Staff meetings and we are getting photos taken for the new login cards for the medical record system – called SITHs cards :)
My most memorable outdoor experience this year was in summer Lübeck though, when after 15 mins my partner realised I was lying in nettles.
To all of you saying may 1st is too cold I can say that this year I opened the season in Easter. Get on my level.
@standupmackan It’s not so dark that you can’t see your partner but dark enough to conceal you from the strangers.
Don’t remember where I got that catchy slogan from, so don’t know who to cred :/
Did you know that May 1st is the ”official” intl outdoor sex day?
Workers of the world unite
Outdoor fucking starts tonight!
My best outdoor sex time is around August. It’s already dark at nights but it’s still warm.
Of course we compensate by having beautiful light summer nights. The light makes outdoor sex more complicated though.
Last week sun was up at 7:55 and down at 15:11. This week it’s up at 8:10 and down at 15:00. Almost a month to go until the turnaround.
I like the way you’re thinking but sadly – no. RT @diverdutch: The big question is, were you served breakfast in bed?”
My company this morning was like ”can I selfserve me some breakfast?”. Nice dating people who can take care of themselves while I’m a zombie
Love how menstrual cups are becoming a mainstream thing here. 8 yrs ago you had to order online, now many pharmacies are carrying m cups!
I love how my period started this Monday. Like ”Oh, you are having a very special week? Very special weeks are so my thing, count me in!”
My top one best Swedish movie title that works much better in English: The Seventh Seal
It’s weird when your feed is filled with ppl telling @Canada to be more like you.
@Moyeszka I’m sorry I wanted to go through mentions and reply later ;_;
Ppl who feel reasonably well get more health care. Ppl who feel worse get less. No one wants complicated patients without money :/
Correct me if wrong but there’s also been socioeconomic consequences of allowing private run companies into public health care some yrs ago.
Records lost. Records not written. Referrals promised but not written. Lab results not sent. 8 month of wait between diagnosis and help.
I have never tried to get mental health care myself (went in therapy for uni though) but I have been a Pain Patient. That SUCKED.
Once you’re getting the help you need it’s usually (not akways) good. But getting there can be a random maze of referrals.
@Winterbay_ Yup. A miracle it lasted so long!
Not to hate on doctors but ppl often end up with only treatment being a low dose of SSRI, and the prescriptions can get prolonged for yrs.
@Winterbay_ YES! We had to retire it a month ago tho :(
If its a mild depression you are supposed to be treated at the primary care. Otherwise be referred to a psychiatric clinic.
If you have a depressive episode you’re normally supposed to go to primary care, get assessed by a medical doctor.
Every primary care facility is supposed to have a psychologist. It’s eeeeeeeeehhhhhhhh well its a nice _idea_.
While mental illness is supposed to be covered by public health care I wouldn’t dare to say it works so well all the time.
Anyway mental health.
@Winterbay_ Promendaorquestern and I’m in Baletten Paletten
@JennieGyllblad Oh pretty but so not my type :D
@JennieGyllblad Min engelska autocorrect är blöööh
@JennieGyllblad Oh, damp, I’m a bishounen fangirla type. Young and lean and pretty!
@andrewjbrooks1 It’s rising faster in younger ppl in Sweden atm though :(
@JennieGyllblad Draw a sexy guy!!!!! I love pretty pictures of hot guys!!!!!!
Some ppl r saying ”we had to work shit jobs when we were young” but back then even the shit jobs were secure, and 30 yrolds aren’t young.
Sorry for the old ppl tweet, was all wrong out of context.
@judycopywriter I know, will adress when I have time to continue
@ElleHa After I posted I realised that that would sound off out of context and will correct it next time I have more than two mins, promise.
Brb will strip backwards.
Many privately run health care facilities have a contract with the public heath care system so they are tax financed really.
Mental health care is included in public health care. There are also private practices, or private clinics.
Also, of course, I think ppl are seeking help more this days. And more assessments are made.
An explanation I prefer is that my gen has much less security in jobs and living arrangements.
Numbers of ppl with mental illness (mostly depression and anxiety I think) are growing :/ Old ppls explanation is that we are spoiled brats.
