Friday, August 31, 2012

Mylo Xyloto pics

Was at Coldplay's concert at Stockholm Stadion yesterday. Have uploaded the photos on facebook and set the album as public. Clickety-click!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy birthday to me!

I have a special fondness for breakfast (which I've previously blogged about here and here), so I figured I'd treat myself to a nice breakfast for my birthday and that I'd throw a little champagne into the mix. 
Well, technically, sparkling wine since the grapes used didn't come from the Champagne region. Anyway, I snapped a photo of the bottle and the receipt because it was my first purchase ever from Systembolaget (Sweden's liquor monopoly) and I would say it's something of a feat that I've never bought anything there before since a lot of people probably head there as soon as they're of age (20 years old). Also bought stemware and a corkscrew yesterday. As it turns out, I didn't need the corkscrew since the 200 mL bottle had a screw cap. And to think, I even watched an instructional video on using a winged corkscrew! :-/

Aside from the bubbly and the slice of cake (prinsesstårta), I went with standard and easy-to-prepare breakfast food. Didn't feel like slaving away at the stove today. Headed over to the Brother and the SIL's place for dinner bearing lasagna, garlic bread, and the pink prinsesstårta you see below --- all frozen! Oh, the horror! :p

I was actually supposed to buy a strawberry mousse cake that's new on the market and that I've been wanting to try, but the store was out. Anyway, the important thing was that the cake was pink. I had plans for it, you see...    

Pink prinsesstårta (a little worse for wear post-transport) + pink marzipan + 2 chocolate coins = 

P I G G Y   C A K E ! ! !

The little parcels contained a few chocolate coins and lollipops for the nieces and I had some balloons left over from the crayfish party last year. Thought it was so cute when The Big Niece asked "Faster[=me], does Farmor[=my mom] know that it's your birthday today?"

Many thanks to everyone who greeted me and to the Brother, the SIL, The Big Niece and The Little Niece for celebrating with me and for the presents!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Because watching ANTM makes you want to go grab a soda?

Spotted at the store today. This product tie-in just seems so random.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Yup, still alive

...but that bird isn't.

"Eh, what bird?" you ask. The one I spotted a few days ago on a rare occasion when I opted for the stairs over the elevator. I looked out the stairwell windows and was greeted by the sight of a dead bird on the overhang above the building's secondary entrance. What has been seen can unfortunately not be unseen although I strangely enough felt compelled to take a second look.

Anyway, figured that I should inform the building superintendent seeing as it would probably rot, start to smell and attract who-knows-what and also so that I can use that door again at some point. Logged in to check on the progress and it says that the bird was stuck so hard that they would need to try again when there were two people available to do the job. I wish them well and hope that none of them share my ornithophobia.

In the meantime, I'll be sticking to the elevator and here's hoping the main entrance stays bird-free.