Thursday, April 30, 2009

Caught on Film

I couldn't get out of it. For some reason they'd already made up their mind about having me, my room and my apartment in their film.

I did some walking, some talking (some talking while walking), messed up some lines and was even allowed to stare at the beyond-yummy cameraman/director since I had look straight at the camera all the time.

I can't believe thousands of people will now see how bad an actress I am!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


How do I get out of having the University of Bergen (UiB) and the student organization (SiB) come filming this apartment for some sort of publicity stunt tomorrow?

Apparently they want to talk to me.
And preferably some flat mates.

I really don't want to spend the morning cleaning this place (cuz it really needs some cleaning).

Any ideas?

How can the prick of a needle feel so little and mean so much?

I went to get my final hepatitis A & B vaccine today, after getting plenty of those last summer. Now I won't catch hep A for 25 years. As for hep B...

Nurse: You won't be able to get infected ever.
Me: Great.
Nurse: Hopefully.
*turns and walks away*
Me: Great...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Virus

People seem to be getting a little worried about the swine flu spreading from Mexico. As always there are some who get hysterical from day one, convincing themselves they're all going to die, while the WHO are still not sure if it's any more deadly than the regular flu.

Still, the virus has now been confirmed in Mexico, the US, Canada, the UK and Spain. Chances are high it has also reached several other countries, and suspected patients have been isolated while waiting for the results of their tests. Several people have died in Mexico, and the situation in Mexico City, with it's population of over more than 20 million, could get serious.

It's... the aporkalypse!

Monday, April 27, 2009

How to be lazy:

Typing on msn;
and expecting people to interpret it.

Because you can't be bothered to type
not bad

[yes, I understand how stupid that sounds]

Stand Up Comedy

I love stand up comedy.
But I've never seen any live. I'd love to, but I don't think I can.

My problem is not that I'm slow, that it takes me long to understand things, and then burst out laughing at all the wrong places, thirty seconds after everyone else finished, like some people do.

I get the jokes. And I laugh at all the right places.

My problem is that when I've heard the joke, when I've laughed; when everyone has gone quiet and back to listening, I think about the joke again. And I start laughing. Again. At all the wrong places. I'm one of those people.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

More lil town

A couple weeks ago I posted some photos from a webcam at home [hoping I'm allowed to steal those..]. I was telling my parents how you can spy on the neighbour - there's a car and a veranda in the bottom right corner.

I had a look at the webcam again a few days ago and what do you know, you can no longer spy on the neighbour! Maybe someone figured out it wasn't the best idea to put it up there for the world to see? Like if you wanted to walk around your veranda naked?

Anywho, I'm amazed to see how striking the difference in the green is - grass, leaves turn green practically over night these days. And there's a feature that lets you see all the photos put together [no English translation on that one yet].

Being able to see the the clouds and the fog move, and the changes throughout the year (and the weird thing that happened March 19th) is amazing - I'm impressed.

I miss my little town already!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Baby Fly

I sat so still thinking about something on Kill the Goat, a little fly who was flying all around my head finally settled down on my nose.

Those little legs really tickle when you're trying not to scare it off, while at the same time trying to make it not go inside your nose.

I need a hobby...

Suspicious Sounds

I'd been in my room for about 30 minutes when I heard a noise.

A vibrating sound which seems to come through the wall from my neighbour. It sounds just like a drill.

It's lasted a few minutes now. Maybe it's the SiB people going around checking all the fire alarms. We've already had a little dooooaaa today.

Five minutes later it seems closer. Or maybe just louder.
What is it?

It's in my room. It's by my bed. It's inside my nightstand!

Wait a minute...

I open the bottom drawer and voila, there's a certain pink toy there which spontaneously turned itself on and started vibrating. Louder and louder.

This has got to mean something...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Car Alarms

There's one outside here, it's been going for over three hours now.

You really shouldn't be allowed to turn those things on unless you're within earshot...


Google's Best Logo?

Google celebrating Earth Day 2009.
Their best logo yet?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How Prissy Are You?

You Are Not Prissy

You're the furthest thing from a princess - and you probably stay far away from any princess types you know.

You have an easygoing approach to living. It doesn't take a lot to make you happy, and when life requires it, you're ready to get your hand a little dirty.