I also think that it’s more natural for Sw born in 1980-90s to talk about mental illness bcs we have different approach to what is private.
Oh btw. I know this is a sensitive subject and since I don’t use English often I can accidentally use hurtful words. Plz correct me.
The new openness is quite often attributed to Sweden being influenced by the USA and how counseling is in many TV shows like The Sopranos.
It has slowly become more acceptable to go in therapy and openly admit you have some kind of mental problem.
Just as much as in any western society, mental health is not something you openly talk about in Sweden.
I have time to kill. Should I talk some able mental health or will everyone unfollowing me for spamming?
Tech student teaches broadway style jazz dance: ”your left arm is the Y axis, your right arm is the X axis, and your leg is f(x)=y!” :D
Tonight: attend my student orchestra’s dance practice, be obnoxious, explain a reversed striptease routine, take a guy home.
@kristinaingrid Rätt ska va rätt!
In my student orchestra we often ask new people to point in the direction of @Canada they are usually pretty bad.
@davidcruz121 What do you mean?
Welcome @Canada! We can have our own Countries Famous For Being A Socialist/Liberal/Nice Heaven On Twitter club!
>In the morning he meets the mother in the kitchen. She offers him coffee, saying ”please”. Spelled ”varsågod” pronounced ”was she good” lol
>The American finds this unusually open minded since it’s her mother’s house and they are not married. But okay, when in Rome…>
My fav Swedish sex story. An American and his Swedish gf visit her mother and, and she offers them a room w only one bed.>
”Sextysex!” @snellinkM: haha we, exchange students, always giggled when 6 (or even worse: 66) was said in class.
@Lawbend What’s that?
Another reasonable use of a penis, besides pleasure giving RT @mr_maffia: glorified pee hose
@ElleHa Read in a book :)
@drdelusional Yes :)
Speaking of sex. It means 6 in Swedish. I was 12 when I came to Sweden and it was SO EMBARRASSING learning to count with a teacher listening
@kaxkatten Evens out the karma.
@kaxkatten We actually plan to pre party by gym then drinks :)
@RichardJohn And you are like the guy in the back who’s hella cool now but will never get a job.
@laguiri Oh I’d be so featured! Ofcourse! :)
@neptunon Well of course! All letters to employers must be in comic sans!
Ok lecture over for now. Work!
8. Learn to show what feels good for you. Women usually are taught to scream and moan, but EVERYONE should communicate pleasure well!
Same goes for eating pussy. And caressing the whole body.
7. My best advice for getting good at fellatio is to love cock. Once you got that covered geting good is a no-brainer.
It’s often seen as more okay to have ”go to IKEA” as a weekend plan than to stay at home and get laid. I say that’s just stupid.
6. Have as much sex as you want. In most societies it’s not really ok to plan sex or prioritize sex. Ignore that. Sex away!
5. Have as little sex as you want. It’s okay not to be very interested. Drop the idea of everyone wanting sex.
4. View the vulva/vagina as a body part that brings pleasure and not a holy grail or a trophy.
3. View the penises as a body part that brings pleasure. Not a weapon or a tool.
2. Abandon the whole idea of dividing thongs into foreplay and sex. See all sexual interaction as sex.
Often people abandon what feels good bcs they rush for orgasm or try to fit an idea of what sex is.
1. Focus more on pleasure than checking an achievement box (orgasm, PIV-sex, etc). What feels good hee and now? Do more of it!
If I were to give sex tips for better sex in your life… and I will.
@Linus2punkt0 I know! And many people assume we talked about sex a lot.
Swedish health care professionals learn very little about sex. So they often don’t know how to bring it up, and the pats are too shy too.
When studying to become a psychologist we hardly ever talked about sex. 8 hrs of lectures in 5 yrs.
People often ask me what I even study when I study sexology. ”Sex is everywhere” yet people are not used to think about what sexuality is.
That view excludes both asexual ppl and those who just don’t find sex to be so much fun, and also ppl like me who prioritize sex.
Everyone is assumed to be interested in sex, but sex is supposed to just happen somehow.
And it’s still intriguing how there is simultaneously so much and so little sex in the media. It’s always on a very superficial level.
Still an interesting subject though. I have always been intrigued by how sexuality spans across so many disciplines and areas of life.
