Monthly Archives: May 2012

Things that emerge in May

Certainly, May flowers make this list, first and foremost. Here in Sweden (just like Minnesota!), it’s the lilacs, or syr (pronounced “soor”) of so many shades! Also like Minnesota, rhubarb: Lamborghinis… The tulips are almost gone, and I’m sure that the sunbathers, too, … Continue reading

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Swedish Style, Aging Gracefully

A few months ago, I posted about advertising here in Stockholm, in the subway and elsewhere.  I tried to wax poetic about self-confidence, sexuality, and other issues, including the chest hair of David Beckham. I left out a few ads. For … Continue reading

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Good weather = Good people watching

I wandered downtown this afternoon, ostensibly on an errand I thought I needed to run.  But really, I just wanted to be outside in the sunny warm weather. I’ve been “couching it” for the past week, recovering from a health … Continue reading

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Thanks, Mr. Bus Driver!

I wish I had a picture for this — instead you have to imagine it. The nice man driving the big blue #2 bus toward Sofia on Friday morning, right around 9 am, stopped for me at the same corner … Continue reading

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Morning commute, with Lion

Spotted this morning outside Lejonkulan, the Royal Theater Lion’s Den (http://www.dramaten.se/dramaten/Infor-Besoket/Teaterlankar/Lejonkulan/), at approximately 9:40 am:

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It’s May, must be spring finally

Finally!  Spring!  Despite the chill, I can feel summer coming. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom at the Kungstradgarden about a week ago, and the tourists and Swedes were out in full force.  It’s funny how the good weather … Continue reading

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