Tweets and treats of 2014



I've made it past Christmas and it's is only one night left before I will leave the Castle square in Gävle and travel to China. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to keep the arsonists away for another night. 

It's also time to summarize december of 2014. Here's my very own list of this years best tweets and treats. Thank you all for all great post, updates and surprises.

Best morning routine.
There are many good behaviours and daily routines to follow or be impressed by. They all make life a lot simpler. @J_Amundson proved to have the best one yet :-) 


Best goat-selfie
The Burns family. The left Scotland just to visit me and take some great goat-selfies. They also named me Geoff which was a bit... unexpected ;-)
Despite your unfortunate lastname :-), I really love you all!


Best act-of-goat-love
Fans from "down under" and the USA ordered online-pizza to my guards. They loved it! And I stayed well-protected and alive :-)


Best copy-goat
Directly from Boston, USA. A sibling, a friend, a kinsmen. In short: a very beautiful strawgoat!



Best security detail
I ought to salute my own team, they did an amazing job. And the taxidrivers of Gävle who helped chase hoodlums away. But I've fallen in love with this little gnome-guard protecting a very small goat. 



Best tribute
No doubt. Best tribute is my very own karaoke-song made by @lordhank. You made me cry full of pride :-)


Biggest surprise
All new followers. Plus 4500 followers on Twitter since december 1st. Amazing! And tweets in all possible languages swedish, arabic, danish, finnish, portuguese, english, dutch, japanese, german and french.


Biggest disappointment
Hoodlums, vandals and/or gangstaz knocked down my little brother. I hope there's a warrant out!


Best oldie but goldie
My probably oldest fan and follower lives in the U.S.A. She almost 80 and seem to eat my goatish tweets for breakfast, lunch and dinner...


That's all folks! Stay tuned to follow my first abroad journey ever. I'm off to China, changing my strawcoat for a flowercoat, getting cheered and hopefullt not burned... Otherwise: I'll see you next Christmas.

Måndag 22 december


Hej igen. 
Det har gått alldeles för lång tid sedan mitt senaste inlägg. Jag har haft fullt upp med att värja mig från mordbrännare. Tre attacker som mina vakter har stoppat. Jag har också delat ut pizza från Australien till mina vakter. Jag har varit med på mängder av selfies. Och så har jag försökt att sammanställa topp-tio-listan som ni har lämnat så bra bidrag till. Kort sagt. Jag har haft fullt upp.
Men nu, utan några fler dröjsmål eller ursäkter, här kommer min och er "Topp-tio-värsta-sångerna-någonsin-för-halmbockar".
1 "Watch it burn" av Camo och Krooked. Att inte hjälpa till är också att synda...
2 "Crash and burn" av Savage Garden. Hemska minnen, jag har både brunnit och blivit påkörd om ni minns...
3 "Set the world on fire" av E-type. Hemsk text. Eld är aldrig bra. Mycket eld är aldrig bättre.
4 "Let it burn" av Avatar. Så får man bara inte säga!
5 "Burning love" av Elvis Presley. Kan man verkligen älska eld? Kluvna känslor här...
6 "Burn MF" av Five finger death punch. Svordomar och eld i samma mening. Otäckt.
7 "Burn with me" av Avarante. En mening som jag aldrig skulle kunna ta i min mun.
8 "Burn it up all night" av Sweet Talker. Om det ska brinna, så låt det snälla gå fort.
9 "Burn it to the ground" av Nickelback. Stopp! Ta tillbaka varje ord!
10 "In flames you burn" av Dream Evil. Snälla, sluta nu....

