Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Time for me and angel pee

First I want to wish all my blog buddies a happy new year and say that I was pleasantly surprised to see that some of you checked in on my wellbeing during my abscence.
Now, I'll tell the story of angel pee.
I was in the liquor store before Christmas looking for Root Beer Schnapps
Suggested to me by my son
(you know you're getting old when....)
Found the Schnapps, but as good as Root Beer Schnapps sounded, Butter Ripple sounded better, so that's what ended up in my basket.
I also spied with my little eye something that was yellow.
Advocaat, to be exact.
This is a Dutch drink that I used to call "yellow pudding" when I was small.  I knew my mom loved it, so I bought a bottle to surprise her, I didn't even know you could get it in Canada.
So, twas the night before Christmas and in my house
Two ladies sat around the table with advocaat and a game of Rummikib.
Advocaat is served in shot glasses with a little tiny spoon and whipped cream on top. 
At the first taste, my mom said:
"net of er een engeltje op mijn tongske pissed."
Apparantly, she and her mother used to drink advocaat and play cards and giggle over nothing and my grandpa would tell them to at least let him in on the joke, but since he was a man, he didn't understand how us gals can just get the giggles over nothing.
Anyway, she asked if I knew what it meant, which I sort of did.
It translates to:
"Just as if a little angel peed on my tongue."
I guess in Holland the angels pee differently than here,
because I wouldn't want anyone peeing on my tongue, even angels!
Do love the trip down memory lane though.


  1. LOL sounds like a blast! I used to be a bartender for many years Joyce and Advocaat has been around for ages and ages, as far back as I can remember and without dating myself I'll just say it's been a long time! lol I didn't like it much and only remember using it in shooters.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. My dad and I used to play Rummikub ... he usually won. Hope you have a great new year.

  3. I giggled all by myself reading your story about your mother - you seams to have a wonderful evening. Had to google about that game as I never have seen or heard about it before but it seams very funny and interesting.

  4. I'm sorry - I always mix up seams and seems, maybe you also seams sometimes but I don't think that was what you and your mother did that evening.

  5. I love getting the giggles...and I got the giggles when I read this post! What fun!

  6. HOLY CRAPY my dearest cousin....didn't you know. My gosh it's time for you to visit ME again. Yep let me tell you a story....the Angles do pie different here in Holland.....Devine - Heavenly.....HAHAHAHA. You know what opa used to say after he washed his car....I'll say this in dutch otherwise you and I will lose a lot of followers...hij blinkt weer als een hondenl.l in de maneschijn. Okay fill out that missing letter yourself....can you see him saying that.
    And yes oma loved advocaat too like your mom's mom. But I never ever liked it yeakes. Better have an angle pie over my tongue.
    Wonderful best wishes my friend. Miss you lots.
    Hugs Dagmar

  7. btw love your new header...those can't be my cousins....yikes they are so tall. Can you believe Jesse is bigger than I am and looking down for the rest of our lives at me....zucht maar zo super cool.

  8. Not even an angel! Oh, that's very funny! Traditions make me smile and I love hearing others. I must confess, that's the first time I've heard of angel pee! Oh, the images it conjures up -- do the robes ever get in the way? And when they pee, are the wings spread or folded close? Too many images...!