keepingupwiththearmstrongs

Ever wonder what the Armstrongs are doing way up here in north Norway? Now you can sit back and eat some popcorn, and enjoy some real reality entertainment much better than the Kardashians! Hope you enjoy and share my blogg!

Gratis Steam Games T-skjorter og fantastiske ting til mine abonnenter!

  • Publisert: 20.07.2017, 10:58
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    Just in time for summer I bring to you another chance to grab some awesome stuff from my Loot Cave! I am giving away T shirts, Steam games, and your choice of Bonus Loots to some lucky subscribers. All you need to do is watch this video and follow the directions! Check it out y'all.


    I love making videos but I love making people smile and giving them prizes just as much! So what are you waiting for?? Subscribe to my channel youtube.com/NerdOfTheNorth. Click the bell icon beside the subscribe button after you have subscribed. Like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NerdOfTheNorth/ . It won't be long and I will reach the first milestone of 750 subscribers and I will pick the first of 5 winners! If you haven't seen it yet here is a great video to start your day. Have a little Nerd Coffee!


    Wasn't that lovely? Everyone should start the day with a little Nerd Coffee sometimes. Last but not least, just in case you missed it, here is an awesome video that I recently put out to celebrate 1 year on YouTube! ENJOY!


    Wasn't that straight up lit??? Well I hope you enjoyed these videos and I look forward to creating more for your viewing pleasure . Have an awesome day and never stop being you because there is only one you in this world! <3

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 20.07.2017, 10:58
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  • Start dagen med litt Nerd Coffee!

  • Publisert: 11.07.2017, 13:15
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    Just another nice summer day, and what a perfect day to start off with some Nerd Coffee! Things are moving a little bit faster lately for Nerd Of The North. In this video I explain how to create Nerd Coffee. Every unboxer should have lots of energy to make things interesting, and that is why I like to come up with creative and energy creating ideas for creating maximum energy! Check out my latest video content! <3


    It was really fun making this video and actually it wasn't too bad with the cherry watermelon flavor! In case you missed it here is last weeks video! It was my one year on YouTube celebration!


     

    I hope you enjoyed these videos and I definitely hope you have subscribed! You should stay tuned because I will be announcing a new contest and giving lots of Nerdy T shirts, Games, and prizes to my subscribers!

    youtube.com/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 11.07.2017, 13:15
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  • Unboxing Tromsø Through The Eyes Of A Nerd

  • Publisert: 02.07.2017, 20:50
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    So it seems that I am the biggest Nerd living the furthest north in the world. I live in a nice beautiful town in northern Norway called Tromsø. I left America to come live with my Norwegian wife, and now here I am living in the Paris of the North! I originally started my online presence with this blog, but it has branched off into YouTube. This is where I am focusing my energy, but I still love my blog followers, so I am trying to keep you guys satisfied as well!

    I am going to call this blog Unboxing Tromsø because I have been revealing special events and places around Tromsø and including them into my YouTube channel and my blog! Come have a look at these fantastic videos I have created right here in Tromsø!

    This first video I am quite proud of. I collaborated with a sweet gaming related restaurant called Burgr. We came up with the Nerd Of The North burger and it was sold for a limited time. I even opened a limited edition Stan Lee box there! If you have not been to burger I highly recommend it! Check it out!


    The next little clip was made shortly after to promote and show off what a delicious burger it actually was!



    Next up I really stepped up the unboxing game and enlisted the help of a pro to help me record. We took a trip to the top of a mountain with a cable car called Fjellheisen! I unboxed a Loot Crate WAY up north!!  It was so beautiful up there. Check it out!


    Every year people run through the streets and participate in the Midnight Sun Marathon. Lucky for my nerdy little heard, they run right in front of my house! Not only did I unbox a geek fuel box with the runners running in the background, I also encountered a massive RAINBOW! Check this sweet little unboxing out!


    So tell me what you thinkDo you enjoy watching me unbox Tromsø one box, one event at a time? Is there any place or event you would like me to see me unbox atDo you have a business or event that needs a shout out from Nerd Of The NorthI would love your feedback, and thank you so much for watching! Stay tuned for more awesome, epic and nerdy unboxings!

  • Publisert: 02.07.2017, 20:50
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  • Fjellheisen I Tromsø + Ett år på Youtube!

  • Publisert: 13.06.2017, 11:52
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    Just like they say, "Time flies when you're having fun!" Tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary of when I put my first video on YouTube! During that time I have also held down a full time job working on the night shift. Both the job and YouTube are very demanding, so the victories and accomplishments are coming slowly but surely. 

    It started out as just a fun thing to do because I was bored one day. Now 68 videos, 530 subscribers, 13604 video views and lots of time, effort, and a fair amount of money investment, I am taking this hobby very seriously. Check out my latest video I made. I took a trip up on the local Fjellheisen and opened up a Loot Crate box up in the mountains!



    I hope you enjoyed this video and If you haven't subscribed to my channel yet please do! Don't forget to click the little bell icon near the subscribe button so that you will be informed every time I put out some new content! I am also still running a fantastic contest and giving away free T Shirts and Steam games, check out the video and get in on it!



    I forgot to mention, I also dabble a little bit with game streaming. Here is one of my game streams for all of you Hearthstone fans out there!



    Thank you so much for watching! I hope you enjoyed my videos and remember to just be yourself, be a nerd!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 13.06.2017, 11:52
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  • This one is for the ladies!

  • Publisert: 21.05.2017, 16:05
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    Not all of the super heroes and villains are for the boys. Harley Quinn is the coolest most bad ass super heroine/villain ever! Check out my latest mini video staring yours truly, Harley Quinn herself!



    Don't forget to subscribe, and If you haven't heard, I am  having a sweet giveaway of T shirts and steam games! Check out the video and follow the directions to have a chance to win!


     

  • Publisert: 21.05.2017, 16:05
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  • Gratulerer med dagen Norge fra Nerd Of The North

  • Publisert: 18.05.2017, 13:40
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    I går var det en spesiell dag i norge. Å takke for at du har akseptert meg og behandlet meg så bra, gir jeg deg en spesiell 17. mai video! Elsk dine venner og familie og vær deg selv. Be a Nerd!


    Hvis du liker unboxings og spill streaming, vennligst ikke glem å abonnere! Jeg har også en konkurranse hvor du kan vinne gratis T-skjorter og PC-spill. Ta en titt!


    Hvis du ikke så det ennå, her er en fantastisk video som inkluderte NERD friidrett!
     


    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 18.05.2017, 13:40
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  • Kun for Mature Audiences Only!

  • Publisert: 08.05.2017, 12:32
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    Good day to you ladies and gentleman! As usual Nerd Of The North has been hard at work over the weekend preparing videos to upload to YouTube to satisfy your inner nerd! My latest box is called Gamer Block - Rated M for Mature. I was skeptical about how mature it would be. It would have been embarrassing if I opened the box and it was full of adult play toys, but it wasn't that. PHEW! There was indeed some very cool stuff in the box. Satisfy your curiosity and watch the video! While you are there please drop a click on the "subscribe" button along with the little "bell" beside the subscribe button. When you click the bell you can be informed every time I put out something new and NERDY! CHECK IT OUT! <3



    If you missed out on the last awesome video, never fear because you can find it here! Hey that rhymed lol!



    Oh by the way I am still running a contest and giving away free T shirts and Steam games! I just reached 500 subscribers and chose the first winner, but there are still many chances! I will pick the next winner at 525 subscribers, so watch this video and follow the directions and perhaps you are a super lucky nerd!



    Stay tuned because I am dropping new videos every week! I also have an awesome video on tap especially for my Norwegian nerds! Here is a hint. 17th of May!! PEACE OUT YALL!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 08.05.2017, 12:32
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  • Skrekk, spill, unboxing og Youtube = Nerd Of The North

  • Publisert: 29.04.2017, 12:33
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  • Building a YouTube audience is quite a challenge. In June it will be 1 year since I started on this project. I really thought the subscribers would come quicker, but the bigger the challenge the bigger the reward. I was aiming for 1000 subscribers at the 1 year mark, but at this point I will have to settle for half of that. I'm just a few subscribers short of my adjusted goal of 500!
     

    With that said, I would love to invite you to subscribe to my channel! I offer a range of entertainment. Check out my latest video.  I have a subscription to a monthly surprise box called Horror Block and I open it for everyone to see the epic horrifying awesomeness!

    I am also currently running a contest to give away free T shirts and Steam games to my subscribers and as soon as I reach 500 subscribers I will start giving these freebies out to some lucky winners. Check it this video and get in on it!



    I also am known to play one of the nerdiest games on the internet. It's a fantastic card game made just for nerds! Check out one of my streams!



    Thank you so much for reading and watching! I hope I have spurred your curiosity and now you are inclined to subscribe to my straight up NERDY entertainment! Tell your friends, and remember to be yourself and just be Nerdy!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 29.04.2017, 12:33
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  • Streaming på YouTube er utfordrende, men spennende!

  • Publisert: 15.04.2017, 22:31
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    Yes folks, I have uploaded another round of game streaming to my YouTube channel. This time I have learned some tricks to work with my green screen background and make the animation of myself look more fluid with les choppiness and less green sneaking through the background! Come subscribe to Nerd Of The North and check out my latest game stream!



    I will have to say It is very fun doing a live stream. I find it a bit difficult to figure out what to say on the fly as I am engaged in the game, but I am starting to get the hang of it. I would also like to invite you to participate in my latest contest. I am giving away FREE steam games and T shirts, and will begin giving them out as soon as I reach 500 subscribers. So come watch the contest video, subscribe to my channel, like Nerd Of The North on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NerdOfTheNorth/ and just get down and Nerdy with me!


    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

     



     

  • Publisert: 15.04.2017, 22:31
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  • Gratis T-skjorte og Steam Games konkurransen! Nye vinnere!

  • Publisert: 02.04.2017, 17:03
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  • That's right ladies and gentleman, I am having a brand new contest! I will be giving away some NERDTACULAR T shirts and Steam Games! I will be drawing the nexy winner as soon as I hit 550 subscribers on YouTube. Thereafter I will be drawing a new winner each time I get another 25 subscribers! All you have to do is follow the following rules-

    1.Like and follow Nerd Of The North here https://www.facebook.com/NerdOfTheNorth/

    2.Subscribe to Nerd Of The North on YouTube here http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

    3.Watch the following contest video and see what fantastic prizes are in store for you  and then leave the comment "Nerd Love" 



     I picked the first winner at 500 subs, and then another at 525 subs! As soon as I hit 550 subscribers I will randomly pick the next winner from those who have followed the rules and commented "Nerd Love" If you don't win the first time don't give up because your name will remain in the drawing. I will be picking new winners each time I get 25 more subscribers, so I encourage to share this so that I can start giving out more free stuff! Good luck and don't forget to spread the Nerd Love!! <3

  • Publisert: 02.04.2017, 17:03
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  • Star Wars er ikke bare for små gutter!

  • Publisert: 26.03.2017, 13:13
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    Denne Star Wars tema boksen skal ha kommet i Januar, men det kom aldri! Til slutt etter mye tålmodighet det endelig kommet. Ventetiden var verdt det. Ta en titt på de kule NERDY godbitene som kom inni! 


    Jeg håper du likte videoen min. Her er noen flere videoer for deg! 

    Ikke glem å abonnere på kanalen min her ----> http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

     

    Ha en fantastisk dag folkens! STAY NERDY!! <3
     



     

  • Publisert: 26.03.2017, 13:13
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  • Star Wars er ikke bare for små gutter!

  • Publisert: 26.03.2017, 13:12
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    Denne Star Wars tema boksen skal ha kommet i Januar, men det kom aldri! Til slutt etter mye tålmodighet det endelig kommet. Ventetiden var verdt det. Ta en titt på de kule NERDY godbitene som kom inni! 


    Jeg håper du likte videoen min. Her er noen flere videoer for deg! 

    Ikke glem å abonnere på kanalen min her ----> http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth




    Ha en fantastisk dag folkens! STAY NERDY!! <3
     



     

  • Publisert: 26.03.2017, 13:12
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  • Youtube krever mye hardt arbeid, og jeg er klar for det!

  • Publisert: 23.03.2017, 12:35
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  • Jeg har jobbet veldig hardt på min YouTube-kanal for nesten 9 måneder nå. Hvis du tror det er lett vel jeg har nyheter for deg. Det er ikke. Det beste er at jeg elsker å gjøre det! Hvis du setter din beste innsats i å gjøre noe du elsker, vil belønningen til slutt komme hvis du holder på det!

    Jeg har gjort alt jeg kan for å forbedre innholdet mitt, bedre videokvalitet , videoredigering og bedre lydkvalitet og belysning! Jeg føler at forbedringene begynner å vise. Innhenting abonnenter er den største utfordringen med YouTube. Det er derfor jeg nå ut til dere kjære lesere! Kom og sjekk ut min nyeste video og ikke glem å abonnere! Jeg lover å gi deg mitt beste hver uke hver måned og hvert år!


    Jeg har store planer for fremtiden, inkludert fantastiske konkurranser og premier for mine abonnenter, og samarbeider med lokale bedrifter for å gi deg det beste av Tromsø. Her er noen flere super kule videoer!
     

     

    http://http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

     

     

  • Publisert: 23.03.2017, 12:35
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  • Nerd Of The North is taking over Norway one video and one box at a time! <3

  • Publisert: 05.03.2017, 10:17
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    Oh boy what a pleasure it is to bring you a video or two every week. I seem to have an addiction for creation, and I just have to do it! I have a full time job, so unfortunately I can only muster up one or two videos a week, but my dream is to someday bring the fans much more! Things have been moving along nicely for Jason Armstrong A.K.A Nerd Of The North. This month I combined my efforts with a local restaurant here in Tromsø called Burgr to bring you an actual Nerd Of The North cheeseburger with an offer of 10% off the price for subscribers to my channel! Let me tell you, this burger is DELISH! I have also been interviewed by the local newspaper Nordlys, and am patiently waiting a fabulous article in the newspaper upcoming! In my latest video I take on the roll of Batman, or as I call it Batnerd. Have a look at some of my latest videos and don't forget to subscribe!


    As I mentioned, I have gotten a cheeseburger in my name. I present to you the Nerd Of The North cheeseburger. To all residents of Tromsø I urge you to indulge in this tasty pleasure at skippergata 6a in downtown Tromsø. I even got to open a sick Stan Lee Limited Edition box in the restaurant! Have a look at the unboxing video! 


    What a pleasure it was to work with the staff of Burgr and create this fancy cheeseburger and video! I even came up with a bonus video which completely showcases the awesomeness of the Nerd Of The North Cheeseburger! Check it out!


    I hope you enjoyed that, and I hope you aren't too hungry now! I just have one more video I would like to shout out, and it is the latest Horror Block unboxing for all you horror fans. Don't be scurred and just check it out!


    Thank you so much for checking out my videos. Today I am brainstorming new ideas, and creating even more entertaining content for your viewing pleasure! Be sure to subscribe to my channel, share my videos, and tell your friends about Nerd Of The North. Be yourself, be a nerd. Nerd Of The North.

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 05.03.2017, 10:17
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  • En YouTube-kjendis i Tromsø får en cheeseburger oppkalt etter seg!

  • Publisert: 22.02.2017, 11:26
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    Jeg har snakket om det en stund nå, og endelig er det her! Nerd Of The North cheeseburger er nå tilgjengelig i Tromsø for en begrenset periode! Ta med din mobiltelefon og abonnere på Nerd Of The North på YouTube for å få rabatt! De selger det på en fantastisk restaurant i Tromsø sentrum kalt Burgr! Det ligger i Skippergata 6a!

    Jeg må si, Burgr gjør de beste burgere i byen. De bruker de beste ingrediensene og det er ingen annen burger i byen som kan sammenligne. Restauranten er fylt med retro gaming dekorasjoner og spill! Jeg glemte å nevne at jeg også åpne spesialversjon Stan Lee Nerd Block midt i restauranten! Det har vært en glede å jobbe med Burgr ansatte. Se videoen og deretter gå ned til Burgr og spise denne deilige mesterverk! Ikke glem å abonnere og selvfølgelig DEL !!


    http://www.youtube.com/NerdOfTheNorth 

     


     

  • Publisert: 22.02.2017, 11:26
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  • Verdens nordligste NERD underholder deg!

  • Publisert: 12.02.2017, 13:24
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    Jeg er en amerikansk, men jeg kaller Norge mitt hjem nå. Jeg føler meg så heldig å leve blant det norske folk. Mitt mål er å ha så mange nordlige venner som mulig! Så jeg bringer dere meg. Jeg er Nerd Of The North. Entertainer, samleren, og NERD! Representanten for alt som er nerdy! Jeg er forsvareren til alle som føler seg mobbet eller er redd for å være seg selv.  Be Yourself, Be Nerdy, Be Happy! Nerd Of The North

     

    Jeg jobber så hardt som mulig for å lage innhold for min Youtube Channel. Jeg jobber på heltid jobb på en matbutikk. Tid er svært begrenset, og YouTube seere har en uendelig sult etter mer innhold. Jeg gjør mitt beste for å lage innhold raskt nok og læring som jeg går fremover hver dag. Kom og se noen av mine nyeste videoene og Abonner! Jeg elsker spill, spill streaming, og åpner esker med kule ting! Jeg håper du får en super dag!



    http://www.youtube.com/NerdOfTheNorth

    Takk så mye for å se på! SUBSCRIBE PLZZ! (: <3

  • Publisert: 12.02.2017, 13:24
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  • Epic Youtube Celebrity in Tromsø - Through the Eyes of an Unboxer

  • Publisert: 30.01.2017, 12:01
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    Every week I attempt to improve my videos in any way possible. This week I  show you what its like through the eyes of an unboxer. Video recorded  with a 4k hi def camera and sound brought to you through a crystal clear Blue Yeti microphone. This video is of the highest quality. I take you into the unboxing of the december Horror Block. Come have a look and don't be scurred!! 


    Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoyed it! Stay tuned as there is at least 1 video every week! I have also started game streaming videos! Don't forget to subscribe!

    http://www.youtube.com/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 30.01.2017, 12:01
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  • Rock on! Nerd Of The North unboxes a new geek fuel box!

  • Publisert: 24.01.2017, 12:40
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    I'm just doing my thing opening boxes every week and showing you what is inside! This week I have a mystery box from Geek Fuel! I have added a hard rocking metal flavor along with some Monster Energy and Deadpool lights! I got this box back in December and it is finally opened and distributed into the loot cave! Check out the video and don't forget to subscribe! (:


     

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 24.01.2017, 12:40
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  • Deadpool is for Mature Audiences!

  • Publisert: 15.01.2017, 13:14
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    Here is a small snippet of some amazing Deadpool footage! Deadpool has to be my favorite super hero/villain! Check out this cool video and don't have a Deadpool Overload!!


    Hope you enjoyed it! Come check out my channel for more videos and don't forget to subscribe!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

     

  • Publisert: 15.01.2017, 13:14
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  • Fortsatt litt jul i luften!

  • Publisert: 08.01.2017, 20:20
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    Når vi nærmer oss midten av januar, er det nye året på oss. Det er fortsatt litt av julestemningen igjen å omfavne. Farvel jul og hei nytt år 2017! Fra Nerd Of The North <3

    Abonner kommentar og dele plz <3



    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 08.01.2017, 20:20
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  • Happy New Year Horror Cookies!

  • Publisert: 02.01.2017, 13:28
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    2016 is officially the past and 2017 is the NOW! I am so excited to bring you my latest unboxing video! I am unboxing the November Horror Block box which comes packed full of horrific pleasure. Before I get things started I have to test out these horrifyingly delicious gingerbread cookies! Come watch the whole video on my YouTube channel. 


    What did you think of my Bloody Butcher costume? Would you like to try horror cookies! If you didn't see the bonus content from last week, come have a look! It is something special for the Star Wars fans!



    Thanks for watching! IF you haven't done it yet, please come subscribe! I give out freebies every month to my loyal subscribers so let your inner nerd out and subscribe to my channel! Have a great day! 

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 02.01.2017, 13:28
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  • Bonus Content'! STAR WARS Bundle Pack! + free Steam Games!

  • Publisert: 29.12.2016, 11:24
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    This one goes out to the Star Wars fans! I usually have an unboxing video every weekend, but this week I dropped some mid week Bonus Content! With Rogue One A Star Wars Story currently in theaters, I figured it was the perfect time for a Shirt Punch Star Wars bundle pack! Check out this sweet video!


    I hope you enjoyed it, and if you haven't seen Rogue One yet I highly recommend it because it is amazing! I am also giving away free steam games in this months contest! You still have 3 days left to enter. To enter, watch the nerdy christmas video, comment "nerdy christmas" and SUBSCRIBE to my channel! I am giving away free stuff every month som come and subscribe yall! Here is the nerdy Christmas video!


    Thank you for watching and I hope you enjoyed the videos. If you haven't found your way to the subscribe button, here is a link directly to my channel! Have a fantastic day! (:

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 29.12.2016, 11:24
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  • Christmas Gløgg - Get your Dab ON!

  • Publisert: 27.12.2016, 01:26
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    Yes Christmas is winding down, but that doesn't mean we can't keep having some holiday fun! In my latest video I test out Norwegian Gløgg for the first time! I have to say it was actually quite tasty, but I came out with my own version just in time for an unboxing video! Check out NERD GLØGG!



    I hope you enjoyed the video! I am giving away free goodies every month, and this month I'm handing out free STEAM GAMES! Yes I am choosing 3 lucky winners to receive a steam game and a toy! Check out this months video Nerdy Christmas and earn yourself a chance to win a free game!



    Thanks for subscribing, and here is a link to my channel if you haven't found it! Don't forget to subscribe! 

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth


     

  • Publisert: 27.12.2016, 01:26
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  • Hard work starts to pay off!

  • Publisert: 23.12.2016, 13:55
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    It isn't easy running a YouTube channel and having a full time night shift job, but slowly and surely I keep taking steps forward! Since the beginning I have improved my videos and content on a regular basis. I have improved video, sound, and lighting as well! I have even enlisted an amazing video editor. I am constantly thinking about what kid of content to come up with next. Just hoping for that day I see some sponsors, or simply to get noticed! In the latest video I feature a song that I put allot of effort into, there is music created and provided by my video editor, and I provide myself as The Nerd Of The North.

    I had a stroke of luck recently and nerdblock.com chose me as one of the top 10 best videos of the month. I was listed at number 7 but honestly I feel  that by far mine was the best. Here is a link to the article, have a look at the top 10 videos and tell me what you think?

    https://www.nerdblock.com/blog/nerd-block-unboxing-december/

    Funny enough, this particular video has created the most hate comments I have ever seen. Words like "go kill yourself" "You have no future or past" "you are an embarrassment to YouTube" don't even phase me. They actually motivate me more!

    Thank you for reading and following! If you like what you see and have an inner nerd that needs to get out, then please subscribe to my channel and help me keep moving up! Thanks for the support yall!

  • Publisert: 23.12.2016, 13:55
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  • The Loot King. Unboxing at its finest!

  • Publisert: 18.12.2016, 15:32
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    Things are going great for Nerd Of The North! It is Christmas time and the boxes of nerdy goodies are flowing into the mail box! This months Nerd Block video represents allot of effort. From the nerdy acting all the way down to the fabulous job that my video editor is doing, everything was clicking in this latest video. Fresh unique content requires fresh unique music, and that is definitely present in this video! I'm taking unboxing to a whole new level, and my goal is to be the best, freshest, most unique unboxer! Have a look at the November Nerd Block video featuring one verse of my very own song Loot King!


    I hope you enjoyed the video!  BTW I am giving away free steam games thins month and all you have to do to enter the contest is watch the "Nerdy Christmas" video, comment Nerdy Christmas, and SUBSCRIBE TO NERD OF THE NORTH! Here is the Nerdy Christmas Video!


    Thank you so much for watching and have a wonderful Christmas time!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 18.12.2016, 15:32
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  • Bonus Content! Check it out!

  • Publisert: 14.12.2016, 11:30
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    Oh boy do I love opening boxes! This is yet another box that I wanted to share with you! It is called Shirt Punch! It is not a subscription, just a website that offers really nerdy and geeky items! I love it! Check out the unboxing video here!

     



    I hope yall like it! I plan to occasionally drop some extra content in the middle of the week, because sometimes once a week just isn't enough! Don't forget I am running a giveaway for the month of December. I am giving away 3 gifts to 3 lucky winners. Each gift is a Steam Game, with something extra special! Check out the Nerdy Christmas video, share, subscribe, and comment NERDY CHRISTMAS to be in! Check it out here!


    I'll be giving away freebies every month, so get involved and subscribe to my channel! Here is a link!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth




     


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • Publisert: 14.12.2016, 11:30
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  • Let Your Finger Lights Glow!

  • Publisert: 12.12.2016, 00:43
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    Oh what a treat it is to get this subscription box in the mail every month! It's called GEEKFUEL and it is definitely one of the best subscription boxes on the market. It comes with a new shirt every month plus a nice handful of awesome nerdy goodies! Check out my latest unboxing video as I test out a new energy drink and it makes my finger lights light up! LETS OPEN THIS BOX!!



    I hope you enjoyed my video. If you are a nerd at heart and want to help out a fellow nerd then throw me a subscribe to my channel! I am giving away free stuff every month, and this month I'm actually giving away free STEAM GAMES! I am picking 3 lucky winners at the end of the month, and all you have to do is subscribe, share, and comment NERDY CHRISTMAS on this months contest video!

    Thank you so much for checking it out! Here is a link to my Youtube Channel!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth
     

  • Publisert: 12.12.2016, 00:43
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  • Free steam games to 3 winners! Picking the winners tomorrow!

  • Publisert: 08.12.2016, 11:25
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    For the month of December I am running a fantastic contest! I will be giving away Steam Games! These aren't just steam games, they are Steam Games with a twist! Not only will 3 winners get a Steam Game but each game code comes with a special prize. As you can see here I have each one wrapped and ready to be sent to 3 lucky winners!



     

    To enter the contest all you need to do is watch the following video, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and comment on the video "Nerdy Christmas"! I will be picking the winners randomly at the end of the month. Here is the Nerdy Christmas video!


    Don't forget to subscribe, and here is a link to my channel! Good luck! <3

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 08.12.2016, 11:25
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  • Pushing Unboxing to its limits! I eat brain in this one! <3

  • Publisert: 04.12.2016, 21:45
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    I'm always looking for ways to improve my videos. Lighting, video quality, sound, video editing, content, acting, and story are all something that should be considered. This week I give you my latest Horror Block unboxing. This one is not for the faint of heart, and only for horror lovers. I actually eat a brain in this one just to get the demon nerds inside me to come out and present to you the box contents. Feast your horror eyes on this one! Don't forget to subscribe! <3


    Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe! I have allot more awesome videos, so check out my channel here!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 04.12.2016, 21:45
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  • And the November Pimp My Loot Cave winners are...

  • Publisert: 01.12.2016, 01:52
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    I just want to give a shout out to everyone who participated in this months contest.  I wish everyone could win, but today only one lucky randomly chosen person has won themselves a shiny new unopened Loot Crate Box! Congratulations to Line Johnsen, another lucky winner in Tromsø, you have won the grand prize! And I decided to choose one more winner for the runner up prize. Thomas Andreassen, yet ANOTHER winner from Tromsø. The force is strong with Nerd Of The North fans in Tromsø! You have won yourself a steam game / Air Freshener from Badlands. Thank you guys for sharing and watching my videos! I will be having another contest in December and plan to give away 3 christmas gifts to 3 lucky duckys! Stay Tuned! I got some amazing unboxings and contests ahead!

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    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 01.12.2016, 01:52
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  • Jeg skal gi bort denne uåpnet Loot Crate i 3 dager!

  • Publisert: 27.11.2016, 20:55
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    Jeg gir bort denne uåpnet Loot Crate! Det er en tidlig julegave fra Nerd Of The North. Du fortsatt har 3 dager på å gå inn min November konkurranse. For bli med alt du trenger å gjøre er Abonner på min YouTube-kanal, se "Pimp My Loot Cave" November konkurranse video, dele video, og kommentere "Pimp My Loot Cave! Jeg plukker en vinner i 3 dager. Jeg skal la en link til konkurransen video nedenfor! GOOD LUCK YALL!


     

  • Publisert: 27.11.2016, 20:55
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  • Friday the 13th - Jason opens the box!

  • Publisert: 26.11.2016, 13:38
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    I continue to work hard on my YouTube channel. I'm pushing the limits to come up with creative ideas to make my unboxing videos better and better. This latest unboxing is possibly my best yet. I hope you enjoy it, and P.S wait until the very end if you dare! Check out the video here.


    Come subscribe to my channel and watch as I climb my way to the top! I offer prizes and free goodies to my loyal fans and I have a contest with a video every month. There are 4 days left for my current contest, and I am giving away an Unopened Loot Crate! You just have to watch the video, subscribe to my channel, share the video or this blog, and comment "pimp my loot cave" Here is the video, check it out yall!



    Thank you so much for checking out Nerd Of The North. Here is a link to my channel where you can find a fantastic collection of all of my videos so far! 

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 26.11.2016, 13:38
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  • Talk Nerdy To Me <3

  • Publisert: 19.11.2016, 18:53
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  • Still going strong with the horror themed unboxing videos! Come let your inner nerd out and enjoy my latest Nerd Block Unboxing! There is some fantastic items up in this video. Come have a look and try not to be sscurrrred!! <3



    I am also having a contest throughout all of November. Check out the video, comment "Pimp My Loot Cave" and subscribe to my channel to have a chance to win an unopened box of loot!! here it is!



    I am so glad you came to check out my videos! If you enjoy it please subscribe and get in on the contest to win free goodies! I'm giving away stuff every month so get in on the action! Here is a link to my YouTube channel so come and lets get down and Nerdy!!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 19.11.2016, 18:53
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  • November Spooktacular! New Video and New November Contest!

  • Publisert: 12.11.2016, 14:02
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    As Nerd Of The North, I spend every moment that I am not working at Rema 1000 working on new ideas and videos to entertain my fans. Yes I also spend equal amount of time with my number 1 fan who happens to be my wife Mrs. North. This month I bring to you the first of many spooky horror related videos to extend Halloween into the month of November! Christmas lasts for 3 months, so why not have Halloween last for 2! Check out my latest work of art that my nerdy soul is proud to bring to you!


    I hope you enjoyed this video! By the way, I also have a fantastic contest running in November. I am giving away an unopened Loot Crate to the winner and other prizes to some lucky fans. All you have to do is watch the November "Pimp my loot cave" video, Subscribe to my channel, Share the video, and leave the comment "Pimp My loot Cave"! It's so easy to win and support the biggest Nerd Of The North! Here is the Contest video, check it out yall!


    Thank you so much for watching, and tell your friends!

    http://http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 12.11.2016, 14:02
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  • Dette er en konkurranse som du ikke vil gå glipp av! Pimp Your Loot Cave!

  • Publisert: 06.11.2016, 22:51
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    November is a fantastic time to be a Nerd Of The North fan! I am giving away an unopened Loot Crate to the Grande Prize Winner! There will be other prizes as well! All you have to do is Subscribe to my YouTube channel http://http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth and then watch and share this video!


    After you have done these two requirements, all you have to do is leave the comment "PIMP MY LOOTCAVE!" I can't wait to share some fantastic loot with some lucky peeps! Good Luck Yall!!!

     

  • Publisert: 06.11.2016, 22:51
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  • Pimp your Loot Cave November Contest! Win an unopened Loot Crate!

  • Publisert: 06.11.2016, 16:05
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    This month I would like to help you Pimp Your Loot Cave! My loot cave is filling up fast, so I have to share some of the love with my fans. I am sparing no expense in November, and giving the winner a complete unopened Loot Crate! All you have to do is 1. Subscribe to my channel here

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

    2. Watch and SHARE the following Pimp Your Loot Cave Video.


    3. Leave a comment which states "Pimp My Loot Cave!"

    It is that easy folks. I will draw a winner and most like some runners up to receive extra prizes at the end of the month! Good luck yall!



     

  • Publisert: 06.11.2016, 16:05
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  • I Wish we could have Halloween all year long!

  • Publisert: 31.10.2016, 11:58
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    Its Halloween, and what a great day to have a Horror themed unboxing video! This is a new box that I started getting, and it includes horror themed items in a box every month! This was one of the funnest videos I have made yet. I had the help of a fantastic friend with my makeup, and I couldn't have done it myself.  For Halloween it is no trick, I would like to treat you with this awesome and horrifying video! Enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe, I'm giving away free goodies every month!


    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 31.10.2016, 11:58
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  • Happy Halloween! Horror Block Unboxing!

  • Publisert: 31.10.2016, 11:57
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    Its Halloween, and what a great day to have a Horror themed unboxing video! This is a new box that I started getting, and it includes horror themed items in a box every month! This was one of the funnest videos I have made yet. I had the help of a fantastic friend with my makeup, and I couldn't have done it myself.  For Halloween it is no trick, I would like to treat you with this awesome and horrifying video! Enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe, I'm giving away free goodies every month!


     

  • Publisert: 31.10.2016, 11:57
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  • Utrolig Contest! Plukke en vinner i morgen ved midnatt 12:00 30 oktober!

  • Publisert: 25.10.2016, 18:38
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    That's right folks, I'm giving this Brand New Transformers Laptop bag WITH a secret inside to one lucky winner. I will also choose a runner up to receive a mystery prize! I will pick a winner LIVE on Facebook October 30th at 4:00 P.M West Coast Time, and MIDNIGHT Norway Time!I am so excited to share my loots with some lucky fans! HERE ARE THE RULES!

    1. Subscribe to My YouTube Channel

    2. Watch and share the October Contest Video

    3. Comment!

    It is that easy folks! After picking the winners I will reveal my newest and best video yet just in time for HALLOWEEN, my very first box opening of HORROR BLOCK! This video is so sick and the tricks and treats inside are straight up horrifying! Now check out the contest video and win yourself a new Transformers Laptop Bag!!



    P.S. I will be giving away goodies every month so get subscribed and start sharing now and start adding to your nerd collection for free!! GOOD LUCK YALL  <3Nerd Of The North

  • Publisert: 25.10.2016, 18:38
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  • Win this Awesome Transformers Laptop Bag + More Prizes! Picking winners on Halloween EVE Oct 30th!

  • Publisert: 25.10.2016, 18:37
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    That's right folks, I'm giving this Brand New Transformers Laptop bag WITH a secret inside to one lucky winner. I will also choose a runner up to receive a mystery prize! I will pick a winner LIVE on Facebook October 30th at 4:00 P.M West Coast Time, and MIDNIGHT Norway Time!I am so excited to share my loots with some lucky fans! HERE ARE THE RULES!

    1. Subscribe to My YouTube Channel

    2. Watch and share the October Contest Video

    3. Comment!

    It is that easy folks! After picking the winners I will reveal my newest and best video yet just in time for HALLOWEEN, my very first box opening of HORROR BLOCK! This video is so sick and the tricks and treats inside are straight up horrifying! Now check out the contest video and win yourself a new Transformers Laptop Bag!!



    P.S. I will be giving away goodies every month so get subscribed and start sharing now and start adding to your nerd collection for free!! GOOD LUCK YALL  <3Nerd Of The North

  • Publisert: 25.10.2016, 18:37
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  • Fantastisk konkurranse! Jeg plukke 2 vinnere i 6 dager! Bli med på det!

  • Publisert: 24.10.2016, 13:20
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  • I 6 dager skal jeg plukke vinneren av "Epic Loot Giveaway " konkurranse! Jeg plukker en grand prisvinner og en runner up! Hovedpremien vil være en Transformers Laptop veske med en tilfeldig overraskelse inni og runner up vil motta en Steam spill! Jeg plukker en vinner 30 oktober ved midnatt! Jeg skal ha en konkurranse som dette hver måned slik abonnere ASAP! (:Abonner på kanalen min, Del denne videoen, og legge igjen en kommentar, og du er inittowinit!


     

     

  • Publisert: 24.10.2016, 13:20
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  • En YouTube-stjerne i Tromsø drikker Red Bull og går helt gal!

  • Publisert: 23.10.2016, 12:39
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    They said I couldn't do it. There were some that doubted me, and some who laughed in my face when I said I open boxes in front of the camera for fans to watch on YouTube. I take opening a box to a whole new level! You would be surprised, but there are thousands upon thousands of people who attempt to make opening a box interesting. I believe I have what it takes to be the most entertaining unboxer EVER! Have a look at my latest video where I test and review Red Bull Blue Edition, and then unbox the Geek Fuel September box.  Please subscribe to my channel and help me rise to stardom, I promise you won't regret it <3


    I am dedicated to entertaining, as well as sharing my cool items with my fans. Every month I am offering a contest where all you have to do is subscribe to my channel and share the contest video to win fantastic prizes like T shirts, Steam games, Action Figures and more! Have a look at this months contest. Subscribe, share, and leave a comment for your chance to win some awesome goodies!!


    Here is a link to my YouTube channel. Come join me on this fantastic adventure, PEACE YALL!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

    Are you still here! Thank you so much for reading to the bottom of the page. Just for being an awesome fan, I will reward you with a funky little fun song I made. Have a listen! Its called The Loot King!

    https://cl.ly/443T3G2I1p3H

  • Publisert: 23.10.2016, 12:39
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  • My Pokemon Eggs Popped!

  • Publisert: 21.10.2016, 11:57
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    After saving up 10KM eggs for a month I prepared for a full on incubation. Here are the mixed results from this batch! I must say, the Lapras was the hands down WINNER!















     

    You always hope the eggs will hatch amazing things, but in the end you're lucky to get 1 amazing thing. BTW if you haven't subscribed to my YouTube channel you can do it here

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

    I am also holding a contest and picking a winner on October 30th. Watch this video, subscribe to my channel,and share the video for a chance to win epic lootz!! Happy Hunting and good luck yall!


     

  • Publisert: 21.10.2016, 11:57
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  • Be Yourself - Be a Nerd

  • Publisert: 16.10.2016, 19:38
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    It feels good to just be myself, I love making these unboxing videos. I just opened my newest subscription box called NERD BLOCK. I was actually surprised with how cool the stuff was inside. Come have a look at Nerd Block-September and see what I got! Please subscribe to my channel if you would like to see a new box every week! If you even crack a smile then I've done my job!


     

    I am also running a contest throughout October! If you want a chance to win some great prizes, watch this video, comment, and share it! I will pick a 2 winners on Halloween Eve!!


    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 16.10.2016, 19:38
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  • Halloween Contest+Nerd Block+Blueberry Redbull+Horror Block!

  • Publisert: 13.10.2016, 13:51
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    What an awesome month October is. I have it cram packed with a bunch of awesome entertainment for my fans and followers. For starters I am having a super sweet contest. To enter all you have to do is subscribe to my YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth and then watch and share this fantastic contest video!


    The grand prize will be an amazing Transformers Laptop carrying bag with a mystery surprise inside! I have also decided to pick 1 runner up who will also receive something awesome! Don't forget to comment on the video so I know that you have shared it! (: I will be picking a winner LIVE on Facebook October 30th at Midnight/ 4:00 West coast time, so if you haven't found my on Facebook yet, maybe you should!

    Next up this week I have put out a lovely new video for your viewing pleasure. Get your nerd fitness on with my newest video called "Loot Curls" Its funny, silly and most of all NERDY!!

    In three days I will drop a hilarious video. I have a new subscription to a box called Nerd Block, and will bring out your inner nerd as you watch me to open it! I guarantee it to be straight up down and NERDY!



     

    On October 23rd I have prepared the Geek Fuel September video. Its very entertaining and I will be providing a review on one of the newer energy drinks to Norway called BLUEBERRY REDBULL! It is oh so yummy



     

    And as for the grand finale on Halloween Eve I will drop my most anticipated video yet. First I will announce the contest winners, then reward you yet again with a bone chilling horrifying box opening of my other new subscription box HORROR BLOCK! 



     

    As always I appreciate all the support from the fans, and I look forward to your company as I will have a new contest every month and a new video every week! Don't forget to subscribe like and share and remember NERDS ARE SEXY!!!

    <3NERD OF THE NORTH<3

  • Publisert: 13.10.2016, 13:51
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  • Back to the Gym- Back to Business!

  • Publisert: 13.10.2016, 12:12
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    Wow I can't believe I have procrastinated away 2 months. I had planned to take a few days break after summer vacation in August, but a few days turned into a week, and a week turned into a few weeks, and a few weeks turned into a few months. I am ashamed of myself. I know how fantastic it feels to get to the gym on a regular basis, but for some reason I chose to stay home. It seems if I am not going to the gym, I also have a hard time staying away from sweets.

     I have actually been planning to start up again for a couple weeks, but it is so daunting to face that first day back. I know that the results wont show for a while, so the incentive isn't there. You gotta start somewhere, and today I just willed my way out the door and to the gym, despite the cold and rain outside. One of my favorite things about the gym is the protein shake afterwards. We got this cool new smoothie/shake machine. It is very convenient! Have a great day folks!



     

  • Publisert: 13.10.2016, 12:12
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  • En YouTube-kjendis overtar Norge med sin nye video "Loot Curls"

  • Publisert: 09.10.2016, 11:35
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    Alt går bra med Nerd Of The North og hans vei til berømmelse. Han har lovet en fantastisk video per uke, og han har levert igjen! Pop litt popcorn, og se hans nyeste videoproduksjon "Loot Curls"

     

    Hvis du ikke har abonnert på hans kanal ennå, er det på tide at du gjør det! Han skal ha en konkurranse hver måned, og gir bort gratis gamer godbiter til sine fans! For å delta i konkurransen er alt du trenger å gjøre er å abonnere på Nerd Of The North, dele konkurransen video, og kommentere! Her er den siste konkurransen videoer for oktober.

    Nerd Of The North har jobbet veldig hardt for å produsere ny underholdende innhold for sine fans, og har nylig droppet en ny sang "The Loot King" for hørselen din nytelse. Ha en lytt!

    https://cl.ly/443T3G2I1p3H

    Takk så mye for å ha en titt på bloggen min i dag. Jo flere fans jeg får, jo mer jeg presse til å gi deg bedre underholdning! Her er en link til min YouTube-kanal. Vennligst abonnere og mest av alt, smile, le, og nyte dagen!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

     

  • Publisert: 09.10.2016, 11:35
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  • Return to Bardus - A Mouthwatering Restaurant in Tromsø

  • Publisert: 04.10.2016, 10:34
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    I can safely say that everything is delicious at Bardus. Mrs. Armstrong and I decided to stop in at Bardus and check out the lunch menu before our movie date. Mrs. Armstrong is always skeptical about going to a restaurant that changes the menu on a regular basis. As for me, I think it shows what a fine restaurant it is. Mrs. Armstrong decided to try the vegetarian pasta, and I must say that she was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it actually was. I wasn't surprised because everything at Bardus is good.



     

    I decided to go with this legendary "Bistro Burger". Oh man what a treat is was on the taste buds. Have a look at this lovely burger.



     

    The burger was just the right size, and finger licking good! It came with some of the yummiest fried potato boats I have had in a long time. It was so delicious I was literally eating up every last little morsel that fell onto my plate. I practically licked the plate clean because it was THAT good! Bardus is my Go To restaurant in Tromsø when I want to be completely satisfied! I highly recommend it!

  • Publisert: 04.10.2016, 10:34
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  • Petes Dragon - A Super sweet movie!

  • Publisert: 03.10.2016, 11:38
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    We had planned to go see the horror movie "Don't Breathe", but decided to see something a little more heartwarming. It has been a long time since I heard the story of Petes Dragon. When I was little I had the book and it was one of my favorites. I was skeptical about a movie with a CGI dragon, but I was actually very impressed! The last time I seen a young boy flying around on a dragon was The Never Ending Story. I remember thinking that the Never Ending Story was the best, and that the dragon seemed so real. Oh how bad I wanted to be the boy flying on a dragon.

    Now as an adult watching Petes dragon, I couldn't help but want to be a kid again. The movie was so warm and lighthearted, and the dragon was so fantastic. I really wanted him to be my best friend too. It was a pleasure to see Robert Redford in this movie, and he played the part of an old story telling man perfectly. The movie left my wife crying, and it even brought a tear to my eye. I almost cried, but not because I was so moved by the emotional ending, but how jealous I was of the boy who gets to fly around on the amazing dragon. It made me feel like a kid again, at least for 1 hour and 42 minutes. I recommend this movie to anyone with kids, and to any adults who just want to see something that makes you feel good. I give it a 5/6, not because the movie was so incredible and amazing, but because it made me smile and feel so good. I was pleasantly entertained!

  • Publisert: 03.10.2016, 11:38
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  • Epic Contest! Win This Transformers Laptop Bag + more!

  • Publisert: 02.10.2016, 23:48
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    Whassup Nerd Of The North fans! During the month of October, I will be offering a contest to give some Epic game gear back to the fans! The contest will run until Halloween and on that day I will choose a winner! I have decided to reveal one of the prizes that will go to the winner. The winner will receive this AWESOME Transformers laptop carrying case AND there will be some mystery items inside! Trust me, you will be super stoked like a little girl on christmas morning! If there are many participants, I will offer a sweet item or two to a runner up as well! All you have to do is Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, and either share this blog or share the actual video which you can find right here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3W7vzLCrSk

     

    Please make my heart warm and leave a comment so that I can keep track of how this fantastic video was shared! Good luck, bring out your INNER NERD with some easy LOOTZ!!

    BELOW IS A LINK TO MY YOU TUBE CHANNEL

     http://http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 02.10.2016, 23:48
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  • The Loot King - A Song By Nerd Of The North

  • Publisert: 01.10.2016, 13:09
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    CLICK HERE TO HERE THE NEW SONG!--------------------------->              https://cl.ly/443T3G2I1p3H

    This one goes out to all the sexy nerds out there. You know who you are. Getting made fun of for your style getting bullied in school. We just gotta be strong and tell'em WE NERDS RULE!
     

    Nerd of the north and I am the Loot King

    I open that loot box and show you my loot bling

    If you see me downtown catchin pokemon walking back and forth

    Throw your deuce up in the sky and say waddup Nerd Of The North!

     

    He Is the Loot King He is the Loot King He is the Loot King He is the Loot King

     

    Come walking in with my loot clothes on looking oh so cool

    I got a gangster limp and my favorite super hero is Deadpool

    Just like Luke Skywalker I'm gonna use the force.

    If those haters ask my name tell'em ITS NERD OF THE NORTH!

    That's my loot box and thats my baby, and she's so fine.I cant wait to get another box!

  • Publisert: 01.10.2016, 13:09
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  • Konkurransen Giveaway Gratis ting! Subscribe Share and WIN!!

  • Publisert: 30.09.2016, 10:05
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  • I løpet av oktober, vil jeg kjøre en konkurranse. Vinneren vil motta noen fantastiske ting fra min samling. EPIC STUFF! Jeg presser hardt for å være Norges største beste UNBOXER! Alt du trenger å gjøre er å abonnere på min YouTube-kanal og enten dele denne bloggen eller dele YouTube-video. Hvis du allerede abonnerer deretter bare dele videoen! Jeg vil plukke en vinner på HALLOWEEN! Good luck!



    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

    <3 Nerd Of The North <3

  • Publisert: 30.09.2016, 10:05
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  • Opptak min første sang!

  • Publisert: 26.09.2016, 11:15
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    What a fun day it was. Yesterday I spent the day with my wives half brother who is musically gifted. He is such a great guy, and he agreed to help me create a Nerd Of The North song. He is usually composing rock and metal music. I told him I was interested in making a sort of hip hop pop song. I figured he wouldn't be interested because it wasn't rock or metal, but to my surprise he agreed to come help me out! He provided the equipment, the song creation skills and his guitars. He gave me full charge to direct the song. I sang, wrote the lyrics, chose the styles, and made all of the decisions. We spent the whole day, over 8 hours working on it. The final product is a little bit funky and silly, but at the same time pretty cool I think. It doesn't reflect the work he usually does, but I could not have done it without him. It was also great hanging with my wives half brother. He is a really cool guy! The final product still needs a little polishing, but here are the lyrics and a small clip of the guitar part! I can't wait to show you the finished song! 

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    This one goes out to all the sexy nerds out there. You know who you are. Getting made fun of for your style getting bullied in school. We just gotta be strong and tell'em WE NERDS RULE!
    Nerd of the north and I am the Loot King

    I open that loot box and show you my loot bling

    If you see me downtown catchin pokemon walking back and forth

    Throw your deuce up in the sky and say waddup Nerd Of The North!

    Come walking in with my loot clothes on looking oh so cool

    I got a gangster limp and my favorite super hero is Deadpool

    Just like Luke skywalker I'm gonna use the force.

    If those haters ask my name tell'em ITS NERD OF THE NORTH!

    Thats my loot box and it's my baby, I cant wait to get another box!

    <3 Nerd Of The North <3

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

     

  • Publisert: 26.09.2016, 11:15
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  • En legende viser deg sine ferdigheter!

  • Publisert: 22.09.2016, 11:09
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    It's that time again! Time to open another box of exciting goodies! I am so proud of this video and I hope it makes you laugh or at least pop a half smile. If it makes you at least giggle than I am doing my job. Things are about to pick up for me and my YouTube Channel. More boxes, more contests, and a Nerd Of The North song is in the works for October. I will be featuring boxes from Loot Crate, Geek Fuel, Nerd Block, and Horror Block! I can't WAIT FOR HORROR BLOCK!! I have big plans in store. I plan to be Norways favorite Unboxer! Check out the newest video and if you would like to help me rise to fame, please share it! P.S. don't forget to subscribe!! 

    <3Nerd Of The North<3



    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 22.09.2016, 11:09
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  • So tired.. Can barely even fake smile.

  • Publisert: 21.09.2016, 12:41
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    It doesn't get any easier. I have put myself into a situation that seems hard to climb out of. We have created so much debt that there is no chance to quit working the night shift. I get extra pay for working on the night shift called "kvelds tilleg" . Without it, my paycheck wouldn't be so pretty. Grocery store workers don't get paid very well in general, but at the same time work very hard for their paycheck. At least I do. It has gotten so bad that I can't muster up the motivation to go to the gym. I don't have the willpower to eat healthy right now. I get comfort from eating whatever I feel like. I have to go to work and smile and be friendly all day despite being tired and worn out. I can barely even fake smile anymore. I hope I can find a solution soon.

  • Publisert: 21.09.2016, 12:41
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  • Buzzin on Cake!!

  • Publisert: 18.09.2016, 23:14
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    This week has been my wives birth week. Not birthday, but birth week because we have been celebrating it for several days now. Each day we are presented with more cake. Today was the grande finale of cakes and  after a BBQ Ribs and corn on the cob dinner, we feasted on cake GALORE!


     

    These cakes were so mouth watering, I just can't bare to waste a single drop of it, so it is official, the diet won't resume until we have eaten all of this cake. That means at least 1 week of pure delicious cake. For now its cake cake and more cake every day for desert! 





     

    I could actually feel the sugar rush as I eat these cakes. Each bight makes me want more bights and the more bights I take, the more I can feel my skin tingling and my face getting hot. Do you like cake?

