I had been using an IKEA chair in my room since I got here that suddenly decided to break on Friday while I was sitting in it. Perhaps I’ve been having too much fika? Anyway, this finally gave me a legitimate reason (other than to eat Swedish meatballs!) to go to IKEA!
On the note about fika: Saturday was Kanelbullens Dag here in Sweden which is basically a day where everyone makes or buys cinnamon buns! Why don’t we have such holidays in the US?! I got together with my mentor group and we made probably over 80 cinnamon buns along with some Chokladboll which is exactly what it sounds like. Here’s a picture:
Back to my IKEA story: I caught a regional train down to the outskirts of Malmö, about a 25 minute train ride with a lot of stops. The train I originally planned to catch mysteriously never appeared at the station…so hopefully they didn’t get lost. Luckily they run every 30 minutes so I didn’t have to wait too long. A big sign signals your arrival:
After some lunch I walked around the store and eventually found what I was looking for. Getting it home was quite an experience but I made it and assembled it all! The final product:
In other school news, I got a B for my Social Policy class! The professor says that’s equivalent to an American A- so that will certainly do. Had the first lecture for my Education, Culture, and Lifestyle in Sweden class today – should be an interesting class. My parents are visiting next week, too – they arrive this weekend!