Journal

My fortnightly journal is where I write about things that interest me, lately it’s been running and mental health.

  • Reboot: 'Business' Goals

    16:50 · 26th Feb 2020

    In which I want to add a bunch of new stuff but I want to make sure that stuff isn’t there just for the sake of it.

  • Reboot: Taking Stock

    19:00 · 19th Feb 2020

    In which I take stock of the pages I’ve gathered over the years.

  • Reboot

    07:00 · 16th Feb 2020

    In which I begin rebooting this site.

  • Year-in-Review 2019

    07:00 · 28th Dec 2019

    In which I look back at the year and reflect on how I’ve learned to be a little kinder to myself.

  • Minimalism is #$@&%*!

    07:00 · 4th Aug 2019

    In which I give you my top tips for making the road to minimalist living more bearable.

  • Be the Change

    07:00 · 2nd Jun 2019

    In which I lay the foundation for the upcoming reboot of this website and its blog.

  • BIMA 100: Champion for Change

    07:00 · 19th May 2019

    In which I’m selected to become one of BIMA’s Champions for Change and get to suit up to go to the OXO Tower in London.

  • Mind the Zap

    07:00 · 7th Apr 2019

    In which I swear at Google Home and its inability to recognise simple commands.

  • Ask Me Anything

    07:00 · 24th Mar 2019

    In which I do my own version of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) question-and-answer interactive interview.

  • Thank You for the Dance

    07:00 · 10th Mar 2019

    In which we travel back in time to 1990 to watch as I fall in love for the first time and how the consequent rejection came to shape my future relationships.

  • The Vitruvian Man

    07:00 · 24th Feb 2019

    In which I embark on a year-long journey of continued self-discovery by learning about and measuring my well-being through quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Three Pricks and Two Vials

    07:00 · 10th Feb 2019

    In which I become pro-active with my health, take matters into my own hands and draw blood samples in my kitchen.

  • Mellowing My Motherforking Moods

    07:00 · 27th Jan 2019

    In which I spend a year tracking my moods and start learning mature coping mechanisms to deal with life’s ups and downs.

  • A Series of Fortunate Events

    07:00 · 13th Jan 2019

    In which I look back at all the things I had no plans of doing last year but did anyway.

  • In Hindsight

    07:00 · 30th Dec 2018

    In which I look back at the year that has passed with all its intentions, failures and lessons.

  • What I've Read This Year

    07:00 · 16th Dec 2018

    In which I finish my 18th book for the year and look at the transformative power of reading.

  • The Butter-Butt Boy

    07:00 · 2nd Dec 2018

    In which I remember what my one-and-a-half-year-old self already knew when my love of food and cooking is rekindled.

  • The Beauty of Daily Routines

    07:00 · 18th Nov 2018

    In which I outline the practical steps and positive results of embracing the beauty of a daily routine.

  • Can I Change My Charming Character?

    07:00 · 23rd Sep 2018

    In which I ask my friends, family and co-workers to answer a, ‘What am I like?’ survey and reflect on their anonymous answers.

  • The Troubles with Taboo Tattoos

    07:00 · 9th Sep 2018

    In which I try to design a tattoo without cultural appropriation and realise that Neo-Nazis are appropriating mine.

  • Dialogues with My Dead Dad

    07:00 · 12th Aug 2018

    In which I see a psychic and accidentally dig up some unresolved daddy issues from the other side.

  • Managing My Motherfucking Moods

    07:00 · 15th Jul 2018

    In which I spend six months being my own emotional detective, tracking my moods and figuring out what makes me tick.

  • The Ketogenic Man

    07:00 · 1st Jul 2018

    In which I answer life’s hard questions, like, ‘Can I eat all the avocado in the world?’ by going on the keto diet.

  • Beating the Bullies of Banking

    07:00 · 17th Jun 2018

    In which I get hands-on experience with Transferwise’s new Borderless account and its accompanying Mastercard debit card, spending less money for more value when traveling abroad.

  • How Not to Be a Boy

    07:00 · 3rd Jun 2018

    In which I read, cry, laugh and review Robert Webb’s How Not to Be a Boy.

  • The Diary of Two Decades

    07:00 · 20th May 2018

    In which he looks back at 20 years of writing as this journal of his turns 10-years-old.

  • Limping with Demons

    13:00 · 1st Apr 2018

    In which there’s only three weeks left to the London Marathon and I must confess, I’m not sure if I’m ready to run it.

  • The End

    09:00 · 30th Dec 2017

    In which this year and our story, comes to its necessary end.

  • A Scooby-Doo Halloween

    21:00 · 1st Nov 2017

    In which traditions are meant to be broken and we don’t carve any pumpkins.

  • Inside No. 9

    10:00 · 1st Oct 2017

    In which I briefly talk about the house we never really called our home.

