@VickiJ1011 Over the Internet back in 1994. Met in person 1999. Married 6 months later. :)
@nipunad it’s there now :)
@LgHague No problem. Took me 5 yrs to understand anything.
@klicky_ ”I just want to dance!”
I found another pic I took of some graffiti at one of the subway stations. This one was small but made me laugh. http://t.co/GUa2zElrDS
@Ancestweets kebab places are cheap. Otherwise lunches are around 95kr now. Dinner can be pricey. Maybe tapas?
By the way, thought you might enjoy this picture of my first visit to Sweden Dec 1999. A Texan and the snow. http://t.co/i1sBdgLLWB
@nipunad Still not coming through. Just send it to me here. I’ll put it up. :)
@nipunad you forgot to upload the pic on the site. I just got the description.
@elisinator aww!! Thank you!
@elisinator You’re there now! :)
@nipunad I managed to load a few from before and I’ll try to add a few more I got. Or you can add yourself on the site!
@UPPastryPlate Be proud! ;)
@ohhleary Yeah! I only have one more day though! :). But I got in the news for tweeting fridges.
We need our own page for our fridges of the world, don’t you think? #fridgesoftheworld
@IanRH64 I have no idea but I’d like to be at one of those meetings.
Sometimes I wonder who has the job of coming up with the illustrations for park signs here. http://t.co/Nk2PbSckbw
@DWFreer Yes of course!
@jah_shwa Good point!
@LumpenPerro I’m sure that will happen eventually :)
@SebastianisLove It’s a gold mine ….. of socks.
@gianbardales if they did, I’d have to fill out a million forms just to get a laundry time.
If I ever have something valuable to hide, I think I’ll keep it down in the laundry room. It’s the Swedish form of Swiss bank vaults.
Glad my laundry is so safe. In fact that laundry is safer than my family in my apartment. Only takes 2 security doors to get into our place.
We have a newer laundry room with a computer time booking system. Computer won’t let you in if it’s not your time.
All residents have a special coded chip to get in the doors. There are 4 doors I have to pass with that to do my laundry.
There are 4 security points I must pass through to do my laundry in the basement of my apartment building.
We have a washing machine in our apartment but for large loads we use the shared large machines in the basement of our building.
@sarahkatenorman you just learn to dress for cold but the darkness is tough. Vitamin D, special light lamps, a trip to look forward to.
@sarahkatenorman It’s looking cold, Kate. ;)
So my husband & I switch sleep-in days on weekends and today is mine. Breakfast in bed and TV!
Good morning! 9am! Not bad for a parent on the weekend! ;)
@aymanali200142 Friday nights seem to belong to the young. :)
@Rasmus1972 Thanks! :)
@filkerdave Summer is the best. Check out the archipelago too. We have lots of boats going to lots of islands for the day.
@rasmusdotse :). My husband works for .se so that’s probably why I get it. :)
@filkerdave Also June is an excellent time to be here. Ice cream, parks and outdoor seating at all restaurants!
@filkerdave I think they’ll allow you on. ;)
I went out once in Stockholm on a Friday night. I was the oldest person on the subway. ;)
@JohanRonstrom Perfect! I’ve gone there for lunch a few times. I think I enjoy having lots of little foods to eat at one time. :)
@Hannlah 5 years until I could understand everyone, but I tend to be slow at languages.
@ormiga Family night – dinner, your lowest will be $60-70 maybe? Movies are about $15 a ticket. But summertime there are many free things.
@ormiga hmm. Cafes are ok but expensive compared to rest of world. Latte is about $5 (sorry don’t know where you are from).
@ormiga good point
@fastfoodlover It’s so good. We’ve been getting it in Friday’s for at least 6-7 yrs.
@Digby_C It’s excellent. Such a great idea everyone should adopt it!
@Gson4511 Haha! I know.
The kids have a picnic in front of the TV while my husband and I have wine & discuss everything from work to time travel.
Our family gets take-out meze from Bosphorus at Hötorget. However, it’s the only night of the week we DON’T eat together.
On Fridays, families get chips and snacks and usually watch something together on TV.
On Fridays many Swedish families have ”fredagsmys” or ”cozy Friday.”
When we first got married and my grandmother hurt her hand, my Swedish husband told her she should get a casket (he meant to say “cast”).
