Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer break

Bye people; I'm leaving for a few weeks in the Finnish house again.
Back in a few weeks. 

big love

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Summer conversation

Me:Mom, are you sure you're gonna make the coffee?

Mom: Hrmph, I make coffee all the time!

Me: Yeah, but I mean you're really more of a tea person.

Mom: Whatever.

Me: I'm really sorry mom, you probably make the greatest coffee. Sorry for being so judgmental.

Mom: It's ok. Don't worry about it.

Me: Do you make it strong or weak?

Mom: How should I know? I don't DRINK it. I just make it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dear female artisans

Dear female artisans, I'm enjoying summer break in a tiny town on the Swedish coast. Young people here are often parents and they all wear Crocs. They also use a lot of products in their dyed, bleached, tinted and blow dried hair.

There is a small gift shop where female artisans sell their creations. Here, you can also buy tea and chocolate.

Anders: How do you even get away with that?

Me: What?

Anders: You don't even react? Female artisans, chocolate and tea. Like it's some package deal. What is it with you women? This obsession with tea and chocolate. Is it genetic?

Me: I really don't know.

Anders: I'm looking for the equivalent. Male artisans. Beer, chips sold here.

I'm asking you, female artisans, will he find such a gift shop? And! Is it genetic?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Dear Americans

Dear Americans, is it true you don't have ketchup udders ? How do you put ketchup on your hotdogs?

-the end consumer

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dear Åland

Dear Åland, thanks for being a weird time tunnel back to the 50s.
Everyone can go there, it's a dirt cheap ticket out of Stockholm on a ridiculously huge boat.

At our local store, they have a beautiful picture of the store intendent
The text reads: Our great leader - setting an example for us all.

The ice cream looks like it's from the 50s.

And just like in the 50s, not everyone has a Weber. Anders uncle made us a barbecue from what he had: a used sink and a barrel. It worked like magic.


Dear SATC, may I suggest you put a label on the big box saying "watching all seasons in one summer in the company of your baby might give you more satisfaction than thought humanly possible".

I'd never really watched before.
But Niki and I are having the times of our lives.
Bonus: she's learning English and the importance of female independence from an early age.

possible negative side effect:
might think it important to get married.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Dear reader

On break for a few days. -the end consumer in åland

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Dear Historiska Museet

Dear Historiska Museet, thanks for letting a contemporary person like myself feel the weight of a viking helmet.

ps. Where did the horns go? I like horns.

Bonus pic: If the vikings had known the pleasures of wearing glasses.

Dear Electrolux

Dear Electrolux, I bought the weapon alluding Ultra Silencer.
It's quiet alright, but the way you had it set up, so seductively, with a sleeping baby on top of the vacuum cleaner, that has yet to happen.

way to fool a gullible, overly optimistic mom though. You'd think my kids have enough plush toys, but I want them to cuddle with household appliances.