  • The Descension

    21:00 · 21st Aug 2017

    In which I talk about how after not smoking for 4 years I failed and started again.

  • Don't Run with Your Mouth Open

    19:00 · 12th Aug 2017

    In which Ben and I run a 5k to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Lucien throws paint into our mouths.

  • 1 out of 16 Personalities

    10:00 · 31st Jul 2017

    In which I want to believe that people can’t be pigeon-holed but clearly I can be.

  • Interrogating the Demons

    08:00 · 25th Jun 2017

    In which I start cleaning out the cobwebs of my mind by reading, meditating and dying a sweaty death at hot yoga.

  • Tales from the Archive, Part II

    12:00 · 4th Jun 2017

    In which I finish migrating all the remaining entries between 2010–2013 and cull most of them because they’re so terrible.

  • That Story on Drury Lane

    20:00 · 21st May 2017

    In which I manage to put the final touches to A Rainy Night on Drury Lane and release it. For free!

  • Becoming a British Bastard

    08:00 · 14th May 2017

    In which we have lived in the UK for five years but aren’t sure if we can call this home anymore.

  • Sudden Double Deep, the Podcast

    22:00 · 6th May 2017

    In which I tell you about this awesome triple bill title podcast that I’ve been listening to lately.

  • In Memoriam: Swansong

    20:00 · 21st Apr 2017

    In which I, after many failed attempts, manage to record the song I wrote for Amanda.

  • I Trained, I Ran, I Puked

    09:00 · 8th Apr 2017

    In which I complete my first half marathon, raise money in memory of Amanda and puke across the finish line.

  • In Memoriam: Amanda

    09:00 · 4th Jan 2017

    In which I begin training for my first half marathon and set the stage for raising money in memory of Amanda.

  • Respice Aspice et Spera

    15:00 · 31st Dec 2016

    In which this fucking year finally comes to a fucking end. Giving way for something new, something better.

  • Dating in the 21st Century

    14:00 · 28th Dec 2016

    In which I try my hand at dating apps and see what it’s like dating for people in the 21st century.

  • A Simple Christmas Greeting

    14:00 · 26th Dec 2016

    In which the Eriksson family wish you all a Merry Christmas with the annual season’s greetings.

  • Jingoistic June, Justifiable July and Accepting August, Issue 06-08/16

    12:00 · 25th Sep 2016

    In this month’s triple issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: My previous accessibility article finds an online home, I refuse to celebrate my birthday, fucking Brexit, I party with old friends in Finland, we visit a wild animal park, I complete my first 5K and we finally find a new home in Cambridge.

  • An Apathetic Apology

    09:00 · 24th Jul 2016

    In which I apologise for the lack of entries but make no effort to remedy it.

  • Melancholic May, Issue 05/16

    12:00 · 5th Jun 2016

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I’m forced to get a new phone, attend the 43rd Cambridge Beer Festival, sign up for my first 5K run and completely fail my monthly challenge.

  • Agnostic April, Issue 04/16

    17:00 · 2nd May 2016

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I continue commuting, eat more Joylent, Lucien and I go watch the next Marvel film (no spoilers, promise), I look back at this month’s challenge and invite you to join this month’s challenge.

  • A Multilingual Monologue

    09:00 · 2nd May 2016

    In which I speak in English. But also think in English. Look I’m doing it right now.

  • The Pursuit of Employment

    20:00 · 14th Apr 2016

    In which I talk about the experience of suddenly finding myself hunting for another job and all of its vices.

  • Maddening March, Issue 03/16

    15:00 · 10th Apr 2016

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I get sick, more tattoos, another job, we celebrate Easter and I move on from this month’s challenge to the next.

  • Living Without a TV

    19:00 · 11th Mar 2016

    In which I talk about the fact that we don’t have access to digital broadcasting signals.

  • Zodiacs and Their True Meaning

    09:00 · 10th Mar 2016

    In which we take a real close look at Zodiac signs, their meanings and most importantly, their true meaning.

  • Ideas of March

    13:00 · 9th Mar 2016

    In which I try to publish more entries as part of my monthly challenges.

  • Fucking February, Issue 02/16

    21:00 · 8th Mar 2016

    In this month’s late and short issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We have a really shitty month.

  • The Joys of Living on Joylent

    21:00 · 21st Feb 2016

    In which I live on Joylent, the meal replacement beverage, for a week, keeping a day-by-day account of the experience.

  • Jaded January, Issue 01/16

    19:00 · 31st Jan 2016

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We get some well earned R&R, I’m fed up with Fallout 4 and I finish this month’s challenge by getting a head start on next month’s challenge; Reading.

  • The Happiness of Habits

    22:00 · 21st Jan 2016

    In which I don’t make any new year’s resolutions but endeavour to make some changes anyway, in the form of monthly challenges.

