# The great melting day!

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Today is the great melting day in Oslo.
The icicles from the roofs are finally yielding, and there is a constant dribbling down the walls, with the occasional, hazardous crash when a bigger piece of ice breaks off and smashes into the pavement.

It is our first sign of approaching springtime.

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As someone who has suffered from SAD for the last 20 years the end of winter is more than just a return to warm hot days. It's not haveing Asthma any more, not oversleeping and being late for work, not having to take antidepressants and their resultant side effects not feeling anxious for no reason, not being bad tempered and iritable, and not being walked around by people like there standing on eggshells. To name just a few things. Halelujah!!! Spring is coming!!

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Not to mention the return of light clothes, and sexy bodies hardly covered by them..

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spring seems to have avoided sweden :(

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That is your just reward for having stolen our Olympics medals.

Azael
we cant help that we are so good ;)

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Just you wait. Bjørn Dæhlie ain't dead yet. :grumpy:

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To be dead honest I dont follow the winter olympics so I have no clue who björn is :)

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It's Bjørn, not Björn. :grumpy:

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My first spring flower, a very early yellow crocus, bloomed today! Yes there is hope..better weather, right around the corner!

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Crocuses are beautiful!

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arildno said:
It's Bjørn, not Björn. :grumpy:

:rofl: bah you norweigan heathens should learn to speak and write proper swedish

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Swedish is not a proper language. It is an aberration.

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arildno said:
Today is the great melting day in Oslo.
The icicles from the roofs are finally yielding, and there is a constant dribbling down the walls, with the occasional, hazardous crash when a bigger piece of ice breaks off and smashes into the pavement.
I haven't seen icicles in years. But I spent my life up to the age of thirty in icicle country: New Hampshire, Ohio, Minnesota. So, I know what you mean. The exitement of noticing them all start to drip, and then seeing gaps on the roofs where some have given way and dropped off, is fantastic.

Somebody circumvented all that for me, though, by arranging a trip here to San Diego in the middle of winter. It was unseasonably warm here, and when I stepped out of the airport to 80 degree weather in the middle of January, I was hooked deeply. Had to get back here to live.

Now, 20 years later, I don't naturally think about icicles, or snow shoveling unless someone else brings it up.

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you keep messing me up with that new avatar zoob, i keep forgetting it was you. i was about to be like "Did someone say new hampshire?!?!" but yeah, i've known you lived there. here in mass we haven't really had snow for a while now. i think it snowed a tad over the weekend, but we've been looking at the dead grass for a while now. spring is sooo ugly until stuff starts to bloom.

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arildno said:
Today is the great melting day in Oslo.
The icicles from the roofs are finally yielding, and there is a constant dribbling down the walls, with the occasional, hazardous crash when a bigger piece of ice breaks off and smashes into the pavement.

It is our first sign of approaching springtime.
Congratulations! We have had a rather warm winter so far (central Maine) and a few days ago the temperature got up the mid-40's so I broke out the Harley and rode to my old stomping grounds to visit my father. He was not too suprised to see me - last year, I rode up when the temperature was in the mid-30's and it was snowing lightly when I got to his house. I didn't mind that, but I got caught in a pretty cold rain when I got back to lower elevations.

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arildno said:
Swedish is not a proper language. It is an aberration.

you got it confused with danish now that is a uggly language:rofl: :rofl:

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Azael said:
you got it confused with danish now that is a uggly language:rofl: :rofl:
Danish is, as everybody knows, not a language, but a throat disease.

But, really: "ehuru", and even worse, "ehuruvida"?:yuck: :yuck: :yuck:
Swedes should be ashamed of themselves.

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arildno said:
Danish is, as everyone knows, not a language, but a throat disease.

But, really: "ehuru", and even worse, "ehuruvida"?:yuck: :yuck: :yuck:
Swedes should be ashamed of themselves.

what ancient book did you dust of to find those words had to look them up :tongue2:

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They are used all the time in Swedish.
Besides, that's not all!

"Trädgård"-garden. The dumb Swedes use this for a garden even if it hasn't got any trees (Träd) in it (It means "tree-garden").

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well ehuru is not used in comon day swedish that is for sure!!!

hmm what word do norweigans have for trädgård?? The upside with norweigan is that you guys sound so damn happy all the time.
But we all know who's the boss in scandinavia We swedes got mountains like norway, woods like finland and flatland like denmark. Not to mention better looking chicks than finland, norway and denmark combined.

