Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Seven Truths About a Hairy Swede in Sweden

So there is this blog thing going around about telling seven truths, and since I have some time on my hands right now, and Mogli took the time to inform me about it I figured I would pop out a few truths.

I have a job. Just got it. I start tomorrow. In Sweden. Sports marketing. Finally. This is a very important truth.

I love Swedish food. Especially meatballs. Actually I like just about any kind of meat and I just don’t understand a life without meat. People try to explain it to me but it just doesn’t register.

I’m kind of conservative when it comes to politics so this whole liberal Swedish thing is taking some getting used to.

When I was growing up my favorite song was “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen, despite the fact that I was not born in the USA.

I read a lot. Books, blogs, news articles, it just kind of happens. I’m even branching out to the Swedish in hopes of improving my fluency.

Sometimes I freak out about this whole move to Sweden, sometimes I’m completely pumped. This whole growing up thing can be rough sometimes.

I am constantly amazed by the breadth of comments people write on this blog. Sometimes I write completely smartass posts like about bestiality being legal or elk shootings. These are tongue in cheek for the most part with a little bit of my opinions thrown in. Both of these have actually borne intelligent and fruitful comments. People constantly surprise me.

Well there are my seven truths. Nothing too groundbreaking but there they are. Enjoy. And if you have a blog, like Montastic for example, feel free to add your own seven truths. Just leave a comment letting me know you did it and I'll be sure to check it out.


  1. First off, wow congratulations on the new job! Sports marketing...sounds fancy and fun! Thanks for doing this seven truths. Now I know that you are not a vegetarian so that when you happen to be in Göteborg, I can take you to Hereford Beefstouw and dine on a pound of brazilian beef steak. Cheers!

  2. i like how you called me out to write 7 truths. very sneaky mr cederstrom. very sneaky.
    i'll get right on that... tomorrow.

  3. Remember, at least there is 'smart' in 'smart-ass'! That's how I comfort myself...
    Good truths here, better than mine :)

  4. @Mogli - Thanks! And Brazilian beef sounds like a real winner to me!

    @Montastic - I'm sneaky like a ninja sometimes

    @Smek This - You're right, let's focus on the smart part of that instead of the ass part of it! I actually quite enjoyed your truths

  5. sju truths by Montastic. WOOOO SJUUUU! Oh man that rhymes!

  6. Well my husband who is a swede, told me to read your blog, and I the american just had to do just that. I am really interested in what u had to say here because i can only imagine what its got to be liek for you knowing your a swede, yet just getting to knwo this place.

    I just moved here only in december 2006..going on 1 year now..i too have to learn what this life is about...good luck on your end!

  7. Thanks, good luck to you too. I'd love to hear your comments on life in Sweden!

  8. Life in sweden is maddening at times, but great all the same. I have my blog for the sole purpose of writing about my living experience here for my family in the US.

    Sometimes I just babble.

  9. Hey babbling can be very helpful. Nothing wrong with the occasional babble or rant.