  • Publisert: 18.09.2016, 23:14
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  • Married For 11 Years! Happy Anniversary! <3

  • Publisert: 17.09.2016, 11:33
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    I will never forget when I found you. Almost 15 years ago as I was searching the internet for a friend  and I found you on a dating webcam website. I left America to be with you and haven't looked back. Thank you for giving me the chance to be Norwegian. We have been through allot together. We have been through thick and thin. We are Zorro and Tonto,  Bonnie and Clyde, Tarzan and Jane. We are the inseparable duo. Thank you for letting me be me and I promise to always let you be you. Your smile never stops making me smile. You are my favorite person, and I have absolutely no regrets. Thank you for everything sweetheart, and Happy Anniversary! 





















     

     I know I have to spend our anniversary at work, but I will be thinking of you all day long. I will send you my loving vibes! 11 picture, 11 years and 1000's of memories! Thank you for them all. I look forward to 1000's more! I love you <3

  • Publisert: 17.09.2016, 11:33
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  • Happy Birthday To My Dear Sweet Wife Tonje

  • Publisert: 14.09.2016, 23:27
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    Dear Tonje, I just wanted to tell you that you are the greatest person I know. You are my true soul mate and my number one sidekick! You are so fantastic and I just want you to know that! Thank you for so many years together. I look forward to celebrating at least 60 more birthdays with you! 



     

    I have prepared a special video just for you on your birthday! I hope you like it sweetheart! <3 

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    <3 Your Husband

    Jason

  • Publisert: 14.09.2016, 23:27
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  • I got a new BFF and it's not Pikachu

  • Publisert: 14.09.2016, 14:46
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    For as long as I can remember Pokemon, Pikachu has always been my favorite. Throughout my 28 levels of Pokemon go she has been my all time favorite. They even came out with this new Buddy system. Me and Pikachu have been BFF ever since, but she has been eating too much candy. She went on an eating binge and ate 49 candies to be exact.



     

    I told Pikachu that if she eats one more candy, we are through. Sure enough after just one more kilometer, Pikachu ate another candy. And now we are no longer BFF. Sorry Pikachu speak to the hand, I got a much better BFF now. He is sexier and has more power than you.



     

    I know its cold but Raichu is my new BFF. Pikachu don't be jealous and don't hate..

    http://http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

     

    #pokemon #pokemongo #nordnorge #tromsø

     

  • Publisert: 14.09.2016, 14:46
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  • My Eggs Are Poppin!

  • Publisert: 13.09.2016, 12:25
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    I set out on a mission to get as many 10 KM pokemon eggs as possible. I managed to sort through all the 2's and 5's and after a week or two of effort, I managed 8/9 10 km eggs and 1 5km egg. I decided it was time to get crackin. After a week or so of incubating I had about 2 km to go. Today I decided that instead of hitting the gym I would do something more exciting and adventurous. I went on a pokemon egg hatching bike ride. My biggest goal from this entire process was to get a Snorlax! The results weren't amazing, but I did get my Snorlax so I am a happy camper! Check it out.



















     

  • Publisert: 13.09.2016, 12:25
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  • Frokost har aldri vært så NERDY! <3 New Video <3

  • Publisert: 11.09.2016, 11:42
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    I started doing this one day because I was bored. I didn't really have any intention of anything other than having and showing off my loots. It has become so much more. I have had haters laugh in my face. They don't believe that I can turn Nerd Of The North into something big and successful. To those haters I say thank you for the inspiration! Do not underestimate the biggest nerd ever. I may be short, but I stand tall for all the nerds who are afraid or nervous to share their voice. Nerd isn't a negative term anymore. Nerd means smart, clever, awesome, creative, original, passionate, and unique!

    I can't take credit for editing these videos because my fantastic cousin in America is doing that part of it. He loves to do it and he says he enjoys it because it is like hanging out with me while I am so far away. My stepdaughter here in Norway has moved to southern Norway to go to school. She also misses me but loves watching the videos because it is like hanging out together. This video goes out to all of my family who misses me, and all of the awesome Nerds out there!

    <3 Nerd Of The North <3



    If you are a nerd and love my videos, please subscribe to my channel and SHARE!

     

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 11.09.2016, 11:42
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  • I didn't listen to my mom and got the Leather Jacket

  • Publisert: 10.09.2016, 14:47
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  • I recently wrote a blog about needing help with deciding which Jacket to get. After counting up the votes, it seemed as if Winter Jacket edged out Leather Jacket as the overall opinion. I agree that the winter Jacket would be more effective during the winter times which will soon be here, although the leather jacket looked cool. Even my dear mom insisted I should go for the Winter Jacket, because she's my mom and always got my back. But what did I do? O rebelled because that's what Leather Jacket wearers do. I went against the popular vote, and even my moms vote and chose this cool stylish not as warm Leather Jacket. It is actually pretty warm though.

    Last year I got a Winter Jacket but recently a big hole ripped in the arm pit. I have decided to have it repaired and use it again this year. Now I am all set on Jackets for a while! Thanks to those who participated in the voting! <3 Nerd Of The North

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

     

  • Publisert: 10.09.2016, 14:47
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  • My Job In Life - Make people laugh! <3

  • Publisert: 08.09.2016, 11:40
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    Ever since I was little I have always been looking for attention.  For some reason I just love it when all eyes are on me. My mom has always told me of this story when I was about 5 years old and we went to Disneyland. I was wearing my one piece mickey mouse jump suit and we were outdoors watching a live Dixie Land Jazz band. I stood directly in front of the band, and then turned around and started dancing. Soon a few people gathered around to watch me and were cheering me on. The more they cheered the more I danced. Soon there was a large crowd and all of their attention was focused on the little blonde haired blue eyed boy dancing his heart out instead of the actual band playing. People were clapping and even some threw money. Maybe this was the moment I became a superstar.

    I have tried so many things throughout my life. I am always searching for that thing that I was meant to do. The one thing that always comes back, is the fact that I love to entertain people. I love to make them laugh, and it drives me to make people smile and feel happy. This is why I chose to start blogging and making funny and entertaining videos on YouTube. I am finally getting my message out to the masses through the internet. That message is to laugh, love, care, and enjoy the little things in life. For every subscriber and every follower I get, it encourages me more and more to keep doing it.

    I plan to reach out to thousands, and hopefully one day millions of people with my message. If you would like to follow along for the ride It would be my pleasure to have you as a follower/subscriber.

    I have some fantastic videos on the way, and any day I shall announce a contest where the winner will receive some great prizes!

    <3 Nerd Of The North <3

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

    Snapchat: diggynorth

    Instagram: keepingupwiththearmstrongs

  • Publisert: 08.09.2016, 11:40
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  • Help me choose a new Jacket!

  • Publisert: 07.09.2016, 12:07
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    Winter is coming and I have been considering getting a new jacket. It is so hard to choose. I kinda like them all! I narrowed it down to these two. I asked my wife which one she liked and she gave me the most difficult answer possible.. She liked them both. I still can't decide.  What do you think? Should I go with the fake leather, or the long coat?



     

  • Publisert: 07.09.2016, 12:07
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  • Fiskegryte med vårløk, gulrot,ørret, og selleriot.

  • Publisert: 06.09.2016, 11:13
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    I går var det min tur til å gjøre Adams Mattkasse middag, så jeg gjorde mitt beste for å imponere Mrs. Armstrong . Det var faktisk deilig. Hun ønsket også loff med ekte smør, og det er akkurat hva hun fikk. Adam ga ikke loff, så jeg måtte ta en tur til butikken. Jeg er min kones "gå til butikken bitch" og det er bra. Mens jeg var der bestemte jeg meg for å ta noen dessert.


     

    En perfekt middag må ha en perfekt dessert! Ha en flott dag folkens!

     

  • Publisert: 06.09.2016, 11:13
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  • I found a Diamond in downtown Tromsø - Pedersen Lunch Cafe

  • Publisert: 05.09.2016, 18:28
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    I heard about this nice little cafe downtown, but hadn't had the chance to try it until now. I finally got the chance to go check it out and I was pleasantly surprised. It is nestled in a cozy little spot down on Storgata in downtown Tromsø. They had a nice daily special but I was looking for more of a proper meal. I decided to go with the Pork Chops, green peas, cabbage, potatoes and gravy. It was straight up delicious and it hit the spot just right!



     

    It was nice and peaceful inside and had really comfortable interior  with a bit of a fisherman's flare. They even had a nice little spot for small children to play.





     

    I had a cup of coffee with my meal and I was quite full but I was very tempted with the nice looking deserts they had on display.



     

    I can say I was pleased with my experience. The staff was very friendly and the food was just right! The city is full of kebabs, pizza, sushi, and hamburgers but finding a place with proper Norwegian food (ordentlig Norsk mat) at an affordable price is something special. I recommend giving them a try. Next time I'll try the fish burger! (:



     

  • Publisert: 05.09.2016, 18:28
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  • Egon i Tromsø - A lovely date with Mrs. Armstrong

  • Publisert: 04.09.2016, 17:06
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    I decided that today I need to take my wife out. She has been bored and lonely all week while I am at work every night, so I insisted that despite the rain, we are going out. We would normally go eat sushi or pizza, but we chose to try something different. We headed over to Egon in Tromsø to have a lunch date.



     

    As soon as I seen the sign sitting out front, I knew that I would end up getting a Pulled Beef BBQ Sandwich. I was open to try something else, but something in my heart told me that a pulled beef sandwich was my destiny.



     

    I like Egon because the atmosphere is so cozy and warm. In my opinion it has one of the best ambiance of any restaurant in Tromsø. There is always a cozy little spot to sit down with your date, it is fun to sit and gaze upon the decorations.





     

    Don't ask me how they managed to get a buffalo to run head first into a wall so his head blasts out the other side, but it was still pretty cool! We found us a nice romantic spot and looked over the menu. I still had pulled beef sandwich in the back of my mind but everything on the menu sounded delicious.



     

    Suddenly it happened, I found what I wanted to eat but it actually wasn't a pulled beef sandwich. It was a pulled beef BURGER!! Being an american I prefer 2 slices of bread around my food, and the pulled beef sandwich with one slice of bread was more Norwegian style, so burger it is! Even Mrs. Armstrong (A.K.A. Mrs. Picky Pants) found something that sounded good and she is always adamant about trying something different and new. She went with the Chicken Kebab. BTW she looked beautiful today just like every day <3(:



     

    As we were waiting for our food a large group of about 10+ young men came and sat at a large table right beside us and were being a bit loud. I scoped out the restaurant and found us a nice cozy little nook in the back where we can have peace ad quiet and be alone. I informed the waitress that we were moving to a different table. It was much better (: Just as my stomach was growling like a volcano, the food arrived and oh boy it looked splendid!





     

    I will have to say that I was thoroughly pleased and so was Mrs. Armstrong. The food was so satisfying, and we put it down with two giant glasses of soda pop! MMMMMMM Delicious stuff here folks!



     

    After the meal, I was still craving a little something more so I fetched the desert menu, and after a short discussion we decided on 2 choices. Mrs. Armstrong chose a pancake with caramel sauce and blueberry jelly with Ice cream and I chose a Creme Brulee. There is something more satisfying than topping off a great meal with the perfect desert. 





     

    All in all I would recommend trying Egon, and especially the Pulled Beef Burger. If I gave the experience a dice cast, I may have given it a 6 but due to the noisy boys invading out quiet spot, ill give it a 5.5! <3 Egon

     

  • Publisert: 04.09.2016, 17:06
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  • Mr. Armstrong Taking the day off.

  • Publisert: 03.09.2016, 13:53
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    It has been a long week. I had the traumatic dentist appointment, I survived a cold without skipping a beat, I been yelled at by customers at my job, my back feels like it is 82 years old, and my feet feel even worse. The best thing is I keep on going and keep on smiling. Today is a beautiful day and perhaps one of the last beautiful days we will see in Tromsø before it all goes dark and rainy and snowy. Do I get to go out and seize the day? No, but I get to go seize the job. While yall are enjoying this fine Saturday I will be waiting in the grocery store to serve you. I am going to be putting my best foot forward and doing my absolute best at what I do. Why do it any other way? This is why today I am taking a day off from some stuff. I slept in late, and skipped the Gym. Instead of a protein shake for breakfast I went with bacon and eggs. I took a long amazing hot shower and boiled my back and feet into shape, and it looks like I am good to go. Oh yah, today I am also eating and drinking sugar because I don't feel like suffering in any way today and besides its Saturday. I have been drinking sugar free energy drinks and telling myself that they are delicious when in actuality the sugar filled ones are so much more yummier. With that said I hope you have a great day and I shall do the same!

    SKåL





     

     

  • Publisert: 03.09.2016, 13:53
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  • Tannlege besøk var ikke så ille likevel

  • Publisert: 02.09.2016, 10:49
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  • Jeg kunne ikke sove natten før. Da jeg kom fortalte de meg at tannlegen skulle bli sent. Jeg hadde ekstrem angst kjører gjennom kroppen min.



     

    Det var endelig min tur, og jeg satte meg ned i stolen. De sa de ville være å trekke 2 tenner, men jeg trodde de ville bare trekke en. Min angst skutt gjennom taket, og jeg ønsket å forlate, men jeg lukket øynene og la dem gjøre sitt arbeid. Den første tann var borte i løpet av sekunder, og jeg følte knapt det. For det andre tann, en annen tannlege måtte holde hodet mitt mens den andre tannlegen tok den frem. Det var ubehagelig å si det mildt. Jeg er glad det er overstått . De faktisk var veldig snill og gjorde sitt beste for å holde meg rolig.

  • Publisert: 02.09.2016, 10:49
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  • Facebook inspires delicious dinners like GARLIC BREAD LASAGNE! <3

  • Publisert: 01.09.2016, 11:17
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    Every once in a while I come across a post on Facebook that encourages me to try something new for dinner. I couldn't resist when I saw this one called GARLIC BREAD LASAGNE! Just watching the video was making my mouth water, so since It was my day off I set out to make this masterpiece. It was really simple. Just brown some ground meat and add a chopped onion and some minced garlic. Then add some tomato paste and your favorite spaghetti sauce.



     

    I let the meat marinate on low heat for about 10 minutes and during that time I baked some frozen garlic rolls in the oven. I didn't cook them fully because they would be cooking a bit longer in the oven later. Then I cut the bread into slices and smashed the slices flat with my hand. Next up spread half of the meat sauce into a baking pan and spread out a layer of flattened garlic bread on top of that.



     

    Next up cut slices of fresh mozzarella and pile it on top of the bread. Now repeat the first three steps for another complete layer of deliciousness. Top the entire thing off with Parmesan cheese. I didn't go light with the Parmesan to make it extra yummy.



     

    Bake it at 190c for about 30 minutes. I could see the satisfaction on Mrs. Armstrongs face after one bight! A happy wife is a happy life!  <3

     

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  • Dagens outfit - Nerd Of The North

  • Publisert: 31.08.2016, 20:33
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    I dag var en spesiell dag. Jeg laget en video for min fantastisk kanal på YouTube. Det kommer til å bli en legendarisk video, og jeg kan ikke vente på redigering gjøres slik at jeg kan vise deg den. Her er en liten forhåndsvisning av noen av antrekkene jeg hadde på seg i dagens video shoot














     

    Jeg håper du likte disse fine drakter. Jeg ville bare elske det hvis du vil abonnere på min kanal.Det er mange flere underholdende og morsomme videoer og konkurranser kommer! Ha en vidunderlig dag! <3 Nerd Of The North <3

    Hjelp Nerd Of The North ble en YouTube-stjerne og abonnere på hans kanal her!

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth

  • Publisert: 31.08.2016, 20:33
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  • A Special News Announcement From Deadpool

  • Publisert: 30.08.2016, 11:44
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    Yes lady's and gents, today I would like to make an announcement. It is a special announcement, and believe me when I say it is special, because I am a perfect example of special. I mean who else can say chimmichanga in seven different languages! I would like to announce that my partner Jason Armstrong A.K.A Nerd Of The North has reached over 100 subscribers on his YouTube channel in a very short time. He is climbing the ranks faster than my underwear climbs up my ass!  When I said ass I noticed you look at my package. Yeah, That is a gun in my pants. But that doesn't mean I'm not happy to see you. I am mostly happy because Nerd Of The North has big plans ahead. Be prepared for some hilarious and entertaining box openings, and not to mention contests!. With that said, I would like to invite you to witness the credentials of Mr. North. Don't forget to follow, like, subscribe, share,  comment, and snap! With that said, I gotta get back to doing what i do best, and that's killing bad guys! Zippty do dah, zippty-ay, I'm gonna blow all you dirtbags away. Plenty of bullets I'm gonna spray, Zippty do dah, zippty-ay <3 Deadpool

    INSTAGRAM - keepingupwiththearmstrongs

    SNAPCHAT - diggynorth

    YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth 

  • Publisert: 30.08.2016, 11:44
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  • Only 14 Subscribers Left To Reach My Goal, Please Help!! <3

  • Publisert: 29.08.2016, 08:29
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    Things are moving right along for Nerd Of The North. Each video is improving, and the fans are growing! My first goal was to reach 100 subscribers, and I almost there! Once you reach 100 subscribers you are officially a You Tuber. With 100 subscribers I can customize my URL so it doesn't look so awful. Please have a look at my videos, and if you would like to support an entrepreneur/entertainer, please find the subscribe button for my channel and subscribe! Help me reach 100 today and I will be ever so grateful! Here is the ugly link for now. <3 Nerd Of The North!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1vlRMg0o9UeNdj3uaU_A

  • Publisert: 29.08.2016, 08:29
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  • Last week in August - Family Tradition

  • Publisert: 28.08.2016, 22:05
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    Every year during the last weekend of August, my Norwegian family has a family reunion at grandmas house out in the countryside at a place called Vikran. As usual, it was very nice to get together with the rest of the family. We for the most part just hang out and chill. Every year we eat trout, potatoes, salad, and some delicious sauce. We also managed to get in a few rounds of this backyard game we love to play just before the rain came rolling in.





     

    Everybody just hangs out and talks, drinks coffee, eats cake,  and enjoys themselves. We had some delicious mouse with chocolate bits in it for desert. On the final evening we roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. I look forward to next year!
     

  • Publisert: 28.08.2016, 22:05
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  • Poor wifey <3

  • Publisert: 27.08.2016, 13:09
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  • She has been waiting for over a month for a return to finish fixing a tooth. She has been popping pain killers daily and they no longer work. Today her face started swelling up so we had to rush to emergency. We took the cab from strandvegen. -250 kr. When we got there they said the dental emergency was on strandvegen so we had to take another cab back. -250. The dentist prescribed antibiotics and the visit cost 600 kr. Then after the visit to the pharmacy another 500 kr spent. Her safety is worth every kr..I love her

  • Publisert: 27.08.2016, 13:09
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  • Such a delicious Burgr!

  • Publisert: 26.08.2016, 11:13
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    Look out sushi, there is a new favorite in town! That's right, a cheeseburger has taken over sushi as my favorite go too comfort food. Don't get me wrong, I still love sushi, but these burgers are so completely satisfying, they just can't be left alone. It is a little hipster restaurant/bar in downtown Tromsø called Burgr. I found out about them this summer when they announced that Pokemon go players who are above level five can have 10% off. I tried it once and now I'm hooked. There is something so satisfying about a medium sized cheeseburger. I believe they hand make the meat patties which is obvious when you taste it. As you can see in the picture they have a special of the day which is placed on this cool chalk board neon light thing. I was at first skeptical about a burger with provolone, pizza mayo, and pepperoni, but my taste buds were rewarded with my leap of faith. My mouth was watering after 1 bight. Honestly, I could have eaten two of them! I love going to Burgr due to its Retro gaming atmosphere, and the fact that they have a Pokestop so that you can catch Pokemon while you wait (if you have a lure of course. If you haven't tried Burgr yet, I recommend giving it a go!



     

    I mean just look at that thing! Would you just look at it??! MMMMMMMMMMM <3 Burgr

  • Publisert: 26.08.2016, 11:13
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  • OMG She called me a Frekkingen!

  • Publisert: 25.08.2016, 11:01
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    Jeg jobber på Rema. Jeg gjør mitt beste hver dag for å gi kundene best mulig service. Jeg prøver å jobbe i et høyt tempo, men fortsatt smilende hele tiden fordi det er hva kundene liker å se. Noen ganger min tålmodighet er presset til det ytterste .

    Norge har merkelige lover som skaper en merkelig alkohol kultur. På hverdager salg av alkohol ender på 08:00. Det er noe merkelig for meg fordi i Amerika det ender på 02:30 i morgen. Alle nordmenn er klar over denne loven, men vi har en kunde som aldri kan gjøre det i tide.

    Jeg har blitt bestukket med penger til å selge alkohol etter at den er lukket. Jeg har sett noen stigning under gardin og forsøk på å stjele den. Noen selv ber meg om å selge dem det etter stengetid. En kunde elsker å komme inn på 8:05 etter salg av alkohol er avsluttet, og føre til problemer hvis jeg ikke selger henne alkohol.

    I går var jeg fredelig jobben min i kassen. Jeg hadde nettopp sendt tilbake den andre medarbeideren å lukke øl, og det var nå 08:05. Jeg har sett damen kommer susende inn i butikken på hennes elektrisk sykkel og parkere den mot veggen. Hun virket stresset og var veldig svett. Hun løp tilbake for å få henne rus brus. Hun møtte den andre medarbeideren som nettopp hadde lukket gardin og han fortalte henne beklager, men det er stengt, og vi kan ikke selge alkohol lenger i dag. Hun kom bak forhenget og tok det og gikk opp for å kjøpe den.

    Hun fortalte meg at den andre medarbeideren sa hun kunne kjøpe det, men jeg kunne se ham og ristet på hodet og sa nei. Hun svettet og hendene skalv. Jeg rolig og høflig informert henne enda en gang at jeg ikke kunne selge henne det. Hun gjorde en lang liste med unnskyldninger og ba meg om å selge den, og begynte å gråte. Jeg unnskyldte seg og sette øl ut til siden slik at hun kunne kjøpe henne hundemat. Hun kastet pengene på meg og kalte meg en frekkingen! Så hørte jeg henne mumle noe om heste Kuk. Jeg gjorde ikke la det ødelegge dagen min fordi det er minst tiende gang det har skjedd. Jeg vil bare si til meg selv at hesten Kuk betyr sjokoladekake og frekkingen betyr fantastisk mann. Ha en fin dag folkens!
     

  • Publisert: 25.08.2016, 11:01
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  • I can't take it anymore

  • Publisert: 23.08.2016, 11:55
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    It has gotten to that point where I might be at my breaking point. I am not sure  how I have put up with it for so long. I have seen so many others give up to go find something better.  There is no motivation to keep doing what I am doing. The only thing that keeps me going is discipline. Have you ever tried your hardest every single day just to find out that it's not good enough? Have you ever presented your best work only to have the flaws pointed out on a regular basis? It is a terrible feeling.

    Occasionally I am given a small scrap of encouragement, a good job, a pat on the back, just to be put down for making a small mistake the next day. I have been talked down to, discouraged, and made to feel so little that sometimes it makes me go home and cry. I have been told that the store would go on without me. I have been told that I am not as good as I think I am. I am expected to turn ordinary workers into extraordinary workers like me, and when they don't perform like me I get talked down to. Every day I put it behind me so that I can make it through another day. I work every single night shift so that I can earn a little extra money because I need that money to pay my bills. 

    I haven't had a Friday night off in almost 4 years. I give up my life and my livelihood all for 23k Norwegian kroner per month. I have never called in sick and have never been late in almost 4 years now. A few times I was almost late due to the bus, but I gave up 1 hours pay just to take a cab to work. I have came to work sick so may times, only because I am encouraged to do so. I have had diarrhea but went to work anyways. I simply take care of that on my lunch break (if I even get one). I have came to work with no voice for almost 2 weeks due to a bad cold. I once broke a finger at a party, and since that was on my own time I went to work anyways. I dealt with a broken finger for weeks while not missing a day of work. I have procrastinated having surgery on my ankle to remove a screw which is there from breaking it when I was younger so that I wont miss any days of work. One time I actually broke another finger at work. It was due to our money safe being broken and causing severe stress opening it. I ended up slamming my finger in it and crushing it. I had planned to not miss a day of work, but both my wife and the doctor insisted that I take some time off. 

    I am told that I am being too dramatic.I have a long list of reasons I could have missed a day of work but I don't because I have a strong work ethic. Others have tried what I do and they don't like it. The amount of stress toleration required to do what I do is through the roof. I have had allot of jobs in my life, but none of them are as stressful as this one, not even close.

    I never thought working at a grocery store would be so stressful and difficult. I have worked at others, and they weren't near as stressful, nor as demeaning as this one. I get allot of positive feedback from the customers and colleagues. I survive off of this. A good friend and colleague told me that I am the most amazing and inspiring colleague he has ever had. He has added himself to the list of people who have given up on this job. I have heard many customers tell me that the customer service that I provide is above and beyond what they are used to and that it is rare. Without the customers and colleagues feedback I might not have survived this long.

    Most importantly I would not have survived this long without my amazing wife. She is always there for me when I come home at midnight. She listens to my horror stories and feels me and understands me. She helps me put it behind me so I can make it through another day. Today is a new day and I am hoping for the best. I just want to be happy and be appreciated for what I do. I need more money, more appreciation, more respect and less stress, but I'm not sure if it is possible. I have a tattoo on my arm that says "never give up". When nothing else is working I look at it to remind myself. Would I be giving up if I decided to look for something better?

  • Publisert: 23.08.2016, 11:55
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  • Did you just call my wife Pork Chop??!

  • Publisert: 22.08.2016, 10:47
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    Recently my wife and I were having a lovely day. We were enjoying ourselves with a trip to the store. We were holding hands and walking home and decided to stop at the veterinarian store to get some supplies for our cats. We were walking, talking, and laughing. Suddenly out of nowhere this big long haired man with his eyes bugging out jumps out of his car and looks at my wife. He says "were you speaking english to me?" Tonje shook her head no and stated we were talking to each other. Then he says "did you just call  me a pork chop??!" Tonje again said no, I wasn't talking to you. He had this aggressive paranoid look on his face, and said "that's good you didn't call me pork chop you pork chop" and then he just stared a hole in us like he wanted us to die.

    We walked into the store in disbelief. He stared at us from in his car the whole time we were in the store. I was really confused, and a little bit worried. Was he going to attack us when we came out or something? I began debating in my head what I was going to do. At first I prepared myself to fight him if I had to. I was going to say some things and if he got aggressive I would fight him to protect my girl. I really didn't like a stranger talking to my wife that way and I felt that he needed to be put in his place.

    Thoughts were swirling around in my head, and every time I glanced out the window that man was staring at us as if he was waiting for us to come out. The only thing I could think of was protecting my girl and doing at any cost.

    As we paid for our goods, I made the quickest yet easiest decision. I whispered in Tonjes ear that we would walk the other way and just completely ignore him if he says or does anything to us. I felt that starting something with him might put my wife and I in possibly more danger. I grabbed her hand and we walked out the store and went the opposite direction. I could feeling him staring at the back of us but we just calmly walked the other way. Confrontation avoided! I couldn't help but wonder if I did the right thing. I want my wife to know that I would defend her at all costs, and I don't accept a stranger talking down to her, but I just wanted to ensure that we could finish the day in peace.I did some research on the internet and found out that in Portuguese it is really bad to call someone pork chop. If someone calls my wife a pork chop again though, I might just snap!

  • Publisert: 22.08.2016, 10:47
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  • Butterfly Lives Matter!

  • Publisert: 21.08.2016, 20:13
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    Good day to you my beautiful readers. I have a tale to share with you that you just might find delightful.Today while I was walking around downtown Tromsø I came upon a beautiful creature. The only problem was that it seemed out of place. For some reason this beautiful butterfly was laying on the ground right in the middle of a busy sidewalk. I'm really not sure why it was there, but I just couldn't let it lay there so someone could come along and walk on it. Perhaps it was attempting suicide, or perhaps the wind had blown it off course into a dangerous area. Either way, I took it upon myself to save it.

    I got on my knees and then gently lowered my finger to give it an easy stepping stool so that it could prepare itself for flight again. I seen it look into my eye as if to say thank you and then it stepped on. I then raised it to the wind so that it could get the feeling of wind in its wings again. The butterfly raised its wings straight up so that they were touching together, presenting its underbelly to me. It wanted me to know that it trusted me, and was prepared to liftoff. Then it flew off into the breeze waving its wing back at me and smiling. Even butterflies lives matter. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a splendid day! <3 Here is a short clip of the actual encounter! (:

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  • Publisert: 21.08.2016, 20:13
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  • 10 things you might not know about me

  • Publisert: 20.08.2016, 11:46
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    1. Jeg var under en kilo da jeg ble født og lå i kuvøse i mange uker
    2. Jeg vokste opp i en mormon familie, og sang en solo foran hundrevis av mennesker i kirken da jeg var fem.
    3. Jeg var 12 år gammel da jeg fikk min første jobb som en avis gutt.
    4. Jeg fikk min første bil da jeg var 15, og det var en 1976 Ford Capri.
    5. Da jeg var på ungdomsskolen vi var disiplinerte ved å bli dasket med en treplate. Jeg opplevde det to ganger.
    6. Jeg fikk min første piercing på min labret da jeg var 20. Det var over 22 år siden. Tilbake da piercinger var ikke mainstream.
    7. Min onkel døde i en mystisk båt ulykke og livet mitt ble forandret for alltid..
    8. 90% av mine jobber i USA har vært i kundeservice. Telefon selger, matbutikk arbeidstaker, servitør, og kundebehandler . Jeg har hatt minst 20 arbeidsplasser.
    9. Jeg møtte min vakre kone på Internett når webcam var noe nytt. Vi var venner over internett i 3 år før jeg kom til å besøke henne i Norge.
    10. Jeg jobber på Rema 1000 i Tromsø som nattskift leder. Jeg også hjelpe de fattige, sultne, narkomane og alkoholikere med mat.

    ​BONUS-#11. Jeg har en youtube kanal hvor jeg unbox spill ting. Jeg er kjent som "Nerd Of The North". Jeg ville elske din støtte hvis du bare kan abonnere på kanalen min. Du kan le ræva av!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1vlRMg0o9UeNdj3uaU_A



     

  • Publisert: 20.08.2016, 11:46
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  • Need blog inspiration? Here are 10 tips! <3

  • Publisert: 19.08.2016, 10:52
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    1. Ta en dusj og sette på din favoritt antrekk. Noen ganger er dette inspirerer et antrekk blogg.
    2. Se gjennom gamle facebook bilder. Noen ganger gamle minner kan inspirere.
    3. Lytt til musikk. Det er alltid inspirasjon i musikk.
    4. Gå på en spasertur eller en sykkeltur. Noen ganger natur kan være inspirerende.
    5. Les andre blogger. Dette er alltid en inspirasjon boost.
    6. Gjør din favoritt måltid, og ikke glem å ta bilder. Mulig mat blogg på den måten?
    7. Tilbringe litt kvalitetstid med kjæledyr. De er små furry baller av inspirasjon.
    8. Se en film. Dette er en fin måte å lage en film blogg.
    9. Gå til gym. Det er så mye inspirasjon involvert med trening.
    10. Les noen av de siste nyhetene. Det er lett å finne bloggen inspirasjon i de siste nyhetene.

    Dette er bare noen av metodene jeg bruker for å komme opp med blogg inspirasjon og ideer. Jeg håper du finner det nyttig. Ha en fantastisk dag!

  • Publisert: 19.08.2016, 10:52
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  • Nerd of the North is Taking over Northern Norway!

  • Publisert: 18.08.2016, 10:01
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    Yo my lovely fans and blog followers! I just put my heart and soul into this latest unboxing video! I do it because I love to do it, and more than anything I want you to love it! I represent all of the nerds of Norway, and nerds throughout the world! I need your help more than ever. I need you to SHARE my video and SUBSCRIBE to my channel. I want to be the best ever, but I can't do it without your help! If you would like to receive your own geek fuel box you can order it by clicking this link.

    http://fbuy.me/dZcam

    Here is a link to the nerdiest yet awesomest loot unboxer on the planet! DONT FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! I need your subscription so bad and I will love you forever if you subscribe to my channel! <3 Nerd Of The North

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1vlRMg0o9UeNdj3uaU_A

  • Publisert: 18.08.2016, 10:01
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  • Trening Motivation-Eye of the Tiger

  • Publisert: 17.08.2016, 22:51
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    I hope you got your training tights on because this cat is ready to rock your socks off. He is an inspirational workout coach, and has all of the skills and moves for what it takes to get you motivated into shape! Watch as he demonstrates some amazing techniques  His name is Slash Armstrong and he definitely has the eye of the tiger!!

  • Publisert: 17.08.2016, 22:51
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  • Get out and enjoy the sunshine while you can!

  • Publisert: 16.08.2016, 10:48
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    Living in northern Norway can have its challenges. For me one of the biggest challenges is keeping upbeat when the sun goes away and the dark times come for several months. Natural sunlight is a free and available mood enhancer. It encourages us to produce vitamin D and protects us from seasonal mood changes.When natural sunlight hits the skin, it triggers the body to produce vitamin D which is present in very few foods, but is needed for absorbing calcium. For us in northern Norway we have no choice but to endure the tough dark times, and this is why I say get out and enjoy the sunshine while you can!

    When the sun comes out, I get this burning urge inside me to get out and absorb it! I almost feel addicted to it, and I just have to get out and be in the sun. I think if I get out in the sun as much as possible during the summer, it might be just enough to last me through the dark winter.



     

    With that said, I would like to point out that although we have some tough dark times, we do have some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. I hope you enjoy the sunshine as much as I do. Have a look at these beautiful views!

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    I hope you are having a great day and most of all enjoying the sun!

  • Publisert: 16.08.2016, 10:48
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  • Back to Blogging and Back to the Gym!

  • Publisert: 15.08.2016, 11:40
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    Etter en lang pause, i dag var dagen at Armstrongs krøp ut av sengen og gikk til gym. Først måtte jeg motivere meg selv til å stå opp og gjøre seg klar, men da måtte jeg oppfordre Mrs. Armstrong for å få henne rumpe ut av sengen også! Det er en vakker dag, og det er starten på en  effektiv sunn uke for oss begge.

    I dag da jeg begynte å løfte vekter jeg hadde denne følelsen av at jeg hadde gått glipp av. Det føles faktisk flott å bruke styrke og gjøre noe veldig fysisk. Det er styrke, og det føles godt å starte den opp igjen. Jeg ser frem til å gjøre dette minst 2 ganger denne uken. Vi har bestilt gluten fri Adams Mattkasse denne uken, så det burde være interessant. Nå er det på tide å drikke min protein shake! Ha en flott dag folkens!

  • Publisert: 15.08.2016, 11:40
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  • Chicken Enchiladas Are the Best

  • Publisert: 14.08.2016, 12:20
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    Yesterday I gave Mrs. Armstrong the choice to choose anything she wanted for dinner, and she chose Chicken Enchiladas! This dish is always a hit with the Armstrongs. We think it is yummier when you use ground chicken rather than chicken filet.



     

    The recipe called for 150 grams of cheese, but that is just crazy too little cheese, so I put 175 grams in the filling and another 200 grams of cheddar on top! The best enchiladas have cheese oozing all over the place!





     

    For me, the perfect mexican dinner requires beans. I feel like it is an absolute must, but Mrs. Armstrong isn't a big fan of beans, so all the more for me!



     

    Top it all off with some sour cream, guacamole, and a hit of mango chutney and you got yourself a dish from the heavens! IT WAS THE BEST!!!



     

  • Publisert: 14.08.2016, 12:20
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  • Sometimes its hard to be patient with drug addicts.

  • Publisert: 12.08.2016, 11:03
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    My job is more than just helping customers find what they need. At my store I deal with allot of people who are addicted to drugs. I'm not sure if other stores have to deal with it as much as we do, but since our store is located in the center of downtown, we seem to get a fair amount of them. Sometimes my patience is pushed as far as it goes.

    Yesterday a man in his late 60's came strolling into the store. He was talking to himself, and singing, and seemed to be enjoying himself. He had all of the signs of someone who is high. Moving his jaw around, exaggerated movements and body gestures which I like to call "meth swagger" and the complete lack of the ability to focus on the simple task of  buying groceries. After about a half hour of wandering around he had a bottle of coke, and a juice in his cart. I approached him because I seen him hunched over in the corner doing something weird. He had broken open this box of yogurt and was dipping his fingers and tasting it while dripping it all over his hands and on the floor. When I asked him what he was doing he simply put it on the floor, mumbled some incoherent words and walked away. At this point I just knew things were going to be difficult. Unfortunately late in the night I do not have the time to babysit drug addicts, because the clock is ticking and there is a list of things that need to be done before closing, so I just had to clean up his mess and continue doing my job. I happened to look up at one of the surveillance cameras, and I could see him getting under the curtain to take out beer. We all know that the beer sale in Norway ends at 8:00, and it was now almost 11:00. I went to him and told him to take the beer out of his cart and put it back. He tried to explain to me that if it is possible for him to reach in and grab it, then it is his right to buy it. After some chatting, I convinced him that he didn't have the right to buy it, but he still refused to put it back on the shelf. He insisted that I put it back, so I just had to be the grown up and put it back since he was so high and barely able to function as a human in a store going shopping.

    It is now 20 minutes before closing, and the man had been there for nearly an hour. He walked up to the register of the other employee and lifted up his cart and tipped it upside down onto the belt nearly breaking lots of items and spilling them onto the ground. She scanned his goods and now it was time to pay. This is the classic time when a drug addict can really slow things down in the store. He reached into his pocket to get his wallet. When he opened it, to his surprise there was no money in it. Then he started checking every pocket, and to no ones surprise there was no money. I had to come and open another register because the main register was at a standstill, and the line which usually moves quickly at nighttime had stopped. He muttered more incoherent words and just walked out the door leaving everything he had planned to buy laying on the belt. We had to take more time and pick it all up, and we set it to the side just in case he would come back. Just 5 minutes before closing he came back with some money but surprise surprise, it wasn't enough. We had to determine what he prioritized to have with the amount of money he had. I was proud of the other employee for handling the situation with calmness and patience.

    I bagged his groceries for him which is something I have been doing lately even though it is not a standard thing in Norway like it is in the USA. I gave him the same customer service I would anyone else. I patted him on the back and asked for his name and told him my name and shook his hand. Then he headed out into the night with his bags of groceries, meth swagger and all.

    It is very hard to keep your cool under these circumstances. It is something I have to do on a daily basis. I just don't understand what drives a fully grown man to do so much drugs and walk around like it is normal. They don't see what they are doing when they are doing it, but the people around them can see it. He set us behind schedule, but with some quick thinking, quick acting, patience, and determination me and the other employee handled it like professionals.

  • Publisert: 12.08.2016, 11:03
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  • Nerd Of The North - Taking over Norway!

  • Publisert: 10.08.2016, 11:48
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    I thought it would be fun to try out this Loot Crate Thing, and get gamer items sent in a box to my house. Each month I was so excited to open the boxes that I just couldn't contain myself. After 2 months of opening boxes I came up with this crazy idea that I, just like many others, should open my boxes in front of a camera. I wanted to share the excitement with the You Tube audience. After my first video I was made aware that I failed at the most simple detail while filming a video. I had VVS or vertical video syndrome. I made the biggest noob mistake, and recorded the video with the my phone straight up and down instead of horizontally. On my second video I attempted to edit it, and drastically failed. As you might notice the video quality on video 2 is very poor. On the third video, I enlisted the help of my amazing cousin Ryan. He began editing my videos for me which is a help that is simply priceless. We have combined our efforts, and produced better and better videos each time.  My hobby is becoming a passion, and it is something I plan to constantly improve. My cousin loves helping, because he claims it is like having a chance to hang out with me a little bit. Unfortunately we live on opposite sides of the world now, but I am determined to make this hobby something bigger. Watch the evolution of Jason Armstrong into Nerd Of The North!
     
             

     


     



    If you have watched all 9 videos, I thank you very much. If you haven't subscribed to my channel, here is a link to it! Please if you care about a nerd, SUBSCRIBE. I need your subscription more than ever! Please share (:

    <3 Nerd Of The North <3
     

    http://www.youtube.com/c/NerdOfTheNorth
     

  • Publisert: 10.08.2016, 11:48
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  • Tromsø Has a Celebrity NERD in the making! Check out this unboxing video!

  • Publisert: 09.08.2016, 12:11
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  • Hey guys, thanks for having a look at my video. I am pushing as hard as I can to make this channel something bigger but I need more subscribers! I want to be the absolute biggest nerd of Norway and support all nerds! Nerd lives matter! Please subscribe to my channel, and in return I promise to entertain your buns off! PEACE! 

    Nerd Of The North NOTN

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  • Publisert: 09.08.2016, 12:11
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  • Feeding the Poor 1 Care Bag at a time.

  • Publisert: 09.08.2016, 11:06
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    Min jobb er vanskelig, og min jobb er stressende. Det er ikke mye belønning annet enn en lønnsslipp, men det er en ting jeg elsker å gjøre, og det er å hjelpe de fattige. Jeg er ansvarlig for å håndtere den utdatert og returvarer, og i dag fikk jeg til å gjøre noe spesielt med dem. I sommermånedene må vi være strenge og gå gjennom varene å sørge for at ting ikke har gått ut på dato. Vi fant masse sjokolade, godteri og potetgull.

    Det er ingen vits i å kaste disse tingene i søpla, når det er mennesker som trenger en godbit, men ikke har nok penger til det. Jeg satt sammen noen "care bags". Disse er klare til å gå for de hjemløse, narkomane, alkoholikere og personer med store vanskeligheter i livet. De fleste av dem er svært takknemlige.

    I går ga jeg en til en mann i desperat behov for en godbit, og han fortalte meg at han elsker meg. Han forsikret meg om det ikke var i en homofil måte, men på en vennlig måte (: Jeg er takknemlig for at jeg får sjansen til å hjelpe disse menneskene, så lenge de ikke dra nytte av situasjonen.



     

    Jeg oppfordrer deg til å hjelpe andre  hvis du får sjansen. Det er veldig givende for sjelen. God karma kommer alltid tilbake rundt! (:

  • Publisert: 09.08.2016, 11:06
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  • 10 Grunner Til At Jeg og Min Kone Har Et Flott Ekteskap

  • Publisert: 08.08.2016, 11:27
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    1. Vi gir hverandre personlig plass
    2. Vi stoler på hverandre
    3. Vi kan snakke om alt
    4. Vi inspirerer hverandre til å bli bedre
    5. Vi setter pris på de små tingene
    6. Vi aksepterer hverandre for hvem vi er
    7. Vi holder hverandre opp i tøffe tider
    8. Vi er i stand til å gi slipp på fortiden
    9. Forholdet vårt har vokst seg sterkere over tid
    10. WE ARE BOTH AWESOME!! <3
  • Publisert: 08.08.2016, 11:27
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  • Suicide Squad - Awesome Movie!

  • Publisert: 07.08.2016, 21:31
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    I have been waiting for this movie for quite a while now. The hype has been building, and I was worried that it would not live up to the hype. I wasn't disappointed. It was AWESOME!  This movie is jam packed with super heroes and villains and villains who become heroes. I am a comic book fan, and DC comics is my favorite. Marvel is great but I have always been a fan of Batman and DC, and lucky me he showed up in this one. The graphics were fantastic, the epicness started at the beginning and lasted throughout the movie. I thought the main characters acted great. My favorite 2 were Harley Quinn and the Joker. I thought Jared Leto as the joker was brilliant, but dam it wasn't enough Joker! Just like more COWBELL, I wanted more JOKER! Harley Quinn and the Joker were the bonnie and clyde of villains and I loved them. Will smith was great, but his character wasn't far off from all of the rest of his characters. There was only one thing that wasn't so great, and that was some of the script. I felt that some of the punch lines and one liners had no zing and just fell kinda flat. Other than that it was extremely entertaining and I would watch it again. I am hoping and crossing my fingers that part 2 isn't far off! I give this one a 4.5 of 6 on the dice!

  • Publisert: 07.08.2016, 21:31
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  • Protein Pancakes with Sugar Free Toppings

  • Publisert: 06.08.2016, 10:23
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    Summer vacation is over and I am pushing to get back to my healthier form. The key for me to losing weight is cutting out sugar and getting more active.  As far as getting more active, going back to work simply covers that. I am walking high speed full time almost all day. I walk up too 20000 steps a day so that metabolism is burning hard if I am at work. Then when it comes to sugar, it is easy to cut it out if you have some sort of substitute. It is almost impossible to quit sugar if you don't have something sweet to replace it with. This is why I have invested in some nice sweet substitutes.



     

    Sugar free hazelnut spread, organic peanut butter, and honey. These can be used in several ways, and all of them are delicious on pancakes!



     

    Today is my first full week of work after summer vacation and I am exhausted. The good news is that despite not making it to the gym for over a month now, my excess weight is dropping off on a daily basis. I am down 2 kilos thanks to healthier eating, no sugar, and simply going to work for just 1 week. Hopefully next week I can drag my butt to the gym and push it even further! What do you think about these sugar free toppings? Did you gain weight on summer vacation? Have a lovely day!

  • Publisert: 06.08.2016, 10:23
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  • I gained 5 Kilos during Summer Vacation

  • Publisert: 05.08.2016, 10:22
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    Sommerferien var fantastisk. Jeg valgte å slappe av og ikke engang tenke på treningsstudioet . Jeg valgte også å spise hva jeg ville. Jeg spiste mye sukker og karbohydrater og fett, og det var deilig. Nå er det over og tilbake til virkeligheten. Tilbake til arbeid og tilbake til å spise sunt. Jeg har 5 kilo å miste, og det har allerede begynte å frafalt. Etter 3 dager på jobb, og gå opp til 20 000 skritt om dagen, og unngå sukker Jeg hav allerede mistet nesten 2 kilo. Jeg har vært for utmattet til å gå tilbake til gym, men jeg trenger virkelig å presse meg selv til å gjøre det. Jeg vil komme tilbake til min vanlige rutine etter hvert, men akkurat nå føler jeg at jeg bare prøver å overleve arbeid! Det er litt skummelt hvor lett det er å legge på seg når du bare la ting gå. Hvis jeg fikk 5 kilo i 5 uker, kan jeg ikke forestille meg hva som ville skje hvis jeg bare la det gå for 1 år, eller mange år for den saks skyld! Uansett vil jeg slå denne tingen rundt og komme tilbake til meg selv og komme i form! Ha en fin dag!

  • Publisert: 05.08.2016, 10:22
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  • I helped save someones life at Telegrafbukta

  • Publisert: 04.08.2016, 10:38
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    Yesterday was such a beautiful day that I had to go on one more bike ride before a late dinner. It was around 9:00 at night, and I hopped on my bike to catch some pokemon. I love riding the trails which lead to telegrafbukta. When I arrived at the main area of the park, I saw some people standing around talking. Suddenly I seen an older man come staggering out of the ocean and onto the rocks. He was only wearing a small pair of shorts that almost looked like underwear. He could barely walk and was shaking uncontrollably. We had pretty nice weather, but not exactly the type of heat that drives people to swim in the ice cold waters. I assumed he was with the other people, and didn't think much of it at first, so I began to continue doing my thing, catching pokemon and riding my bike. I overheard him talking to the people, and he was shaking so much that he could barely speak. It also sounded like he was a foreigner, because he didn't speak Norwegian very well. I could see the look on the face of the people he was talking to, and they were a bit surprised. I heard him say something about his clothes. It seemed as if he had been drinking and possibly was under the effects of something else. At first I thought, well its not my problem and he will be fine, but instantly I had this feeling that I actually needed to help this man and do it quickly. I almost instinctively took off my jacket and put it around the stranger. I told him that I would look around for his clothes because he was shaking out of control and his lips were turning blue. I spoke to the other people and suggested that they call an ambulance. I rode all over the place and enlisted the help of some other people at the park to help me look for his clothes. There were some people who had been sitting on the rocks, and they say they observed him suddenly appear way out in the ocean and was swimming around out there for over a half hour before he slowly made his way in. Eventually his clothes were found and the paramedics showed up. He explained to us that he was from Poland, and used to be in the military. He was asked if he had been drinking and he said not today but yesterday, but I knew better because he really smelled like alcohol. The paramedics brought a special wheel chair, and helped him in and took him to the ambulance. He was in bad shape, but I think he will survive. I can't help but think what would happened if this man didn't get any help. He could have wandered around in his wet underwear, gotten hypothermia and died. It made me feel so thankful that the other people at telegrafbukta  were so nice, and we all teamed up to help this man. 



     

    Thank you for reading, have a fantastic day, and remember to be alert when someone might need help. Listen to your instincts when they tell you something is wrong, and reach out to help others in need! <3

  • Publisert: 04.08.2016, 10:38
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  • <3 Making New Friends!

  • Publisert: 03.08.2016, 16:45
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    Today was my day off and what a nice day it was. It was decent weather, and I got up early to go hang out in the city and hunt for Pokemon. One of the greatest things about Pokemon is how it helps people actually be social. I think there are many people who want to be social, but its hard to approach people you don't know and talk to them, so you end up just being anti-social. Sometimes it is hard to get up the nerve to go up and talk to someone, and that can be depressing. Pokemon is an answer to that problem. If you are playing Pokemon, then you can easily spot who else is playing Pokemon. The cool part about playing is that there is this unspoken rule that it is free to approach anyone else who is playing Pokemon and talk to them about Pokemon. Usually a small conversation can turn into a large conversation, and next thing you know you are talking about everything else. At the end you exchange names, and can notch another friend onto your belt. I am aware that there are people out there who don't have enough friends or any friends at all. It is wonderful that they can have an avenue to reach out to others and talk to them. I personally don't have a problem walking up to strangers and starting a conversation, but this game just makes it even easier, and luckily it helps people make friends!

  • Publisert: 03.08.2016, 16:45
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  • Best Birthday Gift Ever!

  • Publisert: 02.08.2016, 13:09
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    Oh what a surprise it was. It had been a couple of weeks after my birthday, but an unexpected surprise showed up. My mother in law and step daughter had returned from a trip to Spain, and this framed hand drawn picture was made just for me! I was seriously surprised when I got it. I had never realized how bad I wanted a hand drawn picture of myself until I got it. I was also impressed with the picture they chose. It is my Facebook profile picture, and the reason I chose it is because it is one of the pictures I like the best, and feel the most comfortable with! I think it was drawn with very fine detail. Take a look at the original.



     

    Thank you so much Eva and Ylva, this really made my day. And Props to the man who drew it! Good job man!



     

  • Publisert: 02.08.2016, 13:09
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  • Første Arbeidsdag Etter Sommerferien-Not so bad!

