Throw Your Phone But Don’t Drop Your Wife

Today I surrendered my old passport which expired in 1981 and plunked down the bucks for a new, shiny one.  My picture makes me look … well, like I’d been sampling too many beers for GroovyBrew.com.

It’s a done deal.  Sometime in January or February I’m going to Finland on business.  All I really knew about the country is that it’s cold and people speak Finnish.  Today I learned that it’s a wild and crazy place.

Finland is the home of:

  • The National Wife Carrying Contest
  • The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships
  • Santa Claus

Yes, Finland bills itself as the official home for Santa Claus.  Wife carrying is indeed a professional sport.  So is mobile phone throwing.

I’m not making this up.

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11 thoughts on “Throw Your Phone But Don’t Drop Your Wife

  1. ROTFLMAO!!!! That’s great! Oh those wacky Fins!
    RYC:  Yeah, I know what you mean about taking care of yourself.  I’m doing this for myself and for my family.  That’s how I quit smoking too.

  2. You’re welcome!Someone just told me I can expect 2 hours of sunlight during the day, and lots of Northern Lights. I am so taking my camera! And hope it doesn’t FREEZE.

  3. I’m positive there’s also something about vodka… Maybe that’s where the wife carrying and mobile phone throwing comes from?

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