Archive for May, 2003

Norwegian or… what?

Saturday, May 31st, 2003 | Pete Stuff | 2 Comments

My mom’s side of the family is fairly fresh over from Norway (i.e. her grandma’s native language was norwiegan) and they ended up settling where all good Norwiegans do… Minnesota… But the strange part, which i can’t figure out, is they seem to have an arsenal of strange quirkey phrases.

For example, when I was a kid and would walk in and ask her a question which I could have eaisly answered just by looking she’d say “What do ya think I’m doin’ – milkin a duck?”…. Or, after a long day of walking around my grandma would say “I gotta sit down.. My dogs are barkin”….. Or when I’d be standing in the way when mom was walking through with something heavy she’d say “One side or a leg off” (meaning get out of the way)..

And then there was the well known phrase of exasperation – “Uff Da”…

So I know that ‘Uff da’ is Norwegian – that one is well known.. But where the hell did they get the other ones… Were they translated from norwegian? Did they pick ’em up somewhere else? They don’t sound very norwegian to me and even sound a little harsh.. But they really just make me chuckle.. Milking a duck? Who DOES that? :):)

Movie recommendation…

Friday, May 30th, 2003 | Random Morsels | 1 Comment

If you haven’t seen Identity you should…. We saw it totally by accident last night so we knew nothing about it and it was fantastic… little gorey for my usual taste (I squeeled and jumped on my seat a couple of times) but has some really wild twists… can’t say more than that without blowing it… but see it…

( actually – don’t even watch the trailer… just go see it without knowing anything… :):) )

My High School

Friday, May 30th, 2003 | Pete Stuff | 1 Comment

Ranked 736 in the country according to this list… My sister’s Ranked 143… Funny part is the one my mom WANTED me to go to ranked 53.. I’m sure there’s an I told ya so on its way at some point…. Not sure I care though… High School bored me to tears and I don’t think a different school would have mattered much..

Did have a girlfriend back then though… My how things change!!! Heyya Beth – if you’re out there! 🙂


Friday, May 30th, 2003 | Pete Stuff | 1 Comment

FINALLY getting to take a day off from work on a work day (as opposed to just not working on a saturday) and it is SOOOOO NICE… Got up this morning… Watched some TiVo… Went to Cafe Flore for breakfast… walked around the stro… browsed the web….

have all of these ideas of things I should be doing (calling contractors… painting… running errands… etc. etc. etc.)… Not sure if I’ll do any of ’em.. not sure if I care….

its just REALLY nice to play hookey for a day and not feel guilty about it! 🙂

My next trip…

Thursday, May 29th, 2003 | Random Morsels | Comments Off on My next trip…

Oh my god… Friend just pointed me at his last trip pictures… I WANNA GO… Check these out….

( check out the boys he took pix of in Rio too… DAMN – combine those two places and I’d be in heaven! 😉 )

On a Ligher Note

Thursday, May 29th, 2003 | Random Morsels | 2 Comments

I think i want to train my Dog in German when we get it… Our dog when I lived in Germany was (obviously) trained in German and it seemed to be more straightforward for the dog to understand.. Not to mention I think it just sounds cool… Found this on the web today!

Not to mention the ‘correction word’ made me chuckle! 🙂