Öland isn't the biggest island in Sweden, Gotland is....


You can see for yourselves :

My weekend

I had a blast this weekend! I haven't met my friend from Örebro in a very long while! So we had time to catch up on each other, which is always nice =) The first day when they arrived, Friday, we drank some wine in my  garden with a neighboor of mine. Then we had a pizza, then we went home to my sister's place to get some beer(which she gave me in b-day present). Then it was off to the Folkparken, and we played kubb(A very fun Swedish game,which is mostly played during the summer)!

On Saturday we went to Gransjönäs. It was beautiful and very enjoyable! Camilla and Micke joined us to this lake, and we sat there for a couple of hours. Then Anders and Daniel had to go back home, so I layed down in the garden again and did some sunbathing with Camilla =)

On Sunday Michael and I went back to Gransjönäs, which was almost better than the day before! I had some lonely time with Michael, something I always enjoy!

Later on that day I had to go to Lkpg with some colleagues of mine and on Monday we went to Borgholm (the "capital" of Öland, the biggest island in Sweden). We had an education on group leading techniques. Later on on Monday night we had a party, and what a party! We went to a famous pub in Borgholm called Robinsson Crusoe, and they had karaoke that night! I totally fell in love with two gay guys who sang "Sole Mio" in Italian. It was so much fun! Those two guys and I started "playing" with each other, so I pretended to be a crazy fan (which I actually was=)) and they pretended to sing just for me! Haha, it was so much fun! I got a free ticket for their concert in Motala later in August (They are actually singers!!).

Now I'm back in business full of energy and coffee! I just played some Guitar Hero in the conference room during the brake so I'm happy! Haha, I love G.H!!

Well, Peace!!


I got visitors this weekend by my very good friend from Örebro, and his cousin is also here! Now we are going out to a lake and take a bath =) SWEET!

Today's word

Meaning: 1. Study of the pronunciation of words. 2. Customary pronunciation of a language.
Our resident orthoepist is Stuti Garg whose voice you hear in the pronunciation of the daily words.

The first explanation is what I would like to do in my life! I want to become a language historican, or whatever it is called.

I checked my bank account today, I got my sallary today! Wie! But it wasn't that pleasurefull... I think I'll at least afford an MP3 player, not a fancier one... Like an iPod or such... Darn. I have to wait to buy a laptop, don't think I'll be able to buy one on sale... Maybe for christmas?

Saw on the napkins from Pressbyrån that it says : "You look strong today"... Both Karin and I liked it =) How cute of them!


My brave sister

This is my brave sister Pernilla. She is my oldest sister from my fostercare family. She has just done an operation because she has breast cancer. She is so brave and she writes about it in her blog. I am really proud over her!


This is my other sister's blog, the youngest of my fostercare sisters.


I've just finished my coffee from "Pressbyrån", I love their coffee! So now I have to get back and work...

Ah, God be with me this boring friday morning! I want to go home and sleep some more, I got a bad throat today...

This is just beautiful!

Look at this! These dancers are deaf, how do they know what to do and when??? Some things just make me... awed!

Now THAT'S scary!

This is what I do during work... Check it out!!


I just love languages.

Lingua Franca, what could be better than this word? It's easy to say, it feels good on the tounge, and it has a great meaning! What could be better than this, I wonder!

Lingua Franca
So, what does this wonderful word mean? It is a language which people use, from different countries, to understand eachother when they don't know eachother's native tounge. On http://www.wordsmith.org/ it is explained as: A language that is widely used by speakers of different languages to communicate with one another. On www.wikipedia.org they also say about this term that : Any given language normally becomes a lingua franca primarily by being used for international commerce, but can be accepted in other cultural exchanges(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_franca).

I really need a Lingua Franca to understand my customers sometimes...

Today's joke =)

A young man called a directory assistance:
"Hello, I would like the telephone number of Mary Johnsson, Phoenix, Arizona, please."
Operator: " There are many of that name in Phoenix. Do you have a street name?"
The young man hesitated a while then said "Well, my friends call me Ice T!"