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Azael said:
hmm what word do norweigans have for trädgård??
Hage, of course.
We swedes got mountains like norway
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Yeah sure, Kullekulla or something dumbsilly like that for a mere mole-hill.
Besides, most of your actual mountains lie in Jämtland&Herjedalen, regions you stole from us.
$$woods like finland$$
I've seen them, don't match Norwegian woods.

and flatland like denmark.
You're welcome to it.

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Hage, of course.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Yeah sure, Kullekulla or something dumbsilly like that for a mere mole-hill.
Besides, most of your actual mountains lie in Jämtland&Herjedalen, regions you stole from us.
$$woods like finland$$
I've seen them, don't match Norwegian woods.

You're welcome to it.

Hage now that is barbarian. A hage is where you let your cows feed.

Ahh the mountains in jämtland and härjedalen is nothing compared to the mountains in lappland! Akka, kebnekaise, sarek nationalpark, now that is mountains!!
Btw we didnt steal jämtland from you, we where merely gracefull and let you guys have a nation of your own to play around in

Norweigan woods you must have them hidden in the fjords somewhere:rofl:

With that said norways is my second favorite nation. I love northern norway and I hope I can take time to hike up there sometime.

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No, fjäriln flyr i hagan!

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you keep messing me up with that new avatar zoob, i keep forgetting it was you. i was about to be like "Did someone say new hampshire?!?!" but yeah, i've known you lived there.
That's Lt. Columbo, L.A.P.D. Sometimes I identify with his rumpled, disheveled qualities. I won't keep that one long.
here in mass we haven't really had snow for a while now. i think it snowed a tad over the weekend, but we've been looking at the dead grass for a while now. spring is sooo ugly until stuff starts to bloom.
That kind of spring is, yeah. When the transition from snow to new grass is fast, spring is glorious and exiting, and thing just keep getting better till it's full blown summer.

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whilst you guys are enjoying the start of spring, i would like to let you know that us brits have been enjoying strong winds and snow storms for most of today and yesterday. i'm seriously considering moving somewhere sunny like the maldives

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It blows too hard over there?
I'm sorry for you.

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its not the wind i mind so much, i'm used to a bit of blowing. its the damned snow i cant stand its no fun when it is snowing, its even less fun once its settled, and as for the ice and slush it turns into well where do i start.

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yipee we now have blue skys and sunshine, our weather is so b***dy un-predictable.

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Thats what I love about us Brits- We have possibly the mildest weather of any nation, and yet we complain about it more than any other. Gotta appreciate the irony

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It's been so weird, we have had such a mild winter this year...it doesn't even deserve to be called a winter. I think there was only like a week total where we had temps around -40. We've still got some snow but it's definitely not that cold out.

What kind of harley to you have turbo-1?

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matthyaouw said:
Thats what I love about us Brits- We have possibly the mildest weather of any nation, and yet we complain about it more than any other. Gotta appreciate the irony
Yep! When your ancestors drove out the Puritans, the exiles came here to "New England" expecting something like your nice mild, wet winters, and were totally unprepared. Yesterday, our high temp was about 20F with a howling wind. Not so much wind today, but the temp has just reached 10F.

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10-20f is about the lowest I've ever seen and, that's pretty rare (saying that, I live in a mild lowland area.) The -40s that canada gets would kill an unsuspecting Brit where he stands, or at least freeze him to something until he dies of hypothermia.

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scorpa said:
It's been so weird, we have had such a mild winter this year...it doesn't even deserve to be called a winter. I think there was only like a week total where we had temps around -40. We've still got some snow but it's definitely not that cold out.

What kind of harley to you have turbo-1?
I've got a new Softail - cashed in the Road King because it was just too big and my wife and I don't tour. The Softail and a set of leather bags suits us better.

Yeah, our winter has been really warm too, and most of January and February there was little or no snow on the ground here. If this keeps up, snowmobiles will be selling for a dime on the dollar.

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my mum has a softail, its very nice. the road kings are really huge. my parents riding buddy has one, and its so silly that he plays his radio when he rides. it has to be sooooo loud and whenever we stop everyone for a mile can hear. heh.

anyway, today is wicked windy here, and its super cold. 15 mph winds with 20-30 mph gusts. and its about 20F degrees right nowm but the wind makes you feel way colder, its so brutal out. its the wind that really kills you.