The old proverb says ‘home is where the heart is,’ but what if your heart is in more places than one? I spent the second half of January in the first place I ever called home. I hadn’t been there in almost a year and a half, marking my last stint away from that home … Continue reading Thoughts on Being Home
A little over a week ago was May 17th, the one national holiday out of the year here in Norway that has nothing to do with religion (there are a ridiculous amount of ones that do have to do with religion). I managed to get myself out of bed for a 10am parade (a big … Continue reading May 17th: Norwegian Constitution Day
The longer I wait to type this out the harder it gets. It's been almost a full month since my last real post, despite my initial goal to blog three times a week. I don't really need to explain myself to anyone, because it is my personal blog and it is my random thoughts and … Continue reading One Month Overdue
So I've been blogging for a while now, and I've accidentally gone from blogging two to three times a week down to about once a week. And I'll blame it on the fact that I started making youtube videos three times a week and how much time that takes up, except I don't make youtube videos all three days every single week because, well, I failed at keeping up that schedule as well. I haven't even had a lot of class, and I hardly leave my room, and I've barely written anything for my book since I started it. Where is my time even going?
A two hour train ride can take you north to Lillehammer, a lovely little town known for hosting the 1994 winter olympics and being the setting of Netflix original Lilyhammer. If you've never seen or heard of the show, the premise is essentially that a mobster moves under the witness protection program to Lillehammer because, well, no one's going to recognize him in this small town in Norway. I can say it really is that small.
Woah, Nellie! Where did the week ago? Oh, that's right, I spent it watching The Nanny. Netflix has done horrible things to my motivation. I just found this post on Tumblr that says "Laziness fuels more laziness. Activity fuels more activity." and I have to say nothing else could better describe why I haven't blogged … Continue reading Welcome to the Darkness
This is long overdue, and becoming less quirky with time. I just really like the title. Sue me. Not to complain about my own life back home, but undergrad is significantly easier here. The selection and quality of cheese is pitiful. I've come to (sadly) understand that frozen burritos are a North American thing. Skin … Continue reading Quirky Cultural Differences (#6)
I'M NOT DEAD I PROMISE. And I am still 100% dedicated to this blog. Life has just been a little crazy lately, traveling and what not. I recently got back from a short cruise to Copenhagen. My friend won two free tickets, so we couldn't complain that it was 17 hours there, 5 hours on … Continue reading An Update
I thought I would share with you the video I made about ten of my favorite quirky cultural differences from the series of posts I've made on this blog. In the video I elaborate on some of the things I've noticed with stories of why they're strange or annoying to me, so if you like … Continue reading 10 Quirky Cultural Differences in Norway
This one is long overdue. No one believes in top sheets here. Ikea doesn't even sell them. You have a sheet over your mattress and a blanket, that's it. Girls in the changing rooms are 100% okay with nudity. In fact, most people don't realize that most North American girls think that's weird (we all … Continue reading Quirky Cultural Differences #5: Norway