10% of America

I visited my roommate’s amazing family in North Hampton, New Hampshire this Thanksgiving. This was my first time out of New York City – and I ended up visiting 4 new states. So I’ve basically seen 10% of America now. Easy. Here’s a list of things that might mean nothing to you, but a lot to me, just to remind myself of this great holiday:

  • GF = gluten free
  • Schrimp vs. Scrimp
  • Renting phone from the 70′s. Still working!
  • Flower tea
  • Rutabaga
  • The Heart and the Bottle – iPad picture book
  • Why Norwegians put feathers on twigs and hit cats out of barrels during fastelavn, and put candles in blonde girls’ hair
  • Dog show on TV. Some dogs have no eyes.
  • The first and best Thanksgiving dinner I have ever eaten. Sweet potatoes, and even sweeter potatoes. OMG.
  • Explaining the vegetables of Norway to a nice and extremely interested 91 year old New Hampshirite
  • MacGruber
  • I cross-stitch to become married one day
  • Gigantic houses in taxfree heaven
  • Ocean and beach
  • Mobile homes
  • Walmart
  • Thrift store. Got a New Hampshire scarf.
  • Pawn shop. Old coins, Beatles and Kennedy for president pins
  • Bought a ridiculously warm Overland Sheepskin coat – best buy of the day!
  • Charming Portsmouth
  • Mexican food in Maine
  • Federalist houses
  • Candle pin bowling
  • 50 cent golden necklace from a gumball machine
  • Hot rocks in living room
  • Harry Potter #1. Do I like pointy ears movies now?
  • Fatherly advice: See 9 twice a day. As in 9 AM and 9 PM.
  • Walk in sun on Atlantic avenue
  • Cemetery with Carters, Browns and Tarltons
  • Cute dog with angry necklace
  • Rotten pumpkins on a porch
  • Stop motion animation. Sadie Benning.
  • Rainbow sailboat kite
  • Through vs. Thru
  • Hyggelig vs. Cozy
  • Roommate tells the story about how the Grinch ruined Christmas. Then he sings.

Some photos from my North Hampton Thanksgiving

7 Responses to “10% of America”

  1. Eirik sier:

    I know you love lists. I do too. But lists can belong to various genres and have various functions. In this blogpost the b in blog is lacking. This is a journal-entry. It’s notes for you, not for me. I’m complaining because I’d like to understand more, there seems to be some big nuggets of linguistic fun in this list, but it’s hard to crack open the shell.

    What is «Through vs. Thru»? «Schrimp vs. Scrimp»? «Hyggelig vs. Cozy»?

    PS: love the fatherly advice. Unavoidably broken in real life, but fictionally good.

  2. Kristin sier:

    Hehe. You’re absolutely right. These are notes for me. If you get curious, ask me IRL :) Which means – COME TO NEW YORK!

    But yeah, I think this post broke a rule I unconsciously normally have about what I post. I generally try to write in a way that might be entertaining to others too. But then again, I actually do write this blog for me more than for you (or anyone else). If some posts are interesting to others, then YAY. If a post is not, then you don’t have to read it…

    Considering that I’ve always written about different aspects of my life, I can’t expect anyone to love it all. If I had always written within a certain area – like only about interaction design, then I would feel like I needed to keep that pattern to not break some invisible contract with my readers. But dietrovetro.com has never been a focused blog. On purpose. Because I mainly love to write. About anything. And sometimes I like to write lists ;)

    In this particular case it’s also about me remembering a good vacation without telling stories about a great family that does not expect their Thanksgiving to be a public story just because they opened their home to someone who feels everything that matters should be digitalized (or something). And yeah. I could have written in a diary. But I don’t have one. So that’s why it ended up being a blog post that means more to me than anyone else. And I did warn you in the introduction :)

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