Thursdays are annoying

Publicerad 2012-11-30 04:09:29 i I USA,

Okay. Now I'm frustrated. I just wrote a long post and then everything disappeared. I'm gonna try to write almost the same, maybe a bit shorter tho.

School was good today, really good. I have some fun stuff to tell my mom, sister and Madde this weekend, hihi. And all that fun happened today too! Since I got home I've been drinking tea, watching teen mom, doing laundry, doing homework and sleeping.

I will be so self disciplined when I get home! Like, I have so much homework EVERY DAY, and I just do it all! And I do my own laundry! I'm proud of myself.

Tomorrow night (Friday night), Michelle is coming over and staying here until Saturday because then we're going to the Lucia meeting in Henderson. And I'm soooo happy that Michelle joined!

Now I'm gonna continue doing my laundry and my math. Seeya!

(Crazy picture)

I can't wait for this no more

Publicerad 2012-11-29 05:12:52 i I USA,

I have a lot of inspiration and motivation today. I just feel like writing. But I need to do my homework so I'll try to write a short post.
I feel like time is going by so slow right now. And I feel like it's both a good thing and a bad thing. I want the time to go fast, so I can go home and see my family and friends. But at the same time, it's good that the time is going by slow because I like my life here, a lot. New people, new school, new environment, new rules, new everything. I like that. It'll probably be hard adjusting to my normal life. Right now it feels kinda weird when I think about my old life. Just being able to go out whenever I want feels weird. I can't go out here without an adult after like 5, 6pm. So being able to go out WHENEVER I want, and WHEREVER I want when I get home feels weird. It'll be weird to not use the car everyday. We won't even have a car when I get home, because my mom is selling it. I'm really used to this life now. And even though it's very different and "weird" in some cases, I like it.
Just thoughts.

Some comments you just can't let go

Publicerad 2012-11-29 01:09:30 i I USA,

Just got home from school. Right after school before I got picked up I went to the Student 2 Student meeting and then I got interviewed for PVTV, haha. So yeah, I'll be on PVTV soon haha. And!!! I didn't have to do my presentation!!!!! I only lost 15%!!! So yeah, that was good.

When Yvonne and I were on our way home, I saw Tia walking home. And she lives like 100m away from me, and it's far from school, so we picked her up and took her home. And Tia was like: thank you for saving my life! It's like 7 km from our house to the school so yeah, I would be happy if I was her.

Now I'm gonna take a nap and then start working on my homework! Haajdo.

I'll be waiting with a gun and a pack of sandwiches

Publicerad 2012-11-28 02:42:52 i I USA,

Missed my two last periods because of my appointment at the hospital. But there was kinda nothing wrong with my foot. I'm just not allowed to run or wear normal shoes anymore. I have to wear either flipflops or other shoes that are open in the back. Do I have shoes like that? No. I just have my flipflops, but my feet will freeze to death if I have to wear them. So I'll just wear my Minnetonkas tomorrow.
When we got home at like 1:30, I went straight to bed and I woke up like an hour ago (4:30). Now I'm watching wifeswap, drinking tea, listening to music and soon I'm gonna start working on my homework too. MULTITASKING FTW!
December starts this week. It makes me depressed. This year has gone by too fast. Oh well, I can't slow down time. I want to, but I can't. Oh, that sounded deep. BYE!

Portugal. The Man

Publicerad 2012-11-27 03:11:04 i I USA,

I thought I had a lot of homework but hey, the clock is only 5:51 pm and I'm almost done!! Wiiie! Just have to do some math, print papers and print some more. Today when I got home I saw that I had gotten a package from Sweden! WIIIIIIE! Three chokladkalendrar and a brochure from Katte. And mom, Yvonne thought that I should have the chokladkalendrar because they don't understand what it says on it or why they should have them. But I'll probably give one of them to Marissa, Yvonne doesn't eat chocolate you know. I'll send my christmas gifts to you soon.
Now I'm listening to Portugal. The Man. BEST MUSIC EVER (except for Justin). I'll probably fall asleep soon, I'm so tired. Tomorrow I'm going to the doctor to check my foot, yay, not. I'll miss two classes. I hate missing classes here, cause just by missing one day, you miss A LOT! Ugh.
I miss Sweden.

tired of this

Publicerad 2012-11-26 01:28:36 i I USA,

I'm tired of not having anything fun to do on the weekends. I miss my friends back home  <3


Publicerad 2012-11-25 19:24:51 i I USA,

Just got home from a 17 min run. I died. It was like 19 degrees Celsius outside and when you're running in that, it feels like 35. And my foot was also killing me (I'll post a picture so you can be as disgusted of it as I am, haha). It looks like a blåbärspaj.

