Hege Storhaug - "Tilslørt, avslørt"

October 25th, 2007

Just read Hege Storhaugs lates book, this book about the hijab http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijab. This book not as good as the one before, mainly due to the chapter where she dresses in a burka and walks around in Oslo. But apart from that, still a book worth reading.


Follow up on renovation of the kitchen

October 25th, 2007

Elin doing her thang...


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Renovation - Second day of tearing down the kitchen

October 21st, 2007

We have not teared down most of the kitchen, just keeping the sink to be able to do the dishes for a couple of days more at least. So now almost all memories from Jetmund, except the smell of onion, is outside...


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Started renovating again - the kitchen

October 20th, 2007

Today we have started for real renovating the kitchen, and in about a month we will be finished, looking forward to that I must say. The first layer of wallpaper, the one that really have done our kitchen up until now is mostly teared down, but the underlaying layer I fear a bit more.

In the back you will see Elins new piano, the one she got for free from Opsal Skole. Had some movers in here last week who carried it up the stairs, weighs about 250 kilos I would guess. Well worth the 2500 kroners for having them to do the job I really must say!


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Cartoons - Middle East Times

October 20th, 2007

Krev din rett - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

October 20th, 2007

My latest book, "Krev din rett" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a book about women and Islam. On the front cover there is a quote from Salman Rushdie "Dette er en ekstrem viktig bok, heftig, utfordrende og nødvendig". It is well worth reading!

Krev din rett

Found her blog here http://hirsialiayaan.web-log.nl/hirsialiayaan/ It is also in fact interesting to just go to the page because it is a very Web 2.0 blog, Mashups and all.

I have also wondered in the past whether or not it was right to publish the pictures of the prophet Muhammad by Jyllands Posten and here in Norway Magazinet http://www.magazinet.no. When all the fuzz was going on I was unsure what was right or not, and I must admit, stupid as I was, I thought it might have been wrong. But now I realize that I have totally changed my opinion. If I should mean that to publish the drawings was wrong, then I should hate the movie "Life of Brian" among other movies, but...I don't, and I realize that it was the right thing to do. Shame on Norwegian politicians who argued against Magazinet. Read how Ayaan defends her right to offend here http://www.nrc.nl/opinie/article215732.ece - go, Gadget, go!!

Found this article in Magazinet about Christians having been killed in Niger due to the Muslim community suspecting that they had pictures of Muhammad there http://www.magazinet.no/artikkel.asp?Artid=10373. I must say that the more I read and get to know Islam, the more I resist it. It is ok that the government tells me not to drive faster than 30 km/h out in the street, and that I have to pay my tax, but I do not want to be told by elderly men with long beard what to think when at home (true, Koreanen does so), how to treat my woman....must...stop...now...before...I...get...to...angry...and...maybe...will not be able to stop writing...

4000 kilometres on my bikes

October 19th, 2007

Two days ago I pasted the 4000K limit with 10K's. Most of it spent on my racing bike, but strangely enough I've managed to do 1300K on my mountain bike as well. I had hoped to get 5000, but due to two weeks of sickness when we came from Croatia I missed about 400-500 I would guess.

But, not a problem I have other things to waste my time with, try this Sushi Go Round game...stressed me for sure!! http://www.miniclip.com/games/sushi-go-round/en/

The Book of Books - Trevor Dennis

October 12th, 2007

Just read the book "The Book of Books" by Trevor Dennis, a introductory book about the Holy Bible. As I have read books about Islam in the past I wanted to read about the bible as well. And already today I got to use my knowledge when referring to the story of Job. Apart from that, did I learn something? At least that I totally disagree with the Old Testament. The stories in the New Testament is better, since they focus more on "be good to everyone, everyone can get to heaven" and such...



Concert with Goldwasser

October 11th, 2007

Yesterday I was at Blå where Goldwasser played http://www.myspace.com/panatropes . Elin is the vocalist in the band. It was different, nice - even though parts of it are...strange...

Radio Controlled Cars on steroids

October 11th, 2007

Top Gear always takes things to the next level!