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Coffee with booze, obviously. Now, this has been a thing in these here parts for a while. We Norwegians call it “karsk” or “kaffedoktor” (literally coffee doctor, which is an apt name).
After a successful (no deaths!) birthday party for my eight year old son, I find myself in a reflective mood.
Shouting as a form of communication, while popular in this segment, is too easily crowded out. It makes communicative violence such as pushing (move!) and strangling (be quiet!) more, if not acceptible, then at least explicable. There might be valuable insights here for both advertisers and political campaigners, but none especially uplifting.
You know you’re out of shape when coughing makes your core muscles sore.
Always a pleasure to reach a new birthday, and take toll of other milestones accomplished along the way.
The key to a perfect summer is making absolutely zero plans, writes Ephrat Livni in Quartz: https://qz.com/quartzy/1633181/the-key-to-a-perfect-summer-is-making-absolutely-zero-plans/ I think I can manage that.
Noen ganger passer det å fatte seg i korthet: Vil du gifte deg med meg – ja. Skal vi sloss – nei. Gir livet mening – kanskje. Men andre ganger trenger du over 4 tusen […]
I’ve been the color of dead beige most of my life, and somehow I now find myself in vogue (ref Quartz: https://qz.com/emails/quartz-obsession/1609702/). Perhaps even my beige personality might start to get some traction…
I’m all for white powder, but even Norwegians can have too much snow in a spring month. First world problem?!! Sure, but still. Shit.
… what thought process has led to various outcomes I observe around me. As The Killers so eloquently put it: Are we dancer (sic)?
It’s November – and the season for turning on the ovens all over the house. Consequence: Dry scalp – with a vengeance. Still, it’s better than freezing your balls off.
Putting pen to paper has many benefits, writes Anne Quito in Quartz. It develops the capacity for close observation, introspection, patience, and humility Of course, one could also add the word du jour: mindfullness. However, […]
Thank the lords, there is a diagnosis: Tsundoku is Japanese for “the act of allowing books to accumulate.” Here is a selection of the last couple of weeks’ wood pulp accumulation. Now, I PLAN to read […]
The Deichman and other public libraries in Norway are open 7-23, seven days a week. During times when staff is not present, you let yourself in with your library card. People are quiet, polite, check […]
I had a birthday recently, and was for a fleeting moment the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything. Sadly, I have misplaced my towel (and we still don’t know what […]
People say I should not wear my crocs in public, because they are ugly. Bof! This is half the reason I DO wear them (they are also supremely comfortable). In fact, crocs are to the […]
The good thing about being plus forty and minus happy with your dad-bod is at least you won’t have to disagree with other people’s opinions of you.
So, I tried bending over today. That’s not going to work any more.
Apparently, I have come to a point in my life when not having to walk 25 meters to get a free paper ticket from a machine, and then back to put it behind the windscreen […]