Thursday, June 28, 2007
Trots det kan jag inte låta bli att också känna mig lite ful. Till sättet alltså. Jag känner mig som en trotsig tonåring som trots år av kärlek och omsorg plötsligt flyttar hemifrån med attityden 'Jag tyckte ändå aldrig om er!'. Förstår ni vad jag menar? Man tar vad man vill ha, sen drar man.
Ack så skönt det är!
I watch Paris Hilton leave jail and ask myself: 'Did she only get 2 days after all? I thought she was in for 40 something days?'
I read about celebrities dating each other. Couples who I consider as 'new items' have been dating for several years.
I guess it is true - time passes quickly when you are having fun.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Queen Elisabeth's mother
Peter Wallenberg Sr
Hagge och Jocke Geigert
This morning, the driver suddenly hit the breaks and caused a woman to fall flat on her back in the aisle. The driver didn't even notice. The woman lay there for quite a while before somebody asked her if she was alright and helped her up. The guy who helped her had crutches and could barely stand up.
Now, I am considering working remotely from somewhere else in the world. Even Montreal would do.
Monday, June 25, 2007
S:t Petersburg, Russia
Prague, Czech Republic
Brno, Czech Republic
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mexico City, Mexico
San José, Costa Rica
San Juan, Puerto Rica
Seoul, South Korea
If you want to go with me to any of these cities, just let me know and let's try to schedule a trip.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tell me, how many lives do we each get?
(Photo: Cheap Monday)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Take a good look around you. Eventually, this is what you'll become.
(Picture from Epica Awards)
Friday, June 15, 2007
- calling the local store at the wedding site to ask how much grilled chicken costs
- searching the Internet for 25 baskets
- changing your mind regarding everything at least twice per day
- looking for a new perfume especially for the wedding
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Had about an hour to spend on shopping and found some really great stuff: cool Erté art deco postcards, Neal's Yard Remedies' rose water for my mum, cheap earrings for myself, and a whole set of second hand clothes for Tom at Rokit second hand store (I want him to wear them for the wedding). Anyway, overall a very nice little trip.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
'Cheese and Swede soup'
My boss Phil saw my horrified look and explained that there are actually two kinds of Swedes: those that grow below ground and those that grow above.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
- Truck drivers drive just 1/4 inch from the sidewalk
- Traffic lights are always red
- Cars never stop at the zebra crossings
- Finns pee and poop in public more than other people
- Buses don't stop unless you tell them to
- In Finland you are on your own even when you are together. Even though somebody else has already waved for the bus to stop you have to wave too; preferably even more than that other person.
- Finns can't pronounce the word "widgets"
On the main screen of my new Nokia N-something there is a link: 'No cal. entries for today'. This feature has excited me so much that I've been bragging to my friends that my new phone is so incredibly cool that it has its own calorie counter.
-"Loosing weight before the wedding will be an easy task from now on! The Nokia S60s are superior."
Now, what I didn't tell my friends was that the calorie entry link seemed to be broken. It lead me straight to the calendar! I complained to my fiancé who kindly and carefully suggested that the problem might just be that "cal." actually stands for "calendar" rather than "calorie".
Now, how silly is that?!
Monday, June 4, 2007
1. The Lie/Love detector
The "Truthful Calls" service uses a voice analysis system by Israeli company Nemesysco that functions as an emotion detector, assessing the level of honesty of the person you're calling.
2. Call yourself in the future
From Web services company CDyne, a Web-based app that allows you to call yourself in the future. Really!
3. Ghost detector
TV show tie-ins are becoming a frequent excuse for mobile apps. Mobile content development company Wiretown (started, appropriately, by two men with TV broadcasting backgrounds) have developed a paranormal detector for cellphones.
4. Car alarm
The "Silent-I" system not only sends an SMS to the car's own
5. Spy phones
An ordinary-looking mobile phone that actually doubles as an eavesdropping device
6. Halal verification service
An SMS-based service in Malaysia that allows Muslims to conform the halal status (which is to say "permissible" under Islamic law) of products.
7. Liquid wallpaper
Technically more of a user-interface feature than an app, but still innovative: the N702iS handset (developed by NEC, NTT DoCoMo and Japanese design company Nendo) comes with sensor-driven wallpaper that makes the screen look like a glass of liquid.
8. Send SMS messages and emoticons to your clothes
Uranium-Jeans has a line of "interactive clothing" that comes with embedded flexible micro screens that display images and scrolling text messages that can either be downloaded from Uranium's Web site or sent by SMS.
9. Camera dictionary
Camera Dictionary is a software app that allows users to scan English words using their camera phones and translate them to Japanese.
10. Mobile breathalyzer
Not sure if you or your driver has had one too many martinis? Use your mobile phone to check his or her alcohol level via a breath analyzer connected to the handset.
And a favortie future ap:
Ghost in the cell
Professor Kim Jong-hwan of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology wants to take the "genie in a bottle" concept and bring it to the mobile phone in the form of a software robot.
The "robot" would be something like a 3D avatar that would adjust itself to the characteristics of the cell phone owner.
När jag var liten kunde jag trolla.
Jag kunde göra underverk, läka sår och
gå på vattnet, färdas obegränsat i tid
och rum, jag hade makt att förvandla
världen eller skapa en ny.
När jag var liten kunde jag trolla.
Det var innan de lärde mig att jag
Den påminner mig om hur tiden och vuxenheten har en tendens att förvandla de mest kreativa och levnadsglada små själar till gråa, trista, menlösa medborgare.