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Sunday, May 29, 2016

10:53PM - June Brita Eira - Sámi Grand Prix 2016

I read that the Sámi had a very hard time convincing the UN and various indigenous groups that they are indigenous. "But, you are a bunch of pale skinned, blue eyed, blonde, white people." Well, not all of us, but a lot of us. Eventually someone joiked for them. That did the trick. I guess they figured that "White people don't do THAT!"

Here's an example of joiking. There are two people introducing the singer, first in Sámi, then in English.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

10:50PM - Birthday Greetings

Happy Birthday pythonian.I hope you have been enjoying your day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

9:01AM - Happy Birthday

Tillykke med fødselsdagen skjalm

Thursday, March 10, 2016

6:37PM - Happy Birthday

I hope you are having a wonderful birthday grimmwire

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

5:49PM - UFO siting

Someone mentioned UFOs and it reminded me of the time I saw a UFO. I was with Neil (my boyfriend in the mid 70s) and another couple on the roof-top sundeck of the high rise apartment building where Neil and I lived. We saw a saucer shaped, blinking object in the sky. "Are we really seeing that?" We were mesmerized and kept a close eye on it as it approached. Eventually, we could hear the engines. It came closer and we read, "Fly Pilgrim Airways" in scrolling text. Much laughter ensued. I think it said Vermont too and there was a phone number. The scrolling text was on the bottom of the wings of a slow flying, propeller airplane.

The next day I heard several people talking about the UFO, that they had seen from the ground. They were convinced it was from outer space, until I explained about the scrolling text. I guess that plane should have been flying a bit lower.

Friday, January 8, 2016

10:25PM - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday kalkuly

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

4:36PM - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday mousme

4:14PM - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday azrhey

Friday, January 1, 2016

4:17PM - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday cpirate

I hope you are having a great day.

Monday, December 21, 2015


Happy Birthday xipetotec. Hope you have been having a great day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

11:57AM - Birthday Greetings

Happy Birthday to my sweetie, swestrup

Friday, October 16, 2015


Happy Birthday ai731


Happy Birthday iangurudata

I hope you have been enjoying your day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Happy Birthday emjayne

Have a great day.

8:43PM - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday dcoombs
I hope you are having a great day.

Friday, July 17, 2015

4:47PM - Green Wall

This is a picture of the movable green wall my sister built as a gift to the Dali Lama.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Happy Birthday Pierre


Saturday, June 20, 2015

1:34PM - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday dmckilli

I hope you have a very enjoyable day.

Monday, March 2, 2015

2:03PM - Cat Singing

It was the early 1990s and l lived on Jeanne-Mance, a bit south of Van Horne. One summer evening I heard a pretty, eerie sound coming from the alley through my open patio doors. It was two cats singing a duet. I had never heard cats make sounds like that. It was really pretty. Later that evening Neil Young's Harvest Moon came on the radio. Parts of that song sound very much like the duet I had just heard. One part is when the two ladies sing ooooooo. Another part is in the refrain when Neil Young sings, "on this harvest moon", including the accompanying ooooooo. Neil Young - Harvest Moon:

Monday, December 29, 2014


Happy Birthday cpirate

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