Monthly Archives: November 2010

Chill out

I’ve been very stressed lately. Yes, what else is new? However, sometimes the best remedy is to simply inhale, exhale, close your eyes and be taken away by a beautiful song.

Enjoy Death Cab for Cutie’s Brothers on a Hotel Bed.

You may tire of me as our December sun is setting
‘Cause I’m not who I used to be
No longer easy on the eyes
These wrinkles masterfully disguise
The youthful boy belowwho turned your way and saw
Something he was not looking for
Both a beginning and an end
But now he lives inside someone he does not recognize
When he catches his reflection on accident
On the back of a motor bike
With your arms outstretched trying to take flight
Leaving everything behind
But even at our swiftest speed
We couldn’t break from the concreteIn the city where we still reside
And I have learned
That even landlocked lovers yearn
For the sea like navy men
‘Cause now we say goodnight
From our own separate sides
Like brothers on a hotel bed
Like brothers on a hotel bed
Like brothers on a hotel bed
Like brothers on a hotel bed
You may tire of me as our december sun is setting
‘Cause I’m not who I used to be….

Advertisements

It’s a journey getting to work

On this particular Friday, 11-26, I was lucky enough to borrow my dad’s car to get to work instead of standing out in sub-zero temperatures waiting for the bus. I’m battling a horrible cold, so thank you dad!

I live in Sykkylven, and it’s about 24 km to work. That includes a ferry, two buses and a handful of tunnels. In other words – traveling takes considerate planning!

First, you get in line at Ørsneset to get on the ferry to Magerholm. It takes about 15 min to cross the fjord.

 
Brrrrr! It’s cold! Trying my best to keep warm inside the car.
 
 
On board the ferry. I don’t know how many cars this one takes… There’s a restaurant inside where you can get refreshments. But it’s expensive, so I don’t recommend it. Unless you’re on a road trip, I can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to go 15 min without food.
 
This is on the other side, at Magerholm.
 
 
Lots of tunnels along the way.
 
 
 Lots and lots….
 
Getting closer to Ålesund. This is the old road to town. It’s prettier with lots of nice buildings, and it has less traffic.
 
 
 A park close to where I work.
 
 
And…. I’ve reached the final destination. Total travel time: 1 hour.

 

Let me entertain you!

Okay, I will soon post my Occult movies list. But in the meantime… check out some of my old features. It’s Friday and the weekend, so what better way to start it off than to read some easy entertainment articles?

Movie fans, please look here

I need to pick your brain about movies! I am writing a feature on the best and worst occult movies EVER.

So, here’s a preliminary list… Please add your suggestions.

BEST
The Omen
Rosemary’s Baby
The Ninth Gate
The Exorcist
The Ring (?)
The Rainbow and the Serpent

WORST
Exorcist the Beginning
The Craft
Gingerbread Man

Looking out of my window

This is the view from where I am sitting right now at work. The city where I work is called Ålesund, and it takes me about an hour with bus and ferry to get here.

Leave it to your imagination

There’s a website that I have to check out on a regular basis. Not because I am fond of the content, rather it’s because I am appalled with it. Conservative Truth is a right-wing organization that labels itself as ‘the antidote to the liberal newsmedia.’ I’d rather call it a hatefilled misogynist racist homophobic witch-hunt project that hides behind the American flag. They cater to the high school dropouts, religious fanatics, white supremacists and folks who are in desperate need of a higher power to guide them onto the right way. The newsletters reek of jingoism – and aims at glorifying America as God’s chosen land and people. Oh, except for women, blacks and gays. The pursuit of liberty doesn’t apply to those.

One of the recent posts by Humphrey Stevenson, a chemist no less, expresses a naive longing for the good old days. In his article ‘Longing for Leave it to Beaver’, Stevenson believes that the traditional marriage between a man and a woman is one of the most essential building bricks to the American society.
He writes:

“In the mid-twentieth century, the progressives set about to create dependency on the government by destroying the American society. Therefore, they attacked the cornerstone of the society; the family. They did so by driving the man out of his role as principle provider and protector.”

Furthermore,

“There have been a couple of radio ads airing for an organization called BoostUp.org. This organization’s stated purpose is to encourage students to finish high school.

The first ad features a teacher asking a mathematics “word-problem” question of a student named Jacob who is also working part-time after school. The question boils down to how can he drive his mother to her dialysis treatments every day, work his part-time job and still find time to finish his science project this week. The intention of the ad is to elicit sympathy for Jacob and other students like him that must shoulder a heavier load for the family.
However, the ad elicits another question; “Why can’t the father of Jacob drive the mother to her daily dialysis treatments?” The ad fails to address this question.”

Umm… let’s see… Maybe Jacob’s dad is dead? Perhaps he is an alcoholic unable to provide for his family? Maybe he was an abusive jerk or a pedophile? There is a big gray area here, and no need to jump to conclusions.

Why should society rely solely on men to be the providers? Why can’t women?

It’s sickening to me how Stevenson believes that a holy matrimony between a man and a woman is without fault. It takes two to tango. Sometimes people get married because they have to. Other times, people grow apart. It’s better to be single than in a bad relationship. And what if the husband turns out to be a serial killer in disguise, abuses the kids, beats his wife, has an affair? The possibilities are endless. Do you, Mr. Stevenson, honestly think that a woman should stick to her man no matter what?