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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Under the big umbrella


From the same Panera as a couple weeks ago, only from underneath and with a little fill light.

I'm watching Fargo on Bravo. I really do like this show. But, I think I always sound like I'm from Minnesota for a few weeks after watching.

Wishing Springfield had a burgers and cupcakes restaurant.

Posted by Marie at May 21, 2006 12:13 AM


Most of my family is from Minnesota and I pick up their language/accent whenever I'm around them. Frances McDormand nailed it. The guy who played her husband and the other cop were both a little too over the top, though. Nice pic, Marie.

Posted by: Rob at May 21, 2006 9:33 AM

Ha, I was watching that the same time you were last night. It's a depressing movie (I think) but I still have to stop and watch it everytime I stumble across it on cable.

Posted by: Dave at May 21, 2006 4:07 PM

I like that photo. It would be nice to sit under a big sun umbrella with a nice warm breeze, and a cool drink or two. Oh did I forget to mention at the beach - along the coast - of some lightly populated island.

Posted by: JeromeProphet at May 25, 2006 1:28 AM

As to Jerome's beach fantasy: So, you're not thinking of the lightly populated coast of Lake Bloomington?

As to Fargo: My dad's from northwestern Minnesota. The main languages in the town of 300 where his dad was a Lutheran minister: Norwegian and Swedish (in fact, the town had separate, linguistically divided congregations). They moved down to Chicago when he was about 5, and he spoke with an accent -- a Norwegian accent, which his Norwegian-American cousins in Chicago thought was a scream. No trace of the accent anymore, but Dad still identifies himself with Minnesota enough that after he and my mom saw "Fargo," they went on a road trip to Brainerd. ...

Posted by: Dan at May 25, 2006 1:11 PM

(I meant to say that my dad spoke English with a Norwegian accent. And maybe both his English and Norwegian had a Minnesota accent, too.)

Posted by: Dan at May 25, 2006 1:12 PM

Real good then, Marie.

Posted by: Dan at June 4, 2006 8:47 PM