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Goodbye February!

Music

I think it’s fair to say I’ve been listening quite a bit to Deaf Havana. Specifically the 2017 release All These Countless Nights. And all because of a t-shirt. Don’t underestimate the power of a band tee. Apparently.

Here’s a taste:

Also, obsessed with this Casey video:

His hands. It’s hypnotizing.

Reads

Kristian Gidlund + Annika Lantz – loved both!

In general, concerned about how little I’ve been reading lately. I need to reprioritize my time.

Wearables

No more more knits. I beg of you! Cannot stand it. But I also cannot stand being cold. Dilemma!

No more eyebrows. I did mention how I’ve just given up on brows, didn’t I?

More shoes! Remember these ones?

vagabond boots

These are not shoes made for Swedish winter. Yet, the only thing I’ve been wearing since it started snowing. (I.e. January.) I haven’t loved a pair of shoes this much since early 2000 when I had a pair of knee-high 10 cm platform boots with embroidered dragons (yes, I’m sure you’re jealous now).

I’ve considered getting a second pair as a back up. Can’t quite justify it tho. Was tun!? Bought a different version of the same shoe instead. Also on sale, 45% off, mine for a mere 550 SEK, which is a find I will tell you.

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In other words…still working on becoming a more mindful shopper.

Favorite eyeshadow combo: yellow and purple. Lovely matte yellow shade from H&M and purples from the Sleek Vintage Romance palette.

On the screen

The Mindy Project. I was going to start watching the new season of Vikings, but ended up binging Mindy, which I’d completely missed for unknown reasons. Obviously I love it.

Vikings. Yes I did get my HBO subscription back. Aaand..is it just me or is the second half of season 4 just, not very good?

Girls! Do I have to expand? And the third episode; one of the best episodes of all the episodes ever. In my opinion.

There’s also a podcast, funded and produced by Swedish radio, about each of the episode of Girls, which is money well spent. I mean really, if there is one thing I want my taxes to go to it’s this.

True Blood. It’s as if I’m trying to catch up on TV shows in general. Yea, yea they’re old, but I haven’t been watching anything except for YouTube for quite a while now.

Food

I just keep thinking about how much I love vegan food. Like a lot. It’s exactly like this:

Glad alla hjärtans dag önskar vi på Vegokoll 💚 #vegan #vegokoll #vego #djurensrätt #inspiration

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However. Have to start buying my veggies according to season. Had a bad aubergine experience.

Miscellaneous

Architects went on a short tour. Which is fun for all, whether or not you’re attending a show. They sure brighten up my Twitter and Insta feeds.

I need more sarcasm in my feeds. Already looking forward to their North American tour. Not that I’m going. I’ll be right here. Hoping for a Swedish date soonish. It’s looking bleak tho, innit?

Tried a core class for the first time. It was hard. Spent most of the class thinking “GAWD, ISN’T IT OVER YET?!”. Unfortunately not unexpected. Unfortunately because I need it, so I’ll have to go again. And again. And again. Until it gets easy.

Signed a piece of paper saying I’m buying a new flat next year. Yea. It just seemed to make sense. I can’t keep holding on to an apartment just because I am in love with the kitchen. Or the wallpaper in my bedroom. As much as I hate it, I have to realize the location isn’t exactly ideal anymore. Not sure I won’t live to regret it.

Plans for March

Spend time with kitties! Fucking best plan I’ve had in a while. I miss having a cat soso much.

Also maybe take Provera. Because this has to be PMS. I can’t take it anymore. How do people even live with regular periods??

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books

Top Ten Tuesday

Ah yes, finally a theme from The Broke and the Bookish that appeals to me! This week’s topic: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately.

I could easily list well more than 10, because I’ve been completely out of control with the buying of the books lately + I’ve been gifted a few as well.

I will limit it to this pile though, coincidentally consisting of ten books. How convenient.

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  1. Kris by Karin Boye. For unknown reasons I’ve yet to read this book; Karin Boye is hardly a new acquaintance. But reading Kallocain this time around I was suddenly inspired to read more of her non-poetry work, and stumbled upon this one in a bookshop in Gothenburg, as well as…
  2. Astarte by Karin Boye. Yes. Same as above. Could also mention: I do love Swedish lit from the 30s-40s. The language just reads like poetry. (That’s a generalization I’m sure is true.)
  3. När duvorna försvann by Sofi Oksanen. Also from my Gothenburg book haul. I just kept stumbling on good books. I thought. I’ve actually started reading this book, and I’m not that impressed. Might be the translation. I’ll never know tho, I don’t exactly read Finnish. It feels as if at least part of the problem is the translation. Kinda of disappointed, I loved the other three novels I’ve read by Oksanen.
  4. Expeditionen – Min kärlekshistoria by Bea Uusma. I’ve been meaning to buy this book for ages, a favorite for sure. I am so looking forward to diving into the world of Andrée and his foolish venture again.
  5. Ravencliffe by Carol Goodman. Part two in the Blythewood trilogy.
  6. Estrid by Johanne Hildebrandt. I figured if I go on about this book enough, eventually, eventually someone else will have to read it too, just too see what the hell I’m on about. I expect it to be every bit as good as the previous 4 parts. Basically, it’s about vikings.
  7. Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny. I just keep going on and on about the same books, clearly I’m not reading at a fast enough pace. I finally get to read this beautiful book in the original language. Yay!
  8. Odinsbarn by Siri Pettersen. Erm. I forget what this book was actually about; I vaguely recall something about maybe magic…? And, clearly, it takes place during the viking age. Kinda obsessed with the vikings. It’s all Johannes fault.
  9. Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg. Might have planned this entry a while back. Might have read this one. Basically, it’s texts from a number of fictional characters, my faves are Achilles, Medea, Katniss, the Sweet Valley twins – oh it’s all good, absolutely hilarious. Takes like two minutes to read, well worth while.
  10. The Girls by Emma Cline. Present, haven’t the faintest what it’s about, so that’ll be exciting!?

xo,

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Warte warte immer weiter; 5 TV shows

Can’t wait for the new season of the following:

Gilmore Girls.

Obviously, but I’m not looking forward to November 25th quite as much as…

Vikings, Novmber 30th.

Obsessed; not sure I can wait that long.

Reign. Another obsession; Mary Queen of Scots.

There isn’t even a trailer for season 4; return isn’t until January.

The Knick. Please let it come back, I am so in love with the era and the medical perspective especially.

Historieätarna. The Swedish version of The Supersizers Eat basically. Except better. Third and last season starts in about a month. So looking forward to, the trailer’s so promising.

xo,

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