Gah I promised to write about sex, but this week looks unusually quiet in terms of fun sex I can tweet about.
@RufusVictorious I know.
RT @Netherlanders: YOU WANTED HOMEWORK TWEETS SO YOU GOT HOMEWORK TWEETS AND I’M NOT HEARING ANYMORE COMPLAINTS
The time of the year when your manager reminds everyone to notify if they are attending the Christmas dinner. http://t.co/8yhGutUCaw
@MrPSB Hey I told you I was gonna talk about sex :)
@smiffy Quite often a long period of infection that makes the area super sensitive. Also often unknown.
@ingvarisbjorn I know! That’s the part that’s most difficult for me to learn too, as a non native speaker
Ok the vulvodynia awareness ten minutes are over. Now – work.
>before they finally found someone who could help. So if you suffer from vulvodynia – don’t give up!
It usually takes time to get diagnosis and treatment, bcs there are no visible signs. Many ppl w vulvodynia have met several dictors>
Of course as with all pain problems vulvodynia can lead to tension, anxiety etc.
There is no one single reason why you develop vulvodynia. Some possibilities: repeated yeast infections, history of painful sex.
Vulvodynia is often seen as a sexual problem. However ppl w vulvodynia can have to give up bike riding, wearing jeans, or using tampons.
Some ppl only feel pain at touch or during PIV-sex. Some however feel pain pretty much constantly, touch or no touch.
For some people only a small part of the vulva is affected (usually the vaginal opening), for some it’s the whole vulva :(
The pain can feel different. Many ppl w vulvodynia feel burning pain. But it can also feel like stabbing och itchy pain.
Fingers, not gingers. But actually, applying ginger to your sex gives a pretty good idea of how vulvodynia feels!
Vulvodynia is a pain in the vulva when there are no obvious reasons, like an infection. Sometimes a reddening can be observed but not always
The vagina is actually the inner tube part where you can put things like tampons, gingers and penises. Vulva is the outer part.
Vulvodynia literally means pain in vulva. ”Vulva” is what most people would draw when asked to draw a vagina. A common misconception.
Let’s have a vulvodynia awareness ten minutes! Vulvodynia affects many people with vulva, still seen as an unusual condition :(
@FloydBurney Actually not. I think also I’ve heard that we produce enough to cover our domestic market. Illegal though.
@LouiseHedlund O know about both, both are bad, but it’s not actually being in a war as a country.
One of my least favourite parts of waking up is leaving a warm wonderful person in the bed. Not fair!
@niklasorrenius Precis, tack.
@isobelsverkstad <3 Känner du till nåt bra att länka till på ämnet? På engelska eller så.
@JanaJansone It’s my single most favourite thing about Latvia…. and the rye bread… really love the food, always happy to return.
Hi Latvia!!!!!!! http://t.co/gnWtmY2pTK
@MissN19 Yes :)
Off to partner to shower, drink tea, watch Princess Tutu, and sleep. And, according to him, eat soup. Also get laid.
@maostlund Self-experienced definitely. Have also seen stuff backing the Sweden-Finland diff now in light of recent events
@KristofferLof Yes. And it was not deeper rooted than to disappear for my generation.
@KristofferLof war as a part of people’s living memory and a fetisch on one side and Sweden on the other.
@KristofferLof I’m not trying to win either. I’m just trying to convey, apparently not completely successfuly the difference btw
@KristofferLof As decor?
@MidOffPrints We are teaching foxtrot.
Yes Sweden was worried during the Cold War. STILL a different awareness of war compared to say, Finland.
The village was called Krasnoarmeyskaya bow, Red Army Village.
To ppl who say Sw has been militarised recently: I knew where the turn to my childhood village was because there was a tank at the crossing.
Normally tuesday nights are date nights with one of my partners. But he’s away anyway so dance classes w another is a perfect alternative!
@agritabikavina With a bit of Kuban cosack to mix up the europeaness :)
@KymriskaDraken Thank you. I think the blouse is from the 70′s
@McWolfe Tackar :)
@KristofferLof Yeah, Swedes my age are too young. Older Swedes can relate more.
@tash_wynarczyk Thank you!
@PrettyBoringMan Oh can you tell me mote?
