So now this shows up on the neighborhood forum:
“Idag på em var hela familjen och lekte i lekparken, sonen hade sin gula fotboll med sig och efter att ha lekt runt lite i parken ser vi plötsligt att bollen är borta, den försvann nästan mitt framför oss. Efter att ha letat en bra stund i parken och runtomkring gick vi alla hem, ledsna för att någon tagit min sons boll. Så om ni ser en gul fotboll någonstans kan ni väl säga till.”
“This afternoon, our whole family played in the park, our son had his yellow soccer ball with him and after he played a while in the park, we suddenly realized that the ball was gone, it disappeared almost right in front of us. After looking for quite a while in the park and the surrounding area, we went home, sad because someone took my son’s ball. So if you see a yellow soccer ball somewhere, please let us know.”
Now you know what I am very tempted to post in response to the above.
MAYBE THE FOX ATE IT!
(Thank you, if I didn’t share that thought here, I might have actually had to post that and caused a neighborhood war.)
Last night, my husband and I went to a restaurant called “I Love Bibimbap.” That’s the name of the restaurant. It’s never made any sense to me. Also, I think a few years ago it was called “U Love Bibimbap.” I guess that could have been seen as false advertising so they changed it? Either way, it’s a very strange name for a restaurant.
We also have reservations soon for a restaurant called “Surfers.” Yes, Surfers. In Stockholm, Sweden. And the food is Asian, not even seafood.
This got me thinking about other odd names for Stockholm restaurants that bother me. These are all real restaurants in Stockholm:
Pugsly’s Coffee Shop
Toss the Salad
Today is Fat Tuesday. In Sweden, this is known as the day when we EAT ALL THE SEMLA!
What is a semla?
It’s pastry awesomeness. That’s all you need to know.
I actually have to get to a bakery early today to make sure I get enough for our family. Last year I went at 4pm and there was a line a block down the street for the bakery I like to buy mine from. In fact, this bakery made headlines this year because they are selling a special gold semla “covered in edible gold” for 995 SEK (around $120), though we will stick to the regular semlor which costs around 40 SEK (just under $5).
To understand how awesome a semla is, you just need to know that King Adolf Fredrik of Sweden died from eating too many in 1771, and most of us think that must be a great way to go!
I leave you with semla photos. I will be in a semla coma this evening.
I had a headache last night and ended up making a rather boring pasta meal for my kids and their friends. I was afraid they might not eat it, but when I came back into the kitchen, the plates were fairly clear.
I was happy until they left and I went to close the kitchen window…. where there were spaghetti noodles hanging down from the windowsill.
I’m fairly sure it wasn’t my own kids as they’ve never tried that one before. So I have to give credit to our guests. I may have to try this method the next time I’m served raw herring at someone’s house.
We’re currently in Boston for the first time. As I’m scheduling this before we leave, I have nothing real to write about the place yet other than I’m hoping we are able to understand people better than we did in Dublin and we are hoping to gain 5 lbs each with good food.Plans for Boston: Day 1: Eat, sleepDay 2: Eat, M.I.T., Eat, Snack, Nap, Eat, SleepDay 3: Eat, park, Eat, look at old boats, Eat, Dessert, SleepDay 4: Eat, boat, Eat, park, take picture of old building, Eat, Dessert SleepAs you can see, I think I’ve planned a very satisfying and exciting vacation to Boston. I just hope I don’t miss any opportunities to eat.
Got a little disturbed today at work. Part of my job is looking up food tech companies. Today I found one called “The Soylent Corporation.” I’m not kidding. It’s in Forbes and CrunchBase as a real company.
“…creating an engineered staple food designed to solve food quality and shortage.”
I think we all know what the “engineered staple food” is. Yep, that will solve food shortage all right.