söndag, november 28, 2004

1st Sunday in Advent

I just wanted to share my kitchen window all dressed up for the Holiday Season. Yeah, it's me you see in the window reflection...

In the front of the table you can see a little rectangular shape, it's my advent candle holder, we light one candle each Sunday until Christmas. (It is lit, but you can just barely see it....)

Credits: Photo by me, I've used Bud's Actions - Bud's Hayes Island Cafe and and someones action to make frames and mattes in Photoshop. (Sorry whoever you are, just can't find it right now....)  Posted by Hello

fredag, november 19, 2004

The Fruits of the Sabbath - playing hide and seek...

Chris at People, books and the glory of Christ writes openly about how he is slowly learning what the Fruits of the Sabbath really are.

During seminary a friend of his gives a challenge in a question:

"Do you know what one command people broke the most in the Old Testament? What one thing God complained about the most when Israel was disobedient?". I took the bait. "Uh... no. What one thing did God complain about the most with the Jews?" I queried. "Breaking the Sabbath!" Keith fired back delightedly "God complains over and over again that Israel just won't take a break and let him take care of them. They keeping working and working to get more stuff. It's idolatry. They didn't believe that God would take care of them. They wanted to be the chosen people but they wouldn't live like they were really loved. When you are truly loved you can rest in that love. You don't have to do everything yourself."

This haunts Chris for a long time while working harder and harder into exhaustion and suddenly its not only a theological question anymore but plain reality:

Freed from the constant struggle of work I dragged myself into a coffee shop and curled up in a corner to rest. This time I had no theological conversation partner. Just a notebook, a bible and a fresh cup of Starbucks. I was too tired to even think clearly. But Keith's words continued to haunt me. Did I really believe that God loved me enough to take care of me? Was I willing to rest in that love and give up on constant striving to achieve and influence people? Was God frustrated with my unwillingness to let him care for me? The Sabbath seemed a useless waste of time to me. What good is a day spent doing nothing? It seemed like that it was no good at all. Read more.

Slowly Chris starts to realize what it is all about.... The thing is I know that this is one of the things I need to come in to. Why? Well I do run away from the Sabbath - that is spending time just being with God and trusting Him to take care of me. This I do in so many ways, reading books, sitting here at the computer, having fun for sure, but still hiding...

Now I am here, having constant colds, being tired and frustrated. I have been resting though, which has given me more energy for redesigning my blog, posting and other stuff. But the thing is, that's just another trip around the mountain... again... These insights are really playing hide and seek with me, that's for sure.

onsdag, november 17, 2004

Small Blog Redesign

Being home from work, tired but bored, I set about to do some small redesigns on my blog template.

Knowing it's far too content-heavy, but having no time to do a major redesign I choose to make it a little bit more easy-read. Some of my friends suffering from dyslexia have been complaining.

I do hope this makes it at least a bit easier for them to navigate.

tisdag, november 16, 2004

Scandinavian Style and health update.

As you've notice I still haven't been blogging for a long time. Still not healthy, being very tired, bad chest and other cold symptoms. It's very annoying, I keep staying at home, go to work, having to stay at home again, feeling much better, going to work, having to stay home. It's not good for my economy this.

I have joined the Digital Scrapbook Place and am planning on doing beautiful layouts (LO's) of my photos. Some time ago when I introduced myself I asked for Scandinavian Style digicropping elements, papers etc. The question came up about what Scandinavian Style really is, this was my answer:

There is some different Scandinavian styles such as "Scandinavian Modern", "Scandinavian Cottage" and "Gustavian".

Generally speaking: Light, simplistic, Pure forms, Light Woods, Sparse Ornamenting, Mixture of old and new, Carl Larsson, also bright colours, linen, cotton, red cottages, whites in different shades....

Since it is so hard to describe with words and also for my own inspiration I have collected a lot of Scandinavian design and heritage links at my del.icio.us. That should give more insight and inspiration. Scandinavian Style Links

I thought it would be nice to share it here with you also. I would be very happy if you submitted your own descriptions of Scandinavian Style and what you associate too...

torsdag, november 04, 2004

I haven't been so well for a while, an annoying cold has been bugging me. So since I haven't been updating for a while please enjoy one of my first digiscrapped layouts. This is from the castle garden of Ulriksdal's Castle in Stockholm. My sister and our cousin's daughter are the beautiful models.... Posted by Hello

söndag, oktober 24, 2004

I've just found out my IQ...

Thank's to Messy Christian I took this IQ-test.

I think I could have done just a little bit better on the linguistic questions, had it been in Swedish but still it does confirm what I already know... Here is my score:

Your IQ score is 129

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is Visual Mathematician. This means you are gifted at spotting patterns - both in pictures and in numbers. These talents combined with your overall high intelligence make you good at understanding the big picture, which is why people trust your instincts and turn to you for direction - especially in the workplace.

The interesting part is that I am working with troubled people such as those suffering from psychosis and other mental disorders. And yes, I do see behavioural patterns too... I enjoy looking at transcripts from conversations and figure out what went wrong and what was good. I want to find out the whole picture so I guess I'm using my talents...

lördag, oktober 23, 2004

A week ago or so I celebrated my

31st birthday. (OK, I know I post this as the 15th of Oct, I did write it later, I confess....) I had none expectations what so ever and it turned out to be one of my best birthdays so far.

My mum had posted me a gift that arrived the day before. I restrained myself and chosed to set up my breakfast table before I went to bed. Just a flower, nice china, napkin and the gift. It was very nice to wake up to.
Then I choose to treat myself with a facial mask and doing my nails... just relaxing.

At lunchtime I met up with my best friend and we had some nice chinese food. She surprised me with gifts from her and some other friends. A nice wall calendar with my favourite dog "Zeta" that another friend of ours had made. A nice facial mask and a cool IKEA vase... I was so amazed, hadn't expected anything really...

We also went shopping and I bought myself a nice winter cap(this model but in a more tweedy kind of fabric and pattern though). I really love it and it is warm with earflaps to pull down when it is really cold....

After that we went to "The Language Coffee Shop"... a place where you can speak different languages, sit at certain tables and speak with a lot of people. We sat down at the table with an American flag. My friend had the chance to speak with an American (she speaks with an American accent herself) and I spoke with a British guy (I've never been to the States but several times to the UK). Oh man, did I enjoy myself. And my friend had them all to sing Happy Birthday to me. I was so embarrased. We had to go early though...

Finished the day with our Womens Leadership Training Group.. It sounds very official, but it is really a group of young women from church who gets together to have fellowship,study the Bible, minister to each other and to encourage one another in our ministries...
They were so sweet, surprised me with small gifts and sang to me... I felt really spoiled...

A truly blessed day it was...

fredag, oktober 15, 2004

Blog News

I have joined BlogExplosion which is a great way to increase the number of hits to your blog, more exposion means more chances that someone finds it and comes back often to read... Try!!

tisdag, oktober 12, 2004

Hm, I seem to be quite a mixed up personality....

1000 visits reached.

Someone directed from Hassan Darvishpour's blog was the 1000nd one. Unfortunately I can't read mr Darvishpour's blog since it is in another language. I celebrated my 500th hit in July. Not so bad at all...

Ooops, coffee rambling

I have a GoogleAlert for my blog and today it found out I've been listed here:
Q Y Coffee - Coffee... on a coffee related site!! Ok, I know my blogname includes Coffee... but it was a while ago since I wrote anything coffee related.... So therefore I guess it is time....

