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Forwards and back again

My job interview went very well. The job was actually far more demanding and interesting than I thought. In other words, it is a very hard job to turn down – if I get an offer. I’ll know by the end of the week. In the mean time, I went and talked to my boss […]

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Circa three years left

We finally got the news: Our in-house printing department will be disbanded in “circa three years”. I assume that that means we have until the end of 2010, unless something else happens in the meantime My own reaction is sadness. Several times as our boss’s boss and a woman from our Human Resources department talked […]

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Bliss to pay

I’ve had a four-month grace period on the credit card I got to buy my new iMac with. I now have a choice: Pay the whole thing off, interest-free, or start in with monthly payments and interest. There is definitely some Capricorn/Cancer in me because a part of me is saying “No!” to paying it […]

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Hrmph

Hrmph 1: I had an upset tummy all weekend, and diarrhea. I felt weak from it and called in sick today. I searched the ‘net for information about the herbal supplements, was relieved to discover that they truly are harmless but that it may be necessary to cut the dose if one gets diarrhea. The […]

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60 minutes of New Age Fair

One thing that has been is consistently popular since 1996, is the new age fair (or “alternative convention”, as it is actually called). Several major cities in Norway hold one each year, and this time of year is when Bergen’s has its fair. It is always popular. A former co-worker had a gift for sensing […]

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Of cucumbers and cash

It is a relaxing, lazy Saturday morning. My stomach is feeling better so I can genuinely enjoy a cup of coffee. I’m probably also feeling good because last night I finally did all my dishes, I even put them away, and I decluttered several piles. It was about time. I’ve been neglecting my chores for […]

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Return of the Rat

Today is the start of the Chinese new year, and the start of the year of the Rat. I was born in the year of the Rat, so I’m wondering if this can be seen as some sort of “return” like in western astrology, where a new cycle starts when a planet returns to the […]

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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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How to predict the season’s weather

I just bought a book, Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World, partly because of the introductory chapter. There, a method for “borrowing days” to predict the weather was mentioned: The weather on the day before the winter solstice forecasts the weather for the first month of winter, the weather on the day of […]

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A different horoscope

The above is sun sign astrology, but it uses keywords and phrases I haven’t come across before, and is breaks with the stereotype. The above fits me, with a few exceptions: “Nice to everyone” is a goal not a fact (I’m still too irritable), and I am definitely not soft-spoken. Also, I’m not sure about […]

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1987

Making the rounds of some Norwegian blogs is a meme about what you remember from 1987 (a 20th anniversary). I can’t tell you anything about popular culture, fashion, top 40 hits, news items, or the year’s best movies without looking it up, because I can’t remember. I do remember 1987, though, because that was the […]