Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Books read in 2012 - February

Livstid by Liza Marklund – AUDIO
Ni brev til advokaten by Kjersti Scheen – AUDIO
God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
Den femte årstiden by Mons Kallentoft
Gösta Berlings saga by Selma Lagerlöf – AUDIO
Åndemasken by Stein Ståle
Svart sti by Åsa Larsson – AUDIO
Til siste slutt by Traudl Junge
Redselen fra dypet by Charles Wilson
Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card – AUDIO
the internet is a playground by David Thorne
Dronningens fiende, volume two by Alexandre Dumas
The Turtle Lady by Evelyn Sizemore
Døden ved vann by Torkil Damhaug – AUDIO
The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith – AUDIO
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
En landsens lege by Franz Kafka

10 printed books, 2,932 pages
7 audiobooks, 68h 2m

Monday, February 27, 2012

Keanu vs shark

Look at the eye on that shark ... !! When I first saw this I thought that that image must have been photoshopped ... seriously, what shark has eyes like that? Crazy eyes. o_O


But then I looked into it a little more and have now determined that this is probably a thresher shark, and they actually do have these huge round eyes. Further, there are three species of thresher shark, the largest of which, the common thresher, can become up to six meters and 500 kilos +. There isn't much to go by in this picture since it only shows part of the animal, but I'm thinking that this is a bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus, which is slightly smaller. (No prizes for guessing on what basis I drew that conclusion.) Thresher sharks are solitary and mostly pelagic. They have a modified circulatory system so that they can retain body heat to some extent. They can live for up to 20 years. All three species are on the IUCN vulnerable list. Of course.

You really can learn something new every day, and from the most unexpected sources. ;-)

Friday, February 24, 2012

A sudden shock!

I seriously CANNOT BELIEVE I never realized this before ... !! :-o

Thursday, February 23, 2012

An amazing mother

With four legs and lots of black fur. :-)

This is oldish news, but I just discovered it, so - and please excuse this lousy pun - bear with me. The black bear, Ursus americanus, is a medium-sized species of bear which lives in north America. The females normally have two cubs in each litter. This is rather typical of bears in general, as we know ... two seems to be the optimal number for your average bear mother to care for, regardless of species. But sometimes black bears, at least, have significantly larger litters. Check this out. A mother bear with five cubs. :-o


All I can say is that she must be a fantastic mom, because, look at this:


She raised all five successfully. Wow. That bear must be one tough cookie. :-D

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Recommended reading

If you read Norwegian, anyway. You should read this. Kari Jaquesson's blog post where she basically says that it's wrong to perform gastric bypass surgery on children. It's just fascinating to read the comments. She is spot on about how the media gives us such a one-sided view of ... everything. That may well be a big part of why so many people can apparently read a simple blog post and not actually manage to understand anything of what it says. It's fascinating. Jaquesson writes it's really difficult and commenters respond how can you say it's so easy!. What?

If you're nine years old and significantly overweight, then yeah, your parents are doing something wrong. At that age you don't decide what you eat. It's probably difficult for parents to accept that they are the ones who gave their child bad habits, but with little kids, where else does it come from? And it doesn't have to be about obesity. I myself am skinny, which is supposedly always a good thing - you can't be too rich or too thin, right? Well, if you get an extremely aggressive form of leukemia and then double sided pneumonia almost immediately after beginning your treatment, and as a result you drop 25 kilos in three weeks ... that's a situation where it's really not good to be ten kilos underweight. This actually happened to my second cousin, except fortunately she was in really good shape and not underweight, so she made it.

But I really was too thin, and I could never manage to put on weight, even though I ate normal healthy food and there was never any focusing on dieting and weight control at our house when I was growing up. I finally did put on the missing weight - when I moved out and starting eating most of my meals alone. I was very picky as a child - very picky - and there was a lot of focus on this during mealtimes and also partly when food was discussed. I was scolded sometimes for being such a finicky eater and I was always urged to sample new foods, to not be so difficult, etc. My father took this to an extreme by sometimes claiming that when I said I didn't like whatever it was (after tasting it and usually eating the full meal even though I didn't like it) this was something I was just saying to make myself interesting, and in fact I did like the food. IMO that's pretty disrespectful. Sorry, dad, if you read this. But that's just not right.