My all time favourite coffee is Espresso, unfortunantely I don't have a real Espresso Maker and have to make do with a Moka Pot. Right now I'm trying to discover what coffee brand makes the best Moka, I've tried LavAzza Caffe Espresso and Swedish brand Zoegas Espresso and some obscure one not worth mentioning. These two are the best so far. I would love recommendations!! It should be dark, rich and fully flavoured.... and along with this I prefer some dark chocolate... Prestige of Belgium with Cocoa Crisp is really good and cheap, the rest of their assortment is not good at all. So, enough with coffee ramblings today. It's time to leave for work!!!

fredag, oktober 08, 2004

Fashion Show at Stortorget, Old Town in Stockholm. My cousin tricked her daughter and my sis to re-show their new pair of jeans. They were unaware of me taking the photo. Posted by Hello

Here U can have loads of fun experiences. What you see here is two roller-coasters intertwined and also some other crazy fun attraction...  Posted by Hello

I've earlier promised some Stockholm photos... here is the first!

This is outside the "Funny House" at Gröna Lund in Stockholm... I just love these street ligths... Posted by Hello

The Oasis

Happy at the word flow are talking about the Oasis we are looking too:

"I forget to realize that the Oasis is God's permanent presence inside and out. A true mystery of the Spiritual Realm (in whatever frequency it operates).

The Oasis is God. Not a time in my life where my financial issues and what not will be over. I used to think this Oasis is a place I'll get to in this life. A little speck on my timeline where I'll say: Hey, I've achieved it. I am truly at a good spot right now.

Achieved what for crying out loud? All those things that in my opinion, will make my life more agreeable...

How wrong can one be?

God, the Oasis. God where I dwell.

The Oasis is nothing more than my life inside of His. My life contained in His uniqueness and Him in me.

Though money may be scarce and the heartaches sheer torture, I see the Oasis by faith. And know that in this Oasis lies my comfort and my resting place." link to this post

Why is it that it is so easy to forget this, that God is our Oasis and it is to Him we are to run instead of looking at the problems facing us? Is it rebelliousness? Our strong will to manage by ourselves? I want to turn to Him and to be in His presence more and more, still I forget myself and focus on the problems.

I do think I have learnt some lessons, I do remember to turn to Him, proclaiming His love etc much more now than a year ago. But I need more....

torsdag, oktober 07, 2004

Living in Transparency

Lately I'd landed myself in a tricky situation, it's about friendship, trust, sensitivity to other's needs and lot's of other factors. Also the dark side has tried to sow split between friends and land us all in a pit of self pity, hurts and rejection.

There is no way I could tell you about the exact situation since other people are involved, but, I can tell you about living in transparency and thus living in victory. All of us involved have spent a lot of time in prayer and proclamation around this situation and we spent a whole long day weeping, praying and talking through the situation. Laying it ALL out in the open, our expectations and disappointments, our weaknesses and fears, our hurts and misunderstandings.

All through the day The Holy Spirit was with us, prompting us when someone of us tried to hide away something.

I'm not saying everything is all sunny and funny now, but what I'm saying is... We've laid a good foundation and will easier be able to keep up the transparency and clear communication. We will probably be hurt now and then and hurt the others. Still we do know each others intentions and goals, that helps a lot.

This is a completely new experience for me, I could easily have chosen to rebel and repel, to fight and flee, I didn't and I'm grateful to God for this.

I Like You by Suriyanto.Tk

I got this from a friend of mine, check it out, it is so cute. You are supposed to click on the red cork on top of the globe, have your speakers on and enjoy!!
I Like You by Suriyanto.Tk :: Suriyanto.Com

söndag, oktober 03, 2004

On the Links Side

Apartment Therapy has as usual found some quite interesting stuff, I just love the Zip Rugs, how versatile and fun. The Man Pillow looks very cosy.

I have put del.icio.us in a rss-feed on my newsreader, very handy, I do find so many useful and also fun things. Here is a selection: The No-Contact Jacket, The Checker Shadow Illusion, The Best Photoshop CS book (I love it!!) and some new stuff on procrastination.
The first one is an article "Overcoming Procrastination" and the second a site "43 Folders" that writes some stuff about David Allens book "Getting Things Done" (on my wishlist).

I also found something I don't know wether to put up here or not, but being a Swede grown up with all the "disgusting thoughts" of Strindberg (we had to read him at school) I do find this quite funny despite misery, depression and profanities. The Helium character is quite sweet.

To continue with sad stuff, I popped into Fotolog after a long absence and they seem to have major financial problems, this is a great site and it would be sad if they had to give it all up. Maybe it would be better to charge a small sum from each fotologger? What do you think?

Now we all need to be cheered up..... so I'll direct you to the FROGLAND, the place where you'll find out all about my favourite animal....

lördag, oktober 02, 2004

Fantastic photo

The Ugly Green Chair has posted a fantastic photo of St Patricks Cathedral in NY (I think). I just love the contrast with the old church and the sky scraper... and the light... wow..

How to Get Ready for Bed

This is just so cute... I think I will follow Genna's instructions very soon:How to Get Ready for Bed (via Metafilter)

måndag, september 06, 2004


You regular BoingBoing readers have probably noticed this long ago, I am still updating since coming home from my vacation, so here we go:

Now you can experience your favourite smells synthetically - Febreeze has created an Odour Playback Device, is there a need for such thing?? Obviously they're trying to find a new market, and yes, I know many people are enjoying a lot of fragrances for the home... but this synthetic stuff. Huvvaligen, as I would say in Swedish. Not for me or all the astmathics all around...

Another thing: A cold/allergy sort of thing has been bugging me for two weeks, it has been like it hasn't been able to decide itself how to best attack me, very strange. I felt very down for a while because of this, I mean, how on earth do you counter-attack something that doesn't know itself what it is????? Nothing really helped!

Some days ago I realized I was drifting away from God because of this condition (ehm, I had realized it earlier but chose for a long time to be rebellious and not do what I knew was good for me), then I pulled myself together enough to start proclaim the truths of the Word. "By His stripes I am healed! (Isaiah 53:5)", "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31)"
For a while it didn't seem to help, but soon my spirit was renewed and now my body is definetely on its way! Thank You Jesus! This is also fascinating - that changing your attitude from "Oh, Im so tired. My body hurts. I have such a bad cold. Nothing helps." to focusing on God's Word does work!!!!

måndag, augusti 30, 2004

I'm back again (and a plea for help)

in a rainy Sweden... Looking forward to blogging again and will tell you about my trip to Scotland. I see that I have to do something about my Chatterbox.

I need help, having found out that my blog doesn't show properly in IE, please I am not very skilled in HTML and CSS, I would love som advices!!!

lördag, juli 31, 2004

Stockholm Visited

I am home for a few days before going to Scotland. I have spent some time in the Stockholm Area visiting one of my cousins. It was very hectic... but fun.

Here are some of the things we did:
We visited the Castle and Gardens of Drottningholm (Royal Family Residence), well we walked around outside the castle, viewed the gardens and had a lovely picnic in the park.

Gröna Lund is the amusement park in Stockholm, my sister and our cousins daughter had a blast, riding many of the wildest attractions at least twice, the favorite was Jet line which they enjoyed at least 7 times!! I loved it too.

We also enjoyed the Old Town - Gamla Stan, Royal Palace, Stortorget (another view), all very heavy loaded with history... In the Old Town we also had an Ice Cream in these Medieval Vaults, being a medieval fanatic/lunatic ;-) I loved it.

