25 Years of Seinfeld

seinfeldApparently today is the 25th anniversary of the first time that Seinfeld appeared on TV. I’m a big fan of Seinfeld and have all nine seasons on DVD. Ironically I never started watching it until we moved to Saskatchewan in July 1998, which was almost two months after the final show aired. We only had two channels and it aired every night at 10pm on one of these channels. I started watching it out of curiosity and it wasn’t long before I was hooked!

Lots of catchphrases from the show have crept into everyday use and I’m sometimes surprised by how many of them I hear on a fairly regular basis. “No soup for you!” is probably the one that is heard most often. One that I tend to use a lot is “It’s a Festivus miracle!”

It would be difficult for me to name a favourite episode as there are too many good ones to choose from. Apart from the four main characters, my favourite character would have to be Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller). I love his eccentricity and the fact that he invented Festivus.

I won’t try and choose a favourite episode, but instead here are five of my favourite moments. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

Bookmark Monday – Homework (May 26)

bookmark-mondayBookmark Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Aloi from guiltless reading. Take a picture of one of your favourite bookmarks, post it on your blog, and head over to guiltless reading to share a link to your post.

This bookmark belongs to our son, but I should probably tell him that his teacher might not buy this. Besides, we don’t have a shark 🙂

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Bookmark Monday – Thanksgiving (October 14)

bookmark-mondayBookmark Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Aloi from guiltless reading. Take a picture of one of your favourite bookmarks, post it on your blog, and head over to guiltless reading to share a link to your post.

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. We spent the day raking leaves, cooking/eating dinner, and watching the Argos lose to the Ticats. I haven’t got any Thanksgiving bookmarks of my own, but I found the following humorous ones online. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wondrous Words Wednesday (Sept 18)

wondrous2Wondrous words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. It’s hosted at the BermudaOnion’s Weblog. so head over there to see how you can participate.

I didn’t find any interesting words in my reading this week, but my wife probably found a few as she was laughing her way through The Giddy Limit Fifth Anniversary Book by Alex Leonard. This is a compilation of very funny comic strips written in the Orkney dialect. I grew up in Orkney and usually recognize most of the words, but just in case I don’t I have a copy of The Orcadian Dictionary close at hand. With this in mind, I thought I’d share a few Orcadian words with you this week.

DSCF1877Here are a few of my favourites:

hoodjiekaboogle (noun) – thingamabob

nitteran (adjective) – grumbling

peedie (adjective) – small

pernickety (adjective) – precise, fussy

snushan (adjective) – snorting, expelling air noisily through the nose

These are just the tip of the iceberg. I enjoy reading through the dictionary every now and again to see what words I may have forgotten or to discover ones I never really knew in the first place. Of the ones I shared, ‘peedie’ is probably the one I used the most and am sometimes still tempted to use. However, not many Canadians have any idea what it means, so I have to check myself.

Friday Finds (August 10)

FRIDAY FINDS… is where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased. This event is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

As usual MizB asks the question:

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

I didn’t have a very good week for finding books this week. Today someone else found me a book of Scottish Jokes edited by Chris Findlater. Other than that I found nothing else. I have plenty to keep me going anyway.

A couple of the jokes are as follows:

How do you get a Highlander onto the roof?

Tell him the drinks are on the house.

Why do pipers march when they play?

A moving target is harder to hit.

I guess I’ll have to try harder next week and find some good books!