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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Jens Lekman contracts Swine Flu. Is surprisingly calm about it.

As some of you might or might not have already known, Jens Lekman just finished a brief tour of South America, playing his last date in Chile a little over a week ago. He posted the following on his website a few days ago:
"I picked home one last souvenir from South America, it's called the H1N1 virus. Wrongfully known as the Swineflue.
I was crossing the Atlantic when things started getting really bad, the fever was hallucinogenic and shaking me like a leaf and I grabbed the sleeve of the Air France steward. "I'm not feeling well, I should see a doctor" I said and the reply came as a brilliant mix of death anxiety and french rudeness: "Uh, yes... Terminal D... go there maybe... when we land". After that the stewards and stewardesses took long detours. A ring of empty seats formed around me. Peoples eyes were kind but determined, they read "Poor you, I really wish you all the best but if you come near me or my kid I will have to stab you with this plastic fork". I got up and went to the bathroom where I fainted.Now I'm in quarantine for ten days. I can see the summer through my window and it's just perfect. Summer is always best through a window."
If it were me I'd probably be balled up in a corner, clutching a pillow, a rosary and a pack of pain killers by now, screaming about how "I'm going to die!!!", but Jens, well, he's clearly a cool(er) cookie.
So Jens, consider our hats removed and tipped gently in your direction (north). Enjoy your summer from that window and get well soon!


Hannah said...

Your blog is lovely, I'm glad I caught it on Hypem.

I'll be sure to keep reading, you're pictures are fabulous!

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Steven B. said...

Thanks Hannah!

And 宜蘭民宿, thank you too for that great uhm, link!