The kid just stared at me. Apparently in Swedish, that translates to, “He has passed away.”
Had 2 kids over. 1 went home. When other kid asked, I meant to tell him that he left (went away) and I said in Swedish, “Han har gått bort.”
I may be getting better at Swedish, but I still make mistakes.
@pollianicus the salted caramel one is. :)
Children returning home today. One with sore throat. Making preparations. http://t.co/svhUuv7wWS
@Digby_C They are issued the IKEA key at birth. In order to graduate each grade, they must build increasingly difficult furniture pieces.
@Teilor We mostly do.
@RRDanne I know. ;)
@straywasp Thank you!
@pebbe I just left but I’ll try to remember when I get back. We got those in Berlin.
@RRDanne husband wants 3. No room.
@mervefsun Velveeta, rotel tomatoes and ground beef
And we also have this. http://t.co/JRQ44Gm8yR
And what’s a living room without an organ and neon lights? http://t.co/Mk6y5rMfpr
@AdamArmfield No but I need to
@AdamArmfield You should be our decorator.
@Gogzs Well so do I. My parents wouldn’t buy me an Atari or Nintendo.
And then there is this part of the living room. The sign is real, blinding and from an old Swedish hamburger chain. http://t.co/brJAwLKjG4
@KawaiiVixen Way cooler!
@Gogzs It’s real and great for parties! :) but the kids grow up thinking its normal.
@UMacLeod1 We should get that next.
And now the living room. http://t.co/rPZMZPBu90
@Dayreamer Yep. ;)
@AdamArmfield Oh, wait til you see the living room.
@jakuboboza I know. The balcony can serve as extra if we need it.
And because people keep asking….that’s the freezer to the left of the fridge. http://t.co/rmPdUGFufW
@Rav_Bunneh Maybe in the summers. :)
@Rav_Bunneh That’s just wrong, but in exchange, you live in paradise.
@starryshell I feel like that most days.
Other part of kitchen. Why yes, that IS an automatic gumball dispenser. Don’t you have one? http://t.co/gqMMo8rFGB
Many homes are furnished with Ikea furniture. When someone comes over, they point out the same table, couch, etc that they have.
@joonaslinkola Yes. Yes it is. ;)
Today I welcome you into my home. We begin with the very Swedish (read IKEA) kitchen. http://t.co/MnkwHuPMs1
@rasmusdotse Good morning Mr. Rasmus Dot Se! ;)
@janbarstad Cold! :). It’s great. And they finally have some good burger places now!
Excerpt from my book: ”‘Vomitorium’-strangely not in the iPhone dictionary.”
Good morning everyone! What a fun day yesterday! (Plus I was encouraged to clean out my fridge ;) ) Let us start the day!
@Tara_Vern Yes! Super cool! :)
@karinfriedli No it was Boqueria in Mood Stockholm.
@Emmaleigh504 my husband is quite flattered. Haha! :)
@primedesign I completely agree
@diegumdupont it’s fun and a nice thing to watch and vote on with the family.
Back at the movies, in our assigned seats! http://t.co/66l6yMZ3Ix
@MlleKatya Vasa museum, Gamla Stan
@RaymondSouthorn I’ll have to go there now.
@sarabeaarr Awww….thank you!
@paul_schulz12 Ah…. It was.
@avatar81 I just saw it! Retweeting now! Thanks!
@jsjonasson Gotta come up here to get them.
@brovermania Not cookies but chocolate mints.
@RaymondSouthorn I didn’t know that! Cool!
@thebrazilianowl I see I should have arranged those a bit different.
NK is a very expensive dept store in Stockholm. It’s fun to look around but all I can afford is dessert downstairs ;) http://t.co/VO5eXr4JqM
@elmindreda my name for it also
@KymriskaDraken seems like that’s what it’s for. :)
The best view over all of Stockholm is the model city at Kulturhuset. http://t.co/1hRq1C1Hi2
Starting the evening with a little culture at Kulturhuset. http://t.co/tYAq5EDKN2
@ukulelekissarn I didn’t either until I moved here.
Time for this Tex-Swede to hit the town. Running late though. Hair issues. Universal.
@ukulelekissarn Not in the southern US. They make dirt mounds there.
