A poem for the annoyed ones

A poem for the annoyed ones ;)

When everything seems dull and grey
and you are so very annoyed.
What if all you ate were hay,
and were a three legged horse named Lloyd?

And your farmer was a evil man,
who only wanted to be cruel.
And your only friend was Diane
a perverse and grumpy mule.

And your house was an old shack,
that always was covered in dirt.
And Diane was always on crack.
when she tried her best to flirt.

Things can be bad of course,
but they can also be worse.
Thank god you’re not a three legged horse,
or that Diane who is very perverse.

I wrote this for a friend today who had a bad yesterday. It makes almost no sense, I know that. But it was funny to write and I thought she needed a laugh! As I said, I had fun writing it. I love writing things like this. Silly poems on rhyme.

Creative

It’s been a while since I’ve made any card now. There haven’t been any ocations where a card is needed. Until now. On sunday I’m going to a christening. It’s my cousin’s second baby. It’s a baby-boy and his name is Sigurd. Named after his grandfather (and my uncle).

I went downtown today to buy a few new things for the card. Maybe it would’ve been smart to check what already had before buying something? Well… I didn’t. I just went downtown to Steffens and Panduro to look for new things. I was in the mood for something new.

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This is what I got. The sitting lady with the board in front of her was so cute and I just had to buy it. I’ll make a card of it and send it to someone. I’m in the process of making the card that Sigurd is going to get. I’ll post it here when it’s finished.

bildeholderWhile looking around at Panduro I found some picture holders out of wood and steel. Right away I got the idea to paint them in the same color as my new blue-grey wall I got in my bedroom.

I like when I get great ideas like that. It’s so fun to turn half finished products and alter them or turn them into something else.

I’m gonna use them as picture-holders, but you can use them for other things too. Like at a table with a name-tag on it, so people know here to sit.

The posh side of town

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First I just want to  say that this is door nr. 51! Not bad, ay? I’m half way to 100 that is the least amount of doors I need to make that book I’ve talked about. I am pretty sure I will make it too 100, even if 50 more unique doors are a lot to think about.

This door you see on the picture, is taken at the posh side of Oslo – at Frogner. It’s were the laidies with the Chanel bags/purses and golden shoes lives. You can, just by looking at the door, see that it’s the posh side of town. This door is not like the many dull brown doors I see here at the east side.

I’m pretty sure I could find a lot of great doors at the west side of town, but the fact is – I’m never there! I think today is the first day this year I’ve been at Frogner.  I’ve been trying to figure out reasons to go to this side of town more, but I can’t find any. I know there is a few stores that might be interesting to visit, but I know that I won’t run down their doors all the time.

Today, me and Ellen went to the moives. Ellen wanted to see Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky and I agreed to come. We went to a cinema called Gimle who is located at the heart of Frogner. It’s a tiny cinema with only one theater. In return it was a great theater. You know you’re at the posh side of town when the cinema has seats with side tables and the possibillity to buy wine! No other that I know of, has that.

On our way home, I come to think of the cinemas in Stockholm! I mentioned it to Ellen and she had forgotten how big they were. The one we visited when we were there had an indoor escolator and at least twelve theaters! It was crazy-big and a big contrast to this tiny cinema.

The movie was ok. It was not a wow-movie like other movies I’ve seen this year (Gran Torino & Public Enemies), but it was not bad either. Mads Mikkelsen, which I like a lot, played the main male character, Igor.

If I should grade it, I have to give it 4 out of 6.

Before the movie started we went to eat. We ended up at a chineese restaurant at Oslo City called Chopsticks. Cheap food. I ordered beef chopsuey and paid only 85 NOK. As I said, it was cheep and I know what they had cut down on; the spice! The beef chopsuey didn’t taste that much. It didn’t taste bad, but it sure could’ve had more taste. Oh well, I sort of got full and that was the main purpose of the meal.

While we’re talking about movies. Ellen and I made a deal. We’re gonna try to see a new movie every other week. Only if we have money (lol) and there is something worth seeing, that is! I love watching movies, so I think this will be fun. Right now there isn’t much worth seeing. Only boring movies it seems like.

I’m looking forward to the fall and lots of great movies.

Fall

I know the summer isn’t over yet and we might have a wonderful (sunny and warm) August. But still, I can’t ignore the fact that it is the 4th of August today and the fall is sneaking upon us, little by little each day.

I know many aren’t looking forward to days with rain and wind and a temp closer zero degree celcius each day. I am too one of those. Summer is lovely and so is winter with the cold weather and snow.  But the fall? I hate those gloomy days when it does nothing else than rain.

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But why be so neative?

