Overheard on the Stockholm subway
“I fly to Toronto next week. It is maybe not best for the climate but I won’t drive while I’m there so maybe that evens out?”
We put the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’
I found this lovely display of s’mores in the image search, but was very confused when I noticed the link was associated with a blog dedicated to funerals.
Feeling kinda Swedish, might smörgåsbord later
If I was in a Volvo, I would be the perfect Swede.
Sweden takes its semlor seriously.
Take a peek into a Swedish workplace on Fat Tuesday and discover that the only acceptable topic for discussion is SEMLOR!
Semla: The greatest of all Swedish pastries
There was once a Swedish king who died from eating 16 semlor. If you don’t control yourself, it might happen to you too.
Magic phone bags
No phones are the norm for comedy performances these days. But in Sweden everyone is such a rule follower that it’s enough to simply ask us not to use our phones.
I pee, therefore I am
On a public restroom in Nice.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single sneeze
I went to France last week expecting to bring back wine and cheese. Instead I came back with a chest cold and fever.
Why journal prompts don’t work well for me
All journal prompts are one of three things: List the ways you suck, Name your favourite things so people can guess your password, and Zombies.
It’s so cold, our mattress froze
Today I learned that a Tempur mattress can freeze. Perhaps it’s time we turn up the heat in the house?
Why a goat?
Why are goats a thing in Swedish Christmas? Let’s look at the historical lore on the origins of the Christmas goat.
When will the goat burn?
I’m feeling a bit cold today and thinking of ways to warm up, so of course my thoughts are turning toward the giant straw Christmas goat that sits in the city of Gävle.
Important voting issues
What seems to be the most important issue after Sweden’s Election Day? Envelopes.
A observation on the Swedish workplace
Why Swedish office meetings remind me of the t.v. show Mad Men
Starbucks 2: The Search for Frappacinos
The epic search across 2 continents for a Frappacino.
This summer I spent 3 weeks with my family in Texas. While there, I kept a journal about some of the interesting things I encountered.
Why have I forgotten to write anything in 2022? Find out!
How to get commuters to follow the rules
The Stockholm transportation system has come up with a unique way to guide commuters away from an exit door.