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.
In November of 2015, me and my girlfriend Renate visited my maternal grandmother in Ålesund, Norway.
Renate had only been in Ålesund briefly one time before, but I had been there plenty of times.
When I was 12, in the late summer of 2002, my mother got a cat for our family.
She had paid for an orange British Shorthair kitty. She had intended to attend a yearly cat show that was held in walking distance from our home.
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.
Here’s a few pictures of me, my sister and my grandpa. They’re from a boating trip we went on to Ona Lighthouse when I was seven years old, in 1997.
In 1997 I, my younger sister, my father and my mother all stayed at a cabin in Finse, a small mountain village in Hordaland county, Norway. Also known as Hoth.
In the summer of 2008, after I, my mother and my sister had been in London for a week, going on The London Eye and visiting The British Museum, we traveled to the small seaside town of Eastbourne to relax away from all the hustle of big city tourist attractions for a few days before returning to Norway.
We relaxed, went to the cinema, I ate boar-steak at a restaurant, we watched the season finale to series 4 of Doctor Who in the hotel lobby and, crucially, tried to go swimming.
The wind was pretty bad that day, but it as sunny and warm. Due to living so close to the beach we had been wanting to go for a swim for some time, but now this desire was overwhelming to the point where no mere wind could ever deter us.
Our mother wanted to relax and read in the hotel room that day, and she mistakenly thought that her eighteen year old son would be able to keep himself and his sister safe for an hour by themselves.
I seem to remember that someone had even put up “
Do not swim!” warning-flags by the beach
My cousin snapped this awesome picture when we were helping my mother move last saturday.
Don’t worry, we were much more social the rest of the day 😉
At the end we even grabbed some take-away chinese food, and met my girlfriend at our apartment (she had been working up to that point) to eat and relax after all the work.
What makes the picture even more ironic is the fact that he took it with his own phone!
Three people, all in the same room, doing three widely different things with their phones, instead of interacting.