Everyday Life, New York

I'm feeling good today! I'm barely coughing anymore and definitely don't feel sick anymore!

Today is a sunny day, and I've actually gotten dressed in real clothes (not just yoga pants), I've done my makeup, done my hair, and I feel like I'm back to life.

It's also perfect timing cause tonight I'm going to Cirque du Soleil's Kurious on Randall's Island with Andrea! I'm so exciteddddd. I don't think I've ever seen them live before, but I've always wanted to. And now I will, so yay! It's a great day.

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Everyday Life, New York

Hello!
I'm still at home, tired and coughing, but I'm feeling a lot better actually. The medicine helps against the cough, I'm breathing more easily and the headaches are gone. Wohooo! Maybe I can even come back to dance class later this week.

Anyways, walking around the apartment all day everyday has made me notice some details in our home. For example, we have a dish washer, but we never use it, since it's usually just me and JD who eat and we don't use a lot of dishes, so the machine would never fill up. So, when I did open the machine to check it out, I found out the guys had found another purpose for it. It is now a plastic bag storage unit.

I also realized we have three different blenders. I thought 'These guys must drink a lot of smoothies'. Nope. They might use one like once a week. There's also lots of coffee beans, a coffee grinder and a coffee machine. The only coffee I've seen anyone drink since I got here has been instant coffee, with microwave heated water.

Also, there was absolutely no recycling going on when I got here. That has now been solved with a couple of cardboard boxes. Though, coming from Sweden where we take recycling seriously, it really bothers me that glass, metal and plastic go in the same container and the only thing that is separated is paper and cardboard. They don't even separate food waste from other trash! In Sweden we have different containers for newspapers, cardboard, hard plastic, soft plastic, metal, clear glass, colored glass, bottles, cans, food waste, other trash... it's all put in different bins.

Haha, and look at this. To save space, JD has put our desk up against the window. There's some sort of step or ledge there though, and the desk didn't have adjustable legs to make up for the difference in height. JD solved it by putting plastic cups under 2 of the legs. You have to be smart, people! 

And while we're talking about details, whats up with the door phone thingy? Took me a good while to figure out how to answer it when the doorman calls to say someone is here to visit or there's a delivery for us. I know how to answer and talk now, but have no idea what the other buttons are for. I stay away from that thing, haha!

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Everyday Life, New York

It's Monday again and the weekend just flew by. Just kidding. It was very slow just like the rest of last week, since I'm still sick.
Saturday started with some awesome Swedish pancakes (which are thinner and less fluffy than American pancakes, kinda like crepes), and then we went to the grocery store, where I had a cough attack and probably made everyone think I was dying. So then we went back home and ate sushi and played pool in the lounge of our building. I love the lounge, it's great. It has a few tables, a huge TV and sofas, a kitchen and a pool table.

Sunday I was still feeling awful and woke up coughing, and since it had been a week and I was not feeling better, I decided it was time to go to the doctor. So I spent all day figuring things out with the insurance company and their agent (who were great and kept in touch all day) and found an urgent care center in Astoria where my insurance would cover the costs.
Once there they I was examined and told I had a cough (really?) and some kind of throat infection and was prescribed some antibiotics, cough syrup and an emergency inhaler for my asthma. So now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will help and I'll get well!

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Everyday Life, New York

So, still sick. Apparently this flu is stubborn. Yesterday I thought I was getting better, but then I coughed all night and my throat started hurting again, my headache is back and now I'm sneezing too. Oh, and I made my husband sick too, so he's been working from home today.
I'm so damn bored. I just want to go out and do something, and I can't, because I'm sick. I'm also missing my precious dance classes!
All I've done today is make breakfast, work on a 3D school project that needed alteration, whine, and read a book. Ughhhh!

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Everyday Life, New York

So that was a disaster. Trump. Trump is gonna be president. How is this even happening?
I feel sad for women. For the LGBTQ community. For the disabled. For people of color. For any minority.
I know we have to accept the election results and move forward, and I will. I hope things will turn out better than I think they will. But right now I'm just angry and sad.

