Saturday, March 31, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

p * a * c * k * i * n * g



for the nth time.

starting to develop a routine.

one box to Australia.

one box to Sweden.

one suitcase to bring along.




Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

mr celsius

The weather is a prankster. One week ago Eden Prairie experienced temperatures around -10 Celsius. It was windy too. Totaly uncosy.

Yesterday: +25 Celsius. I went out jogging around 6pm. In shorts and t-shirt.


Monday, March 26, 2007

stockholm abroad

since i am leaving this country in a few days and the weather is exceptionally wunderschön, it felt like a sweet thing to do: a roadtrip.

a small one.

fill up the ford with gasoline - cheaper than anywhere else. half an euro per liter. sick! we don't want this, bush.


i decided to go to wisconsin. driving to another state and all that you know, a very cool thing to do. right.

i had a big map of minnesota and wisconsin, with all the roads and bigger towns indicated. not the small ones. i headed south-east to cross the mississippi and visited such fun places as hastings, cannon falls and something i wanted to see: vasa. nothing much, just a couple of roads. many farms. and cows. like in småland.

the pioneers in minnesota were mostly german, scandinavian and irish. it is also what you can find in this towns: irish pubs and items of infrastructure called bavaria and småland road.

i got an icecream in one of the towns. the size was medium. the price was $2,12 - with tax - and the european size was xxxxl. it could feed a whole family on a sunday walk.

driving along the mississippi is not a boring thing to do in the springtime. the view is great.

i went on to wisconsin. it was dark already, 8pm, but still warm, 15 degrees C.

empty roads.

45, 50, 60 miles per hour.

then i see the sign.

Population 97

20 miles per hour. an open bar. park the car.

i walk into the pub. it is not difficult for people to recognize a stranger. i must smell alien from as many yards as visibility allows.

everybody says hi. very much like in the song of dawid bowie.


i get a beer. weissbier from munich. hehe, i'm home.

there is a band playing blues. a local band. the best f***ing band i've seen during the five months in this Godforgotten country. and they are playing in stockholm, wisconsin. population 97.

they are really f***ing great. they just need a producer. or not. i don't tell them.

i talk to two of the guys at the bar, they are both of german descent. we are laughing when i say that i am from sweden. the original one.

i get to look in the photo album that the bar has compiled. there are photos from all the special occasions of the last year. st. patricks, midsummer and all others. there is a cometogether on every midsommer when people come from far away. cool. interesting pictures. if you know the people on them. i watch anyway, turning two pages at once to make it go quicker.

one of the guys is drinking beck's light. Prost! -he says - we are both having german beer.

i drink up, shake hands and say goodbye. they say goodbye too. everyone is looking at me as i walk to the car. the whole town. everyone in stockholm. population 97. i hurry to the car.

in another hour something i am back in eden prairie. it takes only one hour from stockholm to eden prairie.

stockholm, population ninetyf***ingseven.

with some speeding of course.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

come around

a ty Bojan pozno chodzisz spac ;)

y tu Pere tambien. time for bed.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

here we go


according to stayfriends, i was the 32nd most popular person out of 90 in my year in upper secondary school Rudbeckskolan.


james knows

did see james murphy and his lcd soundsystem at malmöfestivalen was it 2005.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

pere hit the bullseye, ay!

congrats Pere, Szczecin it is!

now travis will sing you a tune.

clue no dos

ok, it's a city in Poland, come on!

and here's the second clue. it's an image taken last october and it pictures my grandma.

do you need more clues? :)

just few more weeks

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

guess da hood

ok, where is this one from?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

next clue

here is another photo from the same place. or at least just a few hundred meters away. you should at least get the country right :)

Monday, March 19, 2007

spring in malmö

the spring is in the air and the ducks in the beautiful city of malmö show off.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


the leprechauns are runnin around. can you guess where this photo was taken?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

modern art, put it in the museum

The Museum of Modern Art was good, but nothing compared to the Guggenheim - if you're in NY and have time for only one single museum, choose the Guggenheim, you won't be disappointed! You'll see paintings. You'll se photographies. You'll wander seven floors up in a spiral, not ascending a single stair. You will be tipped off taking pictures. You will not be confused.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

back in da eden

So one is back in the eden after a gorgeous ten days on manhattan, the land best described by it's ipod density - around four per capita.... here is a shot from the apple store on the 5th avenue - this is the place you come to see tourists, nerds, apple's industrial design for masses and to check your email :)

btw, if you're looking for something to put into your ipod - try with the similou with "all this love".... the spring is in the air.... :D

Friday, March 02, 2007

arrived at jfk

Great cheers from jfk new york!!!! There were only twenty people on the airplane - among them two jewish boys carying huge toy-cars (bigger than them). They were to big to put in the compartments (the cars not the boys... well both i guess) so it took some time to figure it out for the flight atendants. We were sprayed with a hot shower to defreeze the aircraft and finaly one hour delayed and I had some two-three hours quality sleeping time - the first time I have slept on a plane!!!! Yeeeeeeey!!!! :D

report from minneapolis airport

there are people here wearing shorts and t-shirt, obviously they are not going to canada but rather dani cali....

some czechs and jewes too - obviously heading to nyc or chicago as this son of poland is :D


and I'm off to new york city

And where might this be? :D

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Where is this one taken?