After all this I have spent some lovely days at my parents home, enjoying the summer that has finally arrived. I did have to sit quite a few hours at the computer though, planning our trip to Scotland...

Hopefully I will post some lovely Stockholm pics later on...
Now I long for the sunshine outside, see ya all!!!

måndag, juli 26, 2004

On the Fun Side 2

Alright LOTR-lovers, there is another LOTR around, take a chance to see it, it is "made from famous film footage"...and is a
"...fantastic mash-up of Lord of the Rings, across three decades of movies, casting such big names as Humphrey Bogart and Marlene Dietrich Read more at Boing Boing."
I must say I enjoyed it immensely ... The Lord Of The Rings Movie - Remarkable version ;-)

On the Fun Side

I've found a new fun site - typoGenerator! You put in some words or characters, typoGenerator googles pictures, adds some effects and there - a splendid typoPoster!! Here are some of the ones I have "made". Posted by Hello

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söndag, juli 25, 2004

Just a quick note

to say I am feeling much better, thank you for all your kind prayers!!! I trust God it will be no after effects from this accident, I'll tell you more later.

I now have holiday and will not post very frequently the next 4 or 5 weeks. My itinerary for these weeks looks as following: Tuesday I'll leave for Stockholm with my 13-year-old sister, visiting a cousin of ours and her children - of my sisters' age (She is more counting them as cousins... finding our real cousin to old...)
Then staying at my parents home for some days, coming home to Gothenburg and THEN the real adventure ;-)....
Me and my friend Jenny will travel by car in Scotland for some 11 days!!! I used to live there 10 years ago and have not been back for all this long time, I am so looking forward to this! A bit worried though at the thought of driving at 'the wrong' side of the road with a british car, shifting gears with wrong hand and everything... Ah well... a new experience really...

Last DVDs seen: Amelie from Montmartre and Calendar Girls.

tisdag, juli 13, 2004

Accidents happen...

I found myself in the midst of one two days ago, driving along the E6 motor way, a lot of queues and suddenly cars in front of me stops very suddenly, I was the fourth of five cars involved. Some crazy driver had suddenly crossed lanes and created a havoc behind him, I touched a Renault 19 and a old heavy Volvo 240 crashed right into me. The car, won't be around the roads anymore and I have a sore and stiff neck and back pain. No skeletal damage though. Angels must have been protecting me.... I am staying at my parents house while recovering and keep my spirits up, Jesus is with me and He is my comforter. I choose not to worry, it usually (or never) helps. I will not write so regularly for a while, am not allowed to sit here for any longer time... Please do pray for me, I trust this will not cause any lasting pain but the more people praying the better...

tisdag, juli 06, 2004

It has been a very interesting day...

at work me and my female colleague went shopping some of this panel (picture found here at Arnemarks) for a tool shed in our garden. We then used a crook (joking about having found an alternative way of income...) to remove some of the old ones and put up the new ones... Since I've never done this before, only watched my dad doing it, I feel quite proud of my self.... Posted by Hello

After work I washed the car I currently use and went on a 'Car Selling Date', the car is up for sale at a Swedish Site. My friend who owns it is on holiday so I have been authorized to sell it, oh dear, an interesting experience. This guy checked every thing, said 'it's OK' several times, drove us around doing brake tests and finally said: "I will have to think, I'll get back to you tomorrow". I don't know wether this is a good sign or not :-S

Found some interesting places around the web:
Loobylu had linked to a video by Björk. How could I forget Björk??? I don't like all things she does, I love this one though; "It's Oh So Quiet". Cool, soft and wild at the same time... Now when I've found it again, I keep listening and listening!

Douglas at Belief Seeking Understanding submitted a gadget he found here on my blog for Boing Boing and they posted it. He was so nice and put some credits to me at his blog. Thank's Douglas! He has now inspired me to submit to Boing Boing and this is my first attempt: France Telecom want's us to wear screens, hm... wonder what to vizualize there... emotions? your love? current opinion? It's all there to explore...

Julian Beever makes awesome pavement paintings and since my blog name contains a word for that delicious Java, I just have to announce: Coffee is now considered having health benefits so apart for stomach casualties I guess I'd just keep drinking that stuff....

måndag, juli 05, 2004

A Summary for this Past Week.

Sunday the 5th of July, 23:42 hours and it is time to sum up this week:

* Physical - quite frequent migraines, tendency to turn my daily rhythm upside down, too much pollen around and quite a lot procrastination behaviour in the beginning of the week. I have eaten quite well though, not over eating on sweet stuff (well, at least during the second half of the week).

* Work wise - we have at last got our new alarm system up and going, after two-and-a-half years of waiting, violence and suicide can happen very fast, and though we have a calm time now, it is good to be prepared. I have been far to tired at work and have snapped too easily at my colleagues, this I am not proud of at all. Our residents have not suffered by this I hope. I need to make sure to sleep more though. I do long for vacation that's for sure!!

* Time Management - after work to tired to get anything done, days off a lot of resting in the beginning of the week, mostly sitting in front of this screen. During the second part of the week I have accomplished some things on my personal agenda, such as; potting some of my cuttings and re-potting some of my old plants, editing some photos in PS Elements for my friend's CD-cover, resign from quite a few BookCrossing Book Rings, cleaning out my spice shelf (throwing out 10-year-old specimens, yuck, general house cleaning still necessary though.

* Spiritual - God is talking to me right now about keeping promises, right priorities, focusing on my goals and reaching them...just opposite of this procrastination behaviour I usually have...Joyce Meyer speaks on this on the 6th tape of her series "Mount Up with Wings as Eagles" and my pastor spoke about this today at church (how to stay on His Way and why we have to prioritise our relationship with God above all things...and to keep focused.) I have encountered the word "procrastination" (which I use a lot right now as you see) and found a lot of great sources here on the web on how to get out of it... I am working on talking positive in stead of negative, using affirmations like these: "When I set my eyes on something, I keep focus and I reach my goal" and "I love the company of Jesus and seek it every day, hour and minute". I do see progress but I need to stay accountable, that's why I post about it here, dear readers.

* Blog wise - I have been blogging a lot and also read a lot of noteworthy posts from other bloggers:

Rebecca Ryan at Worthwhile talks about a wonderful life philosophy her dying father's nurse told her:
"Rebecca, I'm going to share with you my philosophy of life. Each of us is given five balls. One is rubber and four are glass. The rubber ball is work. If you drop it, it will always bounce back. The other four glass balls are family, friends, health and integrity. If you drop them, they are shattered. They won't bounce back."
This nurse has definitely found some wisdom there and Ms Ryan discusses this theory in a personal way.

Douglas at Belief Seeking Understanding discusses Blogging Motivations, links to Army of One and concludes:
"What would the angels discover if they weighed and analyzed our blogging motivation? I hereby confess to you that there are multiple components in mine, some of which are more noble than others; being truly helpful, sharing information, indulging in wordplay, appearing clever, defending those who are attacked unjustly, expressing spite and anger at the attackers, having credibility and respect in my community, they're all in there somewhere. I can't begin to express it as a percentage. It's not really a confession, because anyone who reads what I write and has one eye open will notice these things. I just want you to know that I know it as well."
What are my blogging motivations? I'm not quite sure, partly to share my thoughts with any one wanting to read them, partly to give something of what I've found important in life to others, partly a lot of egoistic stuff such as be seen, acknowledged, getting a lot of visitors (BTW, I celebrate the 500th hit today!!) and a lot more...

