Tuesday, December 30, 2003


I attended another cigar tasting on December 27. My friend had one Grand Cru cigar and one Davidoff 2000. I had a cigar called Avo Uvezian XO Quartetto Notturno Tubos. We had an interesting discussion about the dangerous smoking ban and why freedom of choice should be the ruling principle instead.

Have your purchased your sparkling & bubbling wines for the New Year's celebration? I haven't bought any bottle yet, but I am thinking of getting the same wine as last year - Rotari Brut Riserva by Mezzacorona. For more bubbles, go to Richard Juhlin's Champagne Club. For more on wine, go to Robert Parker's site and read my post, WINE AROMA WHEEL.

Talking about tasty stuff, I have added a link to The Daily Bread (GastroBlog.com). [Hat tip to InstaPundit.]

Related: My post, THE GOOD LIFE.

Sunday, December 21, 2003


Make a cup of java, kick back and read the article, Coffee-houses. The internet in a cup. [Via InstaPundit.]

Tuesday, December 02, 2003


If you want to see a movie based on a historical event with interesting characters and great action, go and watch Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World. Here is a review by Edward Cline (posted on HBL, 11/18/03):

"As an antidote to "The Day After Tomorrow" and films of that ilk, I would like to recommend the new Russell Crowe film, "Master and Commander: At the Far Side of the World."

The plot is fairly simple: A British warship pursues a French warship twice its size across the Atlantic and into the Pacific during the Napoleonic Wars. The production values, including dialogue, are for once on an intelligent adult level -- and I emphasize intelligent -- and for the first time in years I actually enjoyed seeing a movie in a theater. Although Peter Wier, the director, moved the time from the War of 1812 to tan earlier stage of the Napoleonic War (from the British perspective, the American "War of 1812" was a side-show), and combined the plots of author Patrick O'Brien's first two Jack Aubrey novels, the result was surprisingly effective and true to O'Brien's characters and story lines.

I went to see this movie chiefly because Crowe's warship, the HMS Surprise, was actually "The Rose" (no HMS, not until 1787), which is the reconstructed mid-18th century British frigate (built with private funds in the 1970's, as a cruise ship) I used as a model for my own "Sparrowhawk." So, not only was I able to see the "Sparrowhawk" in action, but I liked the movie. It gets four out of my five stars, because some of the close-up action scenes were a little too quick."

Ed Cline is adding the following comments in an email: "Crowe portrays a purposeful officer who will not be turned away from his goal, which is to sink or capture the French warship, not even for his best friend, Stephen Maturin. Some of the action scenes were a bit confusing -- it was difficult to know who was shooting whom or which vessels were firing -- but overall this is a nominally "romantic" movie."

For more information, go to the Patrick O'Brian Compendium. Buy Patrick O'Brian's book, Master and Commander at Amazon.com and get the poster at AllPosters.com.


I attended a cigar tasting on November 29. I went with a good friend and we brought a bottle of Grönstedts Very Old cognac. My friend had a Davidoff Short Perfecto and I had a Macanudo Maduro ("Diplomat", Length: 4 1/2", Ring size: 60). It would be fun to visit Club Macanudo in New York!

Wednesday, November 19, 2003


I have always been fascinated by the Greek mythology, so it was fun to do the following quiz:


?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??
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I am thinking of adding Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece: An Illustrated Wallchart Showing the Legends, Descent and Relationships of the Gods and Heroes of Greek Mythology to my wish list at Amazon.


I have added several new features to my web site, e.g., guestbook, photo album and classifieds. The webtools are powered by Bravenet.

Sunday, November 02, 2003


I have purchased Dr. Michael Hurd's booklet, Human Relationships in Plain English. Check out Leanne Bell's web site - www.AndTheyLivedHappilyEverAfter.com.

"TEA 5 3" {"TEA FOR TWO"}

Today I visited the Botanical Garden. I saw an exhibition on tea (Thea / Caméllia Sinénsis). I got the following: Oolong Ti Kuan Yin, Guangxi White Downy, and Hojicha.

By the way: The title of this post is inspired by Victor Borge's "Inflationary Language"...

Sunday, October 05, 2003


If you want to drink high quality tea, Assam Toonbarrie could be a good choice. For some interesting articles on tea, read Move over, gourmet coffee. Make room for artisanal loose leaf tea by Jean Tang and Drinking tea may lower cholesterol.


I have added the following books and music albums to my media list:

¤ Greed Is Good: The Capitalist Guide to Investing by Jonathan Hoenig.
¤ Original Means Unique by Eva Stokes. [Hat tip to Elizabeth Anema.]
¤ I'm Walking by The Hot Revival Stompers.
¤ Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin. [Hat tip to Sidney Cammeresi.]
¤ Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography by Stephen Fry.
¤ Cross-Cultural Business Behavior by Richard R. Gesteland.
¤ A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge by the Project Management Institute.
¤ The Pathfinder : How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore. [Hat tip to A.S.]
¤ De Bono's Thinking Course by Edward De Bono. [Hat tip to Prodos.]

