New football-season (and new shoes)!

The foootball season is here, again. Ehh… soccer to you Americans! *rolls eyes* So it is impossible to let this blog be a football-free zone.

Man, what fun it is to have the football season back! It’s weird to talk about football season so early in March. The season has never started so early – the snow is still outside! But since the leauge now has 16 teams in opposite to 14 last year, they had to start earlier.

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The season was kicked off with Stabæk playing against ‘my team’ Lillestrøm. We had an away match, at their new arena – Telenor Arena. It’s kind of strange to watch football inside. I think football should be played outside. But today, I think it was nice to be inside, because of the weather. It’s still cold outside and I would’ve frozen my butt and other vital parts off, it was going to stand outside. Brrrr! Well… i wouldn’t be at the match, if it was outside. Then I would be home in my couch watching it on TV!

I geared up in my yellow and black football t-shirt and my scarf! When you’re at a match you need to support your team by wearing the teams colors! And you need to sing along! I didn’t stand with all the fans, but still I sang now and then. Since I’ve had a free-ticket to all theirs home-matches for ten years, I’ve learned quite a few songs.

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I was a bit nervous about how it would end, because last year, Lillestrøm played shitty and almost had to play in a lower leauge! And Stabæk was the winner last season! Lillestrøm (Arild Sundgot) scored the first goal. That was right after the second half had started. I screamed my troat sore, when we scored and were jumping up and down. Twelve minutes later Stabæk got their goal.

No more goals were made and the end result became 1-1. Fair. Lillestørm was good today, waaaay better than last year. A few players impressed me and a few didn’t. A newly signed player, borrowed from Arsenal, but Norwegian, played really well. And he’s only 18. Woot!

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Before and during the match I concumed some chocolate and weiners of course! No match without it. 

The new arena was OK. The only bad thing, is that there are NO parking there!! And the arena is so far out from the city center! We managed to find a parking space on a nearby parking lot. You could take the bus to the arena, there were lots of busses going. But not everybody wants that. I really hope they’ll fix some parking spaces soon, or else I’m afraidn there won’t be as many people there as they could have. Oh well… it’s not my teams arena, so I don’t really care that much!

On a much happier note… I went to the ladies room. At the end of the row with toilets, there was a small wall. And on that wall it was printed a text, in full seriousness (not a bad tag from someone stupid). It said: shitty match Stabæk – Lillestrøm 0-2. Semi-finale in the cup, 1997.  Whaha. I laughed so hard when I saw it. It was the right place to put that text, next to the toilets.

It will be fun following the football again. With a new coach, a new manager and some new, young players, I have a feeling it will be a good year. It can’t be worse than last year at least. Then we would have to play in a lower division and we havne’t done that in 30 years or something. So that’s not likely.

I’m pretty sure there will be some people who wishes football never was invented, because the TV, radio and newspapers will be FULL of football news etc all the time. I don’t mind of course, since I’m a big fan myself.  

And if it wasn’t enough that the football season has kicked off, there is more. I got myself some black converse shoes on sale! 60% off! Woot! Only 240 NOK. They are super cool!

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Little gems

It’s getting colder. I’m not surprised if the temprature is below zero when I’m off for work in the mornings. I haven’t checked, so I can’t be sure, but it sure feels like it. Brrr.

After I ended work today, I went downtown. I had one goal and that was to buy the new CD of Glasvegas. I have dowloaded it (ahem… illegally.. hush, don’t tell anyone), but I really wanted the sleeve so I could read the lyrics (and of course support the artist). Just listening to the songs isn’t enough, since the singer sings with his Scottish accent which is hard to understand. heh.

After I’d bought that, to only 99 NOK, I went over to H&M – the store where they only sell scarfs, hoods, jewlery, bags etc. I just wanted have a look. Just have a look? Who am I kidding? 95% of the times I’m just gonna have a look, I end up with something. Because saying those words is just something I tell myself to not have it sounds so bad.

Anyway I went into H&M and looked around. Then I see this cute and cool green hood. I try it on and it fits perfectly. I think to myself that it’s only going to get colder and despite that I have lots of hoods at home, I don’t have any green and as nice as this. So I end up buying it.

Looking at some nice green hair-clips, I get an idea. I want to go look for some green pumps that I can wear to my new black dress. So I walked over to the nearest shoe-store (cheap one) to have a look. I don’t find any green pumps, they have only black. How stupid! While looking I discover some utterly cool red shoes. I instantly fall in love with them and have to try them on. Size 37 was acutally too big, to my big surprise, so I had to ask for 36. The fitted perfectly.

I go to the counter to buy them. First the lady behind the counter asks me if I’m gonna buy them. I say yes. Then she tells me: these shoes are NOT waterresistant. Do not walk with them when it’s raining. They can’t handle anything!  Uhm… can’t handle anything? I should’ve asked her if they could handle my feet and some walking, because for a moment it sounded like they were going to fall apart only by touching them.

Well, I bought them anyway. They were too cool to resist. I just have to restrain myself from jumping in any water pools on my way to work then! ;)

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I concider all these three things little gems. I will wear the shoes and hoodie a lot and I’ve already listened to the cd a few times today. Not had a chance to read the lyrics though.

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