  • Planning a Post-Mortem Party

    21:00 · 14th Jan 2016

    In which Death reminds all us about our fragile human-condition and I decide to make plans for my eventual demise.

  • Tales from the Archive

    21:00 · 3rd Jan 2016

    In which I finish migrating all the entries from 2009 and realise how shit most of them are.

  • Dear Twenty-Fifteen

    13:00 · 31st Dec 2015

    In which the time has come for Twenty-Fifteen and I to break up with each other. By which I mean, I’m breaking up with Twenty-Fifteen.

  • Dramatic December, Issue 12/15

    23:30 · 30th Dec 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I speak at another conference (even recording it), we go to our traditional Dickensian Christmas, two of my friends from Finland come for a visit and Lucien and I watch the new Star Wars film (spoiler-free).

  • Wishing You a Merry Christmas

    22:30 · 24th Dec 2015

    In which the Eriksson family, and our esteemed guest Amanda, wish you all a Merry Christmas with the annual season’s greetings.

  • My Week With; The Jawbone UP3

    22:00 · 8th Dec 2015

    In which I spend a week with the latest offering from Jawbone, the UP3 and see whether it’s a worthy follow-up to their earlier successes.

  • Notable November, Issue 11/15

    21:00 · 6th Dec 2015

    In this month’s very late issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We celebrate a failed assassination attempt, I’m finally done growing a beard, play Fallout 4, go to a conference and a micropub and get ready for our fourth Christmas in the UK by celebrating Little Christmas.

  • A Toast to Ten Terrific Years

    12:00 · 29th Nov 2015

    In which I reminisce about the ten years I’ve already spent with my wonderful wife, talk about how we first met and look forward to another ten years.

  • Push Ups, Planks and Puking

    11:00 · 15th Nov 2015

    In which I continue this new-found obsession with quantifying myself, looking at the exercise progress I’ve made and realise I sleep more than I think, albeit unevenly.

  • Outstanding October, Issue 10/15

    16:00 · 1st Nov 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I head down to Camber Sands for a weekend, Lucien and I catch up with all the Marvel film, I get a camera and become a published writer, the new Squiders.com website goes live and we celebrate Halloween.

  • Nordic Cuisine; Kokosbollar

    16:00 · 24th Oct 2015

    In which I share a recipe of a Nordic childhood favourite, which will put your child(ren) into sugar-induced comas—of delightfulness.

  • Back to the Past

    16:29 · 21st Oct 2015

    In which I travel to the past to see what carloseriksson.com looked like 12 years ago, to the present to look at where things are now and to the future to talk about what’s just over the horizon.

  • Lights, Camera, Something!

    17:15 · 18th Oct 2015

    In which carloseriksson.com gets a much needed upgrade in the form of a DSLR camera.

  • Significant September, Issue 09/15

    18:00 · 8th Oct 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We finally go to Dicken’s World, I camp in the woods and speak at my first conference and the hair goes.

  • A Finn in the Forest, Part II

    21:15 · 24th Sep 2015

    In which I return from the forest to talk about my experiences at Web in the Woods, the conference with a campfire.

  • A Finn in the Forest, Part I

    18:30 · 22nd Sep 2015

    In which I manage to get ready to live out in the woods for a weekend in what is probably the longest entry to date. Reviewing oh so many different products I also reach a new low when I review a spoon.

  • Jolly July and Amusing August, Issue 07-08/15

    21:00 · 1st Sep 2015

    In this month’s double issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: Lucien celebrates his 7th birthday, my brother and I battle it out Dubsmash style, my mom visits, I become undead for a photoshoot and we go to two different museums at two different times.

  • Beards, Brains and Beauty

    21:00 · 31st Aug 2015

    In which I, and the rest of Squiders, take a day off work to do a photo shoot which involves more blood than anyone had imagined.

  • Oh Shit, Camping!

    19:15 · 12th Aug 2015

    In which I realise that it’s only a month until my first speaking event and it’s dawning on me how ill prepared I am.

  • Jubilant June, Issue 06/15

    23:15 · 1st Jul 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I have another one of those pesky birthdays, attend the Kent Digital Awards, celebrate Midsummer, try to play Batman: Arkham Knight and get a secret tattoo.

  • Games I'm Eagerly Awaiting III

    22:30 · 17th Jun 2015

    In which I write about some more games I’m excited about. And Fallout 4 is finally fucking one of them.

  • Exercising the Demons

    14:00 · 7th Jun 2015

    In which I continue paying for Past Carlos’ mistakes and reluctance to listen of his own body.

  • Magnificent May, Issue 05/15

    15:15 · 31st May 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I finally finish my sleeve tattoo, reach the halfway mark of my beard journey, go to Comic Con for a third time and start drinking better beer.

  • Concluding the Epic Rivalry

    16:30 · 19th May 2015

    In which I continue that weary—by now—tradition of listening through every Eurovision contender and then give them points. Or joke about them. Sometimes both.