Now I'm stretching and listening to one direction. Then I'm gonna go and have some breakfast and then take a nap so that I have power to do some work on my project. Maybe I'll watch some football too, hihi.

Hope everyone both back in Sweden and here in the US are having a great #sundayfunday. Kramizzzz.


Publicerad 2012-11-25 04:26:32 i I USA,

I didn't fall asleep last night until 2 am, which is weird, cause I had been tired all day. I woke up at like 8.30 something and skyped with my mom until 11-ish. Then I watched a movie with Yvonne but fell asleep. At 2 pm I started working on a project for US history. I really hate that I have to present it in front of the class. HATE IT! So I worked a bit on it, for like 2, 3 hours something and then I started watching Breaking Dawn part 1 on my computer. Now I just have to go and watch part 2.

Tomorrow we'll probably stay home just like today. Now I'm gonna watch Merlin with Yvonne and Kaya.


4 months in the US and A.


Publicerad 2012-11-23 22:28:42 i I USA,

It's 1:20 pm and I just woke up, haha. At 11:40 last night, Ida, Marissa and Kaya (Marissa's cousin) and I went down to fashion show mall. And gosh! It took like 20 minutes just to get in because of all the cars. Forever21 had no sale at all, bummer. But stores like topshop, Abercrombie&Fitch and Hollister had great sales!! I bought an expensive sweatshirt though... $55. But when I tried it on it was just purrrrfect. Then I bought some stuff at topshop too. An I took a photo with the shirtless guy at Abercrombie haha. I had to. He was cute. Ida and I walked around by ourselves an we bought JambaJuice. Oh, how I love JambaJuice<3 At 4 am we got picked up by Yvonne and headed home but I didn't go to bed until like 5:15 something, had to Skype with ma bestieee<3 So yeah, maybe that's why I woke up so late haha. Now I have to get up, get going and do something with my life.

Life's full of countdowns

Publicerad 2012-11-22 20:34:44 i I USA,

2 days - 4 months in the US
9 days - December
21 days - Lucia
32 days - 5 months in the US
32 days - Swedish Christmas
33 days - American Christmas
39 days - New Year's Eve
62 days - 6 months in the US
70 days - My birthday!!!


Publicerad 2012-11-22 19:35:16 i I USA,

I'm thankful for having a great family back home that supports me and made it possible for me to go here. I love you. I'm thankful for having friends back home that are still here for me even though they're a thousand miles away. I'm thankful for having an amazing US family that helps me everyday. I'm thankful for the new friends I've met here. They're the ones that makes me want to stay here. And yeah, I'm very thankful for this opportunity. Thanks mom! Love you! :*


Publicerad 2012-11-22 02:38:28 i I USA,

Aaaah! I really hate when people change things and tell me when it's already decided. Like really. Stop it.

Today was the last day of school this week. Thanksgiving tomorrow and Black Friday on Friday. But I would rather spend thanksgiving with my own family. Miss them a lot right now that it's thanksgiving and almost Christmas. I just feel like doing nothing right now. This sucks man.

Men vi hade i alla fall tur med vädret!


Publicerad 2012-11-18 18:49:37 i I USA,

The time is 9:39, woke up like 30min ago. When I was gonna stand up, I couldn't put my foot down, because I have like three blisters on it since yesterday. Arrrgh, they hurt soooooooooooooooooo bad. And now I have to write an entire project. And do a math sheet. And print some stuff. And I think I'm gonna read a little bit about gymnasiet too. Only two months left to choose... I'm stressed out. But I think it'll be Ekonomi - Ekonomi at Katte.
If someone wants to Skype, please tell me. I'll skype with almost whoever that wants to, because I don't really feel like doing my homework.

2 am

Publicerad 2012-11-18 11:02:17 i I USA,

Got back from the strip like 2,5 hours ago. Had an awesome day with Michelle! I bought earrings ($4), necklace ($6), tights ($6) and a beanie ($10). $26 in total = 182 kr. Grejt!

Michelle's host mom picked us up around 6 and then we went to a horse show in the middle of Vegas haha. And tonight I really realized how much I miss horses.. The horse show was awesome and we went home around 11:30.

Since I came home, I've been wrapping Christmas gifts to send home to Sweden and eating granola bars<3333.

Tomorrow I'm gonna do homework (a LOT), and then at 5:30pm-ish, Irene is coming over here and then we're going to Tia's house to film a project for video production.

Gotta go to bed now. CIAO.


