Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Finland- Page 6

Tervetuloa tiistaiselle suomi-sivullemme

Welcome to Our Tuesday Finland Page

Today's video:

Winter in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland

Phrase of the day:

Porot ovat söpöjä.

Reindeer are cute.

@@@@News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my garage, where the trains still run, dragons fly, and daily life is just plain dull-It is July and already Tommy UK (The Undertaker’s Kid) is bored. He doesn’t feel like walking out to the Lake of the Loons and going swimming. He did that all last week. The Moneypit and Cash Loss railroad found their Speeder which Tommy had hidden on an old siding so he couldn’t ride that. It wasn’t the right time for the White Rabbit or the Dragon. There were no music recitals scheduled. The Dream was long gone so he couldn’t play detective. Life was just dull , dull, dull. He could go over to Nancy’s and hope the poltergeist shows up but he did that yesterday. Besides Nancy’s poltergeist has become too tame.
What Tommy wants to do is figure out some super prank. One that will go down in Pigeon Falls history as the greatest prank ever. But so far he has come up blank as to what that prank should be. With the fourth coming tomorrow he has so much to work with. There is the Methodist ladies Pasty sale, lots of possibilities there. There is the parade which is ready made for pranksters. There is the concert at the gazebo by the Liar’s Club Band. Here is the street dance in the evening and all that beer. . And Tommy has all those fireworks to use in his prank. All the way from roman candles to extra loud firecrackers. There are certainly no lack of potential pranks. But Tommy wants this to be sensational . Not just his average prank. He feels that soon he will be too old for this kind of thing and he wants his last efforts to be remembered. He wants people to say , twenty years from now, I remember when Tommy Uk did so and so and nobody will ever do anything that wild and funny again.
So Tommy is spending the day in his room trying to come up with this one fantastic prank. The prank to end all pranks. He has read through his “Fool your Friends” book, twice. He has made rough drawings of possible devices. He has a wastebasket full of them. He never put this much effort into his school work but this is important to him. Its like the basketball player making the winning shot in the big game and always being remembered as the one that won that game. Tommy wants this to be his big shot.
But the harder he tries to think of something the less he is coming up with. He has prankster’s block.
Will Tommy get by his block ? What will he give us tomorrow? Can he survive failure? And of course is he really the Undertaker’s Kid?

Link for today: Diversity of Life- A Finnish Photo Blog but with English titles. The author lives in Joensuu, Finland.
Another dull day. I worked in the basement in the morning. I watched my soaps. Betty and I went to Wal Mart and got some shelves. We also picked up some steaks to grill tomorrow. The dog got into the pool after many tries and then found itself having trouble so it paddled to the other side and pulled itself out. Betty thinks we should get a little kids pool for the dog. But I am sure it would ignore it and go back to the big one. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger The Old Fart said...

Thank you for sharing you videos of Finland each week. This video was beautiful and the music that played along with it just fit it so.

A wonderful Day is wished for you and Betty.


5:30 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Tommy thinks he is getting too old? LOLOLOLOL!

5:51 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Finland seems so quaint, simple and relaxing. A place where work and play are truly separate. I wonder if it really is this way today and it isn't corrupted by our restless, working, chasing the dollar ways. Thanks for sharing.

6:15 AM  
Blogger judie said...

Oh my, poor Tommy. His life sounds about as exciting as mine! Um, pasty sale? LOL At first I thought you made a typo, but then I realized, with the Pigeon Falls mentality, the Methodist ladies probably don't even bake!

Your comments about the voodoo doll cracked me up. You are too kewl, Dr. John!

6:20 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol Dr John
Tommy uk, the undertaker's kid has pranksters blog - so he's not 'messing' about with the cadavers?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Loved the video, it is a beautiful country, but I'm getting to old to live in that cold of an enviroment. Minnesota is bad enough with it's 6 months of winter.

Have a great weekend!!

Oh, my family is from Sweden, you'll forgive me for that, right..lol

5:47 PM  

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