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Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.



My Scrapbooking

Been scrapbooking since late fall 2005. Currently fortunate enough to be a part of the design teams for Hambly Screenprints, Fancy Pants Designs and Pencil-Lines. ♥



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Don't cha..

Posted by Ania On Sunday, September 25, 2005 0 lovely comments
Yeah! I got a new fave song right now -- The Pussycat Dolls "Don't cha" -- it's such a great concept, that "band" ---- <3 !! (I miss Carmen though, I thought she was a regular in that group, apparantly not :/)

Dont cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me
Dont cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me

(No, I'm NOT talking about myself (jeez I'm not that conceited), I just think the lyric's fun & a bit hilarious.....and they sorta do redeem themselves in the lyrics heh)
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Hell yeah!

Posted by Ania On Friday, September 16, 2005 0 lovely comments
Sooo, as I was gonna take on this skirt I haven't worn since like, way before I got preggers, I was like, hmm, is this a little too early? Maybe this one will be a tad too tight? :/ But!! It wasn't!! ;) And it was actually a bit too loose & all that, which I take as a good sign that things are going into the right direction, even though I'm not too sure about that one when I watch myself in the mirror (which, truth to be told, can be a tad dishearting...:/) ...anyways, yay, clebrating that one by eating Mövenpick chocolate ice cream to breakfast =) (best ice cream I know of next to homemade & Häagen Dazs cookie ice cream) ~cheers! :)
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A friendly reminder...

Posted by Ania On Thursday, September 15, 2005 0 lovely comments
Ahoy Avast! Let's not forget the very important upcoming International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th! :)
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Hmmm...

Posted by Ania On Thursday, September 15, 2005 0 lovely comments
I'm not quite sure how to put this, but...I recently started to read the Childrens Bible that Adrian got when he was baptised, like, years ago....personally I have all but good memories from when I was little and was reading in my own Bible (also adapted for children I guess, since I was reading in it all by myself when I was sick and home from school)....I really enjoyed reading it, there were so may fascinating and nice stories in it and stuff.... I also have a faint memory of going to the Sunday School, drawing nice drawings from stories from the Bible & stuff....quite...harmonic memories, sorta..

Anyways, I digress...so, I wanted my son to have the same fond memories like I did, and I was like, okay, four and half years old and hardly knows who this God or Jesus is...might as well learn about them the good way and later face the harsh reality about religions, no? So, instead of fairytales at bedtime (which, by the way, can be quite harsh aswell - I mean, Hansel & Gretel??? Their parents abanodon them on and on again in the huge, dangerous forest, yet they keep wanting to return, they long to go home and do so every single time until next time they put them back into the forest to die??? Hellooo stupid children....wake up! duh..) I put up this project reading stuff from his own Bible...fine.....he loves the stories, okay. Me? I keep getting disillusioned. And I actually do regret putting up this project, but well, it's too late, he's into the stories now and doesn't wanna stop until the book is finished. *sigh*

I knew the Bible was kinda...eh... sided? Partial? One-dimensional? I mean...Gods own people, blah blah blah, oh noes, Gods own people left their own country, now other people took it....what to do? Take it back ofc, cause the stupid people who stayed/took over the country when they left doesn't wanna go away, don't they know it's Gods people who's supposed to have this country....? But hey, who left the country voluntarily in the first place, according to the very same book? And when someone needs a wife they're like, ok, go fetch a woman, who's like "yes take me miles away to some guy I haven't even seen!" (or well, their fathers).

Hm. Maybe it's this particular book. It's very....simple. It's like, "Rut married Naomis son. But he was dead. Naomis husband was also dead. Naomi wanted to go back to Judea." Lots of short, boring, cut down setences. Maybe that's the problem. Maybe I should try find my own, old books, maybe the Bible would eh...sound more fun in there...or something like that..cause even though I'm still sceptical to this whole Bible/religion thing (and even more so when reading it for my kid), I still do believe that a childs faith is a nice thing, to give him a nice, rosey& safe foundament....when he grows up I hope he can read for himself and question why and how can this and that be right, can this really be justified... or something like that...
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Random stuff...

