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11 November 2009 @ 08:31 pm
The Adventures of Tierfal and Stockholm John  
But first... I ♥ veterans and current members of the armed services. They have my gratitude and respect. ♥

And I do not ♥ Yahoo! articles that remark, "You might not know why Veterans Day is on the eleventh... but there was this war once, and then there was this thing called Armistice Day!"

...like... really? People should not be allowed to graduate high school if they don't know about flipping WORLD WAR I.


Anyway... turns out Stockholm John has really good taste in tourist activities. He wants to walk around the Gamla Stan, for instance:

And he wants to go by boat to the skärgården, a.k.a. the Stockholm archipelago. He also wants to canoe... or kayak... or something around the Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen. Wow, Swedish; wow. Broken up, that word means "the house-yard-place-canal." I shit you not. XD

He also wants to check out Drottningholm Palace.

And I don't blame him.

He also wants to go to Jazzfestivalen (lol I wonder what THAT word means...??), which is on Skeppsholmen. Y'know, that island in the middle of the city.

So... who's coming with me to Sweden as soon as humanly possible? HANDS UP.

The rest of my adventures were solitary and not so exciting. I did a lot of homework. I walked up to school to drop off the Letter Service forms in the English Department mail slot, hoping they'll get duly conveyed to Professor Altman's box by noon tomorrow, by which time I promised they'd be there. Did more homework. Moped a little.

Discovered that when they say "resurface the concrete outside your apartment," what they mean is "transport some of the Sahara to you for your convenience."

- it's much more orange than my crappy cell phone camera wanted to convey
- my first thought was honestly "Welcome to the desert of the real"
- I obviously did not try to step on all the uneven parts to leave footprints, because that would be passive-aggressive and counter-productive, and I am a good person

...anyway... there are still a lot of un-angrily-scribbled-out items on my To-Do list. Ffff.

...okay, I lied; I always put one line through them, unless the pen's uncooperative. I'M SORRY. ;__;

Also. I = dork. Not that you didn't know that backwards, forwards, and sideways.

Sample this RP:

...so pretty much the usual, then.

Feeling: listlesslistless
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Vitamin C: Ten :)tierfal on November 13th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Makes sense; makes sense. :o I love random Aussie factoids. XD

SRSLY THO. And yeah, you'd think we'd have had enough damned wars by now for people at the top to realize how generally ineffectual they are. :|||| You are welcome to go history grad. 8D

\o/ And hee, I'm rather delighted by the idea that I might not be ENTIRELY mystified should you ever start speaking German. XD'

Baha, seconded on both counts. XD

Not on that one, though. ;3
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Vitamin C: L - Bluetierfal on November 14th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Haha, sounds good to me! 8D Though I'll probably need lots of pantomime assistance. XD

lol, hopefully you'll have more luck listening to Swedish than I do -- I'm always staring at the computer like, "...vad?" XD
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Vitamin C: Neartierfal on November 13th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I wouldn't know; I don't know a thing about Naruto. XD Except that they sell official Naruto headbands at Hot Topic.

Socialism sounds FANTASTIC right now, tbh. XD' ABBA, of course, is *always* fantastic.
I MUST: Bradley Vain About Yousabriel75 on November 12th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
*yells me too*

If you're looking for company to accompany you to Sweden, count me in.
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on November 13th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I need a private jet. Very, very badly need one. XD
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Vitamin C: Arthurtierfal on November 13th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
.......WHY, WORLD. DDDD: ...seriously, that's -- just -- ajklfdsj. XD

You are more than welcome to join the growing expedition! 8D
Rex: DN - l + humicequeenrex on November 12th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)

*wants to go to Stockholm with you*

Also, don't you just LOVE those Nordic buildings?? 8D
Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on November 13th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
PLZ DO COME WITH ME 8D We're gathering a huge party of Sweden-bound travelers over here. XD


Rex: DN - L + Light + Clingicequeenrex on November 14th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Miz J: pinkmissusjackson on November 12th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Ooohh. Pretty pictures..

*starts packing suitcases*

Jazzfestivalen? I have no idea what that could be. ;) The question is...do they have a Punkfestivalen??? XD
Vitamin C: White Guitartierfal on November 13th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)


lol, they probably do, those crazy Swedes! 8D That should be our first destination when we get there. XD
marissaabitofadork7 on November 13th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Awesome castle. :)
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on November 13th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I am totally impressed with the Swedish royal family. XD
marissaabitofadork7 on November 13th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
As am I, my friend. XD
Charlottekoneko_zero on November 14th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
It's called Rememberance Day in the UK, I didn't realise that it was different in the US! Thank you for the point of interest!

Seriously though. Some people don't know WW1? MORONS! IDIOTS! Come on, World War 2? Jokes about World War 3? Surely it doesn't take much to twig that there had to be a number one to start it all off?! GAH! You're right, they shouldn't be allowed out of high school without knowing that... *has a fit*

Ahem. My apologies for the rant. *bluuuuush* I studied it, and WW2, and (as with most Brits) I have Grandparents. I actually knew my Great-Grandma too... It makes me pretty fierce about it. Plus there's a lot of political rubbish going on over here right now, and it irritates the hell out of me that it's overshadowing the hard work and sacrifices of the Armed Forces...

And there goes another rant. Uhh, sorry? Feel free to verbally flay me for wasting your time...

Oh! Can I come to Sweden? It looks so beautiful! The side streets, the palaces... Oooh, I'm getting back onto a travel kick! =D

Love you lots honey. ♥
Vitamin C: Ten and Donna - Rooftoptierfal on November 15th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Hee, I think it's another case of Americans being Americans -- we have to call our holidays something different from what everybody else does! XD Next thing you know, we'll find a new, only-American name for Christmas. XD'

NO I TOTALLY AGREE. I mean, so many of my teachers have out and said, "If you don't learn history, it'll repeat itself," and when I look at the astonishing and really horrific parallels between America's involvement in Vietnam and in Afghanistan and Iraq now, I completely believe it.

So no, not at all -- I totally agree with the rant! o_o

You are TOTES in the going-to-Sweden group, m'dear. 8D

Love you, too! ♥