søndag, mars 26, 2006

I need some fine wine and she, she needs to be nicer

My advisor is off to a conference in England, a bit earlier than she thought. Which means that she wants the draft I'm working on two days earlier than scheduled. And right now, to lose two days feels like losing an ocean of time. So, this is what happens until 2nd of April:
- no posting in this blog (hard)
- no commenting in this or other blogs (harder)
- no blog reading (almost impossible, but I'll try)

See you on the other side! Please send "don't get too stressed"-vibes :-)

onsdag, mars 22, 2006

Coldest March in 48 years

The local newspaper says today that 1958 was the last time March was this cold in Trøndelag. Here's a picture from Røros that suggests that you should look for your warmest scarf and mittens. I'm going to make some hot cocoa now.

fredag, mars 17, 2006

Shut up, brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip!

Homer Simpson

mandag, mars 13, 2006

You Were The Wind

I am a boat
without wind.
You were the wind.
Was that the direction I wanted to go?
Who cares about directions
with a wind like that!

Du var vinden

Eg er ein båt
utan vind.
Du var vinden.
Var det den leidi eg skulde?
Kven spør etter leidi
når ein har slik vind!

Olav H. Hauge (1908-94)

This is one of my favourite Norwegian poets. Here's what Amazon has to say about him:

Hauge is one of Norway's outstanding poets. He has spent his life in Ulvik, a small town in the Hardanger area of Western Norway, and has made a living off the apple crop from his orchard, an acre in size. His poems, though deeply rooted in his western Norwegian landscape, are universal in their everyday subject matter, wry humour and an economy of language reminiscent of W C Williams or Robert Francis.

fredag, mars 10, 2006

Old quote, but still amusing

If you wanna marry Joe Millionaire, go ahead. If you're a celebrity and you wanna marry your high school sweetheart for 55 hours, go right ahead. If you're J.Lo and you wanna marry 18 people, for six days each, hey! Go right on ahead!

But if you happen to be reasonably minded and have fallen in love and wanna marry your soul mate and make a life of it, and you just so happen to be the same sex, then NO! How dare you! You demon creatures!