Other interesting blog posts are: Onionboy's on the art to give yourself permission.(via Everyday Matters) and kottke.org has written a funny one about impossible policies... and finally Booklust has a lovely picture and speaks about Bibliomania.

This became a very long post and took about an hour to write, I hope you have endured to read this far... I find it good though, to sum things up now and then.

söndag, juli 04, 2004

Problems with IE...

I've just realized that the post titles is chopped off when viewed in Internet Explorer, does anyone have any suggestions how to deal with this???

More on EURO 2004....

Greece striker Angelos Charisteas celebrates his goal (©AFP) Posted by Hello
I just had to share this photo, just as a celebration for the worthy winners of UEFA EURO 2004, here you'll find the original photo.

This is just amazing....

Greece came from virtually nothing and has made such a beautiful triumph!!! Greece is now the Champions of Euro2004!!! Well done and congratulations!!
"Greece pulled off arguably the biggest shock at a major football championship as a goal by Angelos Charisteas gave them victory at UEFA EURO 2004. Having begun the tournament as 80-1 outsiders, the achievement of Otto Rehhagel's team of European journeymen is hard to put into perspective, but once again the belief they have shown in themselves throughout this amazing adventure was too strong for their opponents." Read more...
There is no question about it, they are worthy of their victory, an amazing accomplishment!!

fredag, juli 02, 2004

The Ostrich Phenomenon - an apology

To you BookCrossers out there waiting for a book from me...
I have been quite stressed out for quite a while now, when I haven't been working, I mostly have been sleeping or sitting here at the computer, blogging, reading blogs.... BUT all bad consciences such as sending books (along with house cleaning etc...) has been dug deep into the sand along with my head... sinking deeper and deeper into procrastination...
I will now resign from as many book rings as possible (except those very difficult to get hold of here in Sweden, and when they are so much fewer I will be able to post them quicker - also for monetary reasons...) and try to post some books now and then as fast as I can afford it.
Hopefully I then can restart joining bookrings, but just a few at a time... I guess the discovery of BookCrossing and the bookrings made me over enthusiastic as I have gathered has happened to others...
Again, I am truly sorry and ashamed...

More soccer....

A team that had these motivations and goals for the Euro2004:
'Hope remains
Their experience at finals tournaments has not been a happy one so far, but Greece will be hoping for better at UEFA EURO 2004™. German coach Otto Rehhagel masterminded a great qualifying campaign and has high expectations. "We don't want to go to Portugal just to represent Greece; we want to achieve something there," he said. A first-ever win in a finals tournament would be a welcome start.'Link
...is now in The Final!!! Congratulations Greece, this is an amazing achievement... My own personal theory of their success is the 'hot blooded passion and zeal' of the Mediterranean Greeks combined with the 'cool minded organizatorial skills' of their German coach Otto Rehhagel. I know, I know... that is a stereotypical view... but it might have some truth in it...

I surely hope Greece will win on Sunday!!! That would be something!

onsdag, juni 30, 2004

Apartment Therapy

This is how an Applicance Plug should look like.... and would I love to meet this woman, and no I am not a New Yorker but I still love this blog.

tisdag, juni 29, 2004

On the Tools Side

Reverse-Dictionary is a helpful tool for us with a non-english mother tongue, just type in the meaning of the word (the concept) you are looking for and hit the button... there... a lot of suggestions given... here is the list for the concept "another native tongue", and the first word is mother tongue!!! Exellent for cross-word solvers too!

Right now I'm looking for things that helps you to pack in a organized and tidy way... this video does help... but I need to practise more!! It looks so simple...

I often come across latin words and abbreviations when I read, this list is a real help then...

If you need to receive e-mail but don't want to give out your ordinary e-mail address, this is the place: @dodgeit.com, more info you'll find here. Apparently you use RSS-syndication to check your mail... Clever.

Release #9 and #10

#9 'Tre Skilling Banco' by Jan Mårtensson.

#10 'Gömstället' (The Hiding Place) by Corrie Ten Boom

Man, I still have 40 books to release this year.... I do need to speed up releasing a bit.

The Joyce Meyer Quote

If you've ever listened to one of Joyce Meyer's tapes, this is something she frequently repeats:
"I'm not where I want to be, but thank God, I'm not where I used to be!"
Meyer teaches a lot about the mind and how negative words and thoughts (for instance to murmour, grumble and complain) pulls you down. It is quite logical really: If I repeat for my self daily 'I can't do this', 'I'm so fat' or 'No one likes me', of course that will get stuck in your head and stop you from growing and become the person you'd like to be. BUT if you speak out and think positive things, such as the quote above, you will be open to change in your life. Affirmations is the word, isn't it?

On the Fun Side

Ever had problems with missing objects?? Professor Solomon gives you expert advice with his 12 principles to find lost objects. Hilarious and (!) helpful!! Note to self: Never forget principle 3 when you are looking for something. The three C:s are very important!!!

Ready to learn more about amazing Gizmos??? Play the Gizmo game!!

If you have checked out my del.icio.us links recently, you know I've collected stuff about creativity, here is one beautiful article about Childrens Creativity and Imagination!!!! They are clever those kiddos...

Talking about photos, would you like to live in any of these places?? Really boosts the imagination!!

söndag, juni 27, 2004

Colour mode test

I just took Tickle's True Colour Test:

You're blue - the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you - they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue - and patently you!
Well... some parts of it seems like me but... I am not so good at thinking things through... but I am working on it... thoughtful... well..

Right now I am feeling a little bit down...

Why, well if you have read my previous football/soccer posts you might know.... Sweden lost in a penalty shoot-out and Holland (Netherlands) has qualifyed for semi-finals. Congratulations Holland!! More here.
You still did a very good job all you guys on our Swedish Team!!!!

Friday's activities

I am trying to boost my creativity right now and one of the ways I'm doing it is by blank index cards I carry with me all the time. This idea I got from "Idea Recording". This one is the diary from last night - Midsummers Eve - at work. As you see it was almost all about food... 'Matjes-sill' as you see in the left upper corner is a kind of herring.
Not everybody likes it, I think it is nice though. Since the people living where I work we didn't have any dance around the pole....
I have edited it a little in Photoshop Elements and the background is the two sheets of napkins we used. IKEA-style. Klick on the photo if you want to see a larger image.  Posted by Hello

fredag, juni 25, 2004

just as I am

People, books and the glory of Christ has posted a short sentence I love so I just quote it:
"God loves you just as you are. And He loves you too much to leave you that way."- anon
Isn't that some lovely truth!!!

torsdag, juni 24, 2004

Metafilter blogs about the child poet Mattie Stephanek who passed away in muscular dystrophy on the morning of June 22, 2004. Oprah has published some of his poems on her website, I'd like to share one of them here:
Thank You, God,
Not just for life,
But for our journey through life.
Life is a miracle,
And a journey through life
Is so full of so many more miracles
If we travel with our Heartsongs.
Thank You, God,
For blessing me with the
Gift of Heartsongs,
So that I can enjoy my miracles.

April 1998
© Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek
Here you can find more about what Mattie means with a Heartsong.

onsdag, juni 23, 2004

Six Things that Inspire You

Anita Sharpe at Worthwhile has listed six things that inspires her as a response to HOW's article interview with Kevin Carroll, creativity 'nurturer' at Nike where he was asked to list his six inspirational things.
I agree with Sharpe - it is a fun exercise....
red autumn leaves, oriental/medieval-like kind of music, teachings of Joyce Meyer, the Holy Spirit, bold 50's, 60's and 70's fabric prints, friends that dares to step out and do unexpected things...
Interesting.... when I look at this little list I see a red thread - boldness!! So I've learned something about myself, or rather, what I am on my way into personally does show it self in what I enjoy and become inspired of right now.


