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The Point Of Growing Up

I saw some similarities between one of the pictures my mother sent me from when I was ten, and another my girlfriend took of me after a hike this summer, so I decided I would combine them into one image, alongside one of my favorite quotes from Doctor Who.   I am ten in the first... Continue Reading →

Getting Help From My Mom

I am currently looking through a bunch of old pictures to see if there are any I can use for posts about my childhood.   My mother is helping me a lot by snapping shots of her photo-albums and texting the pictures to me. She's also helping me fill in any gaps in my memory... Continue Reading →

InterRail 2010 – Part 9: Cardiff

After having seen Stonehenge, I took the train to Cardiff, the capital of Wales.   I had been wanting to travel to Cardiff for a few years, ever since I got into 'Doctor Who'. Cardiff had been the home and main filming location for the British science fiction program since it's return to television in the... Continue Reading →

Discovering ‘Doctor Who’

In the fall of 2005, at the age of 15, I fell in love with a British science fiction show.   I had been watching the Norwegian national broadcasting network's second channel NRK2 to an excessive point all through the summer. While NRK1 mostly showed mainstream stuff like the news, HBO dramas, programs made by NRK itself, well-known movies and new detective shows,... Continue Reading →

Norwegian Patriot

Yesterday was the Norwegian Constitution Day, so I figured I would write a bit about how I feel about Norway. While not being very vocal about it, I do feel patriotic about Norway. And to be clear, when I say patriotic, that is what I mean, not nationalistic. I do not think Norway or Norwegians... Continue Reading →

Norwegian Russ Celebration

The Russ Celebration in Norway is in many ways like the American Spring Break, with many partaking in an excess of sex, alcohol and silliness. It is a weeks long graduation celebration by Norwegian upper secondary schoolers, taking place in May of every year. The pupils who partake in this celebration are called "russ". They traditionally wear... Continue Reading →

This Is Norway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebqdwQzmSHM We are closing in on the 17th of May, the Norwegian Constitution Day, so I figured it was time to remind everyone what it is we are celebrating. This video is from 2007, but it is as true now as it ever was.   Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go to eat some fish and potatoes.  

The Mystery Die

Not long ago, archeologists in Bergen (Norway) discovered a special die from 1276. It is a normal six-sided die, but the numbers are not the normal 1 to 6. Instead it sports a three, two fours, two fives and a six. Archeologists immediately assumed the die had been used for cheating, and therefore, so did... Continue Reading →

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