I was too young to watch the show, 21 Jump Street, when it ran, but I’ve seen several of the episodes afterwards. Now I had the good fortune of finding the first two seasons to download, and hopefully I’ll find the other 3. It is so much fun, if you guys haven’t seen it I really think you should, if you like cop shows with a lot of humor and pretty much always ends happily. Also a young Johnny Depp is one of the main actors, and that isn’t a bad thing.
I have a couple of project ideas that I’ve decided that I wanted to try just to see what happens. I’m very curious by nature and I like finding out what happens if I do this or if I do that. You may think it’s childish but trust me it makes me happy and that is actually all that counts I happen to be one of those people that get very excited by cheap thrills, you know mundane, boring stuff to some, exciting ideas for me
Project plan: My first project is quite a simple one actually, it is to….*drum-roll please*…make sure to drink at least 2 liters of water each day. Yep that is it that’s the whole project. It ain’t to difficult and it shouldn’t be one of the projects that are hard to complete. I have this water bottle that I basically carry around with me everywhere (even before The Project) and most of the time it is actually empty, but I’ve decided that if I fill it 4 times with water I will be able to drink at least 2 liters of water.
Theory: Water is said to be one of those magic elements that you should make sure to make a habit of using, as a daily minimun you should drink 2 liters of water each day. However most of us ingest this amount of water through food and other drinks such as coffe or tea.
For example it is said that water to be the best tool for a great complection also it cleans out your body from toxins and other scary stuff.
Procedure: Drink 0.5 L of water when I wake up and carry filled bottle of water with me at all times. I shouldn’t drink the 2 liters in one sitting rather throughout the day.
Results: There will be charts and fancy analysis, so don’t you worry
Side note: If I had the chance I would only drink Aqua Terrena bottled water, but since I can’t find it here in Uppsala, one of the bottles (that I bought in Gotland last summer) will do for now (I’m smart enough to be able to trick my self into believing that it’s the real deal)
I have a wish-list, it can be found here, where I write down things that I want. It’s stuff that either could be good presents or stuff that I will buy myself when I get the opportunity. I felt that since I usually have a difficult time deciding what I want for present, that I would put them on-line once I find them, so that I won’t forget them. It is pretty good for my friends and family too since they always have my updated wish-list available. Yesterday I could cross of a Christmas Stamp, cause I found it cheap. I like it when I find it cheap, I mean it doesn’t hurt .
It looks like the one in the picture on the right, with the GOD JUL (Merry Christmas in Swedish) stamp. Now I just need to buy the sealing wax, to be able to use the stamp for the Christmas gifts later on this year.
This weekend has been spent preparing for the job hunting experience. My dad and I have written a new CV and personal letter. Its been hard work, very hard work. And we have had lots of words We even had time to send a few applications. I’m keeping my fingers crossed
This is the first time I try EFIT, it seems like a fun concept to do about once a month. The whole thing is basically like the name says, take one photo each hour of the day. I guess it doesn’t have to be each hour, but as much as you can. You can read more about it here; that is if you speak Swedish
So here we go, for the first time ever EFIT
06:42: Wake up time. I’m at my parents house so I’m sleeping in their guest room. And of course since I’m a marathon runner in my sleep, the bed looks like a bomb site when I wake up. And of course, before I go to the bathroom I turn on my baby
07:48: Checking e-mails
and watching some nature program on TV. Euw…look at my computer screen its
filthy. Computer in bed, great.
08:47: The weather
outside sucks big time, rain, which makes the snow melt away. I don’t want to
go outside today. Good for me that I might not have to.
09:41: In the kitchen with
my mom. Talking and enjoying her company, while she makes dinner ready, since
she won’t be home later today. You guys should have smelt this chicken, it
10:53: Breakfast a lite
late today, but it still tasted good. Strawberry yoghurt, an egg and
Apple-cinnamon tea. Yummy.
11:50: My mom and I are
baking chocolate chip cookies. The cookies turned out perfect. Very big and
very yummy. We used the same recipe that I used the other day, but my
mom used real chips instead of white chocolate and peanuts.
12:49: On the computer
again. Blogging and working. I use my baby all day long! Right now I’m sitting
at the kitchen table while my mom is ironing.
