Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Treat yourself to some Swedish melancholy

The best lyrics ever

You go to my head
You go to my head,
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne.

You go to my head
Like a sip of sparkling burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two.

The thrill of the thought
That you might give a thought
To my plea casts a spell over me
Still I say to myself: get a hold of yourself
Can't you see that it can never be?

You go to my head
With smile that makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes
Tho I'm certain that this heart of mine
Hasn't a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance,
You go to my head.

Time, life.

So Vanja is almost 11 now and the small bald head belongs to baby Joel now 7.
We don't even have a "real" phone at home anymore.
What remains?

My love for the kids and for Anders. I fell for his looks and way with words. 13 years down the road, it turns out he's got so many other sides I didn't even know about.

Like the other day when he said the cornerstones of the Berry family

 -  Honesty. Respect. Dance. -

should be the core values of our household too. Agreed.

Furthermore, he surprised me the other day by saying he's a Brony. Not sure how I feel about that, but Niki's delighted.

Monday, October 29, 2012

WTF Vanity Fair

Is a woman's body now reduced to being a naked headrest for Bond?

Ps. Noticing you're not very interested in any females in general when it comes to your articles either. Just that naked midsection?

Where everybody knows your name

All on a first name basis with this horrible storm by now.
If only we could do what NYT offers readers: a chance to "Personalize Your Weather".



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Top things I can't understand right now

1. The appeal of Daniel Craig.
2. Mitt Romney's political appeal.

Fashion is funny

These are Marni. No joke. Or it has to be, right?
They make me happy, though.

When I tell Joel to draw portraits of me, he always starts by making a few thick horizontal lines. These are the first things he draws, the features that must characterize me according to him.
At first, I thought it was sad. But then I realized that those ridges are my "Oh my God/You're kidding/get outta here/no way"-traces - memories of every time I've been astonished or amazed or surprised. SO Often!

Ps. Look how easy it is to look at that forehead and imagine it's a belly.
Ps 2. Are you uncomfortable with me staring at you like this?

Weird truth

Out of everything I ever say, the one thing people have the hardest to accept is the following:

I like to walk.

People will go to great lengths to help you from walking. I don't understand it. I love walking. Love it.

Advice you didn't ask for

1. Do you hate emptying the dishwasher? Here's an easy tip (you'll still have to empty it though):

Time your next emptying the dishwasher. You might be surprised at just how fast it's done.
Next time, you'll think to yourself - well I hate it but I only have to hate it for 1.35 minutes. I can take that.

2. Do you shy from reading some of your kids' favorite picture books because they're simply too long? Just do it one more time and time the reading. You might be surprised at just how fast it's done. Next time, you'll think to yourself - well it's long but my kids really love it and we'll have 10.35 minutes of great reading together, I have that much time, I do.

Friday, October 26, 2012

100% love and joy

Met up with Annika and baby Lisa and suddenly have trouble remembering what could possibly be the reason not to have a thousand more kids.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bat babies.

Yes please, I'd like to sit there.

Such awesome, femaleish, Niki de Saint Phalleique furniture!

Sign of the times

A google search for "philosophy" yields a skin care brand as top result.

Ps. I love the irony of this, since in so many cases (like mine) skin care remains a school of thought more than actual action.

Why there are no freelance copywriter reality shows

Whatever happens, happens on the inside. 

Remember this

Can't believe they're not this small/young anymore?!?!


Best foundation?


Rapport från tunnelbanan, linje 13 från Ropsten

I vänster öra:

"Men Phoebe får ju rida varje dag. Och pappa har ett jobb han älskar OCH sin gård. Så jag förstår honom."

I höger öra:

"Nej, pappa hämtar flickorna idag, mamma har ju bridgen".

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanks granny!

Different times, different hats, different music in our ears BUT GRANNY AM WEARING YOUR CLOVER HAT PIN.

Do you wear hats in heaven?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Found! Useful list.

Was looking for the one fear not listed here: fear of live theatrical performances. 