  • Acclaimed April, Issue 04/15

    18:30 · 1st May 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: I get new glasses, play lots of board games, continue my tattoo and go to the cinema to experience Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX 3D.

  • 365 Days of Delicious Data

    23:00 · 21st Apr 2015

    In which we I begin to quantify myself and we take a look at all the places I’ve been in the last year, thanks to the ever-present and watchful eye of Big Brother.

  • Web in the Woods

    13:00 · 12th Apr 2015

    In which I talk about talking. In the woods. With a fire and everything.

  • Eggcellent Easter Everyone!

    22:30 · 4th Apr 2015

    In which we put on our best shawls, paint red spots on our cheeks and celebrate, what else, but Easter of course.

  • Memorable March, Issue 03/15

    20:00 · 31st Mar 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We decide to surprise some of our friends and family by taking an impromptu flight to Finland, explore the family tree, experience a disappointing solar eclipse and I, of course, continue my tattoo.

  • I, for One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

    14:00 · 21st Mar 2015

    In which the future is already here, Skynet is already self-aware and we’re all basically fucked. But in a totally delightful way that I welcome.

  • Fabulous February, Issue 02/15

    19:00 · 1st Mar 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We don’t celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary, lose another pub quiz, continue my tattoo, take on the role of a sentient lizard, attend a conference in London, get Lucien declared healthy and finally, end our Wartime Life.

  • Joyous January, Issue 01/15

    22:00 · 31st Jan 2015

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We play games, get blown away by Microsoft, I continue my sleeve tattoo and we begin transforming our home in preparation for the war.

  • Distinguishable December, Issue 12/14

    17:30 · 29th Dec 2014

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: We spend most of the month, either preparing for Christmas or feeling a bit under the weather.

  • Best Christmas Ever!

    23:00 · 24th Dec 2014

    In which we finally let go of last year’s disastrous Christmas and begin to enjoy this year’s quite wonderful Christmas.

  • A Very Merry Carlos Christmas Playlist

    22:30 · 17th Dec 2014

    In which I give you, most handsomest of readers, a carefully curated playlist of classic Christmas songs, modern Christmas songs and Gregorian chant songs.

  • 800 Days of Breathing

    17:00 · 2nd Dec 2014

    In which I count the numerous days until I can put on my finest suit, comb my grey hair, go to my local shop to pick up their most expensive ivory pipe and start smoking again.

  • Noteworthy November, Issue 11/14

    20:30 · 30th Nov 2014

    In this month’s issue of Keeping Up With the Erikssons: My mom flies in to stay with us and together we try eating pizza made from insects, I begin a year long beard journey, I vow to write a 50,000 word novel in a month by participating in National Novel Writing Month and we attend the WWII experience “Christmas on the Home Front” at Kent Life.

  • And They All Cheered as He Appeared with a Beard

    16:45 · 23rd Nov 2014

    In which I confess to being a hipster—like we all didn’t already know that—as well as reveal the ongoing project of growing out a beard for a year. Also, there may be rhyming involved.

  • A Scary, Hairy Beard Story

    16:30 · 23rd Nov 2014

    In which Carlos Eriksson grows a beard for an entire year and documents his journey, week by itchy week.

  • The Last Abominable Weekly Update

    11:20 · 15th Nov 2014

    In which I hit the final nail in the coffin that is my weekly updates and lay out the future plans for the new and improved monthly updates.

  • The Cold, Deadly Grip of Death

    17:55 · 4th Nov 2014

    In which I give a spoiler-free anecdotal review of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Spoiler: I really enjoyed it.

  • Sweet, Sweet Nightmares

    23:00 · 22nd Oct 2014

    In which my entire evening is rescued by a crazy Norweigan guy named Leo Moracchioli and his cover of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army.

  • Crawling Out of the Man Cave

    11:00 · 19th Oct 2014

    In which I reveal some of my emotional baggage and talk about the long journey ahead before becoming the husband and father I’d like to be.

  • A Frivolous Flight to Finland

    23:00 · 3rd Oct 2014

    In which I give up trying to write a funny post about the weekend when I flew to Finland to get drunk of my ass.

  • Creating a Better Map Experience for Touch Devices

    21:50 · 20th Sep 2014

    In which I provide a solution to the problem of not being able to scroll the viewport on touch devices because I’m stuck inside a stupid map that is covering the entire viewport.

  • Oh, Right. I Forgot

    17:30 · 18th Sep 2014

    In which I remember about the short interview, in which the question “Who the hell is Carlos Eriksson?” finally gets an answer.

  • A Letter From the Promised Land

    16:00 · 7th Sep 2014

    In which I pretend to be a turn of the 20th century immigrant who is writing home to the family and friends he has left behind for a brighter future in the new world.

