Monday, August 31, 2009

Old Friends

Yesterday Lina and I finally saw Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince. And it was good. Very good. But the trailer for Spike Jonze's "Where The Wild Things Are" was... I don't know. Magnificent could be the word. We both started to cry. And then we started to laugh so hard that it felt like we'd never be able to stop. We were laughing like maniacs, with tears streaming down our faces. So happy to see this. So happy to see how brilliant it will be. So happy to share the moment. Your average lunatics.

But just watch this and see if you can keep the goosebumps at bay.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hello New York!

I'm finally coming to see you! It's been so long, I wonder if you'll recognize me. I kind of hope not. That Diesel jacket with faux suede sleeves I was wearing last time isn't really how I'd like you to remember me. I'm older and wiser now and will be dressed accordingly. Oh, lordy, I feel like a million bucks already (funny, so does my Master Card bill).

I am definitely having breakfast at Tiffany's. And I would very much like dinner at Elaine's. But what else? What can I not miss? Please let me know.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Holy Grail

The Holy Grail of the modern family: To do a good job and be a great parent at the same time. Have energy to have fun and be relaxed. Prepare and share a nutritious meal. All this while being present in the moment and enjoying ourselves, possibly singing a catchy tune and wearing a becoming apron.

We were this close yesterday.

This last year we've been trying new things to make everyday life a little bit more Grailish. I've started working part time, we've left the city, we've learned to ask for help and accept it. It's made a big difference. And yesterday we celebrated another milestone in our quest for The Grail: Jesper's now working part time as well.

Which means two of everything. Two pick uppers (children, groceries, tooth paste). Two cooks. Two footballers. Two painters and singers. Two dancers. Two grown ups doing things together at the same time. Hallelujah, it might just be that we've found it! I'm feeling positively Sir Percivalian.

Some Might Say

...that there aint no love in the heart of the city.
I think they might be wrong.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back To Work

I love the surreal world of a movie set. Anything's possible, nothing is too difficult. Snow in August and cozy Christmas in the blazing sun? No problem. Everybody has their own field of expertise and seem to take pride in what they do, from riggers to caterers, to director and cameramen. There's a certain magic to it and I think we all felt it yesterday. Thank you everyone.

And what an excellent way to start the first week at work! Leo would have been jealous. Pictures courtesy of Peter Målqvist.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer Was Good

I've never had this much time off before and boy, did I like it. It was like the summers of yore, the golden summers of yesteryear, the perfect ones you had as a kid, the ones without end, filled with strawberries and sun. (Ok, maybe not so much sun, but still.) I feel rested. I feel strong. I've got the world on a string, sitting on a rainbow, got that string around my finger and you get the picture. Please remind me of this feeling on Thursday when we're shooting a new commercial IN MY HOUSE and there will be nerves galore. IN MY HOUSE. I must be mad. Blame it on the sunshine.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Here We Go

This guy went to school for the very first time today. It lasted an hour, after which he opened the door to his classroom and announced "Daddy, I've made a new friend!". Sounds like a good enough start to me.