@diegoartes That’s what I think of every time I walk by it.
But I’ll never understand this statue: http://t.co/IpASdyvf6F
I always enjoy this one: http://t.co/veOclqg83r
And fountains. http://t.co/S0ExsPMo0r
Stockholm also has some interesting statues around town. http://t.co/tPichzgP4G
@afshimono they are MUCH LESS than in southern places.
In Sweden, ants have GIANT houses built of pine needles near the forests. http://t.co/m4cMT8SriB
@woodge hedgehog! :)
And now a bit of nature. These guys are everywhere but it needs to be the right season and time of day to see one. http://t.co/6kuvF5hPZG
And finally the subway cars themselves (not all underground is actually underground) http://t.co/KLNY7hHi9l
@buckdich4me You’ve got it right on the caffeine
I’m taking the subway now so come along as I show beautiful pictures of some of our stations. http://t.co/geQaoeYZcZ
@CliveJT I agree! Can’t wait for summer!
@wyrddrgn Oh we’re big on gaming here!
@SimaSiahposh I still haven’t seen the northern lights yet but hope to someday.
“@SimaSiahposh: we ppl of Iran thinks Sweden is Awesome,spc it`s Nature & ppl,been there had so much fun,loves the long days & nights! :D”
@SimaSiahposh Well I love the long summer days but not sure about the long winter nights. :)
@LottieShed Yes but in summer there are many free activities.
As in every town, you get some graffiti, but at least ours is sometimes informative: (asphalt, park bench) http://t.co/eA9CVphF2B
Excerpt from my book:”Is it possible that there are no actual graffiti artists, but just a network of spies sending messages to each other?”
@kawaiibro Just get someone to nominate you!
@Preston_Cadle Nachos with Velveeta, rotel and ground meat.
@TheNinaOlivia You got it! A nation is following.
@StephenPH_ Not at all! :)
@MHL78 Govt branch in charge of pear sodas alerted.
@JackOKane I think it’s a wonderful place to raise a family. Medical, education are great! Tough with language. Work on that first!
@JanJoostBouwman haha! I understand. It doesn’t look great in a photo. :)
@JanJoostBouwman Oh that didn’t help my stomach.
@JackOKane Born there. Lived there 25 yrs. Houston area.
@Tantfarbrorn No it’s not allowed. We asked once. They probably can’t identify what Velveeta actually is.
@Mburked no you can’t. My secret stash of Velveeta and Rotel gold!
@MedienStuttgart It’s unhealthy goodness.
@imycomic I saw U2 at the Astrodome. The rodeo was there too with concerts each night.
@jitterbug212 just the meat. Ahhh. Good and unhealthy!
Time to feed the parents. http://t.co/yH0ZTg9yuV
@jitterbug212 Yep. Swedes are very orderly.
Whoa! Now this is happening! http://t.co/f0uXuAN3lE
Can we start concerts at 7 with nice cushioned chairs and umbrella drinks? Anyone?
@kevinorgan check Art Fact on Spotify.
@drng I think so. Like big ones at the Astrodome.
@drng I know :(
@jimmy_onofrio I’m too tired for that!
@KTamas You’re right…and it’s probably something with the late thing! Sound regulations.
Many small club concerts seem to start around 10pm. I’m too old for that!
Sweden has a good music scene, but the concerts start so late! What happened to concerts I used to go to that started at 7?
@OmarAChavez Well they have to ya know. ;)
Swedish concerts are different from TX concerts because you have to check in your coat. TX = no coats.
@loweschmidt Art Fact has been around quite a while. It’s on Spotify. Sine City is newer and will be on Spotify in April.
@loweschmidt 2 bands. Sine City and Art Fact.
@CassettesNMEs Well it’s done well here with all the darkness we have! ;)
I asked him if I could play tambourine at the concerts. He didn’t go for it.
Husband’s bands play synthpop. I often feel out of place at concerts with my 1950s dresses and smile on my face.
Husband in the music room rehearsing for concerts. This equals a Netflix evening for me.
I challenge you to spend a week in Stockholm without hearing Abba. Can’t be done.
One great thing about having kids in Sweden is the children’s books. Ex: “Who is Dead`” “Who is Bleeding?” http://t.co/J0G1m362B7
@Tara_Vern I will inform the government authorities in charge of IKEA affairs.
