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.