My anxiety is rising. I was in a good mood earlier today, and I plan on feeling okay tomorrow... The thing is that as the holiday season starts, I am catching ripples of anxiety - like waves of salt hitting my face, suddenly so that I don't have time to close my mouth. I sputter… Continue reading Being a Nothing-of-Consequence
Over the weekend of July 13-15, I FINALLY got to go back to my happy place - Sandhamn. Really the island itself is called Sandö, Sandhamn is the main harbor area on one side... But I digress. This time, instead of just me an Svea, we had a full house! Hubs and I met an… Continue reading Revisiting Sandhamn
I stated at one point, in a very privileged manner, on my 'About Emma' page that "My blog contains some entries that have to do with my travels – but not much. This is not a travel blog. It’s probably because I have had my own fair share of travel, and though there are still… Continue reading Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Ever wonder about who or what may have influenced your point of view/ideologies without you realizing it? Ever come across a piece of music or a video clip as an adult that you used to listen to/watch as a child - the themes likely going over your head at the time, but now, as an… Continue reading Merry Christmas Karl-Bertil
I have a note to myself that indicates I should remember that I wanted to write about that time a car came through a window of an establishment, narrowly missing me - as my next blog post returning from Reblogging Rae for the past two weeks. Instead, it seems crass at the moment to write… Continue reading The feels… They hurt: Stockholm
Post #7 for my recycled posts series - this one is from March 2015. All new pictures added 🙂 Summertime in Sweden meant that the sun wouldn’t set, the weather would warm just enough to warrant swimming and apparel of tube tops and shorts… but rarely did it get too hot. Summertime also meant that… Continue reading Reblogging Emma: Svea’s Summer House in Sandhamn
OH GOSH You guys! This turned out super long... apologies... I'd split it into two posts... but... eh... LOL (Also - Warning, some explicit conversation towards the end of this piece.)... The other night, my husband brought me home a three disc set of classic musicals - it included West Side Story, Fiddler on the… Continue reading ‘Golden Age of Movies’ or Emma’s fave films over the years
I swayed slightly as I stood up from the kitchen table. I was finished tormenting Felix in his inebriated state and felt it time to move on to another party activity. We had been grouped mostly in the kitchen mixing drinks and retching over the taste of the Punsch I had gotten from my father… Continue reading How Drunk ARE You?
You guys... I swear I've been trying to write something for at least an hour... But...Youtube. Goddammit, youtube! I was drawing a blank on what to write and was playing around on the net,as you do, when I suddenly remembered Svea suggested last week that I needed to check out "Volbeat." A Danish rock band… Continue reading Volbeat
The problem with asking your best friends for ideas for your blog is that they will invariably bring up that they still laugh when you write BJJ - for it's resemblance to the acronym "BJ" - and then suggest that that you write something vulgar. Well, that's my best friends for you anyway. So, no,… Continue reading Well, Hello Sailor
I mentioned Dane in passing during a conversation last night. I was discussing about what an ass I can be to my friends – in love… I’m an ass that acts out out of love… Haha. If I flick my middle finger at you, or call you dumb or any other derogatory term to your… Continue reading A really small gang
So, over the weekend I found out some information about my life, my family, etc that was a bit of a shock if I'm honest. Of course my first instinct was "OH MY GOD - I HAVE TO WRITE THIS ON MY BLOG." But of course, I knew I'd have to restrain myself from that.… Continue reading Movie of our life
**Not for youth audiences again please** Look, I know putting that^^ little notice won’t stop any young people from reading these posts if they want to. May even peak their interest… So if any youth actually read these posts regardless of my request, I hope that you are at least taking a lesson or two… Continue reading Followup to “That One Night”
I don’t know if it’s the insomnia i've had over the past few days, or simply the fact that I’ve been looking at and listening to other languages a lot this weekend. I have been listening to my Swedish music and reading a book in Swedish… and I also decided to start learning Estonian, so… Continue reading Word F***ery
A couple days ago, Maja posted a couple of old pics on facebook she found of herself, Svea, and me. I am about to share one of myself that absolutely proves I was the epitome of cool perhaps not a complete dork back in the early 2000s. Last year she posted another pic from this… Continue reading So Cool, eller?
**Back on topic for my BFF Memory posts 🙂 ** In 1998, Ethiopia and Eritrea went to war. Many of the diplomat kids and families were shuttled out of the country within the year - with only essential personnel remaining behind. This meant that my dad stayed behind as me, my sisters, and my mum… Continue reading Svea Memory #1