onsdag den 26. januar 2022

Lissa's Blog-Birthday-Party

Lissa is hosting a Blog-Birthday-Party. One of the activities is an Alphabet this-or-that. I never heard of this before, It was quite fun. Some of the answers will be obvious for anybody, who has read my blog for more than a month :) but I hope that some of them will be a surprise.


A. Attached or Single? - Attached.
B. Blue or Black?  -  Blue of course
C. Cats or Dogs?  --  neither, I want to travel.
D. Down 10 flights of stairs or Up to 2 flights?  --  Down 10! Any time.
E. Email or Snail mail??  --  Both, thank you very much e-mail for fast and practical and snail-mail for long, cozy letters.
F. Fairytales or Nonfiction?  --  Fairytales and Science Fiction!
G. Gain a pound or Gain some money?  -- Money, I miss some, and not an extra pound or two (but don't we all).
H. Hop on one foot or Jumping jacks?  --  Hop on one foot, my balance is better than my shape.
I. Ice cream or Ice cones (aka snow cone)?  -- Ice cream, mint, preferably!
J. Juice or Water?  -- Water.
K. Kiss a frog or Hug a bear? -- I never yet kissed a frog, so I'll try this. I once elbowed a bear, does this count?
L. Lose your heart or Lose your mind? -- I have already lost my heart ;)
M. Music or Silence?  --  Silence!!! I have 6 children.
N. Nuts or Chips?  -- Fresh walnuts from the tree, else chips.
O. Oatmeal or Cereal?  --  Cereals, crunchy ones.
P. Pizza or Spaghetti?  --  Pizza, only not the gorgonzola variety.
Q. Queen for a day or Quiet for a day? --  Queen, preferably of a fantasy kingdom.
R. Rain or Sun?  -- SUN!
S. Steak or Salad?  --  Steak.
T. Talk to a stranger for a minute or talk to your enemy for an hour?  -- Talk to a stranger, although I find just a minute a short, maybe even too short timespan.  
U. Unicorns or Unicycles?  --  Unicorns, did you really need to ask?
V. Vanilla or Chocolate?  -- Vanilla.
W. Walk or Run? --  Walk, unless it's for very short distances, like when trying to catch a bus.
X. Xray vision or Power to fly?  -- Fly, fly, FLY!!
Y. Yoga or the Gym?  --  The Gym, preferably the home gym.
Z. Zipper or Velcro?  -- I don't care, as long as they work.

Words for Wednesday -- 26 January -- Elfjes

 The prompts for this Wednesday are, as all January, given to us by Hilary Melton-Butcher. The prompts and a lot of other information about this challenge can be read over at Elephant's Child's blog.

The general idea is to make us write and read what others wrote, and cheer along the other participants.

  This is also a challenge, where the old saying "The more the merrier" holds true, therefore: Please, remember to follow their links, go back and read other peoples' stories. And please leave a comment after reading. Challenges like this one thrives on interaction, feedback and encouragement. And we ALL need encouragement.  

The prompts for Wednesday 25th of January:

Wellington Boot
Art
Murmuration
Sedge
Thresh
Fissure

     And/or  
Heath
Race
Cottage
Mosses
Windbreak
Ajax

It seems like I did not get enough poetry with my "wannabe Haiku" this Monday. But today I stay with elfjes, as they are fun, easy, and not as serious or "grown uppish" as the haiku- Yet still requiring some work to fit within the rules and give an adequate expression to your thoughts.

I did not use all the words. Race and Fissure are being left out.

I have copy-pasted  Elizabeth Leaper's explanation in a blog post here: Elfjes  as unfortunately I have seen so many blogs suddenly disappear, and her blog has not been updated for 7 years now.

Writing.
The illumination.
And the threshing
of words form chaff.
Art!


Cottage.
Wellington boots
Mosses and sedge
The well-known smell of
Ajax


Gentle
winds blowing.
They are trying
to pass the windbreak.
Murmuration.

tirsdag den 25. januar 2022

Strøm - Electricity - Tirsdagstæsk.

