Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Randomness vs destiny

A year ago I was boondocking around Stavanger and during one of the evenings I met a German couple who was travelling around, and we shared a nice evening of talks and wine. As the evening progressed we ended up … Continue reading

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Life is in the transitions

In the US there is a notion of mentors. Apparently, these are people in your professional field you contact for coffee or lunch, and they give advice and help to move you further up the status ladder. I have never … Continue reading

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No TV Month revised

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”— Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) So I decided to go a month without tv this July. It has gone surprisingly well. I have only broken it once, and … Continue reading

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Man’s (well, mine) search for meaning

I have for over a year now had the dreaded title “ufør” here in Norway. It’s a terrible title – ufør is the equivalent of the word “disabled” in english. Which means there’s a whole species of people who has … Continue reading

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Setting up piHole in Docker Swarm

At home I have set up three raspberry pi’s in a Docker cluster. You know, just for the fun of it and to keep learning new things. Because how could I ever love doing IT stuff if I didn’t set … Continue reading

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Then darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time, and I wandered far on roads that I will not tell. The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien

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Day 4: Say no to your poison

This was the day to clean out the cupboards of a certain food you can’t resist. You just can’t stop eating when you have it around. I struggled with this one, because there weren’t anything that I couldn’t say no … Continue reading

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Capturing the city spirit

I’m on vacation in Oslo, the city I have lived in for 12 years or so. It’s the typical cliche: I didn’t know how much I loved this city until I moved to Stavanger. I knew I loved the openness … Continue reading

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I am a little piece of Norway

That’s what it says on the bag – I am a little piece of Norway. Any Norwegian know what this bag is about: Milk chocolate from Freia. It was the best chocolate, could easily be compared to the quality of … Continue reading

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Day 3: Eat an apple

Easy one, right? Not if you’re on a vacation, which I am. If I had been working, this would have been easy. Now that I’m on vacation – not so much. I have may be eaten that apple 4 – … Continue reading

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Day 2: Have a hearty breakfast

When I started reading “The lean” I googled if others had tried to follow this book – more importantly, did it work? Did people loose weight, feel more energetic, happier? I only found one blog by Jenni Dunning who wrote … Continue reading

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Day 1: Drink water

So what to do when you’re not motivated to loose weight and can’t really stand the thought of dieting? You google, of course! As a vegetarian I then googled for vegetarian weight loss books, and sure enough – Kathy Freston … Continue reading

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That damn weight

A couple of weeks ago I reached a weight level I never thought I would reach (except when I was pregnant, but that doesn’t count). So damn! What now? Twice I have lost a lot of weight (15 kilos and … Continue reading

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Life phases

I have met people that have just stopped in their personal growth. Okey, they might had some personality disorders going on, but it really is a symptom of not being able to change. In the blame-game it’s always somebody else’s … Continue reading

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Mischief

One of my first memories are of mischief. I was about two or three years old and in kindergarten. All the children was outside playing. I looked around me and made sure that nobody saw me. Then I opened the … Continue reading

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Fast talking, slow listeners

I was looking down the aisle at the ecological store I visit now and then. They have a great selection of vegetarian products and vegetables and I found tempeh and seitan for the first time. I was paying for the … Continue reading

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Exhaustingly unexhausted

I should be sleeping now, and I was tired when I went to bed. My brain wouldn’t let me sleep. It was creating sentences that wasn’t sentences, but they want to exist in this world. So here I sit, with … Continue reading

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Hvor ble det av personligheten?

Vi har vel alle hørt klisjeen om at når kvinner får barn, så går alle tanker og energi til den nye babyen i huset. Plutselig så følger man med på de underligste og lite delikate ting som fargen på avføringen … Continue reading

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Deppa etter barselsgruppe

Det hadde gått 2 1/2 måned siden jeg hadde født den lille terroristen, og endelig skulle jeg på barselsgruppe og møte andre jenter i samme situasjon. Jeg kom flyttende til Stavanger for et år siden, så på den tiden har … Continue reading

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Den norske vegankokeboken

Jeg har vært vegetarianer i 17 år nå. Jeg er glad i god mat, men jeg er ikke så glad i å lage mat. Det er et vanskelig dillemma for jeg blir jo sulten, men har for det meste lite … Continue reading

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