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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hi now, I am back AGAIN!

I will be back every time I post, don't I? (I am running out of greetings.)

Slovenia apparently shuts down on sunday. Fewer buses, shops closed, and NO
KROFI! A disaster I'm sure, but instead I got baklava so moist
I bit it and water squirted over me. It tasted really good, though.

Slovenia's flags take a different approach than most of the European flags. True, they have three colors - red, white, and blue in horizontal bars - but on the inside edge their is the Slovenian coat of arms, which is three mountains on a cobalt field with three stars (three is a magic number, isn't it?) The flag of Ljubljana is white and green with a grey castle surmounted by a green, roaring dragon on a red field. Talk about cool.

The flag of Slovenia.

The flag of Ljubljana

And what about the EU?

Call me and ex-patriot, but this flag is BORING!

We got our olympic coverage from a british channel called Eurosport, which broadcasts replays of the cross-country skiing all day except when other events actually happen.

For the commercials, there's "See if Andrew Lange takes his third gold in boblsedding, live on February THIRD! Then there's a commercial for Something with a woman who had so much fat injected into her lips that they take up more space that her eyes.

But we saw the olympics well enough, and are happy with Tina Maze taking home two silvers. We are expecting a large celebration in Preseren Square when she gets back.




  1. hi g. while we're on the subject of flags of the world, did you see this on Saturday Night Live last night?

  2. G-man, you wrote: Slovenia apparently shuts down on sunday. Used to be that way in the states, too, due to Blue Laws. A blue law is a type of law designed to enforce religious standards, particularly the observance of Sunday as a day of worship or rest, and a restriction on Sunday shopping. Most have been repealed, have been declared unconstitutional, or are simply unenforced, although prohibitions on the sale of alcoholic beverages, and occasionally almost all commerce, on Sundays are still enforced in many areas.
    A friend who grew up in Raleigh told stories about the major dept stores windows being covered on Sun so you couldn't even window shop.
    My, but times have changed.
    Keep posting!