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Uninteresting times

A woman at work today asked me how I’ve been. We had been talking about the fact that her daughter’s father, step-mother, half-sister and sibling-on-the-way all lost their lives in Thailand during the tsunami. My reply was that I was not subject to the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” Compared to so […]

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New Year’s resolution

Yeah, right. So I got help. In the year 2005 I resolve to: Not eat cloned meat. Get your resolution here

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So this is 2005…

For me personally, it’s been a pleasant weekend and week. I’ve watched a lot of good movies on TV – all of them interrupted by news updates from South Asia. I don’t usually get worked up about anything. Life just is, and death is a part of it. Shit happens and all that. If I’m […]

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Over 70 000 dead.

I was telling my boss yesterday that this’ll be the disaster of my lifetime. Not only are the nations directly hit by the tsunamis affected, but the tourists from other nations are also affected. 3 000 Norwegians were vacationing in Thailand, and as of this writing, 300 are still not accounted for. For Sweden, the […]

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40 questions (as it turns out)

Stolen from Ultraviolet 1. Name the last four things you have bought: Ack, my darned attention deficiency! Uhm, oh! Bejeweled 2 for my Zire 72, and, ah… Can we do last four things I actually remember? OK, new mouse with right button and scroll wheel and pretty little yellow and orange fishes on a blue […]

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My thoughts about things not being what they were

I never thought I would “outgrow” company parties. When I started as a young thing, all generations were represented at the parties and no one was left out. I feel I’ve lost touch with people, and I wonder (yet again) if my future lays with this company. I just turned 44 (on Dec 3rd), and […]

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It sucks to be me

No, it doesn’t, really. But right now it does. Rather, some parts of my life suck. Every year, my employer throws a big Christmas ball. Attendance is voluntary and with a “deductible”. With the exception of one year, our ball is held at the same hotel every year. I’ve been employed by the same company […]

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All’s hallow

The halfway point between the beginning of seasons (in this case autumn and winter) was also celebrated in the old days, and is remembered as today’s Halloween, previously All Hallow’s Eve. All Hallow’s Day is remembrance of our dead loved ones. It’s all about spirits of the dead. In my case, it’s been all about […]

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Autobiographical

I am feeling restless and have the urge to do something. I can’t, however, seem to wrap my head around the weather astrology, that is, I can’t seem to find the focus for it. And so, my goal of trying to make a weather forecast for the autumn in Bergen using astrology, is put on […]

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Letting go, letting God

Some time in high school: A friend: “Let Jesus be in the driver’s seat.” Me: “Naw, I’ll drive. Jesus can be the navigator.” Jesus never did get to ride shotgun with me, but finally God did get to chauffeur. This past weekend. My department of nine people is made of six men with outdoors interests […]

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Interesting times

“May you live in interesting times” say the Chinese – and mean it as a curse. If things are constantly changing around you, there is no peace. As usual, my own little life is not interesting. (More about that farther down.) But the news is currently full of all kinds reports about lives elsewhere being […]

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Memes and chain letters

In my last blog, I participated in a meme. I followed the link (Minding the Planet) to discover that this particular meme is now “closed” and another one has started in its place. Did I want to participate in this next incarnation as well? That’s when it hit me: This is just like chain letters! […]

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I’m becoming part of a meme

Thusly: This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs (and aggregation sites) are […]

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43

Ran into the cousin of a friend today – A.B. Last fall she started to train to be a home nurse’s aid, a two-year education. She dropped out after one semester, she told me. She had second thoughts about her choice of future. I met A.B. several years ago when she was bartending at a […]

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In limbo

This summer has been a bit odd for me. I feel like I’ve been in limbo, but after transitting Saturn (astrology’s wet blanket) moved away from it’s conjunction to my natal Mars (astrology’s Dennis the Menace), some of that feeling of limbo lifted. One effect is that I now feel like blogging. It’s not like […]

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My date with Bergen

I watch the TV-show “Sex and the City” and am catching up on older episodes. In one I saw this weekend, Carrie says no single person is alone in New York City; the whole city’s your date. I thought of that today as I walked around in Bergen, alone. Thinking it as a date with […]

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Triumph

I had to do something this morning that I haven’t done in years: Go through my own dirty laundry to get what I needed to wear. Today’s clingy fabrics look best over a smooth bra. Lacy bras make the fabric look lumpy. But I had absolutely no smooth bras left that a) were clean and […]

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Suddenly…spring!

My stomach acted up this week, after the weekend at my friend’s place, celebrating his daughter’s confirmation. Much rich food – or perhaps not all that rich, just not what I’m used to. And so for a week, my stomach has not been normal. I’ve been waking up with a slight tummy ache almost every […]

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No longer "demoralizing or confusing"

Yesterday, my dentist replaced a cracked filling. Such things have to be filed down and I had to keep biting on carbon paper. But my mouth hurt and I told the dentist that was as good as it was going to get. She said to come back in if the filling needed further filing; it […]

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Sun Opposition Neptune

My “Personal Daily Horoscope” today from Astrodienst, a serious website and astrological service for both amateurs and professionals: Surreptitious acts This may be a day of considerable confusion and uncertainty. On the other hand, you may gain new awareness of and sensitivity to others and their needs and how they relate to your own. Your […]