Bday celebration day 1: Model for a day

this weekend we had a two day birthday celebration for me ! Let’s face it i’ll be 25 pretty pretty soon now.

So on Saturday afternoon we played models for a day at The Studio: make up and hair done, our best outfits and a photograph. Feels really nice to be taken care of like you’re some kind of actress about to walk the red carpet.

Turned out to be super fun, eventhough it’s actually pretty tough to relax in front of the camera and to not laugh doing all those weird poses.

Somehow seems pretty silly to have pictures like that, but also kinda cool. ūüôā

¬†The last one we did we were dressed up for my party…which theme was…GREASE !!!

 meet Marty, Sandy and Rizzo 

Just checking.

There are still people asking me which is my favorite movie. It’s not like i don’t give hints.

Il y a encore des gens qui me demandent quel est mon film pr√©f√©r√©. Ce n’est pas comme ci je ne donnais pas d’indices !

Det finns ¬†fortfarande personer som fr√•gar “vilken √§r din favorit film?” ….Det √§r inte som jag inte ger tipsen !

to stop and laugh a bit

in english: with work, the gym, the swedish classes (and homeworks), the language caf√© that i host, and going out with friends, √§lskling and i sometimes feel we are just roomates. So yesterday night, when i finished swedish class around 8.30 pm he called and said we were going to see a movie. Didn’t know which one yet but we were going out. First i felt…oh im so tired and hungry i just wanna go home and lay on the couch. But we decided to meet at the movie theater to pick a movie. We agreed on “Just go with it” a romantic comedy with Adam Sandler (that i REALLY don’t like) and Jennifer Aniston (that i love). Honestly we were more going for the “experience” of the movie that for the movie itself. I knew what kind of movie it would be and i had guessed¬† the end already so i didn’t expect much. And as it sometimes happens, i was surprised. It is a romantic comedy, and you sure can guess the end, but it made me laugh. Not smile, but actually laugh. A lot. Aniston is good at this. It was really funny. Totally plausible but all i needed was a good laugh. So just go with it.

 

in French: entre le boulot, la gym, les cours (et devoirs) de su√©dois, le caf√© linguistique que j’organise et les amis, √§lskling et moi avons parfois l’impression de n’√™tre que colloc. Alors hier soir, en sortant de cours vers 20h30, il m’a appel√© pour me dire que nous allions voir un film. Il ne savait pas encore lequel mais nous pourrions d√©cider ensemble au cin√©. On a opt√© pour (omg je viens de regarder le titre en francais…ridicule) “Le mytho” avec Adam Sandler (que je n’aime pas du tout) et Jennifer Aniston (que j’aime beaucoup). Franchement je ne m’attendais √† rien, j’y allais surtout pour “l’experience” du cin√©. J’avais d√©j√† devin√© la fin. Et comme ca arrive parfois, j’ai √©t√© surprise. C’est bien une com√©die romantique, et effectivement j’avais bien devin√© la fin, mais ca m’a fait rire. Pas sourir, rire. Et c’est juste ce dont j’avais besoin.

A Swedish attempt: mellan jobbet, gymmet, den svenska klasser (och l√§xor), den¬†spr√•kcaf√©t som jag arrangerar, och¬†mina v√§nner, √Ąlskling och jag k√§nner ibland att vi bara √§r roomates. S√• ig√•r kv√§ll n√§r¬†min svensk kurs slutade kl¬†8:30, han ringde och sa att vi skulle se en film. Han visste inte vilken √§nnu men vi skulle ut. Jag var¬†s√• tr√∂tt och hungrig jag ville bara g√• hem och l√§gga p√• soffan. Men vi best√§mde att tr√§ffas p√• bio f√∂r att¬†v√§lja en film √§nd√•. Vi¬†enades om “Min l√•tsas fru” en romantisk komedi med Adam Sandler (som jag verkligen inte gillar) och Jennifer Aniston (som jag √§lskar). √Ąrligt talat var¬†det mer f√∂r att¬†f√• den “upplesvelse” av bio √§n¬†f√∂r¬†filmen sj√§lv. Jag visste vilken typ av film det skulle vara och jag hade gissat slutet redan s√• f√∂rv√§ntade jag inte mycket. Och som det ibland h√§nder, jag blev f√∂rv√•nad. Det √§r ju¬†en romantisk komedi, och ni kan s√§kert gissa slutet, men det fick mig att skratta. Inte leende, men faktiskt skratta. Mycket. Aniston √§r bra p√• det. Det var verkligen roligt. Helt orimlig men allt jag beh√∂vde var ett gott skratt. S√• bara g√• med den.

