Tag Archive: living abroad

Nov 18 2015

London Report: late, short & sweet


We had a lovely long weekend in London with our friends Chaundra and Drake, who were wonderful hosts, as usual. They have a knack for introducing us to new things, and this time they scored a daily-double. The first night it was their Raclette grill, a Swiss method of getting your dinner guests to cook for themselves similar …

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Aug 28 2015

My Oreo Cup Runneth Over


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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Aug 06 2015

Swedish efficiency in summer?!

Sweden, with its generous government-mandated 5 weeks of paid vacation (4 of which can be taken in one go) has a well-earned reputation for sort of “shutting down” during the summer. This is because most Swedes quite naturally want to be off when the weather is best, resulting in large swaths of the country’s workforce being …

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May 21 2015

A long overdue visit is about to begin!

I’m getting ready to head to the airport to pick up my “baby” brother. (Am I still allowed to call him that even if he’s a bit north of 40?) Davy hasn’t been here since the summer we got married (almost 4 years ago). In fact, we timed the ceremony specifically so he could be in attendance, …

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Jan 14 2011

Forget the wizard…I just want it delivered.

Just last night, I was lamenting the fact that pizza delivery is not commonly offered by restaurants in Sweden. Because not only was I too tired to cook, I was too tired to even go pick a pizza up. This in spite of the fact that we have at least four pizzerias within easy walking …

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Oct 11 2010

What a difference 20 months makes…

For most of the time I've lived abroad (since the sumer of 2002), I had to suffer the pain and embarrassment of George W. Bush as the U.S. Head of State. Fortunately, most of my Swedish friends and colleagues know my politics, and therefore did not give me too much grief about the long National …

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Sep 06 2010

Long-distance holiday weekend

It's Labor Day Weekend in the United States, and thanks to an accident of scheduling, I happen to be off today, too. Dr. Darling's current gig with Post Denmark has her working every other Saturday, with the weekends when she's not working being three-day affairs. We figured out fairly quickly that this schedule looks a …

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