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Yesterday, in the midst of writing out a glossary of Swedish terms for things found in your bathroom,* I listed rubber duck, which in Swedish is gummianka. Isn't that a silly sounding word? It's even sillier when you realize it's pronounced "goomi-anka." Gummianka, du är den enda! Du gör badet mycket roligt! heeeee

Today, I am going back to Ericsson to make sure my ex-boss is satisfied that there is absolutely NOTHING LEFT FOR ME TO DO THERE. *rolls eyes* This is why I have the time to sit and blog in the morning today. I didn't sleep in, opting to drop the kids off at school/daycare and return home for a couple of hours before heading out. Other things that must be done today include swinging by the grocery store, buying a birthday present for a little girl, picking up the AWC directories, going to the post office to mail my absentee ballot after buying a very explicitly instructed C6 envelope to put it in, and mailing my ATCs* for the crafty_chicas swap.

I'm quite happy with the way my ATCs turned out even though it took me forever to figure out what I wanted to do for the theme "What I See in the Mirror." I actually made 5 even though only 4 were needed, so I got to keep one, although I might give it away later. I'll post a photo after the swap is over since I want them to be a surprise for the participants.

Really Good Writing Out There Right Now: Cars & Kismet

Go Buy This Book Right Now, You Won't Regret It: The World According to Chuck by Chuck Sigars


*No, I'm not in Swedish class anymore, it was for the AWC website.
**Artist Trading Cards, for those of you who might wonder what the hell I'm talking about.
mood: busy
music: Chills—Heavenly Pop Hit


I LOVE it, especially spelled phonetically. "Last year, we went to Bangkok, but it's just getting too touristy, so this year, we're thinking about Goomi Anka instead."

Maybe we should go there instead of Santorini! :)

Sounds too humid for me. And think what it would do with your curly hair!

ATCs? cool! i wanna see! i wanna see!

btw, just thought i'd tell ya... i'm always excited when i see you post "good writing out there..." cause you find the bestest stuff. yes'm, you do.

I promise I'll post them after next week :) And thanks for the encouragement! I love it when I find something good out there to share...I just get a little worried that I'm always going back to the same sources, but hey, if they're really good, they're really good! :)

Oh no! You DID have to mention rubber ducky. Now I have that Sesame Street song stuck in my head.

Rubber ducky, you're the one
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Ducky, I'm awfully fond of you;

Woo woo be doo

Rubber Ducky, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Rubber Ducky, you're my very best friend, it's true!

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo

Every day when I
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little fella who's
Cute and yellow and chubby


Rubber Ducky, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of you.

Every day when I
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little fella who's
Cute and yellow and chubby

Rubber Ducky, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of -
Rubber ducky, I'd like a whole pond of -
Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of you!

Doo doo, be doo

Hee! I'm always singing that song...I have the damn thing memorized :)

So do I, now that it's on that infernal Sesame Street DVD that Alex is addicted to.


You're a sweetheart, Liz. Thank you for the plug, and everything else.


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