I'm Tomas and I am not only a 24 year old welder looking for a job, but also a fairly bright and nice guy with a big sense of humor. Born and raised in Umeå which is far north enough for actually having four seasons, not like the south of Sweden that only have three! I joke about everything, I'm decent at playing pool, I'm pretty handy and a fairly good chef. I bake bread about twice a week and I grew up with a chef for a mom. I put some of my favourite recipes on a small cooking blog in Swedish at Den Vassaste Kniven. Cooking in English is hard! I have been on various adventures involving unicycles, fishing boats, fly fishing, back country skiing and tenting on snow, often with a bunch of nice pictures to show, I try to post some of it at På äventyr i livet.
Tomas Helleborgwas @sweden 2012-03-26 to 2012-04-01
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Just like the world i hope i leave this place better than i found it. Next curator in line is @sakine, make sure to make her feel welcome!
I'll go back to tweeting as @Vassaste_Kniven again and if you want to hear more from me you should follow me there. At least some English!:)
After a nice dinner and a french movie in good company i feel my week as @Sweden is complete. :)
Time for dinner and a movie with my friend! Back for a few tweets later on :) cheers! http://t.co/EPYXngfA
I like writing Sötnos (Cutie) with Swype, because you'll draw a little star while you're at it :) http://t.co/wX0TF8yi
@TheEmpressive Yeah we have a quite nice summer for about two months with degrees regularley between 20-30°C :) With looong days! :)
April weather is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
@TheEmpressive Umeå is the biggest city in the northern half of sweden with about 115000 people :)
A friends comming over for dinner, i suppose it might be a good idea to clean up...
@cutiebee2 Indeed! I can really feel how well they express themselves without understanding the language :)
@cutiebee2 I try not to watch anything dubbed, i always prefer the english subtitled versions :)
I was quite happy to find the tracks of a rabbit in the snow yesterday :) (repost) http://t.co/7qYfW4cZ
Winter came back, now we have a few degrees cold and snow is falling. :)
Tea and toast is done, it's time to enjoy this weeks anime: One Piece episode 541! :)
I'm starting to see idiots everywhere.. I'm probably stressed, need to sleep! :) Nighty night wherever you are :)
@MarialaniMaria 1 hour is 0.14% of a month, Doesn't matter how many people there are, that is still the same.
@mandamaladroit I save whats left to the next day in the fridge, the wait makes it even better :)
The frustration when a newspaper posts name and picture on their site without asking... Whats up with that?
It's not that I don't like having fun, just that i'm coughing too much to want to be social.. At least I got you :)
Being able to dimm down the display on a stereo is such a nice feature when watching a movie in the dark. :)
@tim_whatley Hi Tim, I live about seven hours drive from stockholm and don't have any better idea on the matter than you do :) Sorry
@chrismada9 Yeah, it can be faster.. But the thing is once you learn it it gets much more fun. But trying for a little while is fun to! :)
@chrismada9 You can generally learn to ride somewhat stright and get up freely in ~10 hours training, then loads of options opens! :)
@NelsonBonner Yeah, the table is only 90cm high, I'll move it all to a wardrobe soon i think! :D Led grow light from ebay! :)
@chrismada9 People who says it's hard probably havent learned to ride? :) Just like riding a bike its hard before you know it :)
Huu i think the tired squeeked a bit too much.. Maybe tomorrow! ;)
Tweeting in the dark.
@alanlaw But they are all connected! :) Of course it's possible. Not shut down everything, just www!
Tonights dinner, along with a good beer or two.. Happy saturday to my friends all over the world! :) http://t.co/Giv2TKhc
If i bake my pizza instead of buying one I'm saving enough money for one beer in a bar or three at home! :) #beercurrency
@K4tyS The PR-people have tried to get many dishes to be a friday tradition, before it was chichen! ;) And this doesnt affect all swedes :P
When storing food, don't use aluminium foil on stainless steel, this might cause the aluminum to decay and discolor the content. :)
@CodingInsomnia Haha ;) Do as you wish, it's a classic recepie and i think you should try it before you change it, that's all :)
You can store dough in your fridge for a day or two, but make sure to use a proper lid to avoid disaster! ^^ http://t.co/52DRa4Ju
@SirPrankmonkey You seem to have missed out on my quite nice long walk to a cozy winter forrest! Check recent pictures :)
@LillemorSR Maybe, poeople in Umeå also has way less dialect than in both Skellefteå and Övik :)
@LillemorSR Exactly, but so many people view it as right and wrong.. Like that we all should speak rikssvenska.
@LillemorSR I prefer to view it as part of our culture and dialects rather than an issue! :) No correct answer!
@LillemorSR Not really, but we got to keep in mind that twitter doesn't include all of sweden :)
@johanjortso Ah yes they're lovley. It's lagom for everything except heavy rain! :) I do recommend it :)
@sierrakim Cos i read a classic recepie! :) Also.. i dont think pancakes are a good dinner :P Rather dessert or fika! :)
A classic recepie for our pancakes is 3dl(1.25 cups) flour, pinch of salt, 6dl (2.5cups) milk, 3 eggs and 25g butter. :)
Many swedes are tweeting me about pancakes and what they're called. They don't agree with each other. :) #whoknew
I however like that people have different dialects and I don't think there is a correct answer. :)
Maybe you can work in #thatswhatsheepsaid in a conversation if someone says anything.. stupid? :D I dont think the sheep will mind.
I'm not saying #EarthHour is bad, just that the rest 99.86% of the month is more important. :)
@NoraLindkvist We don't know if it raises awareness or not, hence we don't know if it saves electricity or not. More like a pat on the back
I think #EarthHour is somewhat misunderstood. It may raise awareness, but it doesn't save any substantial amount of electricity.
@dandyli0n I'd say the freedom to do as we want, and the security we have if things go wrong. :) Not perfect though!
If they do.. Who are we to call sheep stupid? :)
If a swedish sheep crossed the world to new zeeland... Would it understand the local sheep there?
