Tuesday, March 25, 2008

happy våffeldagen!

We swear, we're not making it up: March 25 is Våffeldagen (Waffle Day), an important religious day of observance in Sweden. And believe me, nobody is taking this holy holiday more seriously than the pious crew here at felix's daily starfish and waffles. Hallelujah!

The grinning editor of felix's daily starfish and waffles gets ready to devour a delicious plate of buttermilk waffles on Våffeldagen, March 25, 2008.

The scoop behind Waffle Day: in the Christian calendar, March 25 marks the date on which the angel Gabriel appeared before the Virgin Mary to inform her of the upcoming birth of the baby Jesus. (Surprise!) As such, March 25 has come to be known as vår fru dag which, we're told, means Day of Our Lady in Swedish.

For reasons of which we can only surmise as the illegible handwriting of some doctor, vår fru dag somehow became read as våffeldagen ... and, hence, the eating of waffles - the mightiest of all breakfast battercakes that thou shall ever bear witness - on the 25th of March.

Therefore, on this Våffeldagen, we believe God wants you to do two things:

(1) Eat waffles. So you have no excuse for not doing so, click here to link to the original recipe of our out-of-this-world Walnut & Buttermilk Space Waffles.

(2) Take the day off. If you're already at work, go home. If you can't go home, slack off. Come on, it's a religious holiday!

Happy Våffeldagen!

A different kind of Waffle.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

kidnapped by a bunny

Well, yes, I guess we've been sort of quiet here in this month of March but, hey, they can't all be Shamrockhoppers and Pomegranate Julies, you know. Wherever you are, me, the editor, and the Easter Bunny, would like to wish you a pleasant holiday weekend as we celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Santa Claus. Happy Easter!

The first daffodil of spring. Lund, Sweden. (2008).

The first bluebells of spring. Lund, Sweden. (2008).

The first crocuses of spring. Lund, Sweden. (2008).

The first Mallard duck of spring. Lund, Sweden. (2008).

The first pencil crayons of spring. Lund, Sweden. (2008).

Friday, March 07, 2008

all that you can't leave behind

Don't look now but the lions of March are snapping at the heavyset heels of February's legacy. So, where do we go from here? I suppose the answer is still anyone's guess. In the meantime, it's probably best to just keep quiet and let the pictures do the talking. Stay tuned: more original starfish and waffles file footage to come.

En route to somewhere else ... in transit, at the Flughafen Zürich in (of course) Zurich, Switzerland. (2008).