Hi everybody!
It's been way too long since my last blogpost. But I've been pretty busy you know. I've been under attack three times, but my guards repelled every attack. Valiant knights! I've also delivered pizza from my fans "down under" and in the U.S.A. Rather time-consuming, but great fun. I've also posed for a great many goatselfies. And on top of all that I've tried to put together my "Top-ten-list-of-worst-songs-ever-for-strawgoats".
So, without any further delay, here it is!
1 "Watch it burn" by Camo och Krooked. Not aiding strawgoats in need is a sin. A deadly sin if you ask me.
2 "Crash and burn" by Savage Garden. Awful memories. I've been burned to the ground way to many times, and also victim of a hit and run if you recall...
3 "Set the world on fire" by E-type. Horrible lyrics. Fire is bad. A world on fire is even worse.
4 "Let it burn" by Avatar. Mind your language!!!
5 "Burning love" by Elvis Presley. Is it possible to combine those words, really?!
6 "Burn MF" by Five finger death punch. Cursed words and damned fire, all in one sentence. Ban it!
7 "Burn with me" by Avarante. I can't even imagine to use those words at the same time...
8 "Burn it up all night" by Sweet Talker. IF fire i required, please let it end quickly!
9 "Burn it to the ground" by Nickelback. Stop! Take it back. Every word and syllable!
10 "In flames you burn" by Dream Evil. Please, just stop. Enough!

Lördag 6 december




Det var några dagar sedan sist. Men jag har inte kunnat skriva. Sedan några vandaler slog sönder lillbrorsan har jag varit lite nere och lite arg. Jag har bett om hjälp och har vi lite tur så kommer några snälla Gävlebor och hjälper lillebror på fötter igen redan på måndag.
Tack alla ni för alla bra låtförslag som ni har skickat in. Jag lovar att ställa samman listan med "Topp-tio-värsta-sångerna-någonsin-för-halmbockar" inom kort. Ha en skön lördagkväll och titta gärna förbi om ni ändå är nere på stan.




It's been a couple of days since my last blogpost. The reason is anger and dispair. Since some hoodlums and vandals smashed my little brother to pieces last Thursday night I've been to upset to write anything meaningful. I've asked some kind and loving citizens of Gävle to help get my little brother back on his feet. Hopefully he will feel a little better on Monday.
Thanks for all contributions to my "Top-ten-list-of-worst-songs-ever-for-strawgoats". I promise I'll put the list together shortly. Until then I wish you a great Saturday!

Onsdag 3 december




Har stått och funderat lite. På vad undrar du säkert då? Jo, granne med mig är Gävle Stadsbibliotek och i går kväll lånade jag en CD-skiva med lite skön julmusik. När jag lämnade tillbaka skivan frågade bibliotekarien mig vilken som var den låt jag tycker minst om eftersom jag brinner upp då och då.
Det första jag kom och tänka på var "Set the world on fire" med den svenska artisten E-type. Det är verkligen en låt jag får rysningar av. Hemsk!
Sedan frågade bibliotekarien om jag kunde ställa samman en "Topp-tio-värsta-sångerna-någonsin-för-halmbockar". Då tänkte jag att jag frågar er. Vilka sånger platsar på en sådan spellista?
1 "Set the world on fire" by E-type
2 ???




I've been standing still pondering about music. Next to me is the City library and yesterday, to cheer me up, I borrowed a CD with some nice christmas carolls.When I returned the CD the librarian asked me what song I favoured the least, considering my flammable history. I answered "Set the world on fire" with the swedish artist E-type. Horrible song really. Sends shivers of anxiety down my wooden spine! Then the librarian asked me to put together an Top-ten-list-of-worst-songs-ever-for-strawgoats. I didn't answer. Instead I turn to you for help. What songs do you think should be on that horrible playlist?
1 "Set the world on fire" by E-type
2 ???

Tisdag 2 december




Tuff dag. Har fått hösnuva. Och feber. Mina strån är slapp och sega. Inte kul alls...
Ni får gärna muntra upp mig. Ni kan väl skicka in lite bilder på snö eller julstämning eller kusinbockar. Ja, vad som helst som muntrar upp mig :-)
Skicka det till mig på @gavlebocken på Twitter.




It has been a rough day. Got up late with hayfever. My straws felt loose and bleached almost. Not fun at all...
Please cheer me up! Send me photos of snow, or christmasmood, or sibling goats around the world. Yes, whatever makes you happy makes me happy :-)
Send it to me on Twitter @gavlebocken.