In which I treat an award like a tag

The lovely Lise has nominated me for two awards, thanks love!

If you’ve been around here before, you know I like to treat awards like tags. Except I don’t tag people.

Apparently, I like any excuse to answer random questions. I guess?

One of the awards, the Mystery Blogger Award, asks you to list three things about yourself.

I’ve thought about this, a disproportionate amount of time, and decided that there are no three things I can tell you about myself that you don’t already know.

I’ve gone and on about how I love tea and sauvignon blanc, I still have a very unbecoming Architects fixation, I work at a uni, I’ve got a degree in translation, I’m super interested in hormones and menstruation, I consider feminists to be some of the funniest people there is, my favorite book is Dirty Weekend, I’ve lived outside Glasgow, I’m kinda embarrassed that I love Dead by April, I think Throne should be on all playlists for all workout classes everywhere, I’ve got such poor eyesight I’m practically blind without glasses or contacts, I consider German and Finnish the most beautiful languages (if I hear another word about French…), blah blah blah; can’t think of anything I haven’t already put in this here blog.

The second part of the award is to answer a number of questions from the person who nominated you. Funfunfun!

Lise’s questions

What is on your bucket list this year?

*googles what is bucket list*

Oh that. I don’t have that. Let’s make one!

◊ Learn to lift heavy things. Like this:

Idag gjorde jag gym-comeback och det kändes riktigt bra! Förutom massa sjukt tråkiga militärpressar blev det marklyft med kedjor. Många undrar varför en använder kedjor, idag fanns det tre anledningar: 1️⃣ För att belastningen blir annorlunda i och med att vikten blir tyngre i toppläget när kedjorna lämnar golvet. Det är bra om en behöver förbättra just den delen av lyftet. 2️⃣ För att jag känner mig cool. Jag vet att det låter töntigt men seriöst, underskatta inte den kedjan. 3️⃣ För att jag inte vet hur mycket kedjorna väger, och därför inte kan jämföra med hur mycket jag brukar lyfta. Ofta tycker jag att det är bra att tävla med sig själv men ibland kan det vara nödvändigt att inte kunna göra det – exempelvis om en varken kan eller bör lyfta maxtungt efter ett litet uppehåll.

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◊ Dye hair in some green shade.

◊ Get good work ethics.

◊ Go see NIN.

◊ Become minimalist.

◊ Take a photography class.

◊ Learn web design.

◊ Learn to play For Every Step on the piano.

◊ Take up running.

◊ Give Berlin another chance.

◊ Go to Wales.

It is a shame I know myself well enough to know I’m not going to be doing any of these things.

Have you ever gone out with someone you didn’t really want to but ended up hitting it off anyways?
I don’t hit it off with many people, because I’m socially awkward. I have spent time with people I didn’t particularly care for (probably says more about me than them), but hitting it off is really a stretch. I don’t have chemistry with people, in general. So that’s a no then.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Oh dear, this quickly turned into a work interview? Having goals I suppose would be a good thing. But because I don’t, things are unlikely to change much. Unless the university decides to make changes. Such as move its operation to Östersund. That’d be fun🙃

And so like them.

Don’t get me wrong, Östersund is a beautiful place, far more beautiful than both where I currently live and where I’m moving to, but it’s even colder. I can’t take that. (Gawd I should never have written that down. Yes HI I’m a big believer in jinxing.)

Do you see yourself as dependable?
I see myself as predictable, which isn’t exactly the same thing but there’s a certain overlap. By which I mean there are certain situations where I will be dependable because my behavior is very predictable (it’d be so easy to kidnap me), but there are also some situations where you can’t count on me for shit.

If the world ended tomorrow, what would be your proudest achievement before we all went?
That I’ve managed to somehow pull through years of going to uni and acquired a Master’s degree, despite the fact that I am such an ill fit for university studies. It’s like I don’t understand the concept. Why do you want to write this way? What is the point of what we’re doing? Why are you asking me to do this, it makes literally no sense? In what way does this connect to the real world? What is the practical use of this? 

What I’m saying is that university is too abstract for me; what I needed, and I wish someone would have told me, is a more practical sort of education. But then, at least in Sweden, there aren’t a lot of educations like that. Maybe one of a zillion reason the Swedish education system is in quite the crisis?

Now, I’ve got 5 questions for you:

ONE. Who is your favorite YouTuber and why?

TWO. What is your current obsession?

THREE. Name one weird reason you’ve unfollowed a blog/Instagram/Twitter account!

FOUR. Best hand lotion ever?

FIVE. Which era Marilyn Manson is your favorite?

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