Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sven's Personal Mailbag

From the mailbag…

“Hey Sven,

What have you been up to lately?”

Well, let’s see…

-School let out at the beginning of June so I have been spending most of my days goofing around with the kids.

- FrankenKristin and I caught some fish.

- My nephew Taylor graduated from high school. A week later he turned 18.

- My grandmother returned from AZ and finally made her way back to the cabin. She found a new friend in Samantha.

- Emma finally scored a goal in soccer. She scored another a few games later.

- FrankenKristin went to South Carolina to watch her nephew graduate from boot camp. Last time she went away with her sister she came back with a tattoo. This time she returned unscathed.

- My middle sister seems to be holding up fairly well after two rounds of chemo. The same cannot be said for her hair.

- I painted the garage.

- The kids were in the local parade.

- My aunt had brain surgery. Unlike FrankenKristin, her’s was to remove a tumor. Like FrankenKristin she will be leave with a titanium plate in her head.

- Luke had finally learned how to blow bubbles.

- We said goodbye to my oldest sister and her kids yesterday. They are moving to Sitka, AK. to join her husband who just finished the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy. According to Mapquest, Sitka is 2576.29 miles from St. Paul. Or 66 hours, 14 minutes by car. I don’t think they will be asking my folks to babysit any time soon.

- I haven’t been on the computer much. The weather is too nice.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

That Was Weird

Before there was Green Day, before there was Nirvana and Pearl Jam, there was Hüsker Dü. The band to which the entire genre owes its undying allegiance.

They were from Minneapolis. My sister graduated with the drummer. They rock.

Enjoy one of the more awkward moments of their career appearing on the Twin Cities-based Good Company show in 1986. I don't think the old ladies in the audience quite knew what to make of it.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


If I have to listen to one more dod gamn baby boomer tell me what a great album Sgt. Pepper is I might go postal!

I don't care whether you think it was the defining moment in rock 'n' roll history. (It wasn't).

I don't care how many times you sat in you mom's basement trying to name all of the people depicted on the cover.

I don't care how long you were able to hear the final chord.

And for Goodness sake, PAUL'S NOT DEAD!!! (His career is another story).

Monday, June 04, 2007