Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Hadn't seen Malin in how long? TOO LONG! She's just back from another trip to India with her fam. Malin's a newsreporter. It's always so great to see her, she has the best stories.
If Nicolette Sheridan was 15 years younger and worked in newsreporting in Bombay, this is what she'd might look like. But I dobt she would be this smart, this funny, this lovable.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I often think that Jenny is my New York self. My Brooklyn counterpart. With much better hair and a grasp of history I can only dream of. She also loves to cook, which I someday hope to do, too.
But this is where we are similar: We both love our respective cities. Love them with a passion that makes us unpaid but extremely dedicated guides. I don't know, but I'm almost sure that Jenny also loves the sight of tourists, lost in their tracks. I hunt them down and help them find the charms of Stockholm. Jenny can help you find anything and everything in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Like me, it seems she can pronounce every word at ease except these three in a sequence: "I don't know." They rarely come out of my mouth. I've never heard her say them either.
Jenny loves food and books. Cookbooks are a favorite, but she would never limit herself to just one genre, when words come in so many beautiful shapes. She's funny. She's dry.
Jenny's lawyer husband Mark is a nice hardworking man, lucky enough to share his life and apartment with Jenny and their two lovely offspring: Dinah and Alexei.
Jenny also know Stockholm really well, she has relatives here. I dream of the day she will come visit and we will hunt down tourists together. Perhaps this summer?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Dear child, thanks for giving me a glimpse into what might have been the ultimate form of parent torture back in ancient times. Or is this just a demonstration of medieval court entertainment? The short entertaining with the help of even shorter people and animals? Are you an incarnation of a roman brute or a medieval jester?
at 10:51 PM
Det är så mycket i livet som är som den här burken. Köpt för att det skulle uppstå ett trevligt tillfälle, när man plötsligt plockar fram cornichons med stark paprikasås och alla säger "åh vad gott, var har du hittat de här?". Och så kommer det tillfället liksom aldrig riktigt.
Det är lite samma sak med kläderna i min garderob. Jag får visa bildbevis en annan gång.
at 1:35 AM
Monday, April 20, 2009
Dear Sara Miller, how I miss you. I miss you so much it hurts. But I try to find solace in the fact that you seem to thrive in your new home in Brooklyn. And I also find comfort in reading your blog. And checking your pictures. I've known you my whole life, and still didn't know you were such a great photographer. This one is my favorite, of your son wanting to go on the merry-go round, yet too shy/afraid to do so.
at 1:16 AM
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I first met Anna when we were both copywriters at Moonwalk agency. Anna was pregnant then. So pregnant. You'd think that you can only be 100% pregnant or 0%, but Anna was 195% pregnant. She was so pregnant, I don't know where to begin.
It wasn't just the third trimester thing, it was also some kind of symptom I can't remember the name of. Basically, people who have this symptoms only have one child, because the pregnancy in itself is too much for once pregnancy. It's like 10 pregnancies rolled into one.
It was a high price to pay for one lovely embrace, but luckily enough it resulted in a magically perfect son - Wille. And then came Blanka.
Anna is fluent in many languages and funny in every one of them. She is particular about food and clothing and why shouldn't she be? A girl needs to have certain standards. We, the people around her, appreciate this attitude.
Anna now works at a different office, together with lovely Maria, who lives on an island. Highly impractical, but picturesque. Anna and Maria make the great advertising campaigns for Polarn & Pyret. Lena makes sure they deliver. We all love Lena.
Anna leads an international lifestyle and vacations all over the world. We, the people around her, are jealous.
Anna also recently bought a house in the south part of Stockholm. We, the people around her, look forward to being invited for dinner.
Anna is married to the love of her life, Jesper. They went to the same school. We, the people around her, are sometimes jealous of their relationship and many many shared memories.
Anna has a beautiful voice that very often breaks into laughter. She has the rare ability to laugh and talk simultaneously. It is very charming. It seems like a voice apt for singing. Strangely, we have not heard Anna sing!
Just when Anna had her kids, her parents decided to move out to the country which was good and bad. Bad because they are now far away, but good because they moved to an incredibly beautiful place called Midsomer. They keep farm animals.
Anna is a far relation of the last person who was executed in Sweden. That's really not her fault. That they're related I mean, not that they stopped excuting people in Sweden. (Personally, I am against the death penalty. Especially by way of guillotine, which was used for poor Alfred Ander. )
Anna has great hair and the kind of skin that is often referred to as "peaches and cream".
I am happy to count her among my friends and proud to have her as a reader. She has a blog of her own, called What would Leo do. It's about what Leo of Westwing, not Leo di Caprio would do. Just so you know.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Vad läser ni?
Jag läser bland annat följande:
at 12:56 AM