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Brace yourselves, this is a bunch of random

Oh hi.
Haven’t blogged in a while. So this is a compilation of a bunch of good things. Like music, movies, quotes, and photos.

Here’s a sick cover:

Wildfire // JENI // SBTRKT ft. Drake & Little Dragon

summer

Expectation is the root of all heartache. – Shakespeare

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Good movie lately: The Silver Linings Playbook

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Spring is (sort of) here. Logically, that means summer is just around the corner. Which makes being spontaneous and a little crazy so much easier. Like skinny dipping at 11.23pm.

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– You wanna hear a joke?
– Sure.
– The way you treat me.

Good music lately:
James Blake {Retrograde}
Sbtrkt {Right thing to do ft. Jessie Ware}
Majestee of Sweden {Govenor}
Gnucci {Oh My Goodness!}
Hurts {Blind – live from Spotify Stockholm is the best version}
Rudimental {Powerless ft. Becky Hill}
Passenger {Let her go}
Maria Mena {Fuck you}
Mikky Ekko {Who are you, really?}

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Also, I need a nickname. Hit me with your suggestions.

A date with Magic Mike

Okay, okay, calm down. So technically I didn’t have a date with Magic Mike, but I did go and see the movie with Lydia yesterday. I was having a regular old lazy Sunday when she texted me suggesting we go to the movies, and who am I to say no to two hours of this!?

Magic Mike

As you can imagine, Magic Mike isn’t exactly a movie that’s going to haul in the Oscars, but it’s perfect for a Sunday afternoon with a friend. It definitely provoked a lot of laughter, and some cringing. Despite it being nothing but mouthwatering eye candy throughout, I still felt like stretching this movie to two hours was a little too much. Looking at hot bodies for that long is pretty exhausting.

On a side note, I couldn’t stop thinking about going to the gym and doing a killer workout the entire time I was watching the movie.

Before the movie, Lydia gave me this as an early birthday present.

Gift from Lydia

How sweet is she!? It’s so spot on too, this girl knows me so well already!

Right, I’m off to the gym!

Snow White and the Huntsmen

Kristen Stewart

I met Jenny on Wednesday for some strolling in town, dinner, and movies. We opted on seeing Snow White and the Huntsmen. Not something I’d normally be interested in seeing, but it was the only movie running at the time we wanted to go. I was very skeptical about this movie because Kristen Stewart plays the lead roll and I really couldn’t stand her in the first and second Twilight movies (I’ve heard she’s better in the later ones, but I haven’t seen them).

However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Kristen Stewart actually wasn’t all that bad in this movie. In Twilight she was like a flat line, same expressions and tone of voice throughout the entire movie. In Snow White and the Huntsmen she mastered slightly more variation.

That said, as a whole I didn’t like the movie much. It was kind of boring, I felt like there was nothing to really tie it all together.

Have you seen it, what did you think?

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

Prior to diving into Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, I didn’t have a clue what the novel was about. I’d picked it up solely because I’d seen it mentioned everywhere. Expecting some sort of crime novel (as it was placed alongside the crime novels in the book shop), I was in for a big surprise.

Somewhere around chapter seven I realized this is not a novel you want to be reading on the subway. Or anywhere in the presence of anyone, really. What happened in chapter seven can be summed up in one word – erotica (which, by the way, describes the rest of the 500 something pages of the book). No details spared. This is full frontal, eye widening, blush inducing S-E-X. It’s also addicting in that familiar can’t-put-it-down-I-need-to-know-what-happens-next way.

Here’s the gist of it: 20-something Anastasia Steele comes into contact with a painfully attractive, rich and powerful man named Christian Grey. Mr. Grey soon proves to be several shades of mystery, and as the two plunge into a relationship, Steele is in for many new experiences, and unexpected surprises.

Fifty shades of Grey is the first in a trilogy, and as trilogies go, the ending left the story hanging with a lot of questions unanswered. After finishing the first book, I’ve concluded that I have some kind of a love-hate relationship to the story. Part of it makes me fume with anger at how the main character is made out to be such a weak woman, allowing herself to be controlled by a man. And yet, I couldn’t resist going out and buying the second book today, desperate to know what happens next.

One thing is certain, I’m not the only one enticed by this story. Twitter is all over #fiftyshades, as is instagram, and pinterest too. And of course, discussions about who should play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are also in full bloom, since Universal Pictures and Focus Features secured the film rights to the trilogy. Matt Bomer seems a popular bid for the part of Christian Grey. As for the part of Anastasia Steele the opinions are slightly more diverse, Alexis Bledel, Emma Watson and Ashley Greene, to name a few.

I’d say Fifty Shades is the new Twilight, only for a slightly more mature audience. A word of advice: keep these books out of children’s reach unless you want to deal with…er, uncomfortable inquisitions.

Just keep swimming…

As I left school today two classmates of mine both said “Have a great weekend, don’t stress too much!” Oh, I’m too ambitious for my own good sometimes. I was given the advice to drink coffee, wear slippers and eat candy while I study for my exam this weekend, “make it fun”, they said. I’ll do my best.

One more week to go (this is when I start repeating the mantra “Just keep swimming…” in my head), and then I’m done for the semester, bliss! Studying isn’t the only thing I’m doing though, Saturday I’m working the night shift again, Sunday I need to catch up on sleep, and I’ve got plans in the evening. That leaves me very few days hours to study for my final exam for this semester, and you wonder why I feel stressed? (P.S Why am I blogging right now?!)

For those of you who are worried about my ability to cope with the coming days, I can assure you I will be fine (albeit a little disheveled once it’s over). I secretly (okay, it’s obvious) enjoy studying and learning new things, and being an organized freak is just the way I am. Hay, we’re all a little cray cray.

Above photo: Some eye candy to lighten up the gray day we’re experiencing in Stockholm today. By the way, have you seen BBC’s Bird Song with Clémence Poésy and Eddie Redmayne? It’s a lovely romantic movie in two parts.