torsdag 30 december 2010

Live once, right? And money are meant for spending, right?

Updating my blog from a Starbucks on the Upper West Side. You have to pay for the wi-fi at the hotel! What's up with that!? Some might call me cheap, but no way in hell am I paying for wi-fi!!

Anyway, NYC is great as always. Spent some four hours at the Museum of Natural History, after which we had a three course supper for $24 each (incredibly cheap!! I love it here, everything is so cheap!!) and then some minor shopping...shouldn't be doing any more of that. Dreading the fact that my next order of business is checking my balance...

Tomorrow crazy NYE bash in BROOKLYN!! Haha. Yup.

tisdag 28 december 2010

The universe and all that nonsense

Ok. Here we go. To be completely honest, the smart thing to do would be going to sleep and writing some other day. They say drunk facebooking is bad, what about drunk blogging? Not that I'm drunk, hypothetical question.

Experienced the modern day version of "Further" today. Minivan, seats for 6 people, there were 12 of us. Completely random people from all over the world but mostly the States. People smoking (rather not be more specific than so), nobody really knowing where we were going. Some musicians, some girls who looked way too young to be there. Ended up standing at some street corner listening to some very improvised tunes by two saxophones and one guitar. (Again, the saxophones....)

Playing pool with some random guy who'd been smoking. I won.

But on a more serious note. During my time here I've also met one amazing person. I've met several cool people, but only one who stands out as amazing. I only got to enjoy his company for one night, but I feel fortunate for that night. I try to be nonchalant about it, but if I'm honest I know that this was supposed to happen. We share the same values to an extent which almost scares me. And I loved watching the respect with which he treated EVERYBODY around him. I look to the stars and hope our roads will cross again, but if they don't I will always have that one night. That one experience of feeling that there is another person who feels the same way I do about the world. It's a memory I will treasure. A memory which can't be subdued by the wish to experience it again. Whatever happens from now on, I know that on the other side of the globe there is this amazing person who shares my view of the world.

fredag 24 december 2010

San Francisco, it's good to be back!

It's been 10 years since my last visit to this town. And back then I was only here for a couple of days, but the city made a lasting impression and I've been wanting to come back ever since. Even more so after reading Kerouac, Ginsberg and Cassidy (Carolyn that is...)!

Now I'm back and have picked up the love affair right where we ended it ten years ago. North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, it's love ever lasting. Lying in bed at night with the window open to let in all the sounds of the city. People laughing and talking, music from the numerous night clubs around where we live, even the traffic. Spending hours in "City Lights Books" just browsing through the huge selection of beat literature. Walking in China Town.

It's overwhelming and I can't put it all in words. All I know is I could move here. At least for a while. Anybody who knows where I could find a job here in PR/marketing/event production/performing and/or teaching circus? Let me know if you do...

"My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them." -J.K

måndag 20 december 2010

Belmont is where I'd live if I lived in Chicago


Day and night

An American cat


In a nutshell

Last night in Chicago. It's snowing. Keeping fingers crossed that the airports are operating tomorrow.

Had a great time here! Met wonderful people. Did some shopping even though I wasn't supposed to.

Tomorrow, San Francisco!!

lördag 18 december 2010

On the road

December in pictures

About to hit the road from JFK

Snowy park in Stockholm

Feeling nostalgic in Stockholm

Old town of Stockholm

Un chat parisien

söndag 12 december 2010

watch out world!

Managed packing! Have to say choosing shoes is the most difficult part. I decided I will have to make due with only 4 pairs (even though it's a three week trip!!).

Still have a bit of unfinished school work that needs to be done in the next two days or so...but other than that I'm free! Holiday until jan 10th! Amazing! I so need it!

Tonight we're off to Stockholm, on Wednesday NYC and then Chicago, San Fran and back to NYC.

Au revoir!

lördag 4 december 2010

Paris, J'aime!

Two more days in Paris, then it's back home...zut! But I guess it's just how it goes, all good things come to an end. I'm staying with a friend's grandmom and she's absolutely amazing! Before retiring she used to be a teacher, which makes for very interesting conversations, she knows absolutely everything! She worked for several years on the Ivory coast and her apartment is full of all types of interesting things from all over the world. She's giving me French classes over the breakfast table.

Have met some other equally amazing people here. The friend I'm staying with is an animator and his girlfriend is a designer and her friend works for a company that travels the world to collect sounds.

Now breakfast and then off to training! No time for sightseeing or other tourist stuff, but we did pass by Notre Dame last night!