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Wordless Wednesday – Missed my own anniversary

Wordless Wednesday Back when it was Astroblog.

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10 years ago – and now

Ten years ago I got to see the Manhattan skyline for myself. This photo was taken with not so good camera 10 years ago this month. Two months later, the two characteristic towers of the World Trade Center were gone. I bring this up now because, right now, as I type, rescue workers are still […]

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We are not a muse

So over at Chez Alice’s, Alice herself posted about the dearth of postings on her blog. Specifically, postings that feature writing, rather than photography. I recognize and sympathize with Alice’s sense of lack since my own blog has the same dearth. The amount of time has not changed. The interest in the world around me […]

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The next half

New Year’s Eve. The day when people are either scrambling to get food and champagne for the evening’s festivities or are contemplating what resolutions to make for the coming year – or both. For me, 2011 is the start of the next half century of my life. I was 50 in December. It was actually […]

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Solar return

Astro.com tells me this about my solar return: Happy birthday! Today the Sun returns to the position it was in when you were born. As would seem appropriate with this transit, today is a day of new beginnings, and the influences you feel today will affect the entire year to come. However, this does not […]

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2.5 billion

I don’t know about you, but I’m rather awestruck by the idea that there are 2.5 billion bacteria in a capsule this size: 2.5 billion. Here are their names: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium longum. In other news: I spent April Fool’s day serving the gang at work cupcakes (hi, Paula!) to mark my […]

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Great expectations – fulfilled

I have a habit. It is a habit of never having expectations. I do look forward to things, but I don’t delight in the looking forward. It is rather an intellectual exercise to put me in the right frame of mind, but I never fantasize about the future event, and I never dwell on the […]

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Can’ttalknowhavetogetready

The day has arrived! Tonight, in less than two hours, I will be standing with co-workers, holding a glass of champagne, and all because I’ve managed to stay with the same company for 25 years. I can’t believe I actually did that. 25 years. Wow… UPDATE: Drunk as a skunk. But not the drunkest there. […]

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Banned

I have the day off work tomorrow. I have one Wednesday off a month (by choice), and it is usually the first Wednesday of the month. This time, I’m taking my Wednesday off tomorrow, a week ahead of schedule. My boss is very pleased with my decision, which I made after everyone else but him […]

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Grizzly thoughts

Bergen has a club of sorts for people in the insurance and finance industry, and since that’s the industry I am employed in, I meet a lot of current and former co-workers at the meetings. Tonight we our venue was one of the Hurtigruten’s ships. We heard a talk about a new insurance company starting […]

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K, ‘K? ‘K!

I’m getting the hang of this anniversary thing. I’m not supposed to do anything. At all. Except make suggestions for the meal. Yeah, you’re asking the right person, all right. I know as much about food as I do flowers, meaning I know roses, dandelions, pizza and hamburger. I’ll eat anything, but I rarely remember […]

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Feeling the love

This is the photo my co-workers chose to use on the invitation they made up for my 25th anniversary party. I’m not frowning; I’m squinting into the sun with a candy pacifier in my mouth and awful hair (for some damned reason), trying to adjust the photographer. Or the camera. I forget. This photo is […]

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24 years and 10 months

I went back to work today. I’m not well yet, and there were moments at the office when my brain refused to function because a bit of fever and a bit of nausea reappeared. I haven’t drunk any coffee for several days, either. Didn’t dare. The chili ayurvedic tea went down well, though. It was […]

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90 years old and still going strong

It is fitting that a funicular that climbs a very steep hill up to a mountain with a spectacular view is a Capricorn. It is also fitting for a Capricorn that the company that runs it, is the only transportation company in Bergen (if not Norway) that has no debt and wants to expand its […]

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Loud ‘n’ clear

It’s New Year’s Eve, December 31st, and all afternoon, some kids have been lighting firecrackers and simpler fireworks. It’s not legal; they need to be over 18, but not a single adult, not even me, has said a word to the 10 or so boys who have been happily lighting stuff, and diving for cover […]

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Rain and days off

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 […]

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Anniversaries

Midnight. Wind and rain slash at my coat, lifting it, getting my skirt wet. It’s a thin skirt, with glitter on it, and underneath I’m wearing only panty hose. Although the weather is almost freezing, I’m not. I’m warm because I’ve been drinking. The evening started with a glass of bubbly around 7 pm, worked […]