My hair is currently driving me insane. I’ve had a sidecut (right side of head long-ish, left side buzz cut) for quite a while, but now I have some ideas for other haircuts I want to try and thus I’ve decided to grow it out. Sounds simple, but no.

Apparently my hair grows straight out from the skin – and I mean straight out, like an agitated hedgehog. And it refuse to lay down. No amounts of wax, spray or gel can tame it. It. Stands. Up.

Imaginary Karin - stupid hair

Seriously..? It looks like I tried to cut my own hair like some 3 year old!

Now, do I:

a.) Buy a hat and wear it 24/7 for the next couple of months until it gets long enough?
b.) Cut my whole head and start from scratch? I’d still look like a bloody hedgehog – but at least I’d be a whole hedgehog.
c.) Accept my fate and just carry on as usual, hoping noone calls the psychic ward? Or Tabatha Coffey.

I hate getting trolled by my own body parts…

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Imaginary Karin - Maja the cat

So… apparently Bella didn’t like her new home. Or her new home didn’t like her, I don’t know which. They said she was meowing all nights so they couldn’t sleep and because of that they didn’t want to keep her – and of course we agreed to take her back!

She’s always been talkative, but not so much it’s bothering in any way. Definitely not enough to keep us up at night. At first I was worried it might be something wrong with her, but she seem fine to me. She’s been back for a few days now and I see no difference from how she was before.
I suspect the new owners maybe just got cold feet. Which is OK, everyone can make a mistake – and I rather see them giving her back to us than keeping her if they don’t really want to.

It’s all fine in my book, we’re happy she’s back ^_^
Except maybe poor Zaphod who is miffed over loosing his basket again… 😉

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Music is one of the two things that inspire me the most in life. The other is nature.
Just about everything I do, from the way I dress to the people I choose to be friends with, can be traced back to those two things: music and nature. You don’t have to know me very well to figure it out either. 😛

Well, today I was listening to Raubtier – one of my favourite bands. I think I’ve mentioned them before somewhere? They’re a Swedish band playing industrial metal and they only write in Swedish, so I doubt anyone outside Scandinavia will ever hear about them. Anyway, they’re awesome.

One of my favourite songs by them is Polarvargen (The arctic wolf). I spent most of today listening to it over and over and over again and… this is what happened:

Imaginary Karin - polarvargen drawing

“Your love is too wild and harsh.
You have the eyes of an arctic wolf,
you have hunger like a wolverine.
Fear for you is sinking in,
burning my skin.
You swore to be forever mine…”

“Din kärlek är för vildsint och kärv.

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After my previous announcement I feel like talking a little about marriage.

The thing is, marriage has never been on my bucket list. I can honestly say I’ve never dreamt about my wedding day (like all girls are “supposed” to do) and I’ve never thought about it as something I want or need to happen. That doesn’t mean I don’t want a life partner though. I’ve always hoped I would meet someone and spend the rest of my life with that person, but the actual wedding ritual and having the legal contact that is marriage? Never.
It’s not like I’ve been against it either, I see nothing wrong with it, I just… never cared. *shrug*

And then I met Markus.

Markus was pretty clear from the start that he wanted to get married at some point. “Not right now and probably not for many years to come, but eventually I will want to be able to call someone my wife.
He’s such a hopeless romantic. 😛

In the beginning I found it a little silly. We don’t follow any religion that requires marriage and we live in a modern society where just cohabiting is seen as perfectly normal.

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Yep, looks like I’m getting hitched.
On Friday, February 17 I proposed to Markus – and he said yes! ^_^

Imaginary Karin - engagement 2012

On Friday evening, after dinner, I set the scene in the kitchen with some fancy ice-cream desserts and lit candles. On his side of the table I placed a stuffed bunny holding a heart and a handwritten love letter with reasons why I love him. He sat down, read it and then I took out the box with the rings, dropped on one knee and asked him to marry me.

I knew he would say yes as we’ve been talking about it for years, but I was still a nervous wreck! I’m so glad I decided to do it at home, just him and me and not out in public somewhere 😛

FYI: Markus wants me to make it perfectly clear that he did NOT cry. No, no he didn’t.
Ok, maybe one manly tear, but no more. Honest.

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