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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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Tuva

Tuva. What a pretty name for a so-called “extreme weather phenomenon” (Norway’s meteorologists have a list of nice Norse names to pick from when naming storms). “Extreme weather” can mean a storm bad enough to warn people and keep you from taking that boating trip, but no hurricane. Where I live, it’ll just be another […]

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Slushy haiku

Prints in snow Feet, buggy, wheels, heels Life went by

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Home alone, again

Don’t quite know what hit me. It’s just a little bit of fever, ever so slight, but enough to get my attention. It’s just a little bit of queasiness, ever so slight, but enough to get my attention. It’s just a little bit of not feeling quite myself, ever so slight, but enough to get […]

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Glowing planets

I watch “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and during the opening credits, this bizarre if-Saturn-were-hot-lava planet shows up, both confounding me and fascinating me: I was wondering if a planet can really look like that (I still am), when I came across this APOD image of Saturn, photographed in infrared:

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Global warming?

There was a time when, when fall came, everything died off or went into hibernation, and for about a half year, nothing grew or bloomed or buzzed or flitted. However, as those older and wiser like to remind us, nothing ever stays the same. I’m sure they aren’t referring to global warming, but how else […]

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Photo meme

About a month ago, Paula did this meme, and now it’s my turn. The rules are: 1) For each question, type the answer into Google search. (I use Google image search, safe mode “off”.) 2) Post a picture from the first results page. Age at next birthday A place I’d like to travel (according to […]

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Creative computing

The newest OS for Mac, called Leopard, uses the album cover flipping display in iTunes (known as “Cover Flow”) to show regular files on the ‘puter. It’s basically a peakpeek inside the file rather than at its icon. As I was browsing files the other day, Leopard accidentally produced a work of art.

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Not your run-of-the-mill Sunday

The last thought I had before letting myself out of my apartment, was to bring my cell phone because maybe somebody would need me to call the police or something. Yeah, right. Like that ever happens. As promised by the weather bureau, today was an absolutely beautiful day. The sun actually came out. From my […]

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Entertainment value

The magpies were scolding incessantly for several minutes. It finally got my attention, so I got up and looked out my living room window. I saw the problem almost immediately: Settled in the crook of the tree, looking rather comfy, was a white cat I’ve seen around the neighborhood before, and I’m sure, the same […]

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Nerdousity

At work, I am the departmental nerd. I deserve that title: Of course I was nerdy enough to upload a photo that had been digitally retouched. 😉 (Thanks to fellow female nerd Paula!)

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Jellyfish can fly!

Well, no, it’s not a flying jellyfish but I was impressed, anyway (see my comment to that post).

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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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Oh! Wow! Awesome!

I’m going through the circa 1000 photos I took on my trip to Alaska, Nevada and California, and I realize that they can’t capture what I felt, looking at wide, unspoiled vistas, or details of human creativity and endeavor: Oh! Wow! Awesome! I will eventually get some photo albums published, but here is a wee […]

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Stunning

Tim took a picture and I think it is absolutely stunning. Go look!

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Heia Brann!

“Heia” is an encouraging shout in Norwegian, and “Heia Brann!” is of course what any decent citizen of Bergen shouts at a home football (soccer, to you leftpondians) match. Bergen’s pride and joy and disappointment (a team for all eventualities) has just added a whole new section to their aging stadium, and it has turned […]

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Modern nostalgia

June days are perfect for gathering people for almost anything. My trip to the city today to get my hair cut, had me getting off the bus one stop sooner than planned because I saw all this color on our “festival square” – Festplassen. It turned out to be a huge collection of Corvettes, handled […]

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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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Birds, bulges and benches

Yes, another four days since I last posted. Here’s why: SATURDAY: “Dawn’s at 5:45 am. I’ll pick you up at 5 am.” So I got up at 4:30-ish, starting making the coffee for the thermos and gathering the breakfast sandwiches I had made the evening before, dressed warmly, stuffed a small rucksack and grabbed my […]

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Whoa, four days?

Seriously, has it been four days since my last post? What have I been up to? Well, it’s been another one of those weeks, where I’ve been busy with Real Life. Specifically, I’ve been busy gathering fleas. For a fleamarket. Yes, they call it that here in Norway, too (except it Norwegian, of course – […]