Skype

If you answered “no” to this question, in whatever language you speak, then you aren’t cool. Seriously. Although I’m a hardcore MSN user, Skype is always connected to all of my computers for chatting, calling, and making cheap international calls to my friends and such.

If you haven’t done so: download your copy and add me to your list either from the menu on the left sidebar of my blog here, or add the skypename (oskyldig) which is of course my nickname just about everywhere.

Seriously, go do it now. And while you’re at it, you might as well join Facebook and reconnect with all your lost friends. I’ve recently hit the 1’000 mark of people that I’ve been in contact with, and honestly none of them are randoms!

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So Christmas has come and gone and everything is fine. Christmas, as most people can imagine in Europe happens on December 24th evening, and not on the 25th as it does in North America. I actually prefer the 24th for some reason, but maybe it’s just because I’m imherantly European or something!

So I got the crazy news about what was going on for Christmas. Robb, of whom I was staying with and is a great friend of mine told me that we would be going over to his parents flats across the street at about 16.00, so that I had to get ready or something. So I went and wrapped the presents for Nelly (his niece), and his parents. Robb’s presents had already been wrapped and such, so I just had to make sure he didn’t peek, which wasn’t too hard becasue we were just busy watching films all the time! I decided that I would glue myself to Nelly and entertain her, assuming she liked me. All would be seen in time I suppose. So we left for the flat, and arrived and I met his mother and grandmother which were both really nice, and I didn’t realize it until later but I was by far the tallest person there. The whole family is fairly short, which is weird for me being the tallest, but it was just kinda funny. Robb’s dad was just a little bit taller than him, so still much shorter than me, just an odd dynamic.

So grandmother kept asking me if I spoke Swedish, and of course I answered yes politely, but she’s Finnish so she mostly just spoke funny things. She turned out to be hillarious during dinner, which was the best meal I’ve ever had . I played with Nelly, which is Robb’s sister’s daughter. As you can see she really liked me and we played clapping games. She couldn’t stop holding on to me, which is weird because usually children hate me. She’s really adorable and I loved playing with her. The best part by far is when she grabbed the newspaper and pointed to a picture of Carola, and kept saying ‘mamma.’ I hated to break her the bad news that it was Carola, but she wouldn’t have any of it. Who would want that evil witch to be their mother anyways? *shudders*

So I taught her how to count to five, she couldn’t get past four, but I figured that I was at least usefull. She loved the little doggie toy that I got her too, so I was glad. Robb’s mom nearly had a stroke when she saw the glass figurine I got her; she loved it and added it to her collection right away and then continued to praise me forever and ever. It was very awkward being with a family I didn’t really know, and the worst part was when dad sat down and started to ask me like everything. Where do you go to school, where you are from, how are things, how is your family. All the creepy questions that I didn’t know how to answer, and with my silly Swedish accent I answered them and he laughed and I figure that it was all good because it turns out they thought I was very nice and polite! Go team me.

We went home and then watched some films on television. I was pooped after being awkward for hours, with the hillarious grandmother, and talking to mother whom was very curious and even wanted to practice her English. I accepted, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be, but it was easier to communicate in Swedish, honestly! Anyways, after the films we went started to get ready for bed and finally went to sleep, but not before we opened each other’s presents and ate some desert chocholates. He loved the huge bear I got as well as the salt / pepper shakers, both of which he didn’t have so it was a perfect gift! Again, go team me! Then we watched some TV and went to bed after by far the best Christmas I had ever had. I will never forget it, and the many awesome memories and moments. I never thought that Christmas with a friend could be so awesome, but I was proved wrong right away!

Christmas day for North America came and we slept in because we were up quite late, and then we got invited back to parents house for leftover meals, which were just as good as the meal itself. I felt guilty for not bringing anything so I got recepies from my mom to do apple crisp and we went shopping and got all the stuff to make it. I burnt it sorta, but it still tasted good and the family was just shocked about it; I never sease to amaze them. In any case, I will never forget my favourite drink there, Julmust, which is only made at Christmas and Easter, it’s so wonderful and is addictive! *drools*

After dinner I thought it would be nice to call family all around and wish them good things. So I did so, and then the next day I called the family gathering and it was quite lovely! Everyone was very happy to hear from me, and were shocked really. I think I surprised most of them really, but surprises are nice, and thank god for Skype. Anyone who doesn’t know what it is, or doesn’t use it, you’re fools and should figure it out now! Click here to find out more (I’m great advertisements for companies).

