Sunday, September 24, 2006
close up of a corner of Stockholm
I should have been able to predict that the mild cold I was fighting off all week would stay dormant until the pressure of running the show was over. Woke up feeling woobly and stupid, with a head full snot sloshing heavily as the alarm went off. Had to steal a half-box of Kleenex from the hotel room to survive the morning.
Some of us took a boat tour throught the archipelago - it was like a well- developped version of Georgian Bay's 30 000 islands, or a less hedonistic Thousand Is. in the St.Lawrence river. I got a tan - the crosswise light at these latitudes shoots at you almost horizontally, but it takes forever to burn.
Anyway, we got off the boat, and made our way back to the hotel.
- that's lovely
- the park?
- who's that?
- what, the statue? (we could only see it fron behind)
- yeah, do you know?
- I think it's the guy who invented ex-lax
- so they put him on a pedestal : aaaaahhhh (gospel worship sounds)
- do they need ex-lax here? ...they have muesli