  • Publisert: 02.08.2016, 10:45
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    Den første dagen av sommerferien jeg allerede fryktede kommer tilbake. Jeg hadde følelsen av lykke, men jeg visste det ikke ville vare evig. Jeg måtte minne meg selv å ikke tenke på det, og bare nyte min ferie. Det er utrolig hvor fort tiden går når man har det gøy. På mandag virkeligheten kom og den dagen jeg ble gruer ble virkelighet. Det endte opp med ikke så ille. Jeg antok at det ville være vanskelig å gå tilbake til min aktive formen. På jobben min går jeg opp til 20000 skritt per dag. Heldigvis jeg hadde trent under min ferie med å spille poklemon så det var ikke så vanskelig, men likevel ikke lett. Det var hyggelig at folk savnet meg. Kunder og ansatte ønsket velkommen  tilbake med klemmer og high fives. I løpet av sommeren har vi færre kunder, men færre ansatte som arbeider slik at det ikke får noen lettere, men ikke noe vanskeligere heller. På slutten av dagen var jeg veldig sliten og svett. Mine føtter og rygg vondt, og hjernen min var nesten kokt. For noen grunn det faktisk føltes godt å være tilbake, i hvert fall for nå (:.! Takk for lesing Gruer du deg tilbake til jobb etter sommerferien?

  • Publisert: 02.08.2016, 10:45
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  • Dear Wife, this Blog is Just For You! <3

  • Publisert: 01.08.2016, 13:15
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    I just wanted to take this time to dedicate a blog just to you babe. Today I must return to work after a wonderful 5 weeks vacation. I couldn't think of anyone I would rather spend that 5 weeks with. I know it is tough to get back into that same boring routine, but I have faith that you and I together can make that routine exciting!  don't forget it is my day off in just 3 days! We can consider my days off mini vacations! I know you have been dealing with a lot of physical pain lately, and I hope you know how strong you really are. You have been through so much in your life, and I am fully confident you will overcome the things that are standing in your way now. You are the most beautiful, strongest, bravest, and nicest woman I know in the world. We may not have a car, or very much money, or our own house, but the one thing I put high value on is the love we have. It seems to become more all the time. You and I are like 2 peas in a pod, and we have learned to work together very well and that is more valuable than anything money can buy. Keep positive babe! Keep trying, and never give up. Things will get better, you just wait and see! I love you <3



     

  • Publisert: 01.08.2016, 13:15
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  • Back to Reality-Sommerferien er over

  • Publisert: 01.08.2016, 11:07
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    Vel det har definitivt vært en fin 5-ukers pause fra arbeidet. Meg og Mrs. Armstrong har avslappet til det maksimale. Vi gjorde ikke reise for denne ferien, så det har vært 5 uker på å bli kjent med Tromsø igjen. Jeg jobber på nattevakt så jeg vanligvis ikke kommer til å ha mye av et liv, så det var hyggelig å faktisk føle hvordan det er å leve og gjøre ting i Tromsø. Vi har vært ute på kino, restauranter, bowling, og besøkt mye av hva Tromsø har å tilby. Vi hadde Adams Matkasse slik at våre middager var veldig fint nesten hver dag. Vi fikk også et morsomt spill å spille som heter Pokemon gå. Dette fikk oss ut riding våre sykler og vandre over alt, og det var virkelig herlig. Det er veldig vanskelig å være motivert for å gå tilbake til arbeidet. Jeg føler at jeg mister min frihet, er det vanskelig å fortsette å være meg selv.

    Med det sagt, jeg har tenkt å presse meg selv til å være motivert og positiv om å vende tilbake til arbeid. Jeg har tenkt til å jobbe hardere enn noen gang før, og gjøre jobben min bedre enn jeg noensinne har. Jeg ser frem til å hjelpe de fattige folk igjen, og inspirere andre til å arbeide hardt som meg. Time to get back and rock my job as usual! Have a great day folks!! (:

  • Publisert: 01.08.2016, 11:07
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  • Chef Armstrong Prepares Pannestekt Torsk med Bernaisesaus, Knuste Poteter og Blomkål

  • Publisert: 31.07.2016, 20:46
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  • En annen fin måltid fra Adams. Denne middagen virkelig fornøyd meg. Det var første gang jeg hadde poteter knust i stedet for potetmos. Knuste poteter og blomkål med et snev av smør og sitron krydder er himmelsk og går perfekt med torsk.



    Jeg Pannestekt torsk på begge sider, og på slutten sette noen smør og hvitløk i pannen. Sjekk denne appetittvekkende video!

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    Adam foreslo å ha bearnaisesaus kaldt, så jeg prøvde det og det var faktisk bra! Dette måltidet var deilig, og ser frem til mer!



     

     

  • Publisert: 31.07.2016, 20:46
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  • Kyllingbryst med chipotledressing,tomatkokte byggkorn og spisspaprika

  • Publisert: 30.07.2016, 10:47
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  • Dette måltidet var litt spesiell. Jeg trodde chipotle kylling var fantastisk, men det byggkorn var kanskje litt for sunn. Jeg ville ikke vanligvis spiser byggkorn, men Adam oppmuntret meg til å gjøre det, og jeg følte meg sunn for å gjøre det. Det føles godt å prøve nye ting, og spise sunnere. Ha en fin dag!



     

  • Publisert: 30.07.2016, 10:47
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  • The biggest nerd of northern norway opens a box of Ghostbusters loot!

  • Publisert: 29.07.2016, 20:32
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  • Good evening my wonderful readers. Thank you for tuning in! Today I have a fantastic video for you to watch. I am opening an exclusive limited edition Ghostbusters Loot Crate! This was such a blast to open, and the loots were great! If you are reading this and have not subscribed to my channel could you please do it? I am on a mission to have 100 subscribers so that I can customize my channel URL. Do me a favor and watch this video, laugh, share it, and most of all SUBSCRIBE! PEACE from Nerd of the North!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1vlRMg0o9UeNdj3uaU_A



     

  • Publisert: 29.07.2016, 20:32
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  • Ovnsbakt lyr med nøttesmør, potetbåter og most gulrot.

  • Publisert: 28.07.2016, 12:18
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    En annen fin middag fra Adams. Dette var så velsmakende! Jeg har lagt litt kokosmelk med gulrøtter og de var nydelig. Den nøtter smør var en fin touch. Jeg tror dette var en perfekt kombinasjon av grønnsaker, fisk og nøtter! Jeg liker hvordan Adams oppfordrer meg til å spise litt sunnere. Ha en fin dag alle sammen!

  • Publisert: 28.07.2016, 12:18
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  • Chef Armstrong Creates Currysuppe med ris, kalkun og brokkoli

  • Publisert: 27.07.2016, 16:41
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    Dette var en av disse måltider som varmer sjelen. Adams matkasse alltid gir meg gode ideer. Jeg elsker alt av mat inspirasjon som jeg får fra Adams. Dette måltidet var veldig enkel. Jeg vanligvis ikke gjør godt å gjøre ris på komfyren toppen, men i dag var det perfekt.



     

    Ingrediensene var enkel, brocoli, gul løk, hønsbuljong, kokosmelk, og curry! Det var et måltid med svært liten innsats, men mye  smak!



     

  • Publisert: 27.07.2016, 16:41
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  • Lights Out-Horror Movie Review

  • Publisert: 26.07.2016, 13:54
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    I anticipated this movie to be over hyped, and I was right. The trailers seemed to show all the scary parts, so not much was a surprise. With that said I actually thought the movie was pretty scary. There seemed to be a jump scare every 5 minutes. And I'm not talking standard jump scares but gut wrenching sinister down low in your face scary jump scares. People in the theater were screaming. I looked around and everyone was uncomfortable. I could see my wife hiding down in her seat with her face covered at one point. I felt my heart go from normal to racing within seconds several times. The bad person in this movie is nothing new.. It seems they took took influence from the grudge, the babadook,the ring, and several others. It was scary, but it was lacking creativity. I would give it a 3.5 of 6 on the dice mostly because for some weird reason I like jump scares, and most of all horror movies! 

     

  • Publisert: 26.07.2016, 13:54
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  • Chef Armstrong Creates Dinner Magic!

  • Publisert: 25.07.2016, 09:53
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    Kyllingbryst med potetmos, rødvinssaus og smærstekt sellerirot! Det høres ut som en gourmet middag på en fancy restaurant. Den eneste forskjellen var at det ble gjort hjemme! Denne middagen var så deilig, og det var akkurat nok for to. Jeg elsker det når det ikke er noen rester. Det er noe med perfekt potetmos, de bare blir perfekt med en liten touch av hvitløk og smør.



     

    Den følelsen når du har 3 ting skjer på en gang. Det er noe jeg elsker om matlaging, men er noen ganger stressende . Jeg ønsker ikke å brenne noe!



     

    PRO COOKING TIP-Den beste måten å lage perfekt kyllingbryst er dekke den med plastfolie og hammer det flate!



     

    Den perfekte middagen er perfekt med den perfekte dessert! Ooh la la brownies og iskrem!



     

     

  • Publisert: 25.07.2016, 09:53
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  • Ørret med tzatziki, ovnsbakte poteter og fennikel og agurksalat med stikkelsbær

  • Publisert: 24.07.2016, 12:18
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    Dette var en interessant måltid. Det var ganske velsmakende, men ærlig denne salaten var uvanlig. Poteter og ørret var perfekt og salaten var faktisk bra, men merkelig. Adams matkasse er alltid bra, men denne gangen er jeg ikke sikker på om salaten. og hva er en stikkelsbær ?? Rå fennikel er bra, men bare et par biter. Kanskje neste gang jeg kommer til å bruke salat i stedet for fennikel (:



     

    Salaten har agurk, fennikel, stikkelsbær, lime juice, olivenolje og litt salt. Hva tror du, vil du prøve denne salaten?

  • Publisert: 24.07.2016, 12:18
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  • Ghostbusters 2016 - Very Entertaining!

  • Publisert: 23.07.2016, 22:02
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    What can I say, I am a ghostbusters geek! I have loved the ghostbusters ever since the original came out. I have been highly skeptical about this remake, but of course I have intended to see it, despite what any critics have said! 

    I came to this movie with low expectations so that I wouldn't be disappointed. I had this feeling that it might be too corny, or too silly, but then again is anything really too silly for me? Probably not. Either way the comedy was my type of silly, and I was smiling the whole time. 

    Ghostbusters 2016 wasn't exactly a remake but more of a different take on it, with allot of influence from the original. I really was worried about the all female cast, and I will be honest, at first it was a little uncomfortable. Shortly into the film I was very comfortable with the cast of women as ghostbusters. I must say, my favorite was Holtzman! She really played the part perfect and was definitely the awesomest of the bunch! 

    The ghost graphics were amazing! If I had seen graphics like that back when the original came out, I may have lost my mind on how cool it was. Throughout the movie there are several cameo appearances from the old cast, and it was great that they were included in the movie. some people were hating on the fallout boy remix of the ghostbusters song, but I thought it was actually pretty cool. This movie fully entertained me, and at the end I wanted more. I hope there is a part 2!

  • Publisert: 23.07.2016, 22:02
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  • Cat Vs Pokemon

  • Publisert: 22.07.2016, 16:47
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    Today was a special day. Slash decided he would like to join in on the Pokemon madness. He asked if I could help him find a strong Pokemon and catch it. We asked his brother Freddy if he had seen anything and he said he hadn't.


     


    Suddenly a Caterpie appeared and Freddy went to work.



     

    Freddy threw his last Pokeball but sadly the RNG gods were not kind to Freddy on this day and the Caterpie escaped. Just as things were calming down I heard this loud sound coming from the other side of the yard! LOOK OUT SLASH THERE IS A LARGE HIGH LEVEL MACHOKE BEHIND YOU!



     

    Just as I said that, the Machoke took a wild swing at Slashes head!! Duck Slash! Duck down man, I yelled!



     

    Slash ducked just in time and then began to reach into his fur to bring out an Ultra ball. Machokes are extremely afraid of Ultra balls, so he bounced right on out of there. He aint goin down like that!



     

    Slash couldn't believe his eyes. That pussy of a Pokemon took off right before his eyes! Slash couldn't believe it, and continued on his hunt for more Pokemons.



    Use a rasberry next time bro!

    #pokemongo #pokemon #pokemongotromsø

  • Publisert: 22.07.2016, 16:47
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  • Chef Armstrong Creates Blomkålsuppe Med Bacon

  • Publisert: 22.07.2016, 10:27
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    For en glede det er når du koker litt suppe som varmer sjelen din. Jeg laget denne suppe med ingredienser fra Adams Matkasse. Det var så enkelt, og smaken var fantastisk!
     


    Kutte blomkål i to og stek den i litt vann og melk i ca 15 minutter. Etter det blir mykt, fjerne blomkål og lagre væsken. Legg litt smør i den samme potten, og la det smelte. Deretter legger litt mel og bland det opp. Tilsett sakte den blomkål væsken i melet og smør.





     

    I en stekepanne stek litt hakket bacon og hakket løk til de er ferdig kokt og deretter legge den til i potten. Nå kuttes opp blomkål og legge den til blandingen. OMG det var så delicous YOU WILL LOVE IT!

  • Publisert: 22.07.2016, 10:27
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  • Nyte De Små Tingene I Livet

  • Publisert: 21.07.2016, 09:25
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    God morgen mine vakre og trofaste lesere! Jeg er så glad for at du valgte å ta tid og pop i bloggen min. I dag ville jeg snakke om noe som jeg tror sterkt på. Nylig min kone og jeg hadde en date sammen. Vi gikk og spiste en god cheeseburger og etterpå gikk og avslappet på en kaffebar og hadde en liten dessert. I dette øyeblikket innså jeg hvor heldig jeg er.

    Jeg kunne ikke unngå å tenke hvor fint dag det var. Vi ble sammen ler, nyter et måltid, og deretter en fin besøk til en kafé. Min kone var smilende og vi ble ikke krangle. Vi har nesten aldri krangle. Da vi kom inn i kafeen ble jeg møtt av noen mennesker som også har en kaffe. De var glad for å se meg. Jeg tror de var overrasket over å se meg ut på byen i stedet for på min vanlige plass ved Rema 1000.

    Vi satte oss ned foran vinduet og så på mens folk gikk forbi. Vi hadde noen deilige desserter og den perfekte cafe latte, laget med nymalte kaffebønner . Alt var i perfekt harmoni og jeg definitivt verdsatt hvert øyeblikk av det. Det er utrolig hvordan en liten tur til kafeen kan være så stor! Husk alltid å nyte øyeblikket, se etter det positive, og være deg selv! Det føles veldig bra!
     

     

  • Publisert: 21.07.2016, 09:25
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  • The perfect Pokestop!

  • Publisert: 20.07.2016, 09:07
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    Lately I have been a full participant in this Pokemon Go craze. I am on summer vacation and we didn't travel anywhere this year, so it has been the perfect way to get out and have some fun without breaking the bank, although I have spent a little bit of money on equipment. I have been riding my bike and it has been a pleasure to encounter the beautiful scenery in Tromsø. I can't help but love this one Pokestop. Everytime I come here I just like to sit and take a break and look out over the ocean and think about the world. I think about how lucky I am to live in this peaceful country, and how beautiful it is.



     

    Within range of the Pokestop is somewhere I would actually love to camp! It has the perfect tent area, a fire pit, and its own picnic bench!





     



     

    I encountered this guy who was about to take a swim, I decided to let him be so that he can swim in peace. He was grateful. 



     

    It appears that nearby, they are preparing for a big festival in Tromsø called Bukta Fest. There are 2 pokestops right beside the stage. Will people be watching the show, or catching Pokemons? 



     

    On my way home I stopped at Rema 1000. Someone needs to do better quality control, because I found something crawling in the watermelons.

  • Publisert: 20.07.2016, 09:07
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  • Den Største Nerd I Nord Norge -Geek Fuel June

  • Publisert: 19.07.2016, 11:51
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    Better late than never! You can't rush quality so this video is a little late coming out! I am on a serious mission to get to 100 subscribers. They say the first 100 is the hardest, but I will reach it with your help! Please subscribe to my channel by clicking the following link and I will love you forever!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1vlRMg0o9UeNdj3uaU_A

    If really want to be awesome share this with your friends! Thanks for watching, and have a fantastic day peeps!

  • Publisert: 19.07.2016, 11:51
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  • NY Gym Bag-Mission Acomplished

  • Publisert: 18.07.2016, 16:46
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  • Ja ladys og gentleman. Jeg har endelig byttet ut min heslig gamle H & M gym bag. Det er alltid vanskelig for meg å velge ting. Jeg ønsker ikke å bruke for mye penger, og jeg er alltid på jakt etter det beste tilbudet mulig. Samtidig ønsker jeg ikke å bli skuffet med hva jeg kjøper. Det var bedre bag som ble dyrere, men jeg trengte ikke Helly Hansen. Jeg var fornøyd med Nike bag, og jeg fikk 20% rabatt for å bli medlem av GMAX!

    Vi stoppet og matet sushi avhengighet, men jeg ble sjokkert over å se hva de solgte! Detvar det rett på sushi beltet, en pokemon magicarp !! Jeg fanget det og ikke betale for det Shhhhhhh (: Ha en flott dag mine herlige lesere!



     

    #sushi #pokemongo #jekta 

  • Publisert: 18.07.2016, 16:46
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  • Tid for en ny gym bag

  • Publisert: 18.07.2016, 12:16
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    Jeg har ikke vært på treningsstudio i 2 uker. Det er vanskelig å være motivert til å gå trening mens du er på ferie. Nå er min ferie er halvparten over og jeg fikk 4 kilo. Det var hyggelig å la det gå en stund og bare unngå trening, mens jeg spiser så mye junk food som mulig. I 2 uker fra i dag må jeg være tilbake på jobb, og jeg har tenkt å miste at 4 kilo før jeg kommer tilbake. Tid for å komme tilbake på ingen sukker og sunnere å spise! Som du kan se min gym bag er nesten død. Kanskje jeg trenger en skikkelig bag for inspirasjon!

    I dag var det ekstremt vanskelig å gå trening. Jeg og Mrs. Armstrong slet oss ut av sengen og krøp til gym. Da jeg var på tredemølle en Zulbat var mobbing meg. Han sa jeg var for feit, og jeg vil aldri miste det ...CHALLENGE ON ZULBAT!!



     

  • Publisert: 18.07.2016, 12:16
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  • I Hide My Addiction From My Wife

  • Publisert: 17.07.2016, 17:22
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    I continue to struggle with my addiction. It doesn't seem to be getting any better. Just when I think I have control, I find myself doing it again and again. Recently it has gotten so bad that I have to hide it from my wife. I tell her that I am going to go downtown and catch Pokemons. She doesn't realize it but I am actually going to where I fuel my addiction. Its kinda like that old Tv show Cheers where everyone knows your name and everyone is glad you came. When I go there they line them up one at a time and I put them down one after another. I feel guilty for doing this, but I just can't help it. Especially on Sundays when they have reduced the price. Basically this is me coming out with it. It is too late now, everyone is going to know. I ate sushi at Sushi Point today.









     

  • Publisert: 17.07.2016, 17:22
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  • Tromsø Rain A poem by Jason Armstrong

  • Publisert: 16.07.2016, 15:51
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    It is summertime with lots of sun
    Everybody is out swimming and having fun
    We up north do it differently
    Our weather is not the same here you see
    We go out with our jackets and caps
    It might be better if we all  just took naps
    Splashing around in a rain puddle
    I prefer just to stay in and cuddle
    But getting wet causes me no pain
    I guess that is because I'm used to the Tromsø Rain
  • Publisert: 16.07.2016, 15:51
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  • That Pokemon Feeling

  • Publisert: 15.07.2016, 12:52
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    This Pokemon thing sure made things fun lately! I get this feeling I haven't felt for a long time, I mean a really long time. That feeling you get when you are a kid and you go outside and play all day. The difference is that when I was a kid and I went outside to play all day I didn't have any mobile device, and  the internet wasn't a thing yet. I was  forced to really enjoy nature and use nature for my entertainment. Playing with sticks, digging holes, climbing trees, and walking all over the place was the standard day out playing. I would play all day and get cold, rained on, and hungry, but it is such a free feeling to just keep playing until you can't play anymore. Pushing it as long as you can despite being tired, because when you go back in it is probably over for the day and you just don't want it to ever be over.

    I can't even imagine what I would have done if I was handed a Samsung galaxy s7 edge with internet and Pokemon go when I was 10 years old. I literally would have never come in from playing EVER! Dam that Pokemon feeling is a GOOD feeling!

    One thing that really motivates me is actually getting back outside and exploring rather than doing it sitting in front of my PC at home. Lately I have had some really fun encounters have a look! I found this Magicarp, and he has a fetish. He is in love with Hurtigruten boats and is always trying to kiss them.



     

    This guy here is a little bit special. I encountered him outside Nerstranda. He said he got kicked out due to the poisonous fumes emanating from his body. I feel sorry for him because he is actually a really nice guy.



     

    Some of these Pokemon are so sweet. One of them was so sweet he offered his life for me. I had mentioned that I was hungry and he immediately jumped up in the frying pan and offered his life for me. I said no Pidgey you cant do that, but he insisted and so we ate him.



     

    I really love that I can ride my bike around and enjoy nature while at the same time being engaged with a digital device. Ever since video games have came out I just cant stop playing them, but I really love being outdoors too. This is a great mix. One of my favorite places to go is a park here in Tromsø called Bukta. There is a Pokemon gym there and I like to go there and hang out, the environment is so peaceful.



     

    I have been trying for days to figure out this Gym stuff, and I think I finally have a grasp of it. Today I took over the top spot at this gym after battling for about 30 minutes straight! Check this out! (:


     

    Btw if you are taking a break from pokemon but love gaming, then come subscribe to my channel! Its funny stuff!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1vlRMg0o9UeNdj3uaU_A

     

    #pokemon #pokemongo #tromsø 

     

  • Publisert: 15.07.2016, 12:52
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  • Age 42=The Meaning of Life

  • Publisert: 14.07.2016, 09:11
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    How did time fly by so fast? There I was with natural blonde hair and a denim vest getting glamour photos taken when I was like 6 years old, and suddenly I'm 42!! Someone mentioned to me that this year is the meaning of life year, but I don't quite get that yet, but perhaps I should google it! Either way I had a nice birthday and chill day. We invited 2 awesome people from my Norwegian family, grandma, and cousin! When they arrived I was greeted with a bag and a birthday gift inside.



    Haha so hilarious an apron from an APE named RON! lol. It was a pleasant surprise, and I slapped that thing right on and started bbq'ing away!




     

    We had lots of yummy bbq. Ribs, several types of sausages, and corn on the cob! It was a feast for kings and we needed lots of napkins! Upon completion of the BBQ I was treated with a delicious chocolate cake hand made by grandma! She is so sweet and so was the cake!!







     

    I even got to choose the napkins and plates! As you can see I have the taste of a true veteran 42 year old Jedi. At the end of the day I went out in search of the perfect Pokemon, and it was my lucky day. My rarest and most favorite Pokemon showed up!



     

    PIKACHU!!!
     

  • Publisert: 14.07.2016, 09:11
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  • Gotta Catch em All! Pokemon Madness!

  • Publisert: 13.07.2016, 13:03
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    I caught this guy in Narvesen. He got a little sassy with me and stuck his tongue out. I think that was rude. These little boogers are all over the place! I think it is entertaining to catch them and I want them all! Today is my birthday and I want a rare Pokemon! With that said, excuse me I need to go catch them! Peace

  • Publisert: 13.07.2016, 13:03
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  • Woo Hoo Hoo Look Who is 42

  • Publisert: 13.07.2016, 00:16
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    Welp, its official. Today is my birthday. I am another year older! I really cant believe I am suddenly 42. I wonder how it went so quickly. One minute Im 21 next thing you know, I am 42.. I honestly dont feel that old. The only thing that feels 42 is my back sometimes.  Today is the perfect to flash my tattoo!

     

    July the 13th JASON!!! It is really fun when my birthday lands on a Friday, but this year just a Wednesday. Not much to say, other than I dont want to be another year older but I am glad to be another year wiser! Have a fantastic day peeps!

  • Publisert: 13.07.2016, 00:16
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  • Pokemon Fever!

  • Publisert: 12.07.2016, 13:56
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    Something big is taking over the mobile gaming world. It\s called Pokemon GO. After jumping through some hoops to get the game onto my phone in Norway, I was off to the races with leveling up  Pokemon!  At first I was confused since there is no real directions on how to do it. I came to the realization that this requires  you to get your butt outside! I tried walking, but it seems in this city, riding a bike is the best way to go! I hopped on my bike and rode to Bukta, and found some creatures on the way!

    I caught this guy trying to steal beer at COOP! 

    This guy was just laying there about to die so I caught him!



    This guy challenged me to a game of volleyball and I was like No way man, I\m just gonna catch you!



     

    I found this guy and made him my expert pet battler!



     

    I caught this guy just before he attempted to commit suicide in front of a car!



     

    So far it has been really fun. I am working on a device to mount my phone to my bike so that it is more effective. It looks something like this!



     

  • Publisert: 12.07.2016, 13:56
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  • BURGR: Best Gourmet Burger in Tromsø

  • Publisert: 11.07.2016, 21:40
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    So many times have I had friends suggest that I try a hamburger at this little restaurant in Tromsø called Burgr. They say it is delicious, and that the atmosphere is fantastic, especially if you are a gamer! I accept these suggestions as an opinion until I actually try it myself. Some people have different opinions than others. Let me just say, this place didn't let me down in any way. I completely agree with anyone that says the burgers are delicious and the atmosphere is fun! Have a look at this menu.



     

    I mean really?? Burgers named after video game characters!! It was so cool. I was skeptical at first when I read the menu, but I was already there so why not give it a try. I tried the "Super Mario". OMG this thing was soooo tasty! At first I thought it was a little bit small compared to other burger places, but trust me good things come in smaller packages. Take me for example haha! Anyways have a look at this tasty treat.



     

    This burger had so much flavor. From top to bottom, all of the ingredients were delicious. I added the cheddar cheese and with that on top of the troffel mayo and salami, all I can say is YUMMMMM! And actually it was the perfect size. I didn't have to push myself to eat the last few bights, but it was just enough by the time I was finished. While eating, I enjoyed looking around the restaurant at all this nostalgic game stuff!





     

     

    The walls are lined with what looks like the boxes for old school game cartridges from sega, nintendo, and Atari! The tables were shaped and printed like a nintendo controller, and they even had an old school video game- Street Fighter!  Even Mrs. Armstrong was impressed!



     

    We both really enjoyed this place, and to top it off we were treated to a cool picture booth outside. Check these supermodels out!



     


     

    I wanted something new, fun, and satisfying, but most of all I wanted a delicious hamburger. After leaving this place all of my needs were satisfied. If you haven't tried it yet I encourage you to do so!

    #Tromsø #burger #hamburger #mat #burgr

  • Publisert: 11.07.2016, 21:40
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  • Det er viktig å være positiv!

  • Publisert: 11.07.2016, 11:50
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    God dag mine fantastiske lesere. Katten min Slash og jeg vil gjerne gi deg en melding, slik at du har en flott dag! Så lenge jeg har bodd i Norge, er det én ting som har holdt meg gående, og det er å holde positive. Det er min nøkkelen til å overleve mørket, kulden, og noen av de tøffe tidene. Det er så mange ting som kan bli kastet inn i vårt liv banen, og mange av dem kan virke negativt. Mørke kan være vakker hvis du ser på det på riktig måte. Snø kan være kaldt, men noen ganger det ser virkelig fint i måneskinnet. Ja alt er dyrt i Norge, men i det minste får vi betalt bedre lønn enn andre steder. Kanskje du ikke har en bil, men buss-system i Norge er faktisk ganske fin. Kanskje det er dårlig vær i løpet av sommeren, men gresset er veldig grønn fra masse regn! Du kan lure hjernen din til å være fornøyd hvis du bare tenke positivt. Det er et verktøy som kan mestres med et positivt sinn. Vær takknemlig for det du har, og ikke dvele ved ting du ikke har. Dvele ved negative ting vil spise deg opp innvendig, og det er ikke en måte å live.Take hver dag for hva det er verdt, og setter pris på de tingene som er bra. Se etter det gode i alt. Følg mitt råd, og det gjør verden ser ut som et bedre sted!

  • Publisert: 11.07.2016, 11:50
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  • Mr. Armstrong Creates Dinner Porn!

  • Publisert: 10.07.2016, 17:05
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    Yesterday I ad a goal to create a dinner that would warm the soul. This type of food I call comfort food. I wanted something with chicken and cheese, so I searched on the internet and found a nice recipe. Here is some of the ingredients I had to buy for this fantastic concoction!



     

    The recipe called for condensed cream of chicken soup which is a little bit difficult to find, but we do have cream of chicken soup but its not condensed.



     

    I was desperate to make this work, so I experimented. this bag of soup requires 8 cups of water and 2 cups of milk. To make it condensed, I used only 4 cups of water and 1 cup of milk. I was so proud of myself because it actually worked out and became the same as 1 can of condensed soup! The dish was created in layers of yummy goodness.







     

    After I layered up cooked macaroni, cooked chicken, and vegetables I had to make a creamy paste out of the soup, cheese, flour, and butter. it looked something like this.



     

    I poured the heavenly cheesy creamy paste over the whole thing and then sprinkled more cheese on top of that. Next i crunched some fancy little breads by using a rolling pin directly on the bag.



     

    I mixed the crushed up crumbs with some butter, onion powder, and garlic salt. I then sprinkled the crumbs on top of the cheese. The entire thing looked like this before it went in the oven.



     

    I cooked it on 200c for about 30 minutesuntil the bread crumbs were slightly browned. The final result looked something like this.



     

    It turned out perfect and lucky us, because now we have enough dinner for 2 days! What do you think of this dish? What should I call it!

  • Publisert: 10.07.2016, 17:05
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  • Tarzan Movie Review

  • Publisert: 09.07.2016, 09:39
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    The anticipation and hype for this movie has been building for a long time! I had been waiting forever to see this movie and it was great to finally see it. No movie ever lives up to the hype anymore, and it is difficult to find a perfect movie nowadays. This movie was AWESOME but not SUPER Awesome.

    I was surprised how the movie began. I was expecting it to start off in the jungle and baby Tarzan is getting picked up by the gorillas and he learns to live in the jungle etc. It actually started while Tarzan was a grown man. It wasn't just about Tarzan, but also about Jane.

    I thought the acting was fantastic. Every good movie has to have a really evil bad guy, and this one had that for sure. Christopher Waltz was brilliant as the bad guy. Samuel Jackson was as usual awesome but his character wasn't far from every other character he plays.

    The acting was great, the story was great, and the CGI was pretty good. I would have liked to see more interaction with the animals, more rope swinging, and more of Tarzan using his Tarzan powers. Overall it was very entertaining and worth the money. I give it a 4.5 of 6 on the dice cast!



     

  • Publisert: 09.07.2016, 09:39
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  • Blogg Design Update

  • Publisert: 08.07.2016, 19:49
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  • Bare gjør noen blogg forbedringer. Bloggen min ser mye bedre! Takk vlyso.blogg.no for hjelpen. Hva synes du om de nye forbedringene?

     

  • Publisert: 08.07.2016, 19:49
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  • Chef Armstrong Creates Magic

  • Publisert: 08.07.2016, 16:19
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    I know it doesn't look like much but it was actually quite delicious! This week we are surviving without Adams Mattkasse, so yesterday I had to get creative and try to use up leftovers that we had. We had extra carrots, onions, potatoes, and cabbage so I wanted to figure out how to utilize those things. I had some frozen chicken breasts in the freezer so the only thing I needed to buy was something to make the chicken taste yummy so I ended up going with this peanut sauce marinade stuff.. It was really yummy!



     

    As usual  there is allot of chopping to do. I like to have everything pre-chopped before i do any cooking, because it is nice to have everything ready to go. I really hate to chop as you go lol. Can someone please just come chop for me and I'll do the rest??



     

    I cooked the potatoes, cabbage, garlic, and carrots in a buttery turmeric flavor and basically cooked most of the water down so that all the flavor is trapped into the vegetables.



     

    After sorting out the vegetable portion of the dinner I started on the chicken. It was really simple. Just a little oil in the pan and fry up the chicken pieces, and then I dumped in that peanut sauce and let it bubble for 10 minutes.. Lets just say it was so good that there wasn't enough chicken to go around lol.

     

    In the end it was a delicious dinner and I was proud of myself for managing to use up leftover ingredients. It was the first time I made a dish with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, and turmeric, but it ended up really nice! What did you have for dinner last night?

  • Publisert: 08.07.2016, 16:19
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  • Trening men jeg vil ikke!

  • Publisert: 07.07.2016, 11:42
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    Sometimes  you just gotta push yourself out the door to the gym. Today I was thinking of every excuse possible not to go but I did anyways. Too much junk food so far on vacation! 😂

  • Publisert: 07.07.2016, 11:42
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  • Nerd of The North Loot Crate June

  • Publisert: 07.07.2016, 10:08
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  • Den kom sent, så jeg var litt sent å komme ut med videoen, men nå er det her i all sin prakt! Jeg er den beste Lootbox åpner i nord! Hver måned boksene kommer i posten, og jeg åpner dem og dele opplevelsen med mine seere. Ladys og gentleman kan du abonnere på kanalen min! Jeg kan garantere mye underholdning! Hvis du ønsker også å få din egen loots og få 5 dollar rabatt klikke på denne linken!

    http://looted.by/dUx06

  • Publisert: 07.07.2016, 10:08
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  • Mr. Armstrong kokker deilig mat

  • Publisert: 07.07.2016, 09:24
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    Middagen jeg forberedt i går var nydelig. Jeg brukte oppskriften og de fleste av ingrediensene fra Adams Mattkasse. Dessverre kjøttdeig gikk ut på dato, så jeg måtte gå kjøpe forhåndslagde kjøttboller. Det er min eneste klage med Adams, og det er hvis du ikke gjør middager med en gang, risikerer du å ha noe å gå ut på dato. Men det er ok fordi kjøttboller jeg fikk var kjempefint !



     

    Det var ikke den mest fantastiske middag, men det var godt nok til å spise ved middagsbordet . Hvis vi spiser det der så må det være bra!





     

    Det var det siste måltidet fra Adams Matkasse for en uke, så vi må gjøre det på vår egen for et par dager! Vi vil overleve. Jeg er faktisk ganske crafty! Hva synes du om denne middagen? Hadde du noe godt til middag i går kveld?

     

  • Publisert: 07.07.2016, 09:24
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  • Tannlege Angst

  • Publisert: 06.07.2016, 13:21
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    I dag er nok en fin ferie dag. Dessverre måtte jeg stå opp tidlig og være hos tannlegen 08:00.Vær så snill, kan noen vennligst fortelle meg hvorfor jeg har så mye angst hos tannlegen? Jeg er ganske sikker på at det er fordi jeg er ikke en stor fan av smerte. Ingen tannlege besøk er lett for meg. Jeg antok at i dag ville være det samme. Heldig for meg i dag gikk bra. Jeg kunne knapt føle injeksjonen. Bore bare varte i et par minutter, og innen 15 minutter var det over! Jeg ærlig aldri har hatt det så komfortabelt og enkelt hos tannlegen. Takk budapest  klinikken!
     




     

  • Publisert: 06.07.2016, 13:21
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  • The Armstrongs go on a date!

  • Publisert: 06.07.2016, 09:26
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    Oh such a lovely day we had. Me and Mrs. Armstrong had a date out on the town! Sometimes it is hard for us to agree on where we will go or what we will eat, but today I made it easy. I let Mrs. Armstrong decide. If it were my choice I would not have chose Yonas Pizza, but the lady gets what the lady wants. A happy wife is a happy life! She just LOVES this taco pizza they have at Yonas. In my opinion it doesn't resemble taco in any way, but it is still pretty good. I chose Pepperoni for my half of the pizza and it was good but it is interesting what they call Pepperoni. I guess at Yonas "pepperoni" means pepperoni, bacon, onions and pineapple. Either way the pizza was still delicious and I was glad we went there. One of our first dates ever was at Yonas back when it was at a different location.





     

    As usual Mrs. Armstrong was smiling and laughing and looking pretty! Its great to go out on a date with her because she is always smiling. Plus I think she was just happy she got to have her beloved taco pizza! (: 



    I also got a chance to show off my cool new Geek Fuel shirt!



     

    After dinner we went to a place called By Bowling! It was nice and peaceful and we were almost the only ones there. As you can see things weren't going so well for Mrs. Armstrong. Honestly it didn't go too well for me either, although I managed to get 2 strikes in a row bowling between my legs! Haha we were shocked when that happened because I was just playing around. All in all it was a great evening and as always I enjoy dates with Mrs. Armstrong!

  • Publisert: 06.07.2016, 09:26
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  • Hvorfor avokado Hvorfor ??

  • Publisert: 05.07.2016, 11:24
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    Avokado er en fantastisk frukt! Den er full av næring og vitaminer , og det smaker veldig bra! Det går bra med så mange ting. Salat, tacos, guacamole, smørbrød, og noen ganger også smoothies er deilig med avacado. hvorfor er det så vanskelig å plukke en perfekt en? 

    Jeg har prøvd så mange metoder for å plukke den perfekte avokado. Klemme dem, føle dem, se på fargen, fjerne den lille delen, men ingen av dem er en garanti. Ingenting er mer skuffende enn å komme hjem for å finne ut din avacado vil ikke være i stand til å brukes i guacamole. Men den jeg plukket var perfekt! Utseende kan bedra.

    På dette bildet ser du 2 avokado. Begge kom fra samme pakke. De så og følte akkurat det samme på utsiden, men når jeg kuttet dem åpne .. Skuffelse ...Jeg vet bare ikke lenger. Plukke en god avokado er som å vinne i lotto. Har du noen tips? Hvordan velger du en avokado?
     

  • Publisert: 05.07.2016, 11:24
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  • Perfekt dag i Tromsø

  • Publisert: 04.07.2016, 20:42
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    I dag måtte være en av de mest avslappende dagene av min ferie så langt. Jeg startet dagen på treningsstudio med Mrs. Armstrong . Hun gjør det så bra, og tar full nytte av sin nye personlige trener. Etter treningen jeg gjorde noen hus rengjøring, og deretter gikk inn i byen på bussen. Temperaturen var perfekt. Ikke for varmt og ikke for kaldt med en liten bris.



     

    På 30 juni jeg plukket en vinner for konkurransen på min youtube kanal. Vinneren var en lokal fan heter Mia som bor her i Tromsø. Jeg håper hun er overrasket når hun får mysterium gave! Hvis du ønsker å ha en latter så sjekk ut min youtube kanal ved å klikke https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgt1vlRMg0o9UeNdj3uaU_A. Nå er vi bare slapper av å ha noen grillet mat og feirer 4 juli litt! Ha en god kveld!

  • Publisert: 04.07.2016, 20:42
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  • Pan Fried Salmon with Gremolata dressing and Carrot Puree

  • Publisert: 04.07.2016, 09:29
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    This was quick and easy! We should have had rice, but Mrs. Armstrong wasn't in the mood so I made the carrot puree instead. Adams Mattkasse always gives us too much carrots so it was nice to use them up anyways. Carrot puree is actually quite good. It is a food that can encourage me to eat more carrots!



    The salmon was perfect. I fried it and slightly brazed it with some garlic and butter. Garlic and butter makes ANYTHING taste good!



     

  • Publisert: 04.07.2016, 09:29
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  • Skjorte Folding Hack

  • Publisert: 03.07.2016, 17:16
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    I dag har vært en veldig effektiv dag. Jeg vasket klær, tatt opvasken, jeg ryddet opp i huset og fikk mye gjort. Siden jeg er på ferie jeg har tid til å gjøre ting jeg alltid har ønsket å gjøre, men aldri hatt tid. I dag har jeg endelig prøvd en av skjorte folding hacks jeg sett på youtube! Det er helt fantastisk. Jeg er aldri fornøyd når jeg brette skjorter manuelt, og denne tingen løser det problemet!


     

    Alt du trenger er 6 stykker av papp. Hver av samme størrelse og omtrent på størrelse med en brettet skjorte, og noen duct tape! Jeg gruer folding skjorter, og det tar alltid for alltid, men dette har reddet dagen!

  • Publisert: 03.07.2016, 17:16
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  • Drepe disse mobberne med vennlighet

  • Publisert: 02.07.2016, 10:13
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    Det er så mange negative ting i livet. Det er mye av negative krefter i verden som bare ønsker å ta med oss ned. Så mange "Debbie Downers", og så mange mobbere som ville være helt fornøyd med å ødelegge vår dag. Stol på meg min venn, kan vi overvinne alt.

    Kanskje du har en negativ familiemedlem som bringer deg ned. Kanskje det er noen som mobber deg på skolen. Kanskje noen på internett gjør alltid negative kommentarer på innleggene dine. Kanskje du sette en status på Facebook at en av vennene dine ikke er enig med, og de sender deg en personlig melding i et forsøk på å bringe deg ned. Kanskje du har en sjef som aldri har noe hyggelig å si. Kanskje det er det problemet kunde i butikken du jobber på som alltid peker på alt som er galt med det du gjør. Det er alltid noen der ute som ønsker å gjøre seg føle seg bedre ved å bringe deg ned.

    Med hver en negativ er det 2 positive. Vi har muligheten til å slå av negativer og ser bare positive. Husk alltid at hvis du lar noen bringe deg ned, så de vinner og du taper. Ønsker du å tape mot noen du ikke særlig ikke liker? En opp dem, og forbli i kontroll. Ikke la dem få det beste av deg og gjøre hva du kan for å forbli positiv og upbeat. Drep dem med vennlighet og det vil drive dem sprø og kanskje slutte å plage deg!

    Mitt råd for å holde positive er å tenke på deg selv og ingen andre, i hvert fall for nå. Ta på deg hodetelefonene og pumpe ut litt høyt tempo musikk med et inspirerende budskap. Gjøre noe spesielt for deg. Hvis det betyr å ha en drink, kommer til å spise en god lunsj på en restaurant, eller engang å ha en røyk, bare gjøre det og nyte det. Vær takknemlig for at du kommer til å gjøre det, og husk at det andre som ikke får til å kose seg like mye som deg. Kanskje til og med gå dele en lunsj, røyk, eller drikke, eller noe du har å dele med noen mindre heldige. Dele med noen andre alltid gjør meg føles bra.

    Holde positive og leter etter det gode i alt er et verktøy jeg har lært over tid. Jeg antar at det tar et helt liv å mestre, men det er noe du kan starte i på umiddelbart, og resultatene kommer raskt. Viktigst aldri gi opp. Når du gir opp så du taper og negativitet vinner. Se etter det gode, se etter det positive, og ser etter den lyse siden, fordi noen ganger det er den eneste måten å overleve, og alltid huske at du er bedre enn de som mobber noen gang vil bli. Ha en fantastisk dag mine fantastiske lesere!

  • Publisert: 02.07.2016, 10:13
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  • Kyllingbryst med gulrotpure, pannestekte poteter, rosenkål og sopp

  • Publisert: 01.07.2016, 12:07
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    Mr. Armstrong til tjeneste ennå igjen med en annen deilig Adams Matkasse middag! Dette var så velsmakende! Jeg elsker hvordan Adam oppfordrer meg til å spise mer grønnsaker. Jeg ville aldri gå ut og kjøpe gulrøtter og rosenkål til middag hvis det ikke var for Adam.


    Adam har alltid høy kvalitet, og alltid de fineste kjøtt tilgjengelig.



    Kutte grønnsaker er fine, men det blir kjedelig noen ganger ufff .. Kan noen andre hogge for meg pls !!



     

    Det var faktisk en veldig fin middag. Jeg får alltid mett, men ikke i en tynget måte etter Adams måltider.Ha en fin dag mine trofaste lesere!

     

  • Publisert: 01.07.2016, 12:07
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  • Epic Loot konkurranse vinner!

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 20:36
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  • Ja folk faktisk vinner! Jeg ble positivt overrasket da jeg så at en av mine favoritt bloggere vant konkurransen! Mens du er på den kan du ta en titt på hennes fantastisk blogg. Vi vil vente på henne til å kommentere og la dette være en overraskelse! Flere konkurranser kommer snart folk så ikke vær lei deg! Du kan vinne den neste!


     

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 20:36
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  • Fin I Tromsø

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 12:58
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  • Something amazing is taking place right now in Tromsø. It is a rare occasion. It's the type of thing you just gotta get out and enjoy..Dam good weather! Perfect actually!!

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 12:58
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  • Hva med en nydelig katt bukett?

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 10:39
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  • (Et bilde av meg i mine yngre år! Alltid elsket katter!)

    Denne bloggen er en spesiell en for deg mine herlige lesere. Noe annet enn positive vibes kommer din vei i dag! Min jobb i dag er å nå ut til mine lesere og hjelpe dem å ha den beste dagen mulig! Solen skinner, og det er ferietid! Jeg føler meg fantastisk, og jeg ønsker alle andre til å føle fantastic. Hvis du ikke hadde en god dag, vil du etter at du ser dette neste super søte bilde!



     

    Meg og min BFF Slash Armstrong vil du ha en flott dag. Nyt hvert øyeblikk av det og setter pris på alt godt som kommer din vei.Med det sagt, hva med en nydelig dikt for deg bare!Jeg må skrive det på engelsk fordi jeg ikke har lært å lage dikt i norsk ennå!

    Thank you for reading my precious reader

    The love is high on the love meter

    Look at yourself in the mirror and smile

    Lets let this good feeling last a while

    We log in to check on these blogs

    Lick your friends face like happy dogs

    Here is a secret between you and me

    Your day will be fantastic, you will see

    Reach out and give your BFF a hug

    Then lay out in the sun like a happy bug

    Så det du har det. En herlig oppløftende blogginnlegg med et dikt for deg. Nyt dagen og finne det positive i alt! <3

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 10:39
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  • Currywurst med potetstappe, løk-og sennepssaus og brokoli

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 09:52
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    Mr. Armstrong til tjeneste igjen! I går jeg laget en annen fin middag fra Adams Matkasse. Alt gikk perfekt, og det endte opp deilig!Det er trist, men uten Adam jeg spiser aldri grønnsaker. Adam presser meg til å spise mer og mer grønnsaker. Det er en god ting!Denne middagen startet et argument mellom meg og min kone. Etter koking potetene det gjelder debatten "skal potet skins bli fjernet" ?? Jeg har ikke noe imot de Skins og jeg tror de legger ekstra næring og smak. MIN kone på den annen side er ikke en fan av dem. Til slutt ble skinnene fjernet og potetmos var deilig!

     







     

    Vi er så glade når vi bruker Adams Matkasse! Det hjelper oss med å bestemme hva du skal spise til middag, og presser oss til å spise mer grønnsaker! Det er en vinn-vinn-situasjon. Ha en fin dag peeps!


     



     

  • Publisert: 30.06.2016, 09:52
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  • Bruk eye of the tiger

  • Publisert: 29.06.2016, 14:43
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  • (Bilde levert av katten min Slash Armstrong)

     

    Vår tid på jorden er svært verdifull . Hver time er en time lenger bort fra begynnelsen, og en time nærmere slutten. Vi må innse at alt vi gjør kan gjøre en forskjell. Jeg prøver og gjøre mitt beste for alt jeg gjør. Enten det er trening på treningsstudio , forberede en hyggelig middag hjemme, fullføre oppgaver på jobben, lage kunst, eller gjøre hva inspirerer deg til å gjøre ditt beste, kan Eye of the tiger tilkalles.

    Vi har alle Eye of the tiger i oss. Det jeg mener er at vi alle har muligheten til å gi noe vår alle. Bruk alt du har med alt du gjør, og det vil gjøre en forskjell! Stige til anledningen, og låse opp Eye of the tiger! Fokus på oppgaven, og ingenting annet, og slipp Eye of the tiger! Hvis du bruker denne metoden min venn, kan resultatene være fantastisk! Ha en fantastisk dag, og takk for lesing!

  • Publisert: 29.06.2016, 14:43
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  • Starte ferien hos tannlegen!

  • Publisert: 29.06.2016, 10:07
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    I can't think of a worse way to start summer vacation than to start it in the dentists office. I have so much anxiety when it comes to the dentist. Why does it have to be so scary for me?? I had postponed the last 3 visits because I'm so afraid of it. I finally got up enough nerve and made it in today for a teeth cleaning. It wasn't nice either. My neck gets cramped up my back hurts and my heart is racing. Lucky for me it is over for today and I don't have to go back for another week. I will be getting a cavity fixed. GULP ): fml..Oh well the day is young and now I can do something more positive. I posted this old pic of me and my cousins dog BUBBA because it always cheers me up! Have a great day peeps!
     

  • Publisert: 29.06.2016, 10:07
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  • Stekt lyr, gressløkdressing, poteter, gulrot, DELICIOUS!

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 21:29
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    Oh boy Adams Matkasse has done it again. They made me look like a professional chef! This meal was so delicous, healthy, and EASY!..Thanks Adam!










     This meal was mouthwatering, and we ate every single bite of it with no leftovers. Today I learned that if you cook the carrots just right, they are actually good and I am willing to eat them! WOO HOO!

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 21:29
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  • Stekt lyr med gressløkdressing, poteter og gulrot!

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 18:25
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    It's gonna be the bomb.com.askyourmom!!

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 18:25
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  • Addiction Growing

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 16:18
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    I tried to convince myself today that I don't need it anymore. I said that today I will choose something else. I will make the right decision about what is going into my body. I assumed if I go to different places and put myself in a different surrounding, I could win my battle with this addiction. Today I chose to go to Jekta shopping center instead of where I regularly go. It didn't help. I found myself falling into the same pattern as I always do day after day. What do they put in this stuff? I am starting to think there is cocaine or nicotine in it. The man in the picture is ashamed of me but preparing it anyways. The other customers are staring at me wondering if I will actually go through with it. I can't resist anymore.  I will go through with it yet again. I have to go eat sushi now....peace.

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 16:18
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  • Hvorfor blogge vi egentlig?

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 12:18
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    Det er så mange grunner til at vi blogge. Hver person er forskjellig med sine meninger og smak. Alle har en annen hobby, men noen av oss har samme hobby. Det er så mange grunner til at en kan blogg.

    Noen mennesker er lei og er bare ute etter noe å gjøre. Noen mennesker trenger oppmerksomhet at de ikke får noe annet. Det er mange som blogger om trener på treningsstudio og kanskje de bruker det som selv motivasjon. Andre kan blogge om trening for å motivere andre fordi motivere andre gjør dem føles bra. Noen liker å blogge om mat, og oppskrifter fordi de elsker å spise og lage mat, og når du har en forkjærlighet for mat du vil dele den med alle.

    Det er mange som blogger for å fylle et hull i sitt liv. De føler ikke nok som skjer i deres liv, slik at de slår til blogging for å kanskje gjøre noe magisk skje. Det er mange av bloggere som blogger om silikon bryster, lepper, bootys, og alle slags endrede deler på kroppen fordi, vel kanskje de ikke er fornøyd med hva de får, og de vil at alle skal vite det. Det er noen mennesker som blogg fordi de ønsker å bli berømt, og kanskje bli rik av av sosiale medier. Det er så mange grunner man kan blogge, men det er en grunn til at 99% av oss gjør det. Grunnen til at vi blogge er fordi vi ønsker å bli hørt. Vi vil at andre skal føle hva vi føler, og vi vil at andre skal forstå oss. Vi vil at andre skal forstå oss, slik at vi kan føle seg mer komfortabel i vår egen hud og våre egne liv.

