Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Seasonal Affective Disorder manifests differently for some.

30 comments:

Stuart the Viking said...

Breathing makes me feel that way.

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Sebastian said...

I have trace amounts of Scandinavian DNA, as do many people of Irish descent. Somewhere in the distant past, one of my ancestors' villages was probably raped and plundered by people who got the same feeling :)

Robin said...

Count me in.

Anonymous said...

1. Have big war axe.
2. Poor.
3. No patience for farming.
4. Like foreign wimmin.
5. Will travel.


Where do I sign up?




Bob said...

Tam has a víkingr in the woodpile.

Paul said...

Channeling our inner viking today?

global village idiot said...

Spoken like a true ginger...

Jess said...

That's probably healthier than sitting around and moping...as long as you don't fall from a parapet.

will_1400 said...

I wouldn't mind following some of my ancestors' footsteps and roll on into Hastings to hand out a world-class smackdown on some schmuck named Harold.

Eric Wilner said...

Surely that's out of season... doesn't monastery-pillaging season run from June 8 to October 14?

staghounds said...

Not really a hop- it took six miserable, cold, puking weeks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWU7XwED_yA

http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-sea-stallion-from-glendalough/

Anonymous said...

Have waterproof matches, will travel.
Wire stainles at gmail.com.

Scott said...

I feel your pain. I am sure I inherited it from my Scotch-Irish Ancestors, and my Red-headed Spouse would lead the charge. As I would not want to get in her way.

Bram said...

After we catch some Celts, we can take a Mediterranean cruise and sell them to the Greeks or Arabs. Spend a nice warm winter there, hangout with the Byzantine Empresses, beat up her husband if he protests, kidnap her niece, and head back north with a boat full of wine and jewels.

Matt said...

Ireland still has monasteries?

Joe in PNG said...

If some folks are up for a bit of viking, there's this town up between Virgina and Maryland on the Potomac river...

Borepatch said...

I'm guessing that a Light Box won't much help with that, LOL.

MaddMedic said...

I do believe there are a whole 'bunch' or such places in some far off land called...Washington...Have at it!!

MaddMedic said...

I have heard of a number of such places in a far off land called... Washington D.C.....Have at it!!

Tam said...

staghounds,

"Not really a hop- it took six miserable, cold, puking weeks:"

Why do you think they were so cranky when they got there? ;)

will_1400 said...

Tam: more motivation for the plunder and pillaging.

akornzombie said...

Why do you think they were so cranky when they got there? ;)

I thought it was because they were Norsemen and that was their default setting.

BGMiller said...

I can probably find a few wolf pelts if someone can bring the mushrooms.

BGM

Anonymous said...

Bram said...
After we catch some Celts, we can take a Mediterranean cruise and sell them to the Greeks or Arabs. Spend a nice warm winter there, hangout with the Byzantine Empresses, beat up her husband if he protests, kidnap her niece, and head back north with a boat full of wine and jewels.


Did I miss reading one of the classics or something?

BSR

PA State Cop said...

BSR

Varangian Guard, Here is the text. There will be a quiz on Monday. ;)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Interesting reading - didn't know that Dalmatians were used as anything other than firehouse dogs . . .

About 700 Varangians served along with Dalmatians as marines in Byzantine naval expeditions against the Emirate of Crete in 902 . . .

:-)

BSR

Ed said...

Is that why you are sporting a bear skin shirt?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker

Or was it because it was Woden's Day?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wednesday

BGMiller said...

Ed,

Too many questions.
Just put on this pelt, try some of this mushroom stew, quaff some mead, and we can deal with any remaining questions (and/or questioners) after the raid.

BGM

Robin said...

So far, Tam, I've got about 10 volunteers to go a viking with you.

mikee said...

I'm part Irish and I feel that way most days.

The common factor seems to be the monasteries, not where we come from.