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Decisions and teeth

“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay has a list of metaphysical and/or emotional reasons for physical ailments and attendant, healing affirmations. Some time this summer my right front incisor started to feel slightly looser. It seemed to be able to lean a bit against its neighboring teeth. By last week, I was feeling […]

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Comics nerd follow-up and some, uh, whining

I went to hear one of my favorite Norwegian cartoonists, Mads Eriksen, speak, and took a picture of him working, but that didn’t come out, unfortunately. He was sketching what was to become this: Eriksen was pleasant and humble, and he did say something about Norwegians and their attitudes to the newspaper daily comics: Those […]

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Comics nerd

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 […]

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Karma queen

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 […]

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Miscellaneous tests for fun

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 […]

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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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Everyday magic

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 […]

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Under the meatloaf

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.

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What I’ve learned this summer

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 […]

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Just another Tuesday

I see it’s been a whole week since I last posted. Sorry about that. Suffice to say there’s nothing go on in my life, so basically doing nothing and writing nothing, leaves you, my dear reader, with nothing, so you are completely up to date. Isn’t it nice to know you’re caught up in at […]

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Wanted: Change (and a new ‘puter)

Well, now that Blogger’s not acting up, and I’m not busy erasing my hard drive (on purpose), I can finally show you my new hairdo. I got tired of the blond stripes and wanted my brown back. And while I was at it, I changed the cut, too. I’m ready for more change. I wasn’t […]

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Missing summer already

In spite of four weeks off from work, and 22 days away from home, I’m missing summer already. Maybe I’m missing summer here at home. The rain came back in July, a week before I started my vacation, and is still here – now with renewed strength. The forecast suggests autumnal downpours and temperatures, i.e. […]

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The same and yet not

I went on a trip, I visited my mother and my childhood friend, and it could have been the usual. “Did this, saw that, and oh, guess what happened when we…”, while passing the photo album around. But something happened under the surface, and the result was that I dreamt I was pregnant, a very […]

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All the little blessings

All the little blessings add up to one wonderful day. Interestingly, yesterday morning’s affirmation involved seeing and experiencing love in everything. Thank you, God, for the love I experienced. Thank you for: …easily finding everything at the grocery store …the money in my account that let me afford all that food – and a cash […]

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Making room

Making room 1 I weighed myself this morning. On April 30, when I officially started my diet, I weighed 65.9 kilograms (145 pounds). This is on a body that measures officially 161 cm (5′ 3.5″). I was into the “overweight” part of the body mass index as was also evidenced by my need to go […]

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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 […]

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Comment policy

Elsewhere in Blogland (Blogdom, Blogovia, Blogostan, etc., take your pick) or at least that part of the Country of Blog I visit, the debate of freedom of speech and how far can you go in saying mean or threatening things to someone in a comments war has resurfaced. I’ve already given my opinion on the […]

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Explaining bad luck

An insurance company in Norway has interviewed people about bad luck. Is it your own fault when you trip or when you spill or break something? When that happens, how do you explain it? You’re clumsy? You’re stressed or distracted? Or it’s just one of those things? There’s a fourth explanation they don’t list: It’s […]

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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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30 days to serenity

September has been a month where things came to a head for me. I don’t function well when I’m tired. Ever since childhood, I’ve always gotten cranky when tired. After a weekend of little sleep, I got cranky at work last Monday, and the person I was cranky with (a regular co-worker) took it so […]