@AntiProfessor Thank you
@ormiga Thank you! :)
@greenejeans73 Thank you. Mom had a stroke of genius and sent me to private English classes when I was six.
@_Driezzz I totally get you. Still I understand how you’d want to stay out of a war.
@agritabikavina Thank you! To me being a Latvian Russian is not really exotic as I grew up with them :)
@Xhakhal Tack! Har gjort det förut. Kan egentligen inte dansa foxtrot
@staffanbetner På hemsidan, antar jag.
@battlefieldidea Thank you!
@_Driezzz Yep. And benefitted from not being bombed to pieces later.
Now off to teach Stockholm Uni students to dance foxtrot for the Lucia ball! http://t.co/c97nAzUWoM
@axelthorpe Thank you! I really understand how that was A LOT though
@Sthlmkultur It’s just… its not just MORE in Russian culture. It’s different too. It’s not a game the same way.
@Sthlmkultur I have. I am aware of what Sweden and Swedish gendered childhoods look like.
@Sthlmkultur It’s not NEARLY as big part of Swedish boyhood I believe.
To demonstrate that the lecture on War and Swedes is over – here’s what I’m wearing today. http://t.co/ih0E3lTatn
I love how Swedish men are not raised to become soldiers. I love how there is no cult of violence as in my culture of origin.
Sometimes I think it leads to Swedes being inconsiderate. But much more it makes Swedes wonderful peaceful nice people.
Like when you are depressed and someone tells you to cheer up and gives you a flower. Bcs the person can’t grasp the hell of depression.
Do you know what I mean? When someone is so naive and pure they simply can’t grasp the cruelty of the world that hits others.
@coyoteze That wasn’t subtle.
Not all SwSws always but often enough I have seen them almost appearing to lack empathy w ppl w war exp bcs the concept is too foreign.
It’s hard to explain to explain the absence of war awareness in the Swedish as a people. But I can really feel it.
@mundojotape Still really unusual, especially being so close to where WWII was happening
@coyoteze You don’t need to inform people you are unfollowing, you know.
Sweden has not been in war for 200 years. It’s pretty unique. It really sets Sweden and Swede-Swedes apart.
To me, the Russian me, war is something you think about. I often think about my profession and skills not being useful in war situations.
Lovingly and jokingly of course, but still.
Had I been a boy they would have motivated me to eat my oatmeal because I’d have to grow up strong to be a soldier.
Talk about Afghanistan war on the glasnost TV. Afghanistan veterans in the streets.
My maternal grandmother blames her bad nerves on her mother being pregnant with her during the battle of Stalingrad.
My father’s grandmother told me stories of the Germans occupation and her husband who was the first in the region to be killed.
Signs in stores that veterans of the great patriotic war did not have to queue (the famous soviet lines!)
Wat was in books I had. Monuments a natural part of the urban landscape. Songs, films, pathos.
Growing up Russian war was always somehow present, always a possibility, a reality. Even though I’ve never been in a war situation.
One thing about Sweden that is nearly tangeable to me bcs of Russian background is the absence of war.
@adrianartn Coffee and alcohol! (Seriously tho, I will write more later :)
I really hope that Sweden changes the course and builds a more including society on the foundation of the Sweden that I love.
But I also assume that this openness does not apply to people of color as much as fair skinned people.
Even though the political changes now worry me a lot I still see this trust and togetherness in the everyday details.
To me Sweden feels very much like a country made by the people for the people. I love it.
There are often places where you can bring your own food at museums and such. The churches are simple.
There is a sense of community. Parks are not there to be fancy but to be places for people to hang out.
In Sweden you can sit on the grass in parks. You can self-serve coffee. They trust you to take care, be considerate, pay for yourself.
In Sweden you were trusted to take care of your environment and use good judgement.
That naiveté, trust and peacefulness is very Swedish to me now. That’s what I love about Sweden.
I came from a post-soviet Latvia and the economic collapse and raised crime that followed.
It was completely unreal to me that a country’s prime mimister could go to the movies with wife and then just take a stroll.
@ormiga Yes as a part in the occupation
During our first months here it was 10 years since Olof Palme was shot. Swedish Radio’s Russian broadcasts spoke about that a lot.
