My Favorite Yuri Gagarin Story

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

In honor of Yuri’s Night and the 50th anniversary of manned space flight, I thought I would share the story that I think of whenever Yuri Gagarin comes up.  Then I thought I should preface that story by explaining how on earth I even have a “favorite Yuri Gagarin story.”  And then I started thinking […]

Back Home from “Back Home”

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Today was our first full day back in Oslo.  It’s a relief to be home after our crazy trip, and the cats are certainly glad to see us.  Even Maia, the reclusive cat, seemed a little more social than usual. Being away for two weeks isn’t usually so exhausting, but this time it was essentially […]

They’re Right on Time, I’m Long Overdue

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I’ve been way too busy lately, and the queue of things I think I should post on my blog just keeps growing.  I will start chiseling away at the backlog by posting two long overdue birth announcements. Meet Gabriel Friedman! Born two weeks ago on Wednesday 6 May (at 8:25 pm), the adorable little son […]

Congratulations, Erin!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

A Whole Vacation in One Weekend

Monday, August 4th, 2008

   As mentioned earlier, my best friend Erin came to visit us last week.  While we were at work, they did some of the usual touristy things like taking the ferry over to Bygdøy to visit the museums.  Over the weekend, we decided to do some things around town together that Lucas and I haven’t […]

Visitors from Abroad

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Erin and Mike are coming tonight! Aside from sustaining various cycle-related injuries and exhaustion, we spent a bit of time cleaning and trying desperately to air out the apartment.  One fantastic thing about our place is that it’s so well insulated that last winter we never used the wall heaters and relied only on the gas […]

A Box Down Memory Lane

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I was looking for something today in our storage room, and in my search, I thumbed through my “memory box.”  This is an old Whitman’s Sampler box that contains all the little knick-knacks that I’ll never use, but that I still don’t want to part with.  In the spirit of my recent school reunion, I […]

There and Back Again

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

On Thursday, we left for a long weekend to fly home for my 10-year high school reunion.  I’m amazed that we managed to squeeze so much into the three days we were in the US! It was fun to have a chance to catch up with so many people in such a short time! So what […]

Our First Fifth Anniversary

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Friday was the first of our two 5-year wedding anniversaries, so we decided to mark the occasion in the same way we did the original event: 2003:   2008: We had to use the photobooth at the T-bane station, so we had to settle for four copies of the same pose. But we’ll take what we […]

My Battle Against Spam

Friday, October 12th, 2007

My talented beta tester Redfish has just informed me that my oh-so-wonderful verification gadget on the comment form was keeping her from replying to my oh-so-witty blog posts.  I wondered why I hadn’t been getting any comments lately.  I knew it couldn’t be because my friends and family didn’t find my brilliant posts worth commenting […]