Publicerad 2012-11-17 02:11:00 i I USA,

I WAS SO GOOD THIS MORNING! I'M SO PROUD OF MYSELF!! I woke up at 5:45 and around 5:55 I was out of the house running. I ran about 4,3km (I was supposed to run 5km but I was stressed out as hell, had to go to school too you know) and it was coooold, but it felt good.
Now I'm getting ready to go to Amanda's 18th birthday party!!! So excited! My first American party, yay! I hate my outfit, but seriously, all my party clothes are in Sweden.. -.- We're leaving around 5:45pm (it's 4:59pm now) and then I'll probably be there til like 11, 12 something. Tomorrow I'm gonna Skype with ma mama and then I'm going to the Strip with my fellow Swede, Michelle (who's moving to Idaho. I hate her for that). We're just gonna do some shopping and hang
out. I feel like we both need that now that we're getting closer to the christmas-homesickness.
I'm gonna post a picture of how I look right now. And no, I'm not gonna have my ugly braids. Just have them now to make my hair less puffy.

New workout schedule

Publicerad 2012-11-16 06:04:34 i I USA,

So yeah, my new workout schedule starts tomorrow and since I don't have time to do it after school because I need to get ready for the party, I need to do it before school. So tomorrow I need to wake up 5:45. Yaaaay. And it'll be cooold. But that's actually good, because then you need to run or you'll freeze to death.



Publicerad 2012-11-15 05:39:00 i I USA,

Hello buddies!
The two latest days have been kinda mixed. Homesick, not homesick, sad, effing happy and stuff. It's in school that it's most mixed. In one class I feel that I want to go home, next class I feel like I want to stay here all my life. My favorite class changes everyday. Today: English and Spanish. Yesterday: algebra. It's different every day.
But hey!! Next Friday, it's BLACK FRIDAY!! That's the day after Thanksgiving (I think) and everything in all the stores goes on sale!!!! And Yvonne has promised me to take me to Forever 21 at Fashion Show at the time it opens!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!! I'm gonna try to buy some christmas gifts then also.
Yesterday after school I just went home, did some laundry, cleaned my room, showered and did some homework. And I went to bed at 8:45pm. Watched Teen Mom 2 for like an hour or so and then I fell asleep. And then this morning, Yvonne was like: "you're sleeping a lot. Is that normal?" And I was like: "yeah, I like sleeping." Like seriously, who doesn't like sleeping?
Yvonne picked me up from school today as usual and we went down to the Strip looking for some place that she needed to go to but we couldn't find it, haha. We drove from the north side of a street all the way down to the south side. AND OMG!!! Yvonne called the place we we're going to but we came to the voice mail, and the woman on the voice mail said: Mundee through Fridee. HHAHAHAH! For those that didn't understand, that means Monday through Friday. I've heard my English teacher say it like that as well, but I thought that she was retarded and that was why, but nope. Other people says it like that too. So Yvonne and I had a lot of fun with that. Mundee, Tusdee, Wensdee, Thursdee, Fridee, Saturdee, Sundee. HHAHA. IT SOUNDS SO FUNNY!
Then we went to Target so I could buy a birthday gift for Amanda! The first party that I'm invited to!!! At least here in the US, haha. So I bought her gift. Then I also bought a pair of cozy socks, deodorant, nail-thingy and a magazine. Seriously, I can't go to Target without spending at least $20. I LOVE TARGET!! Did I forget to show you guys my new pair of PJ-pants? I took a picture, so if I did forget about it, you can see them now.

US history

Publicerad 2012-11-14 20:07:55 i I USA,

Sitting in class right now. It sucks cause I'm tired. After school in need to start working in my project about Teddy Roosevelt, yay. Getting homesick, blä..

Veterans Day

Publicerad 2012-11-13 06:17:00 i I USA,

Today is Veterans Day, that's how I could stay over at Irene's house. So yeah, no school for me today. I went with Irene and her aunt to a shopping centre during the day. I bought earrings from Wet Seal and a smoothie from McD. They dropped me off at home around 1:30 and since then I've been planning christmas gifts and how to ship them, watching Lost and Midsomer Murders. I introduced Midsomer Murders to Yvonne yesterday and apparently she has been watching it all night yesterday and all day today, haha. So thanks to my mom that introduced me to it!
I just got done changing my sheets and cleaning my room. I've also looked at what trips I want to do with EF and I've decided to go on trips to Grand Prix Racetrack, Brian Head Ski Trip, Los Angeles - Hollywood and Grand Canyon. So now I know how much money I need to save from my savings and how much I can spend, haha. But I neeeeed to save a lot of money for the LA trip.
Tomorrow it's school again. I still have homework for tomorrow and it's already 9pm and I haven't even started... GOOD JOB EMMA! And I need to get my hair done, cause it looks like a mess. It feels like I have so much stuff to do. And next week it's Thanksgiving. Really excited about that!
Now I need to start working on my homework. PEACE!


