According to Julie

Someone give me a reason to stay


Norwegians are simply not rich, thinking in Norway is frowned apon, and the authorities do cruel things. I want to believe that there are good reasons for this, but I’m losing faith.

I was born here, but I don’t think in Norwegian. Almost everything I say these days is the translated version of what I’m really thinking. After ten days in Massachusetts, I’ve started to wonder why I didn’t just stay in that place where people say "Excuse me" when they step on your shoes, where bookstores are open until 11 PM, where coffee ice cream actually gives you a buzz and where the local radio station features more relevant and thought-provoking debates than national tv in Norway.

Update November 23rd: Thank you, Michael Moore

Remind me why I live here…?

6 thoughts on “Someone give me a reason to stay

  1. I would assume you stay here for the people you know and care about, and the fact that atleast they excuse themselves when they step on your shoes and offer you a hug whenever they do.

  2. ME, Goddammit, ME!! ME ME mememememememe!
    ME! Even if it’s the only reason, it’s good enough! ME! Yup.
    And there are birds in Norway you don’t find elsewhere. Like Lundfugl.
    And West Ham.
    Hmm, okay so not West Ham. That means you can rule out Charlie Hunnam and Robert Green too.
    Anyway, ME!

  3. Hey, what happened to my comment? Over-eager spam filter perhaps?

  4. Eirik – I don’t know, and that’s not good. Maybe my dad was over-eager with site maintenance. He does that sometimes.

  5. Inadvertently deleted (thousands of spam comments, it can be hard to catch the real one sometimes…). Sorry about that, I will change to some form of CAPTCHA when upgrading to MT4.

  6. because you liiiike it – even though you don’t like admitting to that fact. you are a resourceful girl. you do not have to. but so far, several of us are here still, and are happy that you are too. det er vel dette maset om nettverk igjen.

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