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I feel kerplunked

Being plopped down in reality after two weeks of total escapism is rather brutal; work is just as crazy as ever if not more, and right now I feel like I’m part of some sort of weird kerplunk experiment. I am trying to keep positive and do things in a steady pace and not get stressed out but cheez, sometimes I feel like it’s impossible to do a really good job. Sometimes I suspect my standards are too high, maybe it’s not healthy to care so much.

Anyway, there’s a lot going on on the home front right now, I’ll try to write a bit more about that later. But, for one thing, I moved out my Xbox the other day… However, I’ve figured out that I’ll have some time left to try out Rift, so I’m picking up my copy today. I’m getting a buddy pack… You never know, I might get Jed to try it out. See you on Argent!

Postcard from dear old Stockholm

When I visited Skansen in December (a zoo in Stockholm with Nordic wild animals and Swedish native breeds) I took a really boring shot of my home town. The sky was dreary and grey because of the constant snowing, the view was a bit too familiar and all in all, it wasn’t very interesting. But I didn’t delete it for some reason, I sort of liked it anyway, I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then I realised it reminded me of some of those old post cards from 1920’s, so I decided to try and manipulate the photo a little. So this is my take of it, but there just happens to be some tall modern buildings in the background, otherwise it’s pretty much what it looked like all those years ago. In the foreground on the left you can see the Nordic Museum.

So, greetings from dear old Stockholm! Please come visit and don’t slip on all the ice.

Trying my new zoom

Jeds parents visited over x-mas and of course we had to take a tour around Skansen. The weather was great; loads of snow and light, and it besides the fact that I haven’t been there in many years now, I’ve actually never been there during winter before. All the old houses looked really beautiful under the thick white blanket, and looked even more rustic then usual. It wasn’t hard to imagine the life of a 18th century Swedish farmer after trudging around in the snow and then going in to one of the houses and warming yourself by the fire place.

We all had our cameras with us of course, and I have no idea how many pictures we all shot between us, but I wont spam the blog too much at once, so I’d thought I’d start with my absolute favourites: The Baltic Grey Seals.

We were lucky to time the feeding and the daily talk about the Grey Seal, during which of course there is a big hoopla, because everyone wants the tasty fishies! It’s so much fun to watch, these creatures are so intelligent.

I was trying out the new zoom I got from Jed for x-mas, and it is awesome! I’ve never gotten this close before (not counting my cat of course, whom is hard to miss, since he likes the camera and attention so much), and it’s nice to come home with photos of the actual animal instead of loads of background with something blurry in the middle.

So here are some of the shots I liked: