Holy cow, I wrote a book!
For Hallowe'en this year, I'm going to be the
Nobel Peace Prize. (I like being things that people would never
even think of as a possible Hallowe'en costume. Last year, I was an inter-office envelope.
People addressed me from place to place.)
I chose the Nobel Peace Prize in part because I'm studying Swedish so I thought it
would be fun to be something Swedish.
Except that the Nobel Peace Prize is Norwegian!
Oh, the horror!
But what's done is done. I already made the medal and have started making the diploma,
but I hit a snag: Whose name should be on the Prize?
I could go historical and reproduce the 2002
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Jimmy Carter. (He's my favorite of the recent Peace
Or I could go surreal and create an imaginary award to be bestowed upon Jennifer Lopez
or maybe David Hasselhoff.
Or I could just leave the space blank and invite people to nominate a winner.
My other problem is making the check for SEK 10,000,000. I asked my friend in Sweden
what a check looks like and he says he's never seen one. He doesn't know anybody who
actually writes checks. The closest I could find is this
novelty check but it doesn't look very convincing. (There's no bank name or check number, for
So I'm asking you for help. Can somebody describe what a Swedish check looks like?