Thursday, July 26, 2007

Do’s and Don’ts on a vampire

…kidding! But we are going to Romania, I – the Egyptian Mystery and the Romaniac, and we are going to Transylvania! AND I AM PSYCHED! In March I took Laz to Egypt and now I get to go with her to Romania!

And earlier this week was Laz’s birthday. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My dear friend. I have not known you for two years, but you are indeed the catch of the century!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I used to love you

Here's a list of the people I had huge crushes on when I was a kid. I'm looking for a pattern of some sort.

Zorro, 80's Zorro. From the TV-show. I loved him. Finding out that this actor, Duncan Regehr, is actually Canadian really just spoiled everything. God. Why did they have to get a Canadian actor? Why?!

I don't think I would have loved him as much if I had known. But it doesn't matter that much in this case, because more than I wanted Zorro to be my boyfriend, I wanted to be Zorro.

Peter Pan. Yes, the cartoon. Look at him, he's so mysterious and cute. And you can never ever have Peter Pan. Unless you move to Nevereverland, which of course, you wont.

Bastian from Never Ending Story. OK, so I'm really proud of this one, because this is the only one that's not a cartoon or a buff hairy man. This is a little kid, just like I was.

Uncle Jesse. Yeah. (B)AIDA and I actually have this one in common. Uncle both nice AND cool. He had cool hair and a band, ( Uncle) Jesse and the Rippers.

Did we want him as an uncle or as a boyfriend? It's hard to tell with Uncle Jesse sometimes. So confusing...

Rafael of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have recently realized that he wasn't just my favorite Turtle, I think I was actually also in love with him. Which is strange, for many different obvious reasons.


Robin Hood. Another cartoon. Another animal. But, he had it all. He was an outlaw. He took from the rich etc. He looks...pretty good, in spite of the short fox-legs. Look how short they are! Wow..I never saw that before. I guess that would have been fine when I was little...but now..gee, I don't know. He must be like a lot shorter than me.

"He was a cop, and good at his job. But then he committed the ultimate sin and testified against other cops - gone bad. Cops who tried to kill him, but got the woman he loved instead. Framed for murder, now he prowls the badlands. An outlaw hunting outlaws, a bounty hunter - a RENEGADE!"

I rest my case. ( Also, I want to say that I do find it a little disturbing that I thought this man was hot when I was 7 or 8).

Now, here are (B)AIDA's crushes:

Wow, next to the Renegade he doesn't seem so hot anymore.. This is Niklas, one of my first true loves. he played the big brother in the TV show made after Astrid Lindgrens book Vi på Saltkråkan.

My second true love was, believe it or not, another Astrid Lindgren character. His name was Lasse and he was as Swedish as they come. A farmer boy, an adventurous spirit.The reason why I was attracted to these ultra-Swedish country boys, I do not know.

Thorne (the second of three Thornes). He was bold and he was beautiful.

OK, so from all this we think that the patterns of attraction here might be that, the Romaniac was looking for adventure ( except in the case of Uncle Jesse, but wait, didn't he ride a motorcycle? Yes, he did, so never mind) and the Egyptian Mystery...wanted to live a quiet boring Swedish life, with a blond tranquil man. Any other interpretations?

Moldy Peaches- I think I'm in Love

Prince- In Love

Ron Davis- It's a Mystery called Love

The B52's - Love Shack

The Slits- Love Und Romance

94 East- Love, Love, Love

Tiny Tim ( with Miss Sue) - True Love

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The badger - friend or foe?

The badger, a peaceful animal, a friend. This was my attitude towards badgers until recently. You see, badgers are monsters. I believe they are born and bread in hell.
I guess it all started with my friend Anna. You see Anna lives in an area full of woods and fields. One night when she is walking home she meets him. The badger. A huge badger. He stands in the middle of the road, on his way crossing it, when he notices her. He then stares into her eyes and runs toward her, with insane speed! Anna naturally starts to run for her life, scared that it might be taken from her. After a while she manages to shake him off, and runs home, screaming. After this near death experience she met the badger again, twice.

This was last year, and I think about it every single time I walk that road. Of course, I didn’t really think I would meet one. Well that’s what I thought..
A couple of weeks ago I, together with Anna and our friend Joel went for a walk with Joels dogs. The dogs walk ahead and disappear behind a turn. And then it all happens so fast. A badger running straight at us with the same insane speed as the first one! I swear I thought my life was going to end that day. At least in Sweden we learn that badgers bite until they hear the sound of your bone cracking. When I ran that day I didn’t only hear our screams echoing over the fields, I heard my bones crack.
“Badgers are fierce animals and will protect themselves and their young at all costs. Badgers are capable of fighting off much larger animals such as wolves, coyotes and bears.” - Wikipedia

And humans!!!! If they can bring down a fucking bear, they can fight off anything, including me. And maybe even a dinosaur.