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Today, the Earth has completed yet another trip around the Sun... Even more so, the number of trips taken is divisible by 10, which (apparently) is cause for extra attention...

In plain English, it's my birthday.... So at work, we had an informal get-together to celebrate...

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The string of peppers may seem odd to some, but it's customary here in Denmark that if you reach the age of 30 without being/having been married (thus technically being a bachelor) you get "pepper".... Usually it's given by sprinkling the victim with pepper (the spice; grounded dry pepper seeds) - but I must say I'm much more pleased with my inventive colleagues interpretation...

For men, you're then called a Pebersvend (Pepper Jack) -- For women, the term is Pebermø (Pepper Maid)...

A lesser known custom is to apply the same with turning 25 - but with cinnamon instead of pepper...

At least now I look as old as people tend to think I am - Thirty-something ;-D


Date: 2009-09-18 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitterlawngnome.livejournal.com
congratulations!!

Date: 2009-09-18 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
thanks ;-D

Date: 2009-09-18 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aadroma.livejournal.com
Tillykke til dig!! (HUG)

Date: 2009-09-18 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Tusind tak, Roger...

Date: 2009-09-18 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pink-halen.livejournal.com
hmmmmmm. I would liked to have sampled you when you were rolling in cinnamon.
Peppers isn't as my my thing but perhaps we could use those peppers on the string for other purposes.

You're not spent yet and still very cute at 30.

Happy Birthday.

Hugs from Denver Colorado

Date: 2009-09-18 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Hmm ... Other purposes... The peppers, the string or both?... >;-D

Five years ago, it took a couple of tries to wash the cinnamon out of my clothes, but if you bring the cinnamon, I'll gladly entertain you ;-D



Date: 2009-09-18 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] osodecanela.livejournal.com
So sorry I'm nearly 1/2 way around the world from you, Soren. It would be so much nicer to wish you a happy birthday in person!

Date: 2009-09-18 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
I would like that too, but I'm grateful for your kind wishes nonetheless ;-D

Date: 2009-09-18 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] envirobear.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday! *bearhugs*

Date: 2009-09-21 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Thanks Dean ;-D

Date: 2009-09-18 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] that-grr.livejournal.com
have a very happy birthday HUGS

Date: 2009-09-21 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Thanks Puppy ;-D

*HUGS*

Date: 2009-09-18 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andywhobear.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday!!!!

Date: 2009-09-21 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Thanks Andrew ;-D

*HUGS!*

Date: 2009-09-18 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluebear2.livejournal.com
There's a tradition here in Vancouver where you get "frosted" when you turn 40. (Use your imagination. He he.)

Date: 2009-09-21 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Like in, I'll be the cake, you bring the frosting, let's eat!

Date: 2009-09-19 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f8n-begorra.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday! I remember Odense well - worked near there when I was a student!

Date: 2009-09-21 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Thanks ;-D

You know Odense ?? -- I'd like to hear more about this ;-D
What brought you to Odense, of all places ;-D

*HUGS*

Date: 2009-09-19 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bikerbaer.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday, Søren. The tradition with peppers is an interesting one. In Germany I'm used to unmarried men sweeping the steps of city hall on their 30th birthday.

How was the cake?

Date: 2009-09-21 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Thanks Wulf ;-D

I never heard of the "sweeping steps" tradition -- but hearning bluebear's and your versions, I guess it's not uncommon to see such 'happpenings' around the world ;-D

The cake - Yes! it was very nice... It's called a Brunsviger (Braunschweiger?) - you can get it everywhere in the country - but only fools would care to argue that you find them better anywhere else than on Funen (the island, I come from)...

Very simply put it's a simple bread-like dough - and on top of this is a mixture of brown sugar and butter...

But of course - If you ask people (especially people from Funen) the making of a Brunsviger is science of it's own...

Date: 2009-09-19 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furrbear.livejournal.com
Happy birthday, handsome. You're just as good looking as when you first showed up around here.

Those overalls still fit well?

Date: 2009-09-21 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Thanks John...
The overalls have indeed become a bit tighter due to a larger pot belly - but I'm sorta working on getting that sorted out ;-D

Date: 2009-09-25 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] djmadadam.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday, you adorable, bushy-faced man.

Date: 2009-10-14 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] london1967.livejournal.com

Very belated Happy Birthday!

(I got here via [livejournal.com profile] arktos62's journal. Mind if add you?)

Date: 2009-10-14 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sskroeder.livejournal.com
Thanks

And sure you can add me... it's your friends list, not mine ;-D

Date: 2009-10-14 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] london1967.livejournal.com
LOL! That's very true!

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