Rebecka Stråhlén

Rebecka Stråhlén

is @sweden 2018-09-17 to 2018-09-24

Hi there! My name is Rebecka, and I’m a 31-year-old queer woman born and raised in Lund. While I’ve studied in a few different places, including Canada, I always seem to return to my home city. I have a degree in Human Osteology (yup – that’s bones!) but I currently work as the admin and coordinator at a dental lab in Malmö.

I am proud to call myself both a nerd and a geek, and when I get into something I go all in. My hobbies shift, but a longstanding one is board games, and I always want to make things. Lately that’s been jewellery, but who knows, next week I might get back into making clothes, or maybe baking! I love weird, and sometimes unsettling, things. Hey – I did say I studied bones for years! Oh, and my newest obsession is escape rooms. Can’t get enough!

Let’s talk about everything this week! I’m sure there will be some morbid topics (you could say I am a Master of Death with my degree after all), but also talk of sexuality, music, sweets, escaping rooms in less than an hour… frankly, who knows where we’ll end up!

But please know that I will not discuss the outcome of the Swedish election.

The rest of the year you can find me at @pockifish, both on Twitter and Instagram.

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All tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

@mostylicious Fruit! Tonight I’m gonna have pizza left overs with ham, pineapple, and banana. Of course also cheese and tomato sauce.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

@beatjuice2 I honestly don’t know. And it scares me.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

@NeoGetzLP Sadly that’s not my case. I guess I just have a newfound love for music or something? But have to try to…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

@nickw33d Oh good! Also thank you that makes me happy!

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

@susan_kemp Yeah that one is definitely among my favourites too. I actually blasted it in the work car (love those…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

@Hmaailm I’d say it’s about being a practitioner vs a fan. Like this article says:

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

@Chopythes @lazycuttlefish Might have to give that one a go!

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

@nyt_ja_anja Haha thanks! Which upcoming ones? @Hozier and @yearsandyears in Copenhagen, and then @FirstAidKitBand in Malmö. I’m excited!

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

@merijnfredriks You know what, I actually haven’t done that since I became an adult! Should change that. As a kid I…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

@SimonMonger Sadly there are indeed only about 356 of us. Well no that’s a lie. It’s more like 400 but the other ones can’t use twitter.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

I only really listen to one podcast and its British. So retweeting so other Swedes might help! What am I missing an…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

@newrulesnewlife What do you want to do? What kind of stuff do you want to see?

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:23 a.m.

@susan_kemp Oooo. Hmmmm. I am pretty fond of their cover of Universal Soldier. Otherwise maybe Wolf? Or This Old Routine.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

@trucemoose Oh man. I don’t know! Malmö keeps me employed? 😜 I’m sure I’d love Gothenburg if I lived there. Only vi…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

I’ve never been a big concert person (give me musicals any day though) and went to my first show when I was 21. In…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

@Greeniecg I did that with my previous ones ALL THE TIME. Didn’t realise t until I spent a couple of weeks on a dig…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

@newrulesnewlife That it is overall pretty nice and not what tabloids abroad like to bring up when wanting to scare people.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 10 a.m.

@Greeniecg Get new ones! I’m very happy with mine. Took quite some time to choose but it worked out. My prescriptio…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

@ThatWhiteSoxFan Wow that’s a loaded question. Maybe shouldn’t get into that too deeply? But universal health care…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

@RevPLane Thanks! And no I don’t. I haven’t kept up with the account through all these years, so I really cant choose.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 9:56 a.m.

@Greeniecg I got new glasses in spring. So maybe half a year ago or so.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

@DougHageman Oh man... that is such a hard question! I am listening to Palo Santo by @yearsandyears a lot right now…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

@Sinister_eyes I am a gamer yes. But a BOARD gamer 😉 Have never been able to get into video games. Which is probabl…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

@Greeniecg Are you asksure big a serious but very random question, or are you insulting me in some way? Hard to tel…

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 9:46 a.m.

Okay. Last day. I guess let’s do an AMA again. So ask whatever you feel like!

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

@Alsemgeest_Paul Has absolutely nothing to do with if sex is bad or good. You apparently can’t read.

@sweden Sept. 23, 2018, 12:18 a.m.

@Julaberry You will have one final curator next week.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

@Maark_O_Polo I would indeed really like to visit Iran! One of my archaeologist friends just returned from there.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

@nasaroth @jighoo Also thank you for calling me a magnificent human XD

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

@nasaroth @jighoo This is like the fourth time I share it XD and I promise I will again before I sign off tomorrow. But it’s @pockifish

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

@Gazorpazorpfiel Not at all. I’m allowed to discuss whatever I want. And I don’t want to discuss this. Are you seri…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

@Gazorpazorpfiel Tweet about it yourself. This is not a political account. I’m not interested in discussing politic…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

@rhelune Ah yes. Just like the soothing syrups of old that was basically like taking a shot of morphine. Baby sure shuts up!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

@Gazorpazorpfiel And why do you think that is? Seriously, just talking sexuality is creating some serious fighting…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

For me it seems to be going well. Overall Sweden is very accepting when it comes to that. Of course there’s always…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

@rhelune Wow. Get yours kids drunk so they calm down?

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

@Gazorpazorpfiel I don’t talk politics. End of story.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Thank you guys for telling about alcohol culture in your countries/states/cities! Super interesting to read!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

@jokingFrogs Oh yeah just head to @pockifish and follow me there!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

@Alwennia I don’t no. Sorry. But hey send me a DM on my regular Twitter @pockifish and i can totally help you figur…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

In Sweden it’s getting more and more accepted to not drink. And there are good options. I’ve been told that there a…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

@ljandersson13 No not change your mind. Accept what you feel.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

@skodone Well done you! I’m glad it’s better in cities at least!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

@shinydan Oh really? That’s interesting. Is it any good though? While I don’t drink beer either (alcohol or not) pa…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 9 p.m.

