Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dear readers

Of all the posts I put up here, it seems you liked the Esther Williams post best. I love what the reader loves. Will post more clothes later today. Clothes for sale. Or just for ridicule!

Promise to comment. If you don't comment, I feel lonely. I say this in a passive agressive way. Do comment.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dear Finnish girl - my better half

Dear Finnish girl named Satu, I think you look like I would have at 17, had I not been unhappy in an unhappy haircut at that age.

People who know me, dont you think this lady is a younger, more beautiful, more Finnish version of me? Have you found your own better versions?

Sometimes I wonder if the birth of photography means we will find out that perhaps there's not an infinite number of looks, like DNA would suggest, but a finite number of appearances with minute differences.


ps. just got off the phone with my mom. She took a quick look at the blog and said "did you buy a new coat?" MY OWN MOTHER. Then again, mothers often see the best in us. At least my mom does. I hope you have the same kind. I hear there are other mom types out there.

Dear runners and everyone who thinks they should exercise but don't

Quit making excuses and come run with us over at
Mail me if you want to participate in next challenge - first to 70 kms.

Participating will give you more energy and a stronger body.

Working from home

Is nice, but not very effective.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm on a roll, somebody stop me!

I'm going all Oprah on you, screaming about things I love. Read more below. All consumer approved!

Dear Kiehls

Thanks for making a conditioner that makes what is ironically called "fine hair" feel and look just fine. I'm talking about the Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner. Get it and stand in line with me to thank them.

Dear Wolford

Thanks for being there. For offering solace and support. And for selling what I refer to as my cheaper than surgery bra. And yes, that's me in that picture, stretching in the morning before I make oatmeal for my kids.

Stay ups are so -87, but I wear them and I think you can tell from this cool cool picture that I have an air of menthol. My hair is fried but my skin is GOLDEN.

Dear Sloggi

Despite your retarded "nicest ass"-campaign a few years back, I love you. Sloggi. I love your comfy styles and invisible silhuettes. Your somewhat new panties are great, if one can get over the cheesy flower decoration - but I've noticed that I've learned to love it as it helps me tell the front from the back. 

The matching bra is also a great buy. I don't think your underwear is heaven like you try to convince us end consumers with your cute/ridiculous ad, but they're good. The next best thing to going naked. And a whole lot better if you're out in public.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Dear Loubotin lovers, arm yourself for grass & crack situations

Dear Loubotin Lovers, check out the new stiletto saver!
I can't help but thinking this is like something akin to adhesive rubber soles for chinese bound feet, but had I shelled out the money Loubotins cost, I would definitely pay a few bucks more to save them. Queen Bee writes:

"Discreet and easy to use, the SoleMates High Heeler™ attaches easily to most stiletto and kitten heels. By increasing the surface area on the base of the heel, it reduces the pressure on this area and prevents the heel from sinking into grass or falling into cracks!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dear Americans and fashion oriented people

Did you ever see Anna Wintour looking this warm and cuddly?
It must be the Pharell effect. Run! To the Sun!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This one's for Vanja

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Dear Police museum

Thanks for being there. Thanks for displaying interesting artefacts such as the hair dye and make up belonging to the kidnapper in the famous norrmalmstorg drama (google Stockholm syndrome). My favorite display was that showing letters from men and women on how to solve the kidnap situation, (which lasted 6 days).

One lady suggested sending in 2-3 hypnotists. A gentleman wrote: let loose mosquitoes, injected with sedatives.

"Use really strong magnets to capture the kidnapper's guns " wrote another helpful woman, down with the laws of physics.

Above, see Niki crawling past nooses and make up.

I also really enjoyed your old skool interactive face description gadget.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dear Chinese gymnasts

I hear you start training early. Well, so do we. See you at the olympic games 2024.

Friday, November 14, 2008


The end consumer admits: I love public transport and am teaching my kids to enjoy it too.
Buses, trains, subway, trams. I prefer it to cars, cars, cars. Wow I'm so goody two shoes or whatever you call it en Anglais. What I really mean is that I don't mind a good eavesdrop here and there. Plus buses are cheap, sometimes even gratis - here in Stockholm you can just load your stroller on and go for free.


The only pics left are the ones I took with my phone.
Here, Vanja and Hanna at the Museum of Childhood

Dear fellow computer crash victims

My harddrive is dead. For reals. Everything gone. It was only 3 months old. The writing doesn't matter, I can do all that over again, but the pictures - so sad!

Especially the ones from London. There is only one solution to this sad story. One must try to make the best of it. So now, I suddenly have a great reason to go back to London with kids. And with Anders.

It will cost more money, but that will also be a good lesson in thrifty living for me.

What I'm trying to tell you here, dear fellow computer crash victims, is that good things might come out of the bad. Things you couldn't even imagine.


Dear hikers.

Dear hikers, I highly recommend a hiking trip to French Pyrenees. But bring gear. If, like me, you think you can hike in jeans and cotton top, think again. I ended up doing some bra hiking. Very comfy, but a little weird when you run into other hikers.

Hold on! Stop the presses! I now see that bra hiking in jeans is THE THING to do if you're a modern mom.

ps, Britney! try this look with a fleece sweater, fleece gloves and a very small blue backpack that you may steal from one of your boys. see top pic. on the other hand, you seem very sure that other hikers will LOVE your bra hiking look. you're probably right.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dear santa/fellow consumers

With no money, suddenly wish lists become mirrors of the heart.

This is what I need this Christmas:

C de C from Kiehls
A new pair of jeans
A Hasse haircut

I'm writing this down and it looks like something Laura would write. Laura Ingalls. When she lived in the Little House. Except for, perhaps, the Hasse haircut. But she'd be wise to jot that down too, since Hasse's waiting list is currently 80 years long.

Dear Apple

Dear Apple, is there an extension of your protection plan? What I'm talking about here is therapy money I need to get over the fact that my brand new MacBook Air is dead. And with it all my pictures from London for an article I was about to write.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dear jet setters

You have new york. We have nyk norrk.

Dear people who need to go

At heathrow, no need for going separate ways. At this bathroom, all are welcome!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dear library

Thanks for being the best place on earth. And for letting your warm and fuzzy feeling linger all the way out to the bus stop in darkness and cold rain.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dear readers/runners

New challenge starting now over at
It's first to 48 kms.
Come join us!
It's easier if you have the Nike+ stuff, but if you don't, no problem - just mail me your distances.

Want to join?
Mail me!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dear Museum of Childhood

Dear Museum of Childhood, I'm in love with your musical monkey.
I'm afraid it's serious.

-e. guner, sweden