Emilie's Blog

Me, my life, my experiences.

Norwegian (with a generous dash of Swedish) of blood, residing in Oslo!

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This Blog Is Hilarious!

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onsidering I have not clue what to blog anymore, maybe I should take up something like this. As a Sims3 player, this story is extremly entertaining!

My cat, Albin, does this. It’s funny cause if he encounters a drop of water in any other circumstance he freaks out.

My cat, Albin, does this. It’s funny cause if he encounters a drop of water in any other circumstance he freaks out.

(Source: poisonfartdog, via iamavampireand)

Oh, summer! How I long for thee!It seems the whole of Norway agrees with me. We want summer and we want it NOW! Unfortunately for us it’s only March and the temperatures have crept back down to a chilly -11°. It sucks. Plain and simple. This winter has been long and cold. I do not enjoy winter sports at all and haven’t had skis on my legs in 20 years. I am a terrible Norwegian in that regard. I do enjoy huddling up inside with a cup of chai and a good movie or maybe even a book. And I do enjoy the look snows gives the city. But enough is enough! It’s time for summer!
The thing about summer in Norway tho, is that you never know what you get. As the picture I chose to illustrate this post shows, we can definitely have a hot summer with bikinis and sun screen. But we can also have wet and miserable summers. Last summer didn’t arrive until August (so I hear as I spent first half in Montreal) and then it seems not to count cause the holidays are over and everyone is back at work… Oh well. At least I have a great sales line for our cashmere cardigans: “The thing about summer in Norway, is that you’ll always need a warm cardigan at some point or another!”

Oh, summer! How I long for thee!

It seems the whole of Norway agrees with me. We want summer and we want it NOW! Unfortunately for us it’s only March and the temperatures have crept back down to a chilly -11°. It sucks. Plain and simple. This winter has been long and cold. I do not enjoy winter sports at all and haven’t had skis on my legs in 20 years. I am a terrible Norwegian in that regard. I do enjoy huddling up inside with a cup of chai and a good movie or maybe even a book. And I do enjoy the look snows gives the city. But enough is enough! It’s time for summer!

The thing about summer in Norway tho, is that you never know what you get. As the picture I chose to illustrate this post shows, we can definitely have a hot summer with bikinis and sun screen. But we can also have wet and miserable summers. Last summer didn’t arrive until August (so I hear as I spent first half in Montreal) and then it seems not to count cause the holidays are over and everyone is back at work… Oh well. At least I have a great sales line for our cashmere cardigans: “The thing about summer in Norway, is that you’ll always need a warm cardigan at some point or another!”

sosuperawesome:

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I follow several art-promoting blogs. Initially to get inspiration to draw and paint myself, but for some reason it has the opposite effect… In stead of getting that “Hell yeah! I wanna do this”-attitude I just go: *sigh* “Why bother. I am never going to be this good.” 
I am not sure how to break that cycle. It seems I am too restless and inpatient to sit down, do study drawings and just let my skills evolve. I want to be the best NOW! And if I can’t make that happen, then to hell with it!

Saying that, I also want to add that I’d love to be that owl for just one day!

Home Sweet Home

I find it hard to blog these days. It’s like being back in Oslo isn’t interesting enough. In Montreal I had all these new impressions and it was easy to write about and share with (the two of) you guys reading my blog. But Oslo is “home”. It is familiar. I know it too well it seems. Nothing excites me enough to blog about. Which is ridiculous! I LOVE Oslo! I am so happy to be HOME! 

That’s all!

C-c-c-cold!

You’re not a proper Norwegian if you don’t complain about the weather. No matter what the weather is like!

Yesterday I had to call the landlord and ask him to come unlock the door from the outside cause the lock had frozen and we were effectively locked in.

I love gift wrapping. I spend a lot of time each year getting my presents wrapped up so nicely people don’t wanna open them! XD Here’s how I did it this year.
This year I got a bit fed up. Just a little. There were a lot of knots to tie. Also, the strings are woollen and gave me carpet burns. 

I love gift wrapping. I spend a lot of time each year getting my presents wrapped up so nicely people don’t wanna open them! XD Here’s how I did it this year.

This year I got a bit fed up. Just a little. There were a lot of knots to tie. Also, the strings are woollen and gave me carpet burns. 

January!

Happy New Year

Not that I can consider my self much of a blogger these days, but it’s time to see if I met any of my resolutions from last year:

-Learn French (properly!) 
OK. So this was a big fat fail, but in my defence I _did_ move back to Norway… We don’t understand French here… 

-Get my driving licence
This is a big fat fail too… To expensive over here.  

-Get a (proper) job
BIG FAT WIN! 

-Get fit
BIG FAT WIN! 

-Keep eating healthy
I guess I can still cut back on Coke… And chips… 

-Read more books
BIG FAT WIN! 

-See more of Canada
FAIL! FAIL! 

-Start sewing again 
I never got around to even getting a sewing machine? 

-Draw more
Win…? 

So what should I promise to pretend to do for 2013?

-Blog more

-Cut back on Coke. Seriously. My poor teeth.

-See more of Norway

-Keep this gym membership active

-Cook more

Wish me luck!

betype:

Please do not feed the fears.

Wow. This struck a nerve!

betype:

Please do not feed the fears.

Wow. This struck a nerve!

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