Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 29 2009

Dr. Darling shouldn’t dare me

The Swedish healthcare system has been making H1N1 flu shots available across the country with the stated goal of vaccinating everyone who wants to be. All residents are getting individual notices in the mail with a suggested time for visiting their local clinic. Like all correspondence from local health authorities in Malmö, these letters are …

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Nov 26 2009

Happy Harsh Thanksgiving

I've been an ex-pat for over 7 years now and for the most part, I feel like I have the whole homesickness thing under control. But there are two times per year when I can count on feeling a little lonely for the US of A. The first is the 4th of July, a uniquely …

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Nov 23 2009

Angelina Jolie, Essential Spice


I cook with her regularly.  

Nov 21 2009

For Bacon Mountain’s Majesty

If you're not hungry now, there's something very wrong with you.

Nov 19 2009

Still sweating the Swedish

I spent all of yesterday afternoon at a conference of women entrepreneurs…Swedish women entrepreneurs. My boss arranged it as an “inspirational” activity for our department, and I was mainly inspired to only ever attend conferences in English. (Somehow I don’t think that’s what she had in mind.) The video below will give you an idea …

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Nov 16 2009

Will I ever learn?

Sometime late last spring, my father-in-law told Dr. Darling that he had volunteered to serve as chauffeur for his wife and her best friend who were attending a Cliff Richard concert in Malmö this past weekend. The ladies were making a big “Girls Night Out” of it, including hotel accommodations, and he wanted to know …

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Nov 12 2009

Faux News proves WH right to question its news cred

How do I love thee, Daily Show? Let me count the ways… The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Sean Hannity Uses Glenn Beck’s Protest Footage Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Crisis

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