@Eyelyon That’s good to hear! Parents just came home from a few months in LA and felt like at least the selection o…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

While we’re on “controversial” subjects, let’s talk alcohol. I’m genuinely curious to hear from you outside of Swed…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

@avocadokatze I’m not surprised though! However surprised no one has offered to cure me with their penis yet

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

@GlueCake @MR_MISANTHR0PIC Exactly! And don’t be afraid of the change either. If it happens it happens. You can’t do anything about it

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

@lasagna_lovr666 I might’ve eaten candy at 9am too.............

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

@GeekishSwede And just like that one single comment makes this storm of stupid worth it.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

@ShinyStarSilver I didn’t call anyone a dickhead. It wasn’t pointed at anyone specific. If you feel it applies to y…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

@AshursMuffin As we have established I don’t want to get near any penis. Doesn’t matter where it might come from.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Haha yes! Autocorrect has it in for me.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

@GeekishSwede I think it’s all about embracing the uncertainty. See what happens with time. Be okay with not knowing!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

It’s also okay to change your mind when it comes to being a dickhead. Become a nice person! Wow.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Please also remember that it’s okay to change your mind about your own sexuality. Think you’re gay now? Then you ar…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

@GeekishSwede Hey, you don’t need to! I am not sure either. And that’s perfectly fine.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

@Kallelolpedal @bazzzbazzz @hetaliabest Typos happen on phones. Especially with an autocorrect that hates words. Gasp horror typos.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

@realMarcWest I’ve blocked one single account. And the only reason was cause they posted porn.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

@MR_MISANTHR0PIC You live a sad narrow minded life I see.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

@onthetee Not yet! Let’s see how long it takes.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

@DarkStarTweedia I’m glad I can! A friend of mine found out she’s demi when she was like, 50, cause I told her abou…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

@FerociousLCat Hiiii! I’m normally at @pockifish and go right ahead!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

@BrurRabbit Wow. Just wow. You are bad at history. Bye bye now.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Oh boy. Finally got a nerve with you guys didn’t I? Welcome to Sweden. If you’re a bigot I don’t want you around.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

@EUDeplorable Oh but heterosexuality is shoved in people’s faces every damn day. And from a very young age too. Het…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

@BrurRabbit Race is not about culture or heritage.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

And remember that asexuals are not frigid, it’s not based in sexual abuse as kids, or anything like that. Some aces…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

Also important to consider is that asexuality is a spectrum, just like sexuality in general. And demisexuality is a…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

@BrurRabbit Race has nothing to do with sexuality. And as a scientist, there is just the human race. You’re stupid.…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Now this is definitely important when it comes to asexuality. I identify as asexual. That simply means I do not fee…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Dear gods. I had too much to type and didn’t proofread. I am ASEXUAL. (And my phone is a dumbass with a faulty auto…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

So if you were a woman in that scenario that would make you homoromantic but pansexaul (or bisexual, the terms are…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Sexual orientation is what gender(s) you’re sexually attractred to and want to sleep with. Romantic orientation is…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

First of all, something people tend to not know about is that you can actually separate sexual and romantic orienta…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Okay guys. My bio says queer, sonkets do it. Let’s talk sexuality and gender. Hi, I am a cis woman. I am sexually a…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

@frozenpandaman Well, when you’re not a kid and can indulge whenever you want, fredagsmys can mean candy so I say that!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

@IIPlatyII Oooh yes. I love that one! Rarely get it thought go for some reason.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

This worth a read when it comes to lördagsgodis! One of my favourite websites (especially for travelling), and loca…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

@ljandersson13 Also an easy way to keep kids from eating candy too often. They know that Saturday is candy day. Cau…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

@zwoelheid It’s pick and mix! So all kinds of yummy things. Fruity gummies of different kind. Some chocolate. Some minty things.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

It’s Saturday! And you know what that means in this country... lördagsgodis! As in, Saturday candy. The greatest Sw…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

@lexer_gaming Pineapple pizza is best pizza. Fight me!

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 8:53 a.m.

@acapeIIa @firstklassriot Ewwwwwww. But yeah, such a Swedish staple.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 8:53 a.m.

@acapeIIa @firstklassriot Funnily enough it was a “Mexican pizza” (due to some taco seasoning and hot sauce or some…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 12:27 a.m.

@BlameFrost @Vidalia Pizza shops tend to have super random names tbh. And I hope so XD. I think it’s a pretty well…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 12:25 a.m.

@RobmanCartoons Yup! Very useful. But beginning of breakfast is pretty much war. It’s spinning too fast, or what yo…

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

@Vidalia Avesta, in Lund. But it’s not that weird of a pizza. You can probably get something similar in a lot of places.

@sweden Sept. 22, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

@LastNameAIKIO In this case it was cause the one who ordered it did a custom order and didn’t know how well the sau…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

@g_berish @fabianbom But scissors are just so much easier when you’re balancing your pizza boo on an uneven surface (like your lap)

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

@g_berish @Cadrieu @sunrayswench Exactly! Tbh I love fruit in food. Especially banana

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

@Allison_Ivy79 @NMercad @aj_ranger I mean... my pizza did have ham and banana and pineapple so

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:03 p.m.

@Cariad77 I had an amazing potato pizza in Rome though!

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

@fabianbom @carsonmyers @one_cool_cat But... I had no hard surface underneath. The pizza box was in my lap, with fe…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

@nibba1111 Yup. And then “I said A bone, not to. I don’t do that.”

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

@Cadrieu @sunrayswench I only eat half a pizza (and that’s just with ham and banana and pineapple)

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

@TiredEthel_ That shit is Swedish pizza. An abomination.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

@mickpyro But with tomato sauce and ham and cheese?

