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August 2013

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My first Things I Love Thursday


Then all of a sudden I decided that I should celebrate living in such an amazing house that I got up on the rooftops and shouted out to the world how happy I was.

I got inspired by the lovely Gala Darling for this. Unfortunately I just want to continue writing this forever. I’m either feeling perfectly content for the first time in my life or I’ve had too many syrup-y lattes.

People like Gala Darling who inspire and have real passionate and awesome goals!
 Getting kisses the last thing before you fall asleep … and the first thing when you wake up.
Deleting the comment section of my blog.
I’m tired of this constant blog-link-prostitution and the endless spamming or debate about what I wrote/did/made was good or not. This is my space and discussions can be held elsewhere. Opening my dashboard to see no new comments feels so freeing and now that I’ve set up a more secure e-mail address I love opening my inbox to happy letters from readers and partners instead of spammity spam spam.
Deciding to give the people I love nicknames on the site because of some scary shit that went down earlier this year with people finding out where I lived and e-mailing about that they saw me (or someone I love) on the bus and all that shit that I do not care for. My law-studying-friend and I are thinking of also writing up some sort of waiver of consent for the people most featured on the blog.

Vitamin D3. I will survive this winter.

My new list of things that I look forward to (might make a post about this). Because I usually forget how excited I am for things until the hype is over and it’s already passed and also because girls love making lists.
People who study hard at the library sitting around me. Goddamn you inspire me to not watch cat videos for 12 hours a day.

Everyone knows I my boyfriend but I realized some days ago I also  his photography because he’s basically one of the few people who can make my pictures look this good. Also I  when we make music together. Hopefully something good will come out of it for you to listen to.
The three little birthmarks on my smile dimples.
My mom, because I realized her love was so awesome and grandiose that it was like the protection of love Harry Potter’s mom did when he was a baby. Except, you know… she did it to save his life and my mom did it so that I would always feel loved.  Godfrey. Why oh why isn’t this man up there in comedy heaven with Louis C.K. and Bill Burr? Vlogger sXePhil proposed to his girlfriend of 6 years <<<YOU MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO. It makes me so happy, smiley and tears-of-joy-ee that my facial muscles feel like they’re having a seizure I dare not watch it again. Seriously the only thing in the history of my life that has made me even slightly want to get married for non-legal reasons.

YOU PIGS! You make me so happy when you’re alive that I’ve decided I won’t eat your meat unless it is for survival (and I don’t think I can keep pretending that pig suffering is necessary for survival when you live in Stockholm and can afford other things).
The VIP-section of the Rigoletto Cinema (the one with booze, big seats, unlimited popcorn and soda) have added SNACKS!
Making le gifs (like this one of the always elegant ms. Aggan). I just need to figure how to make them less shitty-looking hehe.

Please feel free to e-mail pictures and text to yanjaa at yanjaa dot com about the stuff that makes you happy and I’ll make a collage!

Movies

Summer cinema 2013

On Wednesday and Friday, me and my lovely boyfriend strolled to the park. We tried to go to the movies as a regular old couple instead of sitting at home killing zombies. We were supposed to watch The Royal Affair at first but then they replaced that with a show of opera and modern dance. “It feels like they’re trying to trick us into liking avant-garde art” and we didn’t have the energy for that so we went home. We tried it a second time on Friday and watched the not-so-romantic movie The Fly. Don’t see it if you have problems with disgusting body phenomena. Yikes, I shiver when I think of almost any scene whatsoever from it (and when I think of the Russian girl who sat in front of us who seriousy made the same aayng noises like Arnold Schwarzenegger every time she laughed or got scared / disgusted ). Otherwise, I have gone to the movies with other fine people for Monsters University 3D and Elysium which were as good as expected.


Concerts, Music

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

By the Maritime Museum we listened to epic music out in the open. I love live orchestras because it usually isn’t like pop/rock concerts where the sound is so loud (like that Alice Cooper concert) we’re all just in there for a session of permanent ear damage. Jeez, I sound like an old lady. I might be one though because looking around at the crowd there it was mostly elderly people or their grandkids. The coziest part was when my lovely man and I lied down in the grass and held hands while they played Beethoven’s fifth. It was one of those summer days when you eat cinnamon buns and listen to Sarah Dawn Finer singing about what a wonderful world it is and you realize all the reasons why are around you. Tens of thousands of people coming together to just listen to some music for no other reason than that’s it’s beautiful.

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to my friends in new york i say hello

Dudes. If dandy wine, raspberries and dinner with delightful people in a pompous apartment isn’t the closest thing to flawless, I don’t know what is. The good life – this is what it feels like. And once again, Frodo was an awesome host just like so many other times before. I get too excited when we start talking about trips to Kenya, the coasts of Spain and other random places like Bali. We laughed, sang random songs and made up new dances until midnight.

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The rich use public transportation

“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” A lovely quote from the controversial mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro. This rings so true when I see how many people travel by car where the average income is low and see how well-developed public transport is in well-developed countries.