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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Black Metal Battle Jacket Update

Hey! This weekend I've just stayed at home, and finally got around to add more stuff to my leather jacket. It fell behind in DIY priorities, but now autumn is here (happy Mabon, btw!), so I've started to wear it more. Click here for pictures of what it looked like around a year ago, the last time I added patches to it. Here's what it looks like now!



Added the Hard Rock Café Prague pin of St. John of Nepomuk
Shoving pins into thick leather is harder than it looks!

First addition to the sleeves; local band Taake!

Enslaved's old logo and Satyricon on the other sleeve.
FYI, I stabbed myself THREE times while applying these!
Leather needles are fucking sharp.
So what do you think of my finished jacket?

Hope you've had a good week!
Have some muffins :D

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Meeting Lise Myhre, creator of Nemi!

Everyone in Norway is familiar with the comic Nemi, which has been around for 21 years now. It has also gotten known internationally, especially in alternative culture! I have been a fan since probably before I could even read, and I didn't even realize she was kind of weird until I was 17, and that I pretty much had become her. So I booked myself a tattoo appointment for my 18th birthday, and got the Nemi dragon, the tattoo Nemi famously has. And today I finally got to show it to Lise Myhre, the creator of Nemi! Before I even said hi she noticed it and loved it. She took a photo of it too!

(Edited and put in monday morning after I saw this on her fb page!)

I loved Qugoria's response to the photo: You're wearing platforms, right?
I was, but Lise Myhre is short too! Shorties unite.

She signed my copy of the first Nemi book!

And sprinkled some confetti in it xD

Afterwards me, Marie and Embla went to the thriftstore nearby, and I found myself some good stuff!
H&R London dress, 9.5$
I already have a similar dress from them, but I just had to!

Another 9.5$ dress, which I'm gonna take in.

And look what I found in the kid's section for 3.5$!
I've been looking for a boy's vest to keep plain.

And it's actually the SAME vest I already have!
Just a size smaller. I've had that vest for over 10 years!

First selfie with my new phone!
Turned out facial recognition fails when I have make-up on LOL

So that was my saturday! Probably just gonna read and listen to music the rest of the evening.
Hope you have a good weekend too! How are you spending your weekend?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Everyday life is fine too!

Hey! It's been a while since I did a personal update that wasn't about something special. Festival season is over, so it's back to everyday life for us now. And I'm actually not sad about it! I thought for sure that I'd be miserable being back home after our Prague trip. I'm just appreciating the little things. But okay, one big exciting thing; I got a new job! It happened pretty randomly, and I'm loving it so far - even though I have to get up super early. My body is already accustomed to it.
Anyway, this post is just going to be some snippets from everyday life the past week or two.

Felt great in this outfit!

Did a spontaneous DIY though!
The top above had this V-shaped brawire that I just found annoying. The brawire in the bra I had on that day had somehow bent, so I took out the wire from the top and fixed my bra! But the top was now kind of flopping around, so I decided to add lacing to it, even though it's a superhuge trend now. I used two pieces of a 4-piece snap button kit I had lying around, and then poked holes through afterwards (so I got the right size and it wouldn't fray, hopefully). Pulled some satin ribbon through and cut it, tied it and went over the ends with a lighter so they won't fray. And done!
I have to say I'm pretty proud of my spontaneous creativity. It's not really normal for me!

Micro library at a nearby mall - cute! Sucky books though.

Someone needs to buy this mirror!
We sadly don't have room..

Remember this?
Well, at another store in the same chain I now found...

THIS. Holy shit it's huge! 240 cm (7'10'')!
So this was even a lot bigger than Simen!
The one above was 150 cm (4'11''), so only slightly bigger than me.
WHAT WILL THEY DO NEXT YEAR?!

You know you're an adult when this is an exciting haul.

BEST BEDDING EVER - HAD to get it, LOL!

Bats?! Instant purchase. Super cute!

Hope everyone reading this are doing well. I feel like I'm kind of neglecting my blog (especially in august), but I don't really want to post unless I have something to write about - and usually I just post about my life and shit, as you do. I'm definitely open to requests from you guys! Whether it be reviews, my opinions about something, tutorials.. whatever! Ask and you shall (probably) receive!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sitting at the Kitchen Table with God by Sandi Smith (Giveaway)

Book Details:
Book Title: Sitting at the Kitchen Table with God by Sandi Smith
Category: Adult Fiction, 192 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction, Christian Fiction
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Release date: May 10, 2017
Tour dates: Sept 3 to 21, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13

Book Description:
MARIANNE HAD PLENTY OF TIME ON HER HANDS TO DO NOTHING, so she decided to clean the placemats that she had collected over the past fifty years. Fifty years of a wonderful life together with her husband and best friend, Andrew. Fifty years that should have turned into sixty, but would not even turn into fifty-one.

Her wonderful Andrew was dead. Andrew…her friend and caretaker of her soul and mind and being. Loneliness, darkness, and guilt extended their hungry fingers out for Marianne, desperately trying to pull her even further into their world…a world with no escape. How could she live without her Andrew? She had been so sure that she would be the first one to die in this relationship. But now there was a stronger component to her loneliness and darkness that was starting to make its presence known to Marianne. Anger.

