nonesane: (Four and the TARDIS)
It was also a very messed up day, putting it mildly. See, I work in Stockholm, not that many blocks from where trash disguised as humans decided to ram a truck into a shopping center. Suffice to say, yesterday...well, what can I really say about yesterday?

Actually, I can say that the Swedish military and Stockholm's police force are fucking awesome, that's what I can say! They were so prepared and dealt with this so well! They were on the scene in no time, getting people to safety and making sure nothing else happened. They shut down the subway and commuter trains a-sap, and all possible second targets were evacuated or got much increased security.

Swedish media also dealt with it well. Sure, there were some unfounded rumours about shootings floating around that started on Twitter (which is why my boss refused to let us leave work until we were 100% it was just rumors), but over all we got up-to-date, vital information right when we needed it. We knew where to go and where to not go.

Also, all us regular civilian types used social media to help each other out. Stores made sure people had a safe place to go and that people's kids got dinner if their parents were unable to get home in time. People opened their homes to those who were stranded, arranging spur of the moment pizza parties. And as far as I've heard the local nazi scum are disappointed with how this attack has failed to drum up racism and islamophobia in the general public. I hope the nazis keep being disappointed. Fuck those guys.

I literally spent yesterday's "event" drinking soda with my coworkers, going for a long walk, meeting up with an acquaintance I hadn't seen in 3 years, having a beanburger, walking some more, waiting 40 minutes for a train to get me home, and finally going to bed at my home in Uppsala.

It's horrific that people were killed and hurt. But it's a comfort to know that the military, the police, the media, and just every other person on the street here are prepared for horrific things, and meet them with both skill and heart.
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nonesane: (Bloody long book)
Soooooo, I've been very, very close to burn out since mid-2016. I won't go into detail as to why, but let's just say it's work-related and health-related both. Thus, I've been inactive in every possible way everywhere.

Just wanted to note that down here, as a reminder to myself to not do this to myself again. Hopefully I'll be getting better come February, when I will be making a lot of life changes. Hopefully.
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nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
So, after about 2,5 months of non-stop overtime I'm more or less a wrung out rag now that the holidays are here. Luckily I'm starting a new job come February, so the stress will be reduced soon.

I've actually been preeeeetty close to burn out, which has been 0 fun. Thus it will take me a while to catch up with everything online that I'm behind on, seeing as the least hint of stress currently leaves me an exhausted heap of emotions. Luckily I didn't completely hit the wall, so these stress related shutdowns should stop as soon as I've had a bit of a rest.

But yeah, definitely looking forward to a newer, slower work pace.
nonesane: (Bloody long book)
To the point of pain-induced scoliosis. For two months, going on three. I am not a happy camper.

Not only has this spine rebellion made me very cranky, it's also lowered my work capacity severely, since not being able to sit down automatically cuts down on computer time. I've got no standing desk at work, so I've had to work overtime from home almost every evening since my back started acting up. Meaning these past months have been pretty much work-sleep-work only.

Thankfully I'm on the mend, but I'm so very, very behind on...everthing. Ugh.
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
Urgh, I hate when that happens. So behind on a lot of things now. But, I shall not give up on my lovely lists!

Things I got done last week:
[X] Fix Internet for new apartment!
[X] Laundry. Evil, evil laundry.
[X] Have dinner with a friend.
[X] Read to at least chapter 39 in "The Fires of Heaven"
[X] Clean up my LJ-tags
[X] Clean out the microwave (it smelled like meat :P)
[X] Write down meeting notes from DX-guide meeting.
[X] Re-read to at least chapter 22 in "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
[X] Go for a run at least twice.
[X] Book club! Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday.


Things to do until Sunday the 14th of February
[X] Contact electricty company and address change (done, though nothing could be finished due to Skatteverket being slow at registering the new building...)
[X] Finished The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan (and decided to give up on The Wheel of Time).
[ / ] Re-read at least to chapter 48 in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.
[ / ] Post at least two fics/drabbles in the Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell kinkmeme.
[ / ] Sort through all possible prompts on said kinkmeme.
[ / ] Find at least 10 stories and 20 artworks in RTH to comment on.
[ / ] Clean up old notebook with previous years' goals.
[ / ] Get all the files on my cellphone in order.
[ / ] Start archiving Lost Holt's latest phase in the RPG.
[ ] Start writing Jan/Feb trade for RTH
[ ] Start writing Peggy's comment race prize
[ ] Finish at least two scenes in "Catching Up?"
[ ] Catch up on Council work in RTH!
[ ] Answer all e-mails awaiting replies + send new e-mails I've promised to send.
[ ] Go for a run at least twice
[ ] Game day on Saturday!
[ ] Deadpool on Friday!
nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
Currently hanging out with a dear friend. We've just finished watching Avatar: the Last Airbender/Legend of Aang (which she'd never seen before) and now we're post-by-post role-playing and plotting a story for the hell of it.

Life is good. Even if I lost my favorite gloves today. Positive definitely outweighs the negative :)
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nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Sebastian smiling)
Feeling rather stupid for getting a Dreamwidth account and never using it. So, here goes.... eh.

Well, today I went for a 40 minute run... from zombies... in direct sunlight at a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius... then I did 130 sit-ups and stood in push-up position for about a minute...

Not posting this to brag; I'm posting this to remind myself how stupid I am. If I'd only gotten out of the house an hour earlier, I wouldn't have almost died of heatstroke (yes, that's an exaggeration, but it sure felt horrible at the time.)

Should maybe see about friending some people over here on Dreamwidth. Though I only know one person who uses Dreamwidth. Oh well.
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nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)

I just found out that the excellent manga Shin Petshop of Horrors (aka Petshop of Horrors: Tokyo) finished its run last year with 12 volumes.

My problem is that I only have 8 of them, as Tokyopop shut down before they could finish translating all of them. Now, I can manage Japanese - if increadibly slowly - so I’d like to buy the final 4 in Japanese.

Problem nr 2: I found them for sale, but only to people in Canda and the USA ;_;

Would anyone be so kind as to help me buy them? I’ll of course pay both for the manga, any shipping to your home and shipping to my place. I  would be enternally grateful!

Saving the links to the manga-sale-sites so I'll remember them:
Volume 9
Volume 10
Volume 11
Volume 12

EDIT: PROBLEM SOLVED, HUZZAH! (I should read the shipping info more carefully XD)

nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
[livejournal.com profile] lady_drace gave me the age 17, so here we go:

I lived with my parents and sister in the north of Sweden, in the house I grew up in (I lived the first four months of my life in an apartment in town, but since I can't remember that I don't think it counts).

I drove my parents cars (they had two at the time - north of Sweden means everyone has to drive to get where they want or walk from a bus that goes every two hours) to practice for my driver's license.

I was in a relationship with FREEDOM! Which is silly-talk for saying I was single.

I feared having to move away from home and picking a university education, thus deciding what I was "going to be when I grow up" because I had no fucking clue.

I worked as a swim teacher on weekends and some week-nights.

I wanted to be happy, which I was, most of the time, and still am.

Want to meme? Tell me how old you are, and I'll pick a random age for you to remember.
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nonesane: My cat is a happy cat (Smiling Sebastian)
I'm so very happy! We have to do some small edits of course, but you always get those. Our examiner said our discussion was really good and it turned out all our references were "intact" <3

I'd like to thank everyone for the congratulations I've gotten, as well as for the wonderful support. And I'd also like to offer virtual hugs to everyone whose day hasn't been as good as mine.
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