Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Warm Thoughts...

I absolutely froze my butt off today. It wasn't really super cold outside, but it was moderately cold AND damp. I'm 100% Finnish, I was born in Canada, and I grew up in Chicago! I can't handle 45˚F and damp anymore? What da heck is da matter wit' me?

Sorry about that...King must've taken over my body for a couple of seconds.

It's time to fight the cold, damp Basel weather with a little mind over matter. Here are a few pictures of me and my folks taken last week in warm (80˚F), sunny Florida.


8 comments:

J said...

we might actually make it up to 48F for a day at the end of the week!

Expat Traveler said...

what's wrong with you! Montreal was something like -35C this week.. Fun fun!

BLOGitse said...

i understand what you mean!
Originally from Finland, now
living expat life in Cairo, Egypt
+20C feels cold!
But that's average summer temperature in Finland! brrrr.....

Do you speak/write any Finnish? just curious... :)

Have a great evening!

The Big Finn said...

BLOGitse - I speak Finnish, but I don't write it very well. I speak Finnish with my father and English with my mother, and they speak Finnish to each other.

BLOGitse said...

WAU! how about reading, if I write in Finnish
'Mukavaa paivanjatkoa sinne missa nyt olet!"
do you understand that? :-)

The Big Finn said...

BLOGitse - Kyllä minä ymmärrän jos sinä kirjotat Suomeksi. Just don't use words that are too big.

BLOGitse said...

what kind of words are too big?
like
konekirjoittajattaritta! :)

The Big Finn said...

Blogitse - I don't mean the length of the words. If you use words that are university-level words, then I'll have to look them up in a dictionary. That being said, I guess it's a good way for me to improve my vocabulary. I often have to throw in an English word when I speak Finnish, or I have to talk my way around words that I don't know if I'm speaking to Finnish relatives who don't speak English.