Publicerad 2012-11-12 19:37:00 i I USA,

Now I can finally post blog post from the!!!! It hasn't been working for 2 months or something and now finally!

I slept over at Irene's (Spain) house yesterday til today. We spent yesterday evening/night watching the EMAs, Teen Mom and then Grease. Gosh. It was such a long time ago since I saw Grease, and I love ittttt! And Danny Zuko has a look-a-like in my English class, haha. They look EXACTLY the same. I've said to some people to take a picture of him, but I can't do it. Cause we got a new seating chart and now he's on the other side of the room. But yeah. I'll still try.

Hihi, and now Irene is skyping with someone back home and it sounds so cool when she's speaking Spanish!!! I've heard Spanish before, but in some way, this sounds cooler.

Don't really know what we're gonna do today. I woke up like ten minutes ago at 10:20. Yvonne will probably pick me up around 2. I'm still tired though.

I went out running yesterday!! For the first time in two weeks! And in one week my new workout program starts!!!! And it's called R4FL (running for fat loss), HAHAHAHAH. But yeah, so now I'm gonna lose my extra kilos.

Now I'm gonna watch a movie or something. Muuah ( :* )

3rd post today, gosh.

Publicerad 2012-11-11 06:56:21 i I USA,

hi, again, or for the third time actually. im making up for not blogging for a long time. well, i thought i was gonna lay in my bed and watch svenska hollywood fruar all night. and then marissa came into my room and asked if i wanted to go to starbucks. DUH! OF COURSE! and im totally in love with the peppermint latte. i hope espresso house has something like that so that you can experience a half-good version, hihi. STARBUCKS<333 but now im gonna continue with my SHF marathon.
oh, and two other things im in love with. having my hair in a donut on top of my head + my hm sweatshirt that i bought last weekend. LOVE. i feel weird today. BYE.
tried to be as cute as I was before.

glasögon-orm = glasses-worm?

Publicerad 2012-11-11 04:25:22 i I USA,

do you say that in english? glasses-worm? worm-glasses? glass-worm? i have noooo idea. but whatever. im a glasögon-orm right now with my PJ-pants and my sweden shirt on. ive been laying in bed 95% of the day just watching shows on tv3play (svenska hollywood fruar, efterlyst, stalker etc) and im loving every second of it. gunilla person is soooooo out of her mind, gosh. i feel really sorry for her kid, just saying. i guess i cant really say anything about being a bad mom since im not a mom, but i know that shes not a good mom. sure, she loves her daughter more than everything and gives her opportunities (?) and stuff, but the kids mind is going to be effed when shes older. well, well, i need to continue watching it now. byyyyye.

november 10th

Publicerad 2012-11-10 19:18:14 i I USA,

just had an almost 3 hour long skype sesh with my mom and sister. and sorry about the bad update. don't really have any motivation or inpiration to write anything. this week we didn't have school on tuesday because of the election. GO OBAMA. I'm so happy that I chose to go here on an election year. it's been really interesting, especially the day after the election. all the mormons at the school were pissed, like really mad. but yeah. GO OBAMA! so on tuesday, marissa, yvonne and I drove around vegas shopping. I bought PJ pants and a shirt. and i also had like 3 burritos that day, haha. i'll miss del taco sooooo much when i go back home.
and i haven't been feeling really good this week so i haven't really been doing anything special. just school, home, pills and sleep. but i'm starting to feel better now so that's good. but yesterday evening i went to Kata's (Finland) with Ida (Norway) and made some peanutbutter/reese's/chocolatechip cookies. SOOOO YUMMY! so yeah, that's today's breakfast, haha. I tend to always have something unhealthy for breakfast when i'm skyping, haha. yolo. no, just kidding. but i think i'm losing weight so that needs to be celebrated with some cookies. i don't know if we're gonna do anything special today. maybe i'll go out and run later. we'll see.
hope everyone back home is doing alright, cause i am.
Tia, one of the first persons I ever met at Palo. Now, one of my best friends here :3
sky-high shoes at nordstroms, haaaad to try them on.
new shirt, from buffalo exchange (second hand)
PJ pants with hello kitty. $10!!!!
the cafeteria. CHAOS.
me and my brazilian friend arthur. and no, he doesn't always look that disgusted with life.