In the very last minutes of the match as Jonson did the 2-2 goal!!! Sweden and Denmark is both qualified from group C. It was a 'nailbiting' game, though I didn't think the Swedish guys did their best... I did have to stay at work to watch the end of the game... no way I was going in the middle of it...
If any Italian is reading this, you guys did a good job, I'm sorry you didn't qualify BUT I am sure very HAPPY Sweden did!!!
Read more here.

What poetry form am I?

I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
Is any day that's spent without a friend,
With nothing much to do or hear or say.

I like to be with people, and depend
On company for being entertained;
Which seems a good solution, in the end.
What Poetry Form Are You?

måndag, juni 21, 2004

Blogging experiences

Chris writes in his blog: People, books and the glory of Christ about his now 6 month old blogging experience. He writes from a Christian point-of-view, I find it very interesting. Among other things Chris discusses:
'It's easy to develop an 'alter ego' on the web. This is your on-line persona and may involve things you would never do in person. This is a dangerous split. Jesus warns us to be one, honest person always.'
Although I try to stay true to my off-line personality I do find this very easy to do. It helps if you know some of your readers IRL, THEY know if you're not true to your self!!
'There are a lot of people out there who have been deeply hurt by religion and people acting in the name of Christ. Be careful when you speak. You do not know what someone else may have experienced.'
I couln't say it better, only add: God has created us in His image, He shows us respect (!Yes, He does! For example, He doesn't force Himself upon us - He has given us a free choice - He respects it what ever we choose.). If God shows us respect and we are created in His image... well, that implies that we have to show our fellow humans respect, never force our faith on any one but simply and mildly point to Jesus...

söndag, juni 20, 2004

New blog template design!

My blogroll and other sidebar additions became too long and unmanageable.... I had to change the blog design to a 3-column one. The design is an adaptation of this one at BlogSkins.
I find this layout more viewable but I am not completely happy with it... Still, it will do until I've learned more about CCS, I have spent enough hours for now.

fredag, juni 18, 2004

TrackBack is now available for Bloggers..

Yesss! I've been waiting for this, thank you HaloScan!!!

More DIY ...

I found a fun addition to those "Old Housewife's Tricks" I wrote about the other day. This time it is Grandma's Secrets. Here you find such useful things as:
Dripless Candles;
Place candles in the freezer for 24 hours before using; they will burn longer and drip less.
Getting Children to Eat Veggies:
When cooking vegetables, add a few drops of food coloring to the water to create
blue peas, purple carrots, red potatoes. (Anybody tried??)
It is so amazing this DIY-creativity of women!!
I am still looking for your favourites, it would be so fun to come up with our own compilation... What should it be called? BlogHouseTricks? Nah.. help me..

The random fifteen

Keri has put up her random, first fifteen songs from her mp3-player and since she dared (so did the Sellotape files). Here are mine:

1. Örjanslåten - Black Ingvars
2. Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
3. Gloria - Van Morrison
4. Apans Sång - Black Ingvars
5. Georgia On My Mind - Van Morrison
6. You Are My Hero - India Arie
7. Little Things No Beeps - India Arie
8. Awsome God - Eden's Bridge
9. Caislean Oir - Clannad
10.Search My Heart - Shane and Caleb
11.Spikarnas Lovsång - Vilket Liv
12.Table For Two - Caedmon's Call
13.Masterpiece Conspiracy - P.O.D
14.I ditt ansiktes ljus - Göteborg Vineyard Worship
14.Upphöjd vare du Gud - Bengt Johansson

Well it could be worse, Black Ingvars (link to another of their CDs) is a group that has turned famous Swedish songs into 'metal' - these ones are children's songs. The other Swedish songs are Worship Music and the rest I think speaks for them selves. There could have been some of the more lousy songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2004... Phew... (I did like the winner though)

tisdag, juni 15, 2004

Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction

Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction I just thought this was kind of funny... it sort of sums it all up...

DIY - those home made tips and tricks - don't you just love 'em?

I have a soft spot for 'Old House Wife Tricks' or what ever you call them... things such as how to remove odour from clothes or the best way to get rid of an upcoming cold or other health issues. Ok, this one was maybe not home made but still it is the DIY approach. Here is another article about these cures, don't forget to check out the Over The Counter Chicken Soup at the end of the article.
Here is some Wacky Uses of a famous soft beverage.

What are your favourite home made tips and tricks? Areas I'm interested in are health, house keeping, cooking, gardening and beauty... Please help me to gather an interesting compilation here. Links are appreciated too.

My favourite? Well, one of them is Garlic, since we started having a home made, fresh garlic salad sauce at work very regularly I have had less colds and not very strong ones.

måndag, juni 14, 2004

Yessss! Outstanding beginning for Sweden in Euro2004 (IMHO)!!!!

Sweden scores 5-0 against Bulgaria:
Sweden go top of Group C after providing a master-class in finishing against a Bulgaria side unlucky to be behind at half-time. Even after Ljungberg opened the scoring, Bulgaria were a constant menace to Sweden. The turning-point came in a two-minute spell just before the hour mark. First Martin Petrov grazed the post with a shot, then Larsson scored two great goals in one minute, the first a diving header from the penalty spot. Ibrahimovic scored a penalty and Allbäck a late drive to further flatter Sweden and improve on the scoreline from Sweden’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria at the 1994 World Cup.From the Euro2004 matchboard.

Such a joy!!

Read more here...

This guy actually wants to be SPAMMED!!!

Prattboy here wants to find out how fast his Gmail can get spammed. He asks us all to help to spread his address to potential spammers. It will be interesting to see how fast 1 Gig will be filled with spam...

Gmails privacy policies is questioned at "Gmail is too creepy". Here is only one of several examples:
Google's relationships with government officials in all of the dozens of countries where they operate are a mystery, because Google never makes any statements about this. But here's a clue: Google uses the term "governmental request" three times on their terms-of-use page for Gmail and once on their privacy page. Google's language means that all Gmail account holders have consented to allow Google to show any and all email in their Gmail accounts to any official from any government whatsoever, even when the request is informal or extralegal, at Google's sole discretion. Why should we send email to Gmail accounts under such draconian conditions?

No Gmail for me....

torsdag, juni 10, 2004

onsdag, juni 09, 2004

I just had to share this - Swedish early summer - I just love the colours. Posted by Hello

tisdag, juni 08, 2004

Anagrammatic nonsense...

