Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sock hat. Concept, design and construction by VANJA. You know that pile of unmatched socks we all keep in the unlikely event that their matching partner would suddenly appear? It's right here! We tried to persuade Anders to run the marathon in this hat. Sadly, he declined.
One last thing about Jeff Bridges. Look at him and his wife through the ages. They lucked out! Then if you have the time, you can read his words about her here. And go awww.
Ps. Or eww, as it seems some people will. All depending on your personal understanding of life, love, work, marriages and beyond.
at 1:42 AM
Living cheap, I'm wearing pants I got for free from a recent clothes swap and vintage blouse from Etsy with print I love because it makes me popular when I go to pick my kids up at daycare. Accessorized with another inspirational work on children's literature from Leonard S Marcus: Funny Business. I love this book.
And who could blame anyone for going more Dude?
I think this might be Brad's original source of inspiration. He might even have it taped to his fridge, like people do:
at 1:08 AM
My date, holding the last piece of Sernik, offering to share it with me. Naturally, I obliged - there were cherries.
Showing the dress my town and my town the dress.
Then we went to Sarah's bookrelease where posing came naturally.
Also present: everyone's favorite Gotland squaw - Cattis Tham:
Monday, May 30, 2011
The poster-like quality of this sign coupled with the message "dyeing with traceable DNA" somehow awakens ones inner Remington Steel. There must be some way to get around this!
It looks like if you steal this money, they will be so hurt that they start to bleed money blood, that has a traceable chemical structure. Moving!
at 4:42 AM
Yesterday, we were talking about how it's convenient to run to the place you're going instead of commuting or going by car or bike. Then suddenly I heard Anders say the following words, like words from say, Gandhi, Buddha or any random sage in a Pixar movie:
It's always closer than you think.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The other day, I tried to look up English equivalent for the Swedish word "tillrättalagd". The online dictionary told me "distorted" was the word I was looking for.
But that's not right, though it is right somehow.
What I mean is a mix between "adjusted" and "fixed to seem more appropriate".
In life, I'm constantly looking for the opposite of this. Not necessarily the awful truth or even the bare truth, but just that moment before we catch ourselves in the mirror and adjust everything. And indeed end up with a distorted version of reality.
Because we're all fucked up.
And because I love you for being here and am so grateful for anyone taking the time to reply to the questions in the previous post, I've decided to share a few of my distorted moments.
The pic in top may seem private and in a way it is. Why is this lady showing off her armpit you wonder.
Here is the improbable answer: She is halfway through her pregnancy and is proudly showing off her bump.
I am serious. That is me 20 weeks pregnant with Vanja, July 16th 2001. July 16 is Anders' birthday and this very day, he could feel her kick. She was born on November 15th that year and it will come as no surprise that yes, she was a small baby.
ps. No, I did not look like that halfway through my two subsequent pregnancies.
Each day I check my stats and each day, they go down a little. Right now, 235 people check in every day to read LFTEC. There are days when I can't believe so many people come here daily, and even more days when I say to myself "That's not enough! I must blog more interestingly, more engaging, more something I obviously don't know howto do or my stats would be higher".
When I wrote LTMJ I had like 800 unique visitors a day. A number that rose when I blogged a pic of Anne Hathaway in a see-through top.
Perhaps I should do that again. That seems a bit cheap though.
What I really want to know is.
1. Who are you and where are you?
2. Do you come here a lot?
3. For how long have you been coming here?
4. What kind of posts do you like the most?
at 12:44 AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Armpits, legs, use your imagination, I think about Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and the constant horror declared on the show for people who SHAVE AGAINST THE GRAIN.
I still don't understand the grain. Or grain directions. These are things I think about in contemporary toy stores.
Ps. Barba Mágica?!?!? Scheerpret??!?!? Rasierspass!?!?! I WANT IT!
at 4:34 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday! I don't go out often so when I do, this is how it feels. Though didn't wear this, because of the Swedish King. Its a long story but in the end, the dress is too short.
With Lisa and Kassi at Le Rouge.
Bär en 10 dagar gammal bebis och en blus från Etsy. När jag hade honom i famnen bebissuckade han och jag hann tänka "kanske ändå en till". Han luktade så himla gott också och var så fin och perfekt. Men Anders, bli inte orolig, jag tror 3 är lagom för mig. Lovar. Men kolla den där lilla handen.
at 1:14 AM
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Starts out as the Andrews sisters but then turns into the best singing contortionist act I've ever seen.
at 6:19 AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
"New for spring/summer 2011, the Jade collection features high-shine lizardskin-print calf leather finished with French binding and striking two tiered, art deco-inspired enamel clasps.
With purses, beauty and travel accessories, as well as mid-year diaries and two new notebook titles, this new collection is sure to add a dose of sophistication to your summertime accessories."
yeah. I'll buy that for £1,525 just to add a dose of sophistication to my SUMMERTIME ACCESSORIES.
at 5:40 AM
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
So yesterday, my dad calls to tell me "I thought it might be fun for you and the kids to see my colleague hang glide over your house."
We look out the window and sure enough, there's dad's longtime work buddy soaring over our row of suburban houses, comfortable seated in a flying vehicle.
It was just another Wednesday night. And then again, it wasn't.
at 12:09 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A while ago I read an obit starting like this :
Barbara Holland, a writer whose humorous essays sang the simple pleasures of drinking martinis, cursing and eating fatty foods, and who wrote an evocative best-selling memoir of her childhood and adolescence in the Washington suburbs, died on Sept. 7 at her home in Bluemont, Va. She was 77.
Since reading that; I've been thinking I should read When all the world was young. Did any of you read it? Or anything else by Barbara Holland? Should I?
I've now read Bossypants and yes, I loved it.
at 12:56 AM