( Sep. 12th, 2007 05:27 pm)
I knew I was on my way home the moment I heard two Norwegians talking in Heathrow airport. They complained about the prizes of passports and how everything was too expensive in Norway. Then I got off the plane in Oslo, another couple complained about the state of the stairs. And finally, when I tried smiling to the security guards, brainwashed by the smiling American people, they frowned and looked extra closely at my luggage. And that's when I knew I was home.

Yes everybody, I'm back in the country.

Then, of course, my mom met me and hugged me and gave me dinner. The next day I came back to Oslo and got drunk and happy with [livejournal.com profile] aj_stalin and Eivind and today I'm trying to get into the whole studying thing and it's working halfway. So all in all, I'm happy to be home. But, you know, I wouldn't be Norwegian if I couldn't find a way to focus on the bad parts to justify my need to complain, would I?

This icon is called "lost", and it fits surprisingly well with how I feel at my university right now. But soon, my friends, I will remember how good it is to be here studying and will stop feeling out of place and disconnected, I'm sure (I hope...)
If I had spent my entire trip here in California, I don't think I'd even want to leave and go back to Norway. I love it here. I'd just import all the people I love from Norway and stay here forever. Afterall, the first time I decided which college I was going to go to, I chose Stanford (I was about 11, and I wanted to be an astronaut). Alas, I do have to leave, tomorrow to be precise, and I'll just have to live through the heartache of leaving this place with it's awesome people, comfortable climate, beauty and okay liberal politics.

At least I'll be home in time to cheer my father on in the elections (he's running for major in Holmestrand).

I know that a large part of why I fell in love with California is due to a few people. [livejournal.com profile] jhkim, [livejournal.com profile] badgerbag, [livejournal.com profile] a_stoolpidgeon, [livejournal.com profile] abigor60 and [livejournal.com profile] chesire_monkey. I'm going to miss you all so much! You guys are awesome people and if you ever want to come to Norway...scratch that: When you come to Norway (because if you don't I'll just have to come over here and get you), you have to stay with me, at least for a few days. Thank you for making this trip even better!

This icon is called "legion of fate"
I'm soon to be going home. Sad, since my last two weeks here in the US have been absolutely amazing. Good, because I think this school year is going to be really exciting. I've decided to try and live off the student loan alone when I get home. It'll be tight, but I will have a lot of time to catch up with all the schoolwork I haven't been doing while here in the US. I think it'll be good.

In other news, I think there's a couple of months since I've had the pleasure of doing one of these meme's and posting the results here. interesting, neh? )

This icon is called "lee" and it's one of my favorites. I use it way to little...
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