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I am Andreas. Day time programmer and technical consultant. Night time musician and game developer.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Winter norway

Soon it'll be here again..

Think frozen concrete, black overcast skies, freezing cold, heated sidewalks melting the snow into a filthy sludge made worse by the sludge sprayed in by passing traffic (because our government insists oslo is a traffic-centric city, thus puts more emphasis on clear roads than clear sidewalks). Think getting up in the morning faced with putting on 4 layers of clothing, and preparing to trudge through the morning rat race, dodging airconditioned public transportation as best you can (doing your best to avoid the few places in wintertime where viruses flourish). Think about junkies and addicts and beggars looking a hundred times sadder than any other time of the year, and think of their desperation pushing the crime rate.

It is bleak, bleak, bleak.

Then again, think spending cold nights with your loved ones, watching a movie you all love, having a cup of warm chocolate. Think of the lazy weekends spent feeling completely fine about staying indoors, tending to your nerdy hobbies. Think about wrapping yourself in a soft blanket friday night. Think about not having to give, pardon me french, a flying piece of crap about fashion, and being allowed to wear the most retarded junk in your wardrobe in the name of keeping warm.

It's like a surreal refuge from everything popular media teaches us about society. As a man, you learn to appreciate female parts other than the curvy ones, as eyes, lips, smiles and nervous laughs take on a whole new dimension of intrigue, and then when it's summer again, walking down the street on a warm day in a tee and shorts, eating gelato with your friends, it's like childhood christmas all over again :)

Norway is a love it or hate it country. It's a safe, quiet and dare i say quaint country that believes it's more than it really is, but it's also filled with people facing the same predicament every year: how to cope with the flux. In a sense, it unites us far more than any flag could. I love this country, for all its agonizing winters, and i think it makes me a better man, or at least a more humble one.


Blogger Charlotte88 said...

Hey =) Helt fantastisk beskrivelsse du har av vinteren i norge der!

3:54 PM  

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