Saturday, January 31, 2015

Projects update: January 2015

When I do things that is a bit bigger I call them projects, it can be everything from organising an event to rearranging my kitchen. It's good for both having a good overview of what needs to be done and for evaluating when it's finished. Below are some of the ones I've been working on lately and their status.

Last update: December

January was the month I applied to many, many jobs and several which I truly wanted. I think I applied to around 30 jobs this month. I also had a wonderful time with my boyfriend who visited for an extended weekend where we among other things celebrated Valentine's day early. I got a sweet post card from a friend in India and dreamt about travelling. Several of my TV series started again which made me happy, especially to see Zoe in Hart of Dixie (missed it!).

About my hopes: I went on an interview (yesterday) and I am going back for a trial run (stylist for photo shoots) in February (so half a success), they did not start renovating kitchen/bathroom as feared (success) and happy news was that my boyfriend visited over a long-weekend (success).

Hopes for February: That my test shoot goes well and I get that job (or another one), that my boyfriend can visit during his break and that we have fun together and that I get to read at least one book.


Project Panzi hospital - done
I got the good news that they have gotten the industrial washing machines now which leaves my project redundant. I will still try to get a little more money and send over before I give it up. Background: I read an article about the survivors of sexual violence that Panzi have taken care of and that the hospital need an industrial washing machine so through deviantART I'm trying to collect money, by selling donated prints. You can see more here. So far only collected $6.46. This might get included in the book project, one of the books might support Panzi.
1/1 done 



♥ Selling/giving away
This is going slow but steady. Keep selling something every time I put stuff up for sale. It is not much but at least it is a small income and I get more space.
♥ Taking care of things in basement

Ex is still a unicorn and I just don't have the energy to bother with the basement at the moment. I haven't been down since the flooding to take care of things, but then I saw several stuff I could sell so I should probably get cracking on that.
3/4 done 

♥ Finding a job (preferably indoors)
Suggestions are appreciated! I can work in Sweden or abroad. My resume: Eng / Swe (.pdf)
0/1 done

On hold

♥ Friendship project - on hold
3 (of 4) still needs to be photographed and shipped to their owners. I've just put the box with the bracelets in a safe place so now I can't find it.
3/4 done

♥ Earring project Z - on hold
Haven't had the time to work on this. This was mostly to inspire myself, I'm being plenty of inspired lately without it. Parts: make, photograph and put up on Etsy and deviantART.
1/4 done 

♥ Closet project - on hold

I still need to make the holes in the lids though, unsure what tools to use - an awl?

3.5/4 done
♥ Children's books project - on hold
About project: I've slowly gotten more and more disturbed that 90% of the main characters are boys in books and that if there is a girl she's wimpy and frankly not independent and cool and dare to do things. So, I started my own project where I hope to organise and make 5 children's books with girl leads. I got some people interested and planning on a meeting with a printing company soon.
0/4 done

Thursday, January 29, 2015

5 things about me x12

A list I translated to English, originally snatched up from Jennifer and Elsa's blogs.

5 things I usually say
- Yesbox
- Oh gawd
- Mhm
- Riiight
(I sound like a 14 year old...)

5 things I usually think
- I wish I had more money
- I'm thirsty
- Oh look, the sun!
- I wonder what...
- If only...

5 things I usually dream about
I rarely if ever remember my dreams, sadly.

5 things very few people know about me
- I owned over 200 plastic and porcelain dogs as a kid
- I have a tendency to kill new plants and then nurture them back to health
- I have always wanted to attend a Rainbow gathering
- I biked right into a lamp post when I was a kid
- I'm allergic to crayfish

5 things I love to do
- Discuss light and heavy subjects with friends
- Sit for hours at a café
- Work at music festivals
- Photograph nature
- Listening to the heartbeat of the one I love

5 things I want to happen before the end of the year
- I get a permanent job (indoors)
- Visit my grandma
- An upgrade of my closet's content
- I learn how to bake cinnamon rolls
- I get a new local friend

5 things I order abroad
Uhm, don't know actually except dinner wise it needs to be vegetarian.

5 things I miss in my closet
- long cardigans
- more skirts
- these t-shirts (and then my collection is complete)
- maxi dress
- black jeans

5 things that smell wonderfully
- pine cone forest
- sunny snow day
- anything that is in oven
- newly washed/tumbled dry and still warm clothes
- Music festivals

5 things I want to be better at
- photography / my camera
- macramé
- baking advanced things
- self esteem
- finding a job

5 things I laugh at
- silly puns (like this)
- This
- And this
- Oh, this!
- This one.

5 things that makes me me
- long hair
- I always fight for the underdog and less fortunate
- if someone asks me what I want to be remembered for in 100 years I will always say "For creating world peace" and mean it.
- I always try to help those in need
- I'm very creative

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Flower earrings now for sale

A new pair of earrings have finally hit my etsy shop! A pair of cute flower earrings with vintage bronze hooks and a flat bead prism in the middle. Super cute for spring or summer, or for that summery feel during winter.

