Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ben Before;






Ben After;






Ben is donating his hair to Locks of Love. "Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis."

http://www.locksoflove.org/

Monday, April 16, 2007

Stupid Fun;

Last Sunday we went to "Vigelandsparken" which is a large park in Oslo, full of statues. We went with a bunch of friends to have a BBQ and some laughs. Well, Veronica and Donald were messing around and Jesper took some video. He then edited it and put it up on You-Tube.

"Frog Fighting" is when you hop around on your calves (like a frog) and try to knock over your opponent. It is very silly and stupid, and much funnier when witnessed in person. You can see Ben and I in the back round of a few shots. We are the two on the blanket behind Donald.

Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma5pmwJy9sA

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter Week;

Easter in Norway is a very big deal. The days leading up, and following the holiday are also observed with the same respect as Easter day itself. Businesses close on Wednesday afternoon, and do open again until the following Tuesday. This also applies for the grocery stores. Normally we go there three times a week, buying enough to last two days. With the grocery store closed for so long, our kitchen is stocked to last a week. It seems so alien to us now to have so much food just sitting on a shelf, while in the USA, we would always have a weeks worth of food available. It is hard to fathom how quickly you can adjust your self to living in a different culture.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Visa;

After nearly two years of living here, I have finally obtained a permanent Visa. The wait for a Visa is about nine months from when the paper work is received until you receive a letter telling you whether or not you are to be issued one. It took me a year extra due to translation mishaps, wrong paper work, missing paper work and waiting on Ben’s Paper work. At least that is all behind us now, and I have a legal right to stay in Norway.