Spring basically is non-existant it goes straight from winter to summer.  I went to Stockholm with Per this past Saturday and we hung out a bit. It was probably the best day in Stockholm since I’ve been here. Well, out of the times I went. It was dare I say HOT…but I’m pretty sure the temperature when I left said 59 fahrenheit. Since when has 59F ever been hot? Well, hot enough for us to buy yummy lemon sorbet ❤ I haven’t tasted lemon “italian ice” in foreeever. (III- Talian Perface, haha~) It was sooo nice and it was nice to just walk around. We kind of wanted to go to the amusement park but couldn’t. 😦 It was funny, they have a unicorn ride which reminded me of Charlie the unicorn haha~

But anyway, this post was just to state how unbelievably nice the weather was~!  Later that night we went back and I watched Eurovision, because I can’t be in Europe and NOT watch it. But seriously? Norway won? It should have been Iceland, she was really good!

I’ll be heading to Stockholm again on…possibly Friday to hang out..though not with Per, since he’s going to Scotland! This time it will be with Sevfriend and maybe others, dunno yet~

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Yesterday was eventful, to say the least.  The day started for me at 6am because I had a politics exam in some unknown building.  So, I rode the bus there because it was so cold and rainy.  Unfortunately it started off pretty bad.  I got on bus 2 (Flogsta bus) and had to catch bus 14 at Stadhuset which would take me to Gimogatan, where the exam was.  Well, as we’re pulling up the the Stadhuset, I see bus 14 already at the bus stop.  I probably would have made it if we didn’t get stuck at a traffic light, because by the time I got from the bus stop to the other bus stop, the bus was already gone.  So, I had to wait like 15 minutes, it’s good that I planned to arrive 30 minutes before my exam, which ended up being only 10 or so minutes in the long run because of bus drama.

So, the exams are set up really strange here.  You’re in this huge room with people from all sorts of classes, and not just politics.  At Purdue the only large room exam I had was in Elliot for exams like math where multiple math classes were there.  Here there were some math students and other kinds, at least this is what I think because they had calculators and stuff.  You’re lined up vertically with this huge table to yourself, yes table, not desk.  So for example, everyone in my class was in front of me, which I think is a good idea, you can’t cheat off of someone who is directly in front of you, I don’t know why we don’t do something like that at Purdue.

You’re also allowed to bring food and drinks with you.  Almost every student had some form of food or drink, lots of people with energy drinks like red bull and all.  I didn’t bring anything, because I just wanted to write my exam and get out.  So, the only thing I brought to my table was my pencil and ear plugs.  I can’t take an exam without them because just someone sniffling or coughing would throw me off, let alone here where you could probably hear people popping cans and opening sandwiches, etc etc…

Hannah was the first in my class to finish, and technically I was 2nd.  The exam started at 8 and I got done at 10:10 (exam lasted until 11) but I didn’t know what to do so I got up after Jon left so I could see the process of turning in exams and crap haha, that was about 5~10 minutes later.  The exam was so long though.  I had to answer 3 out of 5 questions and the first questions took me 4 pages to write, the 2nd took me one and a half and the 3rd took me two. Inteeense~

After the exam I sat out in the waiting room with Suyin and we waited for Per to finish and talked with others from our class about it.  General consensus was annoyance that the “exam topics” that were written on the site weren’t mentioned really at all in the exam, good thing I studied extra haha.

After the exam from hell, so much stress from that, Per and I went to the book store to get our “Latino Reader” for our next class while Suyin went into town I think to get more stuff for her costume.  We all eventually met up and yeah, hung out for a bit aaand then Per left us to go back to Stockholm.  He said he might come back for the party thingy, but he didn’t and I don’t blame him.  Yesterday was SO cold and it was sooo windy and rainy and just no good!

After we split Suyin and I went to Ekonomikum where I had to go talk with the communications guy and get registered for spring courses. We had a little dilemma because apparently for fall I’m only registered for one class?  How does that work?  I’ll e-mail them and find out, it doesn’t make sense though because for my 2 classes other than the one I was registered for, I was on their attendance sheet, so I’m obviously in the system somewhere. Sooo yeah~  This new guy wants me to send him my transcript from Purdue to make sure I’ve had communication classes before (obviously have) and also my acceptance letter to Uppsala.  I don’t really understand why, but okay.

After that I came back to my room and ate some lunch, had nice shower times, and just lounged around a bit before leaving for the party later.  A guy woke me up the day before coming into my room to begin painting.  Well my bathroom didn’t really need painted in my opinion, so he was there at like 7 or 8 something that day in the morning and said he’d be back later that day, and never did, and thus my bathroom was a disaster. But! He came back yesterday while I was examing and stuff and so my bathroom is nice and painted, though he still left it a disaster my curtain was down and just…I dunno I was annoyed.  I’m not exactly tall so it was a bit of a task to hang up my curtain AGAIN after he took it down. -_-;  And the paint fumes are awful, but hopefully they’ll go away soon.

Next is the treat part of the night!  Halloween party~!

I went over to Lisa and Peter’s at  around 6:40ish and got ready there along with Suyin and Sailormoon (I’m sorry I’m so bad at remembering new names, but that’s who she went as! It amused me!)  Then we were off to the clubhouse thingy and yes!

Jenny and Me @ Halloween Shindig~

Jenny and Me @ Halloween Shindig~

It was a lot of fun~  Mucho dancing and amusing costumes!  I don’t think I’ve even really gone to a Halloween thingy back in the states as big as this, and Swedes don’t even really “do” Halloween, but they were the ones who hosted this party, so I was amused to say the least.  Yummy chocolate brownies and other desserts.  So yummy!

There were also these disgusting shot things.  I did try one because Peter, Josefin, etc.. insisted.  It was awful.  They said it was made with pumpkin stuff, but it tasted more like vomit.  I didn’t taste alcohol at all, only nasty mushed not-pumpkin stuff. It is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted.  I kept feeling it want to come up so I had to go yoink a chocolate brownie ASAP.  I don’t know how Julia, Peter and Josefin did them more than once.  Especially Peter, I don’t know how many he did, but they were so nasty.  I think he secretly liked them.

There was also much dancing to “Time Warp” from Rocky Horror Picture Show, which I’ve never seen, but you can bet that I know that song and dance now!  We also played musical chairs to a spice girls song which was entertaining, I lost.  It was sad. Haha~

But yes, generally fun and chaotic.  I started to crash by the end though due to lack of sleep. But, apparently not enough for me to just go home after the party ended.

I went to Lisa and Peter’s and we played some Smash Bros. Melee and Mario Kart.  I was definitely not on my game again, but I still kinda sorta rocked Melee, but man where have my Mario Kart skills gone?  Not fair!

It also apparently snowed yesterday as well, I saw snow in the grass but I only saw rain fall yesterday, so I won’t count that as the first snow until I see it falling from the sky.  But yes, I walked home in the freezing darkness, but those legging-things were actually pretty warm!  Aaand yes almost as soon as I got home I talked to people online a bit, but generally crashed in bed.

The end!