Anyway, midsummer is kind of a big deal around here, and the entire population of Finland flock to my neck of the woods, namely the archipelago. They swim, take saunas, eat lots of barbecued food and drink lots of beer, dance around big poles covered with flowers and leaves and pretend to be frogs, some even go out with their boats while drinking the beer and pretending to be frogs, and often end up with a small case of drowning as a result.
This is the midsummer pole Muschu decorated at work. It’s a miniature version of the real thing. All that’s missing is Jesus.
This midsummer M and I will be spending at my parent’s summer place with people from all over the world (as long as you call Albuquerque, New York and Ireland all over the world. Oh yeah, and Finland.) It will be very interesting to see the New Yorkers reactions to the frog dance. I’ll try to take a picture of their faces when they realize we’re serious.
Due to this whole midsummer thing I will be away the next couple of days, as will Muschu, M and the rest of Finland. But while you’re waiting for me to come back I will leave you with a very special game to tide you over. This is a game prepared by Muschu, inspired by your love of her Post-It art. She was very flattered. So flattered that she channeled her inner artist once more, got out her Post-Its, ignored work and worked some magic. What came out of it is sheer brilliance. All you have to do in this horribly simple game is figure out who the Post-It art is supposed to be. Frankly, I think she made it too easy for you, anyone can see the first one is Frankenstein.
Happy Midsummer! *