Category Archives: Random

How time went by

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What was supposed to be a  couple of weeks away became actually three months and I am not fully aware of how that happened.  Some of it was my trip to Sweden which was not particularly time-consuming but I just didn’t feel like writing and then I was offered a job in London and things became hectic and blurry. I have now been living in London for almost a month, things have settled down and felt like it was time to provide some excuses for my absence.

Either way, I’m back and I’m planning to start posting again, probably not as often as before but hopefully on a regular basis. After all, I have accumulated lots of shows, books and random stuff I want to discuss.

Holidays

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Summer, surprisingly, is taking up a lot of my time which is why I have decided to close the blog for a few days. If everything goes as planned I will be back before the end of the month. Take care!

News

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I really hate that I haven’t been posting lately but I have been on a weird state of mind and I just didn’t have the energy to write anything. I’m having all these mood swings in which one moment I’m incredibly happy and excited and the next I’m stressed and worried. I wouldn’t rule out madness but I am trying to take control of things and go back to acting like a normal person which also means that I hope to go back to my regular posting schedule.

In the meantime, did you know that The Perks of Being a Wallflower is coming out in September.I haven’t read the book (although it is already in my reader) but I saw the trailer and it looks great. I guess I’ll have to read the book for now but I am really excited.

Go away summer

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I hate summer, July and August are probably the worst moths in the calendar. It is hot, everything is crowded and, honestly, I never find anything in the sales. Add Spain to the mix and you won’t be able to leave the house until 7 or 8 because any time before that you might melt. I dislike people who wear shorts and flip flops in the city and I detest having to see other people’s vacation pictures. Nothing good has ever happened to me in the summer season and at this point I don’t expect it too. The no new episodes thing is killing me and I have never been a fan of ice-cream. Therefore, summer, just go away quickly and quietly.

Cosmos

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There is something about a girls night out that just makes the world feel better. For one thing, it really makes me feel like it is summer and, also, it makes me feel like I can talk about almost anything and I won’t be judged. Almost. I have a feeling that we needed Cosmos but I wouldn’t know, I have never watched Sex in the City. And still it was good and felt exactly like what I needed.

Hacerse el sueco: origins

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There is an expression in Spanish “hacerse el sueco” which basically translates as “to do the Swedish”. So, for example, when you are in the subway, see that old friend from school that you haven’t seen in ages and pretend not to see him to avoid an awkward conversation, then you are doing the Swedish. Or, when my mom accuses me of not visiting her even though I said I would and I answer with “what?, did I say that? I don’t remember” but I know perfectly well I did say it, then I’m doing the Swedish too. Or, when the hundreds of Swedish people I have e-mailed this week choose to ignore the e-mails in their inboxes and pretend they never saw them, then, they are doing the Swedish. Well, at least I discovered how the expression came to be.

Luckily, not all Swedish people do it and I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Try the video, this guy couldn’t be a better example 😉