It's a limited edition. There will be 6 for sale.
You can buy them here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2014's reading list

My reading list 2014 year.
[Ch = children's books]

w.2 The water horse by Dick King-Smith [Ch]

w.6 The last runaway by Tracy Chevalier
w.7 The girl next door by Elizabeth Noble
w.7-8 Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet by Jamie Ford
w.8 Lonely hearts and lost dogs by Lucy Dillon

w.11 The very picture of you by Isabel Wolf
w.11-13 The prime of miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

w.14-26 The Montmartre Investigation by Claude Izner

w.26-29 Eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert

w. 29 H.P. Lovecraft notes (in Swedish)
w. 30 Night cirkus by Erin Morgenstern

w. 52 The mesmerist by Barbara Ewing
w. 52 (one day) Urban vintage by Ida Magntorn (non-fiction)

Scheduled post.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My name is my weapon + two petitions to sign

I cannot tell how many petitions I have signed in my life, that and letters through Amnesty International. I do that because that is my way of helping and fixing injustices and wrongs in our society. I do not have the money or an organisation behind me but I have my name - and my name together with others is heavy and can make a change.

I know my name can make a change, I have seen it numerous times when gotten good news about prisoners released, bills torn up, punishments cancelled and so on. I believe the pen is mightier and the sword, the pen will always be my weapon of choice. My name will be my currency and I will use it whenever I can.

We need to decide what kind of world we want to live in and make it happen, this is my way of making the world a better place. Below are two petitions I have signed the last day or so which I feel need more names to put more pressure on world leaders.
  • Stop the plan to kill cheap medicine [Avaaz]
    "India produces cheap HIV, malaria and cancer drugs, but Big Pharma wants to stop this, to sell more of their own products at higher prices. [...] Before Obama flies, let’s build a million strong push to protect India as the pharmacy to the world’s poor, and then develop a 'People's Agreement' for medicines."
    Sign HERE.
  • Stop Boko Haram's reign of terror [Avaaz]
    "Boko Haram just used a 10-year-old girl as a bomb-detonator right after massacring up to 2000 people. There is a reign of terror in Northern Nigeria. [...] The only good news: escalating violence has renewed pressure to act. Let's multiply that pressure now and persuade our leaders and the United Nations to convene an emergency Security Council meeting and prioritise this crisis."
    Sign HERE.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Movies I would like to see in 2015

Violette - 16th of January [IMDb]

Big Hero 6 - 30th of January [IMDb]

The Theory of Everything - 30th of January [IMDb]

Selma - 6th of March (my birthday!) [IMDb]

Home - 27th of March [IMDb]

Minions - 3rd of July [IMDb]

Inside out - 28th of August [IMDb]

Spectre (James Bond) - 6th of November [IMDb]
Needless to say much, the next movie after Skyfall about James Bond.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt2 - 20th of November [IMDb]
Last movie about Katniss.

En man som heter Ove
- 25th of December [IMDb]
Swedish movie based on the book with the same name from the marvellous author Fredrik Backman. I cried and laughed myself through the book, hopefully I will do so through the movie too. I usually do not like Swedish movies, but this time I make an exception.

Movies that intrigue me:

Jupiter ascending
- 6th of February [IMDb]

The tale of the princess Kaguya - 2nd of April [IMDb]
Studio Ghibli movie based on a Japanese folk tale from around the 900th. Slightly different style of animation than usual but I think that is what makes it even more interesting.

Friday, January 16, 2015

TV series update - winter/spring 2015

As usual here is my TV series update for the new season, currently:

Monday: Red band society (s1)
Tuesday: Hart of Dixie (s3, soon s4)
Wednesday: Game of Thrones (s4) / Castle (s5)
Thursday: -
Friday: -
Saturday: Endeavour (s2)
Sunday: -

I finished watching Mistresses season 2 (US version) last week which went on Sundays and I started watching Gotham last week but continued to find it elsewhere and therefore is up to speed with the US air dates, next episode comes on Monday.

Series that soon start:
White collar (s6)
Criminal minds (s10)
Grey's anatomy (s11 - continuation)
Big Bang Theory (s8 - continuation)
True detective (s1)*
* Going to see first episode since several friends have hyped it for me.

I am also waiting on the US season start for Nashville (no idea when it airs or if it does here) and The Vampire Diaries (got sick waiting months for new episodes and getting them censored).

Series I am waiting for air date on:
The Originals (s2 - continuation)
Scandal (s4 - continuation)
Under the dome (s3)
Fröken Frimans krig (s2)
Mad Men (s7 - continuation)
Once upon a time (s 4 - continuation)
True blood (s6)

I am also waiting for the last season (noes!!) of Continuum to start, which will probably be mid 2015 from the news I last got. Only 6 episodes left of that wonderful series.


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