I am (kind of) a Big Deal in Sweden

by sarahenni on April 2, 2012

So I’ve been talking, Tweeting, Gchatting, and yes blogging about The Hunger Games like… quite a bit? Often. Okay, an excessive amount. So much that, when looking to do a report on how huge the Hunger Games movie was being hyped in the U.S., a Swedish National Television reporter contacted me and asked for an interview.

Now, I am more Finnish than Swedish (though I’ve got a dash of that, too), but the Swedish Chef is hands-down my favorite Muppet and, basically, Scandinavia is my peeps. So obviously I agreed! The results below:

If anyone is fluent in Swedish, by the by, I’d love a breakdown of what exactly they were saying, and how they introduced me! Bestie Danielle and I have some theories: “Aspiring Swedish Pop Star,” perhaps, or maybe  ”Over-frequent IKEA Shopper.”

Anyway I had to share because it’s so random and funny. In case you’re wondering, that T-shirt I hold up is from the ForeverYA store, and the one I’m wearing was a Secret Santa gift from my co-worker. Nevermind that my main quote was about avoiding rampant consumerism… *cough*

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle April 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

As a fluent speaker of Scandinavian things, I believe they introduced you as, “Arwen’s better looking cousin.”


sarahenni April 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

Who knew you were fluent in Swedish?! You’re full of surprises, my friend.


kirsten hubbard April 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

haha, I love this! nice work


sarahenni April 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Thanks!! I have no idea why they thought I was qualified, but I wasn’t going to argue :)


Hayley April 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

!!!!! This is so exciting!!!!!! You’re famous!

And you’re so articulate…I’m jealous! I would have been going “um…” every other word :)

Be sure to remember us little people when you take Europe by storm ;)


sarahenni April 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

HAHA I will take you all as my entourage when I tour with Robyn. And thank youuu! I had so many Thoughts about THG, I barely stopped to take a breath, LOL!


Kristin Halbrook April 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

*points at screen*


Nice job. :D

Also, Swedish Chef is MY fave, too! *high five*


sarahenni April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

*Swedish Chef High Five!* Thanks lady!


Yahong April 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

SARAH THAT IS SO COOL. Wow. Being contacted by a national television reporter? Wicked awesome. (Also, your hair is gorgeous. <3 You remind me of this gal, but blond. http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6121/6196574354_fa1bddc71d_b.jpg) Did the Swedish reporter go to the US, specifically to interview you?? :P


sarahenni April 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

OOooOOooooh Yahong you are so sweet! That woman looks MUCH cooler than me though. Who is she??

And the Swedish reporter is an English-speaking (thank goodness!) correspondent who lives in the U.S. nowadays. They were so nice, but both the interviewer & his cameraman had clearly never read the books, LOL. They were a little befuddled as to why it was such a big deal.


Elodie April 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

WOW! You´re totally rocking the interview: cool, articulate and just overall awesome!


sarahenni April 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Awww! <3 thank youuu!


Erin Bowman April 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

DUDE. You are totally a big deal. Smart and eloquent answers, too. You make all us YA HG-loving fangirls proud :D :D


sarahenni April 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

They were SO not into the HG situation, so I was like “okay, this one is for the blogosphere!” LOL. You all made me feel less embarrassed about my nerdery :D


kay Seeberger April 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Way to go Sarah ! You’ve always been a BIG deal to me !!!


sarahenni April 3, 2012 at 5:20 am

Aww thank you Grandma! I love you!!


Lindsay Smith April 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

It’s a reaction against rampant consumerism! *holds up shirts, books, entire nail polish line*

Yeah, yeah, just giving you a hard time. ;) You did an AWESOME job!!! That is the coolest damn thing ever. Bonus points for being too cool for translated voiceover!


sarahenni April 3, 2012 at 5:22 am

GAH I know dude! Do you think if I am self-aware of how ridiculous it is, that I then become a mindFUL consumer?? LOL

And I noticed that too! Like, is everyone in Sweden guaranteed bilingual? I so want to move there.


Tracey Neithercott April 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

You’re famous! You sound totally legit, like, I wouldn’t be surprised if they introduced you as Sarah Enni, professor of Hunger Gamesism at Georgetown University. Of course, it sounded like they called you Susan, but then again I don’t speak Swedish. Either way, WOO HOO.


sarahenni April 3, 2012 at 5:23 am


It totally sounded like Susan, right?? LOL I may never know.


Krispy April 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

You were so articulate! So glad they talked to you because girl, you represented SO WELL! I would’ve been a flailing mess. Haha.


sarahenni April 3, 2012 at 5:23 am

Thankfully they edited the flailing, LOL! Thank you!!


Jessica Love April 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I was OBSESSED with all things Sweden in high school, so I am fangirling you so hard right now.


Ghenet Myrthil April 9, 2012 at 9:24 am

I’m a little late to the party but…that was awesome! So cool that they asked you to do that. :)


Liz Parker April 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

This is so unfathomably awesome. Props to the part-Sweedish folks. I think I’m 1/4.


capillya April 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I am just now seeing this and therefore BIG SMILES ALL AROUND!


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