One year ago.

10/25/2008 02:44:00 pm

A year ago today I wasn't doing very much. I know because I checked my diary.

On the first of November however, I went to a Swedish careers fair at MIC, or maybe it was Ångstrom labs (irrelevant anyway), with Rach. The note in my diary says:

Careers fair w Rachel.
Free pens!

Free lollies!


That about sums it up really.

It was quite reassuring to see that students share a universal mentality towards freebies, and they had much better toys.

Will we ever forget the motion-sensitive singing silver ball Rach won? No, I don't think we will. Not sure if that's a good thing actually.

Or the snap-band fight we had afterward? Those things are so much fun, even if the Swedes did look very bemused.

Or the conversation I had with a guy on one stall that went like this:

Ellie: What do you guys do? Guy: We're a computer engineering firm. We do solutions-based security for blah blah gefrueshterwitz. Fultonkerblah blah blah cha cha. Is that related to your field? Ellie: Not really... *awkward pause*... can I have a lollipop and one of those squeezy things anyway?... Guy: (audibly sighing) Yes.

Or the stall that I accidentally (yet, luckily, covertly) knocked over twice. Bahah.

Anyway.. It was a blue-sky day when the days were getting shorter.

The leaves were just beginning to fall, but it wasn't too cold. I was riding home by myself afterward, and I remember thinking, "this is pretty amazing".

I also remember thinking, "God, I love my blue beanie," but sadly that was a short-lived love affair.

blue beanie. Not Forgotten.

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2 comments on this post

  1. The big shiny ball is still with me! (or actually with my parents right now... we shall be reunited for Christmas) as is the snap band, weirdly. I can't believe all that was nearly a year ago..... My life feels so dull + empty now, without our little Uppsala adventures.

    I miss Sweden.

  2. I miss Sweden too :( Somedays I look at airfares and just imagine... And seriously Rach, you can take snack breaks in exams! The place is actually heaven on earth.


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