Haha! That's fun!

This is what I've found so far...

Well, I can't really do this during my job... But this is more fun than to work... Haha! Enjoy!

Abode (plural abodes) Old English.(obsolete) Act of waiting; delay.

And with her fled away without abode.

Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.

He waxeth at your abode here.

(slightly dated) Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.

Come, let me lead you to our poor abode.

to ameliorate
(third-person singular simple present ameliorates, present participle ameliorating, simple past and past participle ameliorated)(intransitive) To make better, to improve; to heal or solve a problem.
They offered some compromises in an effort to ameliorate the situation.

The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, the recital of testimony.
A telling in detail and due order of the particulars of anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of events; narration.
That which is recited; a story; a narration.

(obsolete, of a weapon etc) sharp-pointed; keen
incisive; penetrating
His comments were poignant and witty

Paroxysm (plural paroxysms)
random or sudden outburst (of activity).
«There, on the soft sand, a few feet away from our elders, we would sprawl all morning, in a petrified paroxysm of desire, and take advantage of every blessed quirk in space and time to touch each other [...] » - Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, 1955
A sudden recurrence of a disease.

Unable to be persuaded: relentless
Impossible to stop or prevent: inevitable

(plural dirges)
A mournful poem or piece of music composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

Words are good for you!

Noun: A slip of the tongue (or pen) that reveals the unconscious mind.
Feels Freudian... =)

I've been reading Frankenstein for some time now, I can't through it. In many ways, I don't understand the book, and I can't finish it. I don't have time and I don't find the book that interesting either. I've cirkled words I don't understand in the book, and found out that many words are very Old English. I should, by now, know O.E since I've read Shakespear, Austen and Bronte... I've also studied History of English, but there are many words I still don't understand. But it's for me to find out, right?!

Some words from the 19th Century's classic:
Either I don't know the words, or I can't describe them for my pupils which I must need to know. How else could I become a good teacher? If you know the words, please tell me! And if you've read the book we could have a book discussion.


One word a day!

Keeps the Doc away, right?! I need to improve my vocabulary before this autumn, I should have started a long time ago though... But, well, here we go!

Meaning : The misuse of words.

catachresis (plural catachreses)

The misuse of words; applying a term to something which it should not properly desribe.

Don't really  know when I will use this word. Maybe I could say catachresis when I've said another English word wrong so I can make up my mistake! haha...

I got an email from Dave today, I was delighted! Haven't heard from him in a while, so now I know he is still alive! I want to visit him, I'm so curious to see how he lives! Imagine, going to California! Visiting the best gay man in the world! The sun. The beaches. The Hispanics. The atmosphere. The culture, a.k.a the melting pot! =) I would just love it!!

Right, now I got to get back to my job - my unpaid job. Lucky me!

The to-do-list

I worked from 8am to 5pm(, and it was boring).
I took care of my cat and I took a shower!
I went over to Tim's place and I had a blast!!
Then I went home and slept!

Today is my last day of this week at this job. I took a vacation during my birthday. So I'm free tomorrow, on Thursday (my b-day) and on Friday as well. Tomorrow I'm going to look for wallpapers to my appartment, and also buy snacks for Thursday and Friday. On Thursday I'm going to clean up in my "hood" then prepare the food for the guests. On Friday my friends will come to my place and we'll have a party.

What a lovely birthday period I'll have! I'm so looking forward to it!

I also got another job appointment on Saturday. It is also a telephone job, but it is not something to do with directory assistance, and I do not have to sell anything over the phone. And I'll get paid more... Nice!

Now I'm back to work again!!!


Today's to-do-list

I can't forget to write down my to-do-list for today.
I have to work 8 am to 5 pm_____
Go home, take care of my cat and take a shower_____
Off to Tim's to meet some old classmates_____
Get back home, and SLEEP_____

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