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Launching

2003-05-14 12:46:50 - 0 comments    |     Archives

I really can't believe it's taken me 6 years to get a new home page up and running again. I did have my homepage at the college of Molde from 94-96 and it still looks ok, despite being powered by HTML 3.0. :) Guess not throwing all kinds of fancy stuff on to a page makes it more fit to survive.

Anyway, as I began working in the dot com world I didn't have time to keep my own home page up to date. Strange isn't it, the people working with internet solutions for a living were the ones who didn't manage to keep their own home page. So in 97 I only put up a page telling that the Elf's treehouse would be rebuildt. Six years and one domain later I've made good on that promise. Feel free to stay a while and keep popping your head around my door every now and then, would you?

Not born on the fourth of July

2003-05-18 10:44:08 - 0 comments    |     Archives

I managed to skip the 17th of May this year. Since I wasn't able to get a ticket home this week-end I stayed here in Bergen, wich suited me perfectly. I really, really DON'T like our national day.

I mean, what do you do on a day like that? You're constantly standing in line for something. Wether it's a line to buy a over priced hot dog or ice cream, a line to get your spoiled brat a balloon wich has a price large enough to feed a country in Africa or simply standing in line to be allowed to walk in the parade. More -->

Silent running

2003-05-19 11:03:56 - 1 comments    |     Archives

Well, yesterday I did it again, for the first time in three years. I ran a half marathon today. That's 21 km for those who didn't know. I was very happy with the result as well, clocking in at 1 hour and 35 minutes, 15 minutes better than the last time I did it. At the beginning of the race I felt horrible. It was really, really hard and I started out too fast. After a while the people in front of me faded in the distance and at around 10 km the people behind me begang catching up and even ran past me. More -->

Trance?

2003-05-20 20:11:51 - 2 comments    |     Archives

Today I "finally" heard the song that's been number one in Norway for the past few weeks. A norwegian song with an artist named Dina (former Miss Norway I've been told) who's trying to convince the world that what she's doing is trance music. It's not! The song's been rotating on NRKTO twice in the past hour and I can definately tell you that it's euro dance.

If the kids out there really think what they're refering to as trance these days is just that, they're being fooled. If you want trance you should check out Sven Väth or Trancey.com.

Tubular Copy Protection

2003-05-20 20:12:03 - 0 comments    |     Archives

I'm a huge fan of Mike Oldfield, and even though I'm a bit tired of his rehashing of Tubular Bells I was kinda looking forward to his 30th anniversary re-recording of it. Well, I checked out a cover scan of his album, and what did I see? Sorry, Mike. I'm not going to buy this one, not even when it comes to you do I break that principle.

Happy Birthday

2003-05-22 00:43:15 - 1 comments    |     Archives

Well, my offspring turned 3 years old today (or at least it was today 30 minutes ago). Sheesh! It's been three years already? I know, I know. It's a clichè, but usually clichès are.. well, clichès because they are true.

Anyway, happy birthday, Håkon. Daddy wuvs you. More -->

Surfin' USA

2003-05-22 23:57:38 - 7 comments    |     Archives

Finally I unleash my new homepage to the rest of the world. In less than 6 hours I'll be going to US of A (Orlando in Florida to be excact) for a two week holiday. I'll update my blogg while over there, so stay tuned for some holiday reports. In the mean time, feel free to look around my homepage.

HUGE thanks to Lars who made the wonderfull flash-animations for me. Thanx, pal!

No jet lag

2003-05-25 01:58:07 - 6 comments    |     Archives

Getting in to the US is certainly not easy these days. After an 8 hour fligh, wich passed by much faster than I'd expected thanks to my ability to sleep in almost any position, lotsa newspapers and Harry Potter and About Schmidt (great movie), we landed in Washington. There we had to get through 4 check points.
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Panic attack

2003-05-26 03:28:36 - 2 comments    |     Archives

You know those traditional nightmares everyone has? Like the one where you go to job naked? Or you're in bed with someone and you can't perform? What about the one where you're flushing the toilet at the house you're a guest at and in stead of going down the water flows upwards and it won't stop? Well, that happened to me this morning. More -->

It's raining brides

2003-05-27 05:39:13 - 4 comments    |     Archives

So, I've been to my first bridal shower. It's not really customary for guys to be present at one, but since in this wedding there are two brides, they made an exception. It was really nice and because of the heat I drank at least 12 cans of Coke.

We got to meet Hanna and Lisa's families, and Hanna's aunt and mother were basically nuts. I mean that in a good way. There was also a fortune teller present, and Line had her fortune told. She was going to meet a one year older woman who was married to a guy, and she would help Line to solve her financial problems. I was thinking about going over to the fortune teller to ask her when I was ever going to meet a girl friend, but I sorta never got around to it. We won't be going to Disneyland today. It's Memorial Day and they will be so crowded, in stead we're going to go shopping. Going to comic shops and record stores is like going to Disneyland for me anyway. And there's a M*A*S*H marathon on today! :)

Breakfast, comics and movies

2003-05-28 05:34:26 - 4 comments    |     Archives

Yesterday they took us to Waffle House where we had a breakfast that would've been any nutritionist's nightmare. Once again I got that Pulp Fiction feeling. Guess sitting at an american diner eating waffles, sausages, scrambled eggs and bacon will do that to you. More -->

Pictures of a bridal shower

2003-05-28 05:52:59 - 3 comments    |     Archives

I finally managed to upload some of the pictures from the bridal shower. More -->

Americans in Seaworld

2003-05-28 14:53:00 - 0 comments    |     Archives

No, this isn't going to be about the fact that american tap water tastes like fluorid embalming liquid (it does, btw), but rather about yesterday when we went to Seaworld.

The first thing you should know when you go to Seaworld is that you should not under any circuimstances listen to the muzak that's coming from the speakers. It's everywhere! Wether it's that insanely irritating lounge jazz, cheezy new age drivel, classic symphonic rock or shamelesly bad reggea covers doesn't matter. If you listen, you will not wanna do anything more than pull out a gun and start shooting everybody. It's a miracle that there aren't any more shoot outs at these parks. More -->

Documenting the trip

2003-05-29 23:00:01 - 1 comments    |     Archives

I've uploaded several more pictures.
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Florida Days

2003-05-30 14:49:30 - 3 comments    |     Archives

It's weird how the americans are focused on their flag. It's everywhere, on cars, stickers, walls, flag poles and clothes. Yesterday I was at a spa (more on that later) and afterwards I went swimming in the pool. A middle aged guy wearing a summer hat (almost like a cowboy hat) appeared, wearing the american flag as a swim trunk. This is the kind of guy who's probably driving around in an american car with bumper stickers saying: "God bless America," "Support our troops," or "Looking for your cat? Check my tires." I shouldn't be surprised though, this is the country where you can get thongs with the american flag on it. Kinda glad we have that stupid rule in Norway saying the flag can't be worn on your ass. More -->

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