    De fleste av disse er grunner til at jeg blogger. Nesten alle av dem passer meg, bortsett fra den delen om silikon, selv om jeg ikke hadde noe imot en operasjon som gjør meg høyere hvis det ikke var så smertefullt . Nå ut til andre bloggere og vise dem støtte. Kommentar på sine blogger og gjøre dem oppmerksom på at du forstår hvor de kommer fra. Jo mer du gjør det, jo mer vil de nå ut til deg og forstå hvor du kommer fra, fordi i slutten vi alle er egentlig det samme.

    Ha en fantastisk dag venner og andre bloggere. Bloggere UNITE !!! (:

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 12:18
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  • Alone at the gym again!

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 11:17
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    It seems the gym is a ghost town again! It's actually really nice to have the place to yourself. Maybe I'm the only one who wants to stay in shape on summer vacation! Have a great day peeps!

  • Publisert: 28.06.2016, 11:17
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  • Chef Armstrong at your service!

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 20:21
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    First official day of summer vacation and it has been quite splendid! Today I got to take over the kitchen watch! I can't remember the last time I was home on a Monday night, so I gotta take advantage of it and create a delicious meal! I used one of the meals provided to us in the weekly food delivery called Adams Matkasse. Today's meal straight up hit the spot. You know it is a good meal when you eat it at the dinner table, and that we did! Chicken breast with creamed corn, broccoli, and baked potato boats! 

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 20:21
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  • Sjokk da jeg klikket menn 40+

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 12:23
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    Jeg klikket Menn og deretter 40 +, og jeg ble sjokkert! Jeg bokstavelig talt eide det området av blogg.no. Ta en titt selv! På forsiden av blogg.no bruk den raffinerte søk, og klikk menn 40+ og fest øynene på alle disse bloggshouts! Bloggshouts er min BFF! Ja det er mye bedre og etablerte menn på min alder på toppen av den listen, og de mest sannsynlig ikke trenger å betale så mye som jeg har for leserne. Det er så lett og faktisk avhengige å klikk blogghsouts eller bildershouts. Det er flaut at jeg har belastet så mye penger til min telefonregning, men jeg anser det som en investering i bloggen min og meg selv. Jo flere mennesker som hører mine ord, jo raskere jeg vil stige til toppen! Men nå som jeg har betalt så mye for dette området av interwebzz og blogg.no, hvorfor ikke føre noen lesere til det! Har du en kjedelig dag? Kom ta en titt på alle disse fine blogger. Mye bra lesestoff her! (: BTW ikke glem å legge meg på Instagram #keepingupwiththearmstrongs!

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 12:23
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  • En fin bursdag jubileum dikt

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 10:40
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    Vi har nylig feiret bursdagen til flere familiemedlemmer ! Vi hadde syv personer som hadde en spesiell bursdag alt i 2016. Vi hadde en stor bursdagsfest for alle, og det var veldig hyggelig!



     

    Vi alle likte partiet til det maksimale. Rommet var dekorert veldig hyggelig. og hver person hadde sitt navn på det stedet de skal sitte.



     

    Etter et par velkomstdrinker , bestemte jeg det var på tide å ta noen selfies med noen av mine favoritt folk!






     

    Det var en buffet med deilig mat. Lam, salat, brød og vårruller var fantastisk! Middagen ble etterfulgt av nok kake å mate en hær!





     

    Jeg skrev et dikt for bursdag gutter og jenter. Det var en overraskelse og under middagen min kone teipet henne glass og deretter lese diktet høyt. Det var en fantastisk kveld!

    BIRTHDAY ALLSTARS
    In 2016 the stars  will align.
    7 special people shall all fall in line.
    Ten eighteen twenty fifty sixty eighty.
    It seems like everyone is having a special birthday lately.
    We'll start with the youngest because she's so sweet.
    Little Thea's smile just cant be beat!
    Next up we have those awesome  twins.
     Espen and Stian Growing up faster than 2 whirlwinds.
    The next birthday Is hard to believe
    Ylva is 20 years old  now, oh yes indeed.
    Next on the list is this one amazing guy.
    He is loving caring and kind, and his name is Kai.
    The veteran of this group is strong, friendly, and nifty.
    On this year ladys and gentleman, Roy turns fifty.
    Last but absolutely not least comes  the beautiful Anne-Mor.
    80 years young and going strong for many many more!

     

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 10:40
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  • Central Intelligence Movie Review

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 00:00
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    Today we had a great movie date with family! We assumed the theater would be empty due to it being late on a Sunday night and the fact that it wasn't a blockbuster hit. We were wrong. The theater was packed almost all the way full! Me and the rest of the gang were having a great time!




     

    As for the movie, I thought it was really funny. It was the typical movie where they take to Hollywood stars who are completely opposite, and stick them together for your entertainment. The rock and Kevin Hart were brilliant. I was smiling the whole time. These two actors are actually hilarious together. The story and the acting was quite silly, but the message was fantastic. It is actually my favorite kind of message. Basically, bullies don't win! Be strong like the rock and stand up against the bullies! The coolest kids in school don't always end up being the coolest grownups! I enjoyed the movie and laughed allot. On the dice roll I will ALMOST give it a 4/6 but not quite. It is worth a watch!

     

  • Publisert: 27.06.2016, 00:00
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  • Vi mistet en god mann. Elsker deg David Eville!

  • Publisert: 26.06.2016, 09:36
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    (Fortsatt) Vi var så stolt av fisken. Dave renset den og gjorde det til fileter og ga alt kjøttet for meg. Han trengte ikke mer fordi han allerede hadde en fryser full. Det var en episk fiske helg, og vi diskuterte neste gang vi ville gå ut igjen. Planene ble satt, men dessverre var det på tide for meg å gå hjem i Oregon.

    Dave personlig kjørte meg hjem i sin jeep. Det var en tre timers kjøretur fra Olympia til Washington, men vi bare snakket hele veien. Like før vi dro til oppkjørselen min i Salem Dave sa noe til meg som jeg aldri vil glemme. Han fortalte meg at jeg var alltid velkommen til å besøke ham, og at han elsket å ha meg rundt. Jeg følte virkelig at han ønsket å si "Jeg elsker deg", men det var ikke hans stil. Jeg sa at jeg elsker å komme på besøk, og jeg gikk ut av jeep med en stor pose med laksefilet. Jeg vinket til Dave, og han ropte ut av vinduet "See ya soon" og han kjørte av gårde. Det var siste gang jeg skulle se Dave.

    Helgen etter var jeg hjemme i Salem, og vi fikk en telefon fra min tante. Hun sa at Dave hadde gikk ut på fiske, men hadde ikke kom hjem. Hans båt var blitt funnet på stranden nesten nær Oregon grensen. Det var helt intakt, men mennene manglet. Vi antok siden de spesialstyrker militære, ble de opplært til å overleve og leir og lever på land etc, så de var sannsynligvis camping sted før neste morgen. Vi holdt våre åndedrag og krysset fingrene håper de ville være ok.

    Senere fikk jeg en telefon som skulle forandre livet mitt for alltid. Min tante ringte for å informere meg om at min onkel Dave ble funnet, og han hadde gått bort. Da hun fortalte meg, kunne jeg se det på nyhetene også. Båten som jeg nettopp hadde vært ute i på forrige helg var på min TV, liggende på siden. Jeg kunne høre nyheter rapporten, og jeg kunne høre min tante snakker, men plutselig alt gikk bare tom. Jeg kan bare huske å slippe til knærne i sjokk, og gråt høyere og hardere enn jeg noensinne har i mitt liv. Det var den tristeste dagen jeg noensinne hadde opplevd.

    (Det følgende er en kopi av en nyhetsartikkel )

    Investigators can only speculate on what led to the deaths of three Fort Lewis soldiers in Willapa Bay, on southwest Washington's coast. 
    Dressed in casual clothes and wearing life preservers, the bodies of Sgt. First Class David Eville, First Sgt. Howard Hinkle and Sgt. First Class Robert Hulin were found at about 9 a.m. yesterday by Coast Guard helicopters. 
    Hinkle and Eville were members of the 1st Special Forces Group, while Hulin was in the 25th Infantry Division, according to a Fort Lewis news release. The Army did not disclose their ages or hometowns. 
    One was recovered from a mud flat about three miles south of Bay Center, on the east side of the bay. 
    The other two were on the western side of the bay near Leadbetter Point, about 75 yards apart. The men appeared to have died of hypothermia ? a lowering of body temperature. 
    In 55-degree water, the temperature of Willapa Bay yesterday, hypothermia takes between two and fInvestigators can only speculate on what led to the deaths of three Fort Lewis soldiers in Willapa ive hours, according to Coast Guard figures. 
    Their 20-foot boat had been spotted Saturday at 9 p.m. by a Bay Center woman who noticed it sitting upright on a mud flat at low tide, with no one aboard. 
    Inside the boat were a portable Global Positioning Unit, a cooler with uneaten lunches, binoculars, a first-aid kit and fishing gear. 
    One of the fishing rods was rigged with an orange flag, indicating the men may have tried to signal for help. 
    There was less than a foot of water in the boat. 
    The woman reported the boat's registration number, printed on the hull, to the Coast Guard. The wife of boat owner David Eville was then telephoned. She said her husband and two friends had left Olympia, where the Evilles live, at 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The men apparently drove to Westport and launched the boat around 6 a.m., a time deduced from the fact that the Coast Guard closed the Grays Harbor bar at 7:30 a.m. to vessels under 26 feet due to rough conditions. 
    After the boat was discovered Saturday night, a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched from Astoria. 
    Using night-vision goggles and a thermal-imaging system that detects heated objects, the five men aboard the helicopter searched Willapa Bay throughout the night, stopping only to refuel. A second Jayhawk from Astoria arrived after daylight and began searching the Pacific Ocean west of Willapa Bay. 
    "The mystery that everybody would like to know" the answer to, said Lt. Andy Eriks, a pilot aboard the second Coast Guard helicopter, which recovered two of the bodies, "is why would they leave the boat." 
    Circumstantial evidence gives only a hint of what might have happened. The signal flag. The cord on the secondary trolling motor that was pulled out as if someone had tried to start it, suggesting the possibility of engine problems. 
    The fact all three men had a chance to don life preservers. 
    But why were they out of the boat? Eriks thinks it may have been because of rough sea conditions at the mouth of Willapa Bay, which is pocked with shifting sand bars that, depending on waves, currents and wind, can toss up formidable waves. 
    The Coast Guard reported that seas were running 8 feet at the time of the accident, with a northwest wind of 15 knots. 
    "It can really get churned up out there, like a washing machine effect," Eriks said. "It can be tough to navigate for anyone. If you haven't done it before or grown up on the bay, getting in and out safely can be very difficult. With any amount of swell and surface chop, the chances are very high of your vessel being tipped over or running aground or both." 
    The men may have jumped ship to try to swim to shore or to avoid being aboard when a capsize appeared imminent, Eriks speculated. 
    After almost two decades in the Coast Guard, Eriks has been stationed at Astoria, flying rescue helicopters, the past two years. "Sure, it looks inviting," he said of the ocean. "Everybody likes to fish or be in and around the water, but you just can't take a chance out there." 
    He said the boat didn't have a radio or flares, two of the essential safety items (life preservers are the third) that every vessel should carry. 
    Another caveat: Stay with a vessel, Eriks said, even if it capsizes, because it is much easier to spot from the air than a swimmer. 

    (Fortsatt) Omstendighetene rundt dødsfallet til min onkel forlatt vår familie med mye av spørsmål og ikke mange svar. Vi er bare igjen å spekulere eller teoretisere hva som egentlig skjedde den dagen. Når noen nær deg dør, hjelper det å vite hvordan de døde. Dessverre for vår familie vi ikke fikk lindring av å vite. Det etterlater et tomt hull i hjertet ditt som aldri går bort. Det eneste vi kan gjøre er å gå videre og fortsette med våre liv. Han ville ikke ha oss bærer på å være deprimert eller trist på grunn av ham. . Jeg er sikker på at han ville ha oss til å gjøre som han gjorde. Han ville ha oss til å aldri gi opp, og å inspirere andre til å gjøre det samme. Det er hva jeg vil gjøre nå og alltid gjør alltid. Vi savner deg Dave, men jeg lover å aldri gi opp!
     

     

  • Publisert: 26.06.2016, 09:36
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  • Så mye protein pulver!

  • Publisert: 25.06.2016, 11:13
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    Når jeg bestilte 4 kg protein pulver, jeg hadde aldri trodd at det ville komme i en gigantisk 4kg bag! Det er den største pose med protein pulver jeg noensinne har sett lol.Gymgrossisten hadde et godt tilbud at hvis du kjøper 4kg proteinpulver til en rabattert pris du får de andre varene gratis!







     

    Det ser ut som jeg vil ha nok til å vare meg for en stund! Ha en flott dag folkens!

  • Publisert: 25.06.2016, 11:13
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  • På denne dagen lærte jeg den største lærdommen av livet mitt.

  • Publisert: 25.06.2016, 10:33
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  • (Muligens det siste bildet noen gang tatt av min onkel Dave)

     

    (Fortsatt) Med bare et par timers søvn, Daniel og jeg klarte å våkne opp og få våre sko og jakke på. Alt annet var forberedt, og vi hoppet inn i jeep som kjørte og allerede varmt inne. Dave gjort det så praktisk og enkelt for oss når vi gikk på fisketurer . Det var omtrent 5:30 når vi traff veien og ledet til Willapa Bay, som er et utmerket område for fiske langs kysten av Washington.

    Turen vil trolig ta en time eller mer, så Daniel raskt sovnet i passasjersetet foran i forsøk på å ta igjen på den manglende søvn fra den intense skrekkfilm kveld vi hadde. Det var en vakker kjøretur fra Olympia til Willapa Bay, så jeg prøvde å holde øynene åpne for så lenge jeg kunne. Dave spilte klassiske rockelåter hele veien. Det siste jeg husker var sangen Bad Moon Rising av Creedence Clearwater Revival. Jeg strakte ut i baksetet og kunne se Dave smilende med sine solbriller på, trykke fingrene i takt på rattet. Jeg visste at han var spent på å dra på fisketur. Det var så behagelig og hyggelig, og jeg sovnet.

    Like før vi kom til bestemmelsesstedet , våknet Dave oss opp da han stoppet på en lokal butikk. Han hadde planlagt å få agn, og fortalte oss å gå få noen snacks og drinker vi ønsket, og han ville kjøpe den. Han var alltid raus sånn. Vi raskt fylles med noen energidrikker og chips, og på vei til båten lanseringen som var omtrent fem minutter unna.

    Vi lanserte båten og dro ut til havet. Det var ikke perfekt vær, men det var fortsatt fantastisk å være ute på det åpne havet. Dave trakk gassen og vi begynte virkelig cruising. Det var en utrolig følelse. Det begynte å regne, men det stoppet ikke oss. Dave åpnet en luke på taket av båten og hang med hodet ut så han kunne se bedre. Det begynte å bli litt urolig men vi nettopp startet fange luft på bølgene. Jeg kunne se regnet sprengnings Dave i ansiktet, men han var bare smilende. Jeg kunne fortelle at han var glad for at han kunne vise frem båten sin til sin sønn og nevø.

    Etter cruising lenger ut i havet, kom vi over et område med mange andre båter. Det var som en hel horisont av båter fiske. Dette var området vi hadde planlagt å fiske. Vi dro opp og droppet våre linjer i vannet, og sparket tilbake litt. Fortsatt spent fra adrenalin i båttur, vi var veldig motivert for å ta noe. Handlingen var treg, og vi faktisk brukte en time med ingen biter. Vi bestemte oss for å dra til en mindre overfylt område.

    Mot slutten av dagen min onkel fant en fisk bite på en av fiskestenger, tok tak i den, sette kroken, og ga den til meg og ba meg om å gå for det. Det var slitsomt, og jeg må har kjempet den for en god halv time. Til slutt ble jeg tom for gass, og musklene mine var begynt å slutte å jobbe så jeg prøvde å levere det tilbake til min onkel, så han kunne hjelpe. Han ropte på meg "Ikke gi opp sin fisk du kan gjøre det!" Jeg trodde det var litt harde, men jeg ønsker ikke å skuffe ham. Unødvendig å si at jeg kjempet den tingen til helt på slutten og kom den i båten, og det var nesten 20 kilo. Største laks jeg hadde tatt i mitt liv. Det var også en av de mest verdifulle erfaringene jeg noensinne vil lære. ALDRI GI OPP! Dessverre, vil denne leksjonen kommer til en god pris. Det ville være den siste fisketur jeg noensinne ta med Dave. (fortsettelse følger)

  • Publisert: 25.06.2016, 10:33
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  • Movie Review Independence Day 2

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 17:55
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    I know Independence day is still 2 weeks away, but this movie got me in the mood! I have been anticipating this movie for a long time, and the day has finally came. It was cool!

    I am a big fan of anything with extraterrestrials. This movie was full of them. From the very start you get the feeling that we simply are not alone. I thought it was a good movie, but it was lacking a couple of things. I was skeptical about a sequel without Will Smith, and my feelings were correct. The movie just wasn't the same without him. There were parts that were supposed to be funny, but they just weren't. Perhaps if Will was in it, then it may have been funnier. I thought the acting was pretty much mediocre. Nothing amazing, but nothing real bad.

    Now on to the good stuff. The graphics were top notch! I love seeing solid graphic aliens. There were so many aliens, and alien ships and it didn't disappoint on the sheer size of some of these motherf"#€%"!. The technology of the aliens was just fantastic, and I would give the graphics a 9 of 10. In all when I roll the dice it lands on 4/6 . It was pretty good but not pretty DAM good like I was hoping. 

    The movie was of course followed by a little trip to Sushi Point with the lovely Mrs. Armstrong. It was a fine movie date!





     

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 17:55
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  • Dagens Antrekk

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 13:26
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  • Yes lady's and gentleman today's outfit was chosen by Mr. Armstrong himself. Lets have a look at what we got going on here.




     

    Up top were going with the hair out and long look. It gets old keeping it up in that man bun pony tail thing so sometimes you just gotta let it free. As for the shirt we went with this "Everything is Nothing" T shirt purchased for 50% off at Carlings Its an off white color and blends nicely with the rest of the outfit. As for the ear accessories we have these cool bone plugs, have a closer look!



     

    The pants are a light blue denim purchased at a fine store called Isolid. and last but not least these great shoes which one can find online at footway.no.With perfect shades of grey and black, these fine DC boots go with any outfit Have a closer look!



     

    We'll call this the GOING TO SEE INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 OUTFIT!!

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 13:26
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  • Hendelsene som forandret livet mitt for alltid

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 09:56
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    Jeg bodde i Salem Oregon når denne historien finner sted. Min tante, onkel og søskenbarn levd opp i Olympia Washington. Det var alltid en godbit når jeg kom til å besøke min familie opp i Olympia. Det var om en 3 timers kjøretur fra Salem til Olympia. Noen ganger vil vi gå flere måneder uten å se hverandre på grunn av avstand, men når vi gjorde, vi hadde det kjempegøy!

    Jeg fikk en telefon fra min onkel Dave, og han spurte meg om jeg ønsker å komme opp og bli med ham på en fisketur. Han sa kongen laks var på bighting, og at det var en fantastisk tid for å dra på fisketur. Dave hadde fått en ny 20 fots Bayliner ski båt og ble verkende å ta den ut fiske hver sjanse han kunne få. Han var veldig glade for å vise det fram, og ta meg og min fetter Daniel ut i havet med det. Jeg var definitivt interessert, så vi stille inn dato og jeg forberedt på å ta toget opp til Washington for helgen.

    Jeg kom i Olympia på toget, og som vanlig min onkel og søskenbarn var der for å plukke meg opp. Alle var alltid så glad for å se meg, og det var så fint å komme seg bort og tilbringe litt kvalitetstid med mine fettere. Vi elsket alltid å være høyt, synge og opptre gal. Når fettere kom sammen det var noen av de beste tidene. Min onkel likte det også, og var alltid invitere meg og eller min familie å besøke.

    Dave brukte hele dagen i garasjen forbereder fiskeutstyr, noe som gjør fiske rigger, sette ny linje på fiskestenger , får kjølerne klar for lunsjer og i utgangspunktet dekker alle aspekter av alt vi trenger for fisketuren . Han levde for disse øyeblikkene. Da han var i garasjen hans han var i sitt rette element, og han har alltid elsket å dele fisketurer med familien. Han har i utgangspunktet gjorde alt slik at vi kunne bare komme med på turen.

    Meg og min fetter Daniel skulle bli med Dave for denne episke fisketur. Vi oppholdt opp hele natten å se skrekkfilmer . Vi gjorde et fort ut av sofaen puter, spiste masse snacks og brus, og i utgangspunktet gjorde skrekkfilmer og chill. Vi visste at vi måtte stå opp klokken 5 am, men vi måtte bare nyte hvert øyeblikk sammen, så søvn var ikke viktig vi forble sannsynligvis våken opp til rundt 3 am og deretter endelig sovnet

    Det føltes som om jeg hadde fått sove i kanskje fem minutter da jeg hørte "Get rumper opp gutter!" Jeg kunne se på klokken var det nøyaktig 05:00 .Daniel ikke flytte, og jeg kunne knapt få opp meg selv, men spenningen sparket i så jeg fikk opp som en zombie, og begynte å bli klar. Jeg dratt teppet av Daniel og han fortsatt ikke flytte, så jeg blåste min morgen pust i ansiktet hans, og da han kom i live! Jeg så utenfor og kunne se båten var festet til Jeep, bakluken var åpen, og alle forsyninger ble lastet. Alt var klart, og alt vi hadde å gjøre var å komme inn! Jeg var så spent, og jeg kunne knapt vente med å komme sprengning på noen konge laks! (fortsettelse følger)

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 09:56
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  • 5 weeks vacation starts now!

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 00:01
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  • Much needed summer vacation starts right now and I couldn't be happier! Walking home from work and someone offered me to have a beer so why not!!

  • Publisert: 24.06.2016, 00:01
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  • Alanya A Fantastic Barber in Tromsø

  • Publisert: 23.06.2016, 10:20
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    Yesterday was a me day. I got to indulge in a much needed barber shop! My favorite barber in town is Alanya! They offer such great service and you can have everything fixed just how you like it. One of my favorite things is that they shave your face! I actually never had anyone do this to me before I came to Tromsø. I have heard of it and seen it on TV but I'm not so sure that many shops actually offer this service.



     

    The hair specialists are very friendly and most importantly very talented! When you go to Alanya you can be sure that you are getting the best service possible at the best price possible. While you wait you can have a cup of tea or coffee and relax in the waiting area.



     

    My visit consisted of a face shave(had to remove that pesky goatee), a hair shave cut, a hair color, and a little touch of beard color! they fixed everything in one visit, and I felt like I was in good hands. They took good care of me.



     

     



     



     

    If you are in Tromsø and need a good Me Day, I suggest Alanya. They will fix everything you need, offer friendly service, and won't empty your wallet completely! 

  • Publisert: 23.06.2016, 10:20
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  • Epic Spill Utstyr Konkurranse Last Day!!

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 20:32
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  • Hei folkens! Dette er min første konkurranse, så jeg håper du liker! Alt du trenger å gjøre er å abonnere på kanalen min Nerd Of The North. Kommenter denne videoen, og klikk liker! Så enkelt er det! Den 30. juni vil jeg velge en tilfeldig vinner. Jeg vil sende vinneren i posten en EPIC LOOTZ! Hvis du har lyst til å være hyggelig del denne videoen! Lykke til!

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 20:32
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  • New fresh look!

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 18:04
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    I just got back from the barber shop and I am quite pleased! I got my hair cut and colored and I had that funky goatee removed! I had them give me a Hugh Jackman Wolverine style shave. It is so nice to change your look sometimes. I was worried that I would regret cutting off my beard, but now I feel younger. At least younger than 42! 



    I even had them throw in a little color into the beard area. Sadly I am not ready to look old lol. Salt n Pepper isn't my thing, at least not yet lol. Have a great day folks!

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 18:04
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  • Goodbye

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 11:48
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    Time to say adios madafakka to this thing. The old funky goatee has lived its last day. Time for something different! If I regret it, I can always grow it back in a few months. Peace out funky goatee <3

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 11:48
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  • Bare YT Idag

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 11:02
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    Det regner ute, men det er greit. Jeg er fast bestemt på å ha en flott dag, fordi det er min dag fri! Jeg startet dagen tidlig med fru Armstrong og vi dro til treningsstudioet ! Det var en spøkelsesby der. Annet enn oss, det var en annen person! Så hyggelig å ha plass til deg selv. I dag er det bare en YT dag. Min protein pulver pose er tom, så jeg måtte ha en rask erstatning. Jeg har 4 kg whey 80 protein pulver, en pose med protein pannekaker pulver, og noen vitaminer på vei fra gymgrossisten!Det bør komme akkurat i tide!  I dag planlegger jeg å gå til frisøren og få en klipp, ansikt barbering, og noen hårfarge! Jeg har en dag igjen av arbeid før min sommerferie begynner, så jeg vil være å se bra og føler seg bra! Ha en flott dag mine herlige lesere!

  • Publisert: 22.06.2016, 11:02
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  • 100 dager blogging! Hva har jeg oppnådd?

  • Publisert: 21.06.2016, 11:06
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    I dag er dagen 100 i min blogging liv. Jeg tror jeg har gjort det ganske bra. Jeg har delt historien om møte min kone og forlate Amerika for å komme til Norge. Jeg har forklart  hva jeg gjør på jobben min. Jeg har tatt deg til treningsstudio med meg. Jeg delte min mening om filmer og restauranter med deg. Jeg har skrevet dikt bare for min blogg følgere. Jeg har fortalt noen av mine mørke hemmeligheter. Vi har ledd sammen og gråt sammen. Jeg har samlet 192 følgere. Det har vært en fin tur så langt! Her er mine resultater på blogglisten etter 100 dager.

    Hele Norge          #192

    Alle Menn            #25

    Menn over 40 år  #13

    Alle over 40 år     #43

    Tromsø                #5

    Jeg er fornøyd med disse resultatene. Jeg føler dette er bare begynnelsen. Jeg lurer på hvor jeg skal være på etter 100 dager mer. Jeg takker dere for å følge meg på denne reisen, og jeg håper å dele meg selv med deg så lenge fingrene kan skrive! Ha en fantastisk dag! Elsk din familie, elsker ditt kjæledyr og være deg selv!

  • Publisert: 21.06.2016, 11:06
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  • En dag med Mr. Armstrong time for time

  • Publisert: 21.06.2016, 10:30
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    Du lurer kanskje på hva en typisk dag er for meg. I dag har jeg besluttet å la deg ta en titt inn i actionfylt dag med Mr. Armstrong !

    9:00 Våkn opp, og drikke litt pre-workout drink mens jeg sjekke e-post, forberede blogger, sjekk andres blogger, og kommentere på mine venners blogger. I utgangspunktet pre-blogging også.

    10:00 Samle min gym bag og dra til treningsstudioet . Det er en 3 minutters gange til Evo, så det er ingen unnskyldning for ikke å gå. Regn eller sol!

    11:00 Komplett gym trening, og komme hjem og ta en protein shake. Dette er da jeg liker å sitte ned og komme opp med min beste blogg av dagen. Jeg pleier å bruke en god time blogging.

    12:00 Take a shower and of course use my cardio shower gel! Then I prepare my work clothes and make sure everything is ready and in place to go to work.

    1:00 Denne timen består vanligvis av noen meg tid. Jeg liker vanligvis å sitte ned og spille Hearthstone eller World of Warcraft eller kanskje til og med se min favoritt TV-show The Deadliest Catch med min kone.

    2:00 Kiss my kone farvel og gå på jobb. Jeg tar bussen til jobb, og alltid sørge for at jeg er enten på tid eller tidlig. Jeg har hatt min jobb i over 3 år og har aldri vært sent!

    3:00 Dette er når jeg starter arbeidet, og jeg sparke i høy tempo rema 1000 nattskift sjefen modus! Den første timen av arbeidet er brukt koordinere dagen med de andre ansatte. Tar kontroll over butikken fra dagskiftet og generell organisering i frukt, ferskt kjøtt og brød avdelinger.

    4:00 Denne timen er nesten alltid brukt å fikse opp butikken. Jeg rutinemessig gå gjennom hvert område og sørge for at det er forberedt på å vare gjennom natten. Fylle ut noen varer som trenger å bli satt ut på hyllene samtidig bruke tid på å ta kunder i kassen.

    5:00 Nå er når jeg tar vare på alt av søppel. Jeg forberede avkastning og skadede varer å berge noe mat jeg kan være i stand til å gi til de fattige. De tingene jeg gjør i løpet av denne timen kan variere fra dag til dag, men det består vanligvis av å håndtere søppel.

    6:00 Vanligvis på denne tiden av frukt og grønnsaker levering kommer, og jeg må være på vakt for å ta kunder i kassen, mens på samme tid å ta heisen 3 etasjer ned med en elektrisk jekk og motta flere paller med frukt og grønnsaker. Denne timen kan bli ganske stressende , spesielt hvis det er bare to ansatte på jobb.

    7:00 Hvis alt går bra, og kundene har bremset ned, får jeg til å ta en lunsj / middag pause og eller sende den andre medarbeideren til å ha sin pause. Dette er også en stressende tid fordi mens på min lunsjpause jeg er forventet å være på vakt for å hjelpe kundene, fikse flasken innskudd maskin, eller komme seg ut og ta kunder i kassen. ROCKET FUEL trengs!

    8:00 På 08:00 lukker vi alkohol området, og avslutte salg av alkohol for dagen. Hvis jeg er heldig, og kundene har lettet ned, er dette en tid da jeg kan fokusere på noen ekstra oppgaver eller spesialiserte områder av butikken som trenger ekstra oppmerksomhet. Halvparten av tiden jeg vanligvis tar fortsatt kunder i kassen og ikke har tid til å gjøre mye annet.

    9:00 I løpet av denne timen jeg pleier å gå over i melken kjøleskapet og klargjøre den for neste dag. Facing og fylle alt så det ser perfekt er hovedfokus. Vi kaller det "Making milk look porno". Etter at jeg er ferdig med melk, shar jeg litt tid til å pakke ting opp og gjøre ferdig noen ekstra aktiviteter som må gjøres i butikken.

    10:00 Nå nedtellingen klokken begynner tikker. Det er en dritt belastningen av ting å gjøre i den siste timen. Lukke og rengjøring salatbar, forbereder frukt som må tas i for natten, forberede brød som ikke er solgt, så det kan kastes og mye mer er alle en del av denne timen.

    11:00 Dette er avsluttende tid i butikken min. På denne tiden lukker jeg alt ned. Mens folk flest kommer til å forlate på slutten av sitt skift, min aldri slutter på sitt planlagte tidspunktet. Det er fortsatt ting å gjøre etter stengetid, og jeg vanligvis jobber fortsatt i ytterligere 15 minutter og opp til 45 minutter mer til.

    12:00 Kommer hjem til min kjære kone. Hun har vanligvis litt middag forberedt, og noen ganger jeg har hentet hjem noe .. Ja vi spiser middag ved midnatt, og det er faktisk ganske hyggelig. Vi pleier å spise middag og se på TV eller gå til vår PC-er og gjøre våre egne ting.

    1:00 Dette er vanligvis på vei til sengs tid. Vi har spist, og viklet, og tid til å slappe av i vår super komfortabel seng. Vi liker å se filmer og Youtube på den bærbare datamaskinen til øynene automatisk stengt på egenhånd.

    Og så begynner det igjen!

  • Publisert: 21.06.2016, 10:30
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  • Ekte menn er ikke redd for å gråte

  • Publisert: 20.06.2016, 13:39
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    Forrige uke var en lærerik opplevelse om meg selv. Jeg gravde opp noen ting fra fortiden , og det slo meg hardt. Jeg bestemte meg for å la det ut og bare gråt som en baby. Ærlig jeg ikke velger å gjøre det, det bare kom automatisk. Jeg har ikke grått i mange år. Jeg ble så sjokkert at jeg wa faktisk gråt at jeg tok et bilde. Det følte det var litt dumt, men jeg skjønte kanskje det kan hjelpe noen andre. Det faktisk føltes som en ny opplevelse for meg. Det ble lindrende og jeg faktisk følte bra etterpå.

    Noen mennesker føler seg fri ved å legge ut en naken bilde av seg selv. Noen gjør det bildet der du blinke dine bryster til verden med bilde tatt bakfra. For meg føler jeg modig å vise at jeg kan gråte. Jeg håper dette ikke komme tilbake og bite meg, men ærlig talt jeg ikke bryr seg. Det føltes så bra at jeg oppfordrer andre menn som føler det er ikke mandig å gråte for å bare la det ut! Du ødelegger din sjel ved å holde den i!

    Hvis du er noen som er redd for å gråte, godt du kan leve gjennom meg. Jeg gjorde det for deg. Dette betyr ikke at jeg har tenkt på å sitte rundt gråter hele tiden, men jeg vet nå at det er viktig å få det ut av og til, selv om du er en mann.

    Jeg håper du har en fantastisk dag og ikke bekymre deg jeg er ikke alt deprimert sitter rundt gråt. Livet er bra, og jeg håper det er bra for deg også! <3

  • Publisert: 20.06.2016, 13:39
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  • Viser kjærlighet til min beste venn!

  • Publisert: 20.06.2016, 11:47
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    Noen ganger du bare må ha litt kvalitetstid med kjæledyret ditt. Denne fyren her er Slash. Han har vært med meg gjennom de fleste av mine reiser mens jeg har bodd i Norge. Når jeg er lei han er der. Når jeg er trist at han er der. Når jeg føler meg ensom han er der. Det er så herlig å ha en så god bestevenn . Han er min BFF!



     

    Noen ganger dyr er limet som holder alt sammen. Jeg er så takknemlig for at vi har hatt Slash og Freddy. Freddy BTW skal ha en dage i søkelyset en annen dag.Dette handler om Slash fordi han er så fantastisk! Han har virkelig en spesiell personlighet. Jeg tror han tar på personlighetene til sine eiere som også er veldig awesome!



     

    Vi må huske at livet til våre kjæledyr er så kort i forhold til oss, så vi må nyte hvert øyeblikk av dem, og aldri ta en dag for gitt. En dag blir de ikke der.



     

    Elsk dine kjæledyr! Klemme dem og kysse dem og behandle dem som et familiemedlem ! De vil betale deg tilbake med det samme!

  • Publisert: 20.06.2016, 11:47
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  • Dikt samling av Jason Armstrong + Nye dikt!

  • Publisert: 20.06.2016, 09:43
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    Jeg begynte å blogge nesten 100 dager siden. Jeg rullet opp på listene raskere enn tog. Jeg begynte å skrive dikt for min blogg på de dagene jeg kunne ikke komme opp med noe mer kreativt. I dag bestemte jeg meg for å kombinere alle mine dikt så langt, slik at du mine herlige lesere kan sjekke det ut. Jeg håper du liker!Jeg er ny på poesi ting, så jeg er ikke sikker på om jeg er noe bra. Hva tror du? Bør jeg gi det opp eller skal jeg gjøre mer?

    TROMSØ SNOW

    Good ole snow why are you here?

    When I went to sleep the skys were clear.

    Now I awake to a winter wonderland.

    I'm sick of snow, don't you understand?

    You always trick me at this time of year.

    You make me believe that spring is near.

    It's been the same for 10 years in a row.

    I think I'm getting used to the Tromsø snow

     

    MONDAY

    Welcome back my friend it has been a whole week.

    Today is the beginning of the highest peak.

    Start the day with some coffee and a gym routine.

    Thinking positive would be most keen.

    Put on a smile and your work uniform.

    We will survive this long weeks storm.

    Take each day one at a time.

    Look forward to the weekend and you'll be just fine.

    Enjoy this day for what it is my friend.

    It always returns in the end.

     

    17TH OF MAY

    Tis a day of fun and cheer

    This day only comes once a year

    Hip hip hurrah as the children play

    Norway loves to celebrate in May

    Parade down the street in your best bunad

    Its definately not a day for a dugnad

    Eat lots of hot dogs and ice cream

    This day is like a pleasant dream

    Having fun out in the sunshine

    But if it rains we will be just fine

    Be with your family on this special day

    Oh how we love to celebrate the 17th of May

     

    STAYCATION

    It's comes around once a year

    We greet it with laughter and cheer

    Working hard every day

    It's such a joy to see that vacation pay

    Some stay home and some go far

    Others spend it at the bar

    This year I make a proclamation

    We're having a stay home vacation

    It shall be peaceful and fantastic

    Staying home for 5 weeks will do the trick

    The countdown is on with much elation

    I can't wait to take my much needed staycation.

    BIRTHDAY ALLSTARS

    In 2016 the stars  will align.
    7 special people shall all fall in line.
    Ten eighteen twenty fifty sixty eighty.
    It seems like everyone is having a special birthday lately.
    We'll start with the youngest because she's so sweet.
    Little Thea's smile just cant be beat!
    Next up we have those awesome  twins.
     Espen and Stian Growing up faster than 2 whirlwinds.
    The next birthday Is hard to believe
    Ylva is 20 years old  now, oh yes indeed.
    Next on the list is this one amazing guy.
    He is loving caring and kind, and his name is Kai.
    The veteran of this group is strong, friendly, and nifty.
    On this year ladys and gentleman, Roy turns sixty.
    Last but absolutely not least comes  the beautiful Anne-Mor.
    80 years young and going strong for many many more!

     

     

  • Publisert: 20.06.2016, 09:43
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  • Bli kjent med Jason Armstrong

  • Publisert: 19.06.2016, 09:13
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    Jeg prøver vanligvis og bare være meg selv og komme opp med mine egne ideer, men i dag bestemte jeg meg for å gjøre noe som hver blogger gjør minst én gang.I dag vil jeg fortelle deg 10 ting du kanskje ikke har visst om meg! Dyp, mørk, saftig og personlig. Jeg håper du nyter!

    1. Jeg ble født for tidlig og levde i begynnelsen av livet mitt i en inkubator. Jeg veide rundt 1 kilo.
    2. Jeg har hatt 3 forskjellige etternavn, Yakubec Smith og nå Armstrong .
    3. Da jeg var 8 år gammel ble jeg døpt som en mormon.
    4. Da jeg var 16 jeg brakk ankelen da jeg gjorde sykkel triks og måtte ha en lang skrue satt i beinet.
    5. Jeg sluttet high school mitt siste år, men til slutt fikk min diplom gjennom hjemmeskolen et par år senere.
    6. Min favoritt mat er alt meksikanske, men sushi er sakte fange opp.
    7. Jeg hadde en katt som heter Axl Rose som var min beste venn og jeg tok ham i bilen min, og noen ganger han hadde på seg en sele slik at jeg kunne ta ham på turer med bånd.
    8. Jeg liker ikke å slåss. Jeg foretrekker å snakke ting over. Jeg har aldri vært i en slåsskamp.
    9. Jeg elsker å synge, og var en gang i en garasje band. Jeg har en ganske god stemme!
    10. Hvis jeg var rik ville jeg hjelpe min familie og fattige mennesker.

    Så det er det. Nå vet du litt mer om meg. Jeg er en ganske hyggelig fyr med et godt hjerte. Jeg bryr meg om folk, og jeg vil at alle skal være min venn. Takk for lesing og ha en fantastisk dag!

  • Publisert: 19.06.2016, 09:13
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  • 7d Dårlig Experience

  • Publisert: 18.06.2016, 16:00
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  • I have been wanting to try this for a long time. At the Tromsø mall Jekta center they have this 7d experience theater. You choose your experience. We chose this haunted house thing. It sucked. The seat moves around all jerky-like, while you wander through a haunted house and stuff pops out at you in 3d.  Jets of cold air blow out on your feet. I regret going on it because now I feel sick ..50 kroner poorly spent.

  • Publisert: 18.06.2016, 16:00
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  • Helping the less fortunate of Tromsø in more ways than one.

  • Publisert: 18.06.2016, 02:20
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    I have been working at Rema 1000 for over 3 years now. I have never been late once, and have only taken sick leave once due to breaking my finger in the money safe door. Despite Norways lenient sick day policy or "sykemelding" I actually don't want to take advantage of it. I refuse to let my boss or my colleagues down. I started at the bottom and have worked my way pretty far up the ladder thanks to my work ethic Other than the boss himself, there is only one other person who has worked there a few months longer than me.

     I started out as a "praktikant" which basically means you get paid absolute minimum wage from the state, while your employer gets your services for free minus the expense of a uniform and training. As a praktikant you get to have on the job work experience, and also be in the mix for any potential job openings which pay a regular wage. My contract began with a 3 month trial period.  When I completed the 3 months I was given a full time job with lots of responsibilities including being  in charge of the bread and cakes, in charge of the night shift, and in charge of returns and damaged goods. From a jobless American living in Portland Oregon, to Married to a beautiful Norwegian living in Tromsø Norway, speaking Norwegian with a full time job managing a grocery store. I consider that quite an accomplishment, and I am rather proud of that.

    There is something that I take even more pride in, and that is the help that I get to provide for some of the less fortunate of Tromsø. My responsibility as returns manager has evolved into something much greater than just logging and disposing of damaged and out date of goods. I was given the green light to share the return and damaged goods with the less fortunate of Tromsø. Their problems vary from drug addicted, alcoholics,homeless,to poor, depressed, and even people with psychological problems. Sometimes I get the chance to do more for them than just give them food.

    I offer these people my friendship. I listen to them and hear their problems (usually as i am working and keeping busy). I treat them like a regular person. When the addicts come ask me for food I encourage them to do something more with their life. Sometimes I tell them that before I can give them some food I would like to hear 1 thing that they have done to improve their lifestyle. If they can provide me with that,  I go get them a bag of food. Some even ask me for work at the store. I tell them that anything is possible but they gotta clean up their act first.

    In our break room at work we have a bag where the employees put their cans and bottles which can be later cashed in for the deposit in our recycling machines. We save up that money and use it for employee parties etc. Recently I was at the machine and depositing the bottles and an addict came up and asked me if I had any food. I asked him what he has done to improve his lifestyle. He told me that he is trying to find a job but no one will hire him. I put him to work. I let him take over depositing the bottles while I go back and prepare a bag of food for him. I said OK Ill trust you to do this, but don't steal any of the cash slips or anything. I gave him the opportunity to do something useful, and a chance to show his honesty. When I came back with the bag of food for him he was still diligently doing the job. I told him good job and gave him the food and I could tell he was proud of himself. I was proud of him too.

    Many of these people probably do not have many people that care about them, nobody to turn to for help and not many friends. I am glad that I can help them out. I let them all know that I don't even want to see them in the store if they are high, and don't even bother asking for help if you are. In general, they don't show up high out of their minds as much anymore, which is a positive sign.

    This whole thing is a heavy burden.It is not easy to help these people especially when it is in addition to the stress and workload of a regular day at the grocery store. I have my limits but I end up pushing my limits to the max every single day. I wish all of these people could do better for themselves, but if I can make a small difference for just 1 of them then I am satisfied.

  • Publisert: 18.06.2016, 02:20
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  • I just might be a CAT WHISPERER!

  • Publisert: 17.06.2016, 12:04
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    We recently purchased this drinking fountain for our cats. I removed the old one which didn't give them exactly the freshest water. All day long they refused to drink from the new fountain. They were standing in the sink and looking back at us as if to say "turn on the water please". All day long I tried to get them to drink..I got down on all fours and drank from it myself. I called them to it and put water on my finger and then up to their mouth. They simply were afraid to use it. The next day they still hadn't drank and we were considering returning it for our money back. I tried even harder and drank from it some more and then put their favorite treats around it and left it. I seen Freddy munching on some treats and suddenly he couldn't resist. He started drinking!! I think he drank for like 5 minutes straight. Once Slash saw that Freddy was drinking  he gave in and drank it too! I was so pleased and proud of my boys. Now they are drinking more water than ever. Possibly even more than me! Good cats 😀

  • Publisert: 17.06.2016, 12:04
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  • Misbrukt da jeg var barn

  • Publisert: 17.06.2016, 10:24
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    Jeg bestemte meg for å skrive dette fordi jeg deler alt om meg selv med mine lesere. Kanskje det er noe jeg har hatt i meg i lang tid at jeg må bare få ut. Alle har tøffe tider i sin fortid, og dette er en av mine. Det har ikke engang vare 1 år, men det var for langt.Jeg har ikke tenkt å skrive mere negative bloggs, i hvert fall for en stund. Jeg er en positiv person, og jeg ønsker å gjøre mine lesere føle seg bra, men med denne historien kanskje jeg kan hjelpe et annet barn til å ikke bli misbrukt. Hvis det enda gjør en liten forskjell for 1 barn da denne bloggen er verdt det.

    Det var en kort periode i livet mitt da jeg var omtrent 5 år gammel at jeg ble fysisk mishandlet. Han var min mors kjæreste. Han var en skikkelig taper, og noen som fortjener å bli låst opp i fengsel. Han slo meg, slo meg i ansiktet, og pisket meg på bar hud med et belte. Han stappet meg i en søppelboks utenfor. En gang han kastet meg på min seng, men jeg landet på bakken og brukket armen min. Han løy til mamma og fortalte henne at vi skulle spille, og jeg falt ned. Han nektet å ta meg til sykehuset og pakket armen i en klut Han satte meg i min baby stol og kastet den over. Han dyttet meg utenfor i undertøyet mitt og låste døren. Han har gjort meg røyke marihuana.

    Jeg husker jeg var så redd, hjelpeløs og forvirret. Jeg lurte på om det noen gang ville ende. Jeg husker da han ville klapse meg ville jeg se stjerner og fugler flyter rundt. Da han fikk meg til å røyke marihuana, ville han og hans venner sitte rundt meg og ler som hodet mitt nikket ned og jeg falt ut av stolen min. Jeg husker jeg ville sitte og se på tegnefilmer mens jeg var høy og det var den eneste gangen smerten gikk bort. Jeg vil drive ut i tegnefilmland og alt var ok for en liten stund.

    Hvorfor skulle noen gjøre dette til en så søt liten gutt? Hva er det inne i et menneske som får dem til å behandle et lite barn på denne måten. Hvordan kunne noen føler seg så lave at de føler behov for å misbruke en liten gutt.
     

    Jeg vet at min mor angre hele situasjonen. Hun var ikke klar over alt dette. Hun hadde jobbet hele dagen, mens han ville være barnevakt meg. Hun ville komme hjem og jeg sov. På ingen måte gjør jeg klandre henne for dette, og jeg vet at hun er lei og føles forferdelig om det. En dag kom hun hjem tidlig fra jobb og jeg tok en lur. Hun vekket meg og jeg begynte å få panikk. Jeg trodde jeg kom til å slå igjen. Jeg innrømmet til henne hva han hadde gjort, selv om jeg var redd. Min mor var rasende. Hun gikk direkte til mannen og slo ham i ansiktet og vi flyttet ut samme dag. Vi flyttet tilbake til min bestemor som var et mye bedre miljø. For noen grunn disse minnene har vært med meg.

    Jeg tror denne hendelsen har dannet den personen som jeg er i dag. Det har gjort meg sterkere. Jeg har aldri vært i en slåsskamp. Jeg ville aldri la en finger på et barn, dyr, kvinne eller menneske for den saks skyld. Jeg har medfølelse for mennesker, og kan føle deres smerte. Jeg har empati for mennesker som lider. Jeg bryr meg om folk. Jeg elsker dyr. Jeg tror barn er fremtiden, og bør behandles på den måten.

    Hvis du er noen som forlater barnet hjemme med en barnevakt, må du være helt klar over hva som skjer. Selv om du tror alt er ok, må du undersøke dette nærmere. Hvis den minste røde flagget kommer opp, må du undersøke. Barn er redd for å innrømme hva som skjer. Ikke alle barn er sterke nok til å innrømme hva som skjer. Fysisk mishandling er aldri svaret, selv for de mest problem barn. Elsker dem, snakke med dem, og aldri skade dem.

    Med det sagt, takk for lesing og forståelse. Jeg beklager for en slik negativ blogg, men jeg måtte få det ut, og det føles godt for meg. Jeg har tilgitt, men jeg vil aldri glemme. Dette er for meg og for andre små barn som trenger hjelp.

  • Publisert: 17.06.2016, 10:24
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  • Fint med trening I USA

  • Publisert: 16.06.2016, 11:15
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    This is great! I'm sitting here in Northern norway yet I'm on a bike riding through mount Rainier national park in Washington. I have actually been there before and it brings back memories. But now I gotta go and get back to pumping these pedals! Enjoy your workout folks!

  • Publisert: 16.06.2016, 11:15
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  • Jeg er akkurat som deg

  • Publisert: 16.06.2016, 10:15
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    God dag mine fantastiske norske lesere. Jeg vil gjerne dele med deg noe som er veldig nær hjertet mitt. Jeg føler at hvis alle følt på denne måten, ville verden vært et bedre sted. Vær åpen, og tenke på dette. Hvis du ikke kjenner meg ennå, jeg håper du vil bli kjent med meg snart.

    Vi er så mangfoldig. Alle har unike talenter og evner. Hver person har spesielle behov. Hver av oss er født med ulike kroppstyper, utseende og personligheter. Alle tar en annen vei i livet, og hver person setter og oppnår forskjellige mål. Men det er noe som binder oss alle sammen, noe som gjør oss alle brødre og søstre.Det er noe vi bør huske når vi føler behov for å gjøre noen andre feil. Gjør mot andre det du vil de skal gjøre mot deg. Vi er alle mennesker, og jeg er akkurat som deg.

    Jeg spiser mat og drikke vann. Jeg sover når jeg blir trett og våkne opp når enten noe vekker meg opp, eller når jeg er helt uthvilt. Jeg må gå på do, og noen ganger jeg ta en stund. Jeg smiler når jeg er lykkelig, men jeg rynke når jeg er sint eller trist. Jeg ønsker å bli hørt og kjent. Jeg vil at andre skal forstå meg. Du skjønner jeg er ikke langt unna fra å være som deg.

    Jeg liker fritid. Jeg elsker å ha tid for meg selv. Jeg elsker å gå utendørs, men kan virkelig sette pris på å være hjemme i min egen plass. Det er noen mennesker jeg bryr meg mye om, men noen andre som jeg ikke bryr seg mye om. Jeg elsker min favoritt mat, men det er egentlig noen matvarer jeg hater. Jeg føler meg i kontroll når jeg vet hva jeg skal gjøre, men jeg føler tapt når jeg blir forvirret. Du ser jeg faktisk er akkurat som deg.

    Når jeg får kuttet jeg blør. Når jeg føler smerte det virkelig gjør vondt, fysisk og følelsesmessig . Når jeg lukker øynene ser jeg mørke, men når jeg åpner dem jeg er fylt med lys. Du ser min venn, jeg egentlig er akkurat som deg. Kanskje jeg aldri har møtt deg, men vi er fortsatt den samme. Husk å bry seg om andre mennesker. Ikke mobbe eller plukke på andre. Være omsorg når noen trenger hjelp. Vær forstå når noen trenger din tid. Gå ut hver dag og gjøre noe godt for noen minst en gang om dagen, og belønningen vil komme tilbake til deg mange ganger. Lås opp din empati og du låser opp ubegrenset kjærlighet. Vennligst hvis du forstår hvor jeg kommer fra da dele denne. Ikke ofte jeg be om å dele mine blogger, men dette er et punkt jeg ønsker så mange som mulig til å tenke på! Ha en fantastisk dag min venn!

