This Midsummer we actually had sun and it was a nice day. I spent it with Chad and his friends in Vebgy which is a small small village outside of Borås. It was a small house right by the lake. The guys made the Maypole while the girls made flower wreaths. Mine was okay, but not pretty enough to wear. We had the typical Midsummer food with herring and potatoes and snaps. We sang stupid songs, danced around the Maypole and had a penthalon with stupid games. It was a typical Swedish Midsummer.

Except for the weather. It was sunny! Normally you just know that it will rain on Midsummer, but this year it was sunny and with some clouds. The biggest problem was that it actually was cold. And as soon as the sun disappeared behind clouds it got really cold. But when it was out it was really nice. I have proof that it was out, I got burned in my face. Now it’s a nice brown tan and I got complemented at work today.

Late in the evening on Midsummer the guys went wakeboarding and after that we spent many hours in front of the fire we had made in the firepit in the backyard. It was too cold to be anywhere else. At 2am I went to bed in the tent we brought. We couldn’t fit in the small house. But since it wasn’t raining and we had eachother to keep warm it was okay. But it wasn’t. It was extremely cold anyway and in the early morning it started raining. We didn’t get wet, but everything else did. Gross…

At 12:30pm the day after we hurried home so I could go to work at 4pm. I just got there in time.

Making of Maypole Swedish Midsummer


Yesterday I only had 6 hours at work. I wasn’t that tired, today was way worse. I had 8 hours today and 3 hours at Uppswinget. One of those hours it were on break because of some technical faults with the “byglar” (I really don’t know what it is called in English, it is the things that keep you in your place on an attraction). But I sat outside the attraction with one of my colleagues and told everyone that a bird had hit one of the swings and that the mechanics had to remove like a lot of feathers and make sure all the cables and stuff were okay. The bird was in the booth and were waiting for a veterinary. Everyone bought the story. So fun!!

Have I mentioned that there is a huge problem with people stealing other peoples bracelets? Yesterday evening there was a gang of people going after a family with a mom, dad and two kids. One of the teenagers threathened the dad, and then he took up his police badge. KARMA!!

I feel really sorry for the kids who get beaten because someone doesn’t want to pay for their bracelets. The thing is that it is not only kids who cheat with the bracelets, adults do it too! My colleague at Uppswinget the last hour of the day today caught a dad with his son. The dad had a fake bracelet. What the fuck is going on with this world??? I thought Liseberg was a safe place. Yesterday one of the people working in the entrance got beaten up too beause she didn’t want to let some kids in for free. She got bitten and had to get a tetanus shot. This is all so upsetting!!

My plan for this evening was to try and play som BioShock Infinite, but I don’t think I can stay up any longer. I got 10 hours of sleep last night, but I am still not okay since the horrible night on Midsummer… Another day!

A bad thing that happened today was that one of my two remaining wisdoom teeth started hurting. I thought it was just the two bottom ones that were problematic, but now the upper ones started too. I am gonna call the dentist the first thing tomorrow and ask what I should do. I don’t wanna go back to the US with another tooth ache. Maybe this one should be removed as soon as possible.

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