13:59: Still working on the
computer, however now I have now moved back into the guest room. My mom is gone
so it’s only me and my brother home. He is studying and comes in and askes me
questions all the time. I’m working, planning, blogging, finding information,
booking events and searching for jobs. Also I’m fixing with our scarves
business, making sure things are sent and money has come in.
14:42: The toilette
repair man has been here and changed the leaking toilette to the new much
improved toilette. Isn’t it pretty.
15:42: Working with the
scarves, to make sure that they all look good, ironed and folded nicely. The
scarves are wrapped and placed into a package, which will be sent to the
klient. Taking some more pictures to be able to uploaded.
16:39: Some music in the
afternoon is always good. Working with the computer while listening to music
and making sure that all of the days work is done.
17:45: Checking the plans
for my babies kitchen. We are planning to put up shelves and this very coarse
drawing helps us plan what we are going to do.
18:46: Dinner - tuna salad.
19:43: Coffee after dinner.
I’m going to lye down since my headache, that I’ve had for about 4 days now, is
getting the best of me.
Has anyone tried the LORAC Cheek Stamp? I’m kind of impressed about what I think it can do, but I’m not quite sure that I’m actually getting the whole idea, maybe I think it’s some wonderous rouge but infact it’s Crap with a capital C. Help! anyone?
I made oven baked vegetables and salmon today. It was very yummy! At least according to me. It was really simple to make but very tasty and I surely recommend it.
I basically chopped squash, aubergine, paprika (bell peppers), red onion and mushroom into bite size pieces. Put them into an oven pan, season with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. Place in the oven, heat 225 C for about 20 minutes. Mean while take your salmon (without bone and skin), season with lemon-pepper and cover with a mixture of feta cheese and Kesella (not quite sure what Kesella is in English, but it’s basically like sour cream but much lighter). When the vegetables have been in the oven for 20 minutes, decrease the heat to 175 C and place the salmon on top of the vegetables. Place in the oven again for about 20-30 minutes. Check that the salmon is whitish in color and that the aubergine is soft. If there is any feta mixture left then place it in a bowl on the side, to add if needed.
If this doesn’t seem like enough food, you can always add potatoes to the vegetable mixture.
Truly recomended! Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the food so I can’t show you what the end result looks like, but trust me, it’s worth trying.
A list from Ebba von Sydow book Ebbas stil. A list of what the ulitimate basic wardrobe should include.
KLÄDER/CLOTHES [ ] Två par jeans/Two pairs of jeans [x] En kashmirkofta/a cahmire jumper [x] Ett par svarta finbyxor/a pair of black slacks [ ] Ett par svarta shorts/a pair of black shorts [x] En vit skjorta/a white shirt [x ] En kavaj/a suit jacket [x] En svart kofta/a black jumper [x] En kofta i en annan färg/a different colored jumper [x] En jeanskjol/a jeans skirt [x] Två svarta toppar/two black tops [x] Två vita toppar/two white tops [x] Två svarta linnen /two black tank tops [x] Tre vita linnen/ three tank tops [ ] En trenchcoat/a trench coat [x] En vinterkappa/a vinter coat [x] En svart klänning/a black dress
SKOR/SHOES [x] Ett par partysandaletter/a pair of party sandals [x] Ett par svarta och/eller chokladbruna boots/ a pair of black and/or chocolate brown boots [x] Ett par ballerinor/a pair of ballerina shoes [x] Ett par partyskor/a par of party shoes [ ] Ett par söta gummistövlar/a pair of cute rain boots [x] Två par gympaskor/two pairs of sneakers
ACCESSOARER/ACCESSORIES [x] En mellanstor vardagsväska/A medium every day bad [x] Ett par mörka solglasögon/a pair of dark sunglases [x] Ett par skinnhandskar/a pair of leather gloves [x] En pashminasjal/a pashmina scarf [x] En weekendbag/a weekend bag [x] En partyhandväska/a party purse [x] En kuvertväska/a clutch
Nope there actually isn’t that much I need in the term of “basic” wardrobe, but I guess you need other stuff too.
