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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 02:12pm on 11/09/2008 under ,
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:27pm on 21/12/2007 under ,
My dear sister sent me an MMS message this morning with this picture and some statistics:

Name: Elvira Karin Linnea Wahlbom (or possibly Hallbeck)
Born: December 20, 19:49 CET
Weight: 3,520 g
Height: 53 cm

I hope to make the acquaintance of this young lady over Christmas.
Mood:: 'happy' happy
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 11:02pm on 20/12/2007 under ,
My father called me earlier tonight. Around 8 PM CET, my youngest sister Ronja gave birth to a baby girl. I don't know anything more yet, except that both mother and daughter are well.

More info when I get any. Hooray! :-D
Mood:: 'happy' happy
location: Husby
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 11:21pm on 23/07/2005 under
Music:: Ultravox: "Heart of the Country" (instrumental)
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 06:34pm on 21/07/2005 under
This afternoon, my sister Cecilia gave birth to an itty bitty baby boy — 58 cms, 5,854 g. No wonder she looked unusually like a beachball, even for being pregnant, when I visited last weekend... My sister stresses that Ture Sten Sture was only his "project name" and that he will not be called that.

So now I am an uncle once again, and little Pelle has a brother. Whee!
Mood:: 'happy' happy
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:57am on 11/03/2005 under
Happy birthday, [ profile] jophan!

Among other people born today we find my maternal grandmother Lilian, who turns 75 today. I have called her and wished her a happy 75th and told her to get well, as she is in bad health right now.
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 02:33pm on 18/02/2005 under ,
My brother tells me in an SMS that my young niece Siri, who is now seven months old, really digs Laibach's Opus Dei. Best to get them while they're young, neh?
Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 12:59pm on 18/08/2004 under
My brother just SMSed me and told me that old Maja, our family cat, was put to sleep this morning. Over the past year, she had lost most of her hearing, was almost completely blind with cataracts (she could probably see strong sunlight), and would amble around bumping into things. Although she sometimes screamed loudly (day and night!), she didn't seem to be in any pain; I think she was just afraid and feeling lonely, because when we stroked her she calmed down and started purring. It is a small miracle that she lived to be 17 years old next to a heavily-trafficked street. I am happy my parents made this decision and let her die with some dignity left.

This picture, which I took in mid-June, is one of the last pictures I have of Maja, in the arms of my sister Ronja. Note the enormous pupils, even in the midday sun.

So farewell, dear old matriarch and ancestress of Lennart, Nikodemus, Lydia (who proved to be a boy), Spock (who was seriously ill himself and put to sleep last week), Kaos, Lisa and a dozen other cats spread around friends and family, and may the earth rest lightly on you! I will never forget you. :-
Mood:: 'sad' sad
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 08:22pm on 14/07/2004 under
Dad just called me and told me that young Siri is on the web. I'm not sure anyone is interested...

I'm just about to leave the office -- I feel much more comfortable knowing that I can deliver 4500 words on Monday. I need to pack, check and double-check a ton of things before I can leave for Arvika. I don't expect to get to bed until two-ish. :-P
Mood:: 'stressed' stressed
Music:: Goldfrapp: Pilots
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 12:00pm on 13/07/2004 under ,
In 48 hours, I'm heading for Arvika and the Arvika Festival. Skinny Puppy and Kraftwerk at the same festival -- what more can you want? (To answer my own question: I would have liked Laibach, John Foxx & Louis Gordon, Aviador Dro and Esplendor Geométrico as well... Ah well, you can't have everything.)

I might write reports from the festival, provided the GPRS coverage out there is up to scratch. I will be bringing my Palm and mobile phone, possibly the iBook as well, so I can be in touch if I want to.

On a different note: I have now seen pictures of my young niece. Looks very much like any other baby I've seen, all bald, pink, toothless and wrinkled. I look forward to meeting her in the flesh in about two weeks.
Music:: Kjell Höglund: Man Vänjer Sig (1992 version)
Mood:: 'hungry' hungry


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