I do write about everyday happenings in my life. I try to keep these to a minimum, but sometimes real life is the only thing I can write about.
My current top post has been about pedophiles. You wouldn’t believe some of the search terms I get. It’s mostly for people looking for pedophile-related items.
As an uncle with three nieces, this disturbs me. I’ve been contemplating redirecting that post to an even harsher post.
I’ve even had people e-mail me lambasting me for the post and calling me a pedophile.
Most of my colleagues (who are foreign to the U.S.) are surprised to find that I worked for the Department of Army for six years.
My College Years
My sister attended a college in Phoenix called Grand Canyon University.
I was having a Skype conversation with one of my nieces yesterday. As a preface, let’s say she’s very young. Like seven young.
She started by making smalltalk, “Do you have a girlfriend?”
“No.” I responded. “Do you have a girlfriend?”
She laughed. “I’m too young.”
“Too young for what?” I asked.
She responded candidly, “I’m too young to be gay.”
Twenty twelve was a very tumultuous and emotional year for me. I moved to Norway about this time last year. I left my family, friends, my cat, and my awesome apartment behind for a new life in Europe.
Moving here could have easily have been one of my many, many mistakes. And I’ll admit, when I first got to Oslo in January, I felt like I made a big one.
It’s a rare occurrence when I see a major street blocked off with emergency vehicles in Oslo right near my flat. Apparently there was a fire in an apartment building near where I lived.
There wasn’t a fire visible when I came across the scene, but I could still smell the smoke. Here are some pictures I took.
Below are Flickr slideshows for both visits.
Holmenkollbakken Ski Jump
If you are on a mobile, the slideshow can be viewed on Flickr.
Akerhus Fortress is very visible from the Aker Brygge area and is a neat place to visit.