30. mars 2009

Guess who gets the job!

Kid sick with fever today, and guess who gets to muck and feed the horse!
Oh well, not a bad job when you get to see the happy chap lol

Pm to Pm

This is cool! UK PM Gordon Brown sending a birthday greeting to Norway's PM Jens Stoltenberg via YouTube

Thought of the day:

It is always a great disappointment when the stapler runs out of staples.

29. mars 2009

Daylight savings time

OK...when will they stop this silly daylight savings thing??? 
Why not just freeze it all on summer time? 
I have a million clocks to reset for dogs sake...

28. mars 2009

Earth hour

All lights are off, we have entered earth
hour here

Thought of the day:

Sometimes I bend all my intellect into making as little sense as humanly possible. Other times I succeed without even trying.

27. mars 2009

The tilting swan

Update on the swan saga: The swan was there again today! But this time in the other end of the lake and in the same position as yesterday, enjoying his breakfast. I guess at commenting the same thing, but the next day requires a new expression... The swan was tilted downwards under the surface? But I'm sure it was the same swan! I could recognise the way he enthusiasticly waved his left ....erhm..foot? Flipper...Flopper -what do you call the foot of a swan?? Anyway, when you see the same creature several times, then its customary to name it. So if I see the upturned guy tomorrow again, then his name will become "Nelson". But if he is not showing his bottom, then I will surely not recognise him...hmmmm


Hey, this earth hour thing is real cool!
I will of course support it together with my family..... In a way it will make all of us on this little planet feel like a family for a short while

It's all happening tomorrow the 28th of March and from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Everybody, TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS!!!

Thought of the day

The best way to measure social intelligence is to observe a persons parking manners

26. mars 2009

You can send your name to Mars!

Yep, the real planet Mars: Send your name to the Mars Science Laborator too!

My name is already in the system!

I saw a swan with his @ss in the air

This morning on my way to work I passed by a small lake, and there I saw a swan with his ass in the air. I guess he was eating at something under the surface, and as he was long under I imagine he was enjoying a good breakfast!
What did you see on your way to work this morning? Do you travel to work or just go to work?
I must admit that most often I just go to work remembering nothing, but once in a while it's nice to "travel to work".

25. mars 2009

24. mars 2009

VT home for the elderly

I think this reminds me of the VT home for the elderly LOL

Are you a twitter?

Myspace is stoneage and facebook is passé... It's all about Twitter now! So do you twit? If you both twit and blog, then you have a chance of doing it right. At the moment at least lol Thank dog I'm mostly on VT! Come to think of it. I wonder what my late grandfather would say if I asked him, did he Twit and Blog?

(And for the record, I have accounts on Myspace, Facebook, Flikr, Twitter and obviously here on Blogger. But my prefered site will always be: www.virtualtourist.com )

14. mars 2009

Driving the Lærdal valley

Driving the Lærdal valley, first descending from the Hemsedal mountain, then stopping at the Borgund Stave Church and driving through the Lærdal tunnel - the longest road tunnel in the world!

Lærdal Tunnel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lærdal Tunnel (NorwegianLærdalstunnelen) is a 24.5 km (15.2 mi)-long road tunnel connecting Lærdal and Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county in western Norway. Construction started in 1995 and was completed in 2000, thus succeeding the Gotthard Road Tunnel as the longest road tunnel in the world. The tunnel is a part of the E16 main route between Oslo and Bergen.[1]

Rail tunnels such as the Seikan Tunnel in Japan and the Channel Tunnel between England and France can exceed 50 km (30 miles) in length.

The design of the tunnel takes into consideration the mental strain on drivers, so the tunnel is divided into four sections, separated by three large mountain caves. The caves break the routine, providing a refreshing view and allowing drivers to take a short rest.[1]

Unlike the newest tunnels in Norway, the tunnel is not tolled.

5. mars 2009


Driving the horsecart and pulled by the Icelandic horse "Stormur"

1. mars 2009

Tourist in the rain

March 1st, Bergen. I had a couple of hours to kill in town this wet Sunday morning, so I thought it might be fun to play tourist in the rain. In fact, one can get some good pictures even in the rain and storm: