July 13, 2012

Fifty Shades of bad literature

I have been dying to write about this since I read the book. 

If you didn't guess by the title, the post is about infamous "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E. L. James. Since I literally don't choose what I read or watch (gotta love all the bad movies) I decided to see what the fuss is about. 
Needless to say that it took me one entire day (and night) to finish all 3 books (Shades Darker, Shades Freed). The reason is not the quality of E. L. James' writing, it is the bare fact I couldn't not believe that some people pay to read it (firstly) and call it literature (secondly). 
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy fanfiction. I read fanfiction (hugest crush on Dramione: Hermione and Draco pairing) online. I have read some amazing stuff that is fanfiction. But this book is just a waste of paper. 

Another thing I noticed is that I get so hot and bothered speaking about it that I cannot formulate a decent review. However, I have seen a lot of videos on youtube that describe my feelings towards this... thing...

First video: 

Mark Reads is a guy I would never hear about if there wasn't for "50 Shades". Now I follow him on regular bases. He is btw doing this to raise money for his brother's AIDS/LifeCycle fund. Check out his two websites Mark Reads and Mark Watches for more material and ways to help.

Second video (skip to 06:45 for the actual book review, though beginning is funny also):

She nailed it with the comments! 

Third video:

I guess this is the best explanation of what the book is about. And it also brings the idea of being drunk-ish when you talk about this book.
"This bottle of vodka is all liquid, labeled and capped" 
"Porn is faster and free on internet" as the final comment on "50 Shades of Grey" though I would add "and better" as well. 

And finally:

If you feel like you need to know a little bit more about what is inside the book - here is a perfect recital of some pages. Not suitable for minors since she reads the sex scene (of Anastasia's her first time if I remember correctly).

And finally, I wanted to give up on posting anything about the book until I saw the latest episode of Anger Management "Charlie & Kate Battle Over a Patient". I have no doubts in my mind that they were thinking about the "50 Shades of Grey" while writing this episode. If you haven't, check the show out, it is pure fun!

July 11, 2012

A day at Gunnebo Slott

Hej again
While we (both you and I) are waiting for me to sit down and write a long post about how working in Sweden is different from what I am used to, here is a post from today's little excursion. 
A friend from my old Architecture Faculty is vacationing in Göteborg and I thought it would be nice to go around the city with her. After two years of living here there is not so much I can do for the first time. I mean, I did almost everything there is in Göteborg during my first months as a student. Then again while I was a part of CIRC and showing the city to the newcomers. And now again :) But there is always something I haven't seen or it changed during the time.
Today on the list we had a lovely trip to the Gunnebo Slott, after seeing a post from Tingting here. I have never been there before so it seemed like a good place to visit on such a nice day. It's been a typical Göteborgs summer till now with a lot of rain! So the first chance of sun just made us run out and into the nature.

A zoom-in at the perfect pose ;)

Just imagine having this as your backyard. I could, without any problem.

It is extremely easy to get to the Gunnebo, you can read the instructions on their site or just type it as a destination on Västtrafik's page. We decided to walk halfway back so that we can enjoy the weather and the beach nearby.

While we were playing at the beach, far away up in the air we saw one of those small airplanes with a message behind him. I couldn't see what it said from the distance so I took a picture of it.

From what I can see now, it says you should test-drive new Honda Civic - backwards.

And final treats: I am uploading this just for laugh.

Unsuccessful ballerina project in Sweden one could say. And the other two are us trying to look as cool as Sasha when he takes pictures of himself. Unsuccessfully again.

Enjoy the summer :)

July 2, 2012

Working Girl

Today is Monday and I was at work from 8 am till 5 pm! I still cannot believe it. It is such a fantastic feeling to have a job that it actually took me an entire week to start believing that it was really happening. It also had something to do with the fact I was mentally preparing myself to go back to Serbia if I don't find something.

Working in Sweden should be a post of its own and unfortunately I don’t have enough time tonight to do it. What I can say is that knowledge of Swedish language is mandatory, if not for the work, but then for the socializing with the other coworkers. It is also one of the hardest things for me, since all of the sudden I started speaking and working in a language I still am not that comfortable with. By the end of every working day I feel dizzy from all the information that went through my head. But it is such a sweet pain. 

the view from the office

lunchtime by the river, with a view over Trädgårdsföreningen 

business lunch at Trädgår'n

Also, I didn’t have time to post pictures or write about the Midsummer celebration. That was an indeed funny day! And unfortunately a very rainy one in the Göteborg area (friends who went outside of the city had much better weather). I was supposed to go to the islands with one group of friends and then meet for another party later during the day. However, it was raining so much while we were at the Styrso, that we were all soaking wet by the end of our stay there. The only thing we could have done was to soak our feet in warm water back at home and stay in bed looking the European football league.

So all in all, life is busy and happy whit joyful events, far away from the computer. I guess this week I will again be away, but after that I am on vacation and ready to write about life and everything happening.

First week of the rest of my life.