Friday, May 22, 2015


Shopping / Returning

Is there a word for shopping stuff you're 99.99% sure you'll return?

I weirdly get the same satisfaction returning as others seem to get from shopping.
I mostly do this with shoes. It's because my feet are very tricky. I have to try the shoes on for real to make a decision. som many shoes have made it to my home only to be returned the next day.


can't wait to see him and my niece!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So going to see this

Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola at MoMA

The writing life/life

Set to write 4 more books! So happy! And today my mom is coming! And on Friday my brother and niece.

And it is spring. And I have new shoes. And when I get into a funk I walk it off across the Williamsburg bridge, listening to California Roll. There is no better song right now.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A principal

Yes. And some more. (pic by Maurice Sendak from A hole is to dig by Ruth Krauss). 
I always wondered if this came from a Swedish kid as tweezers are called pincett in our language. Pincett and principal do seem kind of related. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I'm working with Sweden, but Sweden is always on vacation. So while I'm waiting for feedback, I might as well try to get on with the next book. Bought Scrivener, trying to learn it. Should also put together a resume and start looking for more freelance copywriting jobs. Or even employment.

While looking for something, stumbled across this pic of Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder. That's kind of my career right now. Anything could happen! 

More Annie. Determined, professional, confident. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Life recently

For us short people, this sounds so luxurious

only want to travel in vehicles designed for basketball players from now on

And, as the roomiest coach traveling to the East End, it offers the ultimate in comfort and convenience, such as extra-wide plush seats, extended legroom (it was designed for basketball players), spacious overhead and underneath storage compartments plus individual electric power outlets.  In addition to rapid boarding, a courteous on-board attendant provides a wide variety of complimentary refreshments, snacks and reading material on every trip.

I love Camilla Engströms art

Friday, May 1, 2015

Vodka, ferris wheels and childrens' books

I rarely talk about work here. But I LOVE MY JOB.

I thought I'd be a graphic designer. Turned out that wasn't really my thing at all. Though very interested in design, I'd much rather write. So I became a copywriter, writer and translator instead.

My words have been printed on hundreds of thousands of vodka bottles. No one tells you in elementary school, that spelling might one day be important because of vodka. Vodka and spelling are rarely mentioned together in a positive way. I feel perhaps I can make a difference here!

And every day, people who use the WiFi at Starbucks are questioned in important little polls.

(The statement preceding these results was "I love ferris wheels" / "I love ferries"):

I LOVE copywriting, so much fun, but am also fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing childrens' books. So happy this will be out in Sweden this August. It has the best pics by Loka Kanarp.

Nina och snöleoparden (inbunden)

So childrens' books, ferris wheel polls and vodka. That's how I make a living. How about you?

ps. So next time you're in a starbucks and enjoy the free wifi - take the daily poll. You know who's really asking you!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

You can never hide from the NYT

The NYT personalized recommendations for me: all obits and upsetting news about Maus being removed from Russian bookstores because yes, it features swastikas.  

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

That was then

Me and my brother a while ago.

The Style Project continued

Been wearing boots a whole lot more. 
They hurt and limit my mobility. 
But they look good.

What I've seen lately

It's not set in stone. Oh wait a second

I love this, warts and all. Can you read the text?

It says: 

Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi
A legendary Turkish aviator who had achieved to flew with a glider made of feathers from Europe to Asia (over the Bosphoros/Istanbul) in 1632.

New favorite workplace

Poets' house! 
Hoping all the magic of poetry will just seep into my pores like some kind of literary osmosis. 

Ps. Åsa det här är nära dig va? Ses gärna här! Eller på ställe där man kan prata också!

NYC just can't help being pretty every night

It looks like this from our kitchen. 

New pics

Joel is so happy at his new school. 
This is the playground. 
This is Joel and his friend Wylie. 
And yes, they have matching Vans.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today's confessions

1. I can't tell the Duggars apart. They all look the same and all seem to be pregnant always. I know it's not a big deal but if there's one thing I've always mastered it's pop culture and if it's in People, it counts to me as pop culture. Am I going senile prematurely? Am worried.

Can easily tell Kardashian family members apart, even Kylie from Kylie after those new full lips.

2. I feel I've been on a failed diet since I was 14. Not always trying to lose weight, just constantly knowing I ate the wrong thing somehow.

3. Suddenly feel I have no thoughts, ideas or experiences. Should I really be doing work as a writer? If not, what are my alternatives? Who would hire me now and here?

4. Contemplating taking up running again.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Good family movie

Not sure about you, but at our house it often takes as long time agreeing on a movie as it does actually watching it. But the other day we settled for this and all five of us were happy with the choice.