Goodbye San Diego, and goodbye my best friend

Me and Cecily at Disneyland earlier this spring


I have now visited the last major Californian city on my list, San Diego. Me and Cecily went down there as a last fun thing to do together.

 

We stayed at a really nice hotel by the water. Well, most of San Diego is by the water, since it’s located by a lot of bays, rivers and the beach along the Pacific. A tremendously beautiful city and very cozy. And also the best weather in California; warm all year, and as it’s here, where it’s not so warm some times during the year.

 

We visited Sea World, but unfortunately I have no pictures from there since Cecily warned me that some of the rides are so wet that the camera might not make it. And she was right. Damn, we got wet! But also, damn, we had fun!

There are also a lot of cool animals to see, and even cooler shows. They had one show with sea lions and otters that was incredibly impressive. I had no idea you could train those animals to do such amazing tricks and commands.

The most famous show is the one with the killer whales. And wow, that was impressive. The are so ginormous, and mighty, and when they jump out of the water to do a standing double volt in the air you can’t more than just grasp. They also like to splash water at the audience, and when a whale uses his whole tale so splash water at the crowd, you are happy to have a spot high up in the stands. And that you didn’t bring your camera.

 

But this trip was not only fun. Most of the last day I was so sad during most of the afternoon. The reason was that it was mine and Cecily’s last day together.

 

Cecily has been my best friend for two years. We have had so much fun together, always been able to talk about everything, we have the same opinions and humor, and always love to be with each other. As she put it, I am like the twin brother she never had, and she is like the twin sister I never had. To not be together anymore and have the ability to meet whenever we want is just horrible.

 

One good thing has come out of this grief. Cecily is now almost certain that she will come visit me in Sweden this summer.

 

And even if it’s not possible I know she will come another time, and that I will come visit her too. But despite that, it just suck so much. I already miss her. She is my best friend and she will be forever.

 

I know we will meet soon again, but no matter how long it will take, it is too long.

 

Cecily, I love you.

 

Ceily and me at her birthday last year


Free is nice

We have started to get rid of our stuff. We were worried that we would have problems to get rid of furniture, kitchen stuff, boxes, lamps and all those stuff. But we shouldn’t have worried.

We put out some adds on Craig’s List where we sold our couch, beds, ping pong tables, and surf boards. But we also put out everything else for free. Come and get it, and you’ll have it. We didn’t bother selling everything, we just want to get rid of it.

 

And damn!, we got many answers. My mailbox filled up all the time.

I also put out a sign in the street about free stuff. One minute later a Mexican woman knocked on our door and asked what it was. She got so happy when we gave her a table, chairs, kitchen utensils and much more. She works as a cleaner, so as a thank for all the free stuff she offered to help us to the moving out-cleaning.

Some others were here go get lamps and other stuff.

 

One man came and bought our two surfing boards for 10 bucks a piece. They were missing their fins, so they are useless if you don’t buy new ones for 40 dollars a piece.

Today a man was here and bought our ping pong table for 50 bucks.  It was really tricky to get it down the stairs, but managed after a while.

And we also got responses for the beds and couch.

 

The only stuff we got left here now is a few plates and knifes and forks for the last days, plus some other crap.

 

Sofa, 30 dollars, anyone?

 

We had the commencement ceremony Friday. Niklas and Sara from my journalism education in Sweden were here to visit during their USA trip. They took a lot of pictures, and hopefully they will post them soon so that we can show themto you.

 

Ola will go back to Sweden tomorrow. Then I will be all alone in this empty apartment for a week. It sucks so much to have to leave this life.

I feel so lousy about all this, about having to go back to Sweden. I want to stay here, but I can’t. I will try to get over my upcoming depression, which will start already when I leave LAX, some how. But I know it will work out, one way or another, and it will be fine eventually.


News, sports and weather

Some updates of what have happened recently, in the form of a news broadcast.

 

News

We have made our last paper. It came out last week and it was the Commencement Issue. It turned out really great, and was really good both layout and content-wise. So I think it was a worthy last issue for our time at The Channels.

http://www.thechannelsonline.com/search-box-1.751260?q=hammerby

I haven’t either updated you about the articles I have written, and it’s quite many articles. So if you for some reason want to read my articles, here they are:

 

A little of this, a little of that, like turnitin.com, a column about my time in the army, the school’s budget cuts and much more.

 

And now some comments about “real” news.

 

It’s both nice and a bit sad that Donald Trump won’t run for President. He is a clown, but sometimes a clown is needed to lighten up things. But he wouldn’t have a shot against Obama, who just keeps growing with the task. He was also just amazingly funny during the White House Correspondent dinner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbNpGRWHeDY&feature=share

 

Bin Laded is dead. Yes, I believe in that. Especially since no one seems to claim the opposite. There will always be conspiracies, but just let it go. He is dead.

 

Sports

I have had my last games of soccer (forever?) and that is sad, but I have had so much fun playing these years.

 

NHL ended way to early for the Rangers. Sad, I had good faith in them. Now I hope for the Sharks.

 

It’s really sad when people die young. Derek Boogaard was just as hard-hitting and rough player on the ice as he was a kind-hearted guy off ice. I like him, and in fact, already in 2004 I traded him to the Rangers in the game NHL 2004. Now he got one real season in the Rangers before he died. If his death has something to do with his many concussions, there must be a properly debate about today’s game.

 

Derek Boogaard, 1982 - 2011

 

Weather

What the heck is the matter with the weather? It varies from day to day, and it has now been cold for a couple of days. It sucks; I had planned to lay at the beach for the last weeks to get some tan. But it’s good in one way, cause now we have time to be indoors and do the last studying, but still.

It’s now the last week of school and then, that’s it. I will come back to you how that feels, but I can give you a hint, and that is that it feels so shitty to have to leave all this.


Sorry

Ok, once again I must say that I am sorry I haven’t blogged for such a long time. There is so much going on that I haven’t taken the time to do it.

 

Therefore there is now idea to write about everything that happened, but here is a short recap.

 

My parents were here for two weeks. We went to San Francisco and Las Vegas, we went on a wine tasting tour and we went to the zoo. We had time to do a lot of things, and it was pleasant the whole time.

 

Me and mom at the Golden Gate bridge

 

Now it’s not that much time left of the school. I have a couple of hand-in assignments left, but I think next week will be pretty chill. I can’t promise that I will blog more next week, since I apparently can’t keep those promises, but I’ll try

 

Anyway, you’ll hear from me soon.


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