Thursday, January 3, 2013

Observations from the Window 1.3.1

The first new post of year four is going to be something a little different for me. I'm going to respond to a few suggestions, comments, and reminders from the past few days.

A friend of mine reminded me that if this is the start of the fourth year of this blog it's also the start of my fourth year in the Village. I hadn't even thought of that but it's very true. It's also a little hard to admit but I think I feel more at home here now than I do in the mountains and that is something I didn't think I would ever say. I still think of my dad's as home though, that is until I plant myself in that apartment in Paris.

Lately I've been told that sometimes I'm a bit too harsh in my comments, something that I think was intended as much for me personally as for my writing. To be honest for the most part I've always been that way but as I got older I also realized that anything else was totally a waste of your time and mine. I don't see my ever changing that opinion.

Someone recently mentioned that I don't write about personal things very often. My answer to that was that if there was a story to be had it was in here somewhere. There isn't much of a personal nature I haven't written about that I intend to write about, it's all in here somewhere but it might take some digging to find it. Something you are not going to find in here are bad personal relationship stories because, as Ash says, you aren't ready for them, can't handle them, just don't want to know. Also I don't plan on ever writing about my relationship with Anne Hathaway.

Finally earlier today I had a suggestion from somebody who has been reading this since I started. He left a very kind comment but than suggested I "skip the effing sports section." I would seriously consider this but I'm not quite sure what if anything Swedes know about sports so I'll just have to shrug it off as a well meaning but totally off suggestion.

Sarcasm, than again maybe it isn't.


  1. Maby i was a little harsh on my sports comment. Sorry :-) I do not understand the internals of baseball or american football (football? hand-egg would be a proper name..) so it gets a bit boring for me to read. yep, i usually do not read those posts, just skims them through. Hockey i know, though i am not a huge hockey fan, i watch the olympics and WC games. Speaking of hockey, think Sweden is in the finals of junior WC games now. That's something for the future, more players to not to play in the NHL :-P. It's a bit wierd that i am not more into hockey. Great players like Börje Salming, Fredrik Modin and Henrik Zetterberg all have played in my hometown team, Modin and Zetterberg even started out in the same village that i come from. Modin i knew back then when we where kids :-) (yea i am that old, don't go there...)

    Post requests, was thinking of that. I really don't know much of art. I know painters, i know photographers ofcourse, but i have not attended art school. So what i am lacking is the understanding of why i like a particular art piece. I want to know why, but i don't know what books to read about the subject. I would like that.
    Ok so i stole your blog to write my first blog post. Sorry about that :-) Have a great rest of 2013. Keep writing. I like most of what i read :-)

    1. No prob, good first post!

      Hey you weren't too harsh, I was just being a smart ass, I can't resist sometimes. How can you be from Sweden and not into hockey? Okay, okay, I'll stop. Can't be that old because I've heard of Modin, that's kewl. That must have been the golden age of Swedish hockey because Forsberg is about the same age isn't he? So now I wrote a sports post out of you're not liking sports. That's awesome.

      I have to think about the books. I have a list of documentaries that a free on Netflix too but I have to find it. I think I still have it. I really do have to write more about art because I love doing it but I sometimes get into a "writing a paper" mode and I can't shorten it. I shall try.

  2. Will be fun to read when you get to it. Forsberg is born in 73 i think and modin is 74 or 75. i think Sundin (another totally awesome player) is about the same age too, and yes there where lots of good Swedish hockey players born around that time that went over to the NHL.