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June 30, 2006

Keeping busy

Grunderskolen SF'06

Finally it was Tuesday again, and with that a day off to study and prepare for the classes with Nesheim, so I had a chance to sleep in and then call my Carina <3 in Norway on Skype before hitting the books and reviewing the lectures on video. I didn't have time to finish up everything before the lecture, but the test today was quite simple so it was all good, and afterwards a bunch of us headed to the Great Mall again where I got myself a couple of new O'Neil and Quicksilver t-shirts, and Øystein and I found a Asian/Cajun-fastfood crossover place at the Great Foodcourt and had dinner there before heading back home to get some more work done on the business plan.

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June 26, 2006

San Francisco gay pride weekend!

Grunderskolen SF'06

Weekend once again, and this time it is the San Francisco gay pride weekend! This of course means that we had to go to downtown SF to check out the parties and watch all the crazies, and not to mention to take in the big Pride Parade on sunday morning!

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June 24, 2006

Studying harder!

Grunderskolen SF'06

And without warning our third week in Silicon Valley were upon us, and now we are starting to feel the combined pressure of work and classes mounting. After work on monday this meant that we had to get together our group and start working on our business plan, which again means that we had to get our act together and clean up the apartment as well since our group consists of Carina and Marthe in addition to Øystein, Arthur and myself who are sharing an apartment, and they were coming over to start working on the business plan for Øysteins idea, which I naturally can't discuss due to patent issues.

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June 18, 2006

Daytour to Napa and an real gun show

The Travel Channel

Yesterday half of the Norwegians here took a road trip north to visit a Napa valley, the most fameous winery-district in America. From Mountain View it is about a two hour drive to the city of Napa, so we arrived there just before noon. There we were advised at a bike rental-place to go a bit further into the valley and rent bikes in the township of a Yountville instead, as it was supposed to be a much nicer and more rural area compared to Napa itself, and that was good advice indeed!

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June 17, 2006

Another week of work and parties

Grunderskolen SF'06

And suddenly a second busy week in San Francisco has come and gone. By now we are starting to get settled in at work, but we found that the preparations required for the classes with Nesheim was quite extensive so we asked and got to have tuesdays off from work to study and prepare. Also we've been trying out a range of different lunch-places in the San Mateo area and have been trying to socialize a bit in the evenings as well.

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June 11, 2006

Diving and an SF hippie festival!

The Travel Channel

To get out from the crowded bay area Øystein and I went down to from Monterey to go scuba-diving yesterday, and tonight we joined Martin from Øysteins internship company to go see a hippie festival in San Francisco.

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June 9, 2006

A week of shopping, parties and some work

Grunderskolen SF'06

As the story goes, everything is bigger in the United States. Of course this includes both driving distances, the size of stores and the amounts contained in a pack of food. A direct result of this is that shopping takes us a large amount of time, simply due to the fact that the shops take so long to get to and walk through!

Also it appears that the days here in California won't consist of nearly as much relaxation by the pool as it was in Australia. There's something going on literally *all* the time so I barely even have time to blog!

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June 4, 2006

Livin' in California!

Grunderskolen SF'06

And now I've finally arrived in the sunshine state!
After a hectic couple of weeks just before leaving Trondheim we managed to get everything packed and my new cellphone did indeed arrive the very same morning that we left, on the 1st of June. That was incredibly lucky, and twice so since NAF in Trondheim didn't manage to fix me up with a 12V->230V power inverter in time, but I still managed to get one from NAF in Drammen, so everything worked out perfectly in the end!

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