Friday, November 18, 2011

Early post!

Saw a very pretty sunrise on my walk today - at 10:20am. Winter is coming. But then again, with winter come a whole bunch of my loved ones, so I'm not too sad about it. Also, it makes a huge difference whether you're working or able to stay inside when the weather is terrible.

Also on our walk, Nina found a piece of gum, and when I told her to drop it, she just looked at me, chewing her gum, like an insolent teenager.


My friend who was having the party has a sick-at-home husband, so I decided to give it a miss. Also factoring into the decision - Henry didn't sleep super well, I still had to take Nina out for her walk, and I had just finished baking a batch of cookies. Sneaky voice in my head: If you don't take the cookies to the party, then they're ALL YOURS...
Maybe I'll save one for Ross, though.


You know I have discovered about Pinterest? It's opened me up to a whole new world of annoying spelling errors. Kido? Wounder? DYI? Geez, people. I feel like a jerk because I can't just let it go, but for some reason spelling mistakes have always driven me nuts.


Oh em gee, are you ready for this meme? So, I got it from Nothing But Bonfires, the latest in the line of blogs that I stumbled upon and rather like.

So the meme is about accents. People make videos of themselves to show off the way they talk - I know whenever I read a blog, I imagine a voice for the author, and it's pretty funny to hear what their real voice is like. I discovered that I almost always imagine bloggers to have American accents*, because I was really surprised to hear this girl's totally posh British accent.

* Don't ask me which American accent. I realise that there are a bunch of different ones, but I cannot remember which one is which.

Anyway, I guess doing a meme like this involves the assumption that there are people reading my blog who haven't met me - hello strangers! For everyone who has met me, I made sure to include a Henry in the video.


My accent is supposed to be Australian, but Icelandic parents plus nearly four years since I lived there means it's a bit mashed up. And just in case you want to make your own, here are the instructions...

Say the following words:
Aunt, route, wash, oil, theatre, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecan, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught.

And answer the following questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that curls into a ball when you touch it?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?


northern musings said...

That's the best meme I have seen! Well done you! Henry was brilliant as well, he seems so much "older" - and I only saw him yesterday! I really should visit more often!

Anonymous said...

cute! both of you!