Prissy? You come talk to me about being prissy when you spent the last few days shoveling cow dung.

Anywho... I had to post this cuz I loved the last question;

7. You would be likely to cry if
  • You stubbed your toe
  • You broke your toe
  • A bear ate your toe

Are You a Nonconformist?

You Are 89% Non Conformist

You're incredibly strange! And a weirdness like yours takes skill to cultivate!

No one really understands you. And you're cool with that. You just hope you never have to understand them!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Felix the Cat

Five weeks after a building housing the city archives in Cologne, Germany collapsed, firemen rescued a cat from the rubble.

While they were clearing the area they noticed paws moving and a weak meowing. The cat, Felix, was starved but survived drinking rain water.

Felix's owner, Andrea Schröder, was quickly notified as she had put up several missing posters with a picture of the cat after he disappeared when living with her parents.

While Schröder's parents escaped Felix and his sibling Cleo were trapped as the building collapsed. Luckily one cat survived the collapse which took two human lives.

Sleeping in Airports & The Golden Pillow

The site lets people review airports, judging them by how pleasant (or unpleasant) sleeping there is.

I've only slept at one airport, Gardermoen, a couple days before Christmas last year and it was not pleasant. The worst part was the cold and the wind when some doors opened and closed, then got stuck open most of the night.

Still, Oslo Airport Gardermoen ranks in the top ten of all reviewed airports which makes me never want to spend the night at an airport again.

Except maybe Singapore (free internet, free movie theater, free massage (VIP?))

Like Singapore, Gardermoen has received a Golden Pillow award and perhaps reviewer Alex has found the explanation why;

"Gardermoen is better than most
of the hotels I have been sleeping
in!! even got a blowjob!"

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fearing Freud

“Probably no male human being is spared the terrifying shock of threatened castration at the sight of the female genitals.” Sigmund Freud

So if men get scared and women have the whole penis-envy thing why is it that we so crave that which we do not have?

We do not wish to have it ourselves, just that it be made available to us by the owner from time to time (or all the time).


“The prison psychiatrist asked me if I thought sex was dirty. I told him only when it's done right.” - Woody Allen

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why I sometimes hate sharing a flat:

  • Going into the kitchen, suddenly feeling my socks go all sticky when standing by the sink.
  • Going back to my room, realizing my socks are covered in sticky rice.
Man... I'm too old for this.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Electronic dead zone

I love electronics devices; I adore my camera, I couldn't live without a PC and life without music seems rather dull (especially when walking across the bridge).

At the same time I love being away from all these things that tie me up and attach me to this modern world of ours. It's a love-exhaustion kind of relationship.

But why is it they don't like me?
  • Old laptop: sounds like a hairdryer from the 70s, crashes constantly - and that's only if I'm lucky enough to get it on.
  • Eee: Broken. Nuff said.
  • TV: Got a new one almost two years ago after the old one died. This one now goes black and white at times and has weird stripes flickering across the screen.
  • Stereo: Won't play CDs anymore. Radio and speakers work fine.
  • MP3 player: Alright, my bad -I dropped it in the toilet (I know, I know). It worked for a while before it crashed completely.
  • Camera: Was messed up a few months ago. Got better, then worse. Everything goes black and purple. Can't take pictures anymore.

Am I sending out evil death rays or do electronic devices just not like me?

Hating traffic. And accidents.

Got back to the city today. We were almost here when we got stuck in a queue - we moved one mile in 90 minutes, was over an hour late when we finally arrived. It was a hot day to be stuck in traffic with no windows to open.

The reason for the queue was an accident three hours earlier, a motorcycle ran over an old woman. Both the woman and the driver were in hospital 30 minutes later, so why it took four hours for them to clear the road and let traffic pass I really don't know.

Anyways. I made it back. The woman died.
I really don't have much reason to complain right now.

Russian hairdresser

A Russian hairdresser was about to close her salon when a man came in, waving a gun and shouting at her to get down. When he came towards her to take the money, she punched him and tied him up.

She then held him captive for several days, force feeding him viagra and abusing him sexually.

When the man was finally released he went to the police, and now they both face charges.