  • Publisert: 16.06.2016, 10:15
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  • Nice results

  • Publisert: 15.06.2016, 10:44
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  • Oh it is such a good feeling to see some results taking place. I have been at it constantly since the beginning of the year. I started eating healthier, I went 100 days with no sugar, and I'm at the gym at least 3 times a week. In 2016 I have put out my greatest effort ever to improve my overall health and how my body looks. I can finally say it is paying off after 6 months. My goal was to look good by my 42nd birthday in July and I might have achieved that 😀

  • Publisert: 15.06.2016, 10:44
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  • Alzheimers er å ta min Nana

  • Publisert: 15.06.2016, 09:46
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    Når jeg tenker på min bestemor jeg føler meg trist. Hun har blitt forverret sakte i mange år nå, og jeg vet ikke hvordan jeg skal håndtere det. Jeg føler hjelpeløs at jeg er så langt unna i Norge mens hun er i USA, mens hun er på vei bort til ingenting. Selv om jeg var der med henne, hun fortsatt ikke ville huske hvem jeg er.I fjor da jeg tok min kone med meg til USA for første gang, hun fikk møte min Nana. Det var ikke mye av et møte, fordi Nana bare la det krøllet opp og ikke si noe. Når hun så på oss kan du se tristhet, forvirring, og en redd utseende. Jeg skulle ønske min kone kunne ha møtt henne i sine yngre år.

    Da jeg var liten Nana var min beste venn. Meg og min mor bodde sammen med Nana for en periode. Jeg kunne ikke vente på Nana å komme hjem fra jobb hver dag. Jeg ville løpe ut og rope NANA og gi henne en stor klem, og da ville vi ha det gøy sammen og leke med lekene mine. Noen ganger Nana ville kle meg opp som en jente, og jeg trodde det var så morsomt. Meg og Nana noen ganger gikk fiske, og når jeg tenker tilbake på disse minnene den bringer et smil til ansiktet mitt.

    Jeg skulle ønske jeg kunne gå tilbake i tid og nyte de gode tidene med Nana igjen. Jeg føler meg skyldig at hun er sakte dø og jeg ikke gjør noe med det. Dessverre , selv om hun fortsatt er fysisk i live, er det som om hun har allerede forlatt oss, og jeg kan bare ikke fatte det. Jeg håper hun vet at jeg elsker henne og verne om de gode tidene vi hadde. For nå er jeg bare tenker tilbake til de gode gamle dager, og det er slik jeg vil huske henne.

    I love you and miss you Nana! <3

  • Publisert: 15.06.2016, 09:46
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  • Nerd Of The North Geek Fuel Unboxing Video

  • Publisert: 14.06.2016, 12:58
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  • Here it is guys. It is the first day of my new channel and the best unboxing video I have made yet. I am so pleased with this finished product and I hope you enjoy it. There are going to be many more to come! If you want to get your own epic geek loots delivered to your mailbox you can be referred by me and click the link. You will get a discount and I will also get a small kickback!  I am basically now the nerd loot Ambassador of the North! Please don't forget to subscribe to my channel! click the link below if you want to get your own loots once a month!

    https://www.geekfuel.com/XA7fnc



     


     

  • Publisert: 14.06.2016, 12:58
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  • Deadpool says Follow Your Dreams

  • Publisert: 14.06.2016, 11:28
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    Hey guys, Deadpool here. Jason had a busy day today, so I had to fill in and make his blog, sort of like a substitute teacher. He is busy creating Youtube videos for his fresh new channel. He will be opening boxes of gamer loot and presenting it to you for your viewing pleasure. He is dedicated to making this awesome and epic, so be prepared for much awesomeness. He is going by the Alias "Nerd Of The North". He is bound and determined to entertain you at a new level, and I am fricking excited to see what he comes up with. Stay tuned because this will be one hell of a ride! If you haven't started following him yet, I advise you do it! Have a kick ass day! 

  • Publisert: 14.06.2016, 11:28
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  • Alone at the gym!!

  • Publisert: 14.06.2016, 10:25
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    It's so nice to have the gym to yourself..you can dance around and take videos! It's also nice because I can go all out and pump hard and grunt loud and make funny faces!! Have a super day folks!

  • Publisert: 14.06.2016, 10:25
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  • Staycation: A Poem by Jason Armstrong

  • Publisert: 13.06.2016, 13:47
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    It's comes around once a year

    We greet it with laughter and cheer

    Working hard every day

    It's such a joy to see that vacation pay

    Some stay home and some go far

    Others spend it at the bar

    This year I make a proclamation

    We're having a stay home vacation

    It shall be peaceful and fantastic

    Staying home for 5 weeks will do the trick

    The countdown is on with much elation

    I can't wait to take my much needed staycation.

  • Publisert: 13.06.2016, 13:47
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  • En narkoman truet meg på jobb.

  • Publisert: 13.06.2016, 11:21
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    Denne bloggen er vanskelig å skrive. Det bringer frem minner og følelser som jeg ønsker å glemme, men samtidig jeg trenger å få det ut. Forrige uke en annen narkoman truet meg mens jeg var på jobb. Det var ikke første gang, og jeg er sikker på at det vil ikke bli den siste. 

    Hver dag er en konstant kamp med narkomane og tyver. Det er en heldig dag hvis ingenting gale skjedde. Du tenker kanskje det er lett å jobbe i en liten butikk, men på grunn av tyver og narkomane jeg har til å være på vakt til enhver tid. Når pengene kommer fra NAV, ting ser ut til å gå greit, men det varer bare i én kanskje to dager. Da er de tilbake for å stjele, ber om mat, og forårsaker helvete i butikken min.

    Det gjør det veldig tungt å komme på jobb når du vet du har å forholde seg til dette. Det gjør meg føles bra å hjelpe de som trenger hjelp. Jeg hjelper dem ut så mye som jeg kan med mat, penger og gode råd. Hver gang en narkoman kommer og ber om gratis mat, prøver jeg å snakke litt fornuft inn i dem. Jeg prøver å inspirere dem til å gjøre noe mer med livet sitt, slik at de ikke trenger å fortsette å komme for å be om mat. Jeg også minne dem om at jeg er deres venn, og hvis de noen gang trenger å snakke de kan komme til meg. Jeg vet at mange av dem virkelig setter pris på det, men mange av dem snu og "bite the hand that feeds them".

    Den siste episoden innebærer en veldig ung narkoman. Hans far er en narkoman, og jeg har brukt mye krefter på å hjelpe dem. Til tross for vi har hjulpet ham så mye, fortsetter han å komme inn og stjele øl fra oss. To dager etter å ha stjålet øl han dukket opp igjen. Denne gangen svært beruset av narkotika. Jeg informerte ham om at han ikke ville få lov til å komme inn i butikken før han betaler for hva han stjal. Han fortalte meg å fuck off og gikk i butikken allikevel. 

    Som vanlig begynte jeg å ringe sikkerhet og som vanlig de ville ta for lang tid å komme så jeg har å forholde seg til det selv. Jeg så ham på surveilance mens han gikk rundt å spise løs godteri som om det var en gratis prøve. Så gikk han til bjørnen og begynte å komme inn til den lukkede gardiner. Jeg kom rett ut og gikk opp til ham og tok sin bag han hadde bee bæring. Han nektet å la meg se i posen og skrek i ansiktet mitt. Han fortalte meg at han var i ferd med å eksplodere, og jeg bedre ikke kødde med ham. Han fikk rett i ansiktet mitt, og jeg var faktisk redd for at han kan gjøre noe.

    Så mange følelser kommer opp. Jeg kan føle hendene mine skjelver og mitt hjerte racing. Jeg ønsker å forsvare meg. Jeg ønsker ikke å bli snakket til sånn. Spesielt fra en som jeg trodde var en venn, og noen som jeg har viet så mye innsats i å hjelpe. Tristhet, sinne, vondt, og så mange følelser kommer til meg. Etter hvert forlot han, og han faktisk ikke stjele noe den dagen, men han kan ha brent hans siste broen.

    Noen ganger føler jeg at jeg ønsker å gi opp disse menneskene. De ønsker ikke å forbedre seg selv, så hvorfor skal jeg hjelpe dem å forbedre seg selv. I slutten jeg ikke gi opp på dem. Jeg vil ikke la en person ødelegge den for resten. Det er fortsatt noen som trenger hjelp, og setter pris på hjelp. Det gjør meg trist at folk lever sine liv på denne måten, men det vil aldri endre seg.

  • Publisert: 13.06.2016, 11:21
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  • Can't Beat The Addiction? Share The Addiction!

  • Publisert: 12.06.2016, 10:38
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    I can feel my addiction growing stronger each day. For some reason it seems to consume my every thought. It's like a Jedi learning the force, but me with my addiction. I woke up in the middle of the night with cold sweats because I needed more. It makes it really hard because my supplier just dropped its prices to record low levels, and getting more is now easier and more convenient than ever.



     

    That's right, my supplier is Sushi Point. they have now made it impossible to stop eating sushi. With their new take away deal, it is so easy and cheap to just give in to your addiction. At 10 kroner per piece, you can take home your choice of sushi and give in to its goodness. So much for that summer vacation money or that tax money you were saving. Now you must give in to your temptation, and take sushi home on a daily basis. Spend your summer vacation at home eating sushi!



     

    One might think at 10 kroner each, how can they do it? They probably just offer the cheap sushi at that price. Nope, no weak sushi here, only the best yummiest top of the line sushi for your eating pleasure. You wont find a better deal.

    Today I gave in to my temptation. It is such a struggle to end this habit, so I did what I felt was the best way to cope. I shared my addiction with a friend. I surprised my colleague at work  with a pre-work sushi feast.



    We feasted on Sushi Point sushi and then went to work under the influence of sushi. You see, I have been eating sushi for so long that I can eat it before work and still maintain composure. No one ever knows that I have done it before work unless they smell my breath, but I got that covered because I usually have gum!

    Today is Sunday and my day off work. My habit doesn't stop on the weekends, so I will have to go get my fix today as well. Sushi Point has an amazing deal on Sunday for the addicts to satisfy their cravings on the weekend. You can eat inside with the lovely atmosphere and enjoy 1 price for all of the dishes. It's a flat rate of 36 kroner for every sushi dish!



    HAVE A SUSHTASTIC DAY!

  • Publisert: 12.06.2016, 10:38
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  • Good Karma = Good Food

  • Publisert: 11.06.2016, 18:44
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  • Today Karma came back around to me. I surprised my good friend from Thailand with some pre-work sushi. On that same day he had brought me some home made delicious food prepared from his wonderful mom..btw ITS THE BOMB.COM! Mum so delicious

  • Publisert: 11.06.2016, 18:44
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  • Observations Of The Movie Crowd

  • Publisert: 11.06.2016, 10:59
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    In America, the candy, drinks, and snacks at the movie theater can really attack your wallet. The prices are just ridiculous, and you end up spending way more on your snacks than you do on the movie tickets. The same goes for Norway, but even slightly worse. I find it interesting that in America it is strictly forbidden to bring your own snacks into the movies. If you do it you have to sneak it in, and hope you don't get caught. In Norway, it seems to be perfectly ok. It drives me crazy when I see people heading into the movie theater with a grocery bag full of snacks in plain sight.

    The store I work at is located right across the street from the movie theater. It makes it convenient for those who want to save some money. Rema 1000 is arguably the cheapest store in Norway, so you can get your snacks at the best bargain possible. Every week when new movies premier, and especially good movies, we get what we call "Movie Rush" at the registers. People are willing to endure long lines at the register to horde in some snacks and drinks. Lately it has been interesting to see the contrast between the different types of crowds for the different types of movies. I can almost tell what movie is playing by observing the crowd that comes in to buy snacks



     

    The conjuring 2 is an interesting crowd, and lately it seems to be the biggest crowd. It is mostly teenagers and young adults. People who are looking for a good scare. Most of them buying the usual candy bar and a soda. I have been surprised to see how young some of these movie goers are. Like even 12 years old and going to see such a scary movie! When we saw the Conjuring 2, I saw some kids who looked WAY to young to be in that movie. Not too long after the first jump scare I seen them quietly leave. Quite possibly too scary for youngsters!



     

    Next comes the Warcraft crowd. This looks like my crowd. It consists of young adults and teenagers (even though i wouldn't consider myself a "young" adult anymore). Lots of pink, blue, and green hair. Piercings, and Emo kid clothes. This crowd seems to love energy drinks and candy. Some of them buying 2 or 3 energy drinks. Energy drinks seem to be popular among the World of Warcraft crowd because it is required during the long gaming sessions, so why not stay alert and awake during the movie!



     

    Next up comes the Ninja Turtles 2 crowd. This is almost 99% boys under 12. They are misbehaving, and acting silly while in line to buy their snacks. They are behaving like it is a rare occasion that they get to go out without parent supervision, so lets get loud and silly in line at the store. When we saw this movie, my wife and I were part of the 1% in the theater that wasn't boys under 12 years old.



     

    Last but not least comes this  movie called "Et Helt Halvt År" or in English its called Me before You. This is the one movie I haven't seen, and perhaps I would be out of place if I did.  It is the most obvious crowd. This movie crowd consists of nothing but lovely women. Women in their 20s and up. They are buying gum, water, and the occasional small piece of candy. All of them behaving politely. I have even seen some of this crowd buying healthy snacks like tomatoes and berries.

    It is fun to guess what movie is on by judging the crowd. Sitting at the register for hours and hours can get boring. Sometimes I break it up by guessing what movie they are going to see. Sometimes they are shocked that I know they are going to the movies, and even more shocked when I guess what movie they are seeing. It's funny to see their face light up when I tell them I am psychic. Gotta love that movie rush! (:

  • Publisert: 11.06.2016, 10:59
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  • Sometimes our pets save the day!

  • Publisert: 10.06.2016, 12:06
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    This guy you see in the picture is my hero. His name is Slash Allen Armstrong. He has been there for me almost the entire time I have lived in Norway. He is about 11 years old, and I hope he lives for another 11. If you don't have a dog or cat, I recommend getting one. 

    You are never alone if you own a pet.  You can throw being alone out the window, because your pet is always there waiting for you. When you have a bad day at work and come home, they are there waiting for you and your undivided attention. When someone is hating on you, or putting you down, you can guarantee that your pet will be waiting at home to give you love and make you feel better. Maybe you are going through a period of life where you are single but looking for someone. During that time, it is advised to have a pet. 

    Having a cat is so convenient. They do not require much effort. They just need food, water, a box to poop in, and love. What they give back to you in return is worth so much more than money. They rely on you. You are all they have and they will love you back unconditionally. They don't care if you are big or small, thin or fat. They aren't racist, and they don't care what religion you have, as long as you keep that food bowl filled, and that litter box empty they will love you to the bottom of your soul.

    I have had some ups and downs in life. There are times when everything is great, and other times are really bad. The one constant thing is that there has always been a pet there for me. There is something healing about burying your face in the warm furry purring belly of a cat. Whenever I get bored, there is a pet just waiting for attention. PETS RULE!!



     

  • Publisert: 10.06.2016, 12:06
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  • Kjendis Status

  • Publisert: 10.06.2016, 10:37
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    Jeg ønsker å bli kjent. Jeg ønsker å bli elsket. Jeg vil at folk skal like å lese det jeg skriver.Jeg vil at nordmenn å akseptere dette american som sin entertainer. En ting jeg må bli vant til er positive tilbakemeldinger. Dette er noe som kommer mer og mer, og jeg elsker det, men jeg er ikke så sikker på at jeg takler det godt.

    Jeg representerer Tromsø når jeg skriver på blogg.no. Jeg er også representerer min familie og venner i Amerika. Jeg kan forvente å se  kommentarer på nettet fra folk her og der, men når kommentarene kommer ansikt til ansikt, er det en helt annen følelse.

    Jeg jobber i en butikk i sentrum av Tromsø. Det er et sted hvor noen og enhver fra Tromsø kan plutselig dukke opp. Det siste jeg har fått positive tilbakemeldinger fra noen av mine fans. Folk jeg ikke har møtt før, heller ikke jeg har dem på facebook nærmer meg i butikken min og fortelle meg at de liker å lese bloggen min. I det siste er at det skjer oftere og oftere jeg er sjokkert over at min hjemby fans leser hva jeg skriver.

    Det varmer mitt hjerte at folk tar seg tid til å lese det jeg skriver. Dessverre  det varmer også ansiktet mitt når jeg får positive tilbakemeldinger ansikt til ansikt. Jeg kan føle ansiktet mitt snu røde og hjertet mitt slo, og jeg kan ikke tenke på hva jeg skal si annet enn takk og holde lesing! Kanskje dette kommer til å skje oftere og jeg trenger å bli vant til det.

    Med det sagt, jeg vil takke deg min svært viktig og trofast leser for å lese i dag. Jo mer du leser, jo mer jeg vil skrive. Du bedre blir vant til meg fordi mitt mål er at dette skal vokse seg større og større. Jeg vil aldri gi opp, og vil fortsette å skrive helt til den dagen min statistikk viser 0 lesere. Takk, du er grunnen til at jeg gjør dette. Ha en fantastisk dag og setter pris på hvert øyeblikk!

  • Publisert: 10.06.2016, 10:37
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  • Dagens Frokost

  • Publisert: 09.06.2016, 12:11
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    Når jeg er på treningsstudio , kan jeg ikke slutte å tenke på min protein shake! Det kaller for meg mens jeg trener. Når jeg endelig kommer hjem, er hendene mine skjelver og jeg er sulten, og kan ikke vente å få noen deilige protein i meg!

    Magic bullet er så nyttig. Det hjelper meg blande riste og få det inn i kroppen min ASAP. . Gresk yoghurt, kokos drikke, og karamell latte pulver. MMMMMMM

  • Publisert: 09.06.2016, 12:11
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  • New Loot Crate shirt! Lord of the Rings

  • Publisert: 09.06.2016, 11:56
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    I was beginning to think it would never come, but better late than never! This shirt comes with the may theme of POWER. It is part of the Level Up package. You pay extra to get an extra wearable item that ties in with the monthly theme.

    I think it was cool. I like black shirts, and it is quite comfortable. It feels good that I can actually fit in medium shirts now rather than large. The back side is REALLY cool, and POWERFUL!



     

    I am not sponsored by Loot Crate YET, but I can receive a small kickback if you sign up to get monthly gamer gear in your mailbox by using my link! Check it out, it's like Christmas once a month! If you use my link you will also get 5 dollars off or roughly 45 kroner.

    http://looted.by/dUx06

  • Publisert: 09.06.2016, 11:56
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  • Conjuring 2 - I almost crapped my pants

  • Publisert: 09.06.2016, 10:04
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    So again I went into this movie with no expectations. I thought part 1 was quite scary, and I assumed that part 2 might not be as good but still worth seeing. PART 2 WAS EVEN BETTER! 

    I didn't realize that this movie had anything to do with the Amityville house. It starts off with Ed and Lorraine Warren investigating paranormal activities at the Amityville house. Then they move on to the main focus of the movie which takes place far from America in Enfield London.

    This movie kept my attention from the beginning to the end. As a horror fan, it is hard to find a good horror nowdays, but this one did the trick. It was completely creepy and full of scary moments. There are a few cheap scares where it is just suddenly loud and you jump in your seat, and then there are other jump scares where it is loud and you suddenly see something completely evil and creepy. Then there are the jump scares where your mouth drops open and you throw your hands in the are and almost crap your pants. I'm not exaggerating.  I looked over and saw my wife covering her face and cowering in her seat.

    This movie left me feeling like I just went on a roller coaster. The suspense built all the way until the massive climax at the end. I am not sure why I enjoy being scared in this way, but I do. When we got home I was scared to go in the basement and put my clothes in the dryer, and I asked my wife to come with me. For a horror movie I give this a 5/6. If you enjoy horror based on true events, this might be the best there is!

  • Publisert: 09.06.2016, 10:04
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  • Her kommer det Rema fyr

  • Publisert: 08.06.2016, 10:34
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    Å være kveld sjef er ikke lett. Det er så mange ting å ta hensyn til, og mange av dem må gjøres samtidig. Multitasking ferdigheter er en MUST HAVE i Rema verden.  Når jeg går gjennom butikken kan du høre meg kommer fra en mil unna. Nøklene flyr rundt, walkie talkie lage masse rare lyder. Det er umulig å snike seg på tyver. Hvis jeg bare kunne lage noe som kombinerer alle disse elementene i en ting jeg kan bli rik! Rema 1000 ville betale meg millioner for en alt i ett butikkarbeideren Swiss Army kniv! 

  • Publisert: 08.06.2016, 10:34
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  • Jeg ønsker å være en millionær så jævla mye

  • Publisert: 08.06.2016, 02:02
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    Jeg trenger ikke å være millionær, men en halv million kan være hyggelig. Jeg vet ikke hvorfor jeg ikke har oppnådd mine drømmer ennå. Kanskje jeg ventet for lenge med å oppnå dem. Kanskje drømmer er akkurat det .. bare drømmer.Jeg føler at jeg har kastet bort min mulighet til å vise verden hva god ting jeg kan gjøre. Nå er jeg nesten 42 år gammel og jeg har ikke funnet ut hva jeg skal gjøre. Jeg vet mulighetene er uendelige, men jeg kan bare ikke velge hvilken mulighet er best for meg. Jeg er i stand til så mange ting, men jeg ender opp med å bare gjøre ingenting. Jeg har ikke bil. Jeg har ikke et hus. Jeg har ikke mange av de tingene jeg alltid forestille meg selv å ha. Jeg skulle ønske jeg kunne hjelpe andre mennesker som trenger hjelp.

    Jeg er fast bestemt. Min blogg vil bli noe større enn det er nå. Det er ikke for sent for meg. Jeg kan bruke fingertuppene og skrev min vei til toppen. En dag vil du se tilbake til i dag og si wow Jason virkelig mente det han sa. Jeg vil bare at folk skal føle seg lykkelig. Jeg bare elsker mennesker, og ønsker å underholde dem.  Så lenge folk holde lesing, jeg kommer til å fortsette å skrive. Jeg setter stor pris på din støtte. Tusen takk for lesing. Ha en fantastisk dag med familie og venner og kjæledyr!

    Jason

     

     

     

  • Publisert: 08.06.2016, 02:02
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  • Rocket Fuel til frokost

  • Publisert: 07.06.2016, 10:53
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    I dag er jeg tester ut en ny pre-workout drikk. Jeg har også bestemt seg for å gjøre hele bloggen i norsk.  Jeg kan snakke og forstå mye mer norsk enn jeg kan skrive, så i dag google translate er min venn. Skrive som dette er som å skrape negler på en tavle, men jeg vil gjøre det bare for deg min vakre norske lesere.  Ikke bli vant til det fordi jeg vil definitivt gå tilbake til mine gamle engelsk skriftlig måter, men i dag er en godbit bare for deg.

    Denne drinken er velsmakende med oransje og fersken smak. Jeg foretrekker denne typen drikke en kopp kaffe til frokost, selv om jeg elsker en kopp kaffe noen ganger.Jeg bestilte dette energi boost fra gymgrossisten.no. Jeg liker å bestille fra dem, fordi de tilbyr gode produkter  og bonus rabatter. Jeg sitter her å drikke det ned og kan føle energien sparker!

    Tusen takk for at du leser mine kjære venner. Din oppmerksomhet betyr alt for meg. Jeg beklager på forhånd om dette hele greia høres rart fordi Google Translate hjalp meg med 50% av det.

    Ha en kanon bra dag!

  • Publisert: 07.06.2016, 10:53
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  • I'm just gonna be me

  • Publisert: 06.06.2016, 13:35
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    I have been brainstorming allot about this blogging thing. I have received comments here and there, and every single negative and positive feedback makes me stronger. I plan to keep at this thing, and never give up. Nothing is going to stop me. I am the underdog, but only for now. A 41 year old man blogging on a Norwegian blog web site in English has the odds stacked up against him. Thanks for the challenge!

    Ever since I moved to Norway, it has been an uphill battle. It's like I started all over. I basically began at the bottom and have slowly moved my way up. One thing that always comes up is this thing about the language. There is always some old guy putting his fist in the air and saying "Du skal bare snakke norsk, du bor i norge!" (you should only speak Norwegian since you live in Norway!) I honestly don't agree with this. Maybe 20 years ago it might have been something but nowdays it really doesn't fit. Unless your'e stuck in the past, then you need to have English and Norwegian skills to live in Norway. I mean for crying out loud, the children are taught it at a young age in school!

    I have learned a good deal of the Norwegian language. I have taken over 2 years of adult learning Norwegian classes. I have had a few jobs in Norway which demand a fair deal of Norwegian. I also have came into a full Norwegian family, and speaking Norwegian is unavoidable sometimes. I believe I speak it ok, but my American accent is never going away. I have several friends who are Norwegian that speak in Norwegian to me and I respond back in English. I also have many friends who love to speak English to me because it gives them a chance to practice without feeling uncomfortable.

    With the way the media is going, and with the internet, English in Norway is absolutely unavoidable. When you walk down the street half of the signs are in English. Posters in the store are written in English. 3/4 of the movies at the theater are american movies in English. Most of the music played on the radio is in English.  Commercials on TV have English catch phrases all the time.Allot of Norwegians use Facebook and well we all know that that is in general, English. Norwegians themselves might speak Norwegian most of the time but even those who speak the least English will eventually throw out an American catch phrase. For example like the Terminator says "i'll be back".

    I believe I have something unique to offer to the blogger world of Norway. My English can reach out to more of the world than just the Norwegian speakers. It seems 1/5th of the entire Norway is from other countries. As far as men over 40 years old blogging in Norway I have the 20th most read blog. I also choose to write it in English so that my friends and family in America can get a chance to see what I'm doing.

    As for me, well I'm just gonna do me. I'm gonna be me, and I'm gonna write in English. Don't get me wrong, I love the Norwegian language and it is one of the most beautiful languages I have ever heard, but I can't exactly be me in Norwegian. I can't quite be as funny. I hate not being able to get my point across all the way. I will definitely spice up my blog with some Norwegian words sometimes because I do want the Norwegian crowd to love me. With that said, Ha en fin dag, og takk mine herlige lesere for oppmerksomhet!

  • Publisert: 06.06.2016, 13:35
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  • Gym blog - increased to 16 kg

  • Publisert: 06.06.2016, 10:30
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  • Today I increased my dumbells from 14 kg to 16 kg. It's kicking my ass much quicker than I'm used too. As they say no pain no gain! It's 16 kg from now on!

  • Publisert: 06.06.2016, 10:30
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  • Ninja Turtles 2

  • Publisert: 05.06.2016, 21:32
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    We decided to just go and see Ninja Turtles despite what the critics say. It is usually the case that they are wrong. I grew up with the turtles, so I was open for anything and didn't expect allot. There were rumors that it was better than part 1. The theater was about 10% grown ups and the rest were boys age 13 and younger.

    First of all it had great graphics. The way they mix graphics in with real life stuff nowdays is just brilliant.  The movie started with action and ended with action, and lived up to the hype on the action front.

    I was really bugged by the script. I thought there would be some really clever one liners being that it was the ninja turtles, but it just didn't deliver.The acting wasn't terrible, but it just seemed like a TV show to me staring a couple big name actors.

    Since I didn't go in with high expectations, the movie wasn't a total failure. It was entertaining and thats good enough for me. I would give it a 2.5/6.

  • Publisert: 05.06.2016, 21:32
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  • Man blogging in a woman's world

  • Publisert: 05.06.2016, 12:51
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    I have been blogging for almost 100 days now. I feel like I am a pretty good writer. I assumed with my skills, and my charm that I would reach the top list in no time. It hasn't gone as easy as I thought.  I have come to the realization of what I am up against.  It seems that 90% of the bloggers on blogg.no are women. I think it is difficult for a man to survive in this blogger world, but not impossible.

    I spend allot of time going through blogs and comparing mine to the rest. Every day I am learning what sells and what is popular in the blog world. I know I have allot to learn, and in a short time I have already learned allot. Most of my inspiration comes from the lovely ladies blogs. Without the women I wouldn't know what to do, so thank you ladies for guiding me in the right direction.

    I can't get away with talking about my boobs or my ass, because basically they aren't as nice as the girls. When I do duckface it just looks like a a baby who ate a sour candy or something. Nobody wants to see me put on makeup, and I don't blame them. My bikini tan is something that might burn your eyes brighter than the sun. I can get away with blogging about my outfit for the day, but honestly there aren't a whole lot of men reading my material, so I have to get the women's approval.  It seems that as a man, no blog comes easy and you have to use every bit of your creativity to come up with something interesting.

    With that said, I plan to try harder and harder to catch your attention. I am definitely the underdog in this world, but I know that I can be successful. Fist bump to the men who are giving it a go, and hats off to all the wonderful women who have created this blog world. Thanks for having a look and have a great day!

  • Publisert: 05.06.2016, 12:51
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  • Bardus-Best Restaurant in Tromsø

  • Publisert: 04.06.2016, 20:50
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    I have been hearing about this place for a while now. Every single person I talk to has seriously enjoyed the food at Bardus. I have lived in Tromsø for over a decade, and have not eaten a better dinner than the one I ate tonight.



     

    I have walked passed this restaurant so many times, and every time I think  to myself, hmmm that place looks nice, I'm going to have to try it some time. I regret not trying it sooner because I experienced something special and gourmet.



     

    I was accompanied by the lovely Mrs. Armstrong. She is always such a sweetheart, and it is a pleasure to go on a date with her.



     

    As usual she was smiling and looking pretty. I feel so proud when I get to bring her with me on a date.



     



     

    I was served this amazing slow cooked beef. This meat was so tender and juicy, I actually put my knife off to the side because the edge of my fork was doing the job with 0 effort. I was so busy eating it, I  didn't even realize what it was served with at first, but it was some potatoes and pureed root vegetables and it couldn't have been a better fit.There was a bit of sauce on it as well which I assume was the flavorful  pan juices. The fresh Norwegian berries on top which are similar to cranberry were also a match made in mouthwatering heaven!



     

    Tonje was served a wonderful cod dish and lucky for me, she let me have a taste. The cod was just right. It was served with the most delicious pureed carrot I have ever tasted. It had baked fennel on the side and that was the first time I ever tried that. It coupled with the rest perfectly. It was topped with this shrimp sauce that was truly tasty.

    One thing that makes a restaurant perfect for me is when you get just enough food. I don't like  having leftovers because I really don't feel like taking it home but then again I don't want to waste anything either. When you eat everything on the plate and are left scraping up the last drops with your spoon, and are pleasantly full after that, that equals satisfaction to me!








     

    The dinner was followed by a decadent dessert. I had this chocolate fondant that literally almost brought tears to my eyes. There is something about eating a great dinner and topping it off with an even greater desert that warms me to the soul. I sliced into that thing and I could feel myself automatically smiling as I seen the steamy chocolate ooze out. I honestly could have eaten two of them!



    Tonje had the sorbet and again I was lucky to get a little taste. She chose to have a little of both flavors. It was half coconut and half raspberry.  A nice combination of sour berry and sweet coconut. Yet again I was lucky Tonje got full and I helped myself to her desert leftovers.



     

    The entire experience was made awesome when I got a personal table visit from a good friend of mine,  the chef himself. This guy is truly a nice gentleman and an expert chef. He whipped up the best meal I have ever eaten in Tromsø. I am mad at myself for not trying it sooner. From what I understand, Bardus uses a modern style revolving menu which changes often. It makes me excited to see what they have next time, and if it is as good as this meal, then it will definitely be fabulous.  You really can't place an exact value on good food, but I expected to pay much more for such gourmet.  I highly recommend you to try Bardus in Tromsø! P.S. Don't forget to make a reservation the seats are filling up fast!

     

  • Publisert: 04.06.2016, 20:50
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  • Dagens Outfit

  • Publisert: 04.06.2016, 16:14
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    Today I am going on a nice dinner date with Tonje. I decided  to at least try and dress a little bit nice. Here is a look at today's outfit.

    Starting at the top we have no hat, because its not really polite to wear a hat out to dinner. On to the ear accessories we have a lovely pair of purple and white colored elephant tusk shaped  plugs. As for this shirt it was bought at Dressman. We'll call it A Dressman Original. Now down to the acid washed blue denim jeans purchased at Carlings, and accessorized with a black leather belt which was acquired at Walmart. Last but not least you're looking at a pair of mustard yellow leather Wranglers boots. To sum it up well call it the "dinner date with ma babez" look. Thanks for checking it out! <3



     

     

     

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  • Inspire Much? I recommend you see Eddie the Eagle!

  • Publisert: 04.06.2016, 10:51
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    I loved this movie! It was truly inspiring! Its based on a true story and that makes it even better. In the face of all odds, we can do anything with determination.  We can be stronger than the bullies of the world if we put our mind to it. Don't let anyone say that you can't do something. Anything is possible if you follow your dreams. Eddie was an example of never giving up!

    I thought the acting was great, and Hugh Jackman was the perfect actor portraying the drunk X Ski jumper, and Taron Egerton as Eddie was played brilliantly. This movie was easy to follow and not complicated. Just a story about a boy who has disabilities, but has a dream to be in the Olympics.  It was truly a feel-good movie, and a nice break from all the horror movies we usually watch. If you need some inspiration, then its about time you see this movie.  It wasn't the most action packed movie, but other than that it was a 5 of 6 stars!

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  • Gym blog - 11 pull ups

  • Publisert: 03.06.2016, 11:20
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    Yeh I know they weren't perfect pull ups but I was proud to do 11. Last time I tried it I could only do 7 ..Armstrong!!

  • Publisert: 03.06.2016, 11:20
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  • Narkoman Krig

  • Publisert: 03.06.2016, 10:23
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    Oh boy what a day it was it work. It seems like the action comes in waves. It can be very calm and peaceful without anything eventful happening and then suddenly BAM stuff happens. I can't remember the last time something DIDN'T happen while I was at work.

    I was walking along doing my own thing, about to fill up some fresh strawberries, and I heard some men yelling at each other. I see 2 men who I'm pretty sure both have addiction issues, up in each others faces yelling obscenities. One of them had his fist in the air and I think it was about to go down. I can't let this happen, so I had to approach them to attempt to diffuse the situation.  As they seen me they continued to jaw back and forth but slowly respected my presence and started to break it up.

    I explained to them that it isn't worth it and to just carry on with their shopping. I told them if they wanted to yell and fight that they need to take it outside and not in the middle of the store while standing in front of the ketchup and salad dressing. They broke it up but I could tell that one of them was visibly shaken from the event.

    Later I seen one of the men sitting out on a bench in front of the store. He had tears in his eyes and was very sad. I sat down to talk to him and attempt to cheer him up. He told me that he had so much rage built up inside and he just needed to get it out somehow. I offered him some food which normally he is very excited to get but today he wasn't interested. Not even food could cheer the old guy up. I offered him a chance to come back into the warehouse where we have a bunching bag so he could blow off some steam. He his sadness turned around, and he began to smile. He liked that idea but told me he didn't want to hurt his hands.

    After several minutes of talking, I got the old man to smile. I could tell he really needed a friend at that moment. The empathetic part of me always knows when someone needs a friend. He told me thank you for taking time for him and said that I have a heart of gold and I should never change. It was really nice to get a compliment like that. It means allot to me when someone appreciates the nice things I do.

    Immediately after cheering up the sad guy, I seen one of the addicts who likes to steal come walking in the store. This is one who punched me before for trying to stop him from stealing beer. I watched him closely as he went and slipped an Ice cream into his pocket. I walked directly up to him and took him to the side and asked him if he had planned to pay for the ice cream. He told me of course he was, he just needed to ask a friend to borrow 5 more kroner. I explained to him that it wasn't worth it. Rather than steal he could just come talk to me and I can help him out.  I took him up to the register and pulled out my credit card and bought the ice cream for him. I warned him to never steal again because it would be trouble and I will never help him out again. He was in total shock and appreciation. He thanked me and shook my hand and I could tell he was just in disbelief. It is impossible to stop some of these thieves, but earning their respect does the trick sometimes.

    Near the end of the day my good karma came back around to me. There is a guy who I share the expired fruits, vegetables, and food with. He turns the food into meals for people at the local church mission. Today he shared some of the food with me. He called it Norsk Kylling Salat. Words cant even say how much I appreciate it when someone makes food for me. It warms my heart from top to bottom.

    Sometimes I wonder, what am I actually doing here in this store? Maybe I should have been a social worker or a psychiatrist. I'm always feeling for the people who have difficulties in life. I just want to help them and be their friend and make things better for them. I know I can't help them all but if I just take it one at a time maybe it will eventually make a difference. 

  • Publisert: 03.06.2016, 10:23
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  • Rema 1000 All Star

  • Publisert: 02.06.2016, 11:59
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    Responsibilities=

    Bread Manager

    Cakes Manager

    Baguettes Manager

    Night Shift Manager

    Returns Manager

    Damaged Goods and Out of Date Goods Manager

    Homeless Food Distributor

    New Employee Trainer

    Online Invoice Manager

    Employee Motivator

    Customer Advice Giver

    Trash Manager/Disposer

    Repairman

    Security (thieves and misbehaving customers) 

    Key Points=

    1. Has never been late in over 3 years
    2. Has only taken sick leave once in over 3 years due to a broken finger.(doctors orders)
    3. Started at the bottom on a practice and moved to the top.
    4. Is the face of the nightshift.
    5. Leads by example.
    6. Overcomes challenges on a daily basis.
    7. High tempo, high energy, takes 20,000 steps+ per day.

    Before I started my job at Rema 1000 I was at the bottom. I was broke, jobless, and almost homeless. I was extremely out of shape and at least 20 pounds overweight, which I have now overcome!

    I would like to thank Rema 1000 for the opportunity to grow as a person. The store where I work is the most difficult store I have ever worked at. The difficult times and challenges have been an extreme learning experience and have made me a better person. I am thankful for the chance to show my work ethic to Norway and my boss. Det enkle er ofte det beste!!

  • Publisert: 02.06.2016, 11:59
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  • Job blog - lunch time

  • Publisert: 01.06.2016, 19:23
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  • Sometimes while I'm at work I get really hungry. That's when it's nice to work in a grocery store. I have all the goods at my disposal This sandwich contains mayonnaise, dijon mustard, lettuce, tomato, and thinly sliced chicken fillet and all on fresh yogurt bread..There's something about a good sandwich that warms the soul!

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  • I Might Be An Addict

  • Publisert: 01.06.2016, 12:11
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    I cant stop thinking about it. It is the first thing I think about every day when I wake up. As I walk down the street to work, I have this sudden urge to have it instead of going to work. I find myself spending all of my money on it. If I don't be careful I might come home to find an intervention waiting for me  in my home. Every day I have this burning desire in my stomach to have it. I can feel it taking over my life. It's all I ever want. I could replace every meal with it. That's right folks. I'm talking about SUSHI!!!

    Dam I love sushi! I seriously have an addiction to sushi and I don't see it going away. It only gets stronger every day. There seems to be more and more sushi places popping up all over town. As if that is bad enough, each sushi place is competing for my business with lower and lower prices. 

    When I walk to work I have to pass a sushi place. They are now offering take away sushi for 10 kroner per bite. How can I resist? I had to set myself a budget and a limit so that I wont overspend. I walk past it every day on my way to work so the temptation can be unbearable.  For now I cant win this battle, so I will do my best to control it. I F"#€%"# LOVE SUSHI!!


    (my absolute favorite sushi ever)

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  • My Day Hour By hour

  • Publisert: 31.05.2016, 12:13
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    You might be wondering what a typical day is like for me. Today I have decided to let you take a peek into the action packed day of Mr. Armstrong!

    9:00 Wake up, and drink some pre-workout drink while I check emails, prepare blogs, check other peoples blogs, and comment on my friends blogs. Basically pre-blogging as well.

    10:00 Collect my gym bag and head to the gym. It is a 3 minute walk to Evo, so there is no excuse not to go. Rain or shine!

    11:00 Complete gym training, and come home and make a protein shake. This is when I like to sit down and come up with my best blog of the day. I usually spend a good hour blogging.

    12:00 Take a shower and of course use my cardio shower gel! Then I prepare my work clothes and make sure everything is ready and in place to go to work.

    1:00 This hour usually consists of some me time. I usually like to sit down and play hearthstone or world of warcraft or maybe even watch my favorite TV show The deadliest Catch with my wife.

    2:00 Kiss my wife goodbye and head to work. I take the bus to work, and always make sure that I am either on time or early. I have had my job for over 3 years and have never been late!

    3:00 This is when I start work and I kick in to high tempo rema 1000 night shift boss mode! The first hour of work is spent coordinating the day with the other employees. Taking control of the store from the day shift and general organizing in the fruit, fresh meats, and bread departments.

    4:00 This hour is almost always spent fixing up the store. I routinely go through every area and make sure it is prepared to last through the night. Filling out any goods that need to be put out onto the shelves while also spending time taking customers at the register.

    5:00 Now is when I take care of all of the trash. I prepare the returns and damaged goods to salvage any food I might be able to give to the poor. The things I do during this hour can vary from day to day but it usually consists of dealing with trash.

    6:00 Usually around this time the fruit and vegetables delivery comes and I must be on call to take customers at the register while at the same time taking the elevator 3 floors down with an electric jack and receiving several pallets of fruits and vegetables. This hour can get rather stressful, especially if there is only 2 employees on the job.

    7:00 If all goes well, and the customers have died down, I get to take a lunch/dinner break and or send the other employee to have their break. This is also a stressful time because while on my lunch break I am expected to be on call to help customers, fix the bottle deposit machine, or come out and take customers at the register. ROCKET FUEL NEEDED!

    8:00 At 8:00 we close the alcohol area, and end the sale of alcohol for the day. If I am lucky, and the customers have died down, this is a time when I can focus on some extra tasks, or specialized areas of the store that need extra attention. Half the time I am usually still taking customers at the register and don't have time to do much else.

    9:00 During this hour I usually head into the milk cooler and prepare it for the following day. Facing and filling everything so it looks perfect is the main focus. We call it " Making the milk look porno". After completing the milk, I am left with a little time to wrap things up and finish up any extra activities that need done in the store.

    10:00 Now the countdown clock starts ticking. There is a crap load of things to do in the last hour. Closing and cleaning the salad bar, preparing fruit which needs to be taken in for the night, preparing the bread that hasn't been sold so it can be disposed of and much more are all part of this hour.

    11:00 This is closing time at my store. At this time I close everything down. While most people get to leave at the end of their shift, mine never ends at its scheduled time. There is still stuff to do after closing, and I'm usually still working for another 15 minutes and up to 45 minutes more occasionally.

    12:00 Arrive home to my lovely wife. She usually has some dinner prepared, and sometimes I have brought home something to make. Yes we eat dinner at midnight and it's actually kinda nice. We usually eat dinner and watch TV or go to our PC's and do our own thing.

    1:00 This is usually heading to bed time. We have eaten, and unwound, and time to relax in our super comfortable bed. We like to watch movies and Youtube on the laptop until the eyes automatically shut on their own.

    And then it starts again!

  • Publisert: 31.05.2016, 12:13
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  • Gym blog - Ghost Town

  • Publisert: 31.05.2016, 10:42
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    It's always nice to come to the gym. You get do go into your own training zone and do your own thing. Sometimes you get the gym to yourself and that is just lovely! Starting the day at the ghost town gym is just what I needed!

  • Publisert: 31.05.2016, 10:42
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  • Perfect Start Frokost!

  • Publisert: 31.05.2016, 10:20
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    Every day after I go to the gym I must have a protein shake. Its like an automatic response to going to the gym. In this picture you can see the perfect combination to a perfect shake! Im using the Whey 80 powder (caramel latte flavor), greek yogurt, and unsweetened coconut drink. I slap all this into the magic bullet and just like magic I have the perfect breakfast shake. Sometimes I am thinking about this shake while I'm pumping iron. I literally can't wait to get home and have it. Give it a try, its delish!

  • Publisert: 31.05.2016, 10:20
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  • Gym blogg!!

  • Publisert: 30.05.2016, 10:39
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  • Today is a new week. It's Monday and I have to work every day this week. I'm gonna try to hit the gym every work day! Today I'm hitting it HARD

  • Publisert: 30.05.2016, 10:39
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  • Warcraft

  • Publisert: 30.05.2016, 09:52
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    Saturday was a super date day with my babe! We completely relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. We took the bus into town and still have over an hour until the movie starts, so we decided to go eat a little sushi at sushi Point while we wait. I had planned to only eat a couple pieces, but a couple turned into like 8 or 10. I was also impressed because they had some wonderful dumplings!



     

    The plan was to eat a little bit of sushi and save our hunger so we could finally eat at Bardus afterwards, but it didn't quite work out that way.  I actually think I am addicted to sushi. I eat sushi almost every day. I might need an intervention if things keep going this way. After our sushi party we headed to the theater to watch Warcraft. I couldn't help myself and on the way I had to ride on this little concrete bear guy. It was amazing as you can see!



     

    Is it a bear? Is it a seal or a walrus?  I think the poor guy is missing a foot.I really don't know what inspired me to ride it but it was a great feeling! We still had some time to kill so I grabbed a coffee at the little shop inside the movie theater. They always make the yummiest coffees, so I love to relax with one before the movie starts. If you look closely, it looks like they made a power ranger head in the milk foam!



     

    As for the movie itself, I was really excited to see it. I have literally been waiting years to see this movie, and I couldn't believe it had finally came. It was sort of like christmas because I was so excited. I am a big fan of World of Warcraft, and have been playing it since it began which is like 12 years or something!  Lately I have been taking a break until the next expansion comes.

    Right from the beginning, the music was playing. It was horde music that I have heard in the game before and I got the chills! I am a horde player for life and have never even bothered to make an Alliance. I actually was slightly inspired to go home and reactivate my account and start playing again!

    I thought the movie was great. I absolutely loved the graphics, and have no problem with the CGI. I thought the acting was pretty good, and the script was mediocre but actually not as bad as I heard others say. There were so many easter eggs in the movie. Basically stuff for fans. It was cool to see some of the lands I have spent many hours leveling characters on the big screen! I'm not sure if Tonje caught as much of it as I did, but I think she really liked it too!



     

    All in all it was a super date day with Tonje. We enjoyed each others company and enjoyed the day to the maximum. it was a super way to end the week and a great start to the next week! Thanks for reading and enjoy your day to the max!

     

     

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  • Dagens outfit

  • Publisert: 29.05.2016, 19:19
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    Hi readers! It makes my heart warm inside to know that you have taken time to have a look at today's manly fashion blog.  Here is a look at what I've got cooking in the fashion kitchen on this fine sunny day in Tromsø!

    First up we went with no hat today. Time to let the mohawk afro free. Then cruising on down to this fine shirt which represents a cool band Falling in Reverse, and most of all my favorite cereal killers mask of Jason Vorhees. Today I slapped on the Jack n Jones blue denims which I haven't worn for a while and surprisingly weren't so snug around the waste. They buttoned all the way up without having to suck it in! Such a pleasure. Then I chose these fine DC grey and red sneakers for easy access slip on straps, and comfort.



     

    Here you have these high fashion socks provided by Loot Crate which say "don't F with me, I'm a star wars pimp" They are extremely comfortable and very airy which is perfect on a warm day.



     

    For the final manly touch we went with this delicious timepiece from Invicta. As you can see it is a "Special Edition". Yes I know your'e not loving on the hairy arm in the background, but hey it's part of being a fashion man. I got this great timepiece from my Uncle. Such a fine gift! Thanks for the <3 have a terrific day!

  • Publisert: 29.05.2016, 19:19
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  • Power Loot Crate Wrap Up (brought to you by slash)

  • Publisert: 29.05.2016, 11:54
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    That's right folks, my cat SLASH would like to present to you this months loot crate wrap up! Yup I'm not the only guy up north collecting loots, there is also a crazy cat! Here is what was inside the POWER themed loot crate for May.

    World of Warcraft Tshirt

    Dragon Ball Z Keychain

    Thanos Infinity Glove Oven Mitt

    Hulk Stomping Down Figurine

    Power Pin

    All in all it was a fun crate. I especially liked the hulk and the Thanos glove. I was also happy to get another pin to add to the Scarf of Champions! I'm building up my loot cave, and you can build up yours! Click on this link to start getting your gamer gear in the mail once a month. http://looted.by/dUx06

    For those who didn't get a chance to watch, here is the video of the unboxing. 


     

     

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  • I have a friend for life!

  • Publisert: 28.05.2016, 17:10
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  • There are customers that you see every day and they are happy to see you. This one here is ALWAYS happy to see me. Her name is Thea. I got to hold her on my way in to work today and it really brightened my day! Have a nice day folks! 😚

  • Publisert: 28.05.2016, 17:10
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  • Tromsø La oss hjelpe denne fyren!

  • Publisert: 28.05.2016, 12:06
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    As many of you know, I help out the less fortunate of Tromsø. Many of them come in to the store I work at and ask for food to help them through the month. Many are homeless, drug addicted, alcoholics, poor, street magazine sellers and everything in between. With this blog I would like to help out one of them even further.

    It often bothers me that many of these people continue to struggle, and continue to use drugs and make poor decisions, but I still help them because they are human, and no human should go hungry while I am throwing away so much food everyday. The person I would like to help out is named Florin, and he actually is making good decisions.

    Florin comes from Romania. From what I understand circumstances led him to be homeless in Romania, so he managed to come to Norway where it is much safer to be homeless. He told me stories of how rough it is to be homeless in the streets of Romania, and I don't blame him for wanting to come to Norway, despite the harsh weather conditions it is still way better.

    Many think of the Romanians in Tromsø as the beggars who sit on their butts and do nothing but ask for money. This guy Florin,is a go-getter. He actually has the eye of the tiger and is determined to find any work possible. He has a beautiful daughter who lives in Romania, and has a goal set to go back and visit her in October, but needs to raise some cash.

    During the summer I have Florin come and mow my grass. It takes about an hour or more and I tip him 200 kr. and hook him up with a bite to eat. He does a fantastic job and always goes the extra mile. He is an honest guy and is willing to work hard for his money.



     

    I told him I would write this blog for him in hopes it would help. I also told him that it isn't a guarantee that it will work, but it was at least worth a try. So, if you are someone in need of some general yard work this is your guy. He assured me that he has all the documents to live and work in Norway. When I told him I would do this for him, I could see his face light up and he had the biggest smile ever. It really means allot to him as well as me. Florin also specializes in Painting, so if you have a painting project or any work whatsoever please give this guy a call.Thank you so much for reading and please, lets just make a difference for someone less fortunate than us! If you have any questions or concerns you can contact me here. If you would like to enlist this hard worker, you can call Florin directly at 45536144. He is pretty good at English! It is better to tip this guy for some hard work rather than drop coins into a cup! Feel free to share this post with your friends in Tromsø if you feel like it.

  • Publisert: 28.05.2016, 12:06
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  • Use the Eye of The Tiger!

