week 28 / a musical one

 

Music

Playlist

Ok. So this is good for my musical “allmänkunskap” (general knowledge?), and obviously some songs are very catchy, and some make me go “wtf?”.

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week 27 / a brainworm

Podcast/episode

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1106297?programid=2071

Music

So, on Wednesday I woke with the chorus of this song – that I haven’t heard in over 10 years and don’t know the lyrics of – in my head:

Then Release Radar gave me this recommendation:

Reading list

https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/aer.90.4.715

 

June wrap-up

The books:
Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood
Anders Rydell’s The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance
Giulia Enders’ Charmen med tarmen: Allt om ett av kroppens mest underskattade organ
Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam
Hans Rosling’s Factfulness

Look at this, 5 whole books, that’s not too shabby! Thanks Lisa for the push to finish off the MaddAddam trilogy. While I enjoyed Oryx & Crake, the second two parts were even better. It’s been a while since I was so engulfed in a made up universe (think that was when I read this).

The movies:
Solo: A Star Wars Story

The shows:
Penny Dreadful (finished!)
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father
Fresh Meat
Orphan Black

Week 25/ a short one

 

Music

Book/story

The late professor Hans Rosling left an impressive legacy, like this:

And I just finished reading the book he wrote with his son and daughter-in-law, and I highly recommend it to everyone. Only by facing our ignorance can we improve.

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Week 24/ I like my (new) city

Food
My favorite vegetarian meal so far this week was this nice mix of patatas bravas, oven-grilled Turkish peppers and an omelette with home made sauce and aioli. The wine was also not bad.

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Music

Insta/Twitter/YouTube
I’ve been following bodyposipanda for a while on Instagram, and she always cheers me up and gives me a reality check at the same time. I’d embed it, but I just cannot get it to work?

Personal
On Saturday I went in to the weekly market in the centre of Leiden, and as I was walking back to my bike, I couldn’t help thinking “it’s so pretty here”. Love it.

I’m easily amused (another TS post)

It’s been a while since there was a TS post, so here we go!

I’m home alone (woe living with a sales person at a bank, so much “representation” (no, but seriously, I like my alone time)) and may have had several glasses of wine with my dinner. Now I’m watching Youtube (of course) and this. This cracks me up – one of the clips is from some Dutch talent show, featuring Nick & Simon. They are very well known here, but the thing is, I have no idea who is who of the two since they always appear together. Look, they even have a joint chair cause they’re inseparable!

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There’s also a new podcast from Swedish Radio (SR) about TS. I equally want to listen to it as not. Yes because TS, no because it’s called “Amerikas hämndlystna sweetheart” (idk, “America’s revengeful sweetheart”?)