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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 […]