And I don't think it was too smart either, because as I say, while I was living with my parents and eating with them, I never managed to make the weight gain that I needed. But it didn't take long after I started living alone before I started putting on weight ... AND also started to be more experimental in both my cooking and my eating. So yeah, I totally agree that parents are an essential key to this problem. No matter how well-meaning they are.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy 75th!!

King Harald V is 75 years old today. That seems old. But he still seems to be full of vigor and zest for life. He's certainly come a long way. :-)


Monday, February 20, 2012

What does this remind me of?

Oh yeah, The Mentalist. I like that look.


Here's a little more about the new documentary, Side by Side. I am so looking forward to seeing it ... !

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Board game night

Yay, we managed to try one of my old games tonight! The Mystery of the Scream, which turned out to actually be not at all as shitty as people say. But definitely in need of some house rules.

Also We Didn't Playtest This At All, Piece o' Cake and Cartagena.




A good time was had by all. :-)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I want spring ... !!

Look what I found, isn't it beautiful. I wish I could say I had found some of them for real. But of course if I had they would have instantly been killed by the cold and the snow. Ack! I want spring ... !! :-(

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I made a lol

And I seriously can't believe I didn't see this sooner. o_O

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Aussie lizard

A v. cool Postcrossing card I received today, all the way from Australia. The sender writes that she was going to send me a card with another lizard, a thorny devil, Moloch horridus, but then realized that I had already gotten one like that, via Germany. So she picked this one instead - yay! :-D It shows a goanna, specifically a large sand monitor, Varanus gouldii. Check out that head and neck ... ! 


Postcrossing rocks ... ! Oh, and I love the thorny devil's Latin name. :-D

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

ESC 2012 - Norway, final

We're on!

First of all, I'm rooting for Nora Foss al-Jabri tonight, like, I hope, the majority of the audience. That entry is definitely the best of this year's pretty weak lineup. I would also be happy to see The Carburetors go ... but I have serious concerns that Plumbo will end up winning. It's great that they're in the final, but they will bomb in Baku. But whatever, we're used to that ... !! :-D

Second, I am soo sorry that we won't be seeing Stella on stage tonight. She would be on fire in this show and I would love to see her claim this honor (traditionally the performer of the previous year's winning entry is the centerpiece of the final) but of course I understand completely that her focus right now is on something else entirely. My heart goes out to her and her whole family. :-(

Fun intro with Sundnes and the dancers, I love his jacket. :-) Hey, he's telling us how to vote tactically! That's a first. But it's good, definitely. Get people thinking. We don't want to bomb, do we? It just comes so naturally to us.

The artists enter the arena ... I like how they're doing it having them walk down the stairs like that. Some new things are actually good. Nobody seems to be getting a noticeably bigger cheer than anyone else ... but Plumbo and Nora are among those who do, unless my ears deceive me. Good. Oh, look at that silly boy trying to be tough. Smile, you punk, the whole country is watching. Sheesh.

We can't vote till after the initial performances are complete. Excellent. That should be a permanent rule. Again.

Entry #1: Stay. Tooji thinks that if we send him we have a really good chance of winning. Seriously? OK, he has to say that, I guess, but he can't honestly believe it? Has he watched the ESC at any point ever? I like this even less this time around. Energetic, I guess, but such a bad voice, and so much of it. This should have way more music, not just that plastic beat. I don't understand how this got through ... I'm almost embarrassed on his behalf just watching this.

Entry #2: High on Love. Ooh, someone who can actually sing. Yay. :-) And also unlike the previous entry, this song is even catchy. The singer is hot and ooh, the chorus rocks. :-D She's almost making me forget about little Nora. I like this. I may vote for it. It would be so cool to see this on stage in Baku. We probably wouldn't have a chance at first place, but everyone would love watching our entry. :-D

Entry #3: Sailors. Karlsnes couldn't believe she was the wild card, because there were lots of other great entries that she thought would have gotten through instead? What shows has she been watching? o_O Good voice, cool presentation, but again the backing dancers are distracting me. And in Baku she would benefit from a less tacky outfit. Remember Belgrade. This song is catchy but ... cold, in the sense that it's very stylish and slick but doesn't necessarily have a lot of heart. Oh well. We wouldn't have to be ashamed of this entry.