Here is 8 reasons to look forward to fall:

  1. You can cuddle up under a blanket and see a movie (without feeling quilty and thinking you should be outside in the sun (like in the summerdays)).
  2. The colors! The fall is so beautiful to photograph.
  3. If you have kids, you can pick a bunch of leafs and make art out of it. Like glu them to a pice of white paper or place them under the white paper and draw ontop so you get the outline of the leaf on the paper.
  4. Pick berries in the forrest. If you life near a forrest that is.
  5. You can start on a indoor project without worrying about the outdoor project you should’ve been doing.
  6. Light lots of candles. When the fall comes it gets darker and the candle lights can be brought out again.
  7. Read a good book while listening to the rain / wind outside.
  8. Did I mentioned the colors?! The colors are worth mentoning twice!

I have a few things planned when the rainy/cold days sets in already. And that is:

  • paint my skirtings in my entire apartment white. They are now pinewood and I hate it. Absolutely hate pinewood. Ugh.
  • Sow myself some duvet cover and pillowcase. Not done it before, but I’m gonna try. Will be fun. Gonna borrow my sisters sowing machine.
  • Organize my picture folders. Go through all of them, delete what’s not supposed to be there and take a backup of everything.
  • Organize my wardrobe.
  • work out a neat way to store all my bags / purses. I guess I have something between 15 – 20 in total. Lost count. I girl can’t have enough purses, can she?
  • get that shoesehelf built. Gonna do it myself with some help from my dad.

I guess that’s all I got for now. Not bad with six things on the list. Now it’s important to remember this list! Don’t be surprised if december comes and I’ve only done 1/3 of it.

Oh… and of course, I’m gonna take a ton of great pictures (even if it rains)!

Norwegian Wood

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I love the forrest. Not at night, but in broad daylight it’s fine. After the dark comes out I find it scary to be in the wood; at least if I’m all by myself. But now, when it’s summer (the calendar says so at least, even though it doesn’t look like it because of all the rain), it’s light outside until late in the evening. And it’s perfect to shooting.

I’ve wanted to go shooting in the woods for a long time now. But every time Ive been home and thought about it this summer, it’s been raining! Until yesterday.

First I went out around 3 o’clock. The forrest is just a minute walk away from my parents house, so it’s really nearby. I walked into my neightbours forrest. Our (we have some forrest too you know) is a bit far further away and I didn’t wanna go so far, and basicly forrest is forrest so no need to go far.  After just a few minutes, my battery died. Ahem… good planning. So I walked home, recharged my battery and made dinner.

I had to wait at least two hours before I could go out again. A short while after I come home,  the sun disappeard behind a big cloud. It was like a cloud-carpet which spread out all over the sky.  I got really grumpy, because I really, really wanted to go and shoot. But no sun = no cool shots. So I waited patiently until the sun came back.

It was great to be out. I love, love, loved it. I heard the birds sing, a pine cone fall from a tree and saw some beautiful light!

I made this diptych for my numbers-serie on flickr. It’s called ten reasons to love the countryside / forrest / nature.

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  1. The air. I believe the air is much fresher in countryside.
  2. Sounds outside. You can hear the bird sing and the bee buzz.
  3. The colors. Everything so green and colorful; the forrest, the flowers, the bushes etc.
  4. In the fall you can go up in the woods and pick berries, like raspberries, blueberries etc.
  5. You don’t have to go far to lay in a field of grass, look at the clouds and decide what each cloud look like.
  6. There is lots of beautiful things to photograph outside.
  7. You can easily pack your bag and go on a trip in the forrest and maybe even stay the night.
  8. When the Christmas comes, you can go out and get yourself a Christmas tree.
  9. In the summertime you can walk barefoot in the grass.
  10. You can go skiing in forrest in the winter-time.

While walking around shooting random stuff, I found raspberries. Ah, I love raspberries. First I picked some and ate them right away. Then I decided to bring some home. But what do you do when all you got is keys, phone, my camera and an extra lense? You take the back-cap of the lense off and put the raspberries in that one! It didn’t fit many raspberries, but it did make a cute picture at least!

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Later that evening, I served my parents icecream with berries. They liked it a lot.

Me and mum, we’re going to pick berries one day together. We always do that in the late summer / early fall every year. This year is not going to be an exception. And like earlier years, I’m bringing my camera.

I really hope for more days like the one I had yesterday. August often is sunny and quite warm. I hope this year it will be it too. It doesn’t look promising though. Today it started to rain again, after two days with sun. The weather has been gloomy almost all day. Will it ever stop? This whole summer, minus a few weeks, has rained away.

Right now it’s pouring outside.

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