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My laptop broke…and why are the holidays so stressful?! December 15, 2006

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Hejsan alla. Happy belated Lucia. First, its important that you know my laptop is having issues and is temporarily out of service. Thus I cannot, unfortunatly, give you the huge update that you all are eagerly awaiting. Soon it will be fixed and I will be able to show you a ton of new pics from the last two weeks. Secondly, I want to let you all know that my mom and I had an amazing time at the 2006 Nobel Prize Banquet in Stockholm. It was even more elegant and grandious that I could have imagined and a memory which she and I will never forget. We have also had a good time the last few days with Ryan in Stockholm and I want to thank him for opening his home to us for our many visits.

Melinda will be home on the 18th and I, shortly after, on the 22nd. For everyone at home I really look forward to making time to catch up in person over the holiday break. Drive safely, don’t stress out too much. Remember that Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He is the reason for Chritmas day, and for all our days.

God Bless. 


No shave…November! December 2, 2006

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Happy December to you all. Hope your holiday season is off to a good start and you survived Thanksgiving with all its gastronomical temptations. Here in Sweden-Land my guy friends and I decided to have a little contest. For the whole month of November we pledged to not shave, not even once, the whole 30 stinking days. If you think we got any dates with Swedish ladies this month, you would be gravely mistaken. In the 70’s we would have been hot stuff, but not in 21st century Europe. In some ways it was nice to not have to shave in the morning, and it certainly was nice to have some face protection from Sweden’s harsh winter winds. Most of our group made it the whole month, but I would like to personally add that Karl Peterson is a lame quitter. It was your idea man, shame on you for quitting! To all my readers out there in cyberland I have a little contest/poll for you today. Below, you see various pictures that my good German friend Jan took of me while I shaved off my beard (in pieces) yesterday. In the comments section of this post I want you all to chose which look is your favorite. Will I grow out my facial hair in the style that wins? Probably not, but its fun nonetheless.

From full beard to just a mustache, you get the whole progression. How fortunate! You can tell I need a haircut, stat, but their so expensive here…oh well, I’ll find the time this week. I especially liked the 3rd picture, looks very Miami Vice…but I don’t want to sway your opinion! Get out there and vote.

Things in Uppsala are going well but honestly I’m very stressed right now. Classes are coming to their conclusion and I have many papers to write, and many final tests to study for. On top of this my mom is coming in a week and I’ve got to get things ready for her, and for our big night at the Nobel Banquet. I could not believe how much money they wanted for a full tail-coat and tux suit rental, but I think it will definitely be worth it. Be very safe this holiday season, especially in the car. I look forward to seeing many of you when I come home on the 22nd. Thats all for now, Ive got to get back to my books. Vi hörs, vi ses!