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Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Fun

Hello everyone,

TGIF. Before you go getting all brain soft for the weekend - I wanted to share a few things with you.

When I was teaching I had a calendar that was nothing but these mind stretch puzzles and used them with my student to get them thinking each morning. I saved some of my favorites and I thought I'd share them with you. The one above is rather easy - but wait they get more difficult.

Also last weekend Sir Knight and I along with my roommate from college and her husband went on a road trip to Bishop Hill, Illinois. It was one of the first Swedish Settlements out this way. Although a bit early in the tourist season and not all the shops were open - we had a great time visiting the ones that were.

In the General Store I found this cute postcard and had such a good hearty laugh - I had to buy one so I could share it with you.

Now -I am of Norwegian ancestry - and really don't mind a bit of friendly poking fun of, as long as it is friendly - so I hope you don't think me rude for showing this on my blog.

You'll have to click on the picture to enlarge so you can read it.

Well I have a few last minute things I have to get done yet before the family comes for Easter - so I guess I better be running along.


PS. The answer to the Mind Stretch Puzzle is: Gridiron.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I used to know Enok in Norway, on the Net and in Mailing lists and email. Since you don't mind a bit of Norwegian "talk"... I can assure you, the real thing [understanding his English] was quite a challenge.

I used to kind of turn-off my usual reading brain, when I'd read his words. Then I could better understand what he was "trying to say," in English. It worked quite well...

But I always had great admiration for him, for teaching himself English! I surly could never teach myself Norweigan and I gave him much, much credit.

Hmmmmmmm, wonder if ol' Enok is still around? I say ol', because we were of similar ages and last I heard, he'd been very sick, a couple of times.


Wishes for you to enjoy your family/friends this weekend!!!

Gentle hugs,

Brian said...

I hope you have a great weekend! I liked the computer terms...Mega Hertz made me giggle!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Ha! My family is related to yours, and coming fron Northern Illinois I'm well aquainted with the vernacular, eh? The postcard was FUNNY!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We think your list was funny. Thanks for sharing.

CuddlyBunny said...

Log on, Log off. That's so funny ... in fact I liked them all so much I made My Guy run to my computer to read them!

My father is German and my sister and I have had great fun at his expense. Usually his English is better than that of people who were born and raised in a English-speaking country. However, if he's telling a funny story or very excited ... some "w" words come out with a "v."

As in "Try the fresh bread that is in the vicker basket!"

"Oh yeah, dad, the Vicker basket?"

He thinks we're hysterical. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!