So I started thinking about the whole Is Eric Flirting With That Girl Or Not hoo-hah and started to get nervous about the whole I Guess I'm Single in Sweden hoo-hah.
People here are super reserved (and I'm NOT saying that's a terrible thing, just an observation!!) and I just can't imagine somebody just coming up to somebody (such as me) and asking them out - how does it work? Are there some secret body language skills? Or do people really subtly pass notes or something?!
varm choklad med grädde, loving those!) and suddenly some guy (such as Eric) comes up with a little note written on a post-it that says 'do you like me - check for 'yes' 'no' 'I wish you would die' '. Cute!
Except, knowing me, I wouldn't have a pen so I'd have to go up to the bar and ask them if I could borrow one and they might ask why and the whole time Eric (just for example) would be standing there waiting for a reply and I think maybe he's a blusher which would just make me melt but then I'd be all like 'can't we just talk to each other like regular people?!' which might make him blush more and I'd feel terrible!
So I think maybe I need some lessons. I'm signed up for language lessons that start in a couple of weeks, think they have a Being Picked Up in Sweden class??
I found this: http://lostinstockholm.com/2007/10/10/dating-in-swedenwe-americans-need-a-guide/ Any more tips?!?!?!?!?!!?
Not that I'm going to start dating right away, I know I need to let this all settle down and heal, it just helps to think about the time when I'm going to be ready, you know? And I know I'm imagining this awesome Carrie-in-Sex-and-the-City-except-the-city-is-Stockholm-and-with-a-little-bit-more-regular-clothes life that maybe won't be real, but it feels good to feel like it could be. And who knows? Maybe it could...
If there are any kids reading this, 1) this is an adult blog, go bebo or something and 2) that whole paragraph above is a lie.