I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw.
Posts tagged Norway
IF YOU ARE SCANDINAVIAN.
Just watch this.
Even if you’re not. Watch it anyway.
Most epic thing evah. 8D
oh lol what 8D
And this is a great example of Norwegians and their innate fucking loopiness, and why they’re some of my favorite people on Earth.
I’m going to attempt to make a pizza with Norwegian pizza dough I found in the cupboard.
If I had beef & Jarlsberg I’d go for the full Norse experience, but such is life.
Wish me luck, Faithful Followers!
I like to use each cheese slicer equally so that they don’t feel discriminated against.
And then I panic when all six are in the washer and I can’t find the spare slicer.
- Life before Norwegians - what the fuck
is a cheese slicer?
Who needs that?
- Life since Norwegians - Three on hand at all times, including God’s gift to man, The Bjorklund:
Happy Constitution Day, Norway!
Have fun at your insanely packed awesome parties today :-)
In your honor, here’s some old pics of Bergen near the end of the 19th century.
One of my favorite places on this Earth.
I could walk up and down downtown Bergen all day a million times and not get tired of it (well, except for the actual tiredness of the legs, but you know what I mean.)
With our Netflix subscription back up, I started watching Lillyhammer; it’s a Steven van Zandt-starring brand-new exclusive Netflix/NRK show about a New York mobster making a fresh start in Norway under witness protection.
Unlike the last show I watched (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, also a fish-out-of-water-comedy, though as alike in tone as a blind hummingbird of destruction is to a calmer eagle,) Lillyhammer features a resourceful-and-charismatic protagonist having to rely on his past mafia-related skills to live in the Norwegian countryside of Lillehammer, mostly using these past talents for mundane reasons.
Co-creator, star, and pretty cool dude Steven van Zandt knocks it out of the park as Frank/Johnny, a much-more mellow character than his Silvio on The Sopranos.
His interactions with the likeable locals provide the bulk of the action, as he learns about Norwegians and their unique-and-neighborly culture. Based on my own experiences, a lot of this rings true: Norwegians are very friendly and peaceful, very hospitable and welcoming, all the while being some quirky folks. They truly are some of the best people on the planet!
The plot incorporates a lot of the cultural differences between America and Norway into its humor, mining it even for some of the long-running subplots. The humor is an understated type, very Norwegian, in my opinion.
Three episodes in, Lillyhammer is a damned good show. Check it out! Skål!
Going through some old pics, found a bunch from last we were in Norway.
There’s days where I overwhelmingly want to go back.
Due to the subject matter my writing-whilst-sick has drawn me to, it’s definitely one of those days.
Pictured: Steinsdalsfossen, Hardanger, Norway.
I proposed to my lovely wife behind the waterfall. ;-)
Finally watching Trollhunter [Trolljegeren.]
Decent ‘found-footage’ flick so far. The familiar settings are a thrill.
It’s making me really miss Norway. Hearing the strange western-accented Norwegian, cruising the fjords on ferries, the crazy winding roads of Sogn og Fjordane, the waterfalls and towering mountains… one of my favorite places in the world, and it’s been far too long. Everyone should visit this awesome land, at least once.
Thanks to my lovely wife’s wonderful editing and notes, the first coherent draft of the Bergen short story, The Hansa Inheritance is completed.
The sense of accomplishment is exhilarating, and I feel like I’m back on the rails.
Work is now underway on draft #2.
For now though, naptime.
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About the pic: A photochrom of the Bryggen Fish Market in Bergen, Norway; taken sometime between 1890-1900.