Hello folks! It’s Monday and guess what, I’m not at work! Guessing you’re not either though, at least not if you’re in Sweden. Hopefully! I must say that I really love these extra long weekends. You can snug in quite a lot to do whilst still being able to relax and take a day to wind down before it’s time to get back to work.
Oh wait, I’m so relaxed that I don’t even know where to start. About the only thing I plan on doing today is the laundry and play some game. Maybe go for a walk before the sun disappears out of sigh which it does really early these days. Can’t wait for the spring to get here actually. But anyways, it’s been a good weekend so far and at the moment I’m looking after these two rascals.
Gothenburg treated me nicely. I think I could learn to live there actually, or at least in some of the smaller suburbs. I like the fact that you can go downtown to buy pretty much anything that you’d like. And you can stop by a real nice restaurant or just go to a pub and hang out and have a beer or two. It’s something I miss about this town. I mean, I really love Ulricehamn and all its tranquility but sometimes it does get a bit boring. It’s lucky that you have all your friends to hang out with.
On Friday we went to this restaurant called Athena near Heden. The food was delicious and the waiter was kind and funny. Maybe not the most cosy of places since the tables were seated quite close together so you couldn’t relax 100%. I tend to think that it’s a bit odd when you overhear what others say too much and vice versa. But yeah, the food. Nomnomnom. Coincidence that this was like 100m away from a restaurant called S.P.I.C.E that we went to almost exactly a year ago. A place I can also recommend if you like thai food. Then we went to this pub called John Scott’s on the main avenue before we went home and caught up.
Have you seen The Desolation of Smaug by the way? The second part of The Hobbit. We went to see this on Saturday after browsing a few shops. I was looking to try out a couple of shoes that I want to buy for spring. Maybe treat myself to something expensive on my midlife crisis birthday. Also went to this store called Lush where they have lots of delicious smelling (and looking!) products. I bought a few products from them for xmas for some friends and I got a sample of one of their body lotions which I totally fell in love with. So stopped by to buy that.
Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s hot commodity these days. And boy did he do a good job giving life to the dragon called Smaug. On a whole this movie was an awesome adventure which made you want to read fantasy books, play role playing games and of course see the third and final movie. It sucks ass that you have to wait a whole year, especially since the movie ended with somewhat of a cliffhanger. For those of you who thought the first one was a bit slow and not so exciting, The Desolation of Smaug won’t disappoint you. The pacing was good from start to finish and you got to experience pretty much everything Middle Earth has to offer, from breathtaking views and beautiful elves to horrible orcs and a cunning dragon. Plus a big bear. And I can’t help but be in awe of the big dwarf dungeons. The halls of Moria always had me impressed from the Lord of the Ring movies and Erebor didn’t disappoint.
We also played a couple of cool indie games that I’ve heard of but never got around to playing. Don’t Starve and Super Meat Boy for instance. The second was really addictive and fun, especially when you watched the other person play it and cursing over dying just before reaching the end of the level. Seriously, insanely hilarious. Got my abs workout right there. It’s one of those where you can not only clear the level but clear it under a certain time to get a certain achievement. There’s also a dark world of every level which it basically the same level but even harder. Yeah, I’m into games lately, I’m sure you can tell. Today I plan on finishing Uncharted 3 and then get onto the last hours of LA Noire that we never got around to finish. Two games that really call out to me lately are the new Zelda and Mario games for 3DS and Wii U respectively. But since I don’t own these systems I’m going to finish all of my other games before even thinking of buying them.
The initial plan was to stay in Gothenburg till Sunday but that got changed. My bed and cat wanted me home and I also was offered travel company by Sara who I haven’t seen in quite a while so yesterday was spent at home. I barely recall what I did apart from hanging out with Stina, eating lots of unhealthy stuff and watching the three last episodes of Dexter together. I mean, #=”)(/)”#/=()#”. Honestly. I was so let down when the credits rolled. The episodes in whole was real anguish. You just sat there and waited for the shit storm to start. And of course it did eventually. I was of course hoping until the end for the ending I wanted but yeah. Won’t spoil any more of it for those of you who might not have seen it yet. Hopefully you wan’t be as disappointed as I was! >_<
Ok, so now I have two crazy cats on my desktop chasing the mouse pointer. Gotta wrap this up and maybe have some lunch. What about soup? Yeah I think soup’s it for the day. Soup and crayfish tails. But before you go there’s just something more you have to check out, OK? You know how good music can make pretty much anything better, right? One artist who impressed me in the first part of 2013 was Ed Sheeran. Songs with haunting melodies and lyrics that hit your heart. Lego House is one of my favorite songs of 2013 and I wonder if this one won’t be one of my favorite songs of 2014. It’s called I See Fire and it was the credits music to The Hobbit 2. I always get a lump in my throat when listening to it and it set the tone to the ending of the movie real well. Gosh this boy is so talented and yeah. I love, love, love it <3