Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dear readers

Tell me - besides death and illness - what are your fears? Fobias and other things?
Spiders, flying, snakes, speaking in public? What?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dear Lisa

We just had a visit from Lisa, violin player in the St Louis Symphony orchestra. It was great seeing her again.

I'll never be able to play an instrument well. But she does. Imagine having that as your job. Go play for people who are paying to hear you. So much beautiful music.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dear people who are interested in clothes

Is this Mango dress out in stores yet?

Dear Mavis, manufacturer of big bunk beds

Our nights have vastly improved with your help! Now all 3 kids sleep in close proximity to each other. So nice!

Dear fellow parents

Only rent this if you're seeking disappointment. Still love Anders for being optimistic enough to rent it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dear divine force of the universe

Suddenly this Godly light appeared in my office and I rapidly seized the chance to wish for
1) World peace
2) An end to hunger
3) Better life in general for recently homeless Pakistanis
4) Elisabetta Canalis Nun-boobs.

One more pic of my beard

Blue bearded lady loves Vanja.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dear Skansen

Dear Skansen, have never had a bad day, visiting you.

A great day in Sweden's leading newspaper

This was a while ago, but this combination of snakes, women, cleaning and irritatation still puts me in a great mood.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dear summer

The end consumer highly reccommends renting a house together with at least 4 other families. At least if the other families are these. You'll never dine alone!

Dear role models

With Lotta looking like this, serving dinner for our kids,
and me doing this pose while being photographed in the kitchen, I began to wonder - what are we trying to exude? I think we're going for glamour in everyday life situations, but who is the inspiration? I was thinking Katy Perry but couldn't find a picture with this kind of expression. Then, as I was falling asleep, I thought to myself "It must have something to do with our role models during those tender, formative years".

And so it was! Take a look for yourself, your honor:

Exhibit A)
Exhibit B)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dear fellow humans - to tattoo or not tattoo?

Today I told my friend Lotta about my thoughts on tattoos:

Me: I was thinking that perhaps the only tattoos I might get would be seams on the back of my legs, you know like 40's pantyhose.

Lotta: Don't do it! If you're gonna go for it, at least don't do a humorous tattoo.

Me: You might be right.

Lotta: You know I'm right. Also, you have to consider how small and exclusive our group of non-tattooed people has become.

ps. Not that her thoughts stopped me. Now thinking of getting fishnet tattoos instead. ALL OVER LEGS!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dear Biotherm

Aside from the Chanel lotion mentioned below, I also purchased Biotherm Laser Décolleté, which I think is an almost offensive testament to the intensity of female optimism. Surgery in a bottle. Right. Still needed to try it for myself.

Dear Taiwan

Thanks for making this much needed animation of the airplane rage events:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dear Chanel, thanks for helping our marriage work though I can barely afford you

We got married on the cheap. I wore a dress bought 10 years ago in a vintage shop. I put on my make-up by myself in the car. The groom wore his favorite old suit. We didn't buy rings, instead used my ear rings. The girls got new dresses while Joel wore his favorite t-shirt from H&M. As for dinner, we dined at home with our families.

We intend to have a big party, later on. But there was one thing I spent money on. Lotion. Remembering Anders previous reactions to my dry skin I thought I should splurge and get him the soft skinned wife he deserves. I bought a deluxe Chanel body lotion. I used it once, then forgot all about it. But now, having returned from vacation, I've used it many days in a row. The effect is astonishing. Yes, my skin is softer, but the biggest change is with Anders.

A: Your skin is so soft it's unbelievable! It's such a change! It's like...imagine you're a woman who've lived a decade with a heavily bearded man who shaves off his beard to reveal the softest skin! That's how big of a difference this is!!!

Me: Yeah, but it's really expensive.

Anders: Still cheaper than couple's therapy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

dear summer

On vacation:

First morning of life back to normal:

Dear David Copperfield

I know you can make airplanes disappear but can you turn yourself into a can of beer?


You who read this blog recognize Maja. She and Martin just got married. Such a great day. Here they are with Maja's parents, listening to loving speeches about love, rabbits, lying, friendship and 2-year olds playing melancholy tunes on the harmonica in bed as the summer night is falling. Karin has even more pics.

When blogs collide

Met up with Jennie and Anna for coffee. Loved it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dear Superstore

Är det inte lite överdrivet att ha olika smaker på soppåsarna?

Dear Ica

Thanks for providing a cheap alternative to plastic surgery - this pair VIRGIN BOOBS are only about 2 bucks.

ps. Let's see what this does for google generated traffic.
ps 2. But I would have to wear a rubber bra, right?

Dear summer

The son of a science reporter is never too young to learn about dinosaurs.
Berries can't wait!