The Border Between San Diego and Tijuana
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my third and final tattoo! this one’s pretty straightforward - i just got it in february, and it’s the national emblem of sweden called “tre kronor”, which translates to “three crowns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Crowns). i don’t like the fancy-style crowns used on the coat of arms, so i used this as the guide: http://oi56.tinypic.com/2zphzc8.jpg which is pretty much the exact same type of crowns as used on the sweden national hockey team jerseys, haha! but i’m canadian, so a hockey connection is really no big deal - and luckily most swedes don’t look at it and automatically think “must be a huge hockey fan!” so i’m good.
the influence behind this one is basically just that i’ve been learning the swedish language for 4-5 years now. i’ve gone to sweden every summer for the past 3 years, have been extremely involved in my local swedish community and have made several swedish friends both here and in sweden and i just love everything about the culture: the language, the customs, the food, the music, the literature, the films, the beauty of the country itself and most importantly,the people and their outlook/attitude about things. since this country has had such a big impact and been such a big part of my life for years and i don’t see that changing, i just thought it’d be a nice gesture, i guess. and even if i one day decide i hate sweden and it’s the worst country on earth, i still think it’s a pretty fucking cool-looking symbol, honestly - and i’ve learnt so much and had such a great time enjoying the country and learning new things about it including the language the past few years, i think it’d be nice to have a reminder of this point in my life even if i do grow out of loving the country in the future for some reason. heja sverige!
An exhibition coming to Museum of the Moving Image called “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” will open on July 16 and run through Jan. 16, 2012, and it will feature more than 120 works, including drawings, props and, of course, puppets from Henson’s more than 45-year career.
Definitely have to go to that.
We are so excited for this.
I will be going with Jason Segel as my date, obviously/appropriately.
It cracks me up how US media talks about Swedes. In this GQ article about Alexander Skarsgård, they actually use the term “Viking physique” to describe him.
And then there’s this:
“Once at sea, I can only imagine, Skarsgård, 34, will form a trumpet with his hands and let forth a piercing…
Happy Memorial Day to the US’ers. This is my Grandpa Stone, “Bergil’s” father. He was a farm boy from upstate NY who served in WWI.
Whenever I feel like being a smart-ass, I start using the metric system. Like I’ll tell people I weigh 87 kg and that I’m 185 cm tall, and they have no reference lol
[ N2C does not yet have work to do. Therefore, picking a fight about absolutely nothing. ILU Marlo, thanks for making me think about this. ]
I know that US folk are quirky to use a system invented by either the early Sumerians or King Henry the 1st of England (source), but:
“12 has a larger number of integer factors than 10. ie. 12/6=2, 12/4=3, 12/3=4, 12/2=6, while 10/5=2 and 10/2=5 are all there are for the number 10.” (Source)
So there. Also, the whole world uses Egyptian base 12 for time. Why don’t we all just standardize everything to base 12? It’s just as arbitrary.