Thursday, September 04, 2003


I have created a list of books and music albums @ MyMediaList.com. [I found this tool via Sugarfused.]

Saturday, August 09, 2003


I have bought Kraftwerk's new album, Tour de France Soundtracks and John Foxx & Louis Gordon's Crash and Burn.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003


It's summer time! Kick back, have a drink and listen to some cool music @ the Ultra-Lounge! See you around!


The USA Today newspaper has covered the blogosphere phenomena. [Via InstaPundit.] The moment AOL is jumping on the "scene" with a weblog product, and you read a Dear Abby Letter regarding blogging [via Corante on Blogging], you could be sure that blogging has reached an enormous broad popularity and interest among people.

James Lileks has managed to figure out the Blogger's Cycle.

For more cartoons like this, check out John Cox & Allen Forkum's book, Black & White World.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003


I have bought some new CDs. Jay-Jay Johanson's Tattoo and Jazz from the Fourth Floor with Jan Lundgren, Magnus Lindgren, et al. [Hat tip to Charles Murelius.]

Thursday, June 12, 2003


I watched the first episode of Forever Summer with Nigella Lawson. It is a tasty cooking show! Who's your favorite chef? I miss the Food Network!

Saturday, June 07, 2003


Check out Gizmodo - the Gadgets Weblog. How about a wrist PDA from Fossil or a hiptop™ communicator from Danger, Inc.? [Via Sidney Cammeresi.]

Related: my post, "SMART LIVING".

Friday, June 06, 2003


Are you a "chilehead"? I am thinking of buying Jonas Borssén's book, Eat the Heat.


My friend Christer Sjöback gave me a Fisher Space pen (#600BAF - Black Matte bullet space pen with American Flag) as a birthday present. Christer: Thank you very much! Please read The Story Behind the Fisher Space Pen.

Thursday, May 22, 2003


I have added two more books to my reading list:

¤ Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. By Edwin Lefèvre. I think that this book will give me great intellectual fuel and a good preparation for my comeback as a trader on the financial market! ;)

¤ Guide to Organizing Your Life. By Donald Wetmore. I found this book via the blog, Jinn of Quality and Risk. I think that this book will be a great tool in my work to organize my life in a better way!


I wrote the following on EGO, on May 7:

I have been talking about my own web site for some time now. I have now uploaded a plain and simple business card on the "cyberspace" address - www.Lindeskog.com. I used the NoteTab Light HTML editor. The site is under construction and I have to fix some things, e.g. navigation and adding some graphics. I am thinking of putting up some photos later on. Please give me suggestions on good web design and home page literature. I have added my site to the About category.

Monday, April 21, 2003


The following books are on my night table:

¤ How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. By Michael J. Gelb.
¤ Samurai Chess: Mastering Art of the Mind. By Raymond Keene and Michael J. Gelb.
¤ Delivering the Goods: The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain. By Damon Schechter and Gordon F. Sander.


I went to Gothenburg and visited the East Indiaman Götheborg. I have been a member of the East Indiaman Götheborg Friendship Society. Go to Jan-Erik Nilsson's site for more information on the Swedish East India Company (1731-1813).

Sunday, April 06, 2003


I have added Shortcut.nu and Inköp & Logistik to the Career category. Shortcut is a career network. Inköp & Logistik is a Purchasing & Logistics association.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003


Please check out my new blog project, Lukeion.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003


I have tested the following brands of coffee: Mauritz espresso blend (Ethiopian Mokka & Old Brown Sulawesi beans purchased @ Mauritz ), Palombini and Kimbo (beans purchased @ Delitalia), Iionia (ground coffee purchased @ Caffe Espresso), and Lavazza (ground coffee purchased @ a local supermarket). I made cappuccino by using a moka coffee-maker and an aerolatte milk frother. I think that Palombini is my favorite so far. I will soon purchase Passalacqua coffee @ Bar Centro.
Check out Mostly Italian Coffee.

I recently had a tasty Dolfin chocolate bar (dark chocolate with grilled almonds). Talking about chocolate and the Good Life, have you seen the great movie, Chocolat?

Here are two new places to the list of great culinary art:

$ Restaurant Little Italy.
$ Caleo - Mediterranean Dining & Drinks.


I have added a section with music. Right now, I am listening to Jazz Samba with Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, and Claudia Acuña's Rhythm of Life.

I have started to read The Bot Story by Casey Fay. Thanks to my friend Christer Sjöback for checking my Wish List at Amazon.co.uk!

I have finished Andrew Bernstein's great novel, Heart of a Pagan. I got inspired to continue with my work-out at a gym after reading Robert Begley's message on the Swoop Troop mailing list, and Scott McConnell's editorial, What Is the Meaning of New Year's? New Year's makes the attainment of happiness more real and possible. Related: I have added the book, High-Intensity Training: The Mike Mentzer Way, by Mike Mentzer and John Little, on my Wish List at Amazon.com.

I got in the mood to start playing chess again, after reading about the match between Garry Kasparov versus computer Deep Junior. Check out this chess weblog. [Via InstaPundit.]