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

@HarryOnInternet Yeah I thought I had to, now that I am actually eating pizza. Because I know how much controversy…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

@Pyrolex_ I mean... you’re not wrong.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

@fabianbom Easiest way to cut pizza my friend

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

To show you the insanity that can be Swedish pizza. This is what my friend picked. I have no idea what it is. But i…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

@IMterriblyvexed Yassssss. Come here and do it with me!

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

@braeschdude I meant authentic tacos. You should see the kind of tacos that were common in Sweden when I was a kid.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

@n_eminova We were there at pretty much at the same time!

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

@coyotemation That’s what I usually do! But tonight I gotta be social for a bit.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

@nibba1111 It is! And my speciality is bones so even more fun. Dead people!

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

For a lot of people today is also Taco Friday. A tradition I have never been a part of, even if it appts my started…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

My fredagsmys will be with a friend, her baby, some pizza, some sweets maybe, and just catch up a bit.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

It’s Friday and by now most people who work regular jobs here are out for the weekend. And what does that mean? Fre…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

@nibba1111 Being an archaeologist studying in Lund I’m so used to it by now haha. Hell we even had one of the most…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

The storm that is currently covering parts of Sweden (down south we get a shitload of rain but the wind isn’t too b…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

This idea I had this morning of bringing my raincoat instead o sequins proved to have been good. Holy shit. It’s ra…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

@surflesley Ah. Yeah it’s just a built in lazy susan which I guess came with the table. Still not idea though.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

@surflesley Sadly I have no idea. I assume you mean the silver one? The wood bit spins too to make it easy to serve everyone.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 12:57 p.m.

@owngrfld Sounds like it. I hope you can find something lovely.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

@azimuthbr Two of them are what Wikipedia calls “smörgåskaviar” even in english. Its a fish roe spread (gross imo!)…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

@smiffy That does sound intriguing. Thank you! I will definitely check them out.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

@MisterMaxCy Too little raw food? So much of what’s on that table is vegetables! People here actually get rawfood for lunch decently often.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

@MstrWaterbender They want to do something else. Here’s the official statement:

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

@firstklassriot How about... massage once a month and because we’re celebrating an anniversary this year going to Z…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

@V4rp1e Yes we get pastries for that too. No but like if we go to relax I. The sun out in nature we might just bring coffee and pastries

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

@MstrWaterbender The country will sink into the sea and we will become mermaids. No but I honestly don’t know. I th…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

@V4rp1e Basically. We have two levels of picnic though. Like full out would be like yours, but often just a quick easy one with pastries.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

@firstklassriot If you only knew about some of the other perks XD

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:44 a.m.

@V4rp1e We don’t do pastries for breakfast, that’s more picnic stuff (but also normal sandwiches etc)

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

My starter sandwich is cream cheese, avocado, smoked salmon, and cucumber. (Then sandwich with cheese and gooseberr…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

@Emadec_ You bet! I try to buy as much organic and/or local stuff as possible for work

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

@V4rp1e On bread it’s a classic yes. Thinly sliced ham and cheese for example

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 9:12 a.m.

@ThatWhiteSoxFan Thanks, I’ll take a listen later! And hey, that’s not true! They release “normal” music every year…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:55 a.m.

@ThatWhiteSoxFan Funnily enough, just now when I was driving Can’t Help Falling In Love came on, but in this versio…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

@franfuckyes But! That brings the question... how would you categorise songs like Perfect (which justbplayed in the…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

@LudicrousLouisa Well then! Happy weekend to you!

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:11 a.m.

@grodaeu Ah. It looked so meh like he was pushing the kid and started pushing a bit sideways.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:11 a.m.

@franfuckyes And my phone really does want to spell it “a Capella” (incl capitalisation) which... is not how I usua…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

@franfuckyes It’s a cappella rather than gay electro pop?

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:07 a.m.

@beaulieu_dakota The king calls you at 6am in the morning. You have no choice but to serve your country. (No, you g…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:05 a.m.

@PrincessTokyoM So was I XD he did save the kid like right away kinda taking hold of his arm and hauling him to the…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8:04 a.m.

@ThatWhiteSoxFan Haha. Clearly. (Wow I had completely forgotten about them even existing!)

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 8 a.m.

I just saw a man out running while pushing his son who was learning how to bike (the bike had some pole/handle in t…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:59 a.m.

@xcelerationlabs @Boston @Fondacey @UnionSqDonuts Those bacon donuts look heavenly! Don’t tempt me like that at 8 a…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:54 a.m.

Today’s morning commute music is not gay electro pop, but rather a cappella. Still very upbeat though.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:44 a.m.

@xcelerationlabs But... donuts are yum yum! If I can get my friend to meet up with me after work I shall do some la…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:39 a.m.

@travelsandbooks Aw that’s sad! But nice for summer at least.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:36 a.m.

@sassybasschick Ah yes, weekly pay checks? Here we just do monthly. Usually around the 25th.

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:36 a.m.

@LudicrousLouisa So you’re almost done for the day already? How lovely!

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

Friday at my job means communal breakfast and getting off an hour early. Do you guys have anything that makes Frida…

@sweden Sept. 21, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Morning world. It’s Friday! Yay! Sadly today the forecast says rain for the afternoon/early evening so I had to for…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

@FoodTruckKings Swans are dicks. But they have nothing on geese. I studied in Canada for a semester and we had to h…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

@TomRebbitt Currently driving past some good leaves. Not AS good but alright.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

When I take the bus home instead of the train (more relaxing this way) it drives past some big ponds. One has a swa…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

@franfuckyes Always. Now imagine a sequin fanny pack to match.........

