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What Would Lisbeth Do

Look at this little rascal posing with her new toys. I have to get her extra tough toys because she rips everything up, these toys although "tough" will be ripped apart in time. Chhaya gets very excited over new toys, or "binkis" like I also call them. She has two toy bins where all her binkis are stored, she has full access to rummage through the bins and play with her stuff whenever she wants.





Today I got myself a book, finally a new book to read! And about a character I personally very much like, Lisbeth Salander. The main character of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. If you know anything about these books, the story is about a badass girl in Sweden - Lisbeth. The original author that came up with the story of Lisbeth, Stieg Larsson passed away unexpectedly and could not continue writing about her. He said that to him Lisbeth was Pippi Långstrump (Longstocking) as an adult and in one of the novels he makes a reference to Pippi's house (that is on an island outside Sweden called Gotland that I visited when I was 12) Villa Villekulla. I LOVE Pippi, I drive around with a Pippi doll in my car. Pippi is Swedish too and I think that both Pippi and Lisbeth are great role models to have for anyone. Strong, confident, independent, brilliant.....
This new book is called The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz. Interesting title as well, because the title very much resonates with me and where I am in life right now.....strange coincidence.
And prior to this book David also wrote a previous one about Lisbeth, that I wasn't aware of until today (talk about not keeping up on stuff) I need that one too. It is called The Girl in the Spider's Web .



What else did I do today? I went over a friend's house and together we installed a new battery in a Maserati GranTurismo. Never quite seen a car battery situation like that before but I was determined that we would get it done WITHOUT having to call a man over. Fuck that. I have tools in my car and we did it.
What would Lisbeth do? She would had installed that battery. Me too.



EDIT . Changing car batteries might not be that complicated with most cars....like mine for example. Although my car has a rather difficult access to the battery compared to most cars I have looked at. This Maserati though was a bit more complex than I had expected. And I am far from a mechanic....but I am stubborn.

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mumintrollet on :

"I was determined that we would get it done WITHOUT having to call a man over. "

GOOD GOD!! O_o ! Triggerwarning please!

IT'S!NOT!SAAAAAFE!

This was more unsettling than reading about your rail track adventures!! ;-)

Tatiana on :

I KNOOOOOW!
:-D
It is a miracle I didn't drop the heavy car battery on my toes, that I didn't cause a fire although some loud sparks flew once.....this was another of my nail biting episodes for sure!
What's next? Perhaps a trip to DANGEROUS Portland? Or a visit to the spa? Since I am a senior now and need a cane to shuffle around I need to tone down my escapades. At least that is what the AARP recommends.

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