south carolina

South Carolina in a nutshell

I’m a lazy bitch, I know, don’t hate me because well I’m nearly a month behind in writing about South Carolina. I’ll try to condense it as best as I can; but as you all know I ramble (like hell)! So anyways, departing from Toronto to Detroit was awesome and the Detroit airport was so kick-ass you wouldn’t know it. Detroit in my eyes is like major ghetto, but it turned out to be the most modern airport I’ve ever been to! It’s 100% Northwest Airlines flights which is cool, but it’s huge and well fun. It has this cool place in between the terminals where you walk through a tunnel and it changes colours! Check out the video!

It made my day just to fiddle around all down there for my connections. With the Michagin-ians (sp?) and the southerners I was happily having fun listening to people and pretending to be talking on my mobile, don’t judge me. So I finally arrived in South Carolina, Columbia to be exact and was greated by Jeannette my longtime friend from GT, she’s so sweet and cute, and actually quite short.

We went back to her complex-family’s house and she hosted a pot luck that evening, less of the pot luck, more of the Jean and I cooking. Her friends are really friendly and nice and we got along great; talking and watching Eddie Izzard on some DVD (funny shit). Next day we were off to Charleston to do some sightseeing of the old capitol of the state. So what are some cool things about the south? Well there are deadly spiders, which I managed to take a photo of (creepy!), and there are lots of palmetto trees. No not palm trees, palmettos are just smaller ones.. Who knew?


We met up with one of Jeannette’s ex-boyfriend / father to her daughter / convict / runaway / child to the people she’s living with friend (drama, I know!). He was totally into her and Stacey (who I finally got to meet; damn she’s hawt as f*ck) and I joked about it all day. How else are we to pass time when older people are flirting so obviously, Marty, the guy, didn’t pay much attention to me because he’s too wrapped up in his own ego. Anyways, we had smoothies and I got carded (yay), and then we went to a ghost tour at an abandoned jail.

It was tame as tame could be, but I had to go to the bathroom and I had to end up using a leaf and finding a place, I know it’s gross. But it was so humid and hot that it was disgusting, we also go lost walking, and the cockroaches were like chasing us? It’s a sign, I know it. We finally got back to Columbia at wee hours of the night, and then to sleep we went. After all, I was dragging Jean to the gym the next day!

So we went to Gold’s Gym, apparently it’s famous in the USA?, and met all of the co-workers that she talked to. I immediately took a liking to Jason who is this new guy who is major-hick-ditzy-hunky type. He got some instructions to do something and with a blank look and a “huh” he just stood there, I laughed and eventually after careful explination in simple language he did what he was supposed to. What more can I ask for, it’s just adorable, I want one!

The gym was huge and had a cardio studio which shows movies in a dark room, so despite my desire to show off my hawt body, I was relegated to the dark room until I did stretching in public. I saw at least three old people ghasp at my flexibility, one girl looked like she was getting wet (euww), and I could have sworn that a guy popped a woody when walking by. I guess that’s what happens when I’m standing on my head with my legs spread wide, the imagination just flows. Bwhaha.


On happier note we planned our trip to downtown and the state capitol was well, boring. It wasn’t boring in a bad way, just state capitol way. Jean’s friend Eileen came along, and well the company of a short little Asian was great. The art gallery didn’t amuse me, but the state house did. It was awesome as we got to see the chambers and everything, go awesomeness! That’s the cool thing about Americans, they take their shizzle seriously, or something. The park was nice and I fed my Tamagotchi (yes they still exist) as we roasted in the sun, and then we headed back home. But I couldn’t get over the state house, the bathrooms were marble and actually clean! I did however get asked if I had grenades upon entering, I hate this whole right to bear arms shit.


Here you can see the entire capitol, small yeah no kidding. So we went home and did lazy things before going to the gym everyday until we went to Myrtle Beach (no shit man!). I got fit and made other people uncomfortable, it’s a gift I swear. We met up with Sherri the awesomely bubbly (so much like me) southerner friend of Jean who teaches the aerobics classes. She makes me so happy with her awesomeness and positive attitude, it’s just sad that she has major issues.


With fears of getting lost like she always does, April, Jean and I set out for Myrtle Beach cause well I wanted some beach lovin’. We got there and it was beautiful, our condo was so cute, and comfortable, and the beach was just a dream come true. I layed there and did nothing whilst Jean bitched about the sun giving her a rash. I guess I was the only greatful one. We all got into an “intellectual” debate about the ages of these two guys who were playing botchi ball with their families. They were the cutest family ever and I can only hope to have bodies like they all did. As a startling fact, most people there had gross bodies and weren’t worth looking at, thankfully I had a bandana to hide it from my eyes, woudln’t want my eyes bleeding now would we? ;D PS: Don’t hate me because I took a photo of the family, love me because they are hawt!


We went to the beach late at night and froliked. I lost the ring I bought in Charleston, but I found it in the sand (no way!) and I went for a walk and could feel a storm coming in. The ocean was so warm, but I was afraid a shark would eat me while my ankles were in the water. I’m a freak I know, but it’s okay. Apparently the po-lice (haha americans) let young people drink on the beach at night; wtf? We went to a Bi-Low which is always open, and I bought a shirt that would fit a 5 year old girl, I claimed that it would make a great supertight booty shirt (it will). I just need to remove the neck part and then it will fit over my head and I will be able to show off my hawt body. Go me. By the way, the stuff on the beach was really whory, so don’t judge me I was high on sugar, or something?


