søndag 19. oktober 2008
Fall in Norway is pretty much amazing. No doubt. This week has been good, even though I've been missing my boyfriend quite a bit (he's visiting his best friend in Vancouver). Sigh. Thursday was spent doing some spontanious dancing at a birthday party held at a new bar in Oslo called Fisk & Vilt (roughly translated into Fish & Game (the sign was donated by a closing fish dealer)). Lots of good friends and nice music. Britney remixes and cheap cava. Nice. Yesterday we went out to The Villa after a very intimate pre-party (just me and Iselin drinking rum and coke and doing some couch dancing while playing air-keytar). We met up with some friends and since our other friend, Jon (love you, sweetie), was tending the bar we got a very nice price on drinks. Dangerous. We went over to Fisk & Vilt and danced some more. Then we went home and ate pizza. Mmmmm. Today, Karima and I took a walk in the gorgeous weather (the colors were amazing) and saw a great gallery exhibition by Kohei Yoshiyuki called "The Park". Then we went home, cleaned the entire house and baked apple and cinnamon cupcakes. Yum. My plan for tonight is doing nothing but stuffing my face with cupcakes and drinking ginger and honey tea.
torsdag 9. oktober 2008
Today I sewed half of a shirt dress. I think it will look good when it's done, but there was a great amount of cursing involved and threats of trowing different sewing machines out the window and down four floors. Stupid overlock machine. Temper, temper.
I love my art and design classes at school and life is so much more relaxed these days. I actually have time off! How about that? I'm currently reading James Frey, whom I've already fallen in love with. The books are nothing but incredible and I would encourage everyone to look at A Million Little Pieces. I can't remember the last time a book moved me like that one. Harsh and brutal and heartbreaking. But beautiful. Truly and utterly beautiful.
I like Oslo more and more, which may seem like a strange statement concidering I've lived here my whole life. But there's something about this new change of pace. Less stress and therefore more time to actually walk around and look at things. New gallery openings, fall leaves, the Royal Castle in the morning with business men walking by with Newsweek under their arms, hot coffee in one hand, briefcase in the others.
Buying art books because I actually have to for a change, not just because I'm bored of my other curriculum and need creative stimuli. Drinking beer with friends on weekdays, discovering the wonder that is Twin Peaks and painting my fingernails white. Clean as snow. Missing my best friend that's in India. Planning trip to Paris to visit another girlfriend. Looking forward to red wine and seeing the Seine at night. Dancing.
All in all. Fall is good. I even like the rain.