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Mon, Jan. 29th, 2007, 07:23 pm
brief conversations

cousin: is it true?? is your brother gonna move in with you in stockholm?
me: yes.
cousin: for real?
me: yes..
cousin: amazing! i spent all thursday trying to talk him into it, i can't believe he's finally moving. wow.
me: yeah...

me: so, did you cancel your lease?
brother: yeah. it ends in april.
me: ok, but you need to move in with me in april, i can't cover a month's rent on my own between you and gabi moving in/out.
brother: ok.
me: and i'm getting a cat.
brother: ... ok. i will take no part in cleaning the litterbox, though.
me: ok.
brother: and you can't get an ugly cat, you have to get a pretty cat.
me: duh.


i think things will be fine.

work went well. it's finally going.. better. or, actually i've stopped putting too much energy into work, which means i feel pretty okay with everything rather than constantly feeling like i'm lacking. the bosses seem pleased. i was even asked to take on the responsibility to update the internal company website with pertitent info. cool. if all goes well, that means i have yet another little "see? i do way too much for too little pay!" item to use come payraise negotiations later this spring.

went and saw perfume yesterday. it was okay. not great, not bad, and peculiar enough that it held out interest (even when things happened that had me and my friend staring at each other in bewilderment). it was a bit gross, with some very beautiful things as well, and several absolutely stunningly pretty redheaded actresses to become smitten by.

so. eh. i definitely recommend the last king of scotland more, but it all depends on what you're in the mood for.

Mon, Jan. 29th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
redjanet: perfume...

(even when things happened that had me and my friend staring at each other in bewilderment)

yeah, there was a lot of that going on between myself and the two people i saw it with as well, especially towards the end. still, it was very pretty to watch.

i hope things work out well with you and your brother. i have to admit that i was a bit surprised considering some of the things you've said about him, but i suppose you know him well enough to know what to expect!

Mon, Jan. 29th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
somabish: Re: perfume...

haha, yeah there was that point toward the end where i looked at my friend and said: "ok i don't have a CLUE what's gonna happen next" and.. well, there's nothing wrong with that. our entire theater sighed wistfully when we first saw the fields of lavendar - how gorgeous were the flowers and all that? sooo gorgeous.

i have to admit that i was a bit surprised considering some of the things you've said about him

yeah, haha, i know. and i haven't changed my opinion of him - he's a bully, and can be a huge ass. but i also know that much of his frustration comes from feeling stuck and a bit jealous of me.

he's 10 years older than me and has always stayed in our tiny hometown - he even lived with mom until he was 33 years old. he's had the same job for a decade or even 15 years, the same friends, and every week is more of.. the same.

i moved out into my own small house in our yard when i was 15, moved to america when i was 20 and stayed there until 25, moved back home for 2 years, and have now been living in stockholm for 2 years. even though he'd never admit it, i think i bug the shit out of him by just being and doing things that he's never dared to do.

he's a very tough guy who has a lot of things he's secretly freaked out about, and even though he's known for many years that it would be better for him if he just took the step and moved away from our hometown, he's never had the guts to do it.

by encouraging him to move here, even if he'll stay with me, i'm fairly certain he'll be a guy more at peace with himself, and with me. there just won't be so much opportunity for resentment because this is neutral ground rather than us bickering in mom's apartment.

at our core, we're more alike than we usually let on. we love movies and tv-shows, we're both kinda messy, and we alternate between being away from home all day and hardcore relaxing when at home.

also, he has his best friend up here already, and since he's moving in april, i expect him to be gone a lot of the time because there's just so much more to do here. in our hometown, there's _nothing_. so, i'm thinking the change of scenery will make him easier to get along with.

and if it doesn't work out? well, the lease is in my name only. i'll be able to cancel my lease at any time i wish, and trade in for a smaller apartment. so really - i can't get stuck. win/win. plus, this way i can get a cat as planned, and can finally save a bit of money because i won't have a bigger rent to pay, ey. :)

(there'll probably be some stupid moments as well, but we have three rooms - it'll probably be fine, and mom won't be there to fuel the fire.)