Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
for my derby-curious friends here in stockholm, and my derby-fan friends back home, take a look at stockholm's A team vs. paris rollergirls! sadly for paris, it wasn't much of a matchup--stockholm completely destroyed them--but astrid and i had an absolute blast out in farsta. after today i can say that swede hurt, red e krueger, lil slinky, and mad maloony definitely have two new fans!
things i learned today:
-european derby girls are, overall, physically smaller than their american counterparts--a couple of the paris jammers were about sophie-sized;
-european derby names are considerably less-risqué;
-the derby aesthetic in the US (tonya, i know you know what i'm talking about here) is super-subdued here...in fact it is almost nonexistent;
-every element of derby is absolutely appropriate for a 7-year old girl to watch--in fact, astrid wants to do it more than ever after today! (so do i...but sadly my body wouldn't appreciate such an assault.)
other than the above the bout was the same--the stockholm roller derby girls are phenomenal and i so hope to someday be able to see them again. if only stockholm would build JUST ONE roller rink...i'm sure basketball players all over town would rejoice (and derby girls/fans).
Posted by lost in the triangle at 12:28 PM
Saturday, December 7, 2013
more swedish two-wheeled goodness! i love, love, love the bikes here--my newest obsession, aside from my one with the chain guards, is the little emblem on the front headset/stem that some long-ago designers clearly put a lot of thought into. this grouping also has more chain guards, but only a few with the names--i went more for the swirly look this time. enjoy!
Posted by lost in the triangle at 1:07 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
astrid discovered a collection of fun in rich's bag. she was enthralled.
she even found one that matches her eyes.
is this normal? it's normal for our house...but i have my doubts that that's a good barometer.
Posted by lost in the triangle at 2:28 AM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
cooking anyplace new is a challenge; cooking in a new place in a foriegn country can lead to some serious weight loss in the family...just don't let them develop a vitamin deficiency. so, to avoid that, do what you'd do back home: keep lots of healthy food on the shelves, maintain reasonable snack-type dry goods for the kids to grab whenever, and keep plenty of ingredients for baking on hand.
Posted by lost in the triangle at 2:40 PM