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2521. angel-five - 1/21/2005 7:26:45 PM

I thought they got it from aping their morally and physically superior cousins to the south, the Danes.

2522. PelleNilsson - 1/22/2005 7:18:48 PM

Ha! But then our ruddy bacon-and-butter cousins to the south have had ample time to develop their inner qualities because over the centuries we and the Germans have relieved them of most of their territorial reponsibilities.

If you mean that they sport more German names than we do you are probably right because northern Germany down to Hamburg, the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein, sort of belonged to Denmark. I say "sort of" because the dynastic and legal relations between the Duchies, the Emperor and the King of Denmark were devilishly complicated: Lord Palmerston is reported to have said that "only three persons understood the Schleswig-Holstein question. One is dead, one went insane and I have forgotten". But Bismarck rendered those problems obsolete.

2523. Ronski - 1/23/2005 1:33:14 AM

Great cows though, the preferred breed in New England, expecially Vermont.

2524. Ronski - 1/23/2005 1:40:53 AM

My partner shoveled a path to our creaky old hot tub. He said the snow was fluffy as a kitten, which it would be, given the ten degree F. temperature.

When the second storm hits, it will get very windy (the blizzard), so we're about to take a dip before it does.

And boeuf bourguignonne is on the stove.

2525. robertjayb - 1/23/2005 1:57:59 AM

Just a few minutes ago the weather channel guy spoke of huge amounts of snow expected between NYC and Boston. Maybe you should rig a lifeline to the hot tub.

2526. wonkers2 - 1/23/2005 2:26:43 AM

Christmas tree now a bird shelter next to feeder.

2527. wonkers2 - 1/23/2005 2:34:46 AM

Dove & sparrows at squirrel-proof birdfeeder.

2528. Ronski - 1/23/2005 2:49:40 AM


Capitol idea!

2529. wonkers2 - 1/23/2005 3:04:30 AM

Fat fox squirrel.

2530. wonkers2 - 1/23/2005 3:20:44 AM

Squirrel-proof bird feeder.

2531. wonkers2 - 1/23/2005 3:36:25 AM

Foxy up close.

2532. arkymalarky - 1/23/2005 7:38:11 AM

Great pictures, Wonk!

2533. judithathome - 1/23/2005 5:59:48 PM

I love the Christmas tree...that would make an excellent card!

2534. arkymalarky - 1/23/2005 7:40:33 PM

Bob just brought me jonquils from his walk.

2535. wonkers2 - 1/23/2005 9:10:52 PM

That's a good sign!

2536. judithathome - 1/23/2005 10:00:41 PM

RIP: Johnny Carson

2537. angel-five - 1/23/2005 10:19:23 PM

Oh, man. That really makes me sad.

That guy could get more laughs by raising his eyebrow than anyone doing a late show now could get with their whole monologue. I was just thinking of him the other day and how much I missed watching Johnny Carson.

2538. judithathome - 1/23/2005 10:43:39 PM

I put that in the wrong thread...ah well, at least you saw it and said something really nice about him, A5.

2539. Ronski - 1/24/2005 1:49:21 AM

This blizzard was something of a bust, after all. In the six years we've been here, we've had four or five storms with more snow and more wind.

Still, there's a lot of snow around, maybe 14 inches, it's blowing like hell now (though not snowing: we had a sunny afternoon, beautiful!), and the temperature is about eight F. and dropping of course.

2540. Ronski - 1/24/2005 2:10:18 AM

It's still snowing on Cape Cod. I wonder how much they got.

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