TGood mornign! At last. I didn't fal asleep till.. Oh lordy, who knows? The lawnmower down the way woke me. Urgh. Argh. Bleh. And yet, laundry awaits!
I ordered jeans a size big, and in a higher "rise" than usual. They ride low bu thallelujah! The legs aren't too shrot. I have the WORST time getting a decent fit on jeans that 1. are long enough for a tall chick like me and 2. not too tight (spandex bad) and 3. comfy in the scarred bits in my pelvis. So? Yep. Sized up, a little shrink in a dryer, nailed it! WOOT! They hang a little low, which gives me to-ankle denim coverage. Finally. A solution! No seams on scars! Ha!
Yes, that's my success. Hey, take what we can, right?
Die Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften. At 39 letters, the longest regularly used German word accepted. Its essential meaning is "legal protection against insurance companies". (Oh to have that!) Random factoid popped up, I shared it, my mission of sowing chaos and confusion in the universe is complete!
The oldest known anthem in the Polish language is "Bogurodzica", or "Mother of God", and the anthem dates to the early medieval period. (Possibly 10th century, definitely by 13th century.) It remains an important anthem in Poland to this day. And, yes, I grew up hearing this sometimes, particularly when Mom's family had weddings. Bizarrely, the rhyme scheme is easily trnslated to English, but I find it lacks the same oomph in English. Of course, I can't spell a damn word of it, but I can sing it. (No vowels. Where are the frigging vowels!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrhHjoyaHdo
The stage presentation goes back to the battles in which Polish noblemen/sodliers/knights sang this for battle. It's a brief presentation. It picks up after the first verse, or always did after my grandpa got a few shots of vodka in him.
Who has the shortest national anthem? Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29FFHC2D12Q
While we're traveling the world? A lullaby from Egypt, which I have heard on a recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0pQVnLIDig
And from Finland... In honor of our Finnish friend(s) here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFCixLn9qRw The lyrics begin with "sleep, sleep, little grassland bird" (a word used, apparently, as an endeaerment for a child, much as our parents might call us "kitten" or "sprout". Kindly meant.)
And now we've been around the world, or part of it... Traveling Tuesday go well for you, and blessings on the day!
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