Entry #4: Ola nordmann. Oy vey. Catchy and fun, but where does the fun go when you don't understand the language? This has a serious chance of winning, but internationally, it'd bomb all the way. :-D If we send this, then I have no idea where Plumbo will be on May 26th ... all I can tell you is that they won't be on stage in the Crystal Hall. This actually reminds me a lot of the Irish entry in 2007. Ouchie. It's not a bad song, and they're probably great guys, but this is a dud ESC-wise. I'm thrilled they're on stage here for a number of reasons, but I soo hope they won't win. :-D

Entry #5: Crush. Sweet girl, pretty dress. But such a teenybopper plasticky song. The immaturity of the lyrics disgust me. Also the illegal number of dancers on stage. A catchy song, but she's still stuck in the junior version. This would get nowhere in Baku.

Entry #6: Somewhere Beautiful. This Disney ballad would be our wisest choice. A beautiful girl, but not least, an absolutely stunning voice. She would also get some extra points with the wow factor - as in, wow, she's only sixteen?? She really is an astonishing singer for her age. And the song really is good too. The entry as a whole is something that would go down very well down east. It would be liked all over Europe, but maybe eastwards especially. An emotional song, performed convincingly by a pretty young thing in a relatively decent gown. OK, Reidun Sæther, I'm sorry, but this gets my vote.

Entry #7: Don't Touch the Flame. OK, I'd be really happy to see these guys in the Hall as well. They obviously wouldn't win, but it'd be so cool to send this kind of music. That'd really cement our rumor as totally unpredictable ESC-wise. :-D It's a catchy song and the guys are pros. Nothing wrong with this entry. Just not my favorite and not the one I believe would give us the best chance. But so much fun if we sent it ... ! :-D

Entry #8: Things Change. Actually, it might be kind of fun if we sent this too. It'd bomb. But it would really leave Europe scratching their heads. :-D A good song, catchy (although it feels rather overlong) and a professional performance ... but doesn't belong in the ESC.

Entry #9: Sammen. A song that comes straight from their hearts. Aw. Another song that belongs in the junior version. An obvious immigrant and a white girl rapping in Norwegian, in Baku? Seriously, let's not. Fortunately, I can't imagine for a second that we will. Even if NRK is letting them fucking cheat with that choir!! If I could I would give this entry minus points. Bite me.

Entry #10: Make It Better. Yay, an entry that I actually like. Cool performance, catchy song, OK singer. Ie, his voice. :-) Overall a quality entry that would most likely get middling results in Baku. I'd be happy if we sent this, I'd consider voting for it, but I'm afraid Nora has to get all my votes tonight. Fredvang has my moral support. :-)

That's everyone. I'm really confused about how this will turn out ... there's no obvious winner this year, really. But I don't think it matters that much what we vote tonight, because it's entirely clear that the international winner is not in this lineup. Not that that's a bad thing. The ESC is a money- and resource-devouring mastodon of the first order, and we don't want to win more than once a decade at most. So far so good. ;-) The contest was here in 2010 - as all my readers are no doubt very well aware ;-) - and 2013 is way too soon to have it come back again. It's fantastically cool and all but we don't really have room for that thing.

Ahahaha ... ! Aftenposten online has an article at the top of their front page right now about how we should 'vote for a winner' ... ie, not Plumbo. Supposing of course that we want to win, which, clearly, not everyone agrees on. The article's open for comment and someone writes, get this: I couldn't agree more! If Plumbo wins, I can guarantee that Norway won't even be in the ESC final! Actually, s/he writes 'MGP', so unknown commentator, your ignorance is showing. Apart from that, s/he is entirely right. But then s/he goes on to conclude, Vote TOJI! Ahahahaha!!

Ooh, the interval entertainment! This was supposed to be Stella Mwangi's moment to shine, but because of her father's rather brutal death she is understandably absent. So curious to see what they've come up with instead. Let's see.

Almost forgot, I loved seeing the glimpses of the past final ... way past. Hard to believe that the results were once sent in by mail ... !! LOL!! We've come a long way technologically speaking. o_O

Oh, it's something very cool!! This will be our 50th ESC entry, and the very first was performed by the seemingly immortal Nora Brockstedt. She is in the audience and the interval entertainment is her winning entry, Voi voi, performed by all of this year's finalists together, each doing his or her or their piece in the style of their entry tonight. What a fantastic idea! :-D I love it. I want to watch it again. Good thing I'm recording this. ;-)

Now some other show while they count the votes. BRB.