American high school

Publicerad 2012-11-08 02:28:00 i I USA,

If you're in an American high school, you experience a lot of talking behind people's backs and rumors. Since I've been here I've heard a lot of talking behind people's backs, but today, I found out there was a rumor about me. I still have no idea about what it is cause nobody wants to tell me. And it really sucks. Yesterday when we had the day beef because of the election, Yvonne, Marissa and I drove around to different shops and went shopping a little bit. Buno everyone thinks I did something else? And nobody wants to tell me what. This makes me so frustrated. 
And for you back home that knows about my disease-thingy, my hip hurts so much that I just want to cry, and I don't know what to do.
But whatever. I'm still starting to like my life here more and more, and it feels really good. I don't really think about stuff from back home anymore. Finally! And gosh. Next month it's Christmas and a new year starts. And then, it's suddenly my birthday (17, YAY). And then, like 2 months after my birthday, it's spring break and my mom and my sister is coming here. Everything is going by really fast. Don't really know if that's a good thing or bad thing. Right now it's a bad thing I think, cause now I really like it here. 
Now I don't feel like writing anymore. Puss.

today, november 4th

Publicerad 2012-11-05 03:25:52 i I USA,

Woke up at 5am and couldnt go back to sleep so I put on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was the english verison so that sucked. But I watched it for an hour or so and played some wordfeud with mom then I went back to sleep for an hour and woke up at 7. Watched the end of the movie (yes, the movie is like 2,5 hours long, haha) and then I figured that they had changed the time during the night so it was actually 8. So I opened up my computer and organized all my pictures, deleted some and stared at some, haha. At like 10, I went up and had some breakfast and then I went into the showurrrr. When I was done I got ready for the day. At 12.30-ish, Louise (the mom in the Swedish family I know in Henderson) picked me up and we went to the SWEA-meeting. The SWEA group is a group of Swedish people here in Vegas and it was so weird to hear Swedish and be able to speak in Swedish to everybody in the house, reeeaaaally weird. But we planned a little bit for the Luciatåg we're gonna do on December 8th. We sang christmas/lucia songs and had kanelbullar, ballerina, pepparkakor and other yummy Swedish stuff. And yeah I had to write that in Swedish. I'm just awesome like that.
Then when I got home around 3:30pm something, I looked myself in the mirror and got bored with how I looked, so I made a new ear piercing, with the earring. I'm just awesome like that. And in the picture, it's the little black one that is the new one.
I just had tostadas for dinner and now I need to continue on my project that I don't have the papers for, yaaaaay. I hate homework, especially if I need to do them on the weekend...

good day

Publicerad 2012-11-03 07:48:30 i I USA,

Hi y'all.
Had a reeeeaaaaally good day today. Had three test (the only bad part about the day) but I think I did good on two of them, but I'll know the results on Monday so we'll see. In spanish we had out Día de los muertos, which is like the mexicans halloween. They celebrate the dead ones and make altars for them filled with food, candles, flowers and other stuff to remind about the dead one. I was in a group with seven others and we made our altar about one of the girls in my group, Brittany. And we all had a lot of fun. AND!! I got red cups (!!!) and mexican candy with me home! I'll post a picture of our beautiful altar further down.
Then after school, Irene (Spain) and I went down to the Strip for some shopping!!!!!! Bought shoes, a shirt, a sweatshirt, a necklace, lipbalm and a tanktop (I'll post pictures). And gooosh! I love the Strip! And gooosh! Irene is so härlig! We also had a coffee at Starbucks and I had the beeeest thing ever, Peppermint Latte<33333333.
Now I neeeeed to sleeeeep. Goodnight beautiful people<3
 Pictures from the chaotic cafeteria in school. Yourcan also see one of my first better friends in the first picture, Courtney.
Darryl, a guy in my spanish class stole my phone and took a bunch of cute pictures. :3
Thought I was pretty cute in this beanie, but I forgot that it doesn't get that cold here :(
Irene and I, tahahaha.

Life in high school

Publicerad 2012-11-02 00:30:22 i I USA,

This is my life right now: sleep, eat, school, homework, eat, sleep. Every single day, except for the weekends. I have soooo much homework for tomorrow, and I'm so tired so I just want to sleeeeeep. Hate this sooo much (homework). I have three tests tomorrow. And because I went home from school on Tuesday, had proficiencys all day yesterday, I don't know a crap. If there's like a math genius out there that's reading this, please help me!
Bye from a depressed and stressed Emma.


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