Umm... girl power?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The eee

When I first got my Asus eee 900 last August, I loved it. I didn't write about all the problems I had with it in Uganda because I had enough trying to deal with them.

I'd bought it because I was going there, and all in all I'm glad I had it, but now it's just more trouble than it's worth.

What went wrong in Uganda;
  • The wireless rarely worked
  • The adapter stopped working
  • When I replaced it the power didn't last long
  • It didn't have all the programs it was supposed to
  • The sound tended to stop working until I rebooted
  • Getting keys (especially the space bar) to register was hard
And since I've been back;
  • The left touchpad button sometimes stops working
  • The right touchpad button doesn't work at all (you don't realize how much you use it until it's gone)
  • Lifting they keyboard to check touchpad cable doesn't work
  • When it's charging it sends out a painful, high pitched sound
  • Installing certain programs such as Wine does not work

A great mix of software and hardware issues there...

I'll have to return it and I will as soon as papers and exams are over. I should probably start looking for a new laptop too - the eee was never meant as a full time kinda thing.

My advice to you?
Don't ever get an Asus eee!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ants: "No more males!"

The Amazonian ant Mycocepurus smithii has no longer any need for the male in order to reproduce themselves; they have developed into an all-female species.

They reproduce through cloning and is the first species ever to develop in this way.

Although there are other cases of asexual reproduction, where females lay eggs before the male fertilizes them, these ants have no longer any need for a male at all.

BBC News
There are advantages to life without sex, Dr Anna Himler explained.

"It avoids the energetic cost of producing males, and doubles the number of reproductive females produced each generation from 50% to 100% of the offspring."

The ants have become physically incapable of mating, as the "mussel organ", an essential part of their reproductive system, has degenerated, leaving them with no means of reproducing through sexual relations of any kind, making the male superfluous.

A glimpse into the future of all species, perhaps?
Men - do we really need them?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Mayor and the Boobs

The mayor of Kristiansand, a city in Norway, sent a video about boobs to 219 contacts on Facebook.

The video in question was titled 99 Words for Boobs, and the mayor says he only intended to send a message to the person who sent it to him, when instead he forwarded it to all his contacts.

The mayor, Per Sigurd Sørensen, admits the whole thing was a little embarrassing, stating that "This isn't the kind of thing a mayer is supposed to do."

99 Words For Boobs - Watch more Funny Videos

I've got a riddle for you

What can it be that has been banned by American governments, something so special, so evil, Americans today are not allowed to have access to it.

This is a two year old article from an American newspaper. It warns the public about a certain illegal item which had been banned for ten years before it was discovered in two major cities, brought back by ruthless smugglers:

NEW YORK - Consumer Reports has discovered hazardous and illegal xxx on shelves in food shops in suburban New York and the Washington, D.C. area. The xxx are popular worldwide, but they have been banned in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission since 1997.

The production groups' U.S. arm has fully honored the ban. However, the xxx still manage to make their way into the U.S. stream of commerce and are occasionally available from gourmet food stores, candy merchants, and ethnic importers.

Many of the xxx are imported by companies specializing in foods from countries where the product is available legally. The xxx are also available on the Internet. Until recently, even offered xxx sold by a Greek importer through its Marketplace program.

What can it possibly be, this horrible, evil thing that has the potential to injure, if not kill, Americans, but which Europeans seem resistant to?

Obama goes to Hollywood

Continuing the series Obama's cute helpers we've come to Kal Penn, the newest addition to the President's team. The actor, known from hit tv show House, will join the administration as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison.

Penn, whose real name is Kalpen Modi, was involved in the Obama campaign from early on and spent much time volunteering the past year and a half.

I think I need to find out when the new season of House starts...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fucking on the Freeway

Sunday evening a car was seen speeding in Lier, Norway. Police noticed it moving back and forth through the lanes and decided to stop it.

Inside they found a man in his twenties in the driver's seat with his girlfriend on his lap. They were having intercourse, while trying their best (though unsuccessfully) to drive at 123 km/h (76 mph).

The man lost his license and the girlfriend had to drive home.

I've never done it, I don't think I would ever do it, but still you gotta wonder how...

Anybody tried this?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

What country matches your sexuality?

