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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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Years

Probably a mistake to try to blog while tipsy, but I just got home (the photo was taken at 2:44 am!) from celebrating a co-worker’s 25th anniversary at work. I had my own 2 years ago. I had hoped that my co-worker’s anniversary party was as wonderful as mine, and since we all hung out […]

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Partying in purple paisley

It wasn’t my night last night. The night belonged to two very nice co-workers who were both hired November 1 1984. 50 people enjoyed a lovely meal, speeches, entertainment, conversation, a bit of dancing and a lot of wine. But as their guest until about 2 am, I was thoroughly enjoying myself. And my outfit. […]

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Don’t stop ’til you get enough

When I woke up this morning and heard Michael Jackson had died, my first thought was, “Now he won’t suffer any more.” I have never had the impression that he was a happy man, an impression supported by what I’ve heard about his childhood, his family, his plastic surgeries and the accusation of his molesting […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Ulven pond

Wordless Wednesday

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MIA

I’m probably as baffled as you are, my dear reader, at the lack of activity on my blog. It’s not that nothing’s happening in my life. I got a lovely raise at work (broke through a personal glass ceiling doing so), am back to full time (no more one-Wednesday-a-month off), health is good (after a […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Note to self (with update)

Wordless Wednesday UPDATE: In my department, we all get flowers on our birthdays. 😉

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Rainbow portent

It may be silly, but I like believing in “signs”. Especially if they fit an already existing pattern. Last night I attended a sort of summer party with my department in spite of a bad weather forecast. We had some delicious seafood and wine and then went outdoors for a game of darts (for the […]

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And then it’s all OK again

This week has been a very good week at work for me. I’ve been doing something I love to do (the layout of a 48-page magazine all by myself), and the sun’s been shining. My department is still waiting to hear the final outcome, but in the mean time, two co-workers went ahead and applied […]

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Dancing with the co-workers

There was a party Friday night at work. In a world where all the workers who never get anything extra are expected to cut costs, er, in a world where we delight in helping our employer earn a bigger and bigger profit, the section my department belongs to managed to save NOK 6 million in […]