The local tiny skiing slope bräntberget.. 3 km from downtown. 4 much bigger better slopes within an hours drive :) http://t.co/cUtCryGb
People come to the forest to have fun.. But we only visit those who live here :) http://t.co/kAstpHUF
Only about 30 cm of snow left :) and youre not supposed to walk on the skitracks, it ruins them :) http://t.co/Mxoy5POp
I met a dog.. He didn't really notice me.. didn't seem to notice his owner shouting either.. (skitracks) http://t.co/QlloHafG
My shell-pants have built in gaiters.. Quite handy not get snow in your shoes :) this isn't 'common' , it's awsome! http://t.co/BNJM4PVO
I'm putting my trust into the cold night and am headed for a walk through a old forrest. If it was "warm" the snow would be too soft! :)
@ellenjorgensen Should be a price down to the right. And yes they're quite expensive. Check the sale! :)
@Aussie__Chick Sweden isn't a place it's a whole country! We have lots of weather at the same time :P
And yes.. i dared to put the scissor in a $300 jacket. :) I like sewing! Borrowed my moms sewing machine :) http://t.co/WYzRcjPo
The jacket is an old "Mithril" jacket from the Swedish brand Klättermusen, i absolutley love it. Their website -> http://t.co/jDua9P4D
This is the jacket I'm usually using.. It was more of a sweater before but i put on a longer zipper few weeks back :) http://t.co/FERUZNFO
To crush my point completely it's -0.5°C. But at least the sun is shining!
Maybe you get a different relation to the sun when the summer only is ~2 months long.
My toast jumped from the toaster all the way down to the floor.. Maybe i should stay inside today, although the sun is shining.
It was deemed to be one of the 100 funniest moments in swedish history when the integration minister said something like that in 1992..
I just put in my new pirate battery.. Now i want us all to join hands and sing "We shall overcome"
@TwitSchtef Mybe that isn't proper candy or cookies either? :) I'm not saying we should ban it, I'm saying we shouldn't need to lean on it
@NFSSmith its all for baking :) 3 ordinary wheat dufferently ground.. 1 spelled, 1 durum, 1 oatmeal, 2 rye :)
I think i have mentioned I like baking.. Then I realise. I have 8 kinds of flour... http://t.co/q6yQ35Qy
Quite a nice steam sauna to! I think Allmost all gyms I sweden have saunas :) part of our culture :) http://t.co/IYzso5h7
I feel like a beer in a steaming hot sauna.. So that's what i'll do! :) who needs to workout when the gym has a sauna?!
@SarahKarlsson Luckily i've gotten a few proposals that might give me a safe haven for a while :)
I'm sad about the fact that tacos in sweden has come to the point where you open a bunch of cans & pouches and still call it homemade.
@MadonnaSweden I'm not too sure. I just think a good friday-dinner should be homemade and not pre manufactered good :)
@martiniholma Härligt! Är det full sässong såhär års? Dra en fin tweet på engelska så retweetar jag! ;)
I'd probably be deported from sweden if i made my thoughts on Taco-friday heard.. ;)
@chaotickat There are classic pizzas with tuna like "al tono" :) But i think the tuna is better if it's on top! :)
@jenniej9 2 kinds of milk chocolate ones, arrak and smörkola, dark ones are vanilla! :) Threeeee kinds! :)
Salut Skål Kanpai Proost 干杯 ΥΓΕΙΑ Prosit Na Zdravje Kippis Cheers Santé Mabuhay!
Damn.. i want to be hungry because the dinner is gonna be soooo good! <3 Waiting..
@jameslosey The bikelanes here are quite well plowed and it's quite possible to bike all year round. So it's a good thing they aren't :)
@jameslosey No, snowmobiles are only allowed to travel in terrain, with lots of restriction in most places :)
These leaves are grown on the southern slopes of Himalaya & transported across the world so i can have my cup of Darjeeling tea :)
Original battery for your phone: $40. Pirate battery: $4 Watching your phone explode on your bedside table: Priceless. #prays
@LivNorunn Yes but frommy experience it's not as common everywhere, i didn't say it was only in sweden. :)
The quite swedish phenomenon that is lösviktsgodis! Pick your favourites for 89kr / kg :) http://t.co/pmg1MGl0
But if they were involved in a small caraccident, I think it's okay to run late.. And i'm still hungry! :) interviewing @sweden
Local fastfood that also has icecream.. Last summer the icecream covered 'GL' in glassbar though.. ;) http://t.co/aseKhlch
How long time do you give someone who's not in time for a meeting?
@bananders I know! :) They tlak about it lot in the movie.. The play seems much harsher though. :)
"@ErikClasson: @sweden Never washed since?" Are these prejudices cos I'm a guy or becasue we have met? ;)
I'm having a one man party here with some pretty hardcore music.. Helps with the cleaning! S3rl - 3 to the floor Beware http://t.co/jaJUXjzh
In the swedish childrens movie 'Resan till Melonia' children works as slaves building bombs.. http://t.co/vPIkbPpr But it's a lovley movie!
I bet that snot they eat in (or rather outside) the Matrix is flavoured with MSG. ;)
I don't think Glutamic acid (MSG) belong in proper food, It's a synthetic way to good taste that makes everything taste the same.
I should clean up but instead I'm tweeting, this is what's called to "flykta" in swedish.. To avoid something you should do ;)
Driving a snowmobile is so much fun! You really should try it it you ever have the chance :) Quite thirsty though..
A real winter offers new opportunities for fishing, but you might have to wait for a while :) http://t.co/vEYchdtk
I usually tweet as @vassaste_kniven, back there next week. I'll be tweeting in english at least some of the time :)
@kzelnio not if youre in the mountains.. and you can drink all tapwater in sweden, it's great :)
In the swedish mountains the water is so fresh & clean you can drink from almost any stream you find. No need to carry water or filters :)
When its cold at night its nice to have a warm waterbottle in bed. Put it in a sock or two and it'll stay warm much longer.
"@cornfedblonde: @sweden so you prolly have like a billion marriage proposals thus far no?" Only a few.
Princesstårta is a classic, nothing to do with the new one. RT @FizaIsa oohh it's lovely how you Swedish embrace the lil princess..
Not me, another guy. We brought one dessert each, he won. RT @aptronym You made princess cake under those conditions?!?
