Mar 30, 2012

Yummy

Today, I felt like being an awful person, so I decided to objectify some men. This resulted in:
My awesome list of hot/cute guys
First off, I want to point out that this is a list of actual, real life people. If you want to read a hot/cute guys list of not so actual, real life people, you can read this.
Secondly I would like to say that I mostly like men who are, what I in Swedish call “köttiga”, which basically means meaty = slightly bigger men who are not all muscly and toned, because that creeps me out. Skinny guys also creep me out. I like a man you can grab onto and cuddle with. They may also have fabulous facial hair, say, like a viking. However, I also like some guys who don't look like this. The first guy on my list is one of those, and yet he is, by far, the fairest of them all.
It is also worth noting that I haven't put these hot guys in any kind of 'hotness ranking system'. But, of course, Keanu Reeves is at the top because he belongs there. Duh. Also worth noting is that there are a lot more guys that I find attractive in this world, but it is 3:30 AM and I am off to bed now.

Keanu Reeves

Drooooooool, he is a beautiful man.


Chris Hemsworth

In my opinion, Chris could stand to gain a “few” pounds, or just lose some of those muscles, but he is hot either way.

Sam Worthington

Uuuuuuuhh yes.


A young Harrison Ford

Preferably as Han Solo. Or Indiana Jones.


Colin 'Sully' Sullivan

One of the two main reasons I watch and love 'My Life as Liz'.


Troy Yingst

The other main reason I watch and love 'My Life as Liz'.


Ewan McGregor

Gorgeous. I don't agree with other Star Wars nerds when they say they don't like Episode I, because duh, Ewan is in it. He is also in Episodes II and III. 'Nuff said.

Heath Ledger

Uuuuuuhhh, beautiful.


Jeph Jacques

Because yes, web cartoonists can be hot too. At least Jeph is.
(Jeph is the author of a web comic that I love! He also creates amazing instrumental metal music.)


A young Patrick Swayze

Come on, Dirty Dancing, Point Break...need I say more? Exactly.


Brendan Fraser

I love Brendan because 1) he is (was?) SO cute, and 2) he seems to not take himself too seriously, which I think is an attractive quality.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Yes. You can be the Prince of my Persia any day.


Aragorn

And no, not Viggo Mortensen, he ain't that hot in my opinion, but Aragorn...oh yes.


Ryan Reynolds

He's a bit on the muscly, toned side, but still so cute.


Adam Sandler

Yes, because he is always cute in a dopey smiley way and he really reminds me of a good friend of mine, who also has that “always cute” thing going.


Brandon Lee

As The Crow... uuuuuuuuuhhh.


Elliot Cowan as Mr Darcy in Lost in Austen

This scene says it all.


James McAvoy

Too cute!


Ville Valo

Ville could REALLY stand to gain several pounds, but his voice more than makes up for his skinniness.

Martin Emtenäs

A beautiful Swedish man with long blonde hair, which he always keeps in a neat bun.


Aidan Turner

Dark, mysterious, scruffy and Irish. 'Nuff said.


Charlie Hunnam

Too cute as Nicholas Nickleby.


Gerard Butler

A bit on the old side, but hey, so is Aragorn, and who cares? Hot is hot.


Tom Wisdom as Midnight Mark in The Boat That Rocked

“How about it then?"


(And no, I do not own any of these pics. Sadly.)

Mar 28, 2012

The List #1

Inspired by a fellow blogger, I was thinking that I should give this a shot.
The point is to write certain things about oneself every day for 30 days. Now, I know myself and know that I won't have the "ork" to do that, but I'll give it a (slow) go. Also, I won't be writing about all of these things, but I'll try to exchange the ones I don't want to write about with something else.
The list is, as follows:
1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
But like I said, we'll see what changes I make as I go along. I will, however, start with the first item on the list:
List 20 random facts about yourself
  1. I have lived 24 years on this planet, but only 17 of them in Sweden. My first year was spent in Sweden, after that we moved to England, where we lived for about 6 months. After that we moved to Detroit in the US of A, stayed there for little over a year, and then moved to Munich, Germany. We spent 5 years in Munich before moving back to Sweden in 1996.
  2. I have 8 piercings, or 9, depending on how you count. 5 earlobe, 1 nostril, 1 tongue and 1 industrial, which is a double piercing (hence the 9 holes).

