Oops.

Jun. 16th, 2014 01:58 pm
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Uh. Next time I'm slightly overexcited about a skill I've learnt and want to use it, remind me not to use it to make a gifset of Sebastian Stan in Picnic. That escalated quickly.
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I had lots and lots of Captain America: the Winter Soldier feelings, so I wrote a thing. A relatively short, fragmentary thing about thinking and being a person when you're not used to it. Clearly this film deserves accolades (or on second thought maybe not accolades) for being so good it made me write something for the first time I don't even know how many years! (Turns out it's not quite like riding a bike, though.)



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What's in a name? )

My place!

Dec. 21st, 2013 09:52 pm
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I love my flat. Love it. I haven't got any curtains yet and I haven't got anything up on the walls, but I do have all my furniture, so - pictures!

home, home )

HOME. \o/
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I got the keys on Monday. My name is already on the door! \o/ Obviously, I had to take some pictures. It'll be fun to compare once it's properly furnished/decorated!

pictures below cut )
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Want to feel like the world is a horrible, horrible place and that there is no justice? No problem, just watch season four of The Wire. It's honestly making me want to cry - at this point I have two episodes left and I'm not sure I want to watch the fifth and final season once I've finished this one; I can't take any more of this misery. God, these kids and their lives are just breaking my heart.

It is an amazing series, though. I was ill all through last week and spent the entire time on the sofa marathoning the second and the third seasons, which were very, very good. And they had their gutwrenching moments, but nothing that prepared me for this.

After The Wire I'm finishing Firefly, and then moving on to either The Newsroom or West Wing.

Gimme.

Mar. 14th, 2012 04:10 pm
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I want pretty much everything in this Etsy shop. Obviously that's not going to happen, but I am seriously considering asking about a pair of custom earrings - I just can't decide what words I'd want on them. Currently in the race are Netherfield/Pembley, the Shire/Rohan and the Corinth/the republic.
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I'd been feeling pretty good until a couple of weeks ago. Work was fun, pain was relatively managable, I was getting my new desk chair from the occupational therapy department... Then, my shoulders started playing up again, like they haven't done in quite a while. As in, killing me. I can feel the ache all the way up through my neck and jaw, and I'm so sore it feels like someone's been beating on me. The only thing I can think of is the new chair. I don't know if my body just needs time to adjust, or if the chair simply isn't right for me. But I do know that it doesn't feel good.

And whenever I get one of these flares, or whatever you'd call them, I feel a bit like I'm being a wuss. Like, it'll pass, don't be baby, it's not THAT bad. I mean, I do whine, but I feel guilty about it. Then today I saw my chiropractor, who said my shoulders were really, really swollen and that I was obviously doing something that my body didn't like. And somehow that was such a relief, because it meant that I'm not imagining things and making a fuss over nothing - when you've been in pain for this long without there actually being anything wrong wrong, you do start to feel like you're imagining aches that aren't that big a deal. So to hear a professional say that it's no wonder it hurts, that she can see that there's something up... Well, it's good to have someone confirm you're not just an attention-seeking hypochondriac.

The occupational therapist is coming on Monday, thank god.
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This is the coolest: hairscans.

Obviously, I had to do it, too.

yes, I scanned myself. what's it to you? )
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(This is me testing Dreamwidth.)

One of my resolutions for next year is to buy more hardbacks. My shelves are stuffed with paperbacks that I have read countless times, because that's what I tend to do - I find a book I love, and I read it over and over. And since paperbacks aren't really made for reading over and over, many of them look like they will fall apart next time I take them out. I barely have any hardbacks at all, because, well, they're expensive. But I'm going to try and pick out those books I really really love and know I will keep re-reading, and get good quality hardback copies of them over the course of the year.

(Some of) these books are, for future reference:
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Underdog (barely hanging on, that one)
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • The Hobbit
  • Watership Down
  • The Emigrant series (out of print in Swedish, apparently, so finding them in good condition could be difficult.)
  • The Long Walk (actually, I'm getting this one as a paperback as well. I have a Swedish paperback version, but in English I only have it as part of the Bachman books collection, which is 900 pages. Not ideal for bringing with you.)
  • Les Misérables (never mind that I have three different paperback editions. I need that hardback.)
  • A Long Way Down

Next year will also be the year I finally read Jane Eyre. I will read at least five books I haven't read before instead of just re-reading my favourites.

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