Today me and Marianne are having a pre-halloween evening, pumpkin carving and stuff. Tomorrow we will have a horror movie marathon, eating sandwich layer cake and other goodies, some of which needs preparing.
In a couple of hours we will go out with Fredde, Ester and possibly Moa to a Japanese-Korean-Monglian restaurant, so I have time to post a few pics from the evening so far:
I AM ILL AGAIN – WHY OH WHY DID IT HAD TO BE ON SUCH A FESTIVE DAY LIKE THIS? 😉
IT STARTED YESTERDAY WITH COUGHING AND FEELING WORN. IN THE AFTERNOON I HAD A SLIGHT FEVER AND BY EVENING THE FEVER HAD RISEN ABOUT 2.5°C. I FEEL SLIGHTLY BETTER TODAY BUT NOW I HAVE A STIFF NECK AND SORE MUSCLES IN MY STOMACH AND BACK (FROM THE COUGHING). HOPING IT’S NOT THE BACON FLUE THIS TIME.
GOOD THING I HAVE MY NETBOOK, SPENDING TIME IN BED WOULD BE FAR WORSE WITHOUT IT. SLIGHT SURFING AND WATCHING NEW AND OLD MOVIES THAT HAS BEEN LYING THERE FOR FAR TOO LONG. I THINK I’LL WATCH UP SOME TIME TONIGHT, JUST GOT A HD VERSION OF IT (THANKS, CBGB).
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Today when I got out of the shower and was walking across the living room to get my clothes I saw a strange man standing on my balcony.
He was dressed in a blue plastic body suit, wearing a gas mask and some kind of container on his back. He was using what looked like a small circle saw to cut into the wall.
Three quick questions appeared in my head during the second I first saw him:
How did he get onto my balcony (which is a couple of floors up)
Why is he dressed like he is dealing with an Ebola infection from outer space?
What the hell is he doing to my wall?
Then I remembered. They apparently used some toxic material in the joints when building our house. Something that the housing company now has been ordered to sanitate. So the answers to my questions were:
Adam pointed me to this neat comic explaining just how Obama managed to get the Nobel Prize. It’s the only explanation.
Speaking of Obama and peace, I just read that he has ordered another 34’000 troops into Afghanistan and is about to test the “Massive Ordnance Penetrator”, the largest non-nuclear bomb ever, weighing in a bit over 13 tons.
Still, it’s probably way better than what John McCain & Sara Palin would have done (not including what is stated in the comic above).
Barack Obama won the Nobel peace prize even though he hasn’t taken any real action yet. I like Obama, but this paints him out even more as the next Jesus.
Normally the Nobel Prize is awarded 10-40 years after a person has accomplished something worthwhile, but when this year’s nomination deadline ended Obama had only been president for two weeks. I find that a little odd.
For the last two years or so I’ve become increasingly irritated when doing the laundry.
What mostly bother me is the following:
About half the time people have been using twice the amount of detergent in the machine, resulting in leftovers that will go into the next wash that I have to clean up before doing my laundry. Since M has a very allergic skin we have to use a special non-allergic laundry detergent, and having to remove old lumps of strongly perfumed detergent isn’t fun.
People can’t read instructions. They often put powder detergent in the compartment for liquid detergent, resulting in it being completely clogged as this only uses a thin pipe for the detergent to pass. Which I have to clean.
People do not empty the fuzz from the tumbler-drier. Which I have to clean unless I want more fuzz, feathers and other stuff on our clothes.
People leave detergent powder on the clothes table used for folding clothes. Which I have to clean.
About everything that you should clean after laundry (machines, tables, floors…) is often dirty, sticky or powdery.
-So talk to your neighbors about it!
No can do. The wash house is shared on over 100 households, and the digital booking system doesn’t allow you to see who had the pass before you. And I doubt writing angry notes will help much.
Generally, it’s all about cleaning up after others in order to do our laundry that I’m tired of. So I’m thinking about buying my own washing machine.
A washing machine with A+ energy class costs about 5000 SEK including delivery and installation, so with the electrical cost and divided over 5 years (I have no idea how long you usually keep a washing machine so that is just a guess) it will cost about 25 SEK per week. After 5 years the cost drops to about 4 SEK / week based on todays electrical price. Water is included in the rent so that is not a problem.
The drawback is that it takes a bit of space and the clothes will have to dry in the apartment instead of in the washing house on the inner courtyard. On the other side I don’t have to go back and forth to the washing house on the inner courtyard every time. 😉 And I can wash whenever I need without having to book a time days ahead.
Has anyone ever regretted buying their own washing machine and prefer going to a washing room shared with hundreds of other people?