Once In A White Moon - by Gina Therese Hvidsten
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Once In A White Moon

Insurance nirvana

In Norway the car insurance is based alot around how far you drive over the course of a year. These last two years I’ve had my car, I’ve paid to drive 16.000km a year, but have actually only driven 10.000km. This made me call my insurance company to make me pay for 10k a year instead of 16k, to get cheaper rates (and not giving the company more money than they deserve, of course). Suddenly the nice lady at the other end of the line wanted my bank account number, since this had a two year retrospective effect. They were actually going to pay me back the money I had overpaid. So I expected to get about 1.500-2.000 norwegian kroner, based around that my annual […] Read more

The end of summer

My summer vacation is nearing it’s end, and to sum it up, it has been a wonderful vacation back at my parents. I’ve been to the beach, joined my folks for a trip out with our boat, relaxed, and even had a little flight with a propellar-plane. I also attended a local music festival with famous norwegian artists giving a great performance for what must have been Norways biggest vorspiel (See the photos of both events in the photosection).I also found that the local library had a free WiFi access point, so that I could also get some time online.Unfortunately I had to go to work a couple of days in my vacation to make sure everything worked for the big tests being performed on […] Read more

Annual BBQ

Two of days ago, it was once again time for my annual BBQ. I invited friends from all about for some nice food and lots of beverages of course. We had a great time, and I think I got a little too much to drink. Not that I had a great time, but the next day I had a killer hangover. Mental note: 1 bottle of red wine, 4 Smirnov Ice and 2-3 glasses of generously mixed Fjellbekk (Vodka, Aquavit and Sprite) is too much. I was really tired when everybody left, and lied down in the hallway for about half-an-hour before getting to bed. Our cat was really confused with me lying on the floor, and walked around me miaowed before lying down beside […] Read more

Glorious day of DVD

This certainly was a glorious day for my DVD collection. After careful consideration and calculation, I gave into the urges and ordered 11 DVDs from Play. When one includes the two I ordered from DVDStrax last week, this certainly gives my DVD collection a boost… and my wallet a big black hole. And now that season 2 of "24" has started on norwegian TV, I can at least look forward to seeing all the episodes of "24" without having to wait a whole week for another exciting hour.