Wow. The past weeks I have just been crazy busy! After turning in my master's thesis and completing my degree on monday the 22nd its all been about packing all my stuff, both what I will bring with me to California and everything else that had to be stashed in a garage in Trondheim over the summer. In addition we had to pack Carina's stuff and also clean out the entire apartment, meet up with my friends to say goodbye and get all of my other stuff in order before leaving.
Entries in category: Living in Trondheim
I didn't get the apartment.. it turned out that someone else wanted it too and they were preprared to pay more than its fair value to get it. It's a bitch but at least I saved about two million norwegian kroner... and perhaps I'll find something thats even nicer when I get down to Oslo in person to search.
Also a small thing like that can't ruin my mood, because the dinner with the Fantasi-group at Emilies on friday was absolutely fabulous! 6 courses of high-class french cuisine and in addition a couple of appetizers and an extended wine-menu with the taste of heaven. It was without doubt one of the best meals I've ever had (and I've actually had quite a few that come close)!
I'd tell you what was on the menu but everything was just so perfectly amazing that in my state of bliss I didn't remember to grab a copy, and remembering the fancy names of all the dishes and side-orders is completely beyond me. Also they change the menu every week, so you can't have it anyway. But go there to eat if you ever have the chance! It is without a doubt my favorite resturant in the Norway, bar none!
Also this weekend we had a party with a couple of my friends and Carina invited Lise to bring a couple of her friends as well. It was a smashing success and the best party I've been to recently! (And thats not because I've been so busy that I haven't been to very many...) During the night we also went to another party downtown with the owner of the Dolly Dimples resturant-chain before heading out to make a great ending to a good night at Club Savoy.
When I got back from this year's Easter vacation it was straigth back to my regular busy schedule, with writing my thesis, fixing stuff for Start NTNU, board-meetings with NVG and working a few days in between as well. In addition I accepted the job offer I got from Computas during easter, so I am also looking around for apartments in Oslo for when I return from San Francisco.
To top it all up my parents and my grandmother came to visit this weekend, so most of saturday and sunday was spent with them around town, and having my parents visiting are always nice, especially since they pay for yummey resturant-dinners :-)
Read on below for english version.
Aldri finn på å bestille mat fra Szechuan kina-restaurant i Trondheim!
Jeg og Carina gjorde det i dag, og gledet oss virkelig til å skeie ut med en skikkelig god søndagsmiddag. And i plommesaus og Satay-scampi skulle være en nytelse, men sausen var helt ordinær szechuan-saus, og både scampiene og andekjøttet var kjempeseigt og knapt mulig å få en kniv igjennom! Resten av tilbehøret holdt samme kvalitet og det hele var direkte uapptittelig.
Jeg ringte naturlig nok resturanten og fortalte om dette, og fikk da beskjed at sjåføren skulle komme tilbake med pengene med en gang, så servicen var tilsynelatende upåklagelig. MEN, etter en halvtime ringer sjefen fra resturanten og sier da at de har policy på å aldri gi penger tilbake, og at hun jeg snakket med først hadde tatt feil. At de allerede hadde lovet å gi meg pengene tilbake betydde ingenting, ei heller at maten var meget dårlig. De laget gjerne ny mat til oss men kunne ikke under noen omstendighet gi pengene tilbake, uansett hvor misfornøyde vi måtte bli med det og selv om det betydde at vi aldri kom til å bestille hos dem igjen...
Jeg må si at det er utrolig frekt å behandle kundene sine slik, hvor man først betaler 350kr for elendig mat og deretter går tilbake på at man kan få igjen pengene selv om de allerede hadde lovet dette! I tillegg ble både Carina og jeg uggen i magen etterpå, så vi endte opp med å kjøre på Sesam og ta en skikkelig burger sånn at vi ihvertfall skulle bli mette...
Wow, time really flies! Suddenly it is a month since the last time I posted to my blog, and I'm struggling to remember what I have been doing lately.
I know I've been to work quite a few times, and I've been writing a good deal on my masters thesis too.
Yesterday was the 14th of February, the day to celebrate love in honour of St. Valentine. Carina and I got each other cards (courtesy of Hallmark) and some other small gifts. One was a small übercutesy teddy-bear with a picture of Carina inside a heart on a t-shirt the bear was wearing! <3 Also she made me some cinnamon-cake muffins with chocolate topping and chocolate hearts spelling out "I Love You" on them. Isn't that the cutest thing?
Also to mark it as a really special day I treated Carina to dinner at Cháblis, one of the absolute best resturants in Trondheim where we both had Breast of duck glazed with orange honey, red onion compote, fried mushrooms, chest nut purée, voisin potato and a thyme and red wine sauce. A absolutely delicious meal, despite the hefty not-student-friendly pricetag. Yum!
But the night was not over with this! We had also prepared a delicious dessert with fresh strawberries and spanish cava for when we got home, to be enjoyed with a romantic movie called 'Kvinnen i mitt liv'. The cava was a bottle of Delapierre Glacè semi-seco from Codorníu, a sparkling wine we brought home with us from Gran Canaria, and the movie was quite enjoyable :-)
My laptop computer Mars died on saturday the 28th of January. It was partly my own fault becuase I bluntly ignored the big warning bells in my head and tried to perform a flash-upgrade of the bios of my video card. The flashing failed however, so after the next reboot my computer was dead as a brick, and as this was a saturday morning I also discovered that Dell customer support is not open during the weekends so I had to wait until monday morning to report the problem.
This weekend Start NTNU held its biannual strategic gathering with all its members, and this time the destination was Fjellværøy, a small island far out in the Trondheimsfjord. Here we stayed at a set of cabins where we had lots of fun and party, and some work with the future goals of Start NTNU on Saturday.
The rest of my time lately has been spent working at all my other various tasks. I've just started writing my masters thesis, i'm writing a business plan for Venture Cup, we're trying to get sponsors for Gründerskolen and I've still got both my part-time job at Lefdal and my tasks with Start NTNU and NVG, so I'm quite busy these days. Hopefully things will calm down later this semester, but I doubt it...
Since the completion of my specialization project I have been working more than full time at Lefdal Elektromarket almost every day the past month, except a short 5 day trip to Harstad to visit my family for Christmas before returning to Trondheim for more work and the new years celebrations with Carina.
Spending many long days at work isn't where I'd most rather be, but at least it has been fun to have plenty of customers most of the time, and I make good money as well which will come in quite handy since I'm going to San Francisco this summer.
After weeks and weeks of writing like crazy I finally completed and turned in my specialization project last friday, and on wednesday I had an oral presentation of my findings. It's finally christmas and I'm all done with this semester, but I'm going to work at lot at Lefdal the next couple of days before I get to go back home so there won't be much free time anyways. But there has been more happening lately!