Stockholm has many nice parks to relax in. Even in the winter! http://t.co/fbEEHW7gFk
Current score Heather vs. Ice On Sidewalks – 0-3
@KTamas I could have guessed, with the rain and all. ;)
I’m all for building a retracting roof over Stockholm in the winter. Open Christmas only.
Morning excerpt from my book: ”Glue sticks and lip balm look very similar.” #lifeinthelandoftheiceandsnow
Sometimes you have to start your morning with a little Chaka Khan (I Feel For You).
@pollianicus I agree
@JanJoostBouwman unfortunately not.
@AdamArmfield Yes but Finland has more.
But this is what we get before the movies in Stockholm. http://t.co/z6HU3JRtPg
In Texas you can get pickles at the movies. Not so in Sweden, but you can get fried bacon-tasting chips. And popcorn/candy of course.
@RinguPingu Ah yes! I should tweet some changed names :)
@Nordic_Voices In the US you just go up and buy it. No assigned seats. We’re seeing Birdman!
Only children’s movies are dubbed, but there is usually also an original language version with subtitles as well.
Movies here are shown in their original language with Swedish subtitles.
Seats in movie theaters are numbered and your ticket has your number.
Heading to the movies soon. In Sweden, you usually reserve your seats at the movies, like a theater.
@ricardomoutinho Söderbiljarden is good. You have to be a member but it’s cheap and a nice place.
@MidOffPrints yes! You can probably google them.
@JopsHarvey No one named Tommy. What a shame.
@Toby_Hancock Tex-Mex food, but it will come.
Sweden has some of the top ranked pinball players in the world!
I usually go every other month to the more laid back competition (since I’m not so good) but it’s fun :)
My husband goes monthly to pinball competitions and we have some really great friends who play even more! http://t.co/VGGNGHwqjX
@ReturnsVoid Stockholm. Söderbiljarden.
@classicalsax It’s like spring break, but ”sport” break
Let parent sportlov begin! http://t.co/yj2ITAb8Z5
And so begins sportlov for the parents. Tonight will be pinball, dinner and a movie.
Uppsala ”@EmilLundqvist: i raise you my fridge in my student home http://t.co/qSz8IykGmW”
@EmilLundqvist wow! But where?
@sam_iam_roach Open it up, man!
That’s more like it! Other side of world!“@SYMorawetz: My work has a true Australian fridge. http://t.co/LW71C2hOtj”
Don’t go to dinner at Lennart’s house “@lennert_h: here is my fridge http://t.co/dUKukEmx0v”
@prrrk03 Sorry, but maybe it helps come up with dinner ideas?
Things to do before 40th birthday: Make the world tweet contents of refrigerators. Check.
In Australia, fridges are sideways “@TwitSchtef: my fridge from Perth, Australia! http://t.co/LlNk0JWOjn”
Nice! “@isnt_thatwizard: ours is embarrassing… Thailand http://t.co/R9yAPwvrPS”
Where’s Dr.Pepper & DelDixi pickles? “@BoloBoffin: Dallas, Texas here! http://t.co/TTLzOZECQn”
@niels_neutron that’s right!
@Svenman87 That’s not a fridge! :)
US fridges have double doors?! “@sophie_inBflo: love seeing fridges from around the world!Here’s mine in buffalo ny. http://t.co/5YLtKbFFXK”
The US is awake. Compare “@joyfc: My Random Fridge Photo submission. Ohio in US. Mom, dad and two boys (13 and 11). http://t.co/BjthmQY1Yn”
I will never get over the fact that some kids in Sweden eat caviar for breakfast and occasionally veal in the school cafeteria.
@Ulfarin that’s right!
@Fondacey No but the food is amazing!
@Ulfarin from what I’m hearing it looks like Sweden gets weevils too. She might have been right!
@ATXFoodnews Houston area
@RafizalMUFC freezer is just as big and to the left. Not in picture.
@miapolitan (it was Newark)
@enfdbarslyna you should all start trying this then!
@enfdbarslyna in TX I kept flour in the fridge to keep the weevils out. Doesn’t happen in Sweden but it’s an old habit.
@spongepaddy See! Now you’ll all be doing it!
@LenaNestius We ate it already.
