Weekend Fun

Here’s what I did for fun over the past weekend.

  • Watched a really funny stage play, Fuck Tinder, a romantic farce written and excellently acted by Eline Lundeberg och Albert Häggblom.
  • Visited the August Strindberg Museum and had a guided tour of the apartment where the author lived and worked for the last four years of his life.
  • Heard Dora Pejacevic’s 2nd piano trio (1910) and a six-piece chamber ensemble version of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 15th symphony (1971), both at the Stockholm Concert Hall where my friend Tor has given me a season ticket.
  • Played the boardgames Magnastorm and Crew.
  • Read Cory Doctorow’s novel Homeland (2013). Unusual for today’s writers to put long explanatory passages about technology and surveillance into their novels.

Dear Reader, what did you do for fun?

Author: Martin R

Dr. Martin Rundkvist is a Swedish archaeologist, journal editor, skeptic, atheist, lefty liberal, bookworm, boardgamer, geocacher and father of two.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Fun”

  1. Well, I listened as Tennessee beat the crap out of the LSU Tigers on their home turf, “Death Valley” as its called. The crowd was out of the game pretty much from the start and the thousands of Tennessee fans in attendance were loud and boisterous throughout the game. The crowd was largely silenced at the start when the LSU kickoff returner fumbled, Tennessee recovered and rapidly scored. I wasn’t really having fun through the first part of the game as it was fairly close and the Vols weren’t playing quite perfectly. Later when the Vols were up by more than 20 points I relaxed and enjoyed the end of the game. By the end it was a partisan Tennessee crowd as the LSU fans exited with about 20 minutes left to play. The Vol fans stayed to celebrate and the players were out shaking hands and such. It was quite a moment. Rocky Top was sung too many times to count. If only we could have similar success next week against Alabama. Smart money will greatly favor the Tide, but I’m still hopeful.

    Later that evening I followed as the Tide barely outlasted Texas A&M. This was more relaxing as I didn’t have a strong preference for either team’s victory. I normally root for Alabama against everyone but the Vols, having gotten my Masters there, but I’m getting too worked up about next Saturday’s game to want them to win against any opponent. I may back the Tide again later, but it will take a while. I kept up a text commentary about the game to my friend Loren, a big Alabama fan. He was clearly unhappy with the narrow win against a team the Tide were expected to slaughter.

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  2. Threw myself around two free dance classes (one tap and one ballet for the oh so curious) at an arts precinct’s open day and then threw my stiff and sorry carcase onto the sofa and while the rain fell in sheets watched both Assassination Bureau and Adèle Blanc-Sec – not in one go, obv. for that would be a shameful and slothful admission – and relished the amusing divertissement of amazing costumes, sets, cars & whatnots. And for which I must thank these knowing pages for direction.

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