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

You are our lucky winner

Monday, I was a little bored at work and suddenly there was an interesting competition on the radio. They translate an English song to Norwegian and present it like a poem, and it’s up to the listener to figure out which song it is. I found out it was "I wanna be the only one" by Eternal, and rang in, and actually got through and was put on the air. I then got the message that I had won… A wine cooler worth 10.000,- Norwegian kroner (about $1400)! Here’s a picture of it. I don’t know who the character in the picture is, since it’s a promo picture I received from the radio station.The refrigerator sized cooler arrived by truck today (unfortunately without any contents) […] Read more

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