@WWWilton I promise we have green! Normally salads, fruit & veg in bowl on counter. Some vegetables in the freezer.
@snoutspout You have peanut butter, so you’re all right!
Ok all. In TX, you put flour in the fridge to keep away the weevils. Doesn’t happen in Sweden, but I still prefer it in there.
@maliaschroeder this is before shopping. Typically meats, salad, veg and LOTS of sauce.
RT @mansj: Så ÄNTLIGEN måste min fru förklara för hela världen varför i hela friden hon förvarar mjöl i kylen. (@sweden)
@whoppanagan in TX I kept flour in the fridge to keep the weevils out. Doesn’t happen in Sweden but it’s an old habit.
@Dolphinized I am ashamed. You are right.
@NadjaSthl Popular question :) in TX I kept flour in the fridge to keep the weevils out. Doesn’t happen in Sweden but it’s an old habit.
Another Swedish fridge “@imycomic: I call mine ”payday is tomorrow but I least I have milk for my fika.” http://t.co/kSoQH6SMyH”
@pollianicus Kungsträdgården has some free activities. Look up this Kulturår för barn 20142015.
@ForbidInjustice Yes! They actually sell it here! I was surprised too!
@pollianicus That’s because the good has already been eaten.
@Carly_B Thank you. Now I’m realizing maybe I seem too orderly. Better mess it up.
@onascaleof1210 Haha! Well we don’t have a lot of leftovers and shop almost every day. Many meals have a meat and salad or vegetables.
@DORIDORI It’s the best!
@Udrian in TX I kept flour in the fridge to keep the weevils out. Doesn’t happen in Sweden but it’s an old habit.
@ericaronson TX thing. To keep out weevils.
@Sanne_skriver Old TX habit. So the weevils don’t get in the flour. Not a problem in Sweden but I still do it.
@mzaine Ok. In TX you need to do that so the weevils don’t get in it, just a habit that stuck.
@arunsrgm In a bowl on the counter.
@lifesucuks my husband loves sauce
@scarrgo71 That’s what we say!
It’s lunchtime here in Stockholm. Let’s take a look at a random Swede’s fridge. http://t.co/NcQd9zwY1T
@artbyailbhe I usually take the ship so I haven’t smelled it. :)
@artbyailbhe Yep. We got to take them to the gate.
@Dolphinized Yes they do.
@RaymondSouthorn When I land at Arlanda it means I can sleep in my own bed tonight!
@pentaprismic haha! But that’s a good thing!
So to sum up, Sweden’s airports smell like cinnamon, newspapers and progress #airportsmells
@AdamArmfield I’d prefer the Great Nordic BAKER war.
@SBrannholm Isn’t that EVERY airport? :)
@Snuva Ah, one of the favorite desserts around here. Getting full just thinking about it!
In answer to what Swedish airports smell like: “@Tara_Vern: @sweden progress”
@AdamArmfield I haven’t seen any violent biker gangs yet there. Maybe I’m at the wrong gates? :)
@sangsangmini Yeah I agree. I just told someone it’s just fresh and newspaper-ish.
@KymriskaDraken That would cause an evacuation.
@AdamArmfield Well honestly I think it smells fresh and like newspapers, but that’s not funny enough.
@misterjorgensen As in no smoking rooms at all or that they are in cages?
@NaghoOoOoma Hmmm… Didn’t think of that. It is very empty around baggage claim.
So what would you say Swedish airports smell like? We need to know.
My kids say that when we land at U.S. airports it smells of heat and nachos. (Summer)
Our big airport Arlanda is fun though. When you arrive it’s all Abba museum signs and cafes with meatballs. Seriously!
@DWFreer There’s still the weekend! Kungsträdgården has nice stuff to do!
@Campy007 Maybe they’ll get a ride in a submarine!
1st time at local Bromma Airport today. Quite nice. Everyone smiling! Interesting concept for an airport. Hope it catches on.
@carwash Yep. Looks about the same, but they don’t care do that’s good! :)
@hristosfleturis That’s why we all look so good. Less sun, less wrinkles.
@Winterbay_ Pretty smart. But only a week? I’d make it 2. :)
@FadzaIshak India. Elephants.
@SheepOfJesus All 3 answers would be tough because of the language. Otherwise it is a wonderful place to live and raise kids.