Your Sexuality is Danish

  • The average Dane first has sex at age 16.
  • And the average number of partners is 9.
  • 62% of Danish people have had sex in a bathroom.
  • According to Danes, the eyes are the sexiest feature a person can have.

Check out what kind of sexuality you have at Blogthings - are you a good match for me?

Gone skiing

We went skiing yesterday, it was even sunny for a bit before the clouds came.

It's a nice place, we go around a few seters where a lot of people have cabins. When the snow is gone we go hiking there instead.

A few years ago I put some more photos on here and I seem to have written that I hated skiing. Which I kind of did.

It's not too bad really, it's fun when your skis are good (which mine were for the first time ever) and the weather is nice.

I guess I really am Norwegian after all...

Friday, April 10, 2009


I've tried putting up a chat box in the sidebar instead of the one that wasn't working too well. Feel free to say hi when you stop by and we'll see how long it stays up!

Results : Cheating?

The last poll, Is it cheating if it only happens once and your partner never finds out? , yielded these results:
  • 8% feels this does not constitute cheating.
  • 42% have cheated on a partner.
  • No one who cheated said they did not think of it as such.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Lil town

Looks rather cosy at night, doesn't it?

Photos are updated every 3 mins on - I'm a little curious how much we'll be able to see this summer when the trees go all leafy...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


  1. The act of text messaging someone in the hopes of having a sexual encounter with them later; initially casual, transitioning into highly suggestive and even sexually explicit

  2. When someone sends someone else a naked/nude pictures

CNN reports on the problem of so-called sexting, noting that if you are a minor you are committing a crime by sending someone a nude or seminude photo of yourself. If you send one of someone else the rules are much stricter and may secure you a spot on the registered sex offender list like this guy;
"Phillip Alpert found out the hard way. He had just turned 18 when he sent a naked photo of his 16-year-old girlfriend, a photo she had taken and sent him, to dozens of her friends and family after an argument. The high school sweethearts had been dating for almost 2½ years."
And people still don't understand why I think nude photos are a bad idea? It doesn't matter how much you love the person or how badly you want to sleep with them - relationships have a tendency to end and phones have a tendency to get stolen. But is this child pornography?

If you're willing to face the potential consequences - go for it! But if the thought of your parents seeing you naked wearing nothing but high heels and a leather whip makes you squirm a little, think twice before you hit the send button.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Dreams from home

Last night I dreamt about someone I went to school with - I'm never able to dream about someone I haven't seen for years and it was a nice surprise. Some dreams make you wake up feeling relaxed and this was one of them.

My mum asked me yesterday when a girl in my class will have her next baby and I started thinking about what everyone is doing now. Some people I see pretty much every time I'm home, others I haven't met since we left school - and it's been quite a few years now.

Growing up in such a small town had its ups and downs. Moving away gave me a great sense of freedom - I no longer had to play the part that had been handed to me, and which I'd reluctantly embraced. It took a while before I realized I was defining myself through other people's perceptions of me.

That's all changed, and today I'm a different person. We all probably are. The longer I stay away, the more I enjoy coming back here. And I don't think that will ever change.

Home for Easter

I came home to my little town for Easter this weekend, and I've spent the last few days with my family, being lazy and not doing much.

We're going skiing in a couple days and my brother should be here that evening, he doesn't like skiing (in fact, I don't think he likes moving at all..).

We've been in the woods and chopped some wood, the kitten missed me and the lil pig bit me.

Hopefully my sis and I will be able to trick the family into playing some board games - Christmas and Easter they can't refuse, and we never give up until we've won at Pictionary!
(I know I know, I'm such a dork...)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Afghanistan legalizes domestic rape?

A new law for the Shia Muslims of Afghanistan, making up 20% of the total population, states that it is illegal for a woman to refuse her husband sex.

It will also be illegal for a woman to leave the house, see a doctor, or get a job without her husband's permission.

Nothing strange about the last part, many Muslims abide by rules Europeans and Americans would never tolerate in this day and age. But, as Jan Egeland, former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator stated;
"you cannot expect a tribal society to move from middeaval laws to becoming Switzerland or Norway in only a few years".

Still, the global society is reacting - it seems cultural relativism only goes so far when it comes to making rape the accepted norm - whether or not it is considered as such in a given society.