Monday, 16 July 2012

It's been two weeks since last time...

Wow, I haven't been blogging in two weeks. Time sure flies :o On Tuesday the 3rd I went up north to visit Toni and be with him for his birthday :) He loved his gifts from me. Win! \o/ Except for the mandatory cuddling we spent most of the time gaming. Friday we went out with some of his friends and on Sunday there was BBQ with his family. It was quite the pleasant week. During this week he showed me the British TV-series called "Black Books", which I thought was great (most of the time) and I do want to continue watching it :)

On Monday the 9th we both got on the train back south. After coming back home we ordered pizza and watched Corpse Bride :) Tuesday I had some work and got up early. No problem, Toni installed Diablo 3 on my computer and played all day. Love was also kind enough to go pick up a parcel for me at the post office. So when I arrived back home I had my awesome Alice Cooper Limited Edition Collector's Pack:
The double-sided poster was awesome as was the metal pin with " School's Out" written on it. The facemask I didn't care much for and tbh I already had the CD but this one came with two bonus tracks on it :P But the real highlight was the magazine. 130 pages only about Alice! Awesome! I haven't had time to read it all yet, but this far it's a lot of fun reading!

Wednesday we went to Malmö and made a day of it. Originally we had no plans for this day, but I woke up feeling like "hey, let's go to the movies tonight". So I booked two tickets to "The Amazing Spider-Man" and then we went out. After brunch at China Box we continued to Game, where I found two games for my DS that seemed interesting: "Heroes of Mana" and some Final Fantasy game. Then we continued towards the Sci-Fi bookstore. I got out of there with three books (impossible to enter that store without buying something...) Then we had a walk around town and a short break at an Espresso House before arriving at the cinema. The movie was great :) I really liked it, but I've always been a fan of Spider-Man ;)

Thursday saw the start of the local annual festival of my home village. It's gotten pretty big as the years have gone by and this year they celebrated 25 years :) On Thursday we only saw Bonafide and Takida. I hadn't heard anything of Bonafide before but they were great and I really have to check them out some more :) Takida has been there once before and I was equally unimpressed with them. They are kind of boring live although their music can be pleasant to listen to. On Friday we saw E-Type, Amanda Jenssen, Joddla med Siv and Hammerfall. E-Type was purely for nostalgic purposes and it was quite fun to listen to him. Amanda Jenssen was a disappointment. I love her husky voice, but the music she plays is so boring :( Joddla med Siv plays there every year and it's always such a great time when they play :D I'm not a big fan of Hammerfall or power metal at all. But it was a fairly good concert actually. Then on Saturday we saw Thin Lizzy, Perikles and Timbuktu. Thin Lizzy was the band I was most excited about, the first international act ever on this festival. However they turned out less good than expected. It seemed as if they just relied on the fact that they had been doing that for ages and just assumed that everyone knew their songs and made no attempts to get the crowd going along with the songs (except for those fans closest to the stage who were going anyway). Perikles is always great fun. Their own material isn't really the kind of music I usually listen to, but their covers are great and the crowd pretty much explodes over and over while they're playing. It's awesome! :D I didn't really watch Timbuktu, except for his encore and then there was the classic finale with fireworks and classical music.

Yesterday I spent studying and Toni spent playing. I managed to finish my dissertation on time and e-mailed it to my teacher last night. I'm not very content with it, but I assume that something is better than nothing and I just hope my teacher agrees.

Monday, 2 July 2012

About you

All this talking to you. I don't know what I'm to do. I don't know where you stand, what's inside your head. All this thinking of you. Is that what you're doing too? You're always on my mind. I talk about you all the time. Don't waste another day. Don't waste another minute. Can't wait to see your face, just to show you how much I'm in it. So open up your heart. Help me understand. Please tell me who you are so I can show you who I am. You're just standing by. You're just wasting time. Why don't you just tell me the truth about me and you? And as the time goes by I hope you realise, if you ask me to I just might be with you. 
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If I show you, get to know you. If I hold you just for today. I'm not gonna wanna let go. I'm not gonna wanna go home. Tell me you feel the same. Cause I'm for real. Are you for real? I can't help myself, it's the way I feel when you look me in the eyes like you did last night. I can't stand to hear you say goodbye, when it feels so right. Cause it feels so right just to have you standing by my side so don't let me go cause you have my soul. And I just wanted you to know. 
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You said "hey, what's your name?" It took one look and now we're not the same. Yeah, you said hey and since that day you stole my heart and you're the one to blame. And that's why I smile. It's been a while since every day and everything has felt this right. And now you turned it all around and suddenly you're all I need. The reason why I smile. 
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I can be tough, I can be strong. But with you it's not like that at all. There's a girl that gives a shit behind this wall, you just walk through it. And I remember all those crazy things you said, you left them running through my head. You're always there, you're everywhere, but right now I wish you were here. All those crazy things we did, didn't think about it just went with it. You're always there, you're everywhere, but right now I wish you were here. 
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I like your smile. I like your vibe. I like your style. But that's not why I love you. And I like the way you're such a star, but that's not why I love you. Hey, do you feel, do you feel me? Do you feel what I feel too? Do you need, do you need me? Do you need me? You're so beautiful. But that's not why I love you. I'm not sure you know, that the reason I love you is you, being you, just you. Yeah the reason I love you is all that we've been through. And that's why I love you. 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Nerdiness of June

