Don't have much to report on this weekend. Actually I do have a lot to report on, I just don't know how to report on it all. With Markus in Gävle, I decided that I needed to go out and have some fun. I ended up meeting with Rainer, a guy from Germany who was really cool. It was his first weekend in Stockholm so we agreed to meet for some drinks. We went to Torget and Connection and had a really good time, despite the fact that I am not so crazy about connection. While we were out I ran into various different people from various parts of my life, but it was a great night overall. Rainer spent the night at my place in part because he lives a bit outside of the city and I am really central. The next day since we were both free, I took him on a walking tour of Stockholm. Or put more appropriately, he took me on a "re-discovery" tour. It was nice to see Stockholm through someone else's eyes seeing the city for the first time. And it helped to remind me why I decided to take a local contract. We went walking and shopping (well he went shopping...lol) and I ran into sipho who was with his overly quiet friend (I think he talks, not sure). I subsequently learned that his name was Daniel. It was nice to see Markus again though. It's always nice to see him. Eventually a tired Rainer went back home to Kista. He's a really cool and smart guy. He'll be popular here while he stays.
Came back to my place, made dinner (oven-baked lemon-pepper salmon with steamed veggies), and then took a nap. Woke up to the sound of my other friend Markus calling telling me I had 5 minutes to prepare for his arrival. Haha! I love me some Markus. We had some pre-departure drinks at my place and then went out to Lino. Lino had great music and I saw people I hadn't seen in months. And everyone told me how nice I looked. I was feeling pretty nice about myself yesterday. I mean I have a good degree of self-confidence, but some external validation never hurts.
So for Sunday, I have designated it a chill out day. In terms of work, I won't do a lot of it, that much is certain. I have to read through my contract and associated forms like health care and the like. It's all in Swedish so I will spend some time with my dictionary. And I have to run errands and get ready to spend the week in Copenhagen again. Maybe this week I will get to meet up with Rasmus, Kristoffer (who has a job now..yay!), and Chris. Would be nice.
Oh yeah, did I mention that as a local Swedish employee, I have 30 days of vacation this year to take, plus another 5 days of deferred holidays so far this year? How I am going to spend 7 weeks of holiday this year? Any ideas anyone?