En af søndagens nyheder ifølge TV2:
Hver anden dansker gør ingen indsats for at spare på strømmen
Hver anden dansker har ikke gjort nogen yderligere indsats for at holde strømforbruget nede i hjemmet på trods af stigende priser på strøm. Det viser en rundspørge. som Kantar Gallup har foretaget for Gjensidige. Rundspørgen baserer sig på svar fra 1543 danskere i perioden november og december.

Jeg er faktisk én af de 1.543 danskere. Og ifølge mig er nøgleordet i denne nyhed yderligere. Jeg har allerede erstattet alle mulige pærer med sparepærer, vasker koldt, bruger tørresnoren, slukke lyset og alt muligt andet efter mig, osv. ... Nu må det være industrien, detailhandelen osv. der står for tur. Sluk lyset (næsten) i butikkern om natten, sluk for reklameTV'et når butikken er lukket, sluk for rulle-reklamerne ved supermarkeder og på stationer efter lukketid ...

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One of today's news according to a Danish news service:
Every second Dane makes no effort to save electricity
One in two Danes has made no further effort to keep power consumption down at home, despite rising electricity prices. A survey shows. conducted by Kantar Gallup for Gjensidige. The survey is based on responses from 1543 Danes in November and December.

I am actually one of the 1,543 Danes in this survey. And according to me, the key word in this news is further. I have already replaced all possible light bulbs with energy saving ones, I do cold laundry, use the clothesline, turn off the lights and anything else when leaving the room, etc. ... Now the turn must come to the industry, shops, supermarkets, transportation services, etc. Turn off the lights (almost) in the shops at night, turn off the advertising TV when the shop is closed, turn off the scrolling advertisements at supermarkets and stations after closing time ...

mandag den 24. januar 2022

Poetry Monday :: Opposite Day

If you want to read some better  poetry,  Diane - who has taken over the hosting of  this challenge - and Mimi of Messymimi's Meanderings - who also supplies us with topics - are writing wonderful, funny, thought-provoking, ingenious and honestly well written verse. Go and read.

  Karen of Baking in a Tornado has joined us in this crazy pursuit, and promises us at least a poem a month - may  we hope for more!

  SpikesBestMate often publishes a nice verse in the comments.

  Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey who has been a faithful participant, is slowly returning to blogging after her husband's passing from this world. Let's continue to send warm thoughts, good energy, and lots of prayers her way. And dare we hope that she will join Poetry Monday again.


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Omvendtdagen fejres i morgen, den 25. januar, men nogle eksperter siger, at vi bør fejre den hver den 25. Det er Uglemor helt med på! Omvendt er sundt! Det er sundt at gøre ting omvendt, med den anden hånd eller fod eller mens man står på hovedet. Ligesom uglerne herunder, som også har fået vendt farverne om.

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The Opposite Day is observed on January 25. Other experts believe that it is to be celebrated every month of the year on the 25th day. I go for every 25th as I always forget to celebrate, and this is bad, as opposite is good for you! Doing things the other way around, with the other hand or foot, or while standing on your head is good for you! Just like those owls, who also had their colours inverted. 


Men på denne omvendtdag har Uglemor ondt i nakke og skuldermuskler og har ikke lyst til at sidde og skrive lange, omvendte digte, hvilket ellers var planen; så hun nøjes med et lille wannabe-Haiku.
     Også denne dag
     er omvendt hvis vi vil det.
     Lad os stoppe nu.

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But on this opposite day MotherOwl's neck and shoulder muscles are tense and causing dizziness and bad vision. Not the right thing for making long, intricate verses, which she planned in the wee, sleepless hours of the morning.
A short wannabe-Haiku is all for today.
     Today we can be
     opposite if we want to.
     Let us stop right now!

