This post is about menstruation, blood and gore. I.e. all the joys of being a woman.
Men and other squeamish creatures might wanna skip this.

Ever since puberty hit I’ve been cursing the hassle menstruation brings and how unbelievably unfair it is to be forced to spend so much money on sanitary products. 😑 It’s expensive and irritating and, being the nature geek that I am, not very eco-friendly. Then about a year or so ago I came upon an article about menstruation cups, and I immediately thought it sounded like a great idea! After reading a bunch of articles and reviews I decided to buy one and try for myself and now, 6 months later, I’m in love!

There are a number of different brands of cups out there but I picked the Mooncup, mostly because it was the brand the most recommended site I found was selling.

On the site I ordered from (M-kopp.se, men dom tycks ha lagt ner webshoppen nu) they had a nice little chart that helped me pick the right size. It said size B is for women under 30 who haven’t given birth vaginally,

Read more

Aaaand now I’m sick. Markus was completely knocked out for most of last week from a massive cold, and now I have caught it from him. Great. I don’t normally stay in bed when I’m sick, regardless of disease I will drag myself into the living room and curl up on the couch instead, but not now. I actually spent a whole day in bed. Says something about how bad it is…

New job seem really great though! Everyone’s super nice and friendly!
Due to hiring several new people in recent months they have some re-arranging to do regarding where everyone is sitting. New desks have been ordered for us newbies but they haven’t arrived yet. I have a temporary work station (with a huge, scary Mac computer. Think I’ll try bribing it with pretty desktop backgrounds so it starts liking me) at the end of a hallway with two other girls, but soon I’ll get a real office to share with the web developer guy. He’s a metalhead like me so I think it’ll be great. The boss said something about our office going to be the Rock n’ Roll Room. πŸ˜›

Gonna go rest again,

Read more

Happy Beltane/Walpurgi’s Night people!
Just like last year I’ve lit a tiny Beltane fire (i.e. a candle in a lantern) on the balcony. But no drink. So far.

Imaginary Karin - Walpurgis night 2012

In other news, that I think I’ve already mentioned on Twitter, I’ve got a new job! :yay:
I’ve spent the last 2 years working at a small local advertising agency but a while ago I got an offer I couldn’t refuse from another agency in town. Basically the same job I have now, screwing around with websites and stuff, but at a bigger agency for a bigger salary.
I already have a friend working there (who I think had a great deal to do with me being offered the job πŸ˜‰ ) and I’m acquainted with a few others so they’re not all strangers, but I’m still a little nervous. This is not just some random job – this could actually be a proper career! Ye gods… 😳

One problem I can see already is that I’ll get a Mac computer since that’s what everyone else there has. I’ve never used a Mac!

Read more

Deanna of StubbornOx.net passed on the Versatile Blogger award to me! Thank you! πŸ˜€
I actually love silly stuff like these (just as I love lists, and surveys) so I’m more than happy to participate.

Rules:

– Thank the award giver and link back to them in your post.
– Share 7 things about yourself.
– Pass this award along to 15 other bloggers.
– Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

7 facts

1. I never played with dolls as a child, I didn’t like them at all – but I loved My Little Pony! I had almost 100 of them + the Dream Castle and the Stable and a million other related stuff. I still have everything packed away in my basement. I’ve been thinking about taking it all up and clean it and maybe start collecting ponies as a hobby, but I don’t have enough space at the moment.

2. As a teenager I used to compete in orienteering. I don’t really like sports, but orienteering I love! It’s the one sport that suits me perfectly –

Read more

As you may or may not be aware of Pottermore opened for everyone this weekend – and being the childish Potterhead that I am, I hit the sign up-button the second I saw it! :love: πŸ˜‰

My first impression is that it’s beautiful. All of it, the layout, the artwork, everything looks absolutely amazing and magical. They’ve had some fine artists working on this!
It took me a while to figure out how you’re supposed to navigate through the story, but then I realised you can double-click to zoom in and out and that you always have the little back and forward arrows at the bottom of the screen. It all went smoothly from there. Biggest downside is that most of it is Flash-based which means using it on my iPad is pretty much pointless. I can still navigate through the story, but it’s almost impossible to explore the scenes and pick up stuff.

You go through the story chapter by chapter, learn how to brew potions, cast spells (wizard’s duels!) and the (beautifully illustrated) scenes are full of hidden items you can pick up and keep in your trunk.

Read more