The princesstårta (cake) was just for fun after night 5 days on our 8 day tour! Never had warmer than -15°C ;) Campsite http://t.co/7nONfKh9
Best breakfast ever. :) Quite the feat to make this after sleeping in tent in -35°C, isn't it? :) http://t.co/ZN9UdbY1
This is from another trip through the swedish mountains way above the treeline. Me in green :) http://t.co/g38OHFaX
I posted a little story in swedish and some pics from the trip with the last winter pics at http://t.co/tgPw7o8M :)
@wendydcs_ There are risks involved, you need the right gear and to know what you're doing :)
@RyanMakipour Norrlands Guld a quite popular lager that's not very good. And yeah they had quite funny ads :)
Water transfers heat 20 times better than air, which means cooling a beer in cold water is much faster than in the freezer.
@kymtje Ah ok, i don't think it's cos they think ill of women in any way. :) I have donated platelets ~20 times :)
Shoot a screenshot at desired dificulty from a movie, attatch to a tweet, hashtag #namethemovie and challenge your followers ;)
@carolynUK Aww, that sounds xtra sad with that sad kitty.. Allthough no, i want someone new to become a blood donor :)
@discoprincess I didn't make the rules.. i think it has to do with women having less blood, their period and so on.. :)
That big and calm type of snowflake that slowly falls to the ground.. Quite nice :) In #Umeå! :)
It's snowing. :)
@bananajambo I think it has to do with women having less blood, their period and lower hemoglobin. :)
52 blood donations per 1000 swedes each year, men can donate 4 times a year, women 3.. You do the math.. #geblod
@daviddeckhim Aww that's too bad :( They are just getting rid of that strange rule in sweden, allthough some persist. Mind if i RT?
You can't be a blood donor from before, i want some kind of proof and I'll be chosing someone on random :)
I'm willing to crochet a heart like this one and send it to someone on twitter that donates blood for first time. :) http://t.co/mWMufkSt
@weselle not really no, I don't think so. not sure though. Mostly mountainrelated stuff :) brant.se
I got one of my favourite magazines today.. It's simply called Brant, which means steep. It's all about climbing up and skiing down!
Here's a collage on how i made todays bread.. I'll probably write a recepie later tonight. :) http://t.co/rO82SyNd
@jarek_pawel Are you tweeting this over and over again? :) You can't have a @ mention in the beginning, that sends it to me! :)
I'm asked for an interview.. then time to compile the photos of baking my bread :)
@paulmorrey78 If you're a member of church you pay like ~2% of your salary to the church, If not you don't. hence it's not a tax.
@roboseyo Haha, so frustrating getting hundreds of "It's spelled..." :) But i don't mean to whine :)
I giggle every time someone goes "you're wrong, i checked wikipedia" without knowing what they're talking about :)
@paulmorrey78 Church and state are separated since a few years back, taxes don't fund the church. Check your facts. :)
Sour dough has a bacteria culture (just like there is one in yogurt) that changes both the taste, the pH and chemistry of the bread :)
@ChefyStephie Yeah, i have like 50 grams of sourdough. Add 150g water, 150g fluor, let rest for 4 hours, take 300g and keep rest in fridge:)
And yes, i know i missepelled loaves >_<
Todays bread :) Two loafes baked with sourdough and 25% flour made from roasted oatmeal.. Sooo good! <3 http://t.co/BZrp5KA8
@jarek_pawel But i leave the dough to rise over the night in the fridge, that's why it took so long :)
I never feel as rich as i do when i take a steaming hot bread out of the oven. :)
The baking stone is ceramic, you can see i use a stainless tray in the bottom with water to add moisture when i bake :) To let it rise more!
@annelieh It's not wood it's ceramic, it's to make the baking more efficient and get a better result :)
@niltiac Do you not agree with that sweden is one of the least religious countries in the world?
Allways scary to cut the dough and put it in the oven, it kinda looks sad. Let's hope. :) http://t.co/wXiIgK7v
@Immuno_geek Yeah, that looks sooooo strange from my point of view, it's scary! propaganda. :(
@niltiac i didn't mean to offend anyone, i was talking about sweden not all other countries.
@niltiac I bet, but i have more sources on this, it's about how much religion views affects a society, don't remember the source though.
Sweden is one of the least religious countries in the world. I can't even imagine a succesful swedish politician mentioning god, ever. :)
The Swedish Church @Svenskakyrkan are one of the few that ignores the "no ads please" on my mailbox. Why?!
@schalkburger Because they rank highest on ladder? lol. Try looking as results from tournaments. :)
Even though Korea is the dominant country in #Starcraft2, Sweden is probably in second place :)
@MarcusNordberg Inget negativt, men ofta rätt uppskattat av andra fans. Låg på r/starcrafts förstasida ett tag i måndags :)
I don't get any unadressed ads in my mailbox cos of my "Ingen reklam tack" (no ads please) on it.. I read some of them online instead.
@SarahHorvat Nono, saffron buns is something we make for the Saint Lucia on 13th december. :) I'll get to that tomorrow maybe ^^
@SarahHorvat I'm glad to hear it. :) I eat quite a lot of bread and i bake what i eat basicly :) No saffron yesterday! Butter n cardamom!
@mimbles The ones made for bread are quite expensive, these were 29 kr ($5).. made for eggs for easter! :) Works fine :)
@HootenHaller Well if you use cooked potatoes and carrots it's much faster, i prefer raw, takes about 30 minutes :)
And you use support support on the side when rising bread to let it rise higher, not wider. Flip over to baking tray when it's ready :)
The baskets i use for rising dough in were made for eggs. Super cheap and works well! Maybe availible for easter? http://t.co/JJAJgjMm
@missmilla2u Ah ok, happy to hear it :) Hard to tell in text, and some people do complain :)
@Kiint I have tried baking with levain a few times but it's hard to get it right, i use a little yeast, 4 grams fresh yeast for 2 loafs :)
I'm preparing to show you how easy it is to bake with sourdough. :)
@missmilla2u Let's not make this a gender thing, it's only for mocking people who think they're cool on the internet :)
@valeskocracy Let's not make this a gender thing, it's only for mocking people who think they're cool on the internet :)
@Kiint I guess, but it's not like norrland in sweden is that overpopulated either :) And the small villages have the BEST internet! :D
I trust that all of you know that the speed of your internet important for the size of your e-penis.