Anyhow. Mom and I moved to Sweden on Christmas 1995.
Are more European. Not ate. I have such a hard time proof reading on a screen.
Also Russians of course picked up the more European ways of the Estonians, Latvians and Lithuaninans.
I think it’s be leva use of the specific demographic, those moved to the Baltics were well educated and moved in to cities.
As for difference between Baltic-Russians and Russia-Russians I’d say it’s… well generalising much but BRs ate more European?
I learned Latvian in grades 2-6 (then I moved) and understand it ok but can’t speak.
@prstskrzkrk I mean the Russians who ended up outside of Russia and don’t see Russia as their country.
In the USSR era Latvia had Latvia and Russian schools. Russians learned Latvian but didn’t really speak since Russian was hegemonic.
Ok some more details since people ask.
I think with the Ua situation it’s become really obvious there are many non-Russia-Russians like me now.
Being Baltic-Russian is quite different from being Russia-Russian. But Russian is still my first language, I’m still Russian.
I have no real relation to Russia as a country. I have relatives there but that’s all really.
I spent my childhood in Latvia but I was at my dad’s during summers. I have however never lived in Russia.
Anyway, when the USSR collapsed my parents didn’t live in the same country anymore.
Dad moved back home to Kuban when he graduated from university.
Dad comes from the Kuban region in southern Russia. Where the Olympics were. Anyone from Krasnoarmeyskaya/Poltavskaya?
When I was three mom and a I moved to her family in Latvia. It was still the same country back then.
My parents met in Leningrad though, when they were university students. I was born 1984.
To Latvia obviously, not London.
That is how my grandfather – chem engineer – and fanily came to O lane. Anyone here from Olaine?
After WWII the USSR occupied Latvia. A way to really take control was to build factories and let Russian speakers move to London to work.
First a background on my russianness and how I would up here.
Gym time! Will write about being Russian in Sweden between the sets!
@Fondacey Yes and from my pov it does not necessarily imply blood only. Once again, I count myself as Swedish and Russian.
@Fondacey I think it is a part of it. Definitely not all.
@Fondacey Cause that might explain our difficulties with understanding each-other.
@Fondacey Wait, have you all the time thought I meant ”mixed parents” when I was talking about Swede+other
@Fondacey Yes. But Swedish+other can also be people like me, who are Swedish but we’re born in another country
@Fondacey Not having Swedish as mother tongue obvs less common among Swedes-Swedes than among Swede+other.
@grillfest No way that Canadians drink more coffee per capita.
@grillfest What happens in Canada?
@Fondacey Of course. So?
I also think that you are more inclined to choose a profession that you can practice if you move to other country when you are multicultural
I think a part of it is that you work with words as a psychologist. Not having Swedish as mother tongue might seem as liability.
As for why psych students are more Swedish-Swedish than students in med school or nurse school or dentist students…
@CllrNorthice They can’t handpick but there is structural stuff going on, of course.
@GattoGateaux How do you do it in the states?
@ormiga Yes, of course it’s different. It also depends on the problem.
@GattoGateaux A part of my job is to evaluate whether the patient needs to be referred.
@GattoGateaux Not the complex ones. We refer patients to specialised places for assessment of ADHD and such.
There is much more of a variety in backgrounds in med school, among nurses, and dentists.
I have gotten the impression that psychologists are one of the least ethnically mixed professions in Swedish health care.
@ormiga Well, assessment is more like figuring out what the problem is; the diagnosis. Therapy is treatment.
@GattoGateaux In absolutely most cases, assessment of function so that they get the help they need/a diagnosis.
Some assessing is still a part of my job, but not the focus. And I don’t work with more complex neuro assessments.
I don’t want to work with assessments though so I work part time in primary care and part time in ”lighter” psychiatry.
People generally think that what psychologists do in health care is therapy, but I believe that the most common work task is assessments.
I can show you my license next time I’m home. It’s a sheet of paper printed on a regular printer. Cost me 7 yrs and 2300 SEK
I believe mist countries have a similar system for medical doctors. You need to have a degree and a year or two of practice.
The program is 5 yes long. Then you need a year of supervised practice to get a license.
When I applied, you needed good grades/SAT _and_ a year of work experience to get in. The work exp requirement has since been removed.
