Tag: Norway

10 Reasons To Love The Sochi Olympics

1. Bob Costas' Left Eye. A bespectacled Mr. Costas greeted us when prime time coverage of the games began. It appears even the seemingly ageless wonder isn't immune to the weird things lurking in the Sochi water. I swear I once got pink eye riding the Tube- I feel your pain, Bob. Photo from deadspin.com
I really wasn’t feeling the Sochi Olympics. I had devoured the London Olympics- watching hours and hours of events thanks to non-stop coverage and my DVR, getting up early before work to catch the coverage, and getting into handball way more than I had any right to. A big part of it was my general... Read more »

The Challenge of the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer's Disease

This month marks the 5th anniversary of my grandmother’s death. And most of the time I think I have a pretty good grip on the situation. She was 93 years-old and I consider that a long time to be alive. A pretty good run as they say. She had seen a lot- women’s suffrage, World... Read more »

Hey Chicago, Celebrity Cruises Says Hi

Hey Chicago, Celebrity Cruises Says Hi
If you’re like me, the increasing darkness is a sad reminder that summer is a distant memory. While I’m a fan of autumn, I’m a bigger fan of more sunshine. Many of us have put away the suitcases for awhile after summer vacations, but now is a great time to start thinking about holiday travel... Read more »

10 Awesome Things From Norway Besides Ylvis

<iframe width="500" height="375" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/djV11Xbc914?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br> <br> Before Ylvis there was A-Ha, the first Norwegian band to have a #1 single in the US with the 80s classic Take On Me.
Unless you’ve been hiding deep in the Scandinavian forest or paying attention to real news, you’ve probably heard about Norwegian comedians/musicians Ylvis and their You Tube sensation,┬áThe Fox. I personally think it’s hilarious, but I also love it because it’s one of many awesome things from Norway. I’m a little biased- my mother’s grandparents emigrated... Read more »