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Robb likes shopping, it’s just something odd about him. I don’t mind shopping as long as it’s not for shoes, but I’m so indecisive that it turns into a fiasco anyways. We had promised that we would go to H&M to go on a shopping spree before I came, so it was necessary to plan it. We decided to take the bus to Luleå to shop there. We arrived 2 hours early because we were too lazy to realize that stores don’t open until mid-day. So we were cool and hung out in the bus terminal for a few hours reading news and talking about Melodifestivalen this year and the show that would be on that night. Isn’t the bus terminal so sexy, for a northern city? I think so, but I’m weird so who knows!

So we walked around in the meantime and looked at the city which is quite small obviously, but it’s quite nice to see snow on the ground and feel a little Christmas feeling. The church was very cute and traditional, and it’s right next to (even along) the main road, so everything is within 5 minutes walking distance. It’s deserted in the photo above, but that’s because the mad rush wasn’t there yet. When we came back to the mall it was crazy, people lined up and women pushing each other to get in. We went into the back way and waited for them to open the windows and people ran in, literally, and we began searching for things we liked. I grabbed anything I thought was good looking, cause I needed sweaters, and then we went to try them on. I spent about 600:- (60€) or so, which is a lot for me, on 4 sweaters and a scarf. He spent far more, and then further more later, but he had the access to his bank card and such, not I. I didn’t want to spend that much anyways, I hate spendi
ng money (totally my dad’s fault).

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So we were lined up to pay and this drunk guy kept asking everyone if what he was holding came in green, it was creepy. We went down the whole street shopping and the guy turned out everywhere we went, mégaübercreepy, but it’s funny because now whenever I see a drunk around I think of him and my time in Luleå. Doesn’t sound like a good connection, but it’s a funny memory! In the picture on the right, you can find the SVT building in Luleå. I like TV buildings, it’s not a fetish, just something that interests me. Don’t judge me (not that I really care at all) but I just wanted to make a note about how cool this one is. On the left you can find the coast on Luleå with everything frozen (whoohoo winter) and the ‘city’ which is really small. This is when Robb and I were talking about going to another town but I was tired of walking and shopping (I really do hate it sometimes), so we went home and fell asleep on the bus. It was Kodak moment, but I dare not take photos!

For the next couple days we slept, and just did random stuff around the house and relaxed. Robb got mad at me because I cleaned his apartment and then kept doing the dishes. I guess I am just a compulsive cleaner! He was determined to make sure I did nothing because I was on ‘vacation’ but I can’t live without doing stuff. Yes this is a good quality (about cleaning) and yes it will take awhile for people to appreciate it. 😉

This week is a holiday week, and I have several things that I could do, but some things that are more probable. I was offered to go to Prague tomorrow morning by car with a friend, and a girl who I don’t really like a whole much. That’s one option, but in all honesty I don’t want to be dropped in a foreign country where I have no base in language at all, and then expected to walk around the city for four days on my own. I really am not liking that plan.

Other choice is to go to Lyon and do some sigh seeing there. At least I would be with someone I somewhat know, and can show me things and such. It’s much cheaper I would imagine also. And besides, I can go to Prague after February when a British friend moves there 🙂

I’m also not impressed by the current Prague situation, since Crystal called me to tell me that she invited Nic to go in my spot. And now she’s pressuring me to give her an answer, and I refuse to until I have more information (but also because I want to piss Nic off). He’s being such an asswhole and it’s bothering me a lot. If he wanted to go in my place he could have just asked me, instead of asking her and doing it behind my back. He’s all high an mighty in his mind, but really he’s just annoying and childish. It’s him the one that doesn’t say Hi to me when I say Hi to him and such. Talk about rudeness!

The only reason that I am not being as nice as I am to other people is because he’s rude, and he totally used me. So instead of being walked over, he can go fuck a mongolian-goat and drop dead.