I think it's only some cheap deals on wireless internet that has a limited download in sweden. :)
I hope that's not too many RTs :) I have 100/10mbit for 320kr ($50), which isn't even that cheap here. :)
How much do you pay for your internet access, how fast is it and where do you live? :)
@Saralaise Yeah, it cooks from the heat from the food when you stir it, turns out really nice and creamy! :)
@louesejackson The season isn't that long but you can grow a lot of stuff here, have a local farmer that supplies with lots of vegetables:)
@craftgasm Good. :) It's hard enough trying to write something interesting in 140 letters. :)
@louesejackson Yeah, it works really well! Especially up here with short days, also none of my windows are well placed for it :)
You might say things went overboard when i attatched a growing light underneith my dinnertable.. But it works! :) http://t.co/ttEsBRdY
I started a silly project growing a few things like, cayenne pepper, cocktail tomatoes, some flowers and herbs.. :) http://t.co/X2Y4xIu4
@beatenbyrobots Not really, i dont think the locals care too much about it. Some group of local politicians does though.. :)
Umeå has a logo, i'm not sure if i like it or not. :) (i stole the pic, no flowers this time of year) http://t.co/I4eLcDFG
Something that always amazes me is how well made the music to anime is. Like this tune from One Piece :) http://t.co/5x9WS7Q2
Time to water my plants, don't forget yours. :)
@DanBratt99 What's the point of measuring your influence? That only means you take twitter too seriously.
I think klout is ridiculous. :)
@heatherwgaona Oh, i kinda realised i should have replied in english, allthough the recepie is in swedish :)
@AmbroosV Lol, why would i care about the brat that is Justin Bieber? ^^ Or klout for that matter..
I usually tweet as @Vassaste_kniven, which means "The Sharpest Knife" :) I'll be back there next week! :)
Yes, but it cooks from the heat from the food once you stir it. :) Most eat with fried egg though. RT @MimsyYamaguchi Is that a raw egg?
Please don't complain about my english, it makes me sad.
Here's Jamie Olivers thoughts on Pytt i Panna! :) Quite an awsome dish :) http://t.co/WZv1QUHo
I'm feeling grumpy, probably need food. Luckily my pytt i panna is ready soon :)
@sigmamutau Well fika a social thing, it doesn't need to involve pastries. You can have a sandwich and coffe/tea instead :)
@shanda1701 Laws differ between countries, that's not breaking news it? :) Sure helmets are good, i know.
@shanda1701 First of all, a unicycle isn't a bike. Second there are helmet laws for those under 15 years of age. :)
Midsommar is very swedish, and also a reason why many swedes are born at this time of year. Midsommar for dummies -> http://t.co/wMe490RS
Sorry for the blurry pictures earlier, now i have washed the lens properly. :) http://t.co/Xs58SGsB
A Twitter Timeline is not like a road, more traffic does not make it move slower. :)
@SlayerSIU Hej! Det är fint, hostar lite.. försöker twittra om Sc2 då och då.. Spelar dock själv alldeöes för lite :) Själv då?
@TwitSchtef When it's in the fridge, sure, when it's just been fed before baking. Right or wrong i don't really care, it works :)
Time to feed my wheat-sourdough for baking some bread that'll be ready tomorrow :) http://t.co/X3YMe6FW
The piano keys are black and white, but they sound like a million colours in your mind <3 http://t.co/aW2an2fB
@PacketNetworks Haha, you know that first person video wont show the unicycle, right? :) Just like any other pointless video!
Why unicycles in the mountains? Cos it's too easy without it, whats why. ;)
I found an old photo, it's at least 5 years old. Posing a bit on my Muni (Mountain Unicycle) http://t.co/5HbAoTZx
And by jumping I mean comming from above with speed and jumping down all of it in one go :) have ridden down it to..
Å is swedish for river. That's why some citys in norrland are umeå, skelefteå, piteå and luleå. Big rivers in all of them :)
The skatepark is fairly new and quite cool! I don't ride though. Snow is gone pretty soon :) http://t.co/mfiM3Cta
A tiny snowpark with couple of rails for skis and snowboard :) yes you have time top stop ;) http://t.co/83NigP84
Just visited the tourist information :) nice people there. Read more at http://t.co/hFEl3hIB
A woman who found a lost key on the ground, hanging it up so it's visible to find. I Asked for permission :) http://t.co/WkmvRKdk
Umeälven, the river that's going through umeå. City on this side, most expensive houses in norrland on the other :) http://t.co/MMdBPPzt
Oh and.. Puss means kiss in english, but kiss means pee in swedish! :D
This was once the 'face' of umeå, facing down to the river and harbour :) http://t.co/Y5zn3AHw
Snow is melting, the little stream through the park gets wider every day :) http://t.co/8wmFbTuJ
Sun is shining! Time to shoot some propaganda-photos!
@so_phies Too bad :/ Have you attended any couchsurfing events? That's a pretty good way to get to know couchsurfing :)
@so_phies Sounds rather like a non-experience than a poor one :) Make sure to have a good profile, nice pictures, write personal requests :)
I've couchsurfed in Stuttgart, München (Germany) & Brig (South Swizerland) RT @cutiebee2 Where did you couchsurfed?
But @Couchsurfing is not only for when you travel, also a good way to find new friends. I was at a potluck party last friday. :)
I've been on @Couchsurfing for a few years, Surfed ~12 nights, Hosted ~15. If you're in the neighbourhood, send a request :)
Couple of years back i spent 5 weeks traveling to Amalfi in Italy and back again, couchsurfed about half the time, more fun that way! :)
Couchsurfing is like finding friends you don't yet know, to have a home away from home instead of some hostel :) http://t.co/1SsIeAii <3
If someone asks me how they can get a genuine experience when traveling, i allways answer @Couchsurfing, the best way to travel!
@takayamamakoto no? The video is made for the language, and the original voices are SO MUCH better than foreign crap :)
@Blommisen Not really, we have a third language in school but i didn't pay enough attention to remember any :)
Not many movies, but i like anime! One Piece! <3 @mSKRDK U watch japanese movies?? :D sweet :D
I met a woman in Swizerland once who spoke "italian, french, portugese, spanish. german, no english" :) Still got my icecream! <3
Maybe that's why? RT @iciousicious Here in Spain they dub everything, that's probably because overall the english level is not so good..
@Tomskini I didn't say it was a language, i said i don't understand it very well, sometimes :)
My bank called asking me asking if i wanted an insurrance thay pays up to 1000000 kr if i get hurt, i asked for it in print, she said no.
