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Nurse Angry has recently started working with an ear-nose-throat specialist. Tragically, this does not give her immunity to afflictions in said area. Ahhh, laryngitis! Nurse Angry wishes she could take a magic pill, but a virus is a virus so she’ll have to make do with fluids, voice rest and cough sedatives. virus1Awww, isn’t he cute!

Nurse Angry does not know how it is in the rest of the world, but in Sweden we convinced ourselves that the horrific, no-sun summer of 2012 was the cause of the epidemic of viruses that plagued us fall-winter-spring. But summer this year was wonderful and now everyone is sick again. Small person in the household has already been sick 4 or 5 times since going back to preschool and the teenagers have fared only slightly better. Not to mention the myriad illnesses of Nurse Angry herself. Only the Old Guy stays pretty much healthy, wealthy and wise.

Flu attack! How a virus invades your body: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpj0emEGShQ

 Here in Stockholm (affectionately known as The Capital of Scandinavia, see earlier blog) nobody seems to know how to wash their hands or to cough/sneeze into the crook of their arm. And personally Nurse Angry thinks it is a bad idea to go to work sick or send kids to preschool sick. We’ve all done it but maybe we should rethink that equation.

The Big Picture Book of Viruses!! http://www.virology.net/big_virology/BVHomePage.html

Once upon a time Nurse Angry saw a TV program about viruses. It was scary.  This was back in the early 80’s. And at the end they asked one of the researchers “Who will win the war between man and the viruses?” He answered without hesitation, and Nurse Angry’s readers are smart enough to know what the answer was that has haunted her ever since. But there is an upside: we probably don’t need to be so worried about global warming because the viruses are definitely going to get us first. So party on. And pass the Cocillana. Tastes so strange that Nurse Angry just has to wonder what even stranger taste is being masked.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylmorphine

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Aside from the fact that it is a bad photo. Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Actually, there are probably quite a few things wrong with this picture, but seriously, what’s with that SIGN? The one that looks like it’s hanging by a thread.  On the filthy wall. On the building housing Fastighetskontoret- the offices in charge of real estate owned by the city. Nurse Angry is not kidding.

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Note the nice little bit of raw concrete above the top of the sign- sign must’ve slid down a little, right? No. That is the way it’s supposed to be. Tilted.

Yes, that sign with the sickening slogan “Stockholm. The Capital of Scandinavia.” How uptight, smug and self-absorbed can a slogan be? Nurse Angry gets, well, ANGRY every time she bikes past it.
What was wrong with “Beauty on water”? It was at least true. Nurse Angry even prefers “The Venice of the North” and that’s a pretty appalling statement.

Luckily the perfect antidote is right around the corner. Nurse Angry recommends going immediately a  few hundred meters to your left to have a look at Stockholm City Hall instead. Ahhh, lovely. Thank you Ragnar Östberg!

http://international.stockholm.se/City-Hall/Pictures-of-the-City-Hall/

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Nurse Angry found herself speechless with surprise and moved nearly to tears one early morning when she spotted this deft and cheeky work of bathroom art in her own home. The thoughtful creator had probably used more energy tearing the toilet paper with such care as to leave 3/4 of a piece than he/she would have used by getting out a new roll.

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Nurse Angry has noted a new trend in toilet habits among the young. She calls it the iFlush. It should actually be called the iDontflush but that is a cumbersome epithet. The iFlush is what happens when folks go into the bathroom and sit a spell with their computer or other device of choice. Nurse Angry doesn’t have an opinion about what people do in there or how long they do it, but she does not appreciate the iFlush. And between you and Nurse Angry she actually calls it something unprintable.

 

Mall mix

You’ve heard of trail mix.  Now, Nurse Angry proudly presents….

Mall mix for the holiday season

Created by a three-year old to give old folks the stamina to get through the Christmas rush in town. Don’t head out to the galleria without a bag of this in your pocket.

In a bowl combine:

1 small bag slightly sat-on potato chips

A few plump raisins

1 well-licked chocolate snowman (base only, please eat head first)

1 slightly nibbled white chocolate truffle (not pictured)

1 half-eaten mini milk chocolate bar

1 partly gnawed dark chocolate covered hazelnut

Stir carefully to desired consistency and eat with a fork until you can’t stand using it any more, fingers are then permitted.

Apologies for the missing link. Nursa culpa.

If you are a parent of a kids age 3 or more and haven’t seen Louis C.K. in action, now is the time.

Nurse Angry wonders why it has taken this long for someone to make money out of telling  the truth about small children.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, they’re sooooo cute. So is a mongoose- before it bites off your hand. Cuteness is nature’s way of making sure you don’t throw them out the window more than once a week.

Nurse Angry orders you to get right out there and start calling them on their bullshit. Warning: the first comment after this on youtube was “language…”, the next one was “im pretty sure its english” (which got a lot of Likes). People are funny!