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Next Mondays topic: Typos or funny Autocorrect mistakes.

søndag den 23. januar 2022

Sunday Selections #2 -- Lissa's Scavenger Hunt

Lissa is hosting a Blog-Birthday Party. One of the activities is a scavenger hunt. I took up the challenge and found all the items on my - quite messy - desk. The objects were moved to my mousepad to have their photo taken.
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Lissa holder virtuel fødselsdag på sin Blog. En af hendes selskabslege er en skattejagt. Jeg besluttede mig for at lege med, og for at finde alting her på mit rodede skrivebord. De blev flyttet hen på musemåtten for at blive fotograferet.
This card can be found at Lissa's place. I ticked off the items.
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Listen kan findes over hos Lissa, dog uden hakker, som jeg tilføjede efterhånden som jeg fandt tingene.


1. Something with numbers. A die12 from a role-playing game
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1. Noget, der har tal på. En 12siders terning fra rollespil.

2. Something sparkly. The yellow pencil is a sparkly one. This picture also covers
11. Something long and narrow. The white pencil. And
12. Something orange.
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2. Noget, der blinker eller lyser. Den gule farveblyant er en med glimmer. Dette billede dækker også
11. Noget, der er langt og smalt. En hvid blyant. Og
12. Noget, der er orange. En orange farveblyant.

3. Something heartshaped. This was the hardest, but flotsam from the Owlets' activities tend to end up on my desk. Among these this from the Donald Duck weekly.
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3. Noget, der er hjerteformet. Den var den sværeste at finde. Heldigvis ender Ugleungernes efterladenskaber ofte på mit skrivebord. Her er det en bingoplade fra Anders And.

4. Something having a variety of colours. This scrambled Rubik's cube fits the bill. Not so the several more puzzled ones that lay together with it.
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4. Noget, der er mangefarvet. En kludret Rubiksterning har mange farver, i modsætning til de samlede, som den stod sammen med.

5. Something with eyes. A stamp of the queen of Denmark, who is celebrating her 50 anniversary as a reigning monarch in these days.
  It's an old stamp (date of issue May 9, 2001), the postage would have to be doubled to send a letter today.
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5. Noget, der har øjne. Dette gamle frimærke (fra 9. maj 2001) af dronningen passer godt. Og hun fejrer jo også sit regeringsjubilæum i disse dage. Portoen for et brev er lige præcis det dobbelte i dag.

6. Something triangular. This one is made of triangles.
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6. Noget, der er trekantet. Denne her er lavet af trekanter.


7. Something made from ceramics or looking like it was. A cup from a tea party set, that once upon a time was used for much play tea. The elf on the cup is called Cirkeline. She's pure magic.
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7. Noget, der er lavet af keramik, eller ser sådan ud. Denne dukkethekop med Cirkeline har været med til mange theselskaber da Ugleungerne var mindre. Nu passer den på ekstra lego-dele. 


8. Something showing the letters NY. More Owlet-flotsam, this time collecting cards once given when you bought for certain amounts at the local supermarket. We never got them all.
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11. Noget, der indeholder bogstaverne N og Y. Flere af Ugleungernes efterladenskaber. Samlekort fra et supermarked, vi fik aldrig ret mange af dem.

9. Something having an animal shape. A dragon-stamp, and it's blue!
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9. Noget, der er formet som et dyr. Et drage-stempel, og det er blåt!

10. Something smaller than my fist. A thimble and a red button. Orphans of a long forgotten project - left in a small crate with some pins, moustache-shaped foam cut-outs (from a New Year some years ago) and a blue plastic lizard.
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10. Noget, der er mindre end min knyttede hånd: En rød knap og et fingerbøl fra et længst glemt projekt. De lå i en æske sammen med nogle nipsenåle, overskæg-formede mosgummi-dimser fra en bordbombe og et blåt plastik-firben (nok samme sted fra). Jeg har for længst glemt, hvad jeg havde forestillet mig at lave med den samling.


For 11. and 12 scroll up to 2.

11. & 12. Se under 2.