I allways prefer watching movies in ther original language, if I dont understand (french, japanese and scottish) i use subtitles!
@TheManko Well.. i've "heard" but not udnerstood many crappy dubbing in several languages :P
Do they dub tv and movies where you live? The only thing the dub here are tv and movies for kids, i hope. I think dubbing is horrible.
Many complaints on minor faults like spelling. Let me remind you that there are countries where English simply isn't viable.. :)
@vencut2 I don't think a majority of swede speaks "uk english", but most of the english shows on tv are from Usa, maybe that's why. :)
Foreigners who have been in Sweden! Are swedes as good in english as they proud themselves to be? Any funny stories? :D
@FruSenap yeah useful sometimes, have to switch back and forth.. Lucky there are good apps for that :)
@edujohn there is a bunch of nice swedish craftbeer :) also try the very swedish kebabpizza!
I just hate the 'automatic rotation' of the screen on phones.. I disable it all the time to be able to tweet lying on my side :)
@LucerneBelle homemade liquor is not so common but maybe so more in other groups than others. :) also illegal..
@svknco I was, wish I could do out again, it's a good job! I'm not that nerdy but muddlers worked so well last year, lemming year :)
@cutiebee2 oh, good luck with that :) tomorrow I will try to check how well swedes knows english! ;)
Bedtime. Take care wherever you are! :)
@badcushion Np! It was quite fun considering all the feedback, and they're soo good! Good luck :)
@amandamuses No, but iy's pretty cheap to have a powdercoater fix it atually, and the result is soo good :)
Why is it called a 'spiral staircase'? Its not spiral at all, it's a helix :)
When it's cold enough F and C are the same.. At about -39°! That's cold.. I promise :)
One of my biggest fears is to get toothpaste in my eyes!
Yes, those are flowers on my bedroom wall..
Time to relax on the couch, watching Starcraft 2 from the Barcraft-network One Nations of Gamers tournament :) http://t.co/35sLK3NP
Between March 20 and September 22, days grow longer the farther north you travel.
This is how my street looked one early morning earlier this winter.. :) http://t.co/o7PV4PKR
@alice027 I think most swedes eat a lot of husmanskost, the traditional swedish everyday food, like swedish meatballs for example :)
Remember that i don't get payed one bit for this, don't expect too much from me. I hate cooking in english! :P
Argh, the typos. This is so frustrating ^^
That pretty much sums up Systembolaget! :D
@NWFlorida Yeah, it pays for a couple of public service channels, and i think they're pretty good :)
At least, that is the frew pics i shot today :)
This is Systembolaget, the monopoly for selling stronger beverages than 3.5% in sweden. Good service, wide range. :) http://t.co/VQ27aErp
@LSELT Yeah, the people from radiotjänst aren't stupid, and i don't think you should lie about having a tv :)
Tonights dinner is the staple food of swedish homes that most children loves. Pasta bolognese. Or rather "Spagetti med köttfärsås" :)
@Idabitar Det är ju fel, anmäl! Så ser inte lagen ut. Om du inte har tvkort i datorn dvs. :)
@IElmqvist Bor man här uppe så får man se dom positiva sidorna med en stabilt kall vinter, det är vitt, rent, torrt, ljust och fluffigt! :)
@FeliciaDybeck Well that's only because your tv isnt compitable with the digital signal that they changed to couple of years back. :)
@faridqnoproblem I dont own a console, but 've been playing some racinggames from my PC and it's quite awsome! ;)
@Anna_Waara Stämmer inte! Det har varit på förslag men aldrig kommit nån vart, tror inte det kommer ske. :)
Even with warrant they can't go inside! Even if you invite them :) RT @darran Don't they need a warrant to enter and search your house too?
You have to pay a TV-license in Sweden (about $300) if a household owns a tv-receiver Those are built into TVs.. If not, you dont! :)
Lot's of swedes claim they don't own a TV so they don't need to pay. But I don't need to lie, I've got a projector and 92" screen instead!
I don't even own a TV, hence i don't need to pay the swedish TV-licence that's 2016 kr per year for the public service channels.
@nathromeu If you have a good scale, try measuring a decilitre flour ten times when you have the chance, tricky to get it right.
@krabbe But if you're measuring flour your measurement will vary quite a lot. :) It's the weight that matters :)
If you're baking and want a good result, why take the risk by measuring by volume? Get a proper digital scale, they're not expensive. :)
@BeckySJones I dont encourage measuring by volume, it's like chancing on how much you get. :)
@BeckySJones But i could try to work on it, but i'm not sued to your silly measurements at all ;)
@BeckySJones No, convert your heart out :) If you have a scale, can't you switch it to grams? :)
I grew up with a chef for a mom. What did I learn? There are very few rights and wrongs, don't confine yourself to what's common! :)
@andrew_amb Generally the temperature after winter rises slowly. Normally the snow lasts for about 2 months after last snowfall. Gone by May
@tommlie But the tax on alcohol is based on the amount of alcohol in the product, hence more alcohol -> more expensive :)
I accidently lied to you all, no sandwiches now, rather the soup from last night, It's soo good! :) Think I'm gonna bake more bread tomorow.
@mandalaya Ja.. Jag kan bara tänka mig hur det känns att plötsligt ha en hudradel så många följare.. :P Bakslag? ^^
I'm quite hungry so it's time for fika, and by that i mean tea and sandwiches. I'll bake the #kanelbullar for my gofika later! :)
Btw, i didn't buy what's on the label on the box. :) I took it cos it's dureable and bottle wont rattle on my way home!
@TeslaRuser well.. I dont want to get sued do I, also easier to take good pics if you have to sneak around! :)
Photos done, uploading later. Time to buy my beer!
From official way from responsible spokesperson I get an okay!!! =) time for photos
Time to call the official media spokesperson att central systembolaget :)
Swedish red house with white corners.. And some snow.. Keep in mind it's been melting for two weeks :) http://t.co/HKU4PdHm
I will try to uncover the mystery that is Systembolaget today, the Swedish monopoly for selling beverage above 3.5% alcohol outside bars.
