Friday, October 12, 2012

Let Sleeping Blogs Die?

Just checking if the old keyboard still works. I kind of forgot how to do this...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The fart cafe

I got this shot from the bus window today. I've seen this name for cafes and bars a few times. One of my linguist friends here says it's from the word 'fartuna'- fortune. Anyone out there know any more?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

How to feed your Gall Bladder

I never even knew that I had a gall bladder, I mean I know they exist in the human body, and so that like everybody else that I probably had one too, but I never wondered about where it is or tried to look for it and see how it was doing. Never, until last week when I was presented with excruciating evidence about the location of my gall bladder.
Now this is a self diagnosed problem which for the present is undergoing domestic treatment.

So here we have a salad so dietetic that I wish I could just go out and order a pizza... These ingredients are all from a gall bladder page on the web: grated beets, parsley, non-fat cottage cheese, radishes, lemons and linseed oil. On this diet I think my 6-pack will be difficult to conceal.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free clean toilets

At the Odessa train station! Not at McDonalds either. Is a well kept secret that if you have a ticket you can use the toilet at the far end of platform 1 for free, saves you a few griven. But- there's no toilet paper. You should be carrying your own TP around with you anyway.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter preparations

I don't know how this fire is special, but every year before Easter we see people leaving church with burning candles. this is the first time I've been on the bus with them though!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gn. 92. Helset

1680. Daniel Pedersson Helset, g. m. Guri Larsdotter Ulvestadnakk. Daniel var ein stor og sterk mann, og det gar gjetord om styrken hans (Store-Daniel). Han var skrivekunnig og ved kjøp av gardparter åtte han heile Helset, n. som lagrettemann i 1700. Daniel d. 1708, skifte 28/4. — Born:
    1. Peder f. 1680 br. garden.
    2. Berte, f. ....., g.m. Morits Jakobsson S. Bjørkedal.
    3. Lars, f. 1686, d. i felttog ved Fredriksstad i 1712.
    4. Marte, f. ...,  g.m. Jakob Rasmusson Bjørkedal.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jakob Verniksson Hesteflot, f. 1632, d. 1716.

Jakob the Bear Slayer

Jakob Verniksson Hesteflot, f. 1632, d. 1716, g. m. Malena Arnesdotter. Han er fyrste mannen med Jakobsnamnet i ætta. Han skaut 16 bjørnar. Han slutta det og tok til å byggje båtar då det lønte seg betre. Etter folketeljinga i 1701 var han lagrettesmann «Sidder udi alfarveien och skydser idelig reisende Persohne.»