söndag, november 28, 2004
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....)
fredag, november 19, 2004
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
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
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....
söndag, oktober 24, 2004
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
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
tisdag, oktober 12, 2004
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!!!
måndag, oktober 11, 2004
fredag, oktober 08, 2004
"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
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.
söndag, oktober 03, 2004
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
måndag, september 06, 2004
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 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
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
"...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 ;-)
söndag, juli 25, 2004
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
tisdag, juli 06, 2004
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....
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
* 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
"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
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...
'Hope remains...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...
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
I surely hope Greece will win on Sunday!!! That would be something!
onsdag, juni 30, 2004
tisdag, juni 29, 2004
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.
"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?
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
BlueWell... 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..
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!
You still did a very good job all you guys on our Swedish Team!!!!
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.
fredag, juni 25, 2004
torsdag, juni 24, 2004
Thank You, God,Here you can find more about what Mattie means with a Heartsong.
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.
© Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek
onsdag, juni 23, 2004
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...There!
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.
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.
måndag, juni 21, 2004
'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
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
Place candles in the freezer for 24 hours before using; they will burn longer and drip less.
Getting Children to Eat Veggies:It is so amazing this DIY-creativity of women!!
When cooking vegetables, add a few drops of food coloring to the water to create
blue peas, purple carrots, red potatoes. (Anybody tried??)
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..
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
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
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...
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
tisdag, juni 08, 2004
* 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
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
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...
# 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
# 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...
Ditto.# 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..
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
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....
onsdag, juni 02, 2004
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
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??
tisdag, april 20, 2004
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lördag, april 17, 2004
Consent to it
But don’t wallow in it
Know it as a place of germination
Remember the light
Take an outstretched hand if you find one
Exercise unused senses
Find the path by walking it
Watch for dawn
(by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre)permalink
"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??
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
You are a MASTER of the English language!
While your English is not exactly perfect,
you are still more grammatically correct than
just about every American. Still, there is
always room for improvement...
How grammatically sound are you?
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onsdag, april 07, 2004
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...
This is my first entry ever to Photo Friday. This weeks theme was 'Atmosphere'.
Here is my Fotolog.
tisdag, april 06, 2004
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
"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....
söndag, mars 14, 2004
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....
Note: 2004-04-05 It seems that the picture has disappeared from the Quizilla site...
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 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
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 :-(
onsdag, mars 03, 2004
måndag, mars 01, 2004
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
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....
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!
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.
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
torsdag, februari 05, 2004
"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!!!!