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!

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

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

     

  • 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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