acarophobiafear of itching or of insects causing itching
acrophobiafear of heights
aerophobiafear of flying or draughts
agoraphobiafear of open spaces
agyiophobiafear of crossing busy streets
aichmophobiafear of sharp or pointed objects
ailurophobiafear of cats
algophobiafear of pain
amathophobiafear of dust
amaxophobiafear of riding in a car
ambulophobiafear of walking
anglophobiafear of England or the English
anthrophobiafear of humans
anuptaphobiafear of staying single
aquaphobiafear of water
arachibutyrophobiafear of peanut butter sticking to roof of mouth
arachnophobiafear of spiders
astraphobiafear of being struck by lightning
astrapophobiafear of thunder and lightning
automysophobiafear of being dirty
autophobiafear of solitude
ballistophobiafear of missiles
bathophobiafear of falling from a high place
batophobiafear of heights or being close to tall buildings
batrachophobiafear of frogs and toads
belonephobiafear of pins and needles
bibliophobiafear of books
blennophobiafear of slime
brontophobiafear of thunder and lightning
cancerophobiafear of cancer
cathisophobiafear of sitting
cenophobiafear of empty spaces
chrematophobiafear of money
cibophobiafear of or distaste for food
claustrophobiafear of closed spaces
climacophobiafear of falling down stairs
clinophobiafear of staying in bed
cremnophobiafear of cliffs and precipices
cyberphobiafear of computers
cynophobiafear of dogs
dromophobiafear of crossing streets
dysmorphophobiafear of physical deformities
ecophobiafear of home
eleutherophobiafear of freedom
eosophobiafear of dawn
ergasiophobiafear of work
ergophobiafear of work
erotophobiafear of sex
erythrophobiafear of red lights or of blushing
euphobiafear of good news
Francophobiafear of France or the French
gallophobiafear of France or the French
gamophobiafear of marriage
geniophobiafear of chins
genophobiafear of sex
gerascophobiafear of growing old
graphophobiafear of writing
gymnophobiafear of nudity
heliophobiafear of sunlight
herpetophobiafear of snakes
hierophobiafear of sacred things
homichlophobiafear of fog
homophobiafear of homosexuals
hydrophobiafear of water
hypsophobiafear of high places
iatrophobiafear of going to the doctor
iconophobiafear or hatred of images
kainotophobiafear of change
kakorrhaphiophobiafear of failure
kenophobiafear of empty spaces
ligyrophobiafear of loud noises
linonophobiafear of string
lygophobiafear of darkness
lyssophobiafear of hydrophobia
macrophobiafear of prolonged waiting
metrophobiafear of poetry
monophobiafear of being alone
muriphobiafear of mice
myophobiafear of mice
mysophobiafear of contamination or dirt
nebulaphobiafear of fog
necrophobiafear of corpses
neophobiafear of novelty
nosophobiafear of disease
novercaphobiafear of one's stepmother
nyctophobiafear of the night or darkness
ochlophobiafear of crowds
oenophobiafear or hatred of wine
ombrophobiafear of rain
onomatophobiafear of hearing a certain word
ophidiophobiafear of snakes
ophthalmophobiafear of being stared at
optophobiafear of opening one’s eyes
ornithophobiafear of birds
paedophobiafear of children; fear of dolls
panophobiamelancholia marked by groundless fears
pantophobiafear of everything
parthophobiafear of virgins
pathophobiafear of disease
pediculophobiafear of lice
pentheraphobiafear or hatred of one’s mother-in-law
phagophobiafear of eating
phengophobiafear of daylight
phonophobiafear of noise or of speaking aloud
photophobiafear of light
pogonophobiafear of beards
psychrophobiafear of the cold
pteronophobiafear of being tickled by feathers
pyrophobiafear of fire
Russophobiafear of Russia or Russians
satanophobiafear of the devil
sciaphobiafear of shadows
scopophobiafear of being looked at
scoptophobiafear of being looked at
scotophobiafear of the dark
sitiophobiafear of food
sitophobiafear of food or eating
spectrophobiafear of looking in a mirror
symmetrophobiafear of symmetry
syphilophobiafear of syphilis
taphephobiafear of being buried alive
technophobiafear of technology
thalassophobiafear of the sea
thanatophobiafear of death
theophobiafear of God
tocophobiafear of pregnancy or childbirth
tonitrophobiafear of thunder
topophobiafear of performing; fear of certain places
toxicophobiafear of poisoning
toxiphobiafear of poison or being poisoned
triskaidekaphobiafear of the number thirteen
uranophobiafear of heaven
xenophobiafear of foreigners
zelophobiafear of jealousy
zoophobiafear of animals

Suggestion: Try to enjoy your life instead.

The real Shakespeare

Though his identity and looks are constantly questioned...

...my guess is that the real Will looked something like this. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Getting a hair cut today, YES!

A haircut is this overdue. 
So thinking I should give you



Just kidding. Real after will come perhaps tomorrow, who knows?

Real after.

Remember what's important

If you really want to succeed, add: Looks, money, connections, talent and a healthy dose of luck.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Do not share this notion of romance

Alessandra Ambrósio talks about the 2,5 million dollar bra she wears in this pic:

“It was perfect for me,” Ambrósio says of the set, designed by Long Island’s London Jewelers. “I felt they made it for me. It’s very romantic.”

Romantic to me: You laugh at my jokes, teach our kids to tie their shoes,  book trip to go with me to NYC, envision watching crap tv with me as a great pasttime. 

Bejewelled bra squeezing my poor boobs together like crazy? Not so much.

Cook so I can go running and return to a hot meal? You make me melt. 

Can we talk about this?

Wherever Brad goes, there's Chanel no 5? Just his luck? Inevitable?
I kind of feel this message as I've never understood the appeal of the classic fragrance.
But still, this commercial is so weird, it's like Brad's on a highschool audition for...Barefoot in the park or some other play people always audition for.

