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Two words: Moose sushi
That's what I had for dinner tonight. I met up with my neighbor Catherine and her husband Nik for dinner after working late and before book group, and suggested a new sushi place in Lund that a colleague had highly recommended and it was great! They only opened a month ago, and they have 2 tables plus a couple of counters, and they've decorated in Early Swedish Attic and all their ingredients are local or environmentally-friendly. So, no tuna but lots of creative sushi creations which included (variously) moose, duck, apple, horseradish and red onion. DELICIOUS. Only thumbs down: no customer bathroom. How can you run a restaurant without a bathroom?

A comment written in thinkum's journal:
Martin and I had a question about a musical instrument the other day. He was telling me about a classmate who played a *swedishwordican'tremember* and I didn't know what he was referring to, so I went and picked out the old hardcover Children's Encyclopedia volume "Art & Music" that I've had since I was a child (I have 4 left) because it has a diagram of a full symphony orchestra with all the instruments placed and labeled and so he could find it and we could identify it (French Horn). The books are old and yellowing and the covers are sort of soft and I stuck my nose in the middle and breathed deeply and smiled before I set it back in the shelf.

Moments of the day, not in order:
Tired eyes, explaining to a new expat why March 25 is Waffle Day in Sweden, feeling like I can't catch up at work, such high temps and sunshine that after heading out to lunch with the girls I declared we might not come back, headbanging to The Ramones in the car, book talk with fellow bookworms, an early morning neck massage to kill the headache I woke with (I love my husband), dreading a phone call I need to make, getting ready to buy plane tickets home tomorrow!

Bu-bu-bu-bubbling & Belated Birthday Wishes to johann_metzger and emmabovary!
 tired
mood: tired
music: Prince—Dance Music Sex Romance


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Yay for valthorn, which I think is categorized as one of the most difficult instruments to learn to play professionally. It was a while I read about it, but I think the ukulele was on the other end of the scale. There is an ukulele master on YouTube which would make you think otherwise, but perhaps is beyond professional.

By the way, I believe the French horn is the only wind instrument which you play backwards. That is, the bell faces whoever is behind you rather than in front of you. Sometimes that can cause aucostic phenomenas, and often a reason why the player needs to be a bit ahead of the conductor so the sound reaches the audience in time.

That's fascinating -- I had no idea. Playing slightly ahead of the conductor sounds like one of those "small yet totally impossible to master" things...

Let's see. Sound travels at around 345 m/s at indoor temperature, which is equal to it takes approx 3/1000 of a second to travel one meter. Assume the hornist is sitting three meters behind the flutist. Add another 50 cm to compensate for the bell facing backwards.

It suggests the hornist should play his or her note 3.5 * 0.003 = 1/10th of a second ahead of the flutist. Now, the French horn consists of a lot of tubing and is not as agile as a flute is, so I'd add another 1/10th to be sure. Yes, it probably takes a bit of practise to learn at what point the conductor has 0.2 seconds left until the beat. :-D

From Megsie

Sounds like you had a busy day...filled with fun things. What book did you read? Did you like it? And! Yay! You're coming home!

Re: From Megsie

We read Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch. Pretty light, but good beach chick-lit.

(Anonymous)

I so love your music tastes - Prince and the Ramones!

(Anonymous)

- Heather

It was a Great Bad Old Music Day!

Thank you oxoxox!

Moose sushi? Huh. I've never thought of that, but sounds interesting!

Good stuff :)

I'm giggling helplessly at your polar bear icon...

How does one turn moose into sushi? Do they actually serve it raw?

Har! No, it wasn't raw, but it WAS rolled into a maki :)

Moose sushi? I've only ever had a moose burger, which was not too bad. But I can not even begin to imagine Moose sushi! I'm having fun imagining the decorative garnishes though...

Tiny parsley antlers! hahaha!

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