Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Living an ordinary (Swedish) life

So much like last week, this week was pretty uneventful in terms of outrageous, chaotic adventures. Just regular life. Which is quite nice actually. Besides the fact that its been raining. Boo. It's funny, we were going to go out for dinner on Saturday, but it was raining, so we decided not to. I thought about if that was how we operated in Vancouver, we would actually never leave the house. Ever. It would be a sad, hobbit-like existence. The weather is supposed to get better starting....soon. So that's a plus. But speaking of weather, I'm going to Iceland soon and I will be going back in time in terms of seasons. It's going to be like 4 degrees. But also amazing. So it's one of the situations where you have to weigh the odds and I think Iceland will win the battle over the weather.

What else happened this week...Oh! I went to Copenhagen avec Paul to the Carlsberg Brewery. Where there were ponies! Neigh. It was in a quaint little neighbourhood with old houses and lots of trees. Very cute. One downside, no ATMs, so we had to leave a sandwich at a shop as no cash funds could be secured. Ah well. We later satisfied our hungers with McDonalds (classy and European) after only having had beers. Thanks Carlsberg!

Also, this weekend was the Eurovision Song Contest Finale! Exciting stuff I tell you. It started at approximately 8:30pm and finished at 12:30am. Long. Haul. Though it sounds stupid (and it is) you really get sucked in after watching things such as this:

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgRbURC5Sr4&feature=fvst
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXouSYabDig

or if you want to see what Sweden has to offer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW7AdnCYRPs&feature=relmfu.

Boom. Amazing European madness. I was saying if this was broad casted in North America, people would either flock to Europe faster than you can say "So Lucky" or never, ever travel to Europe, ever again. Ever. Anyways, there were snacks provided and plenty of people to mock hilarious dance moves and mock even more hilarious singing moment (France?! wtf.) Azerbijan won. Is that even part of Europe you say? Answer: basically no. Chew on that EUROvision.

Anyways, everything is just trucking along. I don't have too much longer here, but I'm soaking up every last moment. Going to have a few good parties, a few good sunsets, and a lot of good mems. Yeehaw.

It's that time again...
1. Hagen Daaz= Gourment, Ben and Jerry's=Gourmand. Debate settled.
2. As previously mentioned, rain does impact people's lives here. Far less bikes on the road and people out in general. They would die in Vancouver.
3. In Swedish pharmacies, drugs come from the ceiling on a slide. Weeeee.
4. I can't find one of my favourite scarves. Whomp.


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