Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

2009 - Gisela

Saying goodbye…

Ha. I don’t feel THAT strongly about it, but for ME – it’s time to give it a rest. I started this blog back on April 28, 2006 to see what all the fuss was about. Now I know. And I’ve enjoyed it.

I had been laid off by Cisco shortly before that, and, besides the obvious fun of sharing… well… myself with y’all, I think it simply felt familiar to get up in the morning and sit here in my little home office and do the ‘work’ of preparing the blog post for the day. That’s what I’ve been doing all my life! Getting up and going to work; usually to an office job.

But now it’s time to move on. Of course, I’ll reserve the right to come back some day if I want. :)

I’d like to thank all of you who have been with me. I know that my liberal political views don’t sit well with some of you but you have hung in there… probably for the food photos, eh?!?

I haven’t investigated Blogger to find out what happens when you shut down a blog, and I’m not in a hurry to do that either. (I might leave it up for a while just so I can play Hang Man!) So I suppose it might sit there ‘dead’ for a while until I decide it’s time to bury it. Of course you can NEVER truly bury anything you’ve put out into cyberspace… :)

Meanwhile, I was thinking I’d leave you with some of my favorite links. I have thousands, of course. You probably do, too. But to whittle them down…

My favorites on the subject of…

Personal Blogs


Moving On

You’re always welcome to visit my little Posterous blog (which I expect to use like you would use Twitter, so, there could be more than 1 post per day – or none at all), my Flickr photos, and/or my YouTube videos.

Posterous blog

Flickr photos

YouTube videos


I guess there’s just one thing left to say.

Welcome home, Jones Family! Welcome home!!

Oh sorry…
thought I was Ty Pennington for a minute there…

Thanks for hanging out with me!
Stay in touch.
You know how to find me.
nlind (at) telia (dot) com

Take care and

Stay out of jail!


Thursday, September 03, 2009

2009 - Alfhild Alva

He's a winner!: Hasse won a golf tournament yesterday. Yippee! He's winding down his golf season with some real good play!

Go get ‘em, Danny!: Collectively, Americans Abroad Are 21st Most Populated “State”

... the US State Department has released these estimates of Americans residing outside the United States who are not affiliated with the US military or US government:

• Western Hemisphere: 2,222,000
• Europe: 1,488,000
• East Asia and Pacific: 754,000
• Near East: 586,000
• Africa: 109,600
• South Central Asia: 97,000
• Total: 5.25 million

Fun Stuff

A little funny (thanks Bev): Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to these men? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they deliver the mail? :)


CU tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

2009 - Justus Justina


Sep. 1: While my brother started his new job in Dallas, TX this week, Hasse and I went into Stockholm yesterday for another taping of our favorite ‘music’ tv show - Så Ska Det Låta!

The artists this time were:

Markoolio (always fun)

Benjamin Wahlgren
(He's a kid! And - he's a natural!)

2 of the women from Afro-dite
(sorry… not sure which two)

(Pssst! AND, there's a new gal in the band!
A violin player! You see the back of her here.)

Sep. 27: Last Night of the Proms – we’ll be there!

Misc. news that caught my eye

Dr. Mercola on flu vaccines and also diabetes

The Local - Swedish News

Some of the Swedish news from August that might be fun or interesting:

Swedish men make the best husbands: study

{However… a bit of news that reminds us that young men can be idiots} Chlamydia helps young men feel more 'manly': Swedish study - Young men who contract sexually transmitted diseases often view their afflictions as an affirmation of their manhood, a new Swedish study shows.

'Elk explosion' in southern Sweden - Hunters in the south of Sweden have reported an 'explosion' in the elk population in the wake of winter storm Gudrun that swept through the region in 2005.

Smacking kids is never acceptable: Swedish politician - Thirty years have passed since Sweden banned parents from smacking their children. But Liberal Party MP Helena Bargholtz is dismayed to learn that New Zealand is holding a referendum to reintroduce the practice.

'Chocolate is good for your heart': study - Eating chocolate two or more times per week strongly reduces the risk of heart disease for people who have previously survived a heart attack, new Swedish research has shown.

Sweden's Jerebko signed by NBA's Detroit Pistons - Swedish big man Jonas Jerebko was among three NBA Draft selections to sign for the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

Swedish school bans handshakes amid swine flu fears - In a bid to curb the spread of swine flu a school in Borlänge in central Sweden has forbidden teachers from shaking hands with their pupils.

Sweden to offer free swine flu vaccine for all - The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) is set to recommend that the swine flu vaccine is issued free of charge.

Stranded Thai berry pickers on their way home - Some 200 Thai berry pickers left stranded in Sweden after staking their life savings to travel have had their return trips arranged for them through donations. The first of the berry pickers returned to Thailand yesterday.

Stockholm plays host to international laughter fest - Sweden's capital will this weekend welcome a host of international comedy stars when the very first Stockholm Comedy Festival opens on Friday.

Stockholm smokers hit with ban - Stockholm city employees will be ordered to stub out their cigarettes at work from May 1st next year as the city is the latest Swedish municipality to announce a ban.

Swedish archaeologists uncover 7th century ship - Swedish archaeologists have announced the find of a 7th century burial ship, the oldest of its kind to be discovered in Scandinavia.

CU tomorrow!