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Tourists and trolls and trills

Touring Bergen March 24 2007 – 10 by thinkbigshrinktofit. It’s been a delightfully busy end to March. Last Saturday I met a blogger, her husband and two of their friends and guided them around Bergen. I had excellent company in all four of them. We ended up on the top of Fløien, where the funicular […]

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Having Lunch with God

There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer, and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting […]

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:12) – is found in many philosophies and religions. It is not exclusively Christian. It is universal. Here are several other ways it has appeared: Do not to your neighbor what you would take ill from him. —Pittacus, 650 […]

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Peaceful blogging

It’s in the air right now: People are blogging about the bad behavior they observe on the internet, whether it be creating webpages to bash someone with or bashing each other in blog comments. So what if you’ve drawn fire and now you want a cease-fire? A blogging friend of mine experienced just that, and […]

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New neighbors!

For a while there, I thought they had abandoned their building project. They had started with a nice foundation, then a storm came and I didn’t see them for a couple of weeks. But they came back, and they have been busy building one of the most indestructable structures known in nature: A magpie nest. […]

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But will I be a good-looking corpse?

OK, some paste-this-result-in-your-blog tests are stupid, some are fun and stupid, some are extremely satisfying, some are weird, and all I take way too seriously. I do this one, too, but first I got a good laugh at the result: You’ll die Mysteriously… You are a different sort of person and your death will be […]

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How not to pay for free speech

Mark is blogging about nastiness in the blogs – specifically, blog comments – and has pointed his readers to an article about the downside of free speech, meaning, the downside of using the First Amendment in the US consitution to justify saying what you want about another person. You know: Gossip. Lie. Which is wrong. […]

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Movie meme

First seen at Alice’s. 1. Name a movie you have seen more than 10 times. “Star Wars” (the first one, i.e. episode III). First it was waiting in line about 3 times to see it in the movie theaters, then it was showing on the ferry from Bergen to Amsterdam, and since then it’s been […]

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More I-goodness from the man in charge

As The Unofficial Apple Weblog, whom I lifted this from, says: This quality skit isn’t so much about the man in charge at Apple as it is about another man in charge. So hear about the latest product: The iRack.

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March 8 is what day?

I have heard and read of women who were treated to romantic dinners, bouquets, candy on March 8, and that made me angry. Perhaps I have no business being angry, or perhaps I am becoming an active feminist in my “old” age, but it bothers me that people seem to be turning the International Women’s […]

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Swans and walkies

Swans 2007-03-05 3 by thinkbigshrinktofit. The walks continue, now for the sheer joy of it – though also because my pants aren’t quite so snug anymore – but really, for the joy of it. For seeing the fuzzy gray flowers of the female pussy willow (hence the willow’s name) grow bigger and bigger; for hearing […]

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Visual DNA

This has been making the rounds and at first I didn’t want to follow the crowd. In a fit of curiosity, though, I went to the site. It’s a personality test! And the choices don’t necessarily lead to the conclusion you may think. When you’re done, a book pops up with a description of your […]

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Horsey, too!

Sravana did this so I did this, too, and got tickled by the result because horses are associated with my Sun sign, Sagittarius. What Is Your Animal Personality? HorseTake this quiz! UPDATE: I knew I’d used this title for a blogpost before and finally tripped over it. Hence change in title of this blog.

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Takk for yell-pen toosh dahg

Bizarre but true: This is a website that will help you learn Norwegian. Yell-pen is the Norwegian pronounciation for (the) help, assistance. One word about Tush Day, I mean toosh-dahg, as noted in lesson 4: That’s Oslo dialect. They prounounce “rs” more like “rsh” or just “sh” so “tors” (as in the Norwegian for Thor’s) […]

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Four things

This is an old meme, but I just realized it’s been a few days since my last post, so I’m using an e-mail from a friend of mine as inspiration. Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Secretary/clerical (many times) 2. Service Manager (i.e. service management seminar coach) 3. Data entry operator (many […]