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

The bus home is warm so draping my sequins on the (empty) seat in front of me. Yes, it’s two sided sequins. For max…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

@VincX213 @saigyuji_ebooks If that’s true, well done people who choose us 😉 Maybe Sweden is a country where a lot o…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

@VincX213 @saigyuji_ebooks If they have been that is wonderful. Doubt it though.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

@HelixVexium Outdoors I think I prefer it to be around 25 C. Above 30 starts to get a bit hot. I’ve experienced muc…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

A purity? FAVOURITE! Please witness the scourge of my life: autocorrect and clumsy typing.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

@Lisoumat @nosuchthing Truly. I mean who wouldn’t love taking a break in a massage chair listening to Anna talk abo…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

@franfuckyes @PTXofficial It was set to shuffle so got a mix of Superfruit medleys, and both single songs and medle…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Back at the lab I don’t have an awful lot to do this very moment, so gonna take advantage of one of the perks of wo…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

@S00945 @PTXofficial Wanna get a by fancy? St Jacobs for sure.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Drove to the post office while blasting YouTube medleys by my faves, @PTXofficial, windows rolled down a wind in my…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

@oo_okokokok Wow! I wonder which one we got in Sweden

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

@CosRyan For sure. What kind of treasures is yours hiding? Mine has contained both pasta and oats in the past. And spoons when I moved.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

One single sequin has fallen off my jacket. It’s been here in the car for weeks. It’s my car sequin. For days when…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

@oo_okokokok Oh I was so scared of her as a kid too! But as an adult I love her and feel SO SORRY for her. She’s co…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

@farukcagsak It smells like chocolate!

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

@HelixVexium Of what exactly? It isn’t actually cold right now but I think I’m a little bit sick so just FEEL cold.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

@Puppygut_ I am not completely certain but I THINK I got it at the Helsinki airport actually. Isn’t it beautiful. I…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

I feel a bit cold this afternoon so made myself a cup of hot chocolate (my chocolate powder lives in a Moomin box f…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

@WanderingEron @texasgov Aw thanks! I hope I’m a good slice of my country. More tolerance, more queerness, less fea…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

@saigyuji_ebooks Fun fact: current @Sweden is an asexual girl and we’ll talk about that later. (And yes homo)

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

@CapriciousNest I can’t drive without music! No matter time of day.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

@WanderingEron @texasgov Aw that makes me so happy! (May I ask why? I’m just curious) And it’s not over yet!

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

@M99_LaRay I don’t know enough personally but pretty sure my comment is: boooo 👎

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

@franfuckyes Tbh, who can? And you of all people know how disastrous my typing is. Aren’t you proud of how well I p…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

@franfuckyes Language is all about stealing!

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

@isserley_ Isn’t language fun? 😄

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

@AllieLindo Never seem to go there. Catch be at Triangeln or Södervärn! 😉

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

@ElliottThoughts Sadly yes. Next week is the last week.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Swedish lesson of the day: the word for sequin in Swedish is “paljett” and well, glitter is just “glitter”.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

@Monsterlander I need it. Right now. My life is not complete without it. That just encapsulates me as a person.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 10 a.m.

And know that if you’re in Malmö (or Lund) and spot a lady with a black and green/blue sequin jacket and pastel hai…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

It’s come to my attention that not everyone knows what a sequin is (I guess you can live your life fine without it.…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

@iksmarvA @yearsandyears @SUP3RFRUIT @whereisMUNA Fun fact: I fell asleep when on my phone a few days ago. I wasn’t…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 9:08 a.m.

@FinnishPaleface A reflective piece of metal (or rather foil covered plastic) Used in fashion and for costumes.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 8:55 a.m.

@Kai_El_Monito Depends on why you approach people. And just be courteous. Say excuse me and then what you’re wonder…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

@SleepingPooch The only Swedish band I listen to!

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

@FelixKings2001 Favourite? I love me some film scores too.

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 8:18 a.m.

If you come away with one thing from my week as @Sweden, it’s this. More sequins! Glitter for all!

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 8 a.m.

Aw a somewhat older lady just stopped me on the street to ask where I had bought my sequin jacket cause she loved i…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 7:54 a.m.

@carlsewall Is for the weak with burned off taste buds

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 7:51 a.m.

@carlsewall I would just all back asleep!

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 7:50 a.m.

@ginadweeb I was going to ask what makes it autumny, but yeah I can see how folk would work nicely!

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

What is your preferred music in the morning? Or do you maybe even like it to be quiet until you’re well into your day?

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 7:36 a.m.

This morning I’m blasting music in my headphones to try to wake up on the morning commute. A mix of @yearsandyears,…

@sweden Sept. 20, 2018, 12:31 a.m.

@RonMurraySPHR @FirstAidKitBand They’re awesome aren’t they? Just last week I bought tickets to an upcoming show of theirs!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

@toooldtbh This specific escape rooms or escape rooms in general? Well I’d recommend both anyway XD

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

@owngrfld Nope! And my best experience actually even included strangers! Might even be good therapy for control fre…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

@TinpotClarkKent Haha yeah I’ve seen that. Did not help us much today XD

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

@owngrfld Oh man that sucks! I’ve had both locks and door be pretty stuck even if they’re technically open. So I’ve…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

@Elumir @qbitgoat @strangebirdimm No idea. But it’s growing pretty fast I think. I hope more and more people get into it!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

We went in, we came out. Sort of. See, this escape room has a policy of paying for hints with three minutes. We mad…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

@VertigoBirdie That does not sound great for me haha. I’d prefer scary but no people

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

@VertigoBirdie I’ve done one with an actor for one room (of a series of rooms) which to me was just a bit awkward.…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

@cryptidwaste And those are Swedish cherry blossom in the background.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

@Elumir @qbitgoat @strangebirdimm Cool, thanks! Gotta add that to the list if I ever find myself in Houston!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

@fearonm Thank you! Better escape this one... gotta keep the streak alive!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

If you guys are curious about escape rooms I highly recommend watching the series Escape! on Geek & Sundry on Youtu…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

@fearonm Oooooh! I want to do a scary one at some point. Today’s one is their scariest (yes we asked for it) but ap…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

@The_Sara_817 Such a good team building exercise! My first one (even though I had wanted to do one for at least a y…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

@fearonm That’s awesome! I’ve seen that there’s a local one here that at least has two different endings. I’m excit…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

@jasonhindle Did you get to sample the wares?