  • Publisert: 28.05.2016, 10:48
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    Our time on earth is extremely valuable. Each hour is one hour further away from the beginning, and one hour closer to the end. We need to realize that everything we do can make a difference.  I try and give my best to everything I do. Whether it is training at the gym, making a nice dinner at home, completing tasks at work, creating art, or doing whatever inspires you to do your best, the eye of the tiger can be called upon.

    We each have the eye of the tiger in us. What I mean is that we all have the ability to give something our all. Put everything you got into everything you do and it will make a difference! Rise to the occasion, and unlock the eye of the tiger! Focus on the task at hand and nothing else, and release the eye of the tiger! If you use this method my friend, the results can be amazing! Have a fantastic day and thank you for reading!

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  • Sol Snacks og CATS!

  • Publisert: 27.05.2016, 13:43
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    Today I took a break from the gym and decided to have a little lunch out on the back patio with my cats. The weather is so nice and it is refreshing to get some good weather for once in a lifetime! It's not often we get weather like this here in Tromsø, so you gotta make the best of it. 

    I have to work today as I have every single Friday for the past 3+ years. It's not easy dedicating every single Friday night to your job, but this is what pays the bills, and perhaps it keeps me out of trouble! (:



     

    I had my usual protein shake and I lined up a nice row of cat snacks for Freddy ad Slash. These guys are so silly. They act like it is Christmas every time I put out snacks for them. Its good to know that they appreciate it!



     

    Now Slash is full like a big fat pig and he wishes you to have a great day. Enjoy the sunshine. Don't dwell on negative things. Look for the positive! Put yourself in the light! PEACE! <3

     

  • Publisert: 27.05.2016, 13:43
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  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About me

  • Publisert: 27.05.2016, 10:57
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    I usually try and just be myself and come up with my own ideas, but today I decided to do something that every blogger does at least once. The following list is 10 things you didn't know about me. Deep, dark, juicy, and personal! I hope you enjoy!

    1. I was born premature and lived the beginning of my life in an incubator. I weighed only a few pounds!

    2. I have had 3 different last names, Yakubec Smith and now Armstrong.

    3. When I was 8 years old I was baptized as a Mormon.

    4. When I was 16 I broke my ankle doing bike tricks and had to have a long screw put in the bone.

    5. I dropped out of high school my senior year, but eventually got my diploma through home school a couple years later.

    6. My favorite all time food is anything Mexican, but sushi is slowly catching up.

    7. I had a cat named Axel rose who was my best friend and I took him in my car, and sometimes he wore a harness so I could take him on walks with a leash.

    8. I don't like to fight. I've only been in one fight in my life and it wasn't much of a fight. I punched a guy in the face and then it was over.

    9. I love to sing and think I actually have a pretty good voice.

    10. If I was rich I would help out my family and poor people.

    So that's it. Now you know a little more about me. I'm a pretty nice guy with a good heart. I care about people and I want everyone to be my friend. Thanks for reading and have a fantastic day!
     

  • Publisert: 27.05.2016, 10:57
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  • POWER Loot crate unboxing

  • Publisert: 26.05.2016, 01:29
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  • Check this out I just did this months Loot Crate unboxing! Watch the video and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!



     


     
  • Publisert: 26.05.2016, 01:29
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  • Dagens Outfit

  • Publisert: 25.05.2016, 17:51
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    Good evening/afternoon to you my fabulous readers! I'm seriously, cereally glad that you took the time out to look at my blog! It means so much to me that you are interested in my blog that I decided to provide for you my outfit of the day!

    We can just start at the top and there we have a stylish black DC cap. I haven't even touched the bill and it remains perfectly straight! Then we're gonna mosy on down to the shirt which is this fine Deadpool shirt, which was provided by Loot Crate.

    As the weather was quite moderate today I went with the grey camouflage standard hoody. Not too classy but just classy enough. And as we move on down below you will see a pair of fine black pants which were bought at Isolid. Stretchy,  yet nice n tight! And to top the perfect look off I went ahead and rolled with the camouflage Bk (british knights) sneakers. We can call this one the going to Elkjop look!

    Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed my outfit of the day. Tune in next time and I might just put on another fine fashion show! CHOW (:

     

     

  • Publisert: 25.05.2016, 17:51
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  • When life hits you

  • Publisert: 25.05.2016, 00:17
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    After all my blogs about thinking positive, looking at the bright side, not giving up etc, today happened. From problems with the register to training new employees, the positive moments were difficult to find..And then I ran into a metal pole head first and I felt like I was gonna pass out..I was in shock and couldn't figure out what actually happened. It's actually really embarrassing so therefore I am inclined to share it because you and I are cool like that. Hopefully my next work day will be better! (ps keep your eye on the guy in all dark blue with a pony tail as he multi tasks from employee comunication to shopping cart clean up and try not to laugh lol) 😣

  • Publisert: 25.05.2016, 00:17
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  • Think positive to survive!

  • Publisert: 24.05.2016, 11:45
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    There are so many negative things in life. There is allot of negative forces in the world that just want to bring us down.  So many Debbie downers, and so many bullies who would be perfectly content with ruining our day. Trust me my friend, we can overcome anything.

    Maybe you have a negative family member who brings you down. Maybe there is someone who bullies you at school. Perhaps someone on the internet always makes negative comments on your posts. Maybe you put a status on Facebook that one of your friends doesn't agree with and they send you a private message in an attempt to bring you down. Maybe you have a boss that never has anything nice to say. Maybe there is that problem customer at the store you work at that always points out everything that is wrong with what you are doing. There is always someone out there looking to make themselves feel better by bringing you down. 

    With every 1 negative there are 2 positives. We have the ability to turn off the negatives and see only the positives. Always remember that if you let someone bring you down, then they are winning and you are losing. Do you want to lose against someone you don't particularly care for? One up them, and remain in control. Don't let them get the best of you and do whatever you can to remain positive and upbeat.

    My advice for keeping positive is to think about yourself and no one else, at least for now. Put on your headphones and pump out some high tempo music with an inspiring message. Do something special just for you. If that means having a drink, going to eat a nice lunch at a restaurant, or even having a smoke, just do it and enjoy it. Be thankful that you get to do that, and remember that there others that don't get to enjoy themselves as much as you. Perhaps even go share a lunch, smoke, or drink, or anything you have to share with someone less fortunate. Sharing with someone else always makes me feel good.

    Keeping positive and looking for the good in everything is a tool I have learned over time. I assume it takes a lifetime to master, but it is something you can start in on immediately, and the results come quickly. Most importantly never give up. When you give up then you lose and the negativity wins. Look for the good, look for the positive, and look for the bright side, because sometimes that is the only way to survive! Have a fantastic day my amazing readers!

  • Publisert: 24.05.2016, 11:45
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  • Why we blogg

  • Publisert: 23.05.2016, 13:12
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    There are so many reason why we blog. Each person is different with their opinions and tastes. Everybody has a different hobby yet some of us share the same hobby. There are so many reasons one might blog. 

    Some people are bored and are just looking for something to do. Some people need attention that they don't receive otherwise. There are many who blog about working out at the gym and perhaps they use it as self motivation. Others might blog about the gym to motivate others because motivating others makes them feel good. Some like to blog about food, and recipes because they love eating and making food and when you have a love for food you want to share it with everyone.

    There are many who blog to fill a hole in their lives. They don't feel like enough is happening in their life so they turn to blogging to perhaps make something magical happen. There are allot of bloggers who blog about silicone breasts, lips, bootys, and all kinds of altered parts on their body because , well maybe they aren't happy with what they are given and they want everybody to know that. There are some people who blog because they want to become famous, and perhaps get rich off of social media. There are so many reasons one might blog, but there is one reason that 99% of us do it. It ties in with one of my last blogs. The reason we blog is because we want to be heard. We want others to feel what we feel, and we want others to understand us.

    Most of these are reasons that I blog. Almost all of them fit me, except the part about silicone, although I wouldn't mind a surgery that makes me taller if it wasn't so painful. Reach out to your fellow bloggers and show them support. Comment on their blogs and make them aware that you understand where they are coming from. The more you do that, the more they will reach out to you and understand where you are coming from, because in the end we are all really the same.

    Have a fantastic day friends and fellow bloggers. BLOGGERS UNITE!!! (:

  • Publisert: 23.05.2016, 13:12
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  • Aliens Loot Wrap Up

  • Publisert: 23.05.2016, 11:01
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    Gut bursting Aliens! Yes I will have to say it was a cool loot crate. I dig anything horror, and Aliens falls into the horror category. This crate was limited edition and I believe it has been sold out so perhaps these items will improve in value after a while. Here is an overview of what I got.

    Bug Stomper T shirt

    Green Aliens Figure

    Aliens Hardback Comic Book

    Glow In The Dark Pack of Alien Eggs

    Metal Aliens Wall Plaque

    Top Secret Overview File

    Box Becomes a Aliens Vehicle

    I have to say I really enjoy loot crate. It gives me something to look forward to in the mail each month. Whenever I get a loot crate in the mail, I have a better day. Would you like to try loot crate? Click this link and get signed up. If you are a gamer nerd like me then you wont regret it!

    http://looted.by/dUx06

    If you didn't get a chance, check out my very first Youtube video. I can't believe I have waited so long to make a youtube video, but at least I have finally gotten at it!

     


     


     
  • Publisert: 23.05.2016, 11:01
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  • Gym blogg Eye of the tiger

  • Publisert: 23.05.2016, 10:16
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  • At the gym on a rainy day. Getting pumped while listening to eye of the tiger. Yeh I'm pumped! Get pumped! 😅

  • Publisert: 23.05.2016, 10:16
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  • Get your Loot Crate! Aliens Edition.

  • Publisert: 22.05.2016, 18:26
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  • This is my first attempt at making a youtube video. I know Im a noob and I have allot to learn about this but there is only one way to figure it out and that is to practice. If you dig my video and would like to get your own loots in the mail each month, just copy and paste this into your browser or maybe just click on it! ------>http://looted.by/dUx06

  • Publisert: 22.05.2016, 18:26
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  • I'm just like you

  • Publisert: 22.05.2016, 12:04
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    We all are so diverse. Everybody has unique talents and abilities. Each person has special needs. Each of us were born with different body types, looks, and personalities. Everybody takes a different path in life and each person sets and achieves different goals. But there is something that binds us all together, something that makes us all brothers and sisters. It's something we should remember anytime we feel the need to do someone else wrong. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  We are all humans, and I'm just like you.

    I eat food and drink water. I sleep when I get tired and wake up when either something wakes me up, or when I am fully rested. I have to go to the bathroom, and sometimes I take a while. I smile when I'm happy but I frown when I'm angry or sad. I want to be heard and known. I want others to understand me. You see I'm not far off from being like you.

    I enjoy free time. I love to have time for myself. I love to go outdoors, but can really appreciate being home in my own space. There are some people I care allot about, but some others that I don't care much for. I love my favorite food, but there are really some foods I just cant stand. I feel in control when I know what to do, but I feel lost when i get confused. You see I actually am allot like you.

    When I get cut I bleed. When I feel pain it really hurts, physically and emotionally. When I close my eyes I see darkness, but when I open them I am filled with light. You see my friend, I really am just like you. Perhaps I have never met you, but we are still the same. Please remember to care about other people. Don't bully or pick on others. Be caring when someone needs help. Be understanding when someone needs your time. Go out each day and do something nice for someone at least once a day, and the reward will come back to you many times. Unlock your empathy and you unlock unlimited love. Please if you understand where I am coming from then share this one. I don't often ask to share my blogs but this is a point I want as many people as possible to think about! Have a fabulous day my friend!

  • Publisert: 22.05.2016, 12:04
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  • Taco Cups!

  • Publisert: 22.05.2016, 10:49
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    I cant take credit for coming up with the idea of these yum yums, but I do take credit for clicking the link I saw on facebook and making them perfectly. They turned out AWESOME! Top them with a little sour cream and they are simply the bomb.com ask your mom!

    Grease a cupcake pan. Then cut a package of large tortillas into squares. Each tortilla should make 4. Basically just cut the edges off, and then divide them into 4.



     

    Chop up an onion and cook it in some oil until it is nice and soft. Then add the ground beef and just keep chopping it in the pan until you have completely mixed and chopped the meat into fine tiny little nuggets.



     

    Next add some canned chopped tomatoes (about 150 grams) and a package of taco seasoning and mix it up good. (this will be the filler) Now place one of the tortilla squares into the bottom of each greased cupcake pan hole and press it down. Drop about a spoon full of meat into each one. Then sprinkle a large pinch of grated cheese into each one. Now cover each one with another tortilla square and press it down. Repeat the first 2 steps and drop another spoon full of meat and some more cheese into each one.  Bake at about 190c for about 15 minutes and WALAH! Delicious taco cups for the whole family!



     

     

  • Publisert: 22.05.2016, 10:49
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  • A great day to be had!

  • Publisert: 21.05.2016, 12:53
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  • Sometimes you just have to decide it will be a great day. If you decide when you go to sleep at night that tomorrow will be a great day, chances  are that it will indeed be a great day. In most cases having a bad day is all in your mind.  With the right  mind you can make anything positive!

  • Publisert: 21.05.2016, 12:53
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  • When good Karma catches up to you!

  • Publisert: 20.05.2016, 10:02
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    I help out the poor. I inspire people to good things. I rock at my job. I motivate my colleagues to do good at their job. I do allot of good stuff in my work life, and the only thing I get is a well deserved, yet not big enough paycheck. But there is one small investment that takes place and that is my investment in good karma.

    Every day I am organizing and arranging and dealing out food to the needy people of Tromsø. It's not my food, I didn't pay for it, but  I use allot of effort and time to take care of the ones who need my help with the perfectly good food that would normally end up in the trash. Half the time I don't get the appreciation for what I do, and honestly I don't really expect it. I just do it because I know I am doing a good thing, and that makes me feel satisfied.

    Sometimes good karma comes back my way and it is much appreciated. Recently I started helping out a man who tells me he works for free for the local church mission place. He also helps out the poor people of Tromsø. He comes in and collects the usable yet not so perfect vegetables and sometimes meat. He in turn makes it into food which he shares with poor people.

    Recently this kind man has shared the food he creates with me. If there is one way to my heart, that is to make me some good food. I usually make most of my food, so when someone else makes it for me it is a pure delight. When I see him come walking up with a bowl of food in his hand, I feel a warmth in my heart. It brings a smile to my face and I am so thankful. It's not so much the actual food that makes me happy, but its when someone shows me the appreciation for the nice things I do that really makes me feel good inside. It is a rare occasion. There is good in everything you just have to always look for it! Have a fantastic day!

  • Publisert: 20.05.2016, 10:02
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  • Cardio shower gel??

  • Publisert: 19.05.2016, 13:17
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    I recently made a purchase to gymgrossisten.no and they surprised me with a special treat. They gave me this package of so called "cardio" shower gel. I really don't understand how it can help my cardio workout, but anything and everything helps! It claims that it performs like a nose strip or smelling salt. Sports scientists recommend unblocking nasal passage to reduce fatigue.

    I just finished testing this out in my post workout shower. It smells fresh, but it looks like vomit. I tried breathing some of it in directly up my nose to see if it reduced my fatigue and sadly it didn't help much. I'm still fatigued..Oh well you can't win them all! (:

  • Publisert: 19.05.2016, 13:17
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  • Bite the hand that feeds you

  • Publisert: 19.05.2016, 10:23
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    As many of you know I save food at my job to help out poor people. In my city there are homeless, poor, drug addicts, and people who are having a hard time who can use some extra help in the form of food. Helping these people is the highlight of my job, but sometimes it can be tough. I simply save the damaged goods, and perfectly good but out of date food for them.

    Recently I was at work and doing my regular thing. Organizing the shelves, helping customers, filling up the fruit and vegetables, and just working at a high tempo are the things I do on a regular basis. My shift had just started, and I had a very positive outlook for the day.

    One of our regular drug addict customers who usually is very poor, came up to me and asked me if there was any snacks or treats "snadder" that I could help him out with. I said sure my friend, just meet me at the register on the way out and I will have a bag of food for you. While I was organizing a bag of food for him, I was made aware that he was in the store stealing. I was shocked that he was stealing just as I was going to help him out, but i shrugged my shoulders and headed out to confront him.

    I politely asked him if he accidentally put something in his pocket that he hadn't paid for. He immediately became mad and started yelling at me and called me bad words, and tried to tell me that the things in his pocket were bought at a different store. He then proceeded to threaten me. He took off his jacket and his shirt in the middle of the store and raised his fists up to my face. He was much taller than me, and way bigger than me, maybe 250 lbs. I was actually scared but I pretended not to be because I didn't want him to get the best of me.

    I calmly turned away and just left him standing there. I decided the best thing is to get away from the situation before it gets any worse. We called the police and explained that there was a customer threatening employees in the store. The police came and handcuffed him as he was yelling bad stuff back at me. It didn't end well for him, but it could have been so much easier.

    This event happened at the beginning of my shift. When this kind of thing happens, it is hard to stop thinking about it. This guy literally bit the hand that feeds him. I had feelings that I no longer wanted to help the needy people of Tromsø. I was so upset and the only thing I could do was sit down in our break room and eat a wienerbrød while my hands were still shaking. I felt really disrespected.

    After serious consideration, I decided that I would continue to help people despite the actions of this guy. I wasn't going to let one guy ruin it for everybody else that needs my help. It has been months since this incident, and I have helped many people since. I wont give up on these people, even if they ruin my day sometimes. The best thing about this, is that I learn from it.

  • Publisert: 19.05.2016, 10:23
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  • Gym blog Sex toy or?

  • Publisert: 18.05.2016, 10:42
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  • Back at it at the gym. Oh boy do I feel stiff. I know it's for the better though! I came across this device. Wtf is it? It looks like something Tommy Lee would have in his house to satisfy all of his women?? Lol

  • Publisert: 18.05.2016, 10:42
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  • Back to Work, Back to the Gym, Back to Reality

  • Publisert: 18.05.2016, 09:59
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    Good day to you my amazing readers. To those in Norway I hope you had a fabulous 17th of may! Oh what a great time we had. First I would like to say it was wonderful with 4 days off work. The last day before closing the store was hell, and I'm sure today will be hell since it is the first day open after being closed for 3 whole days, but it was all worth it. We got some quality relaxation time in and it was well needed.

    The 17th of May was a very nice treat. We spent the day with family, and it is always nice spending time with my stepdaughter. I began the day with some really tasty punch. At first I wasn't aware that it had alcohol, but after a few drinks I was feeling nice and talkative.



     

    After a few glasses of the hard-punch, we were treated to one of the yummiest meals I have tasted in a long time. I would actually call it gourmet, because it felt like something you would get in a fancy restaurant, and oh how it hit the spot. It was some stew made with deer and mushrooms and some french fries made with celery root.



     

    I really didn't want to stop eating that delicious meal but there were other people who needed some too, so I had to hold myself back.  After the delicious meal, we were treated to coffee and cakes. I mean its the 17th of Cake and everybody loves cake right!!? 







     

    I can say I was completely satisfied with our holiday. Tonje and I got to finish the day off relaxing, and watching movies and playing some horror games on xbox. Now the red days are over and it is back to reality. Time to get back to the gym because I haven't been for a week almost. Time to get back to work, because people need to restock on their food, alcohol, and tobacco supplies. It is basically back to reality. Oh how wonderful it was with some free days, and now its a long stretch until more red days. Next up is SUMMER VACATION! Only 35 days away!

     

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  • Congratulations Norway, you get to eat cake now!

  • Publisert: 17.05.2016, 10:22
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    I would just like to shout hip hip hurrah, because today is Norways independence day!  The constitution was signed at a place called Eidsvoll back in 1814 on the 17th of May.  It was an attempt for Norway to avoid surrendering to Sweden after something called the Napoleonic wars.

    I cant think of a time when more cake is eaten. Norway LOVES to eat cake on this day. Usually big creamy cakes with strawberries and blueberries. It becomes cake madness and it is impossible to avoid eating cake on this day. They should call it The 17 of CAKE!

    Today everyone will eat cake, hot dogs, and ice cream. The finest Norwegian clothing will be worn, and parades will march down the street. Everyone will have a free day from work, and it is indeed a glorious day in Norway.

    We can be thankful that we are actually allowed to celebrate this day because in the beginning Norway was in a union with Sweden and was ruled by a guy who didn't like cake so much. His name was Karl Johan. He felt that parading, and eating cake etc. was a protest, so he didn't allow celebrations.

    So now Norway is one of the freest countries I know. Sometimes I feel that it is even freer than America, so today we will just celebrate and eat cake!! HAPPY 17TH OF MAY YALL!

  • Publisert: 17.05.2016, 10:22
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  • We'll call it Philly-Cheese-Pepper-Ham sandwiches!

  • Publisert: 16.05.2016, 19:20
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    I came up with this on accident and it tasted amazing! When we were shopping for the ingredients, they were out of roast beef. I had planned to make Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, so I had to improvise. I used some nice thin cuts of peppered ham!

    Basically slice up about half an onion and half a green pepper per sandwich and Saute them in a pan with some oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until they get soft. Meanwhile toast some buns and have them ready to go with plenty of Mayo on each half. Its very important to toast the buns, it adds to the yuminess! Dump the peppers and onions onto one half of the burger bun after they have gotten soft. Then slice the ham into thin strips, about one pack or 100 grams per sandwich, and drop them into the hot pan (don't clean the plan, just leave the remnants of oil from the onion and pepper for extra taste!).  Now put on several slices of your favorite white cheese (I used one called Gradost) over each pile of ham that is frying in the pan. Cover the pan so that the cheese quickly melts all over the meat. Then scoop up the smoldering cheesey gooey piles of meat and cheese and plop it on top of the onions and peppers! WHALA. You have yourself a Philly-Cheese-Pepper-Ham sandwich! Try this out and thank me later! (:

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  • Everybody's slapping av!

  • Publisert: 16.05.2016, 12:30
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    Today is a chill day. We are relaxing to the highest degree. Laptops pcs mobile phones and blue tooth are in full use at the Armstrong house. As you can see, Slash doesn't need any fancy gadgets to enjoy himself. Happy 17th of may even everyone!

  • Publisert: 16.05.2016, 12:30
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  • Flashback: 17th of may 2014

  • Publisert: 16.05.2016, 09:16
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    I was just browsing through my dropbox and found some good ole pics from 2014. It was the year we actually dressed up for 17th of may. I had the mustache going and Tonje had nearly the same haircut as me.  We are so awesome.

     



    Tonje managed to put on her Bunad and I slipped into the suit I got married in. It was nice, and it was fun, but I think its time I get a new suit.


     

    Tonje wanted a balloon and if she wants a balloon she gets a balloon! She was really happy that she got a balloon!
     

  • Publisert: 16.05.2016, 09:16
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  • Lagerfest Horror Stories Part 2

  • Publisert: 15.05.2016, 10:01
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    (continued) The next Lagerfest ended on a bad note as well. It all started great though. We had all the usual, free alcohol, great vibes fun and dancing. This time I was teaching everyone the American way to shotgun a beer. Just cut a hole in the bottom, put it up to your mouth, opo the top and chug!

    The Lagerfest turned into a full on night  out on the town. We got bored, so we headed to the nearest bar called Fun Pub. Its one of the most popular places in town, and everyone loves to go there to dance and have fun. We spent lots of money there and everyone drank so much that we were all best friends and loved each other so much.  Dancing, sweating, and hugging was the theme and everything went great until it was time to go around 3 am.

    I left the club and it was freezing ice cold outside. Somehow I had lost my jacket, but that didn't bother me too much at first because I was so hot and sweaty from busting out so many dance moves. I began to find a cab, and there were none to be found. I could barely see straight, and I believe steam was coming off of me from being so hot. I just started wandering around town looking for a cab.

    I tried every cab waiting spot in town and all of them either had a long line or there was simply no cabs around,  so at some point I came up with the brilliant idea that I would walk home. I started staggering my way out of town and realized that I could barely see, I couldn't walk straight, I didn't have a jacket, and it was starting to get really cold. Were talking bitter cold. I decided to turn around and go back to look for a cab.

    I ended up camping inside of 7/11 for a while because it was too freezing cold. There were several other stragglers who also were drunk and in need of a cab. I made friends with them and we passed the time laughing and talking. Soon it was approaching 5 am and I still couldn't get a cab. It was beginning to snow hard. I felt horrible and was freezing cold. I made a desperate move and ran out into the street in front of a passing cab. He stopped and picked me up.

    Next thing I know the cab driver is waking me up in the back seat. I must have fallen asleep. Turns out I didn't have any money left and couldn't pay. I had to make an agreement to pay when I had the money and somehow managed to exit the cab and go home. I was so relieved to finally get home, but it was almost 6 am.

    I ended up getting a mild case of pneumonia. The doctor urged me to take some sick days from work, but I stubbornly refused because I didn't want to let anybody down. I spent the next week and a half with no voice. Its not easy to work at the cash register with no voice, but somehow I managed. Again I regretted not taking some days off work, but hey I'm a machine! Now I come completely prepared before I go to any sort of Lagerfest! Have a great day thanks for reading!

  • Publisert: 15.05.2016, 10:01
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  • Lagerfest Horror Stories Part 1

  • Publisert: 14.05.2016, 09:35
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    In Norway we have a special party called Lagerfest. It is basically a party sponsored by your job. It takes place in the warehouse and or merchandise receiving area. It is always really fun, and most likely involves drinking allot of alcohol! I don't drink very often but at Lagerfest I am a FULL GO! At lagerfest you get to spend time with your colleagues , and show them what a real jackass you can be. Its almost like getting drunk on the job with your work friends in your normal clothes but there is no work to do! It can be incredibly awesome! Somehow I always ending up getting in to trouble.

    Every time I go to Lagerfest, my wife usually has something to say to me before I head out the door. She says "Don't drink too much, make sure you have money for a cab, don't forget to wear a jacket,  and PLEASE don't get in a fight". She has a good reason for saying this!

    At my first Lagerfest, we had an amazingly fun party. Everyone was laughing and smiling and dancing and having a great time. I think we had a whole PALLET of beer, Jelly shots, and tons of hard stuff. There was karaoke and lots of great music. I was as usual, downing shots of Captain Morgan, and doing my usual Captain Morgan pose and just completely enjoying the party. But at the end of the party things turned sour.

    Around 4 am I headed out to find a cab. Cab lines in Tromsø can be brutal. Everyone is standing on the side of the road, misbehaving, being drunk, and waiting in the freezing cold for the next cab. I took my place in line and waited about 20 minutes while freezing my ass off. Suddenly a tall drunk guy came walking up smoking a cigarette and cut in front of me in line. I politely tapped him on the shoulder and said excuse me but you cant just cut in front of me like that, go to the back of the line. He turned around and blew smoke down into my face and in Norwegian said to me "I'm going to do whatever I want and there's nothing you can do about it". 

    I was really drunk, and my patience meter was pretty much gone. My patience switch turned directly off, and I felt this sudden intense rage build inside of me. I was 39 years old and had never been in a fight in my life but something told me that now was the time. I wound up my fist and grabbed him by the collar of his shirt and pulled his face into my fist as hard as I can. His shirt ripped in half and he went flying to the ground on his back. The crowd took my side and defended me as he stood back up to come at me again. Some guys held him back while he was yelling at me calling me a F#"€%ng immigrant, and a horse penis. Some other guys shouted "Hey aren't you the boss at Rema? Yeh man you can go to the front of the line sir!" I was amazed. It was the first time I punched someone in the face. It felt quite fantastic, but I did feel bad for the guy. I also couldn't believe that I didn't feel hardly anything on my hand! I took the next cab home and went to sleep.

    The next day I woke up with the worst hangover. My head was pounding, and I was so thirsty, my mouth felt like a dry desert, and for some reason my hand was throbbing in pain, especially one of my fingers. It was so painful, but somehow I managed to go to work the next day and even made it through the next 2 days. I finally ended up going to the hospital and was told the tip of my finger was cracked and was urged to take some sick days from work. I refused to take the sick days because I didn't want to let my boss or my colleagues down and I just toughed it out. I regretted not taking any sick days because it was allot of pain every day for a couple weeks. You live, you learn I guess! The next Lagerfest didn't end too well either haha lol! (to be continued)

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  • Job blog-Pappresser!

  • Publisert: 13.05.2016, 14:51
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    Just a quick peek at our massive cardboard pressing machine! This thing ain't cheap nope nope!

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  • Friday the 13th Tatoo!

  • Publisert: 13.05.2016, 11:40
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    I just wanted to share one of my favorite tatoos. Its especially cool on Friday the 13th. As you can see the writing in Friday the 13th style, but its actually my birthday JULY THE 13th! Not to far off! 

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  • Red days wont get me down!

  • Publisert: 13.05.2016, 11:32
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    Hi best friends! Thanks for taking a moment to have a look into my life. I have to say I really appreciate your support for reading my blogs. It warms my heart to know that someone actually is interested in what this crazy American is doing while living up near the north pole!

    About a week ago I posted a blog about how much I despise the red days in Norway. These are free days for most people and it is actually a fantastic thing for many. The problem is that I work in a grocery store and the red days put allot of stress on the grocery store workers. Especially the store manager who has to run around like a chicken with his head cut off doing everything and everything to serve the customers. 

    When the stores close for the red days, it means that customers flock to the store like seagulls. They shop like it is the end of the world and the amount of customers doubles and sometimes even triples! Its not easy to deal with, but that is what I get paid to do and I do my best to keep up a smile the whole time.

    Today is Friday and the 2nd to the last day of shopping before everything closes for 4 days to celebrate Norways independence day! Lucky for me I don't work on Saturday which is when all the stores close early and it is the absolute last day to go shopping before the end of the world hits. I pity the sould that have to work that day, but I'm sure they will survive. Today I am prepared! Aint nothing gonna get me down OH NO!

    Today absolutely nothing is going to get me down. I am going to be so positive and pumped that nothing will stand in my way or ruin my day. I will smile in the face of a rude customer and turn their attitude around. I will be vigilant against thieves but remain understanding and compassionate of their situation. I will help any homeless, drug addicts, poor people, or anybody that needs help with food because I have stockpiled a large supply of goodies to help them through the celebration weekend! I will make time to help people even if there is no time to make. Its going to be a fantastic day!

    With that said, I encourage you to have an amazing day. If you need to go shopping like its the end of the world then just do it because I am prepared. And while I'm doing that, my cat is going to be laying at home relaxing in the sunshine. Slash also would prefer it if you and I have a lovely day!

     



    Have a great day yall! <3

     

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  • Gym blogg!

  • Publisert: 13.05.2016, 10:46
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  • There is no better way to make that boring cardiovascular routine on the treadmill go by than to watch TV! Love it!!

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  • The good life tastes like pepperkake!

  • Publisert: 13.05.2016, 09:57
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    Good morning my fantastic followers friends and family! I am so glad you decided to take a peek into what I am doing today. Yes indeed I am living the good life! Its time to get up and hit the gym. But first I shall ingest some protein. These good life bars are so fantastic. They taste like gingerbread! Its like I get to eat protein and be in the Christmas spirit at the same time! Maybe I should get some Christmas shopping done since its only 224 DAYS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS!  

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  • A dirty job but someone's gotta do it!

  • Publisert: 12.05.2016, 17:43
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  • Yes I'm in charge of most of the trash that gets thrown away at our store. Everything from dry goods to cuts of meat to fruit and vegetables, gets thrown away by me. I save as much usable stuff for poor people, and that makes it less to throw away. It's never fun and it smells bad but it's my job and I just do it! Now back to work. Peace!

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  • 17th of May: A Poem By Jason Armstrong

  • Publisert: 12.05.2016, 11:27
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    17th of May

    Tis a day of fun and cheer

    This day only comes once a year

    Hip hip hurrah as the children play

    Norway loves to celebrate in May

    Parade down the street in your best bunad

    Its definately not a day for a dugnad

    Eat lots of hot dogs and ice cream

    This day is like a pleasant dream

    Having fun out in the sunshine

    But if it rains we will be just fine

    Be with your family on this special day

    Oh how we love to celebrate the 17th of May

     

     

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  • Gym blogg

  • Publisert: 12.05.2016, 10:50
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    Yes a blog live from Evo Fitness! Leg day is killing me so I'm taking a breather between sets. Well, time to get back at! Raaaaaawr!

  • Publisert: 12.05.2016, 10:50
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  • Today is Fu%€&ng Leg day!

  • Publisert: 12.05.2016, 10:01
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    Good day awesome readers! Today is a day that needs to be done but everyone likes to skip it. That's right I'm talking about LEG DAY! Its always hard to workout the legs because it usually leaves you well, basically shaky in the legs. It's an area that doesn't show unless you're wearing shorts so its easy to SKIP LEG DAY, and work on an area that shows more. Have a look at my routine, and note the mental warm up. I will most definitely  not skip that! 

    Leg day is extremely important. The legs contain the biggest muscles in the body, and if you work them it actually works out your whole body. In general, a leg workout is the best thing man can do to improve his overall fitness level. Today I plan to hit it hard, because soon its the big national holiday in Norway on May 17th. I plan to relax and chill and maybe even netflix during this time so I'll just get leg day over with!

    Today I will also be testing out my newest protein powder. They came out with a new flavor and it sounds delicious, Caramel Latte! Have a fantastic day folks, and DON'T SKIP LEG DAY! It will do you some good (:



     

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  • Price shock in Norway part 2!

  • Publisert: 11.05.2016, 21:11
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    Good evening Norway and good afternoon America! My last blog about prices in Norway was so successful I decided to do a part 2! I have taken some random items and converted the kroner amount to dollars so yall Americans can get a feel for what stuff costs up here near the north pole. Check it out!

    A small carton of pure coconut and banana juice


    $6.37

    A small box of greek yogurt



    $3.30

    Sushi dinner for two



    $41.00

    A box of instant cofees



    $3.67

    A bouquet of flowers



    $25.00

    Thats it for today guys! Just let me know if you have any questions and feel free to comment! Have a great day!

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  • Job blogg!

  • Publisert: 10.05.2016, 19:02
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  • Just getting the fruit delivery!

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  • I want to make your day lovely!

  • Publisert: 10.05.2016, 11:48
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  • (a picture of me in my younger yet still cat loving years)

    It would be my pleasure to start or end your day with a smile! Hows about a bouquet of kitties? I just plucked them from the kitty garden. They want to be your best friend!

    There is one thing that isn't so fun about cats. They like to sharpen their little cat claws on anything and everything. If you yell at them for doing it, it only inspires them to do it more and or do it somewhere else. Couches, table legs, corners of the wall, and basically anything at cat height is not safe. Therefore you must provide them with something they like to sharpen their claws on.

    After pulling my hair out trying to stop my cats from clawing the sh#% out of everything we own, I finally learned that all they need is somewhere to vent their claw frustration. Somewhere that they can call their own.



     

    As you can see Slash and Freddy took full advantage of this corner of the wall. funny part is that I tricked them. They think they are clawing a hole in the wall but are actually clawing this claw board thingey. Imagine how this would have looked on the side of our couch or on the wall itself!

    Today is a new day and time for a new claw board. I hope my little claw machines like this because it wasn't cheap. 225 kroners (27 dollars to be exact). So without further adieu, CLAW AWAY CLAWMASTERS OF NORWAY!!!



     

     

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  • My favorite gym routine!

  • Publisert: 10.05.2016, 10:04
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    Good day to you my lovely readers! I hope you are having a productive day. I plan to hit the gym before I go to work today. Lucky for me, I will be doing my favorite routine, chest biceps and triceps! I love this day because it makes me puff out in all of my favorite spots. When your chest and arms are bulging out you feel like a bad ass M'fer.

    I got this fantastic routine from a good friend who is helping me achieve my goals. I plan to be looking good with as little fat as possible for my upcoming birthday July 13th.

    If you haven't done it already, I challenge you to get out there and find a gym. It feels so amazing to get on a long streak of consecutive days at the gym. It boosts confidence and not to mention makes your body feel great! Have an amazing day my friends! (: You are welcome to use this routine, and if you are an english reader, I would be more than happy to translate the norwegian parts for you !

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  • Blogg fra jobb!

  • Publisert: 09.05.2016, 19:20
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  • I thought I might try a blog on my lunch time. Just trying to stay positive in any way I can. Just look at this cool bar of magic chocolate. It floats in mid air! I wonder how it tastes.

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  • Bad Monday? Here is some tips!

  • Publisert: 09.05.2016, 11:46
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    Everybody has trouble with Monday. Its the first day of a long work week. We are quite often bloated and out of shape from the relaxed weekend and its usually difficult to get it going again. Here are some of my tips for having a great Monday!

    1. ​Start planning on Sunday and have all your clothes neat and folded.
    2. Plan out the weeks dinners so it is one less thing to think about.
    3. Start with a positive attitude on Sunday, and let it carry over into Monday morning.
    4. Begin Monday with any exercise of any sort. (even 15 minutes can do you good!)
    5. Start your Monday with some stretching. Focus on the legs because you will use them!
    6. Drink a protein shake. Don't ask me why, just know that it helps.
    7. Plan what you will do on the next weekend so that you have something to look forward to!
    8. Most important, keep smiling and thumbs up!

    HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

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  • Time to kill it!

  • Publisert: 09.05.2016, 09:25
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    Up and at-em on a Monday morning. The first thing I do before I head to the gym is drink this interesting blue concoction. Its called Kill it, and it does just that. It helps you kill it at the gym. Its full of everything you need to have focus and motivation to make it through the gym workout.

    I think every successful day starts with some sort of exercise. If you aren't exercising then you aren't doing yourself any favors. It is really important to keep yourself in shape if you want to stay in the game! It makes your body feel alive. It stretches out your muscles and bones after a long lazy weekend. It helps store some energy which can be released later in the work day! Best of all it makes you feel good about yourself. If you aren't training or working out on a daily basis, then I challenge you to do so. You will thank me afterwards. Try some kill it! Have an amazing day!

     



     

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  • Price shock in Norway!

  • Publisert: 08.05.2016, 16:45
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    Good day my dear readers thanks for tuning in! My blog today is mostly for my overseas readers but if anyone in Norway wants to follow along, then you\re welcome as well. Im going to do a little comparison on the price of things in Norway.

    Ever since I came to Norway, I still cant get over the price of things. Im feeling more comfortable about it now after 11 years of experience, but it is still quite interesting how much things cost in Norway. I am going to post a few pictures of some random items I have boughten, and post the price in Dollar amount so its easy for everyone to understand.

    Let me know what you think! Don\t be afraid to post a response. Feel free to post a picture of something you think is expensive where you live and I can see how much it costs here. Lets have a little fun!

    100 grams generic wet cat food


    36 cents

    The latest Samsung galaxy s7 edge without an agreement


    $1012.00

    A dozen eggs


    $5.25

    One of the newest games for xbox one


    $74.00

    A small energy drink with special stuff in it


    $3.17 +13 cents deposit

    A small pack of coconut flavored yogurt


    $3.17

    It has taken me a while to turn off the constant dollars to kroners converter in my brain. At first I was afraid to buy anything. It was probably better because I saved money better. Now I have managed to just take it for what it is and buy the things I need without comparing the prices to what I am used to. Comment with pics of your own with the prices so that we can compare! Have a great day!

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  • I reached out to Jimi for inspiration!

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    Today is very uninspiring. I decided to reach out to Mr. Hendrix for some inspiration. Have a fantastic day readers. Listen to jimi, and get inspired to be an artist!

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  • Why Slash Why??

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    Sometimes I don't get cat logic. Every time Slash jumps on the table he gets yelled at and swooshed away. I'm sure he completely understands that he is not allowed to go on the table where we eat our dinner. He has plenty of places to go all over the house, but for some reason he insists on going where he isn't allowed.

    Why does he do it? Does he have a short memory? Did he forget that the last time he got yelled at? Maybe he just wants attention. Maybe he is getting back at me for not letting him take a 4 hour nap on my lap (I usually have to cut it short after 1 hour for a bathroom break but then he gets mad) Maybe his cat back hurts and the only remedy is laying spread eagle in the middle of the dinner table. Either way, his antics can be rather irritating.

    One thing I have learned is that cats will do whatever they want to do. They have a selective memory, and only remember the things that suit themselves. Even if you have to tell them to get off the table 100 times, they will still do it 100 more times. It really doesn't help to be mad at them. Being mad wastes your time and their cat time.

    The best thing to do is love your cat. Spend time with them and play with them as often as possible. They are like a family member rather than a pet, and we gotta treat them that way. They have relatively short lives so we just have to enjoy them, and every moment with them before they are gone. I love my slash he's the best! SLASH GET OFF THE TABLE!!

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  • Done being nice

  • Publisert: 05.05.2016, 07:27
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    It happens every year at this time of year. Norway has a 2 months filled with its so called  "red days". These are days where people get to take time off from work, stay home and enjoy time with their family due to one holiday or another. I have never experienced so many free days in America, but in Norway they come in bunches. March, April, and May are full of them. Easter, Norway's national day, and a special day just for Christians just to name a few.

    These special days don't always come one day at a time, but are drawn out over several days. Easter, for example lasts almost a week. On these special days all of the stores close down, and everybody is encouraged to stay home and relax with their family. It actually sounds like a really nice thing.

    When I was a city worker, I welcomed these days. It's extra time off, and you get paid for it. Who wouldn't want that? Now that I work at a grocery store, I despise the red days. If you are a grocery store worker, I hope you feel me here. You see, the stores close down and everyone goes shopping like it is the end of the world. Everybody stockpiles on everything they can get their hands on. I'm not talking about just food, but also alcohol, beer, cigarettes and everything else.

    If you work at a store in Norway the day before or the day after a red day you can expect extreme stress. Long lines, grumpy customers and shelves running out of stuff is the norm. In my experience we usually have double the customers, but the amount of employees working remains the same, therefore placing a heavy burden on the employees. Your niceness capacity basically gets pushed to the limit.

    One might come to work with a happy positive attitude, but after being disrespected by rude customers, apologizing 50 times that you have run out of a certain item, cleaning up broken jars of pasta sauce (many customers don't even bother to tell you they made a mess all over the floor you just have to find it yourself), stopping thieves from stealing, apologizing for the long lines, and so much more, that genuine smile starts to become a fake smile. You have to be strong to be able to keep it up.

    I am the night manager, so I take my experiences from the night shift. You can imagine how it can get, the last hour at a grocery store the night before everything is going to close down. People get crazy, and what normally is a dead hour becomes an hour of nightmares. People are only thinking about themselves, and what they need to buy so they can have something to consume during the closed days. Were you planning to close the doors at the actual closing time? Not a chance, because everybody has to go shopping last minute. They don't care if you have bus to catch after work as long as they have their potato chips, soda, and cigarettes.

    Yes of course tomorrow is always a new day, and it is easy to get over the hard days once they are over, but in my opinion the red days suck. It just means a whole lot of extra work and stress. It forces you to be nice, when being nice should just come natural. On the bright side I look forward to the long stretch from the end of may until Christmas time with no red days. On the even brighter side, I intend to enjoy this red day with my family to the fullest because I earned it. I hope you enjoy yours! Have a great day! (genuine smile included) 



     

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  • The day we ate like Royalty!

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    Last summer during our visit to Seattle, Tonje and I got to experience one of the nicest meals we have ever eaten! We got to indulge ourselves at a restaurant called The Crab Pot. It is a famous restaurant located near the sea. It is so famous that it has been shown on the discovery channel on a program called Man Vs Food. Me and the rest of my family in Washington ate there together.



     

    They give you a bib, a wooden hammer, and a wooden board. Then they dump a pile of the most delicious food onto the middle of the table, and then you just HAVE AT IT! It was so amazing and good. Three different kinds of crab legs, shrimps, muscles, and corn on the cob all lay there before you. They also give you a supply of melted butter to dip the yummy crab meat in. They place a big bowl on the floor so that you can throw all your spent crab leg remains into it. Needless to say we were all extremely happy campers.



     

    To this day I will never forget this meal. After eating such a meal you can't do anything other than smile and feel thankful that you got to participate in such an experience. If you ever go to Seattle Washington, I highly recommend to try THE CRAB POT!! Yummmmmmmm! (:

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  • A truly inspiring man!

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    (continued) The circumstances surrounding the death of my uncle left our family with allot of questions and not many answers.We are only left to speculate or theorize what actually happened that day. When someone close to you dies, it helps to know how they died. Unfortunately for our family we weren't afforded the relief of knowing. It leaves an empty hole in your heart that never goes away. The only thing we can do is move on and carry on with our lives. He wouldn't want us carrying on being depressed or sad on his account. I'm sure he would want us do as he did. He would want us to never give up, and to inspire others to do the same. That is what I will do now and always do forever. We miss you Dave, but I promise to never give up!

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  • We lost a good man. Love you David Eville!

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  • (Rest in Peace David Eville, we will miss you forever)
     

     

    (continued) We were all so proud of that fish. Dave cleaned it and made it into fillets and gave all the meat to me. He didn't need more because he already had a freezer full. It was an epic fishing weekend, and we even discussed the next time we would go out again. The plans were set, but unfortunately it was time for me to go back home in Oregon.

    Dave personally drove me home in the jeep. It was a 3 hour drive from Olympia to Washington, but we just talked the whole way. Just before we pulled into my driveway in Salem Dave said something to me I will never forget.  He told me I was always welcome to stay with him, and that he loved having me around. I really felt like he wanted to say "I love you" but that wasn't his style. I said that I love coming to visit, and I exited the jeep with a big bag of salmon fillets. I waved to Dave, and he shouted out the window "See ya soon" and he drove off. That was the last time I would see Dave.

    The following weekend I was hanging out at home in Salem, and we received a call from my aunt. She said that Dave had went out fishing, but hadn't came home. His boat had been found on the beach almost near the Oregon border. It was fully intact but the men were missing. We all assumed since they were green Beret's, they were trained to survive and camp and live on the land etc, so they were probably camping somewhere until the next morning. We held our breaths and crossed our fingers hoping they would be ok.

    I later received a call that would change my life forever. My aunt called to inform me that my uncle Dave was found, and he had passed away. As she was telling me I could see it on the news as well. The boat that I had just been out in on the previous weekend was on my TV, laying on its side. I could hear the news report, and I could hear my aunt talking, but suddenly everything just went blank. I can only remember dropping to my knees in shock, and crying louder and harder than I ever have in my life. It was the saddest day I had ever experienced.

    (The following is a copy of a news article)


    Investigators can only speculate on what led to the deaths of three Fort Lewis soldiers in Willapa Bay, on southwest Washington's coast. 
    Dressed in casual clothes and wearing life preservers, the bodies of Sgt. First Class David Eville, First Sgt. Howard Hinkle and Sgt. First Class Robert Hulin were found at about 9 a.m. yesterday by Coast Guard helicopters. 
    Hinkle and Eville were members of the 1st Special Forces Group, while Hulin was in the 25th Infantry Division, according to a Fort Lewis news release. The Army did not disclose their ages or hometowns. 
    One was recovered from a mud flat about three miles south of Bay Center, on the east side of the bay. 
    The other two were on the western side of the bay near Leadbetter Point, about 75 yards apart. The men appeared to have died of hypothermia ? a lowering of body temperature. 
    In 55-degree water, the temperature of Willapa Bay yesterday, hypothermia takes between two and fInvestigators can only speculate on what led to the deaths of three Fort Lewis soldiers in Willapa ive hours, according to Coast Guard figures. 
    Their 20-foot boat had been spotted Saturday at 9 p.m. by a Bay Center woman who noticed it sitting upright on a mud flat at low tide, with no one aboard. 
    Inside the boat were a portable Global Positioning Unit, a cooler with uneaten lunches, binoculars, a first-aid kit and fishing gear. 
    One of the fishing rods was rigged with an orange flag, indicating the men may have tried to signal for help. 
    There was less than a foot of water in the boat. 
    The woman reported the boat's registration number, printed on the hull, to the Coast Guard. The wife of boat owner David Eville was then telephoned. She said her husband and two friends had left Olympia, where the Evilles live, at 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The men apparently drove to Westport and launched the boat around 6 a.m., a time deduced from the fact that the Coast Guard closed the Grays Harbor bar at 7:30 a.m. to vessels under 26 feet due to rough conditions. 
    After the boat was discovered Saturday night, a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched from Astoria. 
    Using night-vision goggles and a thermal-imaging system that detects heated objects, the five men aboard the helicopter searched Willapa Bay throughout the night, stopping only to refuel. A second Jayhawk from Astoria arrived after daylight and began searching the Pacific Ocean west of Willapa Bay. 
    "The mystery that everybody would like to know" the answer to, said Lt. Andy Eriks, a pilot aboard the second Coast Guard helicopter, which recovered two of the bodies, "is why would they leave the boat." 
    Circumstantial evidence gives only a hint of what might have happened. The signal flag. The cord on the secondary trolling motor that was pulled out as if someone had tried to start it, suggesting the possibility of engine problems. 
    The fact all three men had a chance to don life preservers. 
    But why were they out of the boat? Eriks thinks it may have been because of rough sea conditions at the mouth of Willapa Bay, which is pocked with shifting sand bars that, depending on waves, currents and wind, can toss up formidable waves. 
    The Coast Guard reported that seas were running 8 feet at the time of the accident, with a northwest wind of 15 knots. 
    "It can really get churned up out there, like a washing machine effect," Eriks said. "It can be tough to navigate for anyone. If you haven't done it before or grown up on the bay, getting in and out safely can be very difficult. With any amount of swell and surface chop, the chances are very high of your vessel being tipped over or running aground or both." 
    The men may have jumped ship to try to swim to shore or to avoid being aboard when a capsize appeared imminent, Eriks speculated. 
    After almost two decades in the Coast Guard, Eriks has been stationed at Astoria, flying rescue helicopters, the past two years. "Sure, it looks inviting," he said of the ocean. "Everybody likes to fish or be in and around the water, but you just can't take a chance out there." 
    He said the boat didn't have a radio or flares, two of the essential safety items (life preservers are the third) that every vessel should carry. 
    Another caveat: Stay with a vessel, Eriks said, even if it capsizes, because it is much easier to spot from the air than a swimmer. 

    (to be continued)

     

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  • On this day I learned the biggest lesson of my life.

  • Publisert: 01.05.2016, 15:07
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  • (Possibly the last picture ever taken of my uncle Dave)

     

    (continued) With only a couple hours of sleep, Daniel and I managed to pull it together and get our shoes and jacket on. Everything else was prepared and we hopped into the jeep which was running and already warm inside. Dave made it so convenient and easy for us when we went on fishing trips. It was about 5:30 am when we hit the road and headed to Willapa Bay, which is an excellent area for fishing along the coastline of Washington.

    The trip would probably take an hour or more, so Daniel quickly fell asleep in the front passenger seat in attempt to catch up on the missing sleep from the intense horror movie night we had. Its a beautiful drive from Olympia to Willapa Bay, so I tried to keep my eyes open for as long as I could. Dave played classic rock songs the whole way. The last thing I remember was the song Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival. I stretched out in the back seat and could see Dave smiling with his sunglasses on, tapping his fingers to the beat on the steering wheel. I knew he was excited to go fishing. It was so comfortable and nice, and I fell asleep.

    Just before we got to the destination, Dave woke us up as he stopped at a local shop. He had planned to get bait, and told us to go get any snacks and drinks we wanted and he would buy it. He was always generous like that. We quickly refueled with some energy drinks and chips, and headed to the boat launch which was just about 5 minutes away.