Did you see Living in Oblivion? I wish Chad from that movie would have read the Chanel piece and filled it with a bit of humor. Or Andy Samberg.

Ps. A little voice inside me screams "you're hurting Brad's feelings".
So Brad, if you're reading, I think you were great in Seven and Troy.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Downton anger

so upset. know it's childish but haven't been this upset with a series since...actually can't remember being this upset with a tv-series ever.

Love this cover

I love this cover art by super talent Ilya Green. Music ain't bad either.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Saw Brave yesterday, will see it again with my mom.
What a relief with a Disney heroine with not a single romantic interest in sight.
Also, instantly wanted to go to Scotland.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I love Santana Lopez

So much. 

Haven't craved a character spinoff this much since the idea of a Lady Grantham series.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Älskar den här låten

Mohammed Ali tar över rättigheten/ägandet av ordet fräsch efter att Outkast kastat vidare stafettpinnen.
Dagens budskap: Du kan se att jag är fräsch.

Älskar även dessa rader (lite svårt att höra men tror Beldina sjunger följande):

"Va kan de va som gör att jag e så djävla fräsch när jag går förbi?
Är det något som jag bär?
Jaaaa, kanske är det stil"

Tack Margret.


Ps 1, apropå Outkast:
Vet ingen som klär sig bättre än Andre 3000. Ingen. Hur snygg?:

Ps 2. Har lagt till Följer Mig Med Blicken på Springa-listan tillsammans med Losing You och Girl on Fire. Ska jag lägga till Diamonds tycker ni? Är lite underwhelmed, tycker den var så tjatig. "Bright like a diamond/diamonds in the sky x" en miljard ggr. Så var det ju iofs med umbrella också så detta kan mycket väl bli famous last words.

ps 3. Tog ett exekutivt beslut, lade till Diamonds, men längst ner på listan så man kan göra som man vill med den så länge man inte har listan i shuffle-läge. Då kan jag inte skydda er från diamonds-tjatet. Då är ni on er own.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Åh Sven

Idag skulle du ha fyllt 70 år. Vi saknar dig!

Sophia, Ava, Lelania and Sal!

Thanks for coming to see us! Lovely meeting you!


This is Niki, yesterday. Today, she's having her pic taken at daycare.
I love those early pics. They're so indicative of the future.

Here's Björk - looking all serious, all about integrity.

Julia Roberts - friendly, with an irresistible smile.
J-Lo, see that ambition? It's like she can barely sit still even for the photo shoot.

So in love with this child. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wow, you go, Australian Prime Minister!

But PM, rethink your stance on same sex marriage, won't you?

Wonder who will play her in the sure to come bio-pic? Tilda Swinton/Jodie Foster for looks or Cate Blanchett for Aussie cred?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Go running with Solange

Went running with this song twice this weekend. I don't understand how you would dance to it (Solange kind of shows us in the video, but those are moves you'd have to be a Knowles to get away with) but it's a fantastic running song. It carries you. It doesn't quite give me the chills like "I decided" did, but it's a great running song. Try it!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Also have a byKerber blouse.

Would you wear it? YES.
I'll tell you as soon as you can buy these byKerber clothes online. 

The feeling byKerber clothes give you

byKerber is a brand who designs for all kinds of women.
For women who wear glasses....
...and for those who don't. You'll be able to move freely,
feel great, run up and down escalators, carry kids, tell jokes,
go to a fancy dinner and then

I LOVE BYKERBER. Will let you know when
you can buy byKerber online and/or in stores.

Don't you love this belt?
It was once my great granny's! She was a real heiress.
This is the one Downton Abbey-thing I own!

Ps. Yes, this is the same dress as the model is wearing in the post below.
How she can resist making overjoyous poses while wearing the dress is beyond me!

Nu blir det lite reklam!

Om du läser den här bloggen, och det gör du tydligen, då vet du att jag ÄLSKAR MARIELLE KERBER. Hon gör så fina kläder, i så bra kvalitet att man har dem år efter år efter år. Det är helt magiskt.

Jag har några Marielle-plagg och varje gång jag haft dem på mig får jag frågan var de kommer ifrån (en gång fick jag även frågan vad jag skulle göra senare på kvällen).

(Som ni kan se på bilderna kan man röra sig precis hur mycket man vill i Kerber-plagg. De har inget av den där restriktiva hållningen som jag hatar med många andra kläder.)

Nu vill jag bara sprida att Marielle startat en ny label, byKerber, och kläderna är så fina.
Det finns ingen hemsida uppe, än, men så fort det finns kommer jag lägga adressen här.

Klänningen högst upp har jag själv, ska lägga upp bild tex imorgon så ni kan se att även en helt vanlig o-modellmänniska klär i plaggen.

ps. Stockholmsmänniskor- NI HAR SÅN TUR!!! Marielle öppnar snart en byKerber pop up-store nära er!