I had to try this... this site generates anagrams for any words. Here is the anagrams for "CoffeeSilverstone". Me, egocentric... what :-o Oh no! (BTW... be warned, may contain offensive words... BTW2 I'm sorry this post is kinda hard to read BUT if you find this to long just skip the long list and jump down to the end of this post... I'm curious to hear what you say about my comments/questions there....):

* Offensive selector. * Offensive or select. * Is effervescent loo. * To servile offences. * Evilest or offences. * Of feverless notice. * Five fool erectness.
* Seven fiercest fool. * Effective or lesson. * Feverless, nice foot. * Evens, fiercest fool. * Ole! offences strive. * Reviles to offences. * So effervescent oil.
* Of evil, of erectness. * Of vile, of erectness. * Of vice or fleetness. * So effective loners. * Off selective snore. * I effervescent loos. * Offensive electors. * Of selections fever.
* Evil offences store. * Vile offences store. * Coolest, fine fevers. * Soft felon receives. * Festive, fool screen. * Of cleverest, fine, so. * Effective loser son. * Feverless if to once. * Even, fiercest fools. * Of recessive on felt. * Of recessive on left. * Of eventless if core. * Of love if erectness.
* Off or select envies. * Envies off selector. * Of cleverest if nose. * Of secretive felons. * Effective or on less.
I effervescent solo. * Of self-service note. * Of selective serf on. * Off violence resets. * Score festive felon. * Fever felonies cost. * Off evil secretes on. * Of steel if conserve. * Of steel if converse.
* SOS! effective loner. * Of feverless, nice, to. * Evil one off secrets. * Offences or evil set. * Offences or vile set. * Televisor's offence. * Off cleverest noise. * Soft violence frees. [???] * Cover off eliteness. * Effective loser 'n' so. * Of selection fevers.
* Scoff terse Evil one. * Softer evil on feces. * It resolve offences. * Lose strive offence. * Fool vet fierceness. * No! of selective serf. * One effortless vice. * Of envies reflect so. *
Severe fools infect. * Severe fool infects. * I've effortless once. * Of cleverest if ones. * Felon's festive core. * Scoff to serene evil. * Of clever finesse to. * Finesse clever foot.
* Roof vice fleetness. * Voice for fleetness. * Festive felons core. * Coolest fever fines. * Of novel if secretes. * Evil, sorest offence. * Vile, sorest offence. * On softer, vile feces.
* I've effectless or on. * Voiceless, free font. * Evil secretes off no. * Fence so softer evil. * Of softer, evil scene. * Of softer, vile scene. * Sore vilest offence. * Effective nor loses. * Fever on if so select. * Of fever to licenses. * Five toneless force. * Evil one scoffs tree. *
To vile, serene scoff. * Offset evil necrose. * Effortless eve icon. * Effective lens or so. * Offensive corselet. * Festive felon cores. * Festive feel croons. * Festive feels croon. * Of evilest, enforces. * Of clever, tense if so. * Of selective or fens. * Cleverness if to foe.
* No! of recessive felt. * No! of recessive left. * Of recessive, of lent. * Of self receives not. * Of selection's fever. * Of self-service tone. * Of envies for select. * Off vile no secretes. * Of live, of erectness. * So softer, vile fence. * Of felon's secretive. * Of selector if evens. * Scoff reset Evil one. * Scoff steer Evil one. * Necrose vile offset.
* Love tires offences. * Love offences tries. * Ole! offence strives. * Effective no or less. * Of nicest fever lose. * Fool entices fevers. * To vein effloresces. * Eventless or off ice. * Voter lies offences. *
In vote effloresces. * I've effectless or no. * Offences revise lot. * 'e's violence efforts. * Off or electiveness. * Enter off voiceless. * Of fervent ices lose. * Of feverless ice, not. * Of steel icon fevers.
* Evil one trees scoff. * So, 'e's off-centre evil. * Live offences store. * Vessel off erection. * Strive sole offence. * Vote enforces flies. * Felon's fierce votes. * Off election serves. * Of cleverness, of tie. *
Voiceless, front fee. * Soft felons receive. * Of fine, steel covers. * Of fever in so select. * Enclose softer five. * Of seven if selector. * Elite oven scoffers. * Eventless or office. * To nerveless office. * Of evil set enforces. * Of vile set enforces.
* Toes viler offences. * Serve off selection. * Of select if on serve. * Off recessive on let. * Offensive electros. * Not self-service foe. * Vilest foe enforces. * Senior effects love. * Senior loves effect. *
Necrotise off elves. * Lies overt offences. * So so clever fifteen. * Selective fens roof. * Effortless vice eon. * Softer novice feels. * Ole! offensive crest. * Let's! offensive core. * Floor festive scene.
* Confer festive lose. * Of fleece-vine sorts. * Fiercest sloven foe. * 'e's vile, off-centre, so. * Of evil force tenses. * Of vile force tenses. * Of evil, tense forces. * Of vile, tense forces.
* Of televisor's fence. * Offences site lover. * Offences ties lover. * Of severest, fine col. * Of clever if to sense. * In tool effervesces. * Festive for enclose. * Fever lose infect so. * Fever if soon select. * Fever foot licenses. * Of nice fevers stole. * and many many more...

I must say, many a dark,evil anagram there...I almost get kind'a scared.... :-S So tell me... what is really a fleece-vine or a oven scoffer?
Does really Soft violence set someone free?

SOS! effective loner. Well, this doesn't apply to me... well a loner today, yes... effective, NO! I've been sitting in front of this addictive screen the whole day... doing absolutely nothing... ok, well I've started to organize my Photoshop Brushes, I've realized that most of them are link-ware, so I need to find the links easy in order to use them here...

Offensive or selective. Which one would you prefer to be?? Offensive? Rather not. Selective? Well, as long as it doesn't mean picky...

Vote enforces flies. Wow... must be some kind of vote, made by cows maybe? Had it been mosquitos, well it sure wouldn't been a Northern Scandinavian voting, many summers up there are absolutely infested with these horrible, awful "mygg".

How do you Necrotise off elves?

Well I could go on and on but this post is already too long. Now I have pondered around some of my favourites? Which ones sets off Your imagination??
So long from this Nonsense Chatter....

(Generated by a cut-down version of the Anagram Genius software. Download from http://www.anagramgenius.com/)

måndag, juni 07, 2004


- the one-word for today, my contributions:

1. a personal message written in ink is thousand times more valuable than a typed message.... if the sender has taken pains to write nicely, decorate and being caring and personal, well it couldn't be better... I need to practise this....

2. ink can also be very revealing... inkstains on your fingers or your face... your'e writing a lot and thinking a lot. Inkstains, you can see a lot in them, these what are they called, blots....

Scribbled by others:
[Carmen L. Gravenson]
fills the pen which fills your paper with words that are full of emotion. emotion which is full of heart and opinion, both which are full of thoughts. all this started with ink.
[Rites of Spring]
Ink well, ink often. The pen with which I type is always full, even if the mind that feeds it is not. I wish I had something worth writing, worth reading this day, but alas, all I have is what you see before you, mindless, empty thoughts with little force or vigor.
sometimes the words just flow out of our mouths onto paper and how do we function, how do we breathe without them. sylabols, meaning, tongue. it's a function, a dance on stage and no one can do anything but watch. an ink, a flow. it's a river into the minds of millions and we can't do a damn thing. sometimes, only sometimes we understand. and it makes every single difference.
i wonder how i'd score now if i were to take that ink blot test thingy. probably it will show my brain to be a jumble of incoherent trivial bits, jostling for space in the upper part of my conscious mind. multitasking isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Dried on the page, only to be crossed and rewritten. Bold and unyielding, it makes us choose more precisely, more carefully what we want to tell the world
the clinical term is "anxiety"...it's what my grandmother used to call "nerves"...it's what my grandfather used to take his nerve pills to for...i'm trying to learn to live without the nerve pills....with no more anxiety inked on my face...

What are your associations with ink? Feel free to add your thoughts...

lördag, juni 05, 2004

New features at Blogger

and here....  I now trying out the new mail-to blogger feature at blogger.

I have also moved my blogroll to Blogrolling and added a Chatterbox tagboard to my sidebar. It will be really fun to try these features out..... What do you think of these changes??

