Sunday, April 29, 2012
The air was fresh, the waters clean, the forests full of wild game. Sure, houses went up in flames all the time, kids often died before even reaching their teens, dentistry was harsh but there must have been moments during medieval times that we can only imagine.
I keep doing that.
To help me, I'm enjoying these Yale lectures.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Anders is away and while he is, I keep wearing my favorite Anders t-shirt. It's this one, as you can see, it's a bunch of raisins hanging out partying, drinking, smoking, dancing. In case anyone should miss the point, the t-shirt also reads RAISIN HELL IN LOS ANGELES.
Well Niki can't read. She asked me, curiously: Mom, are those raisins or turds on your shirt?
I was strong, I told her the truth.
Ps. Do you also tell your kids this song is about Momsters?
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Watched Mio, min Mio yesterday and had such a laughing breakdown with the kids as Bo climbs up into the beard of the wise old spirit and flies through the universe. Want to laugh? Start watching at around 16 minutes into the clip.
Bonus: If you keep watching, you'll get to see Christian Bale as youngster, looking exactly as he does now, just shrunken.
Friday, April 20, 2012
In Swedish, a tragedy, in English a ridiculous canine trend.
Ps. Now that I googled, I see that Modern Dog is even a "lifestyle magazine for modern dogs and their companions". A dog without a mag, that's so...1900s!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
When I was a teen, nothing seemed more luxurious to me than Burlington Argyle socks with the intriguing little button and Burlington's promising tagline that these socks were the "Sign of style". Every time I wore a pair of such socks, I imagined I was a stray British boarding school student somehow adrift in Sweden, sure to return to England in time for Cambridge where I would wear pleated skirts, cardigans and drink tea while browsing important books like Gibbon's Decline and fall of the Roman empire (that title! all downhill!) Well that didn't happen. Or it kind of did, I studied classics but not in England but in Stockholm and Uppsala together with a bunch of twenty-something weirdos.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I love you, Neil. Thank you.
Have listened to this song thousands of times, it never fails to have a physical effect on me. Eyes well up, muscles relax, and I get a very strong notion that LOVE IS ALL.
EVEN in eat pray love, it did that to me, though the context seemed all wrong.
I'm so against shooting healthy young animals just to stuff them up and have them around the house, but once it's done I'm against not having them around. Make sure the animal is revered eternally to pay for the sin of killing it in the first place!
Monday, April 16, 2012
"Or he ignores you, which is death."
Go to the Cloisters, catch a thorough glimpse of the Lewis Chessmen before they return to London! Hurry hurry, ends April 22!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
This was like, yesterday. To me.