torsdag, juli 23, 2009

Holiday in Oslo - the opera house

I hadn't seen the new opera house before. I'm impressed! I think it's even cooler than the Sydney opera house, because this one you can walk on top of:-)

Better put on some sunscreen since we're almost as white as marble...

Tomorrow we're off to London! :-D

lørdag, juli 11, 2009

Driving from Båtsfjord to Alta

By the delta of Tana river. We saw quite a few people trying to fish salmon as we drove along this river.

Several photos from somewhere between Lakselv and Alta. Stretching my legs:

One of the locals:

Perhaps someone has inherited their parents' or grandparents' house, and now they use it as a holiday home/second home. Not a bad place, when the midnight sun is shining!:-)

torsdag, juli 09, 2009

On the move

We have moved to Alta! Yesterday we drove from Båtsfjord to Alta in a rented Toyota.

More photos to come!

onsdag, juli 01, 2009

Penguins and other animals

I've sort of written about this before, but here is more:

Confirmed: God is slightly gay
Just ask the animals. As soon as they stop having all that homosexual sex

By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist

I am sitting here right now smiling just a little, fondly recalling that famously controversial children's book, the one about the gay penguins.

Remember? That positively adorable pair of them, at the Central Park Zoo, who had adopted an abandoned egg and then hatched it themselves and were raising the chick together as a couple, even though the chick was clearly not theirs -- though of course how penguins can actually tell whose kid is whose is still a question. Never mind that now.

The best part: the story was absolutely true. The book, "And Tango Makes Three," was beautiful and sweet and touching in all the right ways -- except, of course, for the fact that it was also totally evil.

For indeed, the penguins in question, named Roy and Silo, were both males. This meant they were clearly in some sort of ungodly, aberrant homosexual relationship, mocking natural laws and defying God's will that all creatures only cohabitate with the opposite sex and buy microfiber sofas from Pottery Barn and eat their meals in silent resentment and never have sex.


Behold, the ongoing, increasingly startling research: homosexual and bisexual behavior, it turns out, is rampant in the animal kingdom. And by rampant, I mean proving to be damn near universal, commonplace across all species everywhere, existing for myriad reasons ranging from pure survival and procreative influence, right on over to pure pleasure, co-parenting, giddy screeching multiple monkey orgasm, even love, and a few dozen other potential explanations science hasn't quite figured out yet. Imagine.

Read the rest.

(Emperor Penguin Photo by Chris Dunham)