Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31 2013

I’ve got your “Love in an Elevator” right here

So we were on our way to our god-daughter‘s birthday dinner tonight and right after we stepped on the elevator for the ride up to her parent’s apartment, I decided to give Dr. Darling a quick kiss. Evidently I do this a lot, and without thinking very much about it, because I was really surprised when the …

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May 26 2013

Free-standing, frozen and dangerous


Swedes have a weird relationship with ice cream. They eat a ton of it, especially in the spring and summer months, but it’s the frozen novelties (what Americans would call “kid stuff”) that are the most popular. The “regular” ice cream available in the grocer’s freezer is singularly unimpressive, which has always surprised me given …

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May 21 2013

It’s rare that Russia is robbed …


… but in the case of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest,I think it’s a pretty clear-cut case. The kitschy annual European music-fest was hosted by my Swedish hometown of Malmö this year, hence myself and many of my friends were much more engaged in the spectacle than we normally would have been. Russia’s entry was easily my favorite …

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May 19 2013

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 – One Tweet at a Time


My adopted hometown of Malmö, Sweden, hosted the kitsch-fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Sweden earned this honor by virtue of our song winning the contest in 2012. The surprise was that Sweden then chose Malmö as the host city over Stockholm. (I’m pretty sure the residents of the country’s capital are still …

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May 15 2013

Bushwhacker Faux Pas


This story begins several years ago when the Swede and I, while on the traditional Nordic country residents’ quest for lower-priced alcohol, came across an interesting Australian chardonnay at the Border Shop in Puttgarden, Germany. Interesting primarily because of its name: Bushwhacker. Immediately recognizing how much fun it would be for us, a female couple, to …

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May 10 2013

Beyoncé’s H&M ads will do one of two things for me this Spring …

And neither one of them involves shopping at H&M, if you know what I mean.

May 09 2013

There’s a proofreading job open somewhere …


Malmö is in the final stages of a full-on festoon as the host city for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, so this afternoon I took Dr. Darling over to Gustav Adolf’s Torg to see the construction of the “Eurovision Village.” I walk through this central square every day on my way to and from work, …

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