@hristosfleturis Though it would be cruel if we lived in the Mediterranean
@MDarpo They are very excited about seeing rabbits. It’s their top expectation.
@SweMeatballs78 That’s what I said! :)
@imycomic They save all our TX days for hurricanes.
What nice parents we are for sending our kids to an island for spring break! … In February… In the Baltic Sea.
The flight from Stockholm to the island of Gotland is only about 30 min. Their grandparents will pick them up there.
@imycomic What school did that on the U.S.? Nice! Oh, maybe I didn’t get one cause we didn’t have winter.
Putting our 10 & 8 yr olds on a plane to Gotland today (then my husband and I start OUR spring break.)
@imycomic Then sportlov is extra?
@FadzaIshak We’re gonna need a globe.
@Skrutt_ That’s true.
@AdamArmfield A friend of ours went with them to LA and said it was great.
@FadzaIshak we could meet in the middle? :)
@AdamArmfield Haven’t tried them overseas but I like them within Europe!
@FadzaIshak But we could trade for a week? ;)
@FadzaIshak Not as bad as some years and the sun snuck out today! Just hovering around freezing.
@Alskling1 Some are true and Texans like their steaks. :)
@chefrahn secret vegetarian underground society.
@FadzaIshak summer is the best!
Lots of people go skiing for Sport break. I say I’ve had winter for 4 months already. Show me somewhere warm.
You’ll notice it translates more to ”sport” break rather than spring. The reason for this is … we live in Sweden.. in February.
In Sweden we also get a fall break. We like our breaks.
This week is sportlov in Stockholm. Otherwise known as spring break.
@Gswedes I miss the food! Family can call, food can’t. :)
@Silmarildust I know!
”A Swedish child asked me today if you are allowed to be a vegetarian in Texas. I told her no.” #lifeinthelandoftheiceandsnow
I’ve been asked to tweet thoughts from my book. I’ll just do one each morning. Coming up ……
I dreamt about socks all night. #tweetyoursocks
@LumpenPerro Ice cream knows no boundaries.
@Norrprepp Actually, that could be a selling point.
@chopse This will be remedied.
@Samcornwell Thank you! Now I’m challenged to keep it up the rest of the week!
@Lets_Go_Hawks Yea! You’re my favorite person today!
@rogermartensson It’s an awesome thing!
@Gswedes Houston area
I gotta get some sleep. I leave you with this: In Sweden, you don’t have to rush home with the ice cream!
@Endemisch The groceries keep him warm.
@DidiGK It’s a great reason to have kids.
@Vanessanosebest It’s a package deal of course.
@MsMorticiaFrump That one was in the frozen aisle!
And this is how we bring groceries home from the store in the winter. http://t.co/JwE3z5VPJH
@lifesucuks Exactly! Healthy Swedish lifestyle.
@ruthiebyrne Shhhh! You can’t say that around here.
@crookedstamper Yep. Drink milk and stay healthy!
The backs of our milk cartons have entertaining information. http://t.co/4m1M71wf02
@ruthiebyrne Tell them to bring you a Semla.
@ursonate I’m not sure, but there’s a ton of different pickling flavors for it.
@JanJoostBouwman don’t separate a Swede from their meatballs.
@KSolxx That’s cool! We do at schools and covers at the doctor but not businesses.
@LHA242 Thank you! I’m going for a bit of both. :)
@ruthiebyrne yeah, it’s tough at fancy parties.
@judithwaller How did you know?
@summeroutside You should see a therapist about that.
@logantcarlson Oh yeah! They didn’t have it when I moved here but we have it now!
You’ve seen the meatball section. Now here’s the herring. http://t.co/iS5DsGflka
Let’s take a look at Swedish grocery stores, shall we? http://t.co/etoGvj9nao
@taivas_ Texas has carpet that hides it. (Yes, gross I know)
@themiseryshows Try bribing them with nachos.
“@pers1stence: @pollianicus as a knitter, not in Sweden — what are the characteristics of raggsockar as opposed to other socks?”
@LinnSderstrm That would involve carrying things. Too lazy.
@CallmeGideon apparently I don’t know any upperclasses.
@ElroyK It’s uncommon in Texas too. People tell us to leave them on but now it doesn’t feel right.
