It is a delicious vegetable, especially when it is fresh. I really enjoy it as part of some meals. But you do not seem to truly understand how it should be used.
First of all, it should never, NEVER be pre-cooked then vacuum sealed and sold in grocery stores. It becomes rubbery and chewy and really gross. Did I mention that it become rubbery? Eww! Is finding fresh corn all that difficult here? Apparently.
Secondly, there are some foods that I personally don’t think should contain corn. Let me make you a short list:
* spring rolls, egg rolls or any other asian/thai rolled food
* pizza ( ham, mushroom and …. corn? pepperoni and …. corn? beef, onion and ….corn? hmm….)
* pre-packaged salad mix (we’re talking chopped lettuce and once canned corn, that is it)
* many types of burritos
What is comes down to is this. For a country so obsessed with corn, you really don’t don’t have a clue.
I am going to a Metal Festival tonight, as in black metal music. I am not sure how I feel about this. Daniel keeps telling me to embrace the darkness in my soul. I keep telling him that I am not sure that there is enough of the right type of darkness. He responds by making a comment about either piercing part of my body (usually my nose) or giving me a tattoo (usually of a skull).
After an incredibly frustrating day trying to renew my visa yesterday (including a VERY grumpy lady, being told that my visa would not be renewed before it expired and therefore should not travel this summer, a magically disappearing application and having to submit another one AND pay the fee again) my visa was renewed today by a very nice lady who instantly took my documents, issued my ID card AND returned the fee for the second application that I had to submit.
Today is 17.mai, also known as Norwegian constitution day. It is kind of like the 4th of July in the US except people get dressed up. There are parades (I walked in one), street vendor foods, a carnival and traditional Norwegian costumes called Bunads. There were even storm troopers in the parade!
We are headed to Sweden this weekend with our Swedish friends Anna and Anders. We are going a beer and whisky festival there. And we get to go to a fancy Swedish dinner tomorrow. And we get to go shopping on Sunday (just because we can in Sweden and cannot in Norway).
We are going to take a plane and a bus to get there and a train to get home. Should be fun!
Today was ski day at school. This means that we took all of our middle schoolers cross country skiing for the entire day (well from 9:30-1:30 at least). I borrowed skis from a colleague and skied. I managed to go both up hills and down hills without killing myself, which I am very proud of. We had amazing beautiful weather and fresh snow to top it all off. All in all, not a bad way to spend a Thursday!
We made it home from England safely. If I have your address, you should get a postcard eventually. If I don’t have your address, you should give it to me so I can send you mail from Norway (or wherever I happen to be travelling)!
Anyway, I will update you all on the England adventures over the next few days.