Saturday, March 16, 2013

7 things I wrote in the past week

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I was pretty fascinated by this article I stumbled upon earlier this week.
"Sitting is so prevalent and so pervasive that we don't even question how much we're doing it. And, everyone else is doing it also, so it doesn't even occur to us that it's not okay."
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There have been multiple occasions since this day where I have successfully responded, 'ya tack' to a cashier. It is basically the extent of my Swedish-speaking these days.

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I read this in a scientific article recently:

"First, we need to eliminate the possibility that the FABs produce the SLAMS by comparing observations to theory [...]."
Indeed. We totes need to do that, and while we are at it let's create some more acronyms. Can I be a namesake for the newest one?

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I had a super fun visit with Julie last weekend. We noticed that Swedes like to use the word 'practical' even in a situation where it might not be the most practical word choice.

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Also, I've developed a new love for the Swedish royal family. They are totally awesome. Way better than that british one. Maybe next week's quick takes can be devoted to members of the royal family! Excitement!

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I am so glad I followed this advice to not give up something for lent that makes you unbearable to others. Often, I compose emails in my head before I send them (this is a related thought, I promise). If I do this before a cup of coffee, they are ridden with frustration/annoyance and are completely harsh/unpleasant. It just takes one cup of coffee to make me a far more generous person.

Note to self: Don't send that email in the morning before you've had coffee. Just don't do it.

And the other quick takers.


  1. I had such a great time last weekend, too! Also, just for you:

  2. Matthew is making me a laptop/keyboard riser for my desk so I can switch between a standing and sitting workstation. I'm super excited to see how it goes.