@saldivias makes sense. Otherwise you drag in slushy snow and mud.
It was originally hard for me to understand how you could attend a fancy dinner party at someone’s house without your shoes on.
@Nordic_Voices Looks like we’re going to need a training course.
@moppematte I’ve got some of those too!
@prairiedogking I bestow a ”like” on you.
@filkerdave How much closet space do you have? Ours are stuffed to the brim already. These apartments are small! :)
@GlenStromquist That pair is in the laundry.
When you enter a Swede’s home, our hallways look like this. http://t.co/yxLYP22BOf
You know it is! And they better represent where you come from! ”@krzysiekcl: So, is it time to #tweetyoursocks ?”
How about this then? “@jrawson: Not Swedish enough. Needs more Swedish.” http://t.co/wDR5JRecCc
I’ve been asked to tweet my Swedish fashionable socks. Is this Swedish enough? http://t.co/hIpRmv6rj8
You never wear shoes when visiting someone’s house here. Result: Swedes have very fashionable socks.
@lightning_sistr Can’t afford the big ones. I’d enjoy a high school one but we usually visit in the summer.
@ursonate Ice skates. Giving birth was very painful.
@slysteph like ”mons”
This is the only kind of skiing I do. http://t.co/88PWCW7YyW
@Pashbrown Because it’s to promote Sweden around the world. We are actually required to post in English on this account.
My kids call the Swedish Chef from the Muppets, “The Chef.”
@mrsThingleaf Only at the beginning. Now I do it in every country.
Technical Museum. 7 yr old finally realized dream of moving things with his mind. Now to apply to housework. http://t.co/AqyzkyLCYz
@theRDH Of course! Food, culture, and the walking. Oh…the walking.
At Technical Museum now. Kids turning into birds or Depeche Mode album covers? http://t.co/PIfJ1gzolX
@Ancestweets yes! :)
@lightning_sistr Oh yes, and some of his family is now addicted too.
@theRDH Americans live on cheese
15 yrs in Stockholm and I just took the wrong bus. I’ll tell the kids we are walking now for exercise.
@cmbsweden 15 years!
@cmbsweden Houston area – Baytown
Weekends- Swedish husband is in charge of waffles, I’m in charge of blueberry pancakes. Whoever doesn’t cook sleeps in :) We switch off.
Kids want me to say that weekday breakfast are boring but weekend breakfasts are pancakes and waffles, of which they approve greatly.
My 7 yr old is not impressed with my @sweden this week. ”A country can’t have an account! Only people!”
Unless it’s my birthday. Then it’s chocolate cake and champagne. Of course.
These days our typical breakfast is fruit, toast, yogurt and milk/coffee (depending on your age). Apples are served with peanut butter.
The first time my husband came to stay with me, I served chocolate cake for breakfast. Apparently not a common morning meal in Sweden.
@Gabbie It’s nachos on Thursday.
@JustJimWillDo They need to exterminate all that chocolate. I’m helping them.
@LucilleBorg It’s different from year to year. I prefer snow to slush.
My kids were hungry so I had to feed them. http://t.co/GuFW4ZB4Rk
@MikeET86 I also find this odd.
@Carly_B Yes! Skating and good music!
@LucilleBorg It’s been melting a bit so now it’s hovering at freezing.
And here is how we warm up after skating and skiing. http://t.co/G1F0fqNaIY
And all in the middle of Stockholm. http://t.co/G5eUTApLE7
I’m being a good Swede today and taking my kids ice skating and skiing. http://t.co/vjQw4dfSQz
@justme277 It’s quite refreshing :)
Yesterday we went to the Modern Museum to see the spider sculpture. Here’s my husband and youngest discovering it http://t.co/kuojwgn8pH
@ok_jnr I don’t know, but I’m spelling it Mawns from now on.
@plainsongs I love it! But it’s not Easter yet, so not allowed!
We get Christmas cards with my husband’s name (Måns) that read Mäns, Möns, Møns (not even a Swedish letter). My favorite was Man’s.
@katsiano I know. We have to import the rotel too.
@Miri_online free advertising with all the pics
@LgHague My kids do sometimes. :)
@CalebD013 much harder than vacation. language is the toughest
@diverdutch Baytown. :)
@katsiano Unfortunately no. We have to import it. It’s like gold.
