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Jun 12 2015

You know it’s summer when …

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… I have to fire up the oscillating fan and roll my pant-legs up at the office. Because our team was rearranged a bit earlier this year, I was shifted to the other side of our building and my office gets the afternoon sun. Let’s just say I could end up taking a daily sauna if this …

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Jun 05 2015

Seeing him off with Swedish sunshine

My brother’s all-too-short visit wraps up tomorrow (Sweden’s National Day … how the hell did that happen?) so I took the day off (which I always do on Denmark’s National Day) to hang out with him and the vacationing Dr. Darling. They have had their usual rip-roaring time together, to the degree that my quiet, introverted …

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Feb 03 2015

Oh no, snow!

I suppose I should be grateful that it was Feb. 3 before I had to break out the “duck boots.” A photo posted by Shazzer (@shazzersnaps) on Feb 2, 2015 at 11:19pm PST

Mar 25 2012

Annoying Rites of Spring

Sweden (along with most of the rest of Europe) “sprang forward” last night, which means that today is a full hour shorter than it should be. I don’t really understand the point of switching to Daylight Savings Time in this part of the world. The number of daylight hours swings so widely from winter to …

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Jan 27 2012

Caution, slippery when cold

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‘Old Man Winter‘ has finally decided to make an appearance in southern Sweden, in terms of temperature at least. It’s been below freezing off and on for the better part of a week now, prompting street crews to lay down pretty patterns of salt overnight on what I presume are walkways that are known to …

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Aug 27 2011

Apple’s 5th Avenue NYC retail store entrance, now available in white

Several sources around the web are calling this the “iRene” edition of Apple’s most famous retail store.  As BuzzFeed noted, even the company’s hurricane preparation is subject to the brand’s design aesthetic. The iconic store 5th Avenue store, which is normally open 24/7 365 days a year, is closed this weekend due to Hurricane Irene. …

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Feb 24 2011

Because it’s just that cold…

Download this gallery (ZIP, undefined KB) Download full size (429 KB) I initially intended to wear my "always gets double-takes" Triple X sweatshirt under my coat for the commute to work, but it's too darn chilly at the office to take it off. Does it qualify as professional workplace attire (even by casual Swedish standards)? …

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