Category: This and that

At the tip of the Needle

• September 24, 2003 • Comments (0)

Overcoming fear is a powerful mood enhancer. Somehow I just knew I would go up, and up I went. The Space Needle is Seattle’s landmark, a 605 feet tall tower constructed for the 1962 world fair. The elevator guy kindly informed us that the elevators had been changed in 1996, though. The view from up […]

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Sunny Seattle(!)

• September 24, 2003 • Comments (0)

Seattle is treating me to very un-Seattle-like weather. Sunshine and 25 degrees Celsius. It’s been sunny all the time on this trip so far. I like this city. It has a small town feel to it sometimes, yet is very big. It must be a shopper’s mecca – so many little shops and boutiques with […]

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Hot and humid

• September 15, 2003 • Comments (0)

Jetlagged, sweaty and hungry in a small yellow room with four beds, four people and a mouse I begin my discovery of the great city There’s piss on the floor in the restroom was one thing I learnt today, placing my makeup bag in it Also, the code to use for international calls is 011, […]

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September 11 should be cut from the almanac

• September 11, 2003 • Comments (0)

I should probably write something here today. At times of desperation we need to express our self, in order to be able to understand it later. But I am so tired.. mentally and physically. This date seems to bring nothing but bad news. I am of course thinking of the assasination of Sweden’s Foreign Minister […]

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Plattan Poetry

• August 31, 2003 • Comments (0)

Today was the yearly “Världens längsta bokbord” – the longest table with books in the world – on Drottninggatan. The idea is that a lot of stores that sell used books get a few meters each where to sell their books, and the tables stretch as long as needed to fit everybody in on Drottninggatan, […]

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Expedia.com sucks big time

• August 30, 2003 • Comments (0)

Okay, now I’m really pissed off. How the hell are non-US citizens supposed to be able to book national flights within the US if you can’t use credit cards issued outside of the US at any of the booking sites. At first I thought it was expedia.com, who by the way has proved to have […]

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Oj!

• August 26, 2003 • Comments (0)

Okay, I’m convinced. The referendum on whether Sweden should start using the euro as currency is coming up shortly (September 14). Both the yes and the no side has used ugly tactics – trying to frighten people instead of explaining how the system works, and why it’s better either to keep the krona and the […]

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Missing going to the library

• August 23, 2003 • Comments (0)

I miss having a library nearby. To be able to just pop in and stroll aroud browsing the shelves for inspiration. To sit down with a cup of tea and read for hours. To have a whispering chat with a stranger. To find new friends on old yellowing pages. To have a hideout when everyday […]

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The flash mob no one noticed and the week long sufferings after a conference trip

• August 22, 2003 • Comments (0)
The flash mob no one noticed and the week long sufferings after a conference trip

It’s been a rough week. I caught a cold late last week, but tried to cure it during the weekend. Monday-Tuesday I had a conference trip with the people at work. It turned out I hadn’t been successful. We were to stay at Engsholm castle. I’ve been there before once, with the OPK board, but […]

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Driving where the jet set lives

• July 26, 2003 • Comments (0)

Today I’ve been driving in real traffic for the first time. A pretty scary experience. There’s so much to take into account, so much to look out for. We went to Djursholm where K knows the streets and there isn’t any heavy traffic. Still I got nervous about the other cars. Well.. it’s a first. […]

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On Seroxat

• July 26, 2003 • Comments (0)

Aim in my personal development: Become more ruthless. Not less caring, only less careful, more carefree. No more tiptoeing for other people. I saw a program about Seroxat the other day, known in the US as Paxil. It’s the antidepressant i took for a year’s time. Having suffered from what I believe to be is […]

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The irony of it all

• June 29, 2003 • Comments (0)

The Guardian has an interesting piece on irony, a mis-used, misunderstood word as you’ll see if you read the article. Is there really such a thing as an ironic generation? Was 911 the end of the Ironic era? Is irony harmful to childern? (My Q. This was stated on posters hanging on every other wall […]

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