I don’t often cry at work…

…but today was such a day. Today I found out that one of the favorite people I’ve ever met through work suddenly passed away (car accident), and I just can’t deal. 😦

The post I was working on will come another day.

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She did it better (#1)

There are two Swedish artists who are popular in my demographic, and who you’d guess I probably like, who I absolutely cannot stand.

One is Kent. The other is Håkan Hellström. I just cannot. Kent are whiney and Håkan can’t sing. You may like them if you wish, but I will not discuss this matter further 😛

So, that being said, there used to be a Swedish band called Broder Daniel (Brother Daniel), who were also not great (Håkan was in it). One of their big hits was this song:

So, you know. When this song appeared in my Discover Weekly, I thought “hey, I recognize this?”. And can we just agree that she did it better? Kthx.

4 things in my online cart

The Endless Blog Challenge.

4 things in my online cart. I’m assuming that at any point in time, most of us have things lying about in online carts. Doesn’t have to be the same cart, a variation of carts will do!

But of course. The only one where I have that many items pending is by our friends at Paula’s Choice:

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What can I say – I’m like “wantwantwant” until I see the total price, then I quickly close the tab. Maybe at some point!

The Sun & Her Flowers

I was quite excited about the second book released by Rupi Kaur, but I fear I might have held too high expectations. It was of course still worth reading, and not at all bad, but I also didn’t have the revelation (of sorts) that I had with the first one. Which kind of makes sense. This bok feels more personal though, and as if she’s carrying her heart on her sleeve, which I appreciate.

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5 likes

The Endless Blog Challenge.

5 likes. Share five posts on any platform you have recently liked.

Well, this was quite interesting. All my shares are from Instagram, and people that are in the public sphere (I’m not gonna share my friends’ baby pictures… which, YES, I click like on almost all of). I was also going to use the “embed” function of Insta, but it looks like crap. Obviously I’m doing something wrong. Lisa? 😛

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“I do everything I can to make women hate each other, then I blame them for being bad friends.”

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A Day in Life

The Endless Blog Challenge.

A Day in Life. Not doing anything special? Well! Then you’re just going to have to make some plans, aren’t you?

I had a day off on Monday on behalf of not having taken enough vacation this year, and only being allowed to transfer 5 days to next year. We went to see QOTSA in Amsterdam’s Ziggo dome on Sunday, and I thought it’d be nice to get to sleep more than 5 hours that night.

So instead I used my brand new Museum card* for the first time – and what better way to start that off than to go to Rijksmuseum (a.k.a. where all the tourists go to see the Nightwatch)?

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I’ll throw in some Wikipedia knowledge for you as well:

The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885. On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation which cost € 375 million, the main building was reopened by Queen Beatrix. In 2013 and 2014, it was the most visited museum in the Netherlands with record numbers of 2.2 million and 2.47 million visitors. It is also the largest art museum in the country.

Yeah, so, 10 year renovation (which my friend who works at museums says is unheard of (!)). I did go once before – in 2013 when L was visiting.

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Turns out the ones I like the most are the 17th Century Dutch painters, like so:

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All in all a very well spent day off.

*for €60 a year, you get free entry to something like 400 museums in the Netherlands. Rijksmuseum alone has an entry fee of € 17.50 normally.