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As many of you may have seen the film "The Golden Compass", I would like to correct a few misconceptions presented about Norway in it:

  • Polar bears do not wander the streets randomly (they have reservations)

  • Neither do we ride armed polar bears to war (banned by treaty, Sweden didn't like 'em)

  • We're not run by a Magisterium (we're run by the Directorate of Taxes)

Thank you,

The Norwegian Ministry of Truth.

Current Location: krikkert@HOME
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Nobuo Uematsu - Fairy Battle

In the newspapers and on various message boards, I keep reading entries written by people who believe Christmas is all about the presents. For many, it is. But in my family, you no longer get presents after your 18th birthday. I'm okay with this, because I believe Christmas should be the holiday in which we dote upon our children. For me, it's not the receiving of presents that matters, nor the giving. It's the perverse joy I find in the knowledge that I know what they're getting and they can't stand it, and the mind games we play where they attempt to coerce me into letting slip a hint. It's the part of finding new hiding places for the presents. And it's the incredible feeling I get when I see the look on their faces as they circle the Christmas tree wondering where all the gifts they didn't know about came from.
My presents are rarely expensive (but I spend more on Christmas presents than an average person my age, statistics claim), but they fit.

Before the presents, however, there is the Christmas Eve dinner (traditionally besieged at my maternal grandmother's). Oceans of gravy, enough pork rib to feed a flock of wolves, Christmas sausages and meat cakes to satisfy the Army were it to drop by. It's the kind of Christmas dinner that causes your tummy to sag to the floor and your arteries to groan just by smelling it. Sauerkraut, potatoes, carrots, peas, and flatbread.

So much for my attempts to lose weight this Autumn.

Current Location: krikkert@HOME
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Nobuo Uematsu - Fairy Battle

The First Krikkert
The angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay.

The First Noel
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Nobuo Uematsu -- Steal The Tiny Bronco

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Unceremoniously stolen from shortandsweetnz. :-)

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Current Music: Tom Lehrer - Wernher von Braun

Originally published at Obiter Dicta. You can comment here or there.

I had nearly forgotten that I had even applied. But as it appears, they not only received my application, they even processed it. And sent me a reply. Saying that I had been accepted. For the last week or so, I’ve been tormented by whether to attend a public school, or the private school so gracious to extend me an offer.

I’ve signed and dated the offer, and returned it. This fall, I will be attending BI — or the BI Norwegian School of Management. It’ll be a Bachelor’s program in Economics and Business Law, and I’ll hopefully be extending that into a full-blown law degree. Hopefully.

Also, I’d like to request a few good wishes for my friend Shamini, who’s in a tight spot with regards to the National Higher Education Coordination Board due to some misinformation on their part.

Work’s been hectic this month. I don’t think I’ve had a day off since early April, around Easter. My paycheque also came in the mail — roughly equivalent to two months’ budget when living on government study grants. Money tastes so much sweeter when it’s earned. Sadly, it also leaves so much faster. ;-)

23:20, signing

Originally published at Obiter Dicta. You can comment here or there.

So I’ve recently come into possession of a rather interesting piece of knowledge. Earned the hard way, of course. Namely that my feet don’t quite get along with the special soles. Crying yourself to sleep over physical pain isn’t really a thing to desire. And as such, a quote comes to mind: “I don’t have a pain management problem. I have a pain problem.”

Fame and glory to the person able to come up with who said that.


Originally published at Obiter Dicta. You can comment here or there.

Man hält sich von jeder Straße fern,
denn krikkert hat sein Führerschein.

krikkert has his driver’s licence.

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Originally published at Obiter Dicta. You can comment here or there.

Friday at 0945 hours, I will once again submit myself to the rigorous testing of the State Road Department to see if I know enough to be let out on the roads.

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Have at thee!
Reply, and I promise to tell you:
1) Tell you why I friended you.
2) Associate you with a song/film.
3) Tell a random fact about you.
4) Tell a first memory about you.
5) Associate you with a character/pairing.
6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7) Tell you my favourite user pic of yours.

... And I'll also have your babies and cook. Wait, scratch that last sentence.

Current Location: @Home
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: Boney M - Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord

Interview conducted by the lovely vivianc1968. You know the drill... Want an interview, leave a comment saying so.

1. What were your best and worst jobs? Explain.

My best job was definitly what I refer to as my "cushy government job" -- where I was essentially paid to sit around and talk to kids.
My worst job would in contrast be my summer job at after-school services. Not because of the kids, but because of the hostile work environment. I was 14-15, and it seemed to be a common belief there that all guys who went into that business were paedophiles.

2. What is your favourite song of all time?
My favourite song of all time is from Tarzan; "You'll be in my heart". Don't let anyone know. ;-P

3. If everything goes as planned, what will your life be like in five years?
In five years, ideally I'll be in my second year at Valpo School of Law. And anxious to get out due to the upcoming re-election of President Bush III. ;-)

4. Describe where you currently live and what you like about it.
I currently live in the richest part of the arguably richest country in the world. I also live in a ghetto. Figures. I like it because it's reasonably close to anywhere I would want to go.

5. Here's a cheque for a million dollars. What is the first thing you'll spend money on?
My education. A million dollars would do wonders for my tuition problem.

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Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: None
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