Sunday, 30 May 2010

Bus-fight in the making!

I've had a great weekend.
On friday I went with a workmate of mine from Iran to some arab food-stores. I love cooking and especially foreign food, but the problem was that I didn't know where the really good asian food stores were. She's makes great food, so she brought me along to some. I bought some really good spices and couscous and made dinner later that night.
But before I was safely home, I had to sit on the unsafe bus.
Thank God I had just finished my ice cream, because as I sat almost in the back, minding my own business, I saw a HUGE woman wobbling towards me. Other people also noticed that something was a bit off with her, as she hurried really fast as if there was no tomorrow towards the back of the bus, sweating and panting. As she approached me, I didn't see a closed fist coming, knocking me straight in the side of the head! I have no idea if she did it on purpose or not, but I screamed in pain, and it didn't help when she lost balance and dropped all her glorious weight on top of me and layed there. For what seemed like hours. When I managed to get her off me, she went to the backseat after brushing off it.
Everyone at the bus was like "what the f**k", and I decided to move more to the front as I had no idea what it was about me that had pissed her off.

Ah well. An eventful day.

Life as a Jedi...

Yesterday I got up early to go to the gym before heading to my second (not secret) life as one of my alter ego's; the Jedi "Elith Dupar".
I arrived at the store where the gang was meeting up to change into our character. I realize most people prefer to go out partying on a saturday. I dress up.

We stayed there for about two hours, and it was actually really relaxing after the Model Expo trooping in march that was so busy all the time. There was some children from time to time, and at one point a woman came there and pointed at me and said to ehr child: "It's Padme!" I was in my Jedi costume, so that was probably the nicest compliment I've ever gotten.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A new job awaiting.

I have been looking for a new job for a littlewhile, still working with children. The reason is because there's so many people coming back to where I'm working that there's simply no more room for me. Women that have been working there for years are back from motherleave and so on, and the last ones arriving to the place has to be the first ones to leave.
But no time to fret - I already got a new job at another kindergarden! I had 3 interviews and this place was my favourite, so I'm very happy! Also, the place is in my area and I can walk there from my place.
I'll sign the contract in two weeks, and start to work there in august.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

It's my birthday and I sleep if I want to!

Yesterday was my birthday, and obviousely I was so tired that I didn't even write a single word about it, eventhough I came home pretty early.
I am STILL sick, or at least sick enough that I have no wish to hang out somewhere for too long, trying to be cheerful when I'm in pain.
Simo and I were supposed to go out and eat and then go to the movies, but we ended up only doing the last thing. We went to see "Robin Hood" with Russel Crowe and by Ridely Scott.
It was a really good film, I loved it. Not so much because of any great and unknown story, the costumes or the filmangles, but simply because I believed in the characters. To me, that is the most important thing. It doesn't matter if a film has fantastic PR, wonderful sets and great effects! If the actors don't delivers it doesn't mean sh*t! I thought this film had marvellous acting (obviousely, it's Ridley Scott, Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett), and they made me feel for the characters, made it matter to me what would happen to them next. The female character, Lady Marion was a REAL woman, from a REAL time, with REAL actions, not a actionfilled kick-ass lady who just happens to know how to fight a man (and win) out of the blue.
This is a film you have to see if you dare.

Long live the outlaws!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Still sick...

I've been sick pretty much since I came home from Norway. Last weekend I got better for a few days, but then it started (and got worse) again this week. Yesterday was a day off here in scandinavia, and so I got to rest, but when I wasn't better today I decided to get a doctors appointment and true enough; I don't just have a flu.
When the doctor looked into my mouth she said -"You have something white in the back of your mouth, it might be a Streptococcal Infection." I took a look myself and it lookes absolutely disgusting and it's sort of freaking me out! I had to go to the lab and get a test done and I'll get the result on monday. If it's an infection I have to take antibiotics.
Hopefully it's nothing, I just want to get well.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Can you spot the Wookie?

The Wookie was part of everything at Finse. Everything.


A strong word, yes, but why do I keep seeing girls ESPECIALLY everywhere writing and doing anything to get a good blog article?

I see 14 year old girls taking posing pictures of themselves in the bathtub with only some foam to cover their body with the text: "taking a nice relaxing bath...soooooooo lovely..."
I see girls injecting Restylane into their lips, and can you believe it - the camera was there to document it!
I see girls under the age of 15 making a sex-blog, writing about all their "weird and interesting" sex encounters, and asking people to write questions, as if they have a really good and long experience and can answer on anything!
I see girls writing about very private things writing "sorry mom, LOL" over and over again.

This scares me.
Maybe it's not my business and they can do what they want, but the fact is that THEY are putting this out there, and I'm just glad that I have some sort of reaction to it. It seems like we live in a world now where all we want is EVERYTHING and even MORE of just that, and not to mention have a place in history nomatter the price. If you're not registered somehow in this world, you don't exist.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A great long-weekend at Finse, Norway!

I have returned from Finse with a flu and sunburn, but still, very happy.
I went with a few Star Wars friends from Finland to my home planet of Norway on thrusday to take the train from Oslo to Finse the next day. I met my granmother and my little brother for lunch at Hard Rock Cafe (yummy!) before I met up with my friends again. We stayed the night at a hostel near the trainstation.

The next morning we met the rest of the bunch of Star Wars ENTHUSIASTS (not nerds...) and we were almost 50 of us in total. The trip to Finse took about 5 hours, but it didnæt seem like that with all the fun we had!
And what is the reason for all of this?
"Star Wars Episode 5; The Empire Strikes Back" has a beginning that happens in an ice planet called Hoth. This is filmes in 1979 partly in Finse, Norway. It's 30 years since that film came out and we wanted to celebrate it. Fans from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, France, China, and even Los Angeles came to take part of this fun event!
After we arrived on friday we just took it easy, got to know eachother and had a GREAT dinner! And of course we also dressed up a bit...

On saturday we went to a looong hike up the mountains of Finse to the places where Star Wars was filmed. We found some of the places and some that we THOUGHT (and maybe DID) found, and we had a really good time! The hike was about 5-6 hours long and pretty exhausting. Almost everybody was part of it and we used skis and snowshoes, which I have never tried before now.

When we came back to the hotel we had a fantastic dinner again and partied until people couldn't party anymore...
The next day however, a bunch of red faces met me around the hotel and it wasn't better to see my OWN red face! More than half of the people were really sunburned! I guess we all hadn't expected to get that burned, but some people had it really bad. I was lucky, it's more now that I have a bit trouble with the skin, but it'll pass.

On sunday we had some fun, having the first Star Wars Olympic Games! It was a blast! Later we had a man coming to us that were on the set of The Empire Strikes Back and who was the one who actually told the director to come to Finse for the film. It was really cool to listen to his stories and he was a really nice guy. After that we watched the film, but I felt so bad and was getting sick, so I went to be early.

Eventhough I'm sick now and have to stay home tomorrow, the trip was totally worth it and I had so much fun!