Now I have been sitting here too long... I need some air and some sun.... se ya...

Update bookreading (cont..)

This list is not chronological and I am aware of me neglecting writing something about some of these books at BookCrossing... It will happen... soon I hope... Will continue to list read books soon...

# 23 "These High, Green Hills (The Mitford Years)" by Jan Karon

# 22 "Pias första långritt" by Eva Berggren

# 21 "More Sctuff - Mutts III" by McDonnell

# 20 "Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel" by Ann B. Ross

#19 "Dragonsong" by Anne McCaffrey

#18 "Dragondrums" by Anne McCaffrey

# 17 "Dragonsinger" by Anne McCaffrey

# 16 "A Virtous Woman" by Kaye Gibbons

# 15 "A New Song" by Jan Karon

#14 "A Light in the Window" by Jan Karon

#13 "Christina, the Girl King, Sweden, 1638 (Royal Diaries)" by Carolyn Meyer

An update on the 100-books-read-this-year-BookCrossing-resolution...

In march I had read the following books, I have read so many more since then, not having the time to write about them, I will therefore list and number as many as I can remember, linking to BookCrossing whenever it is possible and comment something about the rest. Just to get myself back on the track:

# 12 "Hjärta i fara" (Dear Maggie)by Brenda Novak more...
A Harlequin-style *blush* mystery I got from a friend to release, had to read it first though ;-) Straightforward, easy read and quite charming... Internet plays a main role in the book.
# 11 "En god människa" (How to be Good)by Nick Hornby more...
As usual I enjoy Hornby's books...
# 10 "Mord är lätt" (Murder is Easy)by Agatha Christie more...
A classic Christie - no further comments
# 9 "Ett mord annonseras" (A Murder is Announced)by Agatha Christie more...
# 8 "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown more...

# 7 "The Dice Man" by Luke Rhineheart more...

# 6 "Uncatalogued: A Booklover's Mystery" by Julie Kaewert more...

# 5 "Bo med färger - din egen färgguide" by Bjorn Reinhardtsen/ Agnes Skarholt
A book that teaches you how to mix and match colours in your home, I learned quite a lot about the Colour-circle etc..

Wild Release #8

I forgot, I did release this one a while ago... and had forgotten to even register it at BookCrossing. Oh well, it is now taken care of.... Den vita massajen by Corinne Hofman This is the only reference to it I find at Amazon, in spanish and out of stock... The White Masai (Lketinga) is a possible english title...

Wild Release #7

I have forgotten this... I released this book on May 20th on the train between Gothenburgh and Jönköping. BookCrossing Vägen till Jerusalem by Jan Guillou (in Swedish, sorry)

This book is called The Road to Jerusalem and is the first in Guillou's Crusader's Trilogy, one of my favourite series. A definite 'must read'!!

fredag, juni 04, 2004

Cleaning up....

my blog a little, removed a couple of too old links, straightened out the archives-links and the Scotland travelguide. Still there is a lot of things I want to do... but they'll have to wait...
Things as:
make a proper blog-roll out of the blog's links
write a more wittier and interesting introduction
introduce some kind of weekly/monthly polls
and much more....

Exchanged Furl for del.icio.us

I have recently started to use del.icio.us and do like their services more than Furl's. It is simpler to post and simpler to retrieve....

This is a test... I just got myself the software Hello in order to be able to post pictures to my blog.... I think this daffodil was portrayed around early May..... Posted by Hello

onsdag, juni 02, 2004

Memespread Project Success!

It seems like the Memespread Project succeded after all... Here is the blog post at arbesman.net

Fun things!!!

I found this link at Min flygplansstora va?. Jes6ica finds loads of similar stuff, so thats one of the places I go when I need a laugh...

Wish Jar Journal

I just found this little gem of blog: Keri Smith's Wish Jar Journal. Keri Smith also have a web page. She "is an award winning illustrator and author who has dedicated her work to courage building, creative living, and the promotion of "PLAY". She offers encouragment and motivation to people, (especially young women), to live up to their greatest potential." more...

Here is an example of her writings: Your life IS your art, I just love her attitude towards life.... this article is part of her Wish Jar Tales.

Keri's illustrations is also very fun and she makes comic strips crammed with inspirations for a fun life.... here is an example of this: 10 (small) ways to Shake things up. Her website and blog sure makes you happy!!!

lördag, maj 29, 2004

Man.... I've been exhausted lately...

started to get all this different kind of stress symptoms, quite scaring actually (anxiety, sleeplessness, headaches, memory loss, thinking I HAVE to do everything my self not delegating at all, never booking in rest, double booking, koncentration difficulties etc). It quite freaked me out when I realized, I've been there before so I "should" be able too see this earlier but no you just get speed blind....

So dear friends, please excuse me if I am irregular with posting these days.... "MUSTS" are forbidden right now.

Still I am confident I'll get through this, been here before, went through it then so why not now??

måndag, april 19, 2004

10000 Cards - Call for help

Some crazy person needs 10000 Cards to make a collage. Artwork, written work etc
Will I contribute?? I don't know yet....

söndag, april 18, 2004

Got this from Jes6ica

I want everyone who reads this to ask me three questions, no more no less. Three is the number thou shalt ask, and the number of the questions shall be three. Ask me anything you want. Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything.

lördag, april 17, 2004

What to Do in the Darkness

I found this at the Upper Room Weavings and quite liked it.

Go slowly
Consent to it
But don’t wallow in it
Know it as a place of germination
And growth
Remember the light
Take an outstretched hand if you find one
Exercise unused senses
Find the path by walking it
Practice trust
Watch for dawn

(by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre)permalink

Another note on the Memespread Project..

I just read the following at arbesman.net (That's the guy who started the memespread project):

"Difficulty of Spreading Memes

I have learned, after an abortive attempt at my final project, that it is very difficult to create a meme which will be highly "infectious." Books such as The Tipping Point and Spread Your Ideavirus do a good job of recognizing that not any old idea will work. I guess this is the lesson of such things as guerilla marketing campaigns as well." Permalink

It seems like it wasn't the most successful project. I wonder what it takes to get something spread at the blogosphere?? I know that my first blog today is one of these.... Any thoughts??

On others blogs....

This one pops up on many blogs nowday...

Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 23.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the sentence on your blog.

"Even for a few hours, let's plan to get away."

From 'These High, Green Hills' by Jan Karon

I saw this one most recently at DebWire

torsdag, april 08, 2004

onsdag, april 07, 2004

Wild Release #6

This one I released at one of my regular releasing spots, Salong Noblesse in the restroom.....

The journal at BookCrossing for Domina by Barbara Wood you'll find here...

Wild Release #5

Thanks to a fellow bookcrosser who blessed me with post-it release notes, bookmarks, labels etc (Thank You so much.... you know who you are....) I got inspiration back again for wild releasing.

I released this one here at Coffee Cup, a running book at a running coffee cup seemed fitting somehow....

The book is Gudarnas Gunstlingar by Colleen McCullough and you find it here...

I'm just trying to post photos from my Fotolog here...

Let's see if it works...

This is my first entry ever to Photo Friday. This weeks theme was 'Atmosphere'.
Here is my Fotolog.

tisdag, april 06, 2004

I have just come home from...

seeing The Passion of the Christ. Or maybe experiencing is the right word....it is very visual and somehow I would want to think that Jesus didn't go through all that pain, but, really it most probably was as cruel as this or even worse. Crucifixion is really the most painful and cruel death you can imagine.

