The days flew by... and suddenly I'm back in Bro again!
I got a lot done the last week up North. Harvested plenty of crops to pack my suitcase with, fished daily; managed to bring a few bags of Perch with me as well, painted a wall till the paint ran out, hung out with my buddy Andreas one final time, met our new neighbors, picked lingonberries and blueberries, paddled to the lakely destinations tradition dictates - that I just hadn't gotten around to earlier, carried up the canoes, built and patched up a few bird houses, took some great photos, recorded another bad keyboard quality record on a rainy day, went through stuff; stuff. And then we did some stuff.
We stopped by the beach on the way to the airport, had a quick picnic, then suddenly I'm on the plane... gazing out the window at a cloudscape where the sun's coming in from the side, illuminating the clouds but not the ground below, making it seem like it's an ocean full of awesome fuzzy islands. And then, I'm here! Packing, tidying; catching up. I call in for work the next day. I start work the day after that. I go in to sign some papers the day after that, and go shopping at the same time. I reunite with my sister the day after, get a welcome back gift (a bag of apples, time to make some juice/pies/sauce) from a neighbor, discover our nearest neighbor died the day before (she's been sick with cancer for a long time now, and sick with grief since her husband died last year... RIP Yvonne and Olav). And on Sunday we took a trip via ferry to Nacka Strand, ate half a pizza each, walked around and had a great time, and now it's... well I'm way into the week after already. Time's flashed by!
Meanwhile, Kings of The City lead singer apparently also died recently, and they're hoping to let his legacy live on through their first real album release kickstarter. I'm actually broke right now, for various reasons (booked my plane ticket, booked a train ticket for Christmas, ordered a new juice extractor immediately after a plastic thing connecting the button to the engine on the one we've had lying around in the shed for 20-30 years unused suddenly broke right off when I was excitedly inaugurating it after its long rest - fresh pressed apple juice is so great - and I needed to buy some food, etc), but I'd contribute if I could! For real. They were a great band, yet with the lead singer dead they're breaking up and pursuing personal ventures. Real shame. RIP Danny. Also RIP Robin Williams. I'm hoping to watch some of his movies in memorandum. And RIP Amy Winehouse too while I'm at it. She died two years ago but I actually didn't know about it until now. RIP great artists.
Now I'm just going to post these two links here and here. New Unicode symbols and a pretty intriguing pro-filesharing post from a rare Hollywood directress. In that order.
I've caught up with anime: the latest 30 or so episodes of Hunter X Hunter, Naruto and One Piece. In that order. Just as I was about to get started - the day after my return - this happened. Which was - in retrospect - great, because I actually had a ton of other things I should've been doing, and did do now that I was without this distraction. Though these DDOSing operations are a real menace, it's easier to arrange an attack than to defend against one. Hope they're better prepared next time... if there is a next time. Saying 'hope there won't be a next time' seems a bit naive though. More info.
I had a flat tire on my bike since before summer, which I'm proud to say I managed to fix without wasting more than half a day! It was the back wheel. Extra tricky. Turns out it was the fourth patch on that inner tube, so I bought a couple of new ones when I was out shopping. No tires though, I probably need to get two of those as well. Since I cycle to work every day I work they've started looking a bit run down. What else... I've watched a couple of movies I was hyped about. I'm recording some stuff. I'm missing the wonderful space and silence up North, but at the same time I am hyped about all I want to and can and will achieve now that I'm back. So, till this weeks post! Or the prequels.
Here are the last two.