Friday, May 30, 2008

update, with photos!

Today, since I was so close (Idre & thereabouts), I drove across the border into Norway for a few minutes. Immediately the speed limit went up by ten, and all the o's were crossed out.

Here are some of those pictures I promised you:

^ The morksuggan! It's saying, "Keep Rattvik clean." And implying, "Or else."

^ Cat shaved like a poodle. How did they get it to sit still for this?

^ All of the houses are cute. (This one's cheating; it's historic. But still.)

^ See? Normal house, totally cute. Look at the tiny, tiny hut in the middle. Aww.

^ Even the hotdog stands are cute.

^ Cute bike.

^ One of my lunch stops.

^ A bear!


  1. Anonymous4:30 PM

    A bear! Very cool.



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    Just so you’re not hastily arranging a lefty mob meeting. Human symptoms of H5N1 are; a fever, coughing, really sore throat, and achy muscles, the WHO not the who; the World Health Organisation said bird flu has “influenza like symptoms.” Oh yeah like you know what influenza even looks like? Might as well say bird flu symptoms are like contracting the plague, in super glue, riding dodo roller skates.

    You could also get really awful stuff happen like; eye infections, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress, and “other severe and life-threatening complications.” I think the last point translates to a gang of people intent on burning you alive before you give them a “contagious killer disease.”

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  3. didja see the other bear to the left behind a bush, showing its bum? Or am i just imagining it.
    Steve A

  4. Yep! How pervy of you to notice. Even better, outside the frame was a different bear taking a bath! They were all in enormous cages, in a wildlife park thingie, so it's kind of cheating to post a photo like I went out hiking and saw some bears and just casually snapped their pictures. Although of course I would totally do that.