Psych programmes are really popular. This year 9,5 students applied for every opening. You need good grades/SAT-ish results.
There are ten unis in Sweden atmosphere where you can study the psych programme. I studied at Sthlm Uni.
To practice you need a license and you get that by going to the psychology programme at uni which also gives you a master’s.
You can get a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology at a uni but you can’t practice with that.
Since my first pat hasn’t showed up yet I can tell you a little about how you become a psychologist in Sweden.
Here I get to work with therapy for mild disorders, but also help prople in crisis, support, assess whether the pat needs to be referred.
Today I work in a primary health care clinic. I love the job, I get to work with all kinds of people.
Now Beyoncé has informed me that I woke up flawless. Don’t feel it but who am I to argue.
@HumanHead That’s interesting, do you have a link?
@TacoTansel Thank you :)
@DocNotDoctor Survival kit!
Every time she met a new friend of mine it took them 5 mins to get to the subject of how this country runs on coffee and alcohol.
An American friend visited me a couple of years ago, in Oct or Nov. She was Alaskan though so she was well acquainted with cold and dark.
Did you know that children who are morning people get better grades in school than night owl children?
Not a morning person. http://t.co/i1rnZTdKYF
@chmod007 Many letters long words twitter short ugh
@rdzien I knooooow!!!!
@Daley_K And with only 140 chars… ;_;
Okay my favs so far
@rdzien But it’s a long word :( Also there are more ways to be multinational
@maya_papaya_86 I’ll talk about that later this week :)
@conniptions That’s largely what I’m doing by asking Twitter for help. Also tried asking myself. Didn’t help.
@maya_papaya_86 All day every day!
@gekkougas That WAS a good pun
@gekkougas Implies that multinational Swedes are not really Swedes.
@petermcgladdery Too long ;_;
@thebackpack08 Svennar och Swedes, alltså? :)
@conniptions Them whom?
@energyblazer There is a discussion going on about that and I agree there are problems with that nomenclature
@Daley_K Do you have a good idea for a more general word? Like other-Swedish?
@thebackpack08 Ahaha svenne snälla. Måste ju medge att egentligen helt rätt förslag. Men de andra då?
@butitsstupid Thought about it but not just Swedes can be ethnic Swedes as well, AND something else
In a way that is useable on Twitter. Do you guys have any ideas?
Can’t sleep bcs reasons. Am trying to figure out how to refer to ppl who are just Swedes and ppl who are Swedes and also something else.
@OmJagSomnar Jag vet ;_;
Tonight I’m sleeping alone. Which means I’m sleeping with this seal. http://t.co/aO8S3PuUON
Half past nine. Soon bedtime, I really need my sleep in wintertime. But first take those goddammit pics time.
@JamesTPorter Uh don’t really know but rtd :)
@kribbemannen I guess my landlord reasons ”it’s not even below freezing point outside, why turn up the heat”
@Ihana_Talvi Haha no just a cold place thing
Typical Swedish problem: you want to take nude pics for a partner who’s away for work, but it’s really cold in your appt.
@Silopjah Just i denna väldigt tydligt specificerade kontext räknas varken du eller jag som svenskar.
@Sally_Mode Thank you! :)
BEYONCÉ [Platinum Edition] on Spotify! I know you care.
@angrysmiley Oh but I’m sure you’re easily understood in your pun of Sweden!
@alexiskienlen I really like it too, annoyed me though since Swedish isn’t even my native language
Why can’t I just speak Swedish with a Swedish accent and have a cool Bond Babe Russian accent in English?! ;_;
The most annoying part about the Swedish accent thing… I STILL speak Sw with an accent. However I have picked up Sw accent in English ;_;
@clynn0 Jusstja! När jag fick lära omg mig att säga lunsh inte lunch.
@oniklasg I know, mixed that up while fighting wit autocorrect ><
@djaffaz Yes. However, there is a massive difference to being influenced and having a culture as your own.
@JonasInde Bara kollar – vilka upplever du exkluderas och från vad?
Anyhow now I’m home and this is what I was wearing for work. http://t.co/zMXe9JI8Sc
@JonasInde Men varför envisas svenskar med att säga jello istället för yellow då ;_;
People whose background gives them a Swedish perspective, and who did not grow up with other culture(s) than the Swedish.