@Beersweden And i realise this comes untimley after their fail launch of their "local brewery campaign".. So rather your view in general :)
@Beersweden Please tell me what your general views on Systembolaget is from a foreign point of view, in one tweet, I'll retweet :)
@skazhy I'd say my favourite swedish brewerys are St Eriks, Oppigårds and Nils Oscar. :) And i appreciate good beer! :)
@kchannel9 Yeah it's one of my seasonal favourites :) It's swedish and i'm not sure how much Oppigårs exports.. looks soo good!
@christopherlutz Yeah, it's a bit of a hassle.. but on the other hand it's an alarm clock so.. :)
@arrd1s Looks quite allright indeed! :) Food processor with dough hook is so nice cos i can tweet while baking! ;)
@notanindividual I really enjoy mine! The light dimms on slowly, it's availible in store that sells home appliances here :) Pretty cheap :)
@uraRinskje Nah, I just follow starcraft, not Korea in particular :) Last weekend was MLG Columbus! :)
@TeslaRuser Ah yeah, they're so good! They are from Umeå to! :) Tweeting about them in a bit :)
The #GSL is the most competative Starcraft tournament in the world, at least 95% are korean, but there are also a few "foreigners" :)
@inDeNile Well i said it was middle ages, didn't i? :) Also, wake-ut-light is the shit, a smartphone isn't powerful enough i think. :)
My middle age alarm clock.. waking up to a wake-up-light and then radio is actually quite nice. :) http://t.co/KvoPoNPk
I had to adjust my alarm clock to daylight saving time manually.. What is this? The middle ages?
My chastity belt to keep me concentration up when biking.. doubles as bike lock. http://t.co/FGY0bA2T
@chmod007 That's why i added the alternative for dried yeast. :) Fresh yeast here is.. 2 kr for 50 grams, so.. 30 cent? :)
Time to brush them teeth and finally go to bed at 03:00. I have had a wonderful day tweeting as @Sweden, take care wherever you are! :)
I hope the recepie is understandable, I'm really not used to writing recepies in english :)
Damn, i spelled wheat wrong, oh the shame! ;)
Curious why I'm quiet? I'm not sleeping, i'm typing a recepie for kanelbulle-dough! :)
@GLarAuna På latin heter dinkel Triticum Spelta, för det tjocka skalet (speltet) som måste tas bort innan det mals :)
I'm not quite certain why so many of you are interested in my armpits.
@karllindmark Nja, det märker du nog bättre själv om du tittar ut, är nog inte mer än 10 m/s :)
The bread in the picture was a baked with spelled wholemeal flour and sourdough. :) If you're curious.. I'll could bake it again! :)
I usualy take a bunch of pictures and combine them into one. Here's how i baked bread for example :) http://t.co/tKea7ko5
Sorry for that retweet, didn't mean to and can't take it back afaik :)
@RyGuy4136 No, i think eveyone should have right to the same healthcare. :) But obviously no systems are perfect :)
@RyGuy4136 I for one think the debate in USA is filled with propaganda and hatered. Everyone should have access to the healthcare they need.
Kassaapparater = Cash Registers. Kassa Apparater = Crappy Apparatus
Combined words in swedish are used all the time, not combining them is known as a #särskrivning Rått kött = Raw meat, Råttkött = Rat meat.
@Saralaise Splitting a combined word is known as a "särskrivning", while "sär skrivning" basicly means "stupid writing", for example :)
@Saralaise Swedish is quite different from English, we can create new words as we want, just smash em together :)
Translate "zebra crossing" from English to Swedish on google translate to hear how å ä and ö are pronounced :) http://t.co/MwYwx6xF
@jillithd Oh yes, works so well for a crate of beer to! Have to have your priorities stright, right?
@Saralaise Any why would you need to translate a swedish sentence anyways? ^^ That wont give you åäö :)
It's almost like i don't want to go to bed for all week.. I enjoy beeing a curator of sweden :)
The rack that i made for my bike is 315*315mm big inside, a pizza fits prefectly ;) http://t.co/fEza4Epe
@barry84reid It's been changed since i started tweeting this morning, it's your twitter that hasn't updated. :)
@mreuroguy Hiking in swedish mountains is best in July and August. Before it's too wet, after it's getting colder :)
@glennrice Hate is a word that is abused way to much, no hate here! But in sports the most important part is obviously to beat Norway.
@ACMESalesRep I have baked kneadfree bread loads of times, it's quite convenient. However it has it's drawbacks :)
I'm told i'm soposed to keep tweeting as usual. Not to speak on the behalf of the nation. :)
Oh right, i'm quite hungry.. i forgot.
Done listening to Desmond Dekker, The Gladiators, Symarip, Peter Tosh and The Ethiopians. Which of course is why making the dough was easy.
Allthough fika is also a social thing and not only what you eat.. So call it whatever you want, this is a free country! :)
To me.. There is fika and there is gofika! Fika is bread and such. Gofika is kanelbullar, cookis and so on.. Cos this is NORRLAND! <3
Don't get me started on fika.. Cos you have got it all wrong!
I leave the dough to rise over night in fridge, finish them tomorrow, i will make the dough, take pictures, post recepie under #kanelbullar
Also i'm listening to classic reggae while baking, this is important for the yeast to rise properly.
Before i start baking #kanelbullar: This is how i bake them, i know there are a lot of alternative ways, i prefer this one. :)
Ok so.. Brb! I will clean up a bit in my kitchen, then it's time for first half of baking #kanelbullar!
. @smurfatik Happy to hear it :) I know a brit in finland who lets his parents send him tea from mother England! ^^
Allthough my kitchen is a mess, i'm not sure i dare to take pics.
A dough with yeast develops more taste if it's left to rest over night in the fridge.. Which means.. It's time to make ze dough!
Will you hate me if i say i dont think drenching something in butter makes it better? Asking for a friend.
The important part about bullar is not weather you fill them with cinnamon, cardamom. vanilla or almond paste.. it's the dough!
Actually.. baking kanelbullar (allthough i prefer cardamon instead of cinnamon, hence kardemummabullar) tommorrow would work!
Sure! I will bake kanelbullar some day, i have a quiiiiite good recepie :)
I like Romanesco broccoli! It's beautiful! It's even the background for my cooking blog. :) http://t.co/ClHMay1v
Left to right: Darjeeling TGFOP, Rooibos Cactus Orange, Green mint tea, Vanilla & Chocolate, Rooibos rhubarb cream, Lemon apricot vanilla.