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

@twstrblg Thankfully I only drive by once a day. And there isn’t always a lovely scent. But oh boy was I tempted to…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

@GregoirMichel When looking for escape rooms I have found a Saw themed one. I think I’m Copenhagen? I do want to do a horror one sometime...

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

@FLaderlappen What’s the beat one you’ve done in the area so far? And which Sherlocked one have you booked?

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

@FLaderlappen Awesome! I’m trying to do one a month. A few people at work are super game so that makes it easy.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

@quirkygirlsarah The rooms I’ve done have all been bigger than my childhood bedroom! And you CAN usually get out if…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

@fearonm Omg that Portal one sounds amazing! Did you succeed in destroying your friends? Was Venice super hard?

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

There’s an industrial bakery next to the post office I go to for work. And omg it smells amazing today.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

@FergiesChild According to the website The Chapel has the highest escape rate, so should be the easiest. Trapped an…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

@fearonm Oooo so many! What has been your favourite (like what theme and such)? And what’s your escape rate?

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

However, the second room I did was in Fresno (in California). We booked three people into a max 6 room. When we sho…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

They’re usually themed (I’ve done pirates, Sherlock Holmes, modern spies, Harry Potter, and more) and SO MUCH FUN.…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

If you’ve never heard of escape rooms before: basically you and some friends get locked in a room (or series of) an…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

@FergiesChild How’s Prison Break? We’re definitely gonna do that within a few months. And Sherlocked is great!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

@DanKvi Well done! Yeah usually you get clues when you’re stuck. At Escape House (exists in a few cities, including…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

@gazymodo I feel like for theme/ambiance Sherlock is hard to beat tbh.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

@DanKvi Awesome! Do you remember the name of the one you did? And did you get out?

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

@m0dd3 Cool! I’ll make sure to get that one!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

@playingwithu Awesome, congrats! I did one in Bakersfield with just my girlfriend and we got out with 10 seconds to…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

@FergiesChild I’ve done The Chapel and I’m doing Trapped tonight!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

@gazymodo Both equally good? I haven’t done Moriarty yet, but two others at Sherlocked. Was my first a actually, as…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

@m0dd3 Yeah I wanna try that one! They sold it at the escape room I did in Fresno. I love board games, and escape r…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

@gazymodo Oooh, which ones did you do? I’ve done two in Malmö so far, and one in Lund (going to the same place toda…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

After work today, I’m going to take part in my newvfavourite hobby: escape rooms! Any other escape room aficionados out there?

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

@yacinovic34 That would be “dadel”

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

@yacinovic34 What kind of date? Like today’s September 19, or the fruit, or a romantic meet up?

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

@WhatThe_Linda @TheMotleyNews Yeah that’s usually how it goes. I send messages whenever I feel I have something to…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

@ali_zafar_ @franfuckyes Anything. Anything that isn’t licorice (okay maybe not like... liver)

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

@immigrantsweden That is everyone in Sweden right now I think. Including the politicians. I have absolutely no idea what’s going on anymore.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

@shafinajib That looks absolutely delicious!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:49 a.m.

@TheMotleyNews My brother lives with his family in LA. My parents spent the summer there. I have friends all over t…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:48 a.m.

@lianalizard Or late. Or not at all. At least there are many of them. I never try to time buses here. Just go with…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

@FoodTruckKings Good news for your dental lab haha!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

@franfuckyes Return home with a suitcase full of licorice! The “nature candy” pick and mix has lots of like... cove…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

@kikitofsmes Particularly nice when there’s grapes.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

@FoodTruckKings I like when the hard to open pistachios have been abandoned. Because I can always open them.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

@franfuckyes Shut up you heathen. But FINE I guess you can bring licorice into my home. You know this country overflows with it.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

@Lamhfada I am as baffled as you. But my coworkers like it, and so I become the devils errand boy to not invoke their wrath.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

@kikitofsmes It’s the sort of, reception desk I guess. Then continues into like... a lower admin and packing desk o…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

@Mc_Heckin_Duff They’re always left at the end. People go for easy things, and chocolate covered things. And then s…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

This is what we call “nature candy”. Nuts and dried fruit and chocolate. And what the bowl looks like when everyone…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

We don’t to fika at work (well people can whenever they feel like it) but on Wednesdays we have extra fruit and nut…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 10 a.m.

@Pnagdive They did make a tv series yea. Just a longer version of the movie. Same name as the book.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

@AllieLindo Never feel shame for doing kids things as an adult! Me and a friend bought tickets to a kids opera in a…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

@badforthebetter You gotta read all the information. Yes it’s going to stop. At the end of the month. Which means w…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 8:59 a.m.

It seems like the majority is awake or just never sleeps. Swedes with coffee in their veins instead of blood. But,…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

@JenEngland Congrats! And good morning.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 7:54 a.m.

I’m getting widely differing reports. Let’s flex some democratic muscle and vote on the subject. Is Sweden awake? A…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 7:49 a.m.

While we (at least in the south) have loads of trains and ease of commute if one does not want to drive, keeping to…

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

I stand corrected. The state of awakedness of Sweden is still uncertain. Sweden might also be tweeting in its sleep.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 7:23 a.m.

Morning world. Sweden is awake!

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 6:35 a.m.

@susan_kemp No not really. It’s not something I’ve seen discussed much at all. Personally I think there should be some kind of option.

@sweden Sept. 19, 2018, 6:33 a.m.

@smiffy That’s cool! Very much good luck with it! But know that it’s not exactly a modern narrative style (having b…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

@IMterriblyvexed You can if you’re a residence of a tiny town of commune somewhere I don’t remember (read From Here To Eternity).

