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April 30, 2006

Disappointed and Blissful

Living in Trondheim

I didn't get the apartment.. it turned out that someone else wanted it too and they were preprared to pay more than its fair value to get it. It's a bitch but at least I saved about two million norwegian kroner... and perhaps I'll find something thats even nicer when I get down to Oslo in person to search.
Also a small thing like that can't ruin my mood, because the dinner with the Fantasi-group at Emilies on friday was absolutely fabulous! 6 courses of high-class french cuisine and in addition a couple of appetizers and an extended wine-menu with the taste of heaven. It was without doubt one of the best meals I've ever had (and I've actually had quite a few that come close)!

I'd tell you what was on the menu but everything was just so perfectly amazing that in my state of bliss I didn't remember to grab a copy, and remembering the fancy names of all the dishes and side-orders is completely beyond me. Also they change the menu every week, so you can't have it anyway. But go there to eat if you ever have the chance! It is without a doubt my favorite resturant in the Norway, bar none!

Also this weekend we had a party with a couple of my friends and Carina invited Lise to bring a couple of her friends as well. It was a smashing success and the best party I've been to recently! (And thats not because I've been so busy that I haven't been to very many...) During the night we also went to another party downtown with the owner of the Dolly Dimples resturant-chain before heading out to make a great ending to a good night at Club Savoy.

April 27, 2006

End of holidays

Living in Trondheim

When I got back from this year's Easter vacation it was straigth back to my regular busy schedule, with writing my thesis, fixing stuff for Start NTNU, board-meetings with NVG and working a few days in between as well. In addition I accepted the job offer I got from Computas during easter, so I am also looking around for apartments in Oslo for when I return from San Francisco.
To top it all up my parents and my grandmother came to visit this weekend, so most of saturday and sunday was spent with them around town, and having my parents visiting are always nice, especially since they pay for yummey resturant-dinners :-)

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April 19, 2006

Easter and a birthday!

The Travel Channel

As Carina's birthday is in the beginning of April it commonly occurs somewhere during the easter-week, and this year was no exception. So instead of going directly home to Harstad before palm-weekend this year, I stayed until holy monday to be there for the birthday and make it a day to remember for Carina!

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April 4, 2006

Gathering with Gründerskolen

The Travel Channel

Last weekend I went back to Oslo again, this time driving with Carina to move lots of her stuff back to Lier. The reason for the trip was an interview at the american embassy to get my student visa as well as a weekend gathering with all of the students going to Gründerskolen (Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship) this year. The interview was scheduled on thursday morning, so Carina and I drove down from Trondheim early on wednesday the 29th of March.

When we left I still had a bit of the flu since eating at Szechuan, so to prevent my allergy to cats from making me worse, and since I had to meet up at the embassy early thursday morning, I spent the nights from wednesday to friday at Marlenes place in Oslo and only stopped shortly in Lier to unload the car and have dinner. In addtition I haven't seen Marlene since we were in Australia together two years ago, so it was nice to finally get a chance to catch up again too.

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