Valborg

It feels like a Sunday today and Monday tomorrow. I really don’t want to go to school but it is my last chance to study structural engineering in school so I have to be there. Even if the lecture starts at 8am and there are no trams going to school. The bridge by the stop is being renovated so no trams or buses go to school until Monday, and no car traffic can go there from now and until December. Crazy!

I am glad tomorrow isn’t a Monday though, but a Friday. This time of the year we have so many different holidays. Like today was ay 1st and I am not sure exactly why we are off. I think it’s because today is the demonstration day. But that is so old school. I am not complaining though, May 1st is a good hangover day because yesterday was Valborg, one of the biggest party days in Sweden.

After two hours in school yesterday I had to do laundry for four hours. I was so tired after that that I took a two hour nap and met up with Chad and two of his friends to watch the Cortége. It was a blue sky but cold, almost two hours of watching 49 carriages was a little bit too much. But it was still nice.

We were in a hurry after that to get to Dzejna’s birthday dinner in Linné. No trams or buses were in service up on the mountain where Chalmers is, because of the parade, so we had to take a huge detour with several changes before we finally came to the restaurant. We were a big party so I actually didn’t have time to talk to the birthday girl, but I had a nice evening anyway.

Cortége 2014

Today I was a chauffeur and driving Chad around to different stores. Because of the demonstrations going on there were more or less no buses or trams in service so it was impossible to get around without a car. I bought a birthday gift to Linnea for the triple birthday party on Saturday. I hope she will like it.

Mom drove me home and on the way we did some grocery shopping. I made a chicken casserole I probably haven’t made in two years. But it still tasted the same as back then. It’s good to know that cooking is like riding a bicycle.

I probably should have been in bed already, but it is too hard when it is light out until like 9pm. And it is getting worse every day. I miss the 8pm sunsets in Cali.

 

Yesterday I got my Course Permission Codes for two of my four classes. I won’t need it for one of the other ones and the fourth is coming any day now hopefully. I will also get that money mom’s friend wanted to lend me tomorrow. That means I will apply for a room on campus in SLO. Yay!

Crappy mornings

If the morning is bad, then the rest of the day is pretty much fucked. I never forget my wallet at home, but this morning I did, and I realized it at the tram stop. I thought “eh, I hardly never see those ticket controllers, so I will probably be fine today”. I got on the tram and when it’s about to stop at the next stop I see those guys in white caps checking people’s tickets. FUCK. I ran off and walked back home to get my wallet and bus card. I was 30 minutes late for school. Good thing I didn’t have any lectures today, just thesis work. But it was still annoying.

The day actually wasn’t too bad after that except my muscle soreness slowly made itself known throughout the day. It wasn’t bad this morning, but now, I’m having trouble walking… Maybe that’s because I went to one hour of spinning this afternoon.

We worked until a little after 1pm and then I went home and just relaxed. I have the rest of the Excel-file figured out, I just have to stop being a lazy-ass and do it. It turns out that I don’t have to do the complicated and long IF-equations, yeay (how do you spell that word?!) for me! Tomorrow we have a meeting with Veidekke. And the more I get into this project, the more questions I get, so tomorrow is all about a millions of questions!

I got an appointment to see a new doctor on April 22nd. It’s far away, but at least it’s something. I don’t know how I will manage with this extreme tiredness until then, maybe redbull? I miss those energy shots they had in the US… And speaking of the US, I missed it so much today. It’s April and it was just a few degrees above freezing today. Horrible!! I see all these beautiful and warm pictures from my San Diego friends on Facebook, walking around in shorts and t-shirts and tanning at the beach. I miss the warmth… Five more months! I think I can endure that!