Archives for: "August 2007"

Svartedauen - Yngvar Ustvedt

August 31st, 2007

Spent this week reading a book about the Black Death Very interesting book which first let you know how the people reacted on the plague back then, as we know it by the written material form back then. Then is let you know what the plague really was, and how they found the reason for the spreading, at least some of them, the plague was in fact spread by fleas, both human and rat fleas.



August 29th, 2007

A bit of malfunction yesterday when out bike cycling. Was supposed to go on a ride with Petter, together with the rest of Rye, but take a closer look at the picture - my chain ring should be mounted on my bike, not be in my hand!!


King of Queens

August 28th, 2007

My eyes are getting weary. My back is getting tight.
I’m sitting here in traffic on the Queensborough Bridge tonight.
But I don’t care 'cause all I want to do
Is cash my check and drive right home to you.

Cause Baby, all my life, I will be driving home to you.


August 28th, 2007

Ever needed to know your IP-address? Try out this one with your speakers on

"The Forgotten Soldier" - Guy Sajer

August 28th, 2007

My latest book, The Forgotten Soldier written by Guy Sajer (a pseudonym). A really good book about the brutality of war. In fact so good that when I yesterday wanted to buy a new book I realized that I was tired of books about human beings and how we are not able to learn from the history, but instead keep doing bad things all the time. Anyhow, more details about the book is available here and if you are at least a bit interested in the Second World War, buy it and read it.

Forgotten Soldier

First time running in two years

August 27th, 2007

Today I struggled trying to decide what to do, go out with my MTB, or my racer bike, or lift weights, so after hours of trying to make a decision I ended up running. I have not done an hour of running in more than two years due to my injury after running 5 marathons in one year. My legs are feeling a bit sore, but nothing extraordinary taken in consideration that it is two years...

I ran around Lutvann, took me an's good to be back! (Hopefully)

Raspberry supplies from up north

August 27th, 2007

My mum came on a short visit yesterday, and from my grandma she brought a large supply of raspberry jam. As usual when grandmas does stuff involving food it is not just a small portion, so the picture shows Elin putting ten boxes of jam into our freezer. I tasted the jam this morning, it was delicious, so all honor to my grandma


Combine harvesting

August 27th, 2007

This weekend both me and Lars Tormod tried the combine harvester for the first time at Vestreng. According to the Glende girls father we both need to plan for the future and learn the skills needed out on the country side. So there we where, doing time in the combine harvester for the first time on Saturday. So now I can put that on my resume as well

Combine harvesting

And just to mention it, the wheat I was harvesting at the time the picture is taken is off course timely fashioned since it is ecological wheat


Update: According to my former colleague Kåre Christian I was not harvesting wheat but oat Big difference...

Trailer mishappening

August 27th, 2007

I was about to call this post "Trailer accident", but that would have been to strong words. Yet again I was out with the old tractor at Vestreng, and yet again the trailer was unmounted without my agreement from the tractor. The first time 2007/04/23/trailer_unmounted_from_the_tractor

This time I took a shortcut just right across the road, over the ditch and on to the field. When the tractor was down in the ditch I heard a sound of metal on the tarmac, no problem usually, just keep on driving...but this time the trailer was unmounted and nicely parked right across one of the driving lanes. So I had to run after a rope and then pull it out on the field. The picture is taken after the heroic rescue


Handy utensils used in our kitchen

August 27th, 2007

Just had to take a picture of the various utensils Elin has gotten hold of the past time. To the left you see a tool for separating the mango fruit from the mango stone, in the middle the well known IKEA-tooling to split apples and to the right a steel soap. What to do with a steel soap? It removes the smell of garlic and onion from your fingers, as I'm told since I have not tested it myself...

Kitchen Tools

The soap:
The word "utensils"

Someone has blogged

August 22nd, 2007

Arne from IBM has blogged...and my name is mentioned, together with the cutest picture you could ever imagine


August 22nd, 2007

To much Joggeblogg? is dead


BigBang live in concert

August 15th, 2007

I was not able to be there, or, in fact I did not bother, but when I see the webcast from the concert on Saturday - Girl in Oslo, I really do regret drummers playing live (One of them is Trond), and the opening on the following song To The Mountain where Greni really is showing off with is guitar... enjoy!!!

Gardening work

August 15th, 2007

This week Kent is staying at our place, so I used to opportunity to get help when I needed to do some work in the garden. First of all we needed to mount the outdoor cloth rack, which had been unmounted due to our house being repainted this summer. I guess when they pulled up the rack the holes in the ground had been filled with loose soil so we where unable to just put the poles back down. So I had rented a earth auger to do the work. We thought we could just start it, use it, and then mount the poles, but no, no, no. As the series of pictures show, we had to do some real work, using both tools and our bare hands.

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Desperately trying to get this pole down into the ground

Using every tool available, also our bare hands

When finished with the clothes rack, we did some poles along the road as well. Need those to prevent snow being dumped into our garden during the winter.

Quote from "Two and a half men"

August 10th, 2007

Feelings are like a mothers breast, you know they are there, but they should be left untouched

I will never drink again

August 10th, 2007

Says more people than just me

I tend to keep repeating myself...

Rolling Stones live in concert

August 9th, 2007

Elin, my father, Siri and I went to see The Rolling Stones this evening. It was an amazing concert, Stones really rock, even after 45 years of playing together. Read the review in Aftenposten here

It is in fact my third time seeing them live at Valle Hovin, I must be considered a fan then...


Please allow me to introduce myself
Im a man of wealth and taste
Ive been around for a long, long year
Stole many a mans soul and faith

Small update:
Dagbladet 5
VG 3
Dagsavisen 5

Of all the things...

August 7th, 2007

Got this from Simen

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Simpsons the movie with Roar

August 1st, 2007

Went to see the new Simpsons movie with Roar today. As I read one guy saying: The movie ain't that good, just like any normal Simpsons episode, so I won't see it more than 20 or 30 times...

If you like The Simpsons, go see it

Shimano and electronic shifting

August 1st, 2007

I saw it for the first time on Tour de France this year, that Shimano is developing electronic shifting for bicycles. Read more here