  3. I absolutely HATE any and all kinds of onion, except garlic, which I love.
  4. During the Swedish equivalent to high school, I studied the Natural Resource Programme, which is a fancy way of saying that I went to a farming school. However, I did not study farming, but environmental care and nature conservation. Indeed.
  5. I am what we in Swedish call a 'tidsoptimist' (really difficult to translate that one eh ;)). It's a curse, really.

  6. My favourite colour is, shockingly enough, pink. However, I love all real colours (and by real I mean anything that isn't brown, beige or khaki) and am a very bright and colourful person.
  7. I probably don't listen to the kind of music you think I listen to. Not that I know what you think, but I don't think you think that metal is my favourite music genre. Folk metal, viking metal, power metal, death metal, melodic metal...doesn't matter much which kind of metal it is, I will probably listen to and like it. I also LOVE Swedish punk and progg music, which is awesome and something worth checking out.
  8. I LOVE fantasy and science fiction. Especially fantasy. I love fantasy in general, and Harry Potter in particular. So much so that I plan on getting at least one HP tattoo. AT LEAST. When I told my stepmother this, her reply was (and I quote) “Nerd.”...yeah, I guess I am.
  9. My first name is Linn, but my nickname is Ninni. Most of my family and a friend or two calls me Ninni, although most of my friends call me Linn. Sometimes that feels a bit weird, since I feel like my real name is Ninni, but yeah, you can't argue with the fact that according to my ID my name is Linn. My father, on the other hand, mostly calls me Pinni. Also, I recently got a new nickname in school: The Wiz Kid. Love it.
  10. My mother thinks I am insane, because I collect DVDs. I don't know how many I own at the moment, but last time I counted them, the number was easily above 300 (excluding TV show DVD boxes). And that was ... a while ago.
  11. I also collect Disney mugs (like this one, for example). Because yes, I am a nerd. And a geek.
  12. My favourite Disney movie is Peter Pan. Because it would be awesome to be able to fly and to never have to grow up. And because fairy dust is just amazing. My favourite non-Disney movie/s is/are The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Because, as I said, I love fantasy and I am a nerd. Apparently.

  13. In April I am to become a godmother to my dear friend Vanessa's son. That's scary. And grown-up. Or, as I would say in Swedish, vuxet värre.
  14. I love rainbows, and if I could I would have rainbow coloured hair. Yes, I would.
  15. I hate sports, because bluuuuugghhhh! :P But I really love swimming, hiking, riding my bike and camping. I'm a nature person really, even though I get tired of it sometimes, and just want my cozy bed. I mean, come on, who doesn't love their bed?
  16. Reading is, apart from watching movies and sleeping, my favourite hobby. J.K. Rowling, William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Paolini and Emma Hamberg are a few of my favourite authors.
  17. I can wiggle my ears. Not a whole lot, like Dumbo or so, but good enough to notice. I can also make my nostrils flare really quickly. Booyah.
  18. I am studying to become a teacher. Subjects: English and Swedish. Grades: 6-12 (according to the Swedish educational system, which means approx. ages 12-18). Out of 5 years of studying, I have little more than 1 year left.
  19. I am “somewhat” addicted to chocolate and coca-cola. Especially chocolate. And coca-cola.
  20. My sense of humour can, at best, be described as...juvenile. And British. For instance, I love Little Britain (I want that one!). I can also laugh heartily at flatulence (because honestly, farts ARE funny and if you don't agree you must be a singularly boring person). Monty Python is also one of those things that I always find funny. I share this opinion with my father. My dear stepmother (who is British) cannot understand why we think MP is funny. She claims, and I quote, that “It's so silly!”. Because yes, yes Julie, it is silly. And so are we. That's the whole point. Silly things are funny and you can't help but to laugh, giggle or chuckle.