Posted by Ania On Wednesday, September 07, 2005 0 lovely comments
About yesterday, I forgot to mention how it ended! (no you dirty little minds *roll eyes*)
Anyways, when Simen told our kid that "hey, it's mom's birthday today", he prouldy proclaimed that we needed to get me icecream because that's what they did in the kindergarden -- whenever it's someones birthday they all get to eat icecream. Soo, by the end of the evening he reminded us about the icecream, so Simen had to drive to the videostore to get some, and he also rented a DVD aswell - "Closer". I must say it's simply one of the best movies I've seen in a long time -- it's so smart and intelligent and so raw, so brutally honest... and quite an unusual film sorta, about relationships and cheating and life......love like it is.... with such strong performances (no I still don't really fancy Jude Law for some reason...and it was kinda surreal to watch him in that movie while thinking of all the stuff that's happened to him and Sienna Miller lately (and his ex-wife before that), heh), especially Clive Owen and Nathalie Porter (love her always! Even in Star Wars :p). Hm. I can't recall having seen thit one on the cinemas here, hm. Anyways.....such a great movie, sharp and all that stuff -- it's kinda noticeable that it's adapted from a play, it's conversation is it's strength....and it forces you to use your mind aswell, since the time-line is quite funny in this movie....like, all the unnecessary stuff is cut away....and the introduction of Owens character, the cybersex part -- it was both hilarious and..I don't know...raw? Realistic? And the stripclub scene with Portman & Owen...wow, Portman's damn sexy in there (love the wigs!!) and she really shines as the flirty yet vulnerable temptress... ohwell..watch this movie, it's really great.

Oh, about my new hobby, I just have to share this layout that I made after inspiration from a contest on a board; the text reads "(my) adorable little babygirl". I'm really getting the hang of this new hobby, it's so fun and challenging and best of all, I had no idea that I could be a tiny tad little creative aswell. And I get to save and conserve my pictures for the future in a beautiful setting, or layout, as it's called. I just got a packet from stickers-planet with georgeous papers and cool alphabetstickers - but one thing I've noticed is that scrapping is really full of..hm....big words sorta. I dunno...it feels like....Mary Poppins....especially the layouts about babies and children, it's a lot of 'cherish preserve adore love tell-the-whole-world-a-lot-of-pinksweetish-huge-wonderful-larger-than-life words' :p Ohwell...in a few weeks I'll be thinking of this as natural myself I guess, assimilated into this kind of mentality.....I can feel it creeping up on me already ....am....trying....to...resist......! :p

But really, it's such a cool hobby! 8)
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My wonderful day...

Posted by Ania On Tuesday, September 06, 2005 0 lovely comments
Because yes, it was a wonderful day! :)

Normally, birthdays are like, well.....it used to be exciting when you were five, or six, or even ten or twelve.....then, as you grow up, it becomes kinda...I dunno....another year, yay...?

But today I had the most wonderful day, thanks to my dearest sweetie -- actually having him walk around in clothingstores and paying attention was.....great!!! :) And it was like, well, he did that for me....! Am so happy!! So we managed to find me a cool dress, a sweet sweater and even some ribbons and stuff for my new hobby, scrapping! And then we went and had sushi, or well, I had sushi (which tasted absolutely delicately) while Simen had noodles....and I even managed to get me some dessert too, chocolate fondant......yumm.....!!!

And when we went home I even tried the weight at my mother in law (who was babysitting our children while we were gone....and we don't have one at our home cause I refuse to have one or else I'd be stuck on it every day and I don't wanna so that's why we're not allowed to buy one because I say so! =) ) and found out that I only have two kilos left to my original weight before the pregancy!! *even more happy* :D
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Happy birthday to...

Posted by Ania On Monday, September 05, 2005 0 lovely comments
me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Ania, happy birthday to me!!

I got the worlds best boyfriend. He's so cute. So adorable. As a part of my birthdaypresent he's going to take me to the clothing stores, promise to show that he's got more words than just "fine" in his vocabulary, not complain even though we might spend hours, and buy me some clothes. And he's doing that all voluntarily!! No wonder I love him so!!! :)
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Penis trap...

Posted by Ania On Saturday, September 03, 2005 0 lovely comments
Sooo, I just read an article at VG Nett that a woman from South Africa have invented a penis trap. The reason for this was to give women an effective tool to prevent getting raped (50 000 women gets raped a year in South Africa).

The penis trap is carried (or do you say worn?) in the womans vagina, and got tags that "bites" into the penis and even makes it way worse if the owner tries to remove it -- the only way to remove it would be to go to a hospital/doctor and get an operation (!).

Sooo, while the intention is really good - to save women from being raped -- I sorta have my doubts cause....well, imagine a scorned woman wanting to get back at a(n ex)lover.....or a drunk woman not remembering that she's wearing the penis trap and hits on some random guy..... *boggle* Or just simply, a whacko wearing it for fun and hitting men (men are so easy :p).

The plan is that this penis trap will hit the market next year...... how'd you prevent such kind of abuse? But then again, raping someone is a terrible abuse of power aswell....so....hmmm....womens way to get back on men?

Ohwell...gives a whole new meaning to the norwegian expression "luremus" I guess :p
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