My cooking skills are featured on my friend Malin's blog on iform.se, a Swedish fitness magazine. Read all about it! If I'd known she was gonna take photos I'd have slapped on some eyeliner... at least my food is photogenic.
I've been grooving to Chixdiggit! for two days in a row. I still don't understand what kind of crazy haircut KJ is singing about in Swedish Rat but it's a great song. The Canadians have done it again.
And I almost crashed my car when I saw that KJ from Chixdiggit was talking to me on twitter... I didn't even know he was on twitter. So let that be a lesson, don't tweet and drive. Pop punkers might start talking to you.
If Chixdiggit are coming to anywhere near you, go see them! Sing along to Spanish Fever and tell them I sent you!
I had tickets to see Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World at Fantastisk Filmfestival last year but I was too tired to go. I finally got around to watching it and it's one of the best things I've seen this year.
So go rent it, buy it or see it in a theatre. Don't just download it. Spending money on stuff you like is telling Hollywood you want more movies like this one.
Sunshine, a stroll along Möllevångstorget, buying lotus root and pocky cookies at the asian grocery store. Listening to the hustle and bustle of hipster kids and skaters hanging out next to ladies in headscarves who are shopping for groceries on the square.
I bought these because I loved the packaging.
Buying Wonder Woman lipgloss and listening to street musicians before meeting friends for coffee and taking a walk in the sunshine. Browsing for magazines, hats and buying a coffee mug simply because it had a camera pattern.
Spent two days at a conference with my co-workers. I don't mind getting to know the people I work with, but all those hours of being surrounded by people are draining. Especially when they start drinking and get loud. A few hours of that is enough.
When the crowd moved on to the afterparty, that's when I headed back to my room with a book and re-charged my batteries.
Props from two of the three games we played to sort out the seating arrangements at dinner. Pretty stoked about getting a Frank Sinatra song.
Had my annual asthma-check up today and it went really fu*king well. I'm at 122% of my predicted lung capacity.
My figures were good last year, before I stared working out. But this year my lung capacity has increased, and quite a bit. Lung capacity usually decreases slightly with every year, so my doctor was really happy with the results. Forget losing weight and toning up, that's just a bonus. Improving my health like this is proof that working out makes me better and stronger. It feels good to kick a chronic disease in the butt.
It was just another Friday night at the HepCat Store. I was getting ready to head home and Rob was eager to get out the door and pick up his girlfriend. We turned out the lights and Rob pulled a plug from the socket... and the plug went up in flames. The socket wasn't looking too good either.
This ain't how it's supposed to look.
So we made a few frantic phonecalls and got hold of our friend and electrician Martin. He graciously dropped what he was doing and came to our rescue. We had to cut the power so he could work on the socket, but that also meant that we had to find a really long extension cord for the power drill and some light. Luckily, my phone comes with a pretty kickass flashlight.
Electricity by flashlight.
Turns out a power strip was the culprit... the heating fan is plugged in at the other end and Rob pulled the plug while the heating fan was still running. That probably what caused the power strip to overload and the plug to go up in flames. Martin replaced the wall socket and we got rid of the busted power strip.
So if a wall socket starts to smoke or look burned... cut the power and get in checked out by a pro. Stuff like that can make entire buildings go up in flames.
I saw Black Swan this weekend. It was dark, scary and really good. Very brutal for a movie about ballet. But I also saw a trailer for upcoming movie "Water for Elephants". At first I thought it was a remake of "The Greatest Show on Earth" from 1952, but it's based on a recent book by Sara Gruen.
It's set in a travelling circus during the depression and it looks really good. Y'know, if you're into history and that sort of thing. Like me. Reese Witherspoon is one of my favourite actresses so I'm looking forward to this movie. Maybe I should get the book and read it while I wait for "Water for Elephants" to come to Sweden?
Finally got my hands on a copy of independent hot rod-movie Deuce of Spades. I liberated the copy we have at the HepCat Store over the weekend. It's good to know your merchandise and all that.
And the movie? It's clearly a low-budget, b-movie. But as far as hot rod movies go, it's clearly one of the better ones. Good story, good looking cars and some really good photography. And a movie that focuses on relationships, passion and good looking guys is a welcome addition to the rockabilly scene. We've got thousands of pin up girls and we need something for the girls to look at too. And now we have proof that ladies can work on cars and look good in shorts at the same time. But I think it's much more fun to watch the hot guys with their shirts off doing the same thing...