Sunday, March 25, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Holy Cow!

My hormones are going haywire.

The past two weeks I've been going around calling everything cute. It's real bad already and it's only getting worse.

I've recently found myself calling bad pick up lines cute. And cars. And computers. And the Swedish word for software (mjukvaran)!

If I didn't know any better, I'd think I were pregnant.

Somehow I must have overdosed on oestrogen..

Oh and btw.. did you know there was a page called That's a little too much even for me.. Got a few cute pics though...

Ew! Cute! See what it's doing to me?!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

March 21st

Today marks the start of the light, bright and warm six months of the year.

At least north of the equator... It's been three months since the sun was at its lowest on the sky and in another three it'll be at its highest.

We might not have six months of sunshine but every day the coming six months will all be lighter and brighter than yesterday and the day before.

If that's not gonna put a smile on your face, I don't know what is.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Human Rights Week

Since September about nine of us in a group within Amnesty International at the University of Bergen have been working on getting the Human Rights Week together. There are nine other groups in Amnesty UiB and most of them will be doing one lecture during the week.

The week starts tomorrow with a concert outside at 'Festplassen', with five up and coming bands. Between the bands we'll have speakers such as the principal of Bergen Uni and the general secretary of Amnesty Norway, to name a couple. During the evening there's a salsa course and dancing all night.

The concert starts at 1pm tomorrow but we'll show up between 8:00 and 9:00am to set up the stage, the huge metal 'boxes' with exhibits from the groups (four of them in total, adding up to more than 800 square feet), do the sound checks, show the artists to the room the hotel is lending us and serve them their requested coffee, coke and pears.

After the show, hopefully over at 4:00pm, we'll be taking down the stage (and it's not exactly small), removing the boxes and clearing up. Then at 9:00pm it's salsa night!

Then every day from Sunday through Thursday we'll have two lectures a day about human rights and human rights violations, with topics such as:
- Introduction to Human Rights
- Russian Nationalism
- The situation in Burma
- Free speech, or lack thereof, in China
- Discrimination of disabled people
- Torture = Terror with focus on Guantanamo

and a lot more. All lectures by people who know who work with these topics, coming in from around Norway and abroad. The different groups of Amnesty UiB will help with lectures.

Friday is the last day and we'll be having a human rights pub quiz. I think it's safe to say the members of Amnesty, and especially those of us in the group making this week happen, will be kicking back and enjoying ourselves.

And you betcha we're gonna win that quiz!

- if you're Norwegian and in town, check out

Friday, March 09, 2007


It's been two years.
It's been two long years.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Tomorrow I'm going to Bethlehem to do an exam in macroeconomics.

Today I've been drinking lots of tea to stay warm and awake while studying. Tea goes right through me, more so than alcohol, which means I've been running to the toilet all day.

Now would be one of those times if it hadn't been for the fact that my new roommate (a girl, moved in yesterday) has decided this is a good time to occupy the bathroom. She's in the shower.

And I need to pee!!

Monday, March 05, 2007


There's a bug on the window.
It must be spring.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Jack Osbourne

What on earth happened to him??
He's turned completely yummy..

Mmm... I think I need to try his diet.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Like vs. Love

There should be a word between 'like' and 'love'.

I've met a lot of guys I've 'liked', but only a couple that I've 'loved'.

So how do you classify the guys in between? Like my boyfriend... I clearly like him. But I don't love him. Which is fine, he doesn't love me either. We like each other, like spending time together and we care about each other. But it's not love. So where do I put him?

I don't want to say I just like him because, well, I like most people. How do you label the people who fall in between categories, people you care deeply about but do not love?

Maybe it's easier in English, there you can love family members and friends, but in Norwegian you don't do that. You only 'love' one person. 'Liking' applies to everything, from your friends to your grumpy (but oddly charming) neighbour.

And while we're on the subject... is 'love' and 'in love' the same thing?
I say no, but an American I once knew said they were.
It confused me. What do you think?