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I feel so awful today! The cough from hell is still present, and now my throat is sore too. Hence: another uneventful day. I've made myself useful by washing some clothes, but the rest of the day has been spent on the vouch following the election on CNN. The first results are only minutes away now! I've never been one to care a lot about politics, as dumb as that may sound, but the older I get, the more I care. And this election is so important and interesting. I still can't believe Trump is even a candidate. Clinton is definitely not perfect, but #imwithher obviously. Let's see what happens.

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Everyday Life, New York, Travel

Hi. I'm sick.
I usually get sick during the first week in a new country. This time I didn't, which I though was nice. But all god things come to an end, and here I am now, in bed. Struck down in the prime of life. I had a really bad headache yesterday and then at night I started coughing, a deep cough from my lungs. And now I've coughed all night and all day and now I'm coughing so much I'm gagging and the headache is back.
So, the day has been pretty uneventful. I baked brownies in the morning and then took a walk to the pharmacy cause I felt like maybe I needed some air. Took the subway back though cause my energy was drained and I think the walk may have been a mistake cause I feel worse now. But at least I have some medicine now. Tomorrow I might go to Urgent Care if I don't feel better and if I can figure it out with my insurance.

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Everyday Life, New York

Happy Sunday!

Hope you've all had a great weekend, I know I did!
Friday was awesome just like I expected, I went to slazz which always makes a day great.
At night we saw Dash Berlin at Marquee which was really cool, you get so close to the DJ's there. I got one of the stickers that he handed out to the crowd so now I feel totally special haha. His set was great, but it went on foreverrrrrr! We got there at around midnight, he started playing at like 1 am and when we left at 4.30 he was still going strong. Would've liked to see the whole thing but my feet felt like they were about to fall off and we were getting dehydrated and exhausted like the old married couple we are, haha!

Saturday was the laziest day in a long time. All we actually did was have friends come over, order pizza delivery and watch movies. Laziness at its finest! We saw Sausage Party and Bad Moms and they were both hilarious and a day like that was just what we needed. I never even left the apartment.

Today started out lazy too, we slept in and were happy for the extra hour we got because of the end the end of Daylight Savings. Then we decided to go have Mexican brunch with a bunch of people which was delicious of course. As we left the apartment we realized the NYC Marathon was today and apparently goes right by our building. So. Many. People.

For the rest of the day I've just been studying since I had a deadline at 6, and now I'm eating cookies from Schmackary's in bed because I deserve it. I wish I could take a bath but the damn tubs in this country are so shallow that the water barely covers half of your body so you just end up laying there freezing. Totally uncool.

So long!

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Everyday Life, New York, Dance

Hey guys!
Today is Friday and I have a feeling it's gonna be a good day. It's sunny and 14 Celsius right now, which is totally weird for me. I mean, it's November! In Sweden it's below freezing and it's started snowing already.
Today I'm headed to jazz class with my favorite dance teacher miss Heather Rigg, and then after that I'm going shopping for some necessities like a hair brush and makeup remover and all that girly stuff. Later tonight I'm going to Marquee with the hubby to see his favorite DJ Dash Berlin, and it's gonna be awesome.
So yay, Friday!

Check out this totally awesome #slazz shirt though!

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Everyday Life, New York

Hi guys!
I just thought I'd share some pictures of the new place! Well, new for me. The hubby and our roommate have been living here for a while now.
There are pros and cons to the place of course, but overall I have to say I love it. It's really loud because we're right next to the subway, but it's definitely less noisy than when we lived on the second floor on 54th st. Right now they're building another apartment complex right next to ours though so that gets loud to. But, anyways, on to the pros!
First of all our bedroom has huge windows and so does the living room, which means plenty of light. Second of all: we actually have a living room that has not been converted into a bedroom, where we've put sofas and a TV. And outside the living room: HUGE balcony. It's like a second living room. Although super dusty and noisy right now because of the construction.
We also have two bathrooms, so me and the hubs share one and the roomie has his own. The kitchen is awesome and there's so much storage space, and the thing that is probably the best of all: we have a washer and dryer in the apartment. That is some serious New York luxury!
I qm not to crazy about the area (Queensboro Plaza), it's not nearly as clean and neat and nice as Center Boulevard was, but it has its charm and more of a New Yorky feel to it. I think it's also growing a lot so it's probably gonna keep improving, new places are opening up all the time.
So there's a look into how I'm living over here!

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