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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 06:08pm on 01/01/2010 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Another year over, and a new one just begun. It's getting to be a habit.

So, a short (at least by my standards) summary of 2009:
2009 )
So, to summarise: it's been a pretty rough year with deaths and layoffs and things like that, but it could have been much, much worse.

Best wishes for 2010, everyone, and thanks for making 2009 a decent year against all odds!
Music:: Muteual Mortuary: "Hateless Insanity"
Mood:: 'calm' calm
location: Train 245 en route to Stockholm
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 07:27pm on 01/07/2009 under , , , , ,
Briefly:

* I have come to enjoy travelling by bus, something I used to really dislike. At least it's fun in the summertime when you can see the bloody landscape.
* Spent 17 hours in the excellent company of [livejournal.com profile] egghunter. We talked for quite a few of those hours.
* Depeche Mode were good, but I liked the Touring the Angel tour better. I saw the whole show from waaaaay up in the stalls; I'll probably get a better live experience if I watch the tour DVD if and when it's released. (Cut for concert spoilers ))
* Two museums today: Nationalmuseet and the ruins under Christiansborg palace. And lots of walking.

Tomorrow: Øresundsakvariet in Elsinore and then back to Sweden, eventually ending up in Värnamo. (Planning the exact route now.) Now I will take a quick shower to wash off the sweat and then I'll probably take an evening walk. Maybe to Tivoli (closes at 23)...

[EDIT 090705: Fixed link to the ruins.]
location: Hotel Cabinn Express
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I've packed my bags, I've paid my bills, I've spent hours filling in my hour report for June. Now, I can go on holiday with a reasonably clean conscience.

So tomorrow afternoon, I face the [livejournal.com profile] egghunter. Later in the week, I will visit [livejournal.com profile] thette and [livejournal.com profile] kjn.

This is going to be great. I hope.
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 04:11pm on 25/05/2009 under , ,
So, first shot of my TBE vaccination. I will need a second shot in 14 days. I might actually spend some time outdoors this year, if there is any summer to speak of, so it may be a good idea to be on the safe side.

An interesting observation: I can look at pictures of ticks and mites and even scorpions all day, or at least until I get bored, without even feeling a slight discomfort, but show me a picture of even the smallest and most harmless member of the Tegenaria genus... Most arachnids (with the exception of Solifugae, which we don't get this far north, and, of course, Araneae) just aren't spidery enough to trigger my arachnophobia.

Edited 090526.
Music:: The Doors: "Love Me Two Times"
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:10pm on 01/01/2009 under , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Music:: Edith Nylon - Electroménager | Powered by Last.fm
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Another new year, and so it's once again time to summarise the old one. So here we go: )
Music:: Klaus Schulze: "No Frets - No Bass"
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
location: Husby
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:50am on 24/08/2007 under , , , ,
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 02:35pm on 23/08/2007 under , , ,
Phew... Now that I have cleaned out all my notes for book and film reviews for the past few months, I'll start writing a report from my trip to Scotland. Stay tuned.

While you're waiting there are some pictures here.
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 09:30am on 13/08/2007 under , , ,
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 11:27pm on 30/08/2006 under
Back at my desk to fight the usual fight. I could have used another week, but I still feel rather OK after three well-deserved weeks off (even if I just wrote "credit card" as "cretin card"). I don't have the time right now to write a detailed report of my doings, but here is a brief summary:

...which turned out slightly longish anyway, hence the cut. )
Mood:: 'sleepy' sleepy

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