Sexy rock

In english:
My weekend in Tallinn¬†¬†was SUPER COLD COOL ! Seriously i don’t think i was ever that cold but i had a great (short) time in this adorable old city ! I’ll tell you all about it later but right now i have to hurry up. i’m gonna catch a movie with some friends. 127 hours. With James Franco. 1h38 minutes of James Franco. The review that made me buy the tickets: “Franco manages to turn a rock into something sexy”.

In french:
Mon weekend √† Tallin √©tait GELE GENIAL ! Serieusement je ne me rappel pas avoir jamais eu aussi froid, mais c’√©tait tout de m√™me tr√®s sympa de d√©couvrir la ville entre amis ! Je vous raconterai ca plus tard, la je file, je vais voir 127 heures avec James Franco. 1h38 de James Franco. La critique qui m’a fait acheter les billets: “Franco arrive √† rendre un rocher sexy”.

A swedish attempt:
Min helg i Tallinn var KALLT KUL !¬† √Ąrligen, kommer jag inte ih√•g den sista g√•ngen jag var s√• kall. Men det var egentligen j√§tte kul att uppt√§cka staden med v√§nner. Jag ska ber√§tta snart men nu har jag lite br√∂ttom, jag ska pa bio med mina v√§nner. Vi ska se 127 timmar med James Franco. 1h38 av James Franco. I en artikel l√§ste jag meningen som gjorde att jag k√∂pte biljeterna: “Franco kan g√∂ra att ett h√§lleberg bli sexig”

 

no i didn’t

went to the gym this morning,¬† 3rd week in a row, and didn’t even hurt THAT bad this time. I’m becoming one of them ! (them= swedes that have a life before 7am)

work was work.

In the evening; don’t tell Crispin but I had a movie night with my friend Alice. The movie was Twilight. Yes. I did. I saw it.

After reading the 2 first books last summer and finding them incredibly boring and ridiculous, i had decided this frenzyness around Twilight was not for me and i made fun of Cripsin. A lot.

But 2 weeks ago i saw “Remember me” and i found that Edward/Robert guy not so disgusting after all so i decided to give it a shot.

Turned out not too bad. Definitly not an awesome movie but definitly better than the book. As soon as Alice gets the second movie we’ll have another girls night.

When she left i gave her some french magasines my family brought last weekend. I have like a  billion !

Ok tomorrow, i’ll tell you i didn’t like Alice in Wonderland. I figure, 2 or 3 more posts trashing out girls favorites movies and books…i should lose my readers in about a week¬† ūüėČ

slutrea

it’s the end of the sales period here, “slutrea” and to celebrate, i got myself a new skirt. I don’t have so many skirts (so i think). And this one is colorful and comfortable. And it was 80 sek (8 euros) !

Weekend was lovely, doing absolutly nothing med √§lskling, he taught me how to use my swedish online bankaccount, cause i’ll be paying my own bills now (don’t laugh, i never did that before !), i did my swedish homeworks, we watched calendar girls and a lot of Friends !

And now it’s monday again …

une nouvelle jupe pour f√™ter la fin des soldes, un weekend de feignasse comme je les aime, Friends, devoir de su√©dois, online compte en banque tutorial (oui oui, je vais payer¬†mes factures toute seule pour la premiere fois de ma vie!) ¬†et hop, c’est d√©j√† lundi ūüė¶

Best wishes

I got mail. A really pretty enveloppe. And a georgous card to wish me the best for 2010.¬† It’s a card from my dad’s cousin who works at the marketing department at Chanel in Paris. How awesome does that sound?¬† The card is soooo pretty i have to find a place for it in my new appartement !

 

 

Today was just a chilling/walking downtown day, now it’s time for chocolate cake, ice cream, home made whipped cream,¬†¬†white wine and a movie !¬† ( ok the movie is Rocky so im not so excited about it, but the cookie should make me feel better…and the wine…and the ice cream…and the whipped cream)

Une magnifique carte de la cousine de mon p√®re qui travaille chez Chanel, tellement belle que je pense serieusement √† l’encadrer !

Ce soir: fim, gateau au chocolat, glace, chantilly et vin blanc !

what went wrong?

yesterday night i was watching¬† Pride and Prejudice with Mom…. i was complaining how my hair is so long it’s not curly anymore, so decided to try something…

I went to bed like this, not really knowing what to expect…

i woke up like this,

I freaked out and started to brush it gently…

Not a good idea

I now look nothing like Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice but a lot like Louis XIV from…well History books.

And of course √§lskling arrives now… ūüôā

En regardant Orgueil et pr√©jug√©s hier soir, je me suis dit que mes cheveux ne bouclaient plus, alors j’ai tent√© les bigoudis en alu … bonne initiative Mo….

don’t ask

…i didn’t have time to write in days..i feel bad. Days are getting busier and busier…and…i got some bad news im not ready to discuss now.