Anger had been a companion of Marianne’s for a very long time, but usually she had the ability to quiet its demand to be set free. This time, though, Marianne was not sure she would be able to control this anger. It was different somehow…stronger. She was afraid and weak. She had lost her faith in God, and she was so angry with Andrew for leaving her behind. Leaving her all alone in this dark, insane world. A world that was in such a hurry to go nowhere. A world that was in such a hurry to destroy everything in its path. Marianne was in its path, but this time she was alone. Sitting at the kitchen table, Marianne closed her eyes, and then she prayed that, today, she would die.


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Meet the Author:

Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series.

Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Prague Day 7

Sadly our last day in Prague was upon us. We had done most of the touristy things, but we still managed to fill up the day. We took the metro to Vyšehrad and ate at YamYam restaurant before we sat down on the castle wall enjoying the view. Then we bought a ticket to see the casemates and gorlice as they call them - where they keep some of the original statues from the Charles Bridge.






I have no idea how they got this in there.

The tunnel was so cold, and much darker than it looks!
Never mind the bone church, THIS is creepy xD

So that was really cool to see! After we also got to see a projection about the castle and Prague's history. Then we decided to take a stroll along the Vltava river back to the city center.
The dancing house

Stumbled into the Lucerna passage and saw this!

 Deeper in the passage we found something called Prague Fear House:
It turned out to be a really cool-looking bar!
It took almost half an hour to get drinks though.

It seems they also have hardcore haunted houses / scare events, but I think I would be too squeamish for that, haha! Even though I got a freaking season pass for Universal's Horror Nights when I lived in Orlando.

I wanted to have fried cheese one last time, so we looked around on Wenceslas Square for it. There was a restaurant on the square, but it was super expensive. Only a few meters away in a passage, we found a great czech restaurant! BEST fried cheese I've had (it disappeared before I could take a picture), good beer, great desserts and amazing service. Definitely recommended! 


We ended the evening by meeting up with Truls, a fellow norwegian. He's by the way the owner of Dracula Clothing, I've shopped his stuff for years. We went to BeerGeek and had some interesting beers, and the guys had chicken wings. We babbled on until about midnight, we were all tired by then and went home. Besides, we had to pack, since we were leaving the next morning!

Bought this at the airport, recommended by Truls!

We had seen this in the store, so Simen finally decided to get one to try it out. It's not actually blue, by the way. It tasted VERY citrusy, but since the ingredients were in czech, I can only tell you that it's lemon, haha. We passed the time at the airport with fellow norwegian Floyd who we met at PGT, as he was flying to Norway too. It was really sad to go home again from this amazing city, but I guess we had enough time there. We'll be back someday! And of course we came back to pouring rain and 10 C colder. Not fun. Our apartment was also freezing cold, so we had to turn the ovens on!

Oh well, that was that. I've been putting together all of these blog posts on friday the 31st (well, it's 20 minutes past midnight as I'm writing this, so the 1st then), while the memories are still fresh. Sharing these posts with you guys will probably help! And I will probably be spamming Instagram for ages, hahah. This trip has been so amazing, it really exceeded all of my expectations!
If you want to go to Prague, I say do it as soon as you can! If you need any tips, just ask! I also recommend watching Honest Prague Guide's videos, he has really helped me a lot.

Hope you've enjoyed these posts! See you again soon!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Prague Day 6

I'm just gonna call this Prague Day 6 even though most of the day was spent in Kutná Hora, a city about an hour away by train from Prague. It's main attraction is Sedlec Ossuary, AKA the bone church - which was of course what we wanted to see the most. But we saw other things too!

Say hello to 40-70k dead people!

This is made from at least one of every bone in the human body.


Look at that tiny little skull!

Wow.


Amazing.

It doesn't look like much on the outside!

Graveyard detail

A church not far away. Not sure of the name though.
Wikipedia has two different pages on it.

More skulls!


Wow!


Here's a secret: I find statues creepy. But not human bones xD

From the two churches above it's about a 40 minute walk into the city center. There are probably buses and taxis, but we didn't see any, and we had no trouble walking.
When I did research about the city I found out they had a chocolate museum with free entry, so we found that! It was super tiny, so no wonder it was free, lol. But the guy there told us about everything, and it was pretty cool and interesting! We got some samples of chocolate, and I of course bought some to take home.

A pretty fountain where we filled our water bottle!

We found a lovely chinese restaurant called Peking which had a HUGE menu. I didn't see what I wanted, so I just asked for it, and they made it! I got a small mountain of food, and it was delicious. Pretty cheap too! So definitely recommended if you're in Kutná Hora. On to the last church!

They kind of have a mini Charles Bridge here too!

Look at that!

Holy... moly.




It's huge!

After that we took a bus to the train station and the train back to Prague. I think we walked around a bit, then sat down on Old Town Square for a while. We had some italian food for dinner, and I ate even though I was still pretty full from the chinese food. See below for my food baby!

This is huge for me ok, hahah.
I'm usually so flat it almost goes inwards!

Whew! That was a long one. We got home early that day, which felt weird, but we still did quite a lot! It was totally worth the trip, so if you have more than 3 or 4 days in Prague, do it! It's cheap too!
Come back tomorrow for our last day in Prague!
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