Today is my 30th birthday! I’ve long had a plan of making a sort of autobiography composed of several blog posts on this site. This week, after writing a bunch of new posts, I finished that goal.
For Norwegians, the Mediterranean is one of the most common holiday travel destinations.
It is such a common destination for us that we have a shorthand for everything around that area. “Syden” directly translated just means “the south”. But for us it just refers to the area around the Mediterranean, despite almost everywhere being south of Norway.
When I was eight years old, my parents got divorced.
There had been a long period of relentless arguments between the two. Finally my mother took me and my sister, and moved out.
My sister was born in December 1994, when I was four years old.
One of my earliest memories is from when the paramedics helped my mother out to the ambulance.
In 2003, after my last day of primary school, I got egged.
It was just a few weeks after I had turned thirteen, and I was happy to be leaving primary school. I had never really fit in with most of the other kids there.
Here’s a picture of me at age three, with two friends. The picture was taken in my kindergarten in the fall of 1993.
When I was two years old my dad took me sledding on top of a local mountain. The mountain itself is pretty tall, but most of the hills up there at the top is not very steep.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss video games from Sindre’s childhood. Everything from PlayStation 2, to Game Boy Color, to Xbox 360, to Nintendo 64, to PC gaming.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss video games from Renate’s childhood, before an in-depth dive into Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 masterpiece Apocalypse Now.
I smiled for the first time when I was six weeks old, in Haugesund.
It was during a roadtrip my parents had brought me on, while my dad was trying to sell deer piss to Norwegian hunters.