    So yeah, perhaps you now know me a tad better than you used to. Or not. I mean, I don't know who reads this. But I could know, if you left me a comment. And yes, that is a blatant hint that I would enjoy receiving more comments.

Mar 27, 2012

Oh, and also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATHAN FILLION!

You are indeed a Geek God <3



In sickness and in health

I have been suffering from a nasty cold these past few days, and have, consequently, not stepped outside since Saturday. Today, however, I almost felt alive again (or, at least, less dead than I have in several days) and I had school things to attend to. I needed to buy a compendium and also read it before a seminar tomorrow, boring shit like that, you know. But I wasn't really feeling it. I was thinking that maybe I would do fine at the seminar without having read what we were supposed to read. Because really, I still wasn't feeling very good, and my nose didn't want to stay dry. Gross, yeah, I know.
But then. Then! My flatmate Elizabeth sent me an MMS with a picture of the most awesome bag I have ever seen. So, naturally, I knew I had to get my shit together and go buy this amazing bag, because it would be so totally worth it. This was an interesting experience, due to the fact that I could barely use my legs for standing, much less for walking. Let's just say that illness doesn't really make me hungry, and therefore I haven't been eating a whole lot since, like...Friday. So yeah, not a whole lot of strength in my legs today. They were shaking like crazy and I had to stop and hold on to things whenever I could. You could say it was a little scary, not having control of your body, or you could choose to be more positive and call it interesting. Whatever floats your boat.
Anyway, away I went to meet Anna at school, because yes, I was responsible enough to fix my school things first. I had a hard time hearing what she was saying, since I also suffered from ear blockage, and spent a lot of the time saying "Ha? Saru?" (Swedish slang for "What? What did you say?"). I'm sure this must've been annoying, so if you read this Anna, sorry 'bout that!
Well, I told her about the bag and said we needed to go buy it before having lunch (because honestly, it was more important than feeding my weakened body), and she agreed, because she is such a great person, the best really <3
Anyway, blahblahblah, here is the bag:




Told you it was worth it.

Mar 19, 2012

Svensker er mennesker 6

Svensker er mennesker 5

Svensker er mennesker 4

Svensker er mennesker 3

Episode 3 couldn't be embedded, so you'll just have to click here to see it.

Svensker er mennesker 2

Svensker er mennesker

Yes, I know. I have been bad at updating. Yet again. But honestly, one could almost claim I've been having a life the past month or so. Amazing, some might even say miraculous, but true.

To make up for it, I have a treat. At least for those of you who understand Norwegian. So basically those of you who are Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finno-Swedish, Faroese or Greenlandic. I am Swedish, so yay, I understand Norwegian! Ha!
If you read this blog on a regular basis, or have by chance just read an older post here about Scandinavianness/Nordicness (I'm suuuure those are real words), you will probably remember me yapping about how it is important to embrace your Nordicness when living in a Nordic country (Sweden is a Nordic country, wouldn't you know). With that also comes the importance of understand the Scandinavian languages (Swedish, Norwegian and Danish). In addition to that, I think it is jolly good to know a thing or two about our culture/s and the relationships between our countries.
It can also be hilarious. Like now. What I am about to show you is (at least I think it is) a very funny piece of investigational journalism about the relationship between Sweden and Norway. In the past, some might even say still, Sweden has been a kind of older/big brother to Norway (And Finland. And perhaps even Denmark. But I digress.). That has, or is, changing though, and the Norwegians think it very important to show us Swedes this. Some might say in an impertinent manner, but I say it's hilarious. And glorious.
My very awesome (and sometimes sassypantsy) classmate Adam first showed me this as we were headed for Oslo, for our class trip.
Anyway, enough yapping, enjoy this gem (or these gems I should say, since there are six of them) of Norwegianness/Swedishness!