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TINY BUBBLES
This morning makes the second time I have driven to work, and on auto-pilot, gone straight to our old building. I can blame the Oscars for it this morning, though. I completely forgot that they were on last night and heard the news on the radio this morning on the way to work.

My boss's boss is back from his business trip, and has arranged his desk so that he's basically peering over my back when he's at his desk. I feel like I'm under survelliance. Plus, he and the woman on the other side of me have already started a disturbing trend of talking to each other over my head. Which, if it continues, is going to get extremely annoying.

I was just on the phone with the healthcare clinic for roughly five minutes and I suddenly realized that I wanted to just stay in the little quiet room with the phone to my ear for the rest of the day because there was MUSIC playing while I was on hold.

Go read this! Mosaic Minds has published its second issue, which the staff has worked very hard on. There are many, many interesting articles and stories, including a fascinating article on the phenomenon of deja vu, and one on getting started with your own online journal. :) Nostalgia is a theme that we can all relate to, judging by the amount of excellent submissions we received for this issue, including pieces by inflammatio, verian, cap_killer and others I'm proud to call friends. :D

While, erm, music shopping at jes6ica's yesterday, I realized that I am SO COMPLETELY OUT OF IT. I don't know the names of any bands or their hit songs if they happened after 1997, which is when I moved to Sweden and sank quickly into the cultural quagmire that used to be my musical life. Bubbles rising gently but speedily past my face, popping with names like String Cheese Incident, Air, Bush...I had to call my brother for help. Talk about feeling old. I'm so out of it I didn't even know that Indigo Girls have a new album out. I didn't even know the DAMN OSCARS WERE ON LAST NIGHT. Aren't they supposed to be in April?!

This is what happens when you don't watch TV, and don't have access to daily cultural reminders, not even the occasional timely issue of People or Us magazine. Movies are six months late here. So are TV programs. We rarely have the money to spend on CDs or going out to the movies. I don't know the names of all these little kids that are even nominated for things, much less what TV show or breakthrough indie hit has raised them to the giddy heights of stardom. Listening to the Oldies station doesn't help, but then, neither did listening to regular pop radio here. I can tell you who won the last Eurovision Song Contest, if you care, which you probably don't. And what the latest high-quality children's programming is on Swedish TV. sigh

You know you want an invitation to our house for dinner. I can cook artichokes and I make a mean korv stroganoff, and even Anders admitted at our wedding reception that he married me for my tuna casserole, but Anders is goooooooooood. He got the cooking bug yesterday and after skating, went to the grocery store and came home and made the most delicious dinner: tender little steaks (ryggbiff) barely-blush pink in the middle, peppered on the outside, almondy butter-tasting potatoes, fresh mushrooms and leeks sautéed in butter, and a killer gravy. I added spinach for some leafy green goodness. Mmmmmums.
 indescribable
mood: indescribable
music: the squeaking of my shoes on the floor


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:) Did you download some Air and String Cheese Incident? Those are both really nice.

I downloaded SCI after my brother "approved" it. :) LOL! There were quite a few that I didn't recognize at all. I went on Amazon as well, after you suggested it, but they weren't much help.

That dinner DOES sound heavenly! Now I'm hungry for dinner, and it's only 7:30 in the morning!

and we have LEFTOVERS. :D yum!

Autopilot takes me to places that I didn't mean to go to also. And since you mentioned it, I'm enjoying reading the articles in Mosaic Minds so much!

me, too! Isn't it great?! :)

I've done the automatic pilot thing before myself. One disturbing day, I drove to work, but had no recollection of doing it. I was suddenly in my office car park with no clear idea of how I got there. It was during a pretty stressful time, though, which may explain it.

I'm loving MM. A brilliant concept, and so well done. Though when you look at the calibre of people on staff, it's not surprising.

And I'm hanging out for that dinner invitation.

It's an open invitation :)

I'm in Mosaic Minds this month too ;)
I made a new kind of tuna casserole Friday night because of Lent. My picky eater daughter wanted some. So she ate a child size portion (she's 3 so it was a kid size portion) and liked it- peas, tuna, cream of mushroom soup, cheese, tomatoes and pasta. I was SHOCKED- she has never wanted to even try pasta.

Which piece is yours? what fun! You put tomatoes in your tuna casserole? That's a new one on me. I've seen it with peas, but since I'm not a fan of them, I usually do artichoke hearts or celery or black olives.

Yes- my article is in te fetured articles and is called The and Now.
I got the recipe from a Campbell's soup recipe book. It is good but I can't say the tomatoes are the be all end all tuna casserole ingredient. But is it colorful with the peas and tomatoes.

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