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How things work: The mouse pointer

My mom knows I’m kinda geeky (and honestly, so’s she; we once worked for the same computer company) so she knew I’d be interested in how the cursor actually does its thing. It’s a Flash demonstration, so just wait a bit, then move your own mouse pointer into the light gray circle. And yes, I […]

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Cuisine and camping

Somebody has a picture of a hamburger on their blog. Big picture. Big burger. And they are giving it (the burger, not the picture) a review. Which is something you’ll probably not see on my blog. A food or restaurant review. I don’t know what things are called, and my cooking is more a la […]

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Knitting for the advanced

I have a couple of knitting friends (waves to Sravana and Paula) and so of course I thought of them when I went to our museum of arts and crafts to see the Knitnic exhibit. Objects and advertisements were made from knitting. I especially enjoyed the entire white wool living room set which included side […]

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Unmesswithable

In a comment to my last post there was a suggestion that I got my morals from a religion. I replied “My morals have not been dictated to me by religion (because I didn’t have one), but by my family, society and personal experiences.” Actually, I’m not sure where I got my morals from, but […]

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Atheists vs. Christians – or atheists AND Christians?

I just read an article on theists vs. atheists and it was not a waste of time. It was a very good look at how the non-believers and believers can get along and why insisting on not getting along isn’t a good idea at all. Over on my other blog I go on about God […]

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In a lighter vein

Sheesh. My last post brought even me down. It’s not that my life doesn’t have its ups and downs, but I tend to want to have something constructive to say about it or do about it, so focusing on the word “sadly” just – sucks. Even in a blogpost. So while I do have some […]

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Sadly and such

My last post was written during a sickleave from work. Since then, Norway’s Constitution Day (May 17) has come and gone, without me participating in any way this year, and I had one day at work, a quiet day, since many co-workers had taken the day off to extend their weekend. Today I braved the […]

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Black teen humor and me

A father proudly posted the URL to his 13-year-old daughter’s website to a Usenet group I read, boasting his daughter’s site gets 21,000 hits. So I took a look. The tiny photograph of the web mistress herself showed a pale and serious face framed by dark hair, the almost gothic and always closed look some […]

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Food meme – sort of

Paula tagged me, and when I saw what I had been tagged with, I immediately felt at a loss. You see, my relationship with restaurants in Bergen is, well, more or less non-existent for a couple of reasons. First of all, my company has an excellent employee cafeteria and a hot dinner Monday through Thursday. […]

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Cleaning out my surf-box

I have a folder in my mail application, labelled “surf” into which goes e-mails containing links to sites to read or explore later. Most of the mails are from myself to myself. Here are some gems worth sharing: It’s not what you plan to do that comes first, it’s what you’re willing to give up […]

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Crystal

Sravana writes about an aura test, which includes a bit about so-called Indigo children. I took the test, not really expecting it to be more than entertaining, but the last questions about “red overlay” made me cry. After answering about likes and dislikes of various kinds, came a reminder about how an abusive or neglectful […]

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Some thoughts for the seeker

Been there, done that (BTDT) is a phrase often heard (and often joined with “Got the T-shirt”). My books show me an interest in astrology, palmistry, auras, healing, reflexology, ayurvedic medicine, macrobiotics, psychic phenomenon, pendulums, chrystal healing, aroma therapy, the tarot, yoga, reiki, UFOs, chakras, automatic writing… All collected over many years since I was […]

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Faith takes faith

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “To take the first step in faith, you don’t have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step.” Faith is a very difficult notion. So many try to compensate for a lack of faith by using will-power or rituals. And so many feel they have no faith, […]

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Like it’s my own home burning

The Griffith Park fire has made the Norwegian news. For me, it’s like watching my own home go up in flames. Griffith Park’s Greek theater was the first place I ever attended a rock concert, and in trying to get tickets to another rock concert, I managed to run a red light and get a […]

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Confirmation time

Things can be extremely seasonal in Norway, sometimes to the point of comical, as my grandma noted when she discovered that house slippers are sold only at Christmas time. That was then; now, slippers are sold all year round. However, don’t expect to find bathrobes in any other month than December. And so it is […]

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Fine woman all fine again

In regards to Saturday’s post about a certain work situation: Meetings today resolved it all. However, I have chosen to remove that part in Saturday’s post and any comments relating to it. I would love to be able to talk about my job, etc., but I neither want to be dooced nor accidentally badmouth my […]

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Some thoughts on decision-making with fear

In a (pretty much political) discussion elsewhere in the wide world of electronic communication, I offered this “advice”: Never let fear advise you when making decisions. I got the reply that for that to happen, you need truthful information. My reply to that was that fear is fear, no matter what causes it. Then I […]

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A fine, unmarried woman fine enough to marry

Lately I’ve been getting what I consider an odd comment, but when I think about it, I think it’s just how some men compliment a woman: A couple of men have expressed surprise at my unmarried status because I am a fine woman and ought to make someone a good wife. The physical therapist I […]

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And so it begins

I tell people I’m on a diet. Don’t know why, really. I guess I just don’t want to keep it secret. So now I have people telling me that I must be joking. They tell me I look great. Have I accidentally sabotaged myself? While it is nice to get compliments, having been 120 pounds […]