Friday, July 31, 2009

At home sick

Last night I was at colleague's apartment in Oslo, together with 4 other coworkers, and 3 boys. We made dinner and I had two glasses of wine before I left at 2330. On the way home I didn't feel too well, and I was very happy to reach the toilette time just as I came to the drive way.:o)
Slept like a baby last night, but when I woke up today my stomach didn't exactly behave like my best friend. :oC Guess I've got some kind of bacteria it wants out. So I had to call in sick, which I really hate. I like going to work with a cold or if I just have a stomach ache etc. I don't call in sick very often, but when I do I always feel so sorry for my colleagues. Especially since I was put in another shop to help out in a very hectic periode this summer. I feel awfull to let them down like this. But I can't make it down to the train the way I am right now. My stomach won't alove me to leave the house. :oS

This is Stella an Shih Tzu dog that bellongs to one of my coworkers. She is such a sweet dog. I liked the silky fur of hers, and those cute eyes. :o) I hadn't seen a Chi Apso in real life until I saw her. Isn't she just a cutiepie?

Yesterday was the day of all days. I had my wedding dress delivered to me at my job. I was very excited to see it in real live. And I wasn't exactly disappointed! It looks really good in real life! Way better and more wedding gownish than I ever though by the picture (I posted)!! I am so happy! :oD So now I wonder about a very imporant fact: I know it is bad luck for the groom to be to see me in the dress before the wedding and all. But is it also bad luck for him to see it on a hanger before the wedding? Just wondering as I am dying to show it to him when he gets home! :oD And we haven't set a date for the wedding yet. ;o) Lol. It'll come, we just won't rush it and I won't push it on him.
I also got the cricut flowers from Ebay that I won the biddings on. Lovely sizes and colors. Can't wait to use these to decorate! :oP
My Hollandish pen pal send me a letter too. I haven't heard from her in months so I was really pleased to find her letter in my mailbox. Everything is fine now, but she's been through a lot poor girl. She almost lost her boyfriend and the father of her daughter, in surgery! It was just a routine operation, but it became rather nasty. Poor guy lost 4 litres of blood! :oO He is still recovering from it today. My thoughts goes him and to my penpal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I just LOVE dogs!

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day isyoung, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, andyou're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace anywiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeakytoys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me changethe light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I?Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've ledthese people from the dark, check to make sure Ihaven't missed any, and make just one more perimeterpatrol to see that no one has tried to take advantageof the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'mbouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but Idon't see a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee onthe carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't needno stinking light bulb."

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the lightbulbs in a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's earand he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring thehouse, my nails will be dry.

This is actually copied from a very nice blog I came over at youtube. Please do visit the blog for funny and cute dog pictures etc.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

I just have one word:

I actually did it! I never ever tought I would be able to make a three column blog, but I did it! What do you girls think of my new site? :oD

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Twilight FBs

These FBs was made for my friend in England, who's
just read the 4 books in the serie, that Twilight
the move is based upon.
I was at the cinema last night and saw Harry Potter - and the
halfblood prince. The movie is very good indeed, ut the end
came so sudden. Oh, well. I leave it up to you that have
seen it to coment further, so I won't spoil it for the
ones that haven't.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wedding gown

I think I may have found my wedding gown at this really amazing
web shop. I was fantasazing somewhat of actually have
a traditional handfasting, as that would be more right
for us. We want it to be the day we bind our love and friendship
together, and not involve any God or a judge. But there is only
two ways of becoming married in Norway: either in church
by a priest, or at the town hall by a judge. I would prefer the
surrounding of a church if I were to choose, but since we will
consider handfasting, we will have to get married for real¨
at the town hall. It actually hurst me a little that the ceremony
at the handfasting won't be the real ceremony to marry us... But I will
do it to have my handfasting as the main ceremony. I guess the
real marriage will just be the two of us. I find that rather romantic
when I think of it that way. ;o)
We have decided some small things, I have my shoes, my corset and now
the gown has been shiped from the web shop. Can hardly wait to see it!!
I hope I will fall in love with in real life as well. :o) We also have decided
that we'll have this amazing photo studio to take the pictures. I want
good and playfull pictures that aren't boring to watch. These have
that edge and they do it soooo well. Pluss, I know a girl that works there.;o)
PS: don't think I will wear that piece of jewlery, although it comes with
the dress. I will make one myself I think. :o)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I am not a big art fan of any kind....

... but I do like good art when I see it. Last year I decided to take Frode to the art gallary/ museum of Munch. Henrik Munch was a child with a huge talent of painting, and I like the way he used the brush on his paintings.:o) Today his big painting is on the 1000kr bank note as a tribute to him.
In 2005-2006 his famous painting Scream was stolen from the museum, but was later found. We did convict a couple of men for it, who are in jail even today. The painting was not handled well and suffered some damages. They had even taken the priceless frame apart from it! Clearly somebody without much knowledge about art like this. It's worth more unharmed than they can imagine!

