Daily Archives: January 5, 2009

Crazy Swedes…early 2009 edition.

I read the Swedish news every day because you’re sure to find something interesting there.

Case in point.  In what world would you expect to see this quote:

“Fortunately there were no outbreaks of actual violence, but the atmosphere was dramatic to say the least…”

associated with this headline?:

Birdwatchers flock to Stockholm for rare sparrow sighting.”

Pure gold.


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Back from the holidays

Ok, I’m refreshed and ready to begin a new year of blogging.  Things are going to be a little hectic this year as I’m finally going to try to quit screwing around and finally finish my M.A..  I’ve got five classes to go and am registered for two right now.  Of course, I could have a bit better timing since I’m also gunning for a new job and getting involved in some additional training.

Oh…and I’ve decided to get back to practicing my Swedish and yoga (not related activities).

This may sound like a bit of ‘New Year’s Resolution Mania’ but really, the position of the Earth around the Sun has little to do with it.  Everything just seemed to fal into place NO W.

The holidays were quite nice with the exception of a broken furnace and the collateral damage of frozen/burst pipes but USAA proved yet again why they set the standard for customer service, good products and reasonable rates and reduced the incident to a minor annoyance (Suck it Verizon, Wachovia and Capital One!).

So, I’m expecting a few light posts over the short term since I just can’t muster up any interest in this Israeli/Palestinian thing  except to say that the widespread stupidity I’m seeing is making me feel better about America.  Yeah, sure we make mistakes.  And sometimes we’re not the good guy.  But we rarely make the same mistake over and over for sixty years.

I’m holding out an increasingly dim hope for Afghanistan over the coming year.  I’m determined to be optimistic that we can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat (which we earlier snatched out of the jaws of victory).