Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quote of the Day

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin

Monday, September 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums.
- Steven Wright

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Observe how the greatest minds yield in some degree to the superstitions of their age.
- Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Quote of the Day

All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They.
- Rudyard Kipling

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quote of the Day

If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.
- Philip Crosby

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quote of the Day

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.
- Jean Kerr

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quote of the Day

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
- Alfred Adler

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quote of the Day

Une maison est une machine-à-habiter.
[A house is a machine for living in.]
- Le Corbusier

Monday, September 22, 2014

Going home

Thanks to dirt cheap tickets from Oslo to Los Angeles next summer($650!), I'm going to my ideological home again. Most of the six weeks I'm in the US will be spent on the west coast, with adventures in California, Oregon and Washington - possibly also in Idaho. The last 2,5 weeks will be devoted to an epic road trip with my San Diego friends, but most of the first 3,5 weeks are still open. So iffin you have any hints or tips, holler at me in the comments!

Quote of the Day

If you want to make certain a job gets done, give it to somebody who is really busy. They'll have their secretary do it.
- Joe Moore

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord, in his wisdom, didn't work that way. So I just stole one and asked him to forgive me.
- Emo Phillips

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Quote of the Day

I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming...They don’t know I’m only using blanks.
- Emo Phillips

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quote of the Day

The other day a woman came up to me and said, "Didn't I see you on television?" I said, "I don't know. You can't see out the other way."
- Emo Phillips

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quote of the Day

Never eat more than you can lift.
- Miss Piggy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quote of the Day

I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
- Emo Philips

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quote of the Day

I used to be scared of pretty girls, until one confessed that they're just as scared of me.
- Emo Philips

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

I’ve learned about women the hard way: through books.
- Emo Phillips

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quote of the Day

One man’s religion is another man’s belly laugh.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Quote of the Day

A good front is half the battle in love or war.
- Kin Hubbard

Friday, September 12, 2014

Quote of the Day

Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.
- Kin Hubbard

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
- Kin Hubbard

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

We all belong to the union when it comes to wanting more money and less work.
- Kin Hubbard

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Quote of the Day

If a feller says, "It's not the money, it's the principle of the thing," it's the money.
- Kin Hubbard

Monday, September 8, 2014

Quote of the Day

Folks that blurt out just what they think wouldn't be so bad if they thought.
- Kin Hubbard

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Quote of the Day

The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
- G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Quote of the Day

What a glorious garden of wonders the lights of Broadway would be to anyone lucky enough to be unable to read.
- G. K. Chesterton

Friday, September 5, 2014

Quote of the Day

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Quote of the Day

Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction; for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
- G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quote of the Day

There is something to be said for every error; but, whatever may be said for it, the most important thing to be said about it is that it is erroneous.
- G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Quote of the Day

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
- G.K. Chesterton

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quote of the Day

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
- G. K. Chesterton

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Trip to the Norwegian west coast

Boredom took me again today, so I set out around noon, heading for the mountains of Jotunheimen (Troll's Home). I made my first stop at Vang, about 90 mins northwest of Dokka. The pictures you see underneath represent pretty much the landscape all the way to the coast; tall hillsides that could be taken for proper mountains, with the occasional waterfall cascading several hundred feet down into some fjord, usually with some impossibly green, luscious side vally somewhere in the picture. Driving from the inland valleys of the H√łnefoss and Dokka areas is driving through postcard upon postcard.

View north.

Several hundred feet of water gushing down the mountainside.

Hillsides so tall they should be categorized as mountainsides.

Fodnes, where you take a ferry across the Atlantic Ocean. Yes, this is the longest salt water fjord in Norway (3rd longest in the world), the 127 miles long Sognefjord. In theory there's prescious little between you and the Canadian east coast.

The fjord continues east and north (Lustrafjord) for miles.

This is from Fortun, just north of where the Sognefjord ends. About half way up the mountain, along winding, narrow roads, is a small layby where one can stop and take pictures.

I tried my hand at some arty-farty b & w pics.

These pics were taken once I reached the top of the hill and began driving across the mountain plateau. I had the wild, beautiful mountains of the Jotunheimen National Park to my right and the equally lovely Breheimen (Home of the Glacier) on my left. I can't remember what these were called, but there's tons of tops like these in Jotunheimen.

Looking back south.

Yet another nameless mountain.

South or possibly west. You get dizzy trying to maintain your bearings with huge mountains all around you and a general, dispersed sunlight to boot.

The last pictures are from Krossbu, a tourist cabin on the Oppland county side of Jotunheimen (the rest lies in Sogn og Fjordane). Here is a great view of Breheimen straight ahead with the cabin at Krossbu down on the right.

A waterfall just after Krossbu.

This scenery reminds me a lot of the Brooks Range in Alaska.

Quote of the Day

It’s an incredible con job when you think of it, to believe something now in exchange for life after death. Even corporations with all their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.
- Gloria Steinem

Gol and Valdres

On my way back from the mountains Thursday I stopped in just outside of the small village of Gol to take some pics. Gol has tons of cabins mainly used for skiers in the winter but there's also plenty of nice views here in summer. Feast yer eyes:

The hillside looks inviting, no?

Honey light.

Way up in the mountainside you have great views south.

Closer to Dokka you have Valdres, which is also a very nice area. As said in an earlier post; tall, wooded hillsides and lovely streams at the bottom is the order of the day.