I forgot that we went to Camden, this historic war site, and it wasn’t anything exciting just old stuff so I don’t feel the need to write about it any more than I have to. Done! So the next day was a tax free day and I was off to the airport thanks to Jean, even though it was a 40 minute drive, wtf? From one side of the city to the other in 40 minutes and it’s not even that big of a city? Messed up I tell you. It was empty and nothing was going on, so it was a relaxing way home. The flight was delayed at one point, but I’ll leave you with some awesome airport photos, since I know Henrik loves them. (De är allt för dig min vän 🙂 )


The Detroit airport even has a monorail thing cause it’s so big, isn’t that awesome? See what I mean about NWA being everywhere, it’s like they are taking over the world. Creeeepy. I will try to get photos of Pearson International in Toronto when I fly out to Moncton next week.

Question to the Swedes, should I go ahead and get a SAS Eurobonus membership if I’m going to be using Star Alliance flights all the time, and moving to Sweden? Yes, no? Let me know, lova ya’!

South Carolina

So I’m in South Carolina and I’m dying from the heat; but apart from that everything is going well. I’m going to write more stuff later in an entry about what I’ve done but really mostly we’ve hung out and gone to Charleston from Columbia and spent some time with our friends. But yeah; thats why I’m not online and I’m not commenting on anyone’s blogs; cause I have limited access to the internet!

I will do the best I can but right now I’m enjoying myself and going to the gym, and then going to see if I can tan; because I’m superficial and I want to be tanned so people want me… I know; I’m weird.


PS: Hi Honken!

More travel!

So I’m packing to get ready to go into Toronto to stay at a friends place before I hope on a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit going to Columbia South Carolina. Yes that’s right folks I’m going on vacation again, but this time to a place where it’s hot and southern and has beaches and nice weather. Take that weird thunderstormy Canada.

I just hope that I wake up in time in the morning to get on the first metro going to Kipling and then the bus transfer. I figure 2.5 hours early at the airport is sufficient, but I guess we shall see. It’s going to be nice, I hope and Jean might even take me to Myrtle Beach! Wouldn’t that just be amazing; I’m actually salivating right now thinking about it.

And who gets to pick me up at the airport? Two hot chicks, that’s right; America be jealous cause I’m awesome haha. I really do hope that I make them jealous, but anyways some plans for the trip:

  • See state buildings
  • See government buildings
  • Work out at Jean’s gym
  • Go running everyday in the morning
  • Eat lots of salad and drink lots of water
  • Do a survey

What is this survey you wonder? Well when we are on the beach I’m going to walk around with a clipboard being a Swedish foreign exchange student doing a survey on American English pronouciations, since I’ll be a linguist. I think I’ll take the name Mathias, unless you have other suggestions? Hell I can be someone new everyday; give me suggestions!

What’s the purpose of this? To get close to goodlooking people of course; yes I’m pathetic, but highly entertained! There’s nothin’ betta dan catchin’ me a southern’r

Harry Potter; a decade of my life


What can I say about the success of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling? It’s simply mesmorising and a dream come true for her, the readers, and anyone with an imagination. So needless to say that the English release of the final book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was the event of the summer. Instead of going down to the Bloor Street party in Toronto I decided to hold off and be the cool, calm, and collected buyer as I normally am. Always rational, always patient.

And so the at about 16.00 on the 21st of July I set off to the bank to deposit some cheques, and then to the local Chapters here to get my copy. Mother was complaining about there not being any books there and that they’d be sold out and stuff, and I said to her “Are you serious? The largest book release in history and you think the Chapters in Newmarket isn’t going to have any? You’re ceinle” And who was right? I was of course, as we walked into Chapters it was super-calm, no crazy lunatik fans around as she expected, and boxes, and I mean boxes of the books being unloaded. I reached down into the pile and got my copy and cooly walked to the cashier.

It was a staggering $45.00 but apparently there is some Harry Potter sale, so I only had to pay $38.95 taxes included, I thought it was a good deal, especially because everyone who pre-ordered it paid full price. Mwhaha! Okay I’m done. Can I believe that it’s been 10 years of my life, and that I was even able to read this when I was 11 years old? It’s shocking me this much to know that Harry Potter has been in my life for that long, and that I will never forget it. I can even remember where I bought my first book: It was at the book fair and I was curious so I bought it and everyone laughed at me!

Needless to say I came home and began, tout de suite, as I was dying to read it. I’ve never read so much, or as quickly (whilst still retaining all information) as I did in the following 48 hours. I perched myself on my bed, laptop meters away and I read, and I was capitvated for approximately 1.5 days. I know some people can read faster, but I’m a slow reader and I’m content in doing it. And I finished, all sleepy eyed Monday (early) morning and after having drempt of the story, I’m happy to say that I’ve read the entire series!

Don’t worry, no spoilers, I’m too awesome for that. Above you can find the area in which I was perched for a day and a half, with minimal interruptions so that I could engulf myself in the world of Hogwarts and the Muggle Irreality.

In happier news I’m going to South Carolina this weekend to visit Jean. That means a Northwest Airlines flight from Toronto to Coumbia, via Detroit is in order. Now I just need to figure out how to get to the airport at 09.30 in the mornig!