May I take your order?
May 28th, 2007 - 9:05pm MST (-0700)

I'm going back to Sweden in less than a week (it's going to be fun, though admittedly a bit weird), so the Desert Drifter will again be Iceberg Drifter for a couple of weeks. I'm not entirely sure exactly how long it will be before I'm back, yet.

In the meantime, I'm taking orders for stuff to bring back. Popcorn dripping in butter, pre-flavored oatmeal, 43053740394 different kinds of donuts, big-ass ice-cream boxes, giant jars of fruit in syrup, caffeine-crammed soda and other things I'll undoubtedly miss are already packed.

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Patriotism
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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