Some say this movie is anti-Semitic, but I couldn't see that, there are good Jews and bad Jews, as there are good Romans and bad Romans and as it is good and bad people all over the world in all times. My pastor, he is a Messianic Jew who grew up in the Jewish faith and tradition, he says he can't find any anti-Semitism in "The Passion of the Christ"

Well, I won't waste more words right now... I have enough to think about and go through without messing around with words. I guess though I'll come back to this later...

Sleep well all friends out there!!! And...
guys... if you haven't seen this movie.... go and see it!

söndag, april 04, 2004

Thought for the day

I haven't been blogging for a while, "real life" has been busy enough. Today I just want to share a word from one of the best movies around: The Shawshank Redemption.

"Get start busy living or get start busy dying"

I recently saw it again and my, I understand why it is ranked the second top movie all times, I sure does trigger a lot of thoughts about how you are living your life. Andy Dufresne is one of the people who manages to live above your actual circumstances. No, I am not talking about taking loans and living above your monetary situation, but to have a plan and a goal in life no matter how bad your life is right now... Sure is something to think about!!
One of my best friends have had this phrase as her personal motto for a very long time and thinks it changes her way of looking at the situation what ever it is....

Blog Survey

I just got a mail from Blog Search Engine, it appears that a student from Switzerland, Daniel Jorg, has put together an excellent survey for bloggers and blog readers which should lead to some excellent research results. I just took it and it was good questions so here is a chance for you to take the Survey.

söndag, mars 14, 2004

Calligraphy test

Insular Majuscule
Insular Majuscule- You are spiritual and well
rounded. People look to you for advice, but
sometimes find you difficult to understand.

What Calligraphy Hand Are You?
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I have to add... this is indeed one of my favourite Calligraphy Hands....

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Googlism for: trust

Here are some of the trust googlisms, ponder and have opinions!!!!

trust is not the issue
trust is what you make it
trust is a very busy job
trust is the essence of heroism
trust is the cure for the agony of
trust is for you
trust is an effective way to teach anyone to read
trust is a relative concept
trust is key for hailstorm
trust is challenged
trust is built on
trust is key
trust is mislaid
trust is more
trust is all it takes
trust is gone
trust is good
trust is the right choice for you
trust is the perfect parting gift'
trust is charged with
trust is no
trust is built
trust is a two way street
trust is not
trust is a must
trust is not foreign
trust is in the lord
trust is betrayed
trust is lost
trust is a weakness
trust is an art
trust is the basis of doctor
trust is designed for any parent
trust is the keyword
trust is in a unique position to negotiate with both
trust is a pure trust is a pure trust
trust is created
trust is blind' doesn't have the same ring
trust is safe
trust is big
trust is key to their safety
trust is key to 2
trust is a lifesaver
trust is
trust is more than just a word on a dollar bill
trust is a major concern
trust is a two
trust is to initiate
trust is broken
trust is not enough
trust is for people who want to be prepared should they become incapacitated
trust is the perfect parting gift
trust is a legal entity and so are you
trust is no simple matter
trust is simply faith acted out in obedience
trust is committed to keeping nonpublic personal information about you secure and confidential
trust is not self
trust is much more than subjective probability
trust is not foreign hiring foreign workers has its risks and rewards
trust is betrayed understanding sexual abuse by clergy

Look out for Googlisms!

lördag, mars 13, 2004


I have spent most of my time trying to increase the security on my computer. I found several spyware, one virus and some other malicious stuff.
There is one place on the web would like to promote, novices and experts alike, and this is Computer Cops! I have got so much help from there. In the forums you can get extensive help and instructions regarding your specific problems.

Now it is time to tear myself away from the computer cleaning business and engage myself in some house cleaning :-(

måndag, mars 01, 2004

Currently reading:

The Intelligent Traveller's Guide to Historic Scotland by Philip A Crowl

I have been reading a lot lately but have had no time to record it. (personal reminder)

Following titles I will try to write something about soon:

Brenda Novak - "Hjärta i fara" (Dear Maggie)
Nick Hornby - "En god människa" (How to be Good)
Agatha Christie - "Mord är lätt" (Murder is Easy)
Agatha Christie - "Ett mord annonseras" (A Murder is Announced)
Dan Brown - "The DaVinci Code"
Luke Rhineheart - "The Dice Man"
Julie Kaewert - "Uncatalogued: A Booklover's Mystery"
Per Planhammar - "Tims bok"
Bjorn Reinhardtsen/ Agnes Skarholt - "Bo med färger - din egen färgguide"

There might be more ones :-S

tisdag, februari 24, 2004


as youv'e discovered already this is a 'quizzes and tests' day.... I can't help enjoying doing these kind of stuff and I would love to know what you scored on these tests!! Please, please, please tell me......

I now have broadband, it is so good.... no worry about to high internet bills anymore, faster connection and the ability to stream music etc....

This is just right!!!

My top career area is Counseling and Guidance

Careers in this field often demand that you have a strong desire to improve the lives of others. Most likely, you have strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy working with people. It may also be important to you to work in a profession where you can be certain you're making a difference.


this is what I am doing right now!!!

Take the test!

My style profile is...


Cute and Casual

When it comes to fashion, you're neither master nor slave. You love cute clothes (after all, you are a girl) but refuse to make it your life's work. That said, you do have your favorites — including a splurge or two. But it's okay; we won't let your secret out.

When you're out shopping with friends, you tend to be one of the more practical of the group. In fact, we'd guess you're rarely one to sacrifice comfort for fashion. Which is not to say you haven't been swept away by something fabulously impractical. But, be honest, when was the last time it made an appearance? So keep at it with your laid-back style that says to the world, "Here I am, no muss no fuss."

I do agree but not too cute though... I'd like it personal too.... I just checked the other style types too and then this one is the most right one!!!

Take the test.

My Country

You're Costa Rica!

You're about as peaceful as anyone on the planet, a real dyed-in-the-wool
pacifist.  And why not?  No one really poses much of a threat to you and
everything seems to work out, no matter how much violence and insanity rages all around
you.  So you relax and appreciate nature and culture while the rest of the world carries
on their petty disagreements.  If only everyone could follow your

Take the Country Quiz at the
Blue Pyramid


Apparently I am a Traditionalist:

Temperament Score
Idealist 9
Rationalist 4
Traditionalist 14
Hedonist 3
Your temperament type is Traditionalist.

Take the test.

torsdag, februari 05, 2004

Gothenburgh Film Festival continued (2)

Where Is Madame Catherine? (Les Mains Vides) by Marc Recha.
"The atmosphere of this film, simple and complicated at the same time, is filled with a gloomy atmosphere. The whole story acquires different dimensions depending on which angle is taken. It could unfold as to how one sees a pestilent parrot; it might be interesting to watch all the events through the eyes of the guard of a passing train, or to make use of an original view through a half-empty glass in the local café. Where Is Madame Catherine? is the second film by Marc Recha to be included in the competition, this time the Another View section in Cannes. Each of his films represents a different view of Spanish film, which does exist indeed, but scarcely ever appears in European cinemas." From the FEBIO Fest 2004.

From the Gothenburgh Film Festival, a Swedish summary.

I have just a few things to say about this movie.... boring, meaningles, yawn, what's the point. It did sound really interesting and funny but I got so disappointed. The review at Craig's Toronto FilmFest News and Reviews sums it up quite well. I don't recommend this one!!!!


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