The absolutely last round. Sundnes talks to the artists ... literally right backstage, apparently. They are all extremely psyched. But they can still speak Norwegian, come on, people. Alternatively learn to pronounce nachspiel.

Yet another runthrough of all the entries. Fingers crossed for little Nora. Who will get through? Plumbo, Nora ... maybe Tooji, sheesh. Lise Karlsnes? Hoping for Reidun Sæther instead though ...

The results, in no particular order: Plumbo. No surprise there. Nora! Yes! Again not a surprise, but happy happy. :-) Øien and Bare. Sheesh. Come on, people, we can't send an American just because he's charming. Seriously. Tooji. F**k.

OK, we've seen all the entries again. They're still the same. Now for some more interval entertainment while we wait. Rybak! Yay!!

Voting's over. I voted five times for Somewhere Beautiful, or maybe six. I lost count. Fingers crossed for Nora ... !! But it'll be Plumbo in the end. Sheesh, Norwegians. :-)

Counting the votes, and a little bit of chat to pass the time. Per Sundnes!! Azerbaijan is not a 'very young nation'! Seriously! They are a young state, but they are an old nation. Learn the difference, seriously. Don't start offending our hosts already.

The result is in ... ! I'm less nervous than I normally am. Let's see - three city juries and five televote regions. Each of the host cities has one of the juries and the regions are of course the usual ones. Votes from Ørland - Plumbo in the bottom. Is there hope?? Nora is their winner! Yay! Larvik - Nora first again. Ooh, now I'm getting some nerves. If only this was decided by a professional jury, I wouldn't have to worry. They'll give Nora the lead and then the common Joe will have voted ten million times for Plumbo and we're screwed. Sheesh. Florø has Somewhere Beautiful as their #1 too. Eek!

The North is the first region. Gasp! They have Ola nordmann in the bottom! Is there hope?? They have Stay as #1. But there wasn't that much of a lead. Not like in 2009. :-D Western Norway: Plumbo in the bottom! OMG! The easterners will be the ones screwing this up, I'm afraid. But the westerners have Stay on top too! What is wrong with people?? :-o The field is relatively even, nothing is decided yet. South: Somewhere Beautiful in the bottom, sob. But Ola nordmann second. Stay in the lead though. Sheesh. Now I'm starting to hope for Plumbo almost. Central Norway ... they're last, Nora second last. Bobby Bare will do well there. :-D Yup. But Tooji wins here too. I has a confusion ... !

I really don't get this. Sure, we don't want to win, but we don't want to bomb either ... do we? o_O Final set of votes. Stay is way ahead. And Ola nordmann is last! OMG!! Somewhere Beautiful is in second place, so Stay is the winner. F**K!

Who are these people who voted for this? Did they even think about how we'll do in May? Let's just pick the worst song available and send an Iranian who can't sing, why don't we. If I was a conspiracy theorist I'd be thinking that this was some kind of fifth column attack by Sweden. Well, at least we'll only have to see it one more time, since it won't be part of the lineup on the 26th. >:-)

Hans-Tore Bjerkaas is probably very happy right now.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Quote of the Week

Justice is incidental to law and order.
Havelock Vetinari J Edgar Hoover

Thursday, February 9, 2012

One Million Morons

Basically you are a moron to start with in any case if you think that the number forty thousand in any way, shape or form conforms to the number one million. But that's not the main point. The main point is that religion rots the brain. Today's perfect example comes to you courtesy of JC Penney.

As you may have heard, this billion dollar company (if they still are above the billion mark at this point in the recession) have recently hired a new celebrity spokesperson, Ellen Degeneres. With my limited awareness of what JCP offers by way of ladieswear and Degeneres' public image I have to say they've made a pretty good choice. I think she'll be a great spokesperson for them. Not everyone agrees, though. A gaggle of women with too much free time, all of them no doubt good Christians, have taken it upon themselves to protest this affront against decency. They claim, and I quote:

By jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon, JC Penney is attempting to gain a new target market and in the process will lose customers with traditional values that have been faithful to them over all these years ... The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.

