Saturday, November 18, 2006

I'm really becoming an alien...

It's more and more obvious that I'm becoming a "cultural Swedish alien"... Even though you get a pretty good idea about things, part from real news, that are going on by reading Expressen and Aftonbladet online (like that there is something called "Big Brother-Linda"...), I'm slowly and steady loosing touch with what's going on "over there".

Just spent part of my Saturday evening browsing through the October issue of Swedish Elle and felt completely lost... There is a notice about a group called Deportee (never heard or heard of...), the most Sexy Swedish Man 2006 is the comedian Magnus Betnér (who??) (and of the other 33 sexy men I recognize the names of 3-4...) and there is an pretty long feature on "one of Sweden's best artists", Anna Ternheim, who obviously is releasing her second album after her first that was a major success (even never heard her name...).

Now, the question is of course if I would know these things I was still in Sweden... maybe it's not just the 8506 km, I'm just getting older...?

3 comments:

Annika said...

True, true, true, true!!! ALL true!
I am lost in space, fellow alien, when it comes to Swedish celebrities. Yes? who on earth is that guy Magnus? NEVER heard of...

I am trying to stay informed thru papers and magazines. BUT you can only follow it so much.

Cissi said...

*fnis* Det är nog inte _bara_ avståndet för jag bor mycket närmre och har också lite mycket koll som dig, eller ska jag säga lite koll ;)

Matildas fikarum said...

I have no idea who half of all the people in Swedish media are anymore. It's impossible to keep up.