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

@szybki_gradient Oh the original has a page where Jonathan saves someone from a river and he is indeed very much na…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

@TaschaNKo Oh that’s interesting. I don’t know how common it is. I hope a lot of people who know they’ll die soon d…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

@TatjanaKS It’s a beautiful name! And I think Ronja might’ve been my favourite as a child too (with Lionheart not r…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

@TatjanaKS Dear lord someone put soap in my eyes right now! That is horrendous.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

@_caseyleighhh @JenEngland I don’t know if an official reason but it’s useless, costly, bad for the environment... and again: useless.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

@juanitojames Sadly the new illustrations haven’t been released in translated versions of the story... yet I hope.…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

@juanitojames Are you sure? Otherwise, get it as an ebook? There are both English and Spanish translations out there for sure.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Finally, here is the main theme from the movie from 1977. It is pretty dated but it’s so ingrained in many of us fr…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

@AnnSofieDaniels The terror of Swedish children!

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

In the beginning the main character is dying from TBC (?) and is scared. His big brother says it’ll be fine and tha…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7 p.m.

Like I said the story deals a lot with death. Nangijala is where you end up when you die! Whatever type of funeral…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

@Polunderpunk Oh yes! At least 46 different languages.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

The same scene is illustrated like this in the new version. My second favourite illustration in there I think!

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

The story is pretty dark and deals with death, oppression and tyranny, resistance, war, and doing things even if th…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Here’s the original to the left, and the cloth bound version of the new one to the right.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

@getfunghi So true! When I was a kid I had a hamster that I named Ronja.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

@jighoo Absolutely. I gifted it to my American friend once. It’s easily available on Amazon for example.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

The original version had beautiful illustrations by Ilon Wikland (I even have a simplified version of one tattooed…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

The Brothers Lionheart follows two young boys (brothers of course) who die (one from jumping out a burning building…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

I haven’t really read books in Swedish since I was around 15, but my favourite story in Swedish is The Brothers Lio…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

@yorickisntdead A noble goal in well, death.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

@TaschaNKo I have not read that but now I’m intrigued. Tell me more!

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

@kezijillan That should’ve said pickled herring. Mum also added Swedish kaviar. Which I think is gross, but it’s a…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

@VertigoBirdie I wasn’t even aware of that term before today (I use “deadlings” for my bones though haha) and I love it. 💀 💓

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

@i_anic Good luck! If I have time I’ll boost mine tonight. Kinda need to bleach fully but I wanna see what more roots will look like.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

@realthulsadoom Have they lifted the rules about the school having to be away from where most of like “your” people…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

@smiffy I think it’s more “the end” of a project vs well... death. And like in English you wouldn’t use “deceased”…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

@smiffy @pockifish I agree. But I guess it’s hard to let it into someone else’s hands (even if that’s really the fo…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

@i_anic When you do pastels the best way is to take a brighter dye and dilute with a mask (I did it with cheap cond…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 2:40 p.m.

I really like trauma and like, cool disease. When going through a Danish collection I found really classic DISH. My…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 2:34 p.m.

Yes I do. Can’t believe I forgot to add that yesterday. My personal account is @pockifish

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

@i_anic You buy a hair mask (I have some basic one the same brand as my shampoo) and some hair dye (I use Direction…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Since we’ve been talking about burial practices and such I want to recommend a couple of books on the subject that…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

@siggeplump Neither of them like fighting. They would become friends instead.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

@MxzMario I don’t know. I went when I was young and it just stuck with me. It’s probably the general vibe then. And…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

@MxzMario Right now I’m tired of cities for vacation actually. Used to absolutely love it though. But a city I alwa…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

@lorem644 Yes. The Swedish population has shrunk to 356 people. But jokes aside, SI wants to do some other project.…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

@kh_vorsteh That’s for you to decide yourself.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

@lorem644 It means that next Sunday, September 30, this account will tweet its last tweet.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

@Fijnschilder Yes life is worth less bing. If you don’t think it is, please seek help.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

@JenEngland Okay that is just wonderful! Thank you for linking me! Now that is a good option with whatever is left…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 9:18 a.m.

@JenEngland Thankfully embalming isn’t a thing here. Cause THAT is just stupid. I hope these “green burials” are also without coffins then.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

@Fijnschilder Me? No never. And not contemplated it either. But a girl in my high school class did.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:54 a.m.

This is the dream (after science take what they want of course). Sky burials are really cool, and I urge you all to…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

@netk Just extending old age would suck. Like if ageing remains normal so to speak, but your “old” for 70 years? Th…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:32 a.m.

@netk I say past 150 is starting to become a bit iffy. What do you think?

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:27 a.m.

@netk Don’t make us immortal. That doesn’t seem right. Extend life a bit, sure, but not extremely far.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:07 a.m.

@amymanlapas Very happy to hear that! 👍

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:06 a.m.

@amie_shea In addition to the smoke, it also requires a lot of energy. Gotta get that cremation chamber really hot.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:04 a.m.

@oso_carameloso Sadly ashes contain no nutrition for trees. And I guess that’s part of the problem I see with crema…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:03 a.m.

@FelixKings2001 Oooooh. I’m jealous! Which one?

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 8:03 a.m.

@YukiHonda01 Food for nature is great. Ever heard of sky burials? I think that sounds wonderful.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:59 a.m.

@geeoharee 100% agree. If looking bed ones want somewhere to go to remember and grieve, my body doesn’t need to be there too.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:58 a.m.

@FoodTruckKings Exactly! Donate whatever possible to the living and sick. The rest? Science!

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:58 a.m.

@baisalov I guess so yeah. Just being religious isn’t that weird, but being deeply practicing Christian yeah. Like…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:52 a.m.

