Tag Archive: birthdays

Jul 04 2015

Choosing one’s carbs carefully

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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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Jun 27 2013

A different kind of sticker-shock

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Dr. Darling: Honey, do you realize that I’m now the same age you were when we met? Shazzer: Really? I hadn’t thought about that, but you’re right. Dr. Darling: I remember thinking you were so mature and full of wisdoms at the time. Shazzer: And now? Dr. Darling: Now I know that you were neither. Related articles …

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Jun 26 2012

The gift that keeps on giving

Dear Dr. Darling, Always remember that no matter how old you get, I will always be a lot older. Love, –Shazzer  

Jun 20 2012

Let Shazz Eat Cake!

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of my move from the midwestern United States to Sweden, and when I happened to casually mentioned this to my work colleagues yesterday afternoon, they thought it sounded like an excellent occasion for cake, which I took to mean that they’re glad I came.  😀 So I baked an American-style …

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Jul 04 2007

Independence Day…independent of fireworks

Happy 4th of July to all of my American readers.  I’ve been celebrating it Swedish-style…otherwise known as “Wednesday.” So I spent the day at the office, where my various international colleagues were surprisingly enthusiastic about helping me mark America’s “National Day” as they call it…especially when they found out it involved three different flavours of …

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Jun 24 2006

Glad Midsommar!

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Though surely the Swedes reading this will insist that I’m a day late and a couple of kronor short. As much as I’ve embraced the culture of my adopted country, this business of celebrating all holidays the day/night before still feels really unnatural to me. And Midsummer is even more convoluted than most Swedish holidays …

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Jun 29 2005

Playing fair …

It has been noted by Dr. Darling that I haven’t really written about The Great Birthday Faux Pas of 2005 in any kind of detail. She seems to think it’s a prime example of how I intentionally downplay my own screw-ups compared to the lengthy entries I write about hers. There’s a very good reason …

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