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05-20-2019, 05:58 AM - 5 Likes   #66901
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote

Our languages are so similar, and yet so different. But, then, even different regions here in the UK (just as in Canada and the US, and - I'd guess - every country in the world) have their own pronunciations and terms... It's one of the things about language that I really love
Do you speak American?


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You should. It is a classic.

Arlo Guthrie, son of Woody Guthrie wrote and performs it. I listen to it several times each year around Thanksgiving.

You should also listen to the Motorcycle song.
Arlo performs several of his father's songs - usually puts his own spin on them.

Arlo periodically performs in our little town. One song he knows he has to perform here is the 1913 Massacre - which is about our little town.

During a miner's strike in 1913, the union held Christmas party for the kids in a second story ballroom. Someone opened the door at the bottom of the stairwell and yelled 'Fire' - then held the door shut. 76 people, mostly children, smothered to death in the stampede to exit the building. A temporary morgue was set up in the ballroom of the Calumet Theatre a couple blocks away. When Arlo performs here, at the Calumet Theatre, many in the audience are descendants of siblings who survived.


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Hmm... We just bought ourselves a new home.

Moving is no fun. Looking forward to when it's all done! The flat is a nice one with quite a view - we can see all the way to our little island

But that's still a couple of months away. Now we have one home too many. Anyone planning relocating to Norway? No?
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Anyone planning relocating to Norway? No?
Norway? No way!
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Norway? No way!
How convenient, all you had to do was replace the "r" with a space.

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Hmm... We just bought ourselves a new home.
New to you , or brand spanking new?
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Norway? No way!
But you'll miss our neverending warm summers!
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
But you'll miss our neverending warm summers!
I'd love to visit Norway... properly, I mean. I only ever visited Oslo on business, and my colleagues there took me out for dinner and ordered whale blubber for me to try. I don't think it's fair that I judge the country on that experience alone But the scenery looks jaw-droppingly beautiful. I don't think I'd even mind the climate, whatever the season, so long as I had the right clothes to wear...

How's the bacon in Norway?
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New to you , or brand spanking new?
Like most of my photo gear - brand spanking new to me

No, all these new flats are too cramped, if not small in size they build the next house too close - or the flat is huge and waaaaay too expensive. This one is just right - not new, but well kept and partly renovated. About the same size as the flat we have, but with less wasted space. And all the important stuff is on one floor, just a couple of rooms upstairs. One of those will see a lot of photo gear and my dark room computer.

But, goodness, I am really not looking forward to the moving process!

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I'd love to visit Norway... properly, I mean. I only ever visited Oslo on business, and my colleagues there took me out for dinner and ordered whale blubber for me to try. I don't think it's fair that I judge the country on that experience alone But the scenery looks jaw-droppingly beautiful. I don't think I'd even mind the climate, whatever the season, so long as I had the right clothes to wear...
Whale blubber... Lucky you... Oh well, I like Oslo, but it's not a place I would go for the scenery. The whole west coast looks like one huge postcard. They even enjoy a fair bit of British weather But when the weather is nice it is positively stunning no matter where you turn. Winter can be interesting, too, but along the coast the winter storms can make sea travel "interesting". Air travel, too, for that matter. Quite a number of local flights get rerouted to other airstrips that time of year. Might as well go by bus in the first place

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How's the bacon in Norway?
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Arlo live....
Arlo Guthrie- Coming Into Los Angeles [Live Woodstock 1969] - YouTube

I saw Steve Goodman perform City of New Orleans once. He was a funny guy.

Later I saw John Prine do the song.
John Prine said in his introduction, "When I first heard this song I imagined a tall skinny guy with a beard who sang the best train song I'd ever heard. Steve is a short fat little guy who sings the best train song I've ever heard. The Lord works in mysterious ways."
But City of New Orleans wasn't my favourite Steve Goodman song, this was.
Steve Goodman - The I Don't Know Where I'm Goin' ... Blues - YouTube
I've never heard that Norm. Very funny song. Thanks for posting.
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The flat is a nice one with quite a view - we can see all the way to our little island
Congratulations on the new flat. I guess it's not very flat if it has a nice view.
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Like most of my photo gear - brand spanking new to me

No, all these new flats are too cramped, if not small in size they build the next house too close - or the flat is huge and waaaaay too expensive. This one is just right - not new, but well kept and partly renovated. About the same size as the flat we have, but with less wasted space. And all the important stuff is on one floor, just a couple of rooms upstairs. One of those will see a lot of photo gear and my dark room computer.

But, goodness, I am really not looking forward to the moving process!
Of course, you're lucky!

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But you'll miss our neverending warm summers!
Warm?

Don't you mean tepid?
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Mrs. Racer 2.0's daughter, her husband and their son are working their way towards us with their 5th wheel camp trailer and pickup, from their new home in Floriduh.

They sent this picture of a rig at an RV park they stopped at yesterday.






Rotel Tours - No, Not That Rotel

A German tour company. Those little windows are coffin like beds for the guests on these rolling hotels. I think they have one upped the busloads of Asian tourists that swarm across North America every summer.
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