  • My Stunning 5 and a Half Inches

    14:30 · 27th Jul 2014

    In which I give in to O2’s constant pestering and renew my contract with them and get a new phone.

  • The Super Heroic Weekly Update

    01:30 · 20th Jul 2014

    Lucien turns an incredible 6 years old and in honour of that, almost everyone dresses up like a super hero.

  • Notice of Termination

    23:00 · 11th Jul 2014

    Sometimes, a lot can happen in a short span of time. The best way to deal with this, is to press it down into that deep dark crevice where it can fester until it kills you. No? Oh, right. No, it’s the other thing you’re supposed to do.

  • My Kingdom For a Rye Bread

    14:00 · 29th Jun 2014

    It’s been too long since I’ve had some rye bread and left with few options I suppose I’ll just have to make my own. Oh no.

  • Midsummer, Our Most Cherished Pagan Holiday

    23:45 · 22nd Jun 2014

    Join me as I attempt to explain the curious tradition that is midsummer and top it of with a video greeting to all of you. But mostly you. Yes, you.

  • 30 Things I've Learned in 30 Years

    22:00 · 15th Jun 2014

    In honour of tomorrow’s special day—It’s my birthday—I wanted to give you all a really special post. But I couldn’t come up with anything special.

  • Carlos Goes to MCM London Comic Con

    18:40 · 26th May 2014

    I start the weekend by attending my first—but definitely not last—Comic Con convention in London and find myself munching on some much needed reindeer meat later on.

  • Super-Happy Saturday

    00:43 · 18th May 2014

    Despite going for burgers again this week I really didn’t feel like writing about it. So instead of that, you get a post with videos of stand-up comedians. That’s not disappointing, right?

  • The Epic Rivalry Continues

    16:05 · 10th May 2014

    Barely in time for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest I get off my high horse to judge what I barely understand.

  • Fun-Filled Festivities For the Family

    19:50 · 7th May 2014

    From watching dancers with bell pads on their shins and building Lego mechs to getting slightly intoxicated with the Portuguese and protecting the world from an Ancient One, this has been a busy weekend.

  • The Baticipation

    22:00 · 30th Apr 2014

    Time to complete the trilogy that Rocksteady Studios started with Batman: Arkham Asylum back in 2009. So here we are, five years later and the final game is imminent.

  • Getting Inked Again

    21:00 · 26th Apr 2014

    Oooh, what’s this? Another post? An Abominable Weekly Update? Well it’s about time. Feast your eyes on a little of this and a little of that.

  • Three Joys and a Disappointment

    19:00 · 26th Apr 2014

    As a part of my extended Easter holiday, I spent a significant portion of the time playing an assortment of games. Steam sales will do that to you.

  • The Mysterious Morning Box

    12:15 · 22nd Apr 2014

    Don’t you just love it when you sign up to things, then forgot all about them and freak out when the mail man knocks on your door because you weren’t expecting anyone to knock on your door?

  • Jesus is Dead, Let’s Eat Chocolate

    16:00 · 18th Apr 2014

    With temperatures between 12–17° C I really feel like spring is not only here, it’s here to stay. You know what’s also here? Easter.

  • My Body: The Trash Receptacle

    22:51 · 16th Apr 2014

    Slowly and surely my lifestyle has gone from “Unlikely to make it to 20” to “Coronary Heart Disease in mid-forties” and finally to “Might make to 77.”

  • Veni, Vidi, Edi Vii

    12:42 · 12th Apr 2014

    Which should translate to “I came, I saw, I ate the Buffalo”. A very fitting title considering the theme of this weeks main event.

  • No Sleep, For I Am the Werewolf

    23:05 · 11th Apr 2014

    Continuing from last week’s “I’m Definitely Too Old For This Shit” I thought I should tell you how my board game marathon went.

  • I’m Definitely Too Old For This Shit

    00:30 · 5th Apr 2014

    In honour of tomorrow’s International TableTop Day I have actually planned on doing the most appropriate thing ever. How appropriate!

  • A Trip Back to the Year 1992

    07:00 · 22nd Mar 2014

    In this week’s episode of “Shit we did this week”, my son and I go back to the year of 1992 to experience some good old fashion gaming.

  • Games I’m Eagerly Awaiting II

    07:00 · 17th Mar 2014

    You want to know the best part about actually having played all those games I had on my to-do list? As new games are announced I can start getting excited about those games, as opposed to the ones that came out circa 2011.

  • A Place to Call Home

    22:49 · 11th Mar 2014

    In which I finally move my blog to my very own domain carloseriksson.com and begin the arduous process of designing this new website of mine.

  • Arrrgh You Rrready to Shiver Me Timbers

    11:00 · 4th Mar 2014

    In which I play and review (Spoiler-free) the latest offering from Ubisoft in the Assassin’s Creed -series, Black Flag. Where being a dirty pirate is the greatest fun you can have this month.