    We launched the boat and headed out to sea. It wasn't perfect weather, but it was still fantastic to be out on the open ocean. Dave pulled the throttle and we started really cruising. It was an amazing feeling. It started to rain but that didn't stop us. Dave opened a hatch on the roof of the boat and hung his head out so he could see better. It was getting a little bit choppy but we just started catching air on the waves. I could see the rain blasting Dave in the face, but he was just smiling away. I could tell he was pleased that he could show off his boat to his son and nephew.

    After cruising further out to sea, we came upon an area with allot of other boats. It was like an entire horizon of boats fishing. This was the area we had planned to fish. We pulled up and dropped our lines in the water, and kicked back a little bit. Still excited from the adrenaline of the boat ride, we were really motivated to catch something. The bight was slow, and we actually spent an hour with no bights. We decided to head to a less crowded area.

    Near the end of the day my uncle spotted a bight on one of the poles, grabbed it, set the hook, and handed it to me and told me to go for it. It was exhausting, and I must have been fighting it for a good half hour. Finally I was running out of gas, and my muscles were starting to quit working so I tried to hand it back to my uncle so he could help. He shouted at me "Don't give up its your fish you can do it!"I thought it was a little harsh, but I didn't want to let him down. Needless to say I fought that thing to the very end and hauled it in the boat and it was around 40 pounds. Biggest salmon I had caught in my life. It was also one of the most valuable lessons I will ever learn.  NEVER GIVE UP! Unfortunately, this lesson would come at a great cost. It would be the last fishing trip I ever take with Dave. (to be continued)



     

     

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  • The events that changed my life forever.

  • Publisert: 30.04.2016, 10:31
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  •  

     A Fishy Tale

    Good afternoon readers! Yes I promised to share something personal, so I intend to do just that. This story really means allot to me so I hope you enjoy it.

    I lived in Salem Oregon when this story takes place. My aunt, uncle and cousins lived up in Olympia Washington. It was always a treat when I got to visit my family up in Olympia. It was about a 3 hour drive from Salem to Olympia. Sometimes we would go several months without seeing each other due to the distance, but when we did, we had a blast!

    I got a call from my uncle Dave, and he asked me if I would like to come up and join him on a fishing trip. He said the king salmon were on the bight, and that it was a fantastic time to go fishing. Dave had gotten a new 20 foot Bayliner ski boat and was aching to take it out fishing every chance he could get. He was really excited to show it off, and take me and my cousin Daniel out in the ocean with it. I was definitely down, so we set the date and I prepared to take the train up to Washington for the weekend.

    I arrived in Olympia on the train, and as usual my uncle and cousins were there to pick me up. Everyone was always so glad to see me and it was so nice to get away and spend some quality time with my cousins. We always loved to get loud, sing and act crazy. When the cousins got together it was some of the best times. My uncle enjoyed it too, and was always inviting me and or my family up to stay and hang out. 

    Dave spent the whole day in the garage preparing fishing gear, making fishing rigs, putting new line on the fishing poles, getting the coolers ready for lunches and basically covering every aspect of everything we would need for the fishing trip. He lived for these moments. When he was in his garage he was in his element, and he always loved to share fishing trips with the family. He basically did everything so that we could just come along for the ride.

    Me and my cousin Daniel were going to join Dave for this epic fishing trip. We stayed up all night watching horror movies. We made a fort out of couch cushions, ate lots of snacks and soda, and just basically did horror movies and chill. We knew that we would have to get up at 5 am, but we just had to enjoy every moment together, so sleep wasn't important We probably stayed up till around 3 am and then finally  crashed.

    It felt like I had been asleep for maybe 5 minutes when I heard "Get your butts up boys!" I could see on the clock it was exactly 5:00 am .Daniel didn't move, and I could barely get up myself, but the excitement kicked in so I got up like a zombie and started getting ready. I yanked the blanket off Daniel and he still didn't move, so I blew my morning breath in his face and then he came alive!  I looked outside and could see the boat was attached to the Jeep, the tailgate was open, and all of the supplies were loaded. Everything was ready and all we had to do was get in! I was so excited, and I could barely wait to get cracking on some king salmon! (to be continued)

     

     

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  • I'm going to share something personal!

  • Publisert: 29.04.2016, 10:35
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  • Good day to you my lovely and fantastic readers! I hope you are enjoying your day. To my readers in Tromsø, please go out and enjoy this amazing T shirt weather after reading! We are so lucky to have this lovely sunshine. It's not often we see it like this in April, so seize the moment while you can! Todays blog is the beginning of what is to come over the weekend. I am going to tell you a story about something that affected mine and my familys life immensely. Its a story about someone who meant allot to me and I plan to share it with you. So please my dear readers, enjoy the sunshine, and tune in over the weekend because I have an amazing, heartbreaking, and exciting story in store for you! Have a great day!

  • Publisert: 29.04.2016, 10:35
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  • Hvorfor har ingen fortelle meg at jeg var feit?

  • Publisert: 28.04.2016, 11:19
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  • Here is a picture of my cousin and I back in 2012. It was during one of my Christmas visits.Yes everybody is smiling and having a good time but on the inside I didn't feel so good about myself. I was unemployed at this time. I think it was just before I got the job at Rema 1000. I had allot of back pain and had been taking lots of pain killers to cover it up. Most likely too many. I knew I was getting overweight, but didn't realize how bad it was. I was almost exactly 200 lbs. One thing that surprises me is that no one ever mentioned to me that I was fat.

    Maybe it just seemed natural to everyone, but still someone could have said hey by the way your face looks really fat bro! Either way I felt that something wasn't right and I started thinking about my health. I tried several diets like South beach diet, Herballife, and Visalus just to name a few. Some of it had an effect but none of it really changed my lifestyle. I loved to drink soda with sugar every day and all day. I loved lots of carbs and eating cookies and chips throughout the day every day. When I got the job at Rema 1000 things started to change. In the beginning I was the fat guy huffing and puffing and sweating through every day of work.  

    Walking 15000 or more steps a day, and every single day was helping me to burn off some of the fat. I lost allot of weight and after a couple years it was a significant difference. I still didn't feel healthy and was still feeling fat. In 2016 I got fed up and decided that I'm not getting any younger. I'm approaching 42 and I don't want to be disabled or a diabetic as I become an old man, so I decided to completely eliminate sugar from my diet for 100 days. I figured I might as well start hitting the gym more often and eating a bit healthier while I am at it so I can actually make a difference. This is the event that changed me. Now I am more aware of what I am putting into my body. I never drink soda with sugar anymore and very rarely I eat a cookie or a piece of cake for desert. Since that picture in 2012 I have lost about 40 pounds.

    It didn't happen overnight, about 4 years to be exact. Things are starting to turn around about how I feel about myself. I still feel fat, and am waiting for my 6 pack to start showing through. It used to be a 1 pack but now at least its a 2 pack. I'm not brave enough to post a picture without a shirt on but maybe someday I can do that. I would love to inspire others to do things to feel good about their body. I feel good and I would love for you to feel good too. The key is never giving up. Keep doing something every single day and eventually it adds up and makes a difference. If you have any questions or need any advice I am more than willing to help. I'm not an expert so we are in this together, but I can be there for you if you need it! Stay strong and keep trying! Have a splendid fabulous awesome day and thanks for reading!

  • Publisert: 28.04.2016, 11:19
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  • The story behind this thing...

  • Publisert: 27.04.2016, 13:43
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  • Wow this thing. Where to start? I don't even know what to call it. Balance Board, El-board, Hoverboard, are just a few names it has. I had originally planned to get one of these for my stepdaughter for Christmas. I searched online for all of the websites in Norway. Eventually I came across one that was offering these boards really cheap and even cheaper with a black Friday deal. The cheapest ones were called bear-buddy or something like that and came in pink and with the black friday deal it was 1,500 kroners. I decided that I could actually afford that one and since it was pink it would be perfect to give Ylva for christmas. I used paypal and ordered it at the end of November. A couple weeks passed and I didn't see or hear of anything more from the website I bought it from. I checked my Paypal statement and it said "item has been shipped". I contacted the seller and he apologized and told me that he had gotten scammed from an overseas company when he ordered his supply of boards. He assured me that he found a new supplier and that in a short time I should have it. I was extremely skeptical. Things got a little stressful and I kept in contact with the seller every day. Eventually a facebook group was formed with many people who felt they had been scammed and didn't get their boards that they payed for. I did some research on the seller of the boards and apparently he had been on a popular TV show called Luksusfellen.. Its a show about people who make bad mistakes with money and go bankrupt and attempt to rebuild their lives and money. It was a bad sign that perhaps I had been ripped off. I kept it cool and managed to call the seller. He promised me that I would get it just in time for Christmas. He also promised that due to my wait, he would upgrade the board from one of the cheaper Buddy-bear to the much more expensive and nicer Smart board. Eventually Christmas was less than a week away and I didn't get anything. I gave up and made a paypal claim against the seller to try and retrieve my money back. Don't worry, I didn't let my stepdaughter down I still got her some nice Christmas gifts. 

    IT Finally Arrived in the Mail!!



    I couldn't believe it. It actually arrived in the mail near the end of January. I canceled the paypal claim and was completely shocked that it actually came. Christmas was passed and Ylva had already got Christmas gifts so now I have this thing for myself. I was extremely pleased that he had indeed upgraded it up to the nicer board with the Samsung battery in it.  Apparently if it doesn't have a good battery it can blow up or catch on fire. Due to the streets covered in snow, I had to test it out in the warehouse at work. It didn't end well on my first try and lets just say my ass didn't feel good after that. Now most of the snow is gone and there is open streets and parking lots everywhere. I guess I have no excuse. Time to get my balance on!! Have a fantastic day thanks for reading!

  • Publisert: 27.04.2016, 13:43
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  • Me and slash say its important to stay positive!

  • Publisert: 26.04.2016, 10:19
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  • As long as I have lived in Norway, there is one thing that has kept me going and that is  keeping positive. It is my key to surviving the dark, the cold,.and some of the tough times. There are so many things that can be thrown into our lives path, and many of them can seem negative. Darkness can be beautiful if you look at it the right way. Snow may be cold, but sometimes it looks really nice in the moonlight. Yes everything is expensive in Norway but at least we get paid better wages than other places. You can trick your mind into being happy if you just think positively. It is a tool that can be mastered with a positive mind. Be thankful for what you have and don't dwell on the things you don't have. Dwelling on negative things will eat you up inside and that is not a way to live.Take each day for what its worth and appreciate the things that are good. Look for the good in everything. And with that said I would like to share with you a picture of my favorite food taken at my favorite restaurant Rå Sushi!



    Tacos used to be my favorite but sushi has become my new all time favorite. I can't ever get enough sushi!! LOVE IT! Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading!

  • Publisert: 26.04.2016, 10:19
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  • Monday: A Poem by Jason Armstrong

  • Publisert: 25.04.2016, 12:12
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  • Monday

    Welcome back my friend it has been a whole week.

    Today is the beginning of the highest peak.

    Start the day with some coffee and a gym routine.

    Thinking positive would be most keen.

    Put on a smile and your work uniform.

    We will survive this long weeks storm.

    Take each day one at a time.

    Look forward to the weekend and you'll be just fine.

    Enjoy this day for what it is my friend.

    It always returns in the end.

     

    This one goes out to any of my friends who work full time and struggle to survive the work week! Have a superb monday!

     

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  • Yes I am also the CAKE BOSS!

  • Publisert: 24.04.2016, 15:18
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  • (continued) Yet another one of my responsibilities at work is managing and ordering the cakes. Its actually one of the fun parts of my job. Every day I fill up and set prices on cakes at my little cake display. I have tested every one of them and can say that my personal favorite is cheesecake. I order cakes from 2 different companies. One is called Pedersen and the other called Mesterbakeren. On a daily basis I take inventory and see what cakes we have left to sell. The cakes have a date on them, and should be sold before they expire. I try and time it perfectly so that none get wasted but at the same time sell as many as possible. I think I do a pretty good job but am always trying to find ways to improve. Cake is great, I mean who doesn't like cake? NOBODY!  Have a caketastic day!

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  • Tromsø Snow: A poem by: Jason Armstrong

  • Publisert: 23.04.2016, 01:24
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  •  

    Good ole snow why are you here?

    When I went to sleep the skys were clear.

    Now I awake to a winter wonderland.

    I'm sick of snow, don't you understand?

    You always trick me at this time of year.

    You make me believe that spring is near.

    It's been the same for 10 years in a row.

    I think I'm getting used to the Tromsø snow

     

    This is a special poem just for my Tromsø readers. Have a snowtabulous day!

  • Publisert: 23.04.2016, 01:24
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  • I left America for this cutie Pie!

  • Publisert: 22.04.2016, 10:37
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  • (continued) Not many people would leave their country and move across the world for love, but that is exactly what I did. This girl here is my hero. She is the strongest woman I have ever met. Her life has been a struggle from the moment she was born. She was born with  hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida and was fighting to stay alive at birth. She had multiple surgeries and operations to begin her life, and has had many others throughout her life.

    She has spent so much time in the hospital that we can just call it her second home. Lets just say god dealt her a bad hand to start with, but does that stop her from smiling? Never! This girl has continued to fight her entire life. From being picked on in school to not having allot of positive support growing up, this girl has never stopped smiling. If you met her in person she would just make you smile. You would never guess that she is disabled if someone didn't tell you. She has been through so much in her life that many would have just given up. I am so glad she didn't give up,she hung in there long enough for me to come.
    Tonje and I are like two peas in a pod! She loves me and accepts me for who I am and doesn't try to change me in any way, and I do the same for her. When I look at Tonje I don't see the disabilities, I only see that beautiful smile and that beautiful heart. Our relationship isn't perfect, but no one has everything perfect. I can honestly say that it is almost perfect and almost perfect is the best I have ever had! Tonje, thank you for letting me have a chance to come be with you, and for giving me the opportunity to be part Norwegian.  I love you my dear sweet wife! Hip Hip hurrah to 11 years and 50 more to come! (to be continued)

  • Publisert: 22.04.2016, 10:37
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  • The sweetest Rema 1000 Party you could ever imagine!

  • Publisert: 21.04.2016, 11:46
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  • (continued) In June of 2014 I was invited to one of the sweetest parties I have ever attended. The reason for the party was because Rema 1000 beat one of Norways biggest market chains called Coop to become the 2nd best grocery store in Norway It was an all expenses paid trip for 9000 Rema 1000 employees. It was estimated that the owner of Rema 1000 used 50 million kroners if not more to pay for this event.We got to fly to a place called Holmenkollen where we were treated to a full day of food, dancing, live acts and FUN! We were treated like VIP's in every sense. I even got to get my picture taken with celebrities!

    We spent the whole day in Holmenkollen eating, dancing, and listening to live music like Donkey Boy, Kurt Nilsen, and Nico and Vinz! We had so much fun all day long and it was a perfect day full of sunshine. At the end of the day we took a bus to a large venue called Telenor Arena! This is where the fun went through the roof. We were treated to the most fantastic meal, and even given a cool bracelet that lights up during special moments of the event 

    We danced and partied and drank for free all night and everyone had an amazing time! We got to witness special guests like Carpe Diem, Delillos and even a special appearance and motivational boost from the leader of Rema 1000 himself, Mr. Rema Reitan! At the end of the day we got to stay the night in a nice hotel. It was by far the highest point of my career as a Rema 1000 employee. (to be continued)

     

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  • More scary Rema stories!

  • Publisert: 20.04.2016, 11:09
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  • (continued) Customers really expect the world from grocery store workers. They want low prices, to not wait in line, friendly customer service, every item they are looking for, full shelves and much more. When they come and complain to you about the price of ground meat, they usually aren't thinking about what you have been through on that particular day. While getting assaulted, disrespected, yelled at, or called names might be on my mind, that customer only cares about that you have ran out of their favorite can of beer.

    Sometimes its hard to put on a smile and find them an alternative or a solution, but that is what we are expected to do. One day I was minding my own business and having a pretty decent day at work, and a customer pointed out to me that a man was opening up a bag of frozen biscuits in the back. So I head back there and sure enough there is this man making a sandwich with meats and cheeses and attempting to crunch through the frozen bread. He looked to be at least drunk and if not more. I said excuse me sir whats going on? He replied "gå til helvete jeg spiser middag" (go to hell I'm eating dinner). I said sure ok well do you plan to pay for these frozen biscuits? "Du kan sette dem opp i ræva (you can put those up your ass) he says. I thought hmm I will always go the extra mile for a customer but sticking frozen biscuits up my ass is where I draw the line. Maybe a carrot or a hot dog but I just wont do that I'm sorry. So I pushed the button to call security. Ten minutes goes past, and no security and now I have to take customers at the register because the lines were getting long. Then I see the frozen biscuits man waiting in line, swaying from side to side with a carton of vanilla sauce desert topping in his hand. He cracked it open and started gulping it down like it was a beer. I picked up the phone and called security again and they answered. I said whats going on, I pushed the button where are you guys? He says oh you pushed the button? Is something wrong at the store? I yelled of course there is I need help come right away! Eventually the man made his way to the front of the line and then looked me in the eye. He raised his fist up and started coming back behind the counter. I instantly had flashes of me having to punch an older man in the face. He yelled at me"du ser ut som en fitte "(you look like a pussy), and then started to take a swing at me. Just in the nick of time security showed up and grabbed him on the shoulder and pulled him away from back behind the counter. I really don't know what happened with that guy but luckily I have never seen him again.

    In Norway they have a strange rule that all alcohol sales stop at 8 pm on weekdays and 6 pm on Saturday. We have to cover up the beer with curtains and make it so customers cant access it. I have been yelled at and called names and cussed at so many times due to this policy, as if I made the rules in Norway. I have caught people climbing under the curtain and attempting to fill their pockets with alcohol, and I cant even count how many times people have tried to bribe me to sell them alcohol after closing time, and they get mad if I don't do it. One day a poor man asked me if he could get some help with a little free food. I said sure I will go see what I can round up for you. I didn't have a good feeling about it because I have helped him before and he wasn't grateful, but I did it anyways because he simply needs help. As I was collecting the bag of free food for him I was told that had been going around the store stealing, so I had to go confront him. He was tall, scary looking, unstable, possibly drunk or high and maybe 300 pounds. I politely asked him if he grabbed any extra food into his pocket. He flipped out took off his shirt and raised his fists to my face. He called me a horse dick and wanted to fight me in the middle of the store. When he was yelling at me he spit on my face. I didn't back down and didn't show that I was scared but I was really shaken from this event. We ended up calling the police and I think he was told that it wasn't cool and then let go. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. I haven't seen that guy since and I hope I never do.

    These are just a few of the things I go through on an almost daily basis. Luckily for every 1 problem customer there is 1000 happy and friendly customers. I still have a long list of these horror stories, but I think it is time you heard about some awesome and happy work related experiences! (to be continued) Have a superb day my friend!

  • Publisert: 20.04.2016, 11:09
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  • Horror stories from Rema

  • Publisert: 19.04.2016, 11:49
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  • (continued) Yes sometimes stress can make you want to pull your hair out. Lucky for me I haven't done that yet! It is a little bit crazy the things I must go through to work at a little grocery store. As if its not enough when you work at one of the busiest stores in town, half of the customers don't speak English or the native language of Norwegian, your boss demands you to give 110% every day at the highest tempo possible, but then there comes the customers who cause problems.

    I have worked at Walmart, Fred Meyer, coffee shops, Red Lobster, Applebees and more, but I have never experienced so many customers that behave so poorly. Don't get me wrong, there are many customers that love me and appreciate me, but there are those that hate me. I have been called dritt sek (shit bag) hest kuk (horse dick) and mannshit (man shit) for one reason or another. Sometimes its as simple as because something is to expensive (nothing is cheap in norway) or sometimes it's something bigger because I wont allow them to steal.

    One time I politely asked a customer to not eat the strawberries because they are not there as a free sample. Said customer began to melt down, and told me that the other boss lets them eat strawberries. She started to cry and began causing a scene in the store.

    Another time a customer became irate because the employee at the register said "thank you" in English to him. He demanded that we live in Norway and we should only speak Norwegian. He came behind the counter and tried to attack one of my employees. I had to position myself between the employee and the irate customer. The customer was yelling obscene things and even threatened my colleagues life if he should ever find him on the street. It was scary but I managed to defuse the situation. I protected one of my employees because I always got their back.

     Some customers get pissed if you don't ask them if they want a bag, and others become irritated if you ask them if they do want a bag. Its a little bit funny how much drama can be created over a pose (bag). One customer likes to walk in and grab a six pack of beer and walk out without even trying to hide it. One day I seen him walking in and head straight to the beer. I said excuse me but you are not allowed in the store so you need to just go out (in Norwegian). He said "I will go out", and then grabbed a six pack of beer and started walking out. He continued to walk past the register without paying and did the "speak to the hand" gesture at the guys sitting in the register. I grabbed him by the jacket and said nah man you need to come with me and he spun around and punched me in the arm and walked out.

    One day I will never forget. It had been a long day full of stress and hard work. I seen a customer walking around with a massive sack slung over his shoulder. I had seen him steal before so i confronted him and asked if I could check in his bag. He ignored me..I tried speaking to him in both languages and he still ignored me. Finally he responded and told me to go to hell and to F off as he grabbed a bottle of coke and walked out the front door. I wasn't so concerned about the coke, but I really didn't feel like being disrespected so I followed him as I began to call some backup. He started running so I decided to chase him. My big ring of keys on my hip was flying around and I really was running as hard as I can while attempting to use the phone. I actually caught up to him in an alley and there he dropped his bag and turned around and came at me with his fists up. I wasn't in the mood for fighting with fists so I turned around and ran the other way.. Then he stopped chasing me and took off running again. I decided to give up because it wasn't really worth it. Out of breath and all sweaty from the chase I stood there a little bit in shock. Suddenly the phone in my pocket rang and it was another employee urging me to come to take the other register because there was a long line back at the store. I took off running again and ran straight into the store and took my seat at the register. Needless to say this set my brain on fire and it was difficult to think for the rest of the night.

    Thirty minutes before closing time I was taking care of the cash and locking it away in the safe. There had been a problem with the safe for a long time where it didn't want to open properly. To get it to open would require you to enter the code and try to open it 10 to 20 times. My brain was cooked, and I couldn't think straight and now it was time to close and I couldn't open the safe. Lets just say my stress levels were through the roof. Eventually I got it open and was so stressed to go and complete  closing the store that I forgot to remove my hand from the top of the door of the safe when I closed it. I heard this loud cracking sound and I instantly went into shock. OUCH!! I tried to convince myself it wasn't a big deal and hopefully the cracking sound was just like when you crack your knuckles. My fingertip instantly started turning blue and swelling up. I had to finish closing the store for 30 minutes with what I would later find out was a crushed bone in my finger.It would be my first and only time of taking sick leave at work. These are just a few examples of customers behaving badly and the things I go through  at work. I have so many more (to be continued) Have a lovely day friends!

  • Publisert: 19.04.2016, 11:49
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  • Like a Boss!

  • Publisert: 18.04.2016, 12:27
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  • (continued) When I got my job, one of the biggest responsibilities given to me was that of being the night boss. I am the only person in our store who works full time on the night shift. I work from 3 to 11:30 ish everyday with Sundays off and every other Saturday and every other Wednesday off. I basically run the entire show for half of the day. I don't have any assistant managers or anyone else to turn to to help make decisions. It is all me almost every single day. I spend allot of time cleaning up after the day shift. Emptying trash cans, cleaning up the break room, doing dishes, maintaining the warehouse and bottle return room, taking care of the returns (aka one of my other given responsibilities), ordering and managing cakes bread and baguettes (yet another one of my given responsibilities), confirming payments for bread online, taking customers at the register, filling out fruit, fresh meats, bread, and dry goods onto the shelves,  receiving deliveries of fruit with an electric jack, to list just a few of things I am required to do every day.

    We have a revolving door of employees who get paid by NAV and come and work as a practice. They come and go every few months and I am required to train them. If I don't train them good enough, I get spoken to about how I can fix them. I take the responsibility and have to find a way to turn them from a couch potato into a functioning worker who can get things done as good as me or at least almost as good as me. Generally as soon as I get them trained they are finished with the practice, and I have to start over with some new ones. It is quite difficult because I cant just come to work and know that the team around me will do what needs to be done so that I can focus on what I need to do.  I would call it a struggle.

    I have to be on the go full time and on top of everyone working to make sure things don't fall apart. We run a tight ship, and the least amount of employees possible are afforded to the night shift to save on money. Every day I get a list of everything I am expected to get done, and almost every day before I start my shift I am given a list of the things I didn't do good enough, and occasionally a mention of something I did well. The mention of things I need to do better has decreased over the years because I have gotten better at my job, and I spend every moment trying to do the right thing. It's not my favorite way to start  the day finding out what I can do better but I guess it is part of the learning process. Another aspect of my job is securing the store.

    When I'm not taking care of everything else I am expected to be vigilant against thieves. This is also a struggle. In Norway the laws are so lenient that thieves get away with much more than I am used to. I spend allot of time stopping thieves, talking to them, sometimes reporting them to the police (although it never helps), and recovering stolen items and or making thieves pay for what they attempted to steal. It's really a struggle and I have to do it all alone most of the time. Now I have worked at my job for about 3 years and have never been late. I have never called in sick, and the only time I had to take some sick leave was when I slammed my finger in the money safe and broke it. The doctor demanded that I take some time off so I did just that. I enjoy being the boss, and I feel that I get allot of respect from the employees who work around me. It takes allot energy to keep things going every day into the late hours of the night.

    I do the night shift because in Norway if you work at a job after 6pm you get a little bit extra per hour. This is the only additional money I get for all of my additional responsibilities.. I have gotten used to this money which is about 3800 kroner per month (400 dollars). Don't get excited because 400 dollars  might sound good in america but in Norway it's mediocre. Especially when I have to give up most of my free time and my life keep doing the night shift. Due to bills I cant go without this extra money and therefore I am stuck on the night shift with no other option than to keep doing it. I often feel like I am missing out on allot, and should be spending more time with my wife. Lucky for me Tonje is very supportive, and has dinner ready for me at midnight when I come home. We relax with some dinner and maybe a Tv show and then go to bed just to start it over again then ext day.

    I feel like I have gotten very good at my job as the night boss but I can always learn more. I feel like I can be great at anything I put my mind to, but sometimes I wonder if this is what I was meant to do or if there is something better for me out there. For now I just keep putting on that blue uniform, keep up that smile (even if I have to fake it) and just keep on rocking as the night boss! (to be continued) I hope you have a fabulous day!

  • Publisert: 18.04.2016, 12:27
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  • Jeg hjelper de fattige i Tromsø

  • Publisert: 17.04.2016, 11:41
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  • When I was given my job at Rema 1000 one of the responsibilities placed on my shoulders was the chore of taking care of all returns. Every package that gets damaged, every pack of meat that goes out of date every single item that goes in the trash is managed and disposed of by me. I have a station in the warehouse where all of the items are placed and I am expected to take care of it. I do not get any extra pay, and I do not get any help with this responsibility. 

     I use a little pocket computer and scan the bar code of every item and make sure it gets disposed of. There is no good time to do this during my work shift because technically there is usually something more important that needs to be done. If i skip a day then piles of raw meat sit on the shelves and start to stink up the place, so every day I have to make the perfect judgment call as to when to take care of this task. It's the job that no one recognizes or says thank you for doing it, and in general no one considers they guy who has to clean it all up when they throw bottles of leaking oil on the shelf, or dripping packages of fish, broken open packages of cat food, crushed eggs, containers of yogurt etc. Its a job that gives no reward, little thanks, and takes up my time.

    I'm not even allowed to help myself to any of the damaged goods that might be salvageable. But there is one silver lining to this chore. I was given the green light to manage goods which can be saved and given to the needy. My Rema 1000 is located right in the center of the city where anybody  and everybody hangs out. Tromsø has a fair share of drug addicts, alcoholics, homeless, and jobless people. Most of these people are poor for one reason or another. Many of them sell a street magazine called Virkelig which helps them make some extra money. Unfortunately it isn't enough money to buy food after buying drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol and they are left desperate to find some food. Many of them resort to stealing. Yes I know that in most cases their choices have lead them to the situation they are in, and it is no excuse to remain in that situation, but no one should go hungry. These are human beings, and no human should walk around being hungry when piles and piles of perfectly good food are being thrown into the trash every single day. Many of these people now know that they can come in and ask for Jason, and I can go back to the warehouse to see if I can drum up something for them to eat. It is a win win situation because it helps keep them from resorting to stealing, and we save money on the trash bill since we aren't filling up the containers with this stuff.

    Even though I don't get paid anything extra to take care of this job, I believe the reward comes within. The feeling that I am helping someone who needs help is my only reward but a fantastic reward. I'm very thankful that I get to help these people. These are people with good hearts that just need some extra positive support. When I give them a bag of food I usually touch base with them and see how things are going. I try to encourage them to do something more with their lives, and get out of the situation they are in so that they don't have to continue coming in and asking for the leftovers.

    If you are someone who works at a grocery store, and has access to the trash, I CHALLENGE YOU TO DO THE SAME AS ME! Try and make an arrangement so you can help out these desperate souls who just want something to eat. Talk to your boss or your manager and convince them that you can save money on the trash bill, put a dent in the loss due to theft, and at the same time help people out by simply sharing the trash! I usually don't ask , but please share this blog. If we spread this around maybe it can become a regular thing! Talk about it to your friends or family that might work at a grocery store and encourage them to help the needy in one way or another! 

  • Publisert: 17.04.2016, 11:41
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  • 100 dager uten sukker fullført

  • Publisert: 16.04.2016, 11:24
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  • (continued) Yes we did it! I really never thought it was possible but we completed 100 days without sugar. Tonje had a couple hiccups and I actually had a hiccup on the first day but other than that we literally changed how we live our lives.

    On the first day I nearly made it through the day but at the last second I couldn't take it and I ate a piece of bread with some peanut butter on it that had sugar in it. Other than that I didn't cheat once. I had so many opportunities to cheat but I somehow managed to keep it real! We managed to go to the movies without eating any candy. We completed a birthday party which had 3 different cakes without eating a single bite.

     I eventually used some sugar substitutes like honey and fruit. I also cured some late night cravings with some sugar free soda, and water with sugar free flavorings. I never realized that almost everything you buy at the store has sugar in it. Good luck finding a potato chip that doesn't have sugar in it. Not to mention almost every bread has sugar. During this 100 days I decided to step up my GYM game and started working out more. We also started eating more home cooked food rather than finished food like tv dinners and pizza.

    In the end I lost 17 pounds and Tonje lost 4 or 5! Upon completing the 100th day we decided to have a treat and eat some cookies. It was actually a mistake. After 4 cookies I felt sick and wanted to throw up. Before I could eat a whole box of cookies no problem. Now I feel more alert. I am avoiding sugar as much as possible and still aiming for natural sugar alternatives rather than refined sugar. I can think clearer and some of my back aches and pains aren't as bad.

    My energy levels are more stable and I can last longer throughout the work day. I truly believe that sugar is one of the most addicting and most damaging substances on the planet, but just like anything else it can be overcome, and the results on the body and mind are very noticeable. I still plan to indulge in something yummy from time to time but just like all things you must take it in moderation. It feels good to set out and accomplish this. It also sets a good example for others, and hearing that others have followed in our footsteps feels great. Perhaps you should give it a go! I challenge you! (to be continued) I hope you have a healthy happy and prosperous day!

  • Publisert: 16.04.2016, 11:24
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  • Tonje goes to America!

  • Publisert: 15.04.2016, 10:28
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  • (continued) In 2015 it finally happened. I got to bring my wife to America so she could meet my family! I had been living in Norway for 10 years and unfortunately this hadn't happened sooner. In the first years while living in Norway I traveled back to the US alone. I usually went once a year at Christmas time. We really couldn't afford for me to go but I just couldn't bare it, so I put the trips on credit so I could at least gain some sanity back and go see my family. It's not the cheapest round trip ticket, about 2000 dollars but it was just something I needed to do. Every year I wished we could afford to both go, but it just didn't work out. Finally after working full time for 2 years at Rema 1000 I was afforded a nice summer vacation pay.

    We put our minds to it and got our tickets. It was quite the adventure traveling across the world together. It was really nice having someone I know to sit by on the plane. I had traveled alone so many times and this time I actually had a shoulder to lean on during the long flight. It was so wonderful when my family finally got to meet Tonje. I had so many things I wanted to show her. We went to Taco bell, Arbys, Fred Meyer, Walmart, Target, Costco and Dominoes pizza just to name a few. All these were common to me but fascinating to Tonje. We went to a water park that has roller coasters called Wild Waves. We went to a dormant volcano called Mt. Rainier.

    We took part in my cousins wedding. We went to a casino which was fun but we didn't become rich unfortunately. We even got to meet 2 new baby cousins and that was the first time for the both of us. During our visit in Washington and Oregon they were going through a record heat wave. It was really hot but we welcomed the heat. After being ice cold in Norway for so many years it was wonderful to thaw out in America. This trip had to have been one of the highest points in my whole life. I was so happy I could bring her there to meet my family. My family welcomed her with open arms and everybody loved her and treated her as if she has always been part of the family. Now that part of me has converted to Norwegian, I think part of Tonje has converted to American! (to be continued)

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  • Flashback:Hopp I Havet (Jump in the ocean) Video

  • Publisert: 14.04.2016, 23:56
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    (continued) In 2014 a strange phenomenon took place throughout the world. I believe it all started in Norway. This phenomenon later spread across the world and eventually turned it to the much weaker version (the ice bucket challenge) One person would make a video of them self as they jump in to the ice cold waters of Norway. It was the jump in the ocean challenge. First you challenge all your friends to do it and if they don't do it within 24 hours, they owe you something. Money, alcohol, and lunch were some of the things mentioned. I have decided to relaunch my video to you and show the moment I realized I have become a crazy viking. After this day I truly felt like I had become a full on Norwegian citizen. (continued)

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  • I got me a full time job at Rema 1000!

  • Publisert: 13.04.2016, 19:58
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    (cotinued) I was quickly approaching 90 days on my job practice at Rema 1000. I did everything I possibly could to impress everyone around me, especially the boss. I was never late once and never called in sick. I forgot how many times I talked to the boss about giving me a regular job, but it may have been borderline annoying. When you want a job, you have to show that you want it and that's exactly what I did.

    During the final weekend of my practice, I was invited out to have some drinks with the boss. It was just going to be a beer, but well we basically lost track of how many we had. Lets just say we had a fantastic time! Eventually he told me that there was a full time job coming up for me if I wanted it. I nearly crapped my pants! It was bro hugs and high fives for the rest of the night, not to mention many more drinks! I got to celebrate in style, and look forward to having a full time job again! A previous employee would be moving to another job, so I would take over his responsibilities and some others. I was given the responsibilities of Night Manager, Bread and Cakes Manager, and I also was put in charge of managing the returns and  goods that go out of date or get a damaged package and can no longer be sold.

    I would begin working full time from 3pm to 11pm. It was an extremely tall order, but I met the challenge face on and took it with a do your best every single day approach. It felt great to have a full time job again, and a somewhat stable place to live. Now if I could just hang on to this job and possibly live in one house for more than a year then I would be super happy! (to be continued)

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  • Job practice at Rema 1000 & Moving to Strandvegen!

  • Publisert: 12.04.2016, 12:26
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  • (continued) I never imagined where a job practice at Rema 1000 would lead me but I was determined for it to lead to only 1 thing.. A permanent full time job. I would NEVER GIVE UP! I was to work full time every week day from 8am to 4pm on a 3 month contract. I would get paid roughly half of what a regular employee would get, and  NAV (state welfare) would pay me.

    This situation is a win win for the employer because they get a full time employee at no cost, except for the cost of a uniform. On my first day I found out that I wasn't the only one on job practice. There were several others working daily, trying to impress the boss and get a permanent job. I was very out of shape. I hadn't been to the gym for years, hadn't worked for a couple years, I was in allot of debt due to taking trips home to America on credit, and I was soon to be homeless if I didn't find a new place for me and Tonje to live.

    Everything was really stacked against me, and I had only one way to go, up. I took the opportunity and started firing my engine on all cylinders. In the beginning my duties consisted of helping fill out pallets of fruit and vegetables, helping fill up the cigarette cases with cigarettes and tobacco, going over dates of fresh meats to find things to soon expire, general cleaning and organizing, and whatever else the boss asked me to do.

    I did every task like it was an opportunity to show how good I am. We were urged to work at a high tempo, so I did just that. I worked at the highest tempo I could, despite the fact of being fat, and sweaty most of the time. I started pumping out cases of fruit like a champion. Always trying to do things faster, better, and more effective than everyone else. After finishing the first day I had a a blister on each foot, my back felt like it had been trampled on from an elephant, and I didn't think I could make it through another day.

    Of course I put it all behind me, put on the blue uniform, and got back at it again the next day.I walked on top of the blisters for the first week, I felt like I had ran a marathon. I honestly considered taking a sick day or two, but that just isn't my style. I wanted to prove that I was reliable, so I just kept pushing and pushing. After 2 weeks I was given the opportunity to work at the register. This would be a massive challenge. This is where the workers on practice go as soon as they get a grasp of the layout of the store.

    The praktikant (job practicers) typically get put at the register so they can run that area of the store while the people with full time jobs can run the rest of the store. It was a challenge to learn the system used at the register, and I wasn't given a whole lot of training. Its like being thrown into the water and learning to swim for the first time. Being the customer friendly person that I am, working at the register became a breeze. Learning the different types of cigarettes and tobacco was quite a challenge but eventually it was a snap. I got so good at  working at the register, I was soon put there almost full time every day.

    I will never forget the day I went straight to the main register at 8am and continued working at the same spot all day for roughly 8 hours. That day a full time employee called in sick, so the boss asked me if I would mind staying for 2 more hours. I was offered the chance to come in 2 hours late the following day. Whenever a potential boss asks you do do something, you do it with a smile. Even if it sucks. I didn't want to let him down, so I accepted the offer, and ended up  taking customers at the main register for almost 10 hours total. 

    Time was running out at our apartment at fagereng, so we had to make a desperate move. I put a picture of me and Tonje with an add in Nordlys. (local newspaper). The add stated that we were looking for an apartment. I was actually surprised with the feedback we got. Now people were contacting me rather than me contacting them. It even helped that some people recognized me from working on practice at Rema 1000. Eventually it happened, we were offered an apartment on Strandvegen.

    They said we weren't allowed animals but we convinced them to let us have 2 cats. The owner of the house warned us that the house may be sold at some point, and possibly demolished to make room for new apartments eventually. We were offered a 1 year contract with the possibly of extending it depending on how things go. Things were starting to come together, and it felt good. Now if I could just turn this job practice into a full time paying job. (to be continued) Thanks for reading I hope you have an inspiring day! 

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  • Fagereng was lovely but the stay was short.

  • Publisert: 11.04.2016, 10:59
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    (continued) We enlisted the help of Tonjes uncle Roy , and her dad, and the missionaries again to help us move. It feels like each time we move we have even more stuff to move with us. Its funny how that happens. Our new apartment was small but very nice and a large improvement from what we had at Sommarøy. It had easy bus access and was a short walking distance from a store. It also had very nice nature all around. There is a walking/skiing track that runs just up the hill from our back yard. There was also a massive cemetery just a short walking distance from our place. We enjoyed walking through the cemetery when we needed a peaceful walk.

    I continued with my job practice at the cafeteria, and it was much easier to take the bus which only took about 20 minutes. We even had our own parking place in a large garage but sadly we don't have a car so it just sat there looking pretty like a pretty parking place should. Eventually our apartment needed to have showings so that people who were interested in buying it could come look at it. This was one of the most uncomfortable experiences we ever faced. We had to clean our apartment perfect like a hotel, and then leave for a while so that strangers and real estate agents could come walk around. We had to put our cats outside even though they weren't much of outside cats. We really hated this part of our stay at Fagereng, but we knew it would happen so we just had to deal with it.

    We were crossing our fingers that no one would buy the place, because then we would have to move again. We got to live there for about a year, and then the news came. The apartment was sold and we had 3 months to move again. Stress and anxiety levels hit the roof. We already knew how hard it was to find an apartment, but now we had to head back into the market and find something new. My job practice was going well, but I just had this feeling that it wouldn't lead to a job. I had heard from a friend that there was a nice young man running the Rema 1000 (a grocery store) in the city and that he might offer me a practice there  and or possibly a job. I decided to go have a chat with him. His name was Kevin and he was really friendly and positive. He seemed slightly skeptical, but said sure, come and have a practice starting at the beginning of the following month.

    With a new job in the works, we set out to find a new apartment. We applied everywhere possible. We went to many viewings. It was so hard to find an apartment. Soon it was time to move again, and also time to start a new job practice at Rema 1000. (to be continued) Thanks for reading!

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  • I told Slash that we had to move again. Fagereng here we come!

  • Publisert: 10.04.2016, 16:35
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  • (continued) Eventually Nav contacted me and wanted to push my pursuit for a job even further. They would continue to pay me in a program that prepares you to find a job. They requested that I join a praksis (job practice) at a cafeteria for the university.  It turned out to be one extremely difficult task. I would have to take the bus for 2 hours each way to do it. With car it usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours max but to take  the bus takes 2 hours. It even required me to switch buses in the city. I would get up at just before 6 am and arrive at the destination right on time at 8 am. My head was usually cooked after the bus ride but it was time to suck it up and get to work.

    The job at the cafeteria was a nice learning experience. I spent allot of time learning how to wash dishes, empty trash cans, clean off tables, and do all the grunt work. Soon I was offered the chance to start making food, and this is something I love to do. I was making fancy finger food like dates wrapped in bacon. I ended up being put in charge of making the potato salad almost every time it was needed. Normally after making a dish you are required to have one of the veteran cooks give it a taste to say if it needs salt or pepper. I got so good at it that eventually they just left the tasting responsibility up to me. Things were going great at the cafeteria, but the bus ride taking up almost 4 hours of each day was killing me.

    We started pushing hard to find an apartment in Tromsø. The apartment market was at its all time worst in Tromsø and we almost gave up. Lucky for us, a good friend of mine offered me to rent her apartment at Fagereng. It would only be temporary because the apartment was going to be for sale. We could live there until it got sold basically. We were desperate to escape Sommarøy so we took the oopportunity. We packed everything up, grabbed  Slash and Freddy and moved to Fagereng! (to be continued) Enjoy your day!

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  • And then we moved to Sommarøy (summer island)

  • Publisert: 09.04.2016, 13:17
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  • (continued) It was time to move again. I really never imagined moving so many times but here we go again. The moving operation wasn't the easiest of tasks. We had to enlist the help of friends and family. We borrowed a big truck from Tonjes uncle and her dad drove it for us. It was a big truck but somehow we had accumulated allot of stuff, so big was definitely necessary. I also was lucky to get the help of two Mormon missionaries and Tonjes brother. We were so thankful for everybody's help and really could not have done it without them.

    Moving to Sommarøy was an interesting experience. It was probably the most peaceful place I have ever lived. We moved there during the summer, so it was always light the first couple months. We had a really small apartment but it was cozy. It was a 2 bedroom and only cost 5000 a month which was an unheard of price in Tromsø. Slash and Freddy loved it there because it was really nice nature. Slash became an expert mouse hunter was delivering dead mice to us on a daily basis. Sometimes he even delivered some that were still alive into the house. Tonje didn't approve. We lived just a 5 minute walk from some docks where we could fish.
    We spent all summer fishing. It was about the only thing to do there, but it was fun for us. We spent all summer just relaxing, fishing, and catching mice. It was really quite peaceful and tranquil everywhere you looked at Sommarøy

    But then came the winter and the darkness. I think Sommarøy is called summer island for a reason. The reason is that its only good in the summer. In the winter it becomes, lets call it uncomfortable. Ice cold, full time darkness, blasting winds, snow, and ice are just a few of the characteristics of Sommarøy in the winter It should change its name to Vinterøy (winter island) in the winter. We couldn't take it for long. We were 2 hours from civilization by bus with no car and Sommarøy wasn't fun anymore. We started looking for a new apartment back in Tromsø (to be continued) Have a peaceful day!

  • Publisert: 09.04.2016, 13:17
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  • New Job New Possibilities!

  • Publisert: 08.04.2016, 11:38
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  • (continued) Now it was time to start looking for a new job. My temporary contracts that lasted through several years would soon end, and they had no intention to hire me or extend them any more. I was very lucky because Tonjes uncle Roy reached out to me and offered me a job at his business called Selstad. This is a company that supplies equipment for fishing boats, and loads them with fuel and oil. The job included driving a forklift, creating fishing nets that the ships can drag on the bottom of the ocean, cleaning up the warehouse, and, moving barrels of oil and fuel around.

    It was amazing learning about how this operation works. This job was mostly filled with old timers and veterans who had been at it for a long time so I was definitely a greenhorn. I also had to stretch my Norwegian speaking skills to the limit because they refused to speak English to me. It was a fantastic learning experience. Unfortunately some of the lifting took a toll on my back. Lifting and moving cables that are used on ships is no easy task 
    Eventually I ended up sykemeldt which is basically unlimited sick leave in Norway. I began physical therapy on my back and tried to bring myself to continue the job but in the end I had to walk away from it. I always feel guilty about leaving such a good job, but if you cant perform your job at the proper level required then you shouldn't be at that job. I began on a downward spiral of unhealthy habits. I wasn't working nor exercising. I starting popping lots of pain pills to help with the back pain. I was eating unhealthy food and drinking lots of soda and basically getting fat. I ended up carrying on with the sick leave for as long as I could. I was basically jobless and living off of sick pay from NAV. I never felt good about the situation and the situation took up a large period of my life in Norway.It's a situation that is very hard to escape from.

     Soon we got the word that our apartment on Gimlevegen would be sold and we only had a couple of months to move out. The stress increased. We hunted hard for weeks to find a new apartment in town but prices were so ridiculous and high, and availability was almost non existent. Eventually we came across an apartment for really cheap but it was a 1.5 hour drive from Tromsø in a city called Sommarøy (summer island). With no other options it was time to move again! (to be continued) Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!

  • Publisert: 08.04.2016, 11:38
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  • I got my forklift license!

  • Publisert: 07.04.2016, 12:02
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  • (continued) It was fun riding on the back of a trash truck but it was time for something new. I was now offered a job as a temporary at an area where everyone delivers trash to be recycled. I was given a 6 month contract to start with, but with potential for more. I started as a customer helper/trash sorter. People would drive in with a load of various trash. There were several large containers where they can dump it or throw it in. Here you can dump wood, rocks, hazardous materials like paint, electronics, and standard trash.

    Sometimes people would throw electronics in the wrong container and I was there to fish it out with a long pole with a hook on the end. This was a great job. Sometimes we could just sit and drink coffee in a little shack while we wait for customers or for something to do. We got a 1 hour paid lunch break, and we even got free lunch. At the lunchroom there was a refrigerator full of food at all times and we could help ourselves to bread, sandwich materials, fruit, and drinks for free. It was such an amazing concept.

    One day the boss told me that if I could get a forklift license that it might be possible to get a permanent job. I headed to NAV which is the branch that is in charge of all social welfare in Norway. I had a meeting with one of the leaders there to ask if it would be possible to get help paying for my forklift license. The man told me in English that due to the fact that I'm american and not European, that they couldn't help me. He said something about how Norwegians are treated in america is the same as I am treated in Norway and unfortunately there is no help for me.

    I was in shock. This was the first time in my life I actually felt discriminated. I went back to the boss of and told them that I couldn't get help from NAV. They struck a deal with me and offered to pay for half of the costs of taking the forklift tests and the other half would be deducted from my check. It was better than nothing, so I started with the classes right away. It was 100% Norwegian and not a word of English was spoken during the classes. We had hands on driving of forklifts and I was actually a quick learner. Then came the tough part. The written part of the test. It was all in multiple choice questions but it was still difficult.

    I was using every ounce of my brain power to decipher the Norwegian test. I had considered cheating, but when I looked at the answers of the person in front of me and the person beside me, all of the answers were different from what I thought was the right answer. I went with my gut feeling and decided not to cheat and just come up with the best answers I could on my own. I found out later that every test was different so that you can't cheat off your neighbors. Glad I didn't cheat! A few days passed and we were given the results of our testing. I passed with flying colors! I was actually surprised I passed! I got my forklift license and started working in the electric hall where all electronics and dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators are sorted.



    I kept pushing hard and working my hardest every single day with the hopes of getting a permanent job. One day I got a forklift stuck and it almost rolled down the hill and I had to have the help of a giant machine 
    It was a challenging job but I kept at it as a temporary for almost 2 years. I had worked for the same company for over 3 years as a temporary and even got my forklift license. Despite being promised the possibility of getting a permanent job, I was never given one. Along came a job opening within the company and I applied for it. The job was given to a Norwegian who had no prior experience within the company. This was devastating and I seriously felt discriminated due to being an american. They used me for several years but couldn't find me a spot within the company. I even went to the Union and and tried to fight it but we didn't win. It was time to look for a new job. (to be continued) Thanks for reading I hope you have a fabulous day!

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  • And then We got Freddy! (AKA Freddy Kreuger)

  • Publisert: 06.04.2016, 11:30
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  • (continued) On my last day as a trash collector, I got a special friend. I had read an announcement in the newspaper of someone else giving away free kitties. I asked the driver of my trash truck if he would mind swinging by so I could pick up a new family member. When I arrived at the house they had a big giant glass aquarium in the middle of the living room and it was full of kitties playing. They told me to go ahead and choose. All of the kitties were black and white, and were all girls except for one. There was only 1 boy and he was grey and white.

    I reached in to pet the little ones and they were happy and playing but most of them ignored me except for the grey one. He was really interested in me and was attempting to crawl out of the cage just to get to me. That made my decision very easy. I chose the grey boy because the grey boy apparently chose me! I'll name him Freddy Kreuger! He was immediately purring and I loaded him into a backpack and took him out to our trash truck. He actually started meowing really loud as we drove to my house. I had to poke my head in and soothe him and try to calm him down. He just wanted out. I brought the backpack into the house and set it on the floor near Slash. You could see some movement and could hear a couple little meows coming out. Slash was instantly intrigued. He went around sniffing the backpack and wondering what was inside. I unzipped a small opening and tilted the backpack down so he could escape. Suddenly a little grey head popped out along with a loud MEOW!

    Slash was shocked to see another cat in the house. At first they sniffed each other nose to nose and Slash hissed at him and lightly swung his paw at him. Then he did the normal thing, and sniffed the little kitties bum. After that everything fell into place. Freddy came right up to slash and started nosing into his belly. Slash laid down, and Freddy began to look for some mommy milk. Slash was really confused but at the same time I think he liked it. Slash had a new little brother! This was the start of the two coolest cats in town. Slash and Freddy!

     
    It was a wonderful end to my last day as a trash man. It was time to look forward to the new job within the same trash company! Last but not least I would like to say happy birthday to Freddy because today he is 10 years old! (to be continued) Thanks allot for reading! Please enjoy your day!

