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Monday, February 19, 2007

Party at Catrin's place

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My new Lindy-hopping friend Catrin invited me to an impromptu party at her place in Hammarby Hojden, not too far from where Lotta lives.

Catrin had an excellent spread of food prepared, including an amazing carrot soup the recipie to which I have requested. As is the custom in Sweden, each person brought something to drink; so there were a dozen or so bottles of wine opened throughout the evening.

It was a fun party with lots of interesting and friendly people. I saw a few folks there that I already knew, including Coco, another Lindy hop dancer.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Debaser Saturday night

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Maria invited me to join her, Johan & Susanna at Debaser on Saturday. The music was loud and the beer, umm, alcoholic.

After a while we found a relatively quiet table in the back and enjoyed chatting for a while. I also ran into fellow Lindy hop dancer Daniel and met a nice woman named Anna there.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dinner & bowling with colleagues

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Yesterday afternoon I attended a meeting with colleagues, some of whom I had never met before. After the meeting we got a chance to visit with one another over drinks and dinner. Then, a bit later in the evening, we went bowling at Södra Bowlinghallen on Hornsgatan across from Mariatorget. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet my new colleagues.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Thôt @ GMC

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Monday night after my Lindy hop lesson, I swung by Gleen Miller Café for a while. There, a band called Thôt played some nice improvisational jazz.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wail @ GMC

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Last night after climbing at Klättercentret, I took a quick shower, put on a fresh change of clothes, and caught the subway downtown to listen to a little live music at Glenn Miller Café.

As always, the music was delightful and the company friendly.

The band last night was called Wail. Björn Cedergren was on sax, David Ståhl played guitar, Calle Bagge tickled the ivories, Lars Ekman plucked string bass and, the ubiquitous Moussa Fadera deftly handled the drums.

The place was packed. At first, I coudln't even get a seat. I hung around near the bar and chatted with the other guests until some seats became available. Then I took some nice photos.

I met several nice folks there, including an American named David, a fellow salsa-dancer named Per, and a couple of Swedes who are regulars at GMC. I seem to be meeting lots of friendly folks lately; I believe it has something to do with the places I frequent and the activities I pursue. I appear to have gravitated toward the particular crowds that are the most outgoing and cheerful.

Life is short; be merry!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Ringing in the New Year in Oslo

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I finally got around to posting all of the best photos from the celebration of the New Year in Oslo a week ago. It was quite a party, and I had a great time with all of Elina's lovely friends.

Glenn Miller Café Saturday night

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On Saturday night, Matt, Lisa & I went to the Glenn Miller Café, a jazz club, bar, and restaurant here in Stockholm. It was a lot of fun, and I took a few photos while we were there.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Essist Christmas party, 2006

Here are a bunch of photos from the Essist company Christmas party on Monday night.

We started out at the Bull & Bear Inn, a pub on Birger Jarlsgatan downtown near Östermalmstorg.

Åsa was having fun playing with her new Canon Ixus camera.

The party was at Beirut Café, a nice Lebanese restaurant located on Engelbrektsgatan just a bit North of Humlegården.

The man. The legend. Erik.

Hey, now that's a nice picture.


I met another photographer there named Sanna. Say cheese, Sanna!

The food was excellent.

The barman made me an excellent mojito.


Yeah, that's a keeper.

Such pretty girls!

A bellydancer enteretained us for a while, and even convinced Mister Häggman to dance.

Howdy, cowgirl!

After the restaurant kicked us out, we reitred to Café Opera for some dancing and a few more drinks.

Yeah , baby. Yeah!

The other dancers appeared to be having fun.

And I mean fun.

More drinks? Noooooooo!

Just a little one!

Well, ok. Just one more.

Mister Cool.

Greetings from Stockholm!

That's all, folks!