I scored rather highly on the sci-fi/comic part of the Nerd test I took. That has made me think about the cultural difference between the US and Norway (as I understand it) in comics: Norway has a number of monthly comic books – aimed at adults. They are not adult comics in the sense that […]
I like to think I’m not quite like other people. Usually, I’m right. Sometimes it amuses me greatly to suddenly feel myself a part of some great joined consciousness or group experience. It’s not often, so for me it’s like visiting a relative I rarely see. The rest of the time, I march to the […]
At work, I am the departmental nerd. I deserve that title: Of course I was nerdy enough to upload a photo that had been digitally retouched. 😉 (Thanks to fellow female nerd Paula!)
Well, no, it’s not a flying jellyfish but I was impressed, anyway (see my comment to that post).
On my day off, I fully (I almost wrote “fooly”, which may not be incorrect) intend to eventually get off my butt, shower, dress and, uh, do something. You know, productive-like. Even have some podcasts and audiobooks to listen to. But until said offgetting, etc., I’m drinking coffee, and doing these (blame Paula): You Are […]
The wind just picked up and the rain is pouring down. I am going to have a long weekend. I’m taking Monday and Tuesday off from work. No particular reason except that I’ve been wanting to just Get Away From It All for a while. So sitting here, with the weekend’s shopping all done, I […]
After a rather sucky two weeks, with my mood absolutely out of control (probably hormones, but I won’t go into details), it helps to be reminded of where to put one’s focus. Noticing the magic in everyday things helps. A great tit perched on my open window sill, eyeing my room with curiosity. Venus brilliantly […]
This joke, Comprehensive Final Exam, had me laughing out loud the whole way through. So I just had to share.
Bergen has decided. The Right party (blue) has chosen a coalition with the Progressive party (dark blue). Now they’re trying to get the Christian Folk party (light blue) to go in with them. The Progressive party has been not so much progressive (quite the contrary) as it has been, well, contrary. It’s been the protest […]
No, I’m not blue. The city is. It’s the day after local elections, and Oslo and Bergen are blue (still), and Trondheim is red (still). In the US, somebody fiddled with the colors on the chart showing where Republicans and Democrats are strongest and so went against an old tradition: That of assigning blue to […]
Cartoonist B. Kliban said, “CAT: One Hell of a nice animal, frequently mistaken for a meatloaf.” I have always wondered what said meatloaf – formed when a cat is in repose with its front paws curled under its chest – looks like from below. Now I know.
Finally put one on my blog, didn’t I. No, not writing – I’ve been doing that for quite a while. Well, it’s what I tell people. I mean, the widget. I got me a widget. Look left. No, your other left. There, see it? Widget begotten here and not as fancy as the one Paula […]
It’s local election time in Norway. And I voted today. Norway is a constitutional monarchy that holds elections in odd-numbered years. Every four years there’s a national election, when they elect their parliament (Storting). The other every four years are local, when we elect our municipal and county parliaments. Apparantly, the deal with parliaments is […]
Alice has inspired me to do this post, thanks to her own on the same subject. I’ve learned what it’s like to travel by air in the US. The stories about delayed flights were all true. The security checks and necessity of Ziploc baggies also true. However, I must say that, in all the repeated […]
Recent surfing that caught my attention: “Married women do more of the housework” Men who are merely living together with their girlfriends, help out more. Studies about what happens after a long-term live-in arrangement becomes marriage have not been done. (Do them!) “Orchids may have been trampled on by T. Rex” (Bad, Rex, bad!) A […]