Having something of an outsiders perspective, I will sometimes want to talk about people for whom Swedish is the native tongue/culture.
Oh and just to be clear on my definition of Swedes this week. https://t.co/0R2x7mE4FJ
And non-Swedes, Swedes will tell YOU that their English is so-so. Then they go home and brag to each-other.
Then they tell this story about how once a native speaker totally thought they were a native speaker. Naaaaaw!
It’s very charming, the Swedes say. They wish they spoke with a Swedish accent as well, but alas they speak soon keep natives.
I’ve had many Swedes in my generation talk fondly about how ppl fr other countries have accents when they speak English.
And as many of you pointed out – the difference vet weet v and w is hard to handle for a Svede.
Swedes can say pizza bcs it’s a ts sound, not a z. They do eat ghnokhi like all the time. The can say nyo-chi but they just won’t.
Also Swedes do something weird and sift to their L:s that I can’t even explain in writing. It makes a Swede saying ”Elvis” super funny.
For some reason though, they make an exception out of ”yellow”, and call it ”jello”.
Next. Swedes can’t pronounce j as in juice or John either. It’s all Yohn Lennon with them. And Yames Yoyce. And yealousy.
Ssssebra. I try to explain the absurdity to my Swedish friends but they just don’t get it. English is full of z:s, och.
@shmeeli I know right!
When I moved here they taught me the alphabet. ”This is Säta” my teacher said and pointed at a Z. ”Säta as in ssssebra”.
Swedes can not pronounce the letter Z. They pronounce it like an s.
Swedes claim they can speak English like natives speakers. That’s cute.
Ok now I’ll tell you about them Swedes. This week, when I say ”Swedes” I will mean people that are Swedish only, not Sw+other nationality.
Subway/commuter trains run mostly of time, however we have the annual OMG!LEAVES and OMG!SNOW thing going on. Apparently today it’s leaves.
Subway late bcs slippery leaves on tracks. I suppose earlier curators have told you all about it.
Time to go home. The star and the ghost on my coat are reflectors. I have a strap on my ankle too. It’s dark outside! http://t.co/aMNOWkxrfb
Group went well, we laughed far more than expected :) Ok one more patient then I rant about how Swedes speak.
@mlowdi How much electricity is there in the world?
@defsmith As a professional I know how much it means when people close to you don’t ask these kids of questions.
Also I’m not monogamous and I will treat it like it’s no big deal. Because it isn’t. No interest in discussing nonmonogamy in general.
There are a couple of subjects that I will not discuss this week. Assange and Russian politics/current situation and my view on it.
@defsmith I don’t think my mom has ever considered that maybe I can’t have children :/
@Jatz_Wilson Thank you… and I’m just getting started.
He kicked me…
Now I’ll prepare a group therapy session about emotions. Today it’s sorrow and worry!
The Talk went fine. Mom said she wanted grandchildren and a son in law (or two, tops). I told her that if she wants it she can go and get it
And this is the very day when my mother suddenly decided to have the when are you getting babies and married-talk.
Off to lunch! http://t.co/mxYg3RzITU
@LOQuent Yeah, or any kind of sexual/relationship issues
@LOQuent Depends. Most of us have a professional to begin with, like nurse or counselor
But this week I will be working mon-fri in Stockholm. Today – in a clinic specialising in depressions and anxiety disorders.
For sexology, I have to go to Malmö. I take the night train down, study all day and take the evening train back to Sthlm.
I have two jobs, an ordinary week I work 3 or 4 days because I also work on my second master’s degree. In sexology.
Now – write medical record and then it’s my turn to talk about my mom. Cause I’m having lunch with mom.
@ireland Hello Ireland! Greetings from a fellow northern country with awful weather!
@Netherlanders Wide awake!
Thank you for your warm welcome, everyone! I will now try to figure out how this account works before meeting my first client for today :)
Topics likely to be covered this week include psych, sex, being Russian in Sweden, my clothes, student orchestras and seals.
I’m a 30 yo psychologist, I live in Sthlm and I’m currently on my way to work from a doctor’s appointment.