Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 20 2015

I loved Amy Schumer before it was cool


There was a time in my life when I was often well out in front of the curve for identifying “the next big thing” … whether it was a band, or a talented actor or just a consumer trend. It’s a skill that seems to be fading as I age … or maybe it’s down …

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Jul 17 2015

Three-part harmony won’t ever sound this way again

A former radio colleague of mine posted this gem of a performance from 1999 in his Facebook timeline this week, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it ever since. It’s a remarkable cover of the classic Neil Young song “After the Goldrush” performed live by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, …

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Jul 15 2015

Birds-of-a-feather scare together

You can’t really tell by this photo, but this eagle-shaped thing is basically a small kite that’s strung from a tall fiberglass pole mounted in a large planter near the outdoor seating for one of Malmö’s newest cafés, Condeco. Evidently this cute little kite is very threatening to real birds because it’s quite effective in …

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Jul 10 2015

Not sure “organic” really benefits gin


Dr. Darling and I try to buy organically-produced and fair-trade products whenever possible, and in the case of grass-fed and free-range meat, when it’s not prohibitively expensive. In most cases, in addition to being healthier, the organic stuff just tastes better. But we recently discovered that this is not necessarily the case with my spirit …

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Jul 06 2015

The USWNT & Marriage Equality win the World Cup


It’s probably going to take me awhile to recover from the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament. Not just because the U.S. won it for the first time since 1999, but because I’ve had to keep such wacky hours in order to catch the matches live in Canadian time on Swedish TV. Euphoric AND sleep-deprived is a really weird combination, …

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Jul 04 2015

Choosing one’s carbs carefully


So how does an American expat who has been avoiding most carbs for over year now celebrate a July 4th birthday in Sweden? Very deliberately, and evidently very Anglo-centrically … starting with scones for breakfast.   Birthday breakfast/brunch w/compulsory celebratory carbs! A photo posted by Shazzer (@shazzersnaps) on Jul 4, 2015 at 1:15am PDT Of course once …

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