I miss having an animal of my own. I’m an animal person, I’ve always had animals and now I don’t, and I miss it really bad. Last summer we were fortunate enough to be sitters for a german shepard named Visum (pictured). It reminded me of how much I miss curling up in the couch with my animals and just enjoying their company. My baby and I are planning to have an animal as soon as everything calms down. We will probably get a german shepard. That would make us both very happy. Until then I will have to keep my memory of all of my animals fresh in mind and as much as I can visit with friends and family that have animals.
I mean, can you actually look at this picture without wanting to just pinch his cheeks.
Right now I’m actually thinking of getting myselg a smaller animal so that I won’t feel so lonely, I’m thinking of a budgerigar. I had several as a young child and I loved thier company. Since we/I live in an apartment we don’t really have the place to have a dog or a cat, I guess something small would be good.
*whining* I want a doggy NOW…gi’me, gi’me, gi’me, gi’me….
Just after Christmas we gathered as a family to enjoy each others company and to enjoy just being together. There are six of us in my immediate familj, my parents, my fiance, my brother and his girlfriend and me. However my family is actually much bigger; I’m truly lucky to have a very large family that I love and can depend on. So when I say that the family gathered I this time mean that my dads cousin and her husband came too.
For dinner we had Steamboat, which is basically a a Malay fondue on broth, where you boil what ever ingredients you want. This time we used pieces of chicken, shrimps, lobster, fish, mushrooms, mussels and calamari rings. It is a really nice food to gather around because it takes quite some time to eat and it is something that can be enjoyed by all. You can use whatever ingredients you want, the time of boiling is just different. I love this food, it is light and very health at the same time it tastes great and it is a great family activity. It is quite easy, but piece of meat on skewer and place in broth, wait till boiled and then enjoy! If you haven’t tried this, please do, you will love it! It is amazing!
This weekend was a cooking weekend. We tried some old favorites and we tried some new recipies. Some weren’t worth talking about but some are. Like our roasted nuts. I took peanuts and placed them in a warm frying pan, then I seasoned them with spices such as paprika powder, chili powder, strong chili and ancho chili (the amount is different from person to person). Then I let the nuts roast (careful not to burn the nuts) for acout 10 minutes. The nuts become quite soft. Let them rest for 10 minutes and the harness of the nuts come back as well as a stingy flavor. Very very yummy! Much more fun that plain peanuts or just bought chili nuts.
I took a parenting quiz, and these were my results:
You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need. You can tell when it’s time to let kids off the hook, and when it’s time to lay down the law. While your parenting is modern and hip, it’s not over the top. You know that there’s nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager… or a drill sergeant!
Nämn en vana du har, något du gör varje dag? Slår på datorn direkt när jag vaknar varje morgon innan jag går in på toaletten.
Vad har du för ovanor? Knäcker kogarna och ibland, när jag inte mår så bra, biter jag på naglarna.
Nämn en vana du skulle vilja att du hade. Dricka 2 liter vatten om dagen.
Vad för ovanor stör du dig på hos andra? Folk som petar näsan när dom sitter i bilköer (Bläää)
Har du haft någon gammal vana eller ovana som du skrattar åt idag? När jag var liten, typ 2, så var jag tvungen att inspektera toaletten hos folk som vi besökte innan jag kunde göra något annat. Om det var så att toaletten inte var “tillräckligt” ren, så tjatade jag bara om att åka hem hela tiden.
———————————————————————————————- God habits and bad habits
Mention a habit that you have, something that you do everyday? I turn on my computer the minute I wake up, on my way to the bathroom.
What are your bad habits? I crack my knuckles and sometimes, on bad days, I bite my nails.
Mention a habit you wish you had. Drinking 2 liters of water a day.
What bad habits that other has bug you? People who pick their nose while sitting in their car.
Do you have an old habit or bad habit that you can laugh about today? When I was younger, about 2 years old, and we went to visit someone, I had to inspect their bathroom before I could do anything else. If their bathroom wasn’t up to my cleanliness standard, I whined and cried until we went home.