Here's where religion rots your brain. Supposing that these people aren't just trolling, we have to accept that they actually believe this. How stupid can you get? It goes without saying that what they imagine cannot possibly be the case. IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING. This is a huge company that we're talking about here. Huge. A retail giant. It is completely and utterly one hundred percent safe to take it as given that before extending this offer to Degeneres, the relevant powers that be at JCP have done ridiculous amounts of market research, focus group testing, polling etc in order to find out who among those celebrities they could reasonably expect to hire would be the most useful and beneficial for their brand. So no, the majority of their customers will not be offended and will not choose to shop elsewhere. This has already been determined - before the position was offered to Degeneres.

It goes without saying. Can't people at least try to use their brains a little?

Sheesh, humans. But at least the One Million Moronic Moms have taken down their Facebook post ... after most of those who commented totally disagreed with them. There may still be some hope for humanity.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

YAY!

If this is true, and I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be, then there's NO WAY I will ever become a serial killer! WIN!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Charles Dickens 1812-2012

If he was alive today, he'd be dead.

One of the greatest writers in history, no doubt. He came from humble beginnings, but created works that will live throughout human history. If you haven't read Dombey & Son, you've missed a major treat.

When Tanumine and I went to London two years ago, one of the places we visited was The Dickens House Museum. We had a little trouble finding it, but wow, it was so worth it. Just being in the places where he lived was so special. Of course I made a video. :-)



Fullscreen here.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

ESC 2012 - Norway, round three

I watched this, but wasn't able to blog it, because board game night. :-) I made notes though, while we played Mystery of the Abbey. :-D

This was the last round before the final, three of the final ten were to be selected. Then the jury's wild card would be 'drawn' a few days later. Oh, the excitement. ;-) I really liked Stokstad's dress.

Entry #1: Stay by Peter Boström, Figge Boström and Tooji, performed by Tooji. SO American. Could have been catchy, but just doesn't have the personality. He doesn't have much of a singing voice, very weak. An OK entry, but very forgettable. We forgot it before we were even done watching it. The performance is professional, but the song has no character, and the singer is ... bad. Sorry. I would never vote for this and I don't think many other Europeans would either.

Entry #2: Si by Marthe Valle, Bjarte Ludvigsen, Jens Kristian Rimau and Anders Bjelland, performed by Marthe Valle. Great that she's singing in Norwegian. Also always good to have had the singer contributing to their own entry. (I may forget to mention this sometimes, but you can take it as given that this is always my opinion on the issue. :-) Good theme for an entry, and I love that she's using her own dialect. But this just isn't catchy enough. The melody is too even, there's no hook to it. The audience won't remember this ... not in Baku, but not in Florø either, so that won't be a problem.

Entry #3: Things Change by Bobby Bare, performed by Petter Øien and Bobby Bare. NRK must have changed the rules without telling us, because last time I checked, each entry had to be at least 50% Norwegian. Ie, no foreigner could compete without having collaborated with a Norwegian citizen. (And remember, with this entry, only Bare is competing. It's the composers and songwriters that are the competitors, so Øien is not taking part in the actual competition, only in the performence.) I liked the old rule. >:-( What I also don't like is this song. Sheesh! It is WAY too American. Catchy as far as this genre goes, but it is not an ESC song. Germany sent something like this in 2006 and it went ... OK. They came 14th. I question whether we would do as well with this. This is too ... there's no English word for it, in Norwegian we would call it traust. The kids won't like this. And generally down east it won't go down well. Nothing wrong with the song, but it's inappropriate for this setting, IMO. I thought it might do well here though since I suspect that it's to a large extent the older generations who vote in this country.

Entry #4: Sammen by Sigve Bull and El Axel, performed by Yaseen and Julie Maria. These teenyboppers will probably do well since they have a big built-in fan base among the segment that is too young to be out partying on Saturday nights. ;-) The song though ... it's in Norwegian, which is good, but it's rap, which is not good. Enough with the rap already, it doesn't work! Too American. And I'm sorry, but it's not too clever to send an immigrant. The performance is OK, but the entry as a whole isn't a winner. It's too immature. The theme is unoriginal, although who would notice that. :-D And there are way way too many people on stage. NRK need to stop doing this, they're tricking the audience. >:-(

Entry #5: The Greatest Day by Håvard Lothe, performed by Håvard Lothe Band. A love song from a different angle, I kind of like that. But that's mostly all I like too. Again pretty American, not too smart. This is a very generic song. Not very catchy. A standard pop song, definitely not a winner. No real hook, no personality. Meh. Forgot it while I was listening.

