Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You will love this

A Cabin of One's Own: Hedgebrook

Hat parade

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.

Orange belt!

She's such an ass-kicker. So proud to be her mama.

Jeff again

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.

On money - today's outfit.

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.

Is Brad Pitt morphing into Jeff Bridges? I think so!

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:

Date night

My date, holding the last piece of Sernik, offering to share it with me. Naturally, I obliged - there were cherries.
Then we went to Sarah's bookrelease where posing came naturally.
Also present: everyone's favorite Gotland squaw - Cattis Tham:

Monday, May 30, 2011

För svenska läsare

Det händer ofta när jag ser en bild på Tage, att jag tänker - vad lik han är Jay Z. Om Jay Z vore en rödhårig, fräknig akademiker från Linköping.

Mer likhet:
Utan tvivel är man inte klok vs. Reasonable Doubt

I don't understand it, but I like it.

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!

Quote from a running man

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

This is for you, thank you!

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.

Who are you and why are you here? Anne Hathaway naked.

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?


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Everytime I shave

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!

Today at the office

Was provided with spectacular view because of colleague's fatigue.

Missa inte denna

Malins blogg.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The weekend in pictures

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.

Saturday! Karina had a birthday party and the famous pâtissière Niki Frostenson made sure the cake was perfect.

Sunday. Karate! Both these individuals upgraded their yellow belts to orange!

A sure sign of summer

(Also, for no apparent reason, one bear is wearing the helmet of a Roman legionnaire. Must mean summer!)

Rod Stewart

If you can't find it, we have your hair cut.

Stockholm nu och då


Dagens outfit

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.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My lack of respect for this man

comes from the fact that I keep confusing him with this man:

If this doesn't make you laugh, you might be made of stone.

Starts out as the Andrews sisters but then turns into the best singing contortionist act I've ever seen.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My life

I understand my perkiness can be hard to deal with. So am thinking I should perhaps add stuff that upsets me. Like how much there is to clean up all the time.

Also, today, am having trouble with piriformis.
There. How does this make you feel?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ho-ho-ho-how much money do some peope have?

"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.


Joel just turned 6 and would, to no one's surprise, prefer a Spidey-themed party.
I'm thinking of wearing this. Know where I could find a getup like this?


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

When LL Cool J was a baby

Lunch with Brita

This is Brita right after she told me about a meeting a man who hunts for and then eats beaver. For real.


Grattis Maja och Martin!

Ytterligare en person, en liten kille, har sedan i tisdags då han föddes äran att vara barn till den här underbara personen och hennes like härlige man.

Vi är så djävla glada över detta! Gråter en glädjetår!

So yesterday

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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cause I trust you

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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

If you have bunions or foot trouble

Get orthotics for your running shoes and start buying your other (orthotic free) shoes from Chie Mihara. The only brand I can wear these days. Not that I complain cause she's a genius!

6 years!