Monthly Archive: March 2007

Mar 31 2007

Surely I’m not THAT healthy?!

The following piece of news grabbed from The Local yesterday has me puzzled. Smokers take 8 days more sick leave per year Smokers take on average nearly eight days more sick leave per year than non-smoking colleagues, according to a Swedish study published on Thursday in the British health journal Tobacco Control. The study looked …

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Mar 30 2007

My VisualDNA

This is probably the coolest online gadget I've ever seen.   Read my VisualDNA™ Get your own VisualDNA™

Mar 29 2007

Pushing the boundaries of ‘business casual’

I’ve written often about the casual environment of the Swedish workplace as compared to what I experienced in the U.S. (Examples can be found here, here and here.)  It’s by far one of my favorite aspects of working here. But I’m beginning to suspect that I might be getting a little TOO comfortable in my office. …

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Mar 27 2007

Deadbeat Dads: A righteous pizza topping!

Evidently a couple of pizza delivery places in Cincinnati, Ohio, have started putting pictures of folks wanted for non-payment of child support on their pizza boxes in place of the coupons they usually stick there. (For once, the state of my birth is in the news for something I can actually be proud of!) According to this …

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Mar 27 2007

Bill Maher: New Rules for Bush & Cheney

"Traitors don't get to question my patriotism." Amen to that. Bill Maher may be a comedian, but this is one of the best explanations of the White House scandal surrounding the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame that I've ever heard. FYI: The language is a little "blue" at times…so you may want to adjust the …

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Mar 26 2007

So it’s not Feng Shui exactly…

One of the secondary benefits of (finally) painting our bedroom was re-arranging the furniture…something I’ve been even more keen to do than changing the colour of the walls. But whenever I suggested it, the ever-pragmatic Swede’s response was that we should wait to do it when we painted since we’d be taking most of the furniture out of …

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Mar 25 2007

So we’re a little slow in the home-improvement department…


We’ve been talking about painting our bedroom ever since moving into The Penthouse-Nordic, but it’s been one of those projects that’s been really easy to put off. Which is really weird when you consider that we’ve helped three different sets of friends with painting projects over the past year. But yesterday afternoon … while running some …

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