Category Archive: Just the Journal

Nov 08 2015

13 years later, Sweden discovers Half & Half

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It has always amused me that “The Land of 9 Different Grades of Cream” has nothing resembling my beloved Half & Half in its grocery store dairy cases. I basically had to mix up my own version until I switched to heavy whipping cream in my coffee in the summer of 2014. But recently, the …

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Oct 30 2015

“Playing like a girl means you’re a badass”

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The US Women’s National Soccer Team made it’s post-2015 World Cup Championship visit to the White House this week, and the POTUS … the father of two girls … did not miss a Carli Lloyd hat-trick. Here’s a photo of him with the team, and there’s a terrific video on the White House website as well. Definitely …

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Oct 23 2015

That’s Ms. Fantastic to you.

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This rather long interruption between blog entries as been brought to you by my new job, which is kicking my @$$ in the best possible way. I’m loving the new challenges, new responsibilities (some of which I probably don’t even know about yet) my new colleagues, and the new company, but there’s SO MUCH to learn. I can’t …

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Oct 10 2015

Another reason to love Spain

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From the Restoring My Faith in Humanity Department comes this video produced by Spain’s State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, in which average, every day Spaniards advise a gay couple to stay elsewhere when they find homophobic threats in the directions they have been provided to their hostel. The American couple does not speak Spanish, …

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Oct 01 2015

New career chapters require lots of caffeine

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After working just 6 weeks shy of 11 years as a communications specialist for a huge global Swedish industrial conglomerate, today I am starting a new job as a communications specialist for slightly smaller global Swedish industrial conglomerate. Well, operational headquarters is in Sweden at least, corporate HQ is in Switzerland (BUMMER!  😉 ) which is probably …

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Sep 15 2015

Not making my case for fish or left-overs

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Like many long-term couples, Dr. Darling and I have a number running jokes between us, one of which centers around my years-long campaign to try to get her to eat fish … specifically salmon. Swedes are a seriously fish-eating people … they serve 8 different kinds of pickled herring for every holiday, I kid you …

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Aug 28 2015

My Oreo Cup Runneth Over

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A couple of weeks ago, I read with GREAT interest a flurry of online articles about the release of a new limited-edition flavor of Oreo cookie called “Brownie Batter.” Being a BIG fan of both the original Oreo cookie and brownie batter (I honestly can’t remember the last time I made brownies that actually ended up …

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