  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    18:00 · 23rd Dec 2013

    In which Lucien and I re-imagine the classic ’Twas the Night before Christmas story to include bears and purple tentacle monsters.

  • Like a Batpunch™ to the Dick

    11:06 · 10th Nov 2013

    In which, instead of reviewing Batman: Arkham Origins, I tell the story of Steven, henchman #537.

  • The Horribly Haunted Update

    16:47 · 3rd Nov 2013

    In which look at the sadness that is one of our pumpkins, how terrible I am at playing Pokémon and start growing a moustache for Movember.

  • The Great Reveal

    22:34 · 26th Sep 2013

    In which I keep one of the many promises and actually reveal the plans for my upcoming book.

  • Instead of Being Sneaky And Shit

    21:43 · 18th Sep 2013

    In which I reveal the plans that I’ve made for my multi-part short story. Spoiler, I’m making it a book.

  • Ye Merry Medieval Update

    23:30 · 7th Sep 2013

    In which the Erikssons visit Rochester Castle and its medieval re-enactment.

  • In Defence of Ben Affleck

    15:06 · 23rd Aug 2013

    In which I’m quite positive about the casting choice of Ben Affleck for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, unlike the rest of the world who is up in arms.

  • The Carbonated Cola-War Conclusion

    19:17 · 4th Aug 2013

    In which I subject myself and the Eriksson family to a double-blind study to determine whether we can tell Coca-Cola and Pepsi apart.

  • The Re-Return Tour of 2013

    17:53 · 30th Jul 2013

    In which I get ready to go on a vacation back to cold and dreary Finland, except it’s in the middle of the summer right now and warmer than here.

  • And Another Thing…

    10:22 · 13th Jul 2013

    In which I go into greater detail about the things I did take with me when we moved the UK.

  • Living From a Suitcase

    21:53 · 8th Jul 2013

    In which I talk about getting rid of 80% of the crap I owned before we moved to the UK.

  • Let Them Eat Cake!

    21:54 · 16th Jun 2013

    In which I show you the actual cake with 29 individual candles. Fire hazards ignored.

  • Life is a Game With Permadeath

    12:50 · 15th Jun 2013

    In which I’m about to turn 29 and in honour of that ask my wife to bake me a cake with 29 individual candles.

  • Corvo's Journal of Awesomeness

    01:30 · 5th Jun 2013

    Follow the self-proclaimed awesome adventures of Corvo as he stabs his way through Dunwall, seeking revenge for those who dissed his honour in Dishonored, a stealth action adventure game originally released in 2012, that I just got to on my to-play list.

  • Breaking That Special Habit

    12:12 · 1st Jun 2013

    In which I reach day 251 of not smoking, not that I’m counting the days or anything.

  • The 11 Year Eurovision Showdown

    22:46 · 16th May 2013

    In which I look back at the 11 years of Eurovision rivalry that’s been between Finland and the UK.

  • The Declaration in the Flask

    21:47 · 7th May 2013

    In which Lucien and I create a message in a bottle with the hopes of someone finding it some day.

  • The Other Kind of Green

    23:00 · 13th Apr 2013

    In which I talk about the basics of bean freshness and roasting my own beans using a Hot Air Popcorn Popper.

  • The Worst Assassin in the World

    23:44 · 6th Apr 2013

    Hitman: Absolution was on sale—on Steam—for £4.99 so I couldn’t resist getting the latest instalment in the long running franchise that is the Hitman series. What follows is the recollection of a tale of failure and ineptitude because as it turned out, I am a pretty terrible assassin.

  • The Abominable Weekly Update!

    21:41 · 29th Mar 2013

    In which I talk about the things that have happened in the past week in the aptly named Abominable Weekly Update.

  • The Logarithmic Love/Hate Chart

    11:35 · 17th Mar 2013

    In which I make a chart, looking how people feel about different thing such as love, hate and Marmite.

  • Designer != Artist

    23:42 · 13th Mar 2013

    In which I invite you to join me in the messy process that is the redesign of my personal brand.

  • The Three Designs

    22:28 · 9th Mar 2013

    In which I show some of the designs I’ve been working on lately.

  • A Revisit to Nostalgia Avenue

    18:04 · 6th Jan 2013

    In which Beije’s never-ending gaming session gets me thinking about how gaming has shaped me.

  • Looking Both Ways (a Recap)

    21:55 · 31st Dec 2012

    In which I recap the tumultuous year that involved packing a bag each and moving to a completely new country.

  • A Christmas In Pictures

    20:58 · 30th Dec 2012

    In which I embed a Flickr slideshow showing our Christmas in pictures.

  • Fuck You, Pay Me!

    23:26 · 6th Dec 2012

    In which I rant about some of the misconceptions of the design industry.

  • A Dickensian Christmas

    22:14 · 2nd Dec 2012

    In which the Eriksson family take a bus to experience their first Dickensian Christmas.

