Thank you for taking care of my brother. I am happy that he’s found you.
Marianne – You are the best! I can see so much of myself in you.
Britt-Louise – Thank you for everything we did together that my parents didn’t want to do with me. Like swimming in the rain etc.

To my friends in Linköping – I love you and would be nothing without you

Stefan – Thanks for being my best friend. Thanks for believing in me. Thank you for all the late nights with dkp-tea.
Pernilla – I am happy that Stefan found you and that I have got to know you too. Even though you hate board games, you are a great person.
Alice – Tant Maria loves you sweetie. Soon I will read Bamse for you.
Anna & Andreas – Thanks for your hospitality, for all the nights I’ve got to sleep on your couch, thanks for being boardgame geeks. I am also looking forward to your wedding!
Tobias – Thanks for being there when I was down and the rest were busy with gf/bf stuff ;) Thank you for all your support and for always being online when I need you.

To my closest friends in Stockholm – I am happy to have got to know you all

Jonas – Thanks for taking care of me when I moved here. I am sorry for not having time to see you more often. I owe you one!
Elisabeth – Thank you for being so funny. Thanks for all your imitations. Thank you for all the walks to Kristineberg and for everything we have talked about. I miss you so much.
Lorraine – Thanks for all your laughs, you really make my life more joyful. Thanks for the late nights out and the late chats online, thank you for listening.
Sanna – Thank you for all your quotes that make me laugh. You are one talented, energetic and independent woman. Thank you for någotsmart and all our geeky discussions over a shitty msn.
Susanna – Thank you for being the one you are. Thanks for your Finnish accent and for letting me see and hear a piece of my roots. It means a lot to me.
Jenny – Thank you for all your kindness and care. Thanks for your company on the green line to Bromma.

To my Online friends – I wouldn’t have been the one I am today without you

Rickard/shelter – I am happy that we are still friends.
Kees/andabata – My lovely Dutchman, thanks for all your love, I hope we will meet soon.
Daniel/Douwd – Thanks for all your computer support.
Don/Brett/gcb – Thank you for being the clam you are and thanks for proof reading my blog. It’s really appreciated.
John/Subbass – Thank you for all the graphical stuff you make. You really have skills man!
Martin/Muhko – Thank you for always making me laugh, even when I am down. I miss you really.

To the friend I have left in Sundsvall

Martin – Even though you only call me when you are drunk nowadays, you are one of the kindest persons I know. You were always there to help me when I called. I am happy to have got to know you and Simon. Call me next time Timrå IK is in Stockholm.

I took a few tears to write this post… But that just confirms it for me. I love you all!



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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 17 2010

September 2009

Life in General:

Now when it’s really cold outside it’s all forgotten that we had an indian summer in September. The weather was lovely and made us swedes in a happy mood :)

Friends:

Lorraine, Stephanie, Susanna and I had a little party at Susanna’s place before we went to Lemon Bar where we met up with Hanna and Malin. The night ended with a little walk in the “early morning” together with Lorraine before we went home.

Family:

I went home to my family to attend a funeral together with them. Even though Bosse weren’t a family member he has always felt like one and it felt like a matter of course to be there.

Personal:

I started to write on the series of personal blog posts about my interests. I didn’t finish this project though and since I hate to start with projects and not finish them I hope that I will get time to write the rest of the posts this year.

School:

In school almost everything was about the dementia project but we also had some nice lectures and workshops with among others Björn Falkevik and Joakim Nyström.

LiA:

In September my hunt for an internship in social media got a result when I got my internship at Tredje Statsmakten Media who are producing Medierna in Sveriges Radio.

Social Media:

I read a lot of blog posts during September and I even had time to blog about some of them that I really liked, I blogged about Brit Stakston and about Kristoffer Björkman. The big discussion in the social media bubble this month which started already in August was about the pointless babble and even I wrote a blog post about it which I don’t feel ashamed about yet ;)

In my own blog I tried to write about my interests as I mentioned above. The blog also got a little revamp with new plugins and widgets.

I also got my second internship period through Twitter.

Trips:

There was only one trip made during September and that was to my home county Östergötland.

Technology:

Andreas Ekström announced the “no Google day” at the 1st of September. Something he failed upon already 7am but Google failed aswell when Google mail crashed in the evening.

Music:

I made a list of 100 tunes from the 00-decade which I realized was to early when Markus Krunegård released a new album with the song Benny. Although I have listened a lot to my list so I am happy that I made it.

