"laestadian, apostolic, gay, lgbtq, ex-oalc, ex-llc, llc, oalc, bunner" LEARNING TO LIVE FREE: A little Sunday irony

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A little Sunday irony

Here's a little irony for this Sunday:

ABSOLUT Vodka Brand Director Looks To The Future With Optimism
Interview with Anna Laestadius, Director Global Brand, Absolut Vodka

I don't know if she's related to our Laestadius or not, but after our recent conversation about Laestadius' descendants in Sweden from the Facebook thread, I couldn't resist posting this. Plus, it's great vodka. :-)

. . .promoting responsible drinking is a part of our heritage. We have a code of business ethics and conduct and a responsibility program. This focuses on promoting responsible drinking and responsible marketing. We are also active in the European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD) and in Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) to drive important issues in this area on a global basis. We are sincere in our commitment to a responsible use and marketing of our products. . .

It just goes to show that no matter what your background, your heritage, your religion --no matter what bad things have happened to you in the past, today is a new day and you can choose a new direction in life.


  1. I can't imagine having the last name Laestadius. It didn't occur to me the name would be around today.

  2. I am so sorry Tomte, but this is a yawner. She could have acquired that name in a number of ways.

  3. Here's another one that I thought was eerie... Dr. Lars Laestadius, researcher in forest policy and author of the paper Could Oil Exploration Be Made Safe?

  4. I guess I wouldn't be surprised at all if Dr. Lars Laestadius was a descendant of Lars Levi Laestadius.