Harry Potter. Alice Cooper. Mad Men. Call the Midwife. The First Law. Lara Croft. The Sims 2. Tokyo. Grey's Anatomy. Heroes of Might and Magic V. Music. Pokémon. Firefly. Plants vs Zombies.

Harry Potter. There hasn't been much of it this month, really. Just that one quote and everyone getting nostalgic and sad over HP-related dates from the past at the community. It's 15 years ago the first book was released in the UK, it's 5 years since the last book was released, it's 2 years ago since the first trailer for DH part 2 was released, it's a year since the last movie was released... Everyone is grasping to hold on, seemingly; "My childhood, don't leave me!!!" Then that one quote:
"No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love do live in us forever and whether it'll come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
- JK Rowling

Alice Cooper. I may have ordered more merch (A). But come on, a magazine only about Cooper? A giant poster? I'm in! :D

Mad Men. Finally got around to seeing the end of season 5. It has been so incredibly boring. I hate how they criminalized Lane. I hate what happened to him - he was one of my favourite characters. I hate that Peggy's almost not in the series anymore. I hate how Pete's becoming more and more of an idiot, but it's quite pleasant to see that Roger is finally growing up a bit. Still hate Megan. There are only two reasons left for me to watch Mad Men and they're called Joan and Sally.

Call the Midwife. Saw a trailer for this show on TV and thought it looked interesting. So I decided to check it out. I saw the entire series in two days and I was so happy to find out that they're making a second season. Wonder if Chummy will still be in that series? I usually don't like Miranda Hart, but Chummy is the only character in the series that really grew on me. Jenny is just too ignorant and the other two... well one of them is too shy and innocent and the other one is the complete opposite. I guess I do like sister Bernadette as well. The young nun. She's kind of charming. 

The First Law. The fantasy series by Joe Abercrombie. I got sick of the final Eddings series and decided to continue with The First Law instead. I'm still completely in love with Glokta and I'm starting to really like Ferro as well. There are more things happening in the second book than the first. The first book was pretty much just a prologue. The second book seems to be a transportation for the group led by Bayaz, but things seem to be happening kind of quickly for Glokta, which is completely fine by me :P Mr. Abercrombie keeps blowing me off my feet. His writing is fantastic, although kind of rough I do love his language. I have started figuring out that I prefer fantasy with male main characters.

Lara Croft. Toni wanted us to play a game together on his Xbox 360. He started up Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and thrusted a controller into my hands :P We finished the game in two days and it was so much fun after I had figured out the controllers. 

The Sims 2. I'm in one of those phases again. I've started killing off my second generation. I just grew tired of them as I usually do with the elder sims. I'm slowly planning the future of my fourth generation that's coming along pretty nicely. This is the current family tree:
Tokyo. I had that dream about Tokyo. One of my friends from Tokyo said that she wanted to go back there, and when I said I wanted to too she mentioned summer school and now I can't get that idea out of my head. One summer. No work. In Tokyo. Seems absolutely wonderful tbh. 戻りたい。帰りたい。恋しいな東京。I even miss the big bugs...

Grey's Anatomy. We're slowly catching up on season 8. I've had the ending completely spoiled though - thank you TV trailers and Facebook. My favourite episode this far is the one with George's mother. I need to re-watch the first three seasons! 

Heroes of Might and Magic V. Yes, I think 5 is better than 3. Don't hit me. I've started playing it again every now and then. I grew tired of my Viking dwarves and so I've started playing the Necromancers again. I'm not even half as good with the Necromancers as I was with the Dwarves, but it's fun anyway :) And it's really been a while since I played with the Necromancers. They were the first ever class I played. 

Music. I've been wanting more and new music lately. So I got the idea to check out all of Toni's favourites xD It took three days. I've also fixed the discographies of Stone Sour, Twisted Sister and Crashdïet. 

Pokémon. I started a new game in Pokémon SoulSilver. Let's see if I can keep going to the Pokémon League this time.

Firefly. Showed the series to Toni who hadn't seen it. He loved it. And then I showed him the movie. I love River! "I swallowed a bug." That's probably the third time I've watched the series...

Plants vs Zombies. Toni bought it for me on his Xbox. I also played for a bit on Love's PS3... It's still an awesome game! :D