  • Carlos versus Cancer

    23:09 · 30th Nov 2012

    In which I finish growing a mildly trustworty moustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.

  • What the Fuck Am I Eating?

    21:55 · 29th Nov 2012

    In which the Eriksson family try their taste palate at the awful yeast spread that is Marmite.

  • A Rainy Night on Drury Lane

    22:42 · 26th Nov 2012

    In which I start writing a multi-part short story about an ineffectual detective with a lisp.

  • A Guiding Hand in Hollywood

    16:30 · 24th Nov 2012

    In which I review a butt load of movies, to spare you the effort of seeing them only to realise you had wasted your time.

  • Mary Fudgemas

    22:46 · 22nd Nov 2012

    In which the Eriksson family go into town to see the lighting of the annual Christmas tree.

  • Not a Shower, nor a Grower

    21:57 · 20th Nov 2012

    In which I grow a moustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.

  • I Miss Certain Kinds of Fish

    22:01 · 14th Nov 2012

    In which I talk about the top 10 things I kind of miss from Finland but not enough to move back but possibly enough to import them at some point.

  • This Is the Post Title

    22:53 · 8th Nov 2012

    In which I almost forget to write an entry for the day but end up talking about the re-branding I’m doing.

  • The Bird in the Hand Is Dead

    20:01 · 29th Oct 2012

    In which I change the much-loved Fiinix Design name in favour of something a little easier to spell.

  • On a Very Special Carlos

    10:38 · 27th Oct 2012

    In which I’ve taken a break from smoking and realise how few entries I’ve written this year.

  • Living in Alan, with Alan

    19:54 · 26th Aug 2012

    In which I finally reveal what our new home looks like, in all its semi-furnished glory.

  • A Hole in the Wall

    09:16 · 20th Jul 2012

    In which I return after a two month hiatus by seeing the Olympic flame.

  • I Charted Myself

    21:58 · 30th May 2012

    In which I write a disappointing entry about almost nothing at all but show a photo from our self-catering accommodation.

  • The Sittingbourne Sessions

    15:24 · 21st May 2012

    In which I record a few cover songs, including the one I auditioned with for Idols months ago.

  • Double Whammy

    16:49 · 18th May 2012

    In which I attend a job interview in the UK and feel like it’s promising.

  • This Monday Sucks a Little Less

    11:54 · 26th Mar 2012

    In which I make a chart depicting the levels Days of the week sucks and get a coffee delivery from the UK.

  • Sssh, They Might See Me

    21:12 · 15th Mar 2012

    In which I write a journal entry retelling the epic adventure of flying to the UK.

  • Up, Up And Away

    09:10 · 11th Mar 2012

    In which I get excited about flying over to the UK for job interviews.

  • Job Hunting and Me

    14:06 · 6th Jan 2012

    In which I’ve started hunting for a job in the UK.

  • Come Take Me!

    16:11 · 31st Dec 2011

    In which I recap the year that has gone by with all its ups and downs, and the t-shirts, let’s not forget the t-shirts.

  • Thanks But No

    16:12 · 18th Nov 2011

    In which I decide to join a friend and audition for the reality television-music competition Idols.

  • A Looming Embarrassment

    18:50 · 16th Nov 2011

    In which I decide to join a friend and audition for the reality television-music competition Idols.

  • Have You Seen My Goblin?

    17:23 · 11th Nov 2011

    In which I show you the latest in the line of the dolls I’ve created, my goblin doll.

  • The End of Tees

    20:01 · 3rd Nov 2011

    In which I decide the keep the design rights to my t-shirts and stop selling my 13 Icons of Horror through shotdeadinthehead.com.

  • Jamaican Blue Meh

    20:49 · 19th Oct 2011

    In which I drink and review one of the most expensive coffees in the world, the famous Jamaican Blue Mountain.

  • Inflammable!

    16:32 · 10th Oct 2011

    In which I reveal a design concept for merchandising opportunities for my board game Island of Eternity.

  • Magic 45

    17:27 · 7th Oct 2011

    In which I receive the latest tally of how many T-shirts I’ve sold.

  • People Love My Stuff!

    17:55 · 24th Sep 2011

    In which I show the series of media genre posters I designed for XBMC Media Center.

  • The Process

    14:36 · 23rd Sep 2011

    In which I reveal the present I’ve been making for my wife’s upcoming birthday.

  • Don't Tell My Wife

    08:39 · 18th Sep 2011

    In which I reveal the present I’ve been making for my wife’s upcoming birthday.

  • Post-Launch

    07:00 · 17th Sep 2011

    In which I make some updates to our brand-spanking new version of our NHL statistics tracking tool.

  • Why So Secretive?

    20:44 · 8th Sep 2011

    In which I reveal the next, brand-spanking new version of our NHL statistics tracking tool.

