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March Pieces Of My Mind #2
At the DiLeva sings Bowie show last night, there were two songs from after 1985: “Where Are We Now?” from The Next Day (2013) and “Lazarus” from Blackstar (2016).
Driving practice with a young friend from Homs. Super happy fellow after he aced his first motorway and then parked the car neatly in our garage.
In the Spirit Island boardgame, everybody may act at the same time, which means that nobody feels that it’s their turn and the game never advances.
Had my biannual health checkup. All values nominal except the triglyceride blood fats. It’s a bad sign if they’re above the nominal range. Mine are below it.
Remember last year when I was ranked #1 for this academic job in Trondheim but wasn’t even invited to give a test lecture? They just told me whom they hired instead. A local 36-year-old with 26 publications. Roughly one seventh of my scholarly output so far. Screw you, Academia!
14-y-o Jrette playing the guitar in her room and singing First Aid Kit’s “Emmylou”. Young Stockholm woman singing hits by young Sthlm women.
Someone said that we’re back in the Cold War again. Another answered “I wonder what side the US is on this time.”
Reading my first Hugo packet last year was largely a major drag. Not doing that again.
For most of my life I’ve lived a few hundred meters from the small Viking Period pagan cemeteries of Fisksätra. I learned recently though that the student dorm where I lived from 1990-92 is even closer to such a cemetery. It is known only from early maps as it was completely destroyed when the Frihamnen docks were built about 1900. According to Clas Tollin, the cemetery probably served the hamlet of Unnaröra.