Anyway, on monday evening i went to a “French short movies night” organized by the embassy. It was 13 shorts films subtitled in swedish + sandwishes and wine. It was really good and most of them really fun. I enjoyed it a lot !

On tuesday i went to the movie again….but to watch a concert. Robbie Williams first concert in 3 years ! He was performing in London and the show was broadcasted all over the world via satellite in movie theater !! AWESOME. Yes i’m a RW fan. It’s been…well 8 years. It was a very small cinema and they offered kannelbullar and tea !

Work’s been crazy lately. Today i got an intern for a month. Can you¬† believe it? An intern. My boss actually told her “Mo is your boss”. I can’t believe i’m someone’s boss. I can barely handle myself. Plus, we are the same age.¬†

Here is what i wore on monday, i’ve been looking for this jacket for months, back in Paris, after a while i kinda got ever it until we literaly bumped into it in H&M last weekend !!!!!!!!!

 

napo

je n’ai rien √©crit depuis des jours…c’est mal. Mais mes journ√©es deviennent impossible…et puis..j’ai eu une nouvelle..pas top…que j’√©voquerai surement plus tard…

Lundi soir je suis all√©e √† une soir√©e “films courts fran√ßais” organis√©e par l’ambassade. 13 films de quelques minutes avec sandwishes et vin rouge. Les films √©taient tr√®s bon, la soir√©e tr√®s sympa.

Mardi je suis retourn√©e au cin√©..voir un concert. Le premier¬† concert de Robbie Williams depuis 1996 ! (oui oui je suis fan, et c’est pas r√©cent !) Il faisait un concert √† Londres, rentransmi live dans le monde entier par satellite dans des salles de cin√©. Celle ou on √©t√© offrait kanelbullar et th√© !

Les journ√©es de travail sont de plus en plus longues…et aujourd’hui ma stagiaire est arriv√©e. Oui, j’ai une stagiaire. Moi. Mon boss lui a dit “Mo est ta boss”. Moi qui ai d√©j√† du mal a me gerer moi m√™me. En plus elle a mon age. C’est vraiment bizarre.

Voil√† ce que je portait lundi, j’ai cherch√© cette veste pendant des mois √† Paris, puis je me suis fait une raison jusqu’a ce que l’on tombe litt√©ralement dessus dimanche dernier √† H&M !

i’m living w/ a swede !!!

When you live with a swede… (second row, second from the left)

Quand on vit avec un suédois (deuxième rang, deuxième en partant de la gauche)

abba

there are certain rules that must be followed….

like:

loving Abba, spending sundays at IKEA, eating meat balls, recycling everything…

Il y a quelques règles à suivre:

aimer Abba, passer son dimanche √† IKEA, manger des boulettes de viande, recycler tout ce qui nous passe sous la main…

therulesoflivingtogether

But most of the time… mais la plupart du temps…

boiteverte

(here is something you didn’t expect/ voici quelque chose que tu n’attendais pas)

moving in with someone is … always an adventure and never quite what you expected. / Enm√©nager avec quelqu’un est une aventure, et ce n’est jamais exactement ce que l’on attendait.

This week is being crazy. I come in at 8h30 and leave at 6h30, im exhausted and really stressed. Tomorrow is my first “student fair”. I’m supposed to answer people’s questions about going to study in France. I’m nervous. / Cette semaine est super charg√©e. je fais du 8h30 – 6h30, je suis crev√©e et stress√©e, demain, premier forum √©tudiants….

On monday we went to see swedish Idol live (we got free tickets somehow). It was fun. The stage is freaking small. As well as the candidates actually !/Lundi soir on a √©t√© voir “la nouvelle star” su√©doise en live (pour une raison inconnue on a eu des tickets gratuits), c’√©tait marrant. le plateau est minuscule, mais pas autant que les candidats ! (en tout cas bien meilleur niveau qu’en France!)

On tuesday we went to the premier of a french movie here in Stockholm, called “Je l’aimais” in french, ” i loved her” in english and weirdly enough “jag √§lskade honom” in swedish (honom meaning “him”). We got free tickets from the embassy. Kinda cool ! / Mardi, c’√©tait la premi√®re en Su√®de du film fran√ßais “je l’aimais” avec Daniel Auteuil, ils ont traduit √ßa par “jag √§lskade honom” (sachant que honom veut dire “lui”, j’ai pas compris…) Bref, on a eu des tickets gratuits par l’Ambassade…la classe ūüėČ

i’m super tr√∂tt nu (tired now) so …pizza och …bed. Je suis √©puis√©e, pizza et dodo.