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Friday, July 29, 2011

Sweden, Electricity and Parties

Current mood: thoughtful

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It's time for a new blog...

Anyone who knows me here (which is nobody) or who talks to me enough will know that I recently spent some time in Sweden. I was there for a lovely family holiday, with the intention of doing something different to what we normally do, which is beach every year. Due to the fact that most years we get rained on at the beach, we decided to try doing a city break this time, and I always want to go places I haven't been before, so Stockholm was decided on. We managed to rent an apartment from a friend of a friend of a friend of my dad's :p: It was pretty cool, and the room I was in had lions on the wall which I enjoyed looking at :D It even had WiFi, so I was able to stay online while I was there (and watch all of Friendship is Magic too). I found the city really interesting from a cultural point of view: they had a lot of museums and tourist-y things to do. Normally, I don't enjoy doing culture/tourist things anywhere, but for some reason I found myself really enjoying this. Of course, I preferred Grona Lund, the amusement park... The rollercoasters there are definitely the best I've been on, and I've been to Orlando :D
We were there for 10 days, which was a good length of time, as we managed to do most of the things we had expected to, and a few extras as well. However, just a few short days after arriving home, disaster struck...

Power cuts.

Well, ok, not exactly end-of-the-world kind of horror, but it was bad enough. Now, I live in an area that doesn't get too many of these, maybe 5 a year max. However, at time of writing this, we've had 3 in a week. They don't last particularly long, a few hours at most, but they're annoying, and their recent frequency has led me to blame them for the true problem: all the electronic devices in my house which use large transformer plugs have failed. All of them. I can't see it as a coincidence, and besides, I have to have someone to blame for losing my radio alarm clock, iPod dock, computer speakers, and internet. None of them work :( As I'm sure you can tell, I have internet again now, as we got a new modem (with a small plug) two days ago to replace the faulty one, but I get the feeling I'm going to have to replace everything else...

Moving on, as I haven't got much else to say on that topic, there are parties abound, for both people I know and don't. Last night was, I can say, the first time I've thrown up due to alcohol. I'm not gonna lie and say I'm proud of myself, because I'm not. I did and said things I wouldn't have sober, and I felt and still feel pretty damn stupid for it, and I don't think I'll be drinking at the next party. Although of course, when I get to it there may be little else to do, as was the case yesterday. Still, I enjoy meeting and seeing people I know, even if I can't socialise without a beer. I feel pretty desperate about all this
to be honest. However, I'm not gonna leave this on a negative note, as I don't feel negative at the moment, just a little ill, so I'm gonna finish by saying that the people on this site make me feel happy, and I realised over the few days when I had no internet that I miss you when I can't talk to you, maybe more so than the people I know in person. I've only been using the site properly since June, but you guys (well, most of you) are definitely a lot more friendly than I ever would have expected from the internet, so a heartfelt thank you to those people who make me smile when I talk to them :hug:

And thank you if you read this far. I promise I won't do too many of these long, boring, life-detail blogs... So slán libh and keep smiling :)
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Snowman388 wrote on Nov 20th, 2011 1:30pm

I'm Swedish and Gröna Lund is incredible. Extreme is the best. Did you do the tilt free fall?

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davrockista wrote on Nov 20th, 2011 3:08pm

Yep that was awesome :D

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