Sunday, 13 December 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009



You're so nice and you're so smart,

You're such a good friend I've got to break your heart

I'll tell you that I love you, then I'll tear your world apart,

Just pretend I didn't tear your world apart.
-Kimya Dawson, So Nice, So Smart


The tree is up, this year we have tacky 'tienda de 20 duros' lights, they shimmer in every colour possible (purple?) and drive me crazy, and all our decorations are 8 years old and broken, but we make it look great anyways, with an shitload of fake snow which left the house smelling toxic for days. The tree also has candy canes--- well, had. I've stolen around 20, and my sister admitted she has too, so now there's around two left, but not for long. We'll buy more soon. They're the real kind, peppermint, and I love sucking on them until it forms a little step when you remove the plastic further up. Then you make a next step, and a next step, and soon the edge is really sharp and stings your tongue, or breaks and you have to start over.
Yesterday I had my first starbucks hot chocolate with caramel of the year, while I was studying for midterms with Olga. I was waiting especially for the cold and yesterday was the perfect chance. Though today is colder. It's so cold outside, you can feel your bones under your fingers. Your nose gets numb, your hands are red, your breath is white. Drafts of cold seep up your tattered pants, your legs freeze.
On the streets, the christmas markets are being assembled where there once were construction sites, and all the stores are decorated. Some streets look really pretty with their lights up too, Urgell has Christmas foods up. Champagne, turkey, roscón de reyes... It's really friendly. Passeig de Gracia has neon chandeliers, ranging from the Corte Ingles, decorated with giant snowflakes, all the way up to the diagonal.

8 comments:

Ami said...

Que pintoresco. Aca han colgado luces de algunos streetlights y algunos locales tienen arbolitos. Los otros dias mientras adaba en colectivo pase delante de un local que vendia decoraciones de navidad. No tenes idea lo out of place que quedaban todas las cosas rojas, verdes y nevadas con el calor, el humo, la suciedad y la ropa verañera de la gente.

Johanna said...

i know, but i know what i'm talking about :) bad day, bad week, so i guess it all came out on my blog.

Johanna said...

haha, that's the thing..... i have no idea... and she mentioned the words racist and ignorant and spoiled child, all in the same sentence, i deleted the comment though...

Johanna said...

yeahh.. i know.. haha, i dont think she does, cos nobody at my school really likes abu dhabi that much.. but oh well :) better mood today. 2 exams now though :S

Like Kafka On Prozac. said...

primero vi la imagen, y bueno, ya sabés lo que pienso de tus fotos ♥
y después leí el texto, y por algún motivo pensé que en la imagen había nieve.
y después volví a verla, y tengo la duda de si había nieve o no!

Like Kafka On Prozac. said...

y by the way!
esto te puede interesar.
http://ihardlyknowher.com/overdose_baby_blue
es como un flickr minimalista, y hace sync con el flickr

Jamie Wang said...

now i am scared i will freeze, since i do not have winter clothes at all, since my dear beloved sister decided to take them all, even though she has tons already and probably wont use them.

i hate that you deactivated your fb.
anywayss. i get to see you when?

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hello~nice to meet u..............................