August 15th, 2004


The Weekend In Review

Well, let's take it day-by-day shall we?

The work day, if one could call it that, went pretty okay and without much fanfare. It was supposed to be a quiet night in and Robin and I just hanging around. However, that quickly changed with Markus, Marisel, and Max ("M-cubed") called and wanted to go out. At first I was going to stay in all night, and I had convinced myself of that notion until about 01.00 when I decided that I had been good all weekend along and deserved a treat. The treat of partying. And to make it even better...Anders, whom I rarely speak to but would like to see more often, was out with his girlfriend and I wanted to meet them for drinks to. So we all met up at Göta Källere. It was a relatively ok time there, followed by some partying at Berns and then an after-party at Marisel's place. Got home around 08.00. Not bad, but I was devastated the next day.

The general exhaustion and malaise continued, and I was pretty much down for the count for the entire day. I woke up at about 14.30 to make a mad dash to the Systembolaget (the state-owned liquor monopoly) before it's 15.00 closing. Made it in just before they locked the doors. Did some minor re-stocking of champagne and vodka (btw, if you have seen my 1996 reserve bottles of Bollinger or Veuve Cliquot let me know...the Dom Perignon is nice and safe... :), and Robin made ceasar salad for dinner, and the dressing -- which was fantastic -- was made by hand. We sat around for a little while and decided to clean the apartment to have a pre-party. We vacuumed and dusted and mopped everywhere. Only to find out that everyone is out of town or unavailable, so we cleaned but no party. Which was good because the flat needed cleaning anyway. Somewhere between lying on the couch and reading up on my CISSP studies, I fell asleep and refused to wake up for more than 5 minutes at a time. Robin decided to meet up with his friends and leave for the clubs without me. I was content to fall asleep. Robin and others called repeatedly, but I still managed to sleep from about 21.00 to 01.45, when Mattias called and I decided that I had to go at least say hi to people I know who were out. So I got ready and Mattias stopped by at 02.40. We had to get to the club by 03.00, because they close the doors as most clubs in Stockholm don't let anyone enter within 1 hour of closing. Thanks to Speedy Mattias, we made it with 2 minutes to spare. Since I knew the door guards and the club owner, I got free entry. Was inside, saw Robin and Tim, saw some others, got a drink but could only finish ½ of it. Left at about 03.25. Back in bed by 03.59. Nice night out if you ask me :)

Since I had gotten so much sleep, I decided that I would make Robin a surprise champagne brunch. But I was missing some items from the apartment, so I went to go buy them. When I got back, he was already awake. So much for the surprise, but I still made brunch nonetheless. We had waffles, bacon, sausage, eggs, and toast. Along with champagne of course! It was really nice. Then we sat around for awhile, and then we went to NK to do some shopping. Of course, we run into Steve while at Åhlens. He literally was just off the plane from Atlanta (yay Steve! I like it when Steve is around! :). So we went for some late lunch, came back to my place, and I had a bloody mary. So I am pretty nice and mellow now. Robin is sleeping, Steve is settling in for the week, and we are contemplating going out tonight. It will just be a short night, but we always say that! :)

So I am sure that I will have more to write later. But that's the weekend everyone!

Take care!

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