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  • From Renovasjon to Remiks! Time to be a trash man!

  • Publisert: 05.04.2016, 11:59
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  • (continued) So i got a job at what was formerly called Renovasjon but is now called Remiks. I would step in as a temporary or (vikar) with a contract of 3 months but possibly more. My first day I was told to head to the equipment room and pick out some brand new shoes, gloves and rain gear. I kept waiting for them to give me a bill or tell me how much it would cost but it was a real surprise that all of the gear was provided to the workers for free. I had never experienced a job that provides the equipment at no cost.

    It was nice meeting all the new faces. I made some really great friends. Many were very considerate and spoke English with me. It seemed like they were almost excited to finally get a chance to use English. There were some who only spoke Norwegian, so I did my best to speak the same language. I thought it was funny that all of these men wanted to make sure I knew all of the swear words in Norwegian first. I guess they were preparing me for the job and frustration ahead!

    So basically I am now a trash man. So roughly 10 years ago, there were no side loading trash trucks. It was collected the old fashioned way. 1 or 2 guys stand on the back of the truck and hop off and collect the trash bags and throw them in the back and crush it while someone else drives. My first day was grueling and I could tell I was completely out of shape. We covered a large section of the city and by the end of the day my feet were wiped out and my arms were dead from hanging on to the back of the truck and throwing heavy bags of trash all day long.

    At first I didn't think I would make it but it got easier each day. It was a great way to get to know the city while standing outside on the back of a truck driving around in the weather. It was actually one of the best jobs i ever had. It was a job working for the city so the benefits were amazing. We got paid for holidays, and if we worked overtime we get to drive to a restaurant and eat a free meal while getting paid double. Every day we would drive back to the headquarters and take a 1 hour paid lunch. After lunch we would finish up the route and with any left over time we could just sit around and drink coffee until the shift was over.

    I ended up having my contract extended about 10 times and worked this same job as a "temporary" for a couple years. Soon the company was updated with new vehicles. These vehicles would make my job obsolete. No more need for guys standing on the back of the truck. They were trucks that can drive up and a robotic arm reaches out and collects the trash. They were called side loaders. They also changed the name of the company to Remiks. Lucky for me I was offered a different job in another branch of Remiks as a"temporary". (to be continued) Thanks for taking the time to read! I appreciate it!

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  • Moving back to Gimlevegen!

  • Publisert: 04.04.2016, 12:08
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  • (continued) So we were all set. I was perfectly happy with our apartment at Tomasjord, but but this is what Tonje wanted, and she's the boss. I totally understood why though, because she wanted to be closer to Ylva. Now she could come stay with us and visit us more often. We packed up everything and moved it all over to the new pad.

    One of the toughest things after moving is cleaning up the old place. We spent hours and hours cleaning the old apartment just to find out that It wasn't good enough. They found some flecks of dust in the upper back corner of some shelves and asked us to go over everything again. We enlisted some help and after way too much effort and time, we managed to escape the old apartment. Unfortunately while moving the washing machine it scratched up the floor so we had to pay. I really hated moving and cleaning, but this is life.

    I would later learn that this is how it goes every time you move. So our new place was real cozy on Gimlevegen. It was a very nice location right near the hospital and easy access to the bus. It was wonderful to have more visits from Ylva. I continued to go to voksenoplæring pushing towards taking the level 3 test of Norwegian. Even though I dreaded moving, I was pleased with the new apartment.

    We had some great times on Gimlevegen. We held some parties and enjoyed ourselves to the max. My cousin Diana even came with a friend from america and visited us.  It was so fantastic to have some family actually come all the way to Norway to visit me. Turns out, it would be the only time I get visitors from america so those memories I will never forget.

    One day I had finished school, and came home and was chilling by myself doing my homework and I got a phone call from My mother in law Eva. She wanted to inform me that there was a job opening where she works at the trash collecting company and it was mine if I wanted it! I couldn't have been more thankful. Little did I know what a challenge this new job would be. I really never expected a job to just fall in my lap, but that's exactly what happened. I got myself my first job in Norway! (to be continued)

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  • And then we got Slash!

  • Publisert: 03.04.2016, 10:18
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    (continued) Things were really nice in our new apartment. Tonje was busy keeping it clean and tidy and making waffles, while I was busy going to voksenoplæring to learn even more Norwegian. Tonje was paying all of the bills and we were on a strict budget. We convinced our landlords to let us have a cat, and so we set forth to find us one. We found an add in the newspaper for someone way across town giving away free kittens.

    We called and arranged a visit to come and choose us a new family member. When we knocked on the door we could hear lots of little tiny meows. There were kittens all over the place playing sleeping eating and just having fun in general. She told us to go ahead and pick one out. It was really hard to choose because they were all so adorable. Most of them were orange, and I thought we should have an orange one.

    Out of the 10 orange kitties there was one white and grey one, but he wasn't really social. He ran and hid under the couch. Tonje said I want HIM! And peeked under the couch. I said ok but it seems like he doesn't want us since he is hiding under the couch. Tonje reached under to grab him and he darted across the room. I dropped to the ground and blocked his path and he ran right into my hands. GOT HIM! He started mewing and squirming and trying to get away but I soothed him and pet him and he started to calm down.

    We thanked the people who gave us him and headed for the bus. The little guy was mewing like crazy, so I had to put him inside my shirt to calm him down so we could take the bus home. We had already decided to name him Slash since my cat that I left behind in the US was named Axel Rose, so we figured it was only appropriate to name him Slash. The cute little guy fell asleep inside my shirt and we brought him home. It was a cozy life with our new little family.

    My stepdaughter stayed with her grandma living on Gimlevegen, but would come stay with us on the weekends. It was really cozy with our little family. One day Tonje received a call from someone offering us an apartment on Gimlevegen. This is an apartment Tonje had been trying to get for years and it really meant allot to her to get an apartment on the same street as her daughter. She immediately accepted it and informed me that we would be moving. I was really adamant about this whole thing because we hadn't been in our new apartment for very long at all. We discussed it and decided the best thing to do would be to move back to Gimlevegen! Looks like we're moving again! (to be continued) Thanks for reading I really appreciate your support and interest! 
     

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  • Our first apartment in Tomasjord!

  • Publisert: 02.04.2016, 10:27
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  • (continued) I was now capable of speaking and understanding some Norwegian. I wasn't amazing yet but I could get bye. In the beginning, we only lived off of Tonjes money. She has a disability called spina bifida. In Norway if you have a disability of such, you get a disability payment every month once you turn 18 years old. Its a really tough disability, and they pay her enough to carry on a normal life as if she were to go out and work a normal job.

    I am so proud of Tonje. She has struggled through this disability her whole life, and she always carries on like she doesn't have it. She is a true warrior and I'm so happy that she lives in Norway where she is taken care of with monetary benefits. When we applied for me to come to Norway she had to prove that she made enough money to support me and it was just barely enough but it was enough.

    We had been living in the house on Gimlevegen with her mother and daughter but we really wanted a place of our own. Finding an apartment in Tromsø is not easy nor is it cheap. We put our minds to it and started looking. We got turned down many times and things were looking grim. We found an add in the newspaper offering a little flat in a place off the island and on the other side of the bridge called Tomasjord. It was a good price, and they weren't asking allot of moving in fees etc.

    I didn't want to let this one slip bye, so I got on the phone and called the landlord myself. I used my best norwegian skills possible to convince them to rent to us. To my amazement, they said yes! I was so pleased and exited. We got our own little apartment! (to be continued)
     

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  • Skal lære meg norsk! (Time to learn Norwegian)

  • Publisert: 01.04.2016, 11:00
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  • (continued) We found an adult learning school called voksenoplæring in downtown Tromsø. There I could learn to speak Norwegian. It is quite expensive for immigrants unless you are married to a Norwegian and then its free! This was great news. I really was tired of not understanding what people were saying. Its difficult to join in a conversation when you don't understand a word people are saying.

    I wanted to be my normal self and talk everyone's ear off, but I just had to keep quiet in most situations. That was really difficult for me but it was part of my growing pains into becoming a proper Norwegian citizen. I was excited to go back to school but very nervous. It had been a long time since I attended any sort of school. I entered the school on the first day and it was filled with students from all around the world. I had never experienced so many different cultures from so many different lands all at once. It looked like I was the only american there, but we all had one goal in common and that was to speak Norwegian.

    I entered my first class for the first time and it was full of many smiling faces. I sat down and everyone introduced themselves. I met people from all around the world from places like Iraq, Iran, Germany, Spain, Romania, Afghanistan, Australia and Mexico just to name a few. I had really hoped that these people didn't have anything against Americans, but I figured I would just show them what a kind, caring, and non racist person I am and hopefully everyone would accept me. There was even a guy from the USA! He was from Washington and he also met his girl on the internet and moved to Tromsø. I was blown away, what are the odds of that?? I met  a girl from Romania, and she was actually the person who had gotten married at city hall just minutes before I did! What a small world it is. 

    The school was a real challenge and I had to really focus to learn this language. School was every weekday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. I was actually doing great, and learning very quickly. I was also doing my best to make sure I reached out and made friends with everyone in the class. After a week, our teacher announced that she would like for us to choose a  class representative or "elevsrådgiver". I really had no idea who to choose. Suddenly I noticed all the students eyes turn towards me. It was unanimous, everyone was raising their hands and pointing to me.  I had no intention of being it, but the entire class chose me to be the leader, so I thankfully accepted the challenge. This meant I would be in charge of class projects and parties, and I would represent our class during school meetings. I was really pleased that I was making friends so easily, because I love making friends.

     I steamrolled through the first 2 levels of the language. I passed the level 1 and level 2 test with flying colors. I attended school full time for a good 6 to 7 months. I could finally slightly understand what people were saying in Norway! It was a great feeling, but I wanted more than that. I wanted a job. (to be continued) Thanks for reading friends! Have an epic day!

  • Publisert: 01.04.2016, 11:00
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  • Time to Tie the Knot!

  • Publisert: 31.03.2016, 10:51
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  • (continued) Shortly after returning to Norway, I am sad to say that Tonjes grandpa passed away. I only got to meet him once, but he was very kind and very smart. I found out that just after my first trip to Norway, he had mentioned to Tonje that he felt I was good for Tonje and that she should hold on to me. That was very great news. I was so pleased that he accepted me.

    Now that I had the grandfathers blessing, and the wedding date was set, we started to make some plans. We didn't have allot of money, so this wedding would be short and sweet. It would take place at city hall followed by a family gathering and cake at home afterwards.  

    I was a given a suit which had belonged to Tonjes grandpa. It actually fit and I was honored to wear it. When we arrived at the city hall, another wedding was just ending. I saw a beautiful bride and groom exiting the building when we showed up. They looked very happy. I was feeling really nervous and I really just wanted to get it over with. I was really happy that we didn't have to bother with some big fancy expensive wedding. It was a nice wedding. Tonjes cousin was the best man, and one of her friends was the bridesmaid. We took our vows. Everything was said in Norwegian and then in English so that I could understand everything.

    Tonje looked so beautiful in her wedding dress. She was again in her perma-smile mode. She almost never stopped smiling around me and that made me feel really good inside. I felt proud that I was becoming part of the family. Tonje Kristiansen would now be Tonje Armstrong, and I would become a step dad to Ylva!  The wedding didn't last more than 45 minutes and then we all went back home to eat cake. It was a cozy party with a lovely cake.

    Then my mother in law Eva treated us to a fantastic dinner at one of the nicest restaurants in town. It was gourmet! It was the first time I ate reindeer and I have to say it was amazing! Everything was great and I was really proud and happy to be a member of this part of the world. Surprisingly everyone spoke English to me! I really had no idea that everyone could speak English. When people weren't speaking English to me they would carry on with Norwegian to each other. This always sounded like a bunch of mumbo jumbo with an occasional word I could understand.

    I really had to use my brain to figure out what people were saying. I had to look at their facial expressions and judge the context of what they were saying and doing to have any clue what was going on sometimes. I knew I would have to learn the language, but how? (to be continued) Have a super fantastic awesome day!
     

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  • She made a nice catch!

  • Publisert: 30.03.2016, 16:24
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  • (continued) It looks like Tonje made a really nice big catch this time. A 180 pound one, at a distance of about half way around earth. I couldn't believe I was leaving my country to go to another country where only one person knows me. One great person indeed. I was willing to do it because I really wanted to be with my best friend, someone who felt like more than a friend to me. But it was still very scary to make that decision. I had high expectations when I decided it. I thought maybe I could go somewhere and make a difference for someone else in a different part of the world. Maybe I could be someones hero, hopefully Tonje.

    I thought to myself maybe I can go to Norway and be a superstar. Maybe the Norwegians might not like me but as long as I got Tonje then everything would be Ok. I was really excited and overwhelmed with emotions on the flight back to Tromsø. I couldn't believe I was going to actually get married and live in another country. I had dreams that one day I could bring her back to America with me. I had packed up almost everything I own into 2 suitcases and moved to Tromsø Norway. Way up near the north pole where it stays dark all winter and then the sun stays out the entire summer.

    I had no idea how it was going to be, but I figured I would just take it as it comes and see how things go. Despite everything, there was only 1 thing that mattered to me. I loved Tonje and she loved me. That is what brought this amazing adventure for me and for us basically. I arrived in Tromsø with my suitcases and stayed in a house with Tonje and her mother and daughter. It was really nice and we had our own floor of the house. I was very thankful that I was allowed to stay there and start out my life in Norway.

    I was determined to learn the language and get a job. I was so nervous yet very excited to start off in Norway with my soon to be wife and make something happen. Our bedroom/living room area was really cozy. We even had heated floors. I thought it was super cool that a house could have heated floors! Then again the temperature was 110f/43c when I left Arizona to about 60f/16c  in Tromsø, which was about as warm as it ever gets there! For the next few weeks I cozied myself in and discussed the wedding with Tonje. Norway felt like a really great place! (to be continued) Thanks for reading! Have a grand day!
     

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  • Making that Walmart money!

  • Publisert: 29.03.2016, 11:18
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  • (continued) One week had passed since I left Tromsø, and I was really missing Tonje. I was able to visit her on webcam, and chat online, but it wasn't good enough. I really wanted to be back with her in Tromsø. It was like she was my soulmate but I didn't realize it yet. I really wanted to impress Tonje with a nice wedding ring, so I really needed to start saving money again. I would need to save up for the ring, plane tickets, and supplies before I would literally move to Norway and live with Tonje.

    I showed up to my first day at my new Walmart job. It was blistering hot. You could feel your skin tanning the minute you exit the air conditioned car. I found out that the Walmart I would work at hadn't been fully built, so the first step was to complete building the inside of the store. I met allot of people and made many friends. My wage wasn't very great, only slightly above minimum wage but at least I had a job.

    After a couple of days doing mundane jobs, the boss at Walmart found out what a hard worker I was, and decided to put my great work ethic to some more challenging jobs. They taught me how to use some heavy equipment. I was given a Jack hammer drill, and was in charge of jack hammer drilling into the concrete and bolting down 100's of metal beams and posts throughout the store. It was really hard work and extremely underpaid, but I just did it because I knew that it was one step closer to being with my girl in Norway.

    I was  sweating buckets, and working very hard for several weeks,until store was near completion. Finally the store opened for business After showing my work ethic, and becoming an asset to the store, the boss at Walmart offered me a leadership position. It was some sort of shift manager/leader thing. This is when I had to tell them that staying  at Walmart wasn't part of my plans. I informed them that in a couple months I would be leaving to move to Norway. I could tell that they were disappointed, but were thankful I let them know.

    I had began to make many good friends at Walmart, and soon word had gotten around that I would be leaving. Everyone was disappointed. I felt bad for leaving them but extremely excited about starting a new life in another country. The next day during our daily warm up and briefing before work started, the boss informed everyone that I was going to leave, and that they would put me in charge of the freezer area in the meantime. He said since I would be moving to Norway that they would help prepare me with the temperature and keep me working in the freezer and milk coolers. I was totally Ok with this, because in Arizona its impossible to keep cool.

    I worked hard for months, and finally had enough money to buy a wedding ring. I really wanted to impress Tonje, so I used an entire paycheck on her ring. I spent hours at the mall until I came up with the perfect ring. It was a white gold ring with a beautiful blue gem on top. I was enjoying myself in Arizona. Making friends and spending time with my sister were the high points.

    I bought my plane tickets, and this time I spent a little extra because I didn't want to endure the hell I went through the first time around. It would still be hard but not near as hard. Now everything was set. Wedding ring, tickets, and extra money were all sorted and now it was time to say goodbye to the life I had always known. I was going to leave the country I spent 30 years in, and go live in a country I had spent one month in. Now I was back to stressing and being nervous. This was a big step in my life. A step I am thankful that I took. A step I will never regret. Its time to return to Norway! (to be continued) Thanks for reading guys!

  • Publisert: 29.03.2016, 11:18
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  • Tromsø To Arizona

  • Publisert: 28.03.2016, 11:39
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  • (continued) I couldn't stop thinking about Tonje. I was so sad and heartbroken that I couldn't think about anything else. My return flight to Arizona was almost as bad as the trip I took to Tromsø. I was leaving my dream girl, about to embark on another extremely difficult trip, and about to start a new life in Arizona. Lets just say I was a nervous wreck. I just had to suck it up and carry on. I was actually excited to see my sister. It had been a long time, and it would be great to spend some quality brother and sister time. I was also excited to see my brother in law! 

    When I left Tromsø the weather was cold and not so great. When I landed in Arizona, there is only one word to describe the weather. It was HOT HOT HOT! Like over 100 degrees F. My sister met me at the airport and it was a joyous reunion. Sister I shouted! Brother she shouted back! We ran full speed and connected with a big hug. It was so good to see her. She drove me to her house in this big bad ass old school truck. We arrived at her house. It felt really good to be around family and everyone was speaking english! I was given my own room. And lucky for me my grandma even let me borrow a really nice big Ford truck! I was all set but I needed a job to get things rolling. I was already missing Tonje, so I had to give her a call. Despite the cost of calling such long distance, we talked for at least an hour. We both agreed that I needed to come back ASAP. After further discussion, we concluded that the best thing to keep us together was simply for us to get married! This was a brilliant plan, but I would have to build up some money again.

    I set the plan in motion and started applying for jobs. I was offered a job at Walmart! I only needed to take a drug screening and the job was mine! I Cleared the drug screening, and everything was set. I had everything I temporarily needed! Time to work on my return to Norway! (to be continued) Thanks for reading! I appreciate the support! (:

  • Publisert: 28.03.2016, 11:39
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  • Its so hard to say goodbye!

  • Publisert: 27.03.2016, 11:44
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  • (continued) For the first time in several days I actually got some proper sleep. When I fell asleep Tonje was sitting beside me smiling, and when I woke up she was still sitting there smiling. I began to think that she never stops smiling. Although I had slept all night, I still felt this overwhelming tiredness. It was the jet lag. I had traveled 8 hours into the future and it had caught up to me. Tonje asked me if i wanted some breakfast. I said sure, anything sounds good right now. I told her to decide what we would have. She said "how about slices of bread with cheese". I thought hmm so much for pancakes and eggs, but sure lets have slices of bread with cheese for breakfast. I thought it was really weird to have that for breakfast, but surprisingly, it was quite satisfying.

    Everything was so laid back and chill so far. I really enjoyed just relaxing and letting life come to me for a while. Over the next weeks, we did all of the things tourists do. We went to Polaria (a polar museum), we walked around downtown, we even went to Burger King! I felt right at home when we went to Burger King, but when I saw the price of a meal I was in shock. 100 kroners for a meal?? Thats like 16 dollars. I guess that makes it only an occasional thing.

    We went to the library and it was the fanciest library I had ever seen. We even went to the movies! I was very impressed with the movie theater. It was so nice and top of the line. I thought it was strange that when you buy your ticket you are assigned a seat and the number and row is printed on your ticket. We spent every day doing fun stuff and just relaxing. It was so wonderful to finally spend time with my good friend in person. I could feel an even stronger connection forming with Tonje. We started holding hands, and acting like a couple. We were like two peas in a pod, and everything was clicking.

    We decided it would be nice if I could stay longer than a month, but the only way I could legally stay is if i had a job. Tonje helped me look for a job at some of the local factories. We found out it was impossible for me to get a job unless I was offered a job before I came to Norway. The end of my 1 month visit was quickly coming up, and we didn't want it to end. We were desperate to figure out a way for me to stay, We didn't come up with anything, and now the time had come for me to go back to america.

    We were both really depressed. We had gotten so close, and it felt like we were practically boyfriend and girlfriend, but now I had to travel back to the other side of the world. I didn't want to say goodbye. We took the bus to the airport holding each others hand really tight. Our heads were hanging low, and we didn't have much to talk about. The only thing we could think about was the fact that I had to leave and the fairy tale would soon come to an end. We sat beside each other at the airport. I put my arm around her and told her it would be ok. I would come back and visit again someday. As soon as I said someday, Tonje couldn't hold back the tears anymore. She started crying on my shoulder. I was trying to be strong and hold it back but I couldn't. We sat there in the airport crying together for an hour. We were devastated, and now it was time for me to board the plane and go start a new life, and live with my sister in Arizona.

    It was an exciting thought, but at the same time something didn't feel right. It almost felt like I was meant to stay with Tonje in Norway, but now I was leaving. We hugged and cried and waited until everyone else boarded the plane. I gave Tonje one last hug and kiss and wiped her tears away. I'll call you as soon as I get there I told her. I kept turning back to look at Tonje as I headed down the tunnel towards the plane. I blew her kisses and waved and she did the same thing. My heart was broken,, and the only person that could fix it was Tonje. I sat down on the plane and felt determined to come back again someday.(to be continued) Have a super day my friend!

     

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  • Paris of the North

  • Publisert: 26.03.2016, 00:50
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  • (continued) We headed out of the airport and got straight on the bus.  I was still feeling nervous, but the weight on my shoulders was relieved. I made it to Tromsø, Tonje was real, and I wasn't being scammed or murdered (at least not yet). We talked and got caught up on the bus ride. We had endless things to talk about. It was such a wonderful feeling to talk to Tonje in person. As I looked out the window I could see a fair amount of snow. It was mostly darkened  and brown snow as if it had been around for a long time. It wasn't exactly the pretty white stuff I had imagined. We exited the bus and my first thought was that I was surprised that such a rich country would have such poor roads and sidewalks, but maybe that's just me.

    I was starving and asked Tonje what she recommended. She said how about a hot dog with bacon and cheese in it? That sounds like a great idea, but where might we ever find that? She told me I could find it almost anywhere. We walked into the first building nearby and there it was love at first sight. Up ahead, there was a bacon wrapped cheese filled hot dog spinning away on a rotisserie. Just looking at it made me smile. It was a far cry from the cheap hot dogs at 7-11 back in the US.

    Tonje, being such the sweetheart that she is, ordered me one and payed for it with her own money. I was grateful and sat down at a window seat and began to enjoy the masterpiece as I looked out the window. I took a bight and the crunchy bacon crunched and the hot dog busted open, and cheese oozed out. I thought to myself, maybe this is the reason I traveled across the world. What a delight! It was an absolute pleasure the first time I got to eat a bacon polse. It would be the first of many.

    I noticed that Tonje just wouldn't stop smiling. I thought she looked so pretty and her smile was so great. I could already feel that we had a good connection. We took the bus from downtown to her house on a street called Gimleveien.  It was a big, nice older house. The first person I got to meet was a really cute doggy who came barking like crazy as we entered the house. He jumped up to me and Tonje was actually surprised he already liked me. I wasn't surprised, because dogs love me. I was introduced to my future mother in law, and stepdaughter (which i didn't know at the time they would be) and they were very sweet and beautiful just like Tonje. It was a pleasure to be a guest at their house in Norway. Tonje took me to her room and I finally got to really relax and take off my shoes. I was so happy to finally be there. I looked forward to the next month I would spend there! (to be continued) I hope your day is the best! Thanks for reading!

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  • From Portland to Tromsø for Love

  • Publisert: 25.03.2016, 11:22
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  • (continued) I jumped out of bed. Everyone else was asleep and snoring. I took a super fast shower and gathered all of my belongings. My body was awake but mentally I wasn't awake. It was 6 am and I was wandering around down the middle of the street in the dark, half a world away from home in search of possibly my soul mate. I found the bus which would take me to Gardemoen Airport. The reality kicked in that I will finally meet my friend after being long distance friends for 3 years. I began smiling and feeling very happy yet super nervous.

    This was kind of like a blind date taken to a whole new level, although I had actually seen Tonje before on web cam. It was a short trip to the airport. I had one more 4 hour layover before my flight would take me to Tromsø. I found a bank where I could use my bank card and take out Norwegian kroner. It was really cool having Norwegian money in my wallet for the first time. I was pleased to find an actual Pizza Hut! Pizza just like home. I sat and had some pizza and tried to go over what I would say and do the first time I meet Tonje in person. I was already getting sweaty and nervous. I practiced my Norwegian lines, and basically did everything I can to prepare for meeting Tonje. It was a relief to know I had come so far and the worst was behind me.

    I boarded the plane and took my seat near the window. I fell asleep within minutes after takeoff and woke up minutes before landing. At this point I was at the mercy of Jet lag. I heard the Pilot announce in Norwegian and then English that we would be landing in Tromsø soon. I was so nervous, exhausted, hungry and hot. I watched out the window as the plane began to land.. This time it looked very mysterious out there. We were dropping through the clouds and landing on this island near the north pole. It looked just like it did in the book Tonje sent me.

    It was almost like I was in a dream. The airport looked so small. The security was the most relaxed I have ever felt at any airport during the whole trip. I walked down the ramp and started looking for the only familiar face I knew of. At first I didn't see her. Those thoughts of being scammed and murdered came to my mind again but that was all quickly erased. Everything I had planned to say and do suddenly went out the window 

    There she was standing there with the biggest humanly possible smile on her face. We walked straight to each other and slammed together with the biggest hug ever. She hugged me like a mamma bear and didn't let go for a long time. I could feel her shaking in her shoes. I was glad that I wasn't the only one who was nervous. After having the life nearly squeezed out of me she gave me the biggest kiss on the lips a guy could ever get. I looked in her eyes and realized she was even more beautiful in person than on web cam. I was completely relieved at this point. All the worry and nerves and everything negative was flushed away and I had made it to my destination, and most importantly I made it to my dream girl.

    This was the beginning of a life changing adventure with the greatest girl in the world! (to be continued) Have a great day!

  • Publisert: 25.03.2016, 11:22
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  • Norway here I come!

  • Publisert: 24.03.2016, 11:20
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  • (continued) At this point I was physically and mentally exhausted. It felt like I hadn't gotten any sleep for days and there was a knot in my stomach from not eating properly and stressing too much. I had come so far but there was some more challenges ahead before I actually reached Tonje in Tromsø. My plane flew for several hours and I pretty much nodded off in my seat the whole way.. I could hear the pilot announcing that we would be landing soon in both English and then Norwegian.

    I got this cozy feeling knowing that was the language Tonje uses in her country. I was feeling so excited and I couldn't wait to see her. As the plane started landing I looked out the window. There were little islands passing by. It was such a beautiful view. I had never seen anything so cool!  I began chatting with the girl sitting beside me since I just love talking to everyone who is willing to listen. She was also very impressed with the story of my brave adventure.

    She explained to me how it would work out when we land and how to take a bus to downtown Oslo. She was very nice and helpful and told me her family lived in Tromsø but she was visiting a friend in Oslo. The plane landed and I collected my suitcase. It was suddenly a more relaxed feeling as far as airport security goes. For the first time I didn't feel like I was treated like a terrorist in the airport. Passport control was very easy and it was a short walk to where the buses were waiting. I met up with the girl from the plane and she helped guide me to the right bus. We sat together and talked the whole way. I realized she had the same scar on her neck as I had seen on Tonje during our web cam sessions! Come to find out she had been through some of the same surgeries as Tonje! What a small world I thought.

    It had been a long time since I had eaten, and my blood sugar was extremely low. I fealt like I was going to pass out. The girl beside me explained my options to eat as soon as I get to downtown oslo. She spoke of this thing called a Kebab, and that sounded like a good idea. I had never heard of kebab but my mouth was watering just thinking of it.

    The bus pulled in to the station, and my friend gave me some more help with directions to the hostel I would stay the night in. I waved goodbye to the girl from the bus, and thought to myself how thankful I was for her help. Now my stress and anxiety shot to the roof. I was nervous. I'm walking around alone downtown Oslo Norway with a giant suitcase and a backpack. I kept wondering if I looked like a tourist. I know sometimes tourists are easy prey, and I wondered if I would get robbed or something. I tucked my wallet down low in my pocket so it would be hard to snatch.

    I walked very fast and looked straight ahead as if I knew exactly where I was going even though I didn't have a clue. I popped into a store which said Kebab to ask directions. Surprisingly the person working spoke good English and explained that the hostel was the next building down. It was refreshing to know that there was other people in Norway other than my wife that can speak English. I found the hostel and waited in line to check in. I could hear some people speaking English but mostly I just heard allot of people talking in Norwegian. It just sound like a bunch of nothing I had no clue what anyone was saying. I had never experienced this feeling before. It was just like blah blah blah blah oj blah blah hei blah blah nei. I was surprised that the people at the desk also spoke good English. They gave me the key and I took the elevator to my room.

    When I opened the door there was already someone in there. It was a guy from Canada and he also spoke English. I chose the bottom bunk of a bunk bed and finally took off my heavy backpack. It felt so good to just lay down on a bed and spread out. I didn't stay long because I was nearly about to pass out due to not eating. I went back outside and hit that place up that said Kebab. Then I saw the price of a Kebab 80 kroner! At this point I wasn't used to the kroner to dollars ratio, and I was shocked that something could be so expensive. I decided to go with something much cheaper which said Tilbud (cheap price) it was only 25 kroner for this thing called Kylling Wrap (chicken wrap) and a soda. I grabbed the food and started eating it immediately.

    By the time I got back to my room I had eaten all of it. I could hear allot of talking as I began to unlock the door. When I came in there were 4 more guys in the room. they all greeted me and started speaking to me in English! They asked my name and we got acquainted. They found out I was an american and were really excited. They really treated me like a celebrity and were fascinated that I came from america to meet a Norwegian girl. There was a Mongolian, a Japanese, a Dutch, a Swedish and the canadian guy. It was cool to be in a room with people from so many countries. I had never experienced anything like it. They tried to convince me to go out and party with them and that it was only once in a life time that a man can go drinking with a dutch, Canadian, Japanese, Mongolean, and a Swedish. I almost gave in, but i told them I was about to collapse and I just needed to sleep. They understood, and I laid down in my bunk.

    I tried to close my eyes and sleep as the rest of the group began leaving to hit the town. I couldn't sleep because I was so nervous. I was 1 flight away from my absolute final destination. I was thinking about what I would do if the whole thing was a scam. I couldn't bare it and I stood up and had to make an attempt to call Tonje. I went downstairs where I had seen a phone booth. It didn't take quarters. I actually had no clue how I could actually get some Norwegian cash since all I had was my bank card. Luckily the Swedish guy from my room was still in the lobby and saw me. He gave me a 5 kroner. I had never seen a coin with a hole in the middle. I was so grateful, I really thought 5 kroner was allot of money and I couldn't believe it cost that much to use a pay phone.

    I took out my address book and found Tonjes number. I dialed the number and my heart started racing. I began smiling and feeling really happy as I always did every time we spoke on the phone. I was about to talk to my dream girl on the phone from the same country she lived in! Suddenly I heard a beep and "the number you have dialed is not in service"........My heart dropped to the ground. Are you freaking kidding me? Everything I had worried about had came true! So many things started running through my head. What was I going to do if she wasn't really there. What would I do for 1 month since my return flight is 1 month away. I was in absolute shock that this was happening. I really didn't know what to do and hoped maybe I had the wrong number or dialed it wrong or something so I just went back up to my room and tried to sleep. I laid there devastated, exhausted, sore, malnourished and my eyes were just rolling around behind my closed eyelids. There is no way I will ever get to sleep now. I just wanted to die or wake up from a bad dream back in Portland.

    I stood up jumped out of bed and decided to try to call again. I put in the coin and carefully dialed the number. This time it was ringing! Suddenly my heart was back in place and I felt optimistic again! She answered! My mood went from 0 to 1000 in a matter of seconds. Her voice sounded like an angel. I almost wanted to cry. I had so much to say and talk about but just after 1 minute I got a warning to deposit more money or the call would end in 2 minutes. She told me she couldn't wait to see me and that she would be waiting for me at the airport. Suddenly the call ended and I was out of money.

    Everything came back into focus again and I was happy again knowing that she was there and was waiting. It looks like it actually wasn't a scam! I went back to my room and everyone had left. I climbed into bed and set my alarm for 5 am. I could hear people partying outside through the open window. I was so tired that it didn't phase me and I fell right asleep. I didn't even hear the international crew of guys come back into the room at 4 am. I slept like a zombie. It only felt like a few minutes before suddenly the alarm was beeping. I woke up even more tired, but extremely determined. Tonje was only a bus ride and 2 hour flight away! (to be continued) Have a fantastic day!

     

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  • The airport wasn't meant to be a hotel!

  • Publisert: 23.03.2016, 11:03
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  • (continued) When I opened my eyes I was disappointed  that there were no tacos or Dr Pepper. I was actually starving and really thirsty. Luckily I saved a sandwich and a drink from the last flight in my bag. I had myself a mini dinner. It was getting late and the flights had stopped coming in. I decided to walk around and try to find a nice bench  to spread out on and sleep for the night. The entire airport was full of people with the same idea. Not a single bench was available.

    I walked everywhere and every spot was taken. Then I looked back and the spot I had been sitting in was now taken. I began to get desperate looking for a spot to lay down. I started searching for open spots on the ground. Most of the ground was full with people. I had never seen so many people camping out in an airport! Finally I found something. I saw a stand up rental car sign near a wall.. I rushed over there tugging my suitcase behind me. Yes I found a spot on the ground behind a sign! I set my suitcase up to block one side from the sign to the wall and made a little fortress on the ground.

    I spread out some of my sweatshirts and made a little bed. I really couldn't believe I was going to sleep on the ground in an airport but I was desperate to lay down and get some sleep. At this moment I was so proud of myself for bringing my Playstation Portable. Back then it was the newest gaming device out and it even played movies! I curled up and and tried to fall asleep watching Terminator. I managed to get through the whole movie without falling asleep. Every once in a while someone else would be looking for a place on the floor to lay, and would come peak behind the sign where I was, but have to turn away when they find me sleeping there. I really regretted making my flight so cheap, but this is what I signed up for, so I had to make it through. I attempted to make a tent with my coat and some shirts to make it darker. It kept falling down, eventually I just let it fall down on top of me and I just laid there trying to sleep.

    After an extremely restless night I finally managed to squeak off 4 or 5 hours of sleep. I awoke to the sounds of lots of people moving around and talking. I looked out from my little tent area and saw that the entire airport had woken up! The airport was back to normal and now it was time to start thinking about the next part of my trip. I was one flight away from coming to my destination, NORWAY! (to be continued) Have a fabulous day!
     

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  • Welcome to London!

  • Publisert: 22.03.2016, 12:13
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  • (continued)  What a long flight it was. Halfway through the flight from Newark New York to Stansted London I was really feeling the anxiety. I had been flying for 6 hours and wasn't even halfway there! The reality of the length of the flight came to my mind and I realized that I was really going very far from home. I guess its time to put on my big boy panties and just simply do something out of my comfort zone.

    The flight dragged on for almost 12 hours and I was beginning to lose my mind from the combination of anxiety, boredom, stress, hunger, and an aching back. I turned on the seat mounted screen in front me and found the display that shows a map and  calculates the distance, speed, and time. Time was going so slow, I just sat and watched the screen for a long time. I realized that at the next stop in London, the only person I would know is the man sitting next to me on the plane. I decided to get to know him, and talk to him, and tell him what I was doing. I told him I was going to Norway to meet a girl that I met on the internet. He chuckled a little and shook his head, you better be careful out there its a crazy world, but good luck lad, you'll be just fine!

    It was comforting and discomforting at the same time to hear him say that. Upon landing in Stansted, I would only have 45 minutes to collect my suitcase and find my way to the bus that would take me to Heathrow. I discussed with the man beside me how to find my way to the baggage claim and then to the bus. He wasn't exactly sure about the bus but he said I should just follow him to the baggage claim since he knew right where that is. We landed and the urgency started ticking, I had only 45 minutes until my bus leaves. I got off plane and there was allot of people. Most of them talking in a cool English accent. To my surprise I could hear different langues being spoken all over the place. It was cool, I had never heard that before.

    I followed the man from the plane winding through the crowds. He was walking really fast but luckily he was very tall, so he was easy to spot in the crowd. I made it to the baggage claim out of breath and sweaty. I waved to the man and he waved back and went on his way. I was really thankful for his help. The baggage belt started moving and lucky me my suitcase was the first one to come out! I snatched my suitcase and rushed to an information desk. There was 2 snooty girls talking behind the information desk. I said excuse me can you help me. They seemed irritated that I interrupted them, or maybe they just didn't like me because  of my american accent. She pointed to a door and said just go out there, and they went back to talking as if I wasn't there. I was thinking GEEZ welcome to London lol..

    I rushed outside and could see the busses.  I checked my watch and had 15 miutes before the bus should leave. Just then the bus I needed came around the corner, so I let my shoulders down and relaxed a little. I boarded the bus and found a seat. As we drove away, I was completely shocked! The bus was driving on the wrong side of the road and the driver of the bus was driving on the wrong side of the bus! This threw me in a loop. I had never experienced this before. I thought it was only like that in Australia. It was quite boring scenery along the way but very peaceful.

    I took some time to go over my itinerary some more. Next would come a tough part of the journey. I would have to spend the night at Heathrow London airport. My next flight to Oslo wasn't until the next morning. I was really skeptical about this part of the trip. The bus arrived and I collected my suitcase and dragged it into Heathrow airport. This place was packed with people and seemed just like chaos. I really wasn't excited about staying the night here.

    I Found me a spot in the corner and plopped down. I leaned my head against the wall and closed my eyes. I quickly fell asleep and started dreaming. I dreamed that Tonje showed up at Heathrow airport and brought me some tacos and Dr Pepper. Everything was nice and peaceful, and suddenly I woke up. Back to reality (to be continued) Please enjoy my blog and have a great day!

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  • Flying over the big blue pond!

  • Publisert: 21.03.2016, 11:12
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  • (continued) As the train crossed over the Portland bridge, I looked back and could see the tall buildings getting smaller and smaller. I thought about all the time I had spent in Portland. I could see some of the spots I had spent skateboarding and biking. I passed the Omsi museum, some homeless people, and some of the old buildings in Portland. I couldn't help but wonder when and if i would ever see these things again.

    I was nervous, yet calm at the same time knowing that I was going to do something totally new and possibly quite risky. I read my itinerary over and over and over just to make sure everything was concrete in my mind. I didn't want to make any mistakes and get stuck somewhere. I made it through security in Portland and boarded the plane. I had only taken a plane trip one other time in my life so taking off into the sky was actually fun to me. I had a short layover in Montana and decided to grab some Mcdonalds. I wondered if they would have Mcdonalds in Norway. The next stop was a 4 hour stay in New York so I decided it would be a good time to take out my Norwegian language book and study up a little.

    I practiced sentences like Hello (hallo), what is your name,(Hva heter du) My name is Jason,(jeg heter Jason) and I love you (jeg elsker deg).I saw some people staring at me while reciting these Norwegian words out loud. They probably thought I was weird but I didn't even care. I though dam I'm good I got this language down no problem! I wondered if I would actually say I love you in Norwegian. Either way I just wanted to do everything possible so that I could be as prepared as possible.

    It felt like forever while waiting 4 hours in New York. Little did I know that this was nothing compared to what was in store for me. The time had finally come and it was time to board the plane. I could hear lots of English accents and foreign languages from the people standing in line. I wasn't sure but I think I even heard some tall blonde girls speaking Norwegian! Or was that Swedish, I wasn't really sure but I could feel that things were starting to get European! I was nervous, sweaty, and tired.

    I managed to shove my fully packed backpack up in the bin and found my seat. It was cramped, but I was lucky to have a window seat (travel agents suggestion). I sat down and decided to get aquainted with my neighbor. He was a nice man that spoke in a strong British accent. He said "So youre about to fly over the big blue pond" and I said with a smile,  yes I am..indeed I am.. (to be continued) ..Thank you for reading please enjoy your day!

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  • Goodbye Portland

  • Publisert: 20.03.2016, 12:04
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  •  

    (continued) The next 2 weeks of work went by really fast. It was easy to get up and take the train to work knowing that the end of the tunnel was in sight. It made me even more motivated to sell more windshields knowing that this job was only temporary, and all the proceeds would go to my big trip. I went shopping at Ross Dress for Less to get some new clothes and the biggest suitcase I could find. I printed of a copy of my flight itinerary, and prepared everything as if I might not ever come back. The plan was to take my trip to Norway, and afterwards go stay with my sister in Arizona and start a life there.

    In the back of my mind I had this hope that things would work out between me and Tonje, and perhaps I could just stay in Norway, but nevertheless I was going to leave Portland and never come back. The night before my trip began, I couldn't sleep at all. I had so many thoughts running through my head. I might have gotten 2 hours of sleep. The alarm rang, and it was time to say goodbye to the life I had known for so many years. It was like 5 am in the morning, and my mom woke up to say goodbye to me. My cat was happy to see me up so early but little did he know that I was leaving and never coming back.

    I wheeled my suitcase to the front door and went in to say goodbye to my mom. It was really hard knowing that I might not see her for a long time. Lucky for me that my mom was very supportive, and very excited for what I was about to do. I hugged my mom, waved to her boyfriend, and pet my cat on the head and stepped out into the hall of the apartment complex. My mom was smiling standing there in her pajamas, and my cat stood there looking confused. Little did I know that these were the first steps to me finally growing up. A little late, but better late than never.

    I fought to hold back the tears. Waves of nervousness, sadness, and excitement came over me as I walked down the long hall to the elevator. I kept telling myself to be brave and just do this. I walked outside tugging on my heavy suitcase on wheels. I tried as hard as I can not to cry, but I figured I should just let it out before I get on the train. So here I am, walking down the street pulling my suitcase, toting a full backpack on my back, and sobbing like a baby. I really hoped no one would see me, but it was 6 am and the streets were empty. I cried all the way down to the train.

    Just before the train pulled up I told myself to suck it up buttercup and look towards this mysterious future. I had in store. I even said a little prayer in my mind to help me get through this. Suddenly I felt focused, and the tears dried up. I kicked back and looked out the window on my way to the airport. I thought about Tonje and a big smile came to my face. I held up a peace sign to the window and whispered Peace out Portland, hope to see you again someday! (to be continued) If you are reading this I hope your day is super!

  • Publisert: 20.03.2016, 12:04
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  • And now the nerves kick in!

  • Publisert: 19.03.2016, 10:35
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  • (continued) So now things were starting to fall in place. I had my passport, I had saved up some money, the date was set, and now I just needed some plane tickets. I headed down to the local travel agency and discussed my options with one of the agents. She was very nice and helpful, and admired my bravery for doing such a big thing. We determined that I needed to get the cheapest tickets possible. The agent decided to do me a favor and create me a student ID, so that I could say I was a student (even though I wasn't) and I could get a nice discount on my tickets. We discussed several options, and concluded that I would take the cheapest route possible. This route included 2 flight changes in the US, then fly to Stansted London and switch airports via bus over to Heathrow, an overnight stay at Heathrow airport, a flight to Torp airport in Sandefjord Norway, a bus ride from Torp to downtown Oslo, an overnight stay at a cheap Hostel in downtown Oslo, followed by another bus ride to the oslo airport and finally one more flight to Tromsø. The agent said it would be a long trip but it would save me money and be a fun experience. It was all smiles and good times at the travel agency, but when I got home and started going over my itinerary, my head started spinning with anxiety. My flight was in a couple weeks, and I have never been more nervous about anything in my life.

    The realistic part of my brain was trying to tell me that I was setting myself up for failure and that this was a scam that would only let me down. But something in my heart pushed me to follow through with it. It was too late to back out now. The next day I went to my telemarketing job and gave them my 2 weeks notice. They were dissappointed because I had been one of the top salesman for the month. On a good note, it felt amazing to know I wouldn't be working there anymore. This whole thing was about to get real and I had my mind set. Im going to Norway! (to be continued)...I really hope you enjoy reading this, have a great day!

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  • Time to start crackin!

  • Publisert: 18.03.2016, 11:51
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  • (continued) We decided that I would come and visit for a month. No point in making such a long trip for any less than a month. The idea was set in motion. I still needed some more money for the plane tickets, but next came a major obstacle. GETTING A PASSPORT. I assumed I just needed to go in to the post office and pay some money and pick it up. Oh no, it was far more difficult than that. There were so many forms of Id, birth certificates, social security cards, and paperwork needed before I could even apply for it! I was completely overwhelmed when I found out all the stuff I needed and how much of it I didn't have. Nevertheless, I put my head down and started crackin away at it one paper at a time.

    I had to come up with a new birth certificate, and that was a problem because i had changed my last name when I was 8 years old, but I managed to get it. There were several more required papers, and surprisingly I managed to round most of them up. i still needed a paper that would show my birth city and it couldn't be my birth certificate. I had no clue where to find this. I spent all day trying to figure it out. Finally I came up with the idea to call the first high school that I attended. The lady told me that there was a record of my attendance, and I was lucky that they still had it because most records aren't kept after a long period of time has passed. She told me that there was a part on the transcripts that said "birth city" but it was left blank..My heart dropped. I really was at a dead end and had absolutely no idea of any other way i could get the proper paper. She then told me that looking at other enrollment files there was something that mentioned my birth city, and that she would fill in the blank spot for me and send me the transcripts. I almost started CRYING! I was so relieved and so happy I couldn't believe it.

    I waited a few days which felt like an eternity and the papers arrived. I went straight down to the post office with all of the info and the cash and everything needed and sent it all away for my passport! It would take many weeks to process, In the meantime I kept plugging away at the job, sold as many windshields as I can, and with determination and motivation I actually managed to earn some bonus money from my job.

    Finally the day came. MY PASSPORT ARRIVED!! This was one of the biggest obstacles to overcome, and it was now in my hands! I went straight to the computer to tell Tonje, but she wasn't there. I waited all day and night and finally she showed up. We were both so happy and excited, and we finally set a date. I would come to visit Tonje in Norway for over a month in April! I couldn't believe it. My dreams might actually come true! (to be continued) Have a fabulous day!

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  • Mission Impossible

  • Publisert: 17.03.2016, 12:44
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  • (continued) I just couldn't take it. After many years of friendship, I just really wanted to meet this fabulous woman in person. We had gotten so close and were such good friends, I just felt it was time to do something drastic, and find a way to come visit her. I started searching full time extra hard for a job. The job outlook was dismal but I didn't give up. Eventually I was offered a job as a telephone salesman for a place that sells Car windshields. It was almost as low as you can go on the job totem pole, but I decided it was better than nothing, and I just had to start making some income. For several months I spent my days in a cubicle with a headset on saying "hi this is Jason from cascade auto-glass. Do you have a cracked or damaged windshield I can help you out with?" Saying it thousands of times a day. It was really an unmotivating job, and it took everything I had to get on the train and go there every day. After a few months I had some money saved up and I decided to inform Tonje that I would like to come visit her in Norway. We talked about it over the phone, and I could hear the excitement in her voice. I couldn't believe I was even considering traveling across the world to meet someone. What if it was a scam? What if it was a set up and I was going to get murdered? All kinds of crazy thoughts passed through my mind, but I fealt that I just had to do this. I was about to make mission impossible POSSIBLE! (to be continued)

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  • Internet friends for years

  • Publisert: 16.03.2016, 09:27
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  • (continued) I was really pleased with myself when I finally managed to get Tonje to respond to me. It was like I finally acomplished what I had set out to do, and that was to get a hot babe to notice me. We started chatting casually, and it was all smiles and laughs. Every day I would log in and see if she was there and most of the time she was. Sometimes I couldn't wait to wake up in the morning and go straight to the computer.

    We talked and talked for hours and hours at a time. I eventually found out that she lived in Norway. I actually never really thought about Norway. One day I had to look at a globe to find it on the map. I was a little bit shocked that it was on the other side of the world and up near the north pole! That didn't stop me from being friends. With a 8 hour time difference, Tonje would have to go to bed  early and set her alarm to wake up at 4 am to log in and talk to me. Talking to Tonje on web cam or simply over messenger was my new hobby and I really enjoyed that hobby. We chatted, typed, and sometimes even talked on the phone for several years. We got along so well and became best friends while living worlds apart. She sent me a book with pictures and descriptions of her little city in northern Norway. I began to dream about visiting Tonje. I pictured myself walking around at the place I had seen in the pictures. (tromsø)  Finally we decided that it would be great if I could come visit. It sounded fantastic, but the reality was that I lived with my mom and didn't have a job or any income, and the distance was so great it just seemed impossible.This dream felt like just that.. only a dream (to be continued) Have a great day everyone!

  • Publisert: 16.03.2016, 09:27
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  • Long Distance Love 2003

  • Publisert: 15.03.2016, 11:21
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  • 2003 I was living with my mom and her boyfriend and 2 other roommates in Portland Oregon. I was having a tough time finding a job due to the poor economy, and I had allot of extra time on my hands. Back in the day, the main way to be social on the internet was either Myspace, or yahoo messenger.

    One day an online friend asked me if I had a web cam. I said Nah, those are too fancy, I don't have one of those yet. She told me that she had an extra one, and offered it to me for free. I was so stoked! I couldn't believe someone would actually GIVE me a webcam. I took her up on the offer and after several days the webcam arrived in the mail. I immediately hooked it up and started looking for websites that offer the ability to interact with others via Webcam. Eventually I found a sight called Cupid-Cams. A new dating webcam website.

    I set up an account and started crackin away. It was really entertaining meeting people and actually chatting with them while I can see them. Every day I would look for new friends, well basically the prettiest girls I could find, and attempt to win their hearts. Eventually I came to a profile that listed a pretty blonde girl who lives in Tromsø. I thought hmm, I never heard of Tromsø, maybe it's a city somewhere on the east coast. I sent her several messages but didn't get a response. Finally after many tries, she responded back with a HELLO! Yes persistence paid off! This is how it all began! I can't believe it has been almost 14 years since! (to be continued) I Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for reading! <3

  • Publisert: 15.03.2016, 11:21
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  • First day of blogging!

  • Publisert: 14.03.2016, 14:12
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  • Many people ask me how I ended up in Norway. This is an amazing tale of love and bravery that requires many words to describe! With this blog I plan to share the story of the Armstrongs with the world. I learned this blogging thing from my wife Tonje who is already a professional blogger, so for now I have to settle with being a noob. With this blog I hope to entertain and inspire others. Today I will make this short and sweet, but be prepared for much more fantastic and exciting news and story telling in the future. Have a fantastic day!

  • Publisert: 14.03.2016, 14:12
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  • Ny blogg!

  • Publisert: 14.03.2016, 13:34
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  • Publisert: 14.03.2016, 13:34
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