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I just watched the trailer for ”The Matrix Resurrections and there is no way this is not complete schlock but maybe it’s schlock that I’ll enjoy.

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I’m currently listening to Salem’s Lot. Once again, a Stephen King book. I think I’m on a King bender at the moment.

I think this book had quite some influence on the original Twin Peaks. The (first?) funeral scene gave me a lot of the same vibes as Laura’s funeral, and the towns of Twin Peaks and of Salem’s Lot doesn’t appear to be that different.

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Read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_III:_The_Waste_Lands

I finished The Waste Lands last week and it was absolutely fantastic. The Dark Tower seriers seems to get better for each book.

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I was fully onboard ”The Dark Tower” after ”The Drawing of the Three” and ”The Waste Lands” really kicks things into high gear. I did not see the thing with and about the bear coming.

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Another photo from yesterday’s Midnight Swim

Midnight Swim

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Tonight (midnight between the 31st of July and 1st of August) was the ”Midnight Swim” here in Sundborn, where a bunch of swimmers swim from the damm next to Carl Larsson Gården upstream to the church and then back downstream again. It seems to be an annual thing and I heard about it last year but was too tired to check it out, something I regretted the day after when I saw photos of it and read about it in the paper.

So this year I decided to go regardless of whether I was tired or not and I’m so glad I did. It was really cool to see the lit up buoys (the right word?) that the swimmer dragged with them in the dark, and the speed they managed when they headed back downstream was simply amazing.

Here’s some photos:

The last group of swimmers (the fastest ones) starting their journey.
Resting and gathering the group back together at the church, before turning back downstream.
High speed swimming downstream, closing in on the finish line.

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I’m currently reading ”Maratonmarschen” by Richard Backman. It’s the first book I’m actually reading (as opposed to listening to) in a long while and it’s hard to get into the habit of reading. I’ve only gotten a few pages in but it’s really good.

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We’ve lost so much routine for the mornings and evenings during the summer holiday. Tonight Iris didn’t get to bed until 11 pm and Ebbe was up even later. We need to do something about this, but I’m not sure what.

Today the kids and I took a trip to Rättvik and hung out with my father for a few hours, had Rättvik’s Ice-Cream and strolled on the boardwalk. Then we took an extended drive for the way home just to keep us busy for a while. The kids are really easy to go on long car trips with. They love to be in the car.

Linn has been doing a lot of cleaning and picking up an order of groceries and together we’ve mowed the lawn.

Tomorrow is Linn’s birthday, so I’ll need to get to bed soon.

All of us at the boardwalk in Rättvik.
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Were podcasts that are ostensibly about something always this rambling, or has my tolerance gone down?

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Spectacular thunderstorm tonight.