This is the only one in the house who want to pose for me when I want to play with flash photography … we need more gnomes in the world !!!

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Yes, it’s possible ! The world can really change in 24h (or in this case 23h 55m), compare these to the photos from yesterday. #mbnov

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Sometimes I think about our dependence of travel. Do we need to travel as much as we do? We are taught that travel should be fast, but what do we miss by traveling slowly? #mbnov

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The most interesting “Swinglish” expression I’ve seen lately (in a US conference paper written by Swedes) is “weather strokes” as a translation for “väderstreck”. I guess that the correct translation would be “compass directions”.

Lovely company during today’s walk, the raven is soaring somewhere above me “singing” the fantastic sound that ravens have.

I first thought this email was a sign that I was older than I thought “You Are Eligible for ACM’s Senior Members Grade” 😋 but it turned out that it was some kind of … “senior member grade” when you have “must have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions”.

Well, this means I that I won’t become a “senior member”

Every year an organization here in Sweden declares what is “The Christmas Present of the Year”, previously it has been things like CD player, electric bike, video camera, etc. This year it’s a “camping stove” (not sure about the translation of “stormkök”)! Another Covid sign 😋

I still wonder how the graduation will go, have I given them good enough feedback, instruction and time to train on the techniques? #mbnov

I’m a kid instructor at the local ju-jutsu club and my group have had their spring graduation ceremony postponed due to Covid. During autumn they have continued training with the goal of graduating in Dec. Yesterday the government announced new restrictions and my club is now considering a complete shutdown (previously kids < 15 years were exempt).

So to avoid a second postponed graduation they are having their graduation tests today … surprise !!! I hope they do well.

And … new restrictions. Maximum number of people in the same “place”: 8

Today was far away from the lazy Sunday I had imagined, suddenly I got an “emergency” call to go and shop some roof repair stuff. #mbnov

It’s interesting how different peoples experiences are. Many years ago I and a colleague from NY was walking back to the hotel from a conference venue (not in NY). I suggested that we should take the shortcut through the park but she was very much against it, it was too spooky and dangerous. I didn’t really understand because to me a dark “forest” mean safety. We talked about it while walking back and I learned that you never, ever walk through a park late evenings or nights if you’re from New York. Who knew 🤷🏻 #mbnov

I guess that some people like Christmas, personally I think it’s a bit early to start decorating #mbnov

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