Midsummer

June 22, 2014

It’s that time of the year again. When the sun is supposed to be up all night (I say “supposed” because that’s what I’m used to, here in Stockholm the sun goes down around 11 PM, while in Vasa it doesn’t really set at all).

I’m pretty sure you’re all really interested in what I’ve done during the midsummer, jumping out of airplanes, driving a race car, or something else equally exciting? Well, no, I’ve actually just been sitting around, recharging my batteries.

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Paulina, The list maker.

Paulina made an awesome dinner and invited Sandra and Rachid over. I actually helped with the dinner, or, that’s how I like to think. Paulina did some shopping but had forgotten about a few things, so she wrote me a list of things that she wanted me to fetch. The list contained the normal things: milk, herring, digestive cookies, blueberries and raspberries.

I like to be proactive, so this is what I bought: every thing on the list, shrimp, mayonnaise, toast, lemons, and of course a bread toaster. Most of the things that I pro-actively bought, Paulina had already gotten (except for the toaster), and I guess that’s what you get when you’re too proactive and don’t take the time to ask what the other has already bought, but my god did we have a lot of lemons.

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Otherwise the evening was pretty uneventful, which was exactly what we were aiming for.

Other things that I’ve done this week

Regular readers will notice that I’ve been quite active on the writing this week. I’ve done two flying related things this week. I’ve been in a flight simulator, which was awesome to say the least.

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And I got to do a thing that I’ve wanted for a long time, ride in a helicopter, which was also a really cool experience.

Ordering from the Bungie store

Regular readers will know that I’ve got a soft spot for t-shirts. When I was younger it was all about solid colored t-shirts, now a days, I usually look for t-shirts with some kind of print on them, usually something game-related or just geek-related.

I noticed that Bungie had updated their store with some new prints. After browsing through the new items, I especially liked two items.

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I had already kind of decided that I wanted the “Guardian” t-shirt, mostly because I’ve already got a similarly looking “Spartan” t-shirt. But that’s when I noticed the “Traveler” t-shirt. I could’ve ordered both, but seeing as the border customs in Finland are usually pretty strict, anything above 50 euros (with shipping included in the price) will be taxed.

Of course, I don’t live in Finland any more, but I’m just going to guess that they have similar rules here in Sweden.

So I did what any normal person would do, when in doubt, ask your spouse, so I turned to Paulina for advice. I started off with showing the “Guardian” t-shirt, her reaction was spontaneous and true, she started laughing — she thought the “Guardian” thing was something about being a parent, not a reference to a game.

I ordered the second t-shirt, and according to the website, it’ll take up to six weeks. The total price, shipping included, ended up being $35 (about 25€ or 240 SEK). Though interestingly enough, only two days after ordering, I got a mail from Bungie confirming that they’ve shipped the product.

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