@oso_carameloso That just looks so nice! And yeah I do know a fair bit about at least the Mexican celebrations and…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:50 a.m.

In Sweden cremation is definitely the most common way of dealing with the body after death. I used to want that too…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

So what about after you die. What do you want to happen to your body? Personally I’d prefer if there’s nothing left…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:46 a.m.

@FelixKings2001 Not necessarily. A stroke while out and about doesn’t seem so bad for example.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

@susan_kemp That’s currently illegal in Sweden yeah.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:43 a.m.

@TwashTheMan They sure do if you put them in a bag! Or if you have a handful of teeth. Now that’s a fun feeling.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:42 a.m.

As a whole Sweden is pretty secularised. But at the same time Sweden is also culturally diverse and one of the pill…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:38 a.m.

@xcelerationlabs Some definitely do. I think due to Sweden in general not being very religious or spiritual I have…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:36 a.m.

@FelixKings2001 Quick. Preferably painless. But not gruesome cause I want my body to be useful to science.

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:25 a.m.

@oso_carameloso I think that’s beautiful. Here death is still so taboo. It’s something dirty. Youre supposed to dis…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:15 a.m.

@tehabe That is very true! Personally I wouldn’t want to be “kept alive” through a machine working my heart and lun…

@sweden Sept. 18, 2018, 7:07 a.m.

Morning world! Today’s theme is... death. Let’s get metaphysical, gross, practical, curious, freaked out... whateve…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 11:33 p.m.

@hausofcupcakKe I have nothing against her at least! Sometimes I do find myself appreciating some of her older stuf…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

@IMterriblyvexed You’ll be mentioned in it 😉

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

When it ends it will have been 356. So I’m number 355.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

RT @Slate: .@sweden is in its final month. Here’s a look at what it leaves behind:

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

@LukeBallzak @IMterriblyvexed Oh yeah I totally catfishes her with my bad Galdiator graphics on Livejournal. As she…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

@ChrisRConrad @jasongreen Not for the musical, which is what we’re talking about here. Since musicals do tend to ch…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

@sfwom1 Hm. Usually no. But a lot of the time they’re part of the sidewalk instead (so separated by a curb but not…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

@eddiecointreau ... it is a Shakespeare play. With so many adaptions. I mean it’s hundreds of years old.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

@eddiecointreau You’ve never heard of Romeo and Juliet?

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

@worldnoteurope Not really no. And I don’t need five hundred versions of Romeo and Juliet (which I’m also tired of…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

@hoellla Depends on what you want to experience!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

@jasongreen Sadly never made into a full stage show, which is a pity. The concert recording is pretty good though (…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

@eddiecointreau It’s literally a retelling of Romeo and Juliet so yes, it is. But it’s just so.... I mean it takes…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

@Joi_the_Artist Oooh lucky boyfriend! I hope he’ll love it!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Last musical I saw was West Side Story which is currently running at Malmö Opera. Not my favourite musical (the sto…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

@KillingNormalcy Yeah that’s usually what I look for. Gotta get those deals!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

@eddaahrent Thank you for the recommendation! I will definitely look it up.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

@Unuhinuii Yup. She’s a national treasure.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

It’s written by the guys from ABBA, who also wrote Chess (and obviously Mamma Mia). A song you might’ve heard from…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

@eddaahrent I don’t even know Hadestown actually! I’ll have to look into that. They’re doing Matilda at Malmö Opera…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

If you have never heard of Kristina från Duvemåla (and you like musicals), please look it up! It’s epic and beautif…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

@eddaahrent Which musical has made you sob the most and hardest?

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

@Unuhinuii I don’t read anything Swedish actually. Okay no, that’s a lie. I am reading my favourite Swedish story r…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

@asexuallawyer Oh I haven’t seen that one! Not really my favourite type of musical (I prefer the epic ones where pe…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

@rivalg @HelenSjoholmNu That’s awesome! I wish they would’ve gone for a full stage production of the translation. I…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

@KillingNormalcy I’ve never been able to get into Hamilton sadly, but yeah I can imagine. Pretty sure I cried durin…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

@_Purble We bought tickets the same day. Four seats (two sets in different part of the theatre) available. Lucky us! It was sooooo good!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

@jessplant @TheLionKing It was amazing! I have always gone w th one of the discount tickets when I’ve been to Londo…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Do you guys like musicals? This is my favourite spread in my book, because it features two of my absolute favourite…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

I’m spending my evening catching up on some ticket scrapbooking. I have a big book into which I put tickets from st…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

@MiaAArmstrong @Slate That no more Swedish voices will have the chance to be heard and represent their country (be…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

@sfwom1 What do you mean by protected?

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

@kylorenisapunkb Well for one we have a lot of it, at least where I live. It’s a bit pricey but quality is pretty g…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

@ormiga Yeah our temperature is MILD compared to other places at the same latitude. I spent a winter in southernmos…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

@ormiga While this isn’t actually a roof, we do generally have sloping roofs in bu sling here for that very reason…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

@ormiga That’s just outside stuff. Don’t really know for what tbh. Aesthetics?

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

I meant to write middle school DANCE. Don’t know what happened to that word. My middle school was a few blocks away.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

Took a little walk in the park at home after getting off the bus. I grew up around these parts too. And I feel like…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

@nlind47 Difficult and time confusing I guess is to make sure you o to give licences to drivers who are ready. As f…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 5 p.m.

The workday is over, time to go home! I have to commute though which sucks.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 5 p.m.

@coyotemation @papswing See I refuse that too. Freakin holiday food... I’m glad we stopped with Christmas dinners i…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

@coyotemation @papswing I’m not eating it at all is what I’m doing. But I’m guessing you also like pickled herring?

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

@doppifity I do, but not super heavy (thankfully)

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 4:12 p.m.

@travelsandbooks A bit yeah. But also frustrating cause I am depending on their timing and time management.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:58 p.m.