TV:

I watched the TV-series Signé Chanel (Fashion House Chanel) in September and I loved it. Within an episode of 26 minutes I laughed, was annoyed and felt sorry together with the participants.

Mobile shot:

This is what happens if you give me a banana cause I don't eat bananas.

This is what happens if you give me a banana cause I don't eat bananas.

Photo:

When I am browsing through my photos I can’t find any photo from September. Can it really be true? No photo of the month? I don’t use my camera often enough…



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Jan 15 2010

August 2009

Life in General:

In august I went back home to Stockholm and felt really good about it.

Friends:

Susanna visited me in Norrköping. Together we visited Makkarakauppa and Kolmårdens Zoo and ate Greek food. I also spent some time with my friends in Linköping and in the end of the month we had a crayfish party at Tobias summer cottage.

Family:

My brother Marcus turned 30 and we celebrated him at his and CC‘s new apartment in Helsingborg.

Personal:

I wrote this personal blogpost about my mum

School:

School started again after 10 weeks of summer holiday. The first day we met our customer for the live project about dementia that we were going to start working with.

LiA:

I started to hunt for a place where I could do my second internship. The hunt took place mostly at Twitter and in my blog.

Work:

I worked first half of the month and ended the summer period at work and ended with a bit of golf playing and socializing in the forest with my colleagues. That was also the end for my summer blog.

Social Media:

I became even more twitter active and used social media to promote myself for another internship period. And as mentioned above I also ended the summer blog I had at work.

Mobile shot:

Marcus and CC's turtle Berta which now unfortunately is dead is eating breakfast.

Marcus and CC's turtle Berta which now unfortunately is dead is eating breakfast.

Photo:

A rhinoceros and a zebra at Kolmården Zoo.

A rhinoceros and a zebra at Kolmården Zoo.



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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.

No comments.

No comments.

Photo:

Me and my grandparents at my birthday.

Grandma, Maria, Grandpa



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Jan 5 2010

March 2009

Life in general:

In March I got to taste real life when I did my first internship. I realized that work > school.

Friends:

I had my first really great night out in Stockholm since I moved here. Together with Lorraine, Sanna, Susanna and Karin I had so much fun and I came home after the newspaper :)

Family:

My aunt Marianne and cousin Anna came to visit me during a weekend in the middle of March. We had a great weekend together with lots of good laughs.

LiA:

My first internship period at Habit started and I learned to wake up early in the morning. I got routines and after some months with a lot of stomach problems I started to enjoy life again. During this time I didn’t blog much though. Commuting stole my time.

Habit

Habit

Trips:

The only trips I did during this month were my daily trips to Lidingö when I had my internship at Mentor Online.

Mentor Online at Lidingö.

Mentor Online at Lidingö.

Music:

My aunt, cousin and I went to Klara Kyrka for a gospel concert with the Ådahl brothers where I got to hear some good old favourites of mine :)

Film:

When my aunt and cousin visited me we went to the cinema and watched Män som hatar kvinnor. A really good movie in my opinion. I also wrote a little review of it.

Photo:

The photo of the month will be a picture of the great party hostess Lorraine from our first party at Lidingö.

The party queen Lorraine. Photo: Sanna Stefansson.

The party queen Lorraine. Photo: Sanna Stefansson.



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Sep 20 2009

The nice tube driver

Most bus-, tram- or tube drivers I have met in life have been really unpleasant people. I don’t know why really, maybe it’s their occupation that makes them bitter. But they usually have an nasty tone, they drive when they see someone is running and are generally unpleasant and non-service-minded. More than once I have been close to recommend a course in professional and personal service to a sulky tram driver. But yesterday I met a tube driver who actually was nice for a change.

I was going to Susanna for a little party. I had the sights set on going four minutes past seven with the tube. I was already a little late so missing the tube was not an option. When I came as close to the station so I could see the display at the platform I saw there was only one minute left before departure. I started running as fast as I could in my pumps, down some stairs, through the barriers and upstairs towards the platform. When I was close enough to see the platform the tube driver was standing outside the train with the microphone in his hand and waving towards me with the other hand. I thought “oh, he wants me to hurry up”. So, I ran even faster the last steps up the stairs. When I came out on the platform the tube driver said to me “Calm down! Now walk calm and slowly into the train and when you have taken seat we are leaving”.

I thanked him and smiled. Not only because he waited for me but also for being a nice, service minded tube driver. They don’t exist in large amounts.



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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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