  • Under The Weather

    12:53 · 13th Aug 2011

    In which I feel a bit under the weather but still manage to perform at this year’s Night of Arts.

  • Dear Internet

    17:53 · 24th Jul 2011

    In which my blog reaches porn-status by outranking Candi the dirty cum slut for the search term free slutcocking movies.

  • Quarterly Sales

    15:26 · 4th Jul 2011

    In which I receive my quarterly sales report for my 13 Icons of Horror t-shirts.

  • Illegal Mushrooms

    18:23 · 28th Jun 2011

    In which I dig through the embarrassing archive that is a shitty song I created in FruityLoops years ago.

  • I Had a B-Day

    12:43 · 19th Jun 2011

    In which I celebrate my 21st birthday for the sixth time.

  • Moving Madness

    17:06 · 27th May 2011

    In which we’ve almost moved to our new home. Sans the actual moving and the actual keys.

  • Nine Days Later

    12:12 · 15th May 2011

    In which I’ve reduced my refined sugar intake and started drinking fresher coffee.

  • Fuck Yeah, For Tees!

    15:28 · 18th Apr 2011

    In which I receive my first sales report on my 13 Icons of Horror T-shirts.

  • More Tees, Please

    07:44 · 28th Jan 2011

    In which I reveal the entire collection of T-shirt designs that I’ve made. And they’re all for sale.

  • Feed Me!

    22:21 · 20th Jan 2011

    In which I reveal the design of a T-shirt that is also available for sale, right fucking now!

  • Have I Told You?

    20:30 · 16th Jan 2011

    In which I talk about the film I’ve been in. No, seriously, I’m almost famous.

  • Flammable

    06:39 · 16th Jan 2011

    In which I talk about the aesthetic inspirations that formed the design of Island of Eternity.

  • Alpha and Omega

    08:41 · 31st Dec 2010

    In which I recap the year that has gone by in all its splendor.

  • Music and Me

    19:35 · 27th Dec 2010

    In which I talk about the some times confusing song writing process I have.

  • Prototype #4

    20:04 · 10th Dec 2010

    In which I talk more about the board game Island of Eternity that I’m developing.

  • P-P-P-Poker Table

    21:01 · 5th Dec 2010

    In which I design and build an octagonal poker table out of birch and European pruce.

  • A Small Step for Carlos

    21:02 · 18th Nov 2010

    In which I talk about the board game, Island of Eternity, that I’m making.

  • Fable III [A Kind of Review]

    22:28 · 16th Nov 2010

    In which I review Fable III, the latest instalment in the Fable series from Lionhead Studios.

  • Furious Avians

    21:43 · 6th Nov 2010

    In which I review the video game Angry Birds.

  • Phase One

    18:48 · 26th Oct 2010

    In which I show off the Fable-inspired creations I’ve been making.

  • Unstabbable Feet

    17:24 · 22nd Aug 2010

    In which I write a song without a deep hidden meaning.

  • My New Phone

    08:13 · 14th Aug 2010

    In which I get fed up with waiting for my new HTC Desire and order a Samsung Galaxy instead.

  • Joel, You Douchebag!

    21:14 · 8th Aug 2010

    In which I pretend I had a shot at playing all the parts in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin.

  • Leo, You Bastard!

    09:30 · 15th Jul 2010

    In which I pretend I had a shot at playing Romeo in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.

  • The 10 Second Interview

    18:15 · 12th Jul 2010

    In which I interview myself in the ultimate exercise in narcissism.

  • A Trip Down Nostalgia Avenue

    08:36 · 27th Mar 2010

    In which I play Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Firestorm and get my ass handed to me by the enemy on Easy difficulty.

  • I Made a Bored Game..

    18:34 · 22nd Feb 2010

    In which the development of my yet-to-be-released board game Island of Eternity continues.

  • I'm Back Baby...

    21:03 · 15th Feb 2010

    In which I talk about testing my board game Island of Eternity.

  • Volume 4, Up And Running

    17:53 · 15th Oct 2009

    The redesign of 2009 is officially launched despite the lacking content.

  • Tattoo #3

    12:28 · 13th Sep 2009

    In which I finally unveil the third tattoo.

  • Waiting For Inspiration

    19:44 · 1st Sep 2009

    Incoherent rambling. Something about not waiting for inspiration but just getting to work.

  • Part III, Interlude

    16:31 · 26th Aug 2009

    The interlude of the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.

  • Part II, Most Lesbians

    19:57 · 25th Aug 2009

    The second part of four of the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.

  • Part I, Leap of Faith

    18:35 · 25th Aug 2009

    The first part of four of the entire recording of my performance at Night of Arts.

  • Post #1

    08:35 · 18th May 2008

    The first post I ever wrote. Despite written in Swedish I decided to transfer it and its pictures across to the new Github+Jekyll combo for archival purposes.