Then we have Theodore Kittelsen. This man was made famous for illustrating folklores, fairytales and mystical creatures. The painting that I remember the most is The Neck or Nøkken as we say. That is the creature that lives in the water luring people in it... I always think of him whenever I encounter a dark and bottomless pond in the forest. It gives me the chills even today. LOL! But his other paintings are also some pieces of art that I grew up with. :o)

Then there is Odd Nerdrum. Nerdrum is loved and hated for his VERY strange ways of behaviour, and really bisarre paintings. I once looked through a whole book of his paintings and I found that I really like his makabre art. I don't know why really. It appeals to me in a strange way.
By the way, Odd is actually his name by birth. Odd doesn't mean strange or weird in Norwegian, but is a pretty normal name. Since we have been more Americanized we choose not to name our newborn Odd or Even. Sounds really weird in English, where they have a TOTALLY different meaning. Hehehe

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What a week...

...last week was.
Thursday I was working the web at the office, when the internet fell down twice, as we were working. Well, the weather was georous, so we all went outside for 10 minutes.:o) Lovely. We also eat lunch in the sun, which I really enjoy. Nothing like working in the shop. LOL!
Friday, the first thing I encounter is a very angry bus driver. We have changed the monthly bus passes to electronic passes, which I can use both on the trains and on the buss. But for some odd reason, mine doesn't work when I leave Oslo, either way... Only going into Oslo.
I have complained like 3 times, nobody finds the fault, and says that the pass is active and good. If any train staff or bus drivers says otherwise, they can't charge me. I have to tell them that the system is still not 100%. I did tell the bus driver that, but he said: NO MONEY! YOU HAVE TO PAY! Wow, was screaming at me really nessesary...
Then I asked if he could look at my card, get the info. He did and the info said that the pass was valid to 12th of July and even the exact time of experation. Still, he said. NO MONEY! YOU MUST PAY! The whole bus was looking at us and I was so embarressed. I paid and we could
finally drive. The bus was already 5 min late...
Then at work the fire alarm suddenly went off
in the middle of the day. We had to leave the building of course. An electrician working in the same building was running around franticly speaking in his cell phone. It was a false alarm, but the fire trucks still came. Two of them. We waited to see some hunky looking
fire fighters with their shirts off in the heat. But there were only badlooking a little older fire fighters. :o( The day wasn't going at all as I wanted it to. LOL!
Later that night we were going to get visitation from Frode's brother. He came around 8 pm, but before he came there was this thunder storm that passed us over. It had the most lightning ever! And they hit so many things. I could see every time the lightning struck something on ground, and when it eventually passed over this house the loud was sooo intence! Flash and rumbling at the same second! The electricity went off of course, so Beate at the shop called me up on the cell: eh, do we have an emergency routine when the power is off?
Not exactly, that only happens around every solar eclipse, so we haven't made any rules on that type of emergecies. I told her to wait it out, don't let any customers in and just listen to the security guards. It's thunder so it will pass by. :o) It did. After 18 min the electicity was back on. I am glad I didn't lose any of my el equipment, but I have heard that Beate lost her computer, and a guy at the office lost his router. The news said that 2000 lightings hit the ground that hour! WOW! I'm glad nobody was killed. People are really stupid when it comes to thunder. :o(
Saturday, we went to a big sport house to buy some dry freezed food for the boy's upcoming trip to the wilderness of Femund. They are three guys going, and they calculated 3 meals a day. That equals 62 bags of food! We did buy them all at once! Felt a little weird walking around the shop with two baskets full of dry food. Looked like we were a little lazy at cooking! ;o) LOL! The boys also bought a new back pack as the old one they used two years ago, was waaaay to big for them. Those back packs were buildt for people over 185cm, these two brothers are 165cm. Not sky high, so you see the problem with huge back packs not hanging were they are supposed to. Very uncomfortable to use when you are walking kilometers after kilometers...
Then we went over to Sweden, to Charlottenberg. It's been years since I was there, and we needed some candy, sodas, sigarettes (not for me), Red Bull extra strong and meat. Lots of meat. ;o) It really is sooo much cheaper in Sweden. Most of Norwegians pass over the boarder to hamster food in their freezers. LOL! Now we have to. ;o)
Back home we saw so many nice cars and figured out it was 4th of July. Then there's a parade in Lillestrøm which we went to see. All sorts of American cars, old as well as new, was parading there. I had my camera on my cell phone so I did take lots of pictures. Here are some of the nicest ones I think. Not that I am a car enthusiast or anything like that. I just like old stuff, things with history. :o) And if they look pretty. :o) Or look gothic ! LOL!

Sunday the boys were so hung over after visiting a pub in our neighbourhood. When they woke up at 2 pm they started putting pieces of the night together. Frode had walked off for some reason, and on the way he just needed to "sit down" a little. He sat allright, then puked like 4 times, then fell asleep in his own puke pile. M-m, lovely sweetheart. ;o) He later woke up, still drunk. He staggered back home and on to the sofa, to discover his t-shirt was missing... Okay... Where did his t-shirt go during the night? We still don't know, but my thought is that he used it to clean off the womit in his face etc, then left it wherever he was at that time. He thought it was on the way back home, but we haven't seen any t-shirt so I think it's in some other road he though was on the way here. Guess his mental map got a little screwed up, after all his alcohol level was sky high. ;o)