Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New to the US

There are many things that baffle a non-American when arriving here. Like all the adult people carrying beverages AT ALL TIMES, the affinity for baseball caps, the size of your food servings and the prevalent notion that fries go with everything.

But the number one question remains:
Why is there SO MUCH water in your toilet bowls?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NYC, enough with the grown-up sippy cups

There must be an amendment in the American legislation that safeguards the right to bear a to-go cup of beverage at every instance of your life.

As leaders talked about the sacrifices we will all have to make to help the environment, this is such a minor sacrifice I don't understand why it hasn't already been made a legal issue.

I know Bloomberg tried to fight the sugared drinks but take it further. Drink your coffee at home or use a container that can be reused, not thrown away.

Swedish traditions

Largely secular and sadly devoid of traditions, Swedes celebrate easter, Valpurgis, Midsummer, All saints eve, Saint Lucias day and Christmas. That's pretty much it.

But know what tradition we have that you might not have in your country?
We have the proud tradition of dropping your pacifiers off at the kittens at zoo once you quit using pacifiers.
It's just done.

I'll go to Skansen when I visit Sweden week after next. I'll show you proof. It's a fine tradition, we're proud of it. Not sure what the kitten think?

But what's your tradition when it comes to such an important rite of passage as quitting the pacis?


Friday, September 19, 2014

A thought I often have

Sometimes I hear about the great advantages of abstaining from coffee, alcohol and sugar. Well. I share a household with people who have very limited access to the above.

Let me tell you, they are constantly bananas.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

IS IT A PROBLEM?

Is this blog confusing to you? I mean, I've almost entirely abandoned the "letters from end consumer" concept. Should I return to that concept or change name of blog?

Or does it not matter?

Happy day

Just got a mail from my publisher saying my next book is officially accepted. It's not completed yet but they want it. So happy.

Next step: scoring an illustrator. It's really the publisher that does this part but I get to suggest names. It's fun.

This book will focus on a character very similar to Niki, our youngest.


never walk alone