At first i was like.. "Yeah, studded tyres for my bike.. just like on a car!" But then i realised.. maybe you don't have those either?
@taydeupree I dont think I'm that qualified for this matter, what kind curator are you looking for? :)
My bike that takes me wherever I'm going in town, studded tyres of course :) http://t.co/oaXDWx9e
Second match lost as well, 16-18.. I played bad and it didnt feel right.. Too bad but its not that bad. 120 kr for 3 hours play :)
Damn, now i feel a bit stressed.. have to be there in.. 23 minutes. This is not a good start of the pool tournament :P
@JaapKlaver I have stayed at home so far today, leaving for home in a bit so yeah, it's comming :)
@jarek_pawel It works with beef reindeer and moose, allthough you need to modifyt he recepie a bit :) Soo good with elk! :)
@simondaninja But it's not the "same animal" over here and over there, they have been devided for so long :)
@hottiejez I rather think it's a way to put where he lives on the map, to put it to perspective :) Rather than saying i'm famous.
@simondaninja Moose is an american word for the moose over there, european elk is the same animal, American Elk is something else. :)
I usualy eat by my computer, cos I don't like the dinnertable when alone :)
Early dinner before tonights pool tournament! Leftover köttsoppa! (Meat soup?) with some bread i baked yesterday. :) http://t.co/x1otablR
@fem_pire Oh wait! I didn't read your tweet properly. I'll make sure to tell her! Allthogh she is bold under her hat..
@fem_pire Don't get me wrong. I didnt say all people with grey hair are angry, i said SHE was angry cos of her grey hair. She's vain!
@SEmelie Japp! Livskraftig stam som förökar sig snabbt, måste jagas storskaligt för att inte växa i storlek :)
There is an outrage about there beeing to many wolfes in sweden, they are about 220 of them.. Sadly poaching occurs.
In the spring there is about 300000 elk in Sweden. In the fall after the hunting season its about 200000. Every year.
@fem_pire Damn, hope that makes her happy. I think she turned evil when she was sad that her hair turned grey :)
@jarek_pawel Don't you worry, voodoo wasn't anything evil. It was just the christians missionaries that spread that propaganda :)
@annefgreaves Nonono! I dont want weather form the south, i want it from the north! Commence winter! :D <3
Maybe it's spelled british, sorry for that!
Sometimes i feel so brittish. Enjoying snooker, Formula1, QI and tea. Now even the brittish weather has come here!
@jgreenwoodvr6 Yeah i like em! Never been much of a juggler though, can do 3 clubs or 4 balls, better with diabolo though :)
@angelicaan Thanks :) It's not that hard! Only a couple of different stitches and some threedimensional thinking :)
@akaSimone Sure, but it's used for so much more than "5v5 plzzzzzz", just need the right channels :)
For the record, when My was born i wanted her middle name to be Precious, she still got the dog, and she liked it :)
If anyone wanted to talk on IRC, you can join our little channel #hardrockmonster on Quakenet :)
A lion should look dangerous, it's more ok for a green dog to be cute, right? Made it for a friends 1 year old My :) http://t.co/Hx8MqNlv
@Hutnu Ja jo, Hartman är bäst, han låter spelet tala för sig själv :) Som vacchi sa: "lyssna på när Hartman håller käften i två timmar" ;)
@brigibabe Ah yeah, i don't drink it but i think many do. For those who dont drink beer or wine :) rekorderlig is quite popular :)
If you didn't like the lambs video, I am sorry :( But if you did: Check out cyriaks other videos. :P
I hope it wasnt bad posting that video :D
This is what i think about when i think lambs.. Pretty psychedelic! :D Slight warning mayhaps.. http://t.co/oFvXr5Rg
@TenutoTuo Depends on my mood, i enjoy green mint tea, rooibos, darjeeling tgfop and black tea with various tastes, no teabags! :)
The nordic countries drinks most coffee in the world, Sweden in second place. However I drink tea, and lots of it. :)
@greykarn Tror inte jag bör länka till en sida som säljer biljetter, gärna till en som har information om eventet dock! :)
When i feel stressed or need to think clearly, these help a lot. Juggling is soothing, you should try it :) http://t.co/qCGqdURC
Allthough i think i prefer to watch QI, Formula1 and Snooker in English :)
#Qi rules: Get points for beeing correct, get more points for beeing interesting, receive a penalty for beeing obvious. :)
@FriederikeHell I don't really feel comfortable in giving advice for you to sleep outisde in the snow, there are risks involved. :)
Isn't it nice of me not to joke about google beeing american with those "translations"? ^^
I wonder what google thought when they translate decilitre to cups and kronor to dollars.. Seems scary if someone translates my recepies!
Also.. I think it's so hard with cooking in english.. but i'll do my best :)
You can make waffles with pancakebatter and yeast or baking powder. I dont. Whipped cream, flour, icecold water. Nothing else! :)
I made the strawberry jam last night, soo much better than the one you buy, and you know whats in it :) 80% strawberry, 20% sugar :)
Yes i know swede is another 'label', but it's hard enough to express yourself in 140 charactes isnt it? :)
@AntZoo I believe you understand what i mean, and it's hard enough to express yourself in 140 letter isn't it?!
I'll use the #food hashtag for my tweets with pics of food that might cause hunger. Mute it if you want (and can) :)
What is the official warning for a tweet that may cause hunger? I'm asking for a friend..
I'm neither a feminist, masculinist, vegetarian or other such things because i try not to label myself. I'm Tomas, a swede.. :)
Also, about the profile picture, it was better before they cut it! (You are the bread!) http://t.co/71y16Sjw
I'm a bit tired having watched the MLG Columbus all weekend.. A quiiite big #Starcraft 2 tournament :) $25000 to the winner..
And as far as i know a moose is an animal in north america, we have elks in europe.. Not to be comfused with the elks in USA.. Hmmm!
