week 32/ an extensive one

Music

Book/story

We drove around a lot for 4 days, and what did I make pictures of? Waterfalls and kittens, that’s what.

The kittens people! Totally adorable. They’re 8 weeks old, climb up on you and fall asleep in your lap while purring. Irresistible.

Reading list

Not a great reading week because I had literally no alone time, and feel the need to actively hang out with my family when I’m actually there. I did pick this up at Amsterdam airport, and read about a third on the way there though:

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Purchase

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I quite liked this cheap serum from Swedish Kronan pharmacy, so it was time to repurchase.

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week 31/this one’s actually done in time

Food

As it’s cooled down a bit this week (like, 27-29 C rather than 37 C), we haven’t ordered food! (*pats self on back*) My favorites this week were the Korean beef wraps and the oven baked aubergine with pasta. I would show pictures, but I don’t have any. You can imagine it 😛

Music

Plans

I fly to Sweden on Saturday for a week of vacation with the family (and they’ve planned this road trip, meaning we’ll barely be “at home” at all?). Meanwhile the security people at Amsterdam airport are – as far as I understand – taking extra breaks and shit (rather than going on strike), leading to “additional delays” on top of it being the busiest period at the airport since it’s school vacations. Not stressing me out. AT. ALL.

load off my shoulders & more books

Today I finished my part of a big (ish) project at work, and I hadn’t realized how much this was weighing me down until I sent the email saying “I’m done”. Phew. And that on a Friday no less, talk about weekend feeling.

Last Friday I went to the bookstore that’s close to the office during a break, and of course I bought two books – these fellas:

I’ve read the Female Eunuch before, but that’s something like 15 years ago for my bachelor’s thesis (yes, I’m old). And these first pages have me very excited to read it again:

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Internet book club?

And, as a final, small note that should please Lisa, Spotify suggested this song to me in this week’s Release Radar:

Welcome home

Disclaimer: I have probably posted this before.

I don’t particularly listen to or enjoy ska/reggae music (I mean, I also don’t hate it, it’s more like “meh”), but this song – which features my favorite artist Annika Norlin – keeps coming back to me. It’s probably not as likable if you don’t understand Swedish, but there you go (I recommend duolingo, where I’m currently working on my Italian. Also, they sing in dialect, so understanding Swedish will only help a bit).

I’m easily amused (another TS post)

It’s been a while since there was a TS post, so here we go!

I’m home alone (woe living with a sales person at a bank, so much “representation” (no, but seriously, I like my alone time)) and may have had several glasses of wine with my dinner. Now I’m watching Youtube (of course) and this. This cracks me up – one of the clips is from some Dutch talent show, featuring Nick & Simon. They are very well known here, but the thing is, I have no idea who is who of the two since they always appear together. Look, they even have a joint chair cause they’re inseparable!

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There’s also a new podcast from Swedish Radio (SR) about TS. I equally want to listen to it as not. Yes because TS, no because it’s called “Amerikas hämndlystna sweetheart” (idk, “America’s revengeful sweetheart”?)