Monthly Archives: October 2010

It’s a winter wonderland!

I gotta say wow. It’s only October, and the leaves haven’t left the trees yet.

Two weeks ago it was hot enough to wear T-shirts, today we have to bundle up in winter attire. Just out of nowhere we got hit with a giant blast of snow. I’m not complaining, though. It’s just stunning.

No milk today

I feel like I am slowly re-adapting to Norwegian life. But, like any other country, there is a big difference between city life and country life. Duh. I’m getting used to the slow pace, narrow roads and the fact that we don’t have a decent pub on this side of the fjord. Going somewhere takes planning. When going to work I have to take a ferry and a bus. Sometimes two buses, and if I miss them… I’m screwed.

We don’t have a car, but we borrow my parents’ car all the time. Bless them. We can’t bike anywhere now that the snow has come. But we’re adapting… ever so slowly.

However, I often end up in situations where I have to stop and think to myself, “was it ever like this?” I also get shocked. Literally.

We have shockwaves in the shower! No kidding. That deserves an entire blog post alone, so I will move on to the literal sense of “shocking”.

We have ONE coffeeplace in town. One. I’ve been there quite a bit lately, mostly with my mom. There is always a babyboom in town, and young mothers frequently occupy the place with their little ones. Last time I was there I was enjoying my meal when suddenly I moved my head and stared straight into a nipple. OK, I get breastfeeding. But if you *have* to do it in a public place, can you please cover up with a little blankie? Some things should stay private. I wouldn’t feel comfortable flashing my boob in front of strangers.

Let’s just say I let my latte get cold after that.

The view. A major difference from Eugene… the bikes are replaced by strollers.

And I am slowly losing my intellect down the drain with dirty diapers.

Photosession with the cat

Feeling sentimental

I’m listening to a CD with some of my favorite songs on today. One of them reminds me so much of my dear friend, Ally. She’s probably one of the coolest people I’ve ever met, and we became close friends within just a few days. We met while we were both studying at the University of Oregon. We had so much fun during that time, and I remember I was soooooo sad when she was going to move back to Bethesda, Maryland.

There’s a song called “I’ll miss you” by Frente that perfectly describes it. I thought I’d share it with you.

The picture is from my 25th birthday when she suprised me with a homemade gift. Check out the John Cusack poster!

Phew! What a week!

At last… Friday!

It’s been a hetcic, but great week. It was a challenging week at work, but I loved it. This week we focused on the editing part of my job. But that wasn’t all.. we also got sent to breaking news. A man is accused of setting fire to his apartment. Fortunately, everyone got out safely. One of the main differences I noticed from America.. police and fire are extremely polite and helpful. It’s like they are going out of their way to help media. Good or bad?

I’ve also had to deal with some difficulties regarding our immigration application. Turns out we need a stamp called ‘apostille’ to verify the validity of our marriage certificate. Shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. The 4 times I talked to UDI before we didn’t need it. Jeez.

Jamie and I have been busy moving into our new apartment. Yay! It’s not new per say. I was conceived in that very place. But don’t you get any thoughts, thank you very much!

My grandma and grandpa built the house in the 50’s. My mom and dad lived in the basement when I was a baby. Jamie and I are now getting ready to move in. We’re thinking a retro design that will already go with the foundation. Color tones: red, purple and white. I want to keep the organic shapes while still implementing modern items. If you have any suggestions, throw ’em my way.

We still haven’t seen any of the stuff we shipped from Eugene. I will have to spend an entire blog post discussing the troubles we’ve had with Rainier and EuroUsa shipping. ARGH!

Until then…. be safe. I miss you all!