Archive | March 2011

♥ Uff Da

Uff da is an expression of Norwegian origin adopted by Scandinavian-Americans in the 19th century. It is an exclamation that is relatively common in the Upper Midwestern states of the United States.

Uff da is often used in the Upper Midwest as a term for sensory overload. It can be used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, exhaustion, relief and sometimes dismay. For many, Uff da is an all-purpose expression with a variety of nuances, and covering a variety of situations. The expression has lost its original connotation, and it is increasingly difficult to specify what it means now in America. Within Midwestern culture, Uff da frequently translates into: I am overwhelmed. It has become a mark of Scandinavian roots, particularly for people from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Uff da can often be used as an alternative for many common day swear words.

In Norwegian, uff or huff is an interjection used when something is unpleasant, uncomfortable, hurtful, annoying, sad, or irritating.  Uff da is most often used as a response when hearing something lamentable (but not too serious), and could often be translated as Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

♥ Fall Into Me

♥ I was staring at my computer screen and wondering what is the best words to express how I feel but I couldn’t find one because you occupy my mind all the time…all that I know is, I’m thinking of you!! ♥

♥ Maybe if you can’t get somebody out of your head, they’re supposed to be there. ♥

♥ Love means making the other happy, even from a distance. ♥

♥ I smiled to many people for more than a billion times; but when I first saw you, my heart took over and I smiled for the first time. ♥

♥ You may be out of my sight…but never out of my mind…Thinking of You! ♥

♥ To be happy is the choice I wish to make in spite of the circumstances that are strewn in my path. ♥


Lost In This Moment

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♥ Loving Someone

“Loving someone is giving them the power to hurt you, but trusting them not to”. ~ Anonymous

♥ Living

Everything living lives from the heart…


♥ It’s Who You Are

Inner peace & confidence is something that comes from knowing who you are.  ♥