My Apologies

To those of you who have subscribed to this blog: I’m sorry! 😮 Last night, I imported the other blog to this, so that I’d have all posts in the WP-challenge in one place. This meant that I filled up your mail boxes with 100+ emails. Didn’t think of that, but there was no other way to do it. The night before, when I attempted to do the same thing, all the hundred posts went to Twitter in one fell swoop …. people must have thought I was an imbecile hanging head in shame.

I walked uptown yesterday again … two days in a row now. It feels funny to say ‘uptown’ because in my case it’s downhill all the way, but here in Saint John the downtown area is referred to as ‘uptown’. There’s even a big sign across the street, where it says «Welcome to Uptown Saint John».

Turned a book back in, and picked up a new. Both of them being Nicholas Sparks novels. I was thinking to myself, that perhaps I should take something else in order to make the Nicholas Sparks novels last longer so to speak. Told my friend and librarian, Gerda in Holland, about that later online, and she gave me two excellent links with «if you like Nicholas Sparks you might also like ……..» Extremely cool! I saw several right away that looked tempting.

I’ve written about reading books before in my blog, but I’ll say it again: I read basically for some sort of entertainment … to fall asleep easier, escape from reality or whatever. I don’t want it to be too depressing or heavy. Guess I’ve found my favorite author all time.  He makes me want to go and see the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s funny, nowadays, when you can find your favourite author, for example, on both Twitter and Facebook.

After the library visit, I went and had a Frapuccino at Starbucks. It’s always fun to do some people watching, and it was during lunch hour, so there were lots of people … some really important-looking and full of themselves … others more laid-back.

It’s a foggy morning and it’s supposed to rain, both today and tomorrow. I’d been planning to go out and take some pictures today, but I think the rain is imminent   Just realized it’s May 4th and that means that it has been seven years already since I left my native Sweden. I remember the day very well … how scared I was to miss my connecting flight at LHR, because my flight from Stockholm was delayed. Had to run like a maniac through LHR, thankfully it was the same terminal. And how the lady in the Immigrations at Dorval Airport, Montreal [now Trudeau], asked me where I was going and I said Lac-Beauport. The thing was I pronounced it Lake Beauport, she corrected me and pronounced it the French way and said «well … this was your first French lesson» 😳

8 Replies to “My Apologies”

  1. I wish we had a Starbucks near here. Lindsborg has a cool coffee shop but the people who hang there are not nice so I avoid it. A shame.

    Send rain our way!! We are desperate.

    1. Yeah, I like it a lot! For a while we had three Starbucks, more or less within walking distance from one another, but one has closed. Now there are two out in the mall district and this one uptown. It’s all good.

      Gawd…I wish I could send some! It’s not really raining today, but tomorrow it will for real. I went to the grocery store and got all wet anyway … it’s some type of fine drizzle..

  2. No rain here for ages. Most unreal as April is usually a month of showers. This is probably our summer. Making the most of it, just in case.

    Maybe we’ll all meet in Starbucks one day. Enjoy your coffee wherever you are.

  3. No worries about the emails, hope everything is sorted at your end now on the new free WP.
    Starbucks are quite sparse here – I think we only have them in the big cities, so none where I am, it’s just a tiny seaside town (one street!) I did have one of their coffees last time I was in the city, and wasn’t impressed with it – or the service. Never went back.
    Over here we have The Coffee Club – delicious coffee, great service and great food! It’s my fav.

    1. Barb, Good. I’m very, very pleased with free wp.com … and moreover the support! I had to contact them and get some help — it’s really impressive how quickly they respond, and real people.

      When I lived in Quebec City, there weren’t any Starbucks either, at first, but two opened while I lived there.

      Here in SJ we have a local chain of coffee shops — Java Moose. Guess one should support them instead, but I’m not really impressed with either one’s coffee. It’s alright … nothing more. McDonald’s has the best 🙂

  4. I haven’t read any Nicholas Sparks, but his books do sound good! I am waiting for the chance to download Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy” from the e-library… thought it would be fun to read something Swedish next. If you have any other suggestions re Swedish authors, I’d be glad to check them out!

    1. They are romance novels 🙂 often very sad.

      I read a crime novel by a new, Swedish author … her name was Åsa Jungstedt. I actually found it in the library here, translated. That was the first time I read a book in English, where the original language was Swedish. That was kind of interesting, but I forgot all about that after a while, thanks to the suspense.

      I haven’t read Stieg Larsson’s trilogy, but I saw one of the films. It was really good.

      Then we have a guy … Jan Guillou and he writes *really *well! I’ve thought a lot about him as they’ve talked so much about the Navy SEALs in the news … his books are about military intelligence ‘n stuff, but I love them.

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