Entry #6: Euphoria by Silya Nymoen, performed by Silya Nymoen. OK, so, she's performing her own entry, that's good. I also like the title. Otheriwse ... catchy but slutty. Gets pretty enervating pretty soon. It's an eye-catching act, but it's not what you would call classy. She's got a lot of energy on stage but she's not a very good singer. So ... middling, I guess. But yeah, it catches your eye. Maybe enough to get through.

Entry #7: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Chris Barron, Erik Røe, Arne Hovda and Hans Petter Aaserud, performed by the Canoes. Now here's something that's original but not slutty. That's more my kind of combo. This would stand out. The title is really good and the lyrics are cool. I like this. They had some problems with their performance, just technical difficulties beyond their control, but once those were worked out they gave a good show. It's low key but good entertainment. Latvia sent something in 2007 that this reminds me of, they did OK. These guys would be cool to see again, I like this. So of course assumed it wouldn't get through. ;-)

Entry #8: Sailors by Lise Karlsnes and Thomas Eriksen, performed by Lise Karlsnes. The night's big name. The kind that everyone is so sure will get through that nobody bothers to vote. ;-) I was pretty sure from the start that she would get through. The performance is professional but the outfit is tacky. It would actually have been better with Karlsnes alone on stage, IMO. She should definitely have the confidence to carry that off. The presentation of the song is cool but would have been better without the backing. Decisions, decisions ...

I voted twice for the Canoes. Hardly had time to guess who'd make it what with the murderer running loose and all our desperate attempts to catch him. I was kind of surprised by the results - entries 4, 1 and 3 got through. None of which would stand even a fighting chance in Baku, alas. Entry #8 didn't make it, that was a surprise. But later she turned up as the wild card. That was less of a surprise. :-)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Board game night


Some games ...


... work better than others. But hey, all good fun. We should have been way more people though, probably. Some of you may consider yourselves warned. :-)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Quote of the Week

Dette oppslaget og denne framtvungne og meningsløse kritikken er et tegn på hvor dårlig stelt det er på komifronten i Norge om dagen. Vi har falt i tant og fjas-fella alle som en. Vi har åpenbart latt alle mulige grupperinger av forskjellige religioner og minoriteter slippe altfor billig unna altfor lenge. Så lenge at noen stakkarer altså forsøker å analysere en slags nedlatende og sjikanerende holdning ut av selv den platteste vits eller den tynneste suppe av et harmløst poeng tatt fra toppen av hodet og servert av oss og meg i "Brille". Jeg er flau over at når jeg først skal beskyldes for å sjikanere noen, ikke hadde et mye drøyere, friskere og mer raffinert poeng å slå i bordet med, enn det jeg fikk ut av meg i "Brille". Jeg er ikke for jødehets spesielt, men hets generelt. Alle må få litt hver. Jeg tar som komiker, også på vegne av humorstanden, selvkritikk på at vi ikke har klart å gjøre både majo- og minoritetene, og diverse religiøse grupperinger og folk generelt, mer hardhudede og tolerante overfor slengbemerkninger og humoristisk småsjikane. Vi klovner må med andre ord ta oss sammen og brette opp ermene for de har tydeligvis blitt for godt vant alle der ute som trenger en vits om seg. Vi trenger flere vitser og mer humor om alle dem som vil ha seg det frabedt så de ikke begynner å tro at de er hevet over alle oss andre.
Atle Antonsen

Jeg digger Atle Antonsen. Go for it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Too many books??

Is that even possible? I'm sure many will disagree; I may be one of them. ;-) But in the BookCrossing zone at Oslo Central Station there really are almost too many books right now. It's chock full of books! It may not initially look that full from this picture, but there are double rows on all three shelves. Lots and lots of good stuff!! Readers in Oslo, go find a free book! :-D