April 3rd, 2007 - 6:01pm MST (-0700)

They say true patriotism only shows itself when being somewhere else, and I can certainly affirm that thought. I've never been patriotic to my home country or even typically Swedish - I cheered for the hockey team when they won the Olympics last time around, but that's about it. The flag or anything else remotely connected to Sweden haven't really meant much to me until now.

The single fact that I have a Swedish flag in my room should be enough to prove my point, but I'm also starting to get a bit sentimental about pretty much any other Swedish things here. There's a type of candy called "Swedish Fish", and I bought a bag of them just because of the name. The thought of Swedish meat balls sound much more appealing than any other kind of meat balls, though I have yet to make them. I have the recipe and everything, but as long as I don't have any lingonberry jam, I'm not going to have any meat balls.

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Naked Brothers' Band
March 24th, 2007 - 1:22am MST (-0700)

Have any of you heard of a movie for kids - and a TV-show - named "The Naked Brothers' Band"? I saw the movie on Nickelodeon the other day, and I have to tell you; the awesomeness of this film was the highlight of the weekend. How this fantastic piece of brilliance has eluded the rest of the world is beyond me.

No, no, don't get me wrong. I'm not being sarcastic and I'm well aware of the fact that it's intended for people like Brendan, aged 6, who was watching it with me. And I haven't regressed, either; I just think I viewed it from a different perspective than my young friend.

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