For dinner on Saturday night we made our famous burgers. These burgers make our mouth water each time we think about them. Usually we eat roasted rosemary and garlic french fries with the burger but since we weren’t that hungry we chose just to make the burgers. And to tell the truth, my Baby made the burgers, and I just helped. The burgers are soooo his masterpiece As you can se on the picture above the burgers are oozy and the kind that you don’t eat with utensils (by the by burgers that should be eaten with utensils should be baned )
So the burger includes bought hamburger bread (unfortunately the bread was just a tad bit too big for the burgers), 2 bought meat patties, sallad, homemade Ajvar Relish, onion slices, cheese and chili ketchup. It was amazing!
You guys should try making you own burgers instead of going to McDees or any other burger chain (even if they have great burgers).
Chocolate chip cookies are always yummy, it doesn’t really matter if they are made or if they are bought, they are yummy. When I was a kid I loved Chip O’hoy cookies, you know the really small kind. They made both me and my little brother really happy. So whenever I want to bake, usually I know I want to bake, but not what. I always go through my shortlist to see if it might be one of the favorites that could tickle my fancy. One of the favorites is therefore homemade chocolate chip cookies. Whenever I’m at my babies house I bake, and I bake alot, cause I don’t get to bake at home, since the kitchen in my dorm sucks monkey-butt. So guess what I baked? Yes, you got it, Chocolate chip cookies.
Update: I forgot to write that you need 1 1/2 cup brown sugar in the mixture! Sorry about that.
Being with my baby brings out the will to cook, to make extravagant meals or just to imagine new concoctions. Friday night felt like a perfect night for homemade pizza, not to extravagant or new, but appreciated. We have both decided that making pizza is much much yummier, healthier and much more economical. Seriously there is nothing better than homemade pizza, you can put whatever you want on it and you know exactly what is in the pizza. And the case of the Chow-Chow pizza will never happen again. Trust me you don’t want to know. Anyways, we made 2 different pizzas so that my baby could have lots of pizza in the freezer for lunch or dinner.
Basic pizza recipe (4 portions, which is basically for one oven pan - so we make 2x the recipes for our pizzas)
1 packet fresh yeast (50 g)
2 1/2 dl warm water (37 Celsius)
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil, preferably olive oil
5-6 dl flour
Crumble the yeast, add water, salt, oil and half of the flour. Knead the dough and add the rest of the flour. Knead for 5 minutes. Leave the dough to rise under a towel for about 1 hour (it should rise to double the size). If you want to prepare the dough before you can take only half the paket of yeast (25 g) and let rise for 6-8 hours in a cool place. Using an oven pan, cover it with a thin layer of oil and then spread the dough all over the pan.
Tomato sauce (for 2 pans of pizza):
3 cans of chopped tomatoes
1 yellow onion
Spices: Oregano, Basil, Paprika, Black Peppar
Fry the chopped onion in the olive oil. Add the tomatoes and spices. Boil till thickened.
Topping 1: “King of the Sea”
1 can of tuna (in water)
chopped black olives
1 chopped red onion
200 g chopped feta cheese
a couple sun dried tomatoes
grated Cheese of your choice
Take half of the tomato sauce and add the can of tuna. Mix. Place the tomato sauce on the dough (1 pan). Add the rest of the ingredients in any order, except for the grated cheese, that should be placed on the top. Sprinkle dried oregano and basil on top.
Topping 2: “Gorgonzola delight”
chopped yellow onion
sliced fresh mushrooms
small chunks of Gorgonzola
Take the other half of the tomato sauce and spread over the dough. Add the other ingredients with the grated cheese on top. Sprinkle with oregano and basil.
Place the pizza in the oven 250 for about 10 minutes.
I’m of to visit my fiance today. Since he lives about 300 km from me it takes me about 3 hours by buss and train to get there. And I actually pretty much hate buss rides since I get enormously carsick. But it is all worth it. Because this weekend we are celebrating our 2 years together. Its gone fast I hope you have a great Friday, talk to you soon
I’m just in the process of uploading pictures of our new scarves, I’d love it if you took a look to see if you might be interested in any of them. Either you buy them directly on Tradera or give me a howler and we can probably make a deal. Hurry, there are a couple of scarves on sale till tonight that are really nice A pink one that is extremely cosy! Hurry Hurry!