Friday, 17 December 2010


"woa woa - stop that camera!"
Now I'm off to Friday burger at Sting.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


So. I might have mentioned this before to some of you, it's not exactly a secret - but my favourite TV-series of all times, generes and styles is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I'm a huge fan. The director Joss Whedon is my hero. So you can just imagine how much I loved the originally web-based mini series he created a couple of years back, which I saw the other day. It's called Dr Horrible's sing along blog and the cast is a lovely blend of several of my favourite TV-series, like How I met you mother (Neil Patrick Harris - aka Barney- plays the super villain) and Big Bang Theory (Simon Helberg - Howard - plays the moist side kick). And then there is Nathan Fillion who Whedon has worked with several times before. I guess it mostly reminds me of the Buffy musical-episode which is the most amazing peace of TV history there is - Once more with feeling, and even though the sing along blog doesn't come close to be as goo as that it's definitely worth seeing. If you're a Whedon fan.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Feeling Good

Today I'm dedicating a song to my beloved A: 10 years today!

Friday, 10 December 2010

on fire

My highly concentraded online-search for christmas gifts was just desturbed by two smoking (in the literary sense of the word) young ladies that rang my doorbell and wanted to know if I had any fire-wood. Apparently there's a party next door - they seemed to be in a very good mood and they had very pretty dresses. I had to disapoint them and admit that our apartment doesn't have a fireplace. Now I feel a bit sour. Because the apartment still smell of cigarette smoke, you ask, or because you now know that you have to be worried that you might wake up to fire-alarms, maybe? Or might it be because you're sitting in front of your computer in a boring t-shirt with a chocolate-stain on and the only dancing you'll be doing all night is to the music in you headphones in front of the computer? Hmm.
This is what I'm sit-dancing to right now by the way.

Well. I'm going to a theme-party tomorrow and too much fun in one single weekend isn't good for you - it'll be diluted.

I wish

... that these people stood in my hallway singing. I think the acoustics there might be pretty good, they are welcome to try it out.

Thursday, 9 December 2010


If you buy carnations for 10 NOK you can put them in front of your mirror in the entry hall and that will create the illusion that there are twice as many carnations. Maybe this phenomenon will also appear at other locations, but that has not been empirically proven in this apartment. Feel free to make your own trials.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


I've been away with almost all of my colleagues on a weekend full of niceness. Good-food-and-drinkness. Spa-ness. Inspiring-design-environment-ness. Early-morning-jacuzzi-in-the-snow-ness. At this place.

Sweet. Ness.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

review times two

Hello dear readers! Today I'm going to provide a very important costumer-service and give you two reviews of some interesting products.

Canada Dry Ginger Ale vs. CocaCola Vanilla

Well. The ginger ale tasted mostly sweet and annoying. Can't see what's so Canada about it. So it was an easy win for the Cola - I think it benefited from the touch of vanilla, a slightly more exotic but still familiar taste. In a way.

Mio, min Mio - The film

I'm not sure, is this the same version I saw on TV as a kid? This is dubbed from English to Swedish, and with Norwegian subtitles (the subtitles by my own choise, though).

Jum-Jum is played by a young Christian Bale. And Kato is played by Christopher Lee. Not their best performances, I'm afraid.

Did you know that the Mio, min Mios-song (all Swedish kids knows it) is written by Abba-Björn and Abba-Benny?

OK, so now I have checked. There is only one version. It was a Soviet-Swedish-Norwegian-British production from 1987. And it's not very good... It was better in my mind. Is this a warning not to re-visit childhood favourites?

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Hello gravy boat - Skepp ohoj!

Pretty, isn't she? Just a tiny flaw, not vissble in this photo, but I did not have a single gravy boat in my kitchen until now- not even a little gig. Oh, and I'm being very funny and pun-y and bilingual here - the Swedish word for gravy-boat is "såssnipa" where sås is gravy and snipa is a kind of boat, and the transaltion for that boat-kind is gig. OK. And there my geeky over-explanation is over. I love the ocean blue of this item though. Very appropriate.

Except for my new kitchen utensil the apartment is pretty uninspiring and messy today. I did start with the whole Christmas-decorations-thing, but I haven't finished it. So it's just a bunch of stuff laying around and being in the way so far. I'm going away on a trip with my job this weekend - to a secret location! scary! - so there will not be any more prettifying until Monday. If I'm up for it. Now I'm off to curl up in the sofa and eat candy.

When I Grow Up

OK, so here is today's dilemma: What version of "When I grow up" is the best one? I really love the video for the original by Fever Ray, but the cover by First Aid Kit is so sweet. Anyway, I think the only conclusion I can make in this post is that Swedes makes amazing music.