Right so, on a happier note, Lyon on Wednesday until Saturday? Yay, maybe I can learn something while there, and I would have a guide! 🙂 Which reminds me…

Turns out I’m not getting a desktop from Holland in fact, but good friend of mine is sending me a used laptop which is basically the same model of what I had. So he’s sending it on Wednesday, which is also his birthday. So this means by next weekend I would a computer back, that isn’t horrible like this one! Oh well, a computer is something at least! Go team me.

PS: After hours of labouring with stupid stuff, notice the cool Skype connection I have now on my blog! 😀 It’s right below my profile picture 🙂 Enjoy!

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Mads being silly! 😀

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Mads being sweet! 😛

Oh my gosh! I am so giddy it is driving me insane! Eurovision Semi-Final is tomorrow and I’ve already told my dad to get out of the house from the time when it starts so that I have all the bandwidth to watch online! LOL

I will be having a Skype conference also with Robert so that we will yell each other during it.. We have become quite close acutally, weirdly, but thankfully nothing from before comes about anymore! Anyways..

Back to Eurovision, I am so giddy that I think I will wet myself at some point during the next 24hr! LOL I just hope that the online feed will work for me, otherwise I will cry and never be able to recover from myself.

So I also watched “Inför ESC 2006” in the four episodes today and I loved it, because it was so funny. The final installment was the best, and I think that Mads is really funny.. Especially when he gets upset and doesn’t know what to say.. It make me laugh very much 😉

And after Robb mentioned Thomas Lundin to me and I watched, I couldn’t help but giggle as well becasue well.. It’s Thomas Lundin with his silly Finnish accent 😉 I have nothing against it, no, but the pink jacket that he wore a few weeks ago was so… not-cool!

Okej since now I am the fashion police I will stop since I have no sense of fashion! 🙂

I just must laugh when they spoke on Greece’s entry, Anna Vissi, and honestly I didn’t pay much attention to it until that moment because they all made good points, except Mads 😉 And Nanne is just, funny I don’t know what to say about her. *sigh* Den var fantasktisk, Meat Loaf-feeling! haha Funny that she turns to the Dane and not the Icelander for support when she can’t hold her head up anymore (but I can understand why becasue Eirikur was creepy looking 8|8| .

So moral of the story is, SEMIFINAL IS TOMORROW AND I HAVE PARTY WITH ROBB FOR THEN AND SATURDAY EVENING. Wooot! It will be fun I think, because I will simply make fun of his voice as he makes fun of my Swedish 🙂 I will desperate help with the whole oral skills, because as Tobias knows, I’m not good with speaking :-/

God above of whom I don’t believe in, help me!

In the last 48 hours many things have happened, some good, some bad, but mostly confusing and good in some aspect. Firstly I have burned 4-ISO-DVD’s which means there is lots of space on my HD 🙂

Other than that let’s recap the ‘love’ that has been going on. I have had one Dutch person confess their love to me, despite being about 19 years my senior (it weirdly does not creep me out) and beg for me to date them. All I could say is that I was flattered but I would need to meet first, and then see where it goes from there.

Secondly I had a Finn confess their love to me after knowing them for a few weeks and begging me to go out on a date. Sadly I had to tell them that I was in Canada at the moment and would be going to France in September, broke their heart I think but we will see what happens. They are currently in Venezuela on vacation so!

Thirdly I had someone British nearly confess their love for me after knowing me only for about a day. The weirdest part about it, is that they were a porn star.. What the heck is up with that?! Sometimes I don’t even wan’t to know what kind of vibes I give out! Oh well I was flattered, and I will need to deal with these things as they come

Fourth, I had an Ecudorian beg me to visit them in New York (which obviously isn’t going to happen since the city is gross)! I think they are cool and all, but I’m just not into them to be honest! I will try to let them down gently, as I don’t want to hurt anyone.

What’s the deal with all this confessing and such lately? For 19 years nothing happens, and then this *plops over*… I don’t even know what to think! And on top of all this a Slovene really really really likes me and I think it’s starting to be obvious to me, weirdly enough.

*looks around frantically* Where is my wannabe mentor when I need them? omg I will explode soon, but knowing me I will only get crushes on every single one of them and then I would be in even worse of a mess than I am right now. I say blame Skype as it makes me more vulnerable to talking to people. Which reminds me ETL; 4 hour conversation still is the longest that I’ve had so far 😉 Be happy and be honoured that it was you 🙂