But Texans have just as much trouble with Swedish. Here’s my husband Måns’ name in Texas: http://t.co/xgwuxGwaFn
@imycomic I’m Feather and Javier in Mexico actually.
@worldinframes You think World in Frames would be easy to spell
Proof that Heather is an odd name in Sweden: http://t.co/ZF1kheabKE
@StaticKing Haha! Sounds like something I would do.
@JoHamperium But they are…
@DavidIKSmith that’s a new one
@touqo See, now that’s funny.
@iconara I know! Took me a year to pronounce your name right. :)
@Lofvenhaft At least my name didn’t have a ‘w’
In Sweden, some people have trouble pronouncing the “th” sound in my name. Therefore I am called “Heeter” or “Heder”… sometimes even Ester.
@LucilleBorg That’s just wrong
@LucilleBorg I think this is the last week. I’ll mail it but it might morph into an unrecognizable alien creature by the time it arrives.
@KTamas You can push it a bit and it mutters under its breath.
@LucilleBorg And I’m so full :)
@mansj I said Apartments and food portions are smaller. Not men!
Things my Swedish husband has introduced to me: coffee, semlor, 90-min work lunches.
Things I’ve introduced my Swedish husband to: Dr.Pepper, Velveeta ”cheese” and wearing pjs all day.
@imycomic Sounds about right.
We walk everywhere in Stockholm. Doesn’t work in TX. People pull over assuming your car broke down.
So, maybe a few differences I’ve noticed since I moved here 15 yrs ago….
@abood121111 yes, i mentioned that a few tweets ago.
@martinb9999 Hi Martin! Pretty cool, huh?
@Loke1104 I always liked the SlutRea.
@klaatoris I know. I guess I thought it couldn’t be that easy?:)
@ForbidInjustice Houston area. You?
3. Mis-translating news ”Problems with the Christmas wolves?” (No, it’s Christmas ROADS. Vägar, not vargar).
2. Wanting pedicure but getting medical foot cure instead. Could only read ”fot”
A few requests for funniest Swedish mistake. Let’s see..1. Using conditioner for a month instead of shampoo. ”Why is my hair greasy?”
My embarrassing mistakes in Sweden are your entertainment! You’re welcome!
I keep a blog on my experiences in Sweden called Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow. I also wrote and published a book with the same name.
@miktlynk Thanks! Stay awake in class!
@Scubyw Brought my cowboy hat, never use that either.
@elfhybrid_ Tex-Mex sorely lacking. REAL TexMex, that is.
@miktlynk This is the time of year when I see the most number of crutches.
@Scubyw oh, but I wouldn’t trade NZ for snow!
I do several jobs in translating, research and office things. I also like to write.
@elfhybrid_ Hm…food, climate and then people (a bit quieter)
@miktlynk but what if your clothes are covered in slush?
@interchris Well that IS a problem.
@Scubyw A Texan in the snow? Are you kidding? I enjoy it more than my kids! It’s everything I missed in childhood!
@DarkDOLLYumi I know! The bee thing cracks me up every summer.
We have 2 kids. If they could bring one TX thing to Sweden it would be more water parks.
@DarkDOLLYumi Haha! Poison ivy, poison oak, fire ants, poisonous snakes, wasps… And that’s just in my dad’s yard.
@miktlynk I’m with you. What were the Vikings thinking?!
@DarkDOLLYumi Less dangerous nature, so that’s nice. :)
Been here almost 15 yrs. Love the summers. Lobbying for mandatory hibernation in the winter.
@mansj Um…. I meant apartments and food portions.
@Rasmus1972 Ah, THAT’s why he’s so upset.
@DocNotDoctor Well I’ll have to let you know when these clouds blow away.
I went from ”Everything’s Bigger in TX” to ”Everything’s Smaller in Sweden.”
@ClassicallyKim My air conditioning was broken so I needed to cool off
@EquitiesInHel You don’t mess with Texas.
15 yrs ago I was swept away from the sweltering heat, fire ants, and drive-thru liquor stores to Sweden by my husband.
Howdy y’all! Ok, that’s out of the way while also informing you that I grew up in Texas. But Stockholm has been my home for 15 yrs now.