Tag Archive: amusing me

Sep 07 2015

Sometimes klutziness is convenient

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Dr. Darling is the sort of pragmatist for which the phrase, “If it an’t broke, don’t fix it.” was coined … had it been coined in Swedish, of course. Which is why she’s basically been trying to wear out our blender for years. It was a gift from one of her parents many moons ago and …

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Sep 04 2015

I laughed, I cried, I nearly wet my pants

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Funny or Die takes on America’s most beloved actress … and I’m pretty confident that Meryl Streep is laughing right along with the rest of us. I don’t know about you, but I would TOTALLY watch the full feature-length film of Christina Applegate in a parody Lifetime Meryl Streep bio-pic. Related articles What if Lifetime …

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Aug 11 2015

Back to the grind … temporarily

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I’m back in my office for the first time following three weeks (+ 1 day) of summer vacation, which I realize might sound quite decadent and luxurious to many of my American readers. Swedish labor law says I am entitled to a minimum of 5 weeks of vacation per year, 4 of which can be taken …

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Jul 20 2015

I loved Amy Schumer before it was cool

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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 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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Jun 21 2015

Because I can never get enough of “Crazy Eyes”

Just in case you’re not completely drained from binge-watching the new season of Orange is the New Black. LEAKED: Uzo Aduba’s OITNB Audition Season 1 from Funny Or Die

Jun 17 2015

I seem to have a thing for superstars named Sophie

Team SCA May 2013 Lanzarote training for Volvo Ocean Race

This is Sophie Ciszek, an Australian-American offshore sailor who is a bowman on Team SCA, the all-female crew competing in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. There are lots of great athletes to admire on Team SCA, but Sophie is my favorite … probably because of the contrast between her sunny, “no worries, Mate” personality and the …

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