Thursday, September 30, 2010

more sweden

Too road-fried to write anything much this morning, but here are a few more pix - they don't do it justice, though. Sweden's gorgeous in the fall.

I stayed with the ever-entertaining Matt & Lindy in Tarnaby on Tuesday night and woke up to this awesome view:

Then we took a boat trip out to the little island in the middle of the lake, which is adorable and famous and covered in the softest mossy carpet of all time - if only the whole world were so comfortable!

The previous day I did a little hike I'd attempted to do last time I was up here, but that time it was spring and I got sleeted off the top of the mountain. This time I was about a hundred feet from the top when I ran into these guys ^^^ and they were not interested in letting me by. Plus they made scary snorting noises, and they had big scary antlers and evil looks in their eyes. I turned around. (Took some video first, though - will post later. You'll be terrified!)

(Which reminds me of Matt's comment to me in the boat: "You're a bit of a girl sometimes, aren't you?" Understatement of the century.)
The mountain, Atoklimpen, is the Sami holy mountain - when you're up there you can see why. It's pretty awesome, and the views are astounding.
There's a trio of little huts at the trailhead - this one's my favorite.

More coming soon!

I'm in Ostersund now, heading toward Orebro. Cooking along.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Dennis's article makes Gaspar NoƩ sound kinda Lars von Trier-like. I wonder what those two think of each other's movies?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

picture time - sweden

I'm in Sweden. Here are a couple of pix from today:

Uppsala Cathedral, view from the huge pink castle.

Didn't turn off. Still regret it.

Possibly the world's largest structure made entirely of wood...and definitely a super-duper long bridge to the middle of a lake. Rattvik!

Jail. Uppsala.

Home, for tonight. Rattvik.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Queen Stars!

This is pretty awesome.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


The Onion nails it:

"8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place to Live"

Sample paragraph:

"Other incidents that prompted citizens to pick up and leave included the sight of garbage bags stacked 5 feet high on the sidewalk; the realization that being alone among millions of anonymous people is actually quite horrifying; a blaring siren that droned on and fucking on; muddy, refuse-filled puddles that have inexplicably not dried in three years; the thought of growing into a person whose meanness and cynicism is cloaked in a kind of holier-than-thou brand of sarcasm that the rest of the world finds nauseating; and all the goddamn people."

Monday, September 06, 2010


Making me happy today: