week 36 / fermented fish & transporting dangerous goods

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Personal

This week I spent 3 days in training, redoing my IATA dangerous goods regulations for work. The exam has to be passed every other year, and I nailed it again (95%, thanks for asking). It meant very long days out of town, and that I didn’t go to the gym.

Saturday we had friends over as they had agreed to try fermented herring with Dutchie. I had provided ALL sorts of disclaimers before, to make sure they knew what they got themselves into. After the first bite, the other woman in the company said “j’adore!” (not sarcastically), so that was somewhat surprising.

Purchase

Fall is upon us, and I ordered a yellow rain poncho to eliminate one of the excuses I made for not going to the gym this week.

Workout/progress

Nein! I was knackered and made up all kinds of excuses not to go. New week, new opportunities.

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Weeping Willows

This post was written in the past, where I might have had a glass or two (too many) of wine. But I want to talk about Weeping Willows. Not the tree – the band.

I know I’ve mentioned Danny Saucedo in this blog before, and not Magnus Carlson, and it annoys me. I literally ONLY know Danny because of the Little Jinder cover he did and that Louise saw him in an airplane, while Magnus’ voice gives me goosebumps and his band make great songs with amazing lyrics. This must be corrected!

Back in my youth, there was a show on Swedish state TV (yes, we had 2 channels when I grew up. deal with it) about three brothers whose jobs it was to take care of a skiing slope (seriously, idk.. Pistvakt, click the link if you want details). I’d share a clip just to give you an idea of my cultural background, but it’s just ridiculously Swedish and I won’t do that to you. You’re welcome.

HOWEVER. There is a point coming up, I swear. The theme song of said show! Was by a band called Weeping Willows (I mean.. is? they still exist and make music). This:

I mean it. Goosebumps!

And with lyrics like:

Why must I be this kind of guy
Who never dares to look straight into your eyes
The truth would make you cry
So I’ll leave it up to you
I’ll treat you worse and worse ’til you’re forced to go
[When you are asleep]

week 24 / briefly

Music

Omg, this song:

App

So I’ve been trying Styrkelabbets app (yes, yet another fitness app.), and I like that it offers both recommended exercises and alternatives! If you’re like me and don’t want to spend an extra second waiting for gym equipment, this comes in quite handy. Still haven’t given up on Stronglifts though…

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week 23 / new bike! (part 1)

Music

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I watched  both the one above and About Time, and very much enjoyed both of them. Always be my Maybe also has a hilarious restaurant scene with Keanu Reeves in it.

Personal

I’m getting a new bike! After waiting 2 weeks, it was supposed to be delivered yesterday. Only when they come and are trying to the final adjustments, they notice that the break cables are on the wrong side of the handlebar, meaning that it doesn’t come into place. And off they went, with my new bike. Sigh. At least I know it’s pretty?

week 5 / all about the beets

Food
We had a beet-risotto on Sunday. I was skeptical, and it wasn’t my choice, but boy was it delicious!

Music

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This week was the Swedish Championships in cross-country skiing. Not something I normally watch, but my mom sent the message “it’s in Sundsvall! if you tune in you can see fairy-tale like scenery”. So I did, and indeed it was. So much snow! Also, having grown up in Sweden, this is some weird comfort thing for me – having the TV on in the background in the weekend, showing skiing (cross-country or downhill). It almost brings me back to lazy Sundays spent at my grandparents.