Sometimes i feel that Twitter is kind of the new IRC, only now you get to customize who writes in your own custom channel :)
And IRC is the Internet Relay Chat, much older than the world wide web :) Chatting channels you can join freely, mostly :)
@_phoeniks Tent does only protext from wind and weather, does not add any heat. That's what a sleepingbag is for! :)
@niltiac But also if they think that mine tweets are too many maybe following more people isn't the answer.. :)
Sorry if i tweet too much, I'm more used to IRC. :) Way more conversations than "status updates" there :)
I don't own my own cue but i'm fairly good at least, play once or twice a week. Been in very few tournaments :) http://t.co/YLKjBHvy
I enjoy playing pool, and I've actually entered a small weekly tournament tonight, 7 people attending :)
I view my blogs just like the kind of book you keep at home, with recepies and photos.. Only mine are public, no ads! :)
If you're curious on my cooking skills.. I try to post some favourite recepies to http://t.co/DV1ZdmsE funky-translation to the right :)
Praised be the dishwasher!
Not thatI'm blaming Hugh Jackman to kill elk, what do i know about that..
The wolverine might be shy but it can be a vicious creature. known to occasionaly kill elk.. Not unlike the actinfigure..
I'm one of the few people i know that have seen a wild Wolverine, they are soooo shy! A small wolverine was sneaking around our campsite :)
Not really :) And allemansrätten isnt for fishing :) @dosespressos oh and I thought you guys in Sweden let the fish go after you catch it :)
I'm sorry for "spamming your timelines" time to do the dishes. :)
At least not the swedish kids! :) RT @Jelvas0920 I like raindeer meat... Does that make every kid hate me? : p
And I am sorry for spelling reindeer wrong, you know english isn't my native language, right? And i try not to be scared ot typing wrong..
No! And he wasn't even from around here. That's why he wasnt prepared. @TheUppsalaKoala Are you, by any chance, the car-igloo-man from Umeå?
And the sami spikes some controversy in Sweden, it's complicated. :) The ones with reindeers are nomads :)
The sami is the original population of sweden and lapland. Allthough they have been treated horribly at times..
Don't tell this to your kids, but the raindeers are not brought intended to pull santas carriage..
We also haven't got no raindeer in Sweden. No wild ones that is, there are thousands and thousands owned and taken care or by the sami.
And no, we haven't got no Polar Bears in Sweden.. I have only seen elk, lynx and wolverine on my trips! ;) Yes, wild.
Come to think of it i'm pretty used to ordering stuff i want, no customs in EU and lots of stuff are cheap on ebay..
My sleeping bags are custom made in Poland! So much cheaper than something sewn in china and sold in Swedish stores. Strange..
Yellow bag is comfortable down to -14°C, red one to 0°C. Combined it doesnt really matter... Slept well in -36°C! http://t.co/eqorKMue
To stay warm in a tent durning winter you need a proper sleeping mat and a nice sleeping bag, i can take a picture of mine ;)
About blog? Lol, Blood! :)
I wouldn't consider myself a sami, because it's not really about blog rather about culture :) My dad isn't sami but his sister is. :)
Tweeting as @Vassaste_Kniven (The sharpest knife) started as a joke.. But at least I'm trying..
You see the tent, right? Small and yellow..
With Allemansrätten in Sweden you have the right to camp "anywhere", but dont disturb and don't destroy :) http://t.co/cgUcFWBp
The swedish mountainside can be quite beautiful once in a while. Hard to get to, but beeing alone is part of the fun :) http://t.co/9JErJkTW
However this is living on old merits, i haven't been unicycling in a while. My recent pictures shows i mostly bake! https://t.co/q49WLDKG
Allthough unicyclists aren't a common theme on the swedish mountain trails, I've created a legend.. This summer it comes to life again!
Unicycling on trails is not impossible, its so much harder when it's covered by planks of wood.. http://t.co/lnFziWbb
But as i said, i miss tenting on snow! THE winter experience.. :) In the wild! http://t.co/VuMr1bVl
It may sound hard to do such a trip, but i know i can, cos i've done it before. ;) http://t.co/QnuRrlzJ
This summer I'm planning for a 6 day trip on unicycle, with packing, on trails, in the mountains.
Unicycling is not only wobbling around on a flat floor.. and does not belong at the circus (just like horses :) )
And no i don't to flyfishing and unicycling at the same time, whats the point of that..
I'm not that into beeing super nerdy.. Not because i lack of interests, but because i have too many!
If you check the blog out you shall see I do enjoy both flyfishing and unicycling ;)
I have done a couple of smaller adventures.. and saved most of them on a small blog with lots o pictures :) http://t.co/Khd3NypN No ads :)
I don't telemark cos it's cool, only because its FUN! :) RT @danielsjoman Telemark is so cool!
Also i'm trying to get the hang of Tweetdeck so.. bear with me! :)
The weather today is +4.3°C, grey and kinda.. not so much weather, it just is.
The swedish mountain chain is like 600km long with skiing all the way, there is lots of places to go and things to see and do!
But I've been coughing for all winter, only two days of riding.. First winter in what.. 4-5 years without tenting on snow? OUTRAGEOUS!
It's been horrible weather for a few weeks. Snow has been melting, roads are bare and i bet we only have like 40-50cm left in general..
I ride my bike when going somewhere in town all year long, obviously i have studded tyres on it, and winter isn't over yet...
Growing up in Umeå a winter for me is white roads covered in snow and ice for about 4 months a year, temperatures stable below 0°C!
If we haven't got anything better to talk about, lets talk about the weather!
Not beeing allowed to have someone chose what crappy heavy gear i should carry when screaming at me.. i had to take care of that myself!
I also wasn't allowed to enter the military service at 18, my knees put a stop to that. Even though "lumpen" is volontary today!
Then i worked for my dad that's an old blacksmith/welder, we were mostly repairing bombshelters for the two years it lasted. :)
I however am a fairly bright guy who studied Science at High School, i spent a winter working on fishinboats in the north of Norway
My dad actually went to school together with the greatest swedish downhill skier ever Ingemar Stenmark..
I'm grown up here around Umeå, on holidays I have been bound north, since my mom is from Haparanda archipelago, my dad is from Tärnaby!
Even though i live about 650km from Stockholm, i still live further than that from the northern peak of sweden!
Lets talk about Norrland, the northern 59% of sweden, where 12% of the population lives. Not too many but allmost as many as in Stockholm :)
I'm hte 16th @Sweden and for some reason i'm the first from north of Uppsala.. and there is quite a lot of sweden north of Uppsala.
I am a 24 year old guy who lives in Umeå, in a part of Sweden where we actually have four seasons, down south they only have three..
I however am looking forward to a fun week! My week! With some more or less local cooking and baking! I usually tweet as @Vassaste_kniven :)