Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thank you rebates!

I paid 9 Swedish crowns for this bag of groceries.

Am now waiting for my train home and trying to avoid making eye contact with the pigeons.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fascinating read

Owing to the fact that Robert Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology in 2010 for IVF, the theme of the most recent issue of SOMA (a free magazine from Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset) is infertility.

Apparently, 30% of men and 33% of women have fertility problems. I find that surprising because I can only come up with 4 couples that I know personally who don't have children of their own and 2 of those couples didn't meet until the women were in their late 40s or 50s.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Now accepting orders :p

Looky what I made for The Little Niece's 2nd birthday yesterday! Moist chocolate cake on the inside, buttercream frosting galore on the outside.

Have never attempted anything like this before, but the cake pan the SIL purchased made this practically foolproof.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New semester

Not off to an optimal start as I can barely keep my eyes open, so the smartpen the SIL and family gave me for Christmas will have to do the work for me. Muchos thankies!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The store with no shelves

First visit to H&M Home...

Instead of getting products from the shelves and putting them in your shopping cart, you stick little product magnets on a metal "shopping cart" card. Fun idea!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New discovery

Took the KI bus back and forth today because I forgot my SL card at home.

Just noticed that there are plastic bags in all the magazine holders. Wonder if I've somehow managed to miss them in the past or if these are new additions owing to an upswing in nausea.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hooray for closing time!

My mom and I stopped by Cupcake STHLM for dessert. We thought we were too late since the cupcake display was already empty, but the owner motioned us in and we got to buy a box of 16 cupcakes at 25% off!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Two steps back

Yesterday, I swore off carbs for my South Beachy diet. I don't think I've ever felt hungrier even though portion control wasn't required. Snacking on cheese did zip to still my hunger. And I just couldn't stop thinking about food!

It wasn't even a full day since I woke up past noon, but I reached for my cotton candy as soon as the clock struck midnight.

Today, I need to get a lot of studying done. Therefore, I need my sugar!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

And so it begins...

Am trying out the South Beach Diet for one day.

Although I should probably amend that to "South Beach-like" considering all my modifications.

Friday, January 7, 2011

PSA: Dear friends who shun facebook

I have posted photos from my Paris trip on facebook and have created a guest account so you can see them too. If you're interested, message me for login deets. Toodley-doo!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Julbak a.k.a. Christmas baking

A little late, but the Christmas season doesn't officially end until the 6th and I really wanted to use my new cookie cutters.

Ooh, in case it's not clear...the green thing is supposed to be a tree...the pink one, a piggy...and the white blobs, snow.