23 December 2007

Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?

The crazy Norwegians watch it on the 23rd instead of the 31st. Pfff...

However, I know there are actually people who have no idea what 'Dinner for One' is (barbarians!), so enjoy...

Work today was as hectic as ever (except slightly more fun because I get paid more on Sundays, yaay). I worked at the fish instead of the meat and I spent the entire day cutting and packing lutefisk. Lutefisk is a traditional Norwegian Christmas dish. It's basically fish (usually cod) that's been kept in lye and it smells like a mixture of soap and slightly rotten fish. I've never eaten it and I have no intention of either (and it's not only because I'm a vegetarian). I don't think I've ever met anyone who likes it. So why does everyone have it for Christmas? Damn good question. Because it's a tradition I guess, though there are other theories as well: 1) It makes you appreciate the rest of the meal and 2) You need to drink a lot to get the taste out of your mouth.
But I wish people weren't so keen on those traditions. When I came home today I was covered in lye. I've showered twice and washed my hair three or four times. In the end I decided that masking the smell was probably easier than getting rid of it. So now I smell like Christmas cookies. Yaay!

And I got the Christmas tree up (but not before I had a tinsel fight with my brother, muahaha)
The bottom is under-decorated because my cat attacks any baubles within her reach. A couple of years ago she managed to knock down the entire tree.

Merry Christmas!

6 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

We watch it on the 31th - for about 30 years now. I could probably play the role of James myself by now. :)

Merry Christmas.

Celedë Anthaas said...

Haha... you know, you'd make a great James. Roman helmet and all :)

Gabriele C. said...

At least I would not hurt myself doing Admiral Von Schneider's salute. :)

Gabriele C. said...
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Gabriele C. said...

Btw, here's something that should give you a smile (hope link works this time):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ

Celedë Anthaas said...

Lol, that reminds me of my dad - with any kind of electronic device...