Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm a wuzz

I think it means being chicken...or a coward or whatever. Anyways, I'm from the North of Norway and there its too cold for bigger insects like wasps and bees and ugly things that sting you hard. We have mosquitos, plenty huge mosquitos, and some peaceful bumble bees and flies. But not much wasps and bees. So you cant blame me for having this reaction each time one of them tries to get a bit too friendly.

Copyright: Vero

Friday, August 14, 2009

In the name of double standards

Yeah yeah, I know it's not the same. But isn't it ironic when (Norwegian) TV3 sends their UNICEF-commercial about poor Ariane from "Africa" who is undernourished and who will be all fine again for just a few Norwegian kroner (6 kroner = 1 USD). But what is the real reason she is undernourished? Is it that she hasn't got a UNICEF sponsor in Norway yet? Or is it bigger problems like poverty, war, corrupt leaders, unevenly distributed resources etc.?

Not that that was the point. The point is that right after we have stared into the starving eyes of a baby in Africa, a commercial for GO 1-2-3 follows, a diet cure where you lose weight by cutting out 1 or more meals a day, and instead just drinking a diet mixture.

Me bisa keke...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

In a perfect world...

The kids in the kindergarten got to know I got married and were a bit interested in it. For them, being married meant that I had gotten a boyfriend, and it seemed to be a natural part of being married that I could drive a car.
"Can you drive?", a girl asked me.
"Yes", I said, "but I dont have a car."
"You could buy one", said the girl.
"I dont have money right now to buy a car", I said.

A little 4 year old boy provided the solution: "You could just swipe the card! My grandma always does."

(picture borrowed from vivotech.com)