27.3.09

Here comes the sun NOT!

Forget the almost zen-like zeal for life of my previous post. It's snowing again and boy am I cranky. I'd opened the windows, embraced the dust brought to light by Spring conditions, and started to wear brighter lighter jackets even though it was still bloody freezing. But now we're back to snow, sludge and the sense that the only thing to do is retreat back inside and eat chocolate and drink wine. After all, it's not as if we'll be baring flesh or form anytime soon in Norway. 
But wait. There's tomorrow night. The International School's international food evening. It has a theme. Wait for it: HERE COMES THE SUN. Here comes the bloody snow again more like. No one seems to know what this theme actually means other than an allusion to delusion. Last year the theme was the 80s. So easy, so nostalgic, so fun. I'm thinking of digging out a summer dress to wear over thermals and tights. We'll probably be digging ourselves out of the car park too. Ah well. You gotta laugh.
In other news, I've just had an email from the kindergarden to say that they have discovered a cockroach. A bloody cockroach, in this weather. I say give it a medal for surviving winter. I'll be looking for one soon. You gotta laugh.

5 comments:

jinjir minjir said...

Cockroaches can survive extreme temperatures except for when they happen suddenly. And I don't mean when you stick one in the microwave...

Happy belated birthday btw.

OSLO said...

Well thank you for the cockroach info; I had no clue. I've always associated them with warmer climes, and thought to myself, 'well at least living in Norway we don't have to worry about pesky bugs'. Ha, ha. Thanks for the birthday wish :)

JEDA said...

We got a dusting of snow yesterday too. That's when I started calling Spring a fickle whore. And I TOTALLY meant it!

A second belated birthday wish from me too!

I just noticed, by the by, that you've changed your byline, and I was just wondering....what exactly are your feelings on the state of the Norwegian professional blow-dry? Cuz' my experience is that they don't even really know what this is. They always seem overly annoyed when I ask them to blow it dry, then charge me 150 kroner extra for the bother of it all.

Simply-Mel said...

I honestly have no clue how you do it. If I go more than a week with no sun I become positively impossible....as for cockroaches...well, lets just say it would even raise an eyebrow in these parts!

OSLO said...

Jeda,

Will very soon do a treatise on the professional blow-dry - or lack thereof - in Norway. Forget treatise - it'll be a RANT! Well, YOU know...

Mel,

An email has gone out from the kindergarden to know if anyone might have brought the cockroach back from abroad. It seems the little fella must have been alone. I can imagine you have parties of them over there :)