I love the lab car. It’s small and fits me perfectly. My parents’ car in comparison is so uncomfortable to me. To b…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Part of my job as admin/coordinator is to be in charge of mail (both in an out) which includes driving to the post…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

@xXElvinbusXx Polhem in Lund and sure, it was fine.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

@dat_gahl Personally I don’t feel any more afraid for my safety. As with pretty much everything I’m guessing media exaggerates

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

@hildeborg I’m sorry to say I haven’t watched Swedish tv for many many many years. Well apart from some games how a…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

@HampshireLawyer I’m glad you liked the town!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

@Sasquatch2001 @papswing It’s fermented rather than pickled. And stinks to high heavens.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

@who_irl Very useful for bread making. I love bread. Thumbs up for yeast 👍

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

@kezijillan Oh that’s hard. It’s such a mixed food culture nowadays. I sent the question to my mother who’s more in…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

@jodeet It’s a contender for sure. Yummmm.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

@LudicrousLouisa Yeah grammar is horrible! And I’ve even studied English grammar analysis. It was not fun.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 2:14 p.m.

@Pitt_JimLewis Sadly I have no say in what we do as it’s a work trip. We only have two proper days in Tanzania and they’re both safari days.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

@jitterbug212 That’s probably very similar. Cornstarch is pretty cool, especially in water. Non-Newtonian fluids yay!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 1:39 p.m.

@spanktar Oh yes, I can imagine that being wonderful too!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

Random thing that is oddly satisfying: pressing your gloves hand into a refilled tub of dry plaster powder.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

@SaknarHem Absolutely. Any chance to practice a language is good.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

@SaknarHem Outlanders? Do you mean foreigners and immigrants? Then no I don’t.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 1:13 p.m.

@tallboy199 Gasp! A heinous curse! May you forever forget you brushed your teeth just before drinking orange juice

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

@LudicrousLouisa Haha. Very good word to know! I can count to six in Finish. Recognise the words for blueberry and…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

@LudicrousLouisa It depends on where you are though! Parts of Finland has no Swedish speakers. I went to Helsinki t…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

@tallboy199 While I prefer to preserve the sanctity of my tongue. It shall not touch such a foul substance!

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:42 p.m.

@tallboy199 When did you look at my soul? I feel violated! But then you know why I can’t add more blackness to it.…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

@tallboy199 That might be true, but your tastebuds are dead

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

@Avionn2 Haha you’re right. And yes, do it! It was delicious. I like adding a dash of peppermint in my hot chocolate in winter.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

@illyrianfields Too many to choose from! I guess like big moments thr ighout history would be cool. Like scientific…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:37 p.m.

@grace_research I’d say try to find some basic courses online (does Duolingo offer Swedish?) then watch Swedish tv…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

@LudicrousLouisa I have a couple of times yes. And yes.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

@Avionn2 Wow. I tho guy I read properly but autocorrect really messed that up. I’m sorry! After Eight! The mint chocolate thing.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

@aleczandah What did you honestly expect with the bio this week?

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:31 p.m.

@epochdjh @PTXofficial @yearsandyears @FirstAidKitBand I finally gave them a proper try after getting into Superfru…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

@illyrianfields As a queer woman with bad eyesight I think the past would generally be bad for me. But as an archae…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

@formersugababe A mess that I won’t discuss.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

@aleczandah Yes I am. Everyone should be. But let’s also get this of the way: feminists are not man haters.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

@waspins I don’t enjoy ANY beer unfortunately and I have sadly gotten pretty tired of the superhero entertainment i…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

@epochdjh @PTXofficial @yearsandyears @FirstAidKitBand Yaaaaay! I’ve very very late to PTX but I fell hard and deep…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

@i_anic I’m just glad I decided on peach colour and not cotton candy or blue tones. Cause boy oh boy, the red will…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

@TinpotClarkKent Teleportation. I love to travel but it’s expensive (and bad for the environment). And I have frien…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

@ishaqdamu1 I think so? Can’t really say for sure since I haven’t had much experience with it though.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

@zimnidite Sadly I cannot! I am very bad when it comes to Swedish media in general and I haven’t read any fiction (…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

@Avionn2 Tough one... just this morning at work I made one with After swift in it. But that’s not the best. Probabl…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:08 p.m.

@epochdjh Hands down that would be @PTXofficial (thanks for an amazing tour guys!) Recently I’ve also gotten very i…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Now this is right up my alley! I love travelling and my main weakness is sweets. Dream vacay now is Costa Rica. I’d…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

@spamda That is to be expected I’m afraid.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

So with only two weeks left of this beautiful account and your open access to a bonafide Swede (and it for once bei…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

@VanhaTaloSuomi Absolutely no idea. An osteologist deals with bones of the dead.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:53 a.m.

@i_anic Thank you so much! I’ve been having red hair for close to 20 years, but I thought it was time to shake thin…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

@WhatBehaviour Sadly no. I’m not a forensic anthropologist (I don’t even think there are any proper ones in Sweden.…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

@waspins @theAliceRoberts Sadly I do not (I’m so out of touch with other people in the field), but archaeologists i…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

@IAmErikN Not really. Dentine, which teeth are mainly made of, resembles bone though. And then of course teeth are…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

@erik_hansson Lund for the win! Born and raised and never seem to be able to leave for more than a semester or two.

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

I then switched from the biology track to the archaeology track after one year. I thought I’d just study human bone…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

It was more going back to biology. I studied natural sciences in high school and kind of rebelled against it cause…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 10:08 a.m.

I got the question just before I was handed the reins to the account, so better reply publicly: Yes, the account wi…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

I actually first stared with graphic design, decided that wasn’t for me. Then went into biology